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Hyper’s new MagSafe iPhone stand charges 4 devices at once

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New HyperDrive iPhone MagSafe desktop stand also charges 3 other Apple devices
Got four Apple devices you need to wirelessly charge at once? Hyper has you covered.
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Power up all your Apple mobile devices with the HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe. The desktop stand can simultaneously juice up an iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods and fourth device of your choice… like a second iPhone.

As a bonus, the iPhone MagSafe stand folds up for easier transport. And it can get power from either USB-C or a DC charger.

This clever MagSafe iPhone stand holds a sleek power bank [Review]

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Pitaka MagEz Slider review
The Pitaka MagEz Slider is both a MagSafe iPhone stand and MagSafe power bank.
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The Pitaka MagEz Slider combines a desktop stand for your iPhone with a MagSafe power bank, so your handset can get juiced up wherever you go. Just slide the external battery out and take it with you. As a bonus, the swiveling stand also includes an AirPods charger.

I put the charging stand on my desk to test it out in everyday use. Here’s what I found.

How to upgrade Apple MagSafe Battery Pack firmware to get faster charging

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How to upgrade Apple MagSafe Battery Pack firmware to get faster charging
There's new firmware for the Apple MagSafe Battery Pack, and you are going to want it.
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Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack now wirelessly charges iPhones up to 50% more quickly. Ever since the external battery launched in 2021, it topped out at 5W. But now it can wirelessly juice up an iPhone at 7.5W.

Even better, getting the improvement doesn’t require buying a new one — anyone who has the power bank can upgrade it. Here’s what to do.

Stop dropping your iPhone 13 with this lanyard case [Review]

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SwitchEasy Odyssey 3-in-1 Lanyard Shockproof Case review
This SwitchEasy Odyssey lanyard case helps keeps you from dropping your iPhone. And it protects your handset if it somehow goes tumbling to the ground.
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The SwitchEasy Odyssey 3-in-1 Lanyard Shockproof Case protects an iPhone 13 in two ways. A removable strap helps you keep hold of the device, and the case is designed to absorb the shock if you drop your handset anyway.

I put my own iPhone in this hardcase to see how it stood up to real-world use. Here’s why there’s a lot to like about it.

Last chance! EasySelfie is a stick and tripod for iPhone that does it all — save 33%

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EasySelfie stick for iPhone
EasySelfie is a must-have for iPhone photographers.
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Want a selfie stick that’s good for more than just selfies? EasySelfie from SwitchEasy is a selfie stick and tripod in one that could greatly improve your on-the-go photography game. It works with iPhone as well as other cameras (including GoPro) and its aluminum design is ultra-portable.

Bag yours today from the Cult of Mac Store and save 33%. But do it now — this sale ends at 11:59 p.m. PDT on April 9.

MagDoka disc makes any iPhone compatible with MagSafe

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MagDoka for MagSafe
Bring magical magnets to older iPhone models.
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You don’t need to upgrade to a new iPhone to enjoy MagSafe. The brilliant MagDoka add-on brings Apple’s new magnetic accessory system to any device. Simply stick it to the back of your phone and it’s ready to go.

SwitchEasy’s newest version sports an improved design that’s a mere 2mm thick. Get yours today from the Cult of Mac Store for just $19.99.

Win a chic crossbody iPhone case from Noémie [Cult of Mac giveaway]

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Noemie Napa iPhone crossbody case
A rear pocket with a secure snap holds up to four IDs or credit cards.
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This Cult of Mac giveaway is for the ladies! Five lucky winners will each receive a stylish Napa crossbody iPhone case from Noémie. These cases looks chic and are great for running errands or going out on the town when a bigger bag is not needed.

If you care about fashion (or have a fashionista in the family), and own an iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro or iPhone 13 Pro Max/iPhone 12 Pro Max, you should definitely enter the latest Cult of Mac giveaway.

Brilliant MagSafe power bank cuts cables with two-way charging [Review]

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OtterBox Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe review
With double the MagSafe, this power bank from OtterBox both sends and receives power wirelessly.
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The OtterBox Wireless Power Bank for MagSafe doubles down on wireless charging. It clings magnetically to your iPhone while charging it, and the external battery also magnetically attaches to MagSafe chargers to receive power. And it can do both at the same time. There are versions with 3,000mAh and 5,000 mAh of capacity.

I tested the MagSafe accessory with my iPhone 13, and I’m pleased with how well it works.

Charge 4 devices at once with this $30 power station

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This 4-in-1 charger is 40% off.
Charge all the things with this affordable charging station.
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We all have more devices than we’d probably like to admit. When you’re tired of all the tangled charging cords and lost charging boxes, there are modern solutions at hand. We recommend one that effectively consolidates your needs.

The 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Station lets you center your charging in one location without a tangled mess of cords that break long before your devices are ready to replace. And it’s on sale for just $29.99 (regularly $49).