Mitchel Broussard

Mitchel is a Contributing Editor at MacRumors. Southern Louisiana-born, he lives off of bad TV, good books, and great video games. Despite a few close calls, he has yet to forget the face of his father.



Review: Zens Liberty Wireless Charger is a Solid AirPower Alternative With Room for Two Qi Devices and Apple Watch

It's been nearly one year since Apple cancelled the AirPower wireless charging mat, which would have allowed you to place your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods anywhere on the mat to wirelessly charge each device. In the subsequent months, numerous third-party companies have stepped forward in an attempt to reproduce this product, and now Zens has released its own take on an AirPower-like device: the Zens Liberty 16 Coils Wireless Charger. Zens' charger features 16 overlapping charging coils, letting you place any two Qi-enabled devices anywhere on the mat to charge them. It supports a total output of 30W, Apple Fast Charge, a USB-A port for wired charging of a third device (or attaching the ‌Apple Watch‌ USB stick accessory), and a USB-C power adapter. Zens sent me both the Liberty Fabric Edition and the Liberty Glass Edition, which are the same product with different finishes on the Qi surface of the mat. The Fabric Edition sports a woolen upholstery textile that's made of 90 percent wool, ensuring the back of your devices won't be scratched, while the Glass Edition has a see-through surface that showcases the 16 charging coils. In terms of their design, I preferred the subtlety of the Fabric Edition over the Glass Edition, which stands out far more. Both Liberty Wireless Chargers have a rubberized outer shell and sturdy bases with large footprints (8.8 inches long x 5.3 inches wide). The textile on top of the Fabric Edition lends the device a luxurious feel and look, which is good given that these are high-end chargers that exceed $140. Charging times

Deals: Best Buy's Latest Apple Sale Has Low Prices on Beats Headphones and iPad Pro

Best Buy's newest Apple Sale Event is discounting a trio of Beats by Dre wireless headphones, Mac notebooks, and the iPad Pro. This includes notable low prices on the Studio3 Wireless Headphones and Powerbeats Pro, as well as ongoing best deals on the iPad Pro in both 11-inch and 12.9-inch models. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. For the Powerbeats Pro, Best Buy's $199.99 price tag is a match for the lowest-ever price seen on these headphones (also available at Amazon). On sale, the Studio3 Wireless Headphones are typically around $200, so Best Buy's $189.99 is another notable discount going on this week. We've also collected a few deals on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, old MacBook Air, and the iPad Pro. For the tablet, Best Buy is matching prices previously introduced on Amazon earlier this week, while also providing a few lowest-ever discounts not available anywhere else for high-end models with 1TB of storage and cellular support. Best Buy Apple Sale Event Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones - $189.99, down from $349.99 Powerbeats Pro - $199.99, down from $249.99 Powerbeats3 Wireless - $94.99, down from $199.99 Macs 2017 MacBook Air, 8GB RAM, 128GB Flash Storage - $799.99, down from $999.99 15-inch MacBook Pro, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD - $1,999.99, down from $2,399.99 15-inch MacBook Pro, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $2,399.99, down from $2,799.99 15-inch MacBook Pro, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD - $2,799.99, down from

Deals: Get the 64GB Wi-Fi 10.5-Inch iPad Air for $399.99 on Amazon ($99 Off, Lowest Price)

More discounts on Apple's 10.5-inch iPad Air have appeared on Amazon this week, with lowest-ever prices now appearing for the 64GB Wi-Fi model and the 256GB cellular model. This iPad Air is the version that launched in March 2019 with a 10.5-inch Retina display and Touch ID. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. You can save up to $180 in the sale, with prices starting at $399.99 for the 64GB model with Wi-Fi. If you're shopping for a cellular iPad Air, note that both models listed below have delayed shipping estimates and will ship within 1-4 weeks at the time of writing. 10.5-inch iPad Air Discounts 64GB, Wi-Fi - $399.99, down from $499.00 ($99 off, lowest ever) 256GB, Wi-Fi - $597.00, down from $549.00 ($48 off) 64GB, Cellular - $519.00, down from $629.00 ($110 off) 256GB, Cellular - $599.00, down from $779.00 ($180 off, lowest ever) Head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more discounts on Apple products and related

Deals: Anker's New Sale Has $9 Wireless Chargers, $17 Bluetooth Speakers, and $30 Portable Chargers

