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Tested: Satechi’s Stand & Hub complements your Mac mini with front-facing I/O

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Even after being updated last year with an M1 chip, Apple’s Mac mini design has largely remained the same over the past decade. As popular as that compact form-factor is, having ports on the back has always been one major annoyance. Satechi is looking to solve that with its recent Stand & Hub. Delivering front-facing I/O alongside USB-C connectivity and an M.2 SSD slot, we’re seeing just how much the Satechi Stand & Hub for Mac mini upgrades your setup in our latest Tested with 9to5Toys review.

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See your entire home even in the dark with color night vision on the all-new Wyze Cam Pan V2

After launching the Wyze Cam Pan in 2018, the company has finally announced the all-new Cam Pan V2. What took three years to update? Well, the new camera features color night vision, automatic motion tracking (which moves “faster than ever”), the ability to scan an entire room in just three seconds, plus much more. It’s launching at a slightly higher price of $39.99 plus shipping, but with the added features, it’s worth considering over the previous-generation model. So what has changed? Let’s take a closer look.

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Hyperkin unleashes modular Xbox travel bag for Series X with matching color scheme, more

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If you’ve been looking for a way to properly tote your beloved Series X from one place to another, Hyperkin’s new Xbox travel bag could have your name all over it. Not only does it hold Microsoft’s most powerful console, but you’ll also have room for controllers, cables, and more. With three modular compartment arrangements to choose from, buyers should be able to easily find the ideal setup for future journeys. Once everything is stowed inside, an adjustable 4-foot shoulder strap makes it all simple to carry.

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LEGO’s first Overwatch 2 set slated to launch by the end of the year

With recent news that Overwatch 2 will finally be releasing sometime in the first half of 2022, 9to5Toys can now report that one of the more popular video game collaborations from the LEGO Group is being relaunched. Slated to return later this fall, you can head below for all of the details on the upcoming LEGO Overwatch 2 Null Sector Titan set.

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Pelican uses first responder tech in new military-grade iPhone 13 protective cases

The new Pelican iPhone 13 cases are now available for purchase. Pelican, a brand that has been making professional-grade protective gear since the mid-1970s, has now unveiled its latest cases for Apple’s new iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max, with its usual attention to protecting your precious handset. All of its flagship models have made a return for this year’s iPhones, some of which come with built-in MagSafe compatibility alongside the expected military-grade MIL-STD 810G drop protection. Head below for a closer look. 

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Amazon officially announces Kindle Paperwhite 5, pre-order now

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After being leaked yesterday, Amazon is now officially ready to announce its all-new Kindle Paperwhite 5. Delivering refreshed 6.8-inch displays, the latest E-readers from Amazon are now available for pre-order ahead of shipping next month. Head below for all of the details on the new Kindle Paperwhite 5 and Paperwhite 5 Signature Edition.

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New Bellroy iPhone 13 cases launch with magnetic wallets, Swiss antimicrobial tech, more

We are now ready to take a closer look at the new Bellroy iPhone 13 case collection. After being impressed with our hands-on time with the iPhone 12 variants, it’s time to dive into the latest iPhone 13 models. Swiss antimicrobial tech, brand new colorways, MagSafe compatibility, and few other tricks highlight the 2021 Bellroy iPhone 13 collection and you can get a closer look at each model down below the fold. 

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Amazon iPhone 13 cases and screen protectors now live with launch deals from $8 Prime shipped

10% off From $8

The new Amazon iPhone 13 cases and gear has now arrived, some of which with some nice launch discounts. This year’s Amazon Basics iPhone 13 collection consists of a pair of mostly see-through cases as well as the brand’s tempered glass screen protector and more. As is usually the case with Amazon Basics gear, this is among the most affordable options out there with everything under $10 Prime shipped and a great way to protect your precious new iPhone 13 until you find the perfect cover. Head below for a closer look. 

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Bungie Rewards Hawkmoon Mini Replica Unboxing [Video]

While I don’t play Destiny 2 nearly as much as I played the prequel, the Destiny universe still holds a very special place in my heart. Last December, after getting back into Destiny 2, the opportunity arose to purchase the limited-edition Bungie Rewards Hawkmoon mini replica after completing the in-game requirements, and I jumped at the opportunity to place my order. It finally came in, and I captured the unboxing process, so be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details.

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Amazon leaks its upcoming Kindle Paperwhite 5 ahead of next week’s event

Ahead of its new hardware showcase next week, a new Kindle Paperwhite has leaked from Amazon. Delivering plenty of improvements from the existing model, the upcoming E-reader will arrive in two different versions with color temperature-adjustable screens, auto-adapting brightness, and a larger 6.8-inch display. Head below for all of the details so far on the upcoming Kindle Paperwhite 5.

