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November 24, 2015

Commander One Pro Pack for $14.95 (50% off)

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Commander One PRO Pack is a dual-pane file manager for OS X based on Swift, which allows you to manage your files in the best possible way.

You will get the dual-pane interface for easy moving and copying files from one place to another; multi-tab browsing for eliminating clutter; advanced search for locating files quickly by name or content plus Spotlight search; file operations queueing, hotkeys setup for any action, ZIP support with compressing, extracting and full access, preview multiple types of files incl. binary and hex.

With Commander One you see all hidden files on your Mac, you can change the name of any file or folder when moving it, work with local and network drives. Program also offers you the Brief Mode, so you could see and manage multiple files and folders at once.

PRO Pack of the application offers additional benefits: built-in fast FTP client that enables you to connect to remote server through FTP, SFTP or FTPS; easy access to data on your devices, both iOS and Android; compression and extraction of ZIP, RAR, TBZ, TGZ, 7z files; integration of any number of Dropbox accounts.

For your utter convenience, Commander One has a built-in Terminal emulator with all needed options, but without jumping between the apps. You can also use various color themes created by us to personalize your Commander One and tune your very own for unique appearance.

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November 22, 2015

Web Snapper for $9.99 (33% off)

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Web Snapper lets you capture Web pages exactly as they appear in your browser. You can send them to a file as images or vector-based, multi-page PDFs. It captures the whole Web page – eliminating the need to cut, paste and crop multiple screen-shots when trying to create an image or PDF.

Web Snapper integrates with Safari via a toolbar button. When clicked, it takes a picture of the current page – but it will also work with any browser as a stand-alone application that accepts drag-and-drop URLs. Regardless of how you invoke it, Web Snapper converts the URL it was given into a continuous vector PDF with everything on the page looking exactly as you originally saw it in the browser.

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November 19, 2015

OCRKit for $28.38 (50% off)

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OCRKit uses OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology to recognize the text in the graphic, which is particular useful for PDFs received via e-mail, created by DTP, office applications, with a scanner or copier. Create searchable PDFs simply by dragging a document on the OCRKit application or dock icon. The OCR engine supports the following languages: Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Norwegian.

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November 18, 2015

ExactScan Pro for $50.00 (50% off)

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ExactScan supports seamless scanning on the Mac.

ExactScan is a scan software with built-in drivers for over 180 document scanners, including devices from Avision, Kodak, Oki, Visioneer and Xerox. The software allows to scan with a fingertip, comfortable directly with a press of a button from the scanner hardware as well as offering an intuitive user interface. ExactCODE continues to provide automated and intelligent document scanning for the Macintosh.

Now, with the revisited TWAIN compatibility, ExactScan supports even more scanners than before. Thereby enabling more users to take advantage of ExactScan features on top of the basic vendor drivers.

With the built-in OCR ExactScan Pro allows recognize the text in images and transform scans to editable and searchable documents. More accurate and faster than before. Together with the Mac OS X Spotlight desktop indexing system ExactScan Pro allows to quickly find and retrieve archived documents.

ExactScan Pro’s Barcode recognition brings even more professional AutoID features to the Mac. During the scan process it can automatically recognize common barcodes and embed their content into the document or use it for the filing destination.

All versions of ExactScan include advanced image processing algorithms, for example the intelligent black/white thresholding and blank page detection can help to decrease storage space required for the archive, while the auto-corp and de-skew can recognize the page and skew for a perfect image representations of the original page.

ExactScan include various other facilities to help organizing the office workflow: It can scan directly to any attached printer and comes with the smart profile preset, such as: Scan 2 PDF, Scan 2 Print (Copy), Scan 2 Email – the user can start right away.

The support of Applescript allows professionals to create dedicated solutions for specific, even difficult workflows and to scan directly into a database.

ExactScan comes with support for many languages (English, Dutch, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Simplified-Chinese, Traditional-Chinese) and works with Apple Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5 as well as with the ‘Snow Leopard’ version 10.6.

