Onkyo’s new portable headphone digital-to-analog converter uses a Lightning cable to boost your iPhone’s sound

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Most of us enjoy our audio, albeit from iTunes or Spotify or the like, on an iPhone when we are on the go. The reality is that while iPhones are a decent source for audio, the internal make-up isn’t as strong as it could be when it comes to enjoying your favorite tunes.

This is where a digital-to-analog-converter can really come in handy, taking the stress off your device and letting the DAC do all the work. Audio accessory maker Onkyo has a new solution that utilizes the Lightning port instead of the typical 3.5mm jack to provide higher-fidelity audio. Read more

Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series is IGN’s free iOS game of the month ($5 value)

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IGN is now offering Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series for iPhone/iPad as its free game of the month. This game is regularly listed for $4.99 and has a rating of 3/5 stars from nearly 500 reviewers. This is the first discount that we’ve seen on this game since its release. This is great timing with Game of Throne’s upcoming season premiere and HBO’s new availability on Sling TV. You can now download this game for free on iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via IGN’s deal page.

Experience the thrill of Game of Thrones first hand with this six part episodic game series based of HBO’s hit show. This game tells the story of House Forrester, who battles his way through the War of the Five Kings. Gamers will take on different roles of the Forrester household, which will affect many others in the game as it plays out.

For more app deals, don’t forget Apple’s Free App of the Week and today’s best game deals.

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PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $31 shipped (Orig. $70)

PNY - Turbo Plus 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Silver:BlackUpdate (4/1 5:00pm): Now available for $30.98 Prime shipped from Amazon. Not a Prime member? Pad your order with this $5 Lightning cable to get free shipping.

Today only, Tiger Direct is offering the PNY USB 3.0 128GB Turbo Flash Drive (P-FD128TBOP-GE) for $29.99 plus $0.99 shipping. That’s $39 under the original listing, $9 under Amazon, $4 better than the typical sale price we tend to see for the 128GB and the best price we can find.

It features a sliding collar, capless design with an integrated loop to attach to a keychain etc. It supports USB 3.0/2.0 and has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 3,200 Amazon customers.

For more storage options be sure to check out yesterday’s Wold Backup Day roundup.

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Quirky’s new Poppy line of home automation includes a gorgeous pour-over coffee maker w/ iOS integration

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Admittedly, I love coffee. All the different roasts, blends and ways to make it are so intriguing to me. There has been an influx of coffee makers recently that offer a variety of different solutions for getting your morning cup of joe. I’m not sure that I’ve seen one recently as eye-catching as the Pour-Over from Quirky. This line of products – named Poppy – also has solutions for feeding your pets and your baby (separately) and will even order new food automatically from Amazon when you need it. Read more

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5″ Internal SSD $100 (Reg. $150), Toshiba 500GB Portable HD $35 (Reg. $50)

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Update (3/30 11:45am): Amazon has the PNY Optima 120GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive for $39.99 shipped. This price has been matched at Best Buy, as well.

If you are interested in upgrading the storage on your iMac or MacBook, we’ve got a couple of nice deals today.

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive for $99.95 shipped. This drive typically retails for $150, today’s offering is $10 better than Amazon’s current listing and the best price we can find.

Everyone loves this Samsung SSD over at Amazon. It features sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speeds of 520 MB/s, additionally it has AES 256-bit encryption and is backed by a five-year warranty. If you are looking for a big step up in speed and storage capacity, this is the drive to checkout.

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Over at Best Buy we spotted the Toshiba Canvio Slim II 500GB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $34.99 shipped. This hard drive typically retails for $60, today’s price is $10 better than Amazon and the lowest that we can currently find it.

Features include 500GB of storage, no external power needed from an outlet as it draws via the USB port, and a three-year warranty.

This hard drive is rated 4.5/5 stars by over 225 Amazon customers.

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Small States Review: TM1985’s Weekend Duffel is the perfect companion for any excursion, $371 giveaway

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Since we last visited with TM1985, the New York-based bag and accessory maker has continued to expand its line of products. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the Weekend Duffel, a new travel solution from TM1985 that aims to put a little more style in your luggage game. Read more

Save 20% off Patagonia, The North Face and much more at the REI dividends sale

REI is running its annual dividends sale for members, offering 20% off one full-priced item or 20% off one item from its outlet. This deal is particularly notable because there are very few exclusions on full-priced products. There is potential for savings on items that are usually excluded from other sales such as Patagonia, The North Face as well as camping and outdoor equipment.

If you’re not already an REI member, this promotion will work if you add a $20 enrollment to your cart. Any purchase over $100 is going to render an effectively free membership, with more potential savings above that threshold. REI members also receive an annual dividend of 10% back on eligible purchases throughout the year.

Our favorite deals from this sale include:

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April’s Free Xbox Live Games: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Gears of War: Judgement, Child of Light, more

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Xbox Live subscribers get an added bonus to membership each month as a select number of games are made free for download. For April, Microsoft is giving away two games for Xbox One and four games for Xbox 360. This added perk for Xbox Live subscribers makes the extra expense all the more worthwhile.

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The software used by Pixar to create visual effects for movies like Toy Story, Up, and WALL-E is now free

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Pixar has created some of the most beloved films of all-time, including Toy Story, WALL-E, Monsters Inc, and Finding Nemo. Part of the reason for its success is the unbelievable visual effects the company has produced to enhance each film. These amazing visual effects were achieved with Pixar’s in-house rendering software called RenderMan.

And now, for the first time ever, RenderMan is available as a free download for non-commercial use… Read more

Up your photo editing game with this Adobe Photoshop Elements + Canon Printer bundle for $50 (~$110 value)

BuyDig offers the Canon MG2520 all-in-one Inkjet Printer + Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 (Mac/Windows) for $49.99 shipped. Note: price is reflected when product is added to cart. The printer alone typically goes for $30+ at retailers such as Amazon, while Photoshop Elements 12 is listed at $78. The original value of this bundle is $170, today’s deal brings significant savings even if you are only interested in the software. Adobe Elements 12 is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows, it is bundled as a disc in this deal.

If you are looking for a quality alternative to Apple’s new Photo app, Photoshop Elements 12 offers all of the same editing tools with some higher end features as well. Elements 12 is a full photo editing solution with built-in organization, image correction tools and other features such as panorama stitching and Adobe Revel for accessing your work while on the go.

The included Canon MG2520 prints in color using a hybrid inkjet system that prints up to eight pages a minute.

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