Layer designs Ledger Stax hardware wallet for storing cryptocurrency

Design studio Layer has collaborated with tech brand Ledger and designer Tony Fadell to produce Ledger Stax, a screen-wrapped, credit card-sized device for storing cryptocurrency and NFTs.

Ledger Stax is a hardware wallet — a device that stores the digital keys needed to encrypt and decrypt crypto assets offline, where they’re considered to be most secure. Users can also view and send their cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) through the device.

Layer developed the product with French company Ledger, which has previously designed the Nano hardware wallets. The initial idea came from Fadell, who led iPod development at Apple and co-founded Nest Labs, now Google Nest.

Three small devices with greyscale e-ink screens standing on their ends
Ledger Stax is a hardware wallet with a wrap-around e-ink screen

Ledger Stax is built on the same architecture as the Nano series, but has a unique form that Layer says elevates the experience of interacting with cryptocurrencies and NFTs.

Its distinctive feature is an e-ink screen that wraps around the front surface and spine of the device, allowing for intuitive touch interaction and, given the technology’s energy efficiency, a battery life of weeks or months.

Layer founder Benjamin Hubert considers the e-ink screen an “underused” technology that fits perfectly with the heavily text-based needs of Ledger Stax and allows it to have a different type of design language, free of the expectations set by phones.

Photos or NFTs can be displayed in greyscale on the lock screen, helping to personalise the device, which is around the same size as a credit card but a little thicker, with a six-millimetre-wide spine.

Three Ledger Stax devices at different angles, one showing a Bored Ape NFT in greyscale
The lock screen can display photos or NFTs in greyscale

The design also invites the stacking of multiple devices in the manner of physical currency or conventional ledgers. Adjacent devices will magnetically hold together, giving users the ability to organise their portfolios across separate devices while clearly identifying them from the labelling on the spine.

As well as allowing users to manage their crypto assets, Ledger Stax can be used to explore Web3 apps through the Ledger Live app, which also connects the device to a smartphone.

The device has an aluminium casing that Layer says gives it a reassuring weight in the hand and emphasises its secure nature. Its soft edges allow for easy grip.

In addition to the touchscreen, it has a single button providing the functionality to power the device on and off, and lock and unlock the screen.

Three Ledger Stax devices stacked upright like ledgers
Multiple devices hold together magnetically

Layer has been working on Ledger Stax for two years. Hubert believes that although the value of cryptocurrencies has plummeted in recent months, it has never been a better time to launch the product, as it provides people with an alternative to using centralised exchanges for storage.

“Crypto market ebb and flow aside, the need for people to understand how to and why they should take their assets into their own hands has grown in the wake of recent news,” Hubert told Dezeen. “A popular expression in the world of crypto is ‘not your keys, not your coins’, which refers to needing to own the private keys associated with your funds.”

“It has never been more appropriate with the struggles a number of centralised exchanges have been dealing with — most notably, the collapse of FTX — and the tragic fallout for the average person,” he continued.

“Ledger’s secure architecture will continue to lead the way in that regard, and Ledger Stax could not come at a better time.”

Close-up on spine of Ledger Stax device showing text reading "Tony's NFTs"
Electronic text on the spine can be used to label the devices

According to Hubert, its e-ink screen also makes Ledger Stax more sustainable than many other consumer devices as this technology draws less power and only when it refreshes, rather than constantly as O-LED screens tend to.

Sustainability is an area where cryptocurrency and NFTs have previously come under criticism, due to the amount of computer processing power that they require. However, Hubert says that more energy-efficient solutions are slowly being offered, pointing to Ethereum’s switch from using a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake model earlier this year as an example.

“As crypto continues to mature, there will likely be more of this – and there are already many other players in the space that offer sustainability as part of their ethos,” said Hubert.

Close-up on the back of the Ledger Stax device showing "L" branding
The device was created in collaboration with Ledger and Tony Fadell

The designer, who has what he describes as a “moderate investment” in the cryptocurrency Ethereum, says the project suited Layer’s interest in working with technologies that enable and complement cultural shifts.

“Like any market, Ethereum has its ups and downs but I think it has a promising future,” said Hubert. “It’s exciting to be part of an emerging financial market, and working with Ledger has only cemented my belief in the potential of crypto.”

