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Blair Altland

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Blair is a deal master builder at 9to5Toys. Having joined the team at the beginning of 2017, Blair has gone on to specialize in LEGO coverage and review, smart home tech and more. Contact them for review opportunities and more at Blair@9to5mac.com.

 

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Save 26% on Alienware’s 25-inch 240Hz Gaming Monitor at $336, more from $149

B&H is currently offering the Alienware 25-inch 1080p Gaming Monitor (AAW2518HF) for $335.99 shipped. Usually fetching $450, today’s offer is $64 under the sale price over at Best Buy and amounts to 26% in savings overall. Alienware’s Gaming Monitor is headlined by a 240Hz refresh rate which makes it ideal for adding to your battlestation. Its 1080p panel has a 170-degree viewing angle and NVIDIA G-SYNC bolsters its gaming capabilities. You’ll also find HDMI and DisplayPort inputs and a 3-port USB hub, which gives it flexibility to fit with a variety of different gaming setups. Rated 4.8/5 stars from over 140 customers. Find more monitor deals below.

JBL’s Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker comes in a variety of colors at $90 (Save 25%)

Amazon is currently offering the JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker in a variety of colors for $89.95 shipped. Also available at Best Buy and direct from JBL. Typically selling for $120, today’s offer is good for a 25% discount, beats the previous discount by $10, and marks a new all-time low. Equipped with an entirely waterproof IPX7-rating, JBL Flip 5 will have you rocking out by the pool this summer once the weather warms up. Battery life clocks in at up to 12-hours per charge, ensuring you can go all-day without needing to refuel. USB-C charging also makes an appearance, alongside 44mm drivers and a 20W power system. Over 1,900 customers have left a 4.7/5 star rating. More details below.

LEGO’s Creative Brick Box drops to all-time low at $44 (26% off), more from $8

Walmart is currently offering the LEGO Classic Large Creative Brick Box for $43.99 shipped. Typically selling for $60, today’s offer saves you over 26%, beats our previous mention by $4, and is a new all-time low. Rather than stacking up to one specific build, this 790-piece kit is packed with a variety of bricks for crafting your own creations. Whether it’s for letting your little ones pass the time, or for you to unleash some creativity while stuck inside, LEGO’s Creative Brick Box is a great set for builders looking to let their imagination run wild. Head below for additional LEGO deals from $8.

Take $52 off eufy’s Alexa-enabled Smart Security Video Doorbell at $108

EufyHome via Amazon offers its Smart Security Video Doorbell for $107.99 shipped when applying code JERRYDB3 at checkout. Typically selling for $160, it just recently dropped to $136 and is now down the additional $28. Today’s offer is $12 under our previous mention and one of the best to date. With a 1080p resolution, this video doorbell can transmit a live feed of your front door to smartphones, or even an Echo Show. eufy’s entry into the security market works with Alexa and Assistant as well, can also send motion detection alerts, and more. It carries a 4.6/5 star rating from over 1,900 customers. Dive into our hands-on review for a closer look.

Retro gaming is arguably as popular as ever right now, and now an accessory maker is looking to give some of that nostalgic charge to the Switch with an upcoming GameCube-themed dock. While not quite harking back to the ’80s and ’90s in the way we typically see from vintage gaming products, the accessory looks to merge the fan-favorite console with a selection of ports for your Switch. Head below for a closer look at the new GameCube Switch dock, as well as details on pricing, availability, and more.

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Snag an 8-pack of Sugru Moldable Glue to fix frayed cables at $16 (20% off)

Amazon offers an 8-pack of Sugru Moldable Glue for $15.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Down from $20, today’s offer is good for a 20% discount, matches our previous mention, and comes within $2 of the all-time low. Sugru is a clay-like putty that quickly transforms into a flexible silicone rubber, making it a perfect solution for helping out with projects. This 8-pack is perfect for tackling problems around the house, from fixing frayed cables and more. It’ll stick to everything from glass, metal, and plastic to wood, ceramics, and more, making it a versatile home improvement accessory. Over 1,600 customers have left a 4.2/5 star rating

RAVPower’s official Amazon storefront offers its 18W USB-C PD Wall Charger for $6.99 Prime shipped when code ZCS8Y8XE has been applied at checkout. Typically selling for $14, today’s offer knocks off 50%, beats the previous price cut by $4, and marks a new all-time low. Bringing USB-C PD into your charging setup comes with some notable perks, like fast refuels and versatility to power a variety of gadgets. Alongside the 18W USB-C port, there’s also a 2.4A USB slot for charging accessories and the like alongside your iPhone. The compact design means it won’t hog an entire outlet or take up too much space in your bag when the time comes to finally go out and about. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 340 customers.

