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Blair Altland

@blairaltland

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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Carry your photography gear in Vanguard’s $20 DSLR Sling Bag ($15 off)

B&H offers the Vanguard ZIIN 37 DSLR Sling Bag in black for $19.95 shipped. That’s good for a $15 discount from the going rate and is the best we’re currently seeing. Over 100 customers have left a 4/5 star rating.

Score this stylish stainless steel metal link Apple Watch band for $19.50 Prime shipped

Oittm Official (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its 42mm Apple Watch Stainless Steel Metal Link Band for $19.49 Prime shipped when code 78UO5H8Y has been applied at checkout. Normally selling for $30, that’s good for a 35% discount and is the lowest we’ve seen it sell for. If you’re looking to add some class to your Apple Watch, this band is a steal compared to Apple’s official version. Rated 3.8/5 stars from over 1,400 customers.

Save 20% on select TP-Link networking gear: Deco Mesh 802.11ac Wi-Fi System $160, more

Amazon is currently offering 20% off a selection of TP-Link networking accessories starting at $20 when code 20TPLINK has been applied at checkout. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25 and just about all of the discounted items carry 4+ star ratings. One deal that caught our eye was the Deco Whole Home Mesh 802.11ac Wi-Fi System three-pack at $159.99. That’s good for a savings of $40 compared to Best Buy and beats the previous Amazon all-time low by $3. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading to a mesh Wi-Fi setup, now’s a great chance to dive in at a discount. Shop the entire sale here 

B&O’s noise-cancelling Beoplay H8 Bluetooth Headphones fall to $279 (Reg. $335)

Amazon offers the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones in Hazel for $278.98 shipped. Normally selling for closer to $335, that’s good for a $56 discount and is the lowest we have seen them go for at Amazon. B&O’s headphones feature active noise cancelling and up to 14 hours of battery life. Rated 3.9/5 stars from over 200 customers. 

These Aukey webcams are at their lowest prices yet, from $26 Prime shipped

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its 1080p Desktop Webcam with built-in Stereo Microphone for $25.91 shipped when applying code AUKEYMC1 at checkout. That’s down from its $36 price tag and saves you just about 30%. Today’s price drop is $1 less than our previous mention and is the lowest we’ve seen. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Head below for more discounted webcams.

Klipsch’s Dolby Atmos-ready speaker pair falls to new Amazon low at $315 (Reg. $400)

Amazon offers a pair of Klipsch Reference RP-140SA Dolby Atmos Speakers for $315 shipped. That’s good for an $85 discount compared to buying from B&H as well as Best Buy and is a new all-time low at Amazon. With tvOS 12 coming to Apple TV in just around a month, these speakers are a great way to be ready for upcoming Dolby Atmos support. Rated 4.5/5 stars from nearly 100 customers. 

Repurpose a spare hard drive w/ this powered USB 3.0 enclosure for $6.50 Prime shipped

Ocean Technology LLC (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers the UNITEK Powered USB 3.0 Hard Drive Enclosure for $6.49 when code PBKNBFMM has been applied at checkout. Prime members or orders over $25 will score free shipping. That’s good for a 40% discount from the going rate and is the lowest we’ve seen it sell for. If you have a spare 2.5-inch hard drive laying around, this enclosure lets you repurpose it for backups and more. Plus, it gives your computer three additional USB ports. Rated 4/5 stars from over 140 shoppers.

Yamaha’s AirPlay-enabled MusicCast Sound Bar drops to new Amazon low at $400 (25% off)

Amazon offers the Yamaha YAS-706 AirPlay MusicCast Sound Bar for $399.99 shipped. Also available at Crutchfield. That’s good for a 25% discount from the going rate, which it still fetches at retailers like Newegg. Today’s price drop is one of the first notable price drops that we’ve seen and is a new all-time low at Amazon. Includes two HDMI inputs alongside Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more. Reviews are still coming in on this model, but Yamaha’s lineup of other sound bars are highly-rated.

Aura has been trying to breathe new life into the digital picture frame for over a year now, having released its first version back in 2017. Now the company is back with two new frames that look to offer the same high-density display as before, but include a refreshed and more modern design. Aura’s new Stardust and Slate frames still boast smartphone control, photo curation and more, but enter at a more affordable price point. Head below to get the full scoop.

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Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its 10050mAh Portable Charger for $17.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. You’ll need to apply code ZDGWM8R7 at checkout to lock in the sale price. That’s good for a 33% discount, beats our previous mention by $2 and is the lowest we’ve seen. With a 2.4A USB port, this power pack is a reliable option for your everyday carry to keep your phone charged. Over 1,500 customers have left a 4.1/5 star rating.

