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You may have heard of BearTek before. It launched its first-generation Smart Gloves a while back as a way to control your smartphone with built-in sensors. Last Friday night, the guys behind BearTek made an appearance on Shark Tank and launched version 2.0 on Indiegogo. We won’t spoil the episode for you, but we’ll just say Mr. Wonderful had his doubts.

So what does the second generation add? In addition to the original model’s support for iPhone/Android, BearTek has introduced compatibility with GoPro plus “user-defined touchpoints” and a new developer kit. Full details below.

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Today, Sports Authority is offering free shipping and 20% off purchases using code SAVE20 during checkout. While there are a few exclusions here, like gift cards, clearance items, and certain shoes, the code is eligible on most items site-wide. One standout is the Nike Metcon 2 Cross-Training Shoes for Men and Women in multiple colors (with most sizes still in stock) for $104 shipped using the above promo code. The Metcon 2s retail from $130 up to $180 or so depending on the colorway.

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Today only, Woot is once again offering the Yukon Outfitters 58-Piece Survival Kit for $99.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s $125 under the original listing, between $45 and $25+ below Amazon and the best piece we can find. Along with the backpack, this kit comes with a “hydration bladder, walkabout rainfly, hammock with mosquito net, ‘firefly’ led flashlight/lantern, locking/folding knife, 550-strand paracord, emergency medical kit”. Reviews are light on the kit itself, but the backpack has a 4/5 star rating and it comes with a one year warranty. You can get a detailed list of what is included under the features tab.

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Update (2/8 4:20pm): Newegg’s official eBay store is offering the Hamilton Beach True Air Allergen-Reducing Air Cleaner (04383A) for $29.99 shipped. That’s half its original listing and the best price we can find. It goes for $46 on Amazon where it’s rated 4.2/5 stars from over 2,700 Amazon customers.

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro 13-Piece Block Knife Set (1109176) for $99.99 shipped. That’s 50% below the original $200 price tag, the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for and the best price we can find by $70. Just about all trusted retailers are carrying this set for $169.99.

It comes with the wooden knife block, sharpening steel, quality forged Japanese stainless steel blades and includes an “8” Chef, 7″ Santoku, 8″ Bread, 5″ Utility, 3-1/2″ Parer, 2-3/4″ Peeler, Shears, and four 4-1/4″ Steak Knives.” Along with its full lifetime warranty, this set has garnered a 4.8/5 star rating from nearly 150 amazon customers.

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Amazon has the Aroma 6-Cup Food Steamer and Rice Cooker (ARC-743-1NGB) for $14.90 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders over $35 (matched at Walmart w/ extra shipping fees). That’s as much as 25% below some listings, the lowest Amazon has offered an the best we can find by $5. It has 3 cook settings (cook, steam and automatic keep warm), and can steam meat/vegetables while cooking rice. It comes with a steam tray, rice measuring cup and serving spatula. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 2,300 Amazon customers.

Head below for some deals on best selling waffle makers, coffee makers, toasters, choppers, multi-tools, toys, pet accessories and more: expand full story

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Best Buy launched a $5 Blu-ray sale yesterday bringing some notable titles down to all-time low prices. This is a perfect chance to load up on movies for Valentine’s Day weekend or your personal collection. Free shipping is available for My Best Buy Elite Members or on orders of $35+.

Some of our favorite titles in this sale include:

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Best Buy is also currently offering a number of James Bond Collectible SteelBook Blu-rays for $9.99 (Reg. $20) when you pre-order Spectre for $19.99 (Reg. $25). If you’ve been planning on grabbing the latest Bond flick, take advantage of this offer and save 50% on the popular Steelbook versions of previous films. Simply visit this page and select which movies you’d like to purchase.

Before you head on to the rest of today’s deals, don’t forget that Amazon is still offering hundreds of Digital HD downloads of movies for just $4.99 (Reg. $20).

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The Luminid Touch Light-Up Cable glows when you touch it, making it easier to plug it into your phone after dark. You can order one now for $10 shipped via 9to5Toys Specials.

