Lightning accessories Stories January 19, 2018

The human eye is amazing, but it’s limited as to what it can see. That’s where imaging tools like thermal cameras can come in handy, allowing you to see and diagnose problems that are normally invisible to the eye. This thermal, or infrared energy, is present in all matter, but because its wavelength is beyond the scope of what the human eye can discern, it’s invisible to us without the necessary tools.

Thanks to modern-day smartphones like the iPhone, these tools are now a lot more accessible to the everyday person. One such example is the Flir One Pro — a portable thermal camera attachment that connects directly to an iPhone’s Lightning port.

If you’re a homeowner, or just someone who’s curious about the type of technology that allows you to see through walls and identify heat signatures like you’re in the movie Predator, then Flir’s One Pro is a mighty-impressive, if not tiny, piece of kit. Watch our hands-on video walkthrough inside for a look at how it works. expand full story

Lightning accessories Stories November 17, 2017

Tesla’s battery bank will charge your iPhone with same battery as Model S/X

For Tesla fans, the Electric vehicle/energy company just put out a iPhone/iPad powerbank “designed and inspired after Tesla’s supercharger monument at the Tesla Design Studio”.

In case you missed it last night, Tesla put on quite a show – check our sister site Electrek for all the details on the Tesla Semi and 250+mph, 0-60 in 1.9 sec, 1000km range Roadster. 

Lightning accessories Stories October 16, 2017

Apple’s Lightning Dock is a handy iPhone accessory in a post headphone jack world. The Lightning Dock, which incorporates its own 3.5mm port, is designed to allow you to charge your iPhone and listen to music via headphones simultaneously.

The latest-generation Lightning Dock is a not a new product, but the new gold color option is. Supplanting the previous yellow gold and rose gold colors, the updated metallic hue is specifically matched against the refined gold color of the iPhone 8. Watch our brief hands-on video to see how the new color looks. expand full story

Lightning accessories Stories July 21, 2016

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Battery cases are bulky. The new MagicMount PowerBank from Scosche gives you all of the same benefits— a portable battery pack attached to your iPhone for extra battery life— but does so in a form factor that aims to be more convenient than a battery case. With the MagicMount, the battery magnetically attaches to your device using a very slim MagicPlate, so you can quickly remove it when no longer needed. And you can continue to use your device with a case of your choice or no case at all, so you don’t have to put up with that bulky battery case all day.

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Lightning accessories Stories July 11, 2016

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SanDisk’s latest iXpand product is a Lightning flash drive in the form of an iPhone case, allowing you to easily have extra storage for your iPhone at all times. And the  iXpand Memory Case has an optional battery pack that attaches magnetically, turning the case into a single solution for both extra storage and battery life. expand full story

Lightning accessories Stories June 29, 2016

Cirrus Logic MFi

Cirrus Logic today announced a new development kit that makes it easy for companies to develop headphones using Apple’s Lightning connector. The announcement comes ahead of Apple’s next-generation iPhone 7 this fall which is expected to remove the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack for the first time.

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Lightning accessories Stories December 9, 2014

Review: Moshi’s uber-strong USB Cable with Lightning connector

Every Lightning cable starts with the same three parts: a Lightning plug, a USB plug, and a wire to connect them together. The thickness and materials differ, and there may be questions about the reliability of the parts, but the general rule is: if you’ve seen one Lightning cable, you’ve seen them all. Yet Moshi’s USB Cable with Lightning Connector ($25 retail, $22 Amazon Black and White) doesn’t look like any other cable you’ve seen. Although it’s functionally nearly identical to Apple’s standard Lightning to USB Cable, it’s also unique in three ways…

Lightning accessories Stories February 14, 2014

9to5Toys Last Call: Belkin Thunderbolt dock $200, Sony Lightning clock radio $68, Anker iPad Air cases $6.50, Galaxy Gear $150, more

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Today’s can’t miss deals: 

Last Call updates:

Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock: $200 shipped ($100 off)

Sony Lightning iPhone/iPad clock radio speaker dock $68 (Reg. $100), Bluetooth dock $98 (Reg. $179)