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Philips’ Bluetooth Universal Remote streamlines pairing and has a Find It feature – pre-order now

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Most of us have at least a couple of remotes floating around our living room. While many streaming media players, game consoles, and other devices attempt to mitigate this using HDMI-CEC, many would agree that it is far from perfect. So depending on how many devices you have and what exactly they are, a universal remote could be one of the best options out there for controlling all of them. The Philips Smart Universal Remote is ready to control four devices and even adds some modern features that should streamline usage. Not only does it team up with your smartphone to simplify pairing, you’ll also benefit from an integrated Find It feature. Continue reading to learn more.

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Outcast 2 is set in a gorgeous world with a unique non-linear story progression system

We finally have information on a sequel to the award-winning action adventure hit originally launched 20 years ago. Outcast 2 is official, and brings Cutter Slade back into the spotlight after pioneering the genre of non-linear open-world games two decades ago. It all begins in the “spectacular alien world of Adelpha.” There, you find the Talans enslaved, the natural resources of the world stripped, and your own past having been intertwined with the robot forces. It’s up to you to save the planet, but can you do it?

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SUPCASE brings built-in screen protection, belt clips, more to new iPhone 13 case lineup

The SUPCASE iPhone 13 case lineup is now up for grabs via Amazon with some nice launch discounts on the iPhone 13 mini options. Its lineup of Unicorn Beetle cases offer solid drop protection alongside models with built-in screen protectors, swiveling belt clips, elevated bezels, transparent and “discolor-resistant backs”, plus much more. Everything starts from just over $11.50 with free Prime shipping and you can get more details below. 

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DODOcase iPhone 13 collection now live: custom case designer, leather wallets, more

The DODOcase iPhone 13 case collection is now available for purchase on the brand’s official site. Among our favorite mid to high-end Apple accessory makers, the tried, tested, and true DODOcase iPhone case collection has now been reworked for the new iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone Pro Max with pricing starting from $45. That includes the brand’s Durable Wallet and Shockproof CardCase as well as its Lorna Wallet, All-Leather Angle Viewer, and even the custom-made options. Head below for a closer look at the new DODOcase iPhone 13 case collection. 

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Roku’s refreshed Streaming Stick 4K/+ arrive with Dolby Vision, AirPlay 2, and more

Today, Roku is expanding its lineup of popular streaming media players with two new offerings. Both arriving with HDR playback and all of the expected features like AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support, the new Roku Streaming Stick 4K and 4K+ arrive with Dolby Vision and the recently released Voice Remote Pro. Now available for pre-order, you can head below for all of the details.

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LEGO Luke’s Lightsaber arriving as gift with purchase later this year

While the LEGO Star Wars 2022 news is already ramping up, there’s a new report surfacing which gives fans an entirely new set to assemble come the holiday shopping season. In what hasn’t been reported on up until now, a brick-built version of Luke’s Lightsaber will be launching come November as a Black Friday LEGO gift with purchase. Head below for all of the details.

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Ubiquiti readies new UniFi Dream Router with Wi-Fi 6, PoE, built-in screen, and AiO design

Ubiquiti is now preparing to release its latest home networking solution, delivering a series of notable upgrades to its popular all-in-one form-factor. Arriving with Wi-Fi 6, a built-in PoE switch, screen, and more, the upcoming UniFi Dream Router looks to offer plenty of power in a compact package. Head below for all of the details.

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LEGO UCS Luke’s Landspeeder slated to launch next year — here’s everything we know so far

The LEGO Star Wars 2022 lineup is starting to take form, and to end the week we’re getting a new report on what to expect from one of next year’s biggest kits. Slated to launch in the first half of 2022, the LEGO UCS Luke’s Landspeeder will finally assemble the iconic vehicle from A New Hope in the display-worthy collection. Head below for everything we know so far.

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Best MagSafe chargers for iPhone 13: power banks, stands, mounts, more

iPhone 13 pre-orders have just gone live, and now the wait commences until those shiny new devices arrive next week. In the meantime, it’s time to prepare your setup with all of the best MagSafe chargers ranging from nightstand-friendly offerings to power banks and car mounts. All of the major brands are making the cut, like Apple, Anker, Nomad, Satechi, and more. You’ll find all of our recommendations for the best MagSafe chargers to pair with your iPhone 13 down below.

