iPhone 6 MFi battery cases: UNU DX 3,000mAh $50 (Orig. $70), Anker Premium 3,100mAh $30 (Orig. $70), more

Newegg is offering the UNU DX Protective iPhone 6 Charging Case (seen above on the left) for $69.99, but using code EMCASAK53 in the cart will drop your total down to $49.99 shipped. That’s $20 under the original $70 price tag/Amazon, $10 under the average selling price and the best price we have seen including shipping. We have seen it go for a few dollars less, but only with in-store pickup at Staples.

This MFi case packs a 3000mAh battery that gives you 125%+ more battery life (“equivalent to an added 18+ hours talk time or 14+ hours web browsing time”). It has a raised lip, an included screen protector, as well as full access to all of iPhone’s functionality. It comes with a one year warranty and has a 4.6/5 star rating from nearly 500 Amazon customers.

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Next up, AnkerDirect via Amazon has the Anker Premium iPhone 6 Extended Battery Case for $59.99, but entering code USV24R5N during checkout drops your total down to $29.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $40 under the original listing and the best price we can find. While certainly not as trusted of a brand name, this case packs an extra 1000mAh for $20 less.

According to Anker this cases adds “an extra 65 hours audio, 18 hours 3G talktime, 14 hours video, 13 hours web browsing or 3½ hours 3D gaming to your iPhone 6.” Along MFi certification, all ports are accessible with the case on and it ships with an 18 month warranty from Anker. This model has a 4.6/5 star rating from over 60 Amazon customers.

If you’re looking for something less expensive, without the extra battery pack, we have a number of highly rated cases from Poweradd and Spigen for as low as $2 Prime shipped right now. Read more

djay 2 for iPhone & iPad go free for the very first time

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Update (4/23 3:40pm): Apple has officially named djay 2 as its Free App of the Week.

Whether you’re a professional DJ or just enjoy spinning for your backyard parties, we’ve got a serious price drop on a very popular app today. For the first time since it’s release, iPad has gone free, it regularly goes for $10. djay 2 for iPhone has also dropped its price to free, for just the second time (Reg. $3).

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This full-featured DJ app puts users in complete control of the party with integrated support for Spotify and iTunes, enabling users to spin the latest hits anywhere. All you need to do is hook up your device to a sound system and djay 2 will enable you to perform live, create and record mixes or simply sit back and the let the app do the work for you.

djay 2 brings life to the party with a number of included audio effects with additional in-app purchases adding more custom mixing options. Not only is the feature list long, this app has all the connectivity and interface abilities that professionals would hope for. Bluetooth and AirPlay remove the need for a wired setup while popular MIDI controllers from Pioneer, Philips and many more are supported. Algoriddim has partnered with other companies to create hardware specifically designed for the djay 2 app that will help get you started.

Head over to our daily games and apps roundup for the latest deals on iOS, Android and consoles.

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Apple iPad Air 128GB Wi-Fi + AT&T Cellular $500 (Orig. $929), iPad Air 2 128GB Wi-Fi $600 (Reg. $699)

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Best Buy offers the Apple iPad Air 128GB Wi-Fi + AT&T Cellular in Silver for $499.99 with free shipping. This particular model originally sold for $929 when it was introduced in the fall of 2013. Today’s deal is the best price we’ve ever seen on this fully-loaded iPad. As a price comparison, Apple charges $629 for it in refurbished condition and the next lowest price we ever featured was $530.

It features a 9.7-inch Retina display, 10-hour battery life, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 64-bit A7 chip.

Slim down and gain Touch ID with the new iPad Air 2 128GB Wi-Fi in Space Gray for $599.99 with free shipping (Reg. $699). (update 4/22 11:50am: now $599.99)

What to do with your savings? Protect your new iPad with AppleCare and a Smart Cover.
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2015 MacBook Air 11 and 13-inch models from $829 w/ free DVD burner, discounted AppleCare and $50 rebate

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Yesterday we ran a deal for the biggest discount we had seen to date on any 2015 MacBook Air (it’s still alive, BTW). At that time we mentioned how most discounts on these models have been modest (about 5%). While that’s still true today, we have discovered that Adorama is sweetening these prices by throwing in some freebies and offering a mail-in rebate on AppleCare bundles.

Below you’ll find Adorama’s VIP Exclusive pricing. To be eligible for these discounts you’ll need to sign-up as an Adorama VIP. Registration is free right now and honestly has been since as far back as I can recall, but apparently it usually sells for $149. After registering you’ll be eligible for these 2015 MacBook Air prices:

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The above listings are all standard configurations. Adorama also has a slew of custom configured MacBook Airs at a discount as well.

All of these deals include a free LG Electronics GP50NB40 Super-Multi External DVD Burner, which is an additional savings of $26.99.

Purchase AppleCare at the discounted rate of $174 (Reg. $249) at the same time as one of the aforementioned laptops and you’ll be able to save an additional $50 with this mail-in rebate.

If you’re looking for a deal on the Retina MacBook Pro, Retina iMac or any other Mac, I’d suggest starting at Apple’s Refurbished Online Store.
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Apple AirPort Express Wireless Router w/ AirPlay and Wireless Printing $79 or refurbished $65 (Reg. $99)

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The AirPort Express is by far the best wireless router for anyone in the Apple ecosystem and is a great choice for nearly everyone else as well. It’s definitely priced higher than similarly spec’d wireless N routers, but this is a case where paying “Apple tax” is worth it.

Amazon has it on sale for $79 with free shipping, which is $20 below its regular price.

Use it to setup a wireless network from the easy-to-use AirPort iOS app, print wirelessly, or AirPlay music to wired speakers. I’ve had one for years now and can’t remember the last time I had to reboot it. I know this phrase is overused, but it really does “just work,” which can’t be said for many of the headache-inducing budget routers out there.

If you don’t mind going refurbished, Apple sells an AirPort Express for $65 shipped and has the best deals for AirPort Extreme ($129) and Time Capsules (from $199).

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iTunes Free App of the Week: Twisty Hollow ($3 value)

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This week Apple has selected Twisty Hollow as its free app of the week for iOS users. This week’s sale marks the first time the game has gone free since releasing last fall, it typically sells for $3.

Players can follow along as citizen’s battle an unruly self-appointed mayor in this puzzle style game. The imaginative “paper art-style” game pits citizens against government as they try to solve the city’s problems and survive a new regime.

Head below for more details on this game. Read more

NuDock wants to charge your Apple Watch, iPhone and every other USB device you own

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Apple Watch pre-orders kick off on Friday, which means you could have one on your wrist within a few short weeks. Big name brands have been slowly announcing accessories for Apple’s first wearable, but most have conservative designs and feature sets. Crowdfunding campaigns and smaller companies been revealing more ambitious Apple Watch add-ons. NuDock Power Station Lamp definitely falls into the latter camp.

With custom charging receptacles for your Apple Watch, iPhone, and other USB accessories, NuDock should be the only charging dock you need on your nightstand… Read more

Neo smartpen N2 instantaneously sends handwritten words and doodles to its iOS/Android app

Today, NeoLAB officially launched its Neo smartpen N2 following a wildly successful Kickstart campaign that raised more than over $350,000. Even more impressive is that the original goal was just $20,000. After selling some 2,500 pens during the initial round of crowdfunding, those that missed out are able to grab one today. Read more

Former Apple Designer takes on the mothership with new iOS and Android connected timepiece

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It’s high times when it comes to smart watches. With the Apple Watch looming for launch in the next month, the race for your wrist is mid-stride. One former Apple designer is taking next month’s release head-on, putting a focus on creating something that is meant to last longer than this year’s product cycle. Read more