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Price cut: Apple TV-compatible remote gives you the buttons you crave

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This affordable button remote gives you complete control of Apple TV devices at a discounted cost.
Navigate your Apple TV with ease thanks to this low-priced accessory.
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The Apple TV continues to sell like hotcakes, but its remote remains a topic of conversation and leaves some users searching for alternative options. A third-party Apple TV remote like the Function101 Button Remote could give you the classic TV experience you desire.

It’s an affordable solution, and it’s on sale now for just $24.97.

This stacking cable-organization box can wirelessly charge your iPhone

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Store your Apple items in one place with the $80 Bento Stack Charge 8000.
Get rid of clutter by charging and storing your Apple goods with this $80 organizer box.
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If you’re not careful, wires and chargers can clutter up your desk and other living areas. And who wants a cluttered, unsightly desk? No one. Fortunately, the Bentostack Charge 8000 from Function101 is an affordable cable organizer that can help you manage your chaotic desktop situation.

With four stackable layers, a built-in wireless charger and ports for wireless charging, it’s a great way to organize all your Apple gear and keep it all ready to roll. And right now, it’s on sale for $79.99 (regularly $99) for a limited time.

Elevate your MacBook or iPad with this affordable stand for maximum comfort

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This CES-featured MacBook and iPad stand will make working more comfortable, and is on sale for only $42.99.
Get a portable MacBook stand for just $44.99 and make work more comfortable, wherever you find yourself.
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Standing desks are cool, but it might be even more healthy and ergonomically correct if your laptop or tablet got a boost. The Function101 Elevate Laptop Stand can raise your device to a more comfortable viewing position.

And you can get this convenient Mac or iPad accessory for only $44.99 through January 14.

Cut cable clutter with this magnetic desk mat and cord managers

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Organize your workspace in 2024 with this clever $55 magnetic desk mat and cable manager duo.
Function101's stylish desk mat also keeps cables in place.
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Life is chaotic. But if there’s any place in the house that should reflect order, it’s your workspace. Sadly, that philosophy can be at odds with most home offices, where more connected devices mean more productivity — but more piles of tangled cables.

In the new year, you don’t need to battle with a disorganized work setup, especially when you have Function101’s Desk Mat Pro and Cable Block XL cord managers. This organizational duo is now on sale for $54.99 (regularly $59) through January 14.

Tame cord spaghetti with Function101’s Cable Blocks [Review]

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Function 101 Cable Blocks cord management
Function 101's rubbery magnetic Cable Blocks are my favorite cord management system.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Almost every day, our robot vacuum tangles itself in charging cables, which the kids toss cavalierly across the floor. Snaking from behind the couch, the cords wait like baited fishing lines to ensnare our unsuspecting Roomba. It’s an unmitigated cable management disaster.

Luckily, we just got some Cable Blocks from Function101. Cable Blocks are rubbery little magnetic blocks that sit on your desk or nightstand and hold cables out of the way. It’s a simple and clever design.

Here’s why Cable Blocks are my favorite cable management system.

Store and charge Apple gear with the super-cool BentoStack

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You can use the BentoStack to neatly store you Apple accessories (and charge them).
You can use the BentoStack to neatly store you Apple accessories (and charge them).
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Ever order a bento box from a Japanese restaurant, with sushi and other foods in separate little compartments? The Function101 BentoStack Charge 8000 is like that  — except it holds Apple accessories you want to store at your desk or tote around. Plus, it charges them.

The BentoStack comes with four useful compartments that you can use as trays. And it features a rechargeable power bank.

Last chance: Grab great deals on cool Function101 Apple accessories

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These cable blocks are incredibly handy for taming cable clutter.
These cable blocks are incredibly handy for taming cable clutter.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

As part of Amazon Prime Big Deal Days, Function101 offers a couple of ways to save on Apple accessories, like the accessory-maker’s nifty Cable Blocks, Apple TV remote control and Desk Mat Pro.

But act fast, because the offers end Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

MacBook Air pairs with Studio Display in creator rig [Setups]

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Wade said his setup is usually a total mess, but he cleaned it up for once.
Wade said his setup is usually a total mess, but he cleaned it up for once.
Photo: Wade B. TechDaily

It’s only natural that a user would clean up his computer setup to show it off to the world, and that’s exactly what TechDaily’s Wade B. did with his MacBook Air and Studio Display setup before sending it to us with a video.