Ledger Stax is Layer’s second crypto product following Trove, a system incorporating a watch-like wearable device. The studio regularly works in the tech space, and has also recently designed smart glasses for Viture and a meditation headset for Resonate.

Apple has Filed a 4-Count Patent Infringement Lawsuit against AliveCor, maker of ECG hardware and software for mobile devices


In early December 2020, Patently Apple posted a report titled “Apple has been sued by EKG Device Maker ‘AliveCor’ for Patent Infringement.” In late June 2022 we posted another report titled “An Initial Determination from an International Trade Commission Judge Finds that Apple Infringed AliveCor’s Patented ECG related Technology.” Late yesterday, Apple filed a 4-count counter patent infringement lawsuit against AliveCor in California.  


In Apple’s formal Complaint before the court, Apple states that “This is an action about innovation and the opportunism and profiteering that threatens it. Apple Inc. (“Apple”) is a global technology company that has, for decades, introduced cutting-edge, life-changing advancements in electronic healthcare that are relied upon by millions on a daily basis to better their lives.


Since its founding almost 50 years ago, Apple has held its place as an American and worldwide leader by developing innovative technology, investing billions in domestic research and development of technologies in a wide variety of industries, and producing devices and applications that are at the core of today’s society. In particular, Apple has long been an industry leader in cutting-edge electronic healthcare solutions and has invested its considerable expertise and creativity in developing such systems and bringing them to the public.


Among such advances, Apple has developed and patented a wide array of novel health and fitness technologies, each of which provides users with accurate and highly accessible technology-powered insights empowering them to live a healthier life. These include numerous critical, ground-breaking ECG technologies provided by the Apple Watch and watchOS. Apple began developing and patenting these technologies over a decade ago.


For example, in 2008, Apple had already developed and filed for patent protection on specific and foundational technologies pertaining to embedded heart rate and electric cardiac activity monitors. Apple’s massive commitments to innovation in the healthcare industry led to critical developments in key technologies, including those related to sensing irregular heart rhythms that may be suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AFib), capturing an electrocardiogram (“ECG” or “EKG”), cycle tracking features for women (watchOS 6), blood oxygen saturation measurement (watchOS 7), respiratory tracking during sleep, and fall detection (watchOS 8), to name just a few.


These advancements also include an integrated sensor in an electronic device that can measure a user’s heartbeat, heartrate, and other signals generated by the user’s heart, which are the subjects of the ’257 patent-in-suit. Apple also improved upon this design with sealed button systems, which are the subjects of the ’619 patent-in-suit, as well as user interfaces for monitoring such health data, which are the subjects of the ’533 patent-in-suit.


Apple also developed the ability to aggregate such data for a user’s healthcare providers to review, which is the subject of the ’898 patent-in-suit. It is innovations such as these and the millions of dollars Apple invested in the research and development of these innovations—including the many features surrounding the Apple Watch and Apple’s Health App—that have bettered the lives of millions who use Apple’s healthcare devices and pioneered the personal health advancements that AliveCor attempts to co-opt through its litigation campaign against Apple.


This case is about a far different story involving AliveCor, Inc. (“AliveCor”) and its brazen infringement of Apple’s technology—technology that Apple developed years before AliveCor even came into existence. Founded in 2010, AliveCor’s business has focused on the sale of portable ECG devices which rely on numerous technologies in Apple’s iPhone and/or Watch to provide ECG information to AliveCor’s customers. Rather than develop its technology from scratch, however, AliveCor resorted to including the very technology that Apple created and patented. This was no accident: AliveCor has long known of Apple’s patented technology, as many of AliveCor’s own patents cite to many of Apple’s patented innovations.


But AliveCor’s business has not been commercially successful, and has instead been propped up by funding from private investors. AliveCor has responded to its own failures in the market through opportunistic assertions of its patents against Apple. For example, AliveCor filed a complaint before the International Trade Commission (“Commission”), seeking to stop Apple from importing its products into the United States based on its assertion of patents covering unimportant alleged improvements to ECG devices. And while an Administrative Law Judge issued an Initial Determination in that action finding a violation—a finding that Apple is presently contesting before the Commission—Apple now brings this action to set the record straight as to who is the real pioneer and to stop AliveCor’s rampant infringement that unlawfully appropriates Apple’s intellectual property.


