13″ Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB: $1,100 or $1,050 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,299)

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Best Buy offers the Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (model MF839LL/A) for $1,099.99 with free shipping. Furnish a .edu email address to Best Buy and you can save an additional $50, bringing your total down to $1,049.99 shipped. This is the newest model just released last month with the magical Force Touch trackpad:

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Chromebook roundup: Acer 11.6-inch factory refurb $140, Dell 11.6-inch $190 shipped, Free Pixel contest, more

Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111-C670 (11.6-inch HD, 2GB, 16GB)Acer via Amazon offers its factory refurbished 11.6-inch Chromebook (model CB3-111-C670) for only $139.99 shipped. That’s $34 less than one in new condition, $60 off the list price, and the lowest we can find.

It has an Intel Celeron N2830 Dual Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 2 GB of SDRAM. With 16 GB internal storage and a 11.6-inch screen with resolution of 1366×768. Also, it comes with the latest ChromeOS and has an 8.5-hour battery life. It receives impressive 4.4/5 stars and great reviews from Amazon shoppers.

A 90-day warranty from Acer applies and it has been professionally restored by an Acer approved vendor.

Dell CRM3120-1667BLK 11.6-Inch ChromebookWe also found the Dell (CRM3120-1667BLK) 11.6-Inch Chromebook for a low $189.99 shipped. That’s $60 off the list price and $31 less than most other retailers.

It features an Intel Celeron N2840 Processor with 2GB DDR3L memory and a 16GB SSD drive. It’s been tested for durability, pressure, temperature, humidity, shock and vibration so “it can handle the unpredictable.” It also comes standard with the latest ChromeOS as well.

This Dell received 4.6/5 stars from customers at Amazon.

Some other notable Chromebooks:

Not ready to buy? Try your luck at winning a new Pixel for free by entering this contest at 9to5Toys specials.

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Multi-magazine subs from $4/yr: Men’s Health, Wired, ESPN, Dwell, GQ, Rolling Stone, many more

Update (4/21 4:45pm): TopMags has a 3 year subscription (162-issues) to Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine for just $20 shipped right now using code BIZ315 in the cart. That’s as much as $160 below the regular price on a 3 year sub, more than $60 below this many issues from Bloomberg and matching the lowest we have seen this mag go for.

DiscountMags has kicked off a surprising 2 magazines for $9 sale right in the middle of the week. We tend to see these deals pop up on the weekends from time to time, and with especially discounted prices that lock you in for more than 1 year. Today’s bundle sale offers 1 year subscriptions on some of the most popular titles available for $4.50 each. While you must purchase 2 titles to receive the deal price, adding the optional 3rd, 4th and fifth magazines to your bundle will drop the individual prices on the extra mags down to just $4 each.

At $4 each, mags like Wired, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Dwell, ESPN, GQ and Rolling Stone are all at the best prices we have seen this year and very close to the all-time lows from last holiday season. Many of the aforementioned magazines come with digital access for iPad along with the print version.

While it’s hard to pick just one standout from the bunch, very rarely do we see Men’s Health magazine with digital access included go for as low as $4 per year (or even $4.50). Even when bundled with other magazines it tends to only drop down as low as $5 per year.

Keep in mind, we do see Maxim magazine drop down even lower than today’s sale sometimes ($3.50 per year). And as usual, there is no sales tax, delivery fees or auto renewals. These subs are only available to those in the US. Note: Digital access comes once the first print edition arrives in most cases.

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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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Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drives: Toshiba 1TB $50 (Orig. $75), Seagate 5TB Desktop $120, more

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Newegg has the Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB Portable Hard Drive in black (HDTB310XK3AA) for $54.99, but using code EMCARNK43 drops your total down to $49.99 shipped. That’s within about $25 of the original listing, $5 below Amazon, matching our previous mention and within $5 of the best price we have seen. Most reputable 1TB portable drives tend to sell for around $60, so we consider anything at $50 or less to be a solid purchase.

It features transfers rates up to 5 Gb/s, USB 3.0, and can be a great Time Machine device or for simply moving larger files around. It has a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 90 Amazon customers.

