Enhance the capabilities of any Apple device with one do-it-all hub [Deals]

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Keep all your and your team's devices connected and charged with a single, massively useful hub.
Keep all your and your team's devices connected and charged with a single, massively useful hub.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

No matter what Apple devices you use, there are probably some annoying gaps in its performance. Maybe its batteries run out quick, or its storage, or you find transferring data between devices a hassle. So any device that can address all these shortcomings and more is welcome indeed.

Jamstack Bluetooth speaker clamps onto your electric guitar

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It’s bigger than it looks here.
It’s bigger than it looks here.
Photo: Jamstack

The $249 Jamstack is a Bluetooth speaker that clips onto your electric guitar, hooks up to your iPhone, and lets you run iOS amp simulation and effects apps. It’s like adding a teeny-tiny amp to your guitar, only with way more wires.

For practice, it looks pretty neat — but for recording, it seems killer.

Easily share your wireless network with Wifi Porter [Review]

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Wifi Porter uses NFC to easily transfer your wireless network’s login details to smartphones.
Wifi Porter uses NFC to transfer your wireless network’s login details to smartphones.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Wifi Porter takes the hassle out of letting friends or guests access your wireless network. Just tap this accessory from Ten One Design with your iPhone or Android device and the login details will be transferred. 

The hardware is attractive, and it’s certainly a unique idea, but Apple’s implementation of NFC creates some hassles for iPhone users.

Protect your iPhone from moisture and extreme temperatures [Deals]

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ClimateCase protects any device from the elements, including heat, cold, and moisture.
ClimateCase protects any device from the elements, including heat, cold, and moisture.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

The whole point of having a smartphone is to take it everywhere. But depending on where you go, your phone could be exposed to potential hazards, mostly in the form of moisture and temperature. So why not get a case that can protect against both?

Tesla hits the road with sleek iPhone cases

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Tesla just started offering these two iPhone cases.
Tesla just started offering these two iPhone cases.
Photo: Tesla

Proud Tesla owners can pick up an iPhone case designed by the company that made their car.

A pair of these can be purchased on the new Tesla store on Amazon. There are some other products as well, like car models.

Wifi Porter makes sharing your wireless network a breeze

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Connect to Wifi Porter by simply tapping your phone on it.
Connect to Wifi Porter by simply tapping your phone on it.
Photo: Ten One Design

Imagine letting a friend connect to your Wi-Fi network just by tapping a hockey puck-sized chunk of wood. That’s the promise of Wifi Porter, an accessory from Ten One Design that saves guests from having to type in a password to get on the net.

It uses NFC and doesn’t require users to install any software.

This unbreakable Lightning cable can lift an adult [Deals]

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With the ability to survive 30,000 bends, and cary 275 pounds, this is one tough Lightning cable.
With the ability to survive 30,000 bends, and cary 275 pounds, this is one tough Lightning cable.
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Apple’s soft white charging cables for iOS devices aren’t exactly known for being tough. In fact, they fray, break, and generally go kaput after just a few months. So this extra long, super tough Lightning cable is a welcome alternative.

New iPhone XS battery case works with iPhone X. Sort of.

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You can use the new Apple Smart Battery Case with the iPhone X if you’re willing to put up with some hassle.
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Apple clearly says its new battery cases aren’t compatible with the iPhone X but some users of that handset claim that they’ve gotten the two to work together.

The designs of new iPhone XS and older X are nearly identical and the 2017 model mostly fits in the Smart Battery Case. Nevertheless, the handset gets power only under some conditions.

Mophie’s new powerstations bring super-fast USB-C charging

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mophone powerstation USB-C battery
New mophie powerstation batteries, including this one, have a USB-C and a USB-A port.
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mophie just unveiled a pair of external batteries designed to supply up to 18W of power. They can give recent iPhone models up to a 50 percent charge in half an hour.

This is possible because the new powerstation PD and PD XL each have a USB-C port, enabling them to transfer more power than older USB-A ports.