Put wireless anywhere for $35! TP-LINK Nano Powerline Adapter Kit: $20, Wireless N150 Portable Router: $15 shipped

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If you are looking to extend your wireless network to any part of your home including powered outstructures like barns, stables, pools, guesthouses, gates or even just easily improving your signal strength in your home far from your current router, we have a quick, easy and inexpensive solution:

Combining the TP-LINK  Nano Powerline Adapter Kit for $19.99 shipped (which we mentioned a few days ago) with the TP-Link Wireless N150 Portable Router: $14.99 shipped gives you up to 200Mbps of data speeds from your current router channelled through up to 300 meters of household/yard wiring to another outlet where you can connect to this Portable 150Mbps Wireless router.

Both of these are at lowest ever prices and get great (4.3+/5 star) reviews at Amazon.

 

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Power Pen is the “world’s first pen with an integrated smartphone battery”

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While companies seem to be trying to stuff battery packs into just about anything these days, we spotted one recently that claims to be the “world’s first pen with an integrated smartphone battery.” The Power Pen brings together a traditional pen and a stylus, with a built-in battery to give your mobile devices a little extra juice…

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Giveaway: Grado Prestige Series SR80e Open-Ear Headphones ($99 value)

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It’s the holiday season, and we are all busy but before everyone starts traveling we wanted to giveaway a pair of one of our favorite headphones. This week you’ll have the chance to enter to win a set of Grado SR80e open-ear headphones, one of the best sounding set of cans you’ll ever use.

The SR80e’s are a part of the newest generation of Prestige Series cans that were released this past summer. They feature a beautiful open-air design, 20-20,000Hz frequency response and are handmade in Brooklyn. Grado has long been noted as some of the best sounding headphones available by Consumer Reports and Head-Fi. Amazon users agree too, getting a top-of-the-line rating of 4.7/5 stars. I’ve been using them for four years and can say that the SR80e’s are the perfect companion to your music.

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Flash drives: 64GB $20/ 128GB $40, Mpow 4-port charger: $13, RAVPower mini charger $13 Prime shipped

Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Swivel Flash Drive R:W up to 120:50 MB:s, Black (SP064GBUF3B30V1K)

We’re seeing a few good deals on USB chargers and flash drives today.

First is the Silicon Power 64GB USB 3.0 Swivel Flash Drive for only $19.99 Prime shipped from Amazon. You can also catch the 128GB model for a low $39.99 shipped. Both drives have the sleek swivel exterior and come with a lifetime warranty. Amazon shoppers also gave the drives 4.5/5 star reviews.

Mpow® 25W:5A 4-Port Ultra Portable multiple USB Wall Charger Travel Power Adapter with Xsmart™Next up is the Mpow 25W/5A 4-Port Ultra Portable multiple USB Wall Charger for $13.59 Prime shipped. If you enter the coupon code: MPOW4POR at checkout you can save another $1. It has Xsmart Technology that makes each port the fastest possible speed charging (Up to 5 amps among 4 ports). It’s also ultra portable (flip down plug designed), compact (2.6 x 2.1 x 1.1in) and light (4.4oz). Charging will stop automatically when the battery is full.

RAVPower 3rd Gen Mini 3200mAh Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized External Battery Pack Power Bank Charger, iSmart Broad Compatibility, Fast ChargingWe also found the RAVPower 3rd Gen Mini 3200mAh Power Bank in black for only $12.99 Prime shipped. That’s $17 off the original price and the best we’ve seen. It has an LED ultra-bright flashlight and the power to run an iPhone for an extra six hours of use.

Anker via Amazon has a few discounts on USB battery chargers today as well (with coupon codes that reduce the price at checkout).Anker® 2nd Gen Astro E4 High Capacity 13000mAh 3A Fast Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology for iPhone, iPad, Samsung and More (Black)

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JAWBONE Up Move Activity Tracker for Smartphones $40 shipped for Prime members (orig. $50)

UpMove1Amazon Prime members (free trial) can save $10 (discount applied at checkout) on the JAWBONE Up Move Activity Tracker for only $39.99 shipped. That’s the first price drop we’ve seen since the release.

Announced only last month, the activity tracker can guide you to get fit, lose weight and have fun doing it. It tracks steps, exercise, overall calories burned, hours slept and quality of sleep. You can even track your food, drink, calories, nutrients and use the UP App Food Score to quickly know if you are eating right.

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Modern Combat 5: Blackout for iOS drops to $4, adds new multiplayer maps, modes, weapons and more

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Gameloft’s latest mobile military shooter, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, is getting a substantial update today along with a nice price drop. Regularly listed at $6.99, the highly rated FPS can be had for just $3.99 right now, matching the lowest we’ve seen it go for.