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Nintendo Switch now supports Bluetooth speakers and headsets: Here’s what you need to know

It’s time to take a look at some Switch Bluetooth speakers now that Nintendo has introduced support for the wireless audio standard. In a recent announcement, Nintendo has finally issued an update for Switch that allows it to support wireless Bluetooth audio, which means you can get rid of that wired connection and move to a Switch Bluetooth speaker rig, whether it’s just for portable gaming, or when you get kicked off the big screen in the living room. Head below for more details and some solid Switch Bluetooth speaker options.

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Battlefield 2042 now launching mid-November, missing original release date by almost a month

Battlefield 2042, the latest installment in the series and originally announced on June 9, is seeing a delayed launch. Originally slated to release on October 22, the game will now launch on November 19, almost a full month later. DICE, the team behind Battlefield 2042, released a statement as to why the game is delayed, as well as some additional information on upcoming betas and more.

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OtterBox launches new iPhone 13 cases with rugged builds, MagSafe, more

Today, OtterBox is expanding its collection of MagSafe accessories alongside the debut of new iPhone 13 series covers. Ranging from more streamlined offerings with MagSafe to the signature rugged stylings to help protect your device, there are six unique models available across the lineup, which come in various colors. Head below for a closer look at the new OtterBox iPhone 13 case lineup.

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Casely unveils wild new TikTok-worthy iPhone 13 MagSafe cases, now 30% off with our code

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Casely — an Apple accessory brand featuring TikTok-worthy prints and wild designs — has been featured around these parts a number of times and now it’s time for some deals on its brand new iPhone 13 cases. The Casely iPhone 13 case lineup offers up a giant collection of crazy patterns, prints, textures, and designs spread across the brand’s Bold + MagSafe Case at $40 shipped. However, using our exclusive discount code will knock the price down to just $28 shipped. Head below for more details and our exclusive Casely iPhone 13 case discount code. 

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Survivor’s eco-conscious, all-terrain ready iPhone 13 cases arrive with military protection

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The gear for Apple’s latest handsets just keeps on coming, and now it’s time for the Survivor iPhone 13 cases. Survivor – a sister brand alondside Incipio and Coach – has now unleashed its iPhone 13 designs with MagSafe, military protection, and even some affordable clear options to show off Apple’s new iPhone colorways. The brand’s robust, protective cases are among the best in class, especially in this price range, and are now available for iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Head below for a closer look. 

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LifeProof’s environmentally-conscious iPhone 13 cases now live with MagSafe, more from $40

The LifeProof iPhone 13 cases have arrived and are now available for purchase. After making an appearance earlier this week then getting pulled from the official site, the new LifeProof iPhone 13 cases are now available starting from $40 across Apple’s entire lineup of new handsets. Hit the fold for a closer look at the new iPhone 13 NËXT, SEE, WĀKE, FRĒ cases.

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Review: LEGO extends Sailboat Adventure freebie promotion, but is the Ideas set worth it?

After first launching at the start of August as a gift with purchase, the recent LEGO Ideas Sailboat set promotion is now being extended through the end of the month. We’re now taking a hands-on look at the set to see what you’ll be getting, and whether it’s worth trying to pick up in the first place. Head below for a closer look at the LEGO set as well as all of the details on locking in the promotion.

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All-new Gerber Zilch pocket knife pairs slim footprint with a stylish design

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Truth be told, the average pocket knife tends to be pretty boring. It serves a purpose, but generally won’t turn heads based on its design. This is not the case when it comes to Gerber Zilch. It is available in several colorways, all of which have “exposed barrels, an unexpected spine design, and the option to customize deployment.” As with much of the competition, Zilch has a clip for keeping it snugly attached to your pocket. When opened, it spans a total of 7.2 inches, which is fairly impressive given its lightweight 2.2-ounce design. Continue reading to learn more.

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New elago iPhone 13 cases now live with launch deals from $7.50: Silicone, MagSafe, more

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It’s time for the new elago iPhone 13 case lineup, and some nice launch discounts as well. elago – one of our favorite budget-friendly Apple gear accessory makers – has now unleashed its latest lineup of cases for Apple’s new iPhone 13 with a series of mainstays like its popular silicone options, some MagSafe-ready covers, and even some made with real stones in the paint job. Head below for a closer look at the new elago iPhone 13 case lineup alongside some early discounts. 

