R.B.I. Baseball 14 for iOS/Android $2 (Reg. $5)

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Released back in April, R.B.I. Baseball 14 for iOS is getting its first discount today. Regularly listed at $4.99, the fast paced, arcade style Baseball title is available for $1.99 today on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You’ll also find the title 60% off on Android ($1.99) and 50% off as a digital download on Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation 3/4.

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UE Mini Boom Bluetooth speaker $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

Logitech UE Mini BoomVerizon wireless has the Logitech UE Mini Boom for only $79.99 shipped as their “Accessory of the Month” for all of October. That’s $20 off the regular price and the best offer we could find. We gave it rave reviews at 9to5mac giving its benefits over its predecessor:

So what’s different?

1. The whole internal structure has changed to optimize the type of sound the Ultimate Ears group wanted to provide.

2. It is both louder and crisper at higher volumes as well. It is another class…to quote Spinal Tap, they’ve gone to 11 and further. As you can see in the video – the sound of the Boom at 1/3 is what the Box didn’t hit until 2/3rd of the way.

3. It has the same pairing capabilities as the more expensive, full sized Ultimate Ears Boom speaker (see video) to make stereo sound and improve the volume some more. Left/Right sound separation are a big deal here.

4. The Bluetooth range has now increased up to 50 feet from 33 which is a result of improved antenna design and power. Interesting note: The second speaker can be even further because it pairs with the first speaker, not the phone.

The UE Boom lets you pair two devices at once (the speaker remembers the last eight connected devices). You can stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth from up to 50 feet away with a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 10 hours. Read more

Small States: Waterfield Designs has the perfect bag for all of your gadgets, giveaway worth $329

waterfield-designs-1Small States features small companies that design and manufacture within the United States. 

Need a bag? There are so many different styles and brands out there, you’ll find something. But it isn’t until you find that perfect match that you truly understand what you’ve been missing.

For me, this happened with Waterfield Designs’ Staad Laptop Backpack. I’ve long been searching for a bag that could meet all of my on-the-go needs. I’ve tried the Ogio Renegade, which can carry everything you need (and feels like it too). I’ve tried the traditional leather messenger bag, but that struggled to handle everything I threw at it. It wasn’t until I came across the Staad that I realized what I’ve been missing.

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Five port desktop USB chargers: Photive 25W $12 Prime shipped (Reg. $20), Sabrent 50W $16 Prime shipped (Reg. $30), more

anker-40w-charger-usbUpdate (10/11 7:40am): Amazon has the Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger with PowerIQ (4.7 stars from nearly 5,000 reviewers) for $25.99. Coupon code 20DF7105 drops it down to $19.99 w/ free shipping for Prime members and any orders of $35+. Available in black or white. It’s our favorite charger.

Update (10/10 8:45am): Amazon has the Sabrent 50W five port USB desktop rapid charger for $25.99. Coupon code AXU5PB15 takes the final price to $15.99 Prime shipped. This is a savings of $14 off the regular price.

Amazon offers the Photive 25W five port USB desktop rapid charger for $19.95. Coupon code 8OFF25WA brings the final price down to $11.95 Prime shipped. That’s a savings of $9 off the regular price and the lowest price that we have ever seen this charger go for. Nearly 600 Amazon customers rate this accessory 4.8/5 stars. If you are not a Prime member, you can sign up for a free trial here.

The Photive desktop charger can charge up to five devices at the same time and features the following power ports:

  • 2.1A (x2) for iPad and iPhone 6
  • 1.3A for the Samsung Tab
  • 1A (x2) for all iPhones, Android devices

Additionally, a 4.9 foot power cord is included while the charger itself is capable of accepting different voltages when traveling through the world.

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Ski Safari: Adventure Time for iOS is IGN’s free game of the month

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IGN’s free game of the month is Ski Safari: Adventure Time for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Regularly priced at $1.99, this is the very first time we have seen this endless runner go free. It has received 4.5 stars from 2,838 Ratings.

Basically a mash-up of the popular Ski Safari game and Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, the game features Finn and BMO along with a host of other familiar characters. There are several environments including the Ice Kingdom, Fire Kingdom, Candy Kingdom, the Forbidden Dungeon, and the Mystery Mountains as well as various character costumes and customization options.

You’ll find more details on the game below and be sure to check our daily game/app roundups:

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Logitech’s new iPhone/Galaxy S5 battery cases offer easy magnetic mounting and military-grade protection

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Logitech is extending the lineup of smartphone cases it launched earlier this year with the new protection [+] power for iPhone 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S5. Just like the name suggests, the new cases are designed to not only offer additional juice on-the-go, but seamless integration into Logitech’s other smartphone accessories and military-grade damage protection.

