9to5 Staff

November 27

While you can pick up last year’s Nexus 6 64GB at a ridiculously low price ($260) on Amazon today, Google’s official online store has some discounts of its own to offer for Black Friday. Perhaps most attractive is the $80 price cut on one of this year’s newest Nexus phones.

You can now buy the 32GB Nexus 5X for just $349 (down from $429), while the 16GB version is $299. At time of writing, all color options are in stock, but the discount only applies while inventory is there.  While it’s not the biggest discount we’ve ever seen, it’s still very generous given how new the Nexus 5X is. Google only announced the product last month, and it’s one of the only available phones to support Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

While stocks last, you can also snag the Nexus 9 at a discount. The tablet is down to just $199 for the 16GB version and $279 for the 32GB model, cutting the price down by a hefty $200. As things stand (at least until the Pixel C is available), the Nexus 9 is currently one of the only tablets available offering a pure Android experience. Multiple manufacturers have Android tablets on the market, but most come with a boat-load of bloatware. For $199 I’d argue you can’t get a better Android tablet if you value performance and software purity. expand full story

November 24

B&H has some extraordinary deals on Apple’s latest Macintosh products that are now available. These beat many of the competition’s Black Friday deals and B&H only charges tax at time of purchase in New York State.

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September 17

Amazon has taken the wraps off an entire family of new Kindle Fire tablets, including a new budget-friendly $50 model alongside two Kindle Fire HD tablets and a special Kids Edition version with a unique protective case. The new Android-based devices were launched alongside a new Amazon Fire TV family and will feature a revamped user interface, dubbed Fire OS 5 ‘Bellini’…

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The popular Roomlia hotel savings application for iOS and Android is today launching an interesting newangled loyalty program. Basically, if you stay 7 nights, you will get a night free.

In order to get to that free night, the application will add up the amount you paid each night for your first 7 nights, and then it will credit you back the average. In most cases, this will obviously work out to an eight night free.

The cool parts about the program, which differentiate it from competitors, are that these are actual nights, not days, and the nights can be combined. You don’t need to stay 7 nights in a row to get the credit back toward an either night. You can stay for 3 nights during one trip, and 4 nights on another trip to get up to the 7.

The app is developed by a team made up of former Expedia developers, the application actually has some great deals that beat out some of the competition.

New hotels and supported cities are added each week, and users can book rooms up to 7 days in advance, for up to 5 nights at a time.

The application is free on iOS and Android, and the new loyalty card system launches today.

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March 20

If you haven’t yet treated your TV to a Chromecast stick to stream content from your Android devices, Google would really like you to do so. The company has been playing with its mix of freebies again, with $80 worth on offer if you buy between today and 19th April.

Current offers include three-month trial subscriptions to Google Play Music, DramaFever and Sesame Street GO, as well as one month of Qelio Concerts and a free Play Movies rental thrown in – and you can even save a few bucks on Amazon at the moment …  expand full story


December 1, 2014

November 1, 2014

A leaked sales flyer for Sam’s Club reveals that the wholesale retailer will begin selling the iPhone 6 for as low as $99 with a new two-year service agreement starting November 15th. The upcoming Black Friday promotion will see each iPhone 6 model on sale for $100 off their standard on-contract prices: 16GB ($99), 64GB ($199) and 128GB ($299). expand full story

September 25, 2014

After first showing off the latest Mac Pro at WWDC 2013 and launching the professional-class desktop computer last December, Apple’s certified refurbished online store is now carrying discounted models for the first time.

The 2013 Mac Pro, which is the only Mac computer manufactured in the United States, ordinarily starts at $2,999 for the base model configuration, but customers looking to save on that cost can now get the same configuration for $450 less at $2,549. A variety of other configurations are available in refurbished models with discounted price tags ranging up to $7,479… expand full story


August 22, 2014

Apple has recently added the 2014 MacBook Air to the refurbished section of the Apple Online Store. Currently, the 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 11-inch MacBook Air is available in two configurations priced at $769 and $929, with 128 GB and 256 GB SSD’s respectively. 13-inch Air’s have also been in the store at various times in the last couple of days, so should return once Apple replenishes their refurbished inventory. These reduced prices are equivalent to around 15% savings in comparison new models from Apple’s site. The products were added two days ago, and have been lapsing in and out of stock constantly, so — like much of Apple’s refurbished offerings — quantities are obviously limited.

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May 22, 2014


Sure, you could plug a Chromecast into your regular smart TV, but where’s the fun in that? Today, Hisense announced the availability of its new 55-inch LED TV that might just make you try something crazy. In addition to a sub-$700 price tag and 120Hz refresh rate, this slim boob tube just so happens to run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. So you’ll be able to run several media-friendly apps like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video and Chrome.

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December 20, 2013

Santa’s coming a little early this year for App Store shoppers. App Santa, collaborative campaign between a group of award-winning app developers, launched today with deep discounts on fifteen of the most popular iOS apps from ten different developers.

Bring a little holiday cheer to your iOS devices by grabbing these apps while they’re on sale, or spread some joy to the world by gifting your favorites to your friends and family. You can find the full list of participating apps below. expand full story

November 28, 2013


August 13, 2013

Apple offers a rare sale on iTunes movie bundles yielding the lowest prices we’ve seen on digital media on some popular media. Save even more by snagging a 20% off $60 iTunes gift card at ebay: $48 or nab some iOS products on sale.

(Update: We’re hearing Apple is changing prices on many of these)

Bundles are available in SD/HD start at $9.99 making a lot of these “buy one get two free” pricing. Some standouts (HD Prices):

  • Spiderman Trilogy: $19.99
  • The Godfather Trilogy: The Coppola Restoration: $19.99
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: $9.99
  • Lethal Weapon Movie Collection: $9.99
  • Austin Powers Collection for $9.99
  • Harry Potter Complete Collection: $9.99
  • The Matrix Trilogy: $9.99
  • Die Hard Ultimate collection: $39.99
  • Back to the Future Trilogy: $19.99

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If you and/or someone you know is looking to upgrade to a low cost iPhone/Plan, Virgin has a great offer on the table. Both the 8GB iPhone 4 and the 16GB iPhone 4S are 15% off for a limited time. Normally priced at $349 and $449, the unsubsidized phones come without an obligation to get a plan however Virgin’s plans are the least expensive out there, especially considering they include unlimited data and start at $30/month.


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Great for hotel or guest rooms, Amazon offers the Belkin 3-Outlet Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports (1 AMP / 5 Watt) for $11.89 with free Prime/orders over $25 shipping. That’s almost $8 less than we could find elsewhere and almost $20 off of list for this highly-rated item.

Note: a 2.1 AMP / 10 Watt version of this product has just been announced which will charge iPads quicker (throw one of these $10 in your cart to charge tablets/iPads).

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