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Yesterday there were reports claims that Apple may be planning to introduce a new Smart Battery case for the iPhone XS. Today there is new evidence that the accessory may available more than one iPhone model and also leaked what it will be look like, according to Guilherme Rambo of 9to5Mac who found the three model identifiers associated with the Smart Battery case in iOS 12 code.

These model identifiers, namely A2070, A2071, and A2171, are more than likely match to three new iPhone models released this year, particularly iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max. Another identifier found in the iOS code is said to indicate that the accessory will be released in 2018. Design wise, the "power bank" looks bigger, implying the new battery case may have a larger capacity.

Apple's first Smart Battery case is dedicated to the iPhone 6, which included an additional 1877 mAh battery for the phone while also provide extra protection, its successor iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 too introduced the corresponding versions, however, the iPhone 7 capacity increased to 2365 mAh.

It's unclear if this year's case to support wireless charging. Different from the previous models, the new model also matches the design language of the new iPhone. As for the release date, considering the first one launched in December of 2015, Apple will debut the Smart Battery Case in the near future.

Launched in 2015, Apple's Smart Battery Case will allow you to charge your phone while protecting it at the same time, plus it supports devices such as iPhone 6, iPhone 6S and iPhone 7. However, after the release of iPhone X and iPhone 8 and 8 Plus last year, Apple has not launched a matching smart battery case, some may wonder what they possibly stop making it...

Well, a new icon found in watchOS 5.1.2 beta 2 might prove that Apple is considering launching a new Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS. In terms of design, the new Smart Battery case is not much different from the battery case of iPhone 6, 6S except that the rear camera is arranged vertically, corresponding to iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. (Via 9to5Mac)

Though Apple has never made Smart Battery cases for the "Plus" iPhone, presumably because one of the main selling points of these devices was the increase in battery life. We never know if the company would still remain that way, we might as well only see the iPhone XR/XS Smart Battery Case being launched.

Apple has released few iPhone accessories today for users: the new iPhone XR clear case that let you protect the device while showing off its colorful body, and the 18W USB-C power adapter that's introduced alongside the 2018 iPad Pros. The company has also announced that the HomePod will be coming to the Chinese market in early 2019, as it released HomePod Update 12.1.1 with Chinese language support.

The iPhone XR clear case, as we said before, lets you enjoy the look of iPhone XR while providing extra protection, and you don't have to take off the case when wireless charging. The case retails for $39 in the United States, you can now order it on Apple's online store, will be delivered this Friday.

Apple is also selling the 18W power adapter for $29, that allows you to fast charge your 2018 iPad Pro, as well as previous iPad Pros, iPhone 8, iPhone X, or iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and the iPhone XR devices with a Lightning to USB-C cable. You can purchase the product here.

Apple has introduced three new colors of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max silicone case, as well as three new colors of Apple Watch Sport Band. The three new colors of the iPhone XS/XS Max silicone case are: Hibiscus, Mellow Yellow, and Pacific Green. However, the company didn't launch cases for iPhone XR.

At the same time, Apple also began selling the new Nike Sport Band and Nike Sport Loop Band available exclusively at earlier this month, colors you can choose from including the Celestial Teal, Olive Flak, and Smokey Mauve. The new Nike Loop Sport Band are able to reflected in the light, as each band color is paired with a matching watch face.

Apple sells the iPhone XS and XS Max silicone case for 39$ each, while the Nike Sport Band and the Nike Sport Loop are priced at $49. The new cases and bands should be available for delivery as soon as next Monday if you placed an order today, and will be available for purchase in retail stores on next Tuesday.

Apple's online store and retail stores now selling the "Logitech Slim Combo with detachable keyboard for iPad " from Logitech, which is designed for the 5th and 6th generation of iPad. The accessory is at the price of $120, you will be able to receive it in November 28th at earliest if you order now.

