Brooklyn-based Grado Labs updates its line of in-ears with “improved bass and frequency response”


After a complete re-vamp of its line of over-ear headphones, Grado Labs has announced that its popular in-ears have received the same treatment. The GR8e and GR10e are follow-ups to its previous generation cans designed for on-the-go listening. For this Brooklyn-based headphones manufacturer, this is just another step in its legendary story.

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Radically upgrade your PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Wii U hard drive for $100 or less


The prices of high-capacity hard drives have dropped so much recently that it makes sense to upgrade everything from desktop computers to laptops and game consoles. For iMacs, Mac Pros and MacBooks, my strong recommendation has been Solid State Drives (SSDs), which combine increasingly attractive capacities with super-fast speeds, but for game consoles, traditional hard disks are the right choice. Nintendo actively warns Wii U owners against using SSDs, while Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PlayStation 4 provide little reason to prefer them.

Why the difference? Unlike Macs, where solid state drives deliver huge speed increases across OS X and apps, game consoles tend to achieve only modestly better loading times with SSDs — a few seconds here or there. Traditional hard drives also deliver much higher storage capacities, fixing an obvious issue with game consoles where 40-50GB patch downloads are becoming the new normal. A 500GB PlayStation 4 arrives with only around 400GB of free space, versus 360GB on a 500GB Xbox One, and a mere 25GB on a 32GB Wii U. Whether you’re updating Halo or downloading DLC for Mario Kart 8, you’re eating up a big chunk of your hard drive’s space.

What are the best hard drives for your console? Most of my top picks are currently available for $100 or less, and I tend to focus on great value for the dollar rather than cheap picks that will break quickly. I’ll run through the options below.

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Dr. Seuss Birthday Sale: up to 80% off more than 60 iOS and Android book apps/collections

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Oceanhouse Media as kicked off its annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Sale offering as many 60+ book apps for up to 80% off across the App Store, Google Play, Amazon and the Nook marketplace. You’ll also find deals on subscriptions inside the Dr. Seuss Treasury app which includes up to 55 books in one as well as on collections/app bundles (iOS only).

This deal is set to run from now through March 9th, coinciding with Dr. Suess’s Birthday and Read Across America Day on March 2nd. Head below for a complete break down of all the available deals: Read more

Home: Dyson AM05 Hot+Cool fan/heater (refurb) $140 shipped (orig. $400), smart home items, more

Dyson AM05 Hot+Cool Fan Heaters (multiple color options)-sale-01The official Dyson eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Dyson AM05 Air Multiplier Hot + Cool Fan/heater in blue/iron for $139.99 shipped. That’s $270 under the original $400 price tag, $140 below Amazon’s new listing and the lowest refurbished price we’ve seen by $20. Dyson says these units are “Guaranteed mechanically perfect, but may or may not have minor cosmetic blemishes due to the extra handling. These have been remanufactured according to Dyson’s rigid standards by Dyson. Most of these units were returned for box damage.”

It features cooling and heating with the safety and cleaning advantages that come along with having no exposed heating elements or dangerous moving blades. These units come with a 6 month warranty from Dyson and an additional 6 months from ABC Vacuum for parts and labor. Nearly 300 Amazon reviewers give it a 3.6/5 star rating. You’ll also still find some of yesterday’s Dyson eBay deals still live like the popular DC44 stick/hand vac for just $220 shipped and more.

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Games/Apps: Duet Display $8 (Reg. $16), Super Smash Bros. Wii U $49 (Reg. $60), iOS freebies, more

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Update (2/26 3:10pm): BoxedDeal is offering 12 Month Xbox Live  Gold Subscriptions w/ Email Delivery for $34.99 (Reg. $60, current low). These will likely sell out quick.

In today’s best game/app deals, Duet Display has dropped from $15.99 down to $7.99 on the App Store. Allowing you to connect your iPad over Lightning to your Mac as a second display, this is only the second time we have seen it available for this low since release. For more details on everything the app can offer, head over to our full review on 9to5Mac.

Amazon is offering Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Wii U for $49.07 shipped (matched at Walmart). That’s about $11 under the original price and within $8 of the lowest we’ve seen, which was a one day sale at Amazon/Walmart. The highly rated and rarely discounted title features a wealth of your favorite characters and works alongside Nintendo’s amiibo figures. More details on those in our complete guide here.

Buy via eBay Daily Deals is offering the PlayStation 4 console with one game download (“Pick from Destiny, NBA 2K15, LittleBigPlanet™3, or Far Cry 4″) and 6 months of PlayStation Plus for $359.99 shipped (Reg. $425+). This is the best direct value available unless you would specifically prefer the $400 PS4 bundle with The Last of Us and a free PS TV available at Best Buy. If you need an extra DualShock 4 controller, Buy via eBay Daily Deals is offering them for $44.99 shipped (Reg. $60, current lowest).

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS/Mac deals including Ski On Neon: FREE (Reg. $1), PDF PROvider: $2 (Reg. $8), Weightbot — Track your Weight in Style: FREE (Reg. $2) and more. Be sure to check out Printer Pro, which went FREE (Reg. $7) for the first time on the App Store this morning.

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

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Daily Deals: VIZIO 42″ Smart TV refurb $305, Fujifilm FinePix Camera Bundle $150, 2-Pack MFi Lightning Cables $13, more

Every morning we search for the best Daily Deals using our Daily Deal finder tool and have them here for you at 9am ET/6am PT.