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November 17, 2015

Elite Keylogger Pro for $24.50 (50% off)

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Elite Keylogger Pro easily records everything a Mac user types on the monitored computer. Easily capture what they are emailing about, discussing on chats, entering into web-forms, etc.

Clipboard monitoring is extremely important, most of passwords and other critical data is not typed but just copied and pasted. Elite Keylogger captures all texts copied to clipboard.

Elite Keylogger provides complete visual log of what was happening on your Mac by taking desktop screenshots at configurable timeout. Elite Keylogger silently delivers recorded logs to your email address remotely. And with Elite Keylogger Pro, you get extended features like password capturing, chat recording, and premium customer support in a version of Elite Keylogger that is completely undetectable.

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November 16, 2015

iDocument 2 for $19.95 (60% off)

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iDocument is designed to manage your mass of documents seamlessly with high efficiency. You can tag them, group them, and search them the way you want. Whenever you need a document, iDocument will be your first-channel to find your documents, or get to your documents within few clicks.

Features:

  • Variety supported formats: Numbers, Pages, Keynote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF, OpenOffice, RTF, TXT, CSV, TEX, PNG, JPG, Tiff, BMP, OmniPlan, OmniGraffle, OmniOutliner, Chm, ePub, DjVu, video, audio
  • Manage documents from variety sources: Cloud storages: iCloud, Dropbox, GoogleDrive, Sugarsync, Skydrive, Box.net, etc.
  • Local folders: documents folder, scanned papers, mail attachments, photo stream folder, etc.
  • Network storage: USB external driver, NAS driver, shared folders from others.
  • Search documents the way you like: quick documents title search, document tag search, content keyword buzz search, documents format search
  • Safebox is designed to encrypt and hide your private documents
  • Deep thought documents management workflow: multi-layer group structures system, open metadata tag system, focus quick access portal, smart folder group system

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November 15, 2015

Picture Collage Maker for $19.95 (50% off)

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Picture Collage Maker is a powerful and easy-to-use photo collage maker which allows you to create your photo collages, greeting cards, posters, scrapbooks freely. It helps you transform your special moments into unique photo collages for sharing with families and friends.

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November 14, 2015

Seasonality Core for $11.99 (52% off)

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Seasonality Core is the complete weather center for your Mac. View weather at any of the 34,000 built-in locations in more than 200 countries, or add your own custom weather location to view even more precise data. Seasonality gives you an accurate 7 day forecast, graphs of past weather conditions, a custom satellite/radar image, and much more. Seasonality Core’s graphs are excellent at showing how weather conditions are changing over days, months, or even years. Seasonality Core will automatically collect and store weather data indefinitely. The custom satellite/radar image gives users the option to adjust opacity of both overlays, show the latest North American surface analysis, and view the global wind flow with Particle Mode.

Seasonality Core has a solid foundation from being in development for almost 10 years. We always welcome feedback, and have made countless improvements to the software over the years based on user suggestions. If Seasonality Core is missing something, we want to hear about it! Send your feedback to our support email.

What we’re working on:
  • Higher resolution radar within the US.
  • Improved radar coverage outside the US.
  • Supporting personal weather stations.
  • Weather watches and warnings.
  • An even more flexible interface.

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November 13, 2015

cf/x watermark PRO for $9.99 (50% off)

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Unlimited batch processing is normally $19.99, get it today for 25% off

cf/x watermark PRO …

Built like a drawing app, watermark PRO allows you to quickly add text, logos, maps and QR-Codes to your photos in mere seconds. Drop a bunch of images into the tray, position and set up the watermarks, hit go – easy as that.

watermark PRO can simultaneously add complex watermarks, convert to a different file type, resize and rename your photos in a single pass.

Sporting more high-end features than you can shake your mouse at, watermark PRO is still simple to use. All watermarks can be individually configured.

