After a nearly full 24 hour delay on updating the front page of the App Store this week (including the new Free App of the Week), Apple has now launched what appears to be its Black Friday iOS app/game sale. You may notice a number of deals that you have already seen in our past roundups, but Apple has now collected them all in the new Amazing Apps & Games sale. Head below for all the details: expand full story

Chances are, you’ve been eyeing one of those killer iPad deals today. Or maybe you already snatched one. Either way, it’s time to talk accessories. We’ve already rounded up a nice batch of MFi Apple-certified Lightning Cables and iPhone accessories. One of the best add-ons to any iPad is a folio case or Bluetooth Keyboard. It increases productivity and makes working on the road much easier than using the on-screen keyboard.

Anker via Amazon has a few nice options on sale today with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. Be sure to note each individual item’s promo code as it can vary by color.

  • Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard cover for iPad Air/2:
  • Ultra Compact Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS, Mac, others: $20 (Reg. $26)
    • Black – code: X43D6D7T
    • White – code: EIBWYXK4
  • Ultra-Slim Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS: $21 w/ code ANKER20P (Reg. $26)
  • Folio Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad mini/2/3/4: $26 w/ code ANKER20P (Reg. $33)
  • Folio Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad Air: $26 w/ code ANKER20P (Reg. $33)
  • Bluetooth Keyboard Folio Case for iPad 4/3/2: $26 w/ code ANKER20P (Reg. $33)
  • Bluetooth Keyboard Cover for iPad 2/3/4: $26 w/ code ANKER20P (Reg. $33)

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Amazon is offering the Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker for $39 shipped. That’s 35% below the original listing, matching the best price we have seen for Black Friday and the lowest we can find. It looks like almost every color is available at the discounted price. You’ll also find this deal available at Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods and more, for just $1 more.

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It can track steps, distance and calories burned, along with auto syncing features with your PC/smartphone and more. Rated 4/5 stars from nearly 8,000 Amazon customers. Amazon is also offering the Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband matching the best Black Friday prices at $59, and you’ll find more Fitbit deals right here.

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Next up, as part of its Sports/Fitness Black Friday deals, Amazon has the Schwinn 230 Recumbent Bike on for $249.99 shipped (matched at Academy Sports). That’s about $150 under the original listing, $50 below Walmart’s Black Friday price and the lowest we can find. It has a dual track two LCD display, goal tracking, 20 levels of resistance, USB charging port and more. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 430 Amazon customers.

Also a highly rated option at the best price we can find, Amazon has the Schwinn 130 Upright Exercise Bike for $199.99 shipped ($30 below next best Black Friday price).

Down below you’ll find the rest of today’s sports and fitness deals including workout apparel, hunting gear, headphones, fitness mags and much more: expand full story


up to 50 percent off toys

Today only, as part of the Amazon Gold Box Deals of the Day you can get up to half-off Mattel and Fisher-Price toys for boys and girls of all ages. The Fisher-Price Thomas the Train: Preschool Steam ‘n Speed R/C Thomas is an Amazon Exclusive at only $29.99 Prime shipped (Free trial). That’s $20 off the regular price and the lowest we can find. 

Get your toddler ready for the remote controlled toy they’ve been waiting for! This Thomas the Train puffs real blue steam, whistles, makes chugging sounds, and speaks fun phrases.

Our other picks from the sale include:

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Additionally, Mattel drops an extra 25% off most items sitewide with the code 25SITEWIDE for its Black Friday Weekend Sale. Shipping is around $7, but you can avoid that on orders of $25 or more.

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Well, better late than never. Apple has now (finally) selected To-Fu Fury as the new App Store Free App of the Week. Regularly $1.99, you can now grab it for free on all your iOS devices. This is the very first time we have seen the game go free on the App Store since it was released back in July. 

Head below for more details on the new freebie along with links to today’s best Black Friday gaming deals: expand full story

B&H Photo has last year’s decked out MacBook Pro (16GB/512GB SSD/2.5Ghz i7 for $1599 with free shipping and Tax only in New York.  This is the high end mid-2014 model which was superseded earleir this year with small upgrades and force touch trackpads. Make no mistake however, this one is a beast. It has a dedicated 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M Graphics and comes as new with AppleCare. Update your AppleCare to 3 years at a discount at B&H as well.

As a comparison, that’s $500 under this year’s base model which has half the storage and no discrete graphics.  expand full story


One of the Amazon’s Gold Box Deals of the Day is the Instant Pot (IP-DUO60) 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker for $78.50 shipped. That’s $77 off the original list price, $46 less than Home Depot’s current listing and the lowest we can find for it. This kitchen appliance can act as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, saute/browning, steamer & warmer, and it can even make yogurt. It’s the #1 best selling appliance in its category and 4,500 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.7/5 star reviews

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Amazon is offering the Cole & Mason Derwent Salt and Pepper Mill Set with Gift Box for $48.29 shipped. That’s more than $30 below the original $80 price tag this set still fetches from most retailers. In fact, the Pepper and Salt mills go for around $30 each, and that’s without the gift box.

