Review: Omaker MOMI Ultra Portable Metallic Mini Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in Pink or Blue: $16 (Orig. $80)

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Omaker sent us a review unit this week and it works darn well for a $16 speaker.
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Their words:

It has a metallic finish with simple design. It features Bluetooth 3.0+EDR and it’s “unique and compact ostrich egg fashion appearance slips easily into your bag for use on the go.” It’s high definition and surprising fullness realized through a 4W driver and bass port – outclassing other similar-sized portable speakers. Built-in big capacity Polymer Lithium Batteries allow for a playback time of up to 8 hours.

Ours:

Is it going to give something like Logitech’s Boom line a run for its money?  No, not at all. But it is pretty nice and a nice accessory for a mobile device. It pairs easily and it actually says in broken english “MOMI IS WAITING FOR YOUR CONNECTION” and then confirms your connection. Then when you lose connection, more broken English.

It sounds a little bit better than the speakers on a MacBook Pro and yet it can fit in your pocket and make speakerphone calls very nicely though we heard an echo in our testing).  It has lasted over 5 hours in our brief testing.

It received 4.6/5 stars and great reviews from Amazon customers. We’re in agreement. If you need a speaker and have $16 to spend, then go for it! Read more

Save 30% on an AppleCare Protection Plan for your 13 or 15-inch MacBook

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Even the biggest critics of warrantees generally agree that AppleCare for Macs is a worthwhile investment if you have the room in your budget. In fact, it consistently pummels competition in Consumer Reports’ yearly tech support survey.

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AppleCare for Macs extends the original 1-year hardware and 90-day phone support to 3-years. This is extremely valuable for Mac owners since these beautiful laptops are nearly impossible to repair for the average consumer and out-of-pocket repairs are extremely costly from Apple. Unfortunately, it does not cover accidental damage to your Mac, but one repair instance is likely to pay for the upfront cost of the plan.

Unlike iPhone and iPad AppleCare Protection Plans, it can be added to any Mac within 1-year of purchase. Each standalone AppleCare box will include a code that you can register online to your Mac’s serial number.

Here’s where to save 30% on AppleCare for 13 and 15-inch MacBooks, which is less than Apple’s .edu pricing: Read more

Best Buy Black Friday: iPad Air $450, up to $200 off Mac laptops, 15% off iTunes, Apple TV $85, much more

Best-Buy-Black-Friday-Apple-deals-9to5toysWe finally have Best Buy’s Black Friday ad. The heavyweight in holiday savings has posted its complete 23-page ad featuring steep savings across all tech product categories. Best Buy is offering the most noteworthy Apple deals compared to other ad leaks thus far. Cruise over to Best Buy to view the ad in its entirety. Our top pick are as follows:

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Refurb Macbook Pro’s: 13″ Intel Core 2 Duo $650, 17″ Intel Quad-Core $1499

0906mbp13_3qToday we’re seeing two Macbook Pro’s with great price reductions. The first, available at Tanga.com, is the 13.3″ (MC374LL/A) Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 that is Apple Certified Refurbished for $649.99. It features an LED-backlit glass display as well as a glass trackpad that doesn’t include a button (for larger tracking area). Also it has Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, and is pre-loaded with iLife ’11, iWorks ’09, and Microsoft Office 2011. All of the units for sale have been refurbished by Apple authorized technicians.

The Next Macbook on sale is from DailySteals.com. It is a 17” Intel Quad-Core i7  for only $1499. It comes with a SuperDrive, Thunderbolt Port, 4GB RAM, 750GB HD & OS X Snow Leopard and it also comes with a 1 Year Apple Warranty. Already installed is the iLife ’09 suite that includes iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, iWeb, and GarageBand.

Both the Macbook Pro’s listed here are available at these prices for today only:

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Logitech announces Ultrathin multi-touch Bluetooth mice made to match your MacBook & Ultrabook

Logitech has announced a new line of Ultrathin, bluetooth enabled touch mice today. The ultra portable mouse will come in two different models, one in black focused on Windows Ultrabook users and the other in white, designed to match your Macbook perfectly.

Both models come with the same specs, boasting full multi-touch gesture control and Logitech’s Easy Switch technology that allows the mouse to be connected to multiple devices at once. They feature a a slick looking brushed metallic body, a “feather-light” design at 70g and a 85 mm x 59mm x 18 mm footprint.

“Whether it’s a computer, tablet, smartphone or touch-navigation device, people are looking for thin, modern design that works fluidly,” said Charlotte Johs, Logitech global vice president of brand development. “We created the Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse to give people an ultraportable mouse that complements today’s MacBook and Ultrabook computers.”

The new black Ultrathin T630 will launch next month and the white T631 for Mac will be available in November across the US and Europe. Logitech has put a $70 suggested retail price on the new ultra portable mice. For more information head over to Logitech’s new official Ultrathin Touch Mouse support page. Gallery below: Read more

Up to 83% off Incase Apple Mac/iPhone/iPad accessories (Bags, Cases, Sleeves, more)

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Tanga is slashing up to 83% off a variety of Incase Apple accessories. Including laptop cases/sleeves, cables, headphones, and more. These are not all discontinued or surplus stock, some items are still available on the official Incase website. Deal ends in just over 3 days. Save an additional 10% with coupon code SDJULY10.

