Technology

Save $45 on Apple’s Smart Keyboard for the latest iPad

If you owned Apple’s 9th generation iPad, or the previous generation iPad Air (before the days of USB-C), this smart keyboard is compatible — and it’s sold for its lowest price yet at Woot. Normally $150 or so at most other retailers, you can disable this extra keyboard that covers the iPad’s screen when not in use for just $104.99. This accessory also works with 7th and 8th generation iPads, as well as the 10.5-inch iPad Pro from 2017.

This is a good price and comes with a one year warranty through Apple. Although, it is possible that you may want to use a keyboard for the iPad that offers a trackpad as well. Don’t worry, these are out there, and buying one won’t cost you more than this smart keyboard. Brydge’s $129.99 Max Plus Keyboard Case offers a robust typing experience, along with protection for every aspect of your iPad.

Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad

Type away with the Apple Smart Keyboard. This particular model is compatible with the seventh and eighth generation iPad, the third generation iPad Air, or the older 10.5-inch iPad Pro. When folded, it covers only the front of the tablet.

Brydge 10.2 Max Plus for base model iPads

The Brydge 10.2 Max Plus offers a multi-touch keyboard and trackpad so you can get more out of the 7th generation with your 9th generation iPad. It protects your tablet from all angles, and its battery is claimed to last up to six months per charge.

If you’re looking for a powerful, port-filled USB-C hub, the Anker 555 model is $67.99 now, 15 percent down from its usual price. This model offers eight ports, including one HDMI port (up to 4K refresh rate at 60Hz), one USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (supports 10Gbps speeds), one USB-C PD trans-charging, two USB-A ports, 1 Gbps Ethernet socket, microSD and SD card readers. Notably, this USB-C hub can accept 100 watts of power, passing 85 watts of it to your laptop while keeping the rest of the power for any accessories you might want to plug into your Anker 555.

Anchor 555 USB-C Hub

Anchor 555 USB-C Hub

This 8-in-1 USB-C hub offers plenty of connections, including Ethernet, microSD/SD card readers, USB-C, and USB-A. It can also power your laptop at up to 85W.

This deal was popular with new and existing Oculus Quest 2 headphone owners: The Elite strap that makes wearing the headset more comfortable is $10 off, selling for $39 at Amazon. We saw this deal debut right after Christmas, and it’s worth continuing if you want a belt that provides more support for VR marathons (or even just for quick workouts, if that’s your thing). While you’re at it, you may want the Oculus Quest 2 hard-zipped case to keep your headset protected while you’re not using it.

Oculus Quest 2 with Elite strap

Oculus Quest 2 Elite Band

The Elite Strap for the Quest 2 comes with a plastic back plate that distributes weight better and tightens around your head with an adjustable dial.

When it comes to gaming accessories, choosing a higher-performance kit can make all the difference in giving you that slight competitive edge — or it can make you feel good. Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Series 2 console pretty much sums it up. Most of us probably aren’t gifted enough to really need a professional-level controller, but fiddling with its interchangeable sticks, direction pads, optional rear paddles, and fine-tuning is just plain fun. This premium console feels great, looks great, and you can customize it to suit your inclinations. It’s currently on sale for $139.99 at Walmart, matching its all-time low price of $40 off its MSRP. Read our review.

twarren 191030 3767 0001

Xbox Elite Series 2 controller

The Xbox Elite Series 2 is easily one of our favorite controllers in the game the edge. It’s an improvement over the already excellent Elite controller, with deep customization, optional rear paddle buttons, plus an interchangeable D-pad and analog sticks that allow you to tailor its layout to suit your own playing style in dozens of unique combos.

Extra deals for extra credit

  • Luigi’s Palace 3 For the Nintendo Switch, it’s down to $39.99 ($20 off) on Amazon. That’s close to the historic low price of a very good first-party Nintendo game starring everyone’s favorite Italian plumber’s brother (apart from me: Antonio). Read our review.
  • The Thrustmaster T.Flight Hotas 4 flying stick for PS5, PS4, and PC costs $49.99 ($40 off) at Best Buy. This is an affordable way to experiment with flying sticks without jumping into more elaborate and expensive settings. While it was designed for PlayStation, you can install PC drivers that make it compatible with the likes Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • If you shoot a Fuji mirror system X, you can get the X-T30 at closing sale at Adorama for $799 ($100 off). That camera is pretty tall now, but it’s still a very capable model if you don’t need the newer X-T30 II launching later this month. Read our review.
  • Woot has an exceptional price tag on the noise-canceling Apple AirPods Max headphones, especially if you like the color pink. You can choose space gray for $459.99 ($90) or pink for $399.99 ($149). These are new units from Woot, complete with a one-year Apple warranty. Read our review.

best of the web (1)

Related posts
Technology

Troy Baker-backed NFT firm admits using voice lines taken from another service without permission • Eurogamer.net

Voiceverse NFT, the company that prolific video game voice actor Troy Baker announced he would be…
Read more
Technology

The Coolest Framework Laptop Mods

Photo: Florence Ion / Gizmodo Modular tools seem useful on paper but rarely penetrate mainstream…
Read more
Technology

Galaxy S22+ official renders leak; rumored key specifications get corroborated

Official unveiling day for The Galaxy S22 series is now getting closer, and as many of you know…
Read more
Newsletter
Become a Trendsetter
Sign up for Davenport’s Daily Digest and get the best of Davenport, tailored for you.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *