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Charge iPhone and AirPods as you go with updated Power1 battery pack

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Power1 is a case that carries and charges your iPhone and your AirPods.
Power1 is a case that carries and charges your iPhone and your AirPods.
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AXS Technologies has rolled out a more modular design for its Power1 battery pack case for iPhone and AirPods, Cult of Mac first wrote about in 2019. It’s an interesting product because it will carry and charge both devices at the same time, right in your pocket.

Extend your iPhone’s battery life with myCharge MagLock Superhero

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Keep your MagSafe iPhone going with a myCharge MagLock Superhero battery pack.
Keep your MagSafe iPhone going with a myCharge MagLock Superhero battery pack.
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While late-model iPhones have impressive battery life, if you stream a lot of videos or use your handset as a hotspot for hours on end, you’ve probably seen dwindling power. But now you can extend the runtime of your MagSafe-capable iPhone 12 or 13 for up to 48 hours with a new battery pack called myCharge MagLock Superhero.

Xvida’s brilliant battery pack lets you charge iPhone wirelessly anywhere

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The most convenient way to wirelessly charge on the go.
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Portable battery packs are a must-have for anyone who finds their iPhone running low on juice before the day is done. But who wants to tackle tangled cables on the go? With Xvida’s wireless charging battery, you don’t have to.

This 4,000mAh power bank packs Qi charging technology, so it can top up your iPhone — and a whole host of other devices — without wires. Bag yours today from the Cult of Mac Store.

The best iPhone accessories on sale for Prime Day 2019 [Update]

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Enjoy these stellar savings while you can.
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UPDATE: New deals added!

Amazon Prime Day isn’t over yet. You have another day to enjoy deep discounts on more than 1 million products, and Cult of Mac is here to help you seek out the best before they’re gone.

We’ve rounded up the best iPhone accessories right here. You’ll find cheap Beats and Bose headphones, smart speakers from Sonos, must-have battery packs from Anker, and lots more.

Bust out your wallet and enjoy these massive savings while you can.

There’s still time to score the best iPhone gear of 2018 [Deals]

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We've rounded up the best iPhone accessories of 2018, all available at massive discounts.
We've rounded up the best iPhone accessories of 2018, all available at massive discounts.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

There are just hours left in 2018, which could be good news or bad news depending on how you look at it. But one thing that’s definitely great is the opportunity to look back at the best gear of the year. So we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on accessories for iPhone, from wireless charging hubs to ultra durable charging cables, camera upgrades and more. Most are discounted by half or more, so read on for details:

You should stop using your AmazonBasics battery packs now

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Steer well clear of AmazonBasics battery packs
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If you own an AmazonBasics portable battery pack, you should stop using it now. Amazon has recalled more than 260,000 units following 53 reports of overheating in the U.S. alone.

Six different models, sold between December 2014 and July 2017, have been condemned by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) this week.

This crush-proof battery pack can charge your iPhone multiple times over [Deals]

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Liberate your iPhone with these wireless charging solutions.
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Whether you are out running errands or on vacation, you’re bound to see that dreaded low battery alert. This battery pack is like no other on the market, a combination of brain and brawn. The Zendure A8 Charger (26,800 mAh) on a full charge can replenish your iPhone with power nine times over. Also, the battery pack is capable to simultaneously charging four devices at once. Right now you can get the Zendure A8 26,800mAh QC3.0 Portable Battery Bank for just $76.46 with coupon code “GIFTSHOP15” at Cult of Mac Deals for a limited time.

Prepare for iPhone 8 and iPhone X with these awesome extras [Deals]

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With iPhone 8 upon us, we've rounded up our best deals on great iPhone extras and accessories.
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At long last, Apple has revealed the latest addition to its iPhone family: iPhoneX. There’s plenty to be excited about: the processing power, the new capabilities in facial recognition and augmented reality. But before we get ahead of ourselves, we decided to round up some of the best iPhone related extras at the Cult of Mac Store. We’ve got a trio of extra long, MFi-certified Lightning cables, and a super powerful portable battery. Plus, we’ve got a set of top shelf wireless earbuds, and a comprehensive course in iOS coding.

