SCOUT Wireless 5,000mAh Portable Charger: $34 with Coupon Code

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

We have a deal on the SCOUT Wireless 5,000mAh Portable Charger, a Qi charger that also has three different built-in charging cables, all in a compact form factor. Those cables include USB-C, USB-A (regular USB), and a Lightning cable. That means you can use it on your new iPad Pro and your iPhone X/S/R/Max, too. It’s $39.99 through our deal, but coupon code WEEKEND15 brings it down to $34 at checkout. Here’s a promo video with a closer look:

BESTEK Mountable Power Strip: $23.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Check out today’s deal on the BESTEK Mountable Power Strip. It’s a power strip with regular three AC outlets, three USB charging ports, and one USB-C charging port, but it’s designed to let you mount it to the wall or paste it under your desk. It also includes over-voltage, short circuit, overload, and over-current protection, as well as FCC authentication. It’s $23.99 through our deal.

Charge Your Lightning, MicroUSB, USB-C Devices with this Durable Cable: $15.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

FuelBox LightSpeed Charging Cable

We have a deal on the FuelBox LightSpeed Charging Cable, a cable that can charge Lightning, MicroUSB, and USB-C devices. It does so with attached-adapters that let you use the type of connector you need at that moment. It also features a nylon-braided cord with aluminum charging cord tips. You can get this cable for $15.99 through our deal.

Mac Pro Mockups, State of the CPU, and John's Cable Research, with John Kheit - ACM 508

· Bryan Chaffin · Apple Context Machine Podcast

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Some Mac Pro fan mockups have been circulating, and Bryan Chaffin is joined by John Kheit to discuss their pros and cons. And surprise, John Kheit is full of mostly cons, so they also discuss what they think the Mac Pro needs to be awesome. They also discuss the state of the chip industry, Intel’s 56-core Cascade Lake, and Apple’s ARM ambitions for the Mac. They wrap up the show with a look at John’s obsessive research to find the best USB-C cable.

The Mesh Wi-Fi Industrial Complex – Mac Geek Gab 749

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

The Mesh Wi-Fi Industrial Complex

Wanna know how to force Safari to download a media file instead of playing it? Want to know how to use the same drive on USB-C and USB-A Macs? Want to know how to secure erase your NAS drive? John and Dave have your answers! There is also a lot of concern about the future of eero, so your two geeks discuss that, too. All this and more, just press play and enjoy learning at least five new things!

7-in-1 MacBook Pro USB-C Hub: $34.99

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

7-in-1 MacBook Pro USB-C Hub

We have a deal on a 7-in-1 MacBook Pro USB-C hub. This device has one Thunderbolt 3 Type-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, and SDXC, micro SDXC, and TF card ports. You can get it through our deal for $34.99.

Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C Dock? Selection Guide

· John Martellaro · Link

Thunderbolt docks from ars.

There are Thunderbolt 3 docks and USB-C docks. How does one pick? Which are the best in each category? ars technica explains and tests the best. (Image credit: ars technica.)

CASA USB-C Hub with HDMI and VGA Ports: $39

· Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals


We have a deal on a handy hub for folks with different display needs. It’s called the CASA USB-C Hub, and it has both an HDMI and a VGA port for displays and projectors. It’s small enough to toss into your go-bag, so you can be the hero at that meeting, even if you aren’t the one doing the presenting. It’s $39 through our deal.

USB-C, Quick Tips, Cool Stuff, and a CES 2019 Wrap Up – Mac Geek Gab 744

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

CES USB-C Mac Geek Gab 744

Back from CES 2019, Dave Hamilton and John F. Braun have a few thoughts to share. Then it’s on to answering your questions, this time with a focus on things that used to work… and stopped. Press play, listen, and learn!

CES - Satechi's USB Docking Stand For All Models of Apple iMac

· Dave Hamilton · Cool Stuff Found

At their CES booth, Satetchi was showing off their latest: the Satechi Aluminum Stand for iMac. Priced at $89.99 and available in Space Grey or Silver, this combination stand and dock provides three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a USB-C data port, micro/SD card slots, and an audio jack, all conveniently-placed on the front of the stand. Capable of supporting up to 50lbs, the stand can easily support the weight of any iMac and most displays, and would also fit a Mac Mini quite well, too. The Satechi Stand for iMac is built with a USB-C connector on the cable to the computer, but also comes with a USB-A to USB-C adapter for use with any existing iMac. It’s a sharp way to free up some space on your desk while adding a few easy-access ports on the front.

CES – Satechi’s USB Docking Stand For All Models of Apple iMac

USB-C Cables Could Get Built-In Security

· Andrew Orr · News

Any system that uses this protocol will be able to confirm if a USB-C port or cable is authentic as soon as a connection is made.

Goodbye Google+, USB-C iPad Pro - TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-09

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to discuss what’s behind Google shutting down its Google+ social network platform, plus they explore a new report saying an iPad Pro with a USB-C port is coming in October.