About the Author

Seth Weintraub

@llsethj

Founder, Publisher and Editorial Director of the 9to5/Electrek/DroneDJ sites.

Seth Weintraub is an award-winning journalist and blogger who won back to back Neal Awards during his three plus years  covering Apple and Google at IDG’s Computerworld from 20072010.  Weintraub next covered all things Google for Fortune Magazine from 2010-2011 amassing a thick rolodex of Google contacts and love for Silicon Valley tech culture.

It turns out that his hobby 9to5Mac.com blog was always his favorite and in 2011 he went full time adding his Fortune Google followers to 9to5Google.com and adding the style and commerce component 9to5Toys.com gear and deals site. In 2013, Weintraub bought one of the Tesla’s first Model S EVs off the assembly line and so began his love affair with the Electric Vehicle and green energy which in 2014 turned into electrek.co.

In 2018, DroneDJ was born to cover the burgeoning world of drones and UAV’s led by China’s DJI.

From 1997-2007, Weintraub was a Global IT director and Web Developer for a number of companies with stints at multimedia and branding agencies in Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Madrid and London before becoming a publisher/blogger.

Seth received a bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California with a minor in Multimedia and Creative Technology in 1997. In 2004, he received a Masters from NYU’s Tisch School of the Art’s ITP program.

Hobbies: Weintraub is a licensed single engine private pilot, certified open water scuba diver and spent over a year traveling to 60 cities in 23 countries. Whatever free time exists is now guaranteed to his lovely wife and two amazing sons.

More at About.me. BI 2014 profile.

Tips: seth@9to5mac.com, or llsethj on Wickr/Skype or link at top of page.

March 23

expiredSpend a 1/3 of your life on LUCID’s Memory Foam Mattress Topper from $27 in today’s Gold Box

Today only as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the LUCID 2 Inch, 5 Zone Lavender Memory Foam Mattress Topper for $26.99 for a twin all the way up to $48.49 for a king. Free shipping is available for all. That’s $10-21 off and the lowest price we’ve recorded this year. The old mattress salesman saying is that you “spend a third of your life on your mattress so you might as well go all out” and this is definitely going to make those 8 hours a day more comfortable. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

March 16

expiredSkip the gym with 30% off Nautilus and Bowflex Exercise Gold Box from $210

Today only as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers Nautilus and Bowflex Exercise Equipment at 30% off normal prices starting at $210 shipped. There’s never been a better time to build out your home gym (:|) and today’s Gold Box has a variety of different equipment and price points. Some standouts:

expiredUnlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB is your $600 Gold Box

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 128GB with 12 Megapixel camera and monster 4000mAh battery for $599.99. That’s $400 off the current list price and the best price we’ve seen for this flagship 6.4-inch Super AMOLED phone/tablet that was originally released in late 2018 with enhanced S-Pen, Android 10 and whopping 6GB of RAM.  Also available in Ocean Blue and Lavender Purple. With your savings, add 400GB of MicroSD storage for $53 more.

March 9

expiredDJI Osmo Pocket 4K/60fps handheld 3-Axis Gimbal w/ 32GB SD: $279 (Reg. $350+)

Today only as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the DJI OSmo Pocket handheld 3 axis Gimbal Stabilizer cam for $279 shipped. That’s $80 off retail and compares well to the $340-$350 normal price without the SD card. This pocket camera not only gimbal/stabilizes 4K 60fps video and sends to your USB-C Android or iPhone, but it also snaps 12MP stills at 1/2.3-inch sensor, 80° FOV, and f/2.0 aperture. It also functions as an action cam with various mounts

expirediOttie Gold Box has your phone car mounting and charging covered starting at $9

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a selection of iOttie car mounts and Qi wireless chargers at all-time low prices starting at $9. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders over $25. These allow you to quickly attach your iPhone or Android (with or without cases) phone to your car via latch or magnets and connects to car via vent or suction cup or CD slot. There’s also desk Qi chargers that will charge at 7.5W – 10W and also has a USB-A port for additional charging stand version for $25.97.

March 2

expiredMacBook Air get deep discounts on Amazon Gold Box, 2018 refurb now $750

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a set of renewed 2018 MacBook Airs at up to $300 off normal prices, starting at $749.49 shipped, 256GB is $819.99. Compare to over $1,000 refurbished at Apple.com. These popular MacBook Airs feature Core i5 Processors, 8GB RAM, and a 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.

expiredOontZ Angle 3 Series Speakers and Earbuds 50% off Gold Box, starting at $14

Today only as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a variety of OontZ Angle Portable Bluetooth speakers and a wireless headset at all-time low prices from $14. Oontz get great 4+ star reviews are waterproof and have great sound by Cambridge Soundworks. Head below for our top picks.