Apple is the pioneering innovator, having researched, developed, and patented core, foundational technologies before AliveCor came into existence. AliveCor’s litigation campaign is nothing more than an attempt to siphon from the success of Apple technologies it did not invent, all the while selling products that rely on foundational ECG innovations that Apple patented years before AliveCor came to be.”


The Patents that Apple Claims AliveCor Infringe


  • 10,076,257: “Seamlessly Embedded Heart Rate Monitor”
  • 10,270,898: “Wellness Aggregator”
  • 10,866,619: “Electronic Device Having Sealed Button Biometric Sensing
  • System”
  • 10,568,533: “User Interfaces For Health Monitoring”


The Accused Products


Apple notes in their formal complaint with the court that the accused products in this case include, but are not limited to, AliveCor’s KardiaMobile Card, KardiaMobile, KardiaMobile 6L, Kardia App, KardiaPro (including devices and servers, and mobile applications), and KardiaCare products (collectively, the “Accused Products”).


For more details, read Apple’s full complaint filed with the court in the SCRIBD document below, courtesy of Patently Apple.


Apple Inc. v. AliveCor, Inc, Patent Infringement Lawsuit by Jack Purcher on Scribd


2 basic docket information on Apple Inc v. AliveCor Inc


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TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt review: Good hardware, bad software

The TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt 3 are well-engineered desktop hard drive enclosures that can expand your Mac’s desktop storage — but the price you pay for what you get isn’t where it needs to be.

Media professionals who deal with high file capacities, such as video editors, are likely to find their Mac mini or MacBook Pro’s internal capacity filling up quickly. There have very nearly always been external enclosures for hard drives to bolster that capacity.

We’ve already examined a TerraMaster USB-C type 3.1 enclosure that can hold up to five drives. The company also has Thunderbolt 3 enclosures, and we’re looking at the two-drive TD2 plus the D5 Thunderbolt 3 that reuses the enclosure of the five-bay USB-only one.

But, with spinning hard drives, the speed and the cost of Thunderbolt is mostly unnecessary.

TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt 3 enclosures — Key specs

TerraMaster TD2 TerraMaster D5
Drive Bays 2 5
Drives Supported 2.5-inch,
Hard drives and SSDs
Hard drives and SSDs
Maximum Capacity 32TB 80TB
RAID Support Single-disk,
Rear Ports Two Thunderbolt 3,
DisplayPort 1.4
Two Thunderbolt 3,
DisplayPort 1.2
Claimed Read Speeds 810MB/s 1,035MB/s (RAID 0),
830MB/s (RAID5)
Claimed Write Speeds 806MB/s 917MB/s (RAID 0),
850MB/s (RAID 5)
Unladen Weight 3.1 pounds 5.1 pounds

TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt 3 enclosures — Design considerations

The aluminum storage appliances are a compact desk addition, with the TD2 taking up a mere 8.9 inches by 4.69 inches by 6.8 inches. Meanwhile, the D5 is 8.9 inches by 6.9 inches by 8.9 inches tall. The heights of each aren’t for the entire unit, as there’s a fixed handle in place on the top, making it somewhat portable if required.

TerraMaster's giant fixed handle is useful for portability, but also adds height.

TerraMaster’s giant fixed handle is useful for portability, but also adds height.

We’d have preferred if that handle was removable, or designed with a hinge to fold down flat, cut the unit’s height, and allow the units to be stacked.

The front has a selection of indicators for each drive, a power LED, and a power button, as well as a pair of drive slots. Around the back is one cooling fan on the TD2 and two on the D5, as well as a pair of Thunderbolt 3 ports, a DisplayPort connection, and a power port.

You get the enclosure, power cord, AC adapter, a Thunderbolt 3 cable, screws for attaching drives to sleds, and typical installation and warranty paperwork in the box.

The power brick is hefty for both units, but separating it keeps the size of the enclosures down.

The power brick is hefty for both units, but separating it keeps the size of the enclosures down.

The use plastic sleds with a pop-out cover to unseat the sled and drive that clicks back down to secure it in place. The sleds are made from fairly flimsy plastic, which is adequate for the task. We’d have preferred a metal tray.

The plastic drive sleds aren't great, but they work.

