Apple-Certified Stories May 6, 2016

SunvalleyTek (99% positive feedback from 78,000+) via Amazon offers the RAVPower iPhone 6/s 3000mAh 2A MFi Apple-Certified Battery Case for $35.99. Applying coupon code IOL2879A drops the final price down to $23.99 Prime shipped. For comparison, today’s deal is a 33% savings off the regular going rate, $2 less than the previous deal price and the best available. 

Add this battery case to your arsenal and quickly charge your iPhone 6/s while you’re away from an outlet. It features 2A charging speeds, which is particularly notable given most of the third-party cases we see power at 1A. The 3000mAh capacity offers “125% more battery life” on iPhone 6/s (up to 17 hours of use). Additionally, it has a two-piece snap-together design and LED indicators to show how much power remains. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

With your savings, grab a two-pack of iPhone 6/s Glass Screen Protectors from TechMatte for $5 Prime shipped with coupon code FT3R2KK7.

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Apple-Certified Stories February 24, 2016

expiredMFi Apple-Certified Lightning cables: 10-foot for $11, 3-foot for $6, more

iOrange-E via Amazon has a 10-ft MFi Apple Certified Lightning cable for $14.99 but when you use the code 6AKB8ERF the price drops to $10.99 Prime shipped. That’s $4 off the sale price and the lowest we can find. It is the ideal length so you can still use your “iPhone or iPad while charging in your bedroom, sofa, office, even when you are on the backseat of the car.” Rated 3.6/5 stars and  a 1-year warranty applies. 

Other Power Deals at Amazon:

  • 10ft Lightning Cable Assorted colors $12 w/code 6CTBQBSR (Reg. $17)
  • Braided Lightning cable 3-ft $6  w/code WONB3PLD (Reg. $10)
  • KMASHI 10,000mAh External Power Bank $9 w/code JDI3KZ3Y (Reg. $13)

We have even more Lightning cables in our power roundup from yesterday. 

Apple-Certified Stories December 30, 2015

expiredMonoprice MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cable Sale: 10-ft. in multiple colors $8.50 shipped (Reg. $13), more

Monoprice has launched a fresh sale on its Select Series of MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables offering up to 35% off regular prices plus free shipping. Often times, Monoprice’s shipping rates kill the value of its Lightning cables, so you’ll want to take advantage of this sale.

Our top-pick from Monoprice’s promotion is the 10-ft. Select Series Lightning Cable in five colors for $8.49 shipped. This cable typically goes for $13 + shipping fees. Aside from passing Apple’s MFi Certification program, this cable uses 24K gold plated connectors, polycarbonate heads and includes a lifetime warranty. These longer cables are perfect for your car, nightstand or for charging the Apple TV’s new Lightning-compatible remote.

You’ll also find Select Series cables in six-inch and three to six-foot varieties as a part of this sale. Monoprice’s Cabernet Series, which features a tangle-free and flat-cable design plus aluminum connectors, is also a part of this promotion but does not include free shipping.

Looking for more options? Be sure to browse our previous roundup for more options with nylon and braided cable designs for added strength.

Apple-Certified Stories December 8, 2015

expiredAnker USB Power: 20,000mAh Dual-USB Battery $28 (Reg. $40), MFi Lightning Cables from $7, more

Anker (via Amazon) is continuing its Holiday Season Sale with a new round of promotions on a couple of its most popular products. These power accessories make for a great stocking stuffer or gift alongside a new iOS or Android device, GoPro or more. Free shipping is available on all of these deals for Prime members or on orders of $35+.

First up, the Anker PowerCore 20,000mAh 4.8A Dual-USB Power Bank in black is available for $39.99. Applying coupon code ANKERPC2 drops the final price to $27.99. That’s good for $12 off the regular going rate, a match of our previous mention and the lowest price we can find. It has a dual-USB port design that is capable of putting out 2.4A of power per device, 20,000mAh capacity, and a 18-month warranty. Rated 4.8/5 stars by over 1,400 Amazon customers, with 85% giving a 5/5.

