Bang & Olufsen enters the competitive portable Bluetooth speaker arena with its gorgeous BeoPlay A2

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Bang & Olufsen – the creators of high-end audio and visual equipment – has announced that it is entering the portable Bluetooth speaker fight and its first effort certainly appears worthy of our attention.

From the looks of it, B&O has come out swinging.

During the same week that another top-of-the-line audio company released its own Bluetooth device, B&O’s lower brand BeoPlay is showing off its A2 for the first time. Built utilizing their strong background in audio, this speaker has a striking design that certainly has the look of a high-end audio device.

While it may not be as many “features” as some Bluetooth devices, certainly the name B&O will turn some heads in the audio world.

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Home: Braun Series 3 Wet/Dry Shaver $50 (orig. $80), kitchenware, more

Amazon has the Braun Series 3 Wet & Dry Shaver (340S-4) for $49.97 shipped. That’s $31 or 38% under the original listing, $20 or more under the average selling price, $5 under the next best price and the lowest we’ve seen. This wet/dry shaver offers “30% less skin irritation than rotary systems,” a precision long hair trimmer and is “100% waterproof and fully washable.”

It comes with a 2 year warranty and has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 700 Amazon customers. With your savings you can pick up some Braun Series 3 Replacement heads for a few bucks off on Amazon right now.

Head below for the rest of today’s notable home deals from Hamilton Beach, Magic Bullet, DeWALT, and more: 

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Lumsing Portable Waterproof Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker $29 Prime shipped (Reg. $70)

Lumsing® Portable Waterproof Bluetooth 4.0 SpeakerAmazon has the Lumsing Portable Waterproof Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker with Microphone for $38.99. When you enter the coupon code: V98NSH6P the price drops to only $28.99 Prime shipped (free trial). That’s $41 off the list price and the lowest it’s been.

Features include:

  • Power saving CSR Bluetooth 4.0
  • faster and more stability transfer
  • transmission distance 30 feet
  • paired with convenience (no need to enter a passcode)
  • better compatibility with bluetooth devices
  • Built-in 3.7V/1000mAh rechargeable lithium battery can provide power for about 8-hour playing (being different based on volume and music)
  • Easy to carry, well-suited for both indoor enjoyment and outdoor carrying.

The coupon works on the green model as well but only for the next two days. More from Lumsing: Read more

2K Games releases NHL 2K for iOS and Android

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While EA’s NHL series has dominated the console space for many years, its popular hockey sim titles don’t make it to mobile. That’s where 2K comes in. Just a week after debuting NBA 2K15 for smartphones and tablets, the well known publisher has now released a new NHL 2K title on the App Store and Google Play.

While somewhat better known for titles like BioShock, XCOM and Civilization on the mobile side, 2K also has a long history with sports titles like its popular NBA titles. NHL 2K comes with many of the usual features and modes you have come to expect from an NHL game, along with being designed for mobile from the ground up. Head below for more details, features and pricing:

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Ikea’s new Bekant desk adjusts between standing and sitting heights on the fly

At this point the benefits of standing over sitting are well documented. Still, the overwhelming majority of us continue to sit at our desks doing our best Quasimodo impression. And that’s not surprising since meaningful life changes rarely come easy.

The new Bekant desk from Ikea should make transitioning to a standing desk more realistic.  It is able to grow from standard sitting height to a towering standing desk with just the press of a button… Read more

USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drives: Seagate Backup Plus 2TB $70 (orig. $120), WD Elements 3TB $91 (orig. $160)

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Update (10/23 4:15pm): Newegg offers the Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive for $129.99 shipped. Coupon code EMCWPHG46 brings the final price down to $89.99. That’s a savings of $70 off the original price and nearly $30 better than Amazon where 384 customers rate this hard drive 4.2/5 stars.

Newegg has the Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard Drive (STDT2000100) for $99.99 shipped. But using code 2TBSTBUP during checkout drops the total to $69.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the original listing, $25 under Amazon and best price we can find. It has USB 3.0 connectivity, PC and Mac compatible, and works with Time Machine. It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 380 Amazon customers.

Next up, B&H has the WD 3TB Elements External Desktop Hard Disk Drive for $91 shipped. That’s $69 under the original price, $19 under Amazon, the best price we can find and a couple bucks under our previous mention. It has 3TB of storage, is USB 2.0/3.0 compatible, and has up to a 5 Gb/s data transfer rate. It has received a 4.4/5 star rating on Amazon.

