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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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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Kingston MobileLite wireless card reader for iOS and Android mobile devices $25 w/ Prime shipping (Reg. $60)

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Amazon offers the Kingston MobileLite wireless card reader for $24.97 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or any order of $35 or more. That’s 58% below list and just over $5 better than our previous mention.

It acts as a wireless card reader for your mobile devices, power bank, and standard card reader:

…it’s about having unlimited access to your favorite videos, music, photos and files from your Flash drive and other storage devices – anywhere you go. Store and share more – wirelessly and easily via Wi-Fi – and stream content (for example, three different movies) to three devices at once.

Download the mobile companion app for iOS and Android. It’s rated 3.8 out of 5 stars from 155 Amazon reviewers.
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Apple iPad mini Smart Cover (multiple colors) as low as $17 from Best Buy (58% off)

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Best Buy is taking up to 58% off select iPad mini Smart Covers, which yields prices from $16.99. Orders of $35+ ship free or you can opt for in-store pickup to dodge freight charges. It’s rare to see a discount this large on retail-packaged, current generation Apple products.

A must have accessory for many iPad owners, the Smart Cover snaps into place thanks to perfectly positioned magnets, has sleep/wake functionality, and can be folded into a stand to make viewing movies and typing more comfortable. It’s compatible with the first generation iPad mini and newest iPad mini with Retina display.
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iMacs at Best Buy drop $270+ for .EDU emails, prices starting at $1029 or less for 8GB/1TB/2.7GHz

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Apple introduced a $1099 iMac yesterday that cuts the storage and speed and half and doesn’t allow upgrading of the memory.

Don’t buy it. Here’s why.

Today, Best Buy cuts the price of its iMac line across the board $120-140; the sale lasts 3 days. Even better, people with access to a .EDU email save an additional $150 over the prices above by submitting their email here.

That means the price of the new midrange model drops to $1029.99 shipped, $70 less than the stripped model. A new 27″ model now starts at $1509.99, also a new low.

Even without the student discounts, you are much better off with a fully functional iMac for $80 more than Apple charges for its stripped down model.

 

Jump on Apple’s new $1099 1.4GHz iMac? We might have a better offer for under $1000

Apple took down the Apple Store for 6 hours last night and introduced an entry level iMac for $1099. What do you ‘get’ for $1099? Apple halved the hard drive to a paltry 500GB and speed of the processor to 1.4GHz. That’s a little uninspiring to say the least.

Not to worry, we’ve got a better entry level offer for you. MacMall will sell you a new 2.7GHz iMac from last year with a 1TB hard drive for $1069. A $70 mail in rebate brings it below $1000 with Tax in only a few states. Even without the rebate, it is a better offer: it also has much better graphics, the same Thunderbolt ports, wireless keyboard and mouse and is freely upgradable to the latest Mavericks/Yosemite OS. One downside is the wireless which is 802.11N instead of 802.11AC in the newer one.

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Apple also looks to have dropped the prices on its refurbished Airport Time Capsules. $149 now buys you a 2TB Model which is pretty much a no brainer if the size and age aren’t a problem for you. Apple offers the same 1 year warranty on its refurbished items that it does on its new products so buy with some confidence.

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Nest Protect relaunches with a 22% discount, now just $99

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After being temporarily pulled from store shelves, the Nest Protect is back and available at an even lower price. It originally launched in the fall of 2013 with a list price of $129.99, but Nest has announced that the Protect is now available for $99 (wired version too) as a way to “make it accessible to as many people as possible.”

Protect is a smart smoke and carbon monoxide detector that uses a human voice to announce potential dangers, which Nests notes is more effective at waking children than a traditional beeping alarm. The Nest app makes it easy to control your Protect and sends notifications to your smartphone or tablet if your alarm goes off. It also plays nice with the Nest Learning Thermostat.

Order the Nest Protect at its new low price today from Best BuyHome DepotNest, and it has just hit Amazon as well. we expect it to hit Amazon very soon. (updated 6/17 2:15pm)


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Acer 32GB HD Haswell Chromebook C720-2420: $190 shipped ($60 off)

 

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Sears has the Acer Chromebook C720-2420 for $189.99 shipped. That’s $60 off and the lowest price we’ve seen for a Haswell Chromebook with 32GB of storage and a 11.6″ 720P+ 1366 x 768 display. It boots within 7 seconds has Built-in HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 ports and  claims all day 8.5 hour battery life. More info from Acer.

If you have Sears points, this buy nets you $11.40 back in points 5% additional bonus back in points if you choose Store pickup.

After something bigger? Best Buy  has the Toshiba 13.3″ Chromebook with Intel Celeron, 2GB Memory, 16GB Solid State Drive, in Sunray Silver $229 (Reg. $279)

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