The plastic drive sleds aren’t great, but they work.

Overall, besides the trays, the enclosures are sturdy and reliable. Fan noise is less than the drives themselves chattering away under load.

TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt 3 enclosures — Capacity and RAID

The capacity of the TD2 enclosure isn’t mind-blowing, but it does have the ability to accept two 16TB drives, giving it an unformatted capacity of 32TB. The five-bay D5 offers a far higher capacity, using up to five 16TB drives for a total of 80TB of storage.

The TD2 uses an onboard hardware raid system, so there are options available for using RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and Single Disk. Depending on the setting, there are benefits available, including striping for speed, mirroring for redundancy of data, and even simple raw storage capacity — but if you’re reading this, odds are, you already know the benefits of each.

A rotary switch on the back allows for selection of the RAID level on the TD2. There is no option to use a software configuration tool to manage the enclosure, but you can always set up RAID 0, or RAID 1 with Apple’s Disk Utility.

You get one fan to cool drives on the TerraMaster TD2, two on the D5.

You get one fan to cool drives on the TerraMaster TD2, two on the D5.

There are five bays in the D5 and no RAID switch on the back. The company provides downloadable RAID management software — which is terrible. Along with RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, and Single Disk, there are also options for RAID 5 and RAID 10.

Don’t install the TerraMaster software if you buy the D5. We’re experienced with installation of low-level software like this RAID driver, but even so, macOS choked on the install four times before finally installing it properly the fifth time. We ultimately had to remove the driver and utility with the Terminal after it failed to initialize the RAID with known-good drives.

We contacted TerraMaster about it, and support representatives told us that it’s just the way it is. They put the blame on macOS, which is odd, considering OWC’s SoftRAID works fine, the first time.

The RAID software works fine on Windows. But, the RAID is software, and minus the RAID 5 driver, this doesn’t carry over to macOS, even if configured on Windows.

We’re not hopeful of any big changes in this regard, but we’ll see — and will update this post if it happens.

TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt 3 enclosures – Connectivity

Thunderbolt 3 connectivity theoretically allows enclosures to take advantage of up to 40Gbps of bandwidth. As there are two Thunderbolt 3 ports, it can also form part of a daisy-chaining setup of up to six devices, sharing the bandwidth with other hardware.

There is also a DisplayPort on both devices, though the TD2 has DisplayPort 1.4 while the D5 has a DisplayPort 1.2. Both can display a 4K image on a monitor, though the DisplayPort 1.4 is capable of 8K in some situations. Both functioned fine, and we had no issues connecting to an LG 32-inch 4K display. This will also depend on the capabilities of your Mac, so the M1 models will only be able to handle a total of two displays, including any built-in screens.

The port situation is almost identical across the TD2 and D5, though you do have an extra switch on the TD2 for selecting RAID configurations.

The port situation is almost identical across the TD2 and D5, though you do have an extra switch on the TD2 for selecting RAID configurations.

If you do not have a Thunderbolt 3 connection available, you can still use the TerraMaster TD2 Thunderbolt 3 or D5 with a USB-C or USB port, albeit without the niceties of Thunderbolt 3. This boils down to a lower speed of 10Gbps or 5Gbps, depending on the USB connection used.

Likewise, they are also compatible with Thunderbolt 2, using the requisite adapter. Unsurprisingly, if you do this, you lose the pass-through monitor connection port.

The 90W power supply in the TD2 and 120W version in the D5 are more than enough to handle a pair of mechanical drives and power delivery simultaneously. There is power delivery available, albeit at 15W. This is not useful for recharging a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro at any notable speed, and won’t maintain a charge when the computer is under any load at all.

TerraMaster TD2 and D5 Thunderbolt 3 enclosures – Performance

According to TerraMaster, the TD2 is capable of read and write speeds of 810MB/s and 806MB/s. For the D5, the read speeds are marketed as 830MB/s under RAID 5 and 1,035MB/s under RAID 0, while the write speeds are 850MB/s and 917MB/s, respectively.

With SATA SSDs, our testing bore out the claims that the company made for both drives. We were expecting better speeds on read and write for the D5 with five SSDs capable of 500 megabytes per second read and write, though.

