USB-C Stories April 26

After announcing its latest USB-C in-wall outlet back in February, Leviton’s dual USB-C outlet is now available for purchase. The outlet features two standard receptacles as well as dual USB-C ports that can offer up to 30W of fast-charging power each, making it a slick solution for iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and more.

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USB-C Stories August 1, 2017

With Apple’s MacBooks moving from special MagSafe connectors to universal USB-C ports for charging, it’s now possible for accessory makers to easily make battery packs for expanding laptop power. Mophie’s new $149.95 Powerstation USB-C XXL is a high-capacity external battery that promises to charge new MacBooks…

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USB-C Stories July 11, 2016

Griffin’s BreakSafe adapter brings MagSafe to MacBook’s USB-C port for $20 Prime shipped

One of Apple’s most beloved features of its MacBooks is its proprietary magnetic charging cable known as MagSafe. That, however, was removed on the 2015 and 2016 12-inch MacBook models in place of a single USB-C port. The good news is you can add back a magnetic charging connector by using Griffin’s BreakSafe cable adapter for USB-C, currently on sale (review). Today the product goes to its lowest price yet, with a 50% discount on the usual retail price bringing it down to just $20 shipped.

Amazon has the Griffin BreakSafe for 50% off ($20 shipped) for Prime members or orders over $50.

USB-C Stories May 24, 2016

Aukey display adapters with Prime shipping: USB-C to HDMI $14 or VGA $13, VGA to HDMI $9

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its USB 3.1 Type C to HDMI Adapter for $19.99, but if you use the code JQBLKFNR the price drops to $13.99 Prime shipped. That’s $6 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen since before the holidays last year.

This adapter lets you connect most USB-C devices like the new MacBook or the Chromebook Pixel to a monitor or TV with an HDMI connection. You can mirror the display or use as a second monitor. It supports 1080P and 4K full HD. Rated 4.1/5 stars from 45 Amazon customers.

If you don’t have an HDMI monitor, Aukey has a USB 3.1 Type C to VGA Adapter for $12.99 Prime shipped when you use the code 9VH9BRKA at checkout. You can even pick up an HDMI to VGA Adapter for $8.99 Prime shipped with the code PO96MVCG. Like most Aukey products, these adapters have all received 4/5 star ratings and great reviews.

USB-C Stories April 19, 2016

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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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USB-C Stories April 13, 2016

expiredJackery USB Power Banks: 6000mAh w/ MFi Lightning Cable $20 (Reg. $30), 20100mAh USB-C $36 (Reg. $50)

Jackery Inc. (100% positive feedback from 14,000+) via Amazon is discounting a pair of its latest power banks today. You’ll find two types of discounts that are perfect for Apple and Android devices. Each of these deals are the best price that we’ve seen.

First up, you can grab the new Jackery Bolt Aluminum 6000mAh Power Bank with built-in MFi Apple-Certified Lightning and microUSB Cables for $29.99. Applying coupon code BOLT0412 drops the final price to $19.99 Prime shipped. This 6000mAh battery pack is perfect for any Apple user with its built-in MFi Lightning Cable and aluminum shell design. There is also a traditional USB port and microUSB cable. It is capable of charging your device at speeds up to 2.4A. You can expect three full charges of an iPhone 6/s with this battery pack.

Next, Jackery’s 20100mAh USB-C/A Quick Charge 2.0 Power Bank can be had for $49.99. But if you add coupon code JKTITANS at checkout your price will be reduced to $35.99 Prime shipped. This battery pack offers three USB ports for charging your device including a 3A USB-A/C plus another Quick Charge 2.0 18W. The 20100mAh capacity has enough juice to power a smartphone multiple times and an iPad as well. Rated 4.6/5 stars by 312 Amazon customers.

Be sure to swing by our daily smartphone accessories roundup for more deals.

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