General April 28
Anker recently released a new high-powered, versatile charger that will likely make its way to the top of everyone’s must-have MacBook and iPad Pro accessories list. The 60W PowerPort+ 5 features one USB-C port with Power Delivery that is capable of pushing 29W (full speed) to Apple’s 12-inch MacBook and four standard USB ports for charging an iPhone, iPad and other devices at up to 2.4A per port. Here’s a look at how you can take advantage of all that power…
Spring is now in full swing and there’s no better time to get organized. An easy place to get started with your spring cleaning is in the garage. Whether you are looking to hang all of your tools and rakes or wrangle sports equipment, we’ve put together some of the top choices to help you do just that.
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The Bobine Blackout charging dock has a flexible mount that is perfect for using your Apple device hands-free, or as a second screen. 9to5Toys Specials has the everyday iPhone version for $30 shipped, the in-car iPhone version for $30 shipped, and the Apple Watch version for $18 shipped.
The Blackout hooks up to your regular wall charger, with a bendable jointed-steel cable providing the support. The mount comes with a stabilizer, which sticks onto most flat surfaces to provide an anchor point. The Blackout is MFi certified, and comes with a USB extension cable.
The Blackout Auto Edition is essentially the same mount, except it comes with two stabilizing clips for your car’s dashboard. It means you can easily use GPS and handsfree calling while charging your iPhone via any in-car USB charger.
Bobine also produces an Apple Watch stand, which has an unpainted steel finish and a slot for your magnetic charging cable. The mount can be coiled to make a freestanding charging point, or used with the provided stabilizers in your car.
General April 25
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to find something special to give mom. Whether she is a jewelry lover, homebody, fashionista or gym rat, we’ve rounded up the top gifts for your mom this holiday. Instead of getting her flowers yet again, try one of these picks.
General April 23
Amazon and Best Buy both offer the GoPro Hero+ waterproof Wifi camera today for $227.99 with free shipping. That’s $72 or 24% off of retail price of this 4.3/5 Amazon star-rated action camera with touch display. Features:
- HERO+ LCD Camera with Built-in Touch Display
- Records stunning, immersive 1080p60 and 720p60 video with built-in video trimming, SuperView, Auto Low Light, HI Light Tag and Quick Capture
- Captures 8MP single, Time Lapse and Burst photos up to 5 fps
- Built-In Wi-Fi + Bluetooth enables connectivity to the GoPro App or Smart Remote1 to adjust modes and settings, control the camera remotely, and view and share your content
- Durable + Waterproof to 131′ (40m), designed to withstand extreme environments and conditions
Note, Amazon also offers a Starter Bundle with extra battery and 32GB SD Card for $255 expand full story
General April 21
There is no better tablet deal out there than the Kindle Fire 7-inch IPS display tablet for $49.99 shipped. Sure it is all baseline specs, the front and back cameras aren’t amazing and it only has 8GB of storage. It runs FireOS instead of Google’s full Android which isn’t a bad thing if you don’t need Google’s apps.
But that doesn’t mean it still isn’t a great consumption machine for $50 (or 6 pack for $250!). You get Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime videos and music. Tons of Appstore apps and Amazon’s best selection of eBooks on the planet. Amazon also offers a free paid app every day.
Today Amazon gives more options to those in the $50 tablet market. Besides black, you can grab the playful magenta, blue, and tangerine colors and for $20 more you can get a 16GB option (also available on the ruggedized kids version w/2 year garantee)
Customers can now choose between three new colors: magenta, blue, and tangerine, as well as black—and still for only $49.99. Fire is also available with 16 GB of internal storage for only $69.99.
Also starting today, Fire Kids Edition, the tablet built from the ground up for kids (and their parents), is available with a new green kid-proof case (already available in pink or blue) and with 16 GB of internal storage for $119.99. Fire Kids Edition with 8 GB of internal storage will continue to be available for only $99.99.
I’ll be honest, I like the colors but I’m not sure I’m in on a 40% increase in price for 8GB of storage. The Kindle Fire also has MicroSD storage which means you can certainly store your media more cheaply with a MicroSD card. That same $20 buys you a 64GB MicroSD card that you can also throw into a GoPro, Raspberry Pi or Android phone. expand full story
General April 19
Just this morning Apple refreshed its 12-inch MacBook with a faster processor and improved battery life. Whether you’re springing for the new models released today or going refurbished, you’ll likely need a few key accessories to round out your setup. While the MacBook has an attractive thin design, it comes at the cost of a single USB-C port. Additionally, it can be a tough sell as an everyday machine without some external input devices. Head below for a roundup of some of our favorite accessories for the 12-inch MacBook.
General April 18
From today, Amazon is finally allowing customers interested in its Prime features to subscribe on a monthly basis. For $8.99 per month, users can now buy Amazon Prime Video on a month-by-month plan. A monthly plan including Prime Video, 2-day shipping and more is also available for $10.99 per month.
