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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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Gourmia’s 8-Quart Cooker comes in at well under the Instant Pot prices: $50 (Reg. up to $100)

Best Buy is offering the Gourmia 8-Quart Pressure Cooker for $49.99 shipped. That’s $50 under the regular $100 price tag, $10 below our previous mention, and matching Black Friday pricing.  It is also the same price Best Buy is currently charging for the 6-Quart model. It features 13 cooking modes, auto/delay timer, a steam rack, 1,200 Watts of power and a safety lid-lock to keeps things tidy during transportation. Rated 4+ stars from hundreds. More details below.

The game room lighting you’ve been waiting for: Super Mario Block Lamp $17.50 (Reg. $25)

For today only, Target is offering the 14-inch Nintendo Super Mario Block Table Lamp for $17.50 shipped. Regularly $25, this is 30% off the going rate and the best price we can find. It goes for $35 at ThinkGeek. Perfect for Nintendo collectors or the game room, it features a Mario pull chain and a green, grass-like base. Rated 4+ stars. More details below.

Xbox One S/X Consoles up to $130 off: PUBG, NBA 2K19, Minecraft, Fallout 76, more

Microsoft unveiled its official holiday price drops last week with up to $50 off all console bundles. However, we have been seeing them for as much as $100+ off at Walmart and eBay lately. Today we have some solid offers available on PUBG, NBA 2K19, and other bundles for both the standard Xbox One S and the higher end Xbox One X. Head below for all of today’s best offers and over to this morning’s roundup for more.

Switch game deals from $20: Zelda Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, more

We saw some great Nintendo Switch game deals this morning, not to mention this amazing console offer at just $275 with a $35 gift card. But we have spotted even more game deals including the incredible Zelda Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, and even more starting from just $20 shipped. Either way, you should have already played all of these titles by now, but if you haven’t you can at least get them on sale today. Everything is down below.

You can get Nintendo Switch w/ a $35 gift card for just $275 shipped today ($335 value)

Newegg Flash is now offering Nintendo Switch consoles in grey for $275 shipped with a $35 Newegg gift card attached. (Red/blue is sold out.) Simply use code MPGM18 at checkout. It looks as though you will need to check out with Masterpass, but some users are able to get the code to work without. Regularly $300, this is about $30 in value better than the post Black Friday offers we saw and very close to the extremely limited doorbusters we tracked a couple weeks ago. More details below.

This giant Connect 4-like game is down at an Amazon all-time low: $70 (Reg. $90)

Remember Connect 4? Amazon is now offering a giant wooden version for just $69.99 shipped. Available in both wood grain or white, this is the 3-foot version and makes for a great party game. Regularly $90, it is a new Amazon all-time low and the best we can find. In fact, it has only gone on sale once before today. It includes a carry bag and 42 game discs. Rated 4+ stars. More details below.

Now’s your chance to grab a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller at Amazon: $55.50 shipped (Reg. $70)

Amazon is now offering the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller for $55.54 shipped. Matched at Walmart and currently on sale for $60 at Best Buy. That’s about $15 under the going rate and the best price we can find. While we did see some limited Black Friday and Cyber Monday offers for slightly less, this is about $4 under the best Amazon holiday price we tracked. Easily one of the best controllers for Switch, it features motion sensors, HD rumble, built-in amiibo functionality and includes a charging cable. Head below for more details.

We are getting some new DOOM levels for the original title soon. Co-creator John Romero has announced that a series of new stages and multiplayer are maps are coming at the top of the new year for one of the most influential titles in gaming history. Head below for all the details. expand full story

Pad & Quill now 20% off all iPhone cases: Bella Fino Wallet, Leather Traveller, much more

Pad & Quill has been launching some great sales this season, which is perfect for grabbing some of its gorgeous leather accessories at a discount whether it’s for gifts or not. The company makes some of the nicest leather iPhone cases out there and we’ve got another deal for you today. All of the Pad & Quill iPhone cases are now 10% off sitewide, but you can also use code FAMILY10 at checkout to knock an additional 10% off and receive free shipping. That includes all of the new iPhone XS/MAX/R cases as well as older models. Head below for more details.

Stock up on discounted Xbox Gift Card stocking stuffers: $100 for $88 + more from $20

Newegg is now offering $100 Xbox Gift Cards for $88 with free email delivery. That’s a straight 11% or so off your next purchase, a great gift for Xbox gamers and perfect in combination with the Microsoft holiday sales. Head over to this morning’s roundup for more gaming deals and down below for a long list of gift card deals still live including Yankee Candle, Best Buy, TGI Friday’s, Columbia and many more.

