Apple’s refurbished 3TB Time Capsule drops to $299 shipped (25% off original)

apple-time-capsule-3tb-refurbRight after Apple’s Spring Forward event we saw fresh price drops across its refurbished online store. The discounts included AirPort Express/Extreme, 2TB Time Capsule, and tons of Macs.

Now, Apple has reduced the refurbished 3 TB Time Capsule down to $299 with free shipping. It typically sells for $399 new and the previous refurbished price was $339. It acts as a full-featured 802.11ac wireless router and packs a built-in 3TB drive with wireless connectivity so you can effortlessly backup all of your devices.

Apple Certified Refurbished Products:
– Quality products/great prices
– Stringent refurbishment process prior to sale
– Covered by Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty
– AppleCare Protection Plan can be purchased
– Supplies are limited
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Considering an Apple Watch? Pebble’s original timepiece might be a better buy for iOS users

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Now that all the Apple Watch details are laid out for consumers, there is a big choice to be made for those interested in purchasing a timepiece with smart functionality. The Apple Watch will start at $349, with most of our readers electing for a $400 model, although early adoption levels seem to be low. If you’re thinking that a lower priced watch is more appropriate, it looks like you’re not alone. With the Pebble Time making a timely appearance on Kickstarter, many have chosen to back the lower priced option. In fact, following the Apple Watch keynote, Pebble saw a 167% funding increase.

Despite all the new releases and hype, the original Pebble is still capable of getting the job done at a more affordable price.

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As companies start capitalizing on the Apple Watch opportunity, leather bands hit Amazon for $10

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Apple is smart. By pitching the Apple Watch as a fashion accessory as much as (or possibly more) than an extension of personal technology, the company has put itself in a position to market and sell various (overpriced) accessory/replacement bands.

Everyone was prepared for the Apple Watch Edition to be priced sky-high, but I think everyone had some level of sticker shock when it was revealed that bands would be going for upwards of $450. This pricing scheme has left the door wide-open for third party accessory makers to cash in on the Apple Watch… Read more

Twelve South’s latest HiRise dock accommodates Apple Watch

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As the noise begins to die down from Monday’s Apple Watch announcement, we’re seeing a number of accessory makers reveal solutions for charging and storing the timepiece. Twelve South has announced its latest HiRise iteration, designed specifically for docking Apple Watch.

Much like previous models from Twelve South, the HiRise for Apple Watch elevates the device to a level that makes all buttons accessible for easier manipulation. It has a built-in cord management solution to keep the MagSafe charger in place, snaking through the aluminum base while keeping it out of sight.

Head below for full details on pricing, availability and more pictures.

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Apple extends deeper discounts to its refurbished store: AirPort Extreme $129, 13″ MacBook Air from $719, more

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Apple updated many of its products during Monday’s Spring Forward event. If you’re strong enough to resist these new models, you can stand to save a lot of money. Apple has issued deeper discounts to a range of products in its refurbished online store. All of these items include a full one year warranty and are eligible for AppleCare.

Apple refurbished products are extremely limited and as such it’s common for these products to sell out. Keep checking back, sold out items will pop back in stock.

In case you missed it, refurbished Apple TV is now only $59.

The best recent price drops we’ve found:

  • 13″ MacBook Air 1.3GHz/4GB/128GB (FD760LL/A): $719 was $799
  • 13″ MacBook Air 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (GD760LL/B): $759 – was $849
  • 11″ MacBook Air 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (GD711LL/B): $679was $769
  • 11″ MacBook Air 1.3GHz/4GB/512GB (G0NY0LL/A): $1,059 – was $1,149
  • 11″ MacBook Air 1.3GHz/4GB/256GB (FD712LL/A): $809 – was $869
  • 13″ Retina MacBook Pro 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (FGX92LL/A): $1,399 – was $1,529
  • 13″ Retina MacBook Pro 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (FGX82LL/A): $1,149 – was $1,269
  • 13″ Retina MacBook Pro 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (FGX72LL/A): $979 – was $1,099

If you prefer to buy new, then check out this Best Buy/Amazon sale on previous generation MacBooks.

Apple laptops up to 25% off: MacBook Air from $750 w/ .edu, Pro w/ Retina display from $1,100 w/ .edu

Update (3/11 8:00am): Amazon has matched many of Best Buy’s sale prices, see below for specifics.