Next, Anker’s popular Powerline MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables in white are on discount. Today’s pricing is in-line with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that we saw. In case you’re not familiar, Powerline Lightning Cables are tested to “last 5x longer” than the standard cable and come “reinforced with a bulletproof kevlar fiber”. Ratings are solid across the entire line-up, and it is the #1 new release amongst Lightning cables. Each cable length has an item-specific coupon code:

More USB Deals at Amazon:

  • Anker PowerCore+ 10,050mAh QuickCharge Power Bank: $24 w/ code 5CLTBBDI (Reg. $30)
  • Anker PowerPort+1 QuickCharge USB Wall Charger: $7 w/ code 7KPXZH3Y (Reg. $16)
  • Anker PowerDrive+1 QuickCharge USB Car Charger: $6 w/ code M6C4YCZI (Reg. $9)
  • Lumsing 40W 5-port Desktop USB Charger: $15 w/ code SFG6K7I4 (Reg. $20)
  • KMASHI 15,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack: $12.50 w/ code M6UP4WVR (Reg. $16)

You’ll find more Anker deals in our previous roundup.

Apple-Certified Stories December 4, 2015

expiredMFi Apple-Certified Accessories: Spigen 3-ft. Lightning Cable $4 (Reg. $10), Inateck Dual-USB Car Charger $14, more

We’ve spotted a handful of iPhone accessories today that make for an excellent stocking stuffer or addition to your own setup. Grab a few for that new iOS device you’re giving (or receiving) this holiday season.

First up, Spigen via Amazon offers its 3.3-ft. MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cable for $9.99 but applying coupon code C268WCA4 drops the final price to $3.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. That’s good for 60% off the regular price and is in line with similar sales that we’ve seen recently. Spigen is a trusted brand and its MFi Apple-certification makes it safe to use with your iPhone, iPad or iPod. Rated 4.7/5 stars by nearly 400 customers.

Update: AmazonBasic’s Apple Certified MFi Lightning Car charger with coil cable is just $9.99 Prime Shipped

Inateck via Amazon has a nice deal on a complete car charging solution for multi-device families. You can pick up the Inateck 2-port USB car charger w/ built-in Lightning cable for $13.99 Prime shipped after promo code DHVCNOKX is applied during checkout. This is nearly 75% off the original price and the lowest current offering we can find. This is an ideal companion for those traveling this holiday season: keep your iPhone charged up while powering your family’s iPad and other devices as well. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

More iOS Accessory Deals at Amazon:

Head over to our Anker roundup from earlier this week for more deals on wall and car chargers, plus USB hubs.

Apple-Certified Stories November 27, 2015

expiredGrab extra MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables from Anker, Spigen & Mpow from $4 shipped (Reg. $8)

With all the iPad and iPhone discounts available on Black Friday, it’s probably a good time to grab a couple extra Lightning Cables for your new devices. We always recommend using MFi Apple-Certified options so you know that it’s safe to use with any compatible Apple product. All cables are available with Prime shipping unless otherwise noted in the listing.

MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables at Amazon:

All of these cables offer everything that you’d look for in a third-party option. Grab a few for your home, office, backpack or car so you’re never without.

You’ll find more braided and unique options in our coolest MFi Lightning Cable roundup.

Also, be sure to take a look at our Anker iPhone 6/s/Plus accessory roundup for cases and tempered glass screen protectors from $2 shipped.

Apple-Certified Stories October 27, 2015

expiredOLALA 6,000mAh Ultra Slim Power Bank w/ built-in MFi Lightning Cable $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

OLALA gadgets via Amazon offers its 6,000mah Ultra Slim Power Bank w/ built-in MFi Lightning Cable for $29.99, but when you use the code BL3UY33F the price drops to $23.99 Prime shipped. That’s $6 off the regular sale price and a match to our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen for it.