Watermarks general features

  • Intuitive object-oriented editor with advanced features and smart alignment help
  • Add as many watermarks (text, logo, map, QRCode) as you like
  • All watermarks (text, logos, maps, QRCodes) can be positioned anywhere, freely resized and rotated
  • All watermarks support transparency, shadow, and blend modes
  • Save your designs for later use

Text Watermark

  • Auto-resize for easy editing
  • Any font, color, style, background color
  • Smart text support (see below)

Logo Watermark

  • Use any image as a logo
  • Automatic crop modes

QRCode Watermark

  • Up to 4000 characters, self configuring
  • Instant updates

Map Watermark

  • Automatically loads location from GPS data embedded in photos
  • Visually displays direction camera was facing (when heading information is available)
  • manual and Mac-location supported (requires access to location services enabled) * Note: Currently uses non-Apple Map Services until Apple’s OSX Map services become available with a later OSX version

Line Art

  • Choose from 6 standard pre-sets to place line art over your images

Smart Text

  • Text, QRCode and Export can access meta data. Add time stamps or other dynamic information (e.g. Aperture, Modification Date, Lens or Camera) to your photos

Export Module

  • Use file naming rules to simultaneously watermark, resize and rename your photos
  • Highly flexible file name scheme that can access EXIF and other metadata
  • Convert to file formats: JPG, JPG2000, PNG, PDF, PSD, BMP, GIF, TIF
  • Resize using the following units: percent, pixel, inch, cm
  • Can create single multi-page PDF

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SongKong for $16.00 (50% off)

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SongKong is designed to take all the difficulty out of managing your music collection. Simply select your music folder and select Fix Songs. SongKong searches online music databases such as MusicBrainz and Discogs to match your songs and updates your songs with the correct information from these databases, including artwork. There is no limit to how many songs you can fix in one go.

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November 12, 2015

Ghostnote for $5.99 (40% off)

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Ghostnote adds contextual notes to almost anything on your mac. Add notes & todos to folders, applications, open documents, even websites. Think about it as post-it-notes for your OS. Already one of the most talked about productivity apps — featured on LifeHacker, ProductHunt and HackerNews.

Add notes to:

  • Applications
  • Documents
  • Folders
  • Websites

Furthermore add notes on document level access to:

  • Apple Products
    • iPhoto
    • Keynote
    • Numbers
    • Pages
    • Xcode
    • iTunes
    • Preview
    • Terminal
    • Safari
    • QuickTime
    • TextEdit
    • System Preferences
  • Microsoft Office
    • Word
    • Excel
    • Powerpoint
  • Adobe Suite
    • Photoshop CC
    • Illustrator CC
    • Indesign CC
    • AfterEffects CC
    • Premiere CC
    • Lightroom CC
    • Flash CC
    • Acrobat CC
  • Others
    • Sketch
    • Sublime Text
    • Textmate
    • Colloquy
    • Atom
    • Github for Mac
    • IntelliJ
    • AppCode
    • Airmail
  • URL access in the following browsers
    • Safari
    • Chrome

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October 23, 2015

SmartDown for $9.99 (50% off)

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SmartDown is a MultiMarkdown editor with outliner capabilities… and more.

Main features:
  • Outliner mode
  • Highlight feature to stay focussed on the active part of your document
  • Customizable to fit your needs (theme, colors, layout, zoom, …)
  • Multiple export formats (PDF, RTF, HTML, OPML,…)
  • MultiMarkdown and Critic Markup support
  • Goal and statistics

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January 19, 2014

The Pocket-Sized USB Power Pack for $15 (75% off)

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This Tiny Rechargeable Battery Packs Enough Juice to Charge Your Smartphone or Tablet
Expires February 16, 2014 23:59 PST
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Please note: Only available to customers in the continental United States. The sale price includes shipping and all sales are final.

THE GOODS

Charge your phone or tablet anywhere, anytime.

The Keychain Power Bank is about the size of a pack of gum and light enough to keep on your keys or in your pocket, purse or backpack. No outlets, walls or computers required.

WHY WE LOVE IT

It’s emergency juice when you need it, and small enough you’ll forget you even have it with you.