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HDHomeRun Connect Quatro Tuner falls to new Amazon low at $120 shipped (20% off)

Best Buy offers the SiliconDust HDHomeRun Connect Quatro Tuner for $119.99 shipped. Also available at Amazon, although it’s currently backordered. That’s good for a 20% discount from the going rate at B&H, BuyDig and Newegg, beats our previous mention by $7 and is a Amazon new all-time low. This digital tuner allows you to watch HDTV on just about any device, from your iPhone to your Mac. It also pairs wonderfully with Plex. Rated 4/5 stars from over 1,800 customers.

PNY’s 240GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD is as small as they come, down to $70 (30% off)

Amazon offers the PNY Elite 240GB USB 3.0 Portable Solid State Drive for $69.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy. Normally selling for closer to $100 at retailers like B&H and Staples, that’s good for a 30% discount and is a new all-time low at Amazon. This SSD measures up to just over two-inches long and weighs in at 1.28-ounces. Aside from just being extremely portable, it also has 430Mbps read and 400Mbps write speeds. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

HP’s OfficeJet Pro AiO Wireless Printer drops to $130 shipped (Reg. $180)

Staples offers the HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 AiO Inkjet Printer for $129.99 shipped when applying code 93953 at checkout. That’s good for a $50 discount from the going rate at other retailers like Amazon, B&H and Best Buy. Today’s price drop is the best offer we’re seeing and beats the Amazon all-time low by $20. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 1,500 customers.

expiredToday only, bring home TP-Link’s Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router at 50% off: $35 shipped

Today only, as part of its DealZone, B&H offers the TP-Link RE360 Dual Band 802.11ac Wi-Fi Range Extender for $34.99 shipped. That’s good for a 50% discount from the going rate at Amazon and is the best offer currently out there. For comparison, we last saw it on sale for $38. This Wi-Fi extender takes on dead zones with up to 1200 Mbps throughput, a Gigabit Ethernet port and dual band coverage. So far reviews are thin, but just about all of TP-Link’s range extenders are highly-rated at Amazon.

August 15

Score the SteelSeries Sensei Gaming Mouse for $41 (Reg. $55), more from $53

Amazon offers the SteelSeries Sensei Laser Gaming Mouse for $41.15 shipped. That saves you $15 from the usual $56 price tag and is the lowest we’ve seen it sell for at Amazon. This mouse offers high-precision performance without all the flashy RGB lighting and extra buttons that typical gaming mice have. Over 1,200 customers have left a 4/5 star rating.

Amazon takes 10% off your next textbook order, just in time for back to school

With the school year right around the corner, Amazon is currently taking 10% off textbook orders over $100 when checking out with code TEXT10. Today’s promotion is only available on purchases of new textbooks. Buying from Amazon lets you side-step the often times over-priced rates from your university’s bookstore and takes the hassle out of tracking down the right editions. Head below for the terms and conditions or check out the promo yourself here.

Grab the 128GB Microsoft Surface Laptop for back to school from $599 (Reg. $899)

Amazon is currently offering the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3.1 GHz/4GB RAM/128GB for $699 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Students can save an additional $100 at Best Buy, dropping the price to $599. That matches the previous Amazon all-time low and is good for an up to $300 discount from the going rate. If you’re looking for a computer for the upcoming semester, the Microsoft Surface Laptop offers a solid blend of portability and power. Rated 4.2/5 stars from just under 200 customers.

CyberPower’s 650VA UPS has 8 outlets, is down to its lowest price this year: $43 (30% off)

B&H offers the CyberPower 650VA 8-Outlet UPS for $42.95 shipped. Normally selling for closer to $60 at Best Buy and Home Depot, that’s good for a nearly 30% discount. Today’s offer beats our previous mention by $7 and is the lowest we’ve seen this year. Rated 4.7/5 stars from 964 shoppers.

Sony’s 13-inch Digital Paper System Tablet drops to new low at $600 (Reg. $700)

Amazon offers the Sony 13.3-inch Digital Paper System Tablet for $599.99 shipped. You’ll also find it at B&H and Adorama for the same price. That’s good for a $100 discount from the going rate, is one of the first notable price drops and the lowest we’ve seen it sell for. This tablet sports a 13.3-inch e-paper display and is great for jotting down notes, managing documents and more. So far it carries a 3.9/5 star rating, and you can dive into our announcement coverage for more details.

SanDisk’s Portable 250GB SSD returns to Amazon all-time low at $59 (35% off)

Amazon offers the SanDisk Extreme 500 Portable 250GB Solid State Drive for $59 shipped. Down from $91 at Best Buy and B&H, that saves you 35% and matches the lowest we’ve seen. This portable SSD is a great way to back up your computer on-the-go. Rated 3.9/5 stars from just under 500 shoppers. 

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