SanDisk’s new solid-state drives offer improved performance at a “cost-effective” price

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Memory and computer accessory maker SanDisk has revealed details on new solid-state drives (SSD) coming to its family of storage products. The new Z400s SSD is designed to boost speeds and provide a more secure option that is less likely to fail. Head below for full details, pricing and PR on today’s announcement.  Read more

Lenmar’s ChugPlug gets you four extra hours of MacBook battery life: $68 shipped (Reg. $130)

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Tanga offers the Lenmar ChugPlug External Power-Supply Pack for MacBook Air or Pro for $67.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $132 off the bloated original listing, $62 better than Amazon, a few dollars off our previous mention and the lowest price that we can find.

We chose the ChugPlug as one of our top portable battery options for MacBooks. You can expect it to add up to an additional 4 hours of battery life to the 11-inch MacBook Air and up to 3 hours for the 13-inch MacBook Air/Pro. While not a full recharge, those couple of added hours can be invaluable when trying to get work done on the road. It is compatible with standard 45 and 60W Apple MagSafe Power Adapters. Note: not compatible with 15-inch MacBooks.

It ships with a one-year manufacturer warranty. Rated 4/5 stars.

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Neato’s next gen robotic vacuums might be its quietest and best looking yet

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We regularly feature robotic vacuum solutions in our daily home goods roundup, and today Neato is introducing its new line of automated floor cleaners. Much like you’ve seen from previous gen Botvacs and XV Neato products, the new Botvac D series features the company’s Botvision laser navigation, SpinFlow power cleaning technology and are made to “automatically and methodically vacuum every day, whether you’re home or not.” But where the refreshed lineup stands apart is in the “sleek” design, newly designed spiral brushes and more: Read more

Complete Arduino Starter Kit & 3-Course Bundle Shipped: $76 (Orig. $520, CA Tax Only)

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9to5Toys Specials is currently offering the Complete Arduino Starter Kit and Course Bundle for $76 with free shipping. It contains all you need to begin making your own inventive projects..

There are literally millions of things you can create with an Arduino, which is why it is a great way into electronics. This bundle actually puts an Arduino (Uno) in your hands, along with an entire kit for making circuits — breadboards, jumper wires, lights, buzzers, and plenty more. You get a good instruction booklet in with this gear, but to help you to move into more advanced Arduino-based projects, this bundle also comes with three courses. In no particular order, these show you how to self-build a RC car and set up various forms of environmental monitoring, while you can also learn about the Internet of Things (smart devices). It is a pretty comprehensive line-up for anyone wanting to get started with Arduino.

  • ARDX Arduino Starter Kit (incl. Arduino Uno + 13 circuits)
  • Arduino Step-by-Step ‘Your Guide to the Internet of Things’ Course
  • Arduino ‘Make a Remote-Controlled Car’ Course
  • Beginning Arduino ‘Make Your Own Environment Monitor System’ Course

Get 85% off the bundle here.

Home: Cuisinart auto ice cream maker (refurb) $35 (Orig. $50), Oster Versa blender $70 (Orig. $150), more

Cuisinart Automatic 1-1:2-Quart Ice Cream Maker in red (ICE-20 RD)-sale-01Woot has a number of Cuisinart ice cream makers on sale today. Our top pick from the bunch is the factory refurbished Cuisinart Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker in red (ICE-20 RD) for $29.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s $25 off the original listing, even more under Amazon’s inflated price, and the best we can find.

This full automatic machine makes 1-1/2 quarts  of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or frozen drinks with no “salt or ice needed.” It can handle an assortment of additional ingredients including “chocolate chips, chopped fruit, nuts,” and more. It ships with a “90 Day Woot Limited Warranty” and has received a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 1,400 Amazon customers. While not at the lowest we’ve have seen, the highly rate Cuisinart ICE-21 found in this sale is the current best price we can find and sits as the best selling ice cream machine on Amazon.

