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Tested: Anker’s new Nano II GaN chargers overhaul your Apple EDC with compact designs

You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured.

The arrival of Gallium nitride chargers shrunk USB-C wall adapters into offerings that could fit in the palm of your hand, and now, the latest GaN II releases are looking to deliver even more compact upgrades to your everyday carry. Anker’s latest releases arrive with just that exact emphasis, looking to put an end to compromising over a lightweight carry and high-end features. But do the ultra-compact form-factors on the new Anker Nano II lineup actually make a difference at this point? That’s what our latest Tested with 9to5Toys looks to answer. Head below for all of the details.

Wednesday’s best deals: M1 iPad Pros $209 off, early Prime Day Anker deals from $13, more

The best midweek deals have arrived today and are headlined by rare discounts on Apple’s 11- and 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pros at up to $209 off. That’s alongside early Prime Day Anker deals from $13 and the New Beats Flex Earbuds at $39. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Yesterday

Twelve South unveils new MagSafe SurfacePad as latest iPhone 12 wallet case

We’ve seen quite a few different ways to bring added wallet functionality to your iPhone 12 as of late, but Twelve South has launched its latest unveil today in the form of its new MagSafe SurfacePad. Delivering the brand’s latest leather form-factor, this is a compact way to stow cards alongside Apple’s latest handsets with a folio design. Head below for all of the details. 

June 11

Review: Linedock delivers a tailored MacBook Pro companion with built-in battery and 100W charging

After being in the making for quite some time, Linedock is finally shipping. We first got a look at the new accessory at CES 2020, where I was impressed by the prototype they showed off. Now, a year and a half later, the USB-C dock arrives with plenty of notable features to match its unique design. Today, we’re taking a closer look to see how it all stacks up. Head below for a closer look and first impressions with the new Linedock for 16-inch MacBook Pro.

Friday’s best deals: M1 iMac drops to new all-time low, Best Buy Apple sale, more

We’re heading into the weekend with all of today’s best deals, headlined by a new all-time low on Apple’s 24-inch M1 iMac. That’s alongside the very first discounts on Spigen’s all-new AirTags cases from $15 and this 3-day Best Buy Apple Father’s Day sale. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 10

Deals: Nomad Father’s Day Apple accessory 20% off sale, AirPods Pro $170, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a 20% off sitewide Nomad Apple accessory sale for Father’s Day. That’s alongside an open-box AirPods Pro discount to $170 and the official Leather MagSafe iPhone 12 case for $54. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 9

Tested: Twelve South’s ActionSleeve 2 delivers an improved Apple Watch workout experience

You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured.

Apple Watch bands come in just about every style imaginable at this point, but the folks at Twelve South are still managing to mix things up from the norm with the recent launch of its ActionSleeve 2. While the upper arm form-factor isn’t entirely new, the more durable materials and improved design look to make the brand’s latest debut an even more compelling exercise companion. But does the band actually deliver on that? We’re finding out in our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review.

Wednesday’s best deals: Apple MagSafe Charger drops to $33, latest iPad Air $50 off, more

We’re at the halfway point in the workweek, and all of today’s best deals are headlined by the second-best offer to date on Apple’s official MagSafe charger at $33. That’s alongside a notable iPad Air discount for $50 off and a clearance event on the latest Intel 4K iMacs at $399 off. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 8

Sony’s all-new XM4 true wireless earbuds deliver improved ANC with a 40% smaller design

Today, Sony is expanding its lineup of popular headphones with its latest pair of true wireless offerings. As a successor to the brand’s fan-favorite ANC earbuds, the all-new Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds arrive with improved active noise cancellation, thanks to the introduction of an Integrated Processor V1, alongside 24-hour battery life, a 40% smaller design, and other improvements. Head below for all of the details.

