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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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Internet Archives adds 2,500 MS-DOS games that you can play for FREE

A few years back, the Internet Archive added a vast selection of MS-DOS games that were FREE to access and enjoy. Fast forward to this week, and the folks behind the archive have added 2,500 titles to the mix. While these aren’t the latest and greatest games, there’s a lot of nostalgia value here and a great way to pass the time if you’re bored. More below.

VIP Outlet via Newegg offers the Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds in black for $189.99 shipped. As a comparison, you would typically pay $250 before they dropped to $200 at Amazon and other retailers. Today’s deal is $8 less than our previous mention and a new all-time low by $8. Powerbeats Pro delivers the latest in audio from Apple, offering up to 24-hours of playback and a totally wireless design made for workouts. Apple’s H1 chip makes it easy to quickly pair, enjoy longer range and features like ‘Hey Siri’. Amazon customers have left rave reviews so far and we felt the same way in our hands-on review.

Prefer a lower-cost alternative to the latest Powerbeats? Save over $130 and opt for Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air earbuds. Notable features like ‘Hey Siri’ and other iOS functions will not be found here, but there’s still a lot to like about Anker’s lower-price earbuds. Check out my review for additional details.

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Honeywell’s 7-day Programmable Thermostat hits new low at $39, more in today’s Green Deals

Amazon offers the Honeywell 7-day Programmable Thermostat for $39 shipped. You’d typically pay upwards of $60 for this thermostat, which is now at a new Amazon all-time low. While you won’t find various smart home features here, there’s still a lot to like with a simple design and seven days of programmable settings. This will help you cut down on energy use while also automating your setup. Rated 4.1/5 stars. More Green Deals below.

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We’re officially into Black Friday season here at 9to5Toys as we’re starting to see more and more retailers begin to detail their Thanksgiving week plans. Amazon has started its series of Black Friday announcements with the unveiling of its top 100 Toys List for 2019. This year’s must-have toys include the usual selection of big names like LEGO, L.O.L! Surprise, and Mellissa & Doug. But we’re also seeing an influx of brands bringing in popular games like Fortnite, and movies from Marvel and others to the party this year. While you won’t find Black Friday pricing here just yet, the Amazon Toy List for 2019 does give us our first glimpse into what you’ll likely find on sale next month…

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Put an Hermès-style Apple Watch Band on your wrist from $8.50

Oulucci (99% positive feedback) via Amazon offers its Hermès-style Leather Apple Watch Bands in both sizes from $8.50 Prime shipped. Be sure to browse through all the listings on this page to find which model suits your style best. You’d typically pay upwards of $15 for these bands. While Apple charges a significant fee for its own Hermès bands, this is a great way to get that look for much less. Made from “100% genuine leather”, which Apple Watch band delivers style at a notable price reduction. Check out all of the bands on sale here at Amazon where nearly 600 customers have left a 4.4/5 star rating.

Apple’s latest weekend sale focuses on $5 horror films, covering various decades and iconic series. With Halloween under two weeks away, this is a great time to load up your library with some fresh content. Each title will become a permanent addition to your collection. Hit the jump for all of our top picks.

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Amazon’s original Echo Plus Smart Speaker delivers Zigbee, more for $50

Today only, Woot offers the first-generation Echo Plus Smart Speaker for $49.99. Free shipping is available with a Prime membership; otherwise a $6 delivery fee will apply. As a comparison, it originally sold for $150 before dropping to an Amazon all-time low of $100. Our previous mention was $70. This is the best price we’ve tracked to date. Echo Plus is an upgrade to the original Echo smart speaker with the notable inclusion of a built-in Zigbee smart hub, which lets you connect a wide range of smart home products, such as Philips Hue, GE, and Yale. In addition, you’ll be able to play music, call up Alexa, and more all from this sleek smart speaker. Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 4,000 Amazon reviewers.

Twelve South’s Compass 2 gives your iPad a home for $20 (Reg. $40)

Twelve South via Amazon offers its Twelve South Compass 2 for iPad in various colors for $19.99 Prime shipped. Regularly $40 at B&H and other retailers, today’s deal is a match of the second-best price we’ve tracked to date. With a compact and folding design, Compass 2 offers a stylish and portable stand for most iPads. Made from aluminum with soft silicone pads, it is a great way to keep your device elevated and safe. The adjustable legs can be made to hold your iPad in portrait or horizontal orientations, it even offers a fold-away secondary leg which “creates a comfortable typing stand.” Rated 4/5 stars.

