Small States: Grovemade stays true to themselves w/ its handmade tech accessories, giveaway worth $306 + 15% discount

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

Introduction
It always seems like small companies based in America have great stories. We’ve seen them time and time again as part of our Small States series, from generational pride to simply solving a problem in your life. But sometimes it all just starts by throwing the football from your workshop across the street to another. For Joe Mansfield and Ken Tomita, that’s how things got started. That’s how Grovemade in Portland, Oregon came to be.

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ZAGG 20% off sitewide coupon: iPhone 6/6 Plus protection from $12 shipped, iPad keyboards, more

zagg-iphone-6-protectRumors of sapphire screen covers coming to the iPhone 6 turned out to be untrue. That means you’ll still want to protect your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus display to keep it pristine.

We’ve teamed up with ZAGG to exclusively offer 9to5 readers a 20% sitewide discount. The promo code ZAGGMAC20 will knock 20% off your entire order (up to 2 items) including ZAGG InvisibleShield, iPad Bluetooth keyboards, and anything else ZAGG sells. All US orders ship free.


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InvisibleShield offers military-grade scratch protection for your high-tech gadgets. Available in original, hdx, and ultra smooth glass with prices starting at just $11.99 shipped after the aforementioned coupon code. InvisibleShield also includes a lifetime warranty: “If your InvisibleShield ever shows signs of scratches or wear, we’ll replace it, no questions asked, for the life of your device.”

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Should you protect your new iPhone 6/6 Plus with AppleCare+ or SquareTrade?

Preorders for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus kicked off late last night and if early sales are any indication, these new models are going to be the best selling iPhones in Apple’s history. This year’s iPhone lineup is also the most expensive ever, with the iPhone 6 Plus topping out at $949 without carrier subsidies.

At minimum you should keep your iPhone in a durable case to protect it from everyday bumps and drops, but you should also consider a protection plan for more catastrophic accidents.

Keep reading to get all the facts you’ll need to choose between the two most popular iPhone protection plans…

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Nikon 24MP DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens $430 shipped (Orig. $999)

Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm f:3.5-5.6 AF-S DX VR NIKKOR Zoom LenseBay has the Nikon D3200 24.2 MP CMOS DSLR Camera with Nikon 18-55mm ED II Lens for only $429.99 shipped. That’s $569 off the list price, $47 less than Amazon, and the lowest bundled price we could find.

The Nikon D3200 features a 24.2 MP DX-format CMOS image sensor and EXPEED 3 image-processing engine, you can get great resolution shots even when you print trimmed images from it. It has a guide mode function that gives information to help beginners at taking better photos. With the Wireless Mobile Adapter, you can control the camera and also transmit captured images to smart devices wirelessly. It’s  also designed with a compact and lightweight body that you can carry with you wherever you go.

The D3200 received a near perfect 4.6/5 stars from Amazon customers and excellent reviews.

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SanDisk’s new 512GB SD card is a dream come true for 4K film buffs

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SanDisk is introducing the “world’s highest capacity SDXC card” with the new 512GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SDHC/SDXC UHS-I Memory Card. Designed for photography professionals or anyone who needs a large amount of SD storage for 4K/HD footage and images, SanDisk says the pro model cards are its “most powerful, highest capacity UHS-I SD memory cards” to date.

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Home: Hoover Air Purifier $45 (orig. $289), Hoover WindTunnel Air Bagless Upright vac $70 (orig. $189), more

As part of the ongoing Hoover sale, you can grab the Hoover Air Purifier with TiO2 Technology (WH10200) for $44.99 shipped. Note: you may need to use code FRIENDS2014 to enter sale page. While this unit comes in a slightly damaged box, it is brand new and comes with its standard 2 year warranty from Hoover. That’s $85 under the original listing, $65+ under Amazon, and the best price we’ve seen on this highly rated purifier. Features:

  • Ti02 Coated Screen – The Titanium Dioxide coated screen boosts UV effectiveness by helping to remove 99.9% of germs
  • The rinsable pre-filter is the first line of defense in the multi-stage filtration system to catch lint, pet hair, and other large particles
  • The HEPA media filter traps 99.97% of dust and pollen, and germs.
  • 3 Speed Fan – easily adjusts for multiple levels of cleaning power.

