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For the last week or so I’ve been playing with a new OtterBox product called theÂ uniVERSE case. It’s a modular system that allows users to swap in and out various accessories that are made to slickly mount to the case.
The company has partnered with makers of various smartphone productsâ camera lenses, speakers, tripods, card readers, battery packs, etcâ and each has made a module that easily attaches to the new uniVERSE case.
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Samsung admitted it was wrong to remove the microSD from the Galaxy S6âs design last year by bringing it back for the Galaxy S7. That means you get to use your existing and future microSD card with Samsungâs best flagship smartphone yet. But now that you can add a microSD card to the Galaxy S7, you shouldÂ make sure you buy the right kind of expandable memory.
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Itâs 2016 but two major smartphone issues are yet to be fixed. First of all, thereâs never enough storage on most mobile devices whether theyâre new iPhones or Android devices. And then there are battery life problems.Â SanDisk has a new product that aims to fix oneÂ of them, and thatÂ the shortage of memory. The company has a few popular products that offer users extra memory on the go, and the company updated some of them, announcing new versions at CES 2016 that offer even more storage.
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A portable SSD is already a better way to carry gigs of valuable data because the lack of moving parts means thereâs less chance of the drive dying if it gets jostled, banged, or accidentally dropped. But your dataâs even safer with SanDiskâs updated rugged SSD thatâs now wrapped in a shock, dust, and water-resistant bumper.
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9to5Mac Holiday Gift Guide: Trevorâs top Apple-friendly accessories for travelers this holiday season
Chances are, you’ll be doing some traveling this holiday season. Or perhaps you have someone on your gift list that is a regular puddle jumper.Â Below you’ll find my top-picks for either scenario that will keep all your devices organized and operating at peak performance.
Managing Your Gear
Whether you’re a regular at the airport or just traveling this holiday season, managing all of your gear can be a frustrating proposition. If you’re anything like myself, you’ll be hauling around a MacBook, iPad Air 2, headphones, chargers and other peripherals.Â Nothing solves this problemÂ like a well-thought-out backpack or messenger bag to keep all your gear in order. Our top-pick is the Incase Range backpack, although it’s designed for bicycling it’s actually a great everyday option. There are designated compartments for a MacBook up to 15-inches in size, as well as an iPad sleeve and plenty of room for your other gear. The wide-mouth top gives ample spaceÂ to see and access all of your gear. It retails for $120 and comes in black.
If you prefer a Messenger Bag style, look no further than Timbuk2. The San Francisco-based company has been churning out quality productsÂ for years that are backed by a lifetime warranty. My favorite option over at timbuk2 is the Command TSA-Friendly Messenger Bag 2015. It comes in a number of colors and has a nice modern design. There is storage for a 15-inch MacBook, plus your iPad and other devices. It uses aluminum hooks to keep everything stored in tight and has clever zipper system for accessing gear without opening the top flap. Timbuk2 charges $109 for this messenger bag and offers it in 10 different colors.
Corralling all your cords
Now that youâre straightened out with a new backpack or messenger bag, itâs on to all the stuff inside. On a typical day, Iâm carrying at least one Lightning andÂ microUSB cable, headphones, and my Apple Watch charger. This can become quite the jumbled mess in my bag if Iâm not intentional about organizing my gear. I lean on two products to keep my satchelÂ in order. First is the Nite Ize Gear Tie, which is available in varying lengths and colors. Personally, I prefer the three-inch rubber ties, which provide just enough length to coral my cables but aren’tÂ too expensive at $3 for a set of four.
Iâm also a big fan of the Cable Clip from Blue Lounge. This handy piece of plastic is a must-have. It simply clips your cable in two locations to keep it from running wild. The Cable Clip is one of those things that I wish I wouldâve invented but none-the-less still love. At $10 for a set of six, itâs a worthwhile investment that will pay off quickly.
