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May 6, 2021

Tested: Satechi’s Dock5 is the all-in-one Apple charging station I’ve been searching for

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.

Satechi has long been in the market of supplying those in the Apple ecosystem with a variety of accessories that not only look great with matching aluminum finishes but also upgrade some aspect of your setup. Earlier this year, the brand launched its first charging station geared towards tackling the power requirements of five devices with its Satechi Dock5. Today, we’re taking a hands-on look at the unique charger to see if its versatile design is actually worthy of gracing your desk setup or nightstand. Head below for all of the details in our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review.

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Deals still live from yesterday:

Deals: Apple Watch Series 6 $100 off, iPhone 11 Pro $349 off, Apple Pencil $104, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by various Apple Watch Series 6 styles at $100 off and a previous-generation iPhone sale at Woot from $125. Plus, Apple Pencil 2 just dropped to its lowest price of the year at $104. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

May 5, 2021

OtterBox announces new MagSafe Wallet and Folio for iPhone 12

Today, OtterBox is expanding its collection of MagSafe iPhone 12 accessories with a series of wallet-focused releases. Headlined by a standalone magnetic wallet to take on Apple’s official offering, there’s also a new collection of folio cases for your iPhone 12 series device. Trading in the usual Apple stylings for more functional designs, you can get all of the details on the new OtterBox MagSafe wallets down below.

Wednesday’s best deals: iPad Pro $199 off, Apple MagSafe iPhone 12 cases from $20, more

We’re now halfway through the week, and all of today’s best deals are headlined by previous-generation iPad Pros at up to $199 off. That’s alongside Apple’s official iPhone 12 cases from $20 and Marshall’s Emberton Bluetooth Speaker at $130. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

May 4, 2021

Deals: M1 MacBook Pro falls to new low at $199 off, AirPods Pro $190, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a new Amazon low on Apple’s M1 MacBook Pro at $199 off. Plus, save on AirPods Pro at the second-best price of the year and Apple’s latest iPad Air at $74 off. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

May 3, 2021

Deals: M1 Mac mini $99 off, Nike Apple Watch Band $39, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple’s latest M1 Mac mini at $99 off. That’s alongside a rare discount on Nike’s official Apple Watch Sport Pride Band at $39 and Anker’s PowerExpand Thunderbolt 3 hub for $50 off. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

April 30, 2021

Friday’s best deals: AirPods Max fall to Amazon low, Apple Pencil 2 $104, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a new Amazon all-time low on AirPods Max. That’s alongside Apple Pencil 2 at $104 and this BOGO free iPhone 12 offer at Verizon. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Apple’s new M1 iMacs and iPad Pros see first discounts with these exclusive deals

After first being announced during the Spring Loaded event last week, all of Apple’s most recent hardware is going up for pre-order this morning. We’ve partnered with Expercom to offer exclusive discounts to our readers on the new M1 iMacs and iPad Pros, including deals on various storage capacities, Wi-Fi + Cellular models, and all of the new colors. Head below for all of the details on how you can save when pre-ordering Apple’s latest releases.

April 29, 2021

Deals: Apple Watch Series 6 $150 off, Sony XM4 Headphones $278, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by up to $150 off Apple Watch Series 6 models from $249. Then save on Sony’s popular XM4 headphones at $278 and this mophie 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat for $117. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

April 28, 2021

Deals: Official iPhone 12/Pro/Max cases $42, Apple Watch Series 4 $180, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a series of Apple’s official iPhone 12/Pro/Max cases on sale for the first time from $42. That’s on top of refurbished Apple Watch Series 4 models starting at $180 and previous-generation iPads from $185. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

April 27, 2021

Tuesday’s best deals: Apple Magic Keyboards from $199, 2020 iPad Pros $150 off, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple’s Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro at up to $100 off. That’s alongside up to $150 off previous-generation iPad Pros and this highly-rated leather Apple Watch band at $9. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Review: Nomad’s all-new Base Station Mini delivers 15W speeds and an elegant design

Today, Nomad is expanding its stable of premium iPhone accessories with its most compact wireless charger to date. While the new Nomad Base Station Mini is certainly miniature in size, that’s hardly the case in the feature department as you’ll find 15W speeds, USB-C connectivity, and, of course, the usual premium metal and leather build that the brand is known for. And now we’re taking a hands-on look at new release to see if all of the polish and sophisticated design actually justifies its higher-end price tag. Head below for a closer look and all of the details.

April 26, 2021

Deals: Intel MacBook clearance event, Anker iPhone essentials from $16, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by Woot’s Intel MacBook clearance sale with up to $929 in savings. That’s alongside Anker iPhone essentials starting from $16 and this one-day 6-in-1 charging station discount to $24. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

April 23, 2021

Tested: ESR’s HaloLock charging stands deliver MagSafe while on the road or at home

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.

Amongst all of the iPhone 12’s new features, MagSafe has easily emerged as one of the most defining characteristics of this generation of Apple’s handset. While there are plenty of alternatives to the official MagSafe charging cable, more affordable stands aren’t quite as prevalent yet. So today, we’re taking a look at two different models from ESR’s HaloLock series, which bring magnetic wireless charging to your desk or car’s dashboard. Our latest Tested with 9to5Toys explores just how good these budget-friendly ESR MagSafe Charging Stands can be.

Deals: M1 MacBook Pro returns to low at $149 off, Anker iPhone essentials from $9, more

As we head into the weekend, all of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple’s 13-inch M1 MacBook Pro returning to an all-time low for only the second time at $149 off. That’s alongside Anker iPhone essentials from $9 and M1 MacBook Air from $899. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

April 22, 2021

Thursday’s best deals: Beats Solo Pro: $145, mophie Apple charging stations $95, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a rare discount on Apple HomePod mini to a new low of $89, mophie wireless charging stations from $95, and Beats Solo Pro Headphones at $145. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

April 21, 2021

Deals: M1 MacBook Air at $111 off, Nomad 25% off accessory sale, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by Apple’s latest 13-inch M1 MacBook Air at $111 off, Nomad’s 25% off spring sale, and this Lutron Caseta HomeKit starter set at $80. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

April 20, 2021

Nomad debuts first leather AirTags accessories alongside refreshed iPad Pro cases

Following all of the excitement from today’s Apple Spring Forward event, Nomad is getting in on the action by debuting a new collection of its popular leather offerings. Headlined by its very first AirTags accessories including a leather keyring and glasses strap, Nomad is also introducing a new series of cases for the latest iPad Pro. Head below for all of the details and how you can lock-in pre-order discounts.

Tuesday’s best deals: iPad Pro $120 off, Apple Watch Black Unity Band sees first discount, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a pre-Apple event iPad Pro sale at up to $120 off. That’s alongside the first discount on the new Apple Watch Black Unity Sport Band at $39 and up to $499 off previous-generation MacBooks. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

April 19, 2021

Deals: Apple Pencil 2 $115, Twelve South 50% off sale, Anker gear from $11, more

All of today’s best deals are headlined by a rare discount on Apple Pencil 2 at $115. That’s alongside up to 50% off Twelve South Apple gear and the latest Anker sale from $11. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

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