Moving a light switch in your home is never an easy proposition, and certainly something that most home owners would not want to tackle on their own. However, the Avi-on Switch is a new product entering the home automation sector that puts the power in consumer’s hands to place a light switch wherever needed. Read more
Amazon is now shipping its newest e-reader, the Kindle Voyage, and reviews have been trickling in over the past couple of days from assorted tech publications.
Kindle Voyage is a technological achievement. It packs a high-resolution 300ppi display, adaptive front light, and the all-new PagePress force sensor to simulate a page-turn. In general, reviewers absolutely love this device and consider it by far the best electronic reading experience ever. But at $199 are these features worth a $120 up-charge over the new Kindle or even an additional $80 compared to the Paperwhite? That question isn’t as easy to answer… Read more
We reported last week that Apple’s new lustworthy 5K Retina 27-inch iMac was up for sale at MacMall with a small discount and tax advantages in most states. Over the weekend, many more retailers began offering the new product. Among the biggest:
- Amazon (Tax in about half the US)
- Best Buy
- B&H Photo (tax in NY)
- MacMall $5 off, tax only in CA, NY, IL, WI, MN, CO, TN, NC and GA
Apple’s new Mac Minis are also now available at Best Buy, Amazon and B&H
- Best Buy
- B&H Photo (Tax in NY)
- MacMall ($5 off) tax only in CA, NY, IL, WI, MN, CO, TN, NC and GA
At the moment, MacMall appears to be a best bet when buying either (And they are already shipping), but numbers fluctuate. Keep an eye on 9to5mac.com/products for the latest best prices on Apple products.
Apple released some impressive new machines today and bargain hunters can save a few bucks ($5 to be exact) at MacMall across the board. A bigger savings may be tax which MacMall only charges in the following states: CA, NY, IL, WI, MN, CO, TN, NC and GA. (savings of $200 or more on the iMac)
|MacMall Part #||MFR Part #||Description||MSRP||Price|
|13312163||MGEM2LL/A||MAC MINI 1.4GHZ/4GB/500 SATA/5000||$499.00||$494.00|
|13312166||MGEN2LL/A||MAC MINI 2.6GHZ/8GB/1TB SATA/IRIS||$699.00||$694.00|
|13312167||MGEQ2LL/A||MAC MINI 2.8GHZ/8GB/1TB FUSION/IRIS||$999.00||$994.00|
|iMac 5k Display|
|13312160||MF886LL/A||IMAC 5K 27″ 3.5 I5/8GB/1TB/M290/WRLS/MM||$2,499.00||$2,494.00|
Apple began allowing developers to sell discounted bundles of their apps/games alongside the release of iOS 8. At face value, these bundles are a great way to save on a bunch of apps, but the numbers get a bit hazy (and less favorable) when you already have one or more of the bundled titles and are offered ‘Complete My Bundle’ pricing… Read more
Sonos, the makers of the popular whole home audio solution, has announced a new addition to its line of products that will help take your music listening experience further than ever before. The new BOOST accessory for Sonos can replace the previously required BRIDGE and is capable of broadcasting a signal nearly 50% further than before.
Focusing on improving their much discussed “rock solid wireless”, the BOOST delivers a 360 degree wireless signal that Sonos claims matches performance of enterprise grade routers on the market.
Amazon has the Samsung 51-inch 1080P Plasma 3D Smart HDTV for $1,397.99 shipped. That’s a savings of nearly 50% off the original list price and the lowest that we could find for this highly-rated HDTV. The Samsung PN51F8500 features built-in WiFi, 600Hz refresh rate, and an ultra-slim profile with just 1.9 inches of depth.
Additionally, Amazon is offering Prime members an exclusive discount on a variety of VIZIO HDTVs and speaker systems. If you are not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial here. The VIZIO S5451w-C2 54-Inch 5.1 Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Surrounds is available for $299.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $200 off the regular list price for this highly-rated speaker system.
If you are looking for something more economical, Sears has the refurbished 32-inch Vizio 720P HTDV for $202 shipped. This is the lowest price that we could currently find for this HDTV, which includes a one year manufacturer’s warranty.
With your savings, pick up some highly-rated HDMI cables to outfit your new TV.
Best Buy is offering the Sennheiser Audiophile Over-the-Ear Headphones for only $99.98 shipped. That’s $80 off the original list price, $11 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve seen them go.