Incase direct is offering an additional 30% off sale items with coupon code INCWHS713.

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MacBook Air 11.6″ 1.3GHz i5 Haswell, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac WiFi $949 (Reg. $999) + More Apple notebook deals

apple-macbookair-haswell-deal-amazonAmazon is offering the June 2013 Apple 11.6″ MacBook Air (MD711LL/A) with 128GB SSD for just $949 with free shipping. That is a total savings of $50 off the retail price of $999 and the first significant discount we’ve seen. This MacBook Air features the brand new Intel i5 Haswell processor which enables it to achieve up to 9 hours of battery life, 802.11ac wireless connectivity, and dual audio microphones for improved audio clarity.

Reviewers across the internet are singing praises of the new MacBook Air.  Our own 9to5Mac reviewed the 13 inch version and declared:

Apple has a truly wonderful computer in the 2013 Macbook Air.

Pickup an ever so slightly discounted new Apple Time Capsule or Airport Extreme to get the most out of your new Mac’s 802.11ac WiFi.  Even if you don’t normally buy AppleCare on your Macs, it may make sense for the new Air since its ‘repairability‘ score isn’t too promising for at-home servicing.

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Other Apple notebook deals available:apple-macbookpro-retina-deal-amazon

-MacBook Air 11.6″ 1.3GHz i5 Haswell processor, 128GB SSD, 802.11ac WiFi6″ Air $1,149 (Reg. $1,199)

-MacBook Pro 13″ (MD101LL/A) 500GB, 4GB RAM, 2.5GHz i5 $999 (Reg. $1,199)

-Retina MacBook Pro (MD212LL/A) 128GB SSD, 8GB RAM, 2.5 GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor $1,399 (Reg. $1,499)

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MacBook Pro with Retina display 13” 2.9GHz i7, 256GB flash: $1600 shipped (up to $200 off)

rMBP-MacBook Pro-13-RetinaMacMall is offering the early 2013 Retina 13″ MacBook Pro 2.9GHz Dual-core Intel Core i7 with 8GB RAM and 256GB flash storage for $1599.99 shipped. This is $200 off Apple’s $1800 price tag and $30 less than Amazon, you can check out the current best prices on other Retina models here. You can also pick yourself up a copy of Parallels Desktop 8 for free along with your Retina purchase ($50 – $80 value). More specs below the fold:

Early 2013: 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Retina display, dual-core Intel Core i7 2.9GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB flash storage (Z0N41LL/A): $1599.99 (reg. $1800) – Current lowest price

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 13” 2.9GHz i7, 512GB storage: $1800 shipped ($300 off)

13-MBP-Retina-01MacMall has the 13″ MacBook Pro with Retina display 2.9GHz i7, 8GB RAM and 512GB flash storage for $1799.99 with free shipping (Z0N42LL/A). Apple offers this same late 2012 model for $2,099 ($299 off) and Amazon sells this same Retina for $1870 + shipping, bringing you a total savings of up to $79. As a price comparison, you can grab this 13″ Retina for the same price as the regular 15″ MBP from Apple, but with a much faster processor, the Retina display and the flash memory.

13″ MacBook Pro w/ Retina display 2.9GHz i7, 8GB RAM, 512GB flash storage: $1799.99 (up to $299 off)

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Best Buy 2-Day sale: Save $150 on all Retina Macbook Pros, 13″ starts at just $1,350

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Update: Amazon is price matching most of the discounted Retina MacBook Pros, grab the 13″ for just $1,350 shipped.

Last week we saw Best Buy step up and offer the lowest prices ever for the new skinny iMac, they are back at it this weekend but this time are slashing the prices of the entire Retina MacBook Pro line.

For 2 days only you can save $150 across all 13 and 15 inch Retina MacBook Pros, yielding a spotlight worthy price of $1,350 on the entry-level 13 inch featuring a 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM and 128GB of flash storage. While not the lowest historical price ever, it is the current lowest price across all retailers, per the 9to5 product page.

The Best Buy 2-Day sale also features low prices on HDTVs, a Nikon camera and more.

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Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display 13.3” 2.5GHz i5, 8GB RAM w/ free 256GB SSD upgrade: $1479.99 shipped ($220 off)

MBPR-MacBook-ProMacMall is offering a 13.3″ MacBook Pro with Retina display 2.5GHz i5, 8GB RAM for $20 off with a FREE 256GB SSD upgrade for $1479.99 with free shipping.  This is the base model 13″ Retina MBP with the flash storage upgraded completely for free from the 128GB to 256GB.  Apple.com sells this same built-to-order MacBook Pro with Retina display for $1699.00, bringing you a total savings of $220 along with the free shipping.

13.3 MacBook Pro with Retina display 2.5GHz i5, 8GB RAM with FREE 256GB flash storage $1479.99

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