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Razer’s new Huntsman V2/TKL deliver near-zero input latency + upgraded acoustics to your setup

Today, Razer announced its Huntsman V2 and Huntsman V2 TKL gaming keyboards. As “the world’s fastest keyboard,” both offerings feature near-zero input latency, best-in-class acoustics, and “unparalleled key feel.” Razer’s latest keyboards are going to be a great upgrade to any setup, and we break down all of the high-end features that both models share below.

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Anker’s new PowerWave Select+ MagSafe charger sports a fabric and aluminum build

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Today, Anker is expanding its lineup of MagSafe-compatible accessories with a new charger just in time for the iPhone 13. Arriving as its most stylish offering yet, the new Anker PowerWave Select+ delivers a fabric design with an aluminum frame and is now available for purchase. Head below for all of the details.

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New Smartish iPhone 13 covers, wallets, and crossbody cases now live from $20

The new Smartish iPhone 13 case collection is here. Now available for purchase on Amazon and the official site, all of its mainstay models have been redesigned with new colorways and even some MagSafe compatibility for Apple’s latest handsets. After previously going hands-on with the MagSafe iPhone 12 Gripmunk (formerly known as Kung-Fu Grip), it is now time to break down the new Smartish iPhone 13 case collection. Head below for a closer look. 

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Pad & Quill’s new leather iPhone 13 pocket book cases now MagSafe-ready at up to 25% off

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The brand new Pad & Quill iPhone 13 leather cases are here. Now available for pre-order on the official site, not only are these gorgeous handmade leather iPhone 13 cases ready to order, but you can also use our exclusive discount code below to knock the prices down nearly 25% with free shipping across the board. Hit the jump for a closer look at the new Pad & Quill LeatherSafe Pocket Book and LeatherSafe Luxury iPhone 13 cases. 

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Caudabe brings MagSafe to its most popular designs in new iPhone 13 case collection

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The new Caudabe iPhone 13 case lineup has now landed with prices starting from $25. The brand is best known for its minimalist approach and has now infused some of its most popular designs with new MagSafe-ready arrays for full compatibility with the growing range of magnetic accessories out there. The new Caudabe iPhone 13 case lineup is now ready for pre-order on the official site and you can get even more details down below. 

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LEGO officially unveils new 350-piece Santa’s Sleigh set with four reindeer

After getting a first look at the beginning of September, the LEGO Group has now unveiled its latest festive holiday creation. Serving as a perfect add-on to this year’s Winter Village set, the upcoming LEGO Santa’s Sleigh arrives with nearly 350 pieces and four of the hard-to-come-by reindeer figures. Head below for all of the details.

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Review: GoPro HERO10 Black is finally here and packed with refinements

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Today, the new GoPro HERO10 Black is finally here. Having long been the gold standard of action cameras, the most recent model looks to iterate on its predecessors with an improved processor, 23MP sensor capable of recording 5.3K footage, a hydrophobic lens, and plenty of other enhancements. But do all of those features stack up to continue GoPro’s reign? Head below for all of the details in our hands-on review.

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1942 x Replicade Review: New Wave Toys’ latest 1/6 scale arcade cabinet [Video]

Back with their latest mini-arcade cabinet, the 1942 x RepliCade from New Wave Toys brings all of the attention to detail that we’ve seen on its previous cabinets to another classic title. In true New Wave Toys fashion, the Lowboy cabinet is impeccably designed in a 1/6th scale replica to capture the feel of the full-size cabinet. Be sure to hit the video below to see all of the details. 

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Oakywood MagSafe iPhone 13 wood cases go up for pre-order with cherry and walnut finishes

The new Oakywood iPhone 13 wood cases are now available for pre-order. After going hands-on with several of the brand’s accessories over the last year or so, including the walnut monitor stand shelf, eco-friendly MacBook sleeves, and the previous-generation wood iPhone 12 case, we thought it fitting to take a closer look at the new Oakywood iPhone 13 wood cases as well. Now available for pre-order, you can get more details on the Wooden MagSafe Cases below. 

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New (ANOVA)ᴿᴱᴰ Sous Vide Precision Cookers donate to fight AIDS, COVID, and more

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When it comes to at-home cooking, sous vide has changed the game. Folks swear by it, and Anova is largely responsible for making this type of kitchen accessory accessible to consumers. A new partnership announced earlier today ushers in three Anova (Product)Red Sous Vide Precision Cookers. Functionally, these are the same as the Nano, Pro, and Anova Precision Cookers that have been sold for years. The main differences are that Anova has pledged to donate 5% of the purchase price for each sale to (RED) and each unit features a splash of color and branding that wasn’t there previously. Continue reading to learn more.