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CORSAIR’s HS60 Pro Gaming Headset drops to $46 (Reg. $70), more from $25

Amazon is currently offering the CORSAIR HS60 Pro Gaming Headset for $45.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy for $1 more. Typically fetching $70, today’s offer saves you 35%, comes within $6 of the last price cut, and is the best we’ve seen in several months. Sporting two custom-tuned 50mm neodymium drivers, CORSAIR’s headset touts virtual 7.1-channel surround sound for creating a more immersive gaming experience. With a 3.5mm cord, it’s compatible with both PS4 and Xbox One, PCs, Switch, and more. A detachable microphone rounds out the notable features. Over 1,100 customers have left a 4.2/5 star rating. More below.

NETGEAR’s DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem saves you up to $120 per year: $70 (30% off)

Amazon is currently offering the NETGEAR CM600 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $69.99 shipped. Having dropped from $100, today’s offer saves you 30%, comes within $2.50 of the all-time low, and is the best we’ve seen in several months. For comparison, Walmart has it on sale for $90 right now. Standout features here include up to 400Mb/s download speeds across its eight channels and support for Comcast, Spectrum, and Cox service plans. Though it’s a smart idea to check with your provider to confirm compatibility, just in case. Normally you’d spend upwards of $120 per year for a rental modem from your ISP, with NETGEAR’s CM600 paying for itself in around 9-months. It carries a 4.3/5 star rating from over 11,000 customers. More below.

Save 30% on PowerA’s Zelda Wireless Switch Controller at a low of $35, more

Amazon is currently offering the PowerA Zelda Satin Blue Enhanced Wireless Switch Controller for $34.99 shipped. Typically fetching $50, today’s offer is the first notable price cut we’ve seen, a 30% discount, and a new all-time low. It features a chrome blue colorway complete with a Legend of Zelda decal to polish off the design. Other notable inclusions are Bluetooth compatibility, motion controls, and 30-hours of usage on a single set of batteries. If you’re in the market for a traditional gamepad for Switch, this is a much more affordable option compared to Nintendo’s own Pro Controller. Over 1,500 customers have left a 4.5/5 star rating. More details below.

Cut the cord with TiVo BOLT 1TB DVR + Streaming Media Player at $188 (25% off)

Amazon is currently offering the TiVo Bolt OTA 1TB DVR and Streaming Media Player for $188.37 shipped. Typically fetching $250, like you’ll find direct from TiVo as well as at Best Buy, today’s offer saves you 25%, is one of the best in months, and has only been beaten recently by a bundle promotion. TiVo Bolt OTA pairs the brand’s usual suite of cordcutting perks like a robust channel guide, DVR, and more with access to Netflix, Hulu, and other services. It rocks 4K support and includes the companion VOX Remote, which also happens to let you watch hands-free by connecting your system with an Alexa speaker. Over 5,100 customers have left a 3.9/5 star rating and you can check out our announcement coverage for a more detailed look.

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With the launch of PS5 getting closer and closer each month, today we’re getting yet another unveil that adds to the complete picture of Sony’s upcoming console. After detailing its specs last month in March, today Sony is finally ready to unveil the design of the DualSense, the official PS5 controller. Sporting enhanced haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and USB-C charging, Sony is giving its gamepad a makeover in both the looks and feature department. Head below for a closer look at the redesigned gamepad, including new features and more.

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Aukey’s 7-in-1 USB-C Hub touts 100W power passthrough, more at $27 (33% off)

Aukey Store US via Amazon is currently offering its 7-in-1 USB-C Hub with 100W Power Passthrough for $26.99 shipped when code PCWW5MPO has been applied at checkout. Typically selling for $40, today’s offer is good for a 33% discount, marks one of the very first price cuts we’ve seen, and is down to a new all-time low. Aukey’s hub features an aluminum build as well as seven inputs. Those include dual USB 3.0 as well as HDMI, plus SD and microSD card readers for supplementing your all-Thunderbolt 3 machine with some legacy I/O. There’s a USB-C data port as well as a full Thunderbolt 3 passthrough slot capable of 100W charging speeds. Rated 4.3/5 stars from 145 customers.

