WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive $130 shipped (orig. $240)

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Newegg is offering the 4TB Western Digital My Book for $129.99 shipped with coupon code EMCPCHE54. This matches the lowest price that we have seen for this popular external hard drive, and is $20 better than Amazon where over 550 users have rated it 4/5 stars.

This USB 3.0 connected hard drive is ideal for backing up your files, storing videos or pictures, and features WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software. Wirecutter has chosen the WD My Book as its best external hard drive for its low failure rate, high reliability, speed and two-year warranty.

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Bungie opens up Destiny beta to everyone across all platforms

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Bungie, creators of the famous Halo gaming series, have opened up the Beta to Destiny for everyone. Previously only available to those who got their hands on a Beta code, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can now head on to PSN and the Xbox marketplace to access the beta for free.

It appears as though Xbox gamers will require a Live Gold membership to play, but PS users will only require a PlayStation Plus membership “for some activities,” according to Bungie. Note: trying to access the Beta on a 360 without a Live Gold membership will result in errors.

The beta is scheduled to end on Sunday night, so opening the floodgates on the early version should both help Bungie fine tune the experience before its expected release on September 9th, as well as help prospective Guardians decided which console to grab the game for, if at all.

Bungie has also been scheduling some special events for players throughout the beta, and this weekend will be no exception. Iron Banner events bring players together for multiplayer matches with special rewards, and Bungie is saying that anyone who logs on after 2pm EDT tomorrow will receive an exclusive in-game emblem that carries over to the commercial release for free.

You can find the Iron Banner event times below, pre-order info and be sure to check out our daily game roundups for all the best gaming deals across all platforms.

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Pencil by FiftyThree: Graphite $50 shipped (Reg. $60), Walnut $60 shipped (Reg. $75)

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Amazon offers the Pencil by FiftyThree Bluetooth enabled digital stylus, in graphite for $49.95 shipped (Reg. $60) or walnut for $59.95 shipped (Reg. $75). Be sure to clip the $10 or $15 coupon directly under the price on the listing page to lower the price at checkout. This is the first notable price drop we have seen for the Pencil by FiftyThree and is a savings of up to 20% off the list price. This popular Bluetooth stylus is the #1 seller amongst graphic tablet pens at Amazon, and is rated 4/5 stars by over 150 customers.

9to5Mac detailed the Pencil last year, highlighting the thought process that went into its design:

The stylus is designed to look and feel like a traditional carpenter’s pencil, with flat-sided design intended to be comfortable to hold and assist with accurate lines. The exterior is real wood (walnut from sustainable forests), and there are no buttons.

Currently, the Pencil is only compatible with Paper by FiftyThree for iPad, Noteshelf and Procreate, however it was recently announced that more apps will soon be enabled to utilize the stylus.

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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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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.

 More notable sports deals include:

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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)