Sony aims to up your tennis game with new racket sensor

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Today, Sony announced the Smart Tennis Sensor that attaches to select rackets and provides instant feedback on your game. By simply placing the sensor to the bottom of your racket, you are able to track a variety of data and report it to the accompanying smartphone app. Sony has entered into partnerships for this project with a number of the most popular tennis manufacturers, such as Prince, Wilson and Yonex.

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SNK Playmore iOS/Android 20th Anniversary Sale: The King of Fighters ’97, Metal Slug 1-3, and more drop to $0.99 each

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Update: This same sale has now hit the iOS versions of these games, you’ll find all the discounts on SNK Playmore’s App Store page.

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of its classic fighting game series The King of Fighters, SNK’s Android platformers and fighting games are getting discounted to $1 each. Other than The Rhythm of Fighters and Blazing Star which are regular $1, all of the paid titles available regularly go for $3.99, bringing you a savings of up to 75%.

Some of the more popular titles available on sale today are The King of Fighters ’97 which has received a 4+ stars from over 4000 ratings and Metal Slug 3 which has received 3.8/5 stars from over 4,200 ratings. You’ll also find the rest of the Metal slug series and King of Fighter ports in the sale, all of which have received positive reviews on Google Play.

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Logitech speaker systems (refurb): Z506 $41 (orig. $100 new), Z323 $26 (orig. $70 new)

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Newegg is discounting a pair of highly-rated refurbished speaker systems when you enter coupon code EMCPBHW37 at checkout:

This same coupon code will also drop the Logitech M185 wireless mouse down to $5.99 (orig. $25 new), the G100s wired gaming mouse down to $14.99 (orig. $40 new), and the G930 USB gaming headset down to $53.99 (orig. $100 new). All of these items are refurbished and include a 90-day warranty.
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Home Deals: Oral-B Precision Black electric toothbrush $106 (Reg. $150+), SentrySafe fire chest/safe $16 (Reg. $30+), kitchen items, more

Amazon has dropped the price on the Oral-B Precision Black 7000 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush once again, now available at $105.99 shipped. Be sure to clip the $30 coupon directly below the price on the listing. That’s $134 off the original listing, the best price we can find and $2 under the previous low from earlier this month.

It features 3D cleaning action, 6 customized cleaning modes, a timer for dentist-recommended brushing times and more. It is ranked as the #1 Best Selling Rechargeable Toothbrush on Amazon and has received a 4.4/5 star rating from 220 Amazon customers.

Amazon also has the SentrySafe 1200BLK Fire Chest for $16.22 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on order of $35 or more. That’s about $24 or 24% under the original listing and the lowest price we can find.

This fire safe features UL Classified 1/2-hour proven fire protection, ETL Verified 1/2-hour fire protection for digital media and is listed as the #1 Best Selling safe and cabinet of its kind. It has received a 4.6/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

Head below for the rest of today’s best Home Deals including a number of solid discounts on small kitchen appliances from Cuisinart and more:  Read more

Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive $380 shipped (orig. $550)

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Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid State Drive for $379.99 shipped. That’s $61 below Amazon’s current asking price and the best deal we’ve ever seen by $10.

It features sequential Read Speed: 540 MB / Sequential Write Speed: 520 MB / Random Read Speed 98K IOPS / Random Write Speed 90K IOPS. 3,637 Amazon reviewers rate it an unheard of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Pop it into a Thunderbolt sled and you’ve got a pretty sweet portable hard drive setup. Amazon also has the 250GB model on sale for $118.99 (Reg. $150).
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Put a 6-inch MFi Lightning cable on your keychain for $13.49 (Reg. $14.99)

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Today only, Monoprice offers its keychain with stowaway 6-inch USB to MFi Lightning cable for $13.49 (down from $14.99). Shipping costs vary, but generally start at approximately $2.50.

Keep it attached to your backpack, keychain, or even belt loop so you always have access to a Lightning cable. Even better, tow along a power bank (or turn your Apple wall plug into one) and your iPhone or iPad will never go thirsty again. Today only, it’s on sale for $13.49 (down from $14.99) and shipping is approximately $2.50.

We’re no strangers to Monoprice. Many of the online retailer’s products have been on our list of favorite MFi Lightning accessories since its conception.

If you’re looking for a similar product with a more refined look and don’t mind a higher price tag, then we still recommend the Nomadclip and Nomadkey. Save 25% with coupon code LIVESIMPLE.
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Games/Apps: Rockstar Xbox games from $3, GTA V $30, True Skate & Star Trek Trexels go FREE, more

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Update: Newegg is offering pre-orders on the Limited Edition Gold PS4/PS3 Wireless Headset in white for $79.99 shipped (Reg. $100). Release Date: 09/09/2014.

In today’s best game/app deals, Rockstar has taken over the Spotlight Sale on Xbox Live offering deep discounts on many of best titles including GTA games, Bully, Red Dead Redemption, L.A. Noire and many more from $2.49. Grand Theft Auto V on Xbox 360 is available for $29.99 (Reg. $40+).

