Bowers & Wilkins Z2 wireless Lightning speaker dock: $297 shipped (Reg. $400)

Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System-sale-01Amazon is offering the Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System (black) for $296.47 with free shipping. That’s more than $100 off the regular $400 asking price and the best price we’ve seen on this rarely discounted speaker system. It features a Lightning connector and Apple’s AirPlay so you can stream tunes from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac or PC. It is supported by the free Bowers & Wilkins Control app for set-up options, and comes with a 2-year limited warranty (more specs below). It has received a 3.8/5 star review on Amazon and 4.5/5 star on Apple.com where it sells for $399.

If you’re looking for something a little more affordable, JBL’s OnBeat Lightning Micro Speaker Dock is available right now for $40 shipped (Reg. $100) and Jawbone’s MINI JAMBOX Bluetooth speaker (in multiple colors) are starting at just $106 shipped right now (Reg. $180).

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EPOCH.2 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is IGN’s FREE game of the month (Reg. $5)

EPOCH.2 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch is now free as part of IGN’s Free Game of the Month. The 4 star rated game has been bouncing around between $6 and $2 (sometimes as low as $1) since its release on the App Store in 2013, but we are yet to see it go free.

EPOCH.2 is a robotic post apocalyptic cover shooter that follow’s the story of humanity’s downfall. Developed specifically for touch screens, EPOCH.2 features intuitive touch controls, along with strategic split screen battlefield decision making and special countermeasure abilities. Powered by the Unreal Engine, the game features stunning, close to AAA visuals and a new Hardcore Mode with permadeath.

EPOCH has trekked across a war-ravaged country to find the one person he was programmed to protect: the Princess, Amelia. Now he must follow a final, desperate lead to reach her, with the two warring robot armies of Omegatroniks and Alphetekk standing in his way.”

You can also check out developer Uppercut’s other titles including the original EPOCH. game along with the rest of today’s iOS discounts and freebies and our best game deals all month long.

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Want the new Microsoft Office apps for iPad? Get 33% off 1yr Office 365 Home Premium subscriptions: $67

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In case you missed it, Microsoft finally released its suite of Office apps for iPad today with the introduction of standalone Word, PowerPoint, & Excel apps in the App Store. The Office app for iPhone remains the same apart from dropping the requirement of a 365 subscription (it’s now free for all!), but the new iPad versions of the Office apps WILL require an Office 365 subscription to create or edit documents. So, if you plan on using the Office apps on your iPad in the future, you’ll want to take advantage of a big discount on 365 subscriptions currently on Amazon.

Normally $99/year or $10/month, you can grab a 1 year Office 365 Home Premium subscription for $67.15 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $32.84 (33%) and gets you an access code for 5 Macs or PCs with access to all Office 365 app and services. That includes 20GB OneDrive storage for each for up to 4 household member, 60 minutes of Skype calls per month and all the apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access.

1 year Office 365 Home Premium subscription for $67.15

WordPowerPoint, and Excel are now available on the App Store. Read more

JBL OnBeat Venue Bluetooth speaker & Lightning dock: $130 shipped (Reg. $200)

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Update: Amazon has now dropped the JBL OnBeat Venue Bluetooth speaker an additional $35, down to $95 shipped.

Amazon has the JBL OnBeat Venue Bluetooth speaker and Lightning dock for $130 shipped. That’s $110 off the regular listing, $70 under JBL’s price, and the lowest price we’ve seen this model go for. It features a Lightning dock for iPhone 5, iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch and other compatible Apple devices, AAC Bluetooth streaming and an aux input. It has received a 4.4/5 star rating among Amazon customers.

The Harman Audio Store has a great deal on a refurbished version of this JBL speaker dock for $70 shipped. It also has some other nice refurb options like the Legendary JBL sound for iPad, iPhone, and iPod for $49 (Reg. $170) and the JBL Jembe Powerful two-piece entertainment speakers for $42 (Reg. $70).

You’ll also find one of 9to5Mac’s favourite BT speakers, the Logitech UE 984-000304 Boombox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Silver) for $120 shipped today, that’s $130 off and the lowest price we’ve ever seen.

JBL OnBeat Venue Bluetooth speaker & Lightning Dock: $130 shipped (Reg. $200)

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Griffin Technology 20% off sitewide sale: Save on iPad/iPhone cases, Lightning cables, more

griffin-merchant-caseUpdate (3/21 11:45am): Griffin is once again taking 20% off everything. Use the new code GRIFFIN20 to save all weekend long.