They feature a twist and lock single-sided cable that eliminates tangles and simplifies exchanges. The have a gold plated 1/4″ plug with 1/8″ adapter and a highly optimized field strengthened neodymium ferrous magnet system. The internal sound reflector immerses the listener in rich audio
BuyDig.com is offering the Beats By Dre Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphone in red for only $286 shipped. That’s more than $113 off the original price, $56 less than Amazon, $94 less than Apple’s listing, and $13 less than our previous mention. They feature wireless and wired capabilities and “Beats Wireless headphones feature powerful sound, as clear and strong as any wired headphone.” Over 200 Amazon customers gave it 4.3/5 star reviews.
Amazon offers the Lenmar Meridian MFi 2300mAh iPhone 5/5s Rechargeable Battery Case for $44.99 with free shipping. That’s 50% below Lenmar’s current asking price and a match for the best price we’ve ever seen. Available in red, white, and black. Gold is also on sale but is currently backordered 3-5 weeks.
Use your savings to buy a couple discounted MFi Lightning cables for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.
Other features include:
We’ve spotted a few receiver deals today at Amazon starting with the Yamaha 5.1-Channel Network AV Receiver with Airplay (RX-V477) for $299.95 shipped (matched at Best Buy and B&H). That’s $150 off the original listing and matching the best we’ve seen. It supports AirPlay, Pandora, Spotify music streaming service and features HDMI (6 in / 1 out) with 4K Ultra HD pass-through for “super high resolution images.” It has received a 4/5 star rating on Amazon.
Next up, Amazon has the Yamaha Natural Sound Stereo Receiver (R-S201BL) for $129.95 shipped (matched at B&H). That’s $50 off the original listing, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and matching the best we’ve seen. This energy star rated receiver pushes out 100W and comes with AM/FM radio. It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 240 Amazon customers.
Lastly, Amazon has the
Sony 7.2 Channel Hi-Res 4K AV Receiver with Built-in Wi-fi & Bluetooth (STR-DN1050) for $473.99 shipped (matched at MacMall). That’s $126 under the original listing and matching the best we can find. This 7.2 Ch. 1155W A/V receiver has built-in WiFi with AirPlay capabilities and more. It has received a 3.6/5 star rating on Amazon.
Today, Best Buy knocks $50 off the price of the popular and colorful Beat Mixr headphones dropping them to $199.99 shipped. People with access to an .edu student/teacher/alumni email account can sign up for a book of student coupons which contain a $100 off Beats Mixr Headphones (Mixr aren’t pictured on the homepage but they will come in the email) which expires on the 11th of October. If you are already a .edu email subscriber, the email would have come on the 31st of August.
The $99.99 price shipped is the lowest we’ve seen on these new colorful headphones by about $100 (making the non-edu price also a “best buy”). Amazon reviews come in very high at 4.4. These are at both Amazon and the Apple store currently for $250. Refurbished can be found for $180 from Beats
Looking for some nice in ears? NewEggFlash has some Sennheiser OCX 685i Sport In-Ear Headphones (White) for $39.99 (half off)
Staples offers the Jabra Revo headphones in white or gray for $59.99 shipped. Coupon code 86128 brings the price down to $49.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $150 off the original list price and the lowest we could find these highly-rated headphones. This price also beats Amazon by $40.
The Jabra Revo headphones feature “high definition” Dolby Digital Plus enhanced sound, a built-in microphone and volume control, as well as a detachable cable for easy storage. A headphone bag is included with the purchase and the accompanying iOS app is free.
Additionally, BuyDig offers the MEElectronics Air-Fi Venture Stereo Bluetooth wireless headphones for $69.99. Coupon code VENTURE takes the price to $48 shipped. This is within $8 of the lowest price we’ve seen, and is $10 better than Amazon where nearly 200 customers rate this headphones 4.5/5 stars. These headphones can be used both wirelessly or wired and feature a battery life rated for 18 hours.
BuyDig also has the Audio-Technica ATH-PRO500 Mark II professional DJ monitor headphones for $99. Coupon code AUDIOPLATINUM saves $20 bringing the price to $79 shipped. Originally listed at $180, this price represents a savings of 56% and currently is $23 better than Amazon. The ATH-PRO500 headphones include two detachable cords (one coiled and one straight), swiveling earpieces and an elastomer frame.