AT&T offers Apple’s iPhone 6s 32GB in Space Gray for $99 shipped. You’ll need to choose a pre-paid plan at checkout, which start at $65 and go up to $85 depending on your needs. As a comparison, Best Buy charges $245 for this model and we’ve previously mentioned it in refurbished condition around $120-$150. This is the lowest price we can find from a reputable seller. This is a great buy for kids or grandparents that don’t need the latest tech. Apple’s iPhone 6s sports a 4.7-inch Retina display with 3D Touch, 12MP camera, Touch ID and an A9 chip. Best of all, this handset offers support for iOS 13.

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L.O.L! Surprise Gold Box at Amazon offers easy gifts from just $8.50

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers up to 30% off select L.O.L! Surprise packs from $8.62. Free shipping is available with a Prime membership or on orders of $25+. Our top pick is a two-pack of the L.O.L! Surprise Pets Series for $10.54. That’s down from the usual $20 price tag and a new Amazon all-time low. L.O.L! Surprise delivers seven layers of gifts, with each offering a hint at what pet will be found on the inside. Every pack includes a secret message sticker, collectible sticker sheet, shoes, accessory, and LOL Surprise Pets with water surprise. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 600 Amazon reviewers. More below.

This slow cooker hits a new Amazon all-time low at $30 today (Reg. $60)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the COMFEE Slow Cooker for $29.99 shipped. As a comparison, it regularly goes for $60 with today’s deal being a new Amazon all-time low. This model offers multi-function use, including “12 digital cooking programs that could suit different eating habits including rice, pasta, soup, stew, saute, steamed veggies and a DIY function.” It’s ready for any meal you throw at it this winter. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

October 17

Download this app and get a $6 Subway credit

Subway is currently offering $6 worth of free credit at its restaurants when you download its smartphone app and create an account for the first time. Your digital freebies will arrive as two $3 units shortly after you log in for the first time. Note: some users are reporting wait times of up to 30 minutes with a full shut-down of the app required to see the bonus arrive. Subway’s app offers order ahead functionality and enables users to skip the line for pick up. There’s also revolving digital deals and the ability to pay directly with a pre-loaded Subway card. Learn more about the Subway app for iOS and Android right here.

Black Friday 2019 is expected to be the biggest yet, with Apple, Google, and all the major retailers pushing significant discounts. Smart home accessories will be heavily discounted, with Amazon playing a vital role throughout the festivities. Today we’re going to dive into Amazon’s extensive stable of first-party products and make a few predictions along the way. The best Amazon Black Friday sales will include Echo devices, Kindle, streaming media players, and more. All of which are almost certain to be matching or setting new all-time low prices. Head below for an in-depth look at Amazon Black Friday and the best deals coming down the pipeline.

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Latest Nintendo Switch drops to new Amazon all-time low with limited time deal

Amazon offers the latest Nintendo Switch in Neon or Gray for $274.99 shipped. Final price will be reflected at checkout. This is a new Amazon all-time low and the second-best price we’ve tracked. Nintendo’s second-generation Switch delivers improved battery life with up to nine-hours of playback on a single charge. Otherwise, you’ll find all the standout Nintendo Switch features that have made the console so popular. Removable Joy-Con, a built-in stand, and 6.2-inch touchscreen are all notable features. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Get 16 Philips LED Light Bulbs for $18 in today’s Green Deals, more

Amazon offers a 16-pack of Philips A19 LED Non-dimmable Light Bulbs for $17.89 Prime shipped. Regularly $25 or more, this brings today’s deal down to around $1 per bulb. That’s the magic number when looking for a LED bulb deal. Transition from traditional light bulbs can save up to 80% over the long haul. Philips rates this product for nearly 11,000 hours of use. Over 3,500 Amazon reviewers have left a combined 4.3/5 star rating. More Green Deals below.

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Ryobi includes six tools, multiple batteries, more in this $279 kit (Reg. $325+)

Home Depot offers the Ryobi 18V ONE+ 6-tool Combo Kit for $279 shipped. As a comparison, it originally sold for $349 but typically goes for $325 or more these days. This is a match of our previous mention, which sold out rather quickly at this price. Home Depot includes six tools total with this bundle, notably a drill and driver, along with two saws, and a brad nailer. You’ll also receive a pair of batteries and a wall charger with purchase. Colder weather is on the way, and you may find yourself tackling DIY projects around the house. This bundle includes everything you need to get started and more. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 100 Home Depot reviewers.

Prep for holiday lighting with Woods outdoor timers, cords, more from $4

Amazon offers the Woods 24-hour Dusk to Dawn Outlet with sensor for $6.51 Prime shipped. That’s down from the original $18 price tag and regular $12 going rate. Today’s deal is the second-best we’ve tracked at Amazon all-time. Woods delivers everything you need here to automate your outdoor lighting setup on a budget. If you don’t want to spend the money, or invest in a smart home, this automated timer is a great way to bring your setup together for less. Includes various settings from dusