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Review: Anker's 24K Gold-Plated USB-C to Lightning Cable Certainly Makes a Statement

Wednesday June 3, 2020 8:32 am PDT by
Last week, Anker debuted a special edition 24K gold-plated USB-C to Lightning cable priced at $100, marking an unusual departure for the popular accessory company known for producing high-quality products at reasonable prices. While the cable itself is really just the company's PowerLine+ III cable with gold plating, Anker offered to send one over to me so I decided to check it out. Unboxi...

Review: Anker's Compact PowerPort Atom PD 2 Offers Up to 60W of Power for Charging Your Devices

Wednesday May 1, 2019 12:30 pm PDT by
Anker in late April announced the launch of its latest power adapter for charging Apple devices, the PowerPort Atom PD 2. Anker's newest PowerPort offers two USB-C charging ports and up to 60W of power in an enclosure that's smaller than standard stock laptop chargers. The PowerPort Atom PD 2 uses Gallium nitride or GaN, a new material that allows semiconductor components to be shrunk down,...

Review: Anker's 30W 'Atom' USB-C Charger is Tiny, Affordable, and Perfect for Charging iPhones, iPads, and MacBooks

Friday February 1, 2019 1:30 pm PST by
With a new material called Gallium nitride (GaN), semiconductor components have been able to be shrunk down, leading to smaller than ever charging accessories. Several accessory makers have been taking advantage of GaN technology for new products, including Anker. Anker recently debuted the PowerPort Atom PD 1, a 30W USB-C charger that's much smaller than the USB-C power adapters offered by...

Review: Anker's Soundcore Life 2 Bluetooth Headphones Offer Active Noise Cancelation Without Breaking the Bank

Wednesday January 16, 2019 3:30 am PST by
Anker is best known for its well-received power banks and mobile charging accessories, but the Chinese company has also been busy building its subsidiary Soundcore brand, under which it offers home audio products like smart Bluetooth speakers and wireless earphones. Anker says its ethos of making quality electronic devices at an affordable price also extends to its audio accessory lineup, so I ...

Review: Anker Debuts New 7.5-Watt 'PowerWave' Wireless Chargers Optimized for iPhones, On Sale Up to 20% Off

Thursday March 15, 2018 8:56 am PDT by
With the launch of the iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus last September, Apple finally embraced wireless smartphone charging, and as of the release of iOS 11.2 in December, the devices became able to support faster 7.5-watt charging. Belkin and Mophie were Apple's launch partners for wireless charging, with their optimized charging bases launching alongside the new phones and supporting the 7.5-watt...

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Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

Thursday December 28, 2017 1:43 pm PST by
With the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple now supports Qi-based wireless inductive charging on its latest phones, and that means charging pads have quickly become popular accessories for iPhone owners. Apple's favored partners for wireless charging pads are Belkin and mophie, and Apple is carrying a $60 charger from each company in its own online and retail stores. ...

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Anker Launches New eufyCam 2 Pro 2K Camera With HomeKit Secure Video Support

Tuesday July 7, 2020 1:48 pm PDT by
Anker today announced the launch of the eufyCam 2 Pro, a new home security camera available under the company's eufy brand. The eufyCam 2 Pro features a 2K resolution for crisp, sharp video, and it is compatible with HomeKit. According to Anker, the eufyCam 2 Pro features support for HomeKit Secure Video, which means video is encrypted and stored in iCloud and footage is viewed in the Home...

HomeKit Secure Video Support Rolling Out for Anker's eufyCam 2 and 2C

Tuesday June 9, 2020 12:44 pm PDT by
Anker's eufy brand is starting the rollout of HomeKit Secure Video support, which will allow eufyCam 2 and eufyCam 2C home security cameras to work with Apple's ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ feature. The 2.1.0.4h firmware update that enables ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌ will be rolling out starting today, but the full rollout will take two to three weeks, so it will be some time before it is available to ...

