2015 MacBook Air 11 and 13-inch models from $829 w/ free DVD burner, discounted AppleCare and $50 rebate

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Yesterday we ran a deal for the biggest discount we had seen to date on any 2015 MacBook Air (it’s still alive, BTW). At that time we mentioned how most discounts on these models have been modest (about 5%). While that’s still true today, we have discovered that Adorama is sweetening these prices by throwing in some freebies and offering a mail-in rebate on AppleCare bundles.

Below you’ll find Adorama’s VIP Exclusive pricing. To be eligible for these discounts you’ll need to sign-up as an Adorama VIP. Registration is free right now and honestly has been since as far back as I can recall, but apparently it usually sells for $149. After registering you’ll be eligible for these 2015 MacBook Air prices:

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The above listings are all standard configurations. Adorama also has a slew of custom configured MacBook Airs at a discount as well.

All of these deals include a free LG Electronics GP50NB40 Super-Multi External DVD Burner, which is an additional savings of $26.99.

Purchase AppleCare at the discounted rate of $174 (Reg. $249) at the same time as one of the aforementioned laptops and you’ll be able to save an additional $50 with this mail-in rebate.

If you’re looking for a deal on the Retina MacBook Pro, Retina iMac or any other Mac, I’d suggest starting at Apple’s Refurbished Online Store.
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Certified Refurbished Acer Chromebooks: 11.6” C7 $150 (Reg. $230), 13.3” CB5 $160 (Reg. $300), 11.6″ Touchscreen $190 (Reg. $300)

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Update 4/16 3PM: The 13.3-inch Chromebook (CB5-311-T9B0) has dropped $20 to a new low of only $159.99 shipped.

The official Acer eBay store offers many reduced price options on its own certified refurbished Chromebooks. Here are three great choices:

The first is the Acer 11.6-inch Chromebook (C710-2856) for only $149.99 shipped. That’s $80 off the list price, $100 less than Amazon and the best price we could find.

The Acer C7 Chromebook weighs only 3lbs and has up to four hours of battery life. The HD widescreen is suitable for movies, apps and more. It has an HD 1.3MP webcam with a microphone for video chatting, as well as capturing video and photos. It’s powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor with 2GB of DDR3 memory.

Acer 13.3%22 Chromebook LaptopIf you’re looking for a larger screen, for $30 more you can grab the 13.3-inch Chromebook (CB5-311-T9B0) for $159.99 shipped. That’s $140 off the list price and $80 less than Amazon.

The 13-inch Acer Chromebook gives you up to 11 hours of battery life keeping you powered from day to night. A bright Full HD 13.3-inch anti-glare display and mobile graphics from NVIDIA “deliver smooth visuals and enhance all of your favorite clips and photos.”

Interested in a touchscreen? This Acer 11.6″ Chromebook (C720P-2661) features touchscreen technology and is only $189.99 shipped. That’s $110 off the list price, $50 less than Amazon, and the best price we’ve seen. It has an Intel Celeron 2955U processor (1.4GHz), 2GB DDR3L memory and a 32GB solid state drive.

Amazon customers consistently give Acer Chromebooks great reviews and high ratings. Also, a 90-day limited hardware warranty applies on all the Chromebooks from Acer.

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Stealth Snowflake 6 axis Micro Drone w/LED lighting: $40 shipped

 

9to5Toys Specials has the Snowflake Micro Drone for $39.99 with free shipping. It is one of the lowest prices we could find on a protected micro-drone.

Drones are the new, cool tech that everyone wants. Being able to fly around indiscriminately with these drones is like your childhood dream toy made reality. As far as drones go, you won’t find a cooler one than the tiny Snowflake Micro Drone and with protected propellers, this one will last. This little drone buzzes around like a hummingbird, and you’ll have total control with 6-axis gyro technology. Designed for tricks and fancy flying, you’ll find a huge amount of entertainment in this small package.

Features:

  • 6-axis gyro technology for smooth & steady fligh
  • High-speed mode for outdoor racing
  • 4 multi-color LED lights to navigate the night’s sky
  • 2.4 technology to avoid multi-drone collision
  • 4 safety-protected propellers for crash recovery
  • 4CH digital proportional RC system for indoor & outdoor flight

Grab it quick, here.

Guitar Hero returns w/ new gameplay modes and a refreshed controller, pre-order today

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Watch out living room rockers, Guitar Hero is coming back this fall with a whole new release for all the popular gaming consoles. Activision has announced that it’s reviving the popular band game after a five year hiatus with new gameplay modes, an updated controller and a fresh track list with hits from a number of popular artists. With a new version of Rock Band 4 on the horizon, it’s no surprise that its gaming counterpart will be getting a new release as well.

We’ve got the full details on new gameplay modes, a redesigned guitar and how you can pre-order Guitar Hero Live today… Read more

Buy one Lumsing 10400mAh power bank for $20 Prime shipped, get one dual-USB car charger free ($11 value)

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Amazon offers the Lumsing 10400mAh Portable Power Bank Dual USB External Battery Charger for a low $19.99. You can bundle and save by using the code 8X9RUL35 and also picking up the Lumsing Car Charger Charger for free (just make sure you add both items to your cart before entering the code). That’s an $11 value and the best offer we’ve seen for a bundle like this.Lumsing Car Charger Charger

The powerbank can charge all iPhones four to five times, a Galaxy S3 three times, or an iPad once. It’s made with high quality Li-ion battery and has 4 LED indicators that reveal the battery level.

The car charger has a dual-port USB output so you can charge two devices in the car at the same time and it comes in either black or white. Both items have received high ratings and excellent reviews from Amazon customers.

