Wellbots offers 9to5Toys readers the EcoFlow River Mobile Power Station for $499 shippedwhen promo code 9TO5CHARGEis applied during checkout. Originally $600, today’s deal is $100 off the regular going rate and the second best price that we’ve tracked. You can grab the upgraded bundle with a solar panel for $799 (Reg. $899) with the same code. This power source can be charged via a standard AC outlet, your car or a solar panel. With 500W of power, you’ll be able to send power via two USB-C ports, four USB-A ports, dual AC and DC, and more. It can provide up to 10 hours of runtime on a fridge, or charge a laptop nine times. Rated 4.2/5 stars.
Behind the Screens is a weekly 9to5Toys series that takes you through our writers’ setups, be it mobile, desktop, gaming or home theater. Next up is Jordan Kahn, 9to5Mac.
My desk setup is pretty simple and not the exactly the neatest, most cable-free one you’ll find (I won’t try to compete with the YouTubers on cable management), but what I lack there I tried to make up for with an insane and borderline ridiculous amount of screen real estate. Allow me to introduce my dual 38-inch widescreen monitor setup…
Based out of Toronto, Canada, Miix is a new modular shoe brand launching today with the first in its mix-and-match lineup of sneakers now available to preorder.
Think of it sort of like NIKEiD meets LEGO. At launch, Miix will have a selection of base options that users can customize with their choice of insole/midsole components, heels, tongues, heel patches, straps and laces in a variety of colors and styles. The company’s tagline is “one shoe. 7+ million possibilities.”
I’ve had some hands and feet-on time with the shoes for the last few weeks, read on for my full review….
Apple has launched its latest special edition Beats headphones today together with designer brand Balmain with new versions of its Powerbeats 3 Wireless Earphones and Beats Studio Wireless Over-Ear Headphones. The companies have also enlisted a celebrity endorsement from Kylie Jenner who appears in ads for the headphones on Apple’s product pages and elsewhere.
Nike announced today that it’s now using augmented reality features through its iOS app to make exclusive sneaker releases a more interactive experience. Using its Nike+ SNKRS app popular among those trying their luck at purchasing in-demand shoe releases, Nike is integrating AR features that will make some new sneakers only available to those that unlock them through viewing real-world items via their iPhone’s camera.
Following a deal with Sprint to acquire 33% of Jay-Z’s TIDAL streaming music service, today the companies announced that the first exclusive release as part of the partnership will be Jay-Z’s new album later this month. The release will be a big one, Jay-Z latest full-length album set for release at the end of this month. But it won’t exactly be a total Sprint exclusive like the company is making it seem…
Parallels just launched its Black Friday bundle and in it offers 7 Mac apps free when you upgrade or buy Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac starting at $49/$79. The apps regularly have a combined value of $509.
In addition to Parallels Desktop 12, the go-to virtual machine software for running Windows, Android and other operating systems on your Mac, you’ll get a few popular Mac apps for free including the 1Password password manager. If you’re a new MacBook Pro user specifically, 1Password is a must-have app to take advantage of the machine’s built-in Touch ID fingerprint sensor for passwords, and otherwise it’s a handy tool that all Mac users should have installed across machines.
You’ll also get a one year subscription for an Acronis Online backup account with 500GB for storage in the cloud and much more.
For a limited time Griffin is offering $20 off sitewide when you spend $100 or more, unlocking some of the best prices around on its brand new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus cases, iTrip Clip Bluetooth headphone adapter, charging docks and much more.
It’s iPhone 7 pre-order day and all the carriers are offering promotions that will let you get a discount on your new device.
The iPhone 7 usually starts at $649 for the entry-level 32GB 4.7-inch iPhone 7 models, but all major carriers including T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon are offering a free 32GB iPhone 7 with trade-in promo.
Sprint is also offering $100 off the 256GB model for online orders, effectively getting you the highest-capacity iPhone 7 model for the price of the 128GB model.
Macphun offers 76% off its popular Creative Kit featuring 6 standalone photo editing apps for Mac and plugins for Photoshop and Lightroom. Normally priced at $340, 9to5Toys readers can get the complete Creative Kit this weekend only for just $79.
One of Apple’s most beloved features of its MacBooks is its proprietary magnetic charging cable known as MagSafe. That, however, was removed on the 2015 and 2016 12-inch MacBook models in place of a single USB-C port. The good news is you can add back a magnetic charging connector by using Griffin’s BreakSafe cable adapter for USB-C, currently on sale (review). Today the product goes to its lowest price yet, with a 50% discount on the usual retail price bringing it down to just $20 shipped.
