About the Author

Seth Weintraub


Publisher and Editorial Director of the 9to5/Electrek 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 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

May 20

Amazon’s Gold Box has the Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 Upright Vacuum for $175 (Cert. Refurb)

If the price of a Dyson vacuum has been the barrier to entry for you, today’s Amazon Gold Box has you covered. While supplies last, Amazon is offering the Yellow Dyson Ball Multi Floor 2 Upright Vacuum for just $174.99 shipped in renewed condition. That’s $125 off the new price and the lowest we’ve seen for this vacuum which has a 90-day warranty and has been restored to look and work like new by an Amazon qualified supplier. Features include “unrivaled” Dyson suction, support for various floor finishes, and and more. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

May 13

expiredAnker Gold Box: Today’s the day to upgrade your USB/Wireless charging accessories from $7.50

Today only as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 36% off an array of Anker wireless and USB charging accessories starting at $7.69 Prime shipped. Anker’s products get exemplary 4+ star reviews and are often better than the parts that came with your phone, tablet or computer.

Notable standouts include:

May 6

expired‘Alexa, vacuum my house’ Anker Eufy Wi-Fi RoboVac 15C: $180 shipped (Reg. $250)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Anker Eufy RoboVac 15C with Wi-Fi and Alexa skills for $179.99 shipped. That’s $70 off its normal price and lowest we’ve ever seen. Amazon also offers a package with a Echo dot for $25 more. This RoboVac gets 4.2/5 stars from Amazon reviewers and is Amazon’s choice.  Even without Alexa it cleans via remote control or timer and lasts 100 minutes on a charge.

April 29

expiredAnker Roav dash cams and Alexa-enabled/car adapters Gold Box, starting at $13

Today only as part of its Gold Box, Amazon offers up to 44% off Anker Alexa-Enabled Car Charger and Dash Cams. Free shipping is available on orders of $25+ or for Prime members. Standouts include:

April 15

expiredSanDisk, WD storage on Gold Box: 256GB MicroSD card $31, 10TB Desktop $146, more

Today’s the day to stock up on storage products from SanDisk, Western Digital and others on Amazon’s Gold Box. There are a ton of lowest ever prices on a wide variety of storage products from MicroSD format all the way up to NAS but some standouts:

April 8

expiredGet rid of your incandescent light bulbs, Sylvania HomeKit and LEDs 70% off in Amazon’s Gold Box

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 70% off a big variety of Sylvania LED and Smart lighting options. There are both Homekit compatible smart bulbs and lighting as well as straight lighting. LED lighting can often save the price of the bulb in just one year of heavy usage over incandescent. Some standouts include:

April 1

expired43-inch TCL Roku Smart 120Hz HDTV $170: Perfect for basement or spare bedroom

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the TCL 43S305 43-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV for $169.99 shipped. That’s $70 off retail and the first time we’ve seen it below $200 at Amazon. This 2017 model gets stellar 4.1/5 star reviews has some premium features including 120Hz refresh rate, 3 HDMI (1 w/ ARC), 1 USB, RF, composite, headphone jack, optical audio out. This is a fantastic option for that spare bedroom or basement, attic or summer house and Amazon offers expert wall mounting for $99 extra (DIY $28). If $170 is too rich for your blood, grab a smaller Insignia with FireTV for $30 less or a 720P 32 inch TCL Roku for $130.

March 25

expiredSamsung Chromebooks in Amazon’s Gold Box are great for school, work or play 30% off

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a selection of three powerful Chromebooks at lowest-ever prices up to 31% off. Free shipping is available for all. These high end Chrome OS laptops run Apps from the Google Play Store and are fantastic for school, play or work. Head below for our top picks.

March 18

expiredKit your battlestation with a curved 32-inch Samsung 1080p display Gold Box, $180 (Cert. Refurb)

If you are looking for a standout display for your Mac or PC (or Chrome) workstation, today’s Amazon Gold Box is a no-brainer:  Samsung 32-inch Curved Full-HD Monitor (Certified Refurbished) for $179.99 shipped. That’s $70 off retail and about $50 off normal price and the lowest we’ve seen by about $10 on this 4.2/5 star rated display. It features 3000:1 contrast ratio, 1920×1080 Full HD, 4MS Response, HDMI/DisplayPort, tilt-adjustment and 90 day warranty. 