The dual output allows you to charge two devices at full speed simultaneously. It can charge the iPhone 6 Plus 1.4 times, iPhone 6 2.3 times, iPhone 5 3 times and iPad mini once. It received 4.9/5 stars from Amazon shoppers and we reviewed it favorably at 9to5Mac. 

Apple-Certified Stories October 26, 2015

Update (1/11 2:00pm): With the release of tvOS 9.2, Apple has officially added support for Bluetooth Keyboards on Apple TV. You’ll find our top-picks below.

The new Apple TV is now available for pre-orders with the first units set to ship on Friday. Apple has introduced a number of features to its new streaming device, including an App Store, a fresh remote with Siri built-in, universal search and support for MFi gaming controllers. However, the fourth generation Apple TV is pretty light on included accessories. It doesn’t even come with an HDMI cable.

Head below for all the must-have controllers, add-ons and accessories to take full advantage of Apple’s latest release.

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Apple-Certified Stories October 25, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: uNu MFi iPhone 6/6S Plus Battery Case $50, Mpow Swift Bluetooth Headphones $10, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals we have from Groupon the uNu Apple-Certified iPhone 6S Plus and 6 Plus Battery Case for $49.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the list price, $20 less than Amazon and the lowest we can find for it. It has a thin, yet durable polycarbonate shell that not only guards your iPhone against minor bumps, but it also extends battery life by 110%. A 1 year warranty from uNu applies.

More new deals for today:Mpow Swift Bluetooth Sport In-Ear Headphones $10 Prime shipped w/code: R5I87BLP (Orig. $20) | Amazon

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Apple-Certified Stories October 13, 2015

expiredLenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case $29 shipped (Orig. $100), more

Keystone West via Newegg is once again offering the Lenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case (black, red, blue or sliver) for $28.99 shipped. That’s $71 under the original listing, $11 below Amazon, matching our previous mention and the best price we can find. Note: Keystone West claims that this iPhone 6 case will work with iPhone 6s as well.

This is a 3,000mAh battery case that will more than double the battery life of your iPhone. It has raised edges, a rubberized exterior for added protection, sound enhancing audio system and ships with free micro USB and audio cables. Along with a 1 year warranty, this model has received a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 160 Amazon customers.

Apple-Certified Stories October 1, 2015

Keystone West via Newegg is offering the Lenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case (black, red, blue or sliver) for $28.99 shipped. That’s $71 under the original listing, $17 below Amazon, $1 under our previous mention and the nest price we can find. Note: Keystone West claims that this iPhone 6 case will work with iPhone 6s.

This 3,000Ah battery case more than doubles the life of your iPhone, features raised edges and a rubberized exterior for added protection, sound enhancing speaker channels and includes a micro USB and audio cable. It ships with a 1 year warranty and has received a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 160 Amazon customers.

More iPhone 6s cases:

  • Double your iPhone 6/s battery capacity w/ this 3,100mAh Case $20 (Reg. $37) | Amazon
  • Wrap your new iPhone 6s with Speck’s CandyShell Grip case $14 (Reg. $25+) | Tanga

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Cambond 10-ft MFI Apple-Certified Nylon Braided Lightning Cable in black $11 Prime shipped (Reg. $17), more

We have some noteworthy Lightning deals today starting with the MFI Apple-Certified 10-ft Cambond Nylon Braided Lightning Cable in black for $16.99 from Cambond via Amazon. But code 6J32VL8L will drop your total down to $10.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35 or more. That’s about $6 under the going rate and best we can find.

Along with Apple certification and compatibility with all your Lightning iOS devices, this cable features a nylon braided finish and comes with 12 month warranty. It has a 4.3/5 star rating from over nearly 150 Amazon customers.

