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Simon Walsh

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Simon Walsh is an Editor at 9to5Toys. He worked at Apple for over 5 years. When he is not writing for 9to5Toys, he is running his bed & breakfast or trading stocks. Get to know him more by following him on Twitter.

Yesterday

Hisense today has added yet another TV lineup to it portfolio. Originally shown at CES, the H8E offers a lot of what you would expect in 2018. Features like 4K, HDR, and Motion Rate 120 are pretty common, but what sets this TV apart is Alexa integration. Users will be able to control their TV using the popular voice assistant with a voice controlled remote or via the Hisense Remote Now app. expand full story

Have some fun at the office w/ a SKLZ Mini Basketball Hoop: $15.50 (Reg. $35), more

Amazon is currently offering the SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop (Glow In The Dark) for $15.46 Prime shipped. You will receive free shipping on orders over $25 or with a Prime membership. That’s about $20 off the going rate and is the lowest price we have ever seen. This is great way to pass time or relieve some stress at the office. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Boost the performance of an older Mac/PC w/ HP’s 250GB SSD: $53 (Reg. $70), more

Platinum Micro via Rakuten is currently offering the HP S700 2.5-inch 250GB SSD for $52.99 shipped when coupon code GET10 has been applied at checkout. Note: You must be signed into a Rakuten account to use this code. That’s 20%+ off the going rate found at other retailers like Newegg and is the lowest price we have seen. This is a cost-effective way to speed up an older Mac or PC. Rated 4.3/5 stars

Enjoy surround sound w/ Harman Kardon’s HKTS 16 for $200 shipped (Orig. $600)

Update (5/21): JBL is offering its Studio 520C Professional Loudspeaker for $199.95 shipped. Also available at Harman Kardon. That’s good for $150 off of the regular price. Ratings are hard to come by for this specific speaker, but JBL is highly-rated on Amazon.

Harman Kardon is currently offering its HKTS 16 5.1-Channel Surround Sound System for $199.95 shipped. That’s the best price we have seen since Black Friday and is just $30 more than our all-time low. This sound system is upgradable from 5.1-Channel surround to 7.1, giving you the option to invest later down the line. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Cut through wood and metal w/ a Black & Decker Powered Handsaw: $28 (Reg. $40)

Amazon is currently offering the Black & Decker PHS550B Powered Handsaw w/ Storage Bag for $27.98 shipped. Also available at Target. This is $12 off the going rate found at other retailers like Walmart or Home Depot and is the lowest price we have seen. Make your summer projects much easier with this powered handsaw. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Carry your MacBook in a Timbuk2 Prompt Messenger Bag for $30 (Reg. $60)

Dell is currently offering the Timbuk2 Prompt Messenger Bag for $29.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the price this bag fetches in new condition, is about $10 off refurb/new condition found at other retailers like Newegg or Rakuten and is the lowest price we have seen. This nice looking messenger bag features a built-in slot for your MacBook. We cannot find too many reviews for this specific bag, but Timbuk2 products are highly-rated.

May 19

Automate floor cleaning w/ the KOIOS Robot Vacuum for $160 shipped (Reg. $200)

OXA USA COM (99% positive feedback) via Amazon is currently offering the KOIOS Robot Vacuum Cleaner for $159.99 shipped when coupon code ZU4ZS3ZQ has been applied at checkout. That’s $40 off the going rate and is a match for the lowest price we have seen. This is a cost-effective way to automate one of the chores in your life. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Buy an Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat w/ Sensor for $173 shipped (Reg. $250)

Good Guys Electronics via Rakuten is offering the Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat w/ Sensor for $172.99 shipped when coupon code GG37 is applied at checkout. That’s $76 off the going rate found at other retailers like Best Buy and is the lowest price we have seen. The Ecobee thermostat allows you to buy multiple sensors that you can distribute throughout your home and prioritize temperature based on any of the sensors, making it an option that stands out from the rest. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Fix your own electronics w/ an ORIA 76-in-1 Screwdriver Kit: $25.50 (15% off), more

ORIA Direct (99% positive feedback) via Amazon is currently offering its 76-in-1 Precision Screwdriver Kit for $25.50 shipped when coupon code OR5THA11 is applied at checkout. If you want to learn to fix electronics, this kit will give you what you need to get started. That’s 15% off the going rate and is the best price available. Rated 4.5/5 stars

May 18

Hisense has shipped its massive 80-inch Laser TV that it displayed during CES 2018. The company has given it the model number L5 and it’s available for purchase in China today with worldwide availability coming soon. expand full story

Pick up a Zippo Pocket Lighter in matte black for $9 Prime shipped (25% off)

