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Beautiful magnetic stand turns iPad into iMac

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Make your iPad into an iMac with Elago's beautiful magnetic stand
Your iPad can also be a stylish iMac mini with this stand.
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The Elago Magnetic Stand for iPads lifts the tablet up and does so beautifully. It closely mimics the design of the iMac, making the iPad into a small desktop.

Most iPad stands offer a very limited selection of colors — perhaps only silver. Elago’s comes in a range of them, including pink.

Dual-purpose new iPad stand is also a USB-C hub

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Dual-purpose new iPad stand is also a USB-C hub
There's no need for a separate iPad stand and USB-C hub. Plugable just launched a combination device.
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The Plugable USB-C Stand Dock goes beyond just holding up an iPad so the display can be seen — it’s also an 8-port hub with HDMI, two USB-A ports and many more.

The design reduces clutter on the user’s desk. And the stand/hub is also portable.

Raise your MacBook to its proper level with this nifty foldable stand [Review] ★★★★

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Lululook Foldable Laptop Stand review★★★★
Lululook Foldable Laptop Stand could be the MacBook stand you've been looking for.
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The new Lululook Foldable Laptop Stand props up your MacBook at a range of angles, and can also lift the computer to a variety of heights. As a bonus, it also rotates so the notebook can be easily spun around.

I tested Lululook’s latest stand in my home office, and it’s an outstanding addition to a MacBook-centered setup.

Last chance: Get 20% off 96 different Laut accessories for Apple devices

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The protective Laut Holo AirPods 3 case catches the light and dazzles.
The protective Laut Holo AirPods 3 case catches the light and dazzles.
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Year-end sales can be a bonanza for anyone seeking Apple accessories — and the Laut sale in the Cult of Mac Store is no exception. You can slash 20% off the price of 96 different accessories for Apple products.

So whether you need a stand, charger or case for any number of devices — not to mention a plethora of stylish Apple Watch bands — the Laut sale on all accessories has you covered. Check out some highlights below. The sale ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on December 30.

Foldable power bank wirelessly charges iPhone and AirPods anywhere you go

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Foldable power bank wirelessly charges iPhone and AirPods anywhere you go
Satechi's new iPhone power bank is also a stand. And a wireless AirPods charger, too.
Photo: Satechi

Satechi’s latest power bank wirelessly juices up an iPhone while also serving as an adjustable mobile stand. The Duo Wireless Charger Power Stand can power the handset while its showing a film or just displaying incoming messages.

Plus, the 10,000 mAh battery wirelessly charges AirPods, too.

Elevate your iPhone charging with Forté MagSafe stand [Review]

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Twelve South Forté review
Twelve South Forté
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

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.

Kensington StudioDock iPad Docking Station gets much more affordable

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The Kensington StudioDock was named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree.
The Kensington StudioDock might now be in your price range.
Photo: Kensington

The Kensington StudioDock turns an iPad into a iMac with a wide range of ports and wireless chargers. It’s a powerful accessory that launched in 2021 at a very high price. Kensington has now cut the price almost in half, making the stand affordable to many more customers.

The professional-grade accessory is available for both 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions of the iPad Pro.

Origami case/stand raises iPad to eye level

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Origami case/stand raises iPad to eye level
These is all just one iPad case/stand. The Moft Snap Float Folio can be folded into many different configurations.
Photo: Moft

The new Moft Snap Float Folio raises the bar on iPad cases that also function as stands. Literally. It can be folded to lift the the iPad screen up to 3.6 inches.

If that’s not enough, the case/strand also folds into five other configurations to allow the iPad to be used in different ways.

This slim iPhone MagSafe wallet is also a flexible stand [Review] ★★★★☆

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Moft Flash Wallet & Stand review★★★★☆
Combine two useful iPhone accessories into one with the Moft Flash Wallet & Stand.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

The Moft Flash Wallet & Stand magnetically clings to your iPhone, giving you a place to hold your ID while also acting as a kickstand whereever you need one.

I’ve used the wallet/stand for several weeks. Here’s how it stands up in everyday life.

Curve Flex lets your MacBook take a dramatic stand

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Twelve South Curve Flex MacBook stand designed for office or coffee shop
Let your MacBook stand up and take a stand with the Twelve South Curve Flex.
Photo: Twelve South

With Twelve South’s Curve Flex, a MacBook can tilt up slightly or be elevated almost two feet off a desktop. The laptop stand is designed to be, well, flexible. It’s also portable.

The accessory launched Tuesday.