MacRumors Exclusive: Save Up to 40% on Anker's USB-C Chargers, Portable Batteries, and More

Monday June 8, 2020 9:05 am PDT by
MacRumors and Anker are partnering up again this month to offer our readers savings on useful accessories like USB-C to Lightning cables, portable batteries, wireless chargers, and wall chargers. All of the devices in this sale can be found on Amazon. 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...

Testing Anker's $79 Soundcore 'Spirit Dot 2' Wireless Earbuds

Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:43 am PDT by
Anker, known for its line of iPhone accessories, has a brand called "Soundcore" to sell audio accessories like earbuds. In our latest YouTube video, we checked out the new Soundcore Spirit Dot 2 wire-free earbuds, which are much more affordable than most other wire-free options at $79. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The Spirit Dot 2 earbuds look similar to many...

Anker Launching New HomeKit-Compatible Indoor Security Cameras Next Month

Monday April 13, 2020 8:58 am PDT by
Anker recently announced pricing and availability for two new HomeKit-compatible indoor security cameras under its Eufy brand. Both cameras feature 24/7 live video recording with up to 128GB of local storage, 2K resolution, two-way audio, motion tracking with customized activity zones, instant alerts, and multi-user access. A stationary version will be available for $39.99, while a...

Anker Adds HomeKit Secure Video Support to EufyCam Security Camera [Updated]

Tuesday March 17, 2020 3:16 am PDT by
As promised, Anker has updated its EufyCam 2 security camera with support for HomeKit Secure Video, which allows the cameras to capture and store recordings securely in iCloud. As noted by iMore, the free update adds secure video recording directly to Apple's Home app for users with a paid ‌iCloud‌ storage plan. EufyCam 2 is one of the first security cameras to support Apple's new ‌HomeKi...

Hands-On With Anker's Apple-Certified iPhone Camera Flash Accessory

Tuesday January 21, 2020 12:01 pm PST by
Anker in December debuted a new LED flash accessory that's unique because it's the first iPhone flash option that's Apple certified with Made for ‌iPhone‌ approval. Anker started accepting pre-orders for the flash earlier this month ahead of a launch in late January, and we were able to get our hands on the LED flash to try it out. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. ...

Anker's Made for iPhone Certified Flash Accessory Now Available for Preorder

Monday January 6, 2020 11:06 am PST by
Anker in late December debuted a new Made for iPhone (MFi) certified LED flash accessory that's meant to connect to the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max through the Lightning port, and now it's available for preorder ahead of a late January launch. Anker's ‌iPhone‌ LED Flash is the first Made for ‌iPhone‌ flash accessory that's available for purchase. With Made for ‌iPhone‌ integration, the...

Anker Adds HomeKit Compatibility to EufyCam 2C Security Camera, HomeKit Secure Video Support to Follow

Monday January 6, 2020 2:35 am PST by
Anker has updated its EufyCam 2C security camera with Apple HomeKit support, allowing owners to use the Home app and Siri to control the smart device. You can check to see if your Anker HomeBase 2 and Eufy cameras have been automatically updated by launching the Eufy Security App. According to tech blog Macerkopf.de, if the updates have been successfully installed you'll see a new "‌HomeKit‌ ...

Anker Debuts First Made for iPhone Certified Flash Accessory Designed for iPhone 11

Friday December 27, 2019 9:25 am PST by
Anker today debuted a new Made for iPhone (MFi) certified LED flash accessory that's designed to connect to the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max through the Lightning port. Though a product link is not yet available, The Verge says that the new accessory is launching next month and is priced at $49.99. The flash accessory will be recognized by the new iPhones and can be triggered by the...

Deals Spotlight: Anker Kicks Off Big Accessory Sale With Savings on Soundcore Products, Portable Batteries, Cables, and More

Wednesday December 18, 2019 6:15 am PST by
Anker this week kicked off a big accessory sale on Amazon, with discounts on everything from Soundcore earphones to Lightning cables, PowerWave wireless charging mats, and PowerCore portable batteries. 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 listed all of the...