Anker is back this week with its latest round of discounts on useful charging and audio accessories. This time you can find sales on USB-C chargers, Eufy smart home products, Bluetooth speakers, and portable chargers. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. We've noted below if the accessory requires a discount code, but most items this time around have had their discounts automatically applied and do not require a code. A majority of the sale expires this Sunday, January 19, so be sure to browse and place your order before the end of the week. Anker's January Deals Hubs PowerPort Atom III Slim - $39.99, down from $53.99 (exp. 1/20) Audio Soundcore Flare - $39.99 with on-page coupon, down from $59.99 (exp. 1/19) Soundcore Life Q10 Headphones - $29.99, down from $39.99 (exp. 1/19) Soundcore Mini - $16.99, down from $29.99 (exp. 1/19) Smart Home Eufy Security Video Doorbell - $109.99 with on-page coupon, down from $159.99 (exp. 1/19) EufyCam 2C - $84.99, down from $99.99 (exp. 1/19) Wireless Chargers PowerWave 7.5 Stand - $21.99, down from $29.99 (exp. 1/19) PowerWave Pad and Stand - $22.99 with code AKB25241, down from $27.99 (exp. 1/26) PowerWave Pad - $8.99 with code WRLCGPDB, down from $11.99 (exp. 1/31) Portable Charger PowerCore 10,000 mAh - $27.19, down from $31.99 (exp. 1/19) PowerCore 20,100 mAh - $38.24, down from $49.99 (exp. 1/19) PowerCore+ 26,800 mAh - $84.99, down from $99.99 (exp. 1/19) Chargers PowerPort Atom PD

Spotify's New Feature Builds Playlists for Your Pets Based on Their Personality Traits and Your Listening History

Spotify today announced "Pet Playlists," which builds custom playlists for a cat, dog, iguana, hamster, or bird (via The Verge). The playlist generator combines your pet's personality traits with your own listening history on Spotify, building a list of songs that the company says both you and your pet can enjoy. To get your Pet Playlist, visit Spotify's new Pet Playlist website, choose an animal, and then answer questions about their personality and temperament. Spotify will combine this information with your listening habits to create a Pet Playlist that's automatically added to your library, filled with about 30 songs. While music for pets isn’t an exact science, we consulted with experts in the pet industry for the best approximation for what might work best for our featured animals. Incidentally, we only use the information you provide us to create your Pet Playlist. The information is not stored and is not used for any other purpose. When subscribers were last counted, Spotify had 113 million Premium subscribers as of October 2019, compared to Apple Music's 60 million as of June 2019. According to Spotify, the streaming service is growing twice as fast as ‌Apple Music‌. ‌Apple Music‌ finally caught up to Spotify in one area in 2019, introducing a "Replay" feature that let its users track their most-played songs from the previous year, as well as every single year since they started using Apple

Deals: Amazon Discounts 512GB 16-Inch MacBook Pro to New Low Price of $2,149 ($250 Off)

Amazon has introduced a new discount on the 16-inch MacBook Pro, discounting both base configurations of the notebook to notable low prices. Specifically, these new discounts are the lowest prices that we've ever tracked for the 16-inch MacBook Pro among the major Apple resellers online. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. You can get the 512GB 16-inch MacBook Pro for $2,149.00 ($250 off) or the 1TB 16-inch MacBook Pro for $2,499.00 ($300 off). Due to the discounts, some models are seeing delayed shipping estimates on Amazon. As of writing, the 512GB model won't ship until February 5, but there appears to be more stock for the 1TB model in Silver. 16-Inch MacBook Pro Sale 2.6 GHz 6-Core, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD - $2,149.00, down from $2,399.00 ($250 off, lowest ever) 2.3 GHz 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD - $2,499.00, down from $2,799.00 ($300 off, lowest ever) Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and

Deals: Pad & Quill's Inventory Clearance Sale Has Up to 50% Off Cases for iPhone, iPad Pro, and MacBook Pro

