ThunderMag revives MagSafe for Thunderbolt 3 connections

By

ThunderMag replaces MagSafe for USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 connections.
ThunderMag replaces MagSafe for USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 connections.
Photo: innerexile

MagSafe break-away cables were a great way to keep MacBooks from getting damaged but Apple stopped using them as part of the transition to USB-C.  ThunderMag is a new accessory that replicates this feature.

Its inventor claims there’s no data or charging slowdowns, as have plagued earlier attempts to replace MacSafe.

Juice up two MacBook Pros with one USB-C charger [Deals]

By

This sleek battery has enough juice to charge four devices at once, including two laptops via USB-C.
This sleek battery has enough juice to charge four devices at once, including two laptops via USB-C.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Power is everything, especially when it comes to portable technology. So as we leave outlets behind, it pays to have a battery that can make up the difference. Luckily, batteries have been evolving along with the rest of the tech we use.

Side Kick cable manager eliminates usual tangled mess

By

Side Kick cable manager
If you miss the pop out tabs, Side Kick will bring order to your MacBook cord.
Photo: Fuse Reel

Logan Bailey will not rest until he has tamed every last tangled MacBook charging cord.

He made inroads in 2017 with the Side Winder, a reel that mounts the charging brick in the middle and pulls in both ends of the cord with a few twists.

Now, Bailey returns with the Side Kick, a square-shaped collapsible cable winder that sticks to the side of the charging brick. It comes to the rescue of new MacBook Pro users who are discovering Apple made changes to the charging cord.

Recharge your iPad in a flash with Satechi’s sleek new charger

By

The Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger has ports for all your gadgets.
The Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger has ports for all your gadgets.
Photo: Satechi

CES 2019 bugUnlike Apple’s wall chargers that have just a single USB-C port, the Satechi 75W Dual Type-C PD Travel Charger has a pair of them. It also boasts two USB-A ports.

Satechi also just used the Consumer Electronic Show to launch a cheaper 30W Dual-Port Wall Charger.

Deck out your MacBook ahead of Black Friday [Deals]

By

We've rounded up some of the best deals on the best accessories for MacBook.
We've rounded up some of the best deals on the best accessories for MacBook.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Pretty much every MacBook user can benefit from a good accessory. So we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on the best peripherals for MacBooks, just in time for Black Friday. Below you’ll find great deals on USB adapters, docking stands, breakaway cables and more!

This minimal laptop stand takes a play from Apple’s design playbook [Deals]

By

mBar Stand

Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

A laptop stand is probably one of the few laptop accessories with the highest ROI. Ergonomically speaking, a laptop helps users alleviate neck and back pain from having to hunch over while laptop usage. In addition, users are more productive since the laptop sits at a similar height to a secondary display monitor.

You need these awesome MacBook accessories [Deals]

By

We've rounded up great gear for streamlining and expanding your MacBook's productivity potential.
We've rounded up great gear for streamlining and expanding your MacBook's productivity potential.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

If you’ve got a MacBook, you’ve got a productivity powerhouse. But you can up the ante with the right accessories, so we’ve rounded up a few of the best. We’ve got a USB-C laptop stand, a breakaway USB-C charging cable, and a multiport hub that vastly expands your MacBook’s connective possibilities.

Plus, each of them is available at a fat discount!

PlugBug Duo makes your MacBook charger twice as useful

By

With PlugBug Duo, you can simultaneously charge your MacBook, iPhone, and iPad from one plug.
With PlugBug Duo, you can simultaneously charge your MacBook, iPhone, and iPad from one wall socket.
Photo: TwelveSouth

Everyone wants to tote around less stuff, so add-ons that make your current gear more useful are welcome.  And that’s just what the new PlugBug Duo by TwelveSouth does: it clips onto your MacBook charger and adds a pair of USB ports.

It’s especially handy for people who have a MacBook Pro with a USB-C port, but need to charge gadgets that take a traditional USB port.

Rapha teams with Apple for exclusive line of bags and sleeves

By

Apple Rapha Mini Messenger Bag
Apple's Rapha Mini Messenger Bag can attach to your bicycle, or be worn around the waist or over the shoulder.
Photo: Apple

There’s a new line of bags, totes, and sleeves on the Apple Store today. Rapha produced these just for iPhone, iPad, and Mac users.

Rapha is a sportswear brand focused on clothing and accessories related to road bicycle racing. Its new Apple offerings are aimed at commuters, though.

Stubborn inventor reels in unruly MacBook cords

By

Side Winder
Logan Bailey left Brigham Young University with a degree and a hit product.
Photo: Fuse Reel

Logan Bailey’s first commercial invention is the Side Winder, a reel that neatly coils a MacBook charging cord to keep it tangle-free.

But the Side Winder isn’t his first Eureka! moment. That came in the fourth grade when he built a better toenail clipper.