With cheap high-capacity external batteries abounding, is there still a need for solar-powered chargers? Contributing Editor Chuck La Tournous shines some light on SolarTab—a solar panel charger/battery combo that's a bright spot in the field. But has the sun set on solar?
It's a Lightning cable, 18-inches long, stiff, yet flexible, and can be bent into just about any shape you need, even the one in the image where it's holding an iPhone up like stand. We have a deal on it for you at $13.99, more than 60 percent off retail.
We have a deal for device addicts, families, and anyone else who has a lot of devices to charge at any one time. It's a 6-port USB charging station with a total power output of 8 amps. It's available in blue, black, or silver (there's a pulldown menu for color options), and you can get it through our deal for $19.99.
Apple re-released iOS 9.3 Monday for owners of older devices. The company pulled iOS 9.3 for those devices last week after many experienced significant problems, including a problem with activating the device after the update completed. The new build is 13E237.
Check out the iKlips iOS Flash Drive, a flash drive with a Lightning port on one end and a USB port on the other. With a controlling app for iOS, you can use to transfer files between iOS devices or between your Mac/PC and your iOS device. We have a deal on a 32GB model for $65.
According to the Internet, we should all set the date on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to 1970, and then restart it to watch it brick. Apple says it's a real problem, and a fix is on the way.
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The Internet is full of weird ideas and suggestions, like setting the date on your iPhone to 1970 and then restarting it. Seriously. There's no reason to do that, but considering we live in a world where people will try stunts like this to see if their iPhone really will brick, it's a good thing Apple has a fix on the way.
Check out Luminid, a MFi-certified Lightning cord lights up the moment you touch it. Once you plug it in, the light turns off. Cool, right? We have a deal on 40-inch long Luminid cables for $9.99, half off the regular price.
There are many ho-hum and many good portable battery chargers for our iDevices. Most are just little boxes with a battery, LED lights and USB ports. However, the new Lynktec (5,300 or 8,000 mAh) charger has a multitude of thoughtful features, expansion options and usage profiles. John Martellaro has been putting one though its paces and files this review.
Check out the Dundabunga Universal Unipod Stand. This device serves as an infinitely flexible stand for your iPhone, iPad, or other device because you can shape it to fit any given terrain. It comes with a disc you attach to your device, and it then sticks magnetically to the unipod. You can get it for $34.99 through our deal.
Check out the LithiumCard Wallet Battery, a portable charger for your iOS device that is as thick as five credit cards. It will fit in most wallets, and you can simultaneously charge your device and LithiumCard with two flip-out charging cables. It retails for $60, but you can get it for half off at $29.99 through our deal.
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