Logitech has announced a partnership with Amazon today that brings Amazon’s popular Alexa virtual assistant to its Harmony platform. As part of the new feature, users of Alexa-enabled devices like the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot can now use their voice to perform common functions relating to entertainment.

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Amazon is offering the brand new Echo Dot (2nd gen, in black or white) along with the Lutron Caseta Wireless Deluxe Smart Lighting Control Kit for $159.89 shipped. That’s nearly $30 off the cost of buying these items separately and the lowest we can find for this bundle. 

With this voice-controlled device that uses Alexa you can play music, control smart home devices, and even order a pizza from Domino’s (review). It has 802.11n dual-band wireless, Bluetooth, and a 3.5mm audio output. The Lutron Caseta system provides personalized control of your lights (review). Everything in this offer comes highly-rated at Amazon with 4+/5 stars.

If you just want the Echo Dot, Home Depot has it in black or white for only $49.99 shipped. But, if you add two to your cart, add a small filler item to get your total over $100 and use the code OCTOBERHD you’ll save an extra $10 off ($90 for both).

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5-Star Stuff (100% positive feedback from 1,400 in the last 12 months) via Amazon offers the ZeroLemon 10000mAh SolarJuice Dual-USB Port Solar Charger for $23.96 Prime shipped when promo code ORGTPG63 is applied during checkout. Today’s deal is 20% off the regular price and the best offer currently available.

Easily charge your smartphone or iPad with the power of the sun thanks to ZeroLemon’s SolarJuice power bank. It is capable of storing up to 10000mAh of power and it has dual USB ports (2.1A). It also has built-in LED lights. Over 600 Amazon customers have left a 4.1/5 star rating.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • GreenWorks Pro 80V 16-Inch Cordless String Trimmer: $149 (Reg. $210) | Amazon
  • Philips Hue Starter Kit w/ 2 LED Bulbs + 2nd Gen. Echo Dot: $100 (Reg. $120) | Best Buy
  • Oak Leaf 5/6-inch 14W 4000K Recessed LED Retrofit Lighting: $9 (Reg. $12) | Amazon

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We’ve shared a number of electric bikes here on 9to5Toys in the last year, particularly noting the variety of designs that are currently available to consumers. Another option has hit the market, or Kickstarter rather, with a foldable frame and small footprint. Tern’s new Vektron eBike uses a Bosch motor that provides up to 250W of extra electric power. The 49-pound two-wheeler comes in at just 16 x 33 x 25-inches when completely folded up.


A 400Wh battery provides between 40 to 80 miles on a single charge depending on your speed. There are four different power modes to choose from that can serve up to 250% of the power from a typical human. It tops at 20mph thanks to its lightweight and aerodynamic design that is made for riders as little as five feet tall. Tern is using Kickstarter to fund its latest creation but it already has an impressive network of 125 dealers in the United States. A pledge of $3,100 will deliver a Vektron eBike in April if all goes to plan.

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MKEKE (98% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers its 42mm and 38mm Leather Apple Watch Band in Brown or Black for $13.69 Prime shipped after promo code BX83JMQP is applied during checkout. That’s a $30 savings of the regular price, $0.30 less than our previous mention and the best available.

Skip Apple’s crazy pricing on watch bands and give these stylish options from MKEKE a try. It’s made from “100% premium top genuine leather” and comes with a stainless steel buckle. In our experience, most of these third-party bands are pretty soild. Amazon customers agree, with over 900 leaving a 4.5/5 star rating.

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We have another stack of discounted gift cards today courtesy of some of our most trusted gift card dealers on eBay. Everything listed below ships free, outside of the PayPal deals which will come via free email delivery. This can be a great time to stock up on gifts for the holidays or just to have some free money in your pocket to maximize on deals over Black Friday 2016. Here are our top picks:

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AUKEY via Amazon offers its 5-Port 50W/10A Output USB Charger for $17.99, but if you use the code AUKPOWER the price drops to just $12.99 Prime shipped. That’s $5 off and the lowest we’ve seen for it. This charger has a dedicated output of up to 2.4A per USB port and it’s been rated 4.7/5 stars by 315 Amazon shoppers. 

