Apple 11.6-inch MacBook Air (mid 2013) 1.3GHz/4GB/256GB: $849 shipped (orig. $1,099)

apple-macbook-air-md712ll_aB&H offers Mid-2013 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air (model MD712LL/A) for $849 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison, it originally sold for $1,099 and Apple is currently charging $869 for it in refurbished condition. Whats more, B&H only charges sales tax at the time of purchase for buyers in New York.

Use your savings to pickup AppleCare at the discounted price of $174 (Reg. $249) and put your new MacBook Air on the beautiful stand it deserves (also on sale).

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Small States: Paper by FiftyThree pursues the new digital American Dream, multiple giveaways

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Update (1/24 9:00am): @ericmata75 is our winner, thank you to everyone for entering our giveaway!

The story goes, as told by co-founder Andrew Allen, that Paper by FiftyThree started out of a love for analog products. That four Microsoft colleagues turned friends with the resources of a Fortune 500 company found a greater passion in a pencil, scissors…and paper. Often Andew, Georg Petschnigg, Jonathan Harris and Julian Walker would sit down and discuss their ideas, talking about possibilities that bounced around in their heads. These brainstorming sessions would always be recorded on a scrap, or coffee filter, napkin or Moleskin, notably they weren’t writing in Word or the like – they were writing everything out.

The feeling of analog products, the feel of cutting paper or dragging a pencil across paper. How do they bring that feeling to a digital world? It was at that point, they bunkered down in a 5th floor New York apartment and set out to re-imagine digital design. They set out to make Paper.
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Apple iPad Smart Covers for iPad 2/3/4: Polyurethane $8 (orig. $39) Leather $15 (orig. $70)

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Update (1/15 10:30am): Best Stop Deals via eBay Daily Deals also has the Apple iPad Polyurethane Smart Covers for iPad 2/3/4 starting at $7.99 shippedNote: these will ship in bulk packaging.

Best Stop Deals via eBay Daily Deals offers the Apple iPad Leather Smart Cover for iPad 2/3/4 in a variety of colors for $14.99 shipped. A few specific notes on this deal: the Navy colored model is currently excluded from this pricing and these items will be shipped in bulk-packaging. Amazon has a variety of colors available as well for a few dollars more, the cream version is less expensive with Prime shipping (free trial). These are the best prices that we can currently find from a trusted retailer.

Typically we see these types of close-out pricing on the polyurethane version of the Smart Cover, so it is of particular note to see the leather cover. We’ve covered Apple products from Best Stop Deals in the past, they have a positive seller rating of 98.5% from over 72,000 customers.

These Smart Covers are designed to protect the front of your iPad screen, while doubling as a stand as well when rolled back. They magnetically cling to the side of the iPad, while the cover itself utilizes magnets within the device to snap shut when closing. Note that these smart covers are designed for iPad 2/3/4.

While they do make great window displays, they are not magical as they might seem.

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Get 78% Off The 10-For-10 Mac Bundle – 10 Apps For $10

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StackSocial has a new mac bundle that just launched on 9to5Specials – the 10-For-$10 Mac App Bundle. For $10 (down from $46), you’ll get 10 utility apps from FIPLAB like Disk Map And NotesTab Pro, and more. This is the first time these apps have EVER been offered outside of the Mac App Store. The full list of apps is below:

  • Disk Map ($4.99) – Visual roadmap of all your apps and files
  • MenuTab Pro ($1.99) – Access your Facebook w/out opening a browser
  • NotesTab Pro ($4.99) – Safely store & access your notes
  • CopyClip 2 ($4.99) – Clipboard made for easy management & use
  • Privacy Protector ($4.99) – Protect your data
  • Share Bucket ($4.99) – Simple file sharing + screenshots & annotation
  • StatsBar ($3.99) – Monitor your Mac’s performance efficiency
  • StockTab ($4.99) – Easily monitor your investments
  • Alerts for Gmail ($4.99) – Real-time email alerts on your menu bar
  • InstaReel for Instagram ($4.99) – Browse Instagram w/out opening a browser

Interested? Get the bundle here.

Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display 2.4GHz/4GB/128GB $1,000 w/ MIR (Reg. $1,300)

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MacMall offers the Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (ME864LL/A) 2.4GHz/4GB/128GB for $999.99 shipped after mail-in rebate. Instructions and rebate information can be found here. This is a savings of $300 off the regular price and the lowest that we can currently find it. Also, keep in mind that MacMall only charges tax at the time of purchase for buyers in nine states (CA, CO, GA, IL, MN, NC, NY, TN, and WI).

It features a 2.4GHz Haswell dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and a Retina display, LED-backlit with IPS technology, an Intel Iris Graphics; 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking and up to 9 hours of battery life.

