Save up to $250 on current gen. MacBook Airs w/ .edu email, 13-inch starts at $750 (Reg. $999), more

macbook-air-apple-april-2014Update (7/22 11:25am): Best Stop Deals via eBay Daily Deals has a current gen. 15.4-inch MacBook Pro w/ Retina display (ME293LL/A) for $1,699.99 shipped (Reg. $1,999.00).

Best Buy is taking $100-$150 off each current generation 11 and 13-inch MacBook Air. Combo this sale with the current .edu offer of $100 off any MacBook and you can get the entry level 13-inch model with a 1.4GHz, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD for just $749.99 with free shipping (Reg. $999).

Here’s the pricing breakdown by model:

  • 11.6-inch (MD711LL/B) 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB: $799.99 or $699.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $899)
  • 11.6-inch (MD712LL/B) 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB: $949.99 or $849.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,099)
  • 13.3-inch (MD760LL/B) 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB: $849.99 or $749.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $999)
  • 13.3-inch (MD761LL/B) 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB: $1,099.99 or $999.99 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,199)

All you have to do to take advantage of the .edu discount is head to this special promo page, submit your email address, and then Best Buy will email you a unique promo code.

If you’re planning on protecting your new Mac with AppleCare, then you’ll definitely want to learn how pick it up at a 30% discount.

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Jump into the world of LED light bulbs for less than $5 a pop with Ikea Ledare

At this point it’s extremely clear that LED bulbs should be in every light fixture in your house. They last longer (tens of thousands of hours) and use less power (up to 85%) than their incandescent counterparts. The clear environmental benefits coupled with the fact that LED prices have fallen off a cliff recently, have led to a worldwide phase-out of incandescent bulbs. In fact, you can regularly pick up a Philips LED bulb for under $10 a piece, but Ikea has shaken up the budget LED space by introducing its Ledare bulbs for just $4.95 each.

Ledare bulbs can’t be controlled by your iPhone like Philips Hue products or double as a JBL Bluetooth speaker, but they do pack the basic benefits of LED bulbs at bargain pricing. Read more

Apple Airport wireless routers (Refurbished): Express $60 (Reg. $99 new), Extreme $120 (Reg. $199)

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Best Buy offers the refurbished Airport Express for for $59.99 shipped (Reg. $99 new). This router is Geek Squad refurbished, and is $40 off the original price, and beats the Apple refurbished price by $15. Over 650 Amazon users have rated this popular router 4.5/5 stars. It features dual-band 802.11n connectivity for optimal performance and reduced interruptions. It also features a rear USB port for wireless printing from network-connected devices.

Best Buy also has the refurbished Airport Extreme for $119.99 shipped (Reg. $199 new). This Geek Squad refurbished router is $80 off the list price and $50 lower than the Apple refurbished price. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 570 Amazon users, this is one of their most popular routers they sell. It serves ultrafast 802.11ac WiFi, offers USB connectivity to easily share printers and hard drives, and can be configured with the Apple AirPort mobile app.

Best Buy includes a 90-day parts and labor warranty with each of these models.

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SOUL Volt Bluetooth 4.0 Pro Hi-Definition On-Ear Wireless Headphones w/dual Mics – Black: $23 shipped (85% off)

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Update (7/21 5:40pm): Price bumped to $22.77.

Amazon offers the SOUL Electronics SV3SLV Volt Bluetooth Pro Hi-Definition On-Ear Wireless Headphones in Black for $21.77 with free shipping. That’s 85% off retail and $30 less than we’ve ever seen them. They feature:

  • Advanced driver and circuitry design for powerful deep bass and clear mids and highs
  • Bluetooth v4.0+ EDR and Class II Apt-X decoder provides quick, easy pairing and high quality stereo music playback. Built-in dual microphones for maximum noise reduction
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life; Wireless range of up to 33; Comfortable on-ear design
  • Universal 1-button remote control for Apple, Android, Samsung, Blackberry, and others
  • Includes tangle-free cable for in-line play and carrying pouch

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Sporting Goods: Callaway X2 Driver $160 shipped (Reg. $330), Dick’s extra 40% off clearance, more

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Carl’s Golf Land via eBay Daily Deals offers the 2014 Callaway X2 Hot Drive (left or right) for $159.99 shipped. That’s $170.00 off the list price, and the lowest price that we could find. Amazon users rated this popular driver 5/5 stars. Buy with confidence, Carl’s Golf Land has a 99.7% positive rating from over 81,000 customers and is a ‘Top Rated Plus’ seller.

Golf Digest rated the Callaway X2 Hot Drive a 4.5/5 stars for its performance and look/feel, which placed it among its best clubs of 2014. This driver features the latest technology that Callaway has to offer, including its Advanced OptiFit system which allows golfers to adjust the loft and lie independently. With over 440cc in the head, this driver is set to deliver more distance off the tee than ever before.

