In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys: it was a big couple of days for app freebies with Angry Birds Space claiming App of the Week status and Smart Alarm Clock going free, a number of MacBook models went on discount, NAMM brought a number of new products for musicians and we dive into the world of Nintendo Switch accessories…
We’re in that between time after the holidays and Apple’s next big product launch, which means retailers are offering seriously discounts on current gen products. This week, that meant MacBooks. Today is the second day of Best Buy’s blowout sales event, which was its first big promotion of 2017. This includes up to $325 off the 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro. If you’re in the market, you have through the end of the day to cash in on this event.
Justin was all over games this week, as usual, with a few notable freebies including Angry Birds Space, Smart Alarm Clock and the award-winning Affinity Photo for Mac dropping to $40. He also explored the many new music-focused releases that came out of NAMM this week in Anaheim and rounded up the best upcoming Nintendo Switch Accessories.
Here’s the rest of this week’s top news and deals:
New Products |
Leica re-imagines its popular M10 camera with a slimmer design, iPhone-connectivity and more
- Amazon rolls out digital Dash buttons as it walks the line between ease-of-use and laziness
- Dave Smith Instruments is back with the brand new REV2 16-voice poly synth
- Carved unleashes its new Acorn Acoustic Bluetooth speaker with a unique design
- After its Kickstarter success, the minimalistic Beeline bicycle computer is now available
- Teenage Engineering’s new PO-32 pocket synth goes high-tech with Mac connectivity
- IK Multimedia updates its lineup of iOS/Mac recording devices w/ the new iRig Pro I/O interface
- Vizio’s SmartCast products, including its Sonos competitors, now work with Google Home
- Ever wanted to play as modern-day players or Hilary Clinton in NBA Jam for SNES?
- Plezmo is the latest STEM-based kids’ coding kit for iOS and Android on Kickstarter
- Volt V Computer is a beautiful (and pricey) alternative to traditional PCs
- Bragi is finally shipping ‘The Headphone’, its cord-free AirPod competitor after delays
Top Deals |
Best Buy’s two-day sale includes up to $325 off Apple’s latest 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Pro + open-box deals
Best Buy Two-Day Sale: Pioneer 7-inch CarPlay Receiver $500 (or less), Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse $65, much more
- TP-LINK’s new Wi-Fi Smart Plug has a slimmer design and Alexa control: $35 (Reg. $50)
- Save on Caseology’s latest iPhone 7/6/s/Plus cases w/ these exclusive promo codes
- Add more storage to that 15″ MacBook Pro w/ the Transcend 128GB JetDrive Card for $55
- DJI’s Phantom 4 Quadcopter gets a refurb price drop to $735 (Orig. $1,400)
- 55-inch 4K OLED Ultra HDTV from LG: $1,499 (Reg. $2,000)
- Smartphone Accessories: Mpow Car Air Vent Magnetic Phone Mount $10 (Reg. $13), more
- Mackie CR3 Studio Monitors, are on sale for $75 (Reg. $100)
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