6TB Seagate internal SATA III Hard Drive: $193 shipped (40% off)

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Update 8/27 12PM: Only available in-Store.

Best Buy has the 6TB Seagate STBD6000100 SATA III Internal Hard Drive for $192.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen by about $100 on this new high capacity internal hard drive (might be pricing mistake). It gets 4/5 star reviews at Amazon where it currently costs $322. Elsewhere it goes for $293 and up.

Want to make this an external drive? Amazon has some great USB 3 and Thunderbolt options starting below $14 shipped. Read more

JBL Flip 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (blue or red) $70 shipped (Reg. $100)

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Manufacturer Certified via eBay Daily Deals offers the JBL Flip 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in red or blue  for $69.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $30 and the lowest price that we could currently find for this highly-rated speaker. Buy with confidence, Manufacturer Certified has a nearly 99% positive rating from over 33,000 customers.

The JBL Flip 2 features a built-in microphone for speakerphone calls, an auxiliary connection and a rechargeable battery with up to six hours of battery life. With NFC technology, dual 40 mm drivers SoundClear technology the JBL Flip 2 is a solid option for music on the go.

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Media: MLB.TV rest of season $12, Despicable Me 2 combo pack $21, Katy Perry’s Prism album for free, more

Update (8/27 8:45am):

Amazon has the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector’s Set) on Blu-ray for $119.99 shipped, which is the lowest price ever (Reg. $219)

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Image via IGN

After the epic ending to one of the most captivating TV series ever, Breaking Bad fans snatched up the limited edition Blu-ray collection with fervor. Subsequently, it sold out and hasn’t been offered since 2013 (except at scalper’s prices).

But that’s all set to change. It is once again available for preorder and even includes some “Better Call Saul” paraphernalia. Don’t miss out again. Preorder for $209.99 with free shipping, which is $90 below the list price of $300. Full contents include:

• Collectible replica money barrel
• Over 55 hours of special features from all seasons
• Two-hour documentary
• Commemorative challenge coin designed by Vince Gilligan
• Los Pollos Hermanos apron
• “Better Call Saul” matchbook 4GB flash drive

Too expensive? The regular edition is still on sale on Blu-ray for $102.49 and DVD for $72.49 at Amazon. (Update: Today only, save a couple more dollars from Best Buy)

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MLB.TV is the best way to watch out-of-market baseball games on your iPhone, iPad, streaming media player, game console, and other smart devices. However, at $130, a full-season subscription is pretty darn expensive.

The good news is that you can lock in the rest of the 2013 games (including the World Series) for only $12. That means you can catch every second of the pennant-race action and Derek Jeter’s final games. This promotion is available for today only.

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As part of its Deals of the Week, Amazon offers the Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack for $20.99 with free Prime shipping. All other buyers will need to spend at least $35 to sidestep shipping costs. This deal is 58% below the list price of $50, more than $5 below the average selling price, and within $1 of the best deal we have ever seen.

This pack includes: Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD UltraViolet. Despicable Me 2 stars Steve Carell and gets a 7.6 star rating on IMDB.

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Google Play has Katy Perry’s 2013 hit album, Prism, available as a free download. You must download the entire album at once (not track-by-track) to score it for free. As a pricing comparison, both iTunes and Amazon are charging $7.99 for it. Includes the hit songs “Roar,” and “Dark Horse.”

iTunes digital deals:

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$50 iTunes gift card for $42.50 shipped (15% savings)

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Update (8/26 4:45 PM): For our UK readers, Paypal is offering 25% off iTunes gift cards.

Staples offers a $50 iTunes gift card for $42.50 shipped (limit three). This is a savings of 15% and is a great opportunity to pickup some free iTunes money. This deal is scheduled to end on 9/1, however these could sell out before then.

iTunes Gift Cards are perfect for anyone who enjoys one-stop entertainment. Use these gift cards to save on the latest apps, new music or movie releases, books, and anything else sold in Apple’s digital marketplaces.

Check out our iOS games and apps deals to double up on your savings!

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TiVo targets cord cutters with new Roamio OTA DVR

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Today, TiVo announced a new addition to it’s already robust line of DVRs with the Roamio OTA at a price of $49.99, making it the most affordable TiVo option yet. Designed specifically for cord-cutters, this rendition of the Roamio utilizes your own antenna. Unlike other models from the current generation of TiVo DVRs, the OTA is not capable of recording cable television, making it strictly for antenna use only.

Similar to the other models of the Roamio that have come before, the OTA features a 500GB hard drive capable of recording 75 hours of HD programming or 500 hours of SD. This model also allows for up to four shows to be recorded at once, and includes the same popular streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. But there is a catch…. Read more

Smart buys: our favorite back to school tech essentials


These tech essentials will not only help you survive college life, but maybe even help you land a spot on the Dean’s list (no promises). Even though the majority of our top picks are geared towards college students living in a dorm, we think they can help students of all ages.

All of the recommendations below have been shaped by my experiences while attending a four-year private University.

Entertainment

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The fall is not only back to school season, but also home to the baseball playoffs and the start of the football season. MLB.TV is expensive and NFL Sunday Ticket is a hassle. We recommend a Sling Media Slingbox to keep tabs on your favorite sports teams while away from home. The all-new SlingBox M1 was just released and is the most affordable Slingbox ever at just $149.99.