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Take your favorite Xbox games on the go with new console + cloud-streaming options

Last month, Microsoft announced the ability to play Xbox games on your Windows 10 PC. However, this feature was exclusive to those on the Insider build of Windows 10, which isn’t available widely to the public. Now, this update has been made available to all and also brings a few other features. You’ll find that not only can Windows 10 now play Xbox Cloud Gaming titles, but also stream from your console, both while at home on your local network or when out of town. So how do you take advantage of this, and what can you do with it? Keep reading to find out more.

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Speck’s iPhone 13 case lineup lands with MagSafe, transparent ombre designs, more

The new Speck iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max cases are now up for sale. This year’s collection spans its entire lineup of styles, some of which now feature MagSafe-ready designs for Apple’s latest handsets. The new Speck models come on the heels of today’s Spigen and ESR iPhone 13 case deals as well as the latest from Totallee, Twelve South, and more. Head below for a closer look at the 2021 Speck iPhone 13 case collection. 

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CASETiFY debuts new collection of recycled iPhone 13 cases

Today, CASETiFY is joining all of the other brands that have unveiled new accessories with a collection of iPhone 13 cases of its own. Across several styles of MagSafe covers, CASETiFY mixes things up with a series of recycled and upcycled designs that show off your handset with added drop protection. Head below for a closer look at the lineup.

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Spigen’s new iPhone 13 cases and screen protectors launch with early discounts from $14

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The new Spigen iPhone 13 cases and accessories are now starting to surface with some light launch discounts attached. The official Spigen Amazon store is now offering the Spigen Glas.tR EZ Fit Tempered Glass Screen Protector 2-pack for $14.34 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Be sure to clip the on-page coupon. This recently released iPhone 13 screen protector pack regularly fetches $16 and is now seeing a light early discount for folks looking to ensure that gorgeous iPhone 13 display stays that way. These protectors are rated with a “9H hardness,” include a handy auto-alignment installation kit, and feature an oleophobic coating for “daily fingerprint resistance.” Ratings are still rolling in here, but Spigen is among the highest-rated third-party Apple accessory makers out there. Head below for some light discounts and ore details on the Spigen iPhone 13 cases. 

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Totallee’s branding-free minimalist iPhone 13 cases have arrived

The new minimalist iPhone 13 cases from Totallee have now arrived. A regular in our yearly roundups of the best out there, Totallee offers some of the best minimalist iPhone 13 cases on the market with a barely there approach with a snug fit, a rubbery texture, and a nearly weightless design. Read on for more details on the new minimalist iPhone 13 cases from Totallee. 

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Twelve South unveils new MagSafe iPhone 13 leather BookBook case

The Twelve South iPhone 13 BookBook case has now been unveiled. The new iPhone 13 cases and accessories are coming hard and fast now with new collections already surfacing from Nomad, Moment, Coach, Incipio, Caseology, and much more, but now we are turning our attention to the Twelve South iPhone 13 book-style case ready for Apple’s MagSafe system. Read on for more details. 

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Marshall brings active noise cancellation to true wireless earbuds lineup with Motif ANC

Today, Marshall is expanding its collection of true wireless earbuds with two new models. Marking the very first time we’ve seen a pair of cord-free earbuds with active noise cancellation, the new Marshall Motif ANC arrives alongside a more affordable pair of release in the Minor III. Now available for pre-order, you can head below for more.

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Nomad launches new collection of signature Horween Leather iPhone 13 cases

After seeing a collection of other new iPhone 13 cases go up for sale earlier today, Nomad is now getting in on the action with the debut of a whole new series of accessories. Ranging from its latest Horween leather cases and covers to sportier offerings and more, you’ll want to head below for a closer look at the entire collection.

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New Case-Mate iPhone 13 case lineup brings wild designs to Apple’s latest handset

Apple has officially unveiled its new handsets and the latest Case-Mate iPhone 13 cases are starting to roll out now. Once again bringing its vibrant patterns and colorways to the mix, the new Case-Mate lineup covers all of the new iPhone 13 models with MagSafe options, semi-clear covers to show off your color of choice, and much more. Head below to take a closer look at the brand’s latest designs and styles starting from $40.

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New Caseology iPhone 13 cases go live with launch discount and more from $12.50

Now Live! $12.50+

After a seeing host of new iPhone 13 gear surface for today’s Apple keynote event, the new Caseology iPhone 13 cases are now going live. And even some light launch discounts as well. Caseology’s iPhone cases have been featured in our yearly roundups for quite some time now and it’s looking like this year’s lineup will be much of the same in that regard. Head below for a closer look and a nice launch discount. 

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