Cody Lee

Cody’s history with smartphones goes almost as far back as he does. As the son of a Nokia employee, he was exposed early on to handsets like the N91 and the Communicator. He has since been involved in nearly every aspect of the mobile phone industry. While going to college, he worked at a Nokia factory, building handsets, and later moved on to a sales position at a major wireless carrier. In 2011, Cody turned his part-time hobby of writing about Apple and the mobile industry into a full-time job, and hasn’t looked back since.

Our favorite iPhone cases are 50% off for a limited time

Totallee's ultra-thin iPhone cases have been a staple on our best cases lists for years, and they even earned a spot in our most recent buyer's guide to the best iPhone 15 cases. These cases measure just .02 inches thin, and are free from any branding or gaudy designs, making them perfect for those who dislike cases, but still want some kind of a protection on their expensive handsets.

The only real knock against Totallee has been that their cases are priced a bit high at $40, but today the company is kicking off a sale to remedy that complaint. For a limited time, you can get virtually any Totallee iPhone case for just $20.

This Xbox Wireless Controller works great for iOS games and is back down to $44

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you're really missing out if you aren't playing console games like Call of Duty on your iPhone or iPad using a wireless controller. The game itself is free, so all you have to provide is the controller. And if you don't happen to have one lying around, you can pick up the fantastic Xbox Core controller right now for just $44.

Flash sale takes up to 80% off Apple accessories

We are obviously huge fans of Apple's hardware, but the company also makes some solid accessories. The only problem is, their accessories tend to be expensive, and are rarely given notable discounts. Fortunately, today is one of those rare occasions. We have Apple Watch bands, the Apple Pencil (2nd gen) stylus, and more Apple-branded accessories on sale at up to 80% off.

Gooday, Fooodpedia, Stethophone, and other apps to check out this weekend

Apps of the week

Ladies and gentlemen, the Weekend! This means it's time for another Apps of the Week roundup, and we have some great picks for you this week. There is an endless meme and image scroller, a simple nutrition guide, and an impressive, FDA-cleared stethoscope app. And as always, we've selected a fun [evil laugh] new game for you to check out.

Limited-time deal knocks Logitech’s MX Master 3S wireless mouse down to all-time low price

Here is a deal you don't want to skip. Amazon right now has the Logitech MX Master 3S mouse—a mouse many consider to be one of the best daily drivers you can buy—at a hefty discount. The 3S features an 8K DPI sensor for accurate tracking on any surface, quieter button clicks, faster scrolling speeds, up to 70 days of battery life on a single charge, and right now it's just $77.

Anker’s 100W MacBook Pro charger is just $25 right now

It's not very often you find a charger that will take your 16" MacBook Pro from 0 to 100% in just over an hour, that costs less than $30, but that's certainly the case here. Amazon has Anker's 100W USB-C charger, which is compact, has a foldable plug and comes with a 5ft USB-C cable, on sale for just $25.

Get 40% off the MacBook-charging, 140W Anker 737 Power Bank

We feature a lot of smaller MagSafe battery pack deals here on iDB, and they are great for charging your iPhone or AirPods, but what if you need a beefier portable charger for larger devices like laptops and tablets? That's where the Anker 737 Power Bank comes into play. Considered by many to be one of the best battery packs money can buy, the 737 features a massive 24000mAh capacity, up to 140W charging power, and 3 USB ports. It also has a built-in smart digital display, a 2-year warranty, and right now it's 40% off.

Linga, Pocket, Picaday, and other apps to check out this weekend

Apps of the week

It's the weekend again ya'll, and that means it's time for another Apps of the Week roundup. This week we have some fantastic picks for you including a book translator to help you learn new languages, an impressive new finance tracker, and an app that offers up daily photo challenges. And as always, we've selected a fun new game for you to check out.

Amazon’s best 4K streaming stick is back down to $40

There are few things that can offer more bang-for-your-buck than a good streaming stick. They give you access to thousands of apps and games, and virtually unlimited content, and they are extremely affordable. Right now you can get the Fire TV Stick 4 Max, Amazon's best streaming stick with support for 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, for just $40.

Get this powerful Blink Mini smart security camera for just $20

We love a good smart home deal that makes life a little easier, and this certainly fits that bill. Amazon has the Blink Mini discounted down to its all-time low price. The Mini is a compact, indoor smart security camera with 1080p video, night vision, two-way audio, and motion detection. It sets up in minutes, pairs instantly with other Alexa devices, and right now it's just $20.