July 20

In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys: Previous generation MacBook Pros on sale up to $700 off, Google’s Nest Hub returns to its Prime Day price of $59, Renogy’s 100W/12V solar panel now just $87, more…

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July 17

Amazon offers Apple’s official Smart Folio for 11-inch iPad Pro at $62.49 $61.38 shipped. Regularly $79 at other retailers like Best Buy, this is an Amazon all-time low and the best we can find. Apple’s in-house folio for iPad Pro covers the 11-inch model with protection for both the front and back. Delivers sleep and wake functionality and comes in that classic charcoal gray from Apple.

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July 19

Lifewit Direct (100% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering its Genuine Leather Vintage 15.6-inch Laptop Messenger Bag for $19.99 Prime shipped. This is down from its $30 going rate and is the second-lowest price we’ve tracked all-time, outside of a drop back in 2017. If you’re looking for a way to keep your MacBook and iPad safe while carrying them around, this is a great idea. This bag has room for your 15-inch MacBook Pro, iPad, and other peripherals, allowing you to carry everything you need in style. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

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Groupon is offering a four-month Apple Music trial for FREE. Regularly $10 per month, you’d typically only get three months of free service from Apple directly. Apple Music delivers over 50 million songs, which can be played back on your iPhone, iPad, Mac or HomePod. This offer is for new subscribers only, with the option to choose between an individual or family plan. However, if you were previously on Apple Music, you can still get one month free according to the fine print, which you can find below.

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SteelSeries Nimbus connects with your Apple TV for next-level gaming at $34

Amazon offers the SteelSeries Nimbus Bluetooth Gaming Controller for $33.99 shipped. It typically goes for $50 at Best Buy and other competing retailers. Today’s deal is a match of the Amazon all-time low price. With connectivity for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and other Bluetooth devices, this is a great way to take your gaming to the next level. Recharges via Lightning cable for over 40 hours worth of gaming. Rated 3.8/5 stars by over 2,000 Amazon customers.

July 18

Amazon is offering the Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel for $87.13 shipped when you clip the on-page coupon. This is down from its $115 regular rate and marks a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. If you plan on traveling outdoors and off the grid this summer, be sure to have a solar panel with you to keep your gear going. This model offers 100W of power for 12V devices. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

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Just $32 scores a Timbuk2 Parkside Backpack that’s MacBook-ready (Reg. $40)

Amazon is offering the Timbuk2 Parkside Laptop Backpack for $31.99 shipped. That’s 20% off the typical rate there and is the lowest price we’ve tracked. This black and red backpack sports a total of seven pockets, with three on the inside and four on the outside. It’s MacBook-ready with enough space for laptops up to 15 inches in size. A slim form-factor helps ensure that taking it on a flight as a personal item should not be a problem. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

KORG’s music iOS apps now 50% off: Module, ARP, iMS-20, more from $10

KORG is now offering some deep deals on its collection of iOS music production apps. You’re looking at as much as 50% off some of its best titles with deals starting from $10. One standout is the KORG Module Pro at $19.99. That’s 50% off the regular $40 price tag and matching the all-time low. This is a “high-quality sound module app for iOS” with five dedicated sound engines that add up to hundreds of different sounds. Rated 4+ stars from hundreds. Head below for the rest of today’s KORG deals.

July 17

RAVPower’s skinny 45W USB-C Wall Adapter drops to $30 (Reg. $50)

Sunvalley Brands via Amazon is offering the RAVPower 45W USB-C Wall Adapter for $29.99 shipped when clipping the on-page coupon and applying code TECRA104 during checkout. That’s $20 off the typical rate there and is within $2 of the lowest price we have tracked. If you own a MacBook, you’re all too familiar with Apple’s preference to make wall adapters that stick really far out from the wall. This makes it difficult to plug in when a couch is right up against a power source and in many other charging situations. This alternative from RAVPower addresses this problem by providing a slim option with a downward-facing USB-C port. It’s capable of topping off devices at up to 45 watt speeds, making it a great option for MacBooks and iPads alike. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

