Take an extra 25% off any book at Amazon (up to $10) + Amazon announces its best selling books of 2014

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Amazon takes 25% off any book when you enter coupon code BOOKDEAL25 during checkout. Even though today’s deal is 5% less than Black Friday, it’s still a great way to save on expensive hard cover or coffee table books. Only physical books are eligible for this coupon code and the maximum possible discount value is $10

I recommend all Apple fans take this chance to save $10 on a copy of the incredible “Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation” (pictured above).

Otherwise, you can browse Amazon’s just announced Best Selling Books of 2014 list for other great finds.

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Aukey USB Power: 5-port wall charger $17, car charger 4-port: $13, power bank 20,000mAh $29, more

Aukey via Amazon is offering several USB charging accessories today with great discounts. The first is the Aukey 5 Ports USB Wall Charger for $19.99. The coupon code: 8URE5YET drops it down to only $16.99 Prime shipped. That’s $33 off the list price and the lowest we could find for it. All five ports detect the input current of the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed. Just plug your device into any of the ports for a quick charge.

Next is the Aukey 4 Port USB Car Charger for $16.99. Use the coupon code: RDT6HWYN to drop the price to only $12.49 Prime shipped. Originally listed at $40, that’s more than $27 in savings and the lowest we could find. The car adapter comes with the same intelligent charging technology as the wall adapter (above) to quickly charge any USB device.

Finally, The Aukey External 20,000mAh Power Bank is available for $34.99, but when you use the code: ZJM8M5XU the price drops to only $28.99 Prime shipped. That’s $71 off the list price and the best offer we’ve seen. This powerbank has a Super-fast charge output (5V / 3.1A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.

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New features, low prices make these PlayStation 4, Xbox One + Wii U games worth second looks

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Early adopters get bragging points for being first to own new game consoles, but they’re only a small fraction of the consoles’ eventual user bases. That’s why game developers save their biggest titles until consoles’ second or third years – there are a lot more potential customers to buy their games. But there are always a few “killer” or “almost killer” games that show up just a little too early, only to get forgotten when the consoles hit their stride. There are also great games that get released with major, show-stopping bugs, then fixed and discounted heavily to bring gamers back. Since the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U consoles all had pretty incredible uptake due to Black Friday sales, we’re looking at some of their best forgotten or fixed games today. And they’re all being discounted, some enough to be impulse purchases.

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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.

HP ENVY 32-Inch LED-Lit Quad-HD Monitor w/Beats Audio: $433 shipped (orig. $600)

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Amazon has the HP ENVY 32-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor Quad-HD for only $432.18. That’s over $160 off the regular price and the lowest Amazon has ever sold it for.

It has a 2560 x 1440 resolution on a wide-viewing angle screen (that’s the same resolution you would get on a 27-inch iMac) and HP claims that you get “vibrant detail from practically any position.” You also get the “best sounding, richest audio” available from a monitor with Beats audio. You can connect with MHL, HDMI or Display Port, with optimized upscaling for great mobile streaming.

It received 4.4/5 stars and impressive reviews from Amazon customers. Read more

Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and iPad/iPhone stand: $40 shipped (20% off)

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Amazon offers the Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard and iPad/iPhone stand in black for $39.99 with free shipping, which is the best deal we have ever seen for this keyboard that was released only a few months ago. It retails for $49.99. Best Buy has the same pricing for the black and white models.

The K480 will become the centerpiece of your gadget world. Use the Easy Switch dial to quickly cycle between three different Bluetooth devices (iPad, iPhone, Mac?). The keyboard also doubles as a stand for your iPhone, iPad and other mobile gadgets. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars from over 100 Amazon reviewers.


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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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LG 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV $699 w/ free in-store pick up (Reg. $900)

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Update (12/10 4:45pm): Amazon has dropped its price on this LG HDTV to $718.97 with free scheduled delivery. This is just few cents under the Walmart home delivery mention below, the scheduled delivery is a nice bonus here.

Walmart offers the LG (65LB5200) 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $699 w/ free in-store pick up. That’s a savings of $200 off the regular price, $200 better than Amazon and the lowest that we can find it. If you choose to have it delivered to your home there will be a $20 shipping fee. Note: Walmart and Amazon both list this HDTV as having a 60Hz refresh rate, while Newegg lists it as 120Hz, LG does not provide this information via its website.

Over at Amazon this HDTV is rated 4/5 stars by nearly 40 customers.

Features:

  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native)
  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Component, 1 Composite (shared), 1 RF In, 1 Headphone Out

With your savings grab one of these highly-rated HDMI cables.

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Headphones: Klipsch X11 earbuds $130 (orig. $400), LG Tone+ Bluetooth headset $40 (Reg. $70), more

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Newegg offers the Klipsch X11 earbuds for $199.99. Coupon code EMCWHWP27 drops it down to $129.99 with free shipping. That’s nearly 70% off the inflated MSRP and by far the best price we have ever seen. Described by Klipsch as “luxurious,” the X11 headphones feature a featherweight aluminum body and oval ear tips for passive noise cancellation. Also includes tangle-free cords, five different sized ear tips, and “audiophile-grade armature drivers.” Note: we’re unable to find reviews specifically for the X11 model, but the X11i model are well rated.

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Sony PlayStation 4 gets free game, $35 DriveClub deals at Amazon

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There have been a lot of PlayStation 4 console deals over the past two weeks, including some insane Black Friday specials. Amazon’s latest bundles are some of the best we’ve seen since then. An awesome new deal lets you pick a free AAA-caliber game (Far Cry 4, Little Big Planet 3, Destiny, or NBA 2K15) with your choice of three PlayStation 4 consoles or bundles Amazon sells. That means the $399.99 base model, $419.99 GTAV + Last of Us Remastered bundle, and $439.99 white PS4 with Destiny all include a bonus title. We’d go with the first-person shooter Far Cry 4, but pick whichever suits your tastes.

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While you’re there, it’s time to pull the trigger and grab Sony’s beautiful new racing game DriveClub at an amazingly low price of $34.99 – a savings of $25 over the normal $59.99. Don’t think twice about the middling ratings, which were the result of a glitchy initial launch. Sony fixed its online servers and massively patched the game yesterday, adding hyper-realistic rain, snow, and hydroplaning effects. It’s also giving away downloadable bonus cars and extra content to apologize for the launch. The shots above show how DriveClub actually looks during gameplay: photorealistic. Trust us, you’ll be blown away.

WD 2TB Portable Hard Drive bundled with Adobe Lightroom 5 or Photoshop Premier Elements from $100

BuyDig is offering Adobe Lightroom 5 or Photoshop Premiere Elements with the purchase of select Western Digital USB 3.0 external hard drives. This is a great opportunity to pick up this software (Lightroom $138, Elements $65 at Amazon) at a highly discount rated. These Western Digital external hard drives are highly-rated and provide a solid option for backing up and storing your digital images.

Full breakdown of the deal:

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Blue Microphones Spark USB/Lightning Mic for Mac/iOS $129 shipped (Reg. $200)

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We found the Spark to be one of the best USB/Lightning mics for your money in our full review. It features a control switch for two different capture patterns, volume control, signal gain, a mute, and a headphone jack directly on the mic for “zero-latency” monitoring.

It has received a 4.3/5 star rating from 10 Amazon customers so far, but just about all of Blue’s mics get great reviews across the board.

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