Dan DeSilva

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January 3

We are teaming up with Spigen to offer up some notable deals on its highly-rated iPhone 7/Plus cases in multiple styles and colors. Spigen offers some of the most attractive and durable options in the price range and everything is available for even less today. The already affordable cases can run as high as $17, but using the model specific promo codes below, prices will drop down as low as $5. Everything ships free for Prime members or in orders over $49. The codes will only work if the product is “sold by Spigen with AMazon fulfillment”, but all of the links below should take you directly to that listing.

iPhone 7 Cases:

iPhone 7 Plus Cases:

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December 30, 2016

December 29, 2016


December 28, 2016

Anker is making it painless for you to outfit all of your new devices with the best accessories. Right now you can save big on its Lightning cables, power banks, and more with the latest round of coupon codes (below). Free shipping is available for Prime members and on all orders of at least $49. Be sure to note each coupon code as they are product specific. We’ve long been fans of Anker power accessories which combine high-quality materials and design with an affordable price tag. Here are all of the current deals:


  • Anker 3-ft PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (Red): $9.99 w/ code AKLTN3FT (Reg. $15)
  • Anker 6-ft PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (Red): $11.99 w/ code AKLTN6FT (Reg. $15)
  • Anker 6-ft PowerLine+ Micro USB (Red): $7.69 w/ code BOXING16 (Reg. $11)
  • Anker 3-ft PowerLine+ USB-C to USB 3.0 cable (Gray): $8.99 w/ code AKUSBC3F (Reg. $14)
  • Anker 6-ft PowerLine+ USB-C to USB 3.0 cable (Gray): $9.99 w/ code AKUSBC6F (Reg. $16)
  • Anker 6-ft PowerLine+ C to C 2.0 cable (Red): $9.99 w/ code AKUSBC6C (Reg. $16)
  • Anker 3-ft PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (White): $10.49 w/ code BOXING16 (Reg. $15)
  • Anker 3.3-ft USB-C to USB 3.0 Cable (Black): $6.29 w/ code BOXING16 (Reg. $9)
  • Anker 6-ft PowerLine+ Micro USB Cable (Red): $7.69 w/ code BOXING16 (Reg. $11)


  • Anker PowerCore 15600 Power Bank: $23.99 w/ code BOXING18 (Reg. $30)
  • Anker PowerCore 10400mAh Power Bank: $19.19 w/ code BOXING18 (Reg. $24)
  • Anker Astro 10000mAh wPower Bank: $19.99 w/ code BOXING19 (Reg. $30)


  • Anker PowerPort Qi 10 Wireless Charging Pad: $16.49 w/ code BOXING07 (Reg. $22)
  • Anker Quick Charge 3.0 24W USB Car Charger: $9.79 w/ code BOXING07 (Reg. $13)
  • Anker 6 Outlet, 4 USB Port PowerStrip: $20.24 w/ code BOXING07 (Reg. $27)
  • Anker Quick Charge 3.0 18W USB Wall Charger: $10.99 w/ code BOXING77 (Reg. $22)

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Amazon offers Apple’s official iPhone Lightning Dock in Black or Silver for $42.49 shipped. Gold and Rose Gold colors are the same price, but aren’t available for immediate shipping. Alternatively, Best Buy has this deal with Silver and Gold in-stock for shipping. Today’s deal is $7.5 (15% off) the regular price of $49 and the first significant deal we’ve ever tracked. This dock offers and elegant home for your new iPhone 7 and is Apple’s answer for charging while listening to wired headphones.

More Apple price drops:

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It’s time to beef up your iTunes movie collection! Right now you can get a 10-film collection for just $9.99. As a price comparison, the included movies typically sell for $8-$13 each and the regular price of the collection is $93.90. With this single download you’ll get the following movies:

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December 27, 2016

If you were you lucky enough to unwrap an Apple Watch during the holidays, your next move should be to buy a few different style bands. Apple will happily sell you some, but you’re better off going with another brand if you aren’t keen on spending your entire paycheck on Apple Watch accessories.