Dick’s Sporting Goods is currently offering an additional 40% off all clearance items, the discount is applied when items are added to your cart. Free shipping is available on orders over $49. Here are some of the best deals we found:

VM Innovations via eBay Daily Deals (Top Rated Seller) has the Nike Gold Xtreme Sport IV Golf Bag for $74.99 shipped. This is $91 off the list price, and $31 better than Amazon where it is rated 4.5/5 stars.

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External USB Batteries w/Flashlights: OXA 10,000mAh: $20 Shipped, RAVPower 5600mAh Portable: $16 shipped

OXA-battery-sale-discount Amazon has the OXA Juice Box S2 10AH External Portable Battery Pack w/ Built in LED Flashlight for $21.99 with free Prime shipping. Coupon code S7D9DIKB drops it to $20.23 This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on a battery of this size with 2 USB ports (Output: 5V 1A & 5V 2A).  This 4.4/5 star rated charger uses high quality Samsung batteries, has a flashlight and separate charge indicator and includes a micro USB/30pin/Lightning cable connector and a 1 year warranty.

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Want something a little more portable? Amazon has the RAVPower 5600mAh External Portable Power Bank with Built-In Flashlight for $25.99. Coupon Code: AJTGLBHX at checkout drops it all the way down to $15.99 with free Prime Shipping (or it combines perfectly with the above to hit $35 free shipping w/o Prime). This has a 4 LED status indicator but one only has one DC 5V / 1A USB output so it will charge anything but iPads and larger items will charge slower.

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Klipsch STATUS Over-Ear Headphones (black or white) $110 shipped (Reg. $250)

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Update (7/16 12:15 PM): Tanga offers the Logitech UE4000 for $20 shipped (reg. $100), that is $10 below our previously mentioned dented box option.

Buydig via eBay Daily Deals offers the Klipsch STATUS Over-Ear Headphones, available in black or white, for $109.99 shipped (reg. $249.99). This is 56% off, the lowest price we have seen, and is nearly $49 better than Amazon where it is rated 4 out of 5 stars. Buydig has a positive seller rating of 99.1% from over 257,000 customers.

The Klipsch STATUS Over-Ear headphones are built from high quality materials and feature memory foam ear cups with a high gloss finish. The Grilamid TR frame proves a nearly indestructible construction as well as full range 40mm dynamic drivers that deliver full range sound with deep bass and no distortion.

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Woot founder’s new daily deal website ‘Meh’ officially opens its doors today

Matt Rutledge practically invented the concept of daily deal websites when he launched Woot back in 2004. Since then, the internet has become inundated with daily deal websites that transformed into nearly full on commerce websites. We track the best of these websites with our 9to5Toys Daily Deal Tracker tool and curate the best daily with our Daily Deal posts (today’s).

Meh is Rutledge’s new venture that he hopes will revive the glory days of daily deals:

Today is born a daily-deal site in the original mold. A daily-deal site that gets back to basics. A daily-deal site like you don’t see anymore: one that only sells a daily deal.

Rutledge’s vision for a daily deal website is one that simply offers one great deal a day and doesn’t expand its offerings with a swarm of mediocre deals that are hard to parse through. We wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment and it’s a big part of the reason 9to5Toys exists (to cut through the mediocrity and bring you the absolute best deals).
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Microsoft is handing out $75 in credit to select gamers for upgrading to Xbox One

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Microsoft is handing out $75 in credit to select Xbox gamers as incentive to upgrade to Xbox One. Originating from a NeoGaf post, reports began surfacing yesterday of certain individuals receiving a message via Xbox Live on their 360′s informing them of the promotional upgrade offer.

Unfortunately, there is still no clear indication as to who is actually receiving these offers and what it takes to be eligible, but it looks as though they are going out to Xbox’s “very best customers,” according to the text on the promo message. More details below:

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UE Boom Bluetooth speaker wins Gold at Design Excellence Awards, now $180 (Reg. $200)

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Today, Ultimate Ears has announced that its well regarded UE Boom Bluetooth speaker has won a 2014 Gold International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (ISDA). Sitting atop the entertainment category, this marks the very first IDEA for Ultimate Ears as a brand but the fourth design award for the UE BOOM itself. The award is given out to excellence in product design, sustainability, packaging, concept and more. Today’s announcement points out that only 27 of the 2,000 entries received a Gold IDEA this year.

The popular Bluetooth speaker has also received great user reviews and has recently seen a $20 price drop on Amazon, Best Buy and the official UE site. While we have seen the unit for less, they rarely go on sale and not usually with all the color options available. Apple.com is still charging $199.95. Outside of pre-owned options and sketchy retailers, this is the current lowest price available.