If you are a parent, or someone with roommates, there are times when switching the light on isn’t an option. For such circumstances, the Luminid is ideal. It comes in Lightning and micro USB flavors, and inside the connector there is an LED light. When you pick up the cable, this glows until you manage to plug in your phone or tablet successfully. At 40 inches long, the Luminid offers impressive reach, and the cord is sheathed within a durable PVC jacket which provides good flexibility. The Lightning version is also MFi-certified, meaning it has Apple’s seal of approval.

Currently, the Luminid Touch Light-Up Cable is 49% off the MSRP of the Lightning version, and 54% off the micro USB cable $9 — both with free shipping.

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Best Buy is currently offering a 3-pack of $15 Microsoft Xbox gift cards right now with a $5 bonus card for $45 shipped. That’s basically $50 worth of credit for $45, but things get much more interesting if you scoop up two of them.

By adding two of these gift card packs to your cart ($100 worth of gift cards), your total drops to just $81 shipped. That’s nearly 20% off your next Xbox marketplace purchases and one of the lowest prices we see gift cards from any retailer drop to.

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Best Buy is also offering BOGO 20% off on prepaid game cards like PlayStation Store gift cards, Facebook game cards, Xbox Live, and Nintendo e-Shop credit and more. Simply head to this page, check one card from the top list and then one from the bottom to redeem the discount.

Head over to our games/apps roundup for all the best deals across every platform. And don’t forget to check out the Free Xbox Live Gold Games for February.

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Amazon offers the Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mobile Mouse for $62.58 shipped. This device originally retailed for $80 and regularly goes for $70 or more. Today’s deal is the lowest price that Amazon has ever sold it for direct and the best deal currently available.

The Logitech MX Anywhere 2 features DarkField Laser technology for full functionality on glass and high gloss surfaces. It has dual-connectivity via the Logitech Unifying Receiver or Bluetooth, so you can use it with a Mac or Windows PC. One of my favorite features is its adaptive hyper-fast scrolling that allows you to “fly through long documents and web pages”. Even better, it has three assignable buttons for custom shortcuts and quick-access to applications. Users can expect up to two months of use on a single charge.

Last summer, I positively reviewed the Anywhere 2 and still use it today as my go-to solution while traveling. Amazon customers largely agree, giving it a 4/5 star rating.

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In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Just Cause 3 on Xbox One and Playstation 4 for $44.99 shipped (matched at Best Buy w/ additional GCU discounts). That’s $15 under the regular $60 price tag, matching our previous Gold Box mention and the best price we can find by $5+.  

Explore a Mediterranean island paradise with complete vertical freedom – skydive, BASE jump and free dive in an open world…Cause massive chains of destruction in military bases, harbors, prisons, police stations and communications facilities to bring down a dictator

Other notable deals include Need For Speed on PS4 (Digital Code) $19.79 (Reg. up to $60) and Guitar Hero Live on Wii U f0r $41.01 shipped (Reg. up to $99, best we have seen). The POWER A amiibo End Level Display is now down at $13.50 Prime shipped (Reg. $30, best price we have seen) and don’t forget about the Prime discounts on the new Ryu amiibo and more

While only $10 or $20 below the going rate, the Corsair Gaming K70 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Backlit Red LED (CH-9000114-NA) is available for $90.99 shipped right now on Amazon (Reg. $100-$110, best we can find). You’ll also find the HORI Fighting Commander 4 Controller for PlayStation 4/3 at $29.99 Prime shipped on Amazon right now (Reg. $35+)

Down below you’ll find the rest of today’s iOS price drops including Fast Camera, Cadenza, Inspire Pro, Quick Drafts, DataMan Next, iStudiez Pro and more. In case you missed it over the weekend, Apple is offering the popular iOS video editing app ‘Videoshop’ for free ($2 value) and we still have deals on Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsFinal Fantasy II, the new Free App of the Week and more.

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

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In this morning’s Daily Deals we have from Amazon the Lenmar ChugPlug Battery Pack for MacBook Air and MacBook Pro for $19.99 Prime shipped. That’s $180 off the original list price, $5 less than our previous mention and $93 less than Best Buy’s current listing. It can add up to 4 hours of battery life to the 11-inch Macbook Air or up to 3 hours to the 13-inch Macbook Air/Pro. Although reviews are light we found it to be useful and reliable in our own review.

