As part of their Early Doorbusters Blue Sunday promotion, Best Buy has the Logitech wireless Boombox Bluetooth speaker for $149.99 with free shipping. That’s $100 below retail and the best price ever by $30. 9to5Mac says it “probably has the best sound of any portable Bluetooth device we’ve come across.” It features a 50 ft. wireless bluetooth range, 6 hour battery life and can connect up to 3 devices simultaneously. Rated 4.5 stars by Amazon reviewers.
Continuing our coverage of the Black Friday All Week Long promotion, Staples has the ZAGGkeys PRO Bluetooth iPad keyboard for $49.99 with free shipping. That’s a total savings of 50% compared to the retail price of $99.99 and $20 below Amazon’s asking price. It features an ultra-thin .24″ profile, sleep/wake functionality, and a durable aluminum shell to protect your iPad when traveling. Perfect for transforming your iPad 2/3/4 into an amazing productivity tool. Amazon reviewers give it 3 stars.
A short holiday shopping window and increased competition amongst retailers had led us here. Great iPad deals a full 5 days before Black Friday officially begins. Staples is throwing the first Apple punch this year by extending a $50 discount on Apple’s latest tablets. This yields an iPad Air for $449, and iPad mini (1st generation) for $249, iPad 4th generation for $349. Other models are discounted as well with savings topping out at $150 on the high-end 4th generation iPad. Check out the entire list of available iPad discounts here.
Update: Amazon has matched Staples and is now offering the Apple TV for $89 with free shipping. This may be a better deal for some due to potential tax savings/Prime benefits.
As part of its Black Friday All Week Long promotion, Staples has the 3rd generation Apple TV for $89 with free shipping. Today’s deal is pretty much the average sale price on this streaming media player, but don’t take that for granted. We do not frequently see Apple TV discounts. Features include AirPlay capabilities from supported Apple devices and access to streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube plus many more in 1080p full HD resolution.
Again, we’re expecting others deals this Black Friday on the Apple TV but this is not a bad deal to lock in while you have the chance.
Amazon is offering the Logitech UE Mini Boombox Bluetooth speaker for $68.99 with free shipping. That is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for a new unit and a total savings of 31% off the original retail price (since updated) of $100 for the Bluetooth speaker that 9to5Mac dubbed “The absolute best portable Bluetooth speaker you can buy.” 9to5Mac went on to say:
The sound is so full that I can easily use it on a desktop and almost forget I’m not using my $200 Audyssey Lower East Side speakers or pop it in a rental car and don’t worry about getting your iPhone to work with a new car’s stereo. Speakerphone calls rival a conference room Polycom that costs 10x the price. This hits most of the sweet spots and I believe that a majority of people will find this the best option.
The UE‘s features include speakerphone functionality, multiple device access and an ultra-portable design and 6 hour+ battery. It’s not just 9to5Mac that loves the UE, 225 unique Amazon reviewers rate it 4.5 stars. Available in black or other colors for more.
Buy via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Seagate Backup Plus 1TB USB 3.0 portable hard drive for $52.99 with free shipping. (Update: Sold Out) That’s $42 below retail and only a couple bucks over the lowest price ever for any 1TB portable drive. It provides ample storage for most users, fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds, and a 2-year warranty. Today’s deal is pretty much in-line with the pre-announced Black Friday deals we’ve seen so far. Snatch a similar deal without all the Black Friday craziness. Rated 4 out of 5 stars.
Also available, Newegg has a 1.5TB Toshiba portable for $69.99 with free shipping (already a great price). Apply coupon codes “NEWEGGBLKFRI5B” and ”MBLNOV24″(you must be mobile) and the price drops to $62.99 – the lowest price we’ve ever seen for a 1.5TB portable drive.
HDTV deals are heating up as we get closer to Black Friday. Today we have deals on a couple big-screen offerings from Vizio and Westinghouse. Head below to choose your new TV.
- Amazon has the Samsung 55″ 1080p LED HDTV for only $699.99 shipped. Originally listed at $1,499.99, this is easily the largest drop in price we’ve seen on a name brand HDTV. It features a 120Hz refresh rate, 2 HDMI inputs, and 1080p full HD resolution. Amazon customers left favorable reviews and gave it a 4/5 star rating.
- Amazon has the Vizio 50″ LED 1080p Smart HDTV for
$450 with free shipping and potential tax savings for some buyers (Update: Sold out from Amazon). Also available at Best Buy with in-store pickup or shipping in limited areas. Today’s deal is the best price ever by $148, and we do not expect it to last long. The Vizio E500i-A1 features built-in WiFi connectivity to support a plethora of streaming apps, SRS Studio Sound HD, and 1080p full HD resolution. Rated 4 out of 5 stars by nearly 2,200 Amazon reviewers.
- K-Mart is now offering the Westinghouse 59.9” 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $599.99 (in-store pickup only). That’s the lowest we’ve ever seen for an HDTV that size. The HDTV features 3D Noise Reduction and 8 watt speakers. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate, and three HDMI inputs.
Also Today, Amazon Prime Members will be able to get a lower price on select VIZIO HDTVs and Sound Bars. You can see the discount on the product’s main page. Prime members will automatically receive the discount amount and will be applied on the final page of checkout.
Update 2: Amazon’s game deals are continuing through the weekend, they are currently offering some great deals on Xbox One and Ps4 games at $49 including Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, Ryse, Call of Duty Ghosts, Assassin’s Creed 4, and many more.