The BOOM is designed to “change standard one-directional sound,” with a 360-degree experience that blasts sound out in every direction. It also features a 50 foot range to wirelessly change songs, adjust the volume and take phone calls. You’ll find 15 hours of battery life and the possibility of linking two of them together via the UE BOOM mobile app. For a complete rundown, head over to our review of the Logitech UE Boom and Mini Boom.

Silver and Bronze IDEA winners in the entertainment category included the NOOK Glow Light, Beats Studio Headphones, Jambox Mini and more. You can see the rest of this year’s winners on the official IDSA site.

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Seiki 4K TVs drop at Walmart: 39″: $299, 50″: $429, 55″: $579 shipped or in store

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Update (7/1 8:50am): The 39-inch model is now down to $299 with free shipping. Now OOS

The prices of 4K TVs continue to drop with Seiki leading the way. Walmart is currently selling the 39-inch for $349 with free shipping. The 50-inch version is $429 with free shipping. The 55-inch is $579.  All three are all time price lows for 4K TVs.

While these are HDTVs, many will use them as computer displays which yield 3840×2160 resolutions. They run 4K at 30Hz via HDMI 1.4 or 1080P at 120Hz and get 4/5 star reviews. They have 3 HDMI inputs, Tuner input and 2 USB inputs and support 4K upscaling.

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Save 25% on Nomad’s new carabiner, key & credit card sized MFi Lightning cables

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Nomad has made a name for itself by creating some of the most portable Lightning cables on the market and recently began accepting preorders for its new NomadClip ($39).

This caribiner-shaped Lightning charge and sync cable is made from an engineering-grade polycarbonate and high grade steel so it can withstand some tough love. Clip it onto your backpack, belt loop, or keychain to make sure you’re never without a Lightning cable.

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The entire Nomad product line has also been refreshed with MFi certification. This includes the ChargeKey ($29), which was born from a successful Kickstarter campaign. This handy charger is just about the size of a key and is durable enough to dangle an iPhone, flexible enough to bend at a 90 degree angle, and is Apple-certified to charge and sync your Lightning equipped devices. Of course, you can pick up much longer MFi Lightning cables for less, but they don’t offer the same convenience that the Chargekey does.

The card sized NomadCard ($29) also gained MFi certification and is “designed to fit in your wallet just like a credit card, so you’ll always have a smartphone charging cable on you.”

All three of these new products are now available for preorder and are expected to ship by the end of November.

Each product is also available with Micro USB. For a limited time, coupon code LIVESIMPLE will slash 25% off your total purchase. Note: the unique link we used for this post will pop-up a different coupon code but ignore it. Use the one mentioned above (LIVESIMPLE) as it has a higher value.


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Home deals: vacuums, blenders, food processors, patio umbrellas, mixers, bikes, toothbrushes, more

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So many good home deals this beautiful Sunday.

4 Pack of 20W equivalent LED light bulbs for $13 | Daily Steals

Dyson DC41 Multi Floor Upright Bagless Vacuum with 3 year warranty for $199.99 shipped | Ebay

$15 off coupon on Philips Sonicare Toothbrushes | Amazon

Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White: $89.99 After Coupon | Amazon

Hoover Floormate Hard Floor Cleaner, FH40150: $124.96 shipped | Walmart

KitchenAid Professional 5™ Plus Series 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer: $205.99 shipped | Ebay

Patio Umbrella Offset 10′ Hanging Umbrella Outdoor Market Umbrella: $79.99 shipped | Ebay

All-In-One Kitchen Tool Set: $12.78 | Tanga

Amazon has Schwinn and Mongoose bikes on sale Gold Box Deal of the Day (Direct link #1 men’s, #2 women’s)

Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 3 portable hard drive: $85 shipped

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Adorama’s Ebay site has the Western Digital Elements 2TB USB 3 Portable Hard Drive model #WDBU6Y0020BBK-NESN for $84.99 with free shipping. That’s tied for the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this or any 2TB portable bus-powered hard drive. It is Mac/Windows/Chromebook compatible, gets 4+ star reviews from Amazon from a limited number of reviewers and includes a USB 3 cable and trial cloud backup software.

Media: free movie money for new Transformers/Planet of the Apes flicks, Fandango $14 voucher for $7, more

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The Michael Bay produced summer blockbuster, Transformers: Age of Extinction, hits theaters this Friday. Best Buy will give you free Hollywood Movie money worth up to $8 towards a ticket for this film with the purchase of select Blu-rays. Many of the eligible movies are currently on sale for $9.99, including the previous Transformers movies, World War Z, and the classic Top Gun. Opt for in-store pickup to get your movie money in time for opening weekend.

Best Buy is also running a similar promotion for the upcoming film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Get up to $8 Fandango Cash with the purchase of select Blu-rays and DVDs. Buy the Planet of the Apes DVD for $5.99 to get the best deal.

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Amazon Local offers $14 towards a Fandango movie ticket for just $7. Check out the listing for more information regarding theater locations and promo specifics.

More Blu-ray deals from Amazon:

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