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9to5 Guide: The best iPad stands, docks, and cases with built-in stands

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iPads need stands. Whether you’re watching videos, long-form typing, or making FaceTime calls, it’s a chore to hold the iPad upright for extended blocks of time. To address that need, Apple launched the first iPad with regular and keyboard docks, but quickly gave up on them in favor of simpler folding lids called Smart Covers.

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If you’re looking for an iPad stand or dock, you can do better than that. We know because we’ve tested lots of options for Apple’s tablets. Following up on our guide to iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus docks, we’re looking today at the very best of what’s out there for every iPad, covering four broad categories: simple portable stands, simple desktop stands, cases with integrated stands, and charging docks. Read more

Walmart readies the best iPhone 6/Plus discounts since Black Friday

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Walmart is making a push to bolster iPhone sales and get more shoppers in its store during the final lead up to Christmas. Starting this Saturday and running for an entire month, Walmart will knock $70 off the 16GB iPhone 6 and 6 Plus contract prices, and $50 off the 16GB 5s, according to BGR. Sam’s Club, the members-only warehouse store, will have the same deal as Walmart but $2 less.

These are the best price we’ve seen on Apple’s flagship iPhones since Black Friday when Sam’s Club dropped its price below $100.

Today’s report doesn’t make note of discounts for any other models. However, Target is currently including a free $50 gift card with all iPhone 6 capacities.

Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display (newest version) 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,699 (Reg. $1,999)

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Update (12/17 10am): B&H also has the high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display 2.8GHz/16GB/512GB for $2,399 shipped, which is a savings of $300 off the regular price.

B&H offers the newest version Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display (model MGXA2LL/A) for $1,699 with free shipping. That’s $300 below Apple’s asking price and to top it off, B&H only charges sales tax at the time of purchase for a few states.

This laptop is a powerhouse. It features a 2880 by 1800 Retina display, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, and a quad-core 4th generation Crystalwell 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 processor.

Use your savings to cover the cost of AppleCare.

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Get three months of Spotify Premium for $0.99 ($30 value)

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Spotify is offering three months of its Premium service for $.99, which will last you well through the holiday season and most of winter! This is deal is specifically for United States users that have not subscribed to the Premium service in the past, at any point. Premium service would usually run $30 for three months, to redeem simply visit Spotify’s homepage and follow the instructions to pick up this deal.

Despite its recent struggles with some artists, Spotify is still at the top when it comes to streaming the largest library of music across multiple devices and platforms. Students can still pick up a pretty nice deal on Spotify, as well.

Apple iPad mini Smart Covers as low as $16 w/ free in-store pickup from Best Buy (Reg. $39)

apple-ipad-mini-smart-cover-redDid you pick up an iPad mini during Black Friday? Snap an Apple Smart Cover on it for $15.99 (pink, light/dark gray), $19.99 (green, red) or $24.99 for blue. All of these options will work with iPad mini 2/3.

Each of these Smart Covers carries an original price of $39. You can easily find lower-quality Smart Cover replicas, but I’d recommend spending a couple extra bucks to ensure that you get the real thing. Free shipping on orders of $35+, otherwise just opt for free in-store pickup.
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Apple MacBook Air 11.6-inch (current gen) 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB $750 shipped (Reg. $899)

Mac Book Air-128GB-MD711LL:B-sale-01Blutek (99.3% Positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals is offering the 11.6-inch Apple MacBook Air with 128GB of storage (MD711LL/B) for $749.99 shipped. That’s $149 under the regular price and $30 below the best deal we saw in this year’s Black Friday sales. It’s also $19 less than Apple’s current asking price for a refurb.

This is a current gen model with the following specs:

  • 1.4GHz Intel Core i5 Dual-Core (Haswell)
  • 4GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • 128GB Flash Storage
  • 1366 x 768 Native Resolution
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Dual USB 3.0 Ports, One Thunderbolt Port
  • 720p FaceTime HD Camera

If you’re looking to go Retina then check out this current generation 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (MGX72LL/A) for $1,099.99 shipped (Reg. $1,299). That’s $50 above our Black Friday pricing, but only NJ buyers will be charged sales tax at the time of purchase.
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Apple iPhone 6 16GB Unlocked: $640 shipped (Reg. $649)

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Update (11/28 9:00pm): Fogdog has the same deal at $639.99 shipped:

Update (11/28 9:15am): Back in stock via Blutek.

Update (11/28/12:15am): Yapper Wireless also offers the Apple iPhone 6 16GB unlocked in all colors for $639.99 shipped.

Blutek via eBay Daily Deals offers the Apple iPhone 6 16GB unlocked in all colors for $639.99 shipped. That’s $10 off the regular price and the lowest that we could currently find it. There are potential tax savings of roughly $50 at the time of purchase.

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