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Trevor Daugherty


Trevor Daugherty is the Senior Editor of 9to5Toys. Since joining in 2014, he’s specialized in product reviews, exclusive discounts and 9to5’s New Toy of the Day. Contact him direct at trevor@9to5mac.com.

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In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysPre-Black Friday sales from Bose, Nike, Anker and many more, along with our annual Best of coverage and exclusive discounts on iPhone X cases…

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November 17

VIZIO’s 28-inch 2.0-Ch. Sound Bar is an Amazon best-seller at $48

Amazon offers the VIZIO 28-inch 2.0-Ch. Sound Bar for $48 shipped. Also at B&H for $2 more. That’s good for $32 off the original price, an Amazon all-time low and the best offer available by $20 or so. This is an Amazon #1 best-seller with a 4.1/5 star rating.

Today only, Home Depot, is taking up to 40% off select outdoor power equipment, and the standout deal is Ryobi’s 40V Electric Leaf Blower for $89 shipped. That’s good for $60 off the regular price and a new all-time low on this Home Depot exclusive. Featuring “gas-like power”, you can count on over 150MPH speeds along with a variable speed trigger. It ships with a battery and charger. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 1,000 Home Depot reviewers.

Other notable Green Deals today include:

  • 8-pack Philips A19 LED Light Bulbs: $15 (Reg. $20) | Amazon
  • Have Alexa turn on the heat w/ Sensi’s Smart Thermostat + $10 GC for $89 (Reg. $129)
  • ecobee4 HomeKit and Alexa-enabled Smart Thermostat now $199 before Black Friday, more

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We’re just a week away from Black Friday, and if you’ve been paying attention to 9to5Toys, you’re aware that we’ve been rolling out our annual Best of guides. From Apple to gaming, smart home to Google, we’ve sorted through the noise to find the best deals to expect in each category next week.

With nearly every Black Friday ad in-hand, we’re now turning our attention to the top ten deals we know are coming next week. Hit the jump to start our countdown.

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Costco takes at least 15% off iTunes gift cards w/ email delivery

Costco is currently taking just over 15% off iTunes gift cards for its members. You can pick up a $200 credit for $164.99, $100 for $84.49 and $25 for $21.49. These are the highly-anticipated discounts that we told you about in yesterday’s Best of Black Friday: Apple edition. As always, you can use these discounts to save on apps, music, games, movies and more. Hit up our daily games/apps roundup for even more savings.

Onkyo’s 7.2-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver sports AirPlay, Bluetooth, more for $250 (Reg. $350)

Best Buy offers the Onkyo 7.2-Ch. 4K A/V Receiver with AirPlay and Bluetooth for $249.99 shipped. That’s up to $150 off the original price, $100 less than Amazon’s all-time low and the best that we’ve tracked. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 700 reviewers.

expiredFujiFilm’s Instax printers let you develop images at home from iPhone, more for $127

Today only, as a part of its Black Friday Deals Week, Amazon is offering the Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer with extra film for $126.69 shipped. For comparison, the base printer alone usually sells for $145 at Amazon and has never been offered for less. You’ll be able to make prints of your images from an iPhone, Android or iPad, which is perfect for the holiday season. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

expiredToday’s Amazon Gold Box has KidKraft Toys, Kitchens and more from $28

Today only, as a part of its Black Friday Deals Week, Amazon is offering KidKraft Toys, Kitchens and more from $27.99. Free shipping is available on all orders here. You’ll find a wide range of options that are sure to make a nice gift this holiday season. My personal favorite is the Aero City Train Set and Table for $86.99, which is down from its usual price of $110 and a match of the all-time low. This 85-piece train set comes with a full storage system and a built-in tablet. Rated 3.7/5 stars. Shop the entire sale here.

expiredDC Comics Blu-ray Bundles from $35 at Amazon include up to 9-films

Today only, as a part of its Black Friday Deals Week, Amazon is offering a pair of DC Comics Blu-ray collections from $34.99 shipped. You can pick up a four-film bundle with Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, Batman v. Superman, and Man of Steel for $35, or upgrade to a nine-film selection for $38. Today’s offer is up to 50% off the regular price and new Amazon all-time lows in both instances. Ratings on the popular DC movies are solid, as you’d expect.

expiredAmazon’s Gold Box includes a popular Kershaw Blur Folding Knife for $35 (Reg. $50)

