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


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Save up to 67% on X-Men graphic novels from under $1 at ComiXology

ComiXology is closing out the week by taking up to 67% off a selection of X-Men graphic novels and single issues in its Gold, Blue, and Red sale from $1. While there are plenty of ways to expand your digital library with some new Marvel action, one standout from all the deals is on X-Men Blue Vol. 0: Reunion at $7.99. Down from $20, today’s offer saves you 60% and is the lowest we’ve seen on a digital copy. X-Men Blue reassembles the original superhero team of mutants with appearances from fan-favorites like Wolverine, Cyclops, Phoenix, and more. Head below for additional deals from the X-Men comic sale.

Expand your Z-Wave smart home with Monoprice accessories starting at $20

Monoprice is currently discounting a selection of its Z-Wave Plus accessories headlined by its door and window sensor for $19.99 shipped. Typically selling for $26, today’s offer is good for a 24% discount and is the best we’ve seen since the beginning of the year. Whether you’re looking to keep tabs on unexpected entries into your home, ensure the windows are closed before the AC kicks on and more, this sensor is a great addition to your smart home. It pairs with a wide variety of smart home ecosystems thanks to touting Z-Wave capabilities. Rated 3.8/5 stars. Head below for more.

Save up to 40% on JBL Link AirPlay 2 and Assistant speakers starting at $77.50

Target is currently offering the JBL Link Portable Smart Speaker for $129.99 shipped. Also available for the same price at JBL direct. Target RedCard holders will be able to drop the price down to $123.49. Typically fetching $180, today’s offer is good for an up to 32% discount, marks one of the first times we’ve seen it on sale, and a new all-time low. With built-in Google Assistant, you’ll be able to command smart home devices, have questions answered, and more. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity offer AirPlay 2 and Chromecast features, and an IP67 water-resistant design is backed by up to 8-hours of battery life. A charging dock completes the package. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 115 customers. Head below for more.

GoPro MAX Camera sees first price cut in $350 bundle ($459 value), more

GoPro is currently offering its MAX 360-degree Waterproof Action Camera bundled with 1-year of GoPro PLUS for $349.99 shipped. Typically you’d pay $499 for the Max alone at retailers like Amazon, with the added subscription amounting to a total savings of 38%. Today’s offer is the first time we’ve seen it on sale and subsequently is a new all-time low. GoPro MAX delivers the ability to capture 360-degree content with 16.6MP photos and 1440p60 videos. A built-in touchscreen makes reviewing content a breeze and other notable features include Max HyperSmooth stabilization, six built-in microphones, and more. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 125 customers and you can learn more in our launch coverage. Head below for more.

Verizon is discounting a selection of Apple’s official iPhone cases headlined by the Leather 11 Pro style for $24.99 shipped in Black or Saddle Brown once added to your cart. Typically selling for $49, today’s offer is $14 under our previous mention for the Amazon low and the best we’ve tracked. Comprised of “specially tanned and finished European leather,” this case rocks a sleek design that’s paired with complementing machined aluminum buttons. The inside is also lined with a microfiber material for softly cradling your device. As someone who’s used leather cases on their iPhone for years, the entire package provides a premium look and feel that’s expected from Apple. That’s mirrored in our hands-on coverage. Head below for more deals from under $18.

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Tenda’s Powerline 802.11ac Wi-Fi Extender drops to Amazon low at $80 (20% off)

Amazon is currently offering the Tenda AV1000 Powerline 802.11ac Wi-Fi Extender for $79.99 shipped. Typically fetching $100, today’s offer is good for a 20% discount and returns to match the all-time low set only once before. Not only will this adapter extend your Wi-Fi network into another room or second story, but it’ll allow you to expand a wired connection as well. With a single Gigabit Ethernet port, you’ll be able to bring a 1000Mb/s wired connection pretty much anywhere in your home. It’s a great way to hardwire gear that’s on a different floor than your modem. Best of all, you won’t have to run cable all over the place to make it happen either. Rated 4/5 stars from over 415 customers.

