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Perry Raskin

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Perry Raskin is an editor at 9to5Toys. He specializes in smart home devices and all general tech. Contact him at perry@9to5mac.com.

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August 28

LG 43-inch Smart 4K UHDTV is now as low as $349 shipped (Reg. $430)

BuyDig via eBay offers the LG 43-inch Smart 4K UHDTV (2017 model) for $349 shipped. For comparison, B&H has it for $427, it’s $1 below our previous mention, and the best we’ve seen. Rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 400 Best Buy shoppers.

While new 360-degree cameras have been revealing themselves here and there, they’ve generally included similar functionality. Among these new cameras, those of us who are into these VR devices may have seen Shenzen-based Insta360’s products come about. Some are iPhone-compatible which is nice, however they seem to have mixed reviews about the quality and performance of the cameras.

Today the company has introduced another Insta360 camera that offers a few special features that we haven’t seen before. Also compatible with iPhone, the Insta360 One is a pill-shaped little device that offers the usual 4K quality footage at 30 frames per second, and captures 24MP stills. As a bonus with this camera, we have the ability to take a 1080p frame as a photo from 360-degree videos that you shoot.

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Hamilton Beach Portable Ice Maker nearly 50% off at Walmart: $56

Walmart is offering the Hamilton Beach Portable Ice Maker for $55.86 when you opt for in-store pickup. For comparison, Home Depot has it for $100 and this is the lowest we’ve seen for it. Rated 4.5/5 stars by Home Depot shoppers.

Extra Plush Mattress Topper in all sizes starting at $55 shipped at Amazon’s Gold Box

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals, eLuxury Supply via Amazon offers its Extra Plush Mattress Topper with Fitted Skirt (Twin, Twin XL) for $54.99 shipped. Other sizes are also included in today’s sale. The twin sizes usually go for around $74 so this gets you just over 25% in savings. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 600 Amazon customers.

expiredSamsung’s Gear 360 VR Camera can now be yours for $91 shipped

Amazon is offering the Samsung Gear 360 VR Camera for $90.75 shipped. For comparison, B&H has it for $109, it’s $14 under our previous mention, and the lowest we’ve seen for it. Rated 3.6/5 stars by 221 Amazon shoppers.

Get Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) on Blu-ray now for $70 shipped

Amazon is offering Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Episodes I-VI) on Blu-ray for $69.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. For comparison, Target and Walmart have it for $90 and this is the best currently available. Rated 4.6/5 stars by nearly 6,500 Amazon shoppers.

Wireless PC Accessory Upgrades: Logitech M330 Mouse $10, Microsoft Keyboard $66

Staples is offering the Logitech M330 Silent Plus Wireless Mouse for $9.99 when you opt for in-store pickup. For comparison, Best Buy has it for $15 and this is the best price currently available. Rated 4.7/5 stars by Staples customers.

August 27

Grab a GoPro HERO4 Black Edition for just $268 shipped

Amazon is offering the GoPro HERO4 Black Edition Camera for $267.98 shipped. For comparison, it usually goes for at least $300 and this is Amazon’s all-time low price. This is a solid deal for those who don’t want to spend $400 on the newer HERO5 or if you’d rather spend a few more bucks instead of getting it refurbished. Rated 4.1/5 stars by over 1,000 Amazon customers.

Hamilton Beach 10-cup Coffee Brewer now goes for $20 (Reg. $35)

Amazon is offering the Hamilton Beach 10-cup Programmable Coffee Brewer for $19.88. Free shipping is available for Prime members or on orders $25+. Also at Walmart. For comparison, Best Buy has it for $35 and this is Amazon’s all-time low price. Rated 3.9/5 stars by over 500 Amazon shoppers.

August 24

Anker 2.5-inch USB 3.0 HDD/SSD Enclosure is yours for $9 (Reg. $13)

Anker Direct via Amazon offers its 2.5-inch USB 3.0 External HDD/SSD Enclosure for $8.99 when promo code ANKERABA is applied at checkout. For comparison, it usually goes for $13 and this is the best price currently available. Free shipping is available for Prime members or on orders $25+. Rated 4.4/5 stars by nearly 1,000 Amazon shoppers.

eBay off-to-college promo code takes 10% off tech, appliances and more

Now through August 27th, eBay is offering 10% off $25+ select tech, appliances and more when promo code P10COLLEGE is applied at checkout with PayPal. You can see the entire list of eligible retailers right here. Free shipping is available is in most instances. The maximum discount you’ll get from this sale is $50. Full details can be found below.

