Dan DeSilva

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May 18

Amazon offers mophie’s juice pack reserve iPhone 6/s battery case in Black, Pink or Purple for $39.99. Free shipping is available for Prime members and on orders of at least $49. It typically sells for $60 and today’s deal is the lowest price we’ve tracked by more than $10. You could easily find a lower-priced or higher-powered iPhone battery case on Amazon, but none of them will come from a more trusted company.

The 1840mAh lightweight juice pack reserve adds only .3-inches and less than 3-ounces to your iPhone, while providing protection and more than 60% extra battery. Keep in mind that Apple’s Smart Battery Case costs $99 and only has a slightly larger battery (1877mAh). Rated 4 out of 5 stars from more than 50 Amazon reviewers.

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That dusty power strip under your desk you bought a few years ago from Walmart’s bargain bin is barely getting the job done. It’s time to buy one that can actually protect and charge all of your gear. Even if you originally picked up a high-end option, there’s a good chance it needs to be replaced if you want to keep your electronics safe.

We’ve rounded up the best, most powerful office and travel surge protectors with USB ports on the market. Continue on for a look at which models made the cut…

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May 6

You can pick up low-priced Lightning cables pretty much any day of the week, but premium options aren’t on sale nearly as frequently. However, Anker has launched a new offer for its 3-ft reinforced PowerLine Lightning cables. When you apply coupon code BK3S7CNN during checkout, the White, Black, Space Gray, Blue and Red cables will drop from $9.99 to just $7.99 each. Free shipping is available for Prime members and on orders of at least $49.

I’ve been using the 10-ft version for more than 6-months and appreciate how solid its Lightning connector feels compared to Apple’s offering. The added durability comes from its use of kevlar fiber, dual-layer sheathing and reinforced stress points. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,278 Amazon reviewers.

Looking to charge your Android smartphone/tablet or Bluetooth speaker? Anker’s 3-ft braided micro USB cable in Silver is on sale for $3.99 Prime shipped with coupon code B8CU432Q (Reg. $6).

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May 5

Update (5/23 10:15am): Disney recently announced a host of new attractions coming to its Orlando theme parks this summer. Are you planning a trip? Let us know in the comments!

The happiest place on earth is home to iconic theme parks, world class hotels, top-shelf food and, of course, Mickey Mouse. It’s become almost a rite of passage for kids to make a pilgrimage to Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida, but all of those pixie dust encrusted accommodations and entertainment options can get awfully pricey.

The good news is that there are many ways you can save significant amounts of money throughout your Disney trip. As a former Florida resident and annual passholder, I’ve been to Disney World more times than I can count and have spent way too much time on Disney fan boards, as such I’ve learned all the ways to trim your ticket, hotel and food costs. Continue on for a roundup of my top tips to save on your next trip to Walt Disney World.

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May 4

Update (5/5 4:00pm): Apple has now named Camera Plus its latest App Store Free App of the Week.

Global Delight’s Camera Plus with AirSnap iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch app is now available for free. It includes several features to help you better capture and edit photos on your mobile device. Over the past couple of years Camera Plus has typically sold for $0.99-$1.99. Today’s deal is the first time we’ve seen this app available at no cost since last November.

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May 2

Update: (5/6/2016):Verizon now matches, has the UE Roll in all colors for $49.99 shipped. 

Update (5/2 6:25pm): Most colors are now backordered at Amazon, but still available at the discounted price (you must select Amazon as the seller). Best Buy shows the deal as in-stock.

Amazon offers the UE Roll Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker in multiple colors for $49.99 with free shipping. As a price comparison, it originally sold for $100 but has readily been available for $70 since early this year. Today’s deal is the lowest price we have ever seen. Also available via Best Buy. In addition to being waterproof, it also features a Bluetooth range of up to 65-ft, an attachable bungee cord and smart functionality via a mobile app. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from nearly 400 Amazon reviewers.

After spending some time with this speaker for a review, we had no problems including it on last year’s best of list. Here’s what stood out to us:

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Best Buy is now discounting several of Apple’s latest products. The best deal from the bunch is iPad mini 4 starting at $299 with free shipping, which is a savings of $100. That same discount has been extended to all Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + Cellular models. If you can afford the $100 upcharge, we’d recommend going with 64GB of storage since most people will find 16GB limiting due to the size of Retina-optimized apps and HD content. Use your savings to buy this highly-rated Smart-Shell Case with auto sleep/wake for just $10.95 Prime shipped.

You can also save $50-$100 on Apple Watch. We’ve definitely seen stronger deals in the past, but this is currently your best option if you need one in time for Mother’s Day. That discount will easily cover a couple extra third-party bands.

The all-new 4th generation Apple TV has received a $25 discount. That drops the 32GB model down to $124.99 and the 64GB model down to $174.99. For a look at the best accessories for your new streaming player, click here.

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