iTunes Free App of the Week: ProCam 2 ($1.99 value)

Apple has selected ProCam 2 – Camera and Photo / Video Editor as the Free App of the Week. Typically going for $1.99, you can now pickup the app for free on iPhone and iPod touch. You can also grab ProCam XL 2 on iPad for free (Reg. $1.99) as well. Based on previous pricing data, this is matching the lowest we’ve have seen the apps go for. Both version combined have received a 4+ star rating from over 1600 reviewers.

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Duet Display uses your iPad as an extra Mac display, hits its lowest price ever today: $8 (Reg. $15)

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Developed by former Apple engineers, the Duet Display app allows you to use your iPad or iPhone as an extra display for your Mac. The setup requires both an iOS app, which typically runs for $15.99 (after a $9.99 introductory price for a short time) and a Mac companion app that is free, but today the iOS side of things has dropped to its lowest price ever: $7.99.

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iHome iW3 AirPlay Speaker w/ rechargeable battery (red or silver) $45 shipped (Reg. $60+)

Woot is offering the iHome iW3 AirPlay Wireless Stereo Speaker System with Rechargeable Battery in red or silver for $39.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping. That’s as much as $100 or more under the original listing and the best price we can find by $15 (in black or silver).

Features:

  • iHome Airplay enabled speaker delivers portable, streaming digital audio wirelessly anywhere your Wi-Fi signal reaches.
  • Airplay compatibility allows you to stream and control your iTunes library with iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, computers (PC & Mac) and more
  • Supports multi-speaker use so you can add wireless audio to every room
  • Delivers SRS TrueBass digital sound processing though 4 speakers with Reson8 speaker chamber technology
  • Suports USB docking and charging. Includes internal Li-Ion Battery

Reviews aren’t easy to come by for the silver model, but the black one has received a 3.5/5 star rating from over 45 customers on Amazon and comes with a 1 year warranty from iHome.

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iTunes Free App of the Week: Marvel Pinball ($1 value)

The free app of the week courtesy of Apple is Marvel Pinball. The Zen Studios developed pinball game is regularly listed at $1, and can now be downloaded for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This is the only time we have seen the game go free outside of a week sale this past summer. It has received a 3.5 star rating from over 850 users.

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Apple-certified MFi 3.3ft Lightning USB Cable: $8, 5 ft: $7 Prime shipped

Update: We found a lower price on MFi Lightning cables:  Tecknet MFi 3.3 ft Lightning cable for $6.97 Prime shipped at Amazon.  A better deal is the same $6.97 price for the 1.5M version.

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Amazon has the MFi Certified Aukey Lightning to USB Cable (3.3ft / 1m) for $9.99. When you enter the coupon code HE7YOXF4 at checkout, the total drops to only $7.99 Prime shipped. That’s about the lowest you can get for one of these cables certified by Apple (which charges more than double for their Lightning cables). Don’t have Prime? Get it for free for a month. Otherwise make sure to pad your order to $35 to avoid shipping (buy 5!).

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Need a little more pipe? Check out this combo MicroUSB/Lightning, heavy duty 6 foot cable for $21 shipped 

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Bang & Olufsen uses intelligent music curation and a wooden design in the new BeoSound Moment

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Over at CES in Las Vegas, high-end audio maker Bang & Olufsen is taking personal home audio to a whole new level of design this year and that’s saying a lot based on what we’ve seen before. In fact, B&O is setting the stage for a showdown later this summer with the whole-home audio king, SONOS. For the time being, the focus is on a whole new way to interact with your personal music and B&O is bringing the wood with its new Beosound Moment.

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Infinity Blade III now available for just $1 (Reg. $7)

ChAIR Entertainment has dropped the latest entry in its popular sword-fighting action game, Infinity Blade III, down to just $1 for the holidays. Typically listed at $6.99, this is the lowest we have seen the game go for by $2. At $10 for the entire Trilogy, today’s deal is still a better value than the previous Black Friday bundle by more than $2.

Widely regarded as some of the best mobile games out there, the Infinity Blade series brings together “adrenaline-fueled” action with some of the best visuals on the platform. As the epic conclusion for the three part series, IB3 introduces a new playable character as well as a more fine tuned experience overall within a much larger, dynamic 3D world. Along with voice work from famous actor Troy Baker (BioShock, The Last of Us, Far Cry 4, COD: Advanced Warfare, Batman Arkham, many more), it has the “most detailed story scenes ever shown” on mobile platforms:

Siris and Isa have joined with the God-King Raidriar in a desperate attempt to destroy the Worker of Secrets and his army of Deathless titans. Uncover new mysteries to wield the power of the Infinity Blade in this timeless adventure of champions and villains.

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Gaming For Couples: The Peggle Family + The Beatles: Rock Band

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You love games, but your girlfriend or wife doesn’t. My goal is to change that. This week, 9to5Toys is debuting Gaming For Couples, a new weekly column looking at great games for couples to play together. We’re not necessarily going to pick the newest or hottest games for this column — instead, we’re going to suggest titles that are reasonably priced, made for both girls and guys, and widely available.

Our first edition looks at two picks just in time for the holidays: the Peggle franchise and The Beatles: Rock Band, both from Electronic Arts.

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Big USB Batteries, lowest ever prices: Anker 13,000mAh: $24, Aduro 10,800 mAh: $18, Limefuel 20,000mAh: $35 shipped

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A lot of batteries are hitting lowest ever prices today including one of our favorites, the 13,00mAh Anker Astro 4E External Battery Pack w/ PowerIQ for $29.99 with free Prime shipping.  Promocode ANKERCM1 drops it another $6 to all time low of $23.99 shipped.  Standout features here:

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 6 million+ powered by Amazon’s #1 charging brand.
  • Exclusive PowerIQ™ Technology: Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 3 amps.
  • Huge Capacity: Charges the iPad Air once, the Galaxy S5 over three times, the iPhone 5s almost six times and other smartphones multiple times. Recharges in 6.5 hours with a 2 amp adapter (not included) and the included Micro USB cable.
  • Superior Quality: Premium LG cells, cutting-edge circuitry and a sturdy gloss exterior ensure reliability and safety. To activate the LED flashlight, hold or double click the power meter button.
  • What You Get: Anker 2nd Generation Astro E4 External Battery, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

 

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Anker isn’t the only awesome battery option today. Groupon has a nice-looking Aduro PowerUp 10,800mAh Leather Backup Portable Battery for just $17.99 shipped at Groupon. This one has a Flashlight and comes in a variety of colors.

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If size matters in a big way, check out the Limefuel 20,000mAh battery from 9to5toys Specials at $34.99 shipped.  This one also includes a flashlight and adds a status indicator.

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Small States: JDS Labs makes powerful iPhone headphone amps, giveaway worth $279

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Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States. 

Update (11/29 11:00am): Adam Scheidegger is our winner – thanks for following along and entering this Small States contest!

There is a lot of pride that comes with manufacturing in the United States, and we’ve enjoyed sharing the stories behind that pride with you. Before we head into the holiday season, there is one more company that we wanted to make sure you knew about.

JDS Labs out of Collinsville, IL is responsible for one of the coolest products that I have ever used. They take very sophisticated technology and squeeze it into everyday products that make your music sound exquisite. We’ve covered the importance of digital-to-analog converters (DAC) and headphone amplifiers before, but never have we seen them in such a cool package like this.

Let’s learn a little more about JDS Labs.

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