December 16, 2013

Update: Amazon deal is over but you can still grab a Roku HD refurb from Ebay for $39.99 shipped

As its Goldbox deal of the day, Amazon has the new Roku LT Streaming media receiver for $36.99 shipped. That’s $13 off and the lowest point we’ve seen a new Roku box. Features include:

  • 1,000+ entertainment channels. Choose from the best selection and widest variety of streaming entertainment, including movies, TV shows, music, sports, news, and more.
  • HD video quality. Streams up to 1080p in high-definition.
  • No hidden fees. Enjoy all the free stuff, like Pandora and Crackle, and access your own subscriptions, like Netflix and Hulu Plus.
  • Quick and easy setup. Sets up wirelessly in minutes with just a few simple steps.
  • Channel shortcut buttons. Jump straight to favorites with one push of the remote.

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December 15, 2013

Best Buy has the T-Mobile Prepaid Prism II (U8686) for only $29.99. That’s $80 off it’s list price and the lowest we’ve ever seen on a no-contract smartphone. The Prism II features built-in Wi-Fi, 3.2 megapixel camera, a TFT touch screen and it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.

With your savings on this phone, you can add significant storage like this Best Buy Deal of the Day PNY 32GB High Speed microSDHC Memory Card that’s only $19.99expand full story

Update: Also available from Amazon for $29.99 with free shipping for Prime members or anyone who spends $35 or more. Amazon Students (sign up) can save an additional $5 by entering promo code 7CGHXJ2C at checkout, bringing the total down to $24.99.

Best Buy has the current best offer on the Google Chromecast (only $29.99 with free shipping) or on its Ebay site which could mean a $20 for those who can use the Paypal $10 off $25 promo.

The Chromecast can wirelessly beam movies, music, web content and more from Android, iOS, Mac and PC devices to any HDTV via a WiFi connection. As of right now the Chromecast supports Google Play, YouTube, Netflix, and just recently added compatibility with Pandora and Hulu Plus.

With that $5 savings you might be interested in buying a 4GB SDHC memory card for only $2.99  also at Best Buy

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Best Buy offers the Logitech K400 Wireless Touch Keyboard in Black or White, model no. 920-003070, for $19.99.  That’s tied with the lowest price we’ve seen. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include a 33-foot wireless range, built-in 3.5″ touchpad, and media hot keys.

Need Bluetooth and backlighting for an iOS device too? Step up to the $49.99 K810 Bluetooth illuminated keyboard, also half off.

What to do with that $20/$50 you saved? Buy another one!

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We have spotted some nice Sunday game deals today, including a Nintendo 3DS for $150, and some solid console game deals.

Target has the limited edition silver Nintendo 3DS XL with Mario and Luigi: Dream Team pre installed for just $150 today (in-store only). It also has the Nintendo 3DS XL available at $150 (click on the game deals section) in white, blue, black, red and pink (only the black and red versions are available online, the rest are in-store only). That’s about $50 off Amazon and rivaling Black Friday prices. With the money you save here you can pick up another game right off the top like Mario Kart 7, or grab two lower priced titles like Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D and Scribblenauts.

Nintendo 3DS XL (multiple colors): $150 (shipped and in-store) * Follow the link above then click on the game deals section to view the various 3DS options.

As for games, Amazon has The Last of Us and Beyond Two Souls for $35 shipped each (both Reg. $60), the UNCHARTED Greatest Hits Dual Pack for just $10 (Reg. $30), and Sonic Lost World on Wii U for $30 (Reg. $50).

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Update: Knock the price down to $72 at Best Buy when you enter coupon code bloggers10off at checkout.

Best Buy has the Logitech UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker for $79.99 with free shipping. (Amazon matches).That’s a savings of 20% off retail and a new all-time low by $10. Currently available in black and green ($90). It builds on its acclaimed predecessor, the UE Boombox, by offering even bigger sound. 9to5Mac explains:

It is both louder and crisper at higher volumes as well. It is another class…to quote Spinal Tap, they’ve gone to 11 and further. As you can see in the video – the sound of the Boom at 1/3 is what the Box didn’t hit until 2/3rd of the way.

The accompanying iOS/Android app provides firmware updates, EQ customization and the ability to pair multiple speakers. Check out our full review of Mini Boom in the YouTube video below. Spoiler alert! We found it to be an incredible value. Early Amazon reviewers agree, rating it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Need an even bigger speaker? Take a look at the Mini’s big brother.

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Update: Amazon is also offering it for $119.99, but if you are eligible for the Best Buy student discount that remains the best deal.

