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Belkin’s first MagSafe products are a wild-looking 3-in-1 charger and a car mount

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Apple’s new MagSafe accessory ecosystem isn’t even a day old, but Belkin is already getting started with new charging accessories that use the magnetic charging system with the introduction of its new BoostCharge Pro MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger and its MagSafe Car Vent Mount Pro.

The $149.95 BoostCharge Pro MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger is effectively the culmination of Belkin’s years of Apple-focused wireless charging hubs, featuring no less than three different wireless charging specifications. One arm of the architecturally inspired stand features a 15W MagSafe magnetic charger for your iPhone 12, the other is an Apple Watch charger for your smartwatch, while the base has a 5W Qi charging pad meant for your AirPods (although, in theory, you can put any Qi device that fits there).

The BoostCharge Pro MagSafe 3-in-1 Wireless Charger does look extremely nice, with gleaming stainless steel and matte finishing that will showcase your suite of Apple products, but — like Belkin’s other chargers — you’re paying a lot for the convenience and style here compared to just using a MagSafe cable ($39), an Apple Watch cable (included with your device or $29), and a cheap Qi charging pad to accomplish the same task.

The other big new MagSafe product is Belkin’s MagSafe Car Vent Mount Pro, which is almost a brilliant product. It uses Apple’s new MagSafe system to attach an iPhone 12 in a convenient location while driving, without having to go through the hassle of sticking a metal plate to your phone or case (the current solution for allowing magnetic car mounts).

It clips directly onto your AC vents and features a rotating ball joint that lets you adjust the angle of your phone or rotate it from vertical to horizontal orientation easily. And Belkin says that the magnetic connection should be strong enough to hold your phone, even while driving.

There’s just one issue with the $39.95 car mount: it’s only a car mount. It doesn’t feature any actual charging systems, which makes it a pretty pricey way to use your phone in the car. Belkin does tout that the car mount’s “intuitive cable management keeps your charging cable conveniently within reach,” so you’ll still be able to use a standard Lightning cable if you want to keep your phone charged through a regular USB connection, but it seems like a big miss for the first MagSafe car mount to skip out on the charging side of things.

Belkin isn’t the only major accessory company with MagSafe products on the way; OtterBox is already teasing its Symmetry Series Plus line of cases, which will receive Apple’s new “Made for MagSafe” branding, and TechCrunch reports that PopSocket is working on MagSafe-compatible accessories, too.

Both of Belkin’s MagSafe accessories are set to be available this winter.

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Conquer Your Pup’s Dander and Fur With $700 Off a Cobalt or Charcoal Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum

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Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Cobalt) | $200 | Best Buy

Bobsweep PetHair Plus Robot Vacuum & Mop (Charcoal) | $200 | Best Buy

Allergies can be bad enough as the seasons change. Don’t let pet hair and dander add to that by vacuuming it up early and often. That chore is easier said than done— unless you have a robot vacuum to do the work for you. This lovely bright cobalt Bobsweep PetHair Plus robot vacuum and mop, only $200 today at Best Buy seems like an ideal option. That’s a whopping $700 off, by the way.

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You can get the same deal for the charcoal version of the robot vac, too. This model is not only specially made for picking up pet hair, it self docks and charges when it’s finished with the work.

It also comes with a mop attachment, so it can take care of those kitchen floors for you as well. Grab it while it’s still available for this fantastic price!

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Apple will replace AirPods Pro for free with faulty noise cancellation, static or crackling

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Today, exactly one year after Apple first launched the AirPods Pro — and thus the same day the very first AirPods Pro owners will see their one-year warranties expire — Apple has launched a repair program that offers free repairs or replacements for another whole year if your AirPods Pro experience issues with noise cancellation or static.

Specifically, Apple will fix:

Crackling or static sounds that increase in loud environments, with exercise or while talking on the phone

Active Noise Cancellation not working as expected, such as a loss of bass sound, or an increase in background sounds, such as street or airplane noise

Apple says only a “small percentage of AirPods Pro” are affected by the issues, but it apparently wasn’t just an early batch — Apple says affected units were manufactured “before October 2020,” meaning every AirPods Pro ever made might be eligible. That’s quite a recall if so. Apple says it will repair faulty AirPods Pro for two years after you first buy them.

We’ve heard complaints about degraded noise cancellation before, and at least one Verge editor has replaced their AirPods Pro under warranty. It’s nice to hear that Apple isn’t just cutting buyers off as soon as that warranty expires.

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This 55″ 4K TCL Smart TV Hangs on Your Wall for $200

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TCL 55″ S434 4K Smart TV | $200 | Best Buy

Best Buy has an insane deal going for a brand new 55″ 4K TCL smart TV. It’s the S434, which is pretty baseline for TCL’s lineup, but at just $200, there’s little to complain about. TCL’s panels are plenty sharp and accurate, and with this set, you’ll get HDR10 compliance for enhanced color and brightness in supported games and video content. This model has Android TV onboard for all your app needs, and with an included voice remote, all your favorite content is just a shout away with the help of Google Assistant.

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