Although cloud storage has come a long way over the last few years, there is still a need for physical portable hard drives in our digital lives. I’ve tried a number of different strategies for keeping my files in order and have ultimately settled on the following two devices in my daily routine. First up is SanDisk’s Extreme 500 Portable Solid-State Drives. These puck-shaped drives come in a few different capacities, ranging from 120GB up to 480GB. While the price per GB is higher than traditional portable options, the difference in speed is well worth the investment. Additionally, SSD options are generally more reliable in the long term in comparison to its mechanical counterparts. I use the mid-range model to store and transfer my GoPro videos when I’m away from my desktop computer. The smallest capacity is currently $90 at Amazon.
For iOS users, I’d recommend SanDisk’s Connect drive. This handy drive adds up to 128GB of storage to your device and connects wirelessly for easy access. It’sÂ perfect for keeping movies and other files around without bogging down your iPhone. We positively reviewed the Connect when it was released back in the summer and still recommend it today. Prices start at $30 for the smallest capacity and range up to $100 for 128GB.
My favorite Bluetooth keyboards
Every solid portable setup deserves an external keyboard that is comfortable to type on and can take a beating out on the road. My top-pick in this category for iOS users is the Brydge Keyboard for iPad Air/2. I’ve been using this keyboard for a few months now and can honestly say that it’s my favorite of all the portable options. It has a classy aluminum design that is available in three color-matching styles. The keyboard is backlit andÂ has a design that is reminiscent of the MacBook Air. There is nothing “plasticy” or cheap about this keyboard, the aluminum design is an excellent visual companion to the iPad Air 2. The Brydge Keyboard is available in three colors for $150.
Those in the market for a more cost-effective option will want to look at Anker’s iPad Air 2 Keyboard with a familiar clamshell design. It is available with a backlit keyboard or without and uses the familiar folio-style design. This keyboard is favorite amongst Amazon users, collecting a solid 4.6/5 star rating from hundreds of reviewers.
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9to5Toys Last Call: SanDisk 32GB WiFi Drive $30, Black Friday Media Streamers, View-Master VR bundle $35, more
Heads up! During Black Friday/Cyber Monday you’re going to have to follow us on Twitter to get the best deals since many sell out too quickly to post.
TODAY’S CAN’T MISS DEALS:
Last Call Updates:
Best of Black Friday â 10 canât-miss deals for the holiday season: HDTVs, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6s, more
- Top 5 ways to score the year’s best online Black Friday deals
- Best of Black Friday â Smart Home: Nest Thermostat $250 + $50 GC,Â more
- Bluetooth On-ear Headphones: SOL REPUBLIC Tracks Air $70 (Reg. $100),Â more
- Pryme Vessyl skips the 8-cup rule for a user specific iPhone-connected recommendation
- Up your V Neck Sweater game for Winter with Joseph AbboudÂ 2 for $20 shipped
- Sports/Fitness: Amazon resistance band set $17 (Orig. $25),Â more
- LEGO locations to offer free build sets in-store with registration
- Home: Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker $17 (Reg. $25),Â more
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SanDisk Connect 32GB Wi-Fi Flash Drive for iOS/Android: $30 Prime shipped (Reg.Â $40)
Best of Black Friday â Streaming Media Players: Apple TV 64GB $180, Roku SE $20, 2-Pack Chromecast (2nd gen) $50,Â more
Best of Black Friday â HDTVs: 40-inch from $149, Samsung 55-inch Smart $580 (Reg. $1,200),Â more
Best of Black FridayÂ â iPads, Tablets and e-readers: iPad Air 2Â from $360, Amazon FireÂ $35 (Reg. $50),Â more
Best of Black Friday â Games: Xbox One/PS4 console bundles, deep discounts on games,Â more
Best of Black Friday â wearables: Fitbit Flex $59/Charge $90/more, $100 off Apple Watch, Android smartwatches,Â more
View-Master Virtual Reality Bonus Bundle: Starter Pack PLUS âDestinationsâ Experience Pack $35 shipped (Orig. $45)
Apple Watch sale at Best Buy, $50 off across the board, starting at $299 shipped (Open boxÂ $278)
20% off iTunes Gift Cards: $100 for $80, $50 for $40, $25 forÂ $20
Giveaway: mophie juice pack reserve battery case for iPhone 6/s (multipleÂ winners)
MOREÂ NEW GEAR FROM TODAY:
Games/Apps: Star Wars Battlefront $50 or Battlefront PS4 bundle $330, Assassinâs Creed Syndicate $50, iOS freebies,Â more
- Toys:Â Lincoln Logs Horsehill StationÂ $15 (Reg. $30),Â Disney Pixar PuzzleÂ $10 (Reg. $15),Â more
- LEGO locations to offer free build setsÂ in-store withÂ registration
- Monitors:Â Dell 24-inch WidescreenÂ $240 (Reg. $275+),Â LG 34-inch UltraWideÂ $400 (Reg. $460)
- Daily Deals:Â Bolt 12,000mAh Car Jump Starter & Power BankÂ $45,Â Garmin nĂźvi 5-inch GPSÂ $80
BLACK FRIDAY AD LEAKS & NEWS:
Best Buyâs Black Friday ad brings dealsÂ on Apple Watch, Macs, HDTVs, games &Â more!