Today only, as a part of its Black Friday Deals Week, Amazon is offering the Kershaw Ken Onion Blur Folding Knife for $34.99 Prime shipped in multiple colors. For comparison, it was originally listed at $60 but usually sells for around $50. Today’s offer is a new Amazon all-time low. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 2,700 reviewers.

ecobee4 HomeKit and Alexa-enabled Smart Thermostat now $199 before Black Friday, more

We’re a week away from Black Friday, and one of the most anticipated smart home discounts is now available. Amazon is offering the ecobee4 HomeKit and Alexa-enabled Thermostat for $199 shipped. Also available at Best Buy, Home Depot and Lowe’s. That’s a $50 discount off the regular price and an Amazon all-time low. Just yesterday we released our hands-on review, calling it the “best HomeKit thermostat on the market.” Amazon customers largely agree, with over 400 leaving a 4.1/5 star rating.

November 16

Philips’ high-end Wake-Up Light w/ Sunrise Simulation now $99 (Reg. $120)

Amazon offers the Philips HF3520 Wake-Up Light with Colored Sunrise Simulation for $98.95 shipped when the on-page coupon is clipped. That’s good for $40+ off the original price, down $20 from the regular going rate and the second best offer we’ve tracked at Amazon. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 3,400 reviewers.

Etekcity (99% positive feedback from 199,000+) via Amazon offers a 3-pack of its Wireless Remote Control Outlet Switches for $12.98 Prime shipped when promo code KQO826RG is applied during checkout. For comparison, it just dropped from $20 to $16. Aside from the extra $4 off, today’s deal is within $1 of the best that we’ve tracked.

This Etekcity bundle can save “up to 15%” on your electric bills by cutting off standby power when your electronics are not in use. A remote is included that controls each outlet from up to 100-feet away. These kits are perfect for outdoor lighting, appliances and more. It’s a best-seller at Amazon where it is also rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,700.

Other notable Green Deals today include:

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Each November when Black Friday comes around, we know that some of the year’s lowest prices on Apple products will be available. If early ad leaks are any indication, it looks like next week will not disappoint. Our yearly Best of Black Friday guides weed through all of the noise and pick out the best deals that will be available during Thanksgiving week. Today we’re turning our attention to all-things Apple after detailing a number of other categories, including streaming media players, smart home tech and others.

Head below to find this season’s top deals on Macs, iPads, iPhones and much more.

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Seinfeld: The Complete Series available at iTunes for the first time, on sale for $80

After years of holding out, Seinfeld is now officially available on iTunes in digital HD. You can pick up the entire series for $79.99, which is a 50% savings off buying each season individually (Reg. $20/ea.). This offer is also available at VUDU. If you’re a lifelong fan like me, this is a no-brainer purchase.

expiredAmazon has all-time lows on Panasonic eneloop Rechargeable Batteries from $5


Amazon offers the a 12-pack of Panasonic eneloop AA Rechargeable Batteries for $19.99 Prime shipped. For comparison, that’s a 50% discount off the original price, down $15 from Jet and a new Amazon all-time low. Over 5,800 reviewers have left a 4.7/5 star rating. You can also grab an 8-pack of AAA for $14 (Reg. $18), as well.

Acer’s 15-inch 1080P Chromebook has 4GB RAM, HDMI and more for $189

Best Buy’s latest early Black Friday sale includes the Acer 15-inch Chromebook 1.5GHz/4GB/16GB SSD for $189 shipped. That’s good for $60 off the regular price and a new all-time low that we’ve tracked by $11. Rated 4.5/5 stars by nearly 500 Best Buy reviewers.

It’s still over a week until Black Friday, but the deals are already starting to pour in. As is annual tradition, we’re seeing a substantial number of discounts on Bose audio products at Amazon and other retailers this morning. Whether it’s headphones, TV sound systems or portable speakers, you’ll find something here today. Free shipping is available on the entire lot. Head below for our top picks and a full list with every Bose deal.

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Ring’s 3-camera Home Security Kit tracks the action on iOS/Android for $330 (Reg. $400+)

Best Buy’s official eBay store offers the Ring Home Security Kit for $329.99 shipped. Also available direct. That’s good for $170 off the Best Buy exclusive, around $70-$100 off the regular going rate and a new all-time low by $20. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

November 15

BundleHunt is back again with a new offer for Mac users, this type offering a number of top apps for as little as $7. Once you’ve hit the minimum price, you can pay whatever you want for top titles such as PDF Converter Pro, PixelStyler Photo Editor, Paragon NTFS and more. Head over to this page to see the entire selection of apps priced from $1/each. Better yet, you’ll be able to add up to three users per title.

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