Head below for today’s iOS/Mac deals including True Skate for FREE (Reg. $2), My Followers On Instagram for FREE (Reg. $4) and Star Trek™ Trexels for FREE (Reg. $3). We also have some solid price drops like Home Design 3D for $1 (Reg. $7), GoodReader 4 for $1 (Reg. $3), Notes Plus for $4 (Reg. $10) and discounts on Another World, Double Dragon Trilogy and more.

Namco has released the new PAC-MAN Friends on iOS for $4.99. It is a “new, original fast-paced game using classic PAC-MAN characters,” that features 95 stages and simple tilt controls. In case you missed it this morning, the popular Hitman GO game got its first price drop on iOS and Android since release.

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Many iDevices on sale at Staples: iPad mini 32GB $289, iPod shuffle $39, iPod touch 64GB $299, more

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For the next six days, or until supplies are exhausted, Staples is discounting a variety of current generation Apple iPods and a first generation iPad mini. The break down is as follows:

We saw slightly lower prices on many of these items from Staples two weeks ago. But these are the best prices you’ll find if you need an iPod right now.

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Hitman GO for iOS/Android now available at 60% off: $2 (Reg. $5)

After releasing back in April and receiving a number of near perfect review scores, Hitman GO is available for 60% off right now on iOS and Android. Regularly priced at $4.99, you can pick up the turn-based strategy game for just $1.99. This is not only the lowest price we’ve seen, but the very first discount this highly rated title has received on the App Store.

The game features a unique diorama-like art style and essentially offers a stripped down mobile-take on what made the classic PC and consoles titles so popular. Players will have to infiltrate various locations in order to take out their target using many of the traditional Agent 47 tactics along the way like disguises, distractions, sniper rifles and “even 47’s iconic Silverballers.” Along with various enemy types, the impressively rendered levels feature multiple paths, and players can choose to complete tasks silently or with deadly force.

It looks like Square Enix will be updating the gaming fairly regularly, just last month a new airport chapter was added as well as harder enemies, automated walkways, a skip move feature and a Civilian Mode which allows you to stay undercover until your first move. The game has received 4.5 stars from 2912 Ratings on the App Store and 4.5 stars from over 12,000 on Google Play. 

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Walmart temporarily cuts 16 GB iPhone 5c price to $.97, iPhone 5s now $79

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Walmart has cut the prices of both of the current iPhone models substantially in what looks like some early prep for the iPhone 6, which is expected next month. As noted by Engadget, you’ll be able to get the 16 GB model of the iPhone 5c for only $.97. No, that’s not a typo. The phone is now selling for ninety-seven cent.

The 16 GB iPhone 5s also got yet another price cut, this time down from $99 to $79. Both of these prices are only temporary and will climb back to their usual points in 90 days—unless of course a newer model comes along and knocks the retail price of these handsets down a few bucks.

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Home Deals: Dyson DC47 Vac (refurb) $200 (Reg. $400 new), Best Buy 1-Day home sale up to 50% off, more

Update: We’ve spotted some nice deals on DEWALT tools including the DEWALT 4-Tool 18 Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) Cordless Combo Kit for $199 shipped (orig. $480, Reg. 260+) and the DEWALT DCS331B 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Jig Saw for $119 shipped (Reg. $129+).

Dyson via eBay is offering a manufacturer refurbished DC47 Animal Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner for $199.99 shipped. That’s $250 under the original new price, $190 under Amazon’s current new listing, and matching the lowest total price we’ve seen.

The DC47 features Dyson’s 2 Tier Radial cyclone tech which captures “more microscopic dust than any other,” and comes with a Carbon fiber brush bar, anti-static brushes, a combination tool and a stair tool.

It has received a 3.8/5 star rating on Amazon and comes with a 3 year warranty: 6 month Dyson & 2.5 Years via ABC Vacuum (valid within the U.S. only).

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Best Buy has kicked of a one day sale on a number of different items for around the house including 20% of Microwaves from Panasonic, Sharp and LG, 50% off select cookware from Cuisinart, up to $100 off blenders, as well as discounts on electric toothbrushes razors and more. You can pick up the stainless steel Panasonic 1.2 Cu. Ft. Mid-Size Microwave (NN-SN661S) for $111.99 shipped, which is within $1 of the lowest we’ve ever seen this microwave go for. It has received a 3.9/5 star rating from over 1,000 Amazon customers.

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Google Chromecast streaming media player refurb: $25 shipped (Reg. $35)

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Groupon, once again, has the manufacturer refurbished Google Chromecast for only $25 with free shipping. That’s the lowest we’ve seen for it outside of a combo deal or any other similar type promotion for it.

The Chromecast will wirelessly beam movies, music, web content and more from Android, iOS, Mac and PC devices to any HDTV via a WiFi connection. It supports Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and Plex, Vevo and several other apps.

After you pick up your new Chromecast be sure to register for your free 90 day Google All Access trial. Read more