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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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GameStop Black Friday 2018 is surely going to be an exciting one for gamers. It certainly has its hands full keeping up with Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy, but if last year is any indication it won’t be a problem. While many of its deals hit on Thanksgiving Day, you’ll want read on to make sure you don’t miss its potentially early price drops, gift card promos and more. expand full story

Digital PS4/Xbox One deals from $4: Final Fantasy, Fallout 4, Overcooked, more

This morning we got some fantastic deals from Amazon on NBA 2K19, Mega Man Legacy and much more. But now both Microsoft and Sony have kicked-off notable sales via their respective digital marketplaces. In both cases you’ll need an Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus membership in order to get the best possible prices, but these deals are pretty solid even without one. Some highlights include the Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, Fallout 4, Overcooked! 2, Titanfall 2 and many more from $4. Head below for all of our top picks.

Super Hydorah iOS sci-fi shoot ’em up hits all-time low at $2 (Reg. $7)

Super Hydorah is one of the better sci-fi shoot ’em ups on the App Store alongside classics like R-TYPE. Regularly $7, we have seen it go on sale a couple times but never as low as today’s offer. You can now download Super Hydorah for just $1.99. That’s $3 under our previous mention and the lowest price we have ever tracked. Completely void of annoying IAPs, this one features 2 difficulty modes, non-linear level progression/design, multiple endings and all the usual fire power you would expect from a side-scrolling space shooter. It carries a 4+ star rating from over 300 gamers. Head below for more details and some gameplay footage.

Noz2Noz’s Foldable Soft-Krater carries your furry friend in style: $42 (Amazon low)

Amazon is now offering the 26-inch Noz2Noz Soft-Krater Indoor and Outdoor Crate for Pets for $42.22 shipped. Regularly between $56 and $78 throughout 2018, this is a new Amazon all-time low for this model and the best price we can find. For comparison, Amazon is charging $65 for the smaller 21-inch model right now. This one is suitable for pets up to 30-pounds and features a steel fold-up frame for easy storage. It carries a 3.9/5 star rating from over 2,500 Amazon customers. More details below.

Zelda Creating a Champion SE Book + cloth map at $60 (Pre-order, Reg. $100)

Amazon is offering pre-orders on the Zelda Creating a Champion Hero’s Edition hardcover book at $59.99 shipped. Regularly $100, this is matching our previous mention as the lowest we have seen it drop to. But remember, you will pay the lowest price between the time of pre-ordering and the release date (November 20th in this case) on most gaming book pre-orders at Amazon. This special edition includes a cloth map of Hyrule, art prints, a glass replica spirit orb and much more. Reviews are thin here, but just about all of these Nintendo-focused books receive solid reviews. More details below.

Stock up on gift cards at up to 20% off: Lowe’s, PSN, Krispy Kreme, many more

We are back again today with a solid list of discounted gift cards to get you ready for the big deal season. Yesterday’s deals are still live including up to 20% off Xbox, Krispy Kreme, Burger King and more, but we have even more options for you today. You’ll find up to 20% off Lowe’s, the PlayStation Store, Spotify and much more starting from $20. The deals come courtesy of Newegg and the official PayPal eBay store with free email delivery. Otherwise, trusted dealer SVM Giftcards will ship them to your front door for free via eBay. Head below for all of today’s deals.

Anchor Pro Under-Desk Headphone Mount hits all-time low: $13 Prime shipped (20% off)

The Elevation Lab Anchor under-desk headphone mount is one of our favorite options on the market. While rare, we do feature deals on it whenever we can and it easily made our best headphone stand/mounts roundup. Recently, the company released a newer updated version known as the Anchor Pro. It is a bit more robust to accomodate larger headsets and includes a built-in velcro cord management system. You’ll get the usual 3M adhesive but it also comes with optional screws if you need some extra support. Head below for the first notable discount on one of the best headphones mounts out there.

Step up to the plate in R.B.I. Baseball 18 for iOS at $5 (Matching all-time low)

R.B.I. Baseball 18 for iOS has garnered a 4+ star rating all-time from over 4,000 gamers since it hit the App store back in March. And now, the regularly $7 game can now be yours for just $4.99. That’s matching both our previous mention and the lowest we have ever tracked. It might not be quite as realistic as something like The Show on console, but it does feature over 100 historic players, 30 MLB ballparks and roster updates right on your iPhone/iPad. Head below for more details.

In today’s best iOS and Mac app/game deals, we have notable price drops on R.B.I. Baseball 18, KORG Module, Super Hydorah, Tempest: Pirate Action RPG, Be Focused Pro, Twitterrific 5 and more. You’ll find a complete list curated by hand down below: expand full story

Twitterrific 5 hits lowest price ever on the Mac App Store, now $4 (Reg. $8+)

Twitterrific 5 for Mac is now on sale at $3.99. Regularly up to $20 ($8 for most of 2018), the Twitter client is now at the lowest price we have tracked directly on the Mac App Store. Developer Iconfactory recently updated the app with loads of enhancements and bug fixes just last month. Alongside Tweetbot 2 for Mac which is $10 and has never dropped this low, Twitterrific 5 is one of our favorite Twitter clients out there. Rated 3.8/5 stars all-time. More details below.