A perfect home/kitchen gift for over the holidays, you more than likely will be upgrading the salt n’ pepper situation at just about anybody’s house (including your own). The have clear acrylic construction with stainless steel accents, 6 grinding levels (“Machine cut carbon steel precision mechanism for pepper and diamond sharpened ceramic for salt”) and a limited lifetime warranty. This set has a 4.7/5 star rating from nearly 1,000 Amazon customers.

Down below you’ll find the rest of the best Black Friday home deals including deep discounts on kitchenware, grills, snow blowers, blenders, DEWALT and much, much more: expand full story

You can still get a $35 Amazon Kindle tablet before the holidays (if you hurry). Amazon offers its 7-inch Kindle Fire for only $34.99 Prime shipped today. That’s $15 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for any 1st-tier tablet. It has an IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) tons of apps and 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. It also features rear and front-facing cameras and a 7-hour battery.Over 15,000 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.2/5 stars. Be sure to check out our roundup of other Amazon Tech on sale.

Other tablets on sale at Amazon:

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With all the iPad and iPhone discounts available on Black Friday, it’s probably a good time to grab a couple extra Lightning Cables for your new devices. We always recommend using MFi Apple-Certified options so you know that it’s safe to use with any compatible Apple product. All cables are available with Prime shipping unless otherwise noted in the listing.

MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables at Amazon:

All of these cables offer everything that you’d look for in a third-party option. Grab a few for your home, office, backpack or car so you’re never without.

You’ll find more braided and unique options in our coolest MFi Lightning Cable roundup.

Also, be sure to take a look at our Anker iPhone 6/s/Plus accessory roundup for cases and tempered glass screen protectors from $2 shipped.

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PayPal Digital Gifts and Gift Card Mall are each offering a slew of discounted gift cards and bonus credits from some of our favorite retailers. Aside from a notable $100 iTunes Gift Card credit for $80, we have digital and physical options to 14 other stores. Combine these promotions with other Black Friday deals to increase your savings opportunities or give them as a gift this holiday season.

Our top pick from the lot is a $100 Toys R Us credit for $85 with physical delivery from Gift Card Mall via eBay. This is a savings of 15% and it can be used on toys, video games, clothing and more, plus it is eligible for Babies R Us purchases. This card will come via USPS and Gift Card Mall will provide you with a tracking number.

Other Gift Card Deals via eBay:

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No brainer: Best Buy has the 8GB Moto E for $9.99 shipped.  That’s $60 off on this phone that is great for kids, parents, a 2nd phone or emergency/burner phone. While it is locked to Verizon, it can be used without a plan as an “Android iPod Touch”. With LTE, 8GB of storage,Lollipop, MicroSD expansion (bump up to 64GB or $18), 540 x 960 4.5-inch display you really can’t go wrong.

You know what else’s really cool? If your kids or parents have an emergency, they can call 911 without a plan or SIM.

10 bucks folks. Welcome to the future.


Update (11/27 3:45pm): Walmart has the VIZIO D50u-D1 50-inch 120Hz 4K Smart UHDTV for $598 shipped (Reg. $728).

If you’re still in the market for a new HDTV or missed Dell’s instant-sellout last night, we’re rounding up some of the best options available now. Prices have dropped to lows on a variety of models and sizes, so you’re bound to find something for your living room, basement, bedroom or kitchen. Here are our top-picks at the moment:

Dell offers the VIZIO 43-inch 120Hz 4K Smart LED UHDTV for $399.99 shipped. That’s good for $200 off the original MSRP, $98 less than Amazon and the lowest price we’ve seen. Rated 4.2/5 stars. Features include 4K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, built-in Wi-Fi for smart functionality, five HDMI inputs and local dimming. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Before you head on to the rest of today’s HDTV deals, take a look at this 25-mile “super thin” antenna from Duafire for $7.99 (Reg. $13) after coupon code X5YRMTVK is applied at checkout. This HDTV will assist in cutting the cord and provide access to eligible local channels in your area. Be sure to grab an extra HDMI cable for your new setup as well.

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Aukey via Amazon has a few USB chargers to keep your devices juiced up while on-the-go this holiday season. The Aukey 20,000mAh Portable Charger External Battery in black is only $17.99 Prime shipped when you use the code QBI8OGMD at checkout. That’s $12 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen.

It detects the input current of your devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed. Also, it can charge the iPhone 6 at least 7 times, and deliver a full charge to an iPad Air. There are four blue LED indicators to display the remaining power and a built-in flashlight for dark or low-light conditions.

Below you’ll find two more chargers from Aukey and a couple discounted Anker power banks: expand full story

Update (11/27 11:15am):

Yesterday we rounded up the best Black Friday console bundles, games/amiibo and iOS/Mac deals, all of which are being updated throughout the day. In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon has the Nintendo 3DS XL with (Pre-installed) Super Mario 3D Land Game for $129 shipped. That’s about $50 under the going rate for a 3DS without the included game (about $20+ value) and the best price we can find. This same deal can be had over at Walmart as well. If it’s the New Nintendo 3DS you have your eye on, you can get the best current deal over in our Black Friday console roundup

As for console games, we are starting to see Amazon match some of the major Black Friday deals as part of its Black Friday Video Game Deals event. Titles include Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on PS4/Xbox One for $34.99LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack on all platforms for $79.99 shipped, and Assassin’s Creed Syndicate at $34.99. Everything ships free for Prime members or in orders over $35. 