Also, check out our roundup of Anker Smartphone Car Mounts from $8 Prime shipped.

More accessory deals:

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November is just around the corner and Microsoft has announced its latest lineup of Games with Gold titles. Xbox Live members can grab four games for free as a part of this promotion. Head below the jump to see what to expect next month.

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We’re a month away from Thanksgiving and Black Friday, which means that online retailers are starting to show their hand for the upcoming holiday shopping season. One of the biggest names in the business has now made the first move with another rumored to be on the way.

Best Buy has announced that it will be offering free shipping on nearly every order through December 24th. This news comes on the heels of a recent change to its two-day shipping policy for My Best Buy members. The free shipping minimum was set at $35.


Going along with this news from Best Buy is a leak of Target’s Holiday Toy Spectacular Book that reveals it will be offering free shipping on all orders. Of course, REDcard members can bag this perk throughout the year in addition to an extra 5% savings on all orders.

This news by Best Buy and Target is not a surprise, as each retailer made the same move during last year’s holiday season. Amazon and Walmart each offer their own version of two-day shipping with paid memberships. We’ll keep you updated on the latest Black Friday news as we get closer to the big day. Be sure to follow us on twitter and give us a like over at Facebook to ensure that you’re getting the latest information.

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In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Far Cry Primal on Xbox One for $24.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s matching the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for and within $2 if the lowest we have tracked (which was a brief Newegg sale).

Other notables at Amazon include Doom for $24.99 Prime shipped (current low, within $5) and Tom Clancy’s The Division on PS4 for $15.99 with free shipping (Reg. $20+).

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Toys R Us is now offering 25% off a series of amiibo characters today including Gold Mario pre-orders for $10.49 and much more. While you might want to double check to make sure Amazon isn’t matching, most prices we have checked are lower at Toys R Us and the best we can find.

Toys R Us is also offering an extra 15% off select toy items right now using code TOY15OFF during checkout. While most of the aforementioned amiibo are excluded we are seeing some gaming stuff including the Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Toad amiibo Bundle for Nintendo Wii U which drops to $33.99 shipped (Reg. $40). You can browse more eligible items here.

Before you head below for today’s best iOS/Mac deals, here is the latest Free App of the Week, and Minecraft Story Mode is free for the first time on iOS & Android (Reg. $5). You’ll also want to check out our feature on the Best Console Game Releases for October and here’s our very first look at the brand new Nintendo Switch gaming console.

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

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In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Amazon the Triby Smart portable speaker with built-in Alexa Voice Service for $164.96 shipped. That’s $34 off the regular price and within a few dollars of the lowest we’ve seen for it.

Triby is a smart portable speaker, radio, hands-free speakerphone, and connected message board all rolled into one. You can even draw and share doodles and texts from your smartphone to “Triby’s alway-on display.” You get up to 2 days of play time with its internal Li-ion battery and you can recharge with micro USB. There’s even a free Triby companion app available on iOS and Android. Rated 3.4/5 stars by 71 Amazon shoppers and it was featured as our New Toy of the Day a few months back.

More new deals for today:


Monster 1,650mAh Mobile PowerCard V2 $8 (Orig. $20) | Daily Steals

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This morning, we’ve found two stellar deals on TP-Link networking products at Amazon that are sure to upgrade your setup. First up is TP-Link’s DOCSIS 3.0 (model TC-7610) for $44.99 Prime shipped. It usually sells for $60 or more at other online retailers and has never been less at Amazon. Not only can owning your own cable modem save significant cash versus renting, you might benefit from faster speeds. This model features DOCSIS 3.0 compatibility and speeds up to 343Mbps for download and 143Mbps for upload. It is compatible with Comcast, Time Warner/Spectrum, Cox and more (confirm with your ISP before purchasing). Rated 4.4/5 stars by nearly 1,300 Amazon customers where it also one of the best sellers.

