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

April 16

expiredFinally grab that wide-angle 1080P dash cam with Anker’s Roav Gold Box: from $45

Don’t miss out on capturing video of your car adventures with today’s Amazon Gold Box that feature: Anker Roav 1080P wide angle dash cams for $44.99 for fixed and $50.99 for swivel w/ Wi-Fi and app compatibility. Good for roughly 30% off the regular going rate. More deals below.

April 12

expiredPut Qi wireless chargers for iPhone/Android in all the places! $7+ $2 shipping

Monoprice offers a generic 1A Qi wireless charging pad in black or white for $6.99 with shipping starting at $2. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on a Qi charger for iPhone 8/Plus/X, Samsung Galaxies and other Qi charging devices. Note that this will only charge at 1A speeds, which is the same as the default charger that comes with an iPhone. At this price you can put these all over your house and car.

If you are looking for more items to pad your shipping, Monoprice has a great selection of clearance items and up to 85% off AV equipment – shipping per item reduces as you purchase more stuff.

April 9

expiredKeep the herbs coming all year long with Amazon’s choice of LED AeroGarden for $140

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the AeroGarden Ultra (LED) with Gourmet Herb Seed Pod Kit for $139.95 shipped. That’s $100 off of this highly-efficient LED 4.4/5 star-rated system that includes seven seed pods to get you started off. I have an older version of this product and we use it in the kitchen to have fresh basil, cilantro, chives, mint and dill at all times (no stuff from the store getting old) and we love it. There’s almost no impact on our electric bill and you can leave it to itself for weeks at a time. I’m tempted to get another right now…

April 2

expiredGet pumped for spring! Sony XB20 water-resistant Bluetooth speaker w/ 12 hour battery: $48 shipped

Few things scream spring like a solid waterproof Bluetooth speaker pumping out the beats. Today’s Amazon Gold Box has an extremely (4.5/5 star) well-reviewed Sony XB20 in Black, White, Red or Blue for $48 shipped. That’s $50 off retail and about $22 less than we’ve ever seen it. It features IPX 50 water resistance, NFC for easy Android pairing, 12 hour battery life

March 26

expiredMac/PC + Networking Gold Box: portable hard drives from $63, 4K gaming monitors, more

Today’s Amazon Gold Box features an assortment of Mac/PC gaming and network components for 40% off leading to some all time lows on popular products from top shelf manufacturers. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $25+. Whether you are building a new gaming rig or need to beef up your Mac/PC there is something for everyone here. Some standouts:

There’s a ton of great stuff here at all time lows so make sure to check it all out.

March 23

Amazon Link/ CodeAZBF7HCC at checkout $585.19+$10 <week ground shipping

I know a high-end ebike when I see one and this Ancheer 250W is absolutely not high-end. In fact, it would probably be a bit of a stretch to call this a mid-tier electric bike. Ancheer, a Chinese company that also sells USB peripherals, Fitness equipment and other knickknacks, took a bunch of base level components and put them on a Huffy-level all aluminum bike frame and out of this concoction got a good sub-$600 ebike. So how good/bad is it? Let me tell you…

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March 12

expiredDrone and camera pros! Snag huge savings on PNY Micro/SD and USB storage: 128GB $22, more

Today only as an Amazon Gold Box, you can grab a selection of PNY storage in MicroSD, SD, USB and SSD formats for all time low prices. There’s a lot to choose from but a few standouts for me:

Check out all the savings on other sizes…

expiredAmazon knocks $400 off high-end 2016 Touch Bar 13″ MacBook Pros 16GB/512GB/2.9GHz: $1,800

Today only via Amazon’s Gold Box deal of the day, you can grab a new high end MacBook Pro (Late 2016) with 16GB RAM, 2.9GHz Intel Core processors and the touchbars that (almost) everyone loves for $1799.99. That’s $400 off of retail and one of the best deals we’ve seen for this portable powerhouse available in Silver or Space Gray with Apple’s 1 year AppleCare warranty.

