Black Friday ad roundup: eBay Daily Deals will have PS4 for $330, iPhone 6 discounts, iTunes cards 25% off, more

This time next week we’ll all be recovering from our Black Friday hangover and prepping for Cyber Monday. But before that, we have a whole lot of deals (and turkey!) to splurge on.

eBay Daily Deals is one of our favorite places to score a hot deal and we finally have its Black Friday plans. As expected, it includes some pretty great deals.

PlayStation 4 will be just $329.99, which is the lowest price we have ever seen and better than any other pre-announced Black Friday deal. We’re not sure on exact models or pricing, but the ad states that iPad Air 2 will get a 20% discount. An unlocked iPhone 6 will be available for $639.99. That’s just a $10 discount but it’s still notable since it’s the first deal we’ve ever seen on Apple’s latest smartphone and you can potentially save on sales tax at the time of purchase. The $35.99 Xbox Live 12-month Gold Membership and 25% iTunes gift card discount are also extremely strong deals.

Head below for Black Friday ads from Newegg, Microsoft, Sprint, Monoprice and a first look at Walmart’s Cyber Monday plans: Read more

Small States: JDS Labs makes powerful iPhone headphone amps, giveaway worth $279


Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States. 

There is a lot of pride that comes with manufacturing in the United States, and we’ve enjoyed sharing the stories behind that pride with you. Before we head into the holiday season, there is one more company that we wanted to make sure you knew about.

JDS Labs out of Collinsville, IL is responsible for one of the coolest products that I have ever used. They take very sophisticated technology and squeeze it into everyday products that make your music sound exquisite. We’ve covered the importance of digital-to-analog converters (DAC) and headphone amplifiers before, but never have we seen them in such a cool package like this.

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Games/Apps: PlayStation 4 w/ Little Big Planet 3 & Beyond Gotham $400 shipped, TETRIS $1 (Reg. $3), more

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Update (11/22 3:00pm): GameStop has the PlayStation TV with a $10 PlayStation Gift Card for $79.99 shipped ($110 value).

In today’s best game/app deals, hhgregg has kicked off an early Black Friday sale today matching one of the best PlayStation 4 console deals from early leaked Black Friday ads. You can grab the PlayStation 4 bundled with LittleBigPlanet 3 and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham for $399.99 shipped. (Note: after following the above link, scroll to the bottom of the list to view the deal). Both games will run you as much as $60 each, bring you a savings of up to $120.

For a closer look at other upcoming game deals including the same bundle as above but with GTA V and The Last of Us, head over to our complete Black Friday coverage hub.

Xbox gamers will find the Xbox One Stereo Headset for $39.99 shipped (Reg. $60, current low) at Amazon and Best Buy today and the Microsoft Xbox One Wireless Controller for $39.99 shipped (Reg. $60, current low) at Newegg. You’ll also find Lego: Marvel Super Heroes on Xbox 360 for $14.99 and on Xbox One/PS4 for $19.99 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $30, matching).

We are also seeing a few popular iOS apps on sale including Trainyard for $1 (Reg. $2, 5 stars from 20,253 ratings), TETRIS for $1 (Reg. $3, 4 stars from 7,931 ratings), New World Colony $1 (Reg. $3), Thunderspace HD $5 (Reg. $10), and Polymer for $1 (Reg. $3). Head over to our previous post for a complete list.

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Home: Hamilton Beach K-Cup coffee maker $72 (Reg. $100), Rubbermaid 34-pc Food Storage $12 (Reg. $20+), more

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Update (11/22 3:00pm): Amazon has the Philips HF3500/60 Wake-Up Light for $49.99 with free shipping when you clip the $10 coupon on the product page. That’s within $1 of the best price we’ve ever seen.

Amazon has the Hamilton Beach 2-Way FlexBrew Coffeemaker (49983A) for $71.99 shipped. That’s 28% under the original listing, $17 under the next best price from a trusted retailer and the lowest we’ve seen on a new model.

It works with both K-Cups and regular ground coffee and has programmable brewing, auto shut off, and is large enough the brew directly into a 14 oz. travel mug (not included). It has received a 3.7/5 star rating from over 900 Amazon customers. You can save 5% on Amazon’s #1 Best Selling K-Cups when you checkout with subscribe & save right now.

Rubbermaid 34-piece Food Storage Set w: Easy Find Lids-sale-01Next up, Target has Rubbermaid 34-piece Food Storage Set w/ Easy Find Lids for $12 shipped. That’s around $16 under Amazon, nearly $9 or 42% under the average price, and the best we’ve seen on this kit. You can buy three sets for less than the price of Amazon’s discounted deal on two. It features easy to find lids that snap on to the bottom of the appropriate container and a graduated size design for easy stacking.

