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[Update: New for April] Best USB-C and Thunderbolt displays for Mac

USB-C/Thunderbolt display options have really grown over the last couple of years. While Apple is making its own monitor again with the Pro Display XDR, it’s not the best fit for the majority of Mac users with a starting price of $5,000 (without a stand). Let’s take a look at some of the best USB-C/Thunderbolt displays available in the $400-$1,300 range.

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Hands-on with SanDisk’s new dual Lightning and USB-C flash drive for iPhone, iPad, Mac, more

Western Digital has made dual Lightning and USB flash drives with its SanDisk iXpand lineup for several years and now it’s launching its first one with Lightning + USB-C. The new SanDisk iXpand Flash Drive Luxe features a metal enclosure, storage up to 256GB, and the convenience of working across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and more. Read on for a hands-on look at this new flexible flash drive.

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Hands-on with the RAVPower 65W 4-Port Desktop USB-C Charger [+ 30% off]

RavPower 65W USB-C Charging Station

If you’re looking for a better way to power up your Apple devices, picking up a GaN charger is definitely the way to go. They offer a vastly more compact form factor while packing more ports than traditional chargers. Read on for a hands-on look at the RAVPower 65W 4-Port Desktop USB-C Charger to see why it’s a great choice for all your devices and an exclusive $20 off deal for 9to5Mac readers with code 9to5MACR1.

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Hands-on: ALOGIC 10-in-1 Super Dock [Video]

If you’re looking for the perfect USB-C hub or dock you’ve probably noticed there’s usually a trade-off between portability and functionality. ALOGIC has unveiled its new 10-In-1 Super Dock as a no-compromise USB-C solution that’s portable while also delivering all the functionality and power you need at an affordable price.

Head below for our hands-on look.

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Rumor: Alleged 2021 5.5-inch iPhone prototype shows notchless screen and USB-C port

2021 iPhone notchless screen USB-C port

A new mock-up of the 5.5-inch 2021 iPhone has been shared by Macotakara today that suggests a notchless screen and USB-C instead of a Lightning port (or nor port at all) could be in the works. The prototype also shows what could be a different camera setup compared to what we’re expecting on the iPhone 12 later this year.

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Hyper launches Duo 7-in-2 USB-C Hub with 100W PD, 4K 60Hz output, more secure connection

Hyper HyperDrive Duo 7-in-2- USB-C Hub MacBook Pro MacBook Air

Hyper is out today with an update to one of its most popular I/O products, the HyperDrive Duo 7-in-2 USB-C Hub. The new hub features HDMI video output of 4K @ 60Hz, a removable grip to work with MacBook cases and a more secure connection to your MacBook, 2 USB-C ports with up to 100W charging and 40Gbps data transfer, microSD card reader, and more.



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2021 Chevy Bolt electric vehicle equipped with CarPlay, Qi charging, and USB-C [U]

Wireless CarPlay is still rare in 2020, so it’s always great news to see new cars offer the premium version of Apple’s infotainment feature. As 9to5Mac‘s sister site Electrek reports, Chevy’s new car of the future will be equipped with Wireless CarPlay and more modern features not widely available in new cars.

Update: Wireless CarPlay unfortunately did not make release for the 2021 model as originally planned. Customers can expect wired CarPlay in the 2021 model, and wireless CarPlay in the 2022 model.



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90W GaN dual USB-C charger from RAVPower hits form and function sweet spot for MacBook owners

90W dual USB-C charger RAVPower MacBook Pro

RAVPower is out with a new GaN charger that features dual USB-C PD ports, a svelte design, and up to 90W output (even from just one of the ports). We’ve been testing out the RAVPower 90W 2-Port Wall Charger for the last couple of weeks. Here’s why we think it offers a compelling package of form and function.



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Samsung unveils T7 Touch portable SSD with faster speeds and built-in fingerprint scanner

Today Samsung took the wraps off the latest entry in its popular T-series portable SSD lineup. The Samsung Portable SSD T7 Touch is an external storage drive that delivers speeds up to twice as fast as the Samsung T5 (review), and for the very first time, features a built-in fingerprint sensor for added security.

The new T7 Touch features highly respectable read speeds of up to 1050 MB/s and write speeds of 1000 MB/s while retaining the portable, bus-powered form factor that has made Samsung’s lineup of drives so popular among consumers.

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Satechi fits full backlit Bluetooth keyboard in compact design w/ USB-C for Mac, iPad, iPhone [Deal]

Satechi Compact Backlit Bluetooth keyboard

Satechi has launched its latest product today, the Compact Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for Mac, iPad, and iPhone. It comes with a full keyboard layout that includes a numpad, features up to 600-hour battery life, conveniently charges up via USB-C, and connects to 3 devices simultaneously. The company is also doing a 20% off deal for the launch.



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Hyper 100W USB-C GaN Charger

Hyper’s compact 100W GaN USB-C charger w/ built-in wall plug is great for MacBooks, iPad Pro, more

Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology is what’s making it possible for manufacturers to create more compact chargers than ever before. Now, Hyper has launched what it’s calling the “world’s first & smallest 100W GaN USB-C Charger” that features two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports and it looks like a great choice for MacBooks, iPad Pro, iPhone, and more.



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Hyper launches convenient and durable ‘Keychain,’ ‘Lanyard,’ and ‘Tough’ USB-C to Lightning cables

Hyper keychain lanyard USB-C Lightning cables

Hyper is out today with a new lineup of USB-C to Lightning cables that makes it convenient to keep one handy in about any scenario. The new HyperDrive Cable series includes Keychain, Lanyard, and Tough. All of the cables are MFi certified and make use of bulletproof ballistic nylon for high durability and longevity.



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Ugreen Apple USB-C charger alternative

Ugreen’s USB-C charger offers 30W with compact design, 1/3 the cost of Apple’s at launch

Ugreen has launched a great alternative to Apple’s 18W and 30W USB-C chargers that has a compact design with a much more affordable price. Whether you want a secondary USB-C charger for your iPhone 11 Pro or want one for your iPhone 11, or a great all around charger for iPad and MacBook too, Ugreen’s 30W USB-C charger is hard to beat.



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Satechi Mac USB-C Dual HDMI adapter

Satechi launches USB-C Dual Multimedia Adapter with 4K at 60Hz, Ethernet, more for MacBooks

Satechi has released two new USB-C adapters today that let MacBook users simultaneously take advantage of two HDMI monitors and more. The USB-C Dual Multimedia Adapter features two HDMI ports, Ethernet, USB-A, and SD card readers. The other new product is the USB-C Dual HDMI Adapter. Read on for all the details.



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Hands-on with four helpful USB-C accessories for Mac users [Video]

Trying to work with USB-C/Thunderbolt devices like the MacBook Pro or iPad Mini can typically require dongles to use accessories you use fairly often.

Here are four of my favorite current USB-C accessories that obviously don’t require an adapter to use, and are well-valued accessories. Watch our hands-on video to see each of these products in use.



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Satechi’s 72W USB-C PD car charger can power up MacBooks and iPhones on the road

Charging on the go is one of the key benefits of Apple’s transition from MagSafe to USB-C on MacBooks, but early solutions struggled to maintain a charge during use on even the lowest power notebooks. That’s changed thanks to USB-C PD which can actually deliver enough power to juice up energy-hungry computers during use.

Satechi’s new 72W USB-C PD Car Charger is the latest accessory to use the latest charging technology, and the result is the ability to charge a MacBook on the road for a reasonable price. Satechi also has a new USB-C Lightning cable debuting alongside its 2-in-1 car charger.



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