Beautiful magnetic stand turns iPad into iMac


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.

Lift your iPhone way, way up with this very portable stand [Review] ★★★★★


Moft Snap Phone Tripod Stand review★★★★★
Moft Snap Phone Tripod Stand does a better job of bringing an iPhone to eye level than any rival I've seen.
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Anyone who watches video on their iPhone can see the advantage of a portable stand. The Moft Snap Phone Tripod Stand does more than prop up the screen — it lifts your handset up 4.5 inches so the screen is closer to eye level.

It’s not bulky at all, and it magnetically attaches to the iPhone so it can be carried anywhere.

I tested the stand out for myself. Here’s why I love it.

This clever MagSafe iPhone stand holds a sleek power bank [Review] ★★★★☆


Pitaka MagEz Slider 2 review★★★★☆
The Pitaka MagEz Slider 2 is both a MagSafe iPhone stand and MagSafe power bank.
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The Pitaka MagEz Slider 2 combines a desktop stand for your iPhone with a MagSafe power bank, so your handset can get juiced up wherever you go. Just slide the external battery out and take it with you. As a bonus, the swiveling stand also includes an AirPods charger.

It originally launched in 2022, and there’s second-generation version out with an improved design. I put the updated charging stand on my desk to test it out in everyday use. Here’s what I found.

Elevate your iPhone charging with Forté MagSafe stand [Review] ★★★★☆


Twelve South Forté review★★★★☆
MagSafe makes this fast, affordable charger extremely convenient.
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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.

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


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] ★★★★


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


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


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.
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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.

Kensington StudioDock iPad Docking Station gets much more affordable


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


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.
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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] ★★★★☆


Moft Flash Wallet & Stand review★★★★☆
Combine two useful iPhone accessories into one with the Moft Flash Wallet & Stand.
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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


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.
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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.

New vertical MacBook docking station from Brydge includes 11 ports, Thunderbolt 4


New vertical Macbook docking station from Brydge adds 11 ports and Thunderbolt 4
The Brydge ProDock combines the easy connection of a vertical dock with the expansion capabilities of a multiport hub.
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The Brydge ProDock is a newly announced vertical stand for recent MacBooks. It holds the notebook vertically, off the desk, and adds 11 ports. That includes three Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports.

As a bonus, the stand’s base includes an MagSafe wireless charging mat to power up an iPhone.

Belkin revamps 3-in-1 charging stand with faster Apple Watch charges


This MagSafe charger from Belkin might be the coolest iPhone 12 accessory.
Belkin's iPhone/Apple Watch/AirPods charging stand just got better.
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An improved version of the Belkin BoostCharge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Stand supports fast charging Apple Watch Series 7 – up to 33% faster than Series 6.

And the stand still charges MagSafe iPhones at up to 15 watts. And it provides 5 watts to AirPods wireless charging cases.

Hyper’s new MagSafe iPhone stand charges 4 devices at once


New HyperDrive iPhone MagSafe desktop stand also charges 3 other Apple devices
Got four Apple devices you need to wirelessly charge at once? Hyper has you covered.
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Power up all your Apple mobile devices with the HyperJuice 4-in-1 Wireless Charger with MagSafe. The desktop stand can simultaneously juice up an iPhone, Apple Watch, AirPods and fourth device of your choice… like a second iPhone.

As a bonus, the iPhone MagSafe stand folds up for easier transport. And it can get power from either USB-C or a DC charger.

Sturdy folding stand makes MacBooks more ergonomic [Review]


Sturdy folding stand makes MacBooks more ergonomic [Review]
The Wiplabs Lift is always ready to make typing on your MacBook easier.
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The Wiplabs Lift makes it easier to type on your MacBook by tilting the keyboard up. At the same time, it raises the display closer to eye level. And it offers these benefits anywhere you go because the rugged, aluminum stand folds so you can stow it away.

I put the portable stand to the test … and it really stood up.

This stylish iMac stand is also a multiport hub [Review]


Satechi Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub for iMac review
Lift your iMac with the Satechi Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub, and add some ports, too.
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The Satechi Type-C Aluminum Monitor Stand Hub for iMac adds some extra height to the all-in-one desktop. And it makes room for four additional USB ports, an SD card reader and an audio jack.

I put stand/hub combo through its paces to see how it stands up in everyday use.

Take your iPhone’s MagSafe charger on the road with this slim case and stand combo [Review]


Speck Presidio Pro Folio for MagSafe review
The Speck Presidio Pro Folio for MagSafe lets you easily take Apple MagSafe charger on the go. And it’s a useful travel stand.
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Apple’s iPhone MagSafe charger is one of the best ways to juice up a handset, but it’s not really a travel accessory. That’s where the Speck Presidio Pro Folio for MagSafe comes in. It’s a slim case for Apple’s wireless charger that also acts as a viewing stand for an iPhone.

I tried it out, and I’m quite pleased with the accessory.

Use your MagSafe iPhone anywhere with this portable folding stand [Review]


Mophie Portable Magnetic Stand review
You can be ready for a video conference with Adam Scott at any time with Mophie’s Portable Magnetic Stand.
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The Mophie Portable Magnetic Stand folds flat but opens to hold up a MagSafe iPhone at a wide range of viewing angles. It’s a convenient way to make FaceTime calls or watch video wherever you go while freeing up your hands.

I tested the foldable stand with my iPhone 13. Here’s why I like it.

What the puck? Belkin’s new iPhone charger comes with a kickstand [Review]


Belkin Boost↑Charge Pro Portable Wireless Charger Pad with MagSafe 15W review
Belkin’s Portable Wireless Charger Pad is a MagSafe charger and desktop stand in one.
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Belkin found a way to improve on Apple’s MagSafe charging puck for iPhone. Both charge equally fast, but Apple’s lies flat, while Belkin’s includes a built-in kickstand. Plus, the third-party accessory maker put in a much longer cable. And these are just some of the benefits of the (deep breath) Belkin Boost↑Charge Pro Portable Wireless Charger Pad with MagSafe 15W.

I put the wireless charger through a round of tests. It came through with flying colors.

This cool auto-resizing stand holds MacBook or iPad vertically [Review]


iVoler Vertical Laptop Stand review
The iVoler Vertical Laptop Stand saves room on your desk, and is just cool looking.
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What to do with your MacBook or iPad when you’re not using them? You can just leave them lying around but that’s wasteful of space. The iVoler Vertical Laptop Stand holds your computer upright, either when it’s charging or when you have an external screen and keyboard connected. Best of all, its clamp closes on your computer to securely hold it but also easily release it.

I tested the very affordable stand in my home office. Here’s why I love it.

Moft’s vegan leather Smart Desk Mat also acts as MacBook, iPad and iPhone stand


Moft Smart Desk Mat also acts as MacBook, iPad and iPhone stand
The Moft Smart Desk Mat takes your office desktop vertical.
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The vegan leather Moft Smart Desk Mat beautifies your desk, but that’s just the start. It unfolds into an angle-adjustable stand that can can hold one or more Apple computers and accessories in a range of configurations.

Moft also announced at CES 2022 a fold-flat, cooling laptop stand. And a case and stand for the iPad mini 6, as well.