Small States: Former Nike designer brings together form and function with the Spool Dock, multiple giveaways


Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States. 

What makes a great product? Quality materials. Simple yet functional design. Beautiful craftsmanship. This week, we’ve found a dock that manages to check off everything on the list.

Meet the Spool Dock from Quell & Company. The home for your iPhone and iPad mini that not only looks beautiful, but also functions beautifully.

It is the first dock I’ve used that truly made me want to interact with it. With the Spool Dock it goes beyond charging your phone, it’s an experience.

Hand crafted using home grown wood and wool felt, this dock is capable of more than your average charging station from the Apple Store. It is a well-thought-out design that adjusts for a wide variety of scenarios in a way most cannot.

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Smart 1080p HDTVs: VIZIO 70-inch $1,215 (Reg. $2,000), Panasonic 55-inch $600 shipped (Reg $1,000), more

VIZIO M701d-A3R 70%22 1080p 240Hz Razor LED Smart HDTV, RefurbishedWalmart has the refurbished VIZIO (M701d-A3R) 70-inch 1080p 240Hz Razor LED Smart HDTV for $1,099+$114.09 shipping. That’s $787 less than Amazon (new), $587 less than Best Buy, and the lowest we could find.

This HD Smart TV has VIZIO Internet Apps that let you instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more apps made for the big screen. The 240Hz effective refresh rate with backlight scanning lets you experience stunningly sharp fast action scenes and with the built-in Wi-Fi  you can easily connect to the Internet with ultra fast wireless.

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We also found the Panasonic 55-inch LED 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV at Best Buy for only $599.99 shipped from Best Buy. That’s $400 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen.

It features a screen that’s large enough to provide an immersive experience for everyone in the room. You can watch Blu-ray movies and 1080p HD content at their highest level of detail. With a 120Hz refresh rate you get fast-moving movies, sports and video games with a minimum of motion blur. Built-in Wi-Fi means a huge world of entertainment. Stream movies, music and more, and surf your favorite websites with the included Web browser. Best Buy customers gave this Panasonic 4.5/5 stars and great reviews.

There’s also a notable 46-inch RCA (1080p/ 60Hz) HDTV at Best Buy for only $319.99 shipped.

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Home Theater: Bose CineMate GS Series II $360 (orig. $600), Polk 12-inch powered subwoofer $170 (orig. $590), more


Best Buy offers the Bose CineMate GS Series II digital home theater speaker system for $359.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $240 off the original list price, $40 better than Amazon and the lowest we’ve ever seen it go for.

The CineMate GS Series II features two Gemstone front speakers and an AcoustiMass module that helps provides support for low-end frequencies across all the channels. With analog RCA and digital optical inputs, the system connects to your TV and is controlled through the included universal remote. Stereo and optical cables are included, as well as speaker wire needed to connect the system together.

Nearly 250 Amazon users rate this speaker system 4.3/5 stars.

Next up, Amazon has the Polk Audio PSW505 12-inch powered subwoofer for $169.95 shipped. That’s a savings of $420 off the original list price and matches the lowest price that we have seen. Over 1,000 Amazon users rate this subwoofer 4.7 out of 5 stars.

The Polk 12-inch subwoofer is designed to be used with stereo or home theater systems and is rated to 300 watts of continuous power with a 460 watt peak. It measures 16-1/8 x 15-1/8 x 18-3/16 inches in size.

Other notable home theater deals:

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One-year magazine subs from $4 per year with digital: Wired, ESPN, GQ, Rolling Stone, many more

DiscountMags has kicked off this weekend’s “Pick 2 Magazine for $10” sale. At $5 each, there are a number of excellent options to be had, but by adding a 3rd, 4th or 5th magazine to your purchase the total drops significantly.

The first subs will run you $5 per year each, but the 3rd, 4th and 5th drop to only $4 per year each, which yields some of the best prices we’ve ever seen on a number of titles. At $4 each, Wired, GQ, ESPN and Rolling Stone, all with digital access included, are $1 under our usual exclusive pricing and matching the best deals we have ever seen. While Wired is rarely available this low, keep in mind that we have seen Maxim as low as $3.50 per year.