With hard drives, however, we saw about 305 megabytes per second read and 315 megabytes per second write on the TD2. The TD5 delivered a read speed of 602 megabytes per second read speed under RAID 5, and a write speed of 556 megabytes per second. This is a limitation of the drives themselves and the overhead for RAID 5, more than a limitation of the enclosure — and it’s not that much faster than the USB 3.1 D3-500.

Decent hardware, let down by pricing and software

We like Thunderbolt, and always have. Enclosures with Thunderbolt are speedy and flexible, and daily-chained Thunderbolt peripherals are way more reliable than SCSI ever was — and no goofy termination rules to adhere to.

The design of these enclosures is pretty good, but not fantastic. We’ve seen far worse, and we’ve seen some better. They keep the drives cool, but that handle is annoying in a setup that relies on more than one drive array, or in a tight space.

One thing keeps both the TD2 and D5 enclosures from greatness — cost. TerraMaster lists the two-bay TD2 at $259.99, while the five-bay D5 costs $699. The TD2 is on the high-end of reasonably priced, but the D5, especially given the state of the software at present, isn’t good and even if that software worked perfectly on macOS Big Sur, it isn’t worth the price premium for Thunderbolt. The DisplayPort is nice, sure, but this is offset by the utter lack of charging power for a portable Mac.

And, we can’t express strongly enough that the TerraMaster D5 RAID software is a miserable experience. Some of this is because of the OS, but if you’ve got to go through an arduous experience to install the RAID driver, it needs to install properly the first time — and it needs to work right after you finally get it to take. But, if you’re just feeding the drives as-is to macOS, this isn’t a show-stopper.

The TerraMaster TD2 is slimline and could be enough of a storage upgrade for many Mac users.

The TerraMaster TD2 is slimline and could be enough of a storage upgrade for many Mac users – if it was less expensive.

If you need a five-bay enclosure, get the D5-300 that we reviewed before — unless you can find the TD5 on steep sale. USB 3.1 Type C on the $159 two-bay D2-310, or the five-bay D5-300 for $229 won’t hugely slow you down with the same quality hardware enclosure. Plus, if you do that, you can pick up OWC’s SoftRaid Pro for the price difference and have some cash left over.

  • Cool and quiet
  • Compact size
  • Display support
  • Fixed handle
  • Utterly terrible RAID configuration software for the TD5
  • Cheap plastic drive sleds
  • Bad balance of pricing to features

TerraMaster TD2 score: 3 out of 5

TerraMaster D5 score: 2 out of 5

No hardware debuts during WWDC 2021 keynote, says leaker

Apple may not use its WWDC 2021 keynote to make any hardware announcements, with a prominent leaker hinting that there won’t be any physical product launches.

While WWDC is known to be a software-centric event, concerned primarily with Apple’s operating systems and software changes, rumors always circulate about new hardware being revealed during the event. In the opinion of one well-known leaker, it seems that WWDC 2021 will be a software-only year.

Responding to a query on Twitter on whether there will be any hardware products shown at WWDC 2021 on Monday, leaker “@L0vetodream” responded in Chinese with the translated phrase “I feel no.”

While the Twitter account has amassed a following for high-accuracy leaks for Apple products, there is always a chance that the account is incorrect and Apple does show hardware. In a later tweet, they said “I was just talking about playing, I’m not reliable at all,” which immediately casts doubt on the initial “I feel no” tweet.

Apple has used the WWDC event to highlight hardware, but certainly not every event. On three occasions, for the “coke can” Mac Pro, the iMac Pro, and the 2019 Mac Pro, Apple teased the hardware, and shipped a profoundly limited quantity of the devices before the end of the year.

Rumors claimed that Apple could launch a 16-inch MacBook Pro refresh during the event, as well as the possibility of pushing forward with its Apple Silicon transition with a new chip. However, this is also during a time when the world is dealing with a chip shortage, which could cause problems for the production of new hardware.

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All the IoT Hardware At Collision Conference 2017

Billed as “America’s fastest growing tech conference,” the Collision Conference has grown into an influential industry event that some have compared to South by Southwest, Austin’s huge music-and-tech gathering. The confab in New Orleans attracted nearly 19,000 attendees this past week (compared to the more than 37,000 that descended on SXSW Interactive in 2017).

