One cleverly designed charging hub works in 150 countries [Deals]

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With one compact international charging hub, you can revive up to 5 devices anywhere in the world.
With one compact international charging hub, you can revive up to 5 devices anywhere in the world.
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International travel comes with a lot of headaches. Charged devices are one of the most important things for any traveler, so going abroad means bringing along outlet adapters of all shapes and sizes. Not if you have this single, super useful charging hub.

Stubborn inventor reels in unruly MacBook cords

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Logan Bailey left Brigham Young University with a degree and a hit product.
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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.

5 ways to boost your MacBook battery life

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Boost MacBook battery life
Save yourself some battery power when you go remote.
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Despite the MacBook’s svelte design, their batteries last a long time because Apple put a lot of thought into how the hardware and software work together. Still, if you find yourself running out of juice, some simple changes can help you extend your MacBook battery life.

Apple designs its laptops to maximize user productivity and minimize extra work, but following these simple tips will boost MacBook battery life considerably.

This tiny USB-C charger will juice up your MacBook Pro

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FINsix DART-C USB-C laptop charger
The DART-C is a USB-C travel charger that's as thin and light as the new MacBook Pro.
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Apple’s “thin and light” approach for its latest laptops totally breaks down when it comes to charging, due to the sizable power adapter that ships with the computers. Luckily, a tiny new USB-C charger will let you leave Apple’s ungainly charging brick at home.

Hula Wrap takes pain out of packing your MacBook charger

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Your MacBook charging cable won't get away from you with the Hula Wrap.
Your MacBook charging cable won't get away from you with the Hula Wrap.
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Designer Joel Beebe has spent a good portion of his working life tied up in power cords so you don’t have to.

His latest solution is a MacBook accessory called the Hula Wrap, a leather sheath that helps organize your computer’s power cable.

Extend your MacBook’s battery life by up to 4 hours [Deals]

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The ChugPlug acts like a portable wall outlet, extending your Macbook's life by 3 to 4 hours.
The ChugPlug acts like a portable wall outlet, extending your Macbook's life by 3 to 4 hours.
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Whether you’re on a long flight or stuck somewhere during this holiday without a wall outlet, there are many occasions when extra juice can make the difference between getting your work done or not. These occasions are just what the ChugPlug Portable MacBook Power Pack was made for. It’s a slim powerstrip that acts like a portable wall outlet, allowing you to give your MacBook up to 4 hours of extra runtime, an invaluable backup that can be yours for $29.99.

Now you can carry a wall outlet in your pocket [Deals]

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The ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet means you'll never be without an outlet for your laptop, phone or tablet.
The ChargeTech Portable Power Outlet means you'll never be without an outlet for your laptop, phone or tablet.
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If you’ve ever tried to charge your laptop at the airport, you know that wall outlets are in demand like never before. ChargeTech’s portable power outlet means you’ll never be far from an outlet even if they’re all taken up or there’s not a wall around. It’s a game changer for anyone who needs a charge when they travel or go about their day, and you can get one now for only $139.99.

Take the pain out of hopping on a plane with these travel-ready lifehacks [Deals]

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A lifetime subscription to Getflix means you won't have to travel without your favorite streaming TV shows and movies ever again.
A lifetime subscription to Getflix means you won't have to travel without your favorite streaming TV shows and movies ever again.
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Getflix: Lifetime Subscription – 88% off
Traveling shouldn’t mean leaving your favorite TV shows and movies behind. While Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services are shut off to anyone traveling outside the US without a tricky VPN or server masking arrangement, Getflix strategically channels traffic using Smart DNS in order to unblock 100 streaming channels. It works on any device without having to install special software, and offers an optional VPN account to add a layer of encryption to your online activity.

Bring your entertainment wherever your travels take you for just $39.

This charging hub is like having a tiny R2-D2 for your mobile devices [Deals]

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The Twist+ World Charging Station can charge up to five devices at once from a single outlet in 150 different countries.
The Twist+ World Charging Station can charge up to five devices at once from a single outlet in 150 different countries.

It’s white, cylindrical, has a spinning head and is full of electrical connectors. It’s not Luke Skywalker’s trusty robotic assistant, but the Twist Plus+ World Charging Station could be yours with its ability to charge five devices simultaneously and through outlets anywhere in the world. It’s a game-changer for the international traveler or anyone who travels with more than one mobile device, and right now you can get one for just $34.99.

This World Charging Station is a jetsetter’s dream (and it’s on sale) [Deals]

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We’ve all been through those wretched travel-charging woes. When traveling abroad, you:

A: Pay overweight baggage fees thanks to your collection of travel adapters, chargers, and cords.

B: Spend the first hour of your trip on the floor by an outlet, trying to figure out which plug goes where.

C: First A, then B.

D: Pack a lightweight charger that charges multiple devices simultaneously almost anywhere in the world.

If you picked D, congratulations—you already own the Twist Plus World Charging Station and you’re probably really smart and good-looking. If you picked A, B, or C, good news—your charging hassles can be over for good for just $34.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.