Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater Speaker and Case for iPad 2/3/4 $40 shipped (Reg. $199)

Belkin Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater Speaker and Case for iPad 4 with Lightning ConnectorBelkin is offering it’s Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater Speaker and Case for iPad 2/3/4 for $49.99. When you enter the coupon code: EARTHDAY20 the price drops to only $39.99 shipped. That’s $170 off the original price, $5 less than Amazon, and $10 under our previous mention.

The Thunderstorm is a full-range speaker system with a protective casing with various angles for a great entertainment experience.

We found it to be perfect for iPad users who frequently game or watch videos during our review:

I’ve tried many Bluetooth speakers from Logitech, Jawbone, NYNE, JBL and more, and I can honestly say none quite compare to Thunderstorm when it comes to a rich, immersive sound experience for watching video on an iPad. Its a unique experience with Thunderstorm, fine tuned specifically for the movie watching experience, and it’s definitely worth your attention if much of your time with an iPad is spent watching video.

Amazon reviewers rate it 4.1 out of 5 stars.

With the money you saved on the Thunderstorm you could pick up the Case Logic 11.6-Inch Laptop and iPad Slim Case on sale for only $13.99 from Amazon.

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Apple isn’t making an iPhone 6/6 Plus dock, here are your best options

gravitas-henge-dock-iphone-6-plusIf you were one of over 4 million people who preordered an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus this weekend, then you may have noticed that one of Apple’s most popular accessories for previous gen iPhones is curiously absent from its online store. As of right now, Apple seems to be sitting on the sideline and will not be releasing a dock designed for its newest smartphones.

Docks position your iPhone in a way that makes it easier to keep tabs on incoming notifications, all while helping create a clean workspace by wrangling messy cables.

There are already several iPhone 6 and 6 Plus dock solutions. Here are our favorite docks, stands, mounts, and more:

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Native Instruments’ iMaschine now available for free on iOS (Reg. $5)

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The Native Instruments line of Maschine beat production products marry hardware controllers with rich software instruments, loops and effects to create an all-in-one music making suite. The hardware controllers range from the $349 Maschine Mikro up to the $999 Studio model, but Native Instruments also makes a stripped down, yet still very powerful version of its Maschine platform for iOS. Regularly priced at $4.99, iMaschine for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is available as a free download inside of the (also free) Apple Store iPhone/iPod touch app.

Simply download the free Apple Store app and boot it up. Hit the “Store” tab along the bottom and scroll all the way down to the iMaschine icon, then tap on download now for free.

While you certainly won’t find all of the features in iMaschine you’ll have at your disposal in its full fledged counterparts, we are still talking about a very wide range of possibilities here. There are 16 pads for rhythm programming, as well as a keyboard for melodic parts and sampling possibilities from your device’s mic or your iTunes library. It supports the purchase of additional sound packs via in-app purchases much the same as the Maschine hardware, but it does come packed with 100MB of content including 10 projects, 25 kits, and over 400 samples.

You’ll find more features along with quick demo video of musician Jamie Lidell putting this thing to the test below:
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Up to 65% off LifeProof Cases for iPads, iPhones, and more

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For the next two days only, Daily Steals is taking up to 65% off their stock of LifeProof cases for the most popular devices.

“LifeProof cases are Waterproof, Shockproof, Dirtproof, Snowproof, and they are the Thinnest, Lightest, Toughest, Most Advanced Cases Ever Made.”

Here are our picks from the sale:

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Apple iPad Mini w/ 7.9″ Retina Display 16GB WiFi $320 shipped (Reg. $399)

ipad-mini-retina-dealAltatac via eBay is offering the Apple iPad Mini w/ Retina Display and 16GB WiFi for only $319.99 with free shipping. That’s $79 off the list price. If you have access to a .edu email address then you can get it for $20 less at Best Buy.

Buy with confidence, Altatac has 99% positive feedback from over 425,000 customers.

Looking for more iPad deals? Click over to this post to save $100 on iPad Air and $50 (or more) on other Retina iPad mini models.

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Apple tablets: iPad Air from $399 ($100 off), Retina iPad mini from $350 ($50 off) or from $300 w/ .edu ($100 off)

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Update (8/13 4:30 PM): Blutek via eBay Daily Deals offers the iPad Air 32GB WiFi (Silver or Space Gray) for $489.99 shipped. That’s $110 off the original list price.

Update (8/11 11:10am): Blutek via eBay Daily Deals:

Staples and Best Buy have both kicked off significant iPad sales. First, Staples is taking $100 off all iPad Air WiFi models when you enter coupon code 79449 at checkout. That means the entry-level 16GB model is only $399, which is $20 less then Apple charges for it in refurbished condition. At the time of posting, all storage capacities except for the 128GB model are available in both Space Gray and Silver.

Next, Best Buy is knocking $50 off iPad mini with retina display. Both WiFi and cellular (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint) models are included in this sale. That drops the 16GB WiFi model down to $349.99. Keep in mind that you can save an additional $50 on these sale prices if you have access to a .edu email address.

