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Blair Altland


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 him for review opportunities and more at Blair@9to5mac.com.


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The Good Guys via Rakuten offers the ecobee4 Alexa-enabled Wi-Fi Thermostat for $198.99 shipped when code GG21 has been applied at checkout. You’ll need a free Rakuten account to lock in the savings. That’s good for a $50 discount from the regular going rate at Amazon, Best Buy and The Home Depot, matches our previous mention and is the lowest available. The ecobee4 packs Alexa-control as well as HomeKit support and more. Rated 4.6/5 stars from almost 500 shoppers.

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Add this 2-pack of Wemo Dimmer Wi-Fi Light Switches to your home for $90 ($40 off)

Dell is currently offering a 2-pack of Wemo Dimmer Wi-Fi Light Switch for $89.99 shipped. Normally selling for $65 each at Amazon, that nets you a savings of $40, beats our previous mention by $5 per switch and is the lowest offer we’ve seen. Wemo’s smart light switch sports Alexa-control and more Rated 3.9/5 stars.

Upgrade your home theater w/ Samsung’s 65-inch 4K Smart UHDTV at $949 ($150 off)

BuyDig’s official eBay storefront offers the Samsung UN65MU8000 65-inch 4K Smart LED UHDTV for $949 shipped. Normally selling for $1,100 at retailers like Best Buy, that’s good for over a $150 discount, is the lowest offer we’ve tracked and the best currently out there. Samsung’s 4K UHDTV packs 4 HDMI inputs. tRated 4.7/5 stars from over 3,600 customers.

Grab 128GB of storage w/ SanDisk’s Pro SDXC Memory card at $57 (Reg. up to $90)

Amazon offers the SanDisk 128GB Extreme PRO UHS-I SDXC Memory Card for $57.01 shipped. That’s good for a $33 discount from the going rate at Best Buy and falls to a new all-time low at Amazon. The next best offer we’re seeing is $65 at B&H, still saving you $8. Over 6,600 shoppers have left a 4.6/5 star rating.

To celebrate Superman’s 80th birthday, today LEGO has announced the two newest figures to join the BrickHeadz lineup: the brand new Tactical Batman and Superman. Joining a wide cast of other DC superheroes, the two new figures sport their iconic looks in LEGO’s blocky aesthetic. Stacking up to 209 pieces, the new combo pack is sure to be a hit with LEGO and DC fans alike.

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Upgrade your Mac with JBL’s 8-inch Studio Monitor at $150 ($100 off), pair for $300

B&H offers the JBL LSR308 8-inch Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor for $149.99 shipped. Originally selling for $250, it has been going for around $190 as of late. That’s good for an over 30% discount and is the lowest offer we’ve seen all-time. Picking up a pair of JBL’s studio monitors will run you $300, saving you upwards of $200. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Jeff Bezos delivers news that Amazon now has over 100 million Prime members

Today in his annual shareholder letter, Jeff Bezos announced Amazon’s latest milestone, that the company’s Prime subscription service has managed to lock in over 100 million members. With everything that Prime offers, like free two day shipping, access to a thousands of songs, movies and TV shows, and more, it’s no wonder that Amazon has managed to amass so many members. Those looking to hear from Bezos himself can read the full shareholder letter here.

Score the 64GB Razer Phone with 120Hz Ultra Motion Display at a new low of $600 ($100 off)

Razer is currently offering its 64GB Razer Phone with 120 Hz Ultra Motion Display and 8GB of RAM for $599.99 shipped when code 120HZ has been applied at checkout. That’s good for a $100 discount from the regular going rate at Amazon, is one of the first price drops we’ve tracked and a new all-time low. The Razer Phone packs “the world’s first 120Hz UltraMotion smartphone display”. Rated 3.9/5 stars from over over 150 Amazon shoppers.

Pioneer’s 4K 7.2-Ch. A/V Receiver w/ 4 HDMI ports + $150 GC falls to $399 ($630 value)

Newegg Flash offers the Pioneer VSX-932 4K 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver bundled with a $150 Newegg Gift Card for $399 shipped. That’s good for an $80 discount from the going rate at B&H and Best Buy and thanks to the included gift card, is the lowest offer we’ve tracked. With 4 HDMI inputs, Pioneer’s 4K A/V receiver is a great way to upgrade your home theater. Reviews are still coming in, but other receivers from Pioneer carry solid ratings.

Loot Crate kicks off its Black Friday Spring sale, taking 35% off popular subscription boxes

Kicking off its 3-day Black Friday Spring Edition sale, Loot Crate is taking 35% off all of its subscription boxes when code SPRINGHIGHER has been applied at checkout. Depending on which of the boxes and reoccurring plans you select, that’s good for anywhere from a $67 to $150 discount and is one of the lowest offers we’ve seen historically. Loot Crate’s boxes arrive monthly and include a variety of pop culture and gaming merchandise.

