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

 

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Get the NETGEAR Nighthawk AC3000 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router for $170 (Reg. up to $280)

Amazon is currently offering the NETGEAR Nighthawk X6 AC3000 Smart 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router for $169.99 shipped when the on-page coupon is applied. That’s good for $50 off the regular going rate, is the second lowest we’ve tracked all-time and the best available. For comparison, it goes for $280 at Best Buy. Rated 4.2/5 stars from almost 19,000 customers.

Capture 4K content with YI’s 12MP Action Camera for $150 shipped (Reg. $170)

Yi Technology via Amazon offers its 4K Action Camera with 2.2-inch Touchscreen for $149.99 shipped once code 4O4MO2LD has been applied at checkout. That’s good for $20 off the regular going rate, matches our Black Friday mention and is within $20 of the all-time low. Rated 4/5 stars from over 600 customers.

Tackle those cable management woes w/ this 100-pack of zip ties for $4 Prime shipped

Tarvol (98% positive feedback from 3,426 customers) via Amazon offers a 100-pack of its 8-inch Nylon Zip Ties for $4.25. You’ll lock in free shipping in orders over $25 or with a Prime membership. Regularly going for around $6, that’s good for almost $2 in savings. Today’s discount is the best we’re seeing and the lowest offer since early 2017. Rated 4.6/5 stars from over 200 customers. If you have a mess of cables forming behind your desk, these are a great way to clean up your setup.

Get the Alexa-compatible LOHAS BR30 Multicolor Smart Light Bulb for $30 ($7 off)

LOHAS-LED (99% positive feedback from 5,936 shoppers) via Amazon offers its BR30 Multicolor Smart Light Bulb with Alexa support for $29.99 shipped when code 8SVPVGQ6 has been added at checkout. That’s good for $7 off the regular going rate, is $3 under the previous all-time low and is the best offer we’re seeing. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 500 customers.

Save up to 50% on select Architecture, Star Wars and other LEGO kits starting at $3

The Toys R Us official eBay storefront is currently taking up to 50% off select LEGO sets starting at $3. Orders over $29 will net free shipping across the board here. You’ll find everything from Star Wars to Architecture and more in today’s discounts. Head below to see what kits you can add to your collection.

Adorn your desk w/ the Dell 28-inch 4K UDH Monitor for $270 shipped (Reg. $400)

Staples is currently offering the Dell 28-inch 4K UHD Monitor with built-in speakers for $269.99 shipped. That’s good for $130 off the going rate at Best Buy, is the lowest offer out there and beats the Amazon all-time low by $110. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Score Sharp’s 65-inch Smart HDR UHDTV just in time for the Super Bowl at $750 ($450 off)

Today only, B&H offers the Sharp P7000-Series 65-inch HDR Smart UHDTV for $749.99 shipped. Sharp’s latest high-end TV launched last summer for $1,200, making today’s offer a savings of $450. It beats the lowest we’ve seen it drop at Amazon by $139 and is the best offer we’ve seen around. Reviews are light on this particular model, but Sharp TVs are normally highly-rated.

Yesterday

This iPhone-connected smart scale is highly-rated and discounted to $23 ($10 off)

1byone via Amazon is currently offering its Bluetooth Body Fat Scale for iOS and Android at $22.76 when code ONO37L2J has been applied at checkout. You’ll net free shipping on orders over $25 or with a Prime membership. That’s good for just over $10 off the regular going rate, comes within $1 of our previous mention for the all-time low and is the best offer out there. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 2,200 customers.

Get a 2-pack of Amazon’s new Echo Spot at an all-time low for $220 shipped ($40 off)

Amazon is currently offering a 2-pack of its Echo Spot for $219.98 shipped. All you have to do to take advantage of the savings is add 2 of the Alexa-powered devices to your cart. That’s good for $40 off, is the first price drop we’ve seen on the newly-released device and the best offer out there. Rated 4.3/5 stars, which is echoed by our hands-on review from back in December.

Just twice a year, lucky LEGO builders have a chance for their creations to be reviewed by a team of actual LEGO designers in hopes of becoming the next kit to hit store shelves. And earlier today, LEGO unveiled its latest round of reviews for the second half of 2017. With 6 potential sets up for evaluation and on the cutting block, the LEGO Ideas review board unveiled some unexpected results.

