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Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a nice discount on a two-pack of Anker&#..

By admin , in Tech , at April 23, 2020

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Today's Dealmaster is headlined by a nice discount on a two-pack of Anker's PowerLine II USB-C and Lightning cables, which are down to $20 at Amazon when you use the code "AKCTLPK2" at checkout. That's tied for the lowest price we've seen for this pair of six-foot cables, which normally retail around $30.

We recommended these Anker charging cables as part of our tech under $50 gift guide last holiday season. There's not a ton to say about them as a product, but in this case, that's a good thing—they just work as advertised. The cable's rubber coating keeps the cord flexible enough, but it's protective to the point where we've seen next to no signs of wear after several months of testing and travel. If something does go wrong, Anker says it backs the cable with a lifetime warranty.

Crucially, the PowerLine II is also MFi certified, which means it has been vetted and approved by Apple as safe to use with iPhones and iPads. Just remember that you'll need a newer iPhone or iPad and an appropriately powerful USB-C Power Delivery charger to take advantage of the fast-charging this kind of cable provides. Those with an iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max get all the necessary materials in the box, but longer cables like these may be useful for rooms where an outlet is out of arm's length either way.

If you don't need a pair of cables, individual models are also on sale for $12 with the code "AKCTLW17" at checkout. That isn't as big a drop as the two-pack deal, but given that Apple charges $35 for one of its own six-foot USB-C to Lightning cables, either choice is a much better value for the same functionality.

If you're all set on the charging front, though, we also have deals on Sony's DualShock 4 controller, SanDisk microSD cards, a bunch of smart home devices, Sonos speakers, USB-C hubs, and much more. Have a look for yourself below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • Anker PowerLine II (6ft, 2-pack) USB-C to Lightning cable – MFi certified for $19.99 at Amazon (use code: AKCTLPK2 – normally $30).
  • Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD USB-C portable battery – 18W USB-C PD, USB-A, 10,000mAh for $21.99 at Amazon (use code: H88DOIYG – normally $39.99).
  • Apple AirPods Pro true wireless noise-cancelling headphones for $224.99 at Verizon (discount seen at checkout – normally $249.99).
  • Sony DualShock 4 (Black, White, Gold) controller for PlayStation 4 for $46.96 at Walmart (normally $55).
  • SanDisk Extreme Plus (32GB) microSDHC card (Economy Packaging) – V30, U3 for $8.99 at BuyDig (normally $19).
  • Anker PowerWave Pad Qi wireless charger – 10W Galaxy/7.5W iPhone, no AC adapter for $8.49 at Amazon (use code: SDAK2503 – normally $11).
  • TP-Link Kasa HS105 (3-pack) mini smart plug for $29.99 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Sonos One SL home speaker for $129 at Sonos (normally $179).
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 (16GB, ads) tablet for $49.99 at Amazon (normally $79.99).
  • VAVA VA-UC006 USB-C hub – 60W USB-C PD, 2x USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI (4K 30Hz), Ethernet, SD, microSD, 3.5mm jack for $29.99 at Amazon (use code: ALVMMR83 – normally $59.99).
The 2020 MacBook Air.
Enlarge / The 2020 MacBook Air.Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Air (early 2020) laptop – Intel Core i3-1000NG4, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Magic Keyboard for $949.99 at Amazon and B&H (normally $999).
  • Apple MacBook Air (early 2020) laptop – Intel Core i5-1030NG7, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Magic Keyboard for $1,249.99 at Amazon and B&H (normally $1,299).
<em>Death Stranding</em>, the latest game from <em>Metal Gear</em> creator Hideo Kojima.
Enlarge / Death Stranding, the latest game from Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima.

Video game deals

Sony's DualShock 4 gamepad.
Sony's DualShock 4 gamepad.

Gaming deals

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets you access to hundreds of games for one monthly fee.
Enlarge / Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets you access to hundreds of games for one monthly fee.Microsoft

TV and home entertainment deals

Apple's AirPods Pro, the first Apple-branded headphones to offer active noise cancellation.
Enlarge / Apple's AirPods Pro, the first Apple-branded headphones to offer active noise cancellation.Jeff Dunn

Electronics deals

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