Deals: Save on Anker and Aukey's Best Accessories, Including Aukey's New USB-C Hub + Wireless Charger

Wednesday September 4, 2019 10:17 am PDT by
Popular Apple accessory makers Anker and Aukey have a new set of discounts on Amazon this week, with notable savings on everything from USB-C cables to portable battery packs and Bluetooth speakers. Some of the sales have had their discounts automatically applied, while others do still require a discount code, all of which you can find below. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with...

Deals Spotlight: Save on Anker and Aukey's Best Power and Audio Accessories for Apple Devices

Wednesday August 21, 2019 10:21 am PDT by
Well-known accessory makers Anker and Aukey have introduced many new discounts this week, offering notable sales on helpful Apple accessories like wireless chargers, portable batteries, Lightning cables, and more. We've listed every deal from each company below, along with the expiration dates for each discount so you know how long you have to take advantage of the sales. Anker Soundcore Audio...

Deals Spotlight: Save on Anker's Lightning Cables, USB-C Hubs, and New Qi-Enabled Soundcore Wakey Alarm Clock

Wednesday June 26, 2019 7:40 am PDT by
Anker is back this week with a new collection of sales and discount codes on many of its charging accessories, including the all-new Soundcore Wakey Alarm Clock. This device is a bedside alarm clock that has all of the usual features, like Bluetooth, alarm pre-sets, and a white noise mode, as well as a Qi-compatible landing mat on top for charging the latest iPhones. Note: MacRumors is an...

MacRumors Exclusive: Save Up to 40% on Anker's Bluetooth Speakers, Headphones, and Portable Batteries

Monday May 20, 2019 11:29 am PDT by
MacRumors readers have a chance to save on a collection of Anker accessories this week, thanks to our latest exclusive sale with the popular accessory maker. This time around our sale includes up to 40 percent off Bluetooth speakers, wireless headphones, and portable battery packs. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a...

MacRumors Exclusive: Save 20% on Anker's Lightning Cables, USB-C Cables, and More

Monday April 15, 2019 8:08 am PDT by
MacRumors has partnered with popular accessory maker Anker this week, offering our readers the chance to save on a collection of Apple accessories with some exclusive discount codes. Items in the sale include multiple Lightning cables, a USB-C cable, a USB-C hub, and a USB-C wall charger perfect for fast-charging an iPhone. Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with Amazon. When you click a...

Deals: Save on Anker's Accessories, Refurbished iPhone X and 10.5-Inch iPad Pro, and Lowest-Ever Price for 9.7-Inch iPad

Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:07 am PDT by
In this week's deals, Anker has kicked off a new set of discounts and as usual they offer the perfect chance to purchase portable chargers, Lightning cables, and wireless chargers at a great price. AnkerNote: 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. Anker offers two...

Anker Opens Pre-Orders for First MFi Lightning to USB-C cable, Shipping February 20

Monday February 4, 2019 3:02 am PST by
Mobile accessory maker Anker has opened pre-orders for the first Apple-certified USB-C to Lightning cable under the Made for iPhone (MFi) program, and will start shipping the cables later this month. Apple late last year began allowing third-party companies to produce MFi certified USB-C to Lightning cables, and as a result, multiple companies have announced the upcoming launch of new USB-C...

Anker to Launch USB-C to Lightning Cables in March

Monday January 14, 2019 1:53 pm PST by
Apple late last year began allowing third-party companies to produce Made for iPhone or "MFi" certified USB-C to Lightning cables, and as a result, multiple companies have been announcing the upcoming launch of new USB-C to Lightning cable options. Anker today said that it plans to launch its first USB-C to Lightning cables in March 2019. Anker's Powerline+ USB-C to Lightning cables will...

CES 2019: Anker Announces Soundcore 'Rave' Series of Portable Speakers

Tuesday January 8, 2019 2:56 am PST by
Anker has announced a new line of portable speakers under its Soundcore home audio brand. Dubbed the Rave series, the high-watt speakers are aimed at providing the soundtrack to your next outdoor summer party. The standard Rave speaker costs $200, is splash resistant, and comes with dual two-inch tweeters and two 5.25-inch woofers that combine to deliver 160 watts of sound. Next in the...