We absolutely love Apple Watch bands from the Maryland-based Clockwork Synergy. Its high-quality bands are available in a range of different styles from formal leather to casual nylon and are guaranteed to work with your Apple Watch. You can even choose the hardware color to ensure a perfect match with your watch. Through January 1, you can save 30% sitewide at Clockwork Synergy when you enter coupon code 9to5Toys30 during checkout, which is 10% more than our previous mention. The best part? All US orders ship free. The versatile 2-piece Classic NATO bands drop to just $17.47 shipped (Reg. $25).

Clockwork Synergy launched a Rainbow PRIDE Apple Watch band a few months ago that looks just like the one Apple gave its employees.

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December 26, 2016

Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices were a huge hit this holiday season so there’s a good chance you’re a proud new Echo, Dot, or Fire tablet owner. In addition to acting as a personal assistant, these Amazon devices also unlock big savings for Prime members (free trial). Right now Amazon is taking up to 40% off a range of products when you place your order using Alexa voice commands. Here are some of our favorites (all prices reflect extra Alexa savings):

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Amazon knows you probably received a new computer, smartphone, tablet or some other gadget over the holiday weekend and is taking the opportunity to discount tons of accessories. As part of its Accessories Week promo, Amazon is taking 35% off three different style iOttie smartphone car mounts:

These iOttie mounts make it easy to safely keep an eye on directions and incoming messages while driving. Free shipping is available for Prime members and on all orders of at least $49. As a price comparison, each mount typically sells for $20 and has never been priced lower on Amazon. Thousands of reviewers rate them 4.3 out of 5 stars.

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December 23, 2016

Just after Apple launched its big year-end movie sale, Amazon and Google are joining the party with some pretty epic promos of their own for digital content. Suffice to say, you shouldn’t have any problem finding something to watch over the holiday weekend.

Amazon will let you rent any move from its digital store for just $0.99. No joke, any movie. Recent releases, holiday favorites, classic flicks and everything in between are all eligible for this promo. The only thing you need to do is enter promo code MOVIE99 during checkout. Amazon Video rentals can be watched on a ton of different devices. The same deal is also available via Google Play. There are a good number of movie rentals for $0.99 at iTunes, but the selection is no where near as expansive as Amazon and Google Play.

Prefer to buy your media? Google Play offers 50% off any movie purchase (including bundles like the Star Wars Six Film Collection!). Again, iTunes has similar deals on a much smaller selection of movies.

On the audio side of things, Google Play is taking 50% off any MP3 album downloadPlease note: you must be logged into your Google account for all 3 promos to work. There’s a slight possibility your account will not qualify for every offer.

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December 22, 2016

Starting to stress out about not having your Christmas shopping finished? Don’t worry, you’re not completely out of luck, yet. Amazon can still come through for you but you’re going to have to move quickly.

Today is your last chance to order on Amazon with 2-day Prime and receive your items before Christmas. If you aren’t a Prime member, do yourself a favor and activate a free trial now. Be sure to take advantage of Amazon’s last-minute deals to save a few bucks. Or check out our gift guides if you have no clue what to get for the people on your shopping list. Before placing your order just make sure you see “Arrives before Christmas” on the product page because some popular items like Amazon’s Echo are backordered. Also, some oversized items take longer to process so that’s definitely something you need to be aware of.

After today you can pay up for speedy shipping or go the digital route (no shame!). In addition to offering digital gift cards for its online store, Amazon also has tons of options for 3rd party retailers, including Starbucks, Lowe’s, and Nordstrom. You can even schedule the exact date and time for the gift card to be delivered via email. Prime memberships and digital media like movies, books and music are also great digital gift options from Amazon. Many of Amazon’s physical gift cards qualify for free 1-day shipping if you’re really opposed to going digital.

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December 21, 2016

Amazon offers the TiVo BOLT 500GB 4K DVR and Streaming Media Player for $117.99 with free shipping. That’s $82 below its regular price and the best deal we’ve tracked by $14. TiVo’s BOLT DVR features SkipMode allowing you to quickly sidestep commercials and truly powerful unified search functionality. It’s compatible with your existing cable service (requires CableCARD) and Over-The-Air HD TV antennas. Requires a monthly service plan ($15/mo). More than 1,200 Amazon reviewers rate it 4 out of 5 stars.

