Download 5 free Android apps from the Amazon Appstore and get 1,000 Coins ($10 value)

Amazon is celebrating Memorial Day by giving away 200 Amazon Coins with each free download of select Android apps. It appears that these apps are free outside of this promotion as well, but do not typically include amazon-memorial-day-apps-android-coinsbonus Coins. Downloading each of these apps will net you a total of 1,000 Coins, which carries a value of $10.

Browse the top Android apps to find great titles to use your free Coins on and don’t forget that you can still get 2,000 Coins ($20 value) for downloading Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Get the Amazon Appstore for Android here.

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Readdle’s Calendars 5 for iOS is available for free for the first time ever (Reg. $7)

readdle-calendats-5-ios Update (5/20 9:00am): The free promo is now over, but you can still get Calendars 5 for just $2.99.

For the next 48 hours you can download Calendars 5 for iOS for free, which is a savings of $6.99. Before this sale, the lowest price this popular app had ever been offered for was $2.99. Many consider Calendars 5 to be a viable replacement for Apple’s stock iOS calendar app because of its polished look and attention to detail. It features full offline support, natural language input for quickly creating events, and a powerful task manager that syncs with iOS reminders. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from thousands of App Store users.

Calendars 5 is smart, excels in both tasks and events and runs on any iOS device you might have. It’s the calendar app you have been looking for.

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iClever Aluminum USB 3 4A hubs: 7-port: $25, 4-port: $13 shipped AC

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Amazon has the iClever Super Speed Aluminum 7-port USB 3.0 Hub with 4A Power Adapter for $24.99 with free Prime shipping after using Code: 6Z8538PK at checkout ($5 off). It includes an Aluminum Body, 5V 4A High-Capacity Power Supply for charging lots of devices and VIA VL812 Chipset with Upgraded Firmware 9081.

Don’t need 7 ports? Grab a 4 port model for $12.99 with free Prime shipping after using SH6VIT3U at checkout ($3 off).

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Deal Analysis: Is the Kinect-less Xbox One for $399 a good value?

xbox-one-standard-boxEarlier today Microsoft announced that it will begin selling the Xbox One console without a Kinect sensor for $399, which is $100 less than the price of a console bundled with Kinect.

There’s little doubt that this move is meant to stimulate slumping Xbox One sales, which have fallen nearly 1 million units behind its rival PlayStation 4. These disappointing sales numbers have prompted Microsoft to giveaway its hottest game and have motivated retailers to offer aggressive discounts. Let’s take a look at how this Kinect-less Xbox One deal stacks up against other promotions we’ve seen thus far..

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ZTE is selling the Firefox OS phone direct via Ebay for $100 shipped


Firefox OS is a new Smartphone operating system from the makers of the Firefox browser. ZTE out of China is manufacturing the phone that will be running the Firefox OS. Specs of the phone aren’t going to blow anyone away but for $99.99 shipped for HSPA plus carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile what do you expect?

  • Smart and sleek design with 4’’ display
  • 1.2GHz dual core for fast, smooth operation
  • 3MP camera for capturing those important moments
  • The latest version of Firefox OS with enhanced features

You can get one here exclusively on Ebay in the US.

Jawbone Jambox portable Bluetooth speaker/mic in a variety of colors: $90 shipped


Update: 1Sale is now offering the black Jawbone Jambox for $75 shipped today.

Groupon has the Jawbone Jambox in a variety of colors for $89.99 with free shipping (limit 3).  That’s the first time we’ve seen it for under $100 new (though we’ve seen if for as low as $58 refurbished). This very popular portable speaker defined the genre with its 10 hour battery,full sound and ability to make conference calls using it..  Features:

  • Sturdy, portable design
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Molded rubber casing
  • Connects to Bluetooth-enabled devices
  • Produces high-fidelity audio
  • Reaches room-filling volume
  • Output capacity: 85 decibels

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Celebrate #MayTheFourth with the best Star Wars deals: Lego, lightsabers, apps/games, freebies, more


What is May the 4th be with you? It is the saying used by Star Wars fans to commemorate Star Wars day, May 4th. The idea for the day originated as a play on the cult Star Wars phrase, “may the force be with you,” which is said by multiple characters throughout the epic saga.

Star Wars Day is even bigger this year thanks to the impending release of the Disney-produced Episode VII and as a result deals are kicking off sooner than ever! We’re here to help you celebrate May the Fourth by rounding up the absolute best Star Wars sales from across the deal galaxy.

We will be making a special post on May The Fourth to cover all the last minute deals and exclusive merchandise. Amazon is planning an all-day Gold Box event  (click the upper May the Fourth banner to see only Star Wars lightning deals) so you know there are going to be some great deals to be had through Monday.

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How to get $250 off EOL Haswell MacBook Airs, starting at $610 (open box), $649 New

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When Apple dropped the prices of the MacBook Airs and updated them slightly, it created a perfect storm of Best Buy discounts for students and educators and anyone with a .edu email address.  You can now get MacBook Air Haswells, the ones that started at $999 yesterday, for $649 and up. Open box for as little as $610

Here’s how:

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Go to Best Buy’s Student discount program here and enter in the .EDU email address. You’ll get a confirmation email and then after clicking the link, an emailed special code good for $150 off.