TOP FEATURES

  • Lightweight & portable keychain design
  • Add up to 10 hours of power to phones or tablets
  • Recharge and reuse over 1,000 times

COMPATIBILITY

  • Any small electronic device with a USB or Micro USB connection.

IN THE BOX

  • One (1) Keychain Power Bank
  • One (1) USB Charging Cable

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The Sleek iPhone 5/5S Protection Bundle for $40 (42% off)

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Sexify Your iPhone 5/5S with a Unique Clasp Case + 3 Interchangeable Backplates
Expires February 18, 2014 23:59 PST
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Please note: Only available to customers in the continental United States. The sale price includes shipping and all sales are final.

THE GOODS

Protect your iPhone 5 without compromising its form factor. With its understated—yet elegant—design, this case will make your phone pop. The unique clasp locking system was inspired by high-end watch clasps, and the metal latch and lever system are built to last. Plus, with its integrated buttons, the case never gets in the way.

The best part? This bundle comes with three interchangeable backplates – flat (normal), headphone wrap, and credit card holder (for 1-4 cards) – that add functionality, but only when you need it.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Functional iPhone cases are a dime a dozen, but the Leverage case adds a sexy factor that we rarely see. We love the metal clasp locking system; it’s sleek, durable, and opens smoother than a frosty beverage on a hot summer’s day, so you can swap out the backplates like hotcakes.

TOP FEATURES

  • Easy Removal + Installation – No brute force or screws required.
  • Credit Card Holder Backplate – Fits 1-4 cards, slim profile.
  • Headphone Wrap Backplate (Not Pictured) – Manages your headphones on the go, slim profile.

THE PROOF

“No matter which one you’ll choose, both of these cases are like no other.” – Gadgetmac Editor’s Choice Award

“The Graft Concepts Leverage iPhone case protects your iPhone with minimal impact to the overall size and a aesthetic that draws inspiration from Apple’s own industrial design.” – IGN

COMPATIBILITY

  • Case is compatible with the iPhone 5/5S ONLY
  • Case is black with rose gold clasp
  • The Leverage case works with most screen protectors

IN THE BOX

  • One (1) Leverage i5 case for iPhone 5/5S (Black with Rose Gold Lever)
  • One (1) flat backplate
  • One (1) credit card–holder backplate
  • One (1) headphone wrap backplate (Not Pictured)

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January 18, 2014

The Ultimate iPhone Photographer's Lens Kit for $69 (65% off)

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Packable 6-Piece Set: 8X Telephoto + Fisheye + 60X Microscope + Wide Angle + MORE
Expires March 19, 2014 23:59 PST
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THE GOODS

The Ultimate iPhone Lens Kit – smartphone photography has never been this versatile. This package arms you with six different lenses so you can take virtually any kind of photo in any imaginable situation – from microscopic organisms to full-blown landscapes.

Bundle Includes: 8x telephoto and 60x microscope lens with special case, the fisheye, macro/wide angle, and 2x telephoto lenses, a tripod, and a lens wallet to keep it all together.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Apple revolutionized your iPhone’s camera with the introduction of the 5S, but you can unlock its full potential with these lenses:

Fisheye, Macro/Wide Angle, and 2x Telephoto Lens: Whether we’re snapping photos at a party, on the beach by our office, or zooming around LA, having these lenses in our back pockets (literally) gives us the ability to adapt to any photo opportunity. And with magnetic “snap-on, snap-off” functionality, you can store the others in your pocket until you need them.

The wide angle and macro lens can be used together, or you can unscrew the wide angle lens and take high-detail, close-up shots with just the macro lens.

8x Telephoto Lens: We all know the iPhone camera gets the job done in close-quarters situations. But until you hook it up with this sweet optical zoom lens, your long-distance photos will look like Polaroids next to an Ansel Adams portrait.

60x Microscope Lens: When we feel like getting scientific, this is our go-to. It magnifies any object 60 times and even includes two lights (LED and ultraviolet) to illuminate whatever’s under inspection.