Samsung Galaxy Gear Smart Watch (various colors) $150 shipped (50% saving)

$50 Parallels update bundle: 1Password, Fantastical, Kaspersky, CleanMyMac and more

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Lightning accessories Stories December 2, 2013

9to5Toys Cyber Monday: ZAGG 50% off, Logitech UE BT speakers, Belkin Lightning dock $18, Adobe Lightroom $70, MacBook Airs, more

Take a few moments out of your Cyber Monday to cash in on some terrific deals! Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+

Update: Pad and Quill is taking: 20% off iPhone cases,  25% off MacBook cases for 9to5 readers

Update2: Adobe Lightroom: under $70 shipped.

Today’s can’t miss deals:

ZAGG Cyber Monday: 20% off tablet keyboards, 50% off everything else (InvisibleSHIELD, Lightning cables, more)

Belkin Charge and Sync Lightning dock w/ built-in USB cable $17.50 (Reg. $35)

Apple MacBook Air 11.6″ $870 shipped (Reg. $1,060), MacBook Pros $100-$200 off

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Mac/PC or Photoshop/Premiere Elements: $70 shipped

 

SanDisk MicroSD Cards: 16GB: $10 (50% off), 32GB: $17 (76% off), 64GB: $35 (65% off)

The best Cyber Monday tech deals from around the web

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Lightning accessories Stories October 1, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: Beats earbuds $50, Samsung WiFi Blu-ray player $37, Just-Mobile giveaway, GoPro HERO3+, more

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Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+.

Today’s featured deals:

Beats by Dre urBeats earbud headphones w/ mic $50 shipped (Reg. $100)

SOLD OUT Samsung WiFi Blu-ray Player w/ Netflix and Youtube (Refurbished) $37 shipped

Giveaway: Just-Mobile HeadStand precision-engineered aluminum headphone hanger ($50 value)

Mac Bundle 3.0 Ft. Camtasia 2 and 9 other explosive Mac Apps. Name your own price. Ends tonight!!!

Other great deals from today:

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Mac software bundles:

New product announcements & reviews:

  • Valve announces Steam Machines hardware beta for SteamOS
  • Amazon freshens up the Kindle Fire HD, now starts at just $139
  • Roku announces refreshed lineup of devices starting at $50
  • Belkin announces YourType Wireless Keypad to extend your Mac’s keyboard

Lightning accessories Stories September 19, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: The best MFi Lightning cables, Cycloramic / Quickoffice iOS apps go free, games, more

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A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours. We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to round up the best deals each day to make sure you have a fair shot at the deals you want. Be sure to follow 9to5Toys.com so you never miss a deal... Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+.

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iOS7 is rendering many 3rd party Lightning cables useless, check out our list of the best Apple-certified (MFi) Lightning cables in various lengths, colors, and styles

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Lightning accessories Stories September 4, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: 1 yr. Macworld Magazine subscription $6.50, up to 80% off Apple cables/adapters, Sony 4K video downloads, more

From 9to5Toys.com:

A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours. We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to round up the best deals each day to make sure you have a fair shot at the deals you want. Be sure to follow 9to5Toys.com so you never miss a deal... Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+.

1 year magazine subscription to Macworld Magazine w/ digital access: $6.50 ($78 off)

iGear: 40-80% off cables, docks, power banks and other accessories

Sony officially begins serving up 4K Ultra HD video downloads with one big caveat

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Lightning accessories Stories August 27, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call:1TB Seagate desktop HD $50, Lightning 4-in-1 charging cable $6, Madden 25 for $45, app deals, more

From 9to5Toys.com:

A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours. We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to round up the best deals each day to make sure you have a fair shot at the deals you want. Be sure to follow 9to5Toys.com so you never miss a deal... Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+.

