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General June 15

Amazon offers 3 free digital magazines for Free, no strings attached or subscriptions required. There’s a bunch of great reads here including Sports Illustrated, Car and Driver, Boating, Flying, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, InStyle, The Atlantic, Popular Science, Consumer Reports and much much more. No brainer and easy way to join the digital magazine ‘fold’. expand full story

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General June 13

Microsoft was the first major hardware company to announce at E3 2016 this year. After the stage was set by EA and Bethesda, it was time to get our first look at what we can expect from Xbox One in the coming months. Right of the bat, Microsoft announced a newly updated console that includes a significantly slimmer design, 4K video and a ton of other features. Best of all, it starts at $299. Head below for more including pre-order information, game updates from Gears of War 4, Forza and others…

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Yesterday, EA kicked off this year’s E3 event with a handful of announcements and first looks at upcoming titles. We received more information about Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Madden 17 and Mass Effect: Andromeda plus a small glimpse at an upcoming Star Wars title. We’ll be covering E3 all week as Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony and more reveal their latest news for gamers. Head below for a look at the hottest trailers from yesterday’s event.

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General June 11

Update: Amazon or Best Buy offer the new-ish UE Boom 2 Waterproof Speaker (in most colors) for $149.99 shipped ($50 off). 

GeedDeal’s Ebay site has the UE Roll Rugged/Waterproof Bluetooth portable speaker in Volcano 2 pack for $79.99 shipped. That’s by far the lowest price we’ve seen for a 2 pack and even a good price for a 1 pack (BOGO). These are listed as new, open box and carry a 90-day warranty from GeekDeal in Volcano color shown above. I reviewed the UE Roll extremely favorably and even recommend it over the UE Roll 2 at its deeply discounted price.

For reference, Amazon has 1 for $69.99-$100 and that’s a solid deal. So for $10 more, you are getting a second speaker.

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General June 10

Apple has never been generous with its charging cables. These two-meter MFi-certified Lightning cables at 9to5Toys Specials provide extra reach, with a two-pack now $13 shipped.

In Imperial terms, these cables are around six-and-a-half feet long. It means you can keep on using your iPhone, iPad or iPod without sitting right next to the wall socket. These third-party cables are exactly like the original cable, with high-quality connectors and full compatibility with all Lightning devices. MFi certification is Apple’s official stamp of approval, and the two-pack is great for charging multiple devices, or keeping a cable in your bag.

Usually priced at over $50, you can currently grab these cables at 77% off MSRP, with free shipping.

General June 7

UPDATE: You can also find the Mohu Re-Leaf for $30 with code CRUSHCABLE at Mohu.

We’ve had some great HDTV Antenna deals in the past but this might be the best ever with one that hits all the checkpoints and coming in at a super-low price.

Amazon/1byone offers the 1byone 50 Mile Super Thin HDTV Antenna with 20ft Coaxial Cable for $29.99 (a good deal) but Coupon Code: JNPAR9TT  drops it a whopping $13 to just $16.99 shipped. Why is this particular Antenna so great?

  • Transparent so it doesn’t block window view any more than it has to
  • Long 20-foot cable so that it can reach all the way across the room to the best window
  • With optional amplification powered by your HDTV or external USB port, get a 50 mile+ range
  • Excellent 4.1/5 star rating. Amazon’s #1 Best Seller
  • 12 month warranty and 30-day money back guarantee

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General June 6

In the latest installment of their Uncarrier initiatives, T-Mobile today announced their new #GetThanked campaign. The campaign puts a focus on “thanking” T-Mobile customers for their loyalty to the company and brand by giving away free T-Mobile’s stock, gifts and promotions ever Tuesday, and inflight Wi-Fi for domestic fliers with Gogo.

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Newsflash, Father’s Day is coming right around the corner. Although the big Dad blowout isn’t until the 19th, you’ll need to order your gift sooner rather than later. This year, we’ve put together a handy guide that is filled with ideas. From the sports fanatic to beverage connoisseur, there is something for everyone. Head below for our top picks this Father’s Day.

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General June 5

Amazon offers the 1byone Super Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna (model OUS00-0561) with 16.5 Feet High Performance Coaxial Cable – Silver/Black, for $12.99. Coupon Code TU5XDSSL drops the price down $5 to just $7.99 Prime shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on a tier one HDTV Antenna with a decent coax lead (16.5 feet) and this one gets an impressive 4.1/5 star rating.

These are great for bringing in local channels (~25 mile radius) without having to drop insane prices on cable bills and cable boxes. You hook it right into your HDTV, program some channels and voila: free TV forever.  At $8 shipped, this wanders way into no brainer territory. Even if you aren’t a cord cutter, this serves as a great backup in case of cable outage or emergencies.  Great for Dads and Grads.