The gadget includes an iPad cover and a detachable keyboard that supports four usage modes: typing, viewing, FaceTime, and reading. In addition, the keyboard keys have backlighting and a row of iOS-specific shortcuts, such as Spotlight Search, brightness, Play, pause, volume up or down, and more.
Logitech Slim Combo is an ideal companion for your iPad. A protective cover and detachable keyboard supports 4 use modes—Typing, Viewing, FaceTime, Reading—giving you amazing versatility. The Slim Combo features well spaced, backlit keys and a dedicated row of iOS shortcut keys.
The cover provides an adjustable bracket with an angle of up to 40 degrees. It is also equipped with an Apple Pencil pen holder for easy attach to it. It has a safe, reliable, energy-efficient Bluetooth low energy (BLE) connection, can be charged with a micro USB cable for maximum battery life of up to 3 months.

Apple Mac mini does not offer any accessories, which means we need to purchase additional monitors, keyboards, and mouse after purchase. Today, Astropad has released an accessory called Luna Display that transforms the iPad Pro to a Mac mini display, and even better: it's a touchable screen!

Luna Display was once made the iPad as a secondary screen, but this time since the Mac mini itself had no display, so they make the iPad now the main display. Astropad also said that this time, the Mac mini supports iPad Pro display the company says it's like a "whole new product", as it can run macOS on the iPad, however. you will also need the Astropad app, other than Luna Display dongle.
This setup truly combines the best of both Mac and iPad, with the processing power of the Mac Mini and the edge-to-edge retina display of the iPad. Using Luna, we're able to take full advantage of every pixel on the iPad at full retina resolution. It offers more ways to interact with your macOS too, where you can seamlessly flow from mouse, to keyboard, to Apple Pencil, to touch interactions. And since Luna runs over WiFi, you have the flexibility of a completely wireless workspace. It all just works.
To do this, you need a dongle for Luna Display ($79.99), a companion app, any kind of iPad (though the new one is definitely the best for it), a mouse, a keyboard, and a stable WiFi network. You can purchase the Luna Display website for $80 on the website, and you can download the app for free on the App Store.

Twelve South today released a wooden picture frame called PowerPic, but it is actually a 10W wireless charger. You can not only put a 5 x 7 inch photo into the picture frame, but also put iPhones inside of the photo frame,, make the wireless charging experience more enjoyable.

PowerPic supported iPhones include iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XS, XS Max, as well as XR, as the goal of the PowerPic is to remove additional charger on the desktop or to the bedside table, save some space, so when the iPhone completed its charge process, it will return to a normal picture frame.
Looking for a wireless phone charger that looks perfectly natural in your home or office? Feast your eyes on PowerPic, the picture frame that wirelessly charges your phone. PowerPic has a Qi charger hidden inside capable of providing up to 10 watts of fast charging power to your phone. Just set any phone that can be charged wirelessly against the photo to begin charging. PowerPic even works with phone cases up to 3mm thick. The contemporary frame is made of New Zealand Pine and holds any 5” x 7” photo. PowerPic is, hands down, the best looking wireless phone charger that you’ll never see.
Like a picture frame, unlike a traditional picture frame, the PowerPic has a cue light to indicate if the device is full battery, beside, the wireless charger also offers a 1.5 m USB-C to USB-A cable, so you can plug the device into any traditional USB 3.0 port, and it's Qi-compatible. You can purchase the cool picture frame plus wireless charger for $79 on Twelve South website.

The PowerMac G5, the original Mac Pro, is one of the most beautiful machines made in Apple's history. Though the Mac Pro still in use is no where to see, British designers have new ideas, they connected the two Mac Pro with black walnuts and made into a stylish bench, even better, designers has decided to produce benches on demand.
Each bench is made to order, the lead time is currently 6 weeks. This is to ensure we can source G5 cases in the best possible condition. Please note, the G5 Mac Pro 1st Generation was last produced in 2012, we endeavour to find immaculate models, however there may be small signs of wear present.
It's worth to note that the it requires 6 weeks of work to make it that includes two PowerMac chassis or older Mac Pro as they promises to find the cleanest enclosures possible. The stylish bench weighs more than 58 kg, that's almost 128 pounds for a bench.

