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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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Google Pixel Buds return to Black Friday pricing at $109 shipped (Reg. $159)

Walmart is currently offering the Google Pixel Buds for $109 shipped. Normally selling for $159, that’s good for an over 30% discount and matches our previous Black Friday mention. Best Buy currently has them on sale for $20 more. Pixel Buds offer one-touch control of your music, as well as instant access to Google Assistant and more. Rated 3.7/5 stars and you can check out our hands-on review for an in-depth look.

Humixx-US (99% positive all-time feedback from 2,200+) via Amazon offers its 10W Qi Wireless Charging Pad for $8.95 shipped when checking out with code 9EU5VCNW. That’s good for a $7 discount from the going rate and matches our previous mention for the lowest price we’ve tracked this year. This 10W Qi Charger is a great addition to your nightstand or desk and features a non-slip surface. Rated 4/5 stars from just under 300 customers. It unfortunately doesn’t include a wall charger, but if you’re looking to pick one up, Anker’s highly-rated 24W dual USB option is a great buy at $11.

More smartphone accessories:

Deals still live from yesterday:

  • AmazonBasics Dual-Port USB Car Charger: $6 (Reg. $9) | Amazon
    • add-on w/ $25
  • Aukey 3-Port Bluetooth Receiver Car Kit: $14 (Reg. $24) | Amazon
    • w/ code XMASAK89 
  • OLALA S102-i 10000mAh Portable Charger: $15 (Reg. $34) | Amazon
    • w/ code 56OLALA01
  • OLALA 64GB Lightning Flash Drive: $16 (Reg. $42) | Amazon
    • w/ code 62OLALA1S
  • Aukey USB Wall Charger: $16 (Reg. $26) | Amazon
    • w/ code AK07XMAS 

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Save up to 30% off select Pelican Waterproof Cases, starting at $44 shipped

Amazon offers the Pelican 1300 Camera Case for $43.99 shipped. Also available at B&H. That’s good for an $11 discount from the going rate, comes within $6 of the all-time low, and is the third best price we’ve tracked this year. Much like other models, this case comes filled with foam inserts. It’s watertight, crushproof, and dustproof, and features easy-open double throw latches. It carries a 4.7/5 star rating from over 300 customers. Head below for additional Pelican case deals.

Stream all of your favorite content in 4K HDR with the Roku Ultra at $70 shipped (Save $20)

Amazon offers the Roku Ultra 4K HDR Streaming Media Play for $69.99 shipped. Matched at B&H. Normally selling for $90, that’s good for a $20 discount and  the second lowest offer we’ve seen at Amazon, having only been beaten by Black Friday’s price drop. Roku Ultra lets you enjoy your favorite content in 4K HDR, features an Ethernet port, and includes a voice remote with a built-in headphone jack. Rated 4.3/5 stars from nearly 1,900 customers.

Improve your podcast or Twitch stream’s audio w/ Samson’s $90 G-Track Pro Microphone (30% off)

Today only, B&H offers the Samson G-Track Pro USB Microphone in Silver for $89.99 shipped. You’d normally expect to pay closer to $130 for the microphone at Amazon, with today’s deal scoring you a 30% discount. Best Buy has discounted its price as well, but only to $100. Samson’s microphone features a 24-Bit/96 kHz audio interface, an on-board mixer with level controls, and more. If your podcast or Twitch stream’s audio could use a boost, this is an affordable option. Rated 4.7/5 stars from Best Buy shoppers.

A Google Home Hub with 2 Home Minis can be yours for $129 shipped (Up to $250 value)

B&H is currently offering the Google Home Hub bundled with two Home Minis for $129 shipped. The two-pack of Assistant speakers will automatically be added to your cart. The Home Hub typically sells for $149, and with the value of the two Home Minis, today’s offer saves you $120. It matches our previous mention as one of the best values we’ve seen for these devices this holiday shopping season. Whether you want to control smart home accessories, need a cooking helper, or something else, these Assistant-packed devices are ready for the test. All three carry 4+ star ratings from tens of thousands of shoppers.