- Walmartâs Black Friday adÂ leak hitsÂ with 4K UHDTV deals, iPad Air 2 $100 off,Â more
- Target previews its top Black Friday deals, launches surprise one-day sale
- Staples Black Friday Ad Revealed:Â iPad Air 2 fromÂ $374,Â mini 4Â $300,Â more
- Amazon plans dramatic Black Friday discountsÂ for its Kindle, Fire TV Stick & Fire tablet
- Amazonâs Black Friday Deals storeÂ is now open forÂ business
- eBayâs Black Friday and Cyber MondayÂ will deliver deals on MacBooks, iPhone, iPad Air 2
- GameStop Black Friday ad leak: PS4/Xbox One bundlesÂ $300, new Nintendo 3DS XLÂ $180
- Costcoâs Black Friday adÂ includes deals on Chromecast (2nd gen), Fitbit Flex,Â more
- Toys R Us Black Friday ad leak: Xbox One/PS4 bundlesÂ $300,Â more
- Samâs Club Black Friday ad leak:Â iPad Air 2 CellularÂ $175 off,Â Google Play $100 GCÂ $80
- Kohlâs Black Friday ad leak:Â more PS4/Xbox One $300 bundles, home goods, clothing
- Samâs Club One-Day Sale:Â iPhone 6s/PlusÂ $100 off,Â iPad Air 2 64GB/128GBÂ $150 off
- HHGregg Black Friday: Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless HeadphonesÂ $100,Â more
- Sports Authority Black Friday Ad: Free gift cards w/ footwear, FitBit Charge HRÂ $120
- eBay calls onÂ Black Friday shoppersÂ to decide which products will get discounted thisÂ year
- BJâs Warehouse Black Friday adÂ hits with Samsung 4K UHDTV deals, fitness trackers
- Sears Black Friday Ad: deals on Samsung 4K UHDTVâs,Â more
- Black Friday ad leaks dropÂ for Loweâs, Menards, Cabelaâs, andÂ more
- Grab 2 free âStar Wars: The Force Awakensâ ticketsÂ during Black Friday at Kohlâs
- The Office Depot & OfficeMax Black Friday adÂ doesnât bring much to theÂ table
MORE DEALS STILL ALIVE:
Enjoy music anywhere in your home w/ the SONOS PLAY:1 Starter Set for $349 shipped ($400Â value)
App Store Free App of the Week: PDF Expert 5 goesÂ freeÂ for the first time ($10 value)
Implosion â Never Lose Hope for iOSÂ goes freeÂ for the first time as IGNâs Game of the Month ($10Â value)
Hitman Sniper for iOS hits its lowest price yet:Â $2 (Reg.Â $5)
- Apple MFi Certified 3.1A 4ft Coiled Lightning Car ChargerÂ $12 (Reg.Â $20)
- LG 43-inch HDTVs:Â Smart 4K + $150 Dell Gift CardÂ $600Â (Reg. $800+),Â more
- Jabra MOVE Wireless Bluetooth Headphones:Â $60 shipped (Reg. $100)
- Adobe Elements 14 w/ download: PhotoshopÂ as low as $40,Â PremiereÂ $60
- Sony 7.2-ch. 4K AV Receiver w/ AirPlay and Bluetooth:Â $298 shipped (Reg.Â $400)
- Mackie CR4 4-inch Multimedia Monitor Speakers (Pair)Â $120 shipped (Reg.Â $150)
- GoPro HERO4: Silver (Prime only):Â $329 (Reg. $400),Â BlackÂ $395 (Reg.Â $500)
- Bluetooth:Â Venstart 10W SpeakerÂ $20 (Reg. $33),Â SoundPEATS In-earsÂ $25 (Reg. $50)
- TEKTON Precision Bit & Driver Kit:Â $7.49 Prime shipped add-on (Reg.Â $12)