In today’s best game deals, Amazon is now offering NBA 2K19 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch from $39.88 shipped. That’s $20 off the going rate and matching the Amazon all-time low. However, Best Buy is matching as part of its Deals of the Day, meaning GCU members can grab it for $32 or so. You’ll also find the 20th Anniversary Edition with loads of extra content for $60, down from the usual $100. You can check out our NBA 2K19 Review right here.

More game/console deals:

ICYMI: Nintendo debuts custom Diablo III Switch console for lovers of the dungeon crawler.

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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Recording on Android, especially music production related tasks, has never been quite as deep and supported as Apple’s mobile platform. However, there are a fair share of great Android audio interfaces out there along with a series of dedicated companion apps on the software side of things. Companies like IK Multimedia already have a slew of multi-platform solutions out there, but today we are turning towards the new Android Spire Studio system. expand full story

Switch to French Press w/ Caribou Coffee’s 5-cup coffee maker at $10 (Reg. $30)

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best buy is offering the Caribou Coffee 5-Cup French Press for $9.99. Shipping is free in orders over $35, otherwise opt for in-store pickup to avoid the delivery fees. Regularly $30 at Best Buy and around $25+ from Amazon third-party sellers, this is the best price we can find and matching our previous mention. It features a hand-blown, temperature-resistant glass construction and is completely dishwasher-friendly. This model ships with a stainless steel measuring scoop and a natural bamboo trivet. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 140 Best Buy customers. More details below.


Make your smoothies organic w/ Orgain Protein Powder: 2-lbs. for $16.50 (Reg. $25)

Amazon is offering 2.03-lbs. of Orgain Organic Plant Based Protein Powder (Vanilla Bean) for $16.57. Simply clip the 30% on-page coupon and opt for Subscribe & Save. Note: today’s price won’t carry over to your second Subscribe & Save delivery so be sure to cancel the subscription before that happens. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly around $25.50 or so, this almost $10 off the going rate and the best we can find. For comparison, today’s deal is about $0.30 below our previous Gold Box mention. As well as being organic, Orgain’s products are vegan, gluten-free and kosher. There are 21 grams of organic plant based protein and only 150 calories per serving. It is rated 4+ stars from nearly 4,700 Amazon customers. More details below.

Put the Stainless Steel AmazonBasics Kettle on your counter for $16.50 (20% off)

Amazon is offering its AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Electric Kettle for $16.65. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Regularly between $19 and $21 for most of this year, this is roughly 20% in savings and within cents of the Amazon all-time low. Along with a 4+ star rating from over 800 customers, this one features a 1.0-liter capacity, cordless pouring and is backed by a one-year warranty. More details below.

We are likely less than a month away from the earliest Black Friday 2018 deals. We are already starting to see the first toy books roll out from Amazon, LEGO and more. The Target Black Friday 2018 ad is yet to drop, but we have a pretty good idea of what to expect and have included everything you need to know down below. expand full story

Go cast iron for just $13.50 w/ this T-fal Pre-Seasoned Skillet (Reg. $25+)

Amazon is offering the 12-inch T-fal Pre-Seasoned Nonstick Durable Cast Iron Skillet/Fry Pan (E83407) for $13.59. Shipping is free for Prime members or in orders over $25. Matched at Walmart with additional shipping fees. Regularly closer to $25, this is the Amazon all-time low and the best price we can find. It’s the best-selling omelet pan on Amazon and features a cast iron build, pouring spouts, and an “easy-to-grip side” helper handle. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 6,000 Amazon customers. More details below.

Bring home COD Black Ops 4 w/ the NBA 2K19 Xbox One X bundle at $120 off

Trusted games dealer AntOnline via eBay Daily Deals is offering the Xbox One X 1TB NBA 2K19 Bundle with a copy of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for $439.99 shipped. The NBA 2K19 bundle is regularly $500 and Black Ops 4 just released last week at $60. That means you’re saving about $120 here. We still have the same bundle with an extra controller at $470. Also a great deal considering you get the $50 controller added in for a total savings about $140. But today’s offer will pull less out of your pocket and is a better value if you don’t need an extra gamepad. We also have a similar bundle with PUBG instead of NBA 2K19 for a few bucks more if you prefer that. Head below for more details and a chance to win a copy of Black Ops 4 for free.

Jump into the classic Baldur’s Gate RPG on iOS at its all-time low: $2 (Reg. $10)

The original Baldur’s Gate for iOS is actually the enhanced edition that includes the main 60-hour campaign alongside a slew of add-on expansions like the Tales of the Sword Coast and The Black Pits. Because of that, the game usually fetches a bit of a premium with a regular price tag of $10. Fortunately, today you can download the game from the App Store at just $1.99. That’s the lowest we have ever tracked and the best around. Rated 4+ stars from over 1,600 gamers all-time. 

Anova’s quieter Nano Sous Vide Cooker matching all-time low at $79 (Reg. $100)

Amazon is now offering the Anova Culinary Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker (AN400-US00) for $79 shipped. Regularly $100, this is the lowest Amazon has ever offered it for and the best price we can find. This is matching our one-day deal back in August for the lowest price we have tracked on this model. Along with a 2-year warranty, this smaller version is a more compact and quieter option from the standard edition models and carries a 4+ star rating from over 4,300 Amazon customers.

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