Most of these are discounted by more than half, but you can get an extra 11 percent off when you use the coupon code ‘iOS11’ at checkout. So read on for more details:

This beefy backup battery is slim as a smartphone [Deals]

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15,000mAh of power packed into a backup battery that's probably thinner than your phone.
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Part of the appeal of having an iPhone is its slender figure. It feels great in hand, can sit in a pocket without looking funny, and fit in any bag. That makes it annoying when you buy a backup battery that’s got the look and feel of a brick.

This sleek battery packs serious punch [Deals]

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This single, slim battery packs enough power to juice up almost anything, from an iPhone to a MacBook.
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If you travel with any number of devices, you know that a backup battery can prevent being powerless at just the wrong time. But carrying a bunch of batteries doesn’t exactly make for traveling light. That’s why you should look into a single slim battery like ToughJuice from ZeroLemon. It can bring a charge to a number of devices, from iPhones to MacBooks. And right now, at less than half price, you can get a 30,000mAh ToughJuice for $59.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

iPhone-size power pack will jump-start your car [Reviews]

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Give your phone a jump-start with the JumPack.
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JumPack Power Pack CPP 8000 by Cobra

If you’re anything like me, you carry a ton of gadgets. Keeping them all charged is a juggling act and, inevitably, there’s always one device I’ve neglected to keep juiced.

Coming to my rescue though, Cobra sent over a JumPack Power Pack to charge up all my devices. Plus, it comes with an extra trick up its sleeve.

Check out the full video review below.

Get set to jet set with these travel tips and tools [Deals]

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Learn to explore the globe while spending less, earning more, and speaking new languages.
Learn to explore the globe while spending less, earning more, and speaking new languages.
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Despite the amazing age of technology we live in, traveling isn’t any less of a hassle than it used to be. Luckily we’ve found some great options for taking the edge off next time you’re in line at a security checkpoint, trying to catch a snooze on a cramped train, or worried about your phone dying while on that international walking hike you’ve been waiting years to make. There’s plenty more than that here, take a look and see if there’s a travel companion here that’s right for you.

Top-flight gear and gadgets that won’t break the bank [Deals]

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Charge your devices and find your car via the Zus's Bluetooth locator function.
Charge your devices and find your car via the Zus's Bluetooth locator function.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Bargains happen all the time, but it’s not every day they apply to truly innovative products. From car locators to multi-device chargers and camera-packing mini drones, these are some great deals on some of the coolest gear and gadgets out there. Take a look at what we found:

Ampy battery pack uses body movement to recharge iPhone

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You can now jog your iPhone back to full power.
You can now jog your iPhone back to full power.
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Cult of Mac CES 2016 full coverage LAS VEGAS — Your body is an amazing energy creation machine but you’re not even using it to its full potential. All the walking, running, biking and other movements you make throughout the day all create kinetic energy, and now you can finally harness it to charge the most important gadgets in your life with Ampy.

Ampy is a wearable battery pack that can be charged via USB, but its superpower is the ability to recharge using motion thanks to a couple of magnets that bounce up and down inside coils. One hour of moderate exercise (jogging or riding a bike) will add up to five hours of standby battery life to your iPhone, or about 1 hour of regular usage. It’s not something you’ll want to use everyday, but it’s perfect for when you’re going on a hike, or experience a power outage.

The device comes with a strap and carrying band so you can place it on your arm or leg depending on what exercises you’re doing. It features a curved profile, making it a great fit for jean pockets, jackets, or anything other object that moves a lot. Priced at $100 the device comes with an accompanying iOS app so you can track how much power you’re generating. A slimmer, more power efficient model is on the way later this year.

Now you can carry a wall outlet in your pocket [Deals]

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The ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet means you'll never be without an outlet for your laptop, phone or tablet.
The ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet means you'll never be without an outlet for your laptop, phone or tablet.
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If you’ve ever tried to charge your laptop at the airport, you know that wall outlets are in demand like never before. ChargeTech’s portable power outlet means you’ll never be far from an outlet even if they’re all taken up or there’s not a wall around. It’s a game changer for anyone who needs a charge when they travel or go about their day, and you can get one now for only $139.99.

