Best Buy 2-day sale: iPad Air $400 or $350 w/ .edu email address (Reg. $499), much more

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Best Buy is starting the month of August off with a 2-day Sale that features a $100 discount on iPad Air.

Only the 16GB WiFi model is eligible for the deal. That drops the pricing down to $399.99, which is a savings of 20% and a match for the best price we have ever seen.

Now here’s where the real fun starts. As we’ve highlighted before, anyone with access to a .edu email address is currently eligible to save an additional $50 on all iPads. With the extra student discount, your final price for an entry level iPad Air becomes $349.99. That’s an amazing price for Apple’s current flagship tablet. To qualify for the .edu savings you must head to this special promo page and submit your email address. Best Buy will then email you a special promo code to access the savings.

Browse the entire 2-day sale. It includes other deals like the first price drop we’ve ever seen on the Pebble Steel smart watch and $120 off iMac.
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New to Netflix in August: Rocky I-V, Mad Max, Mission Blue, much more

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August is proving to be a big month over at Netflix, as the the popular content streaming service continues to add new titles each month.

Perhaps none bigger than the addition of all of the Rocky films, which were previously unavailable for streaming. Another classic film coming to Netflix this month will be Mad Max, the classic 1970’s Mel Gibson tough-guy film. In addition, Netflix will be offering recently released films, such as Mission Blue, the popular documentary that highlights the efforts being made around the world to save the ocean, its resources and beautiful sanctuaries.

You can pick up a free trial, download the iOS or Android (Google Play/Amazon) app to get started today.

Here’s our favorite deals for streaming Netflix on your big screen:

Be sure to checkout our weekly media roundups for Blu-ray/DVDs/iTunes downloads.

Canon EOS M 18MP Mirrorless Camera w/ EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens: $250 shipped, EOS Rebel T5i: $550 shipped

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Canon cameras are on sale at all time lows at Ebay today.

6ave eBay has Canon EOS M 18MP Compact Digital Camera w/ EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens for $249.99 with free shipping. That’s $150 off and the lowest price we’ve seen on this camerathat comes in black, white, silver and red by $50 This Canon EOS-M gets above average reviews from Amazon’s reviewers (DPReview). Specs follow:

  • 18.0 MP CMOS (APS-C) Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Image Processor
  • Full HD 1080p Movie with Focus Tracking
  • 3.0″ Touch Screen LCD with 1040K-dots
  • Touch AF and Multi-touch Operation
  • Hybrid CMOS Auto-focus for Photo & Video
  • Compatible with Canon EF and EF-S Lenses
  • ISO 100-12800, Expandable to 25600 (H)
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Includes EF-M 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens

Also at Ebay, you can pick up the popular Canon EOS Rebel T5i DSLR Camera w/EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens for $549.99 with free shipping.  Read more

GoalZero Portable Torch, Power Hub, and Emergency Light powered by the Sun or you

The GoalZero Torch 250 is the ultimate all-in-one device that’s definitely not for your office.

It has a red LED light for use in any emergency situation, a built-in USB charging cable, a solar panel that works from bright light, a hand crank, and a USB port to charge your phone. With a 250 total lumen output, you’ll be prepared for anything that comes your way.

It has an internal 4,400 mAh battery that will keep the flashlight glowing for about 48 hours on its lowest setting, and there are 3 ways to charge the battery:

goal zero in the woodsThe Sun: The solar panel located on the back of the light.

USB: By being plugged into a USB power source in about 7 hours.

Hand Crank: 1 minute of cranking can generate about 2 minutes of light.

 

Goal zero on the road“The Torch 250 Power Hub and Flashlight is the most versatile, reliable source of power and light for any situation. Boasting a powerful, 4,400 mAh lithium battery, 250 total lumen output, a 1.5A USB port to charge your gear, as well as a built-in solar panel and hand crank, this multi-function flashlight is the only piece of gear you’ll need in an emergency. Built-in USB charging cable, solar panel and hand crank for bright light anywhere. Red light for emergencies, USB port to charge your phone.”