Best Buy dropped the price on the Pebble Smartwatch in Black or Red by $30 to $119.99 with free shipping (price shows up in cart). Add a $30 discount for those with access to a .edu email address (Students, faculty, staff, alumni, etc) and your total price is $89.99 shipped.  That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on this smartwatch that connects to your iPhone or Android smartphone using Bluetooth, and can alert you to incoming calls, e-mails and messages. Add Internet-connected apps for outdoor activities, download watchfaces, enable notifications and more. The Pebble’s e-paper outdoor-readable display ensures a great view wherever you go.

What to do with that $60 you just saved? Add Best Buy’s Deal of the day, a LG – Smart 3D Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player for $54.99. expand full story

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Update: PayPal is now offering a very similar deal with up to 20% in savings on iTunes gift cards. Today’s deal is available on $25, $50 and $100 cards and is once again redeemable across all of Apple’s digital distribution stores.

Staples offers the iTunes Gift card in the $50 size for $40 without tax or shipping. That’s $10 off and tied for the lowest price we’ve seen. Included in the gift card purchase price is a $1.99 Secure Shipping Fee which covers trackable shipping through the US Post Office, to ensure safe arrival.

iTunes Gift cards can be used on Mac or iOS apps, games, music, videos, books and more.

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December 14, 2013

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We’ve spotted some nice USB hub deals today including the highly rated Anker 7 port hub for $30 and the Apple style, 4 port Satechi for $17.

The Anker USB 3.0, 7-Port hub with charging port is available for $30 right now using promo code WK874Y7N at checkout. That’s $40 off the regular price and knocks an additional $10 off Amazon’s current listing. The seventh USB port features “BC 1.2 charging, offering quick charges of up to 1.5A.” This device (seen above) is also backwards compatible with older USB connectors and has so far received great reviews on Amazon

satechi-apple-usb-hubAlso available, Amazon has the Satechi Premium 4-Port Aluminum USB Hub for $17 with free shipping for Prime members. All others will need to spend at least $35 to sidestep shipping costs. Today’s deal is the best price ever by $7. It features a slick Apple-style design, and 4 USB 2.0 ports. Rated 4.5 stars by 225 reviewers.

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Amazon has the Klipsch S4 II in-ear headphones for $29.99 with free shipping, the lowest price we’ve seen.  Amazon also throws in $2 worth of MP3s. Features:

  • Noise isolating in-ear headphones with enhanced sleek profile
  • Award winning sound delivers deep bass and full range clarity
  • Patented oval ear tips provide comfortable wear for hours
  • Perfect seal keeps your music in + blocks outside noise
  • New tangle resistant flat cables

With the roughly $30 you save vs. retail on these, you could buy an additional pair.

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Update: Back in stock at Staples and now available from Amazon at the same rate of $84 w/ free shipping.

Staples has the Apple TV for only $84 today with free shipping. That’s $15 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it this holiday season.

The Apple TV with 1080p HD gives you all the best entertainment right on your widescreen TV. Choose from thousands of current and classic movies and TV shows on iTunes-many in amazing 1080p HD. Watch live sports in HD. Access content from Netflix, YouTube, Vimeo, and more.* And with AirPlay, you can play video, show off photos, and enjoy music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on your TV. expand full story

December 13, 2013

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Update #4: Call of Duty Ghosts is now available for $39 shipped at Best Buy today. Amazon also has the game for $40, which might be more suitable for some based on tax reasons. Some of the extra cash you’re saving can go towards the Ghosts DLC season pass, which brings a bunch of the game’s upcoming add-on map packs at an already discounted rate.

Update #3: The Xbox One is currently available at Amazon with free shipping.

Update #2: The price on GTA V appears to be fluctuating and is now sitting at $35, still a great price.

Update: GTA V is $20 shipped (Reg. $60) on Xbox 360 right now at Microsoft Store.

In today’s best game/app deals, various Street Fighter iOS titles have dropped to $1 including Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter 4 Volt, Walmart is offering a $40 Gift Card with the purchase of a Nintendo 3DS XL, and don’t forget that the popular Rayman Origins (87 Metascore) released yesterday for the Mac.

For those interested in some more classic, casual Mac games, 9to5 and Mac Game Store have teamed up once again to offer the 9to5 Hasbro Mac Games Bundle, which includes Monopoly, Scrabble and Risk for just $10. Monopoly and Scrabble will regularly run you $10 and Risk is regular $7, so today’s deal brings about $17 in savings.

  • Walmart has the Nintendo 3DS XL (in black, red or silver) with a $40 gift card for $200 shipped, adding a $40 value over Amazon’s prices.
  • Best Buy is still offering some great deals on Xbox One consoles and bundles, that ship by 12/24. There are bundles starting at $530 ($30 savings) including deeply discounted one year Xbox Live Gold memberships
  • Amazon’s $49 Xbox One and PS4 launch games, including AC4 Black Flag, Battlefield 4 among others.

Be sure to head below for today’s list of free and discounted iOS, Android and Mac apps/games:

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