It’s been a pretty stellar month in the LEGO world, with new Star Wars builds and May the 4th kicking things off only to be followed by some impressive creations like the recent Technic Lamborghini. Now to close out May, we’re turning out attention to the best of what LEGO Ideas has to offer. Highlighted by a modular fast food restaurant, we’re also seeing a medieval market and diorama straight out of Night At The Museum. Hit the jump for the best LEGO Ideas projects of the month. expand full story

Save on PowerA Enhanced Wireless Switch Controllers starting at $36 (Reg. $50)

Amazon is currently offering the PowerA Enhanced Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch in Teal Frost at $38.69 shipped. Typically fetching $50, today’s offer saves you 23%, is only the second time we’ve seen it on sale and the best this year. PowerA’s pro-style Switch controller features a translucent teal design and carries an official seal of approval from Nintendo. Alongside Bluetooth connectivity, it features motion controls, re-mappable buttons, and 30-hours of usage on a single set of batteries. If you’re in the market for a traditional Switch gamepad, this is a much more affordable option compared to Nintendo’s own Pro Controller. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 160 customers. Head below for more.

Caseology’s official Amazon storefront is currently offering its iPhone 11 Pro Max Vault Case for $4 Prime shipped in matte black when code ENJOY60OFF has been applied at checkout. The standard 11 Pro version is available for the same price as well with the aforementioned code. Typically fetching $10 in either case, today’s offer is good for a 60% discount, is $2 under the previous price cut, and a new all-time low. Touting “certified military grade protection,” Caseology’s Vault case is lined with an inner layer of TPU that helps provide shock absorption. A raised lip around the front keeps your device’s screen from being scratched when placed on a table, and a stylish matte black design completes the package. Over 240 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating.

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Marshall Mid ANC Bluetooth Headphones return to Amazon low at $150 (Save $130)

Amazon is currently offering the Marshall Mid ANC Bluetooth Headphones for $149.99 shipped. Also available for the same price at B&H. Typically fetching $280, today’s offer is good for a 46% discount, marks the first price cut we’ve seen this year, and matches the all-time low set only once before. Marshall’s Mid Headphones sport a stylish, vintage-inspired design and comes backed by an arsenal of features like active noise cancellation. You’ll enjoy 20-hours of playback when blocking out the audio around you, or up to 30 otherwise. There’s a pair of custom-tuned drivers alongside a built-in control knob and a leather carrying case completes the package. Rated 4.1/5 stars from 665 customers. Head below for more.

Sugru’s moldable glue can fix almost anything, grab an 8-pack 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. Typically selling for $20, today’s offer saves you 20%, matches our previous mention, and comes within $2 of the 2020 low. Perfect for tackling problems around the house or leveraging in DIY builds, Sugru is a clay-like putty that quickly transforms into a flexible silicone rubber. It’ll stick to everything from glass, metal, and plastic to wood, ceramics, and more, making it a versatile home improvement accessory. Over 1,800 customers have left a 4.2/5 star rating. Head below for more.

Philips Hue’s White Ambiance HomeKit Bluetooth Light Bulb is $19 (Save 24%)

Amazon is currently offering the Philips Hue White Ambiance Bluetooth Smart Light Bulb for $19 Prime shipped. Typically selling for $25, today’s offer is good for a 24% discount, matches our previous mention, and comes within cents of the all-time low. With both Bluetooth and Zigbee connectivity, Philips Hue’s Ambiance bulb can expand your existing setup or work by itself. It can produce over 50,000-shades of tunable white light and works with Siri, Alexa, and Assistant for voice control. Over 5,500 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating. Head below for more.

ECOVACS’ DEEBOT 500 Robotic Vacuum works with Alexa: $120 (Refurb, Orig. $280)

Today only, Woot offers the ECOVACS DEEBOT 500 Smart Robotic Vacuum for $119.99 Prime shipped in certified refurbished condition. Delivery will run you $6 otherwise. Having originally sold for $280, you’ll currently find it for $160 at Amazon. Today’s offer saves you up to 56%, is $10 under the all-time low there, and the best we’ve seen overall. Equipped with a 110-minute runtime alongside Alexa and Assistant support for voice-enabled cleaning, the DEEBOT 500 paves the way for keeping your floors tidy without having to do the work yourself. There’s also a built-in max cleaning mode for handling particularly troublesome messes. Comes backed by a 90-day warranty. Over 3,600 customers have left a 4.1/5 star rating. More below.

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Logitech’s MX Ergo brings a trackball mouse to your Mac for $80.50 (Reg. $100)

Staples is currently offering the Logitech MX Ergo Wireless Trackball Mouse for $80.49 shipped when code 27659 has been applied at checkout. Down from its $100 going rate at Amazon and Best Buy, todays offer saves you nearly 20% and is the third-best price we’ve seen this year. Trackball mice have garnered something of a cult following over the years, and Logitech’s MX Ergo Plus aims to give the unique peripheral a modern makeover. There’s eight programmable buttons, Logitech Flow, and both Mac and PC compatibility. Over 2,200 customers weighed in with a 4.4/5 star rating at Amazon, largely agreeing with the takeaway from our hands-on review. More details down below.

