Best Buy 4-Day Sale: 13″ Retina MacBook Pro 256GB $1,350 & 21″ iMac 1TB $1,150 + extra $100 off w/ .edu

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Best Buy has just launched a 4-day sale to celebrate the Fourth of July. It includes HDTVs, laptops, tablets, games, and more. Two of the best deals include Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display and 21-inch all-in-one iMac.

The 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (model MF840LL/A) is on sale for $1,349.99 with free shipping, which is a savings of $150 off its regular price. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $100, knocking the final price down to $1,249.99 (lowest ever). It features a 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of flash storage, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. This is the absolute newest model with Force Touch.

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Best Buy also has the latest 21-inch iMac with 2.7GHz processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hard drive (model ME086LL/A) for $1,149.99 shipped. Again, access to a .edu email address will save you another $100, bringing the final price to $1,049.99 (lowest ever).
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Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB in Space Gray or Silver for $600 shipped (Reg. $729)

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Gravity Buys (97.3% positive rating from 1,260 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular 64GB in Space Gray or Silver for $599.99 with free shipping. That’s $129 below its regular price and even more notable since the LTE version of Apple’s latest full-size tablet is rarely discounted.

iPad Air 2 features a 9.7-inch 2048×1536 Retina display, an 8MP iSight camera for FaceTime, 1080p HD video recording and has Touch ID.

Looking for a Wi-Fi only model? Target is set to have the 16GB model as low as $359. Read more

USB-C cables $8 Prime shipped (Reg. $11), Anker 16,000mAh + Anker 3,200mAh Power Banks $37 shipped ($20 off)

 

TAOTribe via Amazon has the male or female Vinsic Hi-speed USB C to Standard USB Cable for $10.95 each. But if you use the coupon code: 7MJYP8EO the price drops to only $7.95 Prime shipped for either cable. That’s $3 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen for these new cables (Apple charges $19 for just one).  

Vinsic USB C cables are made of durable lightweight materials and are safe to use. They fully support data transfer and syncing with no warning messages. Customers rated them with 4.7/5 stars.

Anker PowerCore 16000 (16000mAh 2-Port 4A Portable Charger External Battery Power BankWe also found at Amazon if you add the Anker 16,000mAh PowerCore Power Bank with the Anker 3,200mAh Astro Mini Portable Charger you can get both for a low $36.99 shipped when you use the code: 8WLFPMG7 at checkout. You’re basically getting the Astro Mini for free ($20 value) at an already low sale price for the Powercore.

This newest Powercore provides Smart charging and more mAhs than its predecessor and it can charge the iPhone 6 six times, the Galaxy S6 four times or the iPad Air more than once. It can safely recharge with a 2 amp output (most phone chargers have 1 amp output). Anker products are highly rated on Amazon and are the best selling chargers as well.

Also, Hisgadget via Amazon has the Intocircuit 11200mAh Dual USB Portable External Battery Charger with LED Flashlight for $22.99. But when you enter the code: PP3DC8UH the price drops to only $14.99 Prime shippedRead more

Four magazine subs for $16: Wired, Dwell, GQ, ESPN, Rolling Stone, Architectural Digest, many more

We have teamed up with DiscountMags to offer one of the best overall magazine sales yet this year. You can grab any 4 magazines in the sale for $16 including many that very rarely dip below $5 a year, like Wired, Dwell, ESPN, Rolling Stone, GQ, Architectural Digest and more. But the prices get even lower when you add more mags to your bundle: Read more

Review: MPOW’s pocketable iStick is the best Bluetooth selfie stick you can buy

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Update (7/2 11:55am): Amazon’s Gold Box deal has now expired. The iStick is currently priced at $19.99 + $2.54 shipping.

Update (7/1 3:50pm): Amazon has discounted the Mpow Selfie Stick even further. It’s now just $10.50 Prime shipped.

You can’t take them to Disney but they seem to be everywhere else. Selfie sticks. I think we’ve found the best and the best price in MPOW’s iStick.

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Mpow gave me their iStick Selfie stick last month and I’ve used it with a number of phones big and small. On the small side, I’ve tried the Moto E and iPhone 4s without a case. But the stick expands so big that it can take small tablets like the Samsung Mega. It is strong enough to hold an iPhone 6 with a big battery case (see image, top). The fit is tight and it can be swung around pretty violently without losing its grip on your device.

More importantly, it is designed so that when the phone isn’t attached, it can flip around and fit in your pocket when the telescoping arm is closed (so maybe you CAN sneak it into Disney World!). This is the big differentiator.

The Bluetooth connectivity is easy to set up on both iOS and Android and it easily connects to multiple devices. Once connected, a thumb push on the button snaps a picture using the phone’s native camera or 3rd party camera app.

The iStick includes a wrist strap to help prevent droppage and has 3 different color microUSB charging ports if you want to differentiate.

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The only downside? It is a selfie stick. Call it a Mono-pod if you can’t bear it.

Today only, Amazon’s Gold Box has the iStick for $13.99 Prime shipped which is such a good deal, you’ll want to buy one for everyone you know that wants to take selfies.

For other styles, check out our roundup of the best selfie sticks for your iPhone.

