MasterPass storage savings: Seagate 5TB USB 3.0 HDD: $118, Crucial 256GB SSD: $83, SanDisk Extreme Pro 960GB SSD: $419

Seagate Expansion 5TB USB 3.0 Desktop External Hard DriveRakuten is offering a number of storage deals today that are all time lows if you check out with MasterPass:

The Seagate 5TB Expansion Desktop USB 3.0 External Hard Drive for $147.99. When you enter the code: MP30 and checkout with MasterPass the price drops to only $117.99 shipped. That’s $32 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen.

Over 3,000 Amazon customers gave it 4 out of 5 stars and left great reviews.

Also at Rakuten, is the Crucial MX100 Series 256GB 2.5″ Serial ATA 6Gb/s SSD for $112.99. The code: MP30 and checkout with MasterPass drops the price to only $82.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen (including the week of Black Friday). Features include: a sequential write of : 300/500MB/s and a sequential read of: 550MB/s

Lastly, using the same code as listed above and checking out with MasterPass, you can get the SanDisk Extreme PRO 960GB Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal SSD for only $419.99 shipped. It features read speeds of up to 550MB/s and write speeds of up to 515 MB/s. The coupon expires December 17th. Read more

Philips Fidelio SoundRing Wireless Speaker w/ AirPlay $97 shipped (orig. $300)

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Staples has the Philips Fidelio SoundRing wireless speaker with AirPlay (DS3881W/37) for $96.99 shipped. That’s a savings of over 66% off the original price, $60 better than Amazon and the lowest that we can currently find it.

The Philips Fidelio SoundRing features a 360-degree design, can stream music via iOS and Mac devices through AirPlay and is battery or AC powered for bringing music to a variety of locations.

Over at Amazon, 67 users rate this speaker 3.1/5 stars, but Jeremy Horwitz found it to be a nice option for those looking for more design in their speaker:

…an option for users who value distinctive industrial design enough to sacrifice sonic performance in its service… [the Philips] has such strong visual and tactical appeal, inviting users to sample and enjoy the portability Philips is offering.

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Sony PlayStation TV game console and streamer: $70 shipped ($30 off)

Playstation-TV-deal-discountAmazon and Best Buy both offer the Sony Playstation TV for $69.99 shipped. That’s $30 off and an all time low on this Streamer and game console from Sony that has some great features:

  • Hundreds of PlayStation games to choose from: Including many PlayStation Vita games such as Killzone: Mercenary, God of War Collection, and Borderlands 2, classic games from PS One and PSP systems, and more.
  • Remote Play: Stream most of your PS4 games from your PS4 system to your PlayStation TV over local Wi-Fi (robust Wi-Fi or wired connection recommended).
  • Easy to Set up and Play: Plug in and play on any HDMI compatible TV in your home.
  • PlayStationNow READY: Available later this year, PlayStation Now will give access to an expanding library of PS3 games to stream directly to PlayStation TV.
  • Access to Entertainment: Games, movies, TV shows, and apps on PlayStation Store.

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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System $110 shipped, $93 open box)

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Best Buy offers the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speaker System for $109.99 shipped or $93 for open box. That’s $30 off and the lowest price we could find on these incredibly good desktop speakers. I own these and love them and so do Amazon and Best Buy Reviewers who give them 4.3/4.7 out of 5 star reviews. Features:

  • THX-certified, three-piece computer audio system
  • Exclusive Klipsch MicroTractrix Horn maximizes digital technologies such as CDs, MP3 downloads, and streaming radio programs
  • 200-watt digital hybrid amplifier driven ProMedia 21 incorporates a convenient headphone jack as well as a miniplug input
  • Compatible with gaming consoles and most portable audio devices
  • 31 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response range
  • 200-watt digital hybrid amplifier driven ProMedia 2.1 incorporates a convenient headphone jack as well as a miniplug input

More at Klipsch website.

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Philips Hue Lux LED Starter Kit w/ bridge and two connected home light bulbs: $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

philips-lux-starterBest Buy offers the Philips Hue Lux LED Starter Kit for $79.99 with free shipping, which is 20% below the price every other retailer is currently charging and the best (and first) deal we’ve ever noted.

Control the included soft white, dimmable LED light bulbs from your iOS or Android mobile device. Take a look at the promo video below to see how Hue can fin into your life. Rated 4 out of 5 stars from hundreds of Amazon reviewers.

Put your savings towards the purchase of additional Hue lightbulbs.

