Need a new Magic Mouse or Keyboard? Check out these renewed units on sale

Need a new Magic Mouse or Keyboard? Check out these renewed units on sale

Mice and keyboards get a workout and probably fail more often than any other Mac component, and sadly they’re not cheap! If you’re tired of banging on the “n” key to get it to type properly, find that your Magic Mouse has lost its magic, or are just discouraged by how old your keyboard and mouse look, we’ve got the solution with these renewed Magic Mouses and Keyboards. There are three ways to buy ‘em:

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The AZIO Retro Classic combines nostalgia, modern tech into one funky, retro keyboard

The AZIO Retro Classic combines nostalgia, modern tech into one funky, retro keyboard

Remember the Mac keyboard used by H.G. Wells when he wrote War of the Worlds? Neither do I, but if Macs had been around then, their keyboards would probably have looked something like the AZIO Retro Classic, which is packed with modern features in its vintage typewriter-inspired design.

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The udop docking station is good, but could be even better

The udop docking station is good, but could be even better

The udoq is an organizer that works with iOS and Android devices. According to the manufacturer, it’s designed to “eliminate the search for cables and chargers.” Mission accomplished. Alas, it doesn’t reduce cable clutter, although one big change could make that happen.

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Apple patent shows an iMac with slots for recharging batteries for wireless devices

Apple patent shows an iMac with slots for recharging batteries for wireless devices

I don’t think this will happen, but Apple has been granted a patent that shows an iMac with a recharging slot of a removable battery for an iPhone, iPad, Magic Keyboard, and Magic Mouse. The patent (number 20170200988) is for a “battery charging system and mobile and accessory devices.”

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Forget turning an iOS device into a laptop; I want my Apple Pod

Forget turning an iOS device into a laptop; I want my Apple Pod

On March 23 I reported that Apple had filed for a patent (number 2017003048) dubbed “electronic accessory device” that would turn an iPhone or iPad into a full-fledged laptop. However, I like an idea I proposed over a year ago better: an “Apple Pod” with an Apple Display/Dock.

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The entire iMac family (including the 27-incher) gets an upgrade and revved Magic accessories

The entire iMac family (including the 27-incher) gets an upgrade and revved Magic accessories

Apple has updated the entire iMac family, bringing a Retina 4K display to the 21.5-inch iMac for the first time and the Retina 5K display to every 27-inch iMac. The revved all-in-ones also sport more powerful processors and graphics, two Thunderbolt 2 ports and new storage options.

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Apple patent hints at Touch ID/fingerprint sensing for Macs

Apple patent hints at Touch ID/fingerprint sensing for Macs

Future Macs — both laptops and desktops — have gain the Touch ID/fingerprint sensing technology such as Apple's latest iPhones and iPads offer. The company has been granted a patent (number 9,158,957) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for a "finger sensing apparatus using hybrid matching and associated methods."

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