Amazon is currently offering the Zippo Pocket Lighter in matte black for $8.76 Prime shipped. You will receive free shipping on orders over $25 or with a Prime membership. That’s 25% off the going rate found at other retailers like Walmart and is the lowest price we have seen. Zippo has been around since 1932 and is a respected lighter brand, making it an obvious choice if you are in the market for a lighter. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Work and play with the convertible Huawei MateBook E for $699 (Reg. $900)

Amazon is currently offering the 12-inch Huawei MateBook E Signature Edition 1.2GHz/8GB/256GB for $699 shipped. That’s $200 off the going rate that it typically fetches and is within about $25 of the lowest price we have seen. This Windows 10 PC can be used as a laptop or tablet, making is a great option for for both work and leisure. Rated 3.7/5 stars.

expiredThis LG Wireless Sound Bar doubles as a portable speaker: $136 (Reg. $230)

Update 5/18: Walmart offers the VIZIO 36-inch 2.1-Channel Sound Bar System (SB362An-F6) (2018 Model) for $98 shipped (Reg. $140). VIZIO is well-rated at Amazon.

BuyDig’s official eBay store is currently offering the LG SJ7 Sound Bar Flex 320W Wireless Soundbar System for $135.99 shipped. That’s $90+ off the going rate found at other retailers like Amazon or Best Buy and is within $1 of lowest price we have seen. Ports include: 1x HDMI-In, 1x Optical-In, 1x HDMI-Out. This highly-rated sound bar has a built-in battery in the right speaker which also makes it a great option for portable sound this summer.

May 17

If there is one thing that differentiates Nintendo from the competition, it is its focus on games that support local multiplayer. In a generation of consoles whose games typically offer online-only multiplayer, it is like a breath of fresh air to see Nintendo’s console keep local multiplayer alive. With the announcement of Go Vacation from Bandai Namco, we will have one more option to play with our friends on Nintendo Switch. expand full story

Automate your lawn sprinklers w/ a Rachio Smart Controller: $150 (Reg. $180), more

Amazon is currently offering the Rachio WiFi Smart Lawn Sprinkler Controller (8-Zone) for $149.99 shipped. That’s $30 off the going rate found at other retailers like Best Buy and is comes within $25 of the lowest price we have seen. This controller automatically adjusts watering schedules based on upcoming weather forecasts, giving you one less thing to worry about. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Play the award-winning Fallout 4 for free this weekend on Xbox One (Reg. up to $15)

This weekend only, you can play Fallout 4 on Xbox One for free. The physical disc and be found at retailers like Amazon for $17 and the digital version is available at Amazon for $10. If you do not have time to finish it this weekend, Microsoft is also offering the digital version for $15. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Burn calories by standing up w/ this 32-inch adjustable desk: $80 (Reg. $110)

VIVO via Rakuten is currently offering its White Height Adjustable 32-inch Standing Desk for $79.99 shipped when coupon code VIV10 has been applied at checkout. Note: You must be logged into your account to apply this promo code. That’s $30+ off the going rate found at other retailers like Amazon or Walmart and is the lowest price we have seen. Feel more energized during your work day by standing up with this desk. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

expiredAdd this Yamaha Sound Bar w/ Subwoofer to your home for $130 (Reg. $200)

Newegg’s official eBay store is currently offering the Yamaha YAS-203BL Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer for $129.99 shipped. That’s $70+ off the going rate found at other retailers like B&H and is just $7 more than the lowest price we have seen. A wireless subwoofer makes this sound bar a breeze to set up while also providing a cable-free appearance. Inputs include: 1 x Digital Optical, 1 x Digital Coaxial, and 1 x Analog Audio in. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Work on out-of-reach projects w/ a Gorilla Ladders Step Stool: $25, more from $30

Update (5/17): Home Depot is offering the Werner 6 ft. Aluminum Step Ladder for $39.96 with free in-store pickup. That’s good for $10+ off the going rate at retailers like Lowe’s.

Home Depot is currently offering the Gorilla Ladders 3-Step Steel Stool for $24.98 with free in-store pickup. That’s $17 off the going rate and is the lowest price we have seen. This highly-rated ladder is constructed from steel, making it a sturdy and reliable option for those out-of-reach projects around the house.

May 16

Ditch your cable bill w/ an HDHomeRun Connect for $36 (Refurb, Orig. $130)

SiliconDust is currently offering its HDHomeRun CONNECT in certified refurbished condition for $35.88 shipped. That’s half off the going rate in new condition found at other retailers like Amazon and matches the lowest price we have seen. Ditch your cable bill and this will pay for itself in just 1-2 months. This product comes with a 90-day warranty. Rated 4/5 stars.

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