Go truly wireless w/ Jabra’s Elite 65t Headphones at holiday pricing: $120 or less (Reg. $170), more

Today only, as part of its 20 Days of Doorbusters, Best Buy is offering the Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbud Headphones in copper or titanium for $119.99 shipped. Otherwise, first time Google Express customers can knock an extra 20% off using code HOLIDAY18 right here. Even without the Google Express option, this ties our previous mention, matches the best advertised Black Friday price, and the lowest we can find. In fact, it’s about $5 less than Amazon’s refurbished price. Along with integrated controls for music playback and taking calls, they feature 3 sets of silicon EarGels, passive noise cancellation, and up to 5 hours of battery life with an additional 10 hours added using the included charging case. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 800 Best Buy’s customers. More details below.

In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals, we have notable price drops on Yomiwa – Japanese Dictionary, Planescape: Torment, iMPC Pro 2, Lost Portal CCG and more. You’ll find a complete list curated by hand down below: expand full story

AKAI’s iMPC Pro 2 music creation iPad app gets rare price drop, now just $13 (Reg. $25)

AKAI is one of the best names out there when it comes to beat making and today we have its iMPC Pro 2 iPad app on sale. The regularly-$25 music creation software is now available on the App Store for just $12.99. It was released in late 2017 and has only ever dropped this low once before today. This comes with loads of high quality sampler kits/sounds along with a host of FX, live sequencing capabilities, and much more. Rated 4+ stars from hundreds. More details below. 

In today’s best game deals, Amazon is now offering Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove on Nintendo Switch (Digital Code) for $19.99. Matched at Walmart. That’s $5 off the going rate and the best price we can find on the stellar action platformer. Head below for the rest of today’s best game deals, including BOGO 50% off 3DS games, Cave Story+, Mega Man 11 and more. 

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Celestron Reflector Telescope hits best-ever Amazon price at $118 + more from just $90

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon is offering some deep discounts on various Celetron telescope products and accessories. One of the more affordable options here is the Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ Reflector Telescope (31042) for $118.10 shipped. Regularly $170, this is the lowest we have tracked on Amazon and the best we can find. It goes for $170+ at Walmart and B&H. It features a StarPointer finderscope, quick release dovetail attachment, and a pre-assembled tripod with 1.25″ steel tube legs. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 75% off Amazon customers. More details below.

Alesis Recital Pro Digital Piano at $249 ($100 off) + more from $100 in today’s Gold Box

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon is offering up to 30% off select electronic/digital pianos. One standout is the Alesis Recital Pro Digital Piano with 88 Hammer Action Keys for $249 shipped. That’s $100 off the going rate, the lowest Amazon has offered it, and the best we can find. It is still $349 at B&H and Sweetwater. Along with 12 different built-in sounds, it comes with 3 months of online lessons, 88 full-sized hammer action keys, and a 1/4-inch stereo headphone output. Rated 4+ stars. Head below for more details and the rest of today’s digital piano deals.

Amazon takes 30% off Braun/Oral-B: Pro 7500 toothbrush $90, shavers from $15, more

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon is offering up to 30% off Braun and Oral-B products personal care products including electric toothbrushes, shavers,and more. Everything ships free and carries a 4+ star rating. One standout here is the Oral-B Pro 7500 SmartSeries Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush for $89.99 shipped. Regularly $150 or so, this is matching the lowest price we have tracked on Amazon, outside of a brief $80 deal way back in May, and the best we can find. It features 5 cleaning modes, an in-handle timer, and 3 replacement  brush heads. More details below.

December 7

Fingerlab’s DM1 Drum Machine for iPad now available for just $2 (Reg. $5) + more

Fingerlab’s DM1 Drum Machine for iPad is now down to $1.99. Regularly $5, this is matching our previous mention and the lowest price we have tracked since October 2017. We are also seeing it on iPhone for $1 along with the Mac version for $4.99, both of which are 50% off. While that’s matching our previous mention on Mac, we have seen the iPhone option go free and it sat at $1 for most of 2017.  It includes a 16/32 step sequencer, multi-FX/automation routing and much more. The three apps average out at about a 4+ star rating from around 2,000 users. More details below.

These 6-inch Moon Lamps w/ wooden stands are 20% off at Amazon, from $20 shipped

Magicfly (99% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon is offering its 5.9-inch USB Moon Lamp for $19.99 shipped. Simply apply coupon code YIQ3PMGN at checkout. Regularly $25, that’s a solid 20% off the going rate and the best price we can find. Along with the wooden stand, you can flip between the 3 color modes with a simple tap and it provides 8 hours of illumination on a single charge via the included USB cable. Rated 4+ stars from over 100 Amazon customers. More details below.

Mega Man Official Hardcover Art Book drops to $15.50 at Amazon (Reg. $25+), much more

Amazon is offering the Mega Man: Official Complete Works hardcover book for $15.68 shipped after you clip the 10% off on-page coupon. Originally up at $30 or so, it has sold for closer to $25 at Amazon for the last few months. This is a new all-time low. Perfect for Blue Bomber fans and other gamers on your list, this is almost 300 pages of Mega Man artwork spanning the entire 30-year history of the franchise. Rated 4+ stars. More details and loads more book deals down below.

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