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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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This premium AmazonBasics dual monitor stand can be yours for $154 (Reg. $200)

Amazon is currently offering its AmazonBasics Premium Dual Arm Aluminum Monitor Stand for $153.96 shipped. Down from $200, today’s offer is good for an over 23% discount, is $4 under our previous mention, and the second-best price we’ve tracked. This VESA monitor stand clamps to your desk and allows you position two monitors that weigh up to 20-pounds each. Not only does it free up desk space, but elevating your monitors can also help relieve neck strain and the like. Plus, the adjustable arm design allows you to get just the right position. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 2,900 customers. More details below.

iOttie’s iON Wireless Go pairs a 10000mAh battery with 5W Qi charger at $34

iOttie’s official Amazon storefront offers its iON Wireless Go Power Bank Qi Charger in two colors for $33.95 shipped. Having dropped from $40, today’s offer is good for a 15% discount, is the first time we’ve seen it on sale, and a new all-time low. Combining a portable power bank with a wireless charger, iOttie’s iON Wireless Go is a great way to upgrade your everyday carry and comes coated in a unique fabric design. With an internal 10000mAh battery, you’ll find a 18W USB-C PD port for both powering devices and being refueled as well as a USB-A plug. Plus, there’s a 5W Qi charging pad as well. Rated 4.7/5 stars and you can learn more in our announcement coverage.

Add Aukey’s 7-in-1 USB-C hub with power delivery to your Mac at $25 (Save 50%)

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its 7-in-1 USB-C Hub with Power Delivery Passthrough for $24.99 Prime shipped when applying code 6DXH7D7V at checkout. Normally selling for $50, that’s good for a 50% discount, matches our previous mention, and comes within cents of the all-time low. Aukey’s hub features seven inputs, including three 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. A USB-C port rounds out the I/O, which offers 100W power passthrough capabilities to charge your Mac. Rated 4/5 stars from over 180 customers. Head below for more.

Update 1/18 @ 10am: Amazon is now offering the Google Pixel 4 64GB in Just Black for $653.44 shipped. That’s up to $145 off retail and is one of the Amazon offers we’ve tracked. While this sports a lower price tag than the offer below, take note that you won’t receive a $200 gift card, making Best Buy’s offer a better overall value if you have some other gear you’d like to score. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

B&H is currently offering the unlocked Google Pixel 4 64GB in Just Black bundled with a $200 gift card and clear case for $699 shipped. Right now you’ll pay $799 for the handset over at Amazon, with the added B&H credit saving you 30% overall. For comparison, we last saw Pixel 4 sell for $669, with today’s offer matching the effective value of the best Black Friday promotions. Pixel 4 delivers a flagship Android experience centered around a 5.7-inch screen, 12 and 16MP cameras, and up to 25-hours of battery life. Other standout features here include Night Sight photography, face unlock, and more. Upgrade to the Pixel 4 XL and enjoy the same $200 credit perk for $799, down from a combined value of $1,090 compared to what Amazon charges. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 465 customers and you can learn more in our hands-on review. More details on the Google Pixel 4 deal down below.

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LEGO’s Technic Crawler Crane measures 20-inches long at $80 (New low, 20% off)

Amazon currently offers the LEGO Technic Compact Crawler Crane for $79.99 shipped. Also available at Walmart. Normally selling for $100, today’s offer is not only a new all-time low, but also the very first time we’ve seen it on sale. This 920-piece Technic set measures up to over 20-inches high when fully-assembled and features rugged crawler tracks, working outriggers, an extendable boom, and more. There’s of course the classic yellow and black design and plenty of working brick-built mechanisms. Alongside the main Compact Crawler Crane build, this model can also be reassembled into a tower crane. Head below for more deals from $24.

Save 40% on the TaoTronics 12W dimmable LED gooseneck floor lamp at $30

Sunvalley Brands (99% positive all-time feedback from 429,000+) via Amazon offers the TaoTronics 12W Dimmable LED Floor Lamp for $29.99 shipped when clipping the on-page coupon and applying code MFYCNPUC at checkout. Standing over 68-inches tall, this LED floor lamp features a gooseneck design that makes it a notable companion to a reading chair and elsewhere in your family room, office, or study. It can output 1850-lumens of light while only drawing 12W of power, and features five brightness levels. Plus, it sports an adjustable height and you’ll also be able to swap between three color temperature settings, as well. Over 730 customers have left a 4.6/5 star rating.

