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If you are more of a Three Kings than of Santa Claus and you still need a gift to make, we suggest you eight gifts that arrive before January 6 and that users of the Apple ecosystem may like.


Belkin BoostCharge MagSafe Wireless Charger

Belkin Magsafe Charger

We start with an interesting accessory for users of iPhone 12 onwards. With a two-meter long braided cable to use it comfortably, and integrated support to consume content while recharging the smartphone’s battery, the MagSafe Belkin BoostCharge charger (33.54 euros) has a power up to 15Wis available in two colors and can be used with MagSafe cases.

Belkin BoostCharge Portable Wireless Charging Pad with MagSafe (15W Fast Charging, Removable Vertical Stand for iPhone 12 and 13 Series, Power Adapter Not Included), Black

Belkin BoostCharge Portable Wireless Charging Pad with MagSafe (15W Fast Charging, Removable Vertical Stand for iPhone 12 and 13 Series, Power Adapter Not Included), Black

iPad-compatible stylus

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The Apple Pencil is quite an expensive accessory, but there are alternatives such as the KECOW stylus (17.84 euros) that offer a similar experience thanks to its technology palm rejection and tilt detection. Its latency is very low so that it seems that it is writing on paper with a pen. It is compatible with all Apple tablets released from 2018.

Touch Screen Pen, iPad Pencil 2018/2019/2020/2021, Palm Rejection Stylus Pen, iPad Pencil with 2 Tips, Touch Pen with Tilt Sensing Function

Touch Screen Pen, iPad Pencil 2018/2019/2020/2021, Palm Rejection Stylus Pen, iPad Pencil with 2 Tips, Touch Pen with Tilt Sensing Function

Anker 621 MagSafe Power Bank

Anker 621

A MagSafe external battery like the Anker 621 (49.99 euros) never hurts if you have a compatible iPhone. Its 5000 mAh capacity provides up to 17 additional hours of video playback to the smartphone. It is recharged by USB-C and its slim design allows it to be easily transported, in addition to not making it difficult to hold the iPhone while it is being used and is adhered by its powerful magnets.

Anker Magnetic Battery 621 (MagGo), 5000 mAh Magnetic Power Bank with USB-C Cable, Only Compatible with iPhone 13/13 Pro / 13 Pro MAX, 12/12 Pro / 12 Pro MAX

Anker Magnetic Battery 621 (MagGo), 5000 mAh Magnetic Power Bank with USB-C Cable, Only Compatible with iPhone 13/13 Pro / 13 Pro MAX, 12/12 Pro / 12 Pro MAX

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Fire TV Stick 4K Max

If the television is not compatible with the Apple TV app because its operating system is limited or, directly, it is not “smart”, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max (41.99 euros) provides access to Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV, Filmin, Movistar+ Plus, Atresplayer and many more apps. It is capable of playing content in high resolution 4K Dolby Atmos and with Dolby Vision sound. It connects to the Internet via Wi-Fi 6.

Fire TV Stick 4K Max with Wi-Fi 6 and Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls)

Fire TV Stick 4K Max with Wi-Fi 6 and Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls)

Logitech Keys-To-Go Bluetooth Keyboard

Logitech Keys To Go Keyboard

For use with iPhone, iPad or Apple TV, the Logitech Keys-To-Go Bluetooth wireless keyboard (49.99 euros) is very thin and light, which makes it easy to take it everywhere. It is resistant thanks to its FabricSkin cover, which protects it from dirt and splashes. Its autonomy reaches up to three months with an average use of two hours a day. It features a row of iOS shortcuts and well-spaced keys.

Logitech Keys-To-Go Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Lightweight, Ultra-Portable, Spanish QWERTY Layout, Black

Logitech Keys-To-Go Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Lightweight, Ultra-Portable, Spanish QWERTY Layout, Black

Amazon Echo Dot 5th generation “smart” speaker with clock

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Amazon’s latest “smart” speaker (39.99 euros) has been updated with better sound quality to enjoy music more, with clearer voices and more intense bass. It is compatible with Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music and more services, making it an interesting alternative to the HomePod mini. It comes with the Alexa voice assistant and an LED matrix that displays the clock, the weather, the song that’s playing, and other features.

New Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 model) with clock |  Smart speaker with clock and Alexa |  Bluish gray

New Echo Dot (5th generation, 2022 model) with clock | Smart speaker with clock and Alexa | Bluish gray

eufy 2K 360º HomeKit Home Security Camcorder

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To control what happens at home when we are not there, this eufy 2K home surveillance camera (49.99 euros) offers 2K resolution (1080p if integrated into HomeKit) and can rotate 360º and tilt 96º vertically for a clear view of the entire room. Tracks action when motion is detected, offers two-way communication and night vision.

eufy 2K Indoor WiFi Surveillance Camera, Indoor IP Camera, Pluggable Pan-Tilt Security Camera, People Recognition, with Voice Assistant, Motion Sensor, HomeBase Not Required

eufy 2K Indoor WiFi Surveillance Camera, Indoor IP Camera, Pluggable Pan-Tilt Security Camera, People Recognition, with Voice Assistant, Motion Sensor, HomeBase Not Required

VOCOLinc HomeKit Essential Oil Diffuser and Humidifier

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If we check the box “apply 45% coupon” We can get hold of the VOCOLinc HomeKit humidifier and essential oil diffuser for 30.24 euros. With a 300ml water tank, it can work continuously for up to 12 hours at night and has two spray modes. It is possible to configure it with up to 16 million colors. It integrates with HomeKit, Alexa and Google Assistant.

Alexa Essential Oil Diffuser, VOCOLinc WiFi Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser 300ml and Humidifier for Alexa, Homekit and Google Home, App and Voice Control, 2 RGB Mist Modes, Timer

Alexa Essential Oil Diffuser, VOCOLinc WiFi Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser 300ml and Humidifier for Alexa, Homekit and Google Home, App and Voice Control, 2 RGB Mist Modes, Timer

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Apple Pay in South Korea: this time it’s (really) coming soon

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After a false start and much procrastination from the administrative authorities, Apple Pay really getting ready to make its big debut in South Korea. The Financial Services Commission had looked into the exclusivity contract that linked Hyundai to Apple Pay, and it was finally decided to cancel this deal: “During the authorization process, Hyundai Card decided to remove the exclusivity clause that was included in the original contract. Therefore, other credit card companies may contract with Apple to provide Apple Pay service in Korea at any time. » thus specified one of the persons in charge for the FSC. Hyundai Card will only be able to benefit from the service a little in advance, in particular in the shops of Costco, Lotte Himart, Ediya, Mega Coffee, KFC etc.

Apple Pay virtual payment

This new arrangement should not be so unfavorable to Apple since Apple Pay can now be compatible with all payment cards used in South Korea. As a reminder, the FSC had blocked the launch of Apple Pay at Hyundai Card almost at the last minute: advertisements announcing the availability of Apple Pay were even already visible in Seoul! Finally, in addition to Hyundai Card, Apple Pay will also be compatible with credit cards from Shinhan, Samsung (yes!) and BC.

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Magic Mouse VS Logitech Lift: Features, Differences, and Pricing

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Apple offers users two peripherals to control their Macs: the Magic Trackpad or the Magic Mouse. Those used to MacBooks and their large touch pad for gestures may choose the former, but those who prefer a more conventional experience are likely to opt for the latter. However, there are other mice that can make us question whether the Magic Mouse is the best option for our Mac. Like the Logitech Lift. We put them face to face to compare their features, differences… and prices.

Features Magic Mouse and Logitech Lift

Logitech Lift

Specifications

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logitech lift

dimensions and weight

2.16 cm (height) x 5.71 cm (width) x 11.35 cm (depth), and 99 grams

7.1 cm (height) x 7 cm (width) x 10.8 cm (depth), and 125 grams

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth and Lightning

Bluetooth and USB Logi Bolt

sensor technology

Logitech Advanced Optical Tracking with up to 4000 dpi

buttons

Multi-touch surface and one click

Six buttons, four of them configurable

wireless operating distance

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about 10 meters

battery

Month or more of operation per charge

up to two years

Compatibility

Mac with Bluetooth and OS X 10.11 or later, and iPad with iPadOS 13.4 or later

Windows, macOS, iPadOS, Chrome OS and Linux

price

85 euros

€79.99

Logitech Lift for Mac, Ergonomic Wireless Mouse, Discreet Clicks, Silent Smartwheel, 4 Customizable Buttons, Bluetooth, For macOS/iPadOS/MacBook Pro/Macbook Air/iMac/iPad, OffWhite

Logitech Lift for Mac, Ergonomic Wireless Mouse, Discreet Clicks, Silent Smartwheel, 4 Customizable Buttons, Bluetooth, For macOS/iPadOS/MacBook Pro/Macbook Air/iMac/iPad, OffWhite