You can find GoalZero’s Torch 250 on GoalZero.com or back soon on Amazon for $79.99. Read more

Blue Microphones Yeti Pro USB condenser mic $150 shipped (Reg. $200+)

Blue Microphones Yeti Pro USB Condenser Microphone-sale-01Buydig is offering the Blue Microphones Yeti Pro USB Condenser Microphone for $149.95 shipped using code PROAUD during checkout. That’s $100 off the original price, $29 under the next best price from a trusted retailer, $17 under our previous mention, and the best price we’ve ever seen on this highly rated mic.

It features four different polar pattern settings: Cardioid, Stereo, Bi Directional and Omni directional, as well as a “cutting-edge A-D converters, built-in headphone amplifier for zero-latency monitoring, and supports recordings at up to 24 bit/192 kHz. This can be a great option for those looking to do some home recordings, but is also a significant upgrade in quality from internal mics when it comes to voice chatting and business calls too.

It has received a 3.8/5 star rating from over 110 Amazon customers and comes with a 2 year limited warranty from Blue.

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Home Deals: Nespresso espresso maker w/ frother $179 (orig. $279), luggage, kitchen items, more

Amazon is offering the Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker With Aeroccino Plus Milk Frother (aluminum) for $179 shipped (price matched on Target in multiple colors). That’s $100 under the original price, $41 under the next best price from a trusted retailer, and the lowest total price we can find on this espresso machine.

It features programmable buttons for espresso and lungo, brew ready in 25-30 seconds, a 24-ounce water tank as well as backlight indicators, water level detection and auto power-off functions. It has received a 4.7/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

BuyDig is offering the American Tourister iLite Supreme 25″ Spinner Suitcase (black) for $62.95 shipped using code LETSGO. That’s $177 under the original listing, $44 under Amazon’s current price, and the within $1 of the lowest we’ve seen. It features a lined interior with large packing area, multi-directional spinner wheels for easy mobility, top and side carry handles and two large front panel pockets for additional packing capacity.

It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from nearly 100 Amazon customers.

More notable Home Deals:

Head below for a full roundup of all the past notable Home Deals still alive including those from Cuisinart, Hamilton Beach, Whirlpool, Bissell, Weber, Duracell and more:  Read more

Aduro MFi certified Lightning cables (multiple colors): 3-feet $8, 6-feet $11, 10-feet $13

Aduro MFi certified Lightning to USB Charge & Sync cables-sale-01Amazon is offering solid discounts on a selection of Aduro MFi certified Lightning to USB Charge & Sync cables today. You can grab a 3-foot for $7.99 (Reg. $18), 6-foot for $10.99 (Reg. $20) and/or a 10-foot for $12.99 (Reg. $25) using code 4LEDFTA5 during checkout. Free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $5 under the next best price from a trusted retailer on the 10-foot and the lowest price we can find on all three.

These MFi cables are compatible with all Lightning equipped Apple devices and come in multiple colors: black, blue, green, purple, pink and white. They have received a 4.1/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

This deal is sold by Entronik (who is a 4.8/5 star rated seller) and fulfilled by Amazon. Check out our full roundup for the absolute best MFi accessories currently on the market.

You can find more Apple device accessories in today’s Daily Deals post.

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Staples $40 off $200 coupon: Save on printers, external hard drives, office essentials, more

Staples is offering $40 off $200 purchases with coupon code 23465. This is a great opportunity to save money on some higher priced items, free shipping is available on orders over $29.99. If your order does not hit $200, add some office essentials to your cart, such as paper to go over the minimum threshold. While some products are excluded from the promotion (Apple, Bose and Kindle) there are still great deals to be had, some of our favorites are:

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Case Logic 11-Inch Laptop/Chromebook and iPad Messenger Case $10 shipped (Reg. $33)

Newegg is offering the Case Logic 11-Inch Laptop/Chromebook and iPad Messenger Case for $32.99. The coupon code: EMCPCGW74  brings it to only $9.99 shipped. That’s $63 off the list price, $30 less than Amazon, and the lowest we could find for it.