VIZIO 42″ 1080p 120Hz SPS Full-Array LED Smart TV with Wi-Fi refurb $299.99 + $5 shipping | Electronics.Woot Vizio 55%22 E550i-B2 Smart LED HD TV 1080p  Built-in WiFi Internet Apps
Fujifilm FinePix 16.2-Megapixel Digital Camera Bundle $149.99 (orig. $379.99) | Best Buy Fujifilm - FinePix S9250 16.2-Megapixel Digital Camera Bundle
Up to 70% Off Select Samsung NX Digital Camera Sale | Amazon Samsung camera sale
2-Pack AT&T MFi Certified Lightning Cable
10,000 mAh Smart Power Backup Battery $22 (orig. $70) | Daily Steals 10,000 mAh Smart Power Backup Battery
LG G2 (Latest Model) – 32GB – GSM (Factory Unlocked) Smartphone $209.99 | eBay LG G2 (Latest Model) - 32GB - GSM (Factory Unlocked) Smartphone
Garmin nüvi 42LM with Lifetime Map 4.3″ GPS refurb $59.99 (orig. $129.99) | Groupon Garmin nüvi 42LM with Lifetime Map 4.3%22 GPS
Beyerdynamic DTX 102 iE In-Ear Headphones (White) $68 (orig. $129) | Worldwide Stereo Beyerdynamic DTX 102 iE In-Ear Headphones
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB Wi-Fi Color eReader Tablet w/ 7″ Display refurb  $84.95 (orig. $229) | A4C Amazon Kindle Fire HD 16GB Wi-Fi Color eReader Tablet w: 7%22 Display, Front-Facing 720p HD Camera, Dual-Core Processor
HP Officejet e-All-in-One Printer $149.99 (orig. $299.99) | Staples HP Officejet e-All-in-One Printer

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

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Speck 50% off sitewide sale: MacBook cases starting at $25, iPhone 6/Plus cases from $17, more


Speck is knocking off half the purchase price of every item that they sell through the end of the month. You can grab cases for your iPhone 6 and iPad, Android device or MacBook at a pretty nice discount. This is one of the better discounts that we’ve seen from Speck on its MacBook accessories, in the past only taking off $10 or so.

Speck even has free shipping on all orders (returns too), making this deal pretty much a no-brainer. Note: Discount is applied at checkout, maximum five products.

We recently reviewed the CandyShell Grip and Inked iPhone 6 Plus cases and found them both to offer exceptional protection. In fact, we think so highly of Speck, that our Jeremy Horwitz included them as one of his must-have cases from the holiday season. You can pick up the iPhone 6 CandyShell Grip today for $17.47 or the the larger iPhone 6 Plus model for $19.97.

Additional standout deals from this sale include:


We also have discounts on Ringke iPhone 6 cases as well from yesterday.

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Jabra Solemate Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker w/ NFC in black $60 shipped (Reg. $95+)

Jabra Solemate Wireless Bluetooth Speaker-sale-01BuyDig is offering the Jabra SOLEMATE Bluetooth Portable Speaker in black for $59.99 shipped. Note: the discount is automatically applied when the item is added to your cart. That’s as much as $110 under the original listing, $35 below Amazon, around $5-$10 under our previous mention/the next best price (Groupon, comes with bonus charger), and the best we can find.

It features 3 front facing speakers (2 acoustic tweeters and 1 powerful subwoofer), a bass radiator, durable sound bag “which provides additional protection from sand, sun and moisture”, wired or wireless connection, speakerphone capability, and up to “8 hours for calls or music and 40 days standby time.”

This speaker has recited a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 700 Amazon customers. More even more inexpensive speaker options, we also have an Acoustic Research speaker for under $20 Prime shipped and The OontZ Angle for under $30.

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Readdle’s wireless printing app Printer Pro goes free on iOS for the first time (Reg. $7)

Update (2/26 4:15pm): Apple has now selected Printer Pro as its Free App of the Week

Readdle, the popular iOS and Mac productivity app developer, is offering its highly rated Printer Pro app for free today. Regularly listed at $6.99 and sometimes discounted as low as $1.99, today is the first time we have seen the app go free on the App Store. It has received a 4.5 star rating from 11,480 ratings.

Printer Pro allows you to wirelessly print from your iOS devices to nearly any non-AirPrint equipped printer and more. Head below for more details and to see the app in action:

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Control Siri, iTunes and your iPhone’s camera from afar w/ Satechi’s Bluetooth buttons


Technology has created a much more accessible world, with nearly everything right at our fingertips. The thing is, sometimes we still just want easier access to a button, switch or that USB port in the back of your computer. Satechi has set out to solve this problem with three Bluetooth-enabled buttons meant to interact with a myriad of devices.

The BT Button Series is a trilogy of stick-on thin circles that pair with a device via Bluetooth and enables the user to complete certain tasks. They come in a slim circle design with an aluminum metal outer edge and are compatible with iOS devices and Android OS 4.4.4 or later. From selfies to Siri, these products have an eye for making digital life just a touch more accessible – head below to find out how.

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Kitchen Tech: Carbonating tools turn water into soda, fruit and desserts into fizzy magic


I realized the other day that my first exposure to carbonation – the little carbon dioxide bubbles found in soda — came so early in life that I couldn’t possibly remember it. My kids will eventually say the same thing. Despite warning parents that sugary drinks are unhealthy, doctors still recommend fizzy ginger ale to settle kids’ upset stomachs, and no one’s likely to give up Pepsi, Coke, or Red Bull any time soon.

But carbonation isn’t just for sodas. It’s also the bubble power behind beer and champagne, as well as some avant garde culinary tricks that are both surprising and compelling. This week’s edition of Kitchen Tech looks at three different and affordable ways to bring carbonation to your drinks — and food (!) — at home.

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