Best USB-C accessories for Macs and iOS devices

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USB-C battery packs, chargers, hard drives, cables and hubs will future-proof newer Macs.
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USB Type C — it’s no longer a novelty but an emerging connectivity standard for Apple products. As a newer, more powerful variation of the same USB we all know and love (well, kinda), USB-C features higher power and faster data transfer than its predecessors via a smaller connector.

While older USB Type A and B were a great gift for Mac users — few mourned the passing of ADB and SCSI — USB is often finicky. Just plugging in an old-school USB cable can prove challenging, since you must position the connector just so for it to slide smoothly into the port. That often means several tries to achieve the proper angle and orientation.

Those obstacles disappear with USB-C because, in addition to its smaller size, it is designed to be reversible — with no up or down orientation, just like a Lightning cable — and the cables can have the same type of connector on both ends.

Drones, fingerprint locks, and lots more [Green Monday Deals]

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From drones to touchscreen locks, color sensors and more, here are the best Green Monday Deals.
From drones to touchscreen locks, color sensors and more, here are the best Green Monday Deals.
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The post-Thanksgiving shopping frenzy has finally subsided. To celebrate, here’s another shopping frenzy. In observance of Green Monday, we’ve rounded up some of the best deals on gear and gadgets. That includes a feature-packed drone, a smart touch screen lock, and a high resolution color sensor for iPhone. Additionally, we’ve got a massive capacity backup battery, and a simply designed dash mount for phones and tablets. Everything is discounted by a third or more, read on for more details:

Streamline your calendar, charging, coding skills, and more [Week’s best deals]

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This week's best deals include tools for keeping all your passwords safe, all your devices charged, and lots more.
This week's best deals include tools for keeping all your passwords safe, all your devices charged, and lots more.
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To celebrate the start of a new week, we do what we do every week: gather up some of the best deals on gear, gadgets, and more. This round, we’ve got a comprehensive course in iOS 11 coding, and a ‘Hiffecient’ USB charging hub. We’ve also got a tool for streamlining online form-filling, and an upgrade for your Mac’s calendar. Everything is discounted by more than 40 percent. Read on for more details:

This battery/flashlight combo beats any blackout [Deals]

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Not only is this a brawny backup battery, it's solar powered and includes a multi-use flashlight.
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No matter how far ahead you plan, you’ll find yourself without power when you need it most. Much like there’s no good time for bad news, it’s always bad news when you can’t charge your phone. Or even worse, find your way around a darkened room.

Give your iPhone a new set of superpowers [Deals]

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Add grip, extended vision, extra life, and other powers to your smartphone with this bundle of accessories.
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Your iPhone comes out of the box full of possibilities. But with the right accessory, you can vastly expand the powers of your phone. This bundle of upgrades will allow your iPhone to cling to walls, see into your house no matter where you are, throw its voice, and add up to 10 extra lifespans.

It’s like Jedi training for your iPhone!

One super-slim battery can charge almost any device [Week’s Best Deals]

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From a massively powerful and super slim battery to time-saving typing app and lots more, check out this week's best deals.
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While everyone’s freaking out about the state of the world, we here at the Cult of Mac Store are busy finding the best deals we can find. This week, we’ve got a single super-slim battery that can juice up anything from an iPhone to a MacBook, a full year of the uber-popular TextExpander app, a lifetime of powerful VPN protection, and a set of comprehensive courses in programming for iOS.

Get these deals while they last!

This sleek battery packs serious punch [Deals]

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CoM - ZeroLemon ToughJuice QC 2.0 5-Port Power Bank
This single, slim battery packs enough power to juice up almost anything, from an iPhone to a MacBook.
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If you travel with any number of devices, you know that a backup battery can prevent being powerless at just the wrong time. But carrying a bunch of batteries doesn’t exactly make for traveling light. That’s why you should look into a single slim battery like ToughJuice from ZeroLemon. It can bring a charge to a number of devices, from iPhones to MacBooks. And right now, at less than half price, you can get a 30,000mAh ToughJuice for $59.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.