5K Retina iMacs (MF886LL/A) and new Minis (MGEM2LL/A) hit US Retail Amazon, Best Buy, more

We reported last week that Apple’s new lustworthy 5K Retina 27-inch iMac was up for sale at MacMall with a small discount and tax advantages in most states. Over the weekend, many more retailers began offering the new product. Among the biggest:

Apple’s new Mac Minis are also now available at Best Buy, Amazon and B&H

At the moment, MacMall appears to be a best bet when buying either (And they are already shipping), but numbers fluctuate. Keep an eye on 9to5mac.com/products for the latest best prices on Apple products.

Kensington WordLock portable combination device/laptop lock $13 Prime shipped (Reg. $28)

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Amazon has the Kensington WordLock Portable Combination Laptop Computer Lock (K64684US) for $12.98 Prime shipped (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more (matched at Fry’s). That’s $15 or 54% off the original listing and the best price we’ve seen on this model lock.

Kensington’s device locks can be a handy way to secure anything with a Kensington security lock including computers, hard drives, monitors, older MacBook Pros and more. This model features a keyless 4-wheel combination lock and a self-coiling cable that stretches to 6-feet and shrinks to 3-inches.

It has received a 4/5 star rating on Amazon. The Kensington Desk Mount Cable Anchor (K64613WW) also has favorable reviews and is currently 45% off today (within $5 or so of lowest).  Read more

Best Buy trade offer is the best way to jump from iPad 2 to iPad Air 2

ipad-air-2-heroiPad Air 2’s thinner design, improved specs, and Touch ID may not be enough of an upgrade to entice iPad Air owners, but there’s little doubt that it’s a gigantic leap forward for iPad 2 users.

If you’re planning to jump into a new iPad Air 2 then you’ll have a few options with what to do with your old iPad: sell it privately, pass it down to a friend or family member, keep it as a backup, or trade it. If you opt to go the trade route, then you’re going to want to check out this special promotion Best Buy is currently running… Read more

Small States: Tinsel and Timber makes beautiful wooden homes for Apple TV and other accessories, multiple giveaways & 10% promo code

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

Small States has allowed 9to5Toys to feature a number of quality companies that have made a conscious effort to keep their manufacturing in the United States. Each week we tell the story of a company, sometimes they are larger in size, sometimes not.

This week is a first though, it’s our smallest company yet.

We are excited to tell you about Tinsel and Timber. The husband and wife team creating gorgeous homes for your Apple TV and all the things that you carry around in your pocket each day.

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Fashion: 20% off boots of various styles from Timberland, Clarks, Rockport, Cole Haan, and many more

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Just in time for fall hikes and winter snow shoveling, Amazon is taking 20% off boots for men, women, and kids when you enter coupon code BOOTUP14 during checkout. There are literally thousands of boots from some of the most trusted brands in fashion that qualify for this promotion. If you aren’t looking for a specific style or brand then we recommend sorting by average customer review rating to find the most popular options.

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We thumbed through hundreds of styles to bring you our favorite deals:

*please note prices may vary based on size

More fashion:
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iPhone 5 factory unlocked manufacturer refurbished w/ 1-yr Apple warranty

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Update (10/21 11:30am): Prices are fluctuating. Check eBay for latest rates.

Update (10/20 1:15pm): Prices across the board have dropped: 16GB $329.99, 32GB $359.99, 64GB $389.99

Update (10/20 7:45am): coupon code has expired, but $399 for an unlocked iPhone 5 is still a great price.

Apple’s “unofficial” eBay Store is still going strong and the release of iPhone 6 has sparked new price drops on previous generation iPhones.

A factory unlocked manufacturer refurbished iPhone 5 now starts at just $399 and includes a full one year Apple warranty, is repackaged with manual and charger, and has been returned to like-new condition. Furthermore, the “final quality inspection [is performed] by Apple.” Enter redemption code CELL20SAVE during checkout and you’ll save an additional $20 on each model. That drops the price of a 16GB model down to $379 shipped.

As a pricing comparison, Apple is currently charging $450 for an unlocked iPhone 5c (essentially the same phone) with half as much storage. After surveying completed listings on eBay, most pre-owned iPhone 5 units sell for anywhere between $300-$400, but keep in mind those aren’t refurbished by Apple and generally do not include a warranty or any accessories.

Today’s coupon code also drops the 32GB iPhone 5 to $389 and the 64GB iPhone 5 to $399. All of these variations are Apple refurbished, include a one year warranty, and are eligible to be shipped to dozens of different countries: Read more

Belkin’s latest Bluetooth keyboard cases are specifically designed for iPad Air 2/iPad mini 3

Belkin-QODE-ultimate-Keyboard-iPad-Air-2Belkin curiously introduced all-new iPad Bluetooth Keyboards a mere 72 hours before Tim Cook would take the stage at 1 Infinite Loop to announce iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The refreshed QODE keyboard cases were certainly worth lusting over, but what good are they if they don’t support Apple’s latest tablets, right? Well, Belkin fixed that this morning by releasing an updated line of keyboards and covers specifically designed for iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3… Read more

MacMall has the new Mac Minis (starting at $494) and Retina iMac ($2494) slightly marked down with tax in few states

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Apple released some impressive new machines today and bargain hunters can save a few bucks ($5 to be exact) at MacMall across the board. A bigger savings may be tax which MacMall only charges in the following states: CA, NY, IL, WI, MN, CO, TN, NC and GA. (savings of $200 or more on the iMac)

Other retailers like B&H, Best Buy, Adorama and Amazon have yet to update their inventory as of this writing.

MacMall Part # MFR Part # Description MSRP  Price
Mac mini
13312163 MGEM2LL/A MAC MINI 1.4GHZ/4GB/500 SATA/5000 $499.00 $494.00
13312166 MGEN2LL/A MAC MINI 2.6GHZ/8GB/1TB SATA/IRIS $699.00 $694.00
13312167 MGEQ2LL/A MAC MINI 2.8GHZ/8GB/1TB FUSION/IRIS $999.00 $994.00
iMac 5k Display
13312160 MF886LL/A IMAC 5K 27″ 3.5 I5/8GB/1TB/M290/WRLS/MM $2,499.00 $2,494.00  

Alpine’s new headphones customize the listening experience for every song in your library

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The headphone market is extremely crowded and finding new ways to innovate in a meaningful way is becoming more and more difficult to do. There are nearly as many options as you can fathom, from old school and ultra modern to those that will get you fined by the NFL. But today, Alpine is trying to put a new set of headphones on your ears, but this time you’ll notice they feel a little bit different….

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1Password for Mac $34.99 (Reg. $50)

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AgileBits has just put its popular password manager app 1Password on sale for $34.99 (Reg. $50). While not the lowest we’ve seen, its the best price in around 6 months. Recently the company went freemium with the iOS 8 version, adding touch ID support in the mean time. This marks the first price drop since the company adopted the freemium model. Both versions are considered to be among the best options available for password management and sit with 4+ star ratings from thousands of reviewers.

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