More notable hard drive deals:

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Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive $120 shipped (Orig. $250)

Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STBV5000100-sale-01Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (model STBV5000100) for $119.99 shipped (Orig. $250), which is a match for the best price we’ve seen. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 4,815 Amazon reviewers. Features include:

  • Instantly add 5 TB of storage space to your computer
  • Simple plug-and-play connectivity via USB cable
  • Power supply and USB 3.0 cable included
  • USB 3.0 interface for extremely fast data transfer speeds (USB 2.0 compatible)
  • Drive is automatically recognized by Windows; no software installation required

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Be a parking lot hero w/ this tailgate-ready Cuisinart Compact Gas Grill for $120 shipped (Reg. $200)

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It’s time to stop dealing with messy charcoal and tiny grills while tailgating, camping or at your next summer cookout. BuyDig via eBay Daily Deals offers the Cuisinart 12,000-BTU Compact Gas Grill (model CGG-200) for $119.99 with free shipping. That’s $80 below list, $42 better than Amazon and the best current price we can find. However, nearly a year ago we caught this same grill for $10 less. It features:

  • Stainless steel lid and side tables
  • 12,000 BTU loop burner
  • Porcelain enamel coated cast iron cooking grate
  • Precision temperature gauge
  • TwiStart ignition system
  • Removable drip tray
  • Compact size and convenient carry handles

Over 550 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.4 out of 5 stars.
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Headphones: Audio-Technica QuietPoint over-ears $100 (Reg. $150+), Sennheiser HD 202 on-ears $15 (Reg. $24), more

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Update (4/20 10:35am): Best buy has the Sony Over-Ear Headphones – Black (MDRZX770BN/B) for $149.99 shipped (Reg. $230, lowest we can find).

Amazon has the Audio-Technica QuietPoint Active Noise-Cancelling Closed-Back Headphones (ATH-ANC7B) for $99.99 shipped today. That’s as much as $100 off the original listing, between $30 and $90 below the average selling prices, matching our previous mention (which did not include shipping) and the best price we can find.

They boast noise-cancelling circuitry that “reduces environmental noise by 90%”, large-aperture 40 mm drivers, fold-flat design, and ship with a 1/4-inch adapter, an airline adapter and a carrying case. This model, like the rest of the highly sought after ATH line of headphones, has received a 3.8/5 star rating from over 1,500 Amazon customers.

Sennheiser HD 202 II 3.5mm: 6.3mm Connector Semi-Circumaural Dynamic Hi-fi HeadphoneNext up, Newegg offers the Sennheiser HD 202 II on-ear headphones for $24.99, but using code EMCARNA28 will drop your total down to $14.95 shipped. That’s more than 50% under the original listing, $8 below Amazon, matching the lowest price we have seen on this set and the best price we can find.

They feature detachable ear cups, a frequency response range between 18Hz and 18kHz, 32 Ohm impedance, and a wind-up belt clip for the excess cable.

They carry a 2 year Sennheiser warranty and have received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 2,300 Amazon customers.

More headphone deals still alive:

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Yamaha RX-V377 5.1-Channel 4K A/V Home Theater Receiver w/USB: $180 Shipped (Orig. $300)

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Amazon offers the Yamaha RX-V377 5.1-Channel 4K A/V Home Theater Receiver for $179.95 with free shipping. This receiver was featured by Amazon as its Bonus Gold Box Deal of the Day at the same price a little less than a week ago. It retails for $300 and typically sells for around $250. Also available via Newegg.

With a 4.5 out of 5 star rating from hundreds of reviewers, it has become the best selling product in Amazon’s Audio/Video Receivers & Amplifiers category. Features include:

  • 100 W x 5-channel output for powerful surround sound
  • Discrete amp configuration, HDMI with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for super high resolution images
  • Front panel USB digital connection for iPod and iPhone, YPAO sound optimization for automatic speaker set up
  • Extra Bass enriches powerful bass sound even with small speakers, virtual Cinema Front provides virtual surround sound with five speakers in front
  • Multilingual color OSD for improved visibility, ECO mode operation for about 20 percentage less power consumption

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Toys: UDI Quadcopter RC Drone $54 shipped (Orig. $100), Star Wars figure play sets bundle $29 (Orig. $40), more

UDI Quadcopter Remote Control DroneToday we’re trying something new by featuring actual Toys on 9to5Toys. The first is the UDI Quadcopter Remote Control Drone for only $53.90 shipped (offered by Yugster for $47.97 +$5 shipping and price matched at Amazon for $53.90 shipped).UDI U818A 2.4GHz 4 CH 6 Axis Gyro RC Quadcopter with Camera RTF Mode 2

It features an HD camera, so you can record what the drone sees and use the included USB cable to transfer footage to your laptop. It has a 4ch. full function control, meaning it can go: up, down, forward, backward, turn left, turn right and roll over. It also comes with a 1GB SD card to record your video.

