Satechi makes the best Apple Watch travel charger we’ve seen [Review]

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Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Dock for Apple Watch review
Satechi Charging Dock for Apple Watch is about the same size as Apple’s wearable.
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The Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Dock for the Apple Watch is more portable than Apple’s own. And because it uses USB-C, it’s easier to use with a MacBook or iPad Pro — just plug it straight in.

I put the Satechi USB-C Magnetic Charging Dock for Apple Watch through a battery of tests. Here’s how it stood up.

Elago 3-in-1 charging hub is virtually unbreakable, a steal at just $30 [Review]

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Strong, practical, and nicely priced.
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A decent all-in-one charging hub that can top-up your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods simultaneously doesn’t have to break the bank. Elago’s is insanely practical, virtually unbreakable, and a steal at just $30.

It’s ideal not only for desks and bedside tables, but also those who frequently travel. It supports all iPhone and Apple Watch models, and it’s available in a number of smart and subtle color options.

Innovative Apple Watch band lets runners monitor speed and heart rate at a glance [Review]

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EdgeGear Shift review: Seeing your Apple Watch while jogging is far easier with this Apple Watch band for runners.
Seeing your Apple Watch while running is far easier with the EdgeGear Shift.
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The design of the wristwatch hasn’t changed on over 100 years, but EdgeGear has an alternative that makes it easier for runners to see their Apple Watch while on the go. The Shift is not like any band you’ve worn before, as the Watch is held near the base of your thumb, not in the middle of your wrist.

I took the EdgeGear Shift on a few runs, and can report on how it performed in the real world.

Logitech’s new 3-in-1 charging dock is a triple play for Apple fans

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Juice three devices at once with this charging stand.
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Logitech says its new charging station, the Powered Wireless Charging 3-in-1 Dock, is “one wireless charger to charge all your Apple devices.” If you’ve got an iPhone 8 or newer, an Apple Watch and AirPods with a wireless charging case, the funky-looking stand should do the trick.

The Qi-certified charger packs some advanced charging capabilities that should make juicing up your Apple gear fast and safe.

Dig into our top 4 deals from Cyber Week [Deals]

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Score a ton of Mac apps and charge all your devices with our best Cyber Week deals.
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How time flies. In the blink of an eye, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. If you’re still looking to scoop up some great deals on gear and gadgets, we’ve got four of the best from Cyber Week for you to review.

Mac owners won’t want to miss the awesome bundle of heavily discounted apps, and everyone should get a charge out of the other deals.

OtterBox finally offers serious Apple Watch protection

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OtterBox Exo Edge Apple Watch case isn’t too bulky.
The OtterBox Exo Edge Apple Watch case protects this wearable from bumps and blows.
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OtterBox just expanded its lineup of cases to include Apple Watch. Many people consider its iPhone cases the most protective available, and now they can get similar protection for their wrist computer.

Mophie charging pad easily powers all your mobile gear at once [Review]

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Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad can handle iPhone, Apple Watch and AirPods at once.
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Anyone who’s all-in on Apple has an iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch. Recharging that combination every night can be a hassle, but the Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad can handle them all at the same time.

Apple likes it enough to put it on the Apple Store, so take a look to see if you need one on your nightstand.

Incredibly cool Apple Watch, AirPods accessories are a steal

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Get that retro gaming look.
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Brilliant and inexpensive charging stands that make your Apple Watch look like an iconic iMac or retro Game Boy are just some of the awesome accessories made by Elago.

The San Diego company also offers Watch bands that let you carry your AirPods on your wrist, ear hooks that prevent them falling out of your ears, and silicone cases that keep them protected.

And they’re all available now from the Cult of Mac Watch Store for less than $20 each! Check out Elago’s terrific range today.