Aukey Stories January 2, 2017

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Without a doubt, my favorite feature on any iPhone has always been the camera. It serves as more than good enough as a daily shooter, and new apps and accessories are being released everyday that help take that experience further. The first iPhone accessories I really got into, back when I had my iPhone 4, were wide-angle lenses and I still love them to this day. Recently I’ve been on the lookout for a lens for the iPhone 7 Plus to recommend for those just starting out with iPhone camera enhancements. I think I found the right product with the Aukey 120° wide-angle Ora Lens. Let’s take a look at what the lens can do for you and your iPhone photography…

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Aukey Stories June 17, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: 13-inch MacBook Air $830, 32GB Flash Drive w/ Lightning $36, Aukey 5-port Charger $15, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Grab a 42mm Space Gray Apple Watch Sport with Black Band (Refurb) for $226 (Orig. $349)

Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/128GB drops to $830 shipped (Reg. $999)

Save nearly 20% on Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Air 1.6GHz/8GB/256GB: $970 (Reg. $1,199)

This flash drive adds another 32GB to your iPhone or iPad thanks to Lightning + USB 3.0 connectivity: $36 (Reg. $50)

Ditch that ugly plastic flash drive for an all-metal USB 3.0 Samsung from $7 Prime shipped (up to 60% off)

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 50W/10A 5-Port USB Desktop Charging Station $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $19), more

Sling TV offers new users a 32GB Apple TV for $89 when you pre-pay for 3 mos. of service ($209 value)

Best Buy is taking up to $200 off Apple Watch Stainless Steel: 38mm from $349, 42mm starts at $399

Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android $80 shipped, Apple Watches up to $200 off, more

Start your week with a $100 discount on iPad mini 4 & Air 2, priced from $300 shipped

App Store Free App of the Week: TextGrabber + Translator goes free for the very first time (Reg. $5+)

Yoga Studio: one of the best iOS yoga apps out there just went free for the first time in a year (Reg. $4)

All the iOS Grand Theft Auto titles just went on sale up to 60% off: Liberty City Stories $3 (Reg. $7), more

Rovio’s Bad Piggies for iPhone/iPad goes free for the first time in years (Reg. $1)

Giotto’s $10 Rocket Air Blaster is the best way to keep your Mac clean for the money

Review: At just $24, this Leather Loop Band for Apple Watch looks great and won’t break the bank [Gallery]

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Bring a 40-inch Roku-enabled Smart 1080p HDTV to your bedroom or office for just $200 shipped

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

The 3rd Gen. Nest Thermostat hits $199 shipped (Reg. $250) just in time for the summer heat wave

3 digital magazines for FREE on Amazon, no strings attached

Aukey Stories June 10, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: 27” Retina 5K iMac $1,450, Logitech Bluetooth Keyboard $25, Power Inverter w/ USB $22, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

This Sony 1080p HDTV has smart functionality, four HDMI inputs and 3D: $550 shipped (Reg. $700)

Best Buy is knocking up to $350 off select Apple 27-inch Retina 5K iMacs, prices start at $1,450 w/ .edu

Best Buy’s two-day sale is packed w/ deals on accessories, HDTVs, more: Logitech K480 Bluetooth Keyboard $25, more

Smartphone Accessories: Aukey 300W Power Inverter w/ Dual Outlets & 2.4A USB Ports $22 Prime shipped, more

Upgrade to Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB for $1,600 shipped (Reg. $1,999)

Best Buy is taking up to $200 off Apple Watch Stainless Steel: 38mm from $349, 42mm starts at $399

Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android $80 shipped, Apple Watches up to $200 off, more

Start your week with a $100 discount on iPad mini 4 & Air 2, priced from $300 shipped

Apple’s 12.9″ 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular is all the way down to $800 (Reg. $1,079)

App Store Free App of the Week: Drop Flip puzzler goes free for the first time ever (Reg. $2)

Rovio’s Bad Piggies for iPhone/iPad goes free for the first time in years (Reg. $1)

Colorware tricked out a MacBook with an Apple IIe design and it’s awesome

Father’s Day Gift Guide Hub: One Place with all the best deals

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Daily Deals: Sony Bluetooth Speaker w/ AirPlay $220, Brother Color Laser Printer w/ AirPrint $255, more

Aukey Stories April 29, 2016

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If you’re looking for a pair of inexpensive wireless earbuds for workouts, then Aukey’s EP-B20 Bluetooth Headset is worth a look. These aren’t the most prestigious earbuds that you can pick up, but they sound decent, feel great in ear, and come with a reasonable $27.99 price. expand full story

