Amazon GoldBox: 23 popular magazines 1 yr. subs. $5/each, up to 90% off (Popular Science/Photography/Mechanics, Esquire, more)

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Today only, Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day is an assortment of 23 of the most popular Men’s and Woman’s magazines for $5 each for a 1 year subscription.

Select as many magazines as you want for yourself or to give as gifts to friends and family.

Titles include: Popular Science, Men’s Health, Popular Photography, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Harpers BAZAAR, Field and Stream, Bicycling, Redbook, Seventeen, O, Cosmo, House Beautiful, Veranda, Popular Mechanics, Car and Driver, Elle, Marie Claire, Road and Track, Town and Country, Esquire, Woman’s Day and Good Housekeeping.

You’ll find more deeply discounted titles in the DiscountMags weekend sale including GQ, Wired, Macworld and more.

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Harman Kardon AVR 700 5.1 Channel 3D A/V Receiver with Dolby and DTS Sound: $150 shipped

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NewEgg has the Harman Kardon AVR 700 5.1 Channel 3D A/V Receiver with Dolby and DTS Sound for $149.99 with Free shipping. That by far the lowest price we’ve seen. Amazon, where it is $275, reviewers give it 4/5 stars. Features:

  • 75-watts per channel delivers solid, detailed sound
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding create an immersive, high-resolution sound environment
  • Three HDMI inputs with 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • Fully functional IR (infrared) remote control
  • Night mode reduces the volume on loud sounds and increases the volume on quiet sounds

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Canon refurbished Labor Day sale: T5i $460 shipped (orig. $850), T3 $227 shipped (orig. $800), more

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Canon has the refurbished Rebel T5i with 18-55mm lens kit for $459.99 shipped (discount applied at checkout), this beats our previous mention by $50 and is $290 better than Amazon in new condition where over 225 users rate this camera 4.5/5 stars. Canon refurbished products are rigorously repaired to like new condition and include a full 1-year warranty. For more deals, check out the Canon refurbished outlet.

The Canon Rebel T5i features a vari-angle 3-inch LCD touch screen that articulates for easy viewing as well as a 18 megapixel sensor. With the ability to shoot in full 1080p HD, the T5i is a solid option for recording video or taking pictures in a variety of situations.

Next up, Canon is offering the refurbished Rebel T3 with 18-55mm lens kit for $269.99 shipped (discount applied at checkout). The T3 features a lightweight form factor, 12.2-Megapixel CMOS sensor and the ability to shoot 1280×720 HD video via the improved EOS HD Movie mode. Over 575 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars. It is one of the best selling DSLR on Amazon.

Additionally, Cannon also has the refurbished Rebel T4i with 18-55mm lens kit for $529.99 shipped (discount applied at checkout). This is the lowest price we could find for this highly-rated camera.

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If you are looking for something a little more portable, Big Value via eBay Daily Deals has the Canon EOS-M Digital Camera with EF-M 22mm f/2 Lens in new condition for $249.99 shipped (Reg. $600).

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Bose OE2 or OE2i headphones with mic in White: $80 shipped (55% off)

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Today’s Amazon Goldbox Deal of the Day is the popular Bose OE2 or OE2i headphones for $79.99 shipped. That’s $100 off the regular price and the best we’ve seen by $20 on the OE2i and by $10 on the OE2.

Buying the OE2i here is kind of a no-brainer because it has the mic/remote that goes along with iOS or Android devices. If you don’t want a mic/remote then the OE2 is what you are after. Features of the OE2i include:

  • Advanced acoustic design brings out the depth and clarity of your music
  • Inline remote for control of iPhone/iPod/iPad/Android
  • Inline microphone for hands-free calling
  • Lighter, updated design features slim headband and memory foam ear cushions that reduce pressure points for hours of comfortable listening
  • Fold-flat, collapsible design allows easy storage in carrying case

These headsets get solid 4/5 star reviews from Amazon shoppers. If you are looking to step up to the next level, Amazon offers the Bose SoundTrue Headphones On-Ear Style for $149.99 shipped in multiple colors, but you can grab the black set at BuyDig for $130 right now.

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Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5-inch SATA III Solid-State Drive $200 shipped (Orig. $500)

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Newegg via eBay is offering the popular 500GB Samsung 840 EVO 2.5″ SATA internal solid state drive for $199.99 shipped. That’s $300 off the original price, about $30 under Amazon’s current listing, and matches the lowest price we have seen. The 840 EVO series drives have received a near perfect 4.8/5 star rating from over 3,700 Amazon customers.

Featuring read/write speeds of up to 540 Mbps and 520 Mbps, the EVO series SSDs can be an excellent way to push some increased performance out of your older Mac or PC.

Additionally, if you are in need of a huge amount of storage, check out this deal on a 5TB external hard drive.

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The new Livescribe Notebook by Moleskine takes ideas from paper to digital in a whole new way

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Moleskine, the company behind the popular notebooks and planners, has announced that they have designed a notebook specifically for the Livescribe smartpen. While there have been many devices that have attempted to effectively carry over handwritten notes to digital devices, the new Moleskine Livescribe notebook packs a few tricks that enable a more accurate transfer.

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LG’s new CordZero vacuum has stalking skills that’ll help keep your place clean

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Today, LG announced their latest iteration in making home cleaning a more enjoyable experience with the CordZero series of vacuum cleaners. As its name suggests, LG’s newest model removes the hardwired power cord from the vacuum, making mobility the top priority. While Dyson has long offered rechargeable lithium powered vacuums, the LG CordZero beats them in one key area… 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: Breaking Bad money barrel collection preorder, 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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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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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.”

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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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