About the Author

Seth Weintraub


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

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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 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 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 is now electrek.co.

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 bachelor’s 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 Master’s from NYU’s Tisch School of the Art’s ITP program.

Hobbies: Weintraub is a licensed single engine private pilot, certified open water 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.

Tips: seth@9to5mac.com, or llsethj on Wickr/AIM/Skype

December 3

expiredSwagtron 250W 18MPH foldable electric scooter with run flat tires: $271 shipped ($89 off)

Get your own Bird/Lime-level scooter without having to search the neighborhood. Amazon offers the Swagtron’s City Commuter Electric Scooter with 8.5-inch run flat wheels for just $270.99 shipped. That’s a significant $89 less than we’ve ever seen it at Amazon and $130 off list on this 3.8/5 star rated scooter. This is very similar to the Limes and Birds that litter are popular in urban areas but this one folds for easy storage and travel. At 27-pounds it is also easy to carry up stairs. It will go 6-12 miles on a charge and can be plugged in any normal 110V outlet. 

November 19

Green Deals: Litom Outdoor Solar Lights $24 (20% off), more

StarTop (100% positive feedback from 42,000) via Amazon offers the Litom 102 LED Outdoor Solar Light for $23.99 shipped when promo code 52WMB3EM is applied during checkout. That’s good for 20% off the regular going rate and a match of our previous mention. These solar lights offer an easy way to illuminate sidewalks and outdoor spaces. Best of all? No batteries to deal with. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

expiredWemo Smart Plugs and Switches w/ HomeKit, Assistant, more from $19 in today’s Gold Box

Today only as part of its Black Friday Deals Week, Amazon offers the Wemo Mini Smart Plug and Light Switch for all time low prices. These smart home devices are controllable by all three major platforms (Apple HomeKit via Firmware update) and get 3.8/5 star ratings from Amazon reviewers.

If you somehow don’t have a controller already, hook yourself up with a few extra Echos to control your Wemo devices or go big (screen) with a Fire Cube 4K TV and Alexa at $59.99 (50% off). Also there’s a 4-pack of Amysen smart plugs (Google/Alexa only) for $29.98 or $7.49 each.

October 29

expiredSamsung’s 28-inch 4K Ultra HD Monitor hits Amazon all-time low at $230 (refurb)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Woot via Amazon offers the Samsung 28-inch 4K UHD monitor for $229.99 shipped. That’s about $120 off the normal price at Samsung, $20 less than our mention fro this weekend and the lowest we’ve seen it. This model sports 4K resolutions, two HDMI inputs and more. Rated 3.7/5 stars. Find out more about the display at Samsung.

October 22

expiredMonster 8-quart Ultra Instant Pot hits Amazon all-time low: $120 shipped ($60 off)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the popular Instant Pot Ultra 10 in 1 in its biggest 8-quart size is at an all time low of $119.95 shipped. That’s $60 off list and $25 less than we’ve ever seen it. Instant Pot Ultra can do it all as a pressure cooker, slower cooker, steamer and much more. Rated 4.4/5 stars at Amazon where it’s a #1 best-seller.

October 15

expiredSabrent docks hook USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 laptops into battle stations: Gold Box from $50

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers laptop owners Sabrent USB-C/ Thunderbolt 3 dock options to make getting into battle station mode a breeze. Sabrent’s Gold Box selection offers three options at lowest ever prices:

October 1

expiredNational Coffee Day Amazon Gold Box: Blue Bottle, Bulletproof, Death Wish, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is celebrating National Coffee Day by loading up on best ever deals at up to 35% off. Free shipping is available on orders of $35+. Head below for our top picks, which have solid ratings across the board.

September 24

expiredAnker Soundcore Gold Box: All-time lows on over-ear headphones, speaker, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a selection of Anker Soundcore Audio products at lowest-ever prices. Best bet is the 4.4/5 star rated Soundcore Vortex over-ear headphones for $44.99 shipped. That’s 10% off and the first significant discount we’ve seen since these dropped from the original price of $70. These feature 20 hour wireless headphones with noise cancelling and AUX backup as well as “pro-tuned sound”.

Other notable Anker audio deals:

  • Soundcore Flare Portable Bluetooth 360° Speaker: $45
  • Soundcore Spirit Sport Bluetooth Earbuds: $30

September 10

expiredLG G6+ Android Smartphone w/ 128GB + 5.7″ HDR10 Display: $410 shipped (Reg. $500)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers Prime members the LG G6+ with 128GB of storage and a host of other flagship features for $409.99 shipped. That’s almost half off the list price, $70 off the regular going rate and by far the lowest price we’ve seen. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

September 3

expiredToday only, grab a Samsung 32-inch 1080p curved monitor (refurb) for $200

Today only as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Samsung C32F397FWN Curved Full-HD Monitor for $199.99 shipped. For comparison, that’s $120 off this 4.3/5 star rated thin display which features 1920×1080 Full HD, 4MS response, HDMI/DisplayPort, and tilt-adjustment. Ships with a 90-day warranty.