Deals: Apple Watch Series 6 fall to all-time lows, latest Intel MacBook Air $469 off, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple Watch Series 6 falling to all-time lows just in time for watchOS 8 debut. That’s alongside a $469 discount on the latest Intel MacBook Air and the first price cut of the year on ecobee’s SmartThermostat at $199. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 7

Apple 24-inch M1 iMac is now $127 off in today’s best deals, WWDC Anker sale from $9, more

A new week is now underway and headlined by a series of WWDC deals. Notably, the new 24-inch M1 iMac is now $127 off alongside various Apple Watch deals starting at just $125. Plus, Anker has a new collection of iPhone accessories on sale from $9. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 4

Friday’s best deals: Apple TV 4K/HD with Siri Remote from $139, B&H Apple event, more

We’re heading into the weekend with all of today’s best deals, headlined by some of the first discounts on the all-new Apple TV 4K/HD with Siri Remote from $139. That’s alongside a new Apple shopping event at B&H and Anker iPhone accessories starting at $13. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 3

Tested: Twelve South’s new iPhone 12 wallet case backs leather form with MagSafe function

You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured.

With Apple’s own MagSafe wallet being a bit of a sore subject among iPhone 12 owners, third-party brands have stepped up to deliver better value in the space for touting around cash and cards with your handset. One of the more premium options as of late comes from the folks over at Twelve South, which just recently unveiled its new Book Book Leather MagSafe Wallet case. Now we’re seeing if its higher-end $70 price tag is worth paying up for in our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review.

Deals: Save $50 on Apple’s new M1 iPad Pro, Eve HomeKit accessories from $40, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by an Amazon all-time low on Apple’s M1 iPad Pro at $50 off. Plus, you’ll be able to score Razer’s Kishi iPhone controller for $82, as well as Eve HomeKit accessories from $40. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

June 2

Wednesday’s best deals: Apple MagSafe iPhone 12 cases $40, M1 Mac mini $99 off, more

We’re now halfway through the workweek, and all of today’s best deals are headlined by a collection of Apple’s official MagSafe iPhone 12 cases from $40. That’s alongside the latest M1 Mac mini at $99 off and eufyCam HomeKit systems. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Nomad debuts new iPhone 12 leather MagSafe cases with Moment lens support

Today, Nomad is expanding its collection of iPhone 12 cases by bringing MagSafe to yet another one of its offerings. As the latest in its continued partnership with photography brand Moment, the new MagSafe Rugged cases pair the usual leather stylings with support for a variety of interchangeable lens attachments to elevate your iPhoneography setup. Head below for all of the details.

June 1

Linedock launches 16-inch MacBook Pro USB-C hub with up to 2TB storage, internal battery, more

After getting the first look back at last year’s CES, the unique USB-C hub for MacBooks, Linedock, is finally available for purchase. Specifically designed for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, the new Linedock arrives as one of the most versatile options on the market, thanks to 10 ports for expanding your selection of I/O, up to 2TB of built-in storage, and an internal 99.9Wh battery. Head below for all of the details.

Deals: AirPods Pro see refurb discount to $155, official Apple Watch bands $18, more

All of today’s best deals kick off with a notable refurbished discount on AirPods Pro at $155. That’s alongside official Apple Watch Sport Loop Bands in a variety of styles for $18 and Twelve South Curve MacBook Stand at $48. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

May 31

Best Memorial Day 2021 Deals: Save on the latest from Apple, Google, more

Memorial Day has arrived and with it has come a collection of deals from all of the top retailers like Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and many others. Giving you a chance to score some of the best prices of the year on the latest Apple products, smart home gear, TVs, and more, there is sure to be something on tap for everyone on sale. Head below for all of the best Memorial Day deals.

May 28

Deals: Save $50 on M1 iPad Pro, Apple Watch Series 6 from $329, Best Buy Apple sale, more

As we head into Memorial Day weekend, all of today’s best deals are headlined by the first Amazon discounts on M1 iPad Pro at $50 off. That’s on top of Apple Watch Series 6 models from $329 and Best Buy’s massive four-day Apple event. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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