As its name suggests, Collision is designed to foster the intermingling of ideas and people across various interests, including technology, transportation, music, the environment, education, sports, politics, and more. Much of the convention floor was taken up by rows and rows of digital startups trying to entice investors and customers to check out their offerings. We’ve rounded up some of the more notable products and services here, focusing on connected devices.


The Ecobee4 works with Alexa.

Ecobee unveiled the latest version of its smart-home thermostat. Thanks to a built-in microphone, it’s the first Ecobee that comes with the full functionality of Amazon’s Alexa voice-recognition service. It’s like having a wall-mounted Echo Dot that can also control your home’s climate. Available on Amazon starting May 15.

A startup called Matrix showed off its smart mattress that promises to measure the quality of your sleep based on monitors built into its memory foam construction. Because it can sense whether you’re in light or deep sleep, Matrix can wake you up at the most optimal time, according to its designers. The companion app will also give you recommendations for getting better rest based on your specific sleep habits.

Matrix also says its product is more comfortable to sleep on than similar smart mattresses on the market, such as Eight Sleep. Manufactured in the U.S., Matrix will sell for $1,500 for a queen-size bed.

Seed Speaker

Seed speaker at Collision Con.

Aiming for the high-end “audiophile” market, Recreation Sound Systems came to Collision toting its intricately designed, wooden “Seed” speaker. The custom-made, 600-watt speaker is meant to be a “portable party on wheels,” and features a large metal handle that makes for easier hauling. The Seed sells for a hefty $2,000.

Recreation will also sell the “Harmony Block,” touted as the “world’s first yoga block speaker.” The $400 speaker is expected to appear as an Indiegogo project sometime in July.

“Our mission is to make the world a better sounding place,” said Emily Kussman, Recreation’s marketing manager. “We weren’t satisfied with all of the Bluetooth speakers out on the market so we decided to create our own high audio fidelity portable speakers. We use wood, which resonates sound better, and the components that we put inside the products create richer, cleaner, better sounding speakers.”

In another apparent “first,” the world’s first robotic tennis ball collector made a showing at Collision. While there have been one-off attempts to build an autonomous ball collector, the Tennibot is the first serious product of its kind for the consumer market.

Designed by recent Auburn University graduate Haitham Eletrabi, the device runs on rechargeable batteries and can pick up 70 balls per load within minutes. Think of it as a Roomba for your tennis court. Eletrabi says production on the Tennibot will begin by the end of the year and will be priced at $1,000 each.

Tennibot wasn’t the only robot at Collision. Pepper, the humanoid robot from Japan’s SoftBank Robotics, made a splash with its cute gestures and apparent ability to understand some human emotions. SoftBank says Pepper can read signals like a smile, a frown, the way your move your head, or the tone of your voice. More than 10,000 Pepper robots have been sold in Japan, mostly to businesses that use them to greet and entertain customers.

Pepper Robot

You can now buy Pepper in the U.S. — for a mere $25,000. With the goal of having a “robot in every home,” Softbank plans to roll out more consumer-level robots in the coming years.

Cujo Smart Firewall for the Home

Protects Your Network from Viruses and Hacking

Continuing the unstoppable Internet of Things trend, Cujo showed off its smart firewall for the connected home. The adorable little gadget aims to protect all of the networked devices in your home from hacks, malware, and other cyber threats. It also boasts parental controls to keep your content kid-friendly.

Shipping for $99, Cujo touts “enterprise-level” protection for the consumer who’s worried about privacy and data leakage.

“These days, you never know what’s happening to your devices or your data,” says Indre Deksnyte, Cujo’s vice president of e-commerce. “We hear a lot of user stories. We heard from a customer in Canada who was getting a lot of notifications from Cujo. The security cameras in his house were being hacked. You may get hacked and never know it.”

Apple hardware slashed by up to $1,000


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This Mega Deal Zone Event is courtesy of Apple Authorized Reseller B&H Photo and boasts cash discounts of up to $2,100 off electronics from popular brands, including Apple, Sennheiser, Samsung and more. Quantities may be limited at the reduced prices and the offers may sell out at any time. In addition to the markdowns, shoppers in eligible states can also receive a sales tax refund with B&H’s Payboo Credit Card, and most items qualify for free expedited shipping within the contiguous U.S.

Mega Deals

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