February 26

expiredCelebrate life of Jake Burton with free lift tickets Friday, March 13th #RideOnJake

If you snowboard like my family, you probably know that the Jake Burton Carpenter, the father of snowboarding passed away last year due to complications of cancer.  Burton not only started the world’s largest snowboarding company out of his shop in southern Vermont, he almost single-handedly got the resorts to let snowboarders on the mountain (starting with Stratton, VT).

To celebrate his life, 13 top resorts on three continents are offering free lift tickets to snowboarders.  To see the 13 participating mountains, click here or head below. REGISTER HERE.

If you aren’t close to a participating mountain, DIY an armband. Put your savings toward a donation to Chill. #RideOnJake

February 24

expiredGrab that networking and storage product upgrade in today’s Gold Box

Today only as part of its Gold Box, Amazon offers a variety of networking and portable storage products at all time low prices. Some standouts to get you started:

More! 

February 17

expiredVitamix Explorian pro-grade blender is $190 in today Gold Box (Cert. Refurb)

Today only as part of its Gold Box, Amazon offers the professional grade 64-Oz. Vitamix Explorian Blender reconditioned for $189.95 shipped. That’s the lowest we’ve seen it since last Christmas and $150 off its new price of $340. This professionally reconditioned blender gets an impressive 4.6/5 stars, blends hot and frozen items and even is powerful enough to make nut butter. Backed by the 90-day Amazon Renewed Guarantee.

expiredKnock out your taxes today: H&R Federal and State Tax Prep for Mac/PC for $22

Today only as part of its Gold Box, Amazon offers the H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 with 4% Refund Bonus Offer for $22.49 as both Mac and PC downloads. That’s half off of list price, $10 going rate and tied with the second-lowest price we’ve seen. As a bonus, Amazon offers an extra 4% refund via Amazon gift card and easy import from H&R Block. Rated 3.7/5 stars.

February 10

expiredCrest/Oral-B up to 50% off Gold Box is an opportunity to up your (or your pet’s) teeth cleaning game

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a variety of oral hygiene products from Oral-B and Crest at lowest-ever prices. You can save up to 50% off and enjoy free shipping with a Prime membership or in orders over $25. A few of our top picks include:

February 3

expiredTake your biz to next level with Apple Pay: Square Terminal on Gold Box for $239

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Square Terminal for $239.20. That’s $59 off and the lowest price we’ve seen for this Sales terminal that accepts chip payments in as little as 2 seconds. It also accepts Apple Pay and Google Pay and other contactless payment services. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

January 20

expiredUnlocked Samsung Galaxy S10+ 128GB hits Gold Box price of $699 ($300 off)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the popular Samsung Galaxy S10+ Plus Phone with 128GB of storage for$699 shipped in Black/White/Orange/Blue. That’s $300 off retail and a match of the lowest price at Amazon we’ve seen for this carrier unlocked flagship smartphone that 9to5Google ranked in Best Smartphones of 2019 calling it the best all-around Android phone and it recently got Android 10.

January 13

expiredCyberPower Gold Box keeps internet on when power goes out, makes outlets more usable

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a selection of power accessories for home users to backup and protect their power sources. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders over $25. Standouts include an AC plug surge protector with three plugs and two 2.1A outlets for $8.95 and the CyberPower CP1350AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS which will keep the internet on when the power goes out for $99.99. More including rack-mounted power can be found here

December 16, 2019

expiredAccessorize your holiday gifts with networking and storage Gold Box deals from $9

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a wide variety of storage and networking accessories at all time low prices starting at $8.99.  There’s something for everyone in here and a lot of this stuff will supplement holiday gifts nicely. Some standouts include:

December 9, 2019

expiredAPC Gold Box has 40% off surge protection and backups: Turn any outlet into USB for $11, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a selection of APC Surge protection and backup products at 40% off starting at $10.99. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders over $25. These have high-powered USB ports that add utility to backup and UPS functionality. Standouts include:

expiredAnker 40% off Gold Box has all your charging needs covered from $15

Today only, as part of its Gold Box deals of the Day, Amazon offers an assortment of charging accessories from Anker at up to 40% off. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders over $25. Some standouts that make a great gift:

December 2, 2019

expiredChromebook Cyber Monday Gold Box: HP, Samsung, Asus, Acer starting at $120

Today only, as part of its Cyber Monday Gold Box, Amazon offers up to 40% off a variety of Google Chromebooks from top-tier manufacturers starting at $119.99 shipped. These are excellent choices for kids, parents or as a second or primary computer for folks on the go. You’ll find even more top picks below.

November 18, 2019

expiredSony noise-cancelling headphones drop to lowest ever $128 on Gold Box, go quick

Today only as part of its Gold Box Deals of Day, Amazon offers the extremely popular Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Noise Canceling Extra Bass Headphones, Black for $128 shipped. That’s almost half off and the lowest price we’ve tracked on this 4.3/5 star rated headset that does Alexa and Google Assistant as well.

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