The Timbuk2 Q Backpack fits every size of MacBook + an iPad for $41 (Reg. $55)

Amazon is offering the Timbuk2 Q Laptop Backpack for $41.24 shipped. That’s 25% off the typical rate found at retailers like eBags and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $2. This Timbuk2 backpack sports a low-profile exterior with a spiffy and functional design on the inside. It sports enough space for 17-inch notebooks, leaving plenty of space for every current (and rumored) MacBook. Additional storage provides ample room for an iPad, headphones, sweater, or even a pair of shoes. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

July 16

Bring four USB 3.0 ports to your MacBook or iPad with this $10 USB-C hub

HooToo-US (100% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon is offering its 4-in-1 USB-C Hub for $9.99 Prime shipped when you clip the on-page coupon and use the code PQ7N7QTZ at checkout. This is down 50% from its going rate and is the best available. If you’re missing USB 3.0 on your MacBook or want to expand your iPad’s capabilities, this is a must. It takes a single USB-C port and turns it into four USB 3.0 ports for you to use with your legacy devices. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Hyper is teaming up with 9to5Toys to celebrate Prime Day 2019. Among our favorite Mac gear accessory makers out there, Hyper is now offering a series of exclusive deals to 9to5 readers to celebrate the big summer sales event. We are looking at up to 40% off some of its most popular USB hubs for MacBooks, iPads and more. Head below for more information on how to take your Mac’s I/O up a notch and for a list of all our favorite deals from the sale.

One standout from the lot is HyperDrive’s 8-in-2 USB-C Hub for MacBook Pro and Air at $79.99 shipped. Regularly up to $120, this week’s special exclusive offer is the lowest price we have tracked on Amazon and the best we can find. Matching perfectly with your silver Apple gear, this hub transforms 2 USB-C ports (or Thunderbolt 3 ports) in to 8, significantly upgrading your computer’s I/O capabilities. Connections include 4K HDMI/MiniDP, USB-C PD and a micro SD card reader, among other things. It carries a 4+ star rating from nearly 65% of the 700 Amazon customers. Hit the list below for the rest of our exclusive Prime Day 2019 Hyper USB hubs.

Exclusive Prime Day 2019 Hyper Deals:

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July 13

In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys: Amazon details some Prime Day specials, latest iPad Pro up to $250 off, Lenovo’s Google Assistant-powered Smart Clock is down to $60, more…

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June 26

expiredLatest iPad Air hits new lows on select models at Amazon starting from $469

Amazon is currently taking up to $40 off Apple’s latest iPad Air, bring prices down to new all-time lows. Deals start at $469 shipped but you’ll find the largest discounts on cellular configurations. This is a match of our previous mention. B&H is also matching these offers at this time. Apple’s latest iPad Air sports a 10.5-inch Retina display, 8MP and 7MP cameras, and support for Apple Pencil. All of which is powered by the new A12 64-bit SoC processor.

Make the most of your savings today and grab a new case as well. This option from MoKo should do the trick and has excellent ratings. It is available in various colors so you can find just the right look for your preferences. Other notable features include sleep and wake functionality, so you can easily use it in tandem with your new iPad Air.

July 11

Comment: Apple’s $999 MacBook Air and Beats education deal is the most compelling in years

Earlier this week, Apple announced this year’s rendition of its annual Back to School promotion. 2019’s student-focused offer delivers a free pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of iPad Air, iPad Pro, and any Mac.

Apple’s roots in education have been well-documented, but over the years its Back to School deals have lost some luster as it has gone through a series of changes. Missteps along the way, the exclusion of gift cards in favor of headphones, and more have caused Apple to miss the mark on one of its most popular first-party promotions.

Launching the 2019 Back to School sale in combination with refreshed MacBook hardware has turned that all around. Here’s why…

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July 9

Apple Music doubles free trial period for students

In addition to launching its annual Back to School promotion today, Apple is also now offering students an extended Apple Music trial. Now, when you sign up for Apple Music’s student plan, you get a six-month trial of the service, double the length of a normal trial.

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