Other notable mags in the sale include Dwell, Architectural Digest, Women’s Health, Men’s Fitness and many more.

DiscountMags does not charge sales tax, will never auto renew subscriptions on you, and offers completely free delivery (US only). Note: Digital access comes once the first print edition arrives. No code required for today’s deals.

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Save $5 off any $25 purchase at Amazon: Wood Bluetooth speaker Alarm Clock: $30, Chromecast $27, more

Amazon again offer its 1 button Chrome, IE or Firefox extension with a $5 shopping bonus on items over $25. Instructions are below, purchase must be made by No. 17th



Free money at Amazon is great for anything but in case you need some inspiration here are some ideas.

ChomecastA Google Chromecast is $27.32 after $5 taken off.>

GOgroove BlueSYNC TYM Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speaker Wooden Alarm Clock

<GOgroove BlueSYNC TYM Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speaker & Wooden Alarm Clock w/ LED Time + Temperature Display for Phones, MP3 Players, Tablets, & More: is $29.99 shipped after $5 off

Samsung 64GB MicroSD CardsSamsung-microsd-card-sale-discount: $31.99 after $5 off.>

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Daily Deals: Nikon COOLPIX 16MP Camera: $73, Dual-Screen 7″ DVD Player: $50, Bluetooth headphone adapter: $16, more

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

Nikon COOLPIX L610 16MP Digital Camera refurb $72.99 (Reg. $199.99) | Staples Nikon - Coolpix L620 18.1-Megapixel Digital Camera - Black
Sylvania Dual-Screen 7″ Portable DVD Player refurb $49.99 (Reg. $99.99) | Groupon Sylvania Dual-Screen 7%22 Portable DVD Player
Vaas Morph Bluetooth Headphone Adapter with Built-In Music Controls, Integrated Microphone, Sports Clip and Rechargeable Battery (Choice of 2 Colors) - Make Your Favorite Headphone Wireless
Monster Mobile PowerCard 1650mAh Portable Battery Pack with USB Port, 3-LED Battery Indicator, Over-Charge Protection and Ultra-Thin Design (Choice of 4 Colors) – Easily Fits in Your Wallet $15 (Reg. $50) | Daily Steals Monster Mobile PowerCard 1650mAh Portable Battery Pack with USB Port, 3-LED Battery Indicator, Over-Charge Protection and Ultra-Thin Design (Choice of 4 Colors) - Easily Fits in Your Wallet
AudioSource Indoor/Outdoor Speakers (Pair) $25+$5 shipping (Reg. $95) | Meh AudioSource LS 545 Indoor:Outdoor Two-Way Speakers
Klipsch Tower & Subwoofer Home Theater Speakers $159.99-$219.99+$5 shipping (Reg. $469.99) | Electronics.Woot Klipsch Tower & Subwoofer Home Theater Speakers
HP – ENVY 120 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer – Black $99.99 (Reg. $250) | Best Buy HP - ENVY 120 Wireless e-All-In-One Printer - Black
HP – x3000 Wireless Optical Mouse – Black $7.99 (Reg. $24.99) | Best Buy HP - x3000 Wireless Optical Mouse - Black

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the top 10 or so 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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Dyson’s first blade-less humidifier keeps your family healthy and comfortable

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Dyson has been pushing home appliance technology forward for many years now with its bagless cyclone vacuums and blade-less fans. Its desktop and home pedestal fans use something called Air Multiplier technology, which as you have likely seen, allows the popular Dyson machines to blow air like a typical fan without the moving parts. At the time, the tech was a first in home consumer goods and now the company is capitalizing on it to enter a new product category.

The company’s latest gadget comes in the form of a humidifier that leverages the advancements Dyson has made with its other products into a safe and healthy way to keep your home comfortable.

