Seth Weintraub


Seth Weintraub

October 5

Update (10/6 11:00am): Price bumped to $9.99. Still a good deal.

Amazon offers the Aukey Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Audio Music Streaming Receiver w/ 3.5 mm Stereo Output, Hands free Calling for Car Sound system (BR-C1, White) for $7.99 with free Prime shipping. That’s the best price we’ve seen for any Bluetooth Aux port adapter and this one actually has a mic which is great for calls in cars or office speakerphone.

  • Portable Bluetooth solution for wired speakers, headphones, stereos, and sound systems.
  • Bluetooth 3.0 technology with A2DP support ensuring crystal clear sound and high quality stereo music
  • One button easy pairing, pairs to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android smartphones, tablets, transmitters, computers in seconds.
  • Supports hands-free calling with built-in mic
  • Package content: Aukey BR-C1 Bluetooth receiver, 3.5mm Audio Cable, 3.5mm to RCA cable, USB charging cable, User manual, 18 Month worry-free warranty

This gets an impressive 4.5/5 star reviews from Amazon customers.

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September 30

Update: now $6.25 which is still a great deal

Amazon via Pangea sells Apple Certified 5-foot Lightning cables for just $6.25 shipped. That’s a great price on colorful Lightning cables 2 feet longer than Apple’s,  produced with Apple’s Lightning chips.

Pangea Lightning cables are an extra-long 5-feet in length—42% longer than Apple’s standard Lightning cable—and feature superior shielding, robust 27-gauge signal conductors, heavy-duty 21-gauge power conductors and Apple’s newest, thinnest C48 Lightning connector on one end, with a USB ‘A’ connector on the other end. Pangea has utilized high-grade copper, with wire gauges that are significantly thicker than a typical Apple-type cable in order to deliver accurate signal and steady power despite the longer cable length. Five available colors (Black, Blue, Green, Pink, or White) are designed to match your iPhone, iPad Mini or other Apple device.

“Pangea’s Lightning cables offer a no-compromise design and the convenience of a longer cable length all at a very affordable price,” explained Pangea cable designer Jay Victor. “The easy-grip molded connectors and durable cable cover make our solution ideal for everyday use, and we have added a touch of elegance to these Lightning cables by carefully matching Apple’s 5-shade color palette,” concluded Victor. MSRP for the Pangea Lightning cables is $29.95 however they are available now from and Amazon at the low introductory price of $19.95.

These get very high 4.6/5 reviews from 50 Amazon reviewersexpand full story

September 23

September 15

MacUpdate has an extremely solid bundle on offer for the next 2 weeks featuring the normally $100 Toast Titanium for $50 – for all 10 Mac Apps.  Toast used to be the standard for ripping optical media but over the past few years it has morphed into a video transcoding and editing tool. For Toast alone, you’d save $50 on this bundle but MacUpdate also offers an additional 9 apps, most of which are primetime players. Boom boosts your Mac volume systemwide, Expandrive allows you to access cloud services just like a local drive. DevonThink is a great information manager. Paragon allows you to use NTFS drives/partitions on a Mac, Netspot is a great wireless survey tool. Sparkle is a very good HTML Editor. There’s also iMazing for accessing files on an OS Drive and MacOptimizer which helps speed up your Mac. Seasonality Core is a in-depth weather stats app which is available for the first 5000 downloads so hurry up! expand full story

September 10

Update (9/11 8:00am): ErligpowhtDirect via Amazon offers its 3.5-foot MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cable with aluminum connectors for $4.59 Prime shipped after coupon code YX897SGK is applied at checkout. 

Amazon offers the JDT Braided 3 foot MFi Lightning cable certified by Apple in black or silver for $12.99. Coupon code: ZS755JMH drops the price to $6.99 with free Prime shipping. That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on a braided lightning cable blessed by Apple and this one garners perfect 5/5 star ratings from 29 reviewers. These are incredibly durable: Tangle-free nylon cord with aluminum casing has a 4000+ bend lifespan, several times longer than original device cables.

$7 too much for that $700 phone or tablet? Save another $2 on a regular 3 foot MPow MFi Lightning cable for $4.99 after code: AZYWNQUC

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September 7

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August 31

Amazon offers the Etekcity Etekfit 11lb-400lb Digital Bluetooth Body Fat BMI Weight Bathroom Scale for $58.88 with 2 day Prime/Free saver shipping. Apply code SCALE123 at checkout to drop the price $10 to $48.88 shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen for a Bluetooth enabled Smart Scale with Body Fat/BMI and many more capabilities. It gets impressive 4.3/5 star reviews from almost 200 customers. Features:

  • Smart Tracking: Calculate and track weight, fat, water, bones, muscles, visceral fat, BMI, and BMR results within the included smartphone app. (Please CHECK the supported iOS and Android devices in product description. iOS 8 and HealthKit App integration are supported NOW)
  • Achieve With Accuracy: Measurement Range: 11lb-400lb(5kg-180kg ); graduation increments of 0.2lb /0.1kg; Meet fitness goals with reliable results; 3 available units of measure: lb, kg, st:lb
  • Personalized Calculations: Create customized phone user accounts for refined fitness tracking via Bluetooth connection.(Unlimited user groups) Auto recognition featured to recognize users with personal profiles
  • Modern Accent: Sophisticated blue tempered glass platform and 4.3″ blue backlit display offers sturdy functionality and a modern accent to homes and gyms
  • Automated Convenience: Auto-Off, Auto-Zero, Low Battery and Overload Indication. Designed to optimize energy efficiency and product lifetime; 4 AA batteries included; Meet CE FCC ROHS certification; 1-Year Warranty!