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Once you have the code, simply pick a MacBook Air (or Pro?) that’s eligible. Apple’s recently upgraded models now start at $799. The code will bring prices down to $649 and up!  You can even pick up an open box Macbook for as little as $610.

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End-of-Life 2013 MacBook Airs start at $799 shipped (unopened)

With the release of the extremely modest upgrades to its MacBook Air line today, Apple has put a lot of existing inventory in a lurch, allowing retailers to slash prices. Apple’s upgrade included a updated processor which inched the needle from 1.3GHz to 1.4GHz. Otherwise, the MacBook Are identical.

What’s not identical is the price. Dropping the Airs $100 allows retailers like MacMall and B&H to drop prices even more on these new in box EOL machines that also include Apple’s 1 year warranty (and both companies offer AppleCare upgrade pricing that is better than Apple’s own prices).

MacMall’s prices (Tax in  California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, Tennessee, Minnesota, Georgia, North Carolina and Wisconsin):

MacMall SKU Apple SKU Description List Price  MacMall Price
9690639 MD711LL/A MacBook Air 11″ 1.3GHz i5 4/128 $999.00 $844.00
9690642 MD712LL/A MacBook Air 11″ 1.3GHz i5 4/256 $1,199.00 $1,044.00
9690645 MD761LL/A MacBook Air 13″1.3GHZ i5 4/256 $1,299.00 $1,144.00


B&H Prices (Tax only in NYC):

MD711LL/A $829.00 $799.00 (Updated)

MD712LL/A $999.00

MD760LL/A $929.00  $899.00 (Updated)

MD761LL/A $1129.00 $1,099.00 (Updated)


Amazon opens online Wearable Technology store w/ buying guides, videos & featured wearables

Wearable Technology storeToday, Amazon announced the launch of its new Wearable Technology store, bringing all of its wearable focused products into a unified hub. The storefront includes the latest smartwatch, activity tracker and wearable camera tech from all of the current major players like Samsung, Jawbone and GoPro along with a number of helpful resources for making well informed purchases regarding which devices suit you best.

Amazon has launched a Learning Center within the new storefront that contains a number of helpful guides and product videos that offer some basic information about compatibility and which gear is best for which situations. There are also a number of news resources for wearable tech available, but with iWatch rumored to be on the way, you’re best bet is to keep a close eye on 9to5Mac.

Along with the smartwatches and GoPro cams you’ll find a number of resources on wearable health care products as well those for babies and pets.

Sennheiser HD-360 PRO DJ Studio Style Over-Ear Headphones in Black: $45 shipped (reg. $150)

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Amazon offers the Sennheiser HD-360 PRO DJ Studio Style Over-Ear Headphones in Black for $45 with free shipping. That’s $5 off our last mention and the lowest price we’ve seen on these DJ style wired headphones. More details at Best Buy where they are on Clearance for $104.

If you are looking for a great pair of Wireless headphones with a Mic, Amazon still offers the Souls for under $40

Verizon FiOS 50Mb/25Mb, Local TV + HBO Go or Showtime: $50/month. Fully Loaded: $75/month

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If you live in a Verizon-connected area, you can pick up a pretty solid deal on Super fast 50Mb/s down, 25Mb/s up FiOS bundled with local channels and either HBO or Showtime. Bump up to their “Fully Loaded Entertainment Pack” for $75.

FiOS at 50/25 normally starts at $79.99/month alone so the $30 off and free HBO/Showtime is a pretty solid deal…which ends next week.


Acer Chromebook 710 and 720 roundup: starting at $120 shipped (+Free Chromebook switchers ebook)


chromebook-bookChromebooks are inherently great deals with their free 100GB of Google Drive space ($48 value)  for 2 years on new models often a great incentive to buy. But we’ve found some additional savings around the web. Not sure about making the switch to a Chromebook? Have a free Ebook that can help make the transition:

Like any device, Chromebooks have their advantages and their disadvantages.

Chromebooks are Google’s take on the laptop. They run a slimmed-down operating system optimized for getting on the web with just the Chrome browser and Chrome apps. If you can do everything in your browser with web-based services and online storage, you can switch to a Chromebook.

Many Chromebook users haven’t actually “switched” to a Chromebook — they’ve purchased a Chromebook as an additional device, not one that replaces their current computer entirely. A Chromebook is the simple laptop you pick up when you need to browse the web, watch videos, type emails, write documents, and do other things you can accomplish in a browser. But let’s assume you actually want to switch to a Chromebook.

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SOUL Electronics SV3SLV Volt Bluetooth 4.0 Pro Hi-Definition On-Ear Wireless Headphones w/dual Mics – Silver: $40 shipped

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Amazon offers the SOUL Electronics SV3SLV Volt Bluetooth Pro Hi-Definition On-Ear Wireless Headphones in Silver for $39.77 with free shipping. That’s 73% off retail and $30 less than we’ve ever seen them. They feature:

  • Advanced driver and circuitry design for powerful deep bass and clear mids and highs
  • Bluetooth v4.0+ EDR and Class II Apt-X decoder provides quick, easy pairing and high quality stereo music playback. Built-in dual microphones for maximum noise reduction
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life; Wireless range of up to 33; Comfortable on-ear design
  • Universal 1-button remote control for Apple, Android, Samsung, Blackberry, and others
  • Includes tangle-free cable for in-line play and carrying pouch

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