Note: This ChugPlug will not work with 15-inch MacBooks.

More new deals for today:microsoft-band-2Microsoft Band 2 w/ Heart Rate Monitor (various sizes) + $75 Dell eGift Card $199.99 (Orig. $250) | Dell

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Get a coupon for a free burrito from Chipotle when you text “RAINCHECK” to 888-222 – This offer is Chipotle’s way of making up for its locations being closed today for a national meeting.

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Rent any DVD free for the 1st Night at Redbox w/ code CHAMPION

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

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Blutek USA (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 99.3% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (model MJLQ2LL/A) for $1,599.99 with free shipping. That’s $399.01 below list and within $50 of the best price we’ve seen. Today’s deal is even $99 less than Apple’s asking price for a refurb. With a 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, this laptop is an absolute powerhouse:

  • 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.4GHz
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
  • 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics
  • Force Touch trackpad

Use your savings to protect your new MacBook with AppleCare for $299 shipped (Reg. $349) at Amazon.

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Update (2/8 4:45pm): Aukey via Amazon has its Premium Bluetooth 4.1 6W Speaker w/ 14-hr. Battery Life for $19.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $30) after promo code WPU3EVSH is applied during checkout.

Amazon offers the M-Audio AV42 20W Studio Monitors for $98.83 shipped. This set originally retailed for $200 and still fetches $150 at most retailers. Today’s deal is $0.17 better than our previous mention and the lowest current price we can find by just over $50. Features include 4-inch polypropylene-coated woofers, 1-inch Ferro fluid-cooled silk cone tweeters, RCA inputs and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

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Update (2/8 3:30pm): The Polk deal died at Amazon, but you can grab the slightly less powerful MagniFi One Soundbar at Adorama for $199.99 shipped (Reg. $250) after promo code 12SAVINGS is applied.

Next up, Amazon has Polk Audio’s Magni-Fi Soundbar with Wireless Active Subwoofer for $249.99 shipped. This soundbar carries a list price of $500, it still goes for that much at retailers like Best Buy, Walmart and others. Polk’s Magni-Fi Soundbar adds a 3.1-channel system to your setup with a wireless subwoofer and Dolby Digital Decoding. It has Bluetooth with aptX and NFC connectivity plus optical inputs. Rated 3.7/5 stars.

Be sure to grab a couple extra RCA or Optical Toslink cables to complete your new setup.

More Audio Deals:

  • Jabra SPEAK 510 Bluetooth Speaker: $61 (Reg. $80+) | Amazon
  • PreSonus 3.5-inch Studio Speaker + AT ATH-M40X Headphones: $159 ($218 value) | Adorama
  • PreSonus 4.5-inch Studio Speaker + AT ATH-M40X Headphones: $179 ($264 value) | Adorama
  • OREI Aluminum Bluetooth/NFC Speaker: $30 w/ code U92AEGNF (Reg. $60) | Amazon

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Best Buy is now offering $100 discounts on Apple’s iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2. With iPad Air 3 seemingly around the corner, iPad mini 4 is by far the better buy in this sale. It was released just a few months ago and is a substantial upgrade over its predecessor. The 16GB Wi-Fi model drops to just $299.99, but I’d recommend getting at least 64GB ($399.99) if you plan on using it for anything beyond basic web browsing and email. iPad Air 2 starts at $399.99 during the sale. Target is matching Best Buy’s iPad Air 2 deal prices and will take an additional 5% off for REDcard holders.

Looking to go all out? Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro is currently on sale for $700 shipped (Reg. $799).

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Amazon is discounting a number of its Fire tablets and Kindle eReaders for Valentine’s Day. The standout deal from this promotion is the 7-inch Fire 8GB Wi-Fi for just $39.99 with free shipping. This tablet is a steal at its typical price of $50, but a 20% drop makes it a no-brainer. As a further pricing comparison, during Black Friday it was $34.99, which is the only other time we’ve seen it on sale. Amazon’s Fire tablet features a 7-inch 1024 x 600 (171 ppm), 1.3GHz quad-core processor and a pair (rear and front-facing) of cameras. Nearly 28,000 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.2 out of 5 stars. Other deals include:

These deals are also available via other retailers including Best BuyStaples and B&H.

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