This unit has received a 4.2/5 star rating from nearly 80 Amazon customers.

Hoover UH70401PC-sale-02Hoover also has the Hoover WindTunnel Air Bagless Upright vacuum (UH70401PC) for $69.99 shipped. Note: you may need to use code FRIENDS2014 to enter sale page. Again, this unit comes in a slightly damaged box, but is brand new and comes with its standard 2 year Hoover warranty.

This is $130 under the original listing, the best price we can find on this model and the lowest priced Hoover WindTunnel bagless upright we can find anywhere.

This lightweight vac (12 pounds) features a filter made with HEPA media, a one-touch release handle for attachments, a 30′ power cord and a handy carrying handle to move it around the house or office. It comes with a 3-in-1 combo tool, and a stair tool. Just about all of Hoover’s bagless upright WindTunnel vacs have received positive reviews from thousands of customers.

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Garmin nüvi 2555LMT 5-inch GPS w/ lifetime map and traffic updates $95 shipped (orig. $180)

garmin-nuvi-gps-2555LMTBeach Camera (authorized dealer) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Garmin nüvi 2555LMT 5-inch GPS for $95 with free shipping. That’s $85 below its original list price of $179.99, just about $25 under its street price, and a match for the best deal we have ever seen.

It features large 5-inch touch-screen display, Garmin Guide 2.0 for improved routing, Garmin locate which helps you find your parked car, and 3D traffic service to help you avoid travel delays. 3,189 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.1 out of 5 stars.
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Logitech K830 illuminated living-room keyboard w/ integrated touchpad: $70 shipped (Reg. $100)

logitech-k830-keyboardAmazon offers the Logitech K830 illuminated living-room keyboard for $69.99 with free shipping. That’s 30% below the list price of $100 and the best deal we have ever seen by $10. Best Buy has it for the same price as part of its 2-day tech sale.

Released just a few months ago, its illuminated keys make it easy to control wireless TV-connected Mac/PC or other USB-enabled TV/Media center wirelessly in darkened rooms. Other features include a built-in microUSB rechargeable battery, integrated touchpad, and customizable software. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Don’t need the illuminated keys and other advanced options? Then we recommend checking out the Logitech K400 wireless media keyboard for $24.99.

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Keep tabs on your vehicle’s tires with these Bluetooth sensors

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Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) are not exactly a new thing in the automotive world. They have long been a part of modern cars, constantly monitoring whether or not you have enough air in the tires. James Lim of FOBO Tire and his group of developers are combining the latest in wireless technology with a simple piece of equipment that will fit on nearly any car in the world.

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GoPro HERO3 White Edition Camera refurb $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

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eBay is offering the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3 White Edition Camera for only $149.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the list price of a new one and also $50 less than Amazon or Best Buy.

This GoPro has professional quality video capture in 1080p 30fps, 960p 30 fpts, 720p 60 fps, and WVGA 60 fps. It can take 5 MP photos with 3 fps burst mode, and time lapse at .5, 2, 5, 10, 30, and 60 second intervals.

Its built in Wi-Fi is compatible with the GoPro app for smartphones and tablets. The app features full control of all camera settings, live video preview to your smartphone or tablet for easy shot framing and more. It’s available for free on the App Store and Google Play.

A 1-year GoPro warranty applies.

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Home: KitchenAid mixer $175 (orig. $399), kitchen items, more

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Hoover’s 80% off sale is still on and today we’ve spotted a great deal on the Hoover TwinTank Steam Mop (WH20200) for $39.99 shipped. Use code FRIENDS2014 to enter the sale.

Next up, KitchenAid’s official eBay store is offering the KitchenAid Pro 450 Series 4-1/2-Quart Stand Mixer in Empire Red (KSM450) for $174.99 shipped. That’s more than $224 under the original listing, $80 under the average selling price, and $5 under the best price we’ve seen.

This 300-watt mixer features 10 speeds, all-metal construction, and comes with a 4-1/2-quart stainless-steel mixing bowl, a flat beater, burnished dough hook, and wire whip.

It comes with a 1 year warranty from KitchenAid and has received a 4.3/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

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