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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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This is Ground has long been known for its exceptional handmade leather accessories, covering just about every product category from iPad to Nintendo Switch. We’re big fans of its Mod carrying case which is now on the third-generation.

Based out of Los Angeles, many of This is Ground’s accessories are made here in the United States from top-grade materials. That includes the Tech Dopp Kit 2, a unique 21st century take on an old-school travel necessity. Head below for a few quick thoughts, a gallery and more.

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July 24

Back in March, Philips unveiled its latest 40-inch 4K display with a curved design and a bevy of inputs. Well, except for USB-C. Since then I’ve been tinkering with it as a second monitor for my 27-inch 5K iMac and 13-inch MacBook Pro.

I just had to try out this massive display that is bigger than the first flatscreen TV I ever owned by about 25%. My experience with Philips’ 40-inch display has left me with more than a few opinions on the viability of this monster. Head below for more.

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July 22

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysBest Buy launches its Black Friday in July promotion, you can grab an iTunes gift card for 15% off, and we have a sweet deal on LG’s Style smartwatch. Head below to find that and more.

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July 21

This week’s 9to5Rewards partner is Wellbots, a US-based online retailer that specializes in smart products like drones, robots, wearables, home automation devices, connected toys and more.who is responsible for some of the most popular 3D printing pens on the market today. This week the company two of the 3Doodler Create pens for 9to5Toys readers…

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Logitech’s best-selling HD Pro Webcam on sale for $50 shipped

Amazon offers the Logitech HD Pro C920 Webcam for $49.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. That’s a $45 savings off the original price and a match of the Amazon all-time low. For further comparison, it usually sells for around $65. This is a #1 best-seller at Amazon with over 7,700 reviewers leaving a 4.5/5 star rating.


Sony’s Extra Bass Noise-Cancelling Wireless Headphones $148 (all-time low)

Amazon offers the Sony XB950N1 Extra Bass Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones in Black or Green for $148 shipped. Also at B&H and available for $2 more at Best Buy. That’s an Amazon all-time low on this pair of headphones that typically sell for between $200-$250. Rated 4/5 stars.

Mid-century modern design has returned with force in recent years thanks to mainstream brands like West Elm offering home goods across just about every category. Bossa, a California-based audio manufacturer, has taken note with its new Moonraker Wireless Speakers. Blending clean lines, luxurious woods and modern day tech has resulted in one of the coolest audio releases that we’ve seen in recent years.

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Philips Hue White 3-pack LED Light Bulbs back to $36 shipped ($12/ea.)

Amazon is once again offering a three-pack of Philips Hue White A19 LED Light Bulbs for $35.97 shipped. For comparison, an individual Hue White bulb usually sells for $15 at retailers like Best Buy. Today’s offer is a match of our previous mention. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Sony’s palm-size XB10 Bluetooth Speaker returns to Prime Day pricing at $38

Amazon offers the Sony XB10 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $38 shipped. Also available at B&H in additional colors. For comparison, today’s deal is $20 off the regular price and a match of our all-time low Prime Day mention. Rated 4.2/5 stars.


expiredPet supplies and accessories up to 35% off in today’s Amazon Gold Box, from $9

Today only, Namsan via Amazon’s Gold Box Deals of the Day, offers up to 35% on a variety of pet supplies. Prices start at $9 in this one-day sale that includes a variety of accessories and toys. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $25+. Our top pick is the Namsan Heated Pet Thermal Pet Bowl for $22.50 (Reg. $30+). This “no-freeze” bowl keeps water warm during the winter if you have pets that roam outdoors. It has a waterproof switch and built-in LED indicator lights. Many of Namsan’s products have received 4+ star ratings. Shop the entire sale here.

expiredToday’s Amazon Gold Box: BLACK+DECKER Cordless 20V Vac for $71 shipped

Today’s Amazon Gold Box includes the BLACK+DECKER MAX Cordless 20V Flex Vacuum for $71 shipped. That’s a $58 savings off the original MSRP, an Amazon all-time low, and beats Target by $14. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

July 20

iOttie’s Easy One Touch Mini Smartphone Car Mount is on sale for $15 Prime shipped

Update: Amazon also has the iOttie Easy One Touch XL Smartphone Car Mount for $13.73 Prime shipped

Amazon offers the iOttie Easy One Touch Mini iPhone/Android Air Vent Car Mount for $14.65 Prime shipped. For comparison, this is a 25% savings off the regular price and just $0.30 more than our previous mention. Rated 4.1/5 stars by over 800 Amazon reviewers.

