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Mpow Wireless EarbudWant to take wireless calls while listening for traffic or the office buzz? A Bluetooth earbud might be just the ticket, and this popular model is half-off.

On sale for $17 (53% off), the Mpow Wireless Earbud weighs a mere three grams and comes with a trio of removable earplugs for a snug fit. Boasting six hours of talk time, the Mpow earbud will pair with your iPhone or Android phone via Bluetooth from up to 33 feet away. And here’s a clever trick: you can charge the earbud by snapping it onto a magnetic USB charging stick (two are included in the box). Read More

Totu Wireless Sports EarphonesIf you’ve been tempted to go wireless with your tunes but haven’t waded into the Bluetooth pond yet, here’s a painless way to get your feet wet.

On sale for just $9 (you’ll need to apply discount code WTSHDNCO at checkout), the Totu Wireless Sports Earphones weigh in at barely two ounces, and they come with up to eight hours of battery life. Oh, and they’re only $9, although there’s no telling when the coupon code will expire. Update: And yes, the code is now expired. Read More

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 Portable Charger and Wall ChargerBoth a garden-variety wall charger and a portable charger, this pocket-sized battery is always ready to juice up a dying iPhone or Android phone.

On sale for $20.49 (21% off), the Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 2-in-1 Portable Charger and Wall Charger boasts a pair of quick-charging USB ports, perfect for charging a pair of gadgets at once.

At home or in your hotel room, the PowerCore Fusion 5000 works like a standard wall charger. Heading out? Just grab the fully charged PowerCore, which is capable of recharging an iPhone 7 twice over, and toss it into your purse or backpack. Once you’re back, just plug the PowerCore back into a wall socket to recharge it. Read More

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Want to move your Mac's mouse pointer without touching your mouse?

With the right settings enabled, you can move the Mac mouse pointer with the keyboard rather than nudging the mouse or swiping your trackpad.Read More

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