THE LENSES

8x Telephoto

Microscope

Fisheye

Macro

Wide Angle

COMPATIBILITY

  • For use with iPhone 5S/5

IN THE BOX

  • 8x Telephoto Lens
  • Fisheye Lens
  • Wide and Macro Lens
  • 2x Telephoto Lens
  • 60x Magnifying Microscope
  • Lens Wallet
  • Tripod for 8x Telephoto Lens
  • Hard-back case for 8x Telephoto Lens and 60x Magnifying Microscope
  • Cleaning Cloth

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January 17, 2014

The iLoud Bluetooth Speaker for $239 (20% off)

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The First Studio-Quality Portable Speaker Designed for Musicians + Audiophiles
Expires January 31, 2014 23:59 PST
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THE GOODS

For the musician on the go, in the studio, or on the stage, the iLoud speaker is designed to meet all your mobile sound needs.

iLoud is the first portable Bluetooth speaker designed with musicians and audiophiles in mind. It allows you to reproduce your music – in every possible mobile situation – as accurately as you would in the comfort of your studio. Plus, it offers a ¼” microphone/guitar input for use with iOS music creation apps, so you can record, edit, and perform all on-the-go.

Pumped with 40 Watts of sonic power, iLoud sounds 2-3 times louder than comparable-sized speakers. Together with its high-power output, iLoud also delivers hi-fi sound thanks to its time-aligned 2-way system, precision custom neodymium loudspeakers, tuned bass-reflex, non-resonant enclosure and a high-end 24 bit DSP using IK Multimedia’s proprietary processing algorithm to perfectly match the woofers with the tweeters.

What does all that mean? That it provides a richer, more powerful sound for any type of music style from rock to hip-hop to electronic music that can’t be found in any other portable speakers in its category.

So grab your guitar and plug it into iLoud, plug in your mobile device, launch your favorite mobile app like AmpliTube or VocaLive and start jamming and recording. With a built-in iRig circuit for directly connecting a guitar or a dynamic microphone, you can take advantage of the real-time sound processing offered by your favorite mobile apps.

And with its internal rechargeable speaker and 10+ hours listening time, you can rock out to your heart’s content.

WHY WE LOVE IT

The guys at IK Multimedia have over 16 years of experience in the recording space, so they know a thing or two about capturing great sound. If that’s not good enough, they stand behind each product they produce, individually testing every item before it ships to ensure it provides years of solid performance.

If that’s not enough, the iLoud is the first bi-amped portable speaker in its class, using a time-tested design usually found in much more expensive speaker systems, including four separate power amps, two for the woofers and two for the tweeters, and the precisely designed enclosure delivers an accurate, uncolored sound designed to perform like professional studio monitors, so it reproduces the sound the way it was originally recorded, not with exaggerated bass or boosted highs.

All in all, there’s no speaker like it on the market, it’s practically a no-brainer if you use a laptop, iPhone, or iPad to make music.

TOP FEATURES

  • 40 Watts of Beat-Crushing Power – Sound you can’t miss with a 40W RMS bi-amped 4-way speaker + bass reflex port.
  • Connect In Seconds – Use Bluetooth or included 1/8” AUX inputs to connect your audio source.
  • 10 Hours of Playtime – Rechargeable battery lasts 10 hours at moderate volumes.
  • Axe-Compatible – 1/4″ mic/guitar input and IK’s iRig circuit turn iLoud into a portable amp when used with iOS music creation apps.
  • Highly Portable – Easily stows in a laptop bag or a backpack.

THE PROOF

“… in a way, IK Multimedia is trying to pull off the impossible with the iLoud. For the most part, it does pretty well. Even though there are dozens of good Bluetooth wireless speakers out there, none of them do what the iLoud does… All told, the iLoud is already a solid buy for musicians on the go.” – PC Mag

“Not only is this an excellent tool for musicians, it’s probably one of the best Bluetooth speakers I’ve ever used.” – MacMixing.com

“iLoud is the ideal speaker for musicians and audiophiles who demand an accurate reproduction of a wide range of musical styles from rock, hip-hop and electronic dance music, to more nuanced and sonically demanding genres like jazz, classical and acoustic.” – Examiner.com