More Lightning Deals:

  • iOrange-E 6-ft aluminum Lightning cable $9 (Reg. $14) | Amazon
    • using code AHLOPRDO during checkout
  • AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning Car Charger $12 (Reg. $15) | Amazon

Apple-Certified Stories September 9, 2015

Patozon via Amazon offers the Mpow 3.3-ft MFi Apple-certified Lightning cable for $7.99. Enter coupon code AZYWNQUC during checkout to drop your total price down to $4.99 Prime shipped. If you aren’t a Prime member, then you can either sign up for a free trial or place an order of at least $35 to get free shipping. Today’s deal is a savings of $3 off its regular price and the lowest priced Lightning cable we’re currently able to find. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 548 Amazon reviewers. expand full story

Apple-Certified Stories August 27, 2015

expiredMFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables: 2-ft. Retractable $9 (Reg. $13), more

(Update 8/28 4:20pm): Some new MFi Lightning cable deals:

Next up, Every Boutique via Amazon has the iOrange-E 2.3-foot retractable MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cable in green for $12.99. Add coupon code 697LUAV7 and the final price goes to $8.99 Prime shipped. That’s $31 off the original listing and $4 off the regular price. The retractable design keeps your cable tangle free and compact when not in use. 

More MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cable Deals at Amazon:

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expiredCambond 10-foot braided MFi Apple-certified Lightning cable in black $11 Prime shipped (Reg. $17), more

Cambond via Amazon is offering its 10-foot Apple Certified MFi braided Lightning to USB cable in black for $16.99, but code LV7J8ND7 will drop your total down to $10.99. It ships free for Prime members or on orders over $35. That’s as much as $10 under some bloated listings, $6 under the regular Amazon price and the best we can find.

This MFi cable is compatible with all your iOS devices, has a “rapid” 2.4A max charge and a 12-month warranty. It has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 70 Amazon customers.

iTech Deals also has 10-foot Apple MFi-Certified Nylon Lightning Bungee Cables in multiple colors for $5.75 shipped (Orig. $30) using code MFI8PIN during checkout.

If you’re not into the braid or looking for some other color options, we have more Lightning deals in our previous roundup. You’ll also want to checkout our roundup for the coolest Apple-certified MFi Lightning cables and the the best ultra tough Lightning cables you can buy for your iPhone, iPad and iPod.

Apple-Certified Stories August 17, 2015

Update (8/18 8:30am): Cambond via Amazon is offering its 10-foot Apple Certified MFi Lightning to USB cable in orange for $9.99 shipped using code 8NTTQK8Z during checkout (Reg. $13)

Anker Direct via Amazon is offering its 9-foot Apple Certified MFi Lightning to USB cable in white or black for $13.99, but using code OTC109AK during checkout will drop your total to $10.99 shipped. That’s $5 under the original listing and the best price we can find.

This certified MFi cable is 9 feet long and will work great with all your iPhone and iPads. It comes with an 18 month warranty and has a 4.7/5 star rating from over 60 Amazon customers.

More Lightning cable deals:

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Apple-Certified Stories August 14, 2015

expiredF-Color Apple-Certified MFi 6-foot Braided Lightning Cable: $11 Prime shipped (Reg. $15)

Update (8/14 12:45pm): Anker Direct via Amazon offers its 3-ft. Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable for $5.99 Prime shipped after coupon code VGFIN9IV is applied at checkout.

F-Color via Amazon offers its Nylon Braided 6-foot Apple-Certified MFi Lightning Cable for $12.99. Applying coupon code ASLCPZ5C drops the final price down to $10.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. That’s good for nearly 50% off the original price and the best current offering we can find. While we do see basic Lightning cables of this length drop to about $7-8, most deals on braided options fall in-line with this price.

This option was one of our top picks in our coolest Apple-certified MFi Lightning Cable roundup from earlier in the month. The bright colors and matching connectors are guaranteed to help you stand out from the crowd. F-Color includes a twelve-month warranty with every cable.

Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Apple-Certified Stories August 12, 2015

Spigen 3.3-foot Apple Certified MFi Lightning to USB Cable $5 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Spigen Inc via Amazon has its 3.3-foot Apple MFi Certified Lightning to USB Cable for $19.99, but code SPIGENMF will drop your total down to $4.99. The cable ships free for Prime members or on orders over $35. That’s $15 under the original price and a match for the lowest we have seen.

It has a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 100 Amazon customers and features:

  • Lightning cable with small connector head fits all cases
  • Lightning To Usb Cable Flexible strain relief tested to withstand excessive bending
  • iPhone 6 Cable Copper mesh interior keeps wires intact & in place
  • Lightining Cable Charger retains its shape for longer lasting usability
  • Compatible with iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPod nano 7th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini 2/mini 3, and iPad 4th generation

If you’re looking for something a little longer, or well, more interesting, The coolest Apple-certified MFi Lightning cables you can buy for your iPhone, iPad and iPod is a great place to start.

Apple-Certified Stories August 4, 2015

There are plenty of options out there for powering your iPhone or iPad. But sometimes a plain old white or black cable won’t do the job. If you’re in need of some more style, we’ve rounded up the best (and coolest) looking Apple-certified MFi Lightning cables out there. We have highlighted many different manufacturers that use a variety of materials such as fabric, leather and nylon to deliver a unique look to help you standout from the crowd. Head below for our top picks.

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Apple-Certified Stories July 31, 2015

Sewell’s Luminid Touch and Flash MFi Lightning Cable has an ingenious feature: its Lightning connector tip has a built-in capacitive touch LED light. Illumination starts as soon as you touch it and turns off right when you remove your finger. This bit of light helps you plug-in your iPhone to charge or sync in the dark.

luminid-touch-flash-lightning-cableWe’ve hooked up with Sewell to bring 9to5Toys readers an exclusive 20% discount. Add the Luminid Touch and Flash MFi Lightning Cable to your Amazon shopping cart and apply coupon code YF8R62H8 to drop your total price to $13.56 Prime shipped (Reg. $16.95).

Also, if you’re tough on Lightning cables, take a look at Sewell’s MOS Spring cable that has a metal spring at each for added durability. Just looking for a regular Lightning cable? Monoprice has theirs discounted down to $3.99 plus ~$2.50 shipping. expand full story

Apple-Certified Stories July 3, 2015

Anker PowerDrive MFi certified Lightning car charger $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $14)

Anker Direct via Amazon offers its PowerDrive MFi-certified Lightning Car Charger for $13.99. But when you use the coupon code 7879JNAL the price drops to only $9.99 Prime shipped. That’s $4 off the sale price and the lowest we can find for it. Most other Lightning car chargers on the market are priced at $12 or above and not all carry a well known brand name like Anker. With 2.4 amps of power you can charge your devices at the fastest speed possible. An 18-month warranty from Anker also applies.

This charger received a near perfect 4.9/5 star reviews from 190 Amazon customers.

Apple-Certified Stories June 19, 2015

expiredPut a durable MFi Lightning cable on your keychain for $15 + $5 flat rate shipping

How about starting your weekend with a deal you won’t find anywhere else? We’ve teamed up with Nomad (the company who makes those gorgeous Apple Watch stands) to bring 9to5Toys readers an exclusive 40% discount NomadKey charge and sync cables with coupon code TOYS.

NomadKey puts an Apple-certified MFi Lightning cable right on your keychain so you’ll never forget it. Use it to connect to a power bank to top off your battery or transfer photos to your Mac on-the-go. These cables are made from a “high-grade polycarbonate” so durability isn’t a concern and they are flexible so you can contort them to reach any USB port.

Nomad also makes a Micro USB version for Android phones/tablets, Bluetooth speakers, GPS units and a range of other devices.