Update: Target’s Xbox One deal is now sold out. Be sure to check out our Xbox One console retailer availabilty post throughout the day.
Today in gaming, we are seeing some great deals on popular current and next gen titles, a few great Android price drops, and head below to check out the rest of the day’s free and discounted mobile content.
Today, Amazon and Walmart have some great deals on console titles including Call of Duty: Ghosts for $47 on Xbox 360 and $50 on Xbox One (Amazon also has Ghosts for Xbox One at $50, but availability appears to be fluctuating), Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag is available for $50 on PS4 and PS3 (boxed and digital), and Batman Arkham Origins can be had for $48 on PS3 and PC, $47 on 360 and $50 for a PS3 download version. All of these deals come with free shipping.
Don’t forget about the pre-Black Friday game sales at both Amazon and Walmart, including deals on Assassin’s Creed games, BioShock titles, the Mass Effect series, Deus Ex Human Revolution, Dishonored, and many more
Head below for the rest of today’s iOS, Android and Mac deals/freebies:
Woot has the Samsung Google Nexus 10 32GB Tablet Refurb. for only $279.99 + $5 shipping. As a price comparison, Amazon sells it new for $398 and their customers rated it well with 4/5 stars and positive reviews.
The Nexus 10 features a Dual-core A15 processor. It has 2GB of system memory and 32GB on-board storage memory, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS, a 10.55″ touchscreen with a 2560 x 1600 resolution. Read more
Sony has now unleashed the PlayStation 4 out into the wild, and now it’s Microsoft’s turn. The Xbox One releases tonight with various special live launch events starting at 11pm tonight on Spike TV, Xbox.com and Xbox Live.
As per usual, several retailers will be open tonight across the country at midnight for the launch including Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart and Microsoft Stores. Along with some of the most insightful Xbox One reviews from around the web, we’ve put together some handy information below for those looking to grab one tonight…
Amazon has the Samsung 840 EVO Series 1TB internal Solid State Drive for $560 with free shipping.
(too much? Grab a 500GB for $299.99 with free shipping) Today’s deal represents a savings of 34% off retail and the best price ever by $11. With sequential read/write speeds of 540 MB / 520 MB, this SSD is one of the best ways to dramatically increase the performance of your Mac or PC.
Another option is to pop this drive into a Thunderbolt sled to create an external SSD solution for a total of $648, which features a nearly identical performance to standard Thunderbolt drives but carriers almost a 40% savings.
Amazon has started offering some great game deals in its pre Black Friday sale including discounts on the BioShock Triple Pack ($15), Borderlands 1 & 2 ($12), various Rockstar titles and a number of other indie titles. You can also grab Civ V Gold and Brave New World for $20.
500GB PlayStation 3 Grand Theft Auto V Bundle $219.99 w/ free shipping (Reg. $269.99)
Head below for the rest of today’s iOS, Android and Mac deals/freebies:
Sears is offering the Seiki 50-inch 4K 120Hz LED Ultra HDTV for only $760 In-Store or if you don’t live near a Sears $830 shipped (Reg. $1,300). That’s 42% off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen for the 50″ 4K UHDTV. As a price comparison, Amazon sells the same model for $830 and their customers rated it well with 4/5 stars and positive reviews.
The Seiki 4K UHDTV features a slim design LED panel capable of 3840 x 2160 resolution (4X the quality of 1080p), and carries a 120Hz refresh rate and 6.5ms response time. It has a USB media port for displaying images up to 4K and playing MP3, and multiple video and audio connections to support current HD video content. Also, it includes a HDMI 1.4 standard cable to enable video resolutions beyond 1080p. Read more
This is a definite case of ‘last but not least.’ As strictly an online marketplace, Amazon doesn’t have to print traditional ads and thus is less susceptible to failing victim of early ad leaks like we’ve seen from so many of its competitors. Early this morning Amazon finally shared with the world its plans for the Black Friday holiday shopping season.
Often considered the ‘holy grail’ for Black Friday shoppers, Amazon traditionally knocks-out the competition by offering deeply discounted Lightning deals in rapid succession. This year its upping the ante once again by promising new deals as often as every 10 minutes along with scheduled daily deals. Be sure to follow our social networks closely as that’s where we will be sharing the absolute best Lightning deals as they happen: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+.
Walmart thought they were going to get nearly a week head-start on the competition, but Amazon is stepping up to-to-toe with the brick and mortar giant by kicking of its Black Friday deals just 2 days later on Sunday November 24th.
Parallels is running a great discount right now with as much as 82% in savings. It’s offering a Black Friday Bundle Deal for $80, which includes Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, Parallels Access for iPad with a 6-Month Subscription, a 1 year Professional Plan to Hightail (formerly YouSendIt), screen capture tool Snagit, CleanMyMac 2, Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac, Boom for Mac and password management app mSecure.
In total, these apps are valued at around $436, bringing you a total savings of $356. Essentially for the regular price of Parallels 9 you get 7 great apps completely free. According to Parallels, this deal will be available until December 3. For more details on each of the apps themselves head over to the listing and for more discounted Mac apps check out the Black Friday Mac Bundle on 9to5Toys Specials.
9to5Mac reviewed Parallels 9 back in September and again found it to be one of the best Mac desktop virtualization apps with noticeable speed improvements on Mavericks.
Parallels Black Friday Bundle Deal: $80 ($436 value) – Incl. Parallels Desktop 9, Parallels Access for iPad, 1 year subscription to Hightail, Snagit, CleanMyMac 2, Kaspersky Internet Security, Boom and mSecure