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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Certified Refurbished Acer Chromebooks: 11.6” C7 $150 (Reg. $230), 13.3” CB5 $160 (Reg. $300), 11.6″ Touchscreen $190 (Reg. $300)

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Update 4/16 3PM: The 13.3-inch Chromebook (CB5-311-T9B0) has dropped $20 to a new low of only $159.99 shipped.

The official Acer eBay store offers many reduced price options on its own certified refurbished Chromebooks. Here are three great choices:

The first is the Acer 11.6-inch Chromebook (C710-2856) for only $149.99 shipped. That’s $80 off the list price, $100 less than Amazon and the best price we could find.

The Acer C7 Chromebook weighs only 3lbs and has up to four hours of battery life. The HD widescreen is suitable for movies, apps and more. It has an HD 1.3MP webcam with a microphone for video chatting, as well as capturing video and photos. It’s powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor with 2GB of DDR3 memory.

Acer 13.3%22 Chromebook LaptopIf you’re looking for a larger screen, for $30 more you can grab the 13.3-inch Chromebook (CB5-311-T9B0) for $159.99 shipped. That’s $140 off the list price and $80 less than Amazon.

The 13-inch Acer Chromebook gives you up to 11 hours of battery life keeping you powered from day to night. A bright Full HD 13.3-inch anti-glare display and mobile graphics from NVIDIA “deliver smooth visuals and enhance all of your favorite clips and photos.”

Interested in a touchscreen? This Acer 11.6″ Chromebook (C720P-2661) features touchscreen technology and is only $189.99 shipped. That’s $110 off the list price, $50 less than Amazon, and the best price we’ve seen. It has an Intel Celeron 2955U processor (1.4GHz), 2GB DDR3L memory and a 32GB solid state drive.

Amazon customers consistently give Acer Chromebooks great reviews and high ratings. Also, a 90-day limited hardware warranty applies on all the Chromebooks from Acer.

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Stealth Snowflake 6 axis Micro Drone w/LED lighting: $40 shipped

 

9to5Toys Specials has the Snowflake Micro Drone for $39.99 with free shipping. It is one of the lowest prices we could find on a protected micro-drone.

Drones are the new, cool tech that everyone wants. Being able to fly around indiscriminately with these drones is like your childhood dream toy made reality. As far as drones go, you won’t find a cooler one than the tiny Snowflake Micro Drone and with protected propellers, this one will last. This little drone buzzes around like a hummingbird, and you’ll have total control with 6-axis gyro technology. Designed for tricks and fancy flying, you’ll find a huge amount of entertainment in this small package.

Features:

  • 6-axis gyro technology for smooth & steady fligh
  • High-speed mode for outdoor racing
  • 4 multi-color LED lights to navigate the night’s sky
  • 2.4 technology to avoid multi-drone collision
  • 4 safety-protected propellers for crash recovery
  • 4CH digital proportional RC system for indoor & outdoor flight

Grab it quick, here.

Buy one Lumsing 10400mAh power bank for $20 Prime shipped, get one dual-USB car charger free ($11 value)

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Amazon offers the Lumsing 10400mAh Portable Power Bank Dual USB External Battery Charger for a low $19.99. You can bundle and save by using the code 8X9RUL35 and also picking up the Lumsing Car Charger Charger for free (just make sure you add both items to your cart before entering the code). That’s an $11 value and the best offer we’ve seen for a bundle like this.Lumsing Car Charger Charger

The powerbank can charge all iPhones four to five times, a Galaxy S3 three times, or an iPad once. It’s made with high quality Li-ion battery and has 4 LED indicators that reveal the battery level.

The car charger has a dual-port USB output so you can charge two devices in the car at the same time and it comes in either black or white. Both items have received high ratings and excellent reviews from Amazon customers.

We also found a similar deal from Anker today.
You can get the 40W 5-Port Charger with PowerIQ Technology in either black or white for $25.99 Prime shipped.  Then if you add the Anker [5-Pack] Premium Micro USB Cables in Assorted Lengths (3ft, 6ft, 1ft) and enter the code: 9XQY67VD, $12.99 will drop off your total making both items only $25.99 Prime shipped.

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iOttie Easy View iPhone 6 windshield car mount $10 Prime shipped (Orig. $23), more

iottie-easy-flex-3-mountUpdate (4/15 10:00am): Amazon has the iOttie Easy Flex 3 Car Mount for $13.49 Prime shipped, which is 46% below list and the best deal we’ve ever seen. It’ll fit iPhone 6 without any problems and even a naked iPhone 6 Plus. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Amazon offers the iOttie Easy View iPhone 6 windshield car mount for $9.99 Prime shipped. If you’re not a Prime member then you could sign-up for a free trial or pad your order to at least $35 to avoid Amazon hitting you up for shipping costs. We’ve only seen the price of this mount drop this low less than a handful of times, most recently was just about a month ago. It carries a list price of $23, but ever since an updated model (fits iPhone 6 Plus) was released this version has generally sold for $13-$14. Deal is also available at Walmart. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 700 Amazon reviewers.