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August 29

August 23

logitech-powershell-sale-deal Amazon offers the Logitech Powershell controller case for iPhone 5/5S and iPod Touch 5th gen for $8.97 with free Prime shipping. That’s $61 off the original price, and the lowest we’ve seen it by $8. It features:

  • Console-style controls: Precise analog game controls let you dominate your favorite mobile games
  • 1500 mAh Battery: Game on and on. It increases the battery capacity of iPhone 5, iPhone 5s or 5th generation iPod touch
  • Supports iOS 7/8/9 controller-compatible games: Works with a great selection of games. No extra software needed
  • Portable, comfortable shape: Slim, streamlined profile fits easily into your pocket for go-anywhere gaming
  • Easily access phone features: Your phone’s camera, music and calls remain fully accessible while you’re gaming

Even if you don’t often use the case for gaming, it is nice to have a 1500mAh battery backup for emergencies.

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August 16


It is a good Sunday to shore up all of your back to school clothing needs at Old Navy, Gap or Banana Republic. Knock 40% off your entire order using code TREAT at checkout.  You can also avoid the $7 shipping fee by hitting the $50 mark. Offer ends at midnight Cinderella.


Amazon offers the Panasonic BK-3MCCA16BA eneloop AA New 2100 Cycle Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries, 16 Pack for $32.98 Prime shipped. That’s an all time low and over $17 off of the $49.99 list price. These get an impressive 4.8/5 star rating and feature:

  • Recharge up to 2100 times
  • Maintain up to 70% of their charge after 5 years (when not it use)
  • 2000mAh type, 1900mAh min, Ni-MH pre-charged rechargeable battery
  • Pre-Charged at the factory using solar power and ready to use
  • No memory effect – batteries can be recharged when fully, or partially discharged

If you don’t have a charger, your best bet is a combo charger 4 additional batteries for under $18.

August 15

Amazon offers the BLACK + DECKER 6 volt Lithium Cordless Dust Buster (Model CHV1410L 1) Hand Vac for $50 with free shipping (Prime in 2 days). Amazon automatically knocks another $10 off at checkout yielding $40 shipped the lowest price we’ve seen it.  That’s $86 off list for this 4.5 star rated #1 Best selling hand vac. Features:

  • Strong Suction and Fade Free Power
  • Smart charge technology helps protect your BLACK+DECKER hand vac, maintaining long run times, year after year
  • Rotating, slim nozzle targets dirt in tight spaces
  • 50-percent more reach than the previous BLACK+DECKER hand vac design for less bending and better accessibility
  • Brush and crevice tool accessories are located on-board so there are no loose items to misplace

If this isn’t your liking, Amazon has a pair of stick vacuums for under $20:

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August 12

July 30

You might notice that 9to5Toys has changed. Indeed so has the whole network. Long before the page size/speed and advertising controversies, we knew that we needed to rethink how we presented ourselves.

While we were one of the lightest and fastest sites in our field, our feature creep and advertisers were adding complexity and page load times, which is especially crucial on mobile – an ever expanding percentage of our growing audience.

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July 24



Amazon offers the Etekcity 2-in-1 8GB Digital Audio Voice Recorder Pen for $12.98 Prime Shipped after $7 coupon code RECORDER at checkout. That’s a quarter of the retail price and $7 less than we can find it anywhere else. This 8GB USB stick records classes, lectures, meetings, interviews and voice on its 8GB of storage. It can also act as a USB stick for other media. Voice recording lasts 15 hours on a charge and it can hold 150 hours of audio total. It averages 4.9 out of 5 star reviews from a limited number of Amazon reviewersexpand full story

July 20

TRENDnet 500 AV Nano Adapter Powerline Kit (TPL-406E2K)-sale-01Amazon has the TRENDnet TPL-406E2K Powerline 500 AV Nano Adapter Kit for $20 Prime shipped. That’s 62% under the original price, the lowest we’ve seen on this kit by $5 and one of the best prices we’ve seen on any Powerline option of this caliber. It has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 300 customers.

Need some more speed? Grab a Gigabit speed version for $49.99 shipped after clipping a $10 coupon at checkout.

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July 17

NewEgg offers the Fremo 3200 mAh Flashlight battery in lipstick form factor for $9.99 with free shipping. Once added to cart, you’ll also receive a 1.3 foot PQI MFi Lightning cable. That’s a great price on the battery alone and with a MFi Cable that usually retails around $10, a no-brainer purchase.

As a comparison, Amazon charges $14.99 for the Fremo Battery/flashlight and $7 for the MFi Lightning cable.


  • 3200mAh Capacity with Grade A LG Li-ion Cell
  • Advance power lock technology
  • Real 5V/1A Output & 5V/1A Input
  • 500+ recharge cycles

Update (7/17 9:15am): Spigen Inc. via Amazon offers its 3.3-foot Apple-certified MFi Lightning Cable for $5 shipped with coupon code SPIGENNL.

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July 14

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