Garmin’s Varia radar and lights system alert bicyclists of approaching traffic

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Bicycling is a great activity for getting into shape but it does require a constant awareness of what is going on around you. Serious cyclists have often opted for country roads where there is less traffic and more hills to climb. The downfall is that there typically is not paths or wide shoulders on the road, which means bikes and cars are sharing the same space.

Garmin is setting out to enhance the safety of riders with a new radar system that detects approaching vehicles from the rear. The Varia Rearview Bike Radar and Smart Lights system puts riders in a safer position by alerting both riders and approaching traffic that they will be closing in on each other. Read more

Natural-Wood Apple Watch Charging Stand: $20 Shipped (Orig. $39, CA Tax Only)

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9to5Toys Specials is currently offering this Natural-Wood Apple Watch Charging Stand for $20 with free global shipping. You won’t find a more stylish and convenient way to charge your connected timepiece.

The idea of this stand from TRNDLabs is to make your wristwear usable while it is filling up, and to keep it from scratching your desk every time you put it down. It is made purely from beautiful wood — you can choose between oak and walnut — and there is a felt pad for your Apple Watch to rest on while it is charging. It is compatible with all the sizes and models of Apple Watch, and the MagSafe cable neatly tucks into a slot on the side of the stand.

  • Keep cords organized with carved hidden wire routing
  • Add to the decor of any space with the luxury wooden design
  • Use with any watch model or strap
  • Easily wrap the cable and charger in one package for traveling
  • Seamlessly integrate the MagSafe charger into the stand’s angled shelf

The current deal gets you 48% off the price of the stand. Make sure to select your preferred grain on the product page.

Free PS Plus Games for July: Styx Master of Shadows, Rocket League, more

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Sony has announced its free games for PlayStation Plus members during the month of July. It’s shaping up to be a big month with four free games on PS4 across a variety of genres plus others on PS3 and Vita. Free PS Plus games are released on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, so unfortunately you’ll have to wait until July 7th to get your hands on these freebies.

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Olloclip’s new Kickstarter project delivers a customized photography setup for your iPhone 6/Plus

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Olloclip is back on Kickstarter today with a new campaign for its iPhone 6/Plus case and accessory system called Studio. This new case creates a customizable photography system for your iPhone that enables users to add accessories and achieve just the right setup for capturing images or videos.

We have the full details below plus a deal on an alternative to Olloclip’s popular lenses. Read more

Home: Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolts $140, Hamilton Beach blender $23, Cuisinart waffle maker (refurb) $19, more

Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In AlarmToday only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt locks for up to 67% off. All colors across both the Camelot and Century style options are marked down to $139.99 shipped. That’s up to $80 off the original listing, $60 under the average selling price, $20 below the next best, and the lowest we have ever posted the touchscreen models for.

Both models feature touchscreen entry, built-in alarms, lock-pick guard and come in a number of different colors for the discounted price. They come with one back-up key, 4 AA batteries for operation and a 1 year warranty. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 800 Amazon customers.

Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender & 8-Oz Chopper (52400)-sale-01Amazon has the Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender & 8-Oz Chopper (52400) for $23.01 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. Note: be sure to clip the $5 coupon directly below the price on the listing page. That’s $17 under the original listing, $10+ below the best average selling prices and the lowest we can find.

This is a complete 8-piece set including the 650 watt blender, a 32-Oz jar, 2 potable 16-Oz jars and an 8-Oz chopper. They are “no-shatter”, dishwasher-safe Tritan jars. This set has received a 3.8/5 star rating from nearly 60 Amazon customers.

Head below to check out today’s large refurbished Cuisinart sale with waffle makers, coffee makers, steamers, cookers, toasters and more:

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Four magazine subs for $16: Wired, Dwell, GQ, ESPN, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, many more

We have teamed up with DiscountMags to offer one of the best overall magazine sales yet this year. You can grab any 4 magazines in the sale for $16 including many that very rarely dip below $5 a year, like Wired, Dwell, ESPN, Rolling Stone, GQ, Architectural Digest and more. But the prices get even lower when you add more mags to your bundle: Read more

Review: At $10.50, MPOW’s pocketable iStick is the best Bluetooth selfie stick you can buy today

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Update (7/1 3:50pm): Amazon has discounted the Mpow Selfie Stick even further. It’s now just $10.50 Prime shipped.

You can’t take them to Disney but they seem to be everywhere else. Selfie sticks. I think we’ve found the best and the best price in MPOW’s iStick.

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Mpow gave me their iStick Selfie stick last month and I’ve used it with a number of phones big and small. On the small side, I’ve tried the Moto E and iPhone 4s without a case. But the stick expands so big that it can take small tablets like the Samsung Mega. It is strong enough to hold an iPhone 6 with a big battery case (see image, top). The fit is tight and it can be swung around pretty violently without losing its grip on your device.

More importantly, it is designed so that when the phone isn’t attached, it can flip around and fit in your pocket when the telescoping arm is closed (so maybe you CAN sneak it into Disney World!). This is the big differentiator.

The Bluetooth connectivity is easy to set up on both iOS and Android and it easily connects to multiple devices. Once connected, a thumb push on the button snaps a picture using the phone’s native camera or 3rd party camera app.

The iStick includes a wrist strap to help prevent droppage and has 3 different color microUSB charging ports if you want to differentiate.

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The only downside? It is a selfie stick. Call it a Mono-pod if you can’t bear it.

Today only, Amazon’s Gold Box has the iStick for $13.99 Prime shipped which is such a good deal, you’ll want to buy one for everyone you know that wants to take selfies.

For other styles, check out our roundup of the best selfie sticks for your iPhone.

Games/Apps: Batman Arkham Knight $47, COD Black Ops III pre-order $50 (Prime only), freebies, more

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Update (7/1 10:50am):

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon has begun offering some very interesting new gaming deals for Prime members (free trial). We are seeing a number of discounts automatically added in the cart of both released and unreleased titles for pre-order. While you can get Batman Arkham Knight on PS4 for $46.95 shipped (Reg. $60, the lowest we’ve ever seen) at Rakuten, Amazon Prime members can grab now grab the game for $49.99 shipped on both PS4 and Xbox One (the lowest we’ve ever seen on Xbox One). Other notables include Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS for $33 Prime shipped, and Splatoon on Wii U for $52.99 shipped (Reg. $60, first direct discount).

Prime members will also find up to $7 off pre-orders on some of E3’s biggest titles like Star Wars: Battlefront (and the Deluxe Edition)Tom Clancy’s The Division and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six SiegeCall of Duty: Black Ops III can be had for $49.99 shipped (Reg. $60, set to release Nov. 6th). Keep in mind, it is always a good idea to check out Best Buy’s GCU program if you buy/pre-order many games a year, as there are even deeper discounts to be had.

You can now check your iPhone’s battery life from Apple Watch with the new Power app (free for a limited time) and below you’ll find the rest of today’s (quite large) list of Mac/iOS deals including Lifeline…$1 (Reg. $3), TurboScan: $1 (Reg. $3), Super Hexagon$1 (Reg. $3), République: $2 (Reg. $5), Thomas Was Alone: $2 (Reg. $5)

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

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Check your iPhone battery levels from your Apple Watch for free with Power app (Reg. $1)

It didn’t take long for Power – the iPhone battery monitoring app for Apple Watch – to see a price drop. After being released two weeks ago for $0.99, it is available today for free for the first time in celebration of Canada Day.

This handy app allows Apple Watch users to see the battery levels of their iPhone on their wrist, either as a glance or within the app. It is a simple app that comes in handy particularly when charging your iPhone in another room, as Apple Watch can still communicate with its paired device when on the same Wi-Fi network. As we noted when Power was first released, this takes the guess work out of knowing the battery levels of your iPhone, something that was previously not possible from Apple Watch.

Power has been rated 4/5 stars by iOS users since its release.

Be sure to visit our daily game/app roundups for all the best deals across every platform including a new free iOS app courtesy of Apple and the Free App of the Week.

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Halo Spartan Strike for iOS gets its very first price drop: $3 (Reg. $6)

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Microsoft is now offering Halo: Spartan Strike on iOS for 50% off. It is regularly listed at $5.99, but today you can grab it on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for just $2.99. Not only is the lowest we have ever seen on the official mobile Halo title, it is the very first discount since the game released back in mid-April.

Head below for more details and gameplay footage for this twin stick-style shooter: Read more