Blink XT2 2-Camera security system drops to $140 (Reg. $180), more from $55

Amazon is currently offering its Prime members the Blink XT2 2-Camera Smart Security Kit for $139.99 shipped. Normally selling for $180, today’s offer saves you over 22%, comes within $5 of the all-time low, and matches our previous mention for the second-best we’ve seen to date. Blink’s XT2 features 2-years of battery life on a single set of batteries, alongside 1080p recording, motion detection, two-way audio, Alexa integration and more. Each of the two included cameras also features a weather-resistant design. Plus, with free cloud storage, you won’t have to worry about paying a monthly fee to rewatch clips from up to a year in the past. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 19,000 customers. Head below for more from $55.

WD’s 8TB My Book Duo Drive offers redundant storage + USB-C at a low of $285

Amazon is currently offering the WD 8TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID USB 3.1 Hard Drive for $284.99 shipped. Also at Newegg and WD direct. Typically selling for $320, today’s offer saves you $45, beats the previous price cut by $15, and is a new all-time low.  Featuring USB-C connectivity, you’ll be able to take advantage of USB 3.1 speeds. That effectively yields 360MB/s transfers and allows the My Book Duo to work with your Mac right out of the box. There’s also a built-in dual port USB 3.0 hub, WD NAS-specific Red drives, and RAID optimization for drive redundancy. Over 3,500 customers have left a 4.2/5 star rating. More below.

Expand your digital library with up to 67% off Avengers comics from under $1

Following its batch of discounted Miles Morales reads, ComiXology is back with an up to 67% off sale on Marvel Avengers graphic novels starting under $1. Amongst all of the reads, Avengers Vol. 1 by Jonathan Hickman is a standout at $7.99. Typically fetching $20, today’s offer is $12 off the going rate and the best we’ve seen on a digital release. As you can expect from an Avengers title, this 319-page novel details the epic expansion of Earth’s greatest superhero team. Except, now they’re the galaxy’s greatest team, as the Avengers grow their sphere of influence to interplanetary levels. Hit the jump for other standouts from the Avengers comics sale, as well as additional deals.

Save $65 on Garmin’s vívoactive 4S Smartwatch with 7-day battery life at $295

Amazon is currently offering the Garmin vívoactive 4S Smartwatch for $295 shipped. Typically selling for $350, today’s offer is good for a $65 discount, is the lowest we’ve seen in months, and is the third-best we’ve seen. Garmin’s vívoactive 4S touts the usual roster of fitness tracking capabilities like heart rate monitoring, alongside some more unique stats like Pulse Ox, stress, sleep, and even hydration levels. Its smartwatch capabilities deliver notifications from your iOS or Android device, and battery life clocks in at 7-days per charge. Over 605 customers have left a 4.3/5 star rating. More details below.

Philips Hue takes up to 20% off lighting bundles: Filament, Go, Ambiance, more

Philips Hue is currently offering a mix and match promotion, taking up to 20% off a selection of its smart light bulbs and more. In the sale, you’ll be able to save 10% when buying four lights, 15% on five, and then the full 20% on six. The discount will be applied in cart and shipping is free across the board. This is a rare chance to score some of the very first discounts on the new Philips Hue A19 filament bulbs, which typically sell for $25. Picking up six will drop the price to $20 each, or $119.95 total. That saves you $30 and matches the all-time low we’ve seen per bulb. These dimmable lights let you bring the Edison-style aesthetic to your smart home. Paired with the Hue bridge, you’ll enjoy HomeKit, Alexa, and Assistant control. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 175 customers. Head below for additional details.

After surprising fans with a collaboration back in March, LEGO and Nintendo are finally releasing the full details of its first wave of Super Mario kits. On top of just detailing four of the first sets to land from the new theme, we’re also getting a more in-depth look at how the new Mario minifigure will interact with his surroundings, and more. Hit the jump for all of the new information as well as how you can pre-order the first LEGO Super Mario set and even score a launch promotion.

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Amazon is currently offering the OtterBox Symmetry Marvel Avengers iPhone XS Case for $19.85 Prime shipped. While it originally sold for $46, a price you’ll still find direct from OtterBox, it just recently dropped to $30 and is now down to an Amazon all-time low. Featuring a dual material construction, OtterBox’s Symmetry case defends against drops and comes coated in a slick Avengers design featuring all of the MCU’s most iconic heroes. There’s also a raised beveled edge that helps to keep your handset’s screen scratch-free when laying on a table or desk. Rated 4.6/5 stars from over 520 customers. 

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