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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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On Tuesday Apple announced a refresh of its MacBook Pro lineup featuring faster 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors and a new keyboard design. We’ve partnered with Expercom, an authorized Apple retailer, to offer our readers up to $400 off when our exclusive promo codes are applied during checkout. In addition, you can also save $70 on AppleCare as well. Head below to check out each deal.

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eBay takes up to 20% off home goods and outdoor equipment for Memorial Day

eBay is celebrating Memorial Day weekend by taking up to 20% off home & garden products when promo code PRESUMMER is applied during checkout. Head over to this landing page and find all of eBay’s recommended offers as well as eligible sellers. Here’s how the discounts break down: spend $25+, get 15% off or spend $150+, get 20% off. Maximum discounted is capped at $50. Full terms and conditions can be found below. You’ll find even more eBay deals in our guide, although some may not be eligible for this promotion.

Amazon has a 16-pack of 75W Dimmable LED Bulbs for $52, more in today’s Green Deals

Amazon offers a 16-pack of its 75W Dimmable A19 LED Light Bulbs for $51.99 shipped. Regularly up to $75, this is a new Amazon all-time low by $5. Opt for this 16-pack bundle and outfit your entire home with LED light bulbs. Given that these offer more power at 75W and dimmable functionality, the roughly $3 per unit price tag is rather attractive. Rated 3.8/5 stars by over 600 Amazon reviewers. More deals below.

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Twelve South PlugBug World powers your MacBook anywhere: $23 Prime shipped (Reg. $40)

Amazon offers the Twelve South PlugBug World MacBook Adapter for $22.95 Prime shipped. As a comparison, it originally sold for $45 but usually is listed at $40 these days. Today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low. If you’re a world traveler with a MacBook in tow, the Twelve South PlugBug is a must-have. This version adds a USB port to your existing MacBook wall charger along with five snap-on plugs made for drawing power in the UK, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, North America, Hong Kong, Singapore, China and Japan. The added 2.1A USB port makes it easy to charge your iPhone or iPad while traveling without toting around an additional power adapter. Rated 3.7/5 stars.

Pick up two Google Home Minis for $58 or bundled with Nest Smart Thermostat from $169, more

Walmart offers a two-pack of Google Home Mini Smart Speakers for $58 shipped. As a comparison, this bundle has a current $98 value as each speaker sells for $49 individually. This is a match of Mother’s Day pricing from earlier this month. Google Home Mini delivers all of the best Assistant features in one tidy little package. You’ll be able to control smart home accessories, call up the news, weather and much more. We loved it in our hands-on review and Walmart customers generally agree. Head below for more deals.

Amazon has kicked off its annual AmazonBasics Memorial Day sale, discounting just about every item in the brand’s stable of in-house products. You’ll find a smattering of deals across every category, including but not limited to smartphone accessories, home goods, kitchen necessities, and sports gear. The usual free shipping for Prime members is in place here. Those without a subscription to Amazon’s delivery service will need a $25 order total to side-step any delivery fees.

The AmazonBasics line is a great way to save on everyday essentials at a fraction of the cost of competitors. Hit the jump to find all of the best deals in this year’s AmazonBasics Memorial Day sale.

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expiredApple HomePod hits best price yet at $194 shipped (Cert. Refurb, Orig. $349)

Overstock offers Apple HomePod in Black for $194.39 shipped in certified refurbished condition. As a comparison, it originally sold for $349 before Apple dropped the price to $299 earlier this year. Our previous mention was $249 and today’s deal is the best we’ve tracked all-time. Apple HomePod delivers Siri and access to Apple Music and more in one sleek package. Add in AirPlay 2 and you can easily beam content from a variety of sources on your iOS device. Ships with a 90-day warranty.

Take your HomePod setup to the next level with this nifty wall mount from H-Squared. It lifts your HomePod and offers built-in cable management as well. If you’d rather save even further than today’s featured offer, don’t miss the Sonos Memorial Day sale that’s currently happening with deals from $119 on certified refurbished models with a full one-year warranty.

HomeKit, Alexa and Google Assistant smart plug deals from $18.50 via Amazon

Amazon offers a two-pack of TP-Link HS105 Smart Plugs for $26.99 shipped. You’ll also find this offer over at Best Buy. That’s down $8 or more from the regular going rate and a new Amazon all-time low. Features include support for Alexa and Google Assistant, a minimalistic design that only covers one outlet and more. Put the free smartphone app to work and create schedules, which help cut down on unnecessary energy usage. On top of all that, at $13 per plug this is an easy way to start or expand your smart home. Rated 4.4/5 stars by nearly 1,400 Amazon customers. Head below for more deals on iHome’s HomeKit-enabled plugs.

Amazon’s #1 best-selling AirPrint laser printer hits new low at $80 (Reg. $120+)

Amazon offers the Brother DCP-L2550DW Wireless All-in-One Laser Printer with AirPrint for $79.99 shipped. Originally $160, this model currently sells for over $120 at other retailers like Best Buy. Today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low. You’ll also find this offer over at Office Depot. Brother’s AirPrint-enabled printer is perfect for any Mac or iOS-focused setup. It’s capable of printing, scanning and copying, which is perfect for making physical backups of important documents. This is the #1 best-selling printer at Amazon where nearly 500 customers have left a 4/5 star rating.

