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The computer you see above you is almost worthless to you and me. It is a Acer Chromebox CXI2-2GKM Desktop PC and it is a medium-powered little PC box that runs the ChromeOS – which means it is basically just a browser. I even got one of these to demo unit last year. It works exactly like it should which means I get exactly ZERO use out of it. BUT Both my kids and my parents love it. My kids can sign on and do all of their homework, crazy Minecraft video watching and Scratch programming. My parents check their Yahoo/Hotmail account and read/watch CNN/Fox/MSNBC and Facebook. In fact, they don’t even know it isn’t a Mac or PC.

The best part? They can’t fuck it up by installing toolbars or other malware that always winds up on their machines. ZERO maintenance. What’s that worth?

Today this little $120 Chromebox deal is pretty sweet. You can scoop up the Acer for $119.99 with free shipping in the 2GB config. Bumping it to 4GB will add $40 to the price but if we’re honest with each other, the people using this won’t notice. Save your $40.

It has a keyboard and mouse which are wired and bare bones. The actual computer is very small and can be mounted behind a display or hidden away. It has comes with Intel Celeron Processor 3205U,  2GB DDR3L Memory, Intel HD Graphics, 16GB SSD, Digital Media Card Reader -Secure Digital (SD) Card, High Definition Audio Support, 4 – USB 3.0 Ports, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Keyboard and Mouse, 1.21 lbs. | 550 g (system unit only), 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll Free Tech Support, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card (DT.Z09AA.003). You can’t go wrong with this.

If you don’t have a 1080P display laying around, pick up a $100 Dell, HP or Acer with either HDMI or Displayport. 

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Target has launched a selection of its Black Friday sales early, yielding season low prices on some of Apple’s hottest products when you take into account free gift cards and REDcard savings (extra 5%). The two biggies are:

Apple Watch Sport starts at $349 and comes with a free $100 Target Gift Card. Use your REDcard to save an additional 5% and your effective net cost is just $231.55. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on new Apple Watches. Target will throw in the free gift card on any in-stock Apple Watch.Target-Apple-Black-Friday

Also, Target is including a free $80 Gift Card with iPad Mini 2 (prices start at $269). Again, taking into account the free gift card and REDcard savings, your effective price is just $175.55 shipped.  Walmart still offers it for $199 outright if you don’t want to deal with the gift card.

Looking for a full-size Apple tablet? iPad Air starts at $399 but $100 Gift card, and 5% REDcard savings = $279.05 Shipped. iPad Air 2 starts at $499-$100 Gift Card = $399 -5% = $374.05.

Also as mentioned this weekend, Target marks down iPod Touch to $159 (40% off) in 16GB size and knocks off $60 off the price of the 64GB in all colors.

Take a look at all the best upcoming Apple Black Friday deals in our mega roundup.

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Get a jumpstart on your 2016 New Year’s resolution. The Pay What You Want: Learn to Code Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials offers nine beginner-friendly video courses.

The bundle is designed to provide a rounded education in all aspects of development and hacking. A good place to start is with the Become a Certified Web Developer, which eases you in with HTML, CSS, PHP, and MySQL. You learn these fundamental languages from scratch, with hands-on tasks to help you practice your skills. You can then take the course in HTML5 and CSS3, and further your knowledge of PHP and MySQL. Higher level programming is covered by the tracks teaching Ruby and Python, along with a look at the AngularJS framework. You can also learn how to write command-line code for Linux, host your apps with AWS, and upload your projects via Git.

You can pay whatever you like for the AWS and Git courses — just beat the average price paid to unlock the full bundle.

B&H has some extraordinary deals on Apple’s latest Macintosh products that are now available. These beat many of the competition’s Black Friday deals and B&H only charges tax at time of purchase in New York State.

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Herman Miller’s award-winning ergonomic chairs and desks are the gold standard in offices across the world, thanks to their industry-leading designs, long warranties, and retained value — all reasons they’re typically not discounted. Today, Herman Miller has launched a holiday sale, offering a rare, major 15% discount across everything in its online store, plus free shipping. Key Herman Miller reseller OfficeDesigns is passing through the same excellent 15% and free shipping deal, too. This is a perfect chance to save hundreds of dollars on top-quality office furniture, including the iconic Aeron, Eames, and Embody chairs, Envelop desks, beautiful sofas, and “working art” office storage solutions.

To put this sale in perspective, the top-selling Aeron Chair — normally $729 — can now be had for under $620 through Herman Miller, a savings of nearly $110. If you want to go basic, OfficeDesigns is offering an entry-level Aeron (shown above) for $577.15, a savings of over $100, with 15% off of all models including the gorgeous Executive versions with polished bases, leather armpads, and PostureFit backs. I personally use and strongly recommend Aeron chairs, as they’re incredibly comfortable, impressively adjustable, and offer superb back support.

Here are some of the other great deals from the Herman Miller and OfficeDesigns sales:

Access the Herman Miller and OfficeDesigns sales here; no coupon code is required for the 15% and free shipping deals. Both sales end December 14.

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Amazon’s MyHabit Flash Sale website has a number of casual shoes for up to 85% off today yielding best prices we’ve seen on these top brands. If you don’t hit $100 total, $3.99 shipping to your order. Checkout is via Amazon account.

Some standouts:

  • Eastland Wave Slip-On (Above): $15 ($100)
  • Sully Wong OnexOne Low-Top Sneaker (below): $25 ($55)
  • Penguin Ernie Loafer Slip-On Sneaker (bottom): $19

There’s 42 pages of stylish shoes everything from sandals to boots and accessories at lowest ever prices.

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Imagine if you could use your Guitar Hero instrument to shred — that is pretty much what the Jamstik lets you do, but with real strings and MIDI compatibility. 9to5Toys Specials has it now for $150 shipped.

You play this smart guitar with exactly the same technique as you would employ on an acoustic instrument, with a fingerboard for chords, and space to strum the strings below. By hooking up the Jamstik to your iOS device or Mac, you can convert every pluck into whatever sound you please, and edit the notes after you record your performance. The smart guitar itself is compact and durable, with volume controls on the side. It also has an infrared sensor, which allows you to visualize your hand movements on screen — a great tool if you’re learning to play. The internal battery lasts for eight hours of music making, and there are three Jamstik apps to download as a starting point.

You can grab the Jamstik at 40% off the regular price, with free shipping to the Continental US, plus a strap and two picks in the box.

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Winter is coming fast but Old Navy has you covered with some pretty incredible Veterans Day savings on Men’s and Women’s quilted jackets for $20/ea in four colors:

Step up to Wool Blend Peacoats for $25 ea. again men’s and women’s:

Avoid the $7 shipping charge by using code OUTERWEAR at checkout. More Men’s jackets here.

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Walmart offers the 5th-generation Apple iPod touch in 16, 32, and 64GB sizes for $149 – $199 with free shipping. That’s all time lows for the models that look exactly the same as the ones replaced by faster interned versions earlier this year. All of these will run the latest iOS software and come with Apple’s 1 year warranty.  Plus, all orders bag free shipping. That puts each at the best price we’ve seen for new 5th-gen units. The deals:

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GoPro has taken the consumer market by storm with its feature-packed action cameras. While choosing the right HERO device is fairly straight forward, it can be frustrating to find the right accessories for your needs. We’ve rounded up the best options for GoPro’s HERO4 Silver and Black cameras below.

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