This steel mesh Apple Watch band shines like a prism [Watch Store]

Stainless steel meticulously weaves its way through the Mesh Band for Apple Watch — Casetify’s answer to the significantly more expensive Milanese Loop by Apple. Casetify’s version is just as stylish and functional as the behemoth brand’s band, and now comes in two brand-new finishes: Iridescent and Gold (that matches the Series 3). The Stainless Steel […]

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Deals: T-Mobile Launches iPhone/Apple Watch S3 Offer, Belkin Debuts Weekend Sale, and More

T-Mobile‘s iPhone and Apple Watch offers, announced on Wednesday, have now launched on the carrier’s website today. The iPhone deal nets you a $200 rebate when purchasing the iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, or 7 Plus on an Equipment Installment Plan, received through a prepaid MasterCard card that you’ll get in the mail about eight weeks after the order date. Check out our original blog post for more information, and head to T-Mobile’s store to browse the available iPhones under the sale.

T-Mobile also shared new information on its Apple Watch deal, which lets you purchase one Apple Watch Series 3 device on an Equipment Installment Plan, with an Apple DIGITS plan on the same line, and get another one for 50 percent off (up to $215). The Apple Watch rebate amount isn’t received through a MasterCard like the iPhone offer, but instead via 24 monthly bill credits, which typically begin on your second bill cycle.

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The company said that it’s requiring new devices to use its Apple DIGITS wearable plan “specifically because it’s the right plan for Apple Watch Series 3,” which lets your phone number work on any compatible LTE-enabled smartwatch. The company listed a few of the Apple Watch Series 3 models you can get with the offer, along with the monthly costs and full prices, which you can see below. Head to T-Mobile’s Q&A page for more information.

Apple Watch S3 38mm ALM: $0 down and $16.67/mo. x 24, full price $399.99.
Apple Watch S3 38mm SS: $167.99 down and $18/mo. x 24, full price $599.99.
Apple Watch S3 Nike+ 38mm ALM: $0 down and $16.67/mo. x 24, full price $399.99.
Apple Watch S3 42mm ALM: $0 down and $17.92/mo. x 24, full price $429.99.
Apple Watch S3 42mm SS : $217.99 down and $18/mo. x 24, full price $649.99.
Apple Watch S3 Nike+ 42mm ALM: $0 down and $17.92/mo. x 24, full price $429.99.

There are a few other notable discounts going on today and heading into the weekend, including a new sitewide sale over at Belkin. The accessory maker today debuted a trio of savings that will let you save $10 on orders of $50 and over, $25 on orders of $100 and over, and $50 on orders of $150 and over, with no promotional code required.

There are a handful of exclusions in the sale, including Belkin’s Boost Up Qi Charger for iPhone, a few USB/Thunderbolt docks, a USB car charger, the QODE Ultime Lite Keyboard Case for iPad, and all Belkin routers, Wemo and NetCam products. Otherwise, compatible products will see the discount applied automatically upon checkout, and you have until Sunday, February 25 at 11:59 p.m. PT to place your order.

Costco members can also get a pair of AirPods for $139.99 today, down from their regular price of $159.99. The members only sale includes free shipping and is expected to last for a limited time only.


At Amazon, you can save up to 40 percent on iXpand’s flash drive with combination Lightning connector and USB 3.0, allowing you to easily transfer data from an iPhone/iPad to a Mac or other computer. A collection of iOttie’s iPhone compatible car mounts have also been marked down at Amazon, with the savings — up to 47 percent off — lasting until Monday, February 26.

Lastly, as part of its Daily Deals today Best Buy has select models of the 12-inch MacBook refresh from last year marked down by $250. There are two models on sale in all colors: Intel Core M3, 8GB RAM, 256GB Flash Storage for $1,049.99, down from $1,299.99; and Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 512GB Flash Storage for $1,349.99, down from $1,599.99. That’s some of the best prices for these models online, with retailers like B&H Photo pricing the same MacBooks at $1,219.99 and $1,519.99, respectively.

Head over to our Deals Roundup for even more sales info, including DirecTV Now’s ongoing offer for the 32GB Apple TV 4K.

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This compact 2-in-1 battery pack recharges your Apple Watch and iPhone [Review]

When traveling, if you forget your charger, you’re often hosed. Especially for the Apple Watch. That’s why I keep a Zens Powerbank battery pack in my bag. The Powerbank features a built-in charger for the Apple Watch, plus a USB port for plugging an iPhone or iPad. It’s light and easy to carry around, yet […]

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MWC 2018 – How to watch the Sony press conference live

Mobile World Congress (MWC), the highlight of the mobile industry calendar, is just around the corner and as ever; we’ll be here bringing you the latest news from the Sony Mobile camp and exclusive behind the scenes access throughout the jam-packed week.

The Sony Press Conference will start from 8:30AM (CET) Monday 26th February and you’ll be able to watch the whole thing LIVE on the blog.

Once the conference is over, we’ll be on the ground bringing you all of the most exciting news.

Alarms at the ready, we’ll see you on Monday!

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Watch Netflix’s first trailer for hip-hop biopic ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’

Roxanne, Roxanne, the Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" Gooden biopic that premiered at Sundance last year, is making its way to Netflix on March 23rd — and you can watch its first official trailer below the fold. Shanté rose to prominence as on…
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