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Rugged Samsung SSD expands to 4TB of storage

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Rugged Samsung SSD expands to 4TB of storage
Take 4TB of additional storage wherever you go with this tough SSD.
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The Samsung T7 Shield rugged SSD launched in 2022 with a maximum of 2TB of capacity and is now available with twice that.

T7 Shield is a a credit-card size external SSD intended for outdoor content creators or travelers. It works with Mac and iPad plus a wide variety of devices.

Adonit Star brilliantly merges iPad stylus with fountain pen [Review] ★★★★

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Adonit Star iPhone stylus review★★★★
That's not a fountain pen.
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Adonit Star is the stylus for iPad users who love antiques; it’s designed to look like a fountain pen, not the usual plastic pencil. Despite the traditional design, it’s a fully functional stylus that’s ready for handwritten notes or sketching out ideas.

I used it with my iPad Pro, and it works as good as it looks. Even better, it is surprisingly affordable.

Enter to win spectacular iPad Pro accessory bundle from Pitaka [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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All you need to keep your devices juiced up all day
All you need to keep your devices juiced up all day
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The Cult of Mac giveaway this week is a corker. We teamed up with Pitaka for one lucky winner to get the chance to win an iPad Pro accessory bundle worth $190.

This giveaway includes a Pitaka MagEZ iPad Pro case along with a MagEZ wireless charging stand. If you’re an iPad Pro owner, don’t miss your shot at winning this bundle, whether you’re on the go with your iPad in tow, or working from the comfort of your own home.

Add 6 ports to your iPad with this tiny, clip-on hub [Review] ★★★★☆

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Add 6 ports to your iPad with this tiny, clip-on hub [Review]★★★★☆
Transform your iPad into a mobile office with this very portable clip-on hub from Satechi.
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The Satechi USB-C Mobile Pro Hub SD is designed to look and act like it’s part of an iPad. It attaches directly to the side of the tablet and adds an HDMI video port, a USB-A port plus a headphone plug, SD card reader and more.

I tested the six-port hub with my iPad Pro, and am quite pleased with it.

Black Friday discounts in the Cult of Mac Store end soon

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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

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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

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