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Acer 24-inch Curved Gaming Monitor returns to all-time low at $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

Amazon offers the Acer Curved Gaming Monitor 23.6-inch ED242QR for $149.99 shipped. That’s good for $50 off the regular going rate, beats B&H’s price by $60 and is the lowest offer available. Today’s deal also matches the Amazon all-time low. Rated 4+ stars from 56% of shoppers.

Vantrue’s 1080p N2 Dual Dash Cam drops to $105 shipped (Reg. $170)

Newegg offers the Vantrue 1080p N2 Dual Dash Cam for $104.99 shipped when code NEWEGGAUTOJAN has been applied at checkout. That’s good for an extra $5 off, beats the regular going rate by $65 and is the best offer out there. It beats the Amazon all-time low by $15. Reviews are light, but Vantrue dash cams are highly-rated.   

Get the 64GB Moto G5 Plus Android smartphone for $225 shipped (Reg. $260)

Newegg offers the Moto G5 Plus 64GB Android Smartphone for $224.99 shipped when code EMCSPERR3 has been applied at checkout. That’s good for $35 off the regular going rate, comes within $35 of the all-time low from last year and is the best offer out there. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Walmart takes 20% off select newly-released LEGO kits starting at $12, more

Update: We’re now also seeing the LEGO Technic Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055) for $199.98 shipped at Toys R Us. That’s good for $80 off the going rate and the lowest we’re seeing.

 Walmart is back with another round of discounts on 2018’s newly-released LEGO kits. Starting at $12, you’ll be able to save 20% on the latest Star Wars, Creator, City, Technic kits and more. Shipping is free on orders over $35, or you can opt for free in-store pickup where available. These sets were just released at the beginning of the year, making this one of the first chances to pick them up on sale.

Upgrade your front door w/ August’s HomeKit 2nd Gen. Smart Lock at $115.50 (Reg. $170)

Amazon is currently offering the August HomeKit-enabled 2nd Generation Smart Lock for $115.49 shipped. That’s good for a over $54 off the regular going rate, beats our previous mention by $20 and is the best offer out there. Today’s deal comes within $6 of the all-time low. For comparison, it is currently on sale for $130 at Best Buy. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

January 21

Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard drops back to $60 shipped (Reg. $75)

Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard for $59.99 shipped. You’ll also find it available directly from Best Buy. That’s good for $20 off the list price, $15 or so under the going rate and the best offer out there. It’s also a match of our previous mention for the all-time low. Rated 4.2/5 stars, largely agreeing with our hands-on review

Build your own Astromech Droid with littleBits’ Star Wars Inventor Kit at $82 (Reg. $100)

Amazon offers the littleBits Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit for $81.95 shipped. Typically selling for $100, that’s good for an $18 discount and comes within $3 of our previous mention for the Amazon all-time low. It is currently the best offer we’re seeing as well. For comparison, it goes for $99 at Walmart. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 250 customers.

January 19

Save 30% on the Sengled Element A19 Smart Light Bulb, now down to $7 Prime shipped

Amazon offers the Sengled Element Classic A19 Smart Light Bulb for $6.99 when code 30EA19NJ has been applied at checkout. You’ll score free shipping with a Prime membership or in orders over $25. That’s good for 30% off the regular going rate and The Home Depot, is a new Amazon all-time low and the best offer available. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 600 customers.

Get Logitech’s best-selling C920 1080p Webcam for $46 (Reg. $70)

Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the Logitech C920 HD 1080p Webcam for $45.99 shipped. Also available directly from Best Buy. Regularly selling for $70 like at Staples, that’s good for a $24 discount, comes within $2 of the all-time low and is the best offer we’re seeing. Over 8,700 shoppers have left a 4.4/5 star rating, making it an Amazon #1 best-seller.

eBike innovations of the past were mainly geared towards minor quality of life changes like longer drive times, more stylish exteriors and lighter frames. And while the folks at Pragma Industries have still put thought into these areas, the company’s real focus has shifted towards a new front, ditching the conventional lithium-ion batteries in favor of hydrogen fuel cells. These efforts have resulted in Alpha, which is said to be the first commercially available eBike to boast such a feat.

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