Aukey Stories March 4, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: Aukey Power Bank w/ Lightning input $25, Anker Bluetooth Speaker $30, Dr. Suess iOS Sale, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Fitbit Charge Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker: $75 shipped (Reg. $100)

Aukey 20000mAh USB Power Bank and flashlight w/Lightning and MicroUSB inputs: $25

Anker SoundCore Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker w/ 24-hour battery life: $30 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

Dr. Seuss Birthday iOS/Android App Sale from $1 ea: The Lorax, One Fish Two Fish, more

App Store Free App of the Week: Toca Kitchen 2 goes free for the first time ($2 value)

The highly rated LIMBO puzzle-platformer for iOS drops to just $1 (Reg. $5)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB $1,500 (Reg. $1,799)

13-inch MacBook Air (newest) 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB: $950 (Reg. $1,199)

13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,200 (Reg. $1,499)

12-inch MacBook now $300 off: 256GB $1,000, 512GB $1,300 + extra $50 savings w/ .edu email

Apple Mac Pro 12-core Xeon/64GB/1TB: $8,799 (Reg. $9,599), more

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular: $930 shipped (Reg. $1,079)

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 128GB Wi-Fi: $800 shipped (Reg. $949)

Apple 12.9-inch iPad Pro 32GB Wi-Fi: $695 shipped (Reg. $799)

Giveaway: Outfit your Apple Watch with one of Throne’s handmade leather bands ($330 value)

This emergency flashlight can charge your phone, start your car, or help you break out of it: $80 shipped

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2 and Galaxy S7/Edge cases in a variety of styles/colors from $4.50 shipped

tvOS App & Game Coding Bundle teaches development for Apple TV: $29 (Orig. $654)

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

HDTVs: Toshiba 49″ 1080P: $280 shipped, Changhong 49-inch 4K: $299, Roku 50″: $350

How-to: Save up to $10/month on your cable bill by buying this $40 DOCSIS 3.0 Modem

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Amazon launches more affordable Echo Dot and Amazon Tap Bluetooth speaker

New Normal blends style and PowerBeats-like design for a new take on wireless earbuds

Aukey Stories February 11, 2016

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While iPhone photography keeps on improving thanks to the advancement of tiny camera sensors and image processors, it’s still nowhere near as fully-fledged as DSLR or Micro 4/3rd photography. You can’t swap out interchangeable lenses for different types of imagery, and have to rely on third-party manufacturers producing clip-on accessories. That’s where the Aukey 18mm HD wide angle clip-on lens comes in.

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Aukey Stories January 8, 2016

9to5Toys Last Call: 12-inch MacBook 512GB $1,300, Car Bluetooth Receiver $16, Mac App Bundle $20, more

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TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:

Last Call Updates:

Segway and Intel got together to create a futuristic robot butler

Apple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB: $1,300 shipped (Reg. $1,599)

Apple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,250 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

Best Buy Apple sale: iPad Air 2 $125 off, iPad Air $100 off, iPad mini 4 $100 off, much more!

Add Bluetooth capabilities + a dual-port USB charger to your car for $16 (Reg. $28)

Your Choice of 10 Top-Rated Mac Apps for $20 (up to $500 value), free video training course on how to prevent hackers

Keep your Macs running smoothly with a CleanMyMac two-pack: $36 (Orig. $60)

Download the iPad at Work for Dummies eBook for free (Reg. up to $17)

iPhone 6/s/Plus Accessories w/ Prime shipping: Dual-layer Cases from $3 (Reg. $8+), Sport Armband $3.50

Anker ToughShell iPhone 6/s/Plus Case w/ built-in tempered glass screen protector: $10 (Reg. $18)

MORE NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:

Games/Apps: Star Wars Battlefront & COD Black Ops 3 $35 ea, Guitar Hero Live Guitar Controller $20, iOS freebies, more

MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:

Simplify your charging setup w/ these USB power strips from $13 (Reg. up to $30)

Aukey Magnetic Cradle-less Car Air Vent Mount $5 Prime shipped (Reg. $8)

NEW PRODUCTS & MORE:

Activeon’s new 4K action camera uses solar power to provide six hours of recording

Satechi adds pass-through charging to its USB-C hub

Aukey Stories November 14, 2015

Review: Aukey wireless sport earphones will stay in your ears, won’t break the bank

Aukey is a Chinese company more commonly known for producing charging accessories like in-car chargers and multi-port USB stations. But, it also builds headphones. I’ve been testing the wireless Bluetooth earphones while out running for a few months now. For $25, it’s really hard to argue against the Aukey Sport Bluetooth Headphone