Next, Amazon will sell you TP-Link’s OnHub AC1900 802.11ac Wireless Router for $141.89 shipped. That’s down from its list price of $200 and regular going rate of $170. Today’s deal is an Amazon all-time low and the best available. TP-Link’s OnHub router was made in conjunction with Google for a simple setup via your smartphone. This model supports 802.11ac speeds up to 1,900Mbps and has a guest network, 100 device capacity and “13 powerful internal antennas that deliver reliable coverage for most homes up to 2,500 square feet”. Rated 4.3/5 stars by 569 Amazon customers.

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Today’s standout Amazon Gold Box is the CyberPower UPS 1500VA/900W UPS with 12 Outlets, 2 USB Ports and Coax/Phone protection. This is basically the best UPS you are going to find for anything near $139.99 Prime shipped. That’s the best we’ve seen this 4.6/5 star rated UPS priced by about $20 and $76 (35%) off of retail.

I like this one because tons of power –1500VA/900 Watts – enough to keep your desktop trucking through a power outage – with at least enough time to finish your work and save and shut down gracefully. Or put your Cable Modem and Wifi router on here and it will outlast your laptop battery during an outage.

This one stands out because of its patented Green Power UPS Bypass circuitry to save on energy costs by reducing energy consumption and heat buildup. Its Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) boost/buck technology delivers a consistent and clean AC power, protecting connected equipment and preventing costly business interruptions.

It also has USB ports, great for Logi Circle/Nest/Canary security cameras and other mission critical USB applications. The big feature list:

  • 1500VA/900 Watts UPS System – Protects PCs, workstations, and home entertainment systems. Prevents data loss and interruptions that can cause lost product configurations
  • Line interactive – Corrects brownouts and overvoltage without using the battery. Green Power UPS, reduces energy consumption up to 75%.
  • Multifunction LCD provides runtime in minutes, battery status, load level and other status information
  • 12 Outlets / USB Management Port / RJ45 Data line Surge Protection / 2 USB 2.1A (Shared) Charging Ports
  • Energy Star Qualified – Mini-Tower Form Factor – 5 Year Warranty

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Target is currently discounting iPad mini 4 and iPad Air 2 in select configurations by as much as 23%. Free shipping is available in all instances or you can opt for in-store pick up. As shown below, Target offers an extra 5% discount for REDcard holders (not a bad idea to sign-up ahead of the holidays, it’s free!). If you’re looking to save big on the larger capacities, these are some of the strongest discounts that we’ve seen. You’ll recall that Apple recently adjusted the pricing structure of nearly its entire lineup, making today’s deal even sweeter.

Here’s a look at the pricing in today’s sale:

The iPad mini 4 features a 7.9-inch 2048-by-1536 Retina display, A8 chip, M8 motion coprocessor, 8MP iSight camera, dual microphones and Touch ID. Meanwhile, Apple’s iPad Air 2 has a 9.7-inch Retina display with 2048×1536 resolution, 10 hours of battery life, 802.11ac wireless and Touch ID.

Apple is hosting an event on Thursday, but we’re only expecting to see new Macs with an iPad refresh coming in the first half of 2017. You might find stronger discounts throughout the holidays but that’s not a guarantee.

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October 23

Amazon offers the Logitech Circle Wireless 1080p Security Camera in white or black for $149.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy’s eBay Store and direct. Today’s deal is 25% off the regular price, a match of our previous mention and the best offer currently available.

It’s never a bad idea to add a little extra security to your home and with the holiday season around the corner, this Logitech deal is worth considering. It has a built-in battery that provides up to 12-hours of recording time on a single charge. You’ll also be able to use the included USB power supply when needed. Users will be able to view live footage via the free app. Circle records in full 1080p HD and can be completely setup in “60 seconds.” Rated 4.4/5 stars by 192 Best Buy customers.

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