Of course, for a bench like that, it will be pretty expensive to purchase one, the bench will be sold for a whopping £1,995, or approximately 2,555 in US dollars, and that doesn't include the shipping and import taxes. Could you spend a big amount for just a bench?

Mophie, a well-known accessories manufacturer, has unveiled the new Powerstation USB-C 3XL portable charger, which is designed to provide additional battery life for Apple's MacBook lineups. It is currently the largest charging capacity in the Powerstation family.

The Powerstation USB-C 3XL has a built-in 26,000mAh battery, which Mophie says it can provide an additional 18 hours of battery life for a 12-inch MacBook. The 45W Powerstation USB-C 3XL Charger can also give some battery life for the more power-hungry MacBook Pro models, though the battery life and charging speed will be relatively poor.

In addition, this power bank can also offer fast charging for iPhone 8 and later iPhone through USB-C to lightning cable, it also comes with a USB-A to lightning cable to charge other iOS devices. Mophie stated that the portable charger supports the Priority+ Charging feature, enables you to transfer the rest of power to a connected device, such as a MacBook.

You can purchase the new Powerstation USB-C 3XL on the Mophie website, the, or from Apple retail stores starting today. It priced at $199.95, and should be shipped to buyers within 1-2 business days.

Belkin has released a new BOOSTUP wireless charging dock that wirelessly charges both the iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. In addition, the so-called BOOSTUP also offer a USB-A connector for limited charging of a third device, such as the iPad.

Compatible with the latest iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, BOOSTUP has a maximum wireless charging power of up to 7.5W and can charge Apple Watch at 5W/1A. The USB-A port, still, is capable of charging a device 5W/1A, the candidate is the iPad, of course.

The BOOSTUP wireless charging dock has passed Apple's Made for iPhone (MFi) certification and is compatible with the Qi standard. It also compatible with Apple Watch's Nightstand mode. Though the official product page isn’t live quite yet, it should show it up rather sooner than later, we will update it when it's become available.

So a new design, an extra USB port for charging a third device, and the ability to charge through most phone cases up to 3mm thick, all of that will only get you like $160. The wireless charging dock will be available in December from Apple and Belkin.

Master & Dynamic today announced the first true wireless in-ear headphones MW07. The goal of the MW07 is to add high-quality audio to ultra-portable in-ear products. The headphone features a custom 10mm beryllium drive unit, the metal that has traditionally been used only for high-fidelity products to offer superior, rich, warm, and wider sound.

The cases are available in four colors like Tortoiseshell and Steel blue, also the lightweight exterior material means that each headphone weighs just only 9 grams, plus it has a separate LED indicator for monitoring the battery level of each headphone. Compared to AirPods, in which Apple states it can provide rich, high-quality audio experiences, while MW07 come with a wider and warm sound.

Our MW07 True Wireless Earphones feature beautifully handcrafted acetate and a hand-polished stainless steel charging case to deliver a superior mobile sound tool. Technically sophisticated components such as custom 10mm Beryllium drivers, proprietary “Fit Wings,” innovative antenna technology and optical sensors that detect in-ear placement to automatically play and pause the earphones demonstrate that when it comes to designing the ultimate true wireless listening experience, no detail is too small.

Master & Dynamic claims that the MW07 has a battery life of 3.5 hours and the charging box can be charged for 3 times for a total of 14 hours, even better, you will only need to charge to 50% in just 15 minutes, while it requires 40 minutes to complete the charging process. You can purchase it for $299 by simply click here.

According to various reports, Apple will announce the price and release time of the AirPower wireless charging mat at the fall event in September this year. AirPower prices can range between $160 and $190. If you think AirPower is too expensive, Zens today released a new wireless charging pad that's a perfect AirPower replacement.

The Zens Dual+Watch Aluminium Wireless Charger, a wireless charging pad can quickly charge up to two iPhones and Apple Watch. Apple's upcoming AirPods wireless charging case requires little power, and Zens' charging pad should also support it. The accessory has a maximum output of 20W, and it also support fast charging,

The Dual+Watch Aluminium Wireless Charger has an ultra-thin design that is made out of one piece high-grade aluminium. The charger supports Apple Fast Charge and has a total maximum output of 20W to support triple device charging.