Oster Versa 1100-watt Professional Performance Blender w: two 20-Ounce Blend'N Go Cups (BLSTVB-103-000)-sale-01Best Buy’s official eBay store is offering the Oster Versa 1100-watt Professional Performance Blender w/ two 20-Ounce Blend’N Go Cups (BLSTVB-103-000) for $69.99 shipped. That’s $80 under the original listing, $49 under Amazon and the best price we can find.

It includes a 64-ounce BPA-Free Tritan Jar, 5-cup food processor, a pair of 20-oz blend’n go cups, and can handle all food types including frozen ingredients. It is backed by a solid 7-year parts and labor warranty and has received a 4.3/5 star rating from 140 Amazon customers.

Head below for the rest of today’s best home deals including Dyson products, label makers, knife block sets and more:

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WD upgrades its popular My Passport Ultra portable HD, last gen 2TB on sale for $80

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Western Digital has announced that it has redesigned its wildly popular My Passport Ultra portable and My Passport for Mac hard drives. This is the seventh generation of these products, which will ship in four colors black, white, “wild berry” and blue.

The new My Passport Ultra will be available in 3TB, 2TB, 1TB and 500GB capacities with built-in AES 256-bit encryption. These models will start at $80 and are already available at Amazon with discounted prices. My Passport for Mac will have the same security features with 3TB, 2TB and 1TB sizes, pricing will start at $80 as well. Both of these updated models from Western Digital include a three-year warranty. Full press release can be found below.

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Just in time for this new release, Adorama via eBay Daily Deals is offering the previous generation WD My Passport Ultra 2TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $79.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $60 off the original list price, $4 better than Amazon’s current listing and the best price we can find. This best-selling hard drive is rated 4.5/5 stars by over 8,000 Amazon customers. It features USB 3.0 connectivity, automatic backup and includes a three-year warranty.

Visa Checkout members can save another $11 over at BuyDig dropping the final price down to $69 for this 2TB model from WD. Apply promo code VISAMEM10 at checkout to lock-in the savings.

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30 discounted iTunes movie bundles: Jurassic Park $20, Godfather & Lord of the Rings Trilogy $15 ea, more

Apple makes it so darn convenient to watch a movie on any of your devices. The only downside is that iTunes prices are typically higher than the likes of Google Play and Amazon. But right now you can save on 30 discounted iTunes Movie Bundles:

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The entire sale includes 30 different movie bundles. Here are our top picks:

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Games/Apps: Catch up on the entire Witcher series for $10, Bayonetta 2 $45, Wii U bundle $260, freebies, more

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Update (5/27 10:35am):

In today’s best game/app deals, at Mac Game Store you can pickup the previous two games in the Witcher series plus two other role playing games (Torchlight and FATE) for just $9.99. The Witcher 2 goes for as much as $22 on Steam and the Mac App Store alone. The Wicher series is rife with deep story elements, so today’s deal can be a great way to catch up before jumping into The Witcher 3. While the latest entry in the series hasn’t hit Mac yet, it has received near perfect review scores from just about every major gaming outlet.

We also have a few interesting Nintendo deals today. Along with the 2DS console with Yoshi’s New Island for $89.99 shipped at Target, Wii U 32GB Deluxe Bundle with Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land is back down to $259.99 shipped (Reg. $295+, lowest we can find). There is also a solid Nintendo e-shop Humble Nindie Bundle available right now featuring Might Switch Force, Gaucamelee and more (Reg. $88 in total) for $10 or less. As per usual, a portion of your money will go directly to charity and the devs.

Below you’ll find today’s best Mac/iOS deals including Drop The Chicken: FREE (Reg. $1), Mars Miner Universal: FREE (Reg. $2), Hyper Square: FREE (Reg. $2), Word Mess: $1 (Reg. $3) and many more:

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Ongoing game deals/promotions:

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Harman Kardon & JBL Factory Recertified up to 80% off: JBL Pulse Bluetooth Speaker $119 (Orig. $200), more

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The Harman Audio store is offering discounts on many of its factory recertified Harman Kardon and JBL products. These deals deliver substantial savings on many highly-rated speakers, AV receivers and headphones. Harman Kardon includes an original factory warranty with all of these products.