Throughout these last few weeks of the summer I’ve had the opportunity to try out a unique smart home device. Air conditioning costs truly add up, and there’s nothing I needed more than something to help me avoid excess fees.

Sensibo is a tiny device that connects your average wall/window air conditioner unit to the internet. It can be used with any model that has a remote control, including many brands like Frigidaire, LG, TCL, and much more. It started out as an Indiegogo campaign and collected over 200% of its needed funds to take off.

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Worx 32V Blower/Sweeper w/ 8 attachments for $50 shipped (Cert. Refurb, Orig. $150)

Worx via eBay is offering its refurbished 32V Max Lithium Cordless Blower/Sweeper + 8 Clean Zone Attachments for $49.99 shipped. That takes $100 off the original MSRP, it’s $113 for a new one at Amazon, and the best we can find. Rated 4.1/5 stars by over 400 Amazon customers.

Arlo 5-Camera Security System w/ free 7-day cloud storage drops to $400 (Reg. $550+)

Amazon is offering the Arlo 5-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Security System with Night Vision for $399.99 shipped. For comparison, Newegg has it for $551 and this is the all-time low price. Rated 3.7/5 stars by over 1,500 Amazon shoppers.

JBL Speakers: Floorstanding (pair) $259 and 10-inch Subwoofer $189

Sound Distributors (100% positive by 1,753 ratings) via Amazon offers the JBL Studio 580 Dual 6.5-inch Floorstanding Loudspeakers for $259 shipped. For comparison, it regularly goes for $800 at Harman Audio, the same seller has it for $389 at Newegg, and it’s the best we can currently find. It’s a best-seller and rated 4.4/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

Sonos Playbar w/ $40 Gift Card + 6-mo. Amazon Music Unlimited: $697

Amazon is offering the Sonos Playbar TV Soundbar for $697 shipped. It comes with $40 Amazon GC and a 6-Month Free trial of Amazon Music Unlimited ($60 value), so that effectively lowers the final price to $597. This is the full price for the sounder, but we’ve only seen around two deals for it in four years. Rated 4.4/5 stars by nearly 1,000 Amazon shoppers.

August 23

Brother Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer w/ AirPrint for $50 (Reg. $80+)

Office Depot and OfficeMax offer the Brother Wireless Color Inkjet All-In-One Printer w/ AirPrint for $49.99 shipped. That’s around $40 off the MSRP, saves you $20 compared to a similar model at Amazon which is rated 3.9/5 stars, and it’s the lowest price we’ve seen.

If you’ve been into the sous vide trend, you may have taken advantage of some of our deals on Anova’s Precision Cooker or other related products. Otherwise, sous vide is a form of cooking that intends to prepare food evenly, ensuring that inside is properly heated without overcooking the outside, and to retain moisture.

Now, the company that created the first at-home sous vide is revolutionizing the process again with the SousVide Supreme Touch+. Currently available on Kickstarter, it features a very similar design that adds a few innovative upgrades for enhanced cooking and convenience. Those familiar with the original SousVide Supreme shouldn’t have any issue using this one.

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Nerf Super Soaker Scatterstrike water gun discounted at $10 Prime shipped

Amazon is offering the Nerf Super Soaker Scatterstrike for $9.95. For comparison, Nerf has it for $10 + $10 shipping, it usually goes for around $17 at Amazon, and this is the best we can currently find. Free shipping is available for Prime members or on orders $25+. Rated 3.6/5 stars by Amazon customers.

Monopoly Game of Thrones Edition goes to $35 shipped (Reg. $50)

(Update 8/23 1:45pm): Amazon is now offering the Monopoly: Pokémon Johto Edition for $21.49 Prime shipped (Reg. $29). Matched at Walmart.

Amazon offers the Monopoly: Game of Thrones Collector’s Edition Board Game for $34.99 shipped. For comparison, it still sells for up to $55 at retailers like GameStop and Walmart, and this is $1 less than our previous mention. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 400 Amazon customers.

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