However, whilst these new offerings are attractive and accessible to more people, they do not represent a good deal. In fact, subscribing to Amazon’s new monthly options is significantly more expensive …
General April 14
Learning your way around the kitchen can be a daunting task for some people, but having the right tools can go a long way in making it simpler. A lot of the kitchen tools on the market today can make your meals come together faster and more importantly, come out tastier. There are so many expensive kitchen items out there it can be easy to forget that some of the best don’t have to break the bank…
TarDisk is offering 15% off exclusively to 9to5Toys readers today on itsTarDisk Pear solid-state expansion drive product for MacBook. This isn’t an SD card, instead it uses TarDisk’s software to create a fusion drive with your internal storage, meaning it will act as a permanent storage upgrade instead of like an SD card or thumb drive (full review).
With the 15% off, you can take $59.85 off the regular $399 price of the 256GB model, or $22.35 off the $149 regular price for the 128GB model.
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Update: Amazon also offers a similar BGE90M model (4.4/5 stars) but with more power (70WH vs. 90WH) and 2 USB ports as well as the three outlets for $24.99 Prime shipped. This is especially useful if you also need to keep a phone or tablet running too during an unexpected outage.
Amazon offers the APC Back-UPS Connect Model BGE70 3-outlet Home Network Uninterruptible Power Supply for $19.99 Prime shipped. While it is currently out of stock, you can still order now, lock it in at this price and you won’t be charged until it ships. Today’s deal is a match to previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen for this UPS.
It allows you to keep your cable/DSL/Fiber modem and Wifi router online during a power outage for up to three hours. It has 3 separate outlets, a 5 foot cable and includes a 3-year warranty. Rated 4.4/5 stars from 290 Amazon shoppers.
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If you are an Apple Watch/Sport owner, you probably already know the value in having a few different easy-to-switch watch bands around. Sport bands are great for outdoor fun but a nice Leather band cleans up your Sport and turns it into a night on the town or formal event type of timepiece.
But Apple charges $149 for Leather magnetic clasp bands which is more than half the price of an Apple Watch Sport on sale these days. What if I told you you could get a great knockoff of the Apple Watch Leather Band at a tenth of the price for just $14.49 Prime Shipped after $14.99 coupon code 9JGNFFVF. You can also pick up a well-rated Milanese Loop knockoff for $12.99 Prime shipped. These certainly won’t be as good as Apple’s but at a tenth of the $149 retail price of Apple’s you can afford to take a little bit of a risk.
These come with 18 month warranty and are fulfilled by Amazon. Comes in Apple’s 5 colors and in both 38mm and 42mm sizes.
ICYMI: You can grab a Milanese Loop Band + an Aluminum Dock for $27 Prime shipped.
General April 6
If you are an Apple Watch Sport owner, you probably already know the value in having a few different easy-to-switch watch bands around. Sport bands are great for outdoor fun but a nice Milanese Loop band cleans up your Sport and turns it into a night on the town or formal event type of timepiece.
But Apple charges $149 for a Milanese Loop band which is more than half the price of an Apple Watch Sport on sale these days. What if I told you you could get a great knockoff of the Apple Watch Milanese Loop Band at a tenth of the price for just $15.99 Prime Shipped. As for the quality, it certainly won’t be as nice as Apple’s offering but it gets great reviews on Amazon and other folks seem to love it. Available in Gold/Black/Silver in both 38 and 42mm sizes. These usually go quick so get in while you can.
ICYMI: You can grab a Milanese Loop Band + an Aluminum Dock for $27 Prime shipped or this rugged option from Spigen for $10.
General April 5
Even if you are a complete beginner when it comes to code, the Apple TV Developer Course is designed to get you building apps for the big screen in no time. You can enroll now through 9to5Toys Specials for $19.
The new App Store on tvOS is already very popular with users, so now is a great time to jump in. This course starts from the basics of Swift 2, Apple’s very own programming language. After showing you how to set up your development environment, the tutorials soon get you to follow the instructor as he builds a simple app. As the course goes on, you learn how to integrate images and sounds, before taking on another project app. There are 13 apps to code in total, from utilities to games. Along the way, the videos cover the tvOS Focused Engine, Native Application Controls, Storyboards, and nib File support, plus how to submit your creations to the App Store. All the content is available to stream 24/7 on desktop and mobile devices, and no previous experience is required.
Sign up now to save 90% on the regular price for the course.
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Your Amazon Prime purchase options have always been pretty straightforward: new accounts are eligible for a free trial, students get a 50% discount and all other members pay $99 per year. Sure, there have been some rare instances when Amazon discounted the yearly fee, but historically, you either paid full-price for a year or you didn’t get Prime access. But that’s all changed since Sprint announced a new way for its customers to pay for Prime…