Logitech’s MX Master 3 Advanced Mouse sees rare discount to $76 (Reg. $100)

Staples currently offers the Logitech MX Master 3 Advanced Wireless Mouse for $75.78 shipped when bundled with a filler item and code 58739 has been applied at checkout. Normally selling for $100, like you’ll find at Amazon, today’s offer is good for a $24 discount and is within cents of our previous mention for the all-time low. Logitech’s MX Master series is one of the most renowned mice for Mac on the market, and its latest version continues to build that legacy with “ultrafast” magspeed scrolling, app-specific customizations, Flow cross-computer control, and much more. With a USB-C port for refueling, Logitech also claims you’ll get 70 days of battery life per charge. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 525 customers and you can learn more about how it performs in our hands-on review.

When it comes to collection worthiness and display-ability, no kits are as consistently eye-catching as the LEGO Ideas theme. In the past, we’ve found those sentiments to hold when looking at builds like the Ship in a Bottle, but today we’ll be turning out attention to the latest fan-inspired creation, which aims to bring the hallmark of prehistoric exhibits into your collection. Head below for a closer look as we uncover all of the Mesozoic details in our review of the LEGO Dinosaur Fossils set.

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Patozon (99% positive all-time feedback from 238,000+) via Amazon offers the Mpow CD Slot Car Mount for $3.99 Prime shipped when clipping the on-page coupon and applying SIHUXBVI code at checkout. Down from $12, today’s offer saves you 66%, is $4 under previous price cuts, and is a new all-time low. With a CD slot design, this car mount grips your handset from three sides and can adjust to fit a wide variety of devices from an iPhone SE to iPhone 11 Pro Max. It’s a great option for keeping your smartphone in-view while commuting. Over 24,800 customers have left a 4.4/5 star rating.

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QardioArm syncs blood pressure readings to Apple Health for $70 (Reg. $99)

Amazon offers the QardioArm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor for $69.99 shipped. Normally selling for $99, today’s offer is good for a 29% discount, beats our previous mention by $2, and is the second-best price we’ve tracked in over a year. With built-in Bluetooth, this wireless blood pressure monitor pairs with your iPhone or Android smartphone. It can sync with popular heath tracking platforms like Apple as well as Samsung’s Health apps, and supplements your fitness tracking regiment with systolic/diastolic blood pressure stats. Rated 4+ stars from over 60% of customers.

LG’s 55-inch 4K AirPlay 2 UHDTV touts Dolby Vision, HomeKit, more at $200 off

Amazon currently offers the LG Nano 8 Series 55-inch 4K AirPlay 2 UHDTV for $596.99 shipped. Find it for $3 more at Best Buy. Typically selling for $800, today’s offer is good for a 25% discount, matches the Amazon all-time low, and is only the third time we’ve seen this model on sale. Centered around a 55-inch 4K NanoCell panel, this UHDTV comes equipped with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos for “ultra-vivid picture” and “cinema-quality sound.” AirPlay 2 and HomeKit control offer integration with your iPhone and other Apple devices, while voice control via Alexa and Assistant enters the mix, as well. Built-in smart capabilities offer easy access to popular streaming services, and to help with that, you’ll also enjoy 6-months of complementary access to Disney+. Find four HDMI ports as well as two USB slots. Rated 4.7/5 stars from nearly 350 customers.

Save over 50% on SimpliSafe’s 5-Piece Security System at an Amazon low of $109

Update: Now down to $109.24 shipped at Amazon.

Amazon is currently offering the SimpliSafe 5-Piece Wireless Home Security System for $112.44 shipped. Usually selling for $225, today’s price cut is good for a 50% discount, beats the prior Amazon low by $16, and is well under our previous mention of $175. Included in this bundle is everything you’ll need to get started with the popular home security system. Centered around the base station, you’ll receive a keypad, motion sensor, entry detector, and a keyfob. SimpliSafe’s home security system doesn’t lock you into a contract, pairs with both Alexa as well as Google Assistant, and works with a companion smartphone app for viewing alerts. Rated 3.8/5 stars from over 235 customers.

Xiaomi Mi Band 4 tracks heart rate and more with Google Fit: $33.50 (Reg. $49)

Amazon is currently offering the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 Google Fit Fitness Tracker for $33.48 shipped. Typically selling for $49, today’s offer is good for an over 31% discount and comes within $4 of the all-time set back on Singles Day in November. Featuring up to 20-days of battery life per charge, Xiaomi’s Mi Band 4 sports heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and can keep tabs on a variety of other fitness-related stats. With a water-resistant design, this fitness tracker can tag along while swimming and more. Plus, there’s a 0.95-inch color AMOLED display for showcasing the time and your daily progress. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 990 customers. In our hands-on review, we deemed it “the best smart fitness band on the market.”