You’ll be amazed at all the crazy maneuvers you can perform! It has 6-axis gyro installed which gives it a perfect, stable flight every time.

The Modular design makes it easy to install and repair, so don’t worry about hitting something and thinking all is lost. It comes with a 2.4GHz transmitter, so you’ll always get a clear signal even if there are several other RC helicopters flying in the same area. Just insert 4 AA batteries in the transmitter, charge the internal rechargeable battery and you are ready to fly!

Nearly 2,000 Amazon shoppers rated the quadcopter with 4/5 stars and left helpful reviews

Head below for even more toys and take a look at the review video of the UDI Quadcopter in action!

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Spigen iPhone 6/Plus cases from $3 Prime shipped, multiple colors/styles available

spigen-iphone-6-plus-caseLow-priced iPhone 6/Plus cases are aplenty these days. In fact it’s not even uncommon to see cases for $1 with free shipping. But those cases are typically from unknown brands and aren’t accompanied by any customer reviews.

Today we have something a bit different. Spigen, a well-known accessory maker, is discounting a number of its most popular iPhone cases on Amazon. Shipping is free for Prime members, otherwise you’ll need to spend at least $35.

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Important! Make sure you select Spigen with Fulfillment by Amazon (shows Prime logo) as the seller. Please see image directly above for an example of what you should be looking for. Codes will only work with the specific models and colors below.

We’ve handpicked a couple that we think are your best bets:

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  • Spigen Liquid Crystal Ultra-Thin: $4.50 (Reg. $15) in clear w/ code SDSPIG70
  • Spigen Slim Armor S: $3.80 (Reg. $19) w/ code SDSPIG80
    • Available in Champagne Gold, Mint
  • Spigen Neo Hybrid Dual Layer: $4.10 (Reg. $20) in Satin Silver w/ code SDSPIG80
  • Spigen Slim Armor Dual Layer: $5.03 (Reg. $17) in Gunmetal w/ code SDSPIG70
  • Spigen Neo Hybrid EX Dual Layer: $4 (Reg. $20) w/ code SDSPIG80
    • Available in Satin Silver, White, Gunmetal
  • Spigen Aluminum Fit Case: $3.20 (Reg. $16) w/ code SDSPIG80
    • Available in in Metal slate, Satin Silver, Champagne Gold

iPhone 6 Plus

  • Spigen Liquid Crystal Ultra-Thin: $4.50 (Reg. $15) in clear w/ code SDSPIG70
  • Spigen Thin Fit: $3.60 (Reg. $12) in Smooth Black w/ code SDSPIG70
  • Spigen Neo Hybrid EX: $4.20 (Reg. $21) w/ code SDSPIG80
    • Available in Gunmetal, White, Red, Yellow, Satin Silver, Champagne Gold
  • Spigen Neo Hybrid EX Dual Layer: $3.80 (Reg. $19) in Metal Slate w/ code SDSPIG80

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Stream the entire first season of Orphan Black on Amazon for free without a Prime membership

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(Update 4/17): Now live! Ends tonight at 3:01am EST.

Amazon has exclusive streaming rights to BBC’s Orphan Black TV show. It’s available to Prime members for free, otherwise it’ll cost you about $15 per season to buy it in HD. But for 24 hours only, Amazon is serving up season one of this hit TV show to everyone for free. The promo will start at 12:01 PT this Friday April 17th and end 24 hours later as Saturday creeps in.

Orphan Black is rated 8.5 out of 10 stars at IMDB. Its premiss is as follows:

…Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, Beth, who looks just like her. While trying to find out more about a woman who looks just like her, Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend and her money. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones… but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.

Season two of Orphan Black is currently available on Amazon, while season three is scheduled to premier on Saturday April 18.

If you end up getting into Orphan Black during this free streaming session and aren’t a Prime member, then you should just sign-up for a free trial to gain access to season two. Already used your free trial? Just sign-up for a regular Prime membership. It’s $99 per year but in my opinion is absolutely worth it — you’ll get free 2-day shipping, unlimited cloud storage for all of your photos, free streaming of movies/TV shows and more.

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