Emergency AM/FM/WX Crank Radio with USB charger & flashlight: $13 Prime shipped (reg. $50)

Amazon offers the Radio Shack Emergency AM/FM/WX Crank Radio model 20-576 for $12.99 with free Prime shipping (or on orders over $35). That’s $37/74% off of retail and the lowest price we’ve seen for this emergency power device. You can charge it by hand crank/internal rechargeable batteries, 3 AA batteries or AC adapter (not included). It features AM/FM and Shortwave weather broadcasts as well as a USB port for charging devices. It also has a LED light as well as a led backlit display.

Great for camping or emergencies, it features:

  • Dynamo crank to recharge internal Ni-MH battery and a cell phone
  • Bright LED light (Nichia white LED) for emergencies
  • 360° telescoping antenna
  • NOAA WX channels (7)

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Avi-on utilizes Bluetooth and a little ingenuity to create the “world’s first wireless, movable light switch”

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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

Review roundup: Kindle Voyage is unanimously the best e-reader ever but is its $199 price tag justified?

Kindle-Voyage-00F-US-ThinAmazon 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

5K Retina iMacs (MF886LL/A) and new Minis (MGEM2LL/A) hit US Retail Amazon, Best Buy, 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:

Apple’s new Mac Minis are also now available at Best Buy, Amazon and B&H

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.

MacMall has the new Mac Minis (starting at $494) and Retina iMac ($2494) slightly marked down with tax in few states

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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)

Other retailers like B&H, Best Buy, Adorama and Amazon have yet to update their inventory as of this writing.

MacMall Part # MFR Part # Description MSRP  Price
Mac mini
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  

PSA: you may be overpaying for bundled iOS apps/games

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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 can now stream your music in even more places with its new BOOST accessory

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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.

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1080p HDTVs: Samsung 46″ LED $448, Samsung 51″ 3D Smart $1,398, more

 

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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.

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Headphones: Sennheiser Audiophile $100 (Reg. $180), Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear $286 (Reg. $400), more

Sennheiser - Audiophile Over-the-Ear HeadphonesBest 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

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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.

We also found the MEElectronics Air-Fi Matrix2 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless + Wired Headphones on Amazon for only $80 shipped (Reg. $150)
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Lenmar Meridian MFi 2300mAh iPhone 5/5s Rechargeable Battery Case: $45 shipped (Reg. $90)

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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.

This iPhone 5/5s battery case stores enough juice to double your talk, text and surfing time. It’s rated 4.2 out of 5 stars from 1,286 Amazon reviewers and The Wall Street Journal also likes it.

Use your savings to buy a couple discounted MFi Lightning cables for your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.

Other features include:
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A/V Receivers: Yamaha (RX-V477) w/ Airplay $300 (orig. $450), Yamaha (R-S201BL) Natural Sound $130 (orig. $180), more

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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.

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Beats Mixr headphones $100 shipped with $100 .edu email discount ($150 off)

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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

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Looking for some nice in ears? NewEggFlash has some Sennheiser OCX 685i Sport In-Ear Headphones (White) for $39.99 (half off)

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