As Mac Geek Gab listeners know, Keyboard Maestro is one of my absolutely must-have Mac utilities. Without it I'm not at the top of my game. Keyboard Maestro does many things, my favorites include its enhanced task switcher, automating running through menus (want to assign a keyboard shortcut to activate fast-user-switching? KM can do it!), and a clipboard history (and if you haven't worked with a clipboard history before, you're missing out!). Get it from our deal partners at StackSocial today at $19.99 before the price goes back up to $36.
Our friends at both Antec and StackSocial have gotten together today to offer this fantastic deal to you, our loyal TMO audience. For just $55 (actually $54.99 - save a penny!) you can have this compact Bluetooth speaker shipped to you anywhere in the USA, normally a $100 product. I've tested this speaker, and for $55 it's one of the best-sounding speakers you'll hear, certainly better than the far-more-expensive Jambox line (which sound horrible, in my opinion). If you need a good, wireless speaker to bring around with you this summer, just click buy. You'll love this one from Antec.
I would have linked to this product as a "Cool Stuff Found" entry, but I was introduced to it through TMO Deals. It's called ChargeCard, and it's a Lightning charging "cable, but it's baked into a credit card-sized form that fits in your billfold or wallet. At 0.1-inches thin, you can always have a charging cable on you for any Lightning Apple device (iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c, iPad 4 and iPad Air, iPad mini in its various forms, and the current iPod touch). That's pretty clever. It retails for US$32, but with our deal, you can get it for $24.99, and that includes free shipping. There are several photos showing this device in action in the deal listing.
Our deals on developer courses have proven popular, and we have a new one you're going to love called the Complete iOS 7 Developers Course. With this bundle, you'll learn XCode 5 and Objective-C in 31 hours of training videos, and you'll put what you learn to use building 14 different iOS apps. The retail price on this package is $499, but through our friends at StackSocial, you can get it $59. If you want to learn how to make apps for iPhone and iPad, this is a great way to start. But hurry, because the deal expires in three days.
We have a great Mac app bundle for you today called The Happy Mac Bundle. It has ten apps including Drive Genius 3 (drive cleanup), Intensify Pro (image editing), BackupLoupe (Time Machine utility), Cookie (manage cookies), Spotdox (DropBox helper), Vortex (hotkey utility), ClipBuddy (clipboard utility), ImageSmith (Web-friendly image editor), RedHand (Mac locking and monitoring), and ScreenCapture (screen capturing utility). Those are solid utilities with a total retail price of $289. Though the Happy Mac Bundle, you can get all ten for $39.99.
[Note: There's been some inconsistency reported with these cables; some will charge iPhones and iPads, others charge ONLY iPhones but not iPads. Sadly, we have to recommend you not order this. If you have ordered it and have trouble, please contact order support and we'll ensure a refund for you.]
Our deal partners at StackSocial have found these 10-foot-long USB-to-Lightning cables made of durable and tangle-free bungee-style material. They are not MFi-certified, BUT the StackSocial folks have tested these up and down at their offices and confirmed that they work just fine with Apple's very latest devices running iOS 7.1.1. I've ordered two for myself (yes, with my own money), and StackSocial has a 90-day warranty and isn't worried at all about us having issues. Check it out – the deal is only good for 11 more days.
I wrote about Romo, a programmable robot powered by your iPhone, back in December. I love this thing. The company bills it as the programmabe telepresence robot toy for kids and adults, and that's a solid description. It's a brilliant concept that has been well executed, so imagine my delight when I see that our friends at StackSocial put together a deal on Romo for $129, $20 off the regular price. That price includes free shipping, but it's only available in the U.S.
We have a great deal for you today on the Blue Microphone Yeti. We're big fans of Blue's products at The Mac Observer, and the Yeti is a great multi-pattern USB microphone. It has three condenser capsules that allow the microphone to record cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional and stereo, and it gets all its power over USB. It even has a built-in headphone amp so you can monitor right from the Yeti. Through our deal, you can get it for $117—it's regularly $149. Check it out.
Today's deal is for iphoneographers. It's called the Essential iPhoneography Lens Kit that includes six lenses: 8x telephoto and 60x microscope lens with special case, the fisheye, macro/wide angle, and 2x telephoto lenses. It also comes with a back plate to mount the lenses on your iPhone, a tripod for your iPhone, and a case to hold it all. Cool, right? Through our deal, you can get it for US$69, making it even cooler. Click through to the deal, and there's a demonstration video and several example photos showing what the lenses produce.
I'll be honest, most speaker deals are deals I don't post. I'm picky when it comes to sound and don't want to lead anyone astray. I had a chance to test the Soundfreaq Sound Step Lightning, however, and it impressed me. The speaker set is small, but it's a 2.1 setup, meaning it has stereo left/right speakers as well as a separate, downward-facing subwoofer. The three speakers together make for a relatively well-rounded sound here. At $99, you're getting more than you bargain for with this, with sound equal to speakers twice its price (but not four times its price, to be fair!). Connections include line-in, Bluetooth, USB Audio and a Lightning-connector dock on the front. If you're looking for a speaker to add to your desk or bookshelf – even something to add to your Mac – check this one out.
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