COMPATIBILITY

  • Most Bluetooth®-enabled devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android smartphones and tablets, and most Mac or PC computers.
  • Wired input for connecting an MP3 player or other non-Bluetooth device, using a standard 1/8” AUX cable (not included).
  • The iRig input works with iOS devices running AmpliTube, VocaLive or other audio-processing applications.
  • Note: you can’t use the iLoud as a hands-free speakerphone. You also can’t use it as a portable guitar or vocal amp without first hooking your iOS device up via the 3.5mm TRS input and running AmpliTube or VocalLive, at which point the iLoud will join the iOS device and instrument internally and play the resulting output.

IN THE BOX

  • One (1) iLoud speaker
  • Power supply
  • Power supply cable
  • TRRS audio cable (1m/3.3ft)
  • Quick start guide
  • Registration card

PRODUCT SPECS

  • 40W total power (2x16W low-frequency, 2x4W high frequency).
  • Frequency response 50Hz to 20kHz.
  • Four Class-D Amplifiers, bi-amped system.
  • Two way 2×3” neodymium woofers & 2×3/4” neodymium tweeters.
  • High performance bass-reflex port.
  • 1/4” iRig® input for connecting guitars and dynamic microphones to iOS devices.
  • Bluetooth compatible with A2DP protocol.
  • 1/8” stereo analog line input.
  • DSP controlled.
  • Superior low-frequency extension and sound accuracy.
  • Auto Standby.
  • Integrated high-performance Li-Ion rechargeable battery.
  • Battery duration at maximum volume: up to three hours. Normal usage: up to ten hours.
  • Size: 250mm/9.84″ x 160mm/6.3″ x 60mm/2.36″ (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 1,330g/46.91oz

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January 16, 2014

Supercharge Your Apple TV w/ aTV Flash for $20 (33% off)

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Unleash The Full Potential of Your 2nd Generation Apple TV
Expires February 13, 2014 23:59 PST
Buy now and get 33% off

NOTE: aTV Flash is for Jailbroken Apple TV Generation’s 2 ONLY.

This software requires you to Jailbreak your Apple TV. If you are NOT technologically advanced, this promotion is NOT for you. Jailbreaking your Apple TV can cause complications so please use at your own risk. For more on the Jailbreaking process CLICK HERE.

Experience Apple TV Like Never Before!

Want to get the most out of your Apple TV? aTV Flash from Firecore is the way to go.

WHY WE LOVE IT

We’re always finding the best ways to get more out of the tech we love. That’s precisely what the aTV Flash does. Apple TV is one of the most under-appreciated pieces of technology around, and simply put, this software takes it to a whole new level.

aTV Flash allows you to stream MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV and many other file formats to your Apple TV without converting them or mirroring displays from your computer, but the features don’t end there.

The HTML5 browser allows you to surf the Web right from Apple TV. You can also create video playlists and stream Last.fm radio, turning your Apple TV into the fully functional media center it was born to be.

TOP FEATURES

  • Play Additional Video Formats – MKV, AVI, MP4, WMV, and many others without conversion
  • Surf the Web – HTML5 browser/Google Search without mirroring displays
  • Weather Updates – Stay on top of the latest forecast directly through Apple TV
  • Create Video Playlists – On YouTube and enable unlimited entertainment opportunities
  • Stream Last.fm – Rock out to tons of radio stations
  • Transfer or play media from a Mac, PC, or NAS device

How Do You Know If You Own a 2nd-Gen Apple TV?

If your Apple TV is silver then you own a Generation 1 Apple TV. If it’s black then it’s either a Gen 2 or a Gen 3 Apple TV.

If it’s a Generation 2 ATV then the model number is: A1378.

If it’s a Generation 3 ATV then the model number with be either A1427 or A1469.

Please note: this promotion is NOT valid with Generation 3 ATV’s.

