Apple-certified MFi Lightning cables: 2-Pack 1.3-ft $10, 3-ft $7, 6-ft $10, 10-ft $10, more

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It helps to have a range of Lightning cables in you’re charging arsenal. The standard 3-ft length is great for everyday charging, but sometimes you need something a bit shorter, longer, or tougher.

Short 1.3-ft cables can help minimize desktop clutter and reduce needed travel space, while super-long 6-ft and even 10-ft options make it easy to stay charged when wall outlets are out of reach. But no matter the type, you always need to make sure the cable is Apple-certified MFi, that way you know you’re getting a safe and dependable connection.

Here’s some current deals to help round out your Lightning cable collection:

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When considering these prices, just keep in mind Apple charges $19 for a 3-ft Lightning cable.
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WD Wireless 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive streams 4 HD videos at a time, on sale for $160 (Reg. $200)

wd-my-passport-2tb-wirelessYou can never have too much storage. USB flash drives, internal solid-state drives, iPhone memory — more is always better. This versatile WD My Passport Wireless External Hard Drive adds 2TB to nearly any gadget you own with a Wi-Fi or USB connection. It typically sells for $200, but Amazon currently has it on sale for $159.99 shipped, which is the best price we’ve ever seen.wd-my-passport-wireless-box

Miraculously, this deal nets you twice as much storage as the 1TB model and is more than $4 cheaper. That’s a great price in its own right, but for a limited time, Amazon will also toss in a 16GB microSDHC card with adapter for free (~$9 value).

Add the memory card and 2TB drive to your Amazon shopping cart from this special promo. The cost of the card will be automatically deducted from your order during checkout.

You can connect it over USB 3.0 to transfer tons of data at high-speeds like any portable hard drive, but this drive goes much further. Built-in Wireless-N with MIMO enables you to save and access files on any iOS or Android device. What’s more, it can serve up to 4 HD video streams to mobile devices at a time without the need for a live internet connection.

According to WD, you can expect up to 6 hours of video streaming on a full charge of the rechargeable battery. Use the built-in SD slot to transfer images from our DSLR camera to your iPhone on-the-fly. Again, this isn’t your everyday USB hard drive — check out the full feature list at its Amazon product page. Rated 3.4 out of 5 stars from 227 reviewers. Read more

Mpow Streambot One Bluetooth 4.0 Hands-Free Car Kit w/ Audio Receiver $21 Prime shipped (Reg. $30+)

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Patozon via Amazon is offering the Mpow Streambot One Bluetooth 4.0 Hands-Free Car Kit/Bluetooth Audio Music Receiver for $29.99, but using code E8G8UHU5 at checkout drops your total down to $20.99. It ships free for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s about $9 under the regular price and the best price we can find. Similar devices from companies like Belkin go for between $30 and $50 on Amazon.

It offers hands-free calling and voice activation via a Bluetooth-enabled phone, multi-point connection for two devices at once, a 3.5mm input to your car stereo, 3M adhesive for the magnetic base and more. This model has received a 4.3/5 stars from over 1,100 Amazon customers and comes with “an 18-month, worry-free Guarantee!”

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Laser Printers: Samsung Xpress Wireless All-in-One Mono $100, Xerox Phaser Color $100 shipped, more

Samsung (M2880FW) Xpress Wireless All-in-One Mono Laser PrinterStaples is offering the Samsung (M2880FW) Xpress Wireless All-in-One Mono Laser Printer for only $99.99 shipped. That’s $200 off the list price, $58 less than Amazon, and the lowest we can find. It prints at up to 29 ppm and features a print resolution up to 4,800×600 dpi, automatic duplexing, and WiFi.

Over 100 Staples shoppers gave it 4.5/5 stars and left great reviews. Xerox Phaser 6010:N 600 x 600 dpi USB Color Laser PrinterWe also found the Xerox Phaser 6010 Color Laser Printer for $139.99 shipped. However, when you enter the coupon code: EMCARNP65 at checkout the price drops to only $99.99 shipped. That’s $200 off the list price, $40 less than the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen. It can print up to 15 ppm and is USB and Ethernet compatible. It also has a 150 sheet standard paper capacity

It received 4/5 eggs from Newegg customers who also left positive reviews.

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Add Ethernet and more USB 3.0 ports to your MacBook for $16 Prime shipped, plus some bonus power bank deals

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We can’t have it all. Apple’s ultra-thin MacBooks are off-the-charts beautiful (ya, I’m a fanboy), but that thinness comes with sacrifices in connectivity options. None of Apple’s current laptops (aside from the ancient 13-inch regular MacBook Pro) have an Ethernet port, while every model only gets 2 USB ports.

aukey-ethernet-usb-hub-sizeThis Aukey 3-Port USB 3 Hub with 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet usually sells for at least $19.99 on Amazon. Use coupon code CBH15PRO to drop your final price down to $15.99 Prime shipped.

Slip it into your travel bag or keep it on your office shelf and you’ll be able to get a hardwired internet connection or connect more USB devices to your Mac within seconds. Since it needs a USB port on your MacBook to connect, it’ll only add an extra 2 USB 3.0 ports to your workflow even though it has 3 ports. It’s rated 4.8 out of 5 stars and includes an 18-month warranty.

If you’re lucky enough to have a new 12-inch MacBook you’ll need a USB-C adapter to use this hub.

More deals:

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djay 2 for iPhone & iPad go free for the very first time

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Update (4/23 3:40pm): Apple has officially named djay 2 as its Free App of the Week.

Whether you’re a professional DJ or just enjoy spinning for your backyard parties, we’ve got a serious price drop on a very popular app today. For the first time since it’s release, iPad has gone free, it regularly goes for $10. djay 2 for iPhone has also dropped its price to free, for just the second time (Reg. $3).

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This full-featured DJ app puts users in complete control of the party with integrated support for Spotify and iTunes, enabling users to spin the latest hits anywhere. All you need to do is hook up your device to a sound system and djay 2 will enable you to perform live, create and record mixes or simply sit back and the let the app do the work for you.

djay 2 brings life to the party with a number of included audio effects with additional in-app purchases adding more custom mixing options. Not only is the feature list long, this app has all the connectivity and interface abilities that professionals would hope for. Bluetooth and AirPlay remove the need for a wired setup while popular MIDI controllers from Pioneer, Philips and many more are supported. Algoriddim has partnered with other companies to create hardware specifically designed for the djay 2 app that will help get you started.

Head over to our daily games and apps roundup for the latest deals on iOS, Android and consoles.

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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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