Lohas (99% positive feedback from nearly 11,000) via Amazon offers a 3-pack of its 60W E26 Candelabra LED Light Bulbs for $9.74 Prime shipped when promo code ZYYGGYSQ is applied during checkout. That’s a 50% savings from the regular price and the lowest that we’ve ever tracked at Amazon. These bulbs feature an E26 design, daylight white coloring and an estimated life span of 30,000 hours. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Other notable Green Deals today include:

  • GreenWorks 40V Cordless 150MPH Blower: $15 (Reg. $30) | Amazon
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  • Cree 4-pack Dimmable A19 LED Light Bulbs: $8 (Reg. $15) | Amazon

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Logitech CREATE Case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro now $5 shipped (Orig. $80)

Update: Sold out but Best Buy does have the Logitech CREATE case for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro at $4.99 (Orig. $80).

Best Buy offers Apple’s 12.9-inch iPad Pro Smart Cover in Charcoal Gray for $4.99. You’ll need to include it in an order over $35 to bag free shipping. Even if you end of paying a delivery fee, this is still a really nice deal as it originally sold for $60. It’s rare to see a discount on any official iPad Smart Cover, let alone one going for $5.

LG’s 65-inch 4K Smart Super UHDTV with 3 HDMI inputs $849 (Reg. up to $1,100)

Beach Camera’s official eBay store offers the LG 65-inch 4K Smart Super UHDTV for $849 shipped. That’s a $450 savings off the original MSRP and $150 less than Best Buy’s current Black Friday in July event offering. Additionally, today’s deal saves you $50 off our previous mention. Rated 3.8/5 stars.


Kershaw’s Stainless Steel Zing Knife drops to Amazon all-time low: $13 Prime shipped

Update: currently backordered 2-5 weeks, you can still purchase on the right side of the listing.

Amazon offers the Kershaw 1730S Stainless Steel Zing Knife with SpeedSafe for $12.99 Prime shipped. That’s up to 50% off the regular price and a new Amazon all-time low by $9. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Amazon has had a busy summer so far. After news leaked that the online giant would begin selling Nike gear, it’s reportedly also getting into the at-home meal kit space with a Blue Apron competitor. Turns out, there’s still more coming down the pipeline. Sears announced today that it will be selling Alexa-enabled smart appliances from its Kenmore brand on Amazon. In a few short hours, the reaction has been fairly positive. Sears jumped over 20% in pre-market trading and is up 18% at the time of this writing.

So what does this mean for consumers? The world of retail is rapidly evolving as Amazon is pushing to enter every product category out there. But don’t expect Jeff Bezos’ ambition to stop there…

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Philips Hue White Starter Bundle with HomeKit support from $54 shipped

Update: Prime members can now save an extra 10%.

Amazon offers the Philips Hue White A19 Starter Bundle with HomeKit support for $59.63 shipped. That’s a $10 savings off the original MSRP and the best offer that we’ve seen at Amazon this year. It’s also the lowest price currently available. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 1,400 Amazon reviewers.

HP 27-inch Curved Full HD Monitor w/ two HDMI inputs: $199 shipped

BuyDig offers the HP Pavilion 27-inch Curved Full HD Monitor for $199 shipped. That’s around $150 off the original price, down $30-$100 from most online retailers including Amazon and within $10 of the all-time low dating back to last November. Rated 4.2/5 stars.


expiredBest Buy Black Friday in July Apple deals: BeatsX under $100, iPad Pro, MacBook, more!

Best Buy has officially kicked off its Black Friday in July event, offering early access to My Best Buy members (free sign-up here) before opening it up to all shoppers tomorrow. Below you’ll find all of our favorite Apple-related deals. Free shipping is available on orders of $35 or more. You’ll find the rest of our top picks from this promotion right here.

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