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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Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds: $30 shipped (orig. $109)

Most of the time, headphones serve as a necessary inconvenience. You need them to listen to your music, favorite podcasts, and to keep whatever it is you choose to listen to in your ears instead of broadcast out loud. But there’s always a knot to be undone and a kink to be worked out. There’s no need to deal with that when you have the Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds.

The only cord on these headphones is the one that keeps the buds connected. Everything else done without wires. There’s nothing to plug in, and you can have 30 feet of untethered movement between you and your device while still getting crystal clear music.

For just $29.99—72% off the retail price—you’ll want to grab these great buds while you can.

Review: SOL REPUBLIC’s Shadow wireless headphones w/ Bluetooth 4.0 offer an upgraded audio experience, $100 giveaway

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Update (4/18 11:00am): @oneniner is our winner – thank you to everyone that entered our contest!

Bluetooth-enabled headphones are making a run for your ears and it seems like every release is improving on a once dysfunctional and disappointing product category. What was previously defined by empty and unpleasing sound is now finding its stride as Bluetooth continues to improve. Much like any technology, its quality is only enhanced by the standard that guides it. Now is the time to begin considering Bluetooth headphones as a potential replacement for the classic 3.5mm standby.

We’ve spent some time with the SOL REPUBLIC’s new Shadow Wireless Bluetooth headphones and today we are ready to deliver a verdict: Read more

On The Go stuffs nearly every must-have iPhone/Android add-on into one tiny cube

Update (4/14 12:45pm): On-The-Go has launched its IndieGoGo campaign, if you’re interested in grabbing one they’ve got a number of different pledge options.

If you’re an avid follower of 9to5Toys (and we know that you are), you’re well aware of our love of battery packs, USB drives, MFi certification and all around gadgetry. It’s always interesting when companies set out to pair these things together, with varying degrees of success.

We’ve spotted something new today though, fittingly named On The Go, which aims to combine storage, charging, streaming, device tracking and more into a small package. The multi-functional connectivity on this thing is impressive, from iPhone to Android to Mac, it has everything covered… Read more

Motorola’s Moto 360 Smartwatch is on sale for $179 or $155 w/ .edu (Reg. $250)

Update (4/15 8:40am): The below Moto 360 deals from Amazon and Best Buy are now over, but you can still find discounts available at Google Play. You’ll also find the Motorola Moto360 Smartwatch Charger for $28.23 Prime shipped on Amazon right now (Reg. $40, lowest we can find).

On the morning when initial Apple Watch supplies have sold out and try on sessions are happening all around the globe, the best Android Smartwatch is down to its lowest price ever. Coincidence? Maybe, but who cares what the reason is. These prices are terrific for anyone looking to jump into Android Wear:

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Note: Best Buy prices are $0.99 more. Also, anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $25 on any Moto 360 Smartwatch.

It’s rated 4 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers and we called it “The best Android Wear smartwatch currently available.”
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Rules! is now available for free inside the Apple Store iPhone app (Reg. $3)

Rules!, the fast-paced puzzle-based game designed around multi-touch controls, is now available for free inside the Apple Store app for iPhone (US only).  It was also recently updated with Apple Watch integration. This is the first time that we’ve seen this app available for free, it typically goes for $2.99.

To clairfy, do not navigate to the Rules! listing on the App Store, head below for instructions on how to redeem your freebie:

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LEGO’s new Dimensions video game brings Batman, Marty McFly and Gandalf to life

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LEGO is the most valuable toy company in the world, besting the likes of Mattel and Hasbro. So it’s no surprise that the company wants to get in on one of the hottest trends in the toy industry: NFC video game figures like Activision Skylanders, Disney Infinity and Nintendo amiibo figures.

Today the brick maker announced Dimensions, an upcoming video game that works in conjunction with a slew of NFC Minifigures. The in-game characters are pulled from a diverse set of franchises including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future… Read more

iTunes Free App of the Week: Twisty Hollow ($3 value)

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This week Apple has selected Twisty Hollow as its free app of the week for iOS users. This week’s sale marks the first time the game has gone free since releasing last fall, it typically sells for $3.

Players can follow along as citizen’s battle an unruly self-appointed mayor in this puzzle style game. The imaginative “paper art-style” game pits citizens against government as they try to solve the city’s problems and survive a new regime.

Head below for more details on this game. Read more

DJI’s Phantom 3 drone shoots 4K video, uses new sensors to navigate indoor airspace

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Drones have entered the mainstream, most consumers are familiar with them and the beautiful imagery that these flying, camera-wielding, devices can capture. Perhaps no company has had a greater influence on consumers becoming more familiar with this technology than DJI.

Since 2006, DJI has been working to create consumer and professional style drones that put high quality aerial video and photography in the hands of many. Now the China-based company has announced its latest addition, the Phantom 3.

Lets just say you’ve got to see the video to truly understand how cool this thing is… Read more

Philips Hue Lux price drops make it cheaper than ever to add smart lighting to your house: single bulb $20, Starter Kit $80

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Late last sumer Philips unveiled its Hue Lux smart bulb. Even though it’s a white-only bulb, its $30 price tag was attractive for iOS/Android users looking to tryout smart bulbs and those wanting to expand their current setup without spending a fortune. Now, a single Hue Lux bulb is down to just $19.99, a savings of over 30% off its regular price. The Starter Kit has also dropped in price. It includes a Philips Hue Bridge (needed to run any Hue bulb) and two Lux bulbs for $79.99, which is $20 less than its previous selling price of $100.

Many retailers (Walmart, Home Depot) are still charging full retail for these products, while some (Apple, Amazon) are listing them at the discounted rates. Apple rarely runs any sort of sale promos so it’s possible that this could be a permanent price drop. Either way, these deals are the lowest we’ve seen for both products.

Just like other Hue products, Lux bulbs are fully controllable from your iOS/Android device. Easily put the bulbs on a schedule to wake-up by a relaxing light instead of a startlingly alarm or even use the third party integration to receive mobile notifications in the form of light pulses.

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The Philips Hue ecosystem also includes its regular 16-million color bulbs, lightstrips, the all-new Hue Go portable light, and more.

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Give your MacBook a boost with this stunning USA-sourced wooden stand from Grovemade

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Our technology deserves a nice accessory, something to complement the beautiful curves and lines of the device. We are big fans of well made add-ons that come with a story and there may be no better company in America at doing that than Grovemade. Today, the Portland-based company has introduced a new stand that gives the MacBook a little boost, crafted from locally sourced materials here in the United States. Read more

Orange Chef’s Countertop kitchen prep accessory integrates with Apple Watch and Vitamix

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Cooking is not easy, neither is making healthier choices. No matter your skill level in the kitchen or fitness, chances are you’ve found yourself at a crossroads wondering how to improve these areas of life.

Today, Orange Chef has announced a new product that aims to bridge the gap to a healthier life with its new Countertop accessory for the kitchen. You may have seen some of Orange Chef’s other nifty gadgets, but the Countertop aims to take meal prep to a whole new level with integration for Apple Watch, Jawbone, and other kitchen mainstays such as Vitamix and Crockpot.

It’ll even tell you how make that elusive perfect smoothie… Read more