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Chances are the Lightning cable that originally came with your iPhone is frayed and unreliable at this point. Or maybe you just need an extra cable to keep in your car or travel bag. Whatever the case may be, you should scoop up today’s sale from Inateck Online (100% Positive rating from 26,713 respondents) via Amazon. Its 4-ft MFi Apple-Certified Nylon Braided Lightning Cable (White or Black) typically sells for $9, but drops to just $4.49 Prime shipped when you enter coupon code K59453QH at checkout. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars from 359 Amazon reviewers. Free shipping is available for Prime members and on all orders of at least $49.

More Inateck MFi Apple-Certified Lightning cable deals:

  • Inateck 33W Car Charger w/ 2 USB + built-in Lightning cable & microUSB cable: $6.99 w/ coupon DKRZU73B (Reg. $10)
  • Inateck 6.6-ft Lightning cable: $6.99 w/ coupon 7L7RNI3N (Reg. $10)
  • Inateck 4-ft 2-in-1 Lightning + microUSB cable: $5.59 w/ coupon PDRHT26J (Reg. $8)

Be sure to stop by our daily smartphone accessories roundup for additional deals.

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October 20

Amazon has Adobe Photoshop Elements 15 for Mac/PC priced at just $79.99 shipped, which is a cool 20% savings and the first discount we’ve seen since its release earlier this month. Adobe’s latest release is chock full of powerful new tools, including the ability to quickly alter facial expressions “so everyone in your photos looks their best.” Refer to Adobe’s announcement for a full run-through of what’s new in Photoshop Elements 15. It’s truly a must-have for every avid photographer.

If you’re into videography, Adobe Premiere Elements 15 is now available, however it has not on sale.

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October 19


Nomad released its all-new Vulcanized LSR Silicone Strap for Apple Watch with an already-affordable $40 price tag just last week. Now you can drop it down to just $31.96 shipped (20% off) when you enter coupon code WC20 at checkout. Please note: It’s currently slated to ship October 31, but don’t let that deter you. Placing your order now reserves your spot in line and guarantees you a discount since the coupon expires this weekend. Nomad utilized silicone for the band making it extra durable, water resistant and safe for your skin. Available with Black or Silver stainless steel hardware for the 42mm Apple Watch.


If some of Nomad’s other gear like its latest iPhone 7/Plus leather case or Carabiner Lightning cable happen to catch your eye, just apply the same coupon code (WC20) and you’ll save 20%. In fact, nearly everything Nomad sells is eligible for today’s discount. Nomad accepts payment via PayPal, Amazon and, of course, credit card. Shipping is free on all US orders.

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October 18

Withings makes some of the best and trusted connected health accessories on the market. Right now several of its most popular products are at or near historical lows from Amazon. All of the deals qualify for free shipping:

Best Buy is also running a similar sale which includes the aforementioned deals plus a couple extras. One of the most notable Best Buy price drops is the recently released Withings Body Cardio Scale for $143.95 (Reg. $180).

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October 17

(Update 10/18 10:40am): Both Sugru deals are still available, but currently backordered. You must select Amazon as the seller to receive the discount pricing. For the Multi-Color Pack, click here and for the White Pack, click here.

Amazon offers the 8-Pack Sugru Moldable Glue Classic Multi-Color for $11 Prime shipped. Today’s deal is good for 50% off and the lowest we’ve ever seen. Everyone should keep this stuff on-hand at all times. It’s rated 4.3 out of 5 stars from hundreds of Amazon reviewers and can literally create, fix or seal just about anything.

Also on sale at an all-time low price via Amazon: 8-Pack Sugru Moldable Glue Black and White $10.16 Prime shipped (Reg. $22).

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October 13

We’ve (apparently) entered the holiday shopping season. Amazon just released its 2016 Holiday Toy List featuring hundreds of gift ideas for kids of all ages. It’s a great one-stop-shop if you’re at a lose for what to get your niece, nephew or own child for Christmas. Trust me, you’re going to want to bookmark this landing page. As a borderline out-of-touch uncle without any kids myself, I use Amazon’s Toy List to buy gifts for my nephews and they always seem thrilled with my picks. Amazon’s top 100 toys list for 2016 includes Nerf guns, LEGO sets, Star Wars figures and even some high-tech options.

Perhaps most importantly, all of the toys found on this year’s Amazon Holiday Toy List will receive big discounts at some point over the next few months in a daily deal.

Ready to knock out some of your Christmas shopping early? Amazon has already launched a few deals including ALEX toys up to 40% off, Melissa & Doug Puzzles up to 30% off, Hasbro Games/Nerf up to 30% off and more!

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(Update 10/21 9:40am): Best Buy is now offering the Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless headphones (Active Collection) for $99.99 shipped (Reg. $140 on Amazon and elsewhere) If those Lightning EarPods that came with your iPhone 7 are not cutting it, you may want to consider going Bluetooth. Right now Target offers the Beats by Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless for $99.99 with free shipping. Available in Black or White. That’s half off the original list price and about $40 less than the next best available deal. These headphones feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity (up to 30-ft), 6-hour rechargeable battery, RemoteTalk, and are IPX4 sweat resistant. Powerbeats3 are on the horizon but they’re going to sell for $200 whenever they end up hitting store shelves.

Or if you’re not ready to spend that kind of money, you could buy this pair of Aukey Bluetooth headphones from Amazon for just $9.99 Prime shipped with coupon code C4QACOK5 at checkout. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 1,262 Amazon reviewers.

