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It’s April 1st, which means tech companies everywhere are taking part in April Fools’ Day. As has become a ritual in the tech industry, companies are using today to introduce a variety of “products,” some more funny than others.
Read on for a full roundup of the best April Fools’ Day announcements of 2018…
A few weeks ago MacRumors announced a partnership with accessory maker Twelve South, offering spring break travelers the chance to get five vacation-friendly items discounted by 15 percent. That sale will end tomorrow, March 30, so be sure to head over to TwelveSouth.com and use the promo code MacRumorsSpringBreak on any of the items listed below before the code expires.
CableSnap – $16.99, down from $19.99
Compass 2 – $25.49, down from $29.99
PlugBug World – $38.24, down from $44.99
BookBook CaddySack – $42.49, down from $49.99
TimePorter – $42.49, down from $49.99
Customers browsing Twelve South this week should also note that the company has discounted its BookBook case for iPad and iPad Pro by $20 following the launch of the sixth-generation iPad on Tuesday. The case fits the new 2018 iPad as well as the 9.7-inch iPad Pro first released in 2016, and comes in Brown ($59.99, down from $79.99) and Rutledge ($79.99, down from $99.99).
RAVPower also has a sale ending tomorrow, this one on a pair of wireless chargers at Amazon, with savings of 20 percent hitting both the HyperAir stand and HyperAir pad. We reviewed both stands recently and came away impressed with each device, although the HyperAir stand just beat out the HyperAir pad in our charging time tests.
If you’re still on the lookout for a new charging mat for an iPhone 8, 8 Plus, or X, head over to Amazon and use promo code MACRPC69 to bring the stand down to $39.99, from $49.99, and use promo code MACRPC66 to bring the pad down to $30.59, from $39.99.
Anker typically has numerous sales on Apple-related accessories happening at Amazon, and this week the company is offering 30 percent off USB-C charging and power accessories that should make nice companions with Apple’s recent line of MacBooks. There’s also a collection of portable chargers, power strips, and iPhone cases up for sale.
Below you’ll find a list of Anker’s latest deals, including the dates they expire and the promo codes needed for each sale. Note that prices exclude shipping and handling fees, but Amazon Prime members will get the usual 2-day free shipping.
Expires April 8, use code ANKEBEST
Anker Powerline+ USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable 3ft – $7.69, down from $10.99
Anker Powerline+ USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable 6ft – $9.79, down from $13.99
Anker Powerline II USB-C to USB-C Cable 3ft – $6.99, down from $9.99
Anker Powerline II USB-C to USB-C Cable 6ft – $8.39, down from $11.99
Anker PowerPort Wireless 10, Qi-Certified Charging Pad – $18.19, down from $25.99
Anker Premium 5-Port 60W USB Wall Charger, USB-C with Power Delivery – $37.79, down from $53.99
Anker Quick Charge 3.0 39W Dual USB Wall Charger – $16.79, down from $23.99
Other Anker Sales
PowerCore II 20,100mAh Portable Charger – $35.99 with code ANKERPC2, down from $49.99 (exp. 4/20)
12 Outlets + 3 USB Ports Surge Protector – $26.99 with code SUPERPWR, down from $34.99 (exp. 4/13)
iPhone 7/8 Plus Breeze Case – Gunmetal – $6.99 with code BLCK9015, down from $8.99 (exp. 4/10)
iPhone 7/8 Plus Breeze Case – Rose Gold – $7.99 with code PINK9015, down from $9.99 (exp. 4/10)
iPhone 7/8 Plus Silicone Case – Black – $8.99 with code BLCK9027, down from $15.99 (exp. 4/10)
iPhone 7/8 Plus Silicone Case – Pink – $8.99 with code PINK9027, down from $15.99 (exp. 4/10)
Slim Profile Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard – White – $17.99 with code ANKER721, down from $21.99 (exp. 4/1)
Head over to our full Deals Roundup for more sales information, including a free $25 e-gift card from Best Buy with the purchase of the new 9.7-inch iPad, along with the retailer’s ongoing discounts on MacBook Air, iPad mini 4, and more.