If you’re not interested in paying up for Apple’s latest and greatest iPads, then you may want to wait for Target’s $199 iPad mini sale that we have a feeling may kick off next week.
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1Password developer confirms iOS 8 update will be free for current users, continues sale

Update: AgileBits is offering 1Password for Mac at 30% off right now for $34.99 (Reg. $50). The iOS version remains on sale for $9.99 (Reg. $18).

AgileBits, the team behind the 1Password security app that we’ve reviewed over at 9to5Mac in the past, announced on in a company blog post that the upcoming iOS 8 update for the software will be free for all owners of the current version of the app.

The update, which is expected to debut around iOS 8’s launch this fall, is currently in a semi-public beta and takes advantage of new features in the operating system like Safari extensions, Touch ID, and more. If you don’t already own the current version of the iOS app, you can grab it at the steeply-discounted price of $9.99.

Clear tasks and reminders app up to 60% off: Mac $5 (Reg. $10), iOS $2 (Reg. $5)

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Realmac Software has put its popular Clear app for Mac on sale for $4.99. Regularly priced at $9.99, this is the lowest we have ever seen the app go for on the Mac App Store by $2.

“Over 2 million people” use Clear for its to-do and reminders tools. With a simplistic gesture-based design for the Magic Trackpad or a mouse, Clear for Mac features built-in iCloud syncing, multiple/separate lists for every situation, customization with list themes and full syncing compatibility with the iOS version.

Speaking of the iPhone and iPad version, iOS users can pick up Clear for just $1.99 today down from $4.99. The mobile version packs much of the same features as its OS X counterpart and shares the same great hands-on impressions from reviewers. Both versions have received 4.5 stars from thousands of ratings.

For more iOS price drops and freebies, be sure to keep an eye on our daily game deal roundups.

LifeProof nüüd drop/waterproof iPad mini case $30 shipped (orig. $120)

lifeproof-nuud-ipad-miniStaples again offers the LifeProof nüüd Case for iPad mini for $29.99 shipped. That’s $90 off list and $68 better than Amazon, where it is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.

This is an excellent case for iPad mini users, especially those that are tough on their devices or give them to kids. It is fully submergible to 6.6 feet for 60 minutes in water and meets military standards for drops up to four feet. LifeProof declares that it is the “thinnest, lightest, toughest, most advanced tablet case ever made”.

Note that this is listed for non-retina iPad Minis because it covers the backside noise canceling mic on the sliiiiightly thicker iPad Mini Retina but should otherwise work properly.

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Fantastical 2 calendar app for iPhone, iPad and Mac up to 50% off

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Popular mobile app developer Flexibits has kicked off a sale on its highly rated Fantastical 2 calendar app for iPhone, iPad and Mac.

Fantastical 2 for iPad sees a 33% drop from $14.99 down to $9.99, matching the lowest we’ve seen it go for on the App Store since release pricing. The iPhone version is 50% off today dropping from $9.99 to $4.99.

On Mac, the highly rated app gets a 50% drop from $19.99 down to $9.99, which also matches the lowest all time price from the Mac App Store.

Fantastical 2 has received thousands of 4+ star ratings across all platforms. You can find more iOS price drops and freebies in our daily app round ups.


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Canon PIXMA Wireless Inkjet All-In-One printer w/ AirPrint: $99 shipped (Reg. $200)

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Amazon is offering the Canon PIXMA Printing Solutions Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer (MG7120) for $99 shipped. That’s $100 or 50% off the regular asking price, matching our previous mention and the lowest we’ve ever seen this highly rated printer go for. Today’s deal is available in both the black and white models and marks the only other time we’ve seen these particular printers discounted outside of a one day Amazon sale early last month.

This cloud enabled all-in-one features AirPrint, a 9600 x 2400 dpi photo resolution and more:

  • PIXMA Printing Solutions (PPS): print directly from Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, Flickr, Dropbox
  • 3.5″ Touchscreen LCD and Intelligent Touch System: only the buttons you need illuminate
  • Compatible with: Individual/Combo CLI-251 XL Ink Tanks (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Grey, Black) & PGI-250 XL Pigment Black Ink Tanks. Only Replace The Inks That Run Out!
  • AirPrint: Print wirelessly and effortlessly from your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch- no drivers needed!
  • Superior 9600 x 2400 dpi photo resolution and gray ink: Load plain and photo paper right into of the printer at the same time!
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows

The Canon PIXMA Printing Solutions Wireless Inkjet All-In-One Printer (MG7120) has received a 4/5 star rating from over 270 customers. Today’s deal is not to be confused with the MG5520 model, which has a smaller display, less functionality and a lower photo printing resolution.

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Urge Basics Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard $13 (Reg. $30)

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Staples is offering the Urge Basics Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for only $12.99. That’s $17 off the regular price, $12 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve ever seen.

The ultra slim keyboard has excellent key sensitivity, menu and media shortcut keys, and it’s compatible with iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and most other Bluetooth-enabled tablets and devices. It has an operating range of 33ft and and can run up to 8o hours. The keyboard is available in either black or silver.

*Note: Padding your order to $19.99 will ensure free shipping of your keyboard.  Read more