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Justin Kahn


Justin is a senior deal Jedi over at 9to5Toys where he heads up our game/app coverage and more. He also covers all things music for 9to5Mac, including the weekly Logic Pros series exploring music production on Mac and iOS devices. Justin is an audio engineer/producer with over 10 years experience.

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Nintendo is known for a lot of things — timeless games, iconic characters, awesome hardware — but discounts is not one of them. As we briefly mentioned on our Best of Black Friday 2017 gaming edition round-up, Nintendo typically celebrates this time of year with a special hardware release. In fact, this year we saw a pair of them by way of the Link Green Edition 2DS and the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Explorer’s Edition. But, one thing every Nintendo Switch owner needs is great deals on games and Black Friday 2017 is about to deliver… expand full story

On the verge of Thanksgiving week, we have now brought you all of the best Black Friday 2017 highlights across every product category from AppleAmazon and Google devices to smart home gearHDTVs and all the best gaming deals. Our top 10 best Black Friday 2017 deals are right here and now it’s time to take a quick run down of the most notable headphone discounts… expand full story

Meural Canvas digital HD picture frame for iOS now $110 off for 9to5 readers, more

Once again we are teaming up with the folks at Wellbots to offer 9to5 readers an exclusive deal for Black Friday 2017. Back in the summer we first heard about the $600 Meural Digital Canvas digital picture frame, and today we have the very best price on it yet.

Amazon offers $25 off $100 DEWALT purchases: Bluetooth Speaker $174, more

Amazon is now offering an extra $25 off purchases of $100 or more on select DEWALT tools, accessories and more. As usual, everything in the sale ships free for Prime members or in orders over $25. This promotion is set to run from now through December 24th.

Grab a $100 Toys R Us Gift Card for just $85 to get even deeper deals during Black Friday

We caught some very notable iTunes gift card deals this morning and now it’s time for some Toys R Us money. There’s nothing like free store credit during the Black Friday holiday season as it might be one of the only ways to get even deeper deals at this time of year. 

Sony PS4 Wireless Controllers drop to Black Friday pricing at Amazon: $39 shipped

Amazon is now offering the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 in black or camo for $39 shipped. That’s $21 below the $60 MSRP, $1 below most of the Black Friday 2017 ad prices and the best currently available. GameStop does have these listed at $38 in its Black Friday flyer but there’s no telling how much stock will be available at that price.

The Microsoft Store launched its Black Friday 2017 ad earlier this week with a number of notable deals on Xbox games and one of the best Xbox One S 500GB bundles we have seen yet. In fact, we have already broken down the best-of-the-best Black Friday 2017 gaming deals right here. Today, the company not only announced plans for its digital Black Friday game sale, but it is also already live for Xbox Gold members. After Sony announced plans to drop the price on its current gen hardware along with wide ranging sales across PSN, it was only a mater of time before MS followed suit. expand full story

One of the best table tennis games on iOS is now just $1 (Reg. $3)

Table Tennis Touch is now down to just $1 on the App Store. Regularly $3 or so, this is matching the best price we have tracked. Rated 4+ stars from over 1,750 gamers.

In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals we have another solid list of discounted titles including Cradle of Egypt, Table Tennis Touch, Doom and Destiny and more. You’ll find a complete list of today’s absolute best apps curated by hand down below:

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(Update 11/17 4:00pm): Walmart is now offering the Xbox One S Halo Bundle with Battlefront II and Choice of Bonus Game for $249 shipped ($360+ value)

In today’s best console game deals, Newegg is offering the Xbox One S 500GB Forza Horizon 3 Console Bundle with free copies of Star Wars Battlefront II and The Evil Within 2 for $265.99 shipped. Simply use code EMCBBBH44 at checkout. Considering we are yet to see any large bundle offers like this for Black Friday outside of the now dead Walmart offer for slightly less, this is clearly a great deal you don’t have to wait in line for. Even the advertised $190 Xbox One is not quite as good a value as this offer. Star Wars Battlefront II released today. 

The rest of the most notable deals are listed below:

Be sure to head over to our Xbox One X Project Scorpio Unboxing: First impressions w/ Microsoft’s new 4K console [Video]. Sony has announced its Black Friday 2017 PlayStation 4 & VR price drops and here is the Toys R Us Black Friday 2017 ad: PS4/Xbox, LEGO, Nerf, Fisher Price, more.