They have received a 4.4/5 star rating on Amazon and a 4.5/5 star rating from 519 Target customers.

Don’t forget about Walmart’s pre-Black Friday sale on now and head below for the rest of today’s best home deals including slow cookers, espresso machines, cookware and more:

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VIZIO soundbar w/ wireless subwoofer, satellite speakers $190 w/ Prime, $200 shipped (Reg. $298), more

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Update (11/22 3:30pm):

Amazon offers the VIZIO 42-inch soundbar with wireless subwoofer, satellite speakers and 5.1 surround sound for $199.99 shipped. Prime members get an extra $10 off bringing the total down to $189.99 shipped, when purchasing via Amazon. If you do not currently have a Prime membership then you can sign up for a free trial here. This is the lowest price that we have ever seen by $12.

This soundbar is rated 4.5/5 stars by over 1,100 Amazon users, and is Amazon’s best selling surround sound system as well.

This Vizio soundbar is wall mountable, and includes both digital and analog inputs, additionally it supports Bluetooth connectivity so you can wirelessly stream your music from a device. The rear satellite speakers connect to the wireless subwoofer offering a simple 5.1 surround sound solution without all the hassle of running speaker wire throughout your home. This is one of the few soundbar systems that can offer true 5.1 audio through the built-in Dolby Digital surround sound decoding.
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Seagate 5TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive $135 shipped (Reg. $150)


Update (11/22 10:00am): Newegg offers the Seagate 5TB Backup Plus and the Seagate 4TB Expansion USB 3.0 desktop external hard drive for $239.98 shipped.

TigerDirect offers the Seagate 5TB Backup Plus USB 3.0 external desktop hard drive for $149.99 shipped. Using the instructions below, you’ll receive a coupon good for $15 off $100 or more bringing the final price down to $134.99 shipped. This is the lowest price that we’ve ever seen on a 5TB external hard drive, $5 better than Best Buy’s Black Friday price and $15 better than Amazon.

To collect your discount: enter your e-mail on the coupon code page and you’ll receive a special link in your inbox. Follow those instructions and you will receive a one-time discount good for $15 off any $100 TigerDirect purchase, which is good until the end of the year.

The Seagate 5TB Backup Plus features USB 3.0 connectivity, automatic backup capabilities and is compatible with both Mac and PCs.

Over at Amazon, 428 users rate this external hard drive 4.1/5 stars.

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Bang & Olufsen goes ergonomic with its lambskin lined, “ultraflexible” BeoPlay H2 headphones


Bang & Olufsen are back with the latest introduction to its BeoPlay line of audio equipment. It has been a month seen we saw the announcement of its first Bluetooth speaker offering, today we are seeing a new addition to its line of headphones.

The BeoPlay H2 enters the crowded headphone arena with a few key specifications, making it an item worth checking out this holiday season. Built by Danish industrial designer Jakob Wagner, the H2’s feature 40mm drivers that “capture the signature B&O sound”, as well as a designated bass port.

Certainly, they have a visual appeal, with its clothing like textile design and lambskin ear covers. They also have the standard in-line mic and controls for music playback and an “adaptive headband” designed to mold to your head “within minutes”. The “ultra-flexible” design is meant to deliver a more ergonomic experience for users, versus the traditional rigid headphone band. The H2’s will be available in three color offerings: Silver Cloud, Feldspar Green and Carbon Blue.

The BeoPlay H2’s are available for pre-order today from Amazon for $199, with a release date slated for December 26th. They are also available direct from B&O at the same price point.

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Adobe Creative Cloud up to 68% off NOW with Black Friday sale: $15.99/month edu, $39.99/month individual

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9to5-image 2014-11-21 at 1.57.05 PMAdobe is rolling out rare discounts on its Creative Cloud App and storage suite for Black Friday. Adobe’s latest creative apps and cloud services are now marked down off their monthly rates.

There are plans for everyone, including students, photographers, and small and medium business.

Students and teachers will get Creative Cloud for $15.99/month or $191/year shown at right.

Individuals will get their 1st year of Creative Cloud 20% off for $39.99/month or $479.88/year. That’s $10/off per month or $120/year.

Adobe Creative Cloud is a software as a service offering from Adobe Systems that gives users access to a collection of software for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services. 9to5-image 2014-11-21 at 1.56.56 PM

In Creative Cloud, a monthly or annual subscription service is delivered over the Internet. Creative Cloud is downloaded from the Internet, installed directly on a local Mac or PC and used as long as the subscription remains valid. Online updates and multiple languages are included in the CC subscription. Creative Cloud is hosted on Amazon Web Services.