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BESTEK’s 300W Power Inverter sports a pair of AC outlets, more: $17 (Reg. $30)

BESTEK via Amazon offers its 300W Power Inverter and Dual USB Car Charger for $16.98 Prime shipped when clipping the on-page coupon and applying code RB3BNCIS at checkout. Normally selling for $30, that’s good for an over 43% discount and matches our previous mention for the Amazon low. Regardless of what you need to power while on-the-road, BESTEK’s 300W inverter keeps everything from your smartphone to MacBook charged. It can supply upwards of 300W of power from your car’s cigarette lighter and packs two AC outlets as well as dual 2.4A USB ports. It carries a 4.4/5 star rating from over 7,000 customers.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5e Android tablet gets first price cut to $350 ($50 off)

Amazon currently offers the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e 64GB Android Tablet for $349.99 shipped. Normally selling for $400, today’s offer is good for a $50 discount, is only the second time we’ve seen it on sale, and a new Amazon all-time low. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S5e tablet features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, up to 14 hours of battery life per charge for all-day usage, and face unlocking technology. It comes backed by 64GB of internal storage, and if that’s not enough, microSD card support allows for easy expansion. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 490 customers and you can learn more in our announcement coverage.

Cooler Master’s keyboard has an aluminum build with RGB lights: $60 (Save 25%)

Amazon currently offers the Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard for $59.99 shipped. Typically selling for $80, today’s offer is good for a 25% discount, matches the second-best we’ve seen, and comes within $10 of the all-time low. Featuring Gateron Red mechanical switches, this gaming keyboard is said to offer rapid response times for in-game action. A brushed aluminum case pairs nicely with individually backlit keys for the usual battlestation RGB flair. Other notable features here include the ability to remap keys for macro support, customizable lighting modes, and more. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 190 shoppers.

Score an all-time low on GE’s Enbrighten Z-Wave Dimmer Switch at $27 (32% off)

Amazon is currently offering the GE Enbrighten Z-Wave Plus Smart Light Dimmer Switch for $27.09 shipped when clipping the on-page coupon. Usually selling for $40, today’s offer is good for an over 32% discount, is $1 under our previous mention, and marks a new Amazon low. For comparison it sells for $37 at Home Depot right now. This Z-Wave dimmer switch from GE can integrate with a variety of smart home platforms thanks to Z-Wave Plus support. It’s a perfect option for automating or controlling overhead lights for those that don’t want to replace each and every bulb. This smart light switch also features a built-in Z-Wave Plus repeater, expanding your setup so that other devices can take advantage of the improved range. Over 530 customers have left a 3.9/5 star rating.

Twelve South iPhone XS cases hit new Amazon lows: BookBook $30, more from $23

Amazon is currently offering the Twelve South BookBook iPhone XS Case for $29.82 shipped. Having dropped from $50, today’s offer is good for a 40% discount, beats our previous mention by $4, and is a new Amazon low. Comprised of genuine leather, this case coats your iPhone XS with a folio-style shell that looks like a vintage book, hence the name. Not only does it provide almost 360-degrees of protection, but built into the front of BookBook is an interior wallet which has four card slots. The case can even double as a stand. Rated 4.1/5 stars from 515 customers. Hit the jump for more.

Capture 20MP stills with DxO’s iPhone-enabled camera at $130 (Up to 70% off)

Amazon is currently offering the DxO ONE 20.2MP Digital Connected iPhone Camera for $129.99 shipped. Having dropped from $420, it was just selling for $160 earlier in the week and is now down to within cents of the Amazon low. Today’s offer is up to 70% off the going rate and $3 under our previous mention. This add-on camera accessory allows you to capture 20.2MP stills with your iPhone and utilizes a Lightning connector as well as Wi-Fi for remote operation. It stores high-quality RAW format files, features expandable microSD card storage, and is a unique way to upgrade your iPhoneography setup. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 60% of customers.

expiredSave 24% on Anker’s portable Nebula Mars II projector at $380, more from $260

Today only, Woot is discounting a selection of Anker Nebular portable projectors headlined by the Mars II for $379.99. Shipping is free or Prime members, otherwise a $6 delivery fee applies. Typically selling for $500, today’s discount saves you 24%, beats Amazon’s current sale price by $50, and is $3 under our previous mention. Anker’s Nebula Mars II can create an up to 150-inch image, displays content in 720p, and features a 4-hour battery life. This portable projector also runs Android, allowing you to easily enjoy Netflix, Hulu, and more without the needing another device. HDMI allows for wired connections, and you’ll also find a USB port. Over 190 customers have left a 4.4/5 star rating. More below.

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