External Hard Drives: 1TB Seagate Expansion $50, 2TB Toshiba Canvio $110

4-in-1 USB Sync/Charger Cable (Lightning, 30-Pin Apple and Samsung, Micro-USB) $6 shipped

Other great deals we love:

  • New! Sony & Samsung drop as much as $1500 off 4K Ultra HD TV sets
  • New! Virgin is selling iPhones at next month’s prices (20% off), iPhone 5 starts at $440
  • New! 1-year subscription to Wired Magazine: $5 (Reg. $60)
  • New! Logitech releases a limited edition ‘Tippsy the Elephant’ UE BOOM Bluetooth speaker exclusively at the Apple Store
  • New! Game/App Deals: Call of Duty Black Ops 2: $30, Madden 25 (Xbox 360/PS3) $45more
  • New! Cases for Tablets and Smartphones Reduced to $4 shipped
  • New! 4-in-1 USB Sync/Charger Cable (Lightning, 30-Pin Apple and Samsung, Micro-USB) $6 shipped

Freebies:

Lightning accessories Stories August 26, 2013

9to5Toys Last Call: 16″ to 39″ Monitor/HDTV deals, Scosche Lightning (MFi) wall charger $6, Adobe Photoshop/Premier Elements 11 $80, more

From 9to5Toys.com:

A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours. We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to round up the best deals each day to make sure you have a fair shot at the deals you want. Be sure to follow 9to5Toys.com so you never miss a deal... Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+.

Displays and HDTV’s: Dell 21.5″ $130, Samsung 32″ $180, more

Scosche i2H05 5-Watt home charger (MFi Apple certified) with built-in Lightning cable $6 shipped (Reg. $30) – Car charger also available for $11 (Reg. $25)

Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 & Premiere Elements 11 bundle: $80 shipped (Reg. $150)

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Lightning accessories Stories February 14, 2013

Giveaway: 3 newly launched Scosche Lightning cable accessories

The iPhone 5 debuted last October and along with it so did the Lightning port. Since its launch there have been few third party accessories created due to Apple’s tight control over the the new technology. Today, the popular consumer electronics and car audio company, Scosche, officially launched their line of Apple approved Lightning accessories. While other companies are already offering official Lightning cables, this launch by Scosche is of particular interest because they are the first to offer both car chargers and wall chargers (5W and 10W) as well as a retractable cable.

Some Apple users have been quick to jump on generic Lightning cables to save a couple bucks, but given what we learned today it seems that the best route is to buy an Apple approved Lightning cable. Supported devices include the iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPad 4, and 5th Gen. iPod Touch. Schosche’s Lightning accessories are available online from Schosche (10% coupon here) and from major retailers such as AT&T, Wal-Mart, Staples, and Fry’s. Skip below if you’d prefer to just win some cables…

Giveaway

If you haven’t stepped out and bought any Lightning accessories you’re in luck because we are giving away 3 of Scosche’s brand new products. First up is the strikeDRIVE 12W car charger ($30 value) which features “… a 3 foot coiled cable that provides the freedom to use a device as it charges without tangles and clutter.” The second giveaway is a strikeBASE ($30-$35 value), “wall charger [that] features a 3 foot long cable and flush folding wall prongs for added portability.” Lastly, we will be giving away the retractable strikeLINE PRO ($25 value), which extends up to 3 ft. To be entered to win any of these items all you need to do is comment (helps if you follow 9to5Mac on Facebook and Twitter9to5Toys too ;) on this post and we will select 3 random winners this Sunday evening. All winners will be contacted via a private message and Scosche will handle the deliveries..

Lightning accessories Stories November 23, 2012

With Apple’s latest MFi summit taking place earlier this month to school accessory makers on adopting Apple’s new smaller Lightning connector standard, many accessories from reputable companies are quickly starting to roll out. Unfortunately, the delay in getting the new standard out to third-party accessory manufacturers means many well-known companies might not get a product on the market in time for the holidays. Some that have released products are unable to keep up with demand and ship before the Dec 25.

For those of you looking for a Lightning dock, car chargers, adapter, or any other accessory before the holidays, we put together a guide to all the Lightning accessories currently available to order.

Many of the products below are also discounted for Black Friday and through the weekend: expand full story

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