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Griffin Technology is having a one day 20% off sitewide sale. Griffin makes specialized accessories for your gadgets including Apple/Android cases, Mac cases and laptop stands, Lightning cables (MFi), equipment for professional music production and even cool toys such as an iOS controlled attacking race car and a monster truck. Use coupon code GREEN20 at checkout to get these savings. All items ship free. Sale ends Tuesday. Below are some of our favorite deals:

iPhone Merchant Case + Square Reader: The first official iPhone case designed to protect your iPhone while accepting payments with a Square credit card reader (included). $15.99 (Reg. $20)

CinemaSeat for iPad Air: This case you strap it onto the headrest in the car to allow passengers to watch movies in the car. It has quick easy access to the ports and controls. $32 (Reg. $40)

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iPhone pricing war heats up as Walmart offers 5s for $119 and Target launches iPad trade-in promotion

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Update March, 14: Target just let us know it’s taking an additional 1o% off iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in addition to the trade-in offer and gift cards mentioned below. The extra 10% off is available through Target’s Cartwheel app.

New Apple promotions from Walmart and Target may be enticing enough for holdouts to finally upgrade to the newest iPhone and iPad. 

Walmart is getting aggressive and beating out Best Buy’s current $50 discount on iPhone 5s by dropping the price all the way down to $119, according to CNN Money. This is one of the lowest prices we have ever seen for Apple’s flagship smartphone. Read more

Save on nearly all current iPad models and configurations ($20-$200 off)

ipad-air-deal-9to5toysFrom now until March 1st, or while supplies last, Best Buy is taking $20-$200 off iPads (Air, mini, mini w/ Retina, and more) as part of its iPad Savings Event

This rare promo includes nearly every current iPad model and configuration. Typically sales of this nature only feature one or two models and are often limited to entry-level storage capacities/connectivity options. Here’s your chance to scoop up whichever iPad you’ve had your eyes on and not have to settle for a lesser model. Most deals include free shipping, but some are in-store only.
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Refurb Speaker/Docks on Sale: JBL Sound $49, JBL On Beat Venue LT $69, many more

JBL-OnBeat-Venue- LTHarmonAudio has a wide variety of factory refurbished speaker/docks on sale today on their website. All of the items have been restored to the original factory specifications and thoroughly tested by trained technicians to ensure that they perform just as they did when new. Harman Factory Reconditioned products are fully covered by their original warranty period and ship for free.

The JBL On Beat Venue LT Speaker sells for $156 on Amazon (New), but it’s available at HarmonAudio for only $69 shipped. The wireless and Bluetooth-equipped loudspeaker dock lets you experience true JBL high-definition sound for music, movies, videos and games on your iPad mini, iPad (4th generation), iPhone 5, iPod touch (5th generation) or iPod nano (7th generation). It also wirelessly streams music from any Bluetooth-enabled device.

Here are a few more from the Harmon site:

  • Legendary JBL sound for iPad, iPhone, iPod $49 (Reg. $170)
  • Portable Loudspeaker for iPhone and iPod $50 (Reg. $130)
  • JBL Jembe Powerful two-piece entertainment speakers $42 (Reg. $70)

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Game/App Deals: 50% off Sketchbook Pro 6 & DataMan Next, Arkham Origins: $30, 50% off used games, iOS freebies, more

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Update: The Apple Store app has now been updated to include a free download of the official Tetris game (Reg. $1) from EA.

In today’s best game/app deals, Groupon is offering Batman Arkham Origins on PS3 and Xbox 360 for $30 shipped, Sketchbook Pro 6 for Mac is 50% off (along with the iPad version), the highly rated data usage app DataMan Next is $1 today along with Louvre HD, and the popular grocery shopping list app Buy Me a Pie! Classic drops to $2. Lastly, messaging app IM+ Pro7 has just dropped from $5 down to $2 as well.

GoHastings is currently offering 50% off all used console games using code KOOPAKING, bringing some highly rated titles like COD, Dishonored, DMC, Halo 4 and many others down to as low as $8 shipped or lower. Deal ends tomorrow but we expect popular titles to sell out well before then.

amazon-pc-digital-games-dealAmazon is running a digital games sale so you can ‘show your PC some love’ this Valentine’s weekend. Scoop up popular Batman titles from $5, Tomb Raider for $7, Thief preorder with $5 digital games credit for $45, and rock-bottom prices on dozens of other games.

Be sure to head below for today’s iOS discounts and freebies:

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Belkin Thunderstorm iPad home theater speaker case 30-pin/Lightning: $130 shipped (Reg. $170/$200)

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Update: Amazon has now matched Belkin on both the Lightning and 30-pin model at $130.