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VisionTek packs a high-performance Solid-State Drive into a USB 3.0 flash drive

At this point the commoditization of USB flash drives has led to them being some of the most unexciting gadgets in the tech world. But VisionTek’s new flash drive sized SSDs have flipped the script.

These tiny wonders are built to withstand the rigors of living on your keychain. They are fully encased in aircraft-grade aluminum (including the keychain ring) and a rubber USB port cover. While we appreciate its industrial design, promised speeds of up to 455MB/s reads and up to 440MB/s writes is what really has our techie hearts skipping a beat… Read more

Camera+ for iOS now available for free inside the Apple Store app ($2.99 value)

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Update (10/24 6:50pm): It appears this deal is limited to those in the US, but several of our readers are reporting that by disabling location services the free download will appear.

Popular iOS photo app Camera+ is available as a free download today inside of the free Apple Store App. Note: Once you have installed the Apple Store app on your device, simply choose the Store tab along the bottom, and scroll down to the freebie offer.

Regularly listed at $2.99, this marks the very first time we have seen Camera+ available as a free download. The popular photo taking and manipulation app sits with 4 stars from 30123 Ratings.

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Home: Rachel Ray cookware up to 60% off, Hamilton Beach slow cooker $10 (in-store pickup), electric shavers, more

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Groupon has the Rachael Ray Porcelain II Aluminum Nonstick 11″ Square Griddle with Glass Press for $39.99 shipped. That’s $60 off the original price, $10 better than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen it go for.

It has received 4+ star ratings on Amazon like much of the rest of the popular Rachel Ray kitchenware. We also spotted some other items from the line at a notable price today as well:

Hamilton Beach 4 qt. Stainless Steel Slow Cooker-sale-01Sears is offering the Hamilton Beach 4 qt. Stainless Steel Slow Cooker for $9.99 with free in-store pick up. That’s $18 off the original listing, $12 under Amazon, about 60% off the next best price and the lowest price we’ve seen it go for.

It has 3 heat settings, a 4-quart oval stoneware crock, a glass lid designed with a stainless-steel rim/cool-to-touch knob, and is dishwasher-safe. It has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 320 Amazon customers.

Be sure to check out yesterday’s Braun Series 3 Wet & Dry Shaver (340S-4) for $49.97 shipped (orig. $80+) and head below for the rest of today’s home deals from KitchenAid, Braun, Nivea and more:

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Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB: $850 or $800 w/ .edu email (Reg. $999)

macbook-air-2014As part of its 4-day Kickoff Sale, Best Buy offers the entry-level Apple 13.3-inch MacBook Air for (model MD760LL/B) $849.99 shipped. Anyone with access to a .edu email account can grab a coupon code to save an additional $50. That means you can save up to $200 on Apple’s latest super-thin laptop.

It features a 1.4GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 process, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of flash storage.

Full specs are as follows:

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Games/Apps: Breach & Clear (iOS) $1 (Reg. $4), Solar Walk $1 (Reg. $3), Great Little War Game goes free, more

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Update (10/24 11:15am): 

In today’s best game/app deals, the popular iOS military strategy title Breach & Clear is available for $1 (Reg. $4). You’ll also find other highly rated iOS price drops today including Great Little War Game HD for FREE (Reg. $2) and Solar Walk Planets of the Solar System for $1 (Reg. $3).

Amazon has a couple notable game deals today like Thief on Xbox One for $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $40) and Metro Redux for PS4 and Xbox One for $39.99 shipped (Reg. $50), both within a couple bucks of the lowest we’ve seen.

Head below for the rest of today’s best iOS price drops including World of Goo HD for $1 (Reg. $5), Buy Me a Pie! – Grocery Shopping List for Family for $2 (Reg. $3), 100 Rogues for $1 (Reg. $3) and many more.

In case you missed it this morning, Rockstar put all of its classic Grand Theft Auto games for iOS on sale starting at $3 each, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is still $50 on Xbox One and PS4 and Apple’s Free app of the Week is RGB Express. The new Pixelmator app shown off during Apple’s October launch event is now starting to roll out for download and you can see our full review here.

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