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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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In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals, we have some notable price drops including Sea of Squares, Bedtime Stories & Massage, Stardash, Aquavias, Taskmator – TaskPaper Client, and many more. You’ll find a complete list curated by hand down below:

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In today’s best game deals, Amazon is now offering the Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 for $19.95 on Xbox One and PS4. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. And we are also now seeing the Switch version on sale at Best Buy for $24.99. Regularly up to $30, these are the best prices available on all three. The eShop charges $20 each for Collection 1 and 2 individually. It includes Mega Man X through Mega Man X8, a challenge mode (battling against 2 bosses at once), artwork, and much more. Head below for the rest of today’s deals including another price drop on Borderlands 3, WWE 2K19, LEGO DC Super-Villains, Batman The Telltale Series, Super Mario Maker 2 and more. 

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Estalon’s MacBook-ready cowhide leather Messenger Bag is now $23 (Reg. $54+)

Woot is now offering the Estalon Leather Messenger Bag in black for $22.99. Shipping is free for Prime members, but you’ll get hit with a $6 delivery fee otherwise. Regularly up to $70 at Amazon, it has sold for more like $54 or so for last few months. Today’s offer is matching our previous mention, $17 under the Amazon all-time low and the best we can find. This full-grain cowhide leather messenger bag sports a padded 13-inch MacBook pocket as well as bottom-mounted foam padding to protect your gear against drops and hard surfaces. It also houses two larger pockets, a zippered compartment for your wallet as well as RFID protection and a pen holder. Rated 4+ stars from over 400 Amazon customers. More details below.

Fender’s SE Lunchbox Tin with guitar accessories drops to $10 (Reg. $23+)

Guitar Center is offering the Fender Special Edition Tin with Accessories for $9.99. Shipping will run you an extra $5 but you can opt for in-store pickup to avoid it completely. Regularly $23 at Guitar Center, this particular set goes for $30 via Amazon third-party sellers and is currently on sale for $14 at Musician’s Friend. Even with the shipping fee it is a notable deal. It includes 4-ounces of Fender guitar polish, a cloth, a package of picks and a string winder housed inside the Fender tin case. Rated 4+ stars. More details below.

The Chemical Guys Miracle Microfiber Towel is yours for $4 (nearly 60% off)

Amazon is now offering the Chemical Guys Miracle Dryer Premium Microfiber Towel (MIC_721) for $4.17 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Opt for Subscribe & Save to get the lowest possible price. Regularly $10, today’s deal is nearly 60% off, about $1 below the previous deal price and the best we can find. This particular microfiber towel is going for $8.50 at Walmart right now, for comparison. The 25 by 36-inch towel leaves your vehicle (or really anything) scratch, lint and swirl-free due to its “super soft” plush microfiber. It has silk banded edges and is 100% machine washable. It also carries a 4+ star rating from over 3,100 Amazon customers. Head below for more details.

The amazing Things 3 hits all-time low on iOS/Mac from $7 (Reg. up to $50)

Things 3 is one of the best task apps anywhere. It is among the top ranked productivity apps on the App Store and has just recently been updated for iOS 13 and iPadOS. Along with new additions such as Dark Mode, a series of new gestures and Siri shortcuts, we are now seeing some very rare deals on all versions of Things 3. That includes the iPhone/Watch version at $6.99, the iPad variant for $13.99 and the desktop Mac version for $34.99. Regularly $10, $20 and $50 respectively, all three of them are now at the best price we have ever tracked. From taking notes, to organizing tasks and customizing your mobile workflow, Things 3 has everything you need to take your office on the road. They combine for a 4+ star rating from well over 20,000 users. Head below for more details on the 2017 Apple Design Award winner.

