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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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Acer’s Chromebook 11 has a touchscreen, HDMI and more: $170 shipped (Reg. $250)

Best Buy offers the Acer R 11-inch Touchscreen Chromebook 1.6GHz/4GB/16GB for $199.99 shipped. You can save an additional $30 with Best Buy’s student discount program. For comparison, it usually sells for around $250 and today’s deal is $10 less than our previous mention. This model sports a touchscreen, flip-and-fold design and an HDMI port. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 1,500 Best Buy reviewers.

Etekcity (99% positive feedback from 221,000) via Amazon offers a four-pack of its Voltson Wi-Fi Smart Plugs for $33.69 shipped when promo code SV3WH9WY is applied during checkout. Regularly selling for around $40, today’s deal is a match of our previous mention and the best available. This is a great way to easily control outlets and make schedules for lights and more in your home. Rated 3.9/5 stars by over 1,300 Amazon customers.

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Grab a Nike-style Apple Watch band in various colors for just $5 Prime shipped, more

BRG Tech (99% positive feedback from 8,800) via Amazon offers its Nike-style 42mm Apple Watch Band in black for $4.99 Prime shipped when promo code OI22R6KY has been applied during checkout. You can pick up the same $5 band in pink and 38mm with code EJ9EJD6T. Regularly selling for as much as $15, it just dropped to $9 with today’s deal marking a new all-time low. Rated 4.4/5 stars by 730 Amazon customers. If you need a little more style, don’t miss this stainless steel band under $20.

Next up, COVERY (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its Leather Apple Watch Band in 42mm Black or 38mm Rose Gold for $4.99 Prime shipped when you use code 7U38U3W5 at checkout (Reg. $10). Rated 4.5/5 stars.

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TCL’s 28-inch Roku Smart HDTV is perfect for a dorm or kitchen: $120 (Reg. $150)

Amazon offers the TCL 28-inch 720p Roku Smart HDTV for $119.99 shipped. Regularly $150 at retailers like Walmart, this deal sold out nearly instantly earlier this month. It’s a great option for small spaces like a dorm room or kitchen. The built-in Roku functionality adds another level of enjoyment as well. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

B&H is currently offering Apple’s 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + LTE 512GB for $929. That’s good for $200 off the regular price and $50 better than our previous mention. You can save $100 on the Wi-Fi only configuration, bringing the price down to $849. As always, free shipping is available on both models and B&H doesn’t charge tax for shoppers outside of New York or New Jersey.

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Heading to the gym everyday can be a burden, not to mention the cost associated with going to classes and the like. Over the last year, we’ve seen a resurgence of at-home fitness equipment as new and innovative products like Peloton have hit the market. The ability to enjoy class-style workouts without leaving your home certainly has appeal.

A new at-home workout system is following that model with one of the more intriguing designs we’ve seen in recent memory. The new Tonal Home, a wall-mounted workout machine, looks like a modern piece of technology but easily transforms into a weight-resistance training system. Oh, and that immersive display is pretty sick too.

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Sony’s ANC Wireless Headphones have 35-hour battery life: $98 (Reg. $150)

Amazon offers the Sony WH-CH700N Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones in two colors for $98 shipped. Also at B&H or Best Buy for $1 more in its Anniversary Sale. Originally $198, this pair of headphones typically sells for around $150 these days. This is a match of our Prime Day mention from last month. Rated 4/5 stars.

Upgrade your Mac audio w/ Logitech’s Z533 2.1-Ch. system for $50 (Reg. $80)

Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the Logitech Z533 2.1-Ch. Speaker System for $49.99 shipped. Also matched in Best Buy’s 2-day Anniversary Sale. For comparison, it has a list price of $100 and usually sells for around $80 these days. This model supports both 3.5mm and RCA inputs, has up to 120W of power and more. It’s a nice upgrade from your Mac or PC’s built-in speakers. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 750 reviewers.