System Requirements

  • Jailbroken 2nd-gen Apple TV
  • Mac: OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later

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Photoshop Video Academy: One Year of Tutorials for $49 (75% off)

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Hone Your Editing Skills in Photoshop, Illustrator + Lightroom with New Courses Added Weekly
Expires March 13, 2014 23:59 PST
Buy now and get 75% off

THE GOODS

Designers, photographers, artists, budding photoshop gurus – be honest with yourself, could your Photoshop, Lightroom, or Illustrator skills use some “retouching”? Maybe you just want to add a couple new tricks to your editors’ arsenal or bolster your portfolio. Regardless the reason, Photoshop Video Academy is the place to do it.

We’re offering you a one-year membership to the site, which is chock-full of easy-to-follow high-def video tutorials for Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator.

As a member, you’ll have access to exclusive project files so you can see exactly how everything is put together, and have files to work from if you don’t have any of your own.

Bookmark your favorite videos and even request a custom tutorial based on your needs. With new resources added weekly, signing up is only the beginning.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Beginner to advanced, Photoshop Video Academy helps you learn applicable tips, and fast. Every video gets straight to the point and is tailored with easy to understand language depending on the difficulty of each course.

Plus, all the courses are categorized by software, difficulty, and subject, so you can find exactly what you need right away.

COURSE FEATURES

  • High Definition Video – Immerse yourself in full screen and see every detail with crisp HD video.
  • Perfect Your Skills – Go back and watch anything, anytime with unlimited 24/7 access to everything on the site.
  • Personal Support – If you get stuck, they’ll help you out personally. And they take requests!
  • Mobile-Friendly – Take your training anywhere using our modern, HTML5-based video player.
  • Variety of Courses – Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and more – added weekly.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Photoshop basics including tools & interface
  • Advanced photo editing and manipulation
  • Quick tips to increase your speed save you time
  • Cutting edge software functions like 3D rendering
  • Proper workflow when using multiple applications
  • And more!

THE EXPERT

John Shaver has over 15 years of professional experience as a designer, photographer, author, and educator and has helped over half a million people reach their creative goals through Design Panoply, MyDesignDeals, and Photoshop Video Academy.

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January 15, 2014

The Portable Earjax Echo Bluetooth Speaker (Black) for $40 (50% off)

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A Beautifully Simple Bluetooth Speaker You Can Take Anywhere
Expires January 29, 2014 23:59 PST
Buy now and get 50% off

Please note: Promotion is available to ship worldwide, but FREE shipping is only for customers in the Continental United States. International Customers will have to pay separately for shipping.

THE GOODS

The Earjax® Echo is a Bluetooth speaker that truly embodies simplicity and functionality. About the size of an 8oz can of soda, you can pair it with your phone, tablet, or mp3 player and take music with you wherever you go.

Rather connect your device directly? Use an auxiliary cord to connect via the Earjax® Echo’s AUX IN port.

Featuring a built-in microphone, the Echo doubles as a speakerphone to use in the house, office, or car.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Who better to describe the benefits of this awesome little speaker than the man who helped create it – Ben Kearney, Lead Designer at BodyGuardz:

“The best thing I can say about Earjax® Echo is that it just works. It is so simple and easy to use, and the sound is incredible. I love that I can throw it in my bag and take it with me anywhere, and the design of it is so unobtrusive that it blends in to any surroundings nicely.”

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Ben!

TOP FEATURES

  • Beautifully Simple – Easy-to-use and minimally-designed Bluetooth speaker
  • Stream Via Bluetooth – Pairs with your device in seconds
  • Built-In Speakerphone – Includes a microphone so the speaker can be used for conference calls

THE PROOF

“Compact enough to deliver your daily dose of music wherever you go, the Earjax® Echo takes audio design to the next level by putting the value back into usability.” – BusinessWire.com

PRODUCT SPECS

  • Connection: Bluetooth or AUX IN port
  • Speaker Output: 3 watt Mono
  • Battery Capacity: 550mAh
  • Battery Charge Time: 2 Hours
  • Playtime (Bluetooth): 3-5 Hours
  • Playtime (AUX IN): 8-10 Hours
  • Bluetooth Range: Up To 10 Meters

IN THE BOX

  • Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
  • Micro-fiber Bag
  • Charging Cable
  • Operating Instructions

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January 14, 2014

Doxie Go: Scan Documents Anywhere, Anytime for $149 (25% off)

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Go Paperless in 2014 with the Portable, Rechargeable Doxie Go – No Computer Required
Expires February 04, 2014 23:59 PST
Buy now and get 25% off

Please note: Sale price includes free shipping for customers in the United States (All 50 States). International customers please select the International “Ship To” option above the “Buy Now” button, thank you!