Make a deep fried turkey this year with a $25 Masterbuilt Fryer (Reg. $90)

Bed Bath and Beyond is offering the Masterbuilt Butterball Indoor 14-lb. Analog Electric Fryer in Stainless Steel for $24.95 with free shipping in orders over $39. While there is no available in-store pickup here, with such a deep price drop it is worth a look anyway. This particular model sells for $90 at Amazon where it hasn’t dropped below $50 in years. If you’re looking for that deep fried turkey flavor this year, Masterbuilt has you covered. It can cook 14-pounds worth of turkey and features analog temperature control, an easy-clean oil drain valve, and a chrome-wire cooking basket. Rated 4+ stars from over 140 Amazon customers. More details below.

Rock-bottom pricing on Road & Track Magazine: 4-yrs. for $12 (Reg. $50+)

DiscountMags is now offering 4-years of Road & Track Magazine for $12 with free delivery. Choose the 4-year subscription on the listing page and then use code 9TO5TOYS during checkout. This one sells for $15 per year direct (or two years for $25), and Amazon charges $10 or more per year. Today’s offer is matching our previous exclusive pricing and is the best price out there right now. This is great way to jump in for the first time or to extend an existing sub at a discount. More details below.

expiredCarve the turkey like a pro: Chefman Electric Knife for $20 (Reg. up to $60)

Amazon is offering the Chefman Electric Knife for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Matched via Best Buy’s Deals of the Day. Regularly up to $60 at both Best Buy and Amazon, today’s deal is within $0.50 of the all-time low and the best we can find. It is also matching our previous mention and just in time for turkey carving season. Not only will it make short work of all your delicious meats, but also fruit, bread and larger veggies. It includes a carving fork and a storage case alongside the rubberized handle and 1-year warranty. Rated 3.9/5 stars from hundreds at Amazon, More details below.

Get a deal on your Halloween purchases at Lowe’s: $100 gift card for $90

Newegg is now offering $100 Lowe’s Gift Cards for $90 with free digital delivery. Newegg will usually have these cards in your hands within “minutes or, at most, within 48 hours.” This card will provide up to 10% off your next purchase at Lowe’s either in-store or online. As usual, this is great way to score a nice discount on your next DIY project or the tools you’ll need to do it. If the last time this deal was live is any indication, you’ll want to jump on this now before it goes out of stock. And be sure to keep an eye on our Lowe’s Guide for already marked down items. More details below.

While it still feels like we are on the wrong side of Halloween to start talking about Nintendo Christmas sweaters, the iconic brand’s official collection is here. Ugly holiday sweaters take the internet by storm every year as we approach the holidays, and it looks like Nintendo wants to make sure it gets in on the action early. Today, the company is unveiling three conventional designs that are already available. Head below for a closer look. expand full story

expiredToday’s Best iOS & Mac App Deals: Machinarium, Sentinels of the Multiverse, more

In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals, we have some notable price drops including Get ‘Em, Sentinels of the Multiverse, Machinarium, Be Focused Pro – Focus Timer, Toppl, and many more. You’ll find a complete list curated by hand down below:

expiredToday’s Best Game Deals: SEGA Genesis Classics $15, Madden NFL 20 $30, more

In today’s best game deals, Amazon is now offering the SEGA Genesis Classics collection for $14.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly $30, it is currently marked down to $20 and will drop an additional $5 in the cart. Including over 50 games, this is the easiest way to bring those classic Genesis titles to your PS4 from “Sonic and Streets of Rage 2 to deep RPGs like the Phantasy Star series; arcade action, shooters, puzzlers, old favorites and hidden gems.” Down below you’ll find a massive list of notable price drops including Borderlands 3, Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Wolfenstein II New Colossus, Devil May Cry 5, Shadow of the Colossus and more. 

expiredGourmia’s 6-Quart Smart Pot + 13 cooking functions at $50 (Reg. up to $150)

Today only, the official Best Buy eBay store has the Gourmia 6-Quart Smart Pot Multi Cooker with Auto Release for $49.99 shipped. Matched via its Deals of the Day. Regularly up to $200 directly from Best Buy, this model sells for around $150 from Amazon third-party sellers at the moment, although we have seen it go for closer to $80. Today’s deal is matching our previous mention and is the best we can find. This model has significantly more features and an auto release function by comparison to the basic Gourmia 6-quart cooker, not to mention a nicer look. It packs 1,000 watts of power, a 6-quart capacity, LCD display and 13 preset cooking functions. Rated 4+ stars. More details below.

