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Foldable power bank wirelessly charges iPhone and AirPods anywhere you go


Foldable power bank wirelessly charges iPhone and AirPods anywhere you go
Satechi's new iPhone power bank is also a stand. And a wireless AirPods charger, too.
Photo: Satechi

Satechi’s latest power bank wirelessly juices up an iPhone while also serving as an adjustable mobile stand. The Duo Wireless Charger Power Stand can power the handset while its showing a film or just displaying incoming messages.

Plus, the 10,000 mAh battery wirelessly charges AirPods, too.

This portable Apple Watch power bank turns into a nightstand


OtterBox 2-in-1 Power Bank with Apple Watch Charger
Keep your Apple Watch juiced up for days with the travel-friendly power bank from OtterBox.
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OtterBox merged a power bank, an Apple Watch wireless charger and a stand for the wearable into a single product. Just place the accessory on it end and it becomes a stand that juices up the Watch.

In addition, OtterBox also released on Thursday a MagSafe iPhone power bank that comes with a clip-on stand plus a car vent mount. This is joined by a foldable power bank with a built-in iPhone stand and Apple Watch charger.

All three new accessories are now available from the Apple store.

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.

Charge Apple devices from almost any power source with this 5-in-1 multiport cable [Review] ★★★★☆


Charge your Apple devices from almost any power source with this 6-in-1 multiport cable★★★★☆
Never find yourself without an iPhone charger if you add inCharge X to your keychain.
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It’s happened to all of us. Your iPhone battery is on empty and there are plenty of chargers around but no Lightning cable. The same thing can happen with a iPad and even a Mac. The inCharge X from Rolling Square is just what you need. It’s tiny enough for you to take it everywhere, but adaptable enough to enable almost any type of Apple device to get power from almost any charger.

Rolling Square also makes inCharge X Max, which is just as flexible but with a 5-foot cable built in.

I tested both. Here’s why I think they’re brilliant.

Elevate your iPhone charging with Forté MagSafe stand [Review]


Twelve South Forté review
Twelve South Forté
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The Twelve South Forté turns Apple’s MagSafe iPhone charging puck into a stand. So rather than your handset lying flat on a table, it’s held up so you can more easily see the display. And the elevated charging mat swivels so you can pick your viewing angle for watching video or making FaceTime calls.

I put the Forté to use in my home office. Here’s what it’s like to use in real life.

Clever side-by-side iPhone game controller has no problem with bulky cases [Review] ★★★★


Clever side-by-side iPhone game controller has no problem with bulky cases [Review]★★★★
Play games on the Gamevice Flex without taking off your iPhone case.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Gamevice Flex is an iPhone game controller that mimics the design of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con with the controls set on either side of the display. Similar iPhone controllers make you take the case off your handset to play but the Flex wraps around the handset even if it’s in a protective case.

The wired controller includes a full set of buttons, sticks, bumpers, etc. so you can enjoy games like Fortnite from Xbox Cloud Gaming or similar services, or almost anything from Apple Arcade.

I spent quite a few hours testing Gamevice Flex – here’s why I like it.

Sleek 4-in-1 iPhone charging stand packs bright bonus [Review] ★★★★☆


SwitchEasy MagPower 4-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand review★★★★☆
Get rid of cable clutter with the SwitchEasy MagPower multidevice charger.
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The SwitchEasy MagPower 4-in-1 Magnetic Wireless Charging Stand can wirelessly power up a MagSafe iPhone while also juicing up an Apple Watch, AirPods and more. And it even has a nightlight as a bonus.

I’ve had the stand either on my desk or beside my bed for a couple weeks now. Here’s what it’s like in real-world use.

This all-in-one iPhone accessory features a charger, stand, torch and more for $36


Score big savings when you purchase a WonderCube Pro this week.
The WonderCube Pro might be the only iPhone accessory you’ll ever need.
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You can get many accessories for your iPhone — cases, stands, chargers, storage gadgets … the list goes on. But hauling all those extra pieces in your everyday carry kit is counterintuitive. Your phone is a mobile device, after all.

That’s why we’re highlighting what might be a better option. The WonderCube Pro is an all-in-one portable keyring, and it’s on sale for $35.95 (regularly $70) with code WONDER4.

Make iPhone gaming more fun with this Xbox-style controller [Review] ★★★★


PowerA MOGA XP5-i Plus review★★★★
The PowerA MOGA XP5-i Plus game controller works beautifully with a range of Apple devices. And there's an iPhone mount, too.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The PowerA Moga XP5-i Plus has the same basic design as an Xbox controller, but with a focus on Apple devices. Put your iPhone in the adjustable mount, or remove the mount for iPad or Apple TV gaming.

It stands out from the crowd with a built-in battery for recharging your handset while you play. Plus, PowerA added a couple of useful extra buttons.

I’ve enjoyed gaming on the Moga XP5-i Plus for a few weeks now. Here’s why.

Live-stream your trip down the rabbit hole with this iOS-compatible HD endoscope camera


Take a trip down the pipeline with this endoscope camera.
Go on an HD deep dive with this iOS-compatible endoscope camera.
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Do you ever think about how much of the world you can’t see, even in your own home? Whether you’re doing some maintenance or just want to know what’s actually under the fridge, an endoscope camera is a simple way to check out those tight, impossible-to-see places.

For a limited time, this iOS-compatible wireless HD endoscope camera is on sale for only $39.99 (regularly $129).