Zens Dual+Watch Aluminium Wireless Charger is priced at $99, and compared to AirPower, it's much cheaper. However, unlike AirPower, you need to place certain position in order for the mat to charging other devices. The wireless charger will be available on September 15th.

Apple for the first time introduced 10Gbps Ethernet port in the iMac Pro. However, if you want to experience the massive speeds, we suggest you purchase the Thunderbolt 3 10G Ethernet Adapter by OWC, which allows users to connect their Mac products to 10 Gigabit networks.

The accessories not only let you connect to the 10G Base-T networks but also supports lower-speed 5G, 2.5G, Gigabit and 1000Base-T networks. One end of the device is an Ethernet port with an indicator light that changes color (from green to yellow) and a 19.6-inch long Thunderbolt 3 cable at the other end to power it and transmit data at the same time.

The box is measured at 4.5 inches long, 3.1 inches wide, 1.1 inches thick and weighs about 230 grams. It supports Macs running macOS 10.3.4 and later, as well as Windows computers running Windows 10 64-bit systems without the need to install drivers.

It worth to note here that the adapter comes at a cost, it’ll set you back $187.99. You can buy it at OWC’s own, however, it will not be shipping right way. Now you can enjoy faster internet speed without the need of buying iMac Pro.

Logitech enters the wireless charging market with a new POWERED smartphone wireless charging stand that will be available at the end of the month for $69.99. According to the company, the wireless charging stand was designed in partnership with Apple, which is a bit late to the party, it supports iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

The new wireless charging stand can be placed on a table or bedside table to hold the iPhone upright - can be unlocked by facial recognition and read notifications without removing the device from the U-shaped cradle. And, your iPhones don't have to be in exact alignment in order to charge.

Furthermore, POWERED also supports landscape orientation for user convenience, for instance, it allows the user to charge while watching the video. The non-slip rubber surface eliminates the risk of slippage caused by iPhone vibration.

Logitech said that the new wireless charging stands only affords up to 7.5W charging for the iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X, with up to 5W for all other Qi-enabled devices. As we mentioned earlier, the accessory will be priced for $69.99, and be available at and Apple's online store.

Twelve South has unveiled a new Apple accessory AirSnap leather carrying case. AirSnap is designed specifically for AirPods, intended at making the wireless headphones easier to keep handy thanks to an attached metal clip.

Made with full-grain leather, AirSnap effectively protects AirPods and AirPods charging case on the go. The accessory has a hole at the bottom that does not require the case to be removed when charging.

The main feature of AirSnap is the carabiner style metal clip. With this clip, you can easily attach the AirPods to your backpack, wallet, keychain or other items. At present, AirSnap is priced at $29.99 and is available in Deep Teal and Black, a Cognac version is also ready for the pre-order.

AirSnap features a carabiner style clip allowing you to attach this little case to a backpack, purse, keychain or anything else that goes wherever your AirPods need to go. By connecting AirSnap to your bag, you’ll know both your AirPods and Charging Case will be with you. The black carabiner also swivels, making it easy to grab or put your AirPods away.

For more information, please visit TwelveSouth's website.

Elevation Lab, a well-known iPhone accessories manufacturer whose main products are various docks. Today, they have released a new NightPad iPhone wireless charger that capable of supports iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus wireless charging solution.

The NightPad has a minimalist design with an overall black body, a raised ring at the edge of the charger that's designed to keep the iPhone securely in place while it's charging, with a 6-foot cable for power. On the front of the NightPad, there is the Elevation Lab's text logo, while the charger has no LEDs when the charging process finished.

The NightPad supports fast 7.5W charging, which is 50% faster than the standard Qi wireless charger. In addition to supporting the iPhone, NightPad also supports other Qi devices, and Samsung's 10W fast charging.

The price of the NightPad is $39.95. However, if you want to experience Apple's 7.5W wireless charging speed, you will be required to purchase an additional 15W QC 3.0 power adapter, whereas the price will cost $49.95. Click here to buy the accessories.