April 17

Apple’s latest generation of MacBook Pros have been some of the more contended releases from the company as of late. Ditching MagSafe, standard USB, HDMI and more in the 2015 redesign, some owners of the machine have lamented over the loss of their beloved ports.

In the past nearly three years, we’ve seen a variety of USB-C ready hubs and docking stations jumping to solve the dilemma. Now, StarTech is getting in on the action with two new Thunderbolt 3 Bus-powered hubs. 

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Keep all your photos & files backed up w/ WD’s 6TB USB 3.0 Hard drive at $110 (15% off)

Update 4/17: Adorama offers the USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 Glyph Technologies Blackbox Plus 2TB Rugged Mobile Solid State Drive for $399.95 shipped (Reg. $530+). Glyph Technologies is well-rated at Amazon.

Newegg offers the WD 6TB Elements USB 3.0 Desktop Hard Drive for $109.99 shipped when code EMCXPTWE3 has been applied at checkout. Normally selling for $130 at Amazon and B&H, that’s good for a 15% discount, saves you $20 and is the best price currently available. Today’s offer also beats the Amazon all-time low by $20. Rated 4.3/5 stars from nearly 750 customers.

Upgrade your Mac setup w/ Logitech’s MX Master Mouse at $60 (Reg. up to $100), more

Dell is currently offering the Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse for $59.99 shipped. Normally selling for $100 at Best Buy, that’s good for a $40 discount and is the lowest offer we’ve seen this year. Today’s deal is the best currently available and comes within $10 of the Amazon all-time low. Over 1,500 customers have left a 4.5/5 star rating.

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its Qi Wireless Charging LED Desk Lamp for $33.99 shipped when code AUKEYT36 has been applied at checkout. Normally selling for $40, that’s a $6 discount and a new Amazon all-time low. Thanks to its built-in 5W Qi charging pad, this desk lamp is a great way to spruce up your workstation. Reviews are still coming in, but other Aukey lamps and chargers are highly-rated.

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Deals still live from the weekend:

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Save $70 on Anker’s portable Nebula Smart Pico Projector, now down to $280 shipped

Anker Direct via Amazon is currently offering its Nebula Capsule Smart Pico Projector for $279.99 shipped when code KJNEBULA has been applied at checkout. Normally selling for $349, that’s good for a nearly $70 discount, comes within $2 of our previous mention for the all-time low and is the best offer out there. With up to four hours of playback, this smart projector sports a built-in HDMI input alongside Netflix/Hulu streaming and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars

expiredToday only, get the XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. 3D Printer for $200 shipped (Reg. up to $350)

Today only, B&H offers the XYZprinting da Vinci Junior 1.0 3D Printer for $199.99 shipped. That’s good for a $150 discount from the going rate at Office Depot, comes within $20 of the all-time low and is the best offer out there. For comparison, the next best discount is at Amazon, where it sells for an additional $50. At over 40% off, this is a great entry into the world of 3D printing. Rated 3.5/5 stars.

Bring back USB, HDMI and more to your MacBook w/ this USB-C hub for $16.50 ($17 off)

Aoputek (98% positive feedback) via Amazon offers the dodocool 6-in-1 USB C Hub w/ HDMI, USB 3.0 ports and charging passthrough for $16.49 Prime shipped when code 8ZW8KCHQ has been used at checkout. Good for nearly $17 off the regular going rate, today’s deal matches our previous mention for the Amazon all-time low. Over 70% of shoppers have left a 4+ star rating.

expiredBest Buy has this Dell AirPrint-enabled AiO Printer on sale for $90 (Reg. up to $180)

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy offers the Dell E514dw Wireless Black and White AiO Laser Printer with AirPrint for $89.99 shipped. Originally retailing for $180, this printer has been selling in the ballpark of $130 more recently. That’s good for a $40 discount, matches the Amazon all-time low and is the best offer available. For comparison, Office Depot still sells it for $180. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

April 16

Tax Day is finally here, and to help make the burden of getting all your finances squared away, a variety of restaurants and other businesses are offering up some freebies. With everything from discounted meals, cocktails and more, you’ll have no problem putting your mind at ease with these deals. So be sure to head below and check out our top picks!

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The folks over Anker make some of our favorite smartphone accessories on the market. And when the company launched its sister-brand Eufy last fall, the same quality we’ve come to expect from Anker carried over into its lineup of smart home accessories. Today, Eufy has announced the latest addition to its smartphone-enabled home gadgets in the form of the EverCam, a wireless security camera that touts 365-days of battery life and more.

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