Best Buy is discounting a number of now previous generation Apple MacBooks following yesterday’s keynote address, which brought modest updates to its line of MacBook Air and Pro computers. Today’s offer takes up to 25% off the list price of both MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display models. You’ll be able to save an extra $50 with a .edu email address as well. Free shipping is available on all orders.

Here is the full list of discounts:

MacBook Air:

MacBook Pro w/ Retina display:

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Updated Apple TV pricing gets passed down as players refurbished by Apple hit a new low of $59

refurbished-apple-tvApple announced a $30 price drop for the current generation Apple TV during today’s Spring Forward event. Instead of selling for $99, it’s now priced at just $69. Until now Apple sold a refurbished model for $75, but today’s price drop has resulted in Apple knocking the refurbished model down to just $59. It’ll ship free or you can opt for in-store pickup at your nearest Apple retail store. I’d suggest putting your savings towards this ingenious HDTV mount for your Apple TV.

All things considered, this is the best deal we’ve ever seen for Apple’s streaming media player. Even if you already own an Apple TV, at this price it’s easy to justify picking up a second (or third!) so you can stream HBO Now throughout your house.

Apple refurbished gear carry the same one-year warranty as brand new models, and generally arrive in ‘good as new’ condition.

As Apple Watch approaches, these top-rated iPhone 6 fitness armbands start at only $10 Prime shipped

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As the Apple Watch gets its long-awaited pricing and availability details today, millions of iPhone users — especially health-conscious people eying the entry-level Apple Watch Sport — will start making plans to preorder or line up for Apple’s new wearable. But the $349 price point means that many other people will keep using their iPhones during workouts and runs.

Today, I’ve rounded up some of the most affordable and best user-reviewed iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus armbands out there. The most basic option is only $10 with Amazon Prime shipping, while more protective solutions are in the $15 to $20 range. Some are complete standalone armbands, while others leverage your existing iPhone case for protection.

Do you want your iPhone armband to be fully sweatproof and weather-resistant, or is a basic lightweight alternative better for your needs? Here are some of the best choices…

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Sky Gamblers: Cold War is IGN’s free iOS game of the month ($5 value)

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IGN is now offering Ayptical Games’ Sky Gamblers: Cold War as its FREE game of the month. Regularly listed at $4.99 and with 4.5/5 stars from 2,257 ratings, you can now download this game for free on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via IGN’s deal page. We’ve seen this game go down as low as $1 a few times before, but never free.

Go back in time and re-write the Cold War with this “extensive” single and multiplayer mode game. With multiple game modes, users can enjoy campaign, survival, team deathmatch, capture the flag and more. Sky Gamblers: Cold War is compatible with Game Center and AirPlay, so you can play along with your friends or on the big screen.

Head below for more details and a trailer.

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Control Siri, iTunes and your iPhone’s camera from afar w/ Satechi’s Bluetooth buttons

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Technology has created a much more accessible world, with nearly everything right at our fingertips. The thing is, sometimes we still just want easier access to a button, switch or that USB port in the back of your computer. Satechi has set out to solve this problem with three Bluetooth-enabled buttons meant to interact with a myriad of devices.

The BT Button Series is a trilogy of stick-on thin circles that pair with a device via Bluetooth and enables the user to complete certain tasks. They come in a slim circle design with an aluminum metal outer edge and are compatible with iOS devices and Android OS 4.4.4 or later. From selfies to Siri, these products have an eye for making digital life just a touch more accessible – head below to find out how.

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Rovio releases new matching puzzle game ‘Jolly Jam’ for iOS and Android

Rovio, creators of the hit game Angry Birds, has announced its latest iOS and Android offering ‘Jolly Jam’. Playing off the popular connect-three matching style of gaming, Jolly Jam has visual cues that will remind gamers of Candy Crush.

This puzzle based game focuses on matching like colors from corner to corner using a drag and highlight style of play. The idea is for users to draw boxes around matching jellies to complete levels with combo attacks and special jellies releasing colorful explosions. With ‘endless’ levels of play, Jolly Jam is highlighted by bright colors and sounds through gameplay.

Jolly Jam is available now for free on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

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