Aukey Stories October 5, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: Retina MacBook Pro $1,080, 13″ MacBook Air $800, Bluetooth audio adapter $8, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

Mattel’s retro-rebooted $30 VR View-Master is now available for iOS and Android

13″ Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (MF839LL/A): $1,080 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

13″ MacBook Air 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (MJVE2LL/A): $800 shipped (Reg. $999)

Add Bluetooth/mic to any Aux speaker or headphones for $8 Prime shipped

Giveaway: Trinity Delta aluminum earbuds feature a unique design and top-notch sound ($135 value), 20% discount

Review: Rock Band 4 makes an old favorite come alive with refreshed gameplay, new songs & updated hardware

More new gear from today:

Add a TiVO Roamio OTA HD DVR w/ Lifetime service to your Cord Cutter setup for a one-time $300 fee

More deals still alive:

The Executive for iOS goes free for the first time as IGN’s Game of the Month ($5 value)

New products & more:

The Sondors eBike is loaded with features and surprisingly affordable

 

Aukey Stories September 24, 2015

9to5Toys Last Call: 5-Port USB charger $10, Segate 8TB Desktop HDD $200, iPhone 6/s Battery Case $20, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals:

Last Call Updates:

App Store Free App of the Week: Doodle Jump SpongeBob SquarePants ($2 value)

The best 5-port USB power supply (Aukey 8A/40W) is $10 Prime shipped (orig. $50)

Double your iPhone 6/s battery capacity w/ this 3,100mAh MFi Apple-Certified Case for $20 Prime shipped (Reg. $37)

Seagate Backup Plus 8TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $200 shipped (Reg. $250)

$100 iTunes Gift Card for $80 w/ email delivery via PayPal: save 20% on movies, apps, more

Gift Cards w/ email delivery: Staples $100 for $85, Applebee’s $50 for $40, other restaurants, more

Spigen iPhone 6s/Plus cases in multiple styles and colors as low as $3 with free shipping

Wrap your new iPhone 6s with Speck’s CandyShell Grip case for $14 shipped (Reg. $25+), more

Giveaway: This is Ground’s Mod Laptop 2 is a road warrior’s dream bag, up to $499 value

More new gear from today:

Shine on! Free MP3 Downloads: Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here (Reg. $8), much more

More deals still alive:

Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi up to $150 off (all colors): 16GB $349, 64GB $449, 128GB $549 (Reg. up to $699)

The best USB car charger (Aukey 4 port/48W) is just $7 Prime shipped, Lumsing 6000mAh Power bank: $10

New products & more:

Skreens combines your DVR, Xbox One, Roku and more onto one screen

Polk’s new flagship Omni S6 speaker goes after the multi-room audio crown

Aukey Stories April 14, 2015

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Last month, budget charging accessory maker Aukey released PB-N30, the first external battery with a female Lightning recharging port. For only $15, PB-N30 seemed like a steal given its 3,600mAh capacity — just right for use with any iPhone — but wasn’t capacious enough for power-hungrier iPads. So Aukey has released PB-N28 ($25) as a solution for tablet users, remarkably equipping it with over three times the power for only $10 more.

PB-N30 is an upgraded sequel to the company’s older PB-18, which stuffed a 12,000mAh battery into an iPhone 5-shaped enclosure. While the new model’s capacity is the same, PB-N30’s USB ports jump from 2.1-Amp/1-Amp charging to 2.4-Amp/1-Amp support, and it has a more neutral design that neither sticks out nor knocks off an Apple product. Not surprisingly, it cuts a corner or two to achieve its super-low price…

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Aukey Stories March 20, 2015

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When the first iPhone 6 battery cases hit the market late last year, one 9to5Mac reader commented repeatedly that he was holding out for something with a female Lightning port on the bottom, rather than the currently ubiquitous alternative, micro-USB. Why would anyone care? Well, if an accessory can recharge using Lightning, the same charging cable you get with any iPhone can be used with its accessories, too. That means you’ll have one less cable to carry around, a convenience that inspired Apple late last year to offer accessory developers access to female Lightning connectors.

The rollout has been slow: there’s still no Apple-authorized accessory with a Lightning port, since Apple was still only previewing the feature early this year. But a developer called Aukey decided not to wait for Apple’s seal of approval. As of this week, it’s selling what it claims is “the first and the only portable charger in the world with Apple Lightning input port,” the PB-N30 3600mAh External Battery Charger ($36, sold on Amazon for $15). Given the low price, it’s no surprise that there are a bunch of caveats to consider, but if you’ve been jonesing for a battery with a Lightning port, now you have an option.

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