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PSA: original iPad Air Smart Covers will fit iPad Air 2, save up to 50% now

ipad-air-2-smart-coverNews of updated Apple iPad Air Smart Covers and Cases most certainly went unnoticed by many due to the excitement of a 5K iMac and gold iPads. Redesigned Smart Cases shouldn’t be a suprise since iPad Air 2 is 18% thinner, but it was baffling that Smart Covers were also updated since the iPad Air footprint remained untouched.

Well, original iPad owners can rest easy (and save $39), because earlier this evening the folks at iFixit were able to verify that the original iPad Air Smart Cover will indeed work with iPad Air 2.

This is also great news to anyone getting their first iPad Air, because the original Smart Cover can be had at extremely discounted rates since it has been discontinued by Apple. Here are the best places to score a legit one for as much as 50% off: Read more

Olloclip for iPhone 6/Plus adds four advanced photo lenses to front and rear cameras

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Olloclip has come a long way since its KickStarter days. With the help of earning a coveted spot on the retail shelves of Apple Stores, Olloclip has become one of the most well known purveyors of mobile photography gear on the planet.

Even though the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are outfitted with new camera tricks like Focus Pixels, exposure control, and optical image stabilization, Olloclip believes there’s still room for improvement…

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The Homeboy cam simplifies home surveillance with extended battery life and magnetic mounting

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Unlike many of the currently available smart home security options out there, the new Homeboy camera offers a simplified take on home surveillance in a tiny all-in-one system. It is a completely wireless solution that requires no additional hardware, taps right into your home WiFi network and offers simple mobile device monitoring.

Along with a built-in mounting system and an impressive battery life, Homeboy has a number of other security features, seamless integration with other smart home products and full functionality with no subscription fees. More details below:

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Avi-on utilizes Bluetooth and a little ingenuity to create the “world’s first wireless, movable light switch”

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Moving a light switch in your home is never an easy proposition, and certainly something that most home owners would not want to tackle on their own. However, the Avi-on Switch is a new product entering the home automation sector that puts the power in consumer’s hands to place a light switch wherever needed. Read more

Home: Cuisinart compact toasters from $24 (orig. up to $90), Sears Gift Cards 10% off, outdoor tools, more

Amazon is offering up to 56% off Cuisinart CPT compact toasters today. The Cuisinart CPT-122 Compact 2-Slice Toaster is $23.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $31 or 56% under the original listing, the lowest we’ve seen and the best price we can find from a trusted retailer.

Amazon also has the Cuisinart CPT-142 Compact 4-Slice model on sale for $41.99 shipped, but you can grab it for $1 less at Quill right now. That’s more than $48 or 53% under the original listing and the best we’ve seen.

Both models feature a compact design with stainless feel accents, reheat, defrost and bagel options, 1-1/2-inch wide toasting slots and a slide-out crumb tray. They have received a 3.9/5 star rating from over 650 Amazon customers.

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Gift Card Mall via eBay Daily Deals is offering Sears gift cards at 10% off today. You can grab a $100 Sears gift card for $90 and a $200 GC for $180, both shipped free.

They can be used to save up to 10% off housewares, appliances, apparel and many other things Sears offers. These GCs can be redeemed at Sears and Kmart retail locations in the U.S, as well as online at Sears.com and Kmart.com. There is a purchase limit of 2 Sears Gift Cards per eBay user ID and the cards can not be used on “third party debit or prepaid cards, restaurants, portrait studios, or for cash.”

Head below for the rest of today’s home deals and be sure to check out the Gold Box deal of the day at Amazon with up 50% off Home Monitoring systems:

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Acer Iconia Android Tablet with 16GB Memory (refurb) $90 shipped (Reg. $180)

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The official Acer store on eBay has the Acer Iconia (A1-830-1633) 7.9-Ih Tablet for only $89.99 shipped. That’s 50% off the list price, $66 less than Amazon (new), and the lowest we could find.

It comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (Upgradable to Android 4.4 Kit Kat) and has a Intel Dual-Core Atom Z2560 Processor (1.6 GHz, 1MB Cache). Also, it has 16GB Flash Memory and only weighs .83 pounds.

It recieved 4.3/5 stars from Amazon customers and excellent reviews. Here’s more info from Acer: Read more