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Best Buy is offering the Geek Squad Certified Refurbished Apple Watch 42mm Sport Smartwatch in Space Gray (MJ3T2LL/A) for $225.99 shipped. That’s $123 off the regular price at Best Buy for this watch in new condition and the lowest we’ve seen for a 42mm model.
It comes with an aluminum case and features: Ion-X glass display, heart rate sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone, speaker, 802.11n wireless, and Bluetooth 4.0. A 90-day warranty also applies. Geek Squad Certified Refurbished products are “thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away.”
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B&H is offering the Pebble Steel Smartwatch for iOS and Android devices for only $79.95 shipped. That’s $45 off the original list price, $20 less than Amazon’s listing and the lowest we’ve seen.
This smartwatch lets you get email, texts, incoming calls, calendars and access your favorite apps on your wrist. You can also control your music with iTunes, Spotify, Pandora and more. “Discover thousands of apps and watch faces to customize Pebble Steel to fit your life.” Rated 3.9/5 stars from over 800 Amazon customers. B&H also offers $60 – $200 off select Apple Watches with potential tax benefits. The 42mm watch in a Space Black Stainless Steel Case and Black Sport Band can be had for only $399 shipped. As a bonus it also includes a free Mophie dock with your purchase. That’s $200 off and the lowest we’ve seen. For some more Apple Watch deals check out our previous roundup for more options.
Also be sure to check out our Spigen Apple Watch Dock on sale for $7 today only.
Best Buy and T-Mobile are each offering interesting iPhone promotions today, netting a few different freebies with the purchase of select devices. There is a little leg-work required in each instance but it’s likely worth it if you’re after a new device.
Starting at Best Buy, you can pick up a LifeProof FRĒ case when you purchase or lease and activate an iPhone 6/s/Plus for $1 on Verizon Wireless or Sprint. Simply visit this page and add a case to your cart, then head over to the iPhone landing page and choose a device. A two-year commitment is required, full terms and conditions can be found below.
Switching to T-Mobile, customers that purchase an iPhone via the Equipment Installment Plan will receive a free iPhone SE 16GB. After completing the sign-up, you’ll need to head over to this page and enter coupon code JUNE16IPHONEBOGO while filling out the rebate form. Your credit will come in the form of a prepaid Mastercard within eight months. There are a few details here, including that one phone must be activated on a new line. Yes, there are a lot of details here, but if you’re looking to make the switch, it’s a nice deal.
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(Update 6/2 11:15am): Guarantee Cellular (Top Rated Plus seller w/ 97.7% feedback rating from 111,271 respondents) via eBay Daily Deals has Apple’s 12.9-inch 128GB iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular in refurbished condition for $649.99 shipped. That’s $429.01 below list price and $150 better than the current deal (below) for it. Eligible for 30-day money back guarantee.
MobilePros1 (98% feedback rating from 119,717 respondents) via eBay offers Apple’s 12.9-inch 128GB iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and Cellular connectivity for $799.99 shipped. Available in Gold, Silver and Space Gray. As a price comparison, Apple charges $1,079 for the same exact model and $799 for the entry-level 32GB Wi-Fi configuration. To put that price analysis in perspective, you’re getting four times as much storage and the ability to use cellular data for a $1 premium. It features a 2732-by-2048 (264 ppi) Retina display, Smart Connector, Apple Pencil support, four speaker audio and more.
Use (some of) your savings to buy a highly-rated protective case with auto sleep/wake functionality for just $12 Prime shipped.
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Building smartphone connectivity into common home goods like a lightbulb was always a natural play. Philips was the first to successfully take it mainstream with its line of Hue products. Since then, others have followed suit as Apple’s HomeKit has developed into a viable service. For some, the problem of paying a significant upcharge for this capability is too difficult to overcome. Another issue is that consumers might prefer a certain style of bulb, Edison for example, which is not readily available with smart functionality.
That’s where iDevices comes in. The clever brand behind a variety of smartphone products has now released a new add-on that sits between your existing light socket and bulb to add this functionality to nearly any light. Appropriately named, Socket is HomeKit compatible and is available for pre-order today…
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On my recent trip to San Francisco, I realized that I had forgotten to bring my iPhone wall charger. It wasn’t the end of the world because I had a selection of other phones with me, but I had some key info — like boarding passes etc. — on my iPhone, and I needed to charge it.
Grabbing a new charger would only take $20 and a trip to the local convenience store, but I realized that I had a portable charger in my backpack — one with a Lightning port and plenty of juice to power up my phone. I ended up going a full four days using nothing but the Olala 13000mAh portable battery charger for my energy needs…
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