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Over at Best Buy, Black Friday pricing is now live on Mortal Kombat X for all platforms at $24.99, and it actually ships completely free today. That’s the lowest price we have ever tracked and the best BF deal around. Amazon is charging $30 and it’s matched at Walmart, but with additional shipping fees.

Newegg still has the best price ever on the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection at $26.99 using code NDCBF15 at checkout (Reg. $47), and today you can grab a $60 Xbox Gift Card for $53 with free emil delivery or the Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership Card for $34.99 shipped using code EMCKKNV238 at checkout (Reg. $50+).

Our favorite photo editing app Pixelmator for Mac is still 50% off and late last night we spotted 2Do Productivity Manager for Mac: $25 (Reg. $50), Deliveries for Mac: $3 (Reg. $5) and MacID for iOS: Free (Reg. $4)Down below you’ll find today’s massive list of the best iOS/Mac price drops including 2Do for iOS, Phase 10, Deliveries for iOS, Awesome Calendar, a host of Kingdom Rush games and much more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

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In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from the Amazon Gold Box Deals of the Day the Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer in black, red or white for $97.49 shipped. That’s $62 off the original list price, $32 less than Best Buy and the lowest we’ve seen it at Amazon.

It can print directly from your devices using Bluetooth or NFC (or using the free app) and it uses ZINK zero paper which means you don’t have to worry about changing ink cartridges. The printer measures only 2.9 inches x 4.7-inches x 0.9-inches and weighs only 6.6 ounces. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.6/5 stars

More new deals for today:

Acer (G226HQL) Bbd 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Display

Acer (G226HQL) 21.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Display $70 (Orig. $130) | Amazon + AmazonBasics HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable 6-feet 6.64 (Orig. $7) | Amazon

SanDisk Connect Wireless Stick 32GB

SanDisk Connect 32GB Wireless Flash Drive for iOS/Android $25 (Reg. $40) | Amazon

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

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Today’s the day. DiscountMags has now launched its Black Friday Magazine Blowout sale. We are seeing rock-bottom prices extended to a massive list of more than 200 titles including Wired, Popular Science, Men’s Health, GQ, ESPN, Dwell, and way too many to mention here. Head below for all the details and how to grab the best prices of the year: expand full story


While you can pick up last year’s Nexus 6 64GB at a ridiculously low price ($260) on Amazon today, Google’s official online store has some discounts of its own to offer for Black Friday. Perhaps most attractive is the $80 price cut on one of this year’s newest Nexus phones.

You can now buy the 32GB Nexus 5X for just $349 (down from $429), while the 16GB version is $299. At time of writing, all color options are in stock, but the discount only applies while inventory is there.  While it’s not the biggest discount we’ve ever seen, it’s still very generous given how new the Nexus 5X is. Google only announced the product last month, and it’s one of the only available phones to support Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

While stocks last, you can also snag the Nexus 9 at a discount. The tablet is down to just $199 for the 16GB version and $279 for the 32GB model, cutting the price down by a hefty $200. As things stand (at least until the Pixel C is available), the Nexus 9 is currently one of the only tablets available offering a pure Android experience. Multiple manufacturers have Android tablets on the market, but most come with a boat-load of bloatware. For $199 I’d argue you can’t get a better Android tablet if you value performance and software purity. expand full story

Amazon offers the APC Back-UPS Connect 120V Network Backup with USB Charging ports for $19.99 Prime shipped. That’s $60 off the original list price, $45 less than Best Buy’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen.

This APC UPS is specially tuned to keep low-power gear like your wireless router, cable modem, VoIP system, and cordless phone running for up to 4.5 hours during a power outage. What’s more, it includes a pair of USB charging ports that’ll give off juice long after your power goes down. On a daily basis this unit protects your electronics from dangerous power surges and spikes. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 129 Amazon reviewers.
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Twelve South is running a rare 50% sale on various iPhone, iPad, and Mac accessories. You’ll need to enter coupon code BFDEAL2015 during checkout to take advantage of this deal. Shipping is free. We don’t see discounts on Twelve South products too often, so make sure you take advantage of today’s sale if something catches your eye. Our top picks are as follows:

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One of the Amazon Gold Box Deals of the Day is up to 40% on select Acer desktops, monitors, Chromebooks, and tablets.

The Acer (C720-3404) 11.6-Inch Chromebook with an Intel Core i3, 4 GB in Granite Gray is available for $229.99 shipped. That’s $150 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen. It has an 11.6-Inch Screen with Intel HD Graphics 4400, Chrome OS and an 8.5-hour battery life. It received 4.4/5 stars from Amazon shoppers. 

Here are the other notable items from the sale:

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