- Shoe-up with with casual shoes and BootsÂ 85%+ off at AmazonâsÂ MyHabit
- iPhone 6/s 3100mAh MFi Apple-certified battery case:Â $21 Prime shippedÂ (Reg.Â $43)
- Apple MagSafe 2 Power AdaptersÂ fromÂ $34 shippedÂ (Reg.Â $79)
- UE MEGABOOM in black:Â $227 shippedÂ (Reg. $300)
- 12-month EA Access subscription:Â $25 (Reg.Â $30)
- New Trent iPhone 6s Cases forÂ $7.25 Prime shipped (Reg. $18),Â more
- TechMatte 3-ft USB-C cables starting atÂ $4.50 Prime shippedÂ (Reg. $9),Â more
- USB Deals w/ Prime shipping: Lumsing 10,400mAh Power BankÂ $13,Â more
- Nest Cam 3-pack bundle launching this weekÂ for $497 ($100Â savings)
- Roku 3 Streaming Media Player (refurb):Â $70 shipped (Orig.Â $100)
- Incaseâs âMystery Boxâ gets you a $150 grab bag of Apple accessories worth $320
- LG Google Nexus 5 16GB Unlocked GSM (Refurb)Â $150 (Reg. $300)
- Speakers: AmazonBasics Portable BluetoothÂ $40, Logitech 2.1 w/ subÂ $25 PrimeÂ shipped
- Dual-Port USB Power Banks: Poweradd 20,000mAhÂ $18Â (Reg. $36), more
- 44 comic issues for free: Batman, Star Wars, Spawn, The Walking Dead, andÂ more
T-Mobile isÂ discounting iPhone 6s/Plus by $100Â when bought on an installment plan orÂ outright
Huge savings onÂ pre-owned Apple Watches, deals from as low asÂ $261Â shipped
Apple iPod Touch 5th gen 16-64GB sizes, multiple colors:Â $149-$199Â shipped
Apple Magic Mouse 2 (open-box):Â $68Â shipped (Reg.Â $80)
Apple iPad Mini 2, space gray or silver:Â $199 shippedÂ ($70Â off)
Mass Fidelity tries to solve virtual stereo soundÂ with its new Core wireless speaker
What Watch uses Bluetooth connectivityÂ to tab the memorable moments of your life
- PulseÂ brings Bluetooth LE + iOS connectivityÂ to a slew of Canon and Nikon DSLRs
- Roku surprises with aÂ new âspecial editionâ streaming media player
- Nintendo announcesÂ Zelda Twilight Princess HD remaster,Â more
- Mophie introducesÂ new power banksÂ with a sleek aluminum design
- Yuneec introducesÂ its ownÂ stabilized 4K action camera
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Amazon is taking a pretty hefty discount off of a large SanDisk micro SD card. In fact, you can grab a 128GB ultra micro SD card for only $59.99 on Amazon right now -- that's a savings of 40%.
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Jacob Krol, BGR Deals Team
Amazon'sÂ Gold Box Deals can be hit or miss, but today you could say that the summer heat has made the deals red-hot. If anyone hasÂ been looking to get some new computer components or accessories, now would be the time. Amazon has slashedÂ up to 60% off (and even more, in some cases) a plethora of items.Â Some of the deals are better than others, so BGR has done the hard workÂ for you andÂ our deal round-up is below.
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