“It’s really the first time I’ve ever had a desk that wasn’t a total disaster area,” he told Cult of Mac.

Win this brilliant bundle from Function101 to whip your desk into shape [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Other desk mats simply aren't as qualified as this one for certain jobs.
Other desk mats simply aren't as qualified as this one for certain jobs.
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In this week’s giveaway, two lucky winners will bag themselves a magnetic Desk Mat Pro with two Cable Block XL cable managers from Function101. This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants to tidy up their desk and ensure wires are secure and easily accessible.

This superb Function101 Desk Mat Pro bundle comes in four colors: black, gray, navy and purple. This desktop-organization bundle retails for $60, and you could win one with your free entry below. However, you also can grab this bundle for the sale price of $48 in the Cult of Mac Store right now.

Get organized with Function101 accessories at 20% off

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You can use the BentoStack to neatly store you Apple accessories (and charge them).
You can use the BentoStack to neatly store you Apple accessories (and charge them).
Photo: Function101

Do you ever feel like you could be neater and less disorganized? Some of us always feel like that. But plenty of tools exist to help you get organized, like the Function101 accessories listed for 20% this week in the Cult of Mac Store.

You can find 10 helpful items in the Function101 collection, from desktop organizers to cable-management must-haves. See some highlights of the sale below. The sale runs through July 5.

Easily manage Apple accessories with Desk Mat Pro

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Other desk mats simply aren't as qualified as this one for certain jobs.
Other desk mats simply aren't as qualified as this one for certain jobs.
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We know what you’re thinking: a “Pro” desk mat? Well, yes, actually. The Function101 Desk Mat Pro is rather capable. Not only does it help protect your desk, it’s a serious tool for often-neglected cable management in and around the computer setup.

And the professional-level desk mat is now available in the Cult of Mac Store for $39.95. Other desk mats just aren’t qualified.

Slim stand elevates MacBook or iPad to 4 comfy positions

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Three different elevations help you type with or without an external keyboard.
Three different elevations help you type with or without an external keyboard.
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If you have a compact, portable stand, you can turn your MacBook or iPad into a proper workstation almost anywhere. Function101 offers the Elevate stand, now on sale in the Cult of Mac Store.

It folds flat to store or carry and folds out to four positions more maximum typing comfort, with or without an external keyboard.

Ends tonight: Score 20% off Apple Watch bands, iPhone cases, organizers and more

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The Function 101 BentoStack organizer is a bento box for your Apple accessories.
The Function 101 BentoStack organizer is a bento box for your Apple accessories.
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“Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet,” goes an old Valentine’s Day saying. And what’s sweeter than saving a few bucks? (Not that your sweetheart has to know about that part when you give them a gift).

The Cult of Mac Store’s Valentine’s Day Sweet Savings sale goes through 11:59 p.m. PST on February 14. You can get 20% off an array of Apple accessories, including organizers, cable blocks and more from Function 101 and stylish stretch-link stainless steel Apple Watch bands and stacking bracelets from Rilee & Lo.

And you can score even bigger savings on iPhone cases and more from other brands.

Enter to win a Function101 Button Remote for Apple TV and say, ‘So long, Siri’ [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Giveaway: The Function101 Button Remote offers a user-friendly alternative to the Siri Remote.
The Function101 Button Remote offers a user-friendly alternative to the Siri Remote.
Photo: Function101

Three lucky winners in this week’s giveaway will be able to cast aside the Siri Remote forever. We’re giving away three Function101 Button Remotes for Apple TV.

But even if you don’t win, you can still free yourself from one of Apple’s most divisive devices. Retailing at just $29.95, the Button Remote is a deal for everyone who doesn’t like the Apple TV’s Siri Remote.

Get functional buttons back with $5 off this Apple TV-compatible remote

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Navigate Apple TV like never before with this affordable button remote.
Don't miss this deal on an Apple TV remote that packs convenience and compatibility.
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Many Apple devices work splendidly right out of the box. Unfortunately, that’s not necessarily true for the Apple TV’s Siri Remote, which has a notoriously finicky learning curve, even after the company updated the controller for the Apple TV 4K.

Thankfully, as with all Apple devices, third-party accessories can help you get the most out of your streaming experience. For example, you can purchase this Function101 Button Remote for only $24.95 with code BUTTON5 for a limited time.