NVIDIA SHIELD TV gets discounted to $140 in Best Buy’s Anniversary Sale (Reg. $179)

As part of its Anniversary Sale, Best Buy is offering the NVIDIA SHIELD TV 16GB Streaming Media Player for $139.99 shipped. Regularly $179 at retailers like Amazon, today’s deal is $9 less than our Prime Day mention and the best available. With support for 4K content and thousands of streaming sources, the NVIDIA SHIELD is a great buy. Learn more in our introduction guide. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Enjoy a new memory foam mattress via Amazon from $259, today only (30% off)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers various Sleep Innovations Memory Foam Beds from $259 shipped. You can save up to 30% in this sale with many of the deals at all-time low prices. These mattresses feature a 12-inch base, memory foam and are made in the USA with a 20-year warranty. Rated 4.1/5 stars by over 4,100 Amazon reviewers.

Pick up a new massager or oil diffuser from $11 in today’s Amazon Gold Box

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, HelloMynt (100% positive feedback) via Amazon offers a selection of its massagers and oil diffusers from $11 Prime shipped. Our top pick is the Cordless Shiatsu Massager for $29.99, which is down from its regularly $40 price tag. Rated 4.6/5 stars. Shop the rest of today’s sale for more.

Best Buy has launched its 2-day Anniversary Sale this morning, discounting MacBooks, Apple Watch, TVs, smart home accessories and much more. You can find all of the deals on this landing page, or hit the jump for more details and our top picks. A new twist in today’s sale is that My Best Buy members receive free shipping on all orders (sign-up here at no cost). Otherwise, the usual $35 minimum remains.

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Capture 4K VR footage w/ Samsung’s Gear 360 Camera (Refurb, Orig. $230)

DailySteals offers the certified refurbished Samsung Gear 360 VR 4K Camera for $65.99 shipped when promo code 9TO5GEAR360 is applied during checkout. For comparison, it was originally listed at $230 but usually sells for around $100. It just dropped to $85 today at Amazon. A 30-day warranty is included with purchase. Rated 3.5/5 stars.

FREE Marvel Digital Comics: Superior Spider-Man, Thanos vs. Hulk, more

ComiXology offers a selection of free Marvel first issue digital comics, which typically sell for around $2 or more. This includes Superior Spider-Man, Thanos vs. Hulk, Mighty Avengers and FF. Each of these titles will become a permanent part of your digital library. Each issue is rated 4+ stars by thousands in most instances.

Patozon (99% from 174,000 shoppers) via Amazon offers a four-pack of its 20 LED Solar Outdoor Lights for $28.99 Prime shipped when promo code 7I8NB7HG is applied during checkout. Regularly up to $40, today’s deal is a new Amazon all-time low by $4. This is an easy way to illuminate your outdoor space, and best of all, no batteries. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

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In recent years vinyl has enjoyed an impressive resurgence as it found a home in our mostly digital world. The so-called “vinyl resurgence” started in 2007, slowly seeing sales increase over the next 10-years to levels not seen since the 1980s or earlier. If you’re anything like me, it’s easy to depend on Apple Music with an entire library at your fingertips. But vinyl offers a different experience, as there is just something about placing a record on to a turntable that Apple and Spotify simply can’t match.

Last year I dove into the world of vinyl strictly out of curiosity. In the meantime, I’ve enjoyed building a small collection and learning some of the nuances of this hobby. If you’re at all interested, check out the short guide below to learn how you can construct your own vinyl library from the beginning.

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Amazon offers the Philips Hue White and Color 2-bulb Starter Kit for $99.99 shipped. Regularly $150, today’s deal is a match of the previous Amazon all-time low and our Prime Day mention. This is a nice way to jump into smart home lighting and HomeKit control with two bulbs plus the Philips Hue hub. Rated 4.1/5 stars. If you’re just diving in to Philips Hue, check out this nifty guide for a step-by-step walkthrough on smart home lighting.

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Upgrade to a VIZIO 65-inch 4K HDR TV w/ Chromecast for $950 (Reg. $1,200+)

Walmart offers the VIZIO 65-inch 4K HDR XLED Smart Ultra HDTV with Chromecast for $949.99 shipped. For comparison, it was originally listed at $1,700, B&H has it for $1,200 and today’s offer is a match of the previous deal price. Features include five HDMI inputs, HDR, Chromecast support and a 120Hz refresh rate. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

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