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Zagg’s new Bluetooth keyboard also does wireless charging [Review] ★★★★☆


Zagg Pro Keyboard 12 review★★★★☆
This new Zagg Pro keyboard uses Bluetooth and wireless charging.
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The Zagg Pro Keyboard 12 is a slim, lightweight desktop keyboard that uses Bluetooth so no data cable is required. And it also charges wirelessly so it never needs a cable of any kind.

The accessory can be paired with multiple devices, and switch easily between them.

I tested the membrane keyboard in my home office for several weeks. Here’s what it’s like in real-world use.

Double your fun and productivity with this second screen for your laptop


Work with two screens, anywhere, with this Kickstarter-funded laptop monitor, $90 off now.
Get this dual-screen laptop monitor for just $250.
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If you’re looking to upgrade your laptop setup, check out this portable dual-screen magic. Imagine your laptop, but with a cool extra screen sliding out. It’s like having a twin for your work!

Say hello to the Mobile Pixels Duex Plus: the champ of portable dual-screen laptop monitors. It’s got all the things you’d wish for in a second screen, plus it’s totally travel-friendly. And guess what? Right now, it’s up for grabs at a sweet price of just $249.97. That’s the absolute lowest you’ll find this gem going for online. You’re pocketing a solid $89 discount off its regular price tag of $339.

This curvy MacBook stand appeals to the budget-conscious


Twelve South Curve SE MacBook stand appeals to the budget conscious
The Twelve South Curve SE does everying a MacBook stand should, at a lower-than-usual price.
Photo: Twelve South

The Twelve South Curve SE stand holds up a MacBook so the screen is at eye level, making the laptop part of a desktop setup. It’s ergonomic and also cools the computer.

It’s a premium laptop stand made of aluminum but costs substantially less than the company’s other stands.

Best travel accessories for Apple users to take on vacation


MacBook on vacation
Here are some of the best travel accessories for MacBook, iPhone or iPad, even if you’re going way off the grid.
Photo: Tima Miroshnichenko/Pexels

Whether you vacation at the beach, in the mountains or anywhere in between, you’ll surely bring your iPhone, Apple Watch and maybe an iPad or even a MacBook with you. We have suggestions for accessories to simplify keeping your gear charged and organized. Plus some to make the trip more fun.

We’ve tested all these gadgets so we know they do what they promise.

Latest mophie powerstation more than doubles iPhone battery life [Review] ★★★★☆


mophie powerstation (2023) review★★★★☆
This relatively inexpensive power bank from movie can add days of use to your devices.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The 2023 version of the mophie powerstation packs in 10,000 mAh and a trio of USB ports to charge your Apple or Android devices. It can keep an iPhone 14 going for a weekend, or give a boost to a MacBook or iPad.

I put the external battery to through testing to see how well it stands up to real-world use.

Budget-friendly 15.6-inch external screen makes you more productive wherever you go [Review] ★★★


Arzopa Portable Monitor A1C review★★★
The Arzopa Portable Monitor A1C (shown here with a simulated screen) offers more room to work at a very attractive price.
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The Arzopa Portable Monitor A1C is a 15.6-inch, 1080P monitor ready to be connected to a Mac, iPad or gaming device over USB-C or HDMI. Given its relatively low price, the screen is one of the better options available for those on a tight budget.

It’s currently available at a price below $100, which is significantly lower than the cost of rival products.

I tested the portable display in my home office and on a recent vacation. Here’s what I found.

Go old school with very affordable new USB hub


Go old school with very affordable new Plugable USBC-HUB4A USB hub
Add four useful ports to Mac or iPad with Plugable's inexpensive USB-C hub.
Photo: Plugable

Plugable just launched a hub for MacBook or iPad users who need to connect to multiple USB-A accessories. It includes four ports for legacy accessories, and connects to the computer via USB-C.

The inexpensive hub is designed for use in an office or on the go.

Go ultrawide with this BenQ monitor for creatives [Review] ★★★★☆


BenQ PD3420Q review★★★★☆
BenQ's ultrawide monitor has room for three apps side-by-side-by-side.
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The BenQ PD3420Q is a ultrawide monitor designed to appeal to creative professionals with its atypical shape and color consistency with MacBooks.

The 34-inch screen has a 2K resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio. And there are some nice additions, like a HotKey Puck and built-in KVM.

I tested the PD3420Q in my home office, exploring the advantages and drawbacks of the very wide screen.

Enter to win a stylish MacBook case from SwitchEasy [Cult of Mac giveaway]


A pedestrian carries a SwitchEasy Urban MacBook Sleeve while walking in a crosswalk.
Protect your MacBook the best way possible while out and about.
Photo: SwitchEasy

For this week’s giveaway, we teamed up with SwitchEasy, maker of one of the finest MacBook cases around. Two lucky winners will bag a SwitchEasy Urban MacBook Sleeve.

Made of water-resistant threaded polyester material, these laptop cases will protect a MacBook from scuffs and scrapes. And they look good while doing so!

Double data transfer speeds with Belkin’s affordable new USB-C hub


Belkin Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub
You won't be hurting for USB-C ports with this hub. And it's made of recycled plastic.
Photo: Belkin

The Belkin Connect 4-Port USB-C Hub expands the number of accessories that can be plugged into a Mac or iPad without flattening your wallet. And its connections are fast: 10Gbps. That’s 2X the speed of other USB-C hubs.

As a bonus, the product is made with 72% post-consumer recycled plastics. It’s part of a commitment the company has made to using PCR plastic.