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Free iOS app courtesy of Apple Store: The Whole Pantry ($2.99 value)

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Update (11/22 10:40am): There appears to be some confusion surrounding this deal: You must download the Apple Store app for iPhone only to redeem the freebie. Head down to the comments section below for more clarification

The free Apple Store iOS app is now offering The Whole Pantry for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch as a free download. Regularly listed at $2.99, this marks only the second time we have seen the app go free since release. Note: once the free Apple Store app is installed on your device, simply go to the Store tab at the bottom, and scroll down to the free offer.

Previous Apple Store freebies were limited to those in the US, but user reports suggested that by disabling location services the download became available.

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Google gives 1TB Drive Data FREE ($240 value) w/Chromebook purchase, here are your best options

Google just announced a free update of your Google Drive to a whopping 1TB of data with the purchase of a Chromebook. That’s normally priced out at $9.99/month over 24 months so its value is about $240 over the 2 years. What’s kind of cool about this is you can purchase a Chromebook for much less than $240. Here are your best options from around the web.

Amazon has a great lineup of Chromebooks including ones with Touch displays with a few standouts now available.

acer-chromebook-dealThe ASUS C300MA-DB01 Chromebook 13-inch HD with Gigabit Wifi 2GB RAM/16GB storage is $50 off at $199 shipped.  Features:

  • 10 Hours Incredible Battery Life.
  • Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
  • Intel Dual-Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 2 GB RAM.
  • 13.3″ HD LED Display. HD Webcam.
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD Card Reader, & Bluetooth 4.0.
  • 16 GB local flash storage,

HP’s 14-Inch Chromebook free T-Mobile 4G (200mb/month forever) is $349

  • Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz (2 MB Cache)
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 14.0-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Chrome. Free 4g for life

Knock $50 off an HP Chromebook 11

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Games/Apps: Skylanders Trap Team (all platforms) from $37 (Reg. $75), Wolfenstein (PS4/X1) $30, iOS freebies, more


Update (11/21 11:40am): Amazon is offering the Disney INFINITY: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Starter Pack across all platforms for $54.99 shipped (Reg. $75).

In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon has the Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack for iPad/Android/Kindle for $37 shipped (Reg. $75, lowest price we’ve seen). A great way to get a jump on holiday shopping without dealing with crazy crowds, this unit comes with everything to get started including the special portal, the game, characters and a controller. You’ll also find the other platform versions available for $49.99 shipped (Reg. $75, the best price we can find).

Next, Wolfenstein: The New Order on Xbox One and Ps4 is availble for $29.99 Prime shipped on Amazon today down from $60 (matching the lowest we’ve seen) and Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition for Xbox 360 just dropped to $9.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $20).

Walmart has kicked of its pre-Black Friday deals with deep discounts on HDTVs, PlayStation 4 consoles with free $50 gift cards for $399 ($450 value) and much more.

Be sure to head below for today’s best iOS deals including AngerOfStick2 for FREE (Reg. $1), EPOCH. for $1 (Reg. $3), EPOCH.2 for $3 (Reg. $5), Siegecraft for $1 (Reg. $3), PicsPlay Pro for $1 (Reg. $5) and many more:

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Monitors: Dell 27″ widescreen $480 (orig. $800), LG 34″ UHD w/ Thunderbolt/HDMI $880 (orig. $1300), more

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Update (11/21 11:30am):

As part of its Black November sale today, Newegg has a number of discounted monitors available from Dell, HP and LG. First up we have the 27-inch Dell UltraSharp IPS-Panel HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor (U2713HM) for $499.99. But using code EMCWWHW25 drops the total down to $479.99 shipped. That’s $220 under the original listing, $120 below the average selling price, and the best price we can find.

It features landscape and portrait modes, a 2560×1440 WQHD resolution, and D-Sub, DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity. It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 400 Amazon customers and comes with a limited 3 year warranty.

34-inch LG Electronics LED-Lit Monitor w: built-in speakers (UM95 34UM95)-sale-01If you’re looking for something even bigger, Newegg has the 34-inch LG Electronics LED-Lit Monitor w/ built-in speakers (34UM94-P) for $999.99. But using code EMCWWHW43 will drop the total down to $879.99 shipped. That’s $420 under the average selling price, $119 below Amazon and the best price we can find. Its Ultra QHD (3440×1440) resolution allows users “to multitask or watch multiple inputs at once,” and features HDMI, Display Port, USB 3.0, and dual Thunderbolt 2 inputs. It has received a 4.3/5 star rating from 64 Amazon customers.

Lastly, you can pick up the HP Pavilion 23xi 23-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor for $134.99 shipped using code EMCWWHW42 in the cart. That’s $115 under the original listing, $15 below Amazon and the best price we can find on this 4.3/5 star rated monitor. More features on the listing page.

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