This Apple TV remote lets you kick Siri to the curb

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Grab an Apple TV replacement remote that doesn't require a conversation to change the channel
Finally, an Apple TV remote that isn't all talk.
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The Apple TV has a lot going for it, but the Siri Remote is pretty divisive, to say the least. If you like telling a robot what to do, you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a better remote. However, if you want a traditional TV-watching experience, the voice controls might not be your cup of tea.

Instead, you may like the Function101 Button Remote. The Function101 was designed as a replacement remote for Apple TV and Apple TV 4K, and it may make it a little easier for you to use all the features built into your set-top streamer. For a limited time, you can get the Function101 Remote on sale for $24.95 (regularly $29.95) with code BUTTON5.

Last chance: Save 30% on Function 101 Cable Blocks

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The magnetized cable blocks click together.
The magnetized cable blocks click together.
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Pretty much anyone with gear powered by electricity — like a computer setup — can tell you how pervasive a problem cable clutter can be. Dealing with cable management is nobody’s favorite task, though, so it often goes unaddressed. And yet certain products, like cable blocks, go a long way toward solving the thorny problem.

Function 101 Cable Blocks are perfect for keeping your cables neatly arranged and within reach, rather than splayed all over the place. And you can get them for 30% off today in the Cult of Mac Store. It’s the last day of the sale.

Brilliant BentoStack keeps essential accessories neatly organized on the go

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Function101 BentoStack
An awesome travel companion.
Photo: Function101

Don’t you just hate it when your charging cables, adapters, and other accessories get lost or tangled in the bottom of your bag when you’re on the go? BentoStack solves that problem by keeping everything nearly organized.

The device features several compartments for all the small accessories you need while traveling — including wireless headphones, Apple Watch bands, and Apple Pencil — as well as a lid that doubles as an iPhone stand.

Colorful Cable Blocks will rid you of troublesome tangles

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Cable management blocks
No more cable clutter.
Photo: Function101

Sick of seeing a sea of tangled cables on your desk or nightstand? Restore order with a four-pack of colorful Cable Blocks.

They’re weighted (not stuck down) so they can be easily repositioned whenever you like, and they’ll hold onto almost any cable to prevent it from mingling with others — or from falling off your table.

This inexpensive Apple TV remote frees you from fiddly voice and touch controls

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Ditch your Siri Remote for this $30 Apple TV remote.
Skip unreliable Siri commands and get this button-tastic Apple TV remote.
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Apple TVs are beautiful, and if you like the Siri remote, then they’re perfect. However, if you want a traditional remote that works seamlessly with your Apple TV, you want the Function101 Button Remote for Apple TV, available for just $29.95.

Function101 packed everything you’d expect from a traditional remote into its alternative Apple TV remote. Loaded with buttons, it’s made to smoothly navigate the Apple TV’s unique interface. Easy to use and easier to install, it gives you total control of your Apple TV in seconds — no voice or touch commands required.

Remembering Steve Jobs, plus M1X MacBook Pro and Apple Watch Series 7 [The CultCast]

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Remembering Steve Jobs on The CultCast
A decade after Steve Jobs' death, we take stock of his legacy.
Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac, with photo by Ben Stanfield/Flickr CC

This week on Cult of Mac’s podcast: We reminisce about Steve Jobs and his lasting impact on Apple, a decade after his death. Plus, M1X MacBook Pros might be coming soon. And the Apple Watch Series 7 launch looks quite weird indeed.

Also on The CultCast:

Listen to this week’s episode of The CultCast in the Podcasts app or your favorite podcast app. (Be sure to subscribe and leave us a review if you like it!) Or watch the video livestream, embedded below.

Last chance: Save 20% on the Button Remote for Apple TV and more from Function101

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Function 101 Apple TV button remote
Bag yours for under $24.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

Function101 is now offering 20% off select products purchased through the Cult of Mac Store.

Save on the brilliant Button Remote for Apple TV, which we just gave a glowing review, as well as the excellent BentoStack and Cable Blocks. The discount ends later today, so enjoy it while you can.

Save up to 51% on Apple Watch bands, awesome cases and more for Labor Day

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Cult of Mac Store's Labor Day sale
Save on great Apple accessories from Elago, Monowear, Mujjo and more.
Image: Cult of Mac

The Cult of Mac Store just kicked off its sweet Labor Day Sale, offering up to 51% off awesome Apple Watch bands, stylish charging stands, and great cases for AirPods, iPhone, iPad and more.

Take advantage of the discounts before they disappear!