Compact power pack lets you know how it’s doing

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Keep an eye on this tiny self-contained charger via app or LED lights.
Keep an eye on this tiny self-contained charger via app or LED lights.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Best List: Power Tube 3000 by Mipow

If you’ve ever carried around one of those tube-shaped power packs for your iPhone or iPad, you know the one thing it really needs is a way to tell how much juice is left in the thing.

The Power Tube 3000 provides this in spades, with a simple three-light display on the tube itself and an app that lets you know exactly how much power you have left — and what that translates to in terms of usage.

This tiny black brick adds a layer of backup to your regular Apple charger [Deals]

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NomadPlus mounts the regular white Apple USB hub, turning it into a portable 1800mAh battery.
NomadPlus mounts the regular white Apple USB hub, turning it into a portable 1800mAh battery.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

All of us iPhone users know the feeling of having to pull the plug and get out the door before the battery’s done charging. The sleek white charging block that comes with our phone channels the charge but can’t carry it, but with the NomadPlus it can. Designed to snugly fit Apple’s USB hub, it’s a great way to turn your average wall charger into a portable battery for just $24.99.

Compact battery pack speed-charges with your MacBook’s cable

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Charge this one with your MacBook Mag Safe power adapter in about 15 minutes.
Charge this one with your MacBook Mag Safe power adapter in about 15 minutes.
Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Best List: Super Charge Powerbank by Quarter

Power banks and external batteries are everywhere these days, including airports, drug stores and (my favorite) at the Apple Store. I’ve used quite a few of them and, while many are kind of cheaply made, a few are pretty well-designed and useful.

Quarter’s Super Charge Powerbank is one of the latter. Just 15 minutes hooked to your MacBook MagSafe power adapter cord will give it enough juice to fully charge your iPhone. You can charge with a typical micro-USB cable, too, but you won’t get that fast a top-off.

This tough, rain-resistant battery is powered by the sun [Deals]

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The SolarJuice 20,000 mAh portable battery can charge two devices at once, powered by a wall outlet or the sun.
The SolarJuice 20,000 mAh portable battery can charge two devices at once, powered by a wall outlet or the sun.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

A sure sign that solar energy is growing is in the small devices it’s showing up in. ZeroLemon’s SolarJuice 20,000 mAh Battery can power up anything that charges via a USB cable — iPhones, Android, and beyond — all with energy it soaks in from the great power outlet in the sky. This is a great way to ensure as long as you’re within reach of the sky, you’re always within reach of a charge, for just $49.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Want a free iPad Air 2? Yeah, we thought so. [Deals]

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Now is your chance to enter to win a brand new iPad Air 2.
Now is your chance to enter to win a brand new iPad Air 2.
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Apple’s iPad Air 2 represents the peak of sleek and powerful tablets, basically the only way to improve it would be to remove the price tag. Well, consider it improved: With just your email address, you’ll be entered to win a free iPad Air 2, and you even get to choose the color. Take a moment to let the words ‘free’ and ‘iPad’ sink in, but don’t take too long — the chance to enter is only up for a limited time at Cult of Mac Deals.

Lumsing’s harmonica-shaped power bank is everything you could want in an external battery

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Lumsing's harmonica is an inexpensive, powerful charger for your iPhone or iPad.

Battery packs are a necessary evil in our modern lives. Devices that can’t get through a day without a charge surround us, but the thin-and-light profiles we take for granted can’t accommodate swappable batteries. Add battery-intensive tasks like gaming or video to the mix, and the result is that we often don’t feel safe leaving the house without an extra battery in our bags.

If you’re in the market for a necessary evil, I like Lumsing’s Harmonica Style Portable Power Bank. It looks good, feels great in the hand, works great, has tons of battery life and is super-cheap. What more do you want for an accessory that you really don’t want to have to carry around with you at all?

Cabin’s sleek battery pack also gives your iPhone a MagSafe connector

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Lightning ports haven’t even been around for two years now, but I think it might be time for Apple to consider replacing it with the MacBook’s most underrated feature: Magsafe power connectors.

Cabin is a new a Kickstarter projected aimed at bringing the MacBook’s awesome MagSafe power connector to the iPhone 5 and 5s, with a battery case that’s so sleek and unapologetically aluminum, you’d think it came straight from Jony Ive’s prototype design lab.