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As we draw nearer to the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere on Tuesday, March 20, many people around the world are getting ready to travel for spring break and other holidays. To prepare you for any trip you might have planned this spring or later in the summer, MacRumors has partnered with Twelve South to bring our readers exclusive discounts on five of the accessory maker’s most useful travel products.
Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.
The promo code MacRumorsSpringBreak is live beginning today, March 16, and will be available to use on TwelveSouth.com through Friday, March 30, offering 15 percent discounts on five items during this two week timeframe. MacRumors readers around the globe will be able to enter the code and take advantage of the discounts, but shipping costs will vary by regions. For United States residents, Twelve South offers free FedEx Smart Post on all orders (5-10 days estimate), and if your order exceeds $95 you’ll gain free 2-day shipping.
From organizing your charging cables to ensuring that your iPhone and Mac will be able to charge in foreign outlets, the items included in our discount should help both domestic and international travelers this season. The products can be purchased individually or in groups, and the 15 percent discount will be taken off from the total of the order, excluding shipping. Below you’ll find the full list of Twelve South products offered as a discount exclusively for our readers.
Promo Price: $16.99, down from $19.99
Colors: Black, Cognac, Marsala
Compatible Products: iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Apple Watch
Description: Leather cable organizers that will help keep your iPhone and iPad cables, USB-C Mac cable, EarPods, and any other wires neat and tangle free in your travel bags. Includes one large and two small CableSnaps.
Promo Price: $33.99, down from $39.99
Colors: Black, Gold, Rose Gold, Silver
Compatible Products: 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad mini, iPad Air
Description: A multi-use stand that offers a stable platform to place your iPad in portrait and landscape modes so you can watch movies on an airplane, FaceTime hands-free, and even type more comfortably.
Promo Price: $38.24, down from $44.99
Compatible Products: MacBook, iPad, iPhone
Description: PlugBug World attaches to your MacBook Power Adapter and provides a simple, dual-charging solution thanks to the included USB-A port for iPhone/iPad charging. Five international snap on plugs ensure charging convenience in both the U.S. and numerous other countries.
Promo Price: $42.49, down from $49.99
Compatible Products: MacBook, Apple Pencil, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch
Description: A compact leather case with elastic bands and pockets to organize your MacBook Power Adapter, dongles, AirPods, EarPods, PlugBug World, iPhone chargers, and more.
Promo Price: $42.49, down from $49.99
Colors: Black, White
Compatible Products: Apple Watch
Description: A silicone-lined case for travelers that stores Apple Watch essentials like the charging cable, USB adapter, and an extra band, while also doubling as a travel display stand that supports nightstand mode.
While our exclusive promo code provides the best price online for most of these products, those interested in the White TimePorter should take a look at Twelve South’s storefront on Amazon first. The product is $10 off, and an on-page coupon can be clipped to save an additional $7.50. If you have Amazon Prime’s free-two day shipping, that’ll make the TimePorter just $32.49.
If you’re looking for a new iPhone case to take on an upcoming trip, Twelve South on Amazon has multiple sizes and colors of its $49.99 Relaxed Leather Case for iPhone marked down by $10 or more. The savings include items like the iPhone X case in Earl Grey for $37.55, iPhone 7/8 case in Warm Taupe for $39.99, and iPhone 7 Plus/8 Plus in Indigo for $38.99. A similar discount has also hit the $59.99 BookBook case for iPhone X.
Head over to our Deals Roundup for even more of the latest offers happening this week, and remember to use the exclusive Twelve South promo code before it expires on March 30. We also have a special discount code on the BentoStack for our readers, which could be another useful item to add to your travel bags on your next vacation.
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Don’t judge a book by its cover.
Twelve South makes a ton of high-quality accessories for Apple devices, and its BookBook case is no exception. These cases are designed to not only protect your iPad Pro while it’s not in use but also while it is in use.
Each case has a safe place to store your Apple Pencil while it’s not in use. The inside is lined with a felt material to prevent scratches and abrasions, and the case actually fully zips so that nothing will get inside of it while you have it in another bag.
Twelve South today announced that its BookArc möd stand is now compatible with MacBook Pro models released in 2016 and later.
