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Halloween is right around the corner, and the Web is flooded with costume ideas. This year, forego the predictable store-bought getup and get creative! DIYing your Halloween costume is a great way to upcycle found objects and design a project that fits your budget and skill level. From beginner-friendly to a bit more advanced, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that are guaranteed to turn heads.

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Update (10/6 11:00am): Price bumped to $9.99. Still a good deal.

Amazon offers the Aukey Portable Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Audio Music Streaming Receiver w/ 3.5 mm Stereo Output, Hands free Calling for Car Sound system (BR-C1, White) for $7.99 with free Prime shipping. That’s the best price we’ve seen for any Bluetooth Aux port adapter and this one actually has a mic which is great for calls in cars or office speakerphone.

  • Portable Bluetooth solution for wired speakers, headphones, stereos, and sound systems.
  • Bluetooth 3.0 technology with A2DP support ensuring crystal clear sound and high quality stereo music
  • One button easy pairing, pairs to iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android smartphones, tablets, transmitters, computers in seconds.
  • Supports hands-free calling with built-in mic
  • Package content: Aukey BR-C1 Bluetooth receiver, 3.5mm Audio Cable, 3.5mm to RCA cable, USB charging cable, User manual, 18 Month worry-free warranty

This gets an impressive 4.5/5 star reviews from Amazon customers.

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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 AudioAdvisor.com and Amazon at the low introductory price of $19.95.

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General September 29, 2015

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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General September 18, 2015

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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General September 16, 2015

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

General September 15, 2015

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

General September 10, 2015

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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