Belkin is offering the Thunderstorm Wireless Home Theater for iPad 2, 3, and 4 for $130 shipped. There is both the 30 pin version and the Lightning model, on the 30-pin you’re saving $120 off the original price and $40 off Amazon’s current listing to match the lowest we’ve seen. On the Lightning model you’re saving $70 off the regular price and Amazon’s current listing to beat the best price we’ve seen by $20.

The Thunderstorm enhances the audio playback of your iPad with a multifold case to protect your display when not in use or to provide a convenient viewing angle. You can get more details from our hands on impressions of the device in our Belkin Thunderstorm review.

The Thunderstorm has received a 4.4/5 star rating on Amazon.

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Apple Tablet Roundup: $30 off all iPad mini w/ Retina display WiFi models, iPad 4th gen 128GB $520, more

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EBay Daily Deals is offering several notable Apple tablet deals, including the best price ever on a 16GB WiFi iPad mini with Retina display:

  • iPad mini w/ Retina Display 16GB WiFi $369.99 (Reg. $399)
  • iPad mini w/ Retina Display 32GB WiFi $469.99 (Reg. $499)
  • iPad mini w/ Retina Display 64GB WiFi $569.99 (Reg. $599)
  • iPad 4th gen 128GB WiFi $519.99 (Reg. $799)
  • iPad 4th gen 16GB WiFi + AT&T Cellular $439.99 (Reg. $629)

Belkin SurgePlus 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector with Dual 2.1A USB Ports: $16

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Turn any outlet in your home into a surge-protected 6 outlet+ 2 iPad Charging USB ports. Amazon is offering the Belkin 6-Outlet Wall Mount Surge Protector with Dual 2.1A USB Ports for only $16.11 + free Prime shipping. That’s 36% off of retail and the lowest price we’ve seen on this 4-star reviewed item. Note that if you only need to charge phones/slow-charge tablets, a 1A version is available for $12.99. Features:

  • 900 Joule energy rating provides superior power protection for all your sensitive home office devices
  • Wall-mountable for extra outlets without extra cords
  • 2 Powered USB Ports (2.1 AMP Combined)
  • Surge Protection Indicator lets you know your equipment is secure and protected
  • Not-Grounded Indicator warns you when your outlet is not properly grounded
  • Oversized Metal Oxide Varistors (MOVs) absorb excess electricity for increased protection
  • Damage-Resistant Housing protects circuits from fire, impact or rust, and prevents dents and scratches
  • Lifetime $25,000 Connected Equipment Warranty

More at Belkin.

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Game/App Deals: Rayman Jungle Run: FREE, Nintendo 3DS XL $149, up to 80% off in Moog iOS sale, freebies, more

In today’s best game/app deals, Rayman Jungle Run for iOS is available for free, Saints Row IV is $30 shipped on 360 and PS3 as part of Best Buy’s Deal of the Day offerings, Gran Turismo 6 is available for $40 shipped on Amazon, and be sure to head below for your daily list of highly rated free and discounted iOS apps.

Rayman Jungle Run for iOS is free today, down from its regular $3. The game has garnered a 5 star rating on the App Store from nearly 20,000 ratings along with a number of near perfect review scores.

iOS Universal: Rayman Jungle Run: FREE (Reg. $3)

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Walmart has the black/black Nintendo 3DS XL for $149 with free shipping. That’s a savings of 25% off the retail price of $200.

The Nintendo 3DS XL Black/Black system combines next-generation portable gaming with eye-popping 3D visuals without the need for special glasses, giving you a new dimension in entertainment. Take 3D photos or connect to friends and use wireless hot spots with the wireless StreetPass and SpotPass communication modes. From games to photos and beyond, the Nintendo 3DS XL system offers quality 3D entertainment.

The rest of today’s iOS freebies/discounts can be found below:

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Pad & Quill offers $5 off sitewide

pad and quillUpdate original deal is over but grab $5.00 off any product with Code:  DEX13

Today only, Pad & Quill is offering savings on their hand made leather cases for Apple products. That’s $10 off their most popular seller the Little Pocket Book for iPhone 5/5s or 15% off any iPad case they make.

Best of iPhone 5 cases – Macworld.com

An iPhone case Hemingway would love – New York Times

For everything the iPad delivers, it left behind the comforting familiarity of a finely bound book. Pad & Quill cases crafted for the iPad and the iPad Mini bridge the past with the present, offering not only protection, but also a touch of reflection to what came before. Read more