Don’t have a HDTV to hook it up to? Hook yourself up with a 24″ Vizio from Walmart refurb for $89.99 shipped. You are set for life and you haven’t spent $100!

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General June 4

Update (6/6 10:22am): Amazon is also now offering the Steam Link at $34.99 Prime shipped, matching the best we have tracked.

Amazon offers the Steam Controller for just $34.99 Prime shipped. That’s 30% or $15 off and the first sale we’ve seen at Amazon on the 4.2/5 star rated controller.

  • Experience a new level of precise control for your favorite games. The Steam Controller lets you play your entire collection of Steam games on your TV-even the ones designed without controller support in mind.
  • Features dual trackpads, HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, back grip buttons, and fully-customizable control schemes. Find your favorite mappings in the Steam Community, or create and share your own.
  • Dual trackpads allow for 1:1 absolute position input via virtual controls like a trackball, adaptive centering joystick, or steering wheel
  • Dual-stage triggers can be used as analog, digital, or both types of input at the same time. Put your iron-sights on the sweep-in, and then fire with the reliable feel of a tactile switch, all on the same trigger.
  • Each of the Steam Controller’s input zones and buttons has been positioned based on frequency of use, required precision, and ergonomic comfort.

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General June 3

There are times when lugging around a laptop makes for aching shoulders. The Remix Mini is the ideal solution — this tiny PC works wherever you can find a monitor, and 9to5Toys Specials has it now for $65 shipped.

Billed as the “world’s first true Android PC,” Remix actually works on a custom version of Google’s OS. This is designed specifically for mouse and keyboard controls, with a taskbar and multi-tasking. Under the hood, this palm-sized device has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, with a 64-bit chipset and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB. You can download apps straight from the Play Store, or through the Remix Store. The Mini PC has Bluetooth 4.0 built in for streaming audio and video, and the computer sips just 10 watts of power. Whether you want an easier hotdesking device, or just want another computer around the house, this little desktop should fill the role.

Order now to save 27% off MSRP with free shipping.

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General May 31

Finding the ideal OS X workflow can be hard work, but the World Class Mac Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials should help. The bundle offers eight high quality apps for just $30. Enter coupon code “MAC5” and save $5 to $25 for the whole bundle.

The headliners include Hype, a slick design studio for creating web content with HTML5, while Data Rescue is the gold standard when it comes to restoring files that seemed gone forever. Freeway Pro allows anyone to build beautiful websites without code, and Painter Essentials provides artists with a versatile digital canvas.

Dropzone provides drag-and-drop access to actions and folders from your menu bar, while iStat Menus provides comprehensive data on how your Mac is operating. The bundle also includes the powerful image manager Xee, along with uBar, which replaces the OS X dock with something more familiar for Windows users.

Worth over $400 put together, you can currently now save over 90% on this line-up — and enter coupon code “MAC5” for another $5 off.

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With Android on the up, now is a great time to start building apps for the Play Store. The Comprehensive Android Development Bundle at 9to5Toys Specials teaches coding and design from scratch, with 83 hours of video tutorials for $40.

The headline training is The Ultimate Android Marshmallow Tutorial, a massive 40-hour course that teaches the latest version of the OS from scratch. After touring the Android Studio development environment, the videos introduce Java code, popular APIs, third-party libraries, and monetization techniques.

Two more courses add extra coding knowledge to your locker, while Projects in Android provides hands-on practice. These tutorials look at parsing data, integrating Google Maps, UI layouts, security features, and much more.

The final course, Advanced Android App Development, helps to put the final polish on your own apps. Along with Material Design, the instructor explains the Android Support Library, and how to use advanced design components such as RecyclerView.

The bundle is specifically designed to be beginner-friendly, and the price includes lifetime access to the content. Sign up now to save 94% on the MSRP.

Expansys offers the Logitech Powershell controller case for iPhone 5/5S and iPod Touch 5th gen (refurb)for $4.99 with free Prime shipping. That’s $65 off the original price, and the lowest we’ve seen it by $8. It features:

  • Console-style controls: Precise analog game controls let you dominate your favorite mobile games
  • 1500 mAh Battery: Game on and on. It increases the battery capacity of iPhone 5, iPhone 5s or 5th generation iPod touch
  • Supports iOS 7/8/9 controller-compatible games: Works with a great selection of games. No extra software needed
  • Portable, comfortable shape: Slim, streamlined profile fits easily into your pocket for go-anywhere gaming
  • Easily access phone features: Your phone’s camera, music and calls remain fully accessible while you’re gaming

Even if you don’t often use the case for gaming, it is nice to have a 1500mAh battery backup for emergencies.

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