Yesterday

 VIZIO’s SmartCast 38-inch Soundbar System upgrades your audio for $108 (Reg. $190)

Walmart offers the VIZIO SmartCast 38-inch 3.1-Channel Soundbar System for $108 shipped. That’s good for an $82 discount from the going rate, beats our previous mention by $20, and comes within $10 of the all-time low. This soundbar system is a compact way to simplify your home theater’s sound and includes a wireless subwoofer. Alongside Bluetooth, it has both HDMI and RCA ports. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

AmazonBasics 52-inch Travel Tripod is down to its lowest price yet at $64.50 shipped (Reg. $90)

Amazon is currently offering its AmazonBasics 52-inch Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod for $64.44 shipped. That takes nearly 30% off the going rate and is a new Amazon all-time low. This tripod features a carbon fiber build with height-adjustable legs and rubber feet; it even comes complete with a carrying bag. Nearly 70% of shoppers have left a 4+ star rating.

Cover your desk with HyperX’s FURY S Pro Gaming Mouse Pad at a new low: $10 (Reg. $30)

Amazon offers the HyperX FURY S X-Large Pro Gaming Mouse Pad for $9.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy for the same price. You’d typically pay $30, with today’s offer saving you 66% and dropping the price to a new Amazon all-time low. This mouse pad has room for both your keyboard and mouse, is made of a high-quality fabric, and features stitched edges. Over 220 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating.

Keep your computer, Wi-Fi and more online w /the $120 CyberPower 1500VA 12-Outlet UPS ($65 off)

B&H offers the CyberPower 1500VA 12-Outlet BRG1500AVRLCD UPS with Dual USB Charging Ports for $119.95 shipped when clipping the on-page coupon. That’s good for a $65 discount from the going rate at Amazon, beats the all-time low there by $20, and is the lowest we’ve seen for this model. It features 12 outlets alongside two USB ports to keep all of your gear online during power outages. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 375 customers.

Motorola’s Moto E4 Plus features expandable microSD storage, more at $100 ($50 off)

B&H offers the Motorola Moto E4 Plus 16GB Unlocked Android Smartphone for $99.99 shipped. That’s good for a $50 discount from the going rate and matches our previous offer, as well as the Amazon all-time low. The Moto E4 Plus features a 13MP camera, expandable microSD card storage, and more. Nearly 300 customers have left a 4.2/5 star rating. You can also check out our hands-on review for an in-depth look.

Save $120 on the ASUS Whole-Home Mesh 802.11ac Wi-Fi System at $180 shipped

B&H offers the ASUS Tri-Band Whole-Home Mesh 802.11ac Wi-Fi System three-pack for $179.99 shipped. That’s good for a $120 discount from the going rate, beats the current sale price and all-time low at Amazon by $10, and is the best we’ve seen. Standout features include up to 2134 Mbps network speeds, a maximum of 6,000-square feet of coverage and more. Reviews are coming in, but ASUS home networking gear is well-reviewed. We also took a look at ASUS’s mesh Wi-Fi system back when it launched last year.

Samsung’s 32-inch 1440p WQHD Monitor drops to a new Amazon low: $260 (Reg. $400), more

Amazon is currently offering the Samsung 32-inch 1440p WQHD LED Monitor (S32D850T) for $259.99 shipped. Normally selling for $400, that’s good for a $140 discount and a new all-time low at Amazon. This monitor features a 32-inch 1440p panel, as well as HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort inputs plus a USB 3.0 hub. Over 480 customers have left a 4.2/5 star rating. You can head below for more monitor discounts.

Since LEGO began its preparing for the holiday shopping season back in October, it’s been offering tons of different promotions to bring in customers, from deals to double VIP points, freebies, and more. Now LEGO has kicked off one of its most alluring offers yet, well at least for Star Wars fans. For a limited time, select orders will receive a free Star Wars Minifigure Box. Head below to see how you can get your hands it.