Acer’s Spin 15 Chromebook sports a 2-in-1 design at $379 (Save $70)

Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the Acer Spin 15 Convertible 2-in-1 Chromebook for $379 shipped. Also available directly from Best Buy for the same price. Typically selling for $449, today’s offer saves you $70, marks the first discount we’ve seen this year, and is the lowest since December. Living up to its name, Acer Spin touts a 15-inch 1080p display with a 360-degree folding hinge that allows this Chromebook to convert into a tablet. There’s also 4GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage with support for microSD card expansion alongside dual USB-C ports and two USB-A slots. With 175 customers having left a review, it carries a 4.5/5 star rating. Find more details down below.

AmazonBasics’ Standing Desk Converter falls to $174.50 (New low, 42% off)

Amazon is currently offering its AmazonBasics Standing Corner Desk Converter for $174.67 shipped. Typically fetching $300, today’s offer is good for a 42% discount, beats the previous price cut from November by $1, and is the lowest we’ve seen to date. This deck converter can adjust from 4.7- to 17.7-inches in height, allowing you to covert an existing workspace into a standing one. There’s an integrated keyboard tray, and the overall design will work with corner desks alongside a typical one. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Save 38% when you cut the cord with Mohu’s Curve 30 OTA TV Antenna at $25

Amazon is currently offering the Mohu Curve 30 OTA TV Antenna for $24.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Usually fetching $40, today’s offer saves you 38%, marks the lowest we’ve seen this year, and comes within $5 of the all-time low from last September. With the ability to pull content in from 30-miles away, Mohu’s antenna is a solid way to supplement your cord-cutting kit with local news and other stations. It has a flat design that don’t take up too much space in your home theater, as well. With 270 customers having left a review, it carries a 3.8/5 star rating. Head below for more details.

Lenovo’s Legion 27-inch 1440p Gaming Monitor drops to $450 (25% off), more

Lenovo’s official Rakuten storefront is currently offering its Legion 27-inch 1440p Gaming Monitor for $449.99 shipped. Typically selling for $600, like you’ll find at Amazon, today’s offer saves you 25%, is $7 under the all-time low there, and the best we’ve seen to date. With an emphasis on gaming, Lenovo backs that claim on its Legion 27-inch monitor with a 1440p resolution, 165Hz refresh rate, and NVIDIA G-SYNC support. There’s also an adjustable stand as well as HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, a USB 3.0 hub, and more. Rated 4.2/5 stars. Head below for additional monitor deals from $259.

expiredSave up to $1,520 on Samsung Frame 4K TVs and more in Woot’s refurbished sale

Today only, Woot is discounting a selection of Samsung 65-inch HDTVs in certified refurbished condition starting at $920. Shipping is free for Prime members, which will run you $6 otherwise. One highlight is on the Samsung The Frame 3.0 4K HDR TV (2019 edition) for $1,279.99. Originally selling for $2,800, you’ll more recently find it selling for $1,800 in new condition at B&H with today’s offer saving you up to 54%. It’s also $20 under our previous refurbished mention and the lowest we’ve seen to date. If you’ve been looking for a new TV but don’t want to deal with the typical black plastic casing, Samsung’s Frame trades that out for a stylish wood frame that blends in with your home. Other highlights include smart functionality, a 4K UHD screen equipped with HDR10+, and four HDMI ports. As a #1 best-seller, it carries a 4.3/5 star rating from over 305 customers.  Includes a 90-day warranty. Head below for more.

JOBY’s GripTight ONE Micro complements your iPhoneography kit at $28 (20% off)

Amazon is currently offering the JOBY GripTight ONE Micro Smartphone Tripod for $27.75 shipped in white. Also available for the same price at B&H and Best Buy. Typically fetching $35, like you’ll pay for other styles, today’s deal saves you 20%, comes within $1 of the 2020 low, and is the second-best we’ve seen since August. Whether you’re looking to prop up your iPhone during Zoom calls or secure the device in place while taking photos, JOBY’s is up for the task. It has a universal smartphone clamp that’ll work with most handsets and a tripod base collapses when not in use. Over 395 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating.

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