Pad & Quill has opened up a new inventory clearance sale today, discounting iPhone cases, MacBook cases, iPad cases, Apple Watch bands, travel organizers, and more. The sale provides discounts of up to 35 percent off, which you can stack with our coupon code MR15 to get up to 50 percent off these accessories. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. The sale includes Pad & Quill's Oxford, Cambridge, Contega, and Bella Fino leather cases for devices like the iPhone and iPad. All of the company's accessories are made from high-quality leather, specifically designed to fit Apple's products. Browse the full inventory clearance sale below (note that prices listed will appear after using the code MR15): Pad & Quill's Inventory Clearance Sale iPad Cases Cambridge iPad Pro 11-inch Case - $49.94, down from $99.95 Oxford Leather iPad Pro 11-inch Case - $82.83, down from $119.95 Cambridge iPad Pro 12.9-inch Case - $61.16, down from $119.95 Oxford Leather iPad Pro 12.9-inch Case - $91.33, down from $139.95 Contega Thin iPad Pro 12.9-inch Case - $76.46, down from $99.95 Oxford iPad Sleeve - $73.48, down from $139.95 iPhone Cases Bella Fino iPhone XS Max Case - $38.21, down from $89.95 Traveler iPhone 11 Pro Max Leather Case - $40.33, down from $59.95 Aria iPhone 11 Pro Max Wallet Case - $61.58, down from $89.95 Bella Fino Edition iPhone 11 Pro Wallet Case - $67.53, down from $89.95 Bella Fino Edition Leather iPhone 11 Pro Max

Deals: Apple's iPad Pro and iPad Air Receive Major Discounts, With Lowest-Ever Prices on Select Models (Up to $199 Off)

Amazon and Best Buy have introduced a bunch of new deals on Apple's iPad Pro, with discounts reaching as much as $199 off original prices. Both the 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro have received discounts, in Wi-Fi only and cellular configurations. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Additionally, you'll find notable sales on the new iPad Air, with one particularly good sale on the 256GB Cellular iPad Air, now priced at $599.00, down from $779.00. All prices listed below represent sales found on Amazon, unless otherwise noted as a Best Buy discount. iPad Air 64GB, Cellular - $519.00, down from $629.00 ($110 off) 256GB, Cellular - $599.00, down from $779.00 ($180 off, lowest ever) iPad Pro 11-Inch 64GB, Wi-Fi - $674.99, down from $799.00 ($124 off) 256GB, Wi-Fi - $799.99, down from $949.00 ($149 off) 512GB, Wi-Fi - $949.99, down from $1,149.00 ($199 off) 1TB, Wi-Fi - $1,149.99, down from $1,349.00 ($199 off) 64GB, Cellular - $824.99, down from $949.00 ($124 off) 256GB, Cellular - $949.99, down from $1,099.00 ($149 off) 512GB, Cellular - $1,099.99, down from $1,299.00 ($199 off) 1TB, Cellular - $1,299.99, down from $1,499.00 ($199 off) 12.9-Inch 64GB, Wi-Fi - $874.99, down from $999.00 ($124 off) 256GB, Wi-Fi - $999.99, down from $1,149.00 ($149 off at Best Buy) 512GB, Wi-Fi - $1,149.99, down from $1,349.00 ($199 off) 1TB, Wi-Fi - $1,349.99, down from $1,549.00 ($199 off, lowest ever at Best Buy) 64GB,

Deals: AirPods With Charging Case Hit Low Price of $129 on Amazon ($30 Off)

Amazon is discounting Apple's AirPods with Charging Case from 2019 to $129.00, down from $159.00 ($30 off). This is the lowest price currently available for the AirPods among the major Apple resellers, and a return to the lowest price seen on this model on Amazon since last November. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. If you're shopping for the AirPods with Wireless Charging Case, Amazon is still continuing to discount that model as well: it's on sale for $169.00, down from $199.00 ($30 off). The standalone Wireless Charging Case for AirPods is priced at $64.99, down from $79.00 on Amazon ($14 off). We track all of the changing AirPods deals in our Best Deal on AirPods guide. You can also head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more discounts on Apple products and related