Already listed in “App Store’s Best of 2014” in 28 countries, MC5: Blackout received a number of new additions to its multiplayer suite along with a host of other goodies to keep players locked and loaded over the holiday season. Expect to see two new multiplayer maps (Scramble and Overtime), new level-120 cap limit, new class skills, weapons, masks and kill signs. Gameloft has added in vote and rematch systems for multiplayer maps and specific match-ups along with some holiday themed music, skins and more.

Head below for details on the update:

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VIZIO 65-Inch 1080p 240Hz Smart LED HDTV: $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,500)

vizio-65-inch-M652I-B2Update (12/ 18 8:40am): Now backordered at Amazon, but still available from Best Buy.

Amazon offers the VIZIO 65-Inch 1080p 240Hz Smart LED HDTV (model M652i-B2) for $999.99 with free scheduled delivery. Prime members will save an additional $10. This 2014 VIZIO M-Series HDTV carries a list price of $1,500, but generally sells for around $1,300. Today’s price matches Black Friday as the best price we’ve ever seen.

You can find similarly sized HDTVs for less, but they won’t match the picture quality this model puts out. Also available from Best Buy. Over 500 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.1 out of 5 stars.

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Four magazine subs for $16: Wired, GQ, Rolling Stone, Men’s Fitness, ESPN, many more

We have teamed up with DiscountMags once again to offer readers another big multi-year mag bundle sale before the holidays. While it’s hard to beat the discounts we see on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today’s bundle deal comes very close to the lowest individual prices we see and even beating them in some cases. There is also a handy gifting option available, allowing you to send each mag in your discounted bundle to a different address (E-card included).

You can pickup any 4 (or 5) mags in the sale for just $16. At $4 each, you’re within $0.10 of the year’s best Black Friday pricing on mags like Wired, Dwell, ESPN, GQ, Rolling Stone, Popular Photography, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health and more.

But you can get even better prices if you’re willing to go for a 6 or 7 mag bundle. The 6th and 7th choices will drop own to just $3.50 a piece, which is the lowest price ever offered on the above mags plus others (outside of Maxim, which we saw for $1 per year on Black Friday).

DiscountMags will not charge any sales tax, will not auto renew subs on you, and offers free delivery to those in the US. Note: Digital access comes once the first print edition arrives. No code required for today’s deal.

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Mac Desktops: iMac 5K $200 off, Mac Pro up to $800 off, Mac mini up to $150 off

B&H Photo is offering some nice discounts on Mac desktops today with the potential to save up to $800 on some models. B&H only charges sales tax in New York state at the time of purchase. While we have seen $300 off the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro (multiple models) recently, the desktop deals haven’t been flowing since Black Friday week. Free expedited shipping is available with 1-2 day delivery in the Northeast and portions of the Midwest, with 3 days elsewhere in the contingous 48 states.

Discounts are as follows:

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Kitchen Tech: Sous Vide water baths turn plain meat into succulent, restaurant-caliber steaks, ribs, and more

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Last week, I debuted Kitchen Tech, a brand new 9to5Toys column designed to help you bring restaurant-quality dining into your own home. We were thrilled with the response to the first column on making magical ice balls for cocktails, so today’s column explores the opposite extreme: heating water in a precisely controlled way to get equally amazing results with vacuum-sealed bags of food.

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Some people call this sous vide (soo vee-d, “under vacuum”) cooking; others know it as cooking with an immersion circulator. Quietly used in restaurant kitchens for decades, sous vide cooking started to gain mainstream attention following the release of the avant-garde professional cookbook set Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking. Author Nathan Myhrvold ranks sous vide gear as the #4 and #5 most important modernist cooking tools in the newer consumer version of the book, Modernist Cuisine at Home, just behind a digital scale, thermometer, and pressure cooker.

In any case, temperature-controlled water baths produce the juiciest, most succulent meats you’ll ever taste, and can perform other magic tricks… like making perfect eggs, just-right vegetables, and rich, creamy sauces. Below, we’ll explain how sous vide cooking works, and show you how to do it at home.

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Critically acclaimed iOS action/adventure game Oceanhorn is now $5 (Reg. $9)

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Along with this morning’s usual batch of discounted apps, FDG Entertainment’s gorgeous iOS game Oceanhorn is seeing its first price drop today since release. Regularly listed at $8.99, those ready to “Explore the islands of Uncharted Seas” can pickup the Zelda-like adventure game for just $4.99 today. Along with critical praise upon release, the game has so far received a 4.5 star rating from over 3,100 reviewers.

Oceanhorn features 10+ hours of story driven gameplay in “a world filled with many dangers, puzzles and secrets. Fight monsters, learn to use magic and discover ancient treasures which will help you on your quest.” Recently upgraded with “Ultra Quality Graphics” for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2, it also features an original soundtrack from well known composers Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy*) and Kenji Ito (Seiken Densetsu*).

Head below for more details and to see the games “breathtaking 3D visuals” in action:

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