Deals: Monoprice Discounts Thunderbolt Cables by Up To 35%, Amazon's Magic Trackpad 2 Sale, and More

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    Well-known cable and accessory maker Monoprice today introduced a new sale on Thunderbolt cables, with discounts reaching as much as 35 percent off of original prices during the limited-time event. The retailer offers Thunderbolt cables of various speeds, wattage, and length, affecting the price of each.

    The cheapest cable in the sale starts at $13.99, down from $19.99 for the 20 Gbps, 60W, 1.0 meter cable, and prices increase from there. Check out more Thunderbolt cables on sale below and head to Monoprice for the full list (including Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 2 cables):

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    Thunderbolt 3 Cables

    [*]Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (20 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 60W, 1.0m - $13.99, $6 off from $19.99

    [*]Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (20 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 60W, 2.0m - $17.49, $7.50 off from $24.99

    [*]Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 60W, 1.5m - $34.99, $15 off from $49.99

    [*]Monoprice Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) USB-C Cable, 100W, 2.0m - $44.99, $15 off from $59.99 Magic Trackpad 2

    Additionally, Amazon today has marked down Apple's Magic Trackpad 2 (Silver) to $99.00, $30 off from its original retail price of $129.00. This is the lowest the Magic Trackpad 2 has ever been on Amazon, and is the current best price online for a new version of the device among the major retailers.

    10.5-inch iPad Pro (2017)

    Amazon also has a few sales on the previous generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, marked down by as much as $200. These iPad Pro models launched in mid 2017, include a 10.5-inch Retina Display with ProMotion, an A10X Fusion chip, Touch ID, and a 10 hour battery life.

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    [*]Wi-Fi, 256 GB, Gold - $649.99, $150 off from $799.99
    [*]Wi-Fi, 256 GB, Space Gray - $649.99, $150 off from $799.99
    [*]Wi-Fi, 512 GB, Gold - $799.00, $200 off from $999.00 Anker Discount Codes

    Lastly, Anker has introduced a new set of discount codes as February comes to a close, with savings on portable battery packs, USB-C cables, Bluetooth headphones, and more. You can find the expiration dates for each code below, and remember that to see the discounts you'll have to enter the relevant code during the checkout process on Amazon.

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    [*]PowerCore+ 19,000 mAh Hybrid - $99.99 with code HYBIRD62, down from $129.99 (exp. 2/28)
    [*]PowerWave Pad - $37.99 with code ANKER514, down from $45.99 (exp. 2/28)
    [*]PowerPort 10 - $27.99 with code ANKERPQ2, down from $39.99 (exp. 2/28)
    [*]Soundcore Arc Headphones - $28.88 with code SDCARC3261, down from $39.88 (exp. 3/4)
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    [*]Powerline+ II USB-C to A 2.0 (Black, 6ft) - $11.19 with code CABLE8463, down from $13.99 (exp. 3/4)
    [*]Powerline+ II USB-C to A 2.0 (Red, 6ft) - $11.19 with code CABLE8463, down from $14.99 (exp. 3/4)
    [*]Powerline+ II USB-C to A 2.0 (Black/Red, 3ft) - $9.69 with code CABLE8462, down from $12.99 (exp. 3/4) Head to our full Deals Roundup for more information on this week's sales.

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  2. roland.g, Feb 22, 2019
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    Magic Trackpad 2 in Space Gray excluded. I realize it is $150 not $130 but they could have discounted it to $120, offering the same price break. Thanks but no thanks Bezos.
     
  3. az431 macrumors 6502a

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    Pretty certain Bezos isn't personally making decisions on what to discount and how much. And it makes no sense to discount a product that is in high demand the same as a product that has low demand.
     
  4. jimthing macrumors 65816

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    Still no OPTICAL Thunderbolt 3 cables.

    Here's an investigation @MacRumors can try and perhaps find out why this is?
    Commercial or technical reasoning, for example.
     
  5. TheShadowKnows! macrumors 6502a

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    Power delivery over Thunderbolt optical active cables? The would be really "can innovate, my ass". /s

    On an aside, about active thunderbolt cables:
    1. Active Thunderbolt cables cannot operate alternate mode protocols; that is, neither USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) nor DisplayPort 1.2. Active Thunderbolt cables can only provide native (encapsulated) Thunderbolt.
    2. And to add insult to injury, passive Thunderbolt cables cannot extend beyond 16 inches and provide reliable 40Gbps service.
    So much for "the cable to end all cables." /s
     
  6. jimthing macrumors 65816

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    Optical TB1/2 cables are exactly the same in not doing power. But that's really never been a problem as power extension cables are everywhere, obviously.

    (The other two points are obviously unrelated.)

    So really, there's got to be some other reasoning going on. But what??
     
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    Note that neither TB1 nor TB2 provide power delivery.
    [With TB3, TB3 optical is not TB3 if it does not provide power delivery.]
    You would need active, ad-hoc, optical bridging extenders at both ends, sans power delivery.

    https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1429023
     
  8. jimthing macrumors 65816

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    Sure, no power delivery on TB1/2, but again, no one usually needs that in a world of power extension cables everywhere.

    I think I see what you're saying, but I find that hard to believe; power delivery is not mandatory on either TB3 or vanilla USB-C 3.1, but optional.

    I read that post a while ago actually, but there's no conclusive info mentioned in that thread. So it clarifies nothing.
     

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