March 11

expiredPrepare for spring cleaning w/ Sun Joe Electric Pressure Washer: $160, accessories

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Sun Joe 2300-PSI 1.48 GPM Electric Pressure Washer with Brass Hose Connector for $159.59 shipped. That’s tied for the Black Friday lowest price ever on this 4.2/5 star rated high pressure washer which only requires and outlet and no gasoline. It comes with 40-oz. fluid reservoir, 5 spray tips and power saving power off features. Amazon includes a variety of accessories in the Gold Box including an extension hose, car wash soap, and a 10-inch patio wash brush. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

expiredPhilips Sonicare Diamond Electric Toothbrush is 50% off, today only at $100

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Philips Sonicare Diamond Electric Toothbrush for $99.99 shipped. That’s half off of retail and tied for the lowest price we’ve seen and lowest price this year. Typically it sells for its full price of $200. This 4/5 star rated toothbrush features 5 brushing modes, removes 7x more plaque than manual toothbrush and is the “#1 recommended toothbrush by dental professionals.” $100 is a small price to pay for healthy teeth and gums.

March 4

expiredSoundPEATS Bluetooth headset Gold Box from $18, True Wireless Earbuds $37, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a selection of SoundPEATS bluetooth headsets from $18. These highly-rated and waterproof wireless headsets are fantastic for working out or the commute. The standout deal is the True Wireless Bluetooth 5 Earbuds for $37.39 which get 4.3/5 star ratings from Amazon reviewers and feature, IPX4 waterproofing, a powerful charging case which provides up to 20 charges and more.

February 28

expiredBestek 60% off electronics, home, appliances sale, Wall Charger Power Bank: $9, more

Bestek takes 60% off a selection of electronics, small appliances, home items, and more via coupon code FORPRO60 during its Flash Deals Sale with Amazon checkout option and free shipping. Standouts include:

February 11

expiredAmazon’s Gold Box takes 30% off Hasbro games, Play-Doh, Nerf, Fortnite and more from $5

Whether it’s stockpiling gifts for kids, rainy day activity shopping or just filling out the game closet, today’s Amazon Gold Box has something for everyone. Today only take up to 30% off Hasbro and Play-Doh games. Some standouts include:

January 28

expiredAmazon is making Vintage-styled Bluetooth Speakers now, $99 today only

Amazon is making retro speakers now and today only as part of its Gold Box, it offers this 40W gem for $99 shipped. That’s $30 off and the lowest we’ve tracked on this relatively new item. It features retro wood housing with polished gold-tone metal accents that is sure to be a conversation starter and accent for a mid-century modern decorated home. The top dials control volume bass/treble and it comes with USB charging port plus an AUX-in port. Early ratings are positive.

January 21

expiredHuge selection of Timbuk2 backpacks/messengers/rollers: 50% off today only

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a wide selection of Timbuk2 bags at all time low prices starting at $37.80 shipped. There’s a ton here to love from this high quality maker of well designed baggage. Some Standouts:

There’s a ton more and in addition to Amazon, Timbuk2 direct is having an up to 50% off and of year sale

expiredApple-endorsed LG UltraFine 5K Display is half off (cert refurb) today only: $650

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a certified refurbished LG UltraFine (5120-by-2880) 5K Display for half of its $1,299 list price: $649.99 shipped. This is the highest end display currently endorsed by Apple and the best price available for this 3 Thunderbolt3/USB-C Port display with Built-In Camera & Rich Bass Speakers. Be sure to check out 9to5mac’s review. The perfect companion to your MacBook/Pro/Air or any Thunderbolt 3 Mac/PC! Includes a 90-day warranty.

January 14

December 31, 2018

expiredStart off the new year with an Anker charging Gold Box from $11

Today only, as part of its Year-End Deals, Anker Direct via Amazon offers a selection of its charging products at near lowest-ever prices. Free shipping is available for all with excellent ratings across the board. There’s plenty to choose from here, but a few of our top picks include:

It’s not all about charging. Here are a few other notable offers:

December 24, 2018

expiredStart the year off with a 34-inch Vivotek 100Hz 1440P gaming display for $375

Today only as part of its Gold Box, Better Choice Online (97% positive feedback) via Amazon offers the Viotek 34-Inch 21:9 Ultrawide Curved QHD Gaming Computer Monitor for $374.99 shipped. That’s $125 off and the lowest price we’ve tracked for this impressive display. It ticks all of the high-end boxes with its 21:9 1440P curved display at 100Hz equally adept at gaming and business applications. It is VESA wall mountable, has HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort imports and AUX with built in speakers. The reviews here are very solid with a 4.2 overall rating and over 60% of customers giving it 5 stars.

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