Deals: Cellular Carriers Kick Off New 2020 Offers on iPhone and Apple Watch

The major cellular carriers in the United States have all kicked off new offers for customers in the New Year, with the chance to save on your monthly cellular bill and hardware device payments for iPhone, Apple Watch, and more. We've rounded up these various offers below from Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Sprint Starting today, you can get the Apple Watch Series 4 at up to $275 off, seen in the form of a $11.46/month credit on your bill. This will make the 40mm Apple Watch $7.29/month and the 44mm model $8.54/month. A 24-month installment billing agreement is required, or you'll have to buy a new watch line of service on a qualifying plan with one active handset on the account. If you're shopping for iPhone, you can get the 64GB iPhone 11 for $15/month with qualifying trade-in and Sprint Flex lease. You'll need a new line of service and an 18-month lease, and afterwards you'll see $14.17/month in credit applied to your bill. You can also lease a 64GB iPhone XS at $37.50/month, and then get another 64GB iPhone XS for no extra cost thanks to a $37.50/month credit applied to your account within two bills. You'll have to add two new lines or get one new line and one new upgrade, along with a pair of 18-month leases. There are also a few options for anyone considering switching to Sprint. You can get the iPhone XR for $15/month, or the same smartphone in pre-owned condition

Deals: Best Buy's New 3-Day Sale Discounts Philips Hue, Beats Headphones, USB-C Hubs for MacBook Pro, and More

Best Buy today began a new 3-Day Sale, kicking off discounts on Philips Hue accessories, Beats headphones, MacBook Pro USB-C hubs, 4K TVs, and more. Best Buy's new sale will last through Sunday, January 12 at 11:59 p.m. CT, and select products have limited quantities. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Best Buy. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Best Buy 3-Day Sale Smart Home Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance LED Starter Kit - $119.99, down from $189.99 Arlo Video Doorbell - $129.99, down from $149.99 C by GE Smart Lighting - Save 20 percent on select products Amazon Echo Show (2nd Gen) - Save $100 on two models Audio UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker - $39.99, down from $99.99 Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 5 Bluetooth Speaker - $119.99, down from $249.99 Marshall Stanmore II Bluetooth Speaker - $199.99, down from $349.99 Powerbeats3 Wireless Headphones - $94.99, down from $199.99 Beats Studio3 Wireless Headphones - $199.99, down from $349.99 Jabra Elite Active 65t True Wireless Headphones - $159.99, down from $189.99 TVs Toshiba 43-inch LED Smart 4K TV with Fire TV - $229.99, down from $329.99 Insignia 50-inch LED Smart 4K TV with Fire TV - $259.99, down from $349.99 Samsung 55-inch LED Smart 4K TV - $349.99, down from $379.99 Samsung 65-inch LED Smart 4K TV - $479.99, down from $549.99 Miscellaneous WD Easystore 2TB External USB Hard Drive - $59.99, down from $109.99 Platinum USB-C 8-Port Hub for MacBook Pro - $64.99, down from $79.99 WD Easystore 10TB External USB

Deals: Accessorize Your New iPhone 11 With Sales on Apple's Official Cases (Starting at $23.99)

If you recently got a new iPhone over the holidays, you might still be looking for a protective case for your new smartphone. Luckily, Amazon this week has a series of solid discounts on Apple's first-party case line for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. This includes silicone cases, leather cases, and Apple's Smart Battery Case accessory, which is seeing a very slight discount for the Pink Sand version of the iPhone 11 Pro Max model. Older Smart Battery Cases have deeper discounts, and we've listed those for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR down below as well. The best sale can be found on the silicone cases for the iPhone 11 Pro Max, in both White and Black. These colors are just $23.99, down from $39.00, which matches the previous Amazon low price seen on each accessory. You can browse the full sale below: iPhone 11Silicone ($39.00) White - $29.99 iPhone 11 Pro Leather ($49.00) Saddle Brown - $39.00 Black - $39.98 Midnight Blue - $44.95 (Product) Red - $44.95 Forest Green - $45.99 Silicone ($39.00) Black - $29.00 White - $29.00 iPhone 11 Pro Max Leather ($49.00) Black - $34.95 Saddle Brown - $39.00 Meyer Lemon - $42.95 Silicone ($39.00) Black - $23.99 White - $23.99 Alaskan Blue - $33.99 Smart Battery Case ($129.00) Pink Sand - $122.42 iPhone XS and iPhone XR Smart Battery Cases ($129.00) XS, White - $98.00 XR, Black - $99.99 Be sure to visit our full Deal