August 27

expiredBack to School Gold Box: Huge assortment High Sierra backpacks and lunch bags from $7

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a wide assortment of High Sierra lunch bags and backpacks for all time low prices. The deals start a $7.50 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders of $25+. These all get ~4.5 star reviews and are made of quality materials that won’t fall apart. Head below for our top picks.

August 20

expiredGreenworks 40V Gold Box will green up your yard for less: Mower w/ 2 batteries $245, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a solid selection of Greenworks 40V lawn products at all time low prices. The deals start at $24. These battery-powered products offer many advantages over their gas-powered counterparts including clean operation, no gas/oil mixing, no smell, easy storage, etc. Head below for our top picks.

July 30

expiredToday’s the day to upgrade your sink or shower with the Moen Gold Box, starting at $31

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers various Moen Shower and Sink faucets from $31.47. Our top pick is the Eva Two-Handle Centerset for $79.12, which is down from its regular $130 price tag. Rated 4.6/5 stars. We’re also eyeing the Magnetix Six-Function Handheld Showerhead from $38.50. Be sure to check out the rest of today’s offerings which feature 4.3+ star ratings.

July 9

expiredBack-up your whole desktop w/ CyberPower 1500VA 900W 12 Outlet UPS: $125 shipped

Today only, as part of Gold Box, Amazon offers its Prime members the CyberPower monster 1500VA 900W 12 Outlet BRG1500AVRLCD Intelligent LCD UPS System for $124.95 shipped. That’s $91 off of list $60 off its normal price and the lowest we’ve ever seen by over $15. This is CyberPower’s flagship with a LCD display, DB9 serial port which also includes coax and network surge protection, and comes with a 5 year warranty on both the electronics and the battery. It also has two 2.1A USB ports to charge your phones/tablets in an outage. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

expiredToday’s Anker Gold Box has a little of everything: High-speed Qi charger $13, USB-PD 5 port $25, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Anker via Amazon offers its Prime members a variety of Smartphone accessories and more at all time low prices.

Some standouts:

  • Replace your MacBook/Pro power supply with this 29W USB PD AC adapter that also has 4 more high speed USB-A ports: $24.74
  • High-speed wireless Qi charging pad for iPhone 8/plus/X or Samsung/LG/more phones: $12.59
  • Quickly power up devices in the car w/30W dual port USB adapter: $15.99
  • Don’t forget cables! 10-ft. Powerline MFi Lightning cable (red): $12.59
  • Two iPhone 8 charges in your pocket! Powercore 5000mAh “lipstick” form factor battery: $13.99

There’s a lot more here so check it out but hurry because some of these are in low supply.

June 25

expiredGrab that emergency compact laser printer for $88 (Reg. $150), today only

Today only, as part of Amazon’s Gold Box Deals of the Day, you can grab a Lexmark Compact Laser Printer for $88 shipped. That’s 66% off it list price, about half off its going rate and the first time this year it has dropped below $100 at Amazon. Rated 3.8/5 stars.

expiredToday’s the day to green your yard work: 80V Greenworks Pro Lawnmower $161, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers our favorite ecosystem of green yard equipment for lowest-ever prices. Greenworks “Pro” 80V yard equipment has the power to replace the gas/oil equivalents with room to spare. If you are already in the Greenworks 80V ecosystem with a battery and charger, grab the 21-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower for $161.15 shipped.  I have had this mower for 3 years and love it. Also you can grab the big boy 4Ah 80V battery for $141 shipped. More favorites:

June 18

expiredSave big on Kershaw Cryo folding knives, today only: $16-$24 Prime Shipped

Today only as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers Kershaw Cryo folding knives in a variety of colors and styles for $15.99-$23.99 shipped. These 4.5/5 star rated stainless steel knives are ideal for any backpacker, hunter, wilderness guide, gardener, mechanic, or anyone in need of a sturdy, strong everyday carry.

expiredGet cleaning! Dyson portable stick vacuum: $180 shipped (Cert. Refurb, 25% off)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Daily Deals, Amazon offers the Dyson V6 Origin Cordless Stick Vacuum refurb in White or Yellow for $179.99 shipped.That’s 25% off and the lowest price we could find on this powerful bagless portable vacuum that offers up to 20 minutes of fade free suction. It also includes convenient wall charger stand. Rated 3.8/5 stars and ships with a 6-month warranty.

June 4

expiredUpgrade your grooming game with Braun/Oral-B clippers, shavers and SMART toothbrushes

Amazon’s Gold Box Deals of the Day includes a nice trifecta of grooming products from Oral B/Braun.

  • The “smart toothbrush” Braun Genius 8000 pairs with your smartphone/app via Bluetooth and uses facial recognition to make sure you don’t miss any spots: $94.99 shipped
  • The Braun Series 3 Electric wet/dry shaver in Blue has quite a bit of bells and whistles for $34.99 and if you look through Amazon’s images, you’ll find another $10 off via rebate for a nutty price of $24.99 AR. 
  • Hit that fade at home with the Braun HC5090 Rechargeable Hair Clipper and Trimmer w 17 length settings: $36 shipped – $5 more off via rebate= $31 shipped. 

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