Review roundup: Kindle Voyage is unanimously the best e-reader ever but is its $199 price tag justified?

Kindle-Voyage-00F-US-ThinAmazon is now shipping its newest e-reader, the Kindle Voyage, and reviews have been trickling in over the past couple of days from assorted tech publications.

Kindle Voyage is a technological achievement. It packs a high-resolution 300ppi display, adaptive front light, and the all-new PagePress force sensor to simulate a page-turn. In general, reviewers absolutely love this device and consider it by far the best electronic reading experience ever. But at $199 are these features worth a $120 up-charge over the new Kindle or even an additional $80 compared to the Paperwhite? That question isn’t as easy to answer… Read more

Media: Deadmau5 4×4=12 album free, DreamWorks 15-film iTunes collection $100, Horror Blu-rays up to 75% off, more

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Update (10/21 1:45pm): Deadmau5’s 4×4=12 album is now available as a free download from Google Play.

Update (10/21 11:15am): Deadmau5 “> album title goes here <” deal is no longer valid.

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iTunes has pieced together a massive 15-film DreamWorks Animation film collection for $99.99. That’s less than $7 a film and $130 below the regular cost. The collection includes: The Croods, How to Train Your Dragon, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, Monsters vs. Aliens, Puss in Boots, Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek the Third, Shrek Forever After, and Turbo.

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Up to 75% off Horror Collections on Blu-ray, best deals include:

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1080p LED Monitors: Dell 21.5-inch $115 (orig. $200), Asus 27-inch w/ built-in speakers & HDMI $220 (orig. $315)

Update (10/22 8:15am): Dell S2240M now $114.99 shipped at Amazon.

We spotted a few monitor deals at Newegg today including the Dell S2240M 21.5-Inch Screen LED-lit Monitor for $129.99. But using code EMCWPHW58 will drop your total down to $114.99 shipped. That’s $85 under the original listing, $21 under Amazon and matching the best we’ve seen.

It features full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), 16:9 widescreen format, VGA and DVI-D (HDCP) connectivity and more. It has received a 4.4/5 star rating from over 350 Amazon customers.

Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers-sale-01Next up, Newegg has the Asus VE278Q 27-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers for $239.99. But using code EMCWPHW59 will drop your total down to $219.99 shipped. For those interested, you can knock another $20 off the price with the included mail-in-rebate (MIR). At $220, this is nearly $100 off the original listing, matching the best we’ve seen and matching Amazon’s MIR price.

This is a 27-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD LED panel with 10,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio, Display Port, HDMI, and D-Sub connectivity,  Picture in Picture and more. It comes with a limited 3 year warranty and has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 300 Amazon customers.

With your savings, you can pick up a 20-foot HDMI cable for $4 shipped in our Daily Deals round-up today.  Read more

Marshall’s iconic vintage style comes to its most affordable Bluetooth speaker yet

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Marshall, a company well known for its professional guitar amps, is introducing a brand new entry to its line of Bluetooth speakers. While the upcoming Marshall Acton Speaker will retain the same classic look previous models have borrowed from the iconic guitar amps, it is also the smallest and most affordable mobile speaker the company has offered to date.

Head below for a closer look on what this compact speaker has to offer, as well as availability and pricing details:  Read more

R.B.I. Baseball 14 for iOS/Android $2 (Reg. $5)

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Released back in April, R.B.I. Baseball 14 for iOS is getting its first discount today. Regularly listed at $4.99, the fast paced, arcade style Baseball title is available for $1.99 today on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You’ll also find the title 60% off on Android ($1.99) and 50% off as a digital download on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 3/4.

Head below for more details and some gameplay footage of R.B.I. Baseball 14’s addictive, arcade-style action:  Read more

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

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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