Compatible with most smartphones and tablets – To create a lighting setup controlled by your existing smart device.
9W of power – Deliver the equivalent of a 60W incandescent bulb for efficiency.
Up to 750 lumens light output – Efficiently illuminates a dark area.
Dimmable – As well as capable of being synced with timers, alarms, geofencing and soft security elements when used with a compatible smartphone or tablet.
Designed to last up to 15 years – To ensure long-lasting operation.
A19 shape – Along with an E-26 base enables simple placement in compatible lighting fixtures.


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9to5 Guide: Grab Nintendo’s rare Amiibo collectible figurines, pre-order exclusives now

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Nintendo’s interactive Amiibo figurines have rapidly become the surprise hit toys of the 2014 holiday season. Cool on their own, they can also use NFC wireless to interact with select Wii U (and future Nintendo 3DS) games, storing their own experience points, leveling up over time, and unlocking in-game bonuses. Unusual defects in some of the original “Wave 1″ figures – notably including a super-rare two-cannoned Samus – are leading to crazy high eBay prices for certain characters, and prices are starting to go up. Wave 2 figures are just hitting stores now, and Wave 3 preorders have opened for early February releases, including several single-store exclusive characters.

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iPad mini 2 w/ Retina display and iPad Air from $250 shipped ($50 off)

Apple-iPad-mini-2Update (12/14 11:05am): Best Buy is taking $50 off select iPad mini 2 w/ Retina display and iPad Air models. Prices start at $249.99 shipped (Reg. $299).

Today only, Walmart offers Apple’s iPad Mini (non-Retina) in new condition either Space Gray or White for $199 shipped or ship to store. That’s $50 off Apple’s current price and tied with the lowest price we’ve ever seen. A nice pickup for the same price as the iPod touch. Features:
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Review: Toffee’s Fitzroy Satchel is a solid gift for thoughtful commuters

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When it comes to hauling around all your gear, bag designs are nearly limitless, spanning a wide range of designs for different tastes. One of my favorite parts of “working” for 9to5Toys is checking out all of the latest gear and accessories that are out there. Today we’re looking at an Australian bag that combines design and function effectively enough to make you really think about what you want to bring to the coffee shop. Let’s take a look at the Fitzroy Satchel from Toffee.

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Games: Shadow of Mordor $28, MGS Ground Zeroes $10, LEGO Movie $15, Halo: MCC $45, more

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As part of a game sale running now through December 20th, Amazon has a number of games at prices either beating, matching or nearing the lowest we’ve seen. Some of our top picks include Wolfenstein: The New Order on PS4 for $14.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. This is $10 under the lowest price we’ve seen the game go for on PS4. Two other standouts are Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor on Xbox One for $27.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $48+), which is within $3 of the lowest price we saw during Black Friday week, and the four-game Xbox One bundle Halo: The Master Chief Collection for $44.99, a rare drop of $15 off of the normal $60 price.

More notable game deals on Amazon:

Head over to today’s game roundup for more deals including Dragon Age: Inquisition for $40 shipped on all consoles, Best Buy’s Buy 2 Get 1 Free game sale, iOS price drops and more.

Take an extra 25% off any book at Amazon (up to $10) + Amazon announces its best selling books of 2014

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Amazon takes 25% off any book when you enter coupon code BOOKDEAL25 during checkout. Even though today’s deal is 5% less than Black Friday, it’s still a great way to save on expensive hard cover or coffee table books. Only physical books are eligible for this coupon code and the maximum possible discount value is $10

I recommend all Apple fans take this chance to save $10 on a copy of the incredible “Iconic: A Photographic Tribute to Apple Innovation” (pictured above).

Otherwise, you can browse Amazon’s just announced Best Selling Books of 2014 list for other great finds.

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Aukey USB Power: 5-port wall charger $17, car charger 4-port: $13, power bank 20,000mAh $29, more

Aukey via Amazon is offering several USB charging accessories today with great discounts. The first is the Aukey 5 Ports USB Wall Charger for $19.99. The coupon code: 8URE5YET drops it down to only $16.99 Prime shipped. That’s $33 off the list price and the lowest we could find for it. All five ports detect the input current of the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed. Just plug your device into any of the ports for a quick charge.

Next is the Aukey 4 Port USB Car Charger for $16.99. Use the coupon code: RDT6HWYN to drop the price to only $12.49 Prime shipped. Originally listed at $40, that’s more than $27 in savings and the lowest we could find. The car adapter comes with the same intelligent charging technology as the wall adapter (above) to quickly charge any USB device.

Finally, The Aukey External 20,000mAh Power Bank is available for $34.99, but when you use the code: ZJM8M5XU the price drops to only $28.99 Prime shipped. That’s $71 off the list price and the best offer we’ve seen. This powerbank has a Super-fast charge output (5V / 3.1A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.

We also found the following notable discounts at Amazon today: Read more