March 5

expiredToday’s the day to get your bedding in order: Queen comforter $22, Mattress pads/skirt $56+ shipped

Today only, as a part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers two separate all-time lows on highly rated 4+/5 star bedding:

  • Five Star Mattress Pad with Fitted Skirt – Hypoallergenic Mattress Cover Made in the USA in sizes from Twin to Cali King: $55.99 – $77.99 shipped.
  • Equinox Comforter – (350 GSM) White Alternative Goose Down (Queen) – Hypoallergenic, Plush Siliconized Fiberfill, Box Stitched, Protects Against Dust Mites and Allergens: $21.88 shipped.

expiredSmarten up that 4K TV with Roku 4: $54 refurb, including remote w/ headphones

Today only, as a part of its its Gold Box Deals of the Day, MallStop via Amazon offers the certified refurbished 4k streaming Roku 4 for $53.99 shipped. That’s a match of the all time low and the best price we can currently find on this high end streamer which includes a bunch of exclusive features like remote w/headphones for private listening,  voice search, 720/1080P upscaling to 4K and more. Rated 3.8/5 stars.

expiredHP Colorwheel Quad-Core Intel 15.6″ Notebook w/Touchscreen, 4GB RAM, 1TB: $340 (Refurb)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day,  Amazon via Woot offers the certified refurbished HP Colorwheel Laptop in a variety of colors certified refurbished for $339.99 shipped. That’s over $200 off list and the lowest price we could find on this loaded Windows 10 touch screen laptop with 1TB of HDD storage, 4GB RAM and 802.11ac wireless and more. Ships with a 90-day warranty.

February 26

expiredUpgrade your insulated food and drink containers: Thermos Gold Box from $13

Today only, as a part of its Gold Box deals, Amazon offers a variety of Thermos insulated food and beverage containers at lowest ever prices starting at $12.75 shipped. These trusted Thermos products all receive 4+ star ratings from thousands of customers.

Standouts deals include:

February 12

expiredYou can now pick up a 512GB MacBook (2016, all colors) for under $1,000 at Amazon

Today only, as part of its Gold Box, Amazon/Woot offers the Apple MacBook 2016 edition with 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM for $999.99 in all 4 colors. That’s $600 off the original price for these maxed out MacBooks.

Note: that these are NEW MacBooks that were intended to be Apple replacements so they carry a Woot/Amazon warranty instead of an Apple one.

February 5

expiredCord cutters! Turn dumb TVs to genius w/ Roku: Premiere+ $48 cert. refurb, Stick $30

Today only, as part of its Gold Box, Amazon offers certified refurbished Roku Streaming media players for both 1080p and 4K HDTVs at all time low prices. What’s great about Roku is that not only do you get all of the Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, HBO, Hulu, etc streaming channels but you also can stream cable and local channels with Sling and YouTube TV. Cut that cord! Includes a 90-day warranty.

February 1

These great Mac bundles from BundleHunt always have some weird rules and this one is no exception. Here’s the rundown this time around:

  • You can pick 5 or more apps from a selection of 48 (including multiple licenses of 1 app) that start at $1/each.
  • Once 5+ are in your cart, add $5 to the total and check out via credit card or PayPal.

I ended up buying 10 apps for $33 which seems like a pretty hot deal to me for great apps I want. How’d you do?

9to5 Rewards! We’ll be giving away a $25 BundleHunt credit, which could be good for as many as 20 apps/licenses, to the best RT/Facebook share.  expand full story

January 29

expiredHome security for less: Grab an Amazon Cloud Cam or 3 for all time low of $90/ea. today

Even if you don’t want it to let in people into your front door to deliver Amazon items, Amazon’s Cloud Cam, which is marked down $30 to $89.99 today on Gold Box, is a great buy. Similar offerings from Logi, Nest, and others often start upwards of $200 so this price is quite a game changer. Rated 3.6/5 stars.

January 22

expiredGet fit while working with FitDesk Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar: $200

Today only, as part of its Gold Box, Amazon offers the FitDesk Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar for $199.99 shipped. That’s $100 off and the lowest price we’ve seen for this 4/5 star rated folding exercise bike with a working desk.

expiredKnock out those TPS reports with Back to Business Sharpie/Expo Gold Box: $6-$15

Today’s the day to stockpile on Sharpie and Expo writing and marker products. Amazon Gold Box takes 25% off already marked down prices on a selection of highly rated markers. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $25+.

January 15

expiredGrab some of your favorite mags in digital or print from $5/year

Today only as part of its Gold Box, Amazon offers either print magazines or  digital versions from $5 Prime shipped. There’s over 20 different selections here and they are at all times lows. Some favs:

  • Men’s Health: $5
  • The Family Handyman: $11

January 8

expiredBuild mass without (much) cash: Save 25% on CAP barbell/fitness products, $13-$230 shipped

Today only as part of its Gold Box, Amazon offers a wide variety of CAP fitness products at 25% off. Most of these 4+ star products are at all time low prices. Some standouts (pictured) below:

  • CAP Barbell Medicine Ball: $13+
  • CAP Barbell Cap Rubber Coated Kettlebell with Chrome Handle: $20+
  • CAP Barbell Neoprene Dumbbell Set with Rack: $28+
  • CAP Barbell Adjustable Dumbbell Set (40 Pounds): $37

Lots more in the roundup here.

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