Down below you’ll find more console game deals and new products. Your daily iOS/Mac app sales are on the way!

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Stanley’s Classic 16-oz Travel Press Mug drops to Amazon low at under $20

Amazon is offering the 16-oz Stanley Classic Vacuum Travel Press Mug for $19.57 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Matched at Walmart. That’s $15 under the original price tag, $3 to $5 below the next best prices and the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for. Rated 4+ stars from over 160 Amazon customers.

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Stop struggling w/ the Joy-Con, Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller is only $59 today

ProElectronics via Rakuten is offering the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $59 shipped using code GIVE10 during checkout. Regularly $70 at Amazon and elsewhere, this is matching our previous mention and the best price we can find. Anyone struggling with those tiny Joy-Con on proper 3D games will certainly want to give the Pro Controller a run. It carries a 4+ star rating from hundreds on Amazon.

Sonny RPG on iOS is now free for the first time on the App Store (Reg. $1+)

The Sonny RPG and its “rampaging mutant zombies” are now available for free. Regularly between $1 and $3, this is the very first time we have seen the turn-based RPG go for nothing on the App Store. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 400 gamers. 

Our Best of Black Friday 2017 breakdowns are the best way to ensure you don’t miss out on the actual best deals. There are thousands of discounts being thrown at us by the second, and while many of them truly are fantastic, that’s not always the case. Fortunately for you, you’re in the right place. Whether its Apple, Amazon and Google devices or smart home gear, kitchenware and HDTVs, we have you covered across every product category. The Toys R Us and GameStop flyers have finally surfaced, and we have now had a chance to scour through all of this year’s Black Friday 2017 ads to round-up the best-of-the-best in the world of gaming.

Head below for all the best Black Friday 2017 deals on Xbox One S, PlayStation 4, controllers, games and more… expand full story

Syncwire exclusive 30% off: Lightning cables, chargers + more from $5.50 Prime shipped

We have teamed up with folks over at Syncwire to offer 9to5 readers some exclusive deals on its highly-rated smartphone accessories. Starting from $5.50 with Prime shipping, we have some solid deals on Lightning, USB-C and MicroUSB cables along with some wall chargers. Simply use code 9TO5TOY9 during checkout to redeem the special prices.

Finally, GameStop’s Black Friday 2017 ad has leaked. And it does not disappoint. After seeing what Walmart, Amazon and Best Buy (among many others) will have to offer later next week, GameStop looks to be taking on the biggest retailers this year with some of the best console and game deals yet. expand full story

expiredBlack Friday Magazines: 4-yrs Motor Trend $10 & 2-yrs Men’s Health $8 (lowest prices of year)

Today’s DiscountMags early Black Friday deal is Motor Trend magazine. You can grab 4-years for just $9.99 shipped with digital access included using code 9TO5TOYS during checkout. Anyone who follows our regular exclusive magazine deals will know this is one amazing price. At best, this thing drops to $12 for 4-years throughout the year. If you’re interested in this one, grab it now. This is essentially 4-years of Motor Trend for the same price Amazon charges for just one-year.

Parrot Bebop 2 Power FPV Pack bundle available from $529 shipped (Orig. $600)

Wellbots is offering 9to5 readers an exclusive deal on the Parrot Bebop 2 drone. While we are expecting to see the Parrot Bebop 2 drop down to $399.99 during Best Buy’s Black Friday 2017 sale, Wellbots has a solid deal for us on the Power Pack FPV bundle.

Mac App Store Sale from $5: Tomb Raider, LEGO Star Wars, XCOM, COD, more

Today we are seeing nice batch of discounted games on the Mac App Store. One standout is Tomb Raider for $9.99. Regularly $30, this is within $1 of the lowest we have tracked and matching the best we have seen this year. Rated 4+ stars from hundreds.

In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals we have another solid list of discounted titles including LEGO Star Wars SagaTomb Raider, iColorama S, XCOM Enemy Unknown, Tower of Fortune 2 and more. You’ll find a complete list of today’s absolute best apps curated by hand down below:

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