If you’ve been holding out for a new standalone desktop display from Apple, you’re either going to take news of the Thunderbolt Display being discontinued as a sign of good things to come, or as a cue to finally purchase a new 4K or 5K display from someone else. For most, especially considering Apple itself is recommending you purchase a third-party display, the latter option is going to be the more likely.
While Apple didn’t recommend any specific third-party alternatives during its discontinuation announcement of the Thunderbolt display last week, we’ve done the work for you and put together our top picks for the best 4K & 5K displays for Mac available to buy right now.
When I reviewed SanDisk’s new Lightning to USB flash drive for iPhone back in April, I noted it was one of the best yet. Today the company is launching a new product that essentially offers the same functionality— extra storage for files that you can access from a companion iOS app— but in the form factor of a sleek iPhone 6/6s case.
Waves is a heavyweight in the digital audio world with its audio plugins for recording, mixing and live sound being a staple among many pros. The company’s latest venture, however, is more of a consumer experience aimed at listening rather than creating music with a new desktop and mobile app that wants to bring 3D audio to any headphones using head tracking.
A startup called Pearl Automations is today launching preorders for a new accessory that adds a rearview backup camera to just about any car using an iPhone or other smartphone as a monitor. The company is notably made up of a large group of ex-Apple engineers and the accessory is just the first in a line of products it plans that will add various smartphone connectivity features to vehicles.
Despite having our iPhone in our pockets and an Apple Watch on our wrists, my custom desk clock made with vintage Soviet Union-era Nixie tubes still gets a ton of attention. Anyone that sees it in person is immediately drawn to it, likely because there’s something about the vintage, steampunk-esque look that you’ll never get from the cold modern industrial design of your smartphone or smartwatch. It’s the coolest desk clock you can buy, but you can debate that in the comments if you dare. I get dozens of inquiries about the clock each week because it’s pictured in the photo of my desk used in our weekly Top Stories post on 9to5Mac. Here’s how to get one…
Starting today, HTC’s Vive VR headset is available to purchase direct from HTC at vive.com in at least 24 countries with the device expected to ship to customers in the next 2-3 days. And it’s also being made available to preorder at select retail partners including Microsoft Stores, GameStop and Micro Center with those orders expected to arrive beginning sometime this week.
As someone that often carries around a portable battery or two when on-the-go for extended periods of time (because I don’t particularly like the added bulk of using a battery case), this new MagicMount product from Scosche looks very interesting.
A super slim magnetic pad goes on your phone, and the battery pack then magnetically attaches to it when needed and connects to your iPhone over a built-in Lightning connector or micro-USB for Android. That gives you the benefits of a battery case by having the portable battery attached to the device, but also allows you to easily remove it once you’ve added enough juice to your device.
Best Buy is offering the 16GB iPhone 6s on Sprint for just $1 this week, a $199 savings on the device’s normal price on the usual two-year carrier contract. If you don’t feel like signing up for the Sprint contract, however, you can opt for a Sprint monthly installment plan (which doesn’t require the two-year…
TarDisk is offering 15% off exclusively to 9to5Toys readers today on itsTarDisk Pear solid-state expansion drive product for MacBook. This isn’t an SD card, instead it uses TarDisk’s software to create a fusion drive with your internal storage, meaning it will act as a permanent storage upgrade instead of like an SD card or thumb drive (full review).
With the 15% off, you can take $59.85 off the regular $399 price of the 256GB model, or $22.35 off the $149 regular price for the 128GB model.
AT&T has a new promo starting today that will let you get a free 48” Samsung Smart TV with the purchase of the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. The only catch is that you need to have both AT&T Next service for the phone and DirecT or U-Verse service and at least one of those accounts must be new.
If you’re planning on picking up an iPhone SE or an iPad Pro 9.7-inch, here’s a look at Best Buy’s launch promos. Deals include a $50 gift card with the iPhone SE, $300 off the LTE iPad Pro on Verizon, or $350 off both devices with activation on Verizon, as well as the usual trade-in offers. Here’s the rundown:
Pad & Quill’s Luxury Pocket Stand for Apple Watch made from American Cherry gets discounted to its lowest price yet: $64 shipped with code “LPS20”. That’s compared to its regular price of $79.95 direct from the company, on Amazon and elsewhere.
