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Back Bay Duet 50 Slim Wireless Earbuds: $42.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Back Bay Duet 50 Slim Wireless Earbuds

We have a deal on a pair of Back Bay Duet 50 Slim Wireless Earbuds. According to the company, they feature strong bass, relaxed, natural midrange, and crisp highs, with up to 8 hours of battery life. The charging case holds up to 32 hours of battery life, too. They’re $42.99 through our deal.

HomePod mini, Arcade, and Waiting for M-Processor Macs, with Bob LeVitus - ACM 542

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

Bryan Chaffin and Bob “Dr. Mac” LeVitus have both spent time with the HomePod mini, and they offer their thoughts on what it sounds like, where it’s useful, and who should consider it. They also talk about the value of Apple’s Arcade, especially now that it’s part of Apple One. They also talk about the power of Apple’s new M1 Macs, and discuss if people should buy Intel Macs at all any more.

This App-Integrated Case Prevents Your AirPods from Being Lost: $35.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Air Fob AirPods Charging Case

We have a deal on Air Fob, an app-integrated case for your AirPods Charging Case that will protect that case and help you not lose it. The case is made from silicon rubber, and it features an integrated Mu tag in the top of the case that will help prevent your AirPods from being lost. It’s $35.99 through our deal.

Portable Air Heater with Detachable Hand Warmer: $84.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Nordic Hygge Värme Space Heater and Hand Warmer

We have a deal on the Nordic Hygge Värme, an innovative portable heater that comes with a detachable hand warmer that you can bring anywhere with you. Inside the portable hand warmer is something called Phase Changing Wax that can capture the heat and hold the temperature around up to 122°F/55°C for up to an hour. The company says the space heater part of the device can heat small spaces in as little as 3 seconds. It’s $84.99 through our deal.

UV Light Sterilizer with Built-in Portable Battery: $59.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

KeySmart CleanTray ToGo Rechargeable UV Light Sterilizer

We have a deal on the KeySmart CleanTray ToGo rechargeable UV light sterilizer. This device will sterilize your iPhone and other small items, and it features built-in wireless charging, too. You charge the sterilizer through USB-C, and it fits smartphones up to 7-inches. It’s $59.99 through our deal.

Create Your Own Website with WordPress Master Class: $29.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

WordPress Masterclass

We have a deal on WordPress Master Class, a bundle of training courses for WordPress. It includes five courses on creating an online store, marketing a site, creating a blog, using design in branding, and site performance. The entire bundle is $29.99 through our deal.

LifePro FlexCycle Under Desk Exercise Bike: $149.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

LifePro FlexCycle Under Desk Exercise Bike

We have a deal made for pandemic times and working from home: an under-desk exercise bike called LifePro FlexCycle. Put it under your desk and peddle while you work. This one features eight adjustable tension settings, and allows you to monitor your stats. It’s $149.99 through our deal.

Apple TV Bugs and a ProRAW Primer, with Jeff Gamet - ACM 541

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

Apple Context Machine Logo

Bryan Chaffin and Jeff Gamet talk about what happens when everything doesn’t just work on Apple TV, including whether or not it’s an Apple problem when there’s friction from a third party app. Jeff also gives us a great primer on Apple’s ProRAW file format for photography on iPhone 12 models.

KRAFTGUN Massage Gun: $369.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

KRAFTGUN Massage Gun

We have a deal on the KRAFTGUN Massage Gun. This noise-free massage gun is equipped with a brushless 24V motor and a frequency that reaches up to 40Hz. It comes with three interchangeable attachments and 3.5 hours of work time. It’s $369.99 through our deal.

This Projector's Wave Colors Nature Sounds Create an Immersive Experience in Your Bedroom: $32.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Ocean Wave Ceiling Projector

We have a deal on the Ocean Wave Ceiling Projector. This device projects lights and plays nature sounds for your bedroom. The remote control enables you to set timers for automatic shut-off. It also allows you to change the brightness, chose between 7 wave light colors, and 8 different nature sounds. It’s $32.99 through our deal.

Happy New Year, 2021!

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Happy New Year from the team at The Mac Observer

2020 is no more! Huzzah and good riddance! The Mac Observer is taking New Year’s Day off, but we’ll be back with our regular daily new coverage, analysis, and podcasts on Monday, January 4th.

120 Lumens KeySmart Nano Torch XL Compact Pen Light: $32.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

KeySmart Nano Torch XL Compact Pen Light

We have a deal on the KeySmart Nano Torch XL Compact Pen Light. this device shines at 120 Lumens and features a a sliding barrel head that enables you to adjust the focus from a wide spill to a narrow spotlight. It’s also designed for one-handed use, and it’s $32.99 through our deal.

Hudly Invisible Wireless Charger: $69.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Hudly Invisible Wireless Charger

We have a deal on the Hudly Invisible Wireless Charger. This device uses long-range induction coils to charge your iPhone (or Qi-enabled Android device) through surfaces up to 1.6-inches thick. It comes with a removable adhesive for you to attach it to the underside of your desk or table, and it’s $69.99 through our deal.

What Is Bitcoin? Here’s the Bitcoin Primer You Need

· Bryan Chaffin & Dave Hamilton · Deep Dive

Bitcoin sitting on gold nuggets

We’ll explain what Bitcoin is, how Bitcoin works, how Bitcoin wallets work, and throw a mention in for getting free Bitcoins through faucets.

Happy Holidays 2020 from The Mac Observer!

· Bryan Chaffin · News

Enjoy the holiday season!

Whether you’re into Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, Solstice, or any end-of-the-year holiday, The Mac Observer hopes this is a wonderful time for you. We’re taking Thursday and Friday off this year, but we’ll be back on Monday, December 28th, with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Media, and probably even car coverage, along with a fresh TMO Daily Observations episode.

MOGICS Coconut Portable Waterproof Light: $36.95

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

MOGICS Coconut Portable Light

We have a deal on the MOGICS Coconut, a waterproof portable light that floats. It features four brightness modes, an internal, rechargeable battery, and self-inflates. This device is $36.95 through our deal. There are also options for two Coconuts, as well as multicolor options.

Reuters Says Apple Car Targeted for 2024, with Possible New Battery Tech

· Bryan Chaffin · Rumor

The Apple Crystal Ball

Hot on the heels of Chinese-language Economic Daily News reporting that Apple was targeting September 2021 for release of its unannounced Apple Car, Reuters has a much more likely story saying that Apple is targeting 2024 for release of its auto entry.

DIY Building Block STEM Drone: $49.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

DIY Building Block STEM Drone

We have a deal on a DIY drone, which is pretty cool. It’s the DIY Building Block STEM Drone, and with it you can create your own design based on the step-by-step instructions. It’s aimed in part at kids, can do stunt flips and more, and it’s $49.99 through our deal.

Babbel Language Learning Lifetime Subscription (14 Languages): $199

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Babbel Language Learning Software

We have a deal on a lifetime subscription for Babbel language learning software. Babbel lets you practice with 10-15 minute bite-sized lessons, and Babbel uses speech recognition technology to keep your pronunciation on point. And, it comes with 10,000 hours of online language education. A lifetime subscription is $199 through our deal, and it covers all 14 languages.