5 Awesome (And Affordable) Alternatives To Apple Products
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Apple makes some neat devices and accessories, but as Uncle Ben definitely said, "With a great gadget comes a great markup. TOBEY MAGUIRE, AVENGE MEEEE." These five righteous devices are guaranteed to make your electronic life better, and they're also guaranteed to not decimate your savings account.
The band didn't stop playing even when the Titanic started sinking, so why in these modern times should the music stop just because you're walking in the rain, or taking a shower, or jumping in the pool? The xFryo x52 Waterproof Wireless Earphones, as the name implies, will keep playing music even when submerged in water, and they don't require the drowning of violinists to do so. They connect to any device via Bluetooth, and come in a protective carrying case that doubles as a charger. These buds normally retail for $249.99, but right now you can get them at 54 percent off for just $114.99.
Sometimes the built-in camera on your phone or tablet just isn't cutting the digital mustard, or frankly any digital condiments whatsoever. The DxO ONE Digital Connected Camera, however, is a full-fledged high-quality digital camera that you can relish. (Does anyone else want hot dogs right now?) It's not made by Apple, but it does connect to any Apple device. It boasts a larger lens than your phone's camera and a wide arrangement of shutter speeds and features, plus the ability to instantly share all your photos from your iPhone or iPad. And best of all, it fits snugly into your pocket. Click here to get the DxO ONE for $379.99, 24 percent off its normal retail price.
The iPM World HD 360 Degree 1080p Wireless IP Camera is the perfect device for a) keeping your home safe while you're away and b) keeping an eye on the hilarious hijinks of your chowderhead cat while you're at work. (How did he get inside the piano?) This wireless camera with complete HD panoramic view and built-in security encryption lets you view your footage and rotate the camera all from your smartphone. It even has night vision, so you can watch out for night burglars, or your cat, which are occasionally the same thing. This harbinger of the future will normally run you $129.99, but if you click here right now, you can get it for just $44.99, a 65 percent discount.
One of the biggest hassles of owning a smartphone is constantly plugging them in to charge them, literally shackling us to a wall outlet every six or eight hours. It can take over an hour to get a full charge, and if you leave your device plugged in too long, you run the risk of overcharging your battery and shortening its lifespan. That's why you need a Charby Sense Charging Cable. It's more durable than a standard cable, and it's designed to automatically shut off when your device gets a full charge, so it doesn't burn out your battery. Plus, you can double your charging speed with the push of a button when you plug the Charby Sense cable into your laptop. You can get one right now for $29, 25 percent off the normal retail price of $39.
If you own multiple devices, like a smartphone, a tablet, and an Apple Watch, charging all three of those things at once will create a tangled forest of cables. Best-case scenario, you catch yourself an adventurous rodent and gross out your friends and family. Worst-case scenario, someone trips over them, falls, breaks an ankle, and yanks your devices out in the process. Now, not only are your devices not charged, but they're broken too. And you're also probably getting a divorce. That's why you need the iPM 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charging Pad. Just plug this ultra-thin sucker in and turn any flat surface into a charging station, able to wirelessly power up to three of your devices at once. If you click here right now, you can get the iPM Wireless Charging Pad for $48.99, a 62 percent markdown from its normal retail price of $129.99.
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