It features:

  • Dedicated compartment is sized to fit an iPad
  • Main compartment fits a 11” laptop, daily notebook, headphones or other accessories
  • Spacious organization compartment accommodates a charger, pens and small accessories
  • Zippered, nylex-lined front pocket keeps your smartphone secure yet accessible
  • Magnet closure for easy access, quick closure and quiet opening
  • Comfortable shoulder strap with shoulder pad for easy portability
  • Quickly stash away a map, magazine, snack or ticket inside the back panel pocket

4/5 star reviews on Amazon.

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Nexus 7/10 rooCASE tablet cases $4 each

Update (7/31 1:00pm): All iPhone cases are now sold out.

Amazon is offering some deep discounts today on a wide selection of iPhone cases for just $2.99 from Spigen, Case-Mate, Incipio and more, matching or beating the lowest we’ve seen. Most of which are for iPhone 5/5s but you’ll also find some iPhone 4 and 5c cases as well. There is a complete list of all the options below. Most, if not all of these cases are rated 4+ stars from hundreds of Amazon customers.

We also have a number of Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 (first gen) RooCASE options from $3.99 using code SBB2ITRQ during checkout. The Nexus RooCASE has also received entirely positive reviews on Amazon scoring 4+ stars across the board from hundreds of reviewers.

This promotion is part of Amazon’s Add-on program, which “allows Amazon to offer thousands of low-priced items that would be cost-prohibitive to ship on their own.” These cases will require Prime shipping (free trial) or orders of $35 or more for free shipping.

Head below for a complete list of all of today’s discounted mobile devices cases:  Read more

HP Chromebook 11 1.7GHz/2GB/16GB SSD: $180 shipped (Reg. $280)

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TigerDirect offers the HP Chromebook 11 with 2GB of memory and a 16GB SSD for $179.97 shipped. This is the lowest price that we could currently find, and beats Amazon by $20 where it is rated 3.5/5 stars by nearly 350 customers. In addition to its 2GB of memory and 16GB SSD hard drive, this Chromebook features a 6 hour battery life and weighs just 2 pounds. Utilizing the Google Chrome operating system, Chromebooks differ from traditional laptops by using web-based applications. At launch, we reviewed the HP Chromebook 11, highlighting its high resolution screen and build quality:

I can wholeheartedly recommend the HP Chromebook 11 for folks who want to do more work than you’d do on a tablet, especially with Google Apps. For parents, kids, friends who use their computers moderately or power users who need a second/emergency computer, the HP is a no-brainer.

If you are looking for a new case for the HP Chromebook 11, check out this deal on Case Logic Messenger Bags.

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Digital Comic Book Sale: Sin City Vol.1-7 $22 (Reg. $122), Guardians of the Galaxy: 50% off, Batman titles, more

sin-city-a-dame-to-kill-for-featuredToday, Google and Amazon are competing against each other to be your digital comic book supplier. They both offer Frank Miller’s critically acclaimed Sin City graphic novels for only $2.99 per volume, regularly $16.99. That’s less than the physical copy of Volume 7 alone and the best price we’ve ever seen. The entire Sin City collection, regularly $121.93, is a total of $21.93.

  • Sin City Vol. 1-6 (Sold individually): $2.99 (Reg. $16.99) Google | Amazon
  • Sin City Vol. 7: $3.99 (Reg. $25.99) Google | Amazon

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Batman, who recently celebrated 75 years of existence, has a few titles on sale as well.

  • Batman The Long Halloween – $6.25 (Reg. $24.99) | Google
  • Batman Earth One – $5.75 (Reg. $22.99) | Google
  • Batman Arkham Asylum -$4.50 (Reg. $17.99| Google

guardians_poster_via_marvelWith Marvel’s Gaurdians of the Galaxy showing this weekend in theaters, we’ve noticed a bunch of original issues are 50% off to support the release.

There are MANY more deals to be had, but no telling how long they’ll last so act quickly!

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