Why Belkin’s new MagSafe charging puck costs more than Apple’s

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Belkin bets you'll pay more for the pop-up stand and the longer cable.
Belkin bets you'll pay more for the pop-up stand and the longer cable.
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Belkin rolled out an official, Apple-certified MagSafe iPhone charger this week — the Belkin Boost Charge Pro Portable Wireless Charger Pad with MagSafe. And it bets you’ll pay more for it than you would for Apple’s own MagSafe charging puck.

Why would you pay more? For two reasons. And no, the extra-long product name is not one of them.

2022 iPad Pro might charge through oversized Apple logo

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2022 iPad Pro might charge through oversized Apple logo
Is that an oversized Apple logo or are you just happy to see me?
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Apple reportedly wants to add MagSafe wireless charging to the new iPad Pro, and it’s reportedly going to make a surprising design tweak to make it happen: increasing the size of the Apple logo on the back of the tablet.

The same unconfirmed report says the 2022 will have an improved camera, larger battery and a processor upgrade.

Charge 4 Apple devices at once with this combo charging stand/lamp

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Do more with less space thanks to this 5-in-1 charging stand.
This 5-in-1 MagSafe charging stand offers premium flexibility.
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If you find your desk or nightstand cluttered with cords and chargers, you probably don’t own a charging solution that can keep up with all your devices. This 5-in-1 MagSafe Wireless & Wired Charging Station can charge up to four devices at the same time. And it even doubles as a dimmable lamp, making it the ultimate multi-solution device.

If you’re looking for a way to streamline the number of cords and chargers you need plugged in at any one time, you’ve found the solution in this sleek charging stand.

Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs introduces original MacBook Pro

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The original MacBook Pro brought innovative features (and stirred up a bit of controversy).
The original MacBook Pro brought innovative features (and stirred up a bit of controversy).
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January 10: Today in Apple history: Steve Jobs introduces the MacBook Pro January 10, 2006: Steve Jobs unveils the original 15-inch MacBook Pro, Apple’s thinnest, fastest and lightest laptop yet.

Building on the previous PowerBook G4 laptop, the new laptop adds dual-core Intel processors for the first time. The MacBook Pro immediately makes waves in the tech community. And did we mention its awesome MagSafe connector?

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Journey's new 3-in-1 wireless charging station is MagSafe-compatible.
This is one of the sleekest MagSafe chargers we've seen.
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Elevate your iPhone charging with Forté MagSafe stand [Review]

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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.

Nomad makes its Base Station Hub MagSafe-compatible

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Nomad's updated Base Station wireless charger for up to four devices is now MagSafe-compatible.
Nomad's updated Base Station wireless charger for up to four devices is now MagSafe-compatible.
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Earlier this year, accessories maven Nomad made its popular Base Station Mini wireless charger — suitable for juicing up one iPhone — MagSafe-comptible. Now it has added magnets to another popular product, the Nomad Base Station Hub, which can top off up to four devices at once.

Conveniently mount your iPhone on your Mac with MagArm [Review]

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STM Goods MagArm review
Your iPhone is held at eye level next to your Mac screen by the STM Goods MagArm.
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STM Goods MagArm is an iPhone mount that attaches to your Mac display, either in the office or at a coffee shop. And not only does it hold the handset where it can be easily seen, slip in Apple’s MagSafe charging puck and the MagArm will charge the iPhone too.

I put the accessory for MacBook or Mac desktop to the test. How likely is it to drop the iPhone? Here’s what I found out.