Apple Mouse Magic Mouse

  • Design: the Logitech Lift aims to solve a problem that many of the people who work glued to the computer end up suffering: wrist pain. Have a 57 degree angle relieves pressure on the wrist, so that the arm and upper body have a more relaxed position. In addition, there is a left-handed version and a right-handed version. The Magic Mouse goes for a minimalist, low-profile look, the opposite of the Lift, and you love it or hate it. This type of design does not suit some people because of the pain.
  • connectivity: Magic Mouse connects to Mac instantly via Bluetooth, and is recharged by Lightning. The Logitech Lift can be used both by Bluetooth and by the Logi Bolt USB receiver if our equipment does not have Bluetooth or we prefer this type of connectivity.
  • sensor technology: Apple does not provide information on this, but Logitech assures that the Lift can be configured with up to 4000dpi for users who want more speed (without sacrificing precision).
  • Buttons: Magic Mouse, to the *text muted* eye, does not have buttons, because its surface works like a big button, and it depends on whether the click is on the left or right side to do certain functions. However, this has a problem, especially when playing games, since you can’t do both clicks at the same time. On the other hand, the surface is tactile and allows gestures, something that is not common in a mouse. The Logitech Lift has six buttons, and four of them are configurable. In addition, the SmartWheel allows comfortable movements of speed and precision.
  • Compatibility: Magic Mouse only works with Mac. Period. By your side, the Logitech Lift offers compatibility with all major operating systems: Windows, macOS, Linux, Chrome OS and iPadOS. Plus, it can be paired with up to three devices at once and quickly switch between them with the push of a button, making it highly versatile.
  • Battery: Apple promises a month or a month and a half of autonomy in the Magic Mouse depending on the use, but Logitech claims its Lift can last up to two yearsand uses one AA battery.
  • Price: The recommended retail price of both mice is similar: 79.99 euros for the Logitech Lift and 85 euros for the Magic Mouse. Of course, the Logitech Lift can be found around 50 euros with usual offers.

Magic Mouse VS Logitech Lift, which one to buy?

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Since its release, Apple hasn’t revamped the Magic Mouse (other than adding a built-in battery in place of the battery compartment in a revision), and seems to have no interest in doing so. It is a mouse that enters through the eyes and attracts attention due to its design, since there is no other like it. But It is not very practical for many users (or comfortable). Yes, it allows you to perform gestures such as movement and has a range that is not bad, but it is not for everyone.

The Logitech Lift is a more conventional proposal, although not classic, since it is committed to a vertical format with which to help us improve posture and reduce wrist pain, something that those of us who spend working in front of the computer all day have suffered ever. Also has customizable buttons and dpias well as the ability to connect it to three devices at once and jump between them quickly.

Logitech Lift for Mac, Ergonomic Wireless Mouse, Discreet Clicks, Silent Smartwheel, 4 Customizable Buttons, Bluetooth, For macOS/iPadOS/MacBook Pro/Macbook Air/iMac/iPad, OffWhite

Logitech Lift for Mac, Ergonomic Wireless Mouse, Discreet Clicks, Silent Smartwheel, 4 Customizable Buttons, Bluetooth, For macOS/iPadOS/MacBook Pro/Macbook Air/iMac/iPad, OffWhite


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Apple would not have planned a Mac Studio M2 Ultra because of the new Mac Pro

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Apple is due to launch a new Mac Pro with the M2 Ultra chip this year and that could mean there won’t be a new Mac Studio with the same chip, according to information from Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman.

The problem for Apple would be that a Mac Studio with the M2 Ultra chip and a Mac Pro with the same processor would duplicate each other. The interest in taking a Mac Pro would be more than limited, especially if we are to believe the rumors that the machine will not be really modular. Apple would therefore prefer to set aside the Mac Studio and not renew it, at least for now.

It could therefore be that Apple is waiting for its M3 or M4 chips to offer a new version of the Mac Studio. Suffice to say that we will have to wait a little while. As a reminder, the existing computer was born a little less than a year ago now and is entitled to M1 Max and M1 Ultra chips.

Regarding the Mac Pro, Apple had initially planned an M2 Extreme chip, but the project was finally abandoned to focus on the M2 Ultra chip. The computer would keep the same design as the 2019 model with Intel processors. Users would not be able to change the RAM or graphics card (GPU) themselves. The release would take place in the spring, although the exact date is still uncertain.

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