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The iOttie Easy View can accommodate any smartphones with a width between 2 to 3-inches, which means it’ll work with iPhone 5 and even iPhone 6, but not iPhone 6 Plus. Suction it to your windshield or dashboard to have a direct view of on-screen GPS navigation and incoming iOS notifications. It also acts as a convenient place to keep your iPhone while charging it or streaming music from it.

Planning to do a lot of GPS navigation and music streaming? You’re going to need to replenish your iPhone’s battery. This high-powered Vinsic 24W Dual USB Port 5V 4.8A USB Car Charger is on sale for $6.49 Prime shipped (Reg. $8.49) when you apply coupon code QFUD99M5 during checkout. Pick up a discounted MFi Lightning cable with this deal. Read more

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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Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds: $30 shipped (orig. $109)

Most of the time, headphones serve as a necessary inconvenience. You need them to listen to your music, favorite podcasts, and to keep whatever it is you choose to listen to in your ears instead of broadcast out loud. But there’s always a knot to be undone and a kink to be worked out. There’s no need to deal with that when you have the Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds.

The only cord on these headphones is the one that keeps the buds connected. Everything else done without wires. There’s nothing to plug in, and you can have 30 feet of untethered movement between you and your device while still getting crystal clear music.

For just $29.99—72% off the retail price—you’ll want to grab these great buds while you can.

Motorola’s Moto 360 Smartwatch is on sale for $179 or $155 w/ .edu (Reg. $250)

Update (4/15 8:40am): The below Moto 360 deals from Amazon and Best Buy are now over, but you can still find discounts available at Google Play. You’ll also find the Motorola Moto360 Smartwatch Charger for $28.23 Prime shipped on Amazon right now (Reg. $40, lowest we can find).

On the morning when initial Apple Watch supplies have sold out and try on sessions are happening all around the globe, the best Android Smartwatch is down to its lowest price ever. Coincidence? Maybe, but who cares what the reason is. These prices are terrific for anyone looking to jump into Android Wear:

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Note: Best Buy prices are $0.99 more. Also, anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $25 on any Moto 360 Smartwatch.

It’s rated 4 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers and we called it “The best Android Wear smartwatch currently available.”
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Philips Hue Lux price drops make it cheaper than ever to add smart lighting to your house: single bulb $20, Starter Kit $80

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Late last sumer Philips unveiled its Hue Lux smart bulb. Even though it’s a white-only bulb, its $30 price tag was attractive for iOS/Android users looking to tryout smart bulbs and those wanting to expand their current setup without spending a fortune. Now, a single Hue Lux bulb is down to just $19.99, a savings of over 30% off its regular price. The Starter Kit has also dropped in price. It includes a Philips Hue Bridge (needed to run any Hue bulb) and two Lux bulbs for $79.99, which is $20 less than its previous selling price of $100.

Many retailers (Walmart, Home Depot) are still charging full retail for these products, while some (Apple, Amazon) are listing them at the discounted rates. Apple rarely runs any sort of sale promos so it’s possible that this could be a permanent price drop. Either way, these deals are the lowest we’ve seen for both products.

Just like other Hue products, Lux bulbs are fully controllable from your iOS/Android device. Easily put the bulbs on a schedule to wake-up by a relaxing light instead of a startlingly alarm or even use the third party integration to receive mobile notifications in the form of light pulses.

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The Philips Hue ecosystem also includes its regular 16-million color bulbs, lightstrips, the all-new Hue Go portable light, and more.

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AmazonBasics Apple-certified MFi Lightning cables: 6-ft $10 (Reg. $15), 3-ft $9 Prime shipped (Reg. $14)

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There’s no doubt Apple-certified MFi Lighting cable prices are falling. Most crazy deals have been from smaller brands, while mainstream companies are taking more of an incremental approach to their discounting. AmazonBasics Lightning cables have a long history (over 15,000) of positive reviews and include a 1-year warranty. The prices of these cables rarely dip, but the two most popular versions are on sale right now:

6-ft version in black or white: $9.79 Prime shipped (Reg. $15)
3-ft version in black or white: $8.79 Prime shipped (Reg. $14)

The Lightning plug end is a bit larger than the standard Apple version so it may not be compatible with tight fitting cases.

Monoprice cables are down to similar prices, but it’s going to cost you another couple dollars to get them shipped.

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Beam a 300-inch projection of your movies and games in 1080p w/ this $500 Acer projector (Reg. $800)

Acer-H6510BD-FHDNewegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Acer H6510BD FHD for $499.99 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison, it carries a list price of $800, generally sells for around $600, and today’s deal represents the best price we’ve ever seen.

This unit will project a 45 to 300-inch screen of TV shows, Blu-rays, games, computer screens and anything else you can plug in via HDMI (2x), S-Video, Component, and more. It’ll work on ‘any surface’ thanks to Acer’s eColor Boost technology and wall-color compensation, but you’d obviously be better off with some sort of screen. Even this 100-inch budget option would be an upgrade over a naked wall. 89 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.6 out of 5 stars.
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Today is World Backup Day, buy a 2TB Portable HDD for $80 or a 5TB Desktop HDD for $125 and save your data!

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Today, March 31st, is World Backup Day, which grew from a grassroots Reddit movement to help bring awareness to importance of backing up your digital life. Take some time today to revamp your backup strategy, double check existing backups, or start backing up if you aren’t already. Here are two deals that should help you with that: Read more