THE GOODS

Doxie – it’s never been easier to go paperless and organize simultaneously.

Doxie scans everything from bills and receipts to reports, drawings, recipes, notes, business cards, photos, and everything else – wherever you are, no computer required – just charge it up and turn it on.

And the best part? Doxie syncs to your Mac or PC and helps you organize scans, create searchable PDFs, and send to the cloud (Evernote or Dropbox) with a click. It’s the ultimate, simple way to go paperless.

WHY WE LOVE IT

Business owner? Stay-at-home mom? College student? Everyone needs a scanner these days, whether it’s for daily use or the occasional random legal document, Doxie couldn’t be quicker or easier to use.

If you made a New Years resolution to go paperless, Doxie will streamline the process, keep your documents organized, and keep you from going insane.

TOP FEATURES

  • Scan Anywhere – Doxie’s compact size, built-in battery and memory let you bring the scanner to the paper.
  • Fast – Scan full-color pages in just 8 seconds.
  • Built-in Battery + Memory – Scan up to 600 pages (2,400 photos) with built-in memory. For additional storage, simply insert an SD card or USB flash drive.
  • Sync to All Your Devices + the Cloud – Plug it in to your Mac or PC via USB and send to Dropbox, Acrobat, Evernote, Google Drive and more.
  • Doxie Software Included – Doxie 2.0 syncs scans, creates searchable PDFs, creates multi-page documents, and saves in the Cloud.
  • OCR + Searchable PDFs – Award-winning ABBYY® OCR technology recognizes the text in your documents, creating searchable PDFs. Search all your text, then copy and paste with ease.

THE PROOF

“The Doxie Go isn’t the only portable scanner on market, nor does it pretend to be… Unlike most portable scanners, which tend to be bulky and require an electrical outlet, the Doxie Go weighs just 14.2 oz… and it’s powered by a lithium-ion battery capable of 100 scans on a single charge. That might not seem like a lot, but when the bulk of the competition can’t function without a cord, trust us, it’s plenty impressive.” – Gizmodo

“Most Popular Document Scanner for Going Paperless: Doxie Go” – LifeHacker

IN THE BOX

  • Doxie® Go rechargeable paper scanner
  • Doxie companion software for Mac + PC
  • Quick Start Guide
  • USB sync/charge cable
  • Photo scanning sleeve
  • Calibration sheet
  • Cleaning tool

PRODUCT SPECS

  • Resolution: Up to 600 dpi
  • Speed: 8 seconds per page (300 dpi color); 5 seconds per photo (4×6”, 300 dpi color)
  • Page Size: From business card up to 8.5×15” (includes A4, U.S. letter and legal sizes)
  • Output Formats: PDF, JPEG, PNG; Color, black and white
  • OCR: Create searchable PDFs with integrated ABBYY® OCR technology
  • Controls: Multi-action power button; adjustable paper guide ensures straight scanning
  • Dimensions: 10.5″ x 1.7″ x 2.2″ (26.7 cm x 4.35 cm x 5.6 cm)
  • Weight: 14.2 oz (403g)
  • Connections: Connects via USB to sync and charge
  • Expansion: SD card slot; USB flash drive port
  • Power: Built-in lithium-ion battery (100 scans per charge, recharges in about 2 hours)

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

  • USB 2.0 port for syncing scans and charging
  • Mac: OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 or later; Intel processor
  • Windows PCs: Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8
  • iOS: Compatible wireless SD card or iPad Camera Connection Kit, sold separately

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