Apply our exclusive coupon code TOYS at checkout to save 40% on every NomadKey you buy (works on multiple cables). That drops the Lightning version down to $14.97 + $5 shipping (Reg. $25) and the Micro USB to $11.97 + $5 shipping (Reg. $20). The $5 shipping fee covers multiple items so if you order more than one cable you’ll still only pay $5. All orders of $75 or more ship free. Coupon code is good through Sunday.

Please note: the Micro USB NomadKey is available to ship immediately, while the Lightning version is scheduled to ship around Wednesday (6/24) of this upcoming week. As a pricing comparison, Amazon is currently charging full price for both models ($25/$20).

Apple-Certified Stories June 3, 2015

expiredMFi Lightning Cables: Spigen 5-ft $5 shipped (Reg. $20), 3-Pack of 3.3-ft Poweradd $16 Prime shipped (Reg. $23), more

Update (6/4 11:17am): Spigen via Amazon offers its 5-ft MFi Apple-Certified Lightning cable for $19.99. Apply coupon code SPIGENCL during checkout to drop your final price down to just $5.00 with free shipping. This cable is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars from 64 Amazon buyers. Note: you don’t need Prime to get free shipping for this deal, everyone gets it no matter what.

PoweraddDirect via Amazon offers its 3-pack of 3.3-ft MFi Apple-certified Lightning cables for $22.99. Apply coupon code HVIUNN3C during checkout to drop your final price down to $15.99 Prime shipped. That works out to just over $5 per cable, which is about $14 less than Apple charges. 400 Amazon reviewers rate these cables 4.2 out of 5 stars. It’s worth noting that each cable comes backed by Poweradd’s 12 month guarantee.

Apple-Certified Stories May 24, 2015

Apple’s standard 3.2-ft Lightning cable is OK if you’re charging your iPhone at your desk, but sometimes it just isn’t long enough. Upgrade to a massive 10-ft cable for $13 less than Apple charges for its puny cable: noot products via Amazon offers its 10-ft (3M) Apple-certified MFi Lightning cable for $8.99, but coupon code NOOT0025 drops your final price down to $6.74 Prime shipped. Please note that you must select ‘noot product’ as the seller for the coupon to work. 457 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Don’t have Prime access? Sign-up for a free trial or spend at least $35 to get free shipping.

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Pawtec’s Amazon sale has you covered for other lengths and styles. Just apply coupon code PAWCABLE during checkout to activate these discounted prices:

  • 3.3-ft Pawtec MFi Lightning cable: $5.99 (Reg. $11)
    • white or black
  • 3.3-ft Pawtec MFi UltraSlim Lightning cable: $5.99 (Reg. $11)
    • white or black
  • 3.3-ft Pawtec MFi Lightning cable w/ aluminum ends: $6.99 (Reg. $12)
    • white or black
  • 3.3-ft Pawtec MFi Braided Lightning cable w/ aluminum ends: $9.99 (Reg. $15)
    • black, orange or green
  • 6.6-ft Pawtec MFi Braided Lightning cable w/ aluminum ends: $11.99 (Reg. $17)
    • black, orange or green

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Apple-Certified Stories April 29, 2015

Skiva via Amazon offers a 3.2-ft MFi Lightning cable bundled with a 2.4A USB Car Charger for $17.49. Apply coupon code RJWBY4GP to drop your final price down to $8.74 Prime shipped.

The included tangle free Lightning cable is Apple-certified MFi so you won’t have any problems with compatibility. Also, the charger pushes up to 2.4A/12W, which supports the fastest charging methods for iPhone 6/Plus as well as iPads. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from over 1,000 Amazon reviewers.

Even more MFi Lightning deals:

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ZeroLemon MFi 6.4-ft Nylon Rugged Lightning cable with enhanced plastic caps: $9.99 w/ free shipping when you use coupon code YBODSDZH at checkout (Reg. $13)

When considering these prices, just keep in mind Apple charges $19 for a 3-ft Lightning cable.

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