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October 12

Colder weather means it’s time to start up your fireplace, space heaters and holiday candles, which all pose a serious fire risk. Keep your family safe this winter by making sure you have quality smoke and carbon monoxide alarms throughout your home. Right now Amazon is taking an extra $20 off select Kidde orders of $100 or more. The promo works on multiple items as long as your order total hits the $100 threshold. Discount will be automatically applied during checkout.

That means you can buy enough smoke detectors for every bedroom in your home and still qualify for the extra savings. This $26 model drops down to just $20.79 each when you order 4. To browse the entire sale, click here.

Of course, if cost isn’t a concern then you could go all-out with smart products like Nest Protect or Leeo.

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October 11


October 10

Disney is notorious for keeping a tight grip on pricing of its classic films on Blu-ray/DVD and digital. However, the Star Wars: Six Movie Collection just dropped to its lowest all-time price. You can now download it from iTunes or Amazon for $74.99. As a comparison, those retailers typically sell it for $100 and $85, respectively. For some reason Google Play has it listed sky-high at $119.94.

Includes the following movies plus tons of extras – Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Just use your savings to download Star Wars: The Force Awakens (iTunes/Amazon) and you’ll be ready for an epic marathon to get get pumped for Rogue One. Speaking of the upcoming film, have you seen some of the amazing merchandise Disney has already rolled out?!

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Update (10/11 5:00pm): Here are some more great smart home deals via Amazon:

Amazon offers rare savings on several GE Z-Wave smart home products. Take this opportunity to finally give your home a brain or expand your current smart home setup. All of these items typically sell for a few dollars below their list price of $40 and receive stellar ratings from hundreds of Amazon reviewers. Remember, you’ll need a Z-Wave compatible hub to get started. Don’t have one yet? The Samsung SmartThings 2 is powerful and affordable. Everything ships free for Prime members or in orders over $49.

If you’re just venturing into the smart home world, make sure you have a good game-plan by taking advantage of this comprehensive guide.

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October 7

Even with the wealth of media available to us every day, there’s still something satisfying and relaxing about getting wrapped up in the latest issue of your favorite magazine. Regular newsstand pricing is absolutely absurd, but right now you can choose from dozens of digital and print magazines at Amazon for just $5 a year. The sale includes a wide range of categories including sports/fitness, technology, finance, fashion and more. Perfect for killing time during a long flight or relaxing at home, the digital Kindle versions can be read on your iOS, Android or Kindle device.

You’re bound to find something you love in Amazon’s magazine promo, but if you don’t have time to browse the entire lot, at least check out our top picks: Reader’s Digest, Rolling Stone, Money, Fortune, Golf Digest, Cosmopolitan, O, The Oprah Magazine, Food Network, Men’s Health, Vanity Fair, Elle, Wired, Popular Mechanics, GQ, Car and Driver, Popular Science and Macworld.

  • For Amazon’s entire $5 digital magazine sale, click here.
  • For Amazon’s entire $5 print magazine sale, click here.

If you’re big into magazines, you may want to consider using your savings on a Texture Premium subscription. Also, don’t forget Prime members now have free access to select books, magazines and other reading materials (full details here).

Related: Amazon rolling out $30-$50 Kindle E-reader Prime discounts

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October 6

Best Buy takes 25% off your order when you buy at least 3 eligible smartphone, computer and tablet accessories ($10+). There are literally thousands of different products to choose from so you shouldn’t have any problem reaching the 3 item requirement.

Most notably, official Apple accessories qualify for the discount, while headphones, speakers, Bose products and clearance/open-box items are on the exclusions list. Other eligible standouts include popular products from big names like Belkin, Logitech and mophie. The extra savings will be automatically applied to your order as soon as you add 3 (or more) eligible accessories to your shopping cart. Many of these items (especially the Apple ones) are very rarely discounted, if at all.

Just bought a new iPhone, iPad or Mac? Use today’s offer to buy some must-have accessories. Here are some of the best deals we’ve found so far (again, you must order at least 3 items to get these sale prices):

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October 5

Amazon’s Kindle lineup is the gold standard of E-readers. And right now Prime members can save up to $50 on all Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage models. The discount is automatically applied during checkout for eligible shoppers.

Bookworms rejoice! This morning Amazon announced that Prime members now receive unlimited access to thousands of books, magazines, comics and more. If you’re not yet a Prime member, head over to this promo page to kick-start a free trial.

Use your savings to take advantage of Amazon’s latest Kindle eBook discounts or subscribe to Kindle Unlimited.

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October 4


Not everyone is comfortable using an ultra-thin case or full-body skin to protect their iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. Sometimes you need extra drop protection and you’ll only get that with a case like OtterBox. Despite being released just a few weeks ago, Amazon currently has three OtterBox iPhone 7/Plus cases available at solid discounts. Free shipping is available for Prime members and on orders of at least $49. Here’s the breakdown:

For iPhone 7:

  • OtterBox Defender Series (Black): $37.99 (Reg. $50)
  • OtterBox Commuter Series (Black): $35.99 (Reg. $40)
    • *It was cheaper yesterday, but today’s price is the best currently available

For iPhone 7 Plus:

Rough on your gear? Use your savings from today’s deal to buy Anker’s extra tough braided Lightning cable. It’s one of our favorites.

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