Deals: Save $20 on the New 32GB iPod Touch, Available for $179

Amazon and Walmart today are discounting Apple's 2019 32GB iPod touch to $179.00, down from $199.00. This $20 discount is the lowest price we've tracked for the new 32GB iPod touch, and as of writing Amazon and Walmart are the only major Apple resellers online to offer a discount on this model. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Every color is available on sale except Pink. The new iPod touch has a 4-inch Retina display with the A10 Fusion chip, FaceTime, and support for playing games from the App Store and listening to Apple Music or music downloaded from iTunes. If you're looking for a higher storage capacity, the 256GB model also has a slight discount on Amazon. You can get this model for $379.99, down from $399.99 in select colors, another $20 discount on Apple's original price. Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and

Deals: 16-Inch MacBook Pro Sales Continue With Lowest-Ever Prices on 512GB and 1TB Models (Up to $211 Off)

Amazon continues to discount the new 16-inch MacBook Pro this week, providing best-ever deals on both entry-level models of the notebook. You can get the Silver 512GB model for $2,187.92, down from an original price of $2,399.00 ($211 off). This is Amazon's lowest price ever for the 16-inch MacBook Pro, and the lowest we've tracked among the major Apple resellers. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. You can also get the Space Gray 512GB model for slightly more at $2,189.50 ($209 off). Both of these models are currently in stock and if ordered soon, will arrive as soon as next week. The 512GB 16-inch MacBook Pro also features a 2.6 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i7 Processor and 16GB RAM. If you're looking for a bigger SSD, the Space Gray 1TB model is on sale for $2,549.00, down from $2,799.00 ($250 off), but stock is lower for this model. Amazon says that it will be available to ship on January 25, but you can still place your order today to ensure your discounted price before that date. Head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more discounts on Apple products and related

Deals: Shop Low Prices on the iPad Mini 5 and 2019 MacBook Air (Up to $99 Off)

Two sales have hit Apple's 2019 MacBook Air and iPad mini 5, allowing shoppers the chance to save up to $99 on the MacBook Air and up to $40 on the iPad mini 5. For the latter product, we're seeing lowest-ever prices for both Wi-Fi and cellular options. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Although discounts don't extend past $40, we haven't seen particularly steep sales yet on the new iPad mini, so these are still the best prices currently available. All prices listed below are found on Amazon, with some being matched at B&H Photo. In regards to the MacBook Air sales, these are not the lowest prices that we've ever seen for each model, but they are currently the best prices among the major Apple resellers online. Still, if you qualify for education pricing on Apple.com, you'll do better to shop directly from the company, but otherwise Amazon's sales offer most customers the best straight cash discounts. 2019 MacBook Air Sale 128GB Gold - $1,038.41, down from $1,099.00 ($60 off) 128GB Silver - $1,037.00, down from $1,099.00 ($62 off) 256GB Space Gray - $1,199.99, down from $1,299.00 ($99 off) 256GB Gold - $1,199.99, down from $1,299.00 ($99 off) 256GB Silver - $1,199.99, down from $1,299.00 ($99 off) iPad mini 5 Sale 256GB Wi-Fi Space Gray - $519.00, down from $549.00 ($30 off, lowest ever) [matched at B&H] 256GB Wi-Fi Gold - $519.00, down from $549.00 ($30 off, lowest ever) 256GB Cellular Silver - $639.00, down from

CES 2020: 'PopPower Home Charger' Lets You Wirelessly Charge Your iPhone Without Removing PopGrips

PopSockets today announced the PopPower Home Charger at CES, which is a wireless charging mat that has an indentation to fit a PopGrip. This way, PopSocket users can wirelessly charge their iPhone without having to remove the PopGrip from the back of their smartphone. The PopPower Home Charger comes in Matte White, Mountainscape, and Cosmic Cloud, and it is Qi certified. The accessory provides up to 15 watt charging, and its LED dims in low light. The company noted that it is compatible with most PopSockets PopGrips, except any metal PopGrips or PopGrips Lips. The PopPower Home Charger can be purchased today for $60 on PopSockets' website.