Image Via Elevation Lab

Pretty sure no one wants their iPhone to have a cracked screen that when it falls to the ground, despite it equipped with a case. However, an intelligent German student came up with a way to protect your smartphone most effectively, and it's sort of like an airbag case.

Philip Frenzel from the University of Aalen in Germany developed a new smartphone protection solutions named Active Dampening (AD) system, a case that has eight spring legs, so once its built-in sensors detect when the phone begins to fall, it will deploy eight spring legs to protect the phone.

This invention won Frenzel the German Society for Mechanical and Electronic Awards. Although it's a prototype, according to Frenzel's website, he's planning to launch a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter soon. Frenzel says they have developed AD cases for iPhones that range from iPhone 6 to iPhone X.

The case also includes an extra battery that can charge the iPhone via wireless or USB cable. It's worth to note because the cover is 4.9mm (0.19in) thick, which means it would make an iPhone X 12.6mm (0.5in) thick. So what's your thought about the case?

Legrand today announced a wireless charging wall plate that's certified by the Qi standard, which is compatible with devices such as the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Even though the charger has a LED light on the base to display the charging status of the smartphone. it is incompatible with the iPhone.

Based on the 3.1A and assuming at least 5V pass through, this should provide up to 15W of power. but iPhone 8/8 Plus and X top out at 7.5W. There's no doubt that the new type of wall plate provides homeowners with a convenient way to recharge iPhones or other Qi certified devices in the kitchen, bedroom or anywhere. The wall plate is available in select retailers like Lowe's for $65-70

Belkin today released a Lightning to 3.5 mm audio cable for the iPhone and has already opened a pre-order on its website. One end of this cable is a Lightning connector and the other is a 3.5 mm audio output, so an iPhone without a headphone jack can be connected to the car speakers through the AUX port.

This cable can also be used to connect the iPhone to other devices with 3.5 mm audio input, such as home speaker systems, headsets, etc. Belkin audio cable passed Apple MFi certification. You can now pre-order the Lightning 3.5mm Audio Cable for $29.99.

Accessories maker Spigen has launched a series of new cases that's designed for the iPhone X. Inspired by the design cues of the original iMac and original iPhone, it sure restored Apple's reputation and a throwback to the classic Apple Products.

The Classic C1 cases featured with iMac-style chip and battery designs, just a slightly thicker than an iPhone X fitted with the Apple leather case. The inner shell is paired with a two pieces of outer shell made of translucent plastic that snaps directly into the iPhone. Not only that, it also It provides solid protection when it faces mild drops, scratches, and other damage. 

Compared to C1, the OG cases offer a simple silver and black design, the iPhone X will be much look alike to the first iPhone. Though it's simpler than C1, with only one layer simply constructed design, it will be ideal for those who want a sleek design.

C1 cases are available in colors like Bondi Blue, Ruby, Sage, and Graphite, as for OG style, there is only one color available right now, but Spigen plans to add more colors in the future. At present. both C1 and OG are priced at $35 for Super early bird buckers on their Indiegogo campaign, it's expected that it will be start to shipping around June.

The iPhone only has Home button, both Android and Windows phones have the navigation icons, But now with IntelliTouch+, world's first smart screen protector that simplifies navigating your iPhone, you no longer have to stretch your thumb to the far reaches of an iPhone screen, heck yeah!

The Intelli+ released by Nombiss incorporates an invisible circuitry that can enable the left and right positions of the iPhone's Home button into touchable areas. For example, if you want to back to the top, normally you need to tap on the upper left corner of the screen,  however, with the protector, you just need to  touch the left area of the Home button to achieve its purpose, 

The circuits that implement this feature are completely hidden under tempered glass, and it doesn't seem like to affecting the visual experience and the 3D Touch. But, it also has its drawbacks, which is when the phone is in landscape mode: it will not work!

Still, it comes super handy when you have lager phones, as it can reduce the burden on the thumb, even though it may not be 100% suitable for all apps. Anyway, the protector to support iPhone 8 and earlier models, with the retail price of $30 for now, click here to purchase it.

Image Via Nombiss
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