Also on sale: TiVo Roamio OTA 1TB DVR (no monthly fee required) $359.99 (Reg. $400) via Amazon & Best Buy.

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December 20, 2016

Amazon offers the eero Home Mesh Wi-Fi System (2-Pack) for $289 with free shipping, which is $60 below its list price of $349 and $9 better than Black Friday. If you need to cover more square footage, the 3-Pack option is on sale for $371.83 shipped (Orig. $499). Both deals are the lowest we’ve ever tracked. Stop struggling with half-baked networking solutions to cover those hard-to-reach areas of your home. eero’s Mesh Wi-Fi System is what you really need:

With eero, you simply plug one device into your modem. Additional eeros only need power from a standard outlet. They automatically connect to each other to create a single wireless mesh network that covers your whole home. If you already have Ethernet wiring, you can always choose to hardwire your additional eeros.

Three eeros cover the typical home. You can start with one and eero-up depending on the size of your space. You already pay for high-speed Internet — isn’t it time to get what you’ve paid for in every corner of your home?

eero recently added Alexa integration to make Wi-Fi management even easier. For more details on Amazon’s personal voice assistant devices, click here.

Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,840 Amazon reviewers. Still holiday shopping? Today’s deal should arrive before Christmas as long as you order with Prime 2-day shipping.

Not ready to make that kind of investment in your home’s Wi-Fi? Browse the rest of Amazon’s current deals in networking and wireless for some more affordable options.

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Hopefully you haven’t yet filled your iPhone or iPad with new movies to help pass the time while traveling for the holidays. iTunes is now discounting a ton of great titles, headlined by a variety of $4.99 purchases and $0.99 rentals. In addition, there are a number of other Editors’ Choice, Recent Releases and Dreamworks films on sale for $9.99. If you’re looking to really pad your digital movie collection, take advantage of the limited time bundle prices. Amazon Video (compatible with iOS and many other devices) is also matching some iTunes sale prices. Don’t forget, you can save even more if you buy this $100 iTunes Gift Card while it’s on sale for $85. Here are our top picks:

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December 15, 2016

What Pixar has accomplished in the animated film industry over the past 21 years is nothing short of magical. With a little help from the late Steve Jobs, John Lasseter and his crew have produced some of the most memorable pieces of cinematography (not just animation) ever. Typically Disney/Pixar movies are always priced at retail (on digital and Blu-ray!), but right now you can download a majority of the films for just $12.99 each from Google Play and $14.99 from iTunes/Amazon. Some of our favorite titles in today’s sale include Toy Story 1-3, Cars, Monsters Inc., Brave, Up, The Incredibles, and Wall-E. Don’t forget, the Star Wars collection is also on sale. All of these movies are eligible for Disney Movies Anywhere, which you should most definitely take advantage of!

Pixar’s latest release, Finding Dory, part of this sale, but Prime members can get the Blu-ray combo pack on Amazon for $19.99.

Speaking of Disney, Rogue One finally releases tonight. Your kids (and probably yourself) are going to be chomping at the bit for some Star Wars figures, toys and props. Be sure to shop Amazon’s big sale before paying full retail at your local toy store.


Looking for some cheap entertainment during the holidays? Amazon has a bunch of great movie rentals available for just $0.99 each: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Hairspray, The Book of Eli, Blow, The Bounty Hunter, The Shining, and more.

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It’s starting to get down to the wire for holiday gift buying. If you’re still at a loss as to what to get your tech-obsessed friends and family, we’ve put together the best gadgets for anyone’s vehicle. We didn’t choose obvious products like a car charger and such, but instead handpicked some under-the-radar options you may have otherwise overlooked. There’s something for every budget so don’t worry if you’re only looking for a stocking stuffer or small gift for your office Secret Santa.

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December 13, 2016

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