Leaked ad reveals Target’s plans to offer iPhone 6/Plus as low as $130 w/ 2-yr contract, iPad Air 2 for $359, more

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Target is about to serve up a couple of stellar Apple deals on a silver platter. Starting this Sunday, July 5th, Target will discount iPhone 6/Plus 16GB by $69, bringing prices down to $129.99 and $229.99 when purchased on a 2-year contract. Keep in mind availability may be hit or miss for this option since carriers are slowly putting it out to pasture.

Customers who buy Apple’s latest smartphones on an installment plan will get a free $150 gift card.

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Also, iPad Air 2 16GB Wi-Fi in silver or gold will be on sale for $399. An additional 10% discount via Target’s Cartwheel app brings the price down even further to $359.10, which is nearly $140 below MSRP.

REDcard holders save an additional 5% on all deals.

All of this information has been gleaned from a leaked copy of Target’s upcoming weekly ad. As such, the final deals may vary when they go live. Head below for a full look at the leaked ad: Read more

Apple is giving away free downloads of iOS cooking app Green Kitchen ($5 value)

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Every now and then Apple updates its Apple Store App with a new iOS freebie. This time Apple is giving away free downloads of Green Kitchen, a healthy vegetarian recipes app that is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. It’s currently listed at $4.99 on the App Store and has never been free before.

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Home: Oral-B Bluetooth electric toothbrush $120 (Reg. $150+), Worx trimmer/blower (refurb) $88 (Reg. $220), more

Update (6/30 2:45pm): Amazon has the T-fal FV4495 Ultraglide Easycord Steam Iron for $34.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $50), which is the best price ever. Rated 4/5 stars.

Amazon has the popular Oral-B BLACK 7000 SmartSeries Electric Rechargeable Power Toothbrush for $119.99 shipped. Note: be sure to click the $30 coupon directly below the price if it isn’t already. That’s $80 under the original listing, about $30 under the average selling price and the best we can find. While we have seen this toothbrush go for as much as $10 less, that was a very limited sale during the holidays last year.

This might just be the Rolls Royce of electric toothbrushes with full Bluetooth communication between it and your smartphone. It tracks brushing habits, helps you to focus on problem areas, provides pressure sensitivity analysis and more. Aside from the fancy smartphone hook-up, you will get everything else you need including a timer, 6 different brushing modes, carrying case, and charge stand. This toothbrush has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 800 Amazon customers.

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The official Worx eBay store is offering the manufacturer refurbished WG918 20V Grass Trimmer & Blower Combo with 2 Batteries for $87.99 shipped. Combining both items, that’s more than $100 off the current new prices and the best total we can find.

Perfect for keeping the yard tidy during the summer months, this combo includes a blower and a trimmer, 2 batteries, a charger and the trimmer comes with a pre-loaded spool. The WG155 trimmer and the WG545 blower have received 3.9+ star reviews from over 100 Amazon customers. It ships with a 30 day money back guarantee and a 2 year limited warranty.

As usual, the rest of today’s best home deals can be found below the fold including Black & Decker juicers for under $15, robo vacs, more yard tools, batteries and more: Read more

Acer 11-inch Chromebook 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB (refurb): $110 shipped (Orig. $200)

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The official Acer eBay Store offers its manufacturer refurbished 11-inch Chromebook (CB3-111-C8UB) 2.16GHz/2GB/16GB for $109.99 with free shipping. This laptop originally had a list price of $200, today’s deal is $60 better than Amazon’s new condition price, $20 less than our previous mention and the best current offering. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Features include a 11.6-inch display, 2.16GHz Celeron N2830 processor, 2GB of memory and a 16GB hard drive. A HDMI output and digital media reader are bult-in, it runs on the Chrome OS and includes a 90-day manufacturer’s warranty.

If you’re after a slight bump in performance and a larger screen, check out this deal on a Toshiba Chromebook.

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Apple iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular 128GB in Silver: $449 shipped (Orig. $929)

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B&H offers the Apple iPad Air (MF029LL/A) Wi-Fi + Cellular (Sprint) 128GB in Silver for $449 with free expedited shipping. This tablet originally retailed for $929, today’s price is over 50% off and the best current price we can find. For comparison, Apple currently sells refurbished 16GB Wi-Fi + Cellular iPads for $439, so today’s deal delivers a significant amount of storage for the money.

Features include a 9.7-inch Retina display with 2048×1536 resolution, a dual-core Apple A7 CPU with M7 chip, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. It has front-facing 1.2MP FaceTime HD and rear 5MP iSight cameras and is designed for Sprint’s network.

With your savings, pick up a few extra Lightning cables at a discounted price.

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$50 iTunes gift card for $40 w/ email delivery from PayPal (20% savings)

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PayPal’s official eBay storefront offers a $50 iTunes Gift Card for just $40 with email delivery (20% savings). Use this discounted iTunes credit to save on apps, music, movies, books, and more.

Gift cards will be emailed so you’ll be able to start downloading discounted iTunes media sooner rather than later: “In most cases, this will be within a few hours of purchase. However, in some cases it may take up to 24 hours.” Read more