The product, like all of Pad & Quill’s accessories for Apple devices, is handmade in Minneapolis, comes with a 2 year warranty, and in the case of the Luxury Stand for Apple Watch, made entirely out of a single piece of American Cherry hardwood.
Starting today, Parallels is offering a new bundle for a limited time that will let you get 81% off 7 great Mac apps with the purchase or upgrade of Parallels Desktop for Mac ($50-$79).
That means if you either purchase Parallels Desktop for $79.99, or upgrade to the latest version for $49.99, you’ll get the following 7 apps free: 1Password, CleanMyMac, Kaspersky for Mac, PDF Expert, PDF Office for iPad & Parallels Access.
TomTom used to have a handful of paid apps, each specific to a region. The app covering just the U.S., for example, was $45. But today it’s making its premium navigation services free for iPhone users everywhere for the first 50 miles or 75km of use. The new freemium model comes as the company consolidates its TomTom apps for each region under a new, redesigned app simply called TomTom Go Mobile.
We reviewed LD West’s gun holster-style iPhone case and wallet combo back in 2014 when it first launched. Today we have an exclusive $20 off all currently available models on the company’s website. That means deal prices start at $109, down from the usual $129 regular price.
Head to LD West’s site and use promo code 95toys20 at checkout for $20 off. Get free shipping to Canada and US on orders over $99 with code 95ship.
9to5Toys has teamed up with GameAgent to offer our readers an exclusive 55% off deal on the popular Civilization: Beyond Earth Collection for Mac (Steam code). That brings the price down to just $27 (Reg. $59.99). This collection of content will run you over $80 on the Mac App Store and $60+ on Steam. This is $3 below our previous mention on Beyond Earth with the RT add-on.
For LLC/small business owners, the end of the calendar year means you only have a week to purchase office supplies and other work expenses that can be written-off on your next tax return. From Wikipedia:
In income tax calculation, a write-off is the itemized deduction of an item’s value from a person’s taxable income. Thus, if a person in the United States has a taxable income of $50,000 per year, a $100 telephone for business use would lower the taxable income to $49,900. If that person is in a 25% tax bracket, the tax due would be lowered by $25. Thus the net cost of the telephone is $75 instead of $100.
That’s why we’re officially inventing Write-Off Weekat 9to5Toys, one place to find the best deals on tech, office supplies, travel gear, and everything else you’ll need to keep your small – large business running over the next year.
If you’ve been considering new office chairs or desks, need to stock up on supplies, or perhaps want to deck out the office with the latest automation tech for the new year, we’ll be tracking the best products at the best prices until New Years Eve. Below we kick things off with a few picks to get you started…
As it does every year, Apple has officially kicked off its iTunes Boxing Week sale with discounts on select albums for this week only. The sale, which both UK and Canadian users will find under a special section in the iTunes store on both iOS and Mac, will likely remain available through the end of the week.…
Discounts on men’s luxury and Swiss watches are few and far between, especially if you buy direct from the company or through an authorized dealer. But Black Friday and Cyber Monday is one time of year when you can find some pretty deep discounts on pieces through Amazon from notable watchmakers that sell there, like TAG Heuer, Panerai, Breitling, Chopard, Baume & Mercier, Cartier, Omega, and many more.
It is important to note, Amazon is an official dealer of these pieces and offers a complete manufacturer’s warranty with each purchase. Details can be found below the price on each listing.
Head below for our roundup of the best of the best discounts on luxury watches this weekend including a wide mix of popular models and various styles from some of the best watchmakers around:
Update (11/18 12:00pm): The new Nest Cam 3-pack is now available at Amazon. Nest Cam, the smart security camera that Google acquired and rebranded under its Nest company after acquiring Dropcam last year, is one of the best of these new breed of Wi-Fi connected, smartphone-controlled home security products. Today Nest is making decking out…
Incase has a unique offer starting today with a grab bag/box of products for close to half off their retail price. That’s $320 worth of gear for just $149. The catch? You won’t know exactly what you’re getting until it arrives, but the company is at least giving you an idea of what’s included…
Makers of the popular Camera+ app, a $3 third-party photography app for iPhone with around 14 million users, today launched its first free version in an attempt to attract even more users to the platform. Dubbed simply “Camera+ Free,” the app’s creator gave us the rundown on the free experience, noting that it offers the same…
Microsoft’s new Universal Foldable Keyboard, first unveiled earlier this year, is now available to purchase online and through Microsoft stores. The super portable Bluetooth keyboard folds in half when not in use and allows users to connect to two mobile devices at once including Android, iPhones, iPads, and Windows devices.