We also found a similar deal from Anker today.
You can get the 40W 5-Port Charger with PowerIQ Technology in either black or white for $25.99 Prime shipped.  Then if you add the Anker [5-Pack] Premium Micro USB Cables in Assorted Lengths (3ft, 6ft, 1ft) and enter the code: 9XQY67VD, $12.99 will drop off your total making both items only $25.99 Prime shipped.

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Choice of 2 rugged, highly-rated Bluetooth speakers from Lumsing: $19 Prime Shipped (Reg. $24+)

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Amazon has the Lumsing Pioneer Bluetooth speaker with NFC and built-in microphone for $23.99. When you enter the code VFUQFU8H the price drops to only $18.99 Prime shipped (free trial). That’s $8 less than our Black Friday mention, and the lowest we’ve seen on this 4.3/5 star rated speaker. It works with any Bluetooth-enabled phone, tablet or Mac/PC and also with wired audio devices via 3.5mm AUX audio jack. The 2500mAh lithium battery can last up to 25 hours of continuous playtime.We reviewed this speaker last November and found it to truly have an amazing battery life and sound quality much better than its price.

Lumsing-speaker-waterproof-dustproofIf you are looking for a smaller Bluetooth 4.0 splash/dust-proof speaker that still gets stellar 4.5/5 star reviews, the Lumsing Portable Bluetooth speaker with carabiner gets up to 8 Hours playtime in much rougher environments with a smaller profile as well.  It also benefits from the VFUQFU8H code which drops the price drops to only $18.99 Prime shipped Read more

iOttie Easy View iPhone 6 windshield car mount $10 Prime shipped (Orig. $23), more

iottie-easy-flex-3-mountUpdate (4/15 10:00am): Amazon has the iOttie Easy Flex 3 Car Mount for $13.49 Prime shipped, which is 46% below list and the best deal we’ve ever seen. It’ll fit iPhone 6 without any problems and even a naked iPhone 6 Plus. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars.

Amazon offers the iOttie Easy View iPhone 6 windshield car mount for $9.99 Prime shipped. If you’re not a Prime member then you could sign-up for a free trial or pad your order to at least $35 to avoid Amazon hitting you up for shipping costs. We’ve only seen the price of this mount drop this low less than a handful of times, most recently was just about a month ago. It carries a list price of $23, but ever since an updated model (fits iPhone 6 Plus) was released this version has generally sold for $13-$14. Deal is also available at Walmart. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 700 Amazon reviewers.

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The iOttie Easy View can accommodate any smartphones with a width between 2 to 3-inches, which means it’ll work with iPhone 5 and even iPhone 6, but not iPhone 6 Plus. Suction it to your windshield or dashboard to have a direct view of on-screen GPS navigation and incoming iOS notifications. It also acts as a convenient place to keep your iPhone while charging it or streaming music from it.

Planning to do a lot of GPS navigation and music streaming? You’re going to need to replenish your iPhone’s battery. This high-powered Vinsic 24W Dual USB Port 5V 4.8A USB Car Charger is on sale for $6.49 Prime shipped (Reg. $8.49) when you apply coupon code QFUD99M5 during checkout. Pick up a discounted MFi Lightning cable with this deal. Read more

Fleksy customizable keyboard app w/ GIF support goes free for iOS (Reg. $1)

The customizable keyboard app Fleksy is now available for free for iOS users. Known for its creative input techniques like “One-Handed Typing”, full built-in GIF support and more, this is the first time the app has been available for free since September of 2014.

With support for more than 40 languages, head below to find out more about what is “officially the fastest keyboard in the world” according to Fleksy:  Read more

Garmin and Panasonic announce new action cameras with hit or miss feature lists

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In a market that has long been dominated by GoPro’s highly acclaimed devices, more companies are attempting to capitalize on that success and get in on the action camera craze. Garmin and Panasonic have both introduced new cameras that are meant for on-the-go recording. While each have attributes that stand out from GoPro, neither company has included a certain flagship feature that we would have liked to have seen… Read more

VIZIO introduces new 4K UHDTVs starting at $600, expands its audio lineup

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Following the success of its P-Series line last fall, VIZIO is now detailing the new M-Series of 4K UHDTVs, as well as a number of other new products. VIZIO has long been known for both its quality and value across a number of different home entertainment categories.

Today, the California-based company has lifted the veil on its new soundbars, “high-dynamic range” televisions and the previously mentioned M-Series.  Read more

Best Buy offers another $100 off when you buy an already-discounted Moto 360 with an Android phone

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If you’re in the market for a new smartwatch, now might be a pretty good time to get the Moto 360. In a new deal today from Best Buy, the retailer is offering $100 savings when you purchase both Motorola’s Android Wear smartwatch and a new Android phone. Considering that the Moto 360 is already on sale at Best Buy—and nothing in the small print says the two offers are incompatible—this probably means you can effectively get a Moto 360 for $79.99 (and it looks like you can get another $25 off if you can use the current .edu promotion). Read more

Apple AirPort Express Wireless Router w/ AirPlay and Wireless Printing $79 or refurbished $65 (Reg. $99)

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The AirPort Express is by far the best wireless router for anyone in the Apple ecosystem and is a great choice for nearly everyone else as well. It’s definitely priced higher than similarly spec’d wireless N routers, but this is a case where paying “Apple tax” is worth it.

Amazon has it on sale for $79 with free shipping, which is $20 below its regular price.

Use it to setup a wireless network from the easy-to-use AirPort iOS app, print wirelessly, or AirPlay music to wired speakers. I’ve had one for years now and can’t remember the last time I had to reboot it. I know this phrase is overused, but it really does “just work,” which can’t be said for many of the headache-inducing budget routers out there.

If you don’t mind going refurbished, Apple sells an AirPort Express for $65 shipped and has the best deals for AirPort Extreme ($129) and Time Capsules (from $199).

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