Amazon is currently taking $30 off various iPad Air models, including the 64GB Wi-Fi + Cellular model at $599. Up the internal storage to 256GB and you can save $40 and bring the price down to $739 at B&H. Free shipping is available for all. B&H of course will offer tax savings at the time of checkout for select shoppers. This is the largest discount we’ve seen to date on the new iPad Air, besting our previous mention by $10.

Apple’s latest iPad Air sports a 10.5-inch Retina display, 8MP and 7MP cameras, and support for Apple Pencil. All of which is powered by the new A12 64-bit SoC processor.

Make the most of your savings today and grab a new case as well. This option from MoKo has excellent ratings and is available in various colors. It also sports sleep and wake functionality, so you can easily use it in tandem with your new iPad Air.

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Home Depot offers this 6-tool Ryobi bundle with two batteries for $199 (Reg. $299)

Home Depot offers the Ryobi 6-tool Combo Kit with two batteries and charger for $199 shipped. That’s a 33% savings off the regular going rate, a match of our previous mention and the best offer we can find. For DIYers, this is a must-have whether just starting out or looking to expand their tool collection. Ryobi ships this multi-tool bundle with two drills, two saws, a flash light and more. Two included batteries and a wall charger ensure that you always have enough juice for any task. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,200 Home Depot customers.

expiredTake eBooks wherever your adventures lead w/ a $75 Kindle Paperwhite (Orig. $120)

Today only, Woot offers the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader for $74.99 in black. Free shipping is available for Prime members; otherwise a $6 delivery fee will apply. As a comparison, it originally sold for $120. The previous Amazon all-time low is $80. This is also $10 less than our last mention. Amazon’s 2016 Kindle Paperwhite offers a six-inch display, 4GB of storage and built-in Wi-Fi for downloading new books. It skips the reflective display, which often plagues iPads, for a panel that is easier to read in the sunlight. Rated 4.4/5 stars by nearly 47,000 Amazon reviewers.

Today’s best Green Deals: WORX Hydroshot Electric Cleaner $75, smart home gear, more

Today only, Woot offers the WORX WG629 Hydroshot 20V Portable Power Cleaner for $74.99. Free shipping is available for Prime members; otherwise a $6 delivery fee will apply. As a comparison, it originally sold for $119 and goes for over $100 at most retailers including Amazon. Today’s deal is $4 less than our previous mention. Forget about cumbersome gas-powered pressure washers, this ultra-portable option from WORX delivers 94PSI of cleaning power. That’s not as much as some other options on the market, but upkeep here is minimal. Simply attach to your hose and power up the included battery to start cleaning. Rated 4+ stars by 50% of Amazon customers. More below.

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Amazon’s affordable Nintendo Switch Pro Controller charging dock is now just $7

Amazon offers its AmazonBasics Charging Dock for Switch Pro Controllers at $7.05 Prime shipped. That’s down from the usual $15 price tag, $1.50 less than our previous mention and a new Amazon all-time low. Easily power up your Nintendo Switch Pro Controller with this nifty dock from Amazon. It fully recharges in “less than 4.5 hours for fast results.” Built-in LED indicators relay when your device is powered-up and ready to go. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Fortnite has been cashing in on its popularity with a wide range of collaborations over the last year. From NERF to Monopoly, and many more, you can find the popular Battle Royale game just about anywhere. The latest comes from Jordan Brand, allowing gamers to strap up with the newest shoes from this iconic line. Fortnite’s teaser trailer, which you can see below, shows off characters flying around various locations in Air Jordan 1s. Whether you’re a sneakerhead or just love to game, there’s no denying that the Fortnite x Jumpman collab is one for the ages. Head below for more details and to learn how you can snag these iconic kicks in the game.

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Amazon is currently taking up to $70 off various Apple Watch Series 4 models. You’ll also find this offer over at B&H with potential tax savings on select configurations. The best deals are on GPS + Cellular models, but you can find $50 off in most instances. Today’s deal is the second best discount we’ve tracked all-time, topped only by a brief $74 off mention earlier this month.

The latest Apple Watch sports an upgraded display that is 30% larger than the previous generation model. Inside you’ll find a speaker that is also significantly improved, along with heart sensors and the new S4 64-bit dual-core processor. With built-in fitness tracking, this is a great way to monitor your calories burned and activity throughout the day.

Make sure to put your savings to work and grab an extra Watch band. There are plenty of options out there, but this Nike-esque option is a nice buy in various colors. Jump over to our roundup of the best third-party bands for even more styles.

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expiredNest 3rd Generation Smart Thermostat is now $170 shipped (Reg. up to $225)

Good Guys Electronics via Rakuten offers the 3rd Generation Nest Thermostat in Stainless Steel or White for $170 shipped when promo code GG30 is applied during checkout. Note: You must be logged into your Rakuten account to take advantage of this offer. Originally $249 and closer to $200 or more at Amazon, today’s offer is the best available and $1 less than our previous mention. Nest’s thermostat is loved for its automatic scheduling features, sleek design and smartphone control. Jump over to this page and see if your existing setup is compatible with a third generation Nest thermostat. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

iOttie’s latest iTap 2 Smartphone Car Mounts on sale from $20 in various styles

iOttie via Amazon offers its iTap 2 Magnetic Dashboard Smartphone Mount for $19.96 Prime shipped. That’s 20% off the regular going rate and the best we’ve tracked on this model. One of iOttie’s latest car mounts sports a complete redesign, which includes a rotating ball joint so you can get your device at just the right angle. Works with all smartphones and most cases. Rated 4.1/5 stars. Head below for more iOttie deals.

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