The stand now ships with two interchangeable silicone inserts that can hold 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro models with Thunderbolt 3 ports, older 2012-2015 era MacBook Pro models, any 12-inch MacBook, and any MacBook Air.
BookArc is a popular stand for docking a MacBook vertically in closed-display mode. The aluminum version is already compatible with the 2016 and later MacBook Pro, and now the hardwood version is too after a much longer wait.
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Walmart today has the 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro (512GB, Wi-Fi only) on sale for $765.83, down from $949.00. This deal is the best available online for the latest 10.5-inch iPad Pro, compared to retailers like B&H Photo and Adorama, which are both offering the same model for $924.00. At the time of writing, only the Gold and Rose Gold options have received the discount, while the Silver and Space Gray colors are priced at $940 and above.
Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.
The tablets are shipped and sold by Walmart, and are available for free two-day shipping. Check out the sale prices below:
- Gold 10.5-inch iPad Pro, Wi-Fi, 512GB – $765.83, down from $949.00
- Rose Gold 10.5-inch iPad Pro, Wi-Fi, 512GB – $765.83, down from $949.00
There are also a few one-day-only sales going on today worth noting. First is Anker’s Gold Box Deal of the Day over at Amazon, which has savings of up to 35 percent off a pair of iPhone-compatible Qi charging mats, and a few USB Power Delivery hubs. As with all Amazon Gold Box sales, the discounts will expire around midnight tonight, so be sure to order anything you’re interested in before tonight.
- Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 Qi Wireless Charging Pad – $14.99, down from $23.99
- Anker PowerPort Wireless 10 Qi Wireless Charging Pad – $16.99, down from $69.99
- Anker USB Type-C with Power Delivery 30W USB Wall Charger – $17.99, down from $29.99
- Anker USB Type-C Premium 5-Port 60W USB Wall Charger PowerPort+ – $32.99, down from $73.99
Second, Twelve South is making amends of sorts today, following a snafu with the accessory maker’s checkout system yesterday that made it impossible for customers to purchase items for most of the day. As a thank you to customers for their patience during the technical difficulties, Twelve South is now offering 15 percent off your entire order for one day only with promo code “Oops2018” — ending tonight, March 1 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
Twelve South has a store full of Apple-only products, and the discount can go towards anything from smaller items like the $29.99 PencilSnap for Apple Pencil (discounted to $25.49), bigger products like the $99.99 BookBook for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (discounted to $84.99), or any combination orders. All that you have to do is enter the promo code “Oops2018” and the discount will be applied to your order.
Lastly, Target has launched a new and unique offer for users interested in purchasing an App Store and iTunes Gift card. Through March 3, customers can get 10 percent more in iTunes credit when they buy an iTunes gift card (email delivery) at Target, and they’ll see the bonus value added to their Apple ID “instantly” upon redeeming the gift card.
We’ve broken down each of the qualifying iTunes card tiers and the bonus amount you’ll get in the list below. This deal isn’t as good as the straight $10 or $15 discounts we’ve previously seen for iTunes cards, but if you’re willing to spend on the $100 tier you can get an extra $10, making it the best offer here.
- $15 iTunes gift card + 10 percent bonus = $16.50
- $25 iTunes gift card + 10 percent bonus = $27.50
- $50 iTunes gift card + 10 percent bonus = $55.00
- $100 iTunes gift card + 10 percent bonus = $110.00
Head over to Target’s website to purchase an iTunes gift card before Saturday, March 3 if you’re interested. It’s also worth noting that if you do make a purchase, you have until the following Saturday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET, to redeem the iTunes gift card within your Apple ID account to receive the 10 percent bonus.
For more of the latest sales, be sure to read our full Deals Roundup.
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This Nokia/HMD event at the MWC in Barcelona was an emotional trip down memory lane. The Nokia 7 Plus may have stolen the show, but the Nokia 8 Sirocco and the Nokia 8110 4G have stolen our hearts. The banana phone and the famous Matrix handset – the Nokia 8110 – was brought back from the dead with a modern chip, LTE support, and everything. The 8810 4G will be available at just 79 and Banana Yellow is one of the two color options. But HMD is decided to keep those blasts from the past coming. After the iconic 3310 revival followed by this cult 8110 sequel, HMD dusted off yet another…
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