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Update: now $6.25 which is still a great deal

Amazon via Pangea sells Apple Certified 5-foot Lightning cables for just $6.25 shipped. That’s a great price on colorful Lightning cables 2 feet longer than Apple’s,  produced with Apple’s Lightning chips.

Pangea Lightning cables are an extra-long 5-feet in length—42% longer than Apple’s standard Lightning cable—and feature superior shielding, robust 27-gauge signal conductors, heavy-duty 21-gauge power conductors and Apple’s newest, thinnest C48 Lightning connector on one end, with a USB ‘A’ connector on the other end. Pangea has utilized high-grade copper, with wire gauges that are significantly thicker than a typical Apple-type cable in order to deliver accurate signal and steady power despite the longer cable length. Five available colors (Black, Blue, Green, Pink, or White) are designed to match your iPhone, iPad Mini or other Apple device.

“Pangea’s Lightning cables offer a no-compromise design and the convenience of a longer cable length all at a very affordable price,” explained Pangea cable designer Jay Victor. “The easy-grip molded connectors and durable cable cover make our solution ideal for everyday use, and we have added a touch of elegance to these Lightning cables by carefully matching Apple’s 5-shade color palette,” concluded Victor. MSRP for the Pangea Lightning cables is $29.95 however they are available now from and Amazon at the low introductory price of $19.95.

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General September 29

As if you needed more reasons to become a Prime member, its included streaming music service just got a big boost. Amazon announced today that a large selection of “popular and award-winning” Universal Music Group artists will be appearing on Prime Music with unlimited streaming. Head below for a sampling of artists that are now available.

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We love a good Nintendo throwback around here, especially if it has anything to do with Game Boy. We have have seen life size Raspberry Pi hacks, custom-made 3D Printed emulators and even some sweet magnets that will make any fridge look like Nintendo’s beloved handheld. And now, two of my personal favorite things, music and gaming, are coming together for one epic new hybrid Game Boy device: expand full story


Sony has announced that it will be releasing a new Limited Edition Gold PlayStation 4 console and there will be only 6,000 available to the public. This is just half the inventory of the rare 20th Anniversary console that Sony released last year. So you know it will be tough to come by.

The revamped console is stunning, and frankly we want one really bad. Sony has applied a nice finish on top with the traditional black coating on the bottom. The matching DualShock controller fits in perfectly. There is no denying that this will one of the most sought after PlayStation bundles to hit the market. We can already imagine the aftermarket prices skyrocketing.

Don’t expect to see this console hitting online retailers anytime soon, you’ll have to head down to Taco Bell to win one of these…

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Update (9/16 4:15pm): LA and Orange County Prime Now customers can get $20 off  purchases of $50 or more right now using code LATRYNOW

We have some interesting announcements from Amazon for its Prime members today. An extended free trial of the Washington Post is now available and the Sex and the City gang will be making a return on Amazon’s streaming service, as southern California residents get access to the company’s one-hour delivery: expand full story


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MacUpdate has an extremely solid bundle on offer for the next 2 weeks featuring the normally $100 Toast Titanium for $50 – for all 10 Mac Apps.  Toast used to be the standard for ripping optical media but over the past few years it has morphed into a video transcoding and editing tool. For Toast alone, you’d save $50 on this bundle but MacUpdate also offers an additional 9 apps, most of which are primetime players. Boom boosts your Mac volume systemwide, Expandrive allows you to access cloud services just like a local drive. DevonThink is a great information manager. Paragon allows you to use NTFS drives/partitions on a Mac, Netspot is a great wireless survey tool. Sparkle is a very good HTML Editor. There’s also iMazing for accessing files on an OS Drive and MacOptimizer which helps speed up your Mac. Seasonality Core is a in-depth weather stats app which is available for the first 5000 downloads so hurry up! expand full story

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Update (9/11 8:00am): ErligpowhtDirect via Amazon offers its 3.5-foot MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cable with aluminum connectors for $4.59 Prime shipped after coupon code YX897SGK is applied at checkout. 

Amazon offers the JDT Braided 3 foot MFi Lightning cable certified by Apple in black or silver for $12.99. Coupon code: ZS755JMH drops the price to $6.99 with free Prime shipping. That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on a braided lightning cable blessed by Apple and this one garners perfect 5/5 star ratings from 29 reviewers. These are incredibly durable: Tangle-free nylon cord with aluminum casing has a 4000+ bend lifespan, several times longer than original device cables.

$7 too much for that $700 phone or tablet? Save another $2 on a regular 3 foot MPow MFi Lightning cable for $4.99 after code: AZYWNQUC

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Update (9/4 1:50pm): We have now updated this post with more Force awakens sales and goodies…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for a release on December 18th, but Disney is getting things jumped off months ahead of time with its new Star Wars holiday: Force Friday. Starting tonight at midnight, retailers all across the US will be opening their doors to put new Star Wars merchandise and toys on sale. Even Amazon, Target, Toys R Us and Walmart will be having sales online all throughout the day in celebration. Down below we have detailed some of the most interesting new Star Wars toys revealed, where to get them online and a list of sales through the weekend:

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Update (9/3 3:00pm): Unlock your door using Siri! Pre-order the Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt with Apple HomeKit compatibility for $229 and receive a free $50 Amazon Gift Card. You must add the gift card to your shopping cart using the button on the main product page. Anticipated release date is November 1, 2015.

Best Buy offers the Neato Botvac D75 Bagless Robotic Vacuum for $359.99. Applying coupon code rmnsave20off drops the final price to $319.99 shipped. That’s good for about $80 off the regular price/Amazon and the first real discount that we’ve seen on this model.

Described as Neato’s quietest offering to date, the D75 features fully automated whole home robotic cleaning. It can handle carpet, hardwood floors and tile while picking up animal hair plus other allergens in the air. Proprietary “SpinFlow” technology picks up large amount of dirt and hair. The D75 can be set to automatically clean each day, whether you are home or not. Early reviews from Amazon customers are very positive.

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Today only, Woot is offering the T-fal FR8000 Oil Filtration Stainless Steel Immersion Deep Fryer for $89.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping. That’s around $40+ below the regular price, $10+ under Amazon/the average selling price and matching the best we have posted.

This model has a 2.65 pound capacity, a 3.5-liter oil capacity, an adjustable thermostat, auto-oil filtration/draining, and is dishwasher safe. It ships with a one-year warranty from T-fal, is now the best selling deep fryer on Amazon, and has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 330 customers.

Before you head below for the rest of today’s best home deals, Amazon is offering the Alaska Bear TSA Accepted Luggage Lock for $9.99. But code TSALOCKK will drop your total to just $4.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders over $35 This best selling travel lock has a 4.9/5 star rating from over 110 customers.

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It’s time to head back to school, so you’ll want to be sure you’ve got the latest gear to start the school year off right. We’ve already rounded up the best Apple gear at 9to5Mac and you can always count on 9to5Google for the latest Android news and gear. Of course, at 9to5Toys we’re focused on bringing you the best deals on the web each day but today we’re focused on our favorite electronics, toys and deals to get the school year started.

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Apple’s introduction of multi-touch input on the original iPhone completely changed the way that we interact with our devices. Movements like pinch-to-zoom and now Force Touch have become engrained into the technology experience. The ability to recognize different levels of pressure and movements is being used to reimagine the way we manipulate software.

Sensel Morph is a new Kickstarter project that is providing a foundation for software-specific input devices that can be changed quickly and easily. This new device is centered around a keyboard sized slab that is layered with 20,000 sensors that work together to detect unique movements and pressure. Input is handled by different overlays that focus on a specific activity.

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