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Go Pro Hero4 2014 revealed on video with 30FPS 4K video/120FPS 1080P, current version goes on sale

How’s your Russian? Apparently Rozetked who got the iPhone 6 ahead of time got their hands on what appears to be the next GoPro4 camera out there with some nice specs in tow. 4K videographers will appreciate the 30FPS and the 120FPS on the 1080P. For still images, you’ll be able to capture 12 megapixel photos at 30 frames per second.

Audio capture is also improved, with the new system capturing 2x the dynamic range.

On the front of the camera is an ultra-wide angle glass lens, and the camera can be set to three different field-of-view settings: Ultra Wide, Medium, and Narrow.

There will be new manual settings for both photography and videography — controls such as color, ISO limit, exposure, and more.

The camera is waterproof down to 131 feet (40m). Other features include built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, exposure settings for nighttime shooting, a “HiLight Tag” feature for marking key moments in footage, a QuikCapture feature for powering up and recording with one button press, and auto low light features.

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A few more versions of the new round of GoPros was profiled by Petapixel earlier this week.

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If you are looking for a deal on the current version: Best Buy has $50 off the Black version to $349 and  AT&T Accessories Store will give you 25% off when you buy 3 items like the below. So you can get $75 off the GoPro Hero3+ Silver and two accessories. Or you can just add 2 $5 fillers to your cart for $7.50:

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Headphones: Sennheiser HD 439 over-ears $42 (orig. $100), more

Updates (9/26 1:50pm):

Newegg is offering the Sennheiser HD 439 Over-Ear Headphones for $59.95 + $2 shipping. Using code EMCPAHD72 during checkout drops your total down to $39.99 + $1.99 shipping. That’s $58 under the original price tag, $33 better than Sennheiser’s current sale price, $18 better than Amazon, $2 under our previous mention and the best price we can find.

These have a closed circumaural headphone design to reduce noise, and are made to work with iPad, iPod, iPhone and other mobile devices. They come with a 5 ft. extension cable, a 3.5mm to 1/4″ (6.3mm) adapter and a limited 2-year manufacturer parts and labor warranty. They have received a 4.5/5 star rating from 180 Amazon customers.

Next up, Newegg is also offering the MEElectronics Air-Fi Venture AF52 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones (HP-AF52-BK-MEE) for $59.99. Using code EMCPAHD74 drops your total to $39.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the original listing, $20 better than MEE direct, $18 under Amazon, and matching the best price we’ve seen. They feature up to 18 hours of battery life, a built-in microphone for headset functionality and can be used both wired and wirelessly. They ship with a 1 year warranty and have a 4.2/5 star rating from over 180 Amazon customers.

In other headphone deals, Daily Steals has the Bose MIE2 or MIE2i In-Ear Mobile Headset for $89 (within $10), the Sennheiser Momentum over-ear headphones (brown) are still availbe at $180 (orig. $380), and Adorama is offering the Logitech Ultimate Ears 500vm Noise Isolating Headset With On-Cord Mic and Controls for only $13.99 shipped.

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Faster 2.1A car/chargers/batteries/surge protectors for iPhone 6/Plus quick charging (roundup)

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Yesterday, it was revealed that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus could be charged faster (in some cases as fast as 2 hours to full) using a 2.1A AC charger like the one that comes with the iPad. Curiously, Apple has only included the typical  5W 1A iPhone charger that it traditionally has with its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus meaning that your iPhone charge times coming from much smaller iPhones are going to go through the roof.

Not to worry! The 9to5Toys team will get you updated to 2.1A USB ports across the board with the best products/deals we could find for a wide range of 2.1A USB needs… Read more

Small States: The jamstik wireless MIDI guitar controller for iPad, iPhone and Mac, $560 worth of giveaways

Update (9/27): Thanks for all of the entries into our Small States giveaway, @broni, @phillsea and @EGHSPrincipalRI are our winners and they have been contacted.

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

Introduction

Founder Dan Sullivan started the journey that would eventually lead to the development and release of his music products in the Apple Store as a synth circuit designer. Being a banjo and guitar player himself, he was always interested in bringing the two worlds together to create unique musical performance technology that would accommodate string players. Born out of that motivation, Minneapolis, Minnesota based Zivix is comprised of a small core group of passionate individuals set to create and release innovative new music products that meet the demands of modern day musicians.

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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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