Our top pick of the lot is the JBL Pulse Portable Bluetooth Speaker with LEDs for $119 shipped when promo code 119PULSE is applied at checkout. This speaker originally went for $200, it still retails for over $150 at Amazon in new condition, where it is rated 4.4/5 stars by over 280 customers. Features include two 40mm drivers, Bluetooth connectivity, 64 programmable LEDs and a rechargeable 4000mAh battery. We found it to be a great alternative to traditional Bluetooth offerings with its LED light show and compact design.

Other deals include:

  • HK Go + Play Portable Speaker Dock: $189 w/ code GOPLAYDEAL (Orig. $480)
  • HK AVR 3600 7.1 Channel receiver w/ HDMI: $275 w/ code 275AVR3600 (Orig. $999)
  • JBL Cinema SB100 Plug-and-Play Soundbar: $69 w/ code 69SB100 (Orig. $239)
  • HK NC Noise-cancelling Headphones with In-line Mic: $99 w/ code 99HKNC (Orig. $350)
  • yurbuds Ironman Inspire Sport Sport In-Earphones: $11.99 w/ code 12INSPIRE (Orig. $43)
  • JBL Bassline DJ Style Headphones w/ Rotating Earcups: $25 w/ code 25BASS (Orig. $100)

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Daily Deals: OtterBox iPhone 6 commuter wallet case $21, Tethys universal waterproof pouch $4, more

OtterBox iPhone 6 Commuter Wallet caseIn this morning’s Daily Deals, we have the OtterBox iPhone 6 Commuter Wallet case for only $21 Prime shipped. That’s $24 off the regular price and the lowest we can find. Features:

  • Tight-fitting port and plug covers keep grit and grime from building up in your jacks, ports and inputs
  • Comes with a stick-on screen protector to help block scratches, scuffs and scrapes to your touchscreen
  • Customize with a variety of color options and create your personally designed iPhone 6 case
  • Upgrade to the Commuter Series iPhone 6 wallet case and stash your cash and cards inside the hidden wallet drawer

Over 300 Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and great reviews.

More new deals for today:

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TETHYS universal waterproof case for most smartphones – Enter code: Z53IU4SS at checkout: $3.99 Prime shipped (Orig. $8.49) | Amazon

  • Samsung 50″ LED 1080p Smart HDTV $649.99 (Orig. $949.99) | Best Buy
  • $100 Chevron/Texaco Gift Card for $80 | SVM Giftcards via eBay Daily Deals
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 16GB with Wi-fi or Sprint 4G (refurb) $75 (Orig. $300) | A4C
  • JBL Flip Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Lavender) $70 (Orig. $100) | Worldwide Stereo
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Studio Over-Ear Headphones $100 (Orig. $300) | Yugster

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

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Logitech UE BOOM wireless Bluetooth speakers: MINI $60 (Orig. $100), full-size $129 (Orig. $200)

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We have some notable deals on Logitech’s UE branded Bluetooth speakers today. First up, as part of its Daily Deals, Best Buy has the UE MINI BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in black/red for $59.99 shipped. That’s $30 below the original listing/Amazon, about $20 below the average selling prices and the best we can find.

It has a rechargeable battery that can run for up to 10 hours and a 50-foot Bluetooth range. Using the Mini Boom app you can sync up two of them for an even bigger sound. It has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 1,000 Amazon customers.

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The Mini’s big brother is also on sale today as well at Daily Steals. You can grab the UE BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $129 shipped. That’s $70 below the original listing, as much as $65 below Amazon’s current price and the best we can find from a trusted retailer by $40+.

It features 360 degree audio, a water and stain proof exterior, 15 hours of playback, 50-foot Bluetooth range, and can also be linked up with a second speaker. This model sits with a 4.6/5 star rating from nearly 2,000 Amazon customers.

For more Bluetooth speaker options, check out the Jabra SOLEMATE on sale for $60, these highly rated options for under $20 shipped and this leather speaker at $40 off. Read more