Deals: Anker's First Big Sale of 2020 is Discounting Wireless Chargers, Portable Batteries, and More

Anker has kicked off one of its first sales of 2020, discounting wireless chargers, wall chargers, portable batteries, Bluetooth speakers, and more. Prices in the sale start as low as $8.49 for the company's PowerWave wireless charging mat. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. You can also save on Anker's PowerPort Strip 6 ($25.99), PowerPort Speed 2 Wall Charger ($17.98), and PowerCore+ 26,800 mAh portable battery ($72.99). Only two of these deals require coupon codes, which you can find below, otherwise the deals have been applied automatically. Anker Accessory Sale PowerWave Pad - $8.49 with code AKA25313, down from $9.99 (exp. 1/31) PowerWave Stand - $11.99 with code AKA25241, down from $18.99 (exp. 1/31) PowerPort Speed 2 Wall Charger - $17.98, down from $25.99 (exp. 1/12) PowerPort 4 USB Wall Hub - $20.99, down from $25.99 (exp. 1/12) PowerPort Strip 6 - $25.99, down from $33.99 (exp. 1/12) PowerCore+ 26,800 mAh - $72.99, down from $89.99 (exp. 1/12) Soundcore Motion+ - $79.99, down from $99.99 (exp. 1/12) Head to our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more discounts on Apple products and related

Deals: Amazon Discounts 15-Inch 512GB MacBook Pro to $2,199 ($600 Off, Lowest Ever)

After a $600 discount hit the Space Gray version of the 15-inch 512GB MacBook Pro last week, today Amazon is providing the same discount on the Silver model. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. Specifically, this is the 2.3 GHz model with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, which Apple updated in the middle of 2019. You can get it for $2,199.00, down from $2,799.00 ($600 off). Stock is low and Amazon has a current shipping estimate of January 14. This model has now been replaced with the 16-inch MacBook Pro, but this lowest-ever deal is a solid discount for anyone okay with an older model MacBook Pro that lacks the 16-inch's updated keyboard and internals. Our full Deals Roundup has more information on the latest Apple-related sales and

CES 2020: Kohler and Moen Announce Connected Shower Products, Touchless Toilet, and More

Kohler and Moen introduced new smart home products at CES this year, including showerheads, smart speakers, water purification systems, faucets, shower systems, and more. Both Kohler and Moen announced connected shower products, like Kohler's Moxie showerhead + smart speaker and Moen's latest U by Moen Smart Shower. With these upgrades to your shower, you can start the shower from your smartphone and in Moen's case, even use Siri to adjust settings like temperature. Other popular products at CES this year include smart faucets, which let you initiate water flow by either waving your hand or talking to the faucet. Kohler's Touchless Toilet introduces a similar idea, letting you flush the toilet by waving your hand near the lever. Check out all of the announcements below. Kohler's announcements: Moxie showerhead + smart speaker - A combination of a Kohler showerhead with a Harman Kardon smart speaker, that lets you listen to music and talk to a built-in voice assistant while you shower. Aquifer Refine water purification system - Eliminate harmful contaminants from your kitchen water with a system that features Wi-Fi connectivity to monitor usage and leak detection. Setra touchless kitchen faucet - A faucet with touchless on/off operation that uses motion control and a voice assistant to activate the faucet. DTV Mode digital shower system - Create customized bath presets, adjust temperature, and remotely start your shower from a connected app. Touchless Toilet - Kohler's new toilet offers touchless flushing through an integrated sensor.Moen's announcements: M

Deals: Stick With Your New Year's Resolutions Using These iOS/macOS Apps for Finance, Mindfulness, and More

Now that we're in 2020, many people are trying to stick to their New Year's resolutions. As a way to help out, StackSocial has introduced discounts on a collection of Mac and iOS apps that can budget your spending, encourage you to increase the time you spend reading or meditating, and more. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with StackSocial. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running. To further deepen the discounts, you can use the exclusive promo code RUMORS15 to take an additional 15 percent off any of the apps listed below (except PDF Expert). In total, you can save on PDF Expert, MoneyWiz 3, Mondly, 12min Micro Book Library, and Aura. New Year App SalesmacOSPDF Expert - $29.99, down from $79.99: Edit PDF text, images, links, and outlines with speed and ease. MoneyWiz 3 Personal Finance - $19.99, down from $49.99: Organize your bank accounts, budgets, and bills in one place.iOS Mondly - $59.99, down from $69.99 (Lifetime Subscription): Learn new languages using Mondly's professional voice actors, speech recognition, and conversation-focused curriculum. 12min Micro Book Library - $29, down from $39 (Lifetime Subscription): Choose from hundreds of easily-digestible "micro books" that you can read in 12 minutes. Aura Meditation App Premium - $39.99, down from $94.99 (One Year Subscription): Aura uses machine learning to cater to your specific mindfulness needs, through guided daily meditations. Be sure to visit our full Deals Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and