Nintendo’s New 2DS XL + $25 eBay Gift Card for $100 (Refurb, Orig. $150+)

The official Nintendo eBay store is offering the New Nintendo 2DS XL (Black and Turquoise) in manufacturer refurbished condition with a $25 eBay credit for $99.99 shipped. This particular model with one game is listed at $150 from Nintendo, but can fetch even more at Amazon. Today’s deal is $55 or more in savings and the best we can find. The New 2DS XL brings you access to Nintendo’s massive lineup of 3DS games, NFC amiibo functionality and that added camera control C-stick. Includes a 1-year warranty. The eBay coupon will be sent to you on October 28th and must be used by November 4th. More details below.

October 14

The top-ranked Notability productivity app gets rare price drop: $9 (Reg. $12)

Notability is among the top 3 ranked productivity apps on the App Store. So it shouldn’t be surprising that it carries a 4+ star rating from over 33,000 users. It also shouldn’t be surprising that it rarely goes on sale. However, today is one of those rare days. The regularly $12 app is now available for $8.99 on the App Store. From sharing documents to working with “text, photos, GIFs, web pages, and more,” Notability has all of your mobile productivity tasks covered. It was just recently updated for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 as well as for Dark Mode and more. All the details are down below.

Wahl Pro Men’s Haircut Kit with finishing trimmer now $24.50 (Reg. $35)

Target is now offering the Wahl Deluxe Chrome Pro Complete Men’s Haircut Kit for $24.49. Shipping is free in orders over $35 or with a REDcard which will also knock an additional 5% off. Regularly $35, this Target exclusive set is now $10.50 off the going rate and is at the best price we can find. Very similar sets go for $35 at Walmart and Amazon. This kit provides everything you need at home including a detail trimmer, 11 guide combs, styling comb, barber comb, scissors, 2 hairclips, blade oil, cleaning brush, soft zipper case, and more. The multi-cut clippers feature a “heavy duty” motor, self-sharpening blades, and an adjustable taper lever. Rated 4+ stars. More details below.

You’re supposed to cheat in this version of Monopoly, now $8 (Reg. $20)

Amazon has the Hasbro Monopoly Cheaters Edition Board Game for $8.06 after you clip the $2 on-page coupon. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly up to $20, this one sells for between $12 and $16 these days at Amazon. Today’s offer is one of the best prices we have tracked. This is essentially the classic board game you remember, but with a few interesting twists. Players are encourage to “bend or break the rules to win,” but if they get caught, there’s a plastic handcuff that chains them to the jail space. If you’re looking to spice up game night or the usual Monopoly formula, this is a great place to start. Rated 4+ stars from hundreds. More details below.

A leaked Fortnite Chapter 2 trailer has hit the internet. After season one wrapped up on Sunday, players were left with a mysterious black hole on their screens. This was meant to sort of leave fans clamoring for details on the next phase of the game’s Battle Pass and that it very much did. While gamers were working their way through deciphering the the mysterious galactic imagery and the like, the trailer for Chapter 2, Season 1 has seemingly surfaced early. All the details are down below. expand full story

Grab an extra Sony DualShock 4 controller today from $35 shipped (Reg. $45+)

Trusted gaming dealer AntOnline via eBay Daily Deals is now offering the Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller in Jet Black for $34.99 shipped. Regularly $60, it sells for closer to $45 at Best Buy and Amazon these days. Today’s deal is the lowest price we can find and among the best we have tracked this year. This is the current generation PS4 controller with dual analog sticks, the multi-touch pad, a built-in speaker, and a headset jack. More deals and details below.

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