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 may be the flashy options for dorm room gaming, but we recommend saving a few bucks and opting for an Xbox 360 or Wii U. The Xbox 360 has a huge back super-smash-bros-wii-ucatalog of awesome games that are now priced to move. Plus, some next-gen games (like Mortal Kombat X), will also be available on 360 and PS3. The Wii U has had a rough run, but party games like Mario Kart 8 and the upcoming Super Smash Brothers make it an excellent choice for dorm room hang sessions.

Skip Blu-ray and DVD. The players will take up prime TV stand real-estate and it’s a hassle to find the movie you’re looking for and then physically pop it in a player (I know, first world problems). Instead, go with a Roku 3/streaming stick or Apple TV to stream your media from Netflix (free trial), Hulu Plus (free trial), and iTunes.

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It’s perfectly OK that listening to Norah Jones Spotify radio (student discount) helps you study, but don’t be that guy and play it out loud. A nice pair of headphones are key for school. If your budget allows it, then definitely upgrade to a set of noise-cancelling cans, like the Bose QC15, to drown out any background noise. Bust out a larger portable Bluetooth speaker like the Logitech UE BOOM (review) or Jawbone’s Big JAMBOX (review) when it’s time to party.

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Sony aims to up your tennis game with new racket sensor

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Today, Sony announced the Smart Tennis Sensor that attaches to select rackets and provides instant feedback on your game. By simply placing the sensor to the bottom of your racket, you are able to track a variety of data and report it to the accompanying smartphone app. Sony has entered into partnerships for this project with a number of the most popular tennis manufacturers, such as Prince, Wilson and Yonex.

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Case-Mate sitewide sale: 60% off with free shipping, iPhone cases $6, more

Case-Mate is having their Summer Clearance Event and offering 60% off sitewide with coupon code P85Z3N4. Custom and designer cases are excluded from this promotion. Case-mate offers a variety of iPhone, iPad and Android device cases, their portfolio of classically-styled technology accessories offer exceptional protection for your devices. This is a great opportunity to pick up a iPhone or iPad case at a discounted price.

Some of our favorite deals:

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Additionally, Modnmall via eBay is offering deep discounts on Caseology cases. They have free shipping on all orders, and a variety of styles for iOS and Android devices. You can pick up an iPhone 5s case just for $4.99 or a case for the Galaxy S5 for $5.99.

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TCL Roku-enabled HDTV available today for pre-order

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As we previously reported, TCL and Roku have partnered to create the first Roku-enabled television which is available for pre-order today via Amazon and are expected to ship in 2 to 3 months. The TVs will initially be available in three sizes:

The Roku TVs will feature a simple 20-button remote control with the popular Roku software integrated directly into the TV. Roku players have the most streaming content available with over 31,000 movies and 1,200 channels.

Hisense is also set to offer Roku-enabled televisions, they have yet to announce pricing and are likely to begin shipping in September.

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Media: Captain America early iTunes release/3D Blu-ray deal, Chuck complete series on Blu-ray $67, more

Update (8/22 9:00am): Today only, Amazon has Stargate Atlantis – The Complete Series on Blu-ray for ($44.99)/DVD ($29.99), their best prices ever.

You can enjoy Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Solider three weeks before its official release thanks to an early release ($19.99) on iTunes.

But the biggest superhero fans are going to want to take advantage of Target’s current preorder deal. For just $22.99, you’ll get this film in the following formats: 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, 2D Blu-ray and digital copy. It also includes exclusive “Behind The Lens” bonus footage.

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Amazon offers Chuck: The Complete Series on Blu-ray for $66.77 shipped. That’s 63% below the list price of $180 and the best deal we have ever seen. This set includes season 1-5 of this action-packed comedy TV series that has scored an 8.3 star rating on IMDB.

More Blu-ray deals via Amazon:

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Nike clearance extra 25% off: save on NFL/MLB fan gear, sports apparel, much more

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Score an extra 25% off all Nike clearance items with promo code BIGTIME at checkout. All orders of $75 or more will ship free.

Preseason football is already heating up and that means Monday Night Football (and pumpkin beer!) are right around the corner. Get ready for the upcoming season by picking up discounted team hoodies, shorts, pants, and more:

*most items are available for different teams

or maybe grab some baseball gear to cheer on your favorite MLB team during postseason play.

Again, this promo code will work on ANY clearance item (running shoes, socks, backpacks, hats, golf clubs, more) at the Nike online store.

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Asus Google Nexus 7 2nd gen 16GB tablet (refurb) w/ free sleeve $130 (Reg. $230)

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Shop Divvy via eBay offers the refurbished Asus 16GB Google Nexus 7 2nd gen tablet for $129.99 shipped, and includes a free leather sleeve with purchase. That matches the lowest price we have seen for this tablet, and beats Amazon’s price by $95 (new condition) where it is rated 4/5 stars by over 3,700 customers. Buy with confidence, Shop Divvy is a Top Rated seller with over 99% positive feedback from nearly 32,000 customers. This refurbished tablet comes with a 90-day manufacturer warranty.

The Nexus 7 includes a 7-inch 1080p HD IPS display, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.2 front-facing shooter, and a 3,950mAh battery. For more details, check out our full review of the Nexus 7.

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