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Black Friday discounts in the Cult of Mac Store end soon


Black Friday has landed over at the Cult of Mac Store.
Black Friday deals are still going strong in the Cult of Mac Store -- but not for long!
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Black Friday went off with a bang in the Cult of Mac Store, with major discounts on excellent brands selling the best Apple accessories anywhere. Don’t miss out on the exclusive deals — many discounts end Monday!

We’re offering big discounts on awesome accessories for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and more. Enjoy 30% off everything from Rilee & Lo, and 20% off products from Nine Twenty Eight Co and BluShark.

Turn your iPad into your work computer using these 6 accessories


Try these six iPad accessories if you want a work tablet you can rely on.
You may be able to replace your work computer with an iPad using these 6 deals.
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Whether you work in an office or on the road, you may not need a laptop to get the job done. Instead, you may be able to streamline and start relying on an iPad for work. With so much variety in screen size, processing speed and accessories, there’s a lot you could do to turn your iPad into a reliable work tablet. To get you started, we’ve got five deals that could make it easier to turn your iPad into its own home or mobile workstation. 

Zagg Pro Mouse charges wirelessly, pairs with multiple computers


Zagg Pro Mouse charges wirelessly, pairs with multiple computers
Zagg Pro Mouse can easily flip between several computers.
Photo: Zagg

Zagg built plenty of features into its new Pro Mouse. That include support for wireless charging so keeping it topped up just means occasionally placing it on a charging mat.

And the Bluetooth accessory can pair with Mac, MacBook and iPad simultaneously so it’s ready to switch to whichever one you’re using. Plus it works on glass.

New $249 Magic Keyboard Folio goes with iPad 10


It looks like a nice iPad 10 accessory, but it's not cheap.
It looks like a nice iPad 10 accessory, but it's not cheap.
Photo: Apple

Along with the redesigned 10th-gen iPad that Apple released Tuesday, the company rolled out the first Magic Keyboard Folio to go with the entry-level tablet. The new iPad accessory adds function keys — a first for Apple’s iPad keyboards.

While the iPad 10 costs much more than previous versions, starting at $449 instead of $329, if you want the detachable keyboard and stand Apple now makes for it, you have to add another $249.

That completes your basic iPad experience for a pretty penny. And the new Magic Keyboard Folio only comes in white, by the way.

Kensington StudioDock iPad Docking Station gets much more affordable


The Kensington StudioDock was named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree.
The Kensington StudioDock might now be in your price range.
Photo: Kensington

The Kensington StudioDock turns an iPad into a iMac with a wide range of ports and wireless chargers. It’s a powerful accessory that launched in 2021 at a very high price. Kensington has now cut the price almost in half, making the stand affordable to many more customers.

The professional-grade accessory is available for both 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions of the iPad Pro.

Apple preps iPad cradle that’s also a HomePod


Apple prepping iPad cradle that's also a HomePod
A HomePod that's also an iPad cradle might look something like this concept.
Concept: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Apple reportedly plans to release an iPad cradle with a built-in speaker. The device will function as a HomePod smart speaker, and when a tablet is placed in it will become a smart home hub with a touchscreen.

The company also allegedly continues work on a single device that will perform the same task.

Origami case/stand raises iPad to eye level


Origami case/stand raises iPad to eye level
These is all just one iPad case/stand. The Moft Snap Float Folio can be folded into many different configurations.
Photo: Moft

The new Moft Snap Float Folio raises the bar on iPad cases that also function as stands. Literally. It can be folded to lift the the iPad screen up to 3.6 inches.

If that’s not enough, the case/strand also folds into five other configurations to allow the iPad to be used in different ways.

This tiny 1 TB SSD connects to all your computers [Review]


OWC Envoy Pro mini review
OWC Envoy Pro mini is both a small thumbdrive and a powerful external SSD.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The OWC Envoy Pro mini is a small external SSD with both USB-C and USB-A connectors so it works with Mac and iPad but also Windows, Android and more. It’s rugged, fast and comes with up to 1TB of storage.

I ran the tiny drive through a battery of tests. It passed with flying colors.