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expiredCanaKit’s Raspberry Pi 3 B+ Ultimate Starter Kit can be yours for $70 Prime shipped (Reg. $90)

Today only, Woot offers the CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 B+ 32GB Ultimate Starter Kit for $69.99 Prime shipped. Those without a Prime membership will be charged a $6 delivery fee. You’d normally expect to pay $20 more at Amazon, with today’s offer matching our previous mention and beating the all-time low there by $10. CanaKit’s bundle comes with just about everything you need to start tinkering with a Raspberry Pi. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Tribit Direct (100% positive feedback from 2,700+) via Amazon offers its XFree Color Bluetooth Earbuds for $18.95 shipped when code Z3DVBETD has been applied at checkout. Normally selling for $24, that’s good for an over 20% discount and comes within $2 of the all-time low from July. These earbuds offer ten hours of audio playback, IPX5 water resistance, and more. Over 230 customers have left a 3.9/5 star rating

More smartphone accessories:

  • AmazonBasics Dual-Port USB Car Charger: $6 (Reg. $9) | Amazon
    • add-on w/ $25
  • Aukey 3-Port Bluetooth Receiver Car Kit: $14 (Reg. $24) | Amazon
    • w/ code XMASAK89 
  • Wrap your new iPhone in a Twelve South Leather or Wallet Case from $20
  • OLALA S102-i 10000mAh Portable Charger: $15 (Reg. $34) | Amazon
    • w/ code 56OLALA01
  • Add a pop of color to your room with this 16-foot RGB LED Lightstrip at $17.50 (Reg. $30)
  • OLALA 64GB Lightning Flash Drive: $16 (Reg. $42) | Amazon
    • w/ code 62OLALA1S
  • Bring home 360-degree sound w/ the UE BOOM 2 Bluetooth Speaker: $64 (Reg. $90+)
  • OLALA 32GB Lightning Flash Drive and Charging Cable: $15 (Reg. $35) | Amazon
  • Aukey USB Wall Charger: $16 (Reg. $26) | Amazon
    • w/ code AK07XMAS 

Deals still live from yesterday:

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Add a pop of color to your room with this 16-foot RGB LED Lightstrip at $17.50 (Reg. $30)

MingerDirect (99% positive feedback from 4,500) via Amazon offers its 16-foot Smartphone-controlled RGB LED Lightstrip for $17.39 shipped. In order to lock in today’s savings, you’ll need to apply code 8QDZMRLP at checkout. That takes 40% off the going rate, is the first price drop we’ve tracked, and a new all-time low.  Minger’s Wi-Fi-enabled Lightstrip works with Alexa and is a great way to spruce up your space with a pop of added color. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 130 customers.

littleBits Avengers Inventor Kit falls below Black Friday pricing at $64 shipped (Reg. $150)

Amazon offers the littleBits Marvel Avengers Hero Inventor Kit for $64 shipped. Normally selling for $150, today’s deal beats our previous Black Friday mention by $16 and is a new Amazon all-time low. Leveraging the Earth’s mightiest heroes, this STEAM coding kit teaches you the basics of programming. So you can team up with Iron Man, Shuri, and other Avengers to improve your coding superpowers. So far it carries a 4.7/5 star rating and is a #1 best-seller. We recently went hands-on with the kit, which you can check out for an in-depth look.

Save $60 on Synology’s DS218play 2-Bay NAS, now on sale for $190 shipped (All-time low), more

Newegg is currently offering the Synology DiskStation DS218play 2-Bay NAS for $189.99 shipped when code EMCEREX46 has been used at checkout. Normally selling for $250 at B&H, that’s good for a 24% discount, beats the Amazon all-time low by $37, and matches the best price we’ve seen. Synology’s DS218play NAS supports up to 24TB of storage across its two hard drive bays and offers up to 112 MB/s transfer speeds. Rated 4+ stars from 70% of customers. 

expiredThis highly-rated robotic vacuum takes care of pet hair, mopping and more at $220 (Reg. $400)

Today only, as part of its Last-Minute Deals, Woot via Amazon offers the bObsweep Pet Hair Plus Robotic Vacuum Cleaner and Mop for $219.99 shipped. Normally selling for $400, that’s good for a 45% discount and the lowest we’ve seen it sell for at Amazon. For comparison, Home Depot currently has it on sale for $250. The bObsweep robotic vacuum features a built-in mop, auto-recharges, and includes a built-in LCD display to showcase charging information, cleaning reports, and more. Just under 300 customers have left a 4.4/5 star rating.

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