Just this morning Apple refreshed its 12-inch MacBook with a faster processor and improved battery life. Whether you’re springing for the new models released today or going refurbished, you’ll likely need a few key accessories to round out your setup. While the MacBook has an attractive thin design, it comes at the cost of a single USB-C port. Additionally, it can be a tough sell as an everyday machine without some external input devices. Head below for a roundup of some of our favorite accessories for the 12-inch MacBook.
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UPDATE 7/24 4PM: Monoprice is celebrating 13 years in business by taking 13% off site wide. This yields a significant savings on MFi Lightning cables there when you use the code: SALE13 at checkout. Shipping costs apply on orders under $14 (usually $2-$3)
- 3-Pack of 6-ft. Lightning Cables $17.39 (Orig. $20)
- 3-ft. Monoprice Lightning Cable $3.47 (Orig. $10)
- 6-ft. Monoprice Lightning Cables $4.34 (Orig. $15)
Amazon has a 1-ft. long Nylon Braided MFi certified Lightning cable for $11.99 Prime shipped after you enter the code: ZR44CC8E at checkout. That’s $2 off the regular sale price and the lowest we can find for this durable and tangle free cable. It comes with a 12-month warranty from Cambond and has a max charging speed of 2.4A. Rated 4.7/5 stars at Amazon.
Next, is the Apple Certified 10-ft long Lightning Cable for $9.99 Prime shipped when you use the code: G9H88GJD at checkout. That’s $4 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for this extra long MFi cable. Rated 4.5/5 stars at Amazon.
We also found these notable cables:
- Sharkk Lightning Cable 3.3ft $4.99 Prime shipped (Orig. $19.99) | Amazon
- Anker Lightning Cable 3ft $5.99 shipped w/ code: JB9ADKV6 (Reg. $8) | Amazon
- Anker Lightning Cable 6ft $7.99 w/code: OV4WPVKS (Orig. $29.99) | Amazon
5200mAh Power bank plus 2 MFi Lightning cables $9.99 (Orig. $19.99) | Monoprice
Cables June 24, 2015
Update (6/24 2:50pm): Monoprice has Lightning cables for as low as $4.50 w/ coupon code JUNE10. Orders of $50+ ship free otherwise shipping costs vary. For example, we priced out a single 3-ft cable and shipping was $2.32.
EZ Tronix via Amazon has a 3-pack of 3.3 ft. Poweradd Lightning cables for $14.99 shipped. That’s $8 off the regular sale price and tied with our previous mentions for the lowest we can find for an MFi cable. This deal is also $4 less than what apple charges for a single cable.
The cables are MFi certified which means they meet Apple’s performance standards and are safe to use with your iPhone.
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Amazon is offering solid discounts on a selection of Aduro MFi certified Lightning to USB Charge & Sync cables today. You can grab a 3-foot for $7.99 (Reg. $18), 6-foot for $10.99 (Reg. $20) and/or a 10-foot for $12.99 (Reg. $25) using code 4LEDFTA5 during checkout. Free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $5 under the next best price from a trusted retailer on the 10-foot and the lowest price we can find on all three.
These MFi cables are compatible with all Lightning equipped Apple devices and come in multiple colors: black, blue, green, purple, pink and white. They have received a 4.1/5 star rating among Amazon customers.
You can find more Apple device accessories in today’s Daily Deals post.
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Update (3/21 11:45am): Griffin is once again taking 20% off everything. Use the new code GRIFFIN20 to save all weekend long.
In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Griffin Technology is having a one day 20% off sitewide sale. Griffin makes specialized accessories for your gadgets including Apple/Android cases, Mac cases and laptop stands, Lightning cables (MFi), equipment for professional music production and even cool toys such as an iOS controlled attacking race car and a monster truck. Use coupon code GREEN20 at checkout to get these savings. All items ship free. Sale ends Tuesday. Below are some of our favorite deals:
iPhone Merchant Case + Square Reader: The first official iPhone case designed to protect your iPhone while accepting payments with a Square credit card reader (included). $15.99 (Reg. $20)
CinemaSeat for iPad Air: This case you strap it onto the headrest in the car to allow passengers to watch movies in the car. It has quick easy access to the ports and controls. $32 (Reg. $40)
Cables January 3, 2014
Our favorite Monoprice products are as follows:
- Monoprice 8320 Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones $7.65
- 6′ white MFi Lightning cable $12.91
- 3 Outlet Power Surge Protector Wall Tap w/ 2 Built-In USB Charger $9.61
… or browse the entire Monoprice store here
Cables September 4, 2013
For the next two days, Daily Steals is holding a deep discount sale on accessories for your iPhone, iPad, and other USB powered devices. Some of the best deals from the sale are listed below:
- 4-Piece iPhone 5 Bundle w/ 2x Lightning to USB Cable, Car Charger and Wall Charger – $7
- 2-Pack 4-in-1 USB Cable with Lightning, 30-Pin Apple, 30-Pin Samsung and Micro-USB – $8
- iDock Mini Charging Dock for 30-Pin iPhone’s, iPod’s and iPod Touch – $6
- 10 Foot (Extra Long) Lightning to USB Cable for iPhone 5, iPad 4th Gen – $5
Cables July 19, 2013
Tanga has a variety of useful iPhone 5 and USB accessories deeply discounted today. Here is a list of just a few of them:
- 3-in-1 USB Data Sync & Charger – 5.99 + 2.99 shipping
- Accessory Bundle for the iPhone 5 – Includes:10 ft Charging Cable, 3ft Lightning to USB Cable, Lightning to Micro USB Cable, & 18-pack of Griffin Smartwipes $14.99 shipped
- PowerLine Four Port USB Power Adapter – $3.99 + $2.99 shipping
- Car Charger for iPhone 5 – $5.99 +$2.99 shipping
- Lightning Male to Micro USB 5 pin Female Adapter for iPhone 5 – $3.99 +2.99 shipping
- 8 Pin to 30 Pin Data Connector Sync Charging Cable for iPhone 5 – $3.99 +2.99 shipping
Even more deals at Tanga.com
Cables May 27, 2013
Anyone familiar with Zagg, and with 9to5, knows the company offers more than a few high quality Apple accessories worth taking a look at. Not only will you get some of the best gear for iOS devices on the market, starting today you’ll also be able to get up to 50% off on select items as well as additional savings for other highly recommended accessories.
We’ve reviewed and enjoyed a number of Zagg products that remain high on our list of recommended iPad keyboards, charging accessories, and protective covers. Below are just a few of our reviews for Zagg products that you simply can’t go wrong with:
Cables February 9, 2013
For a limited time, Scosche is offering a 10% sitewide discount when you apply coupon code “sco10”. (Don’t include the quotes w/ the coupon code) Scosche is a popular consumer technology company offering everything from Apple accessories to high-end car audio equipment. Don’t miss your chance to save on every item.
Cables January 15, 2013
Groupon Goods is offering HDMI High-Speed Digital cables 6 or 12 foot starting at just $2. Limited quantities available.
$2 for a T-Rex Digital 6-foot high-speed HDMI cable (TRHDS-0614) ($19.99 list price) $3 for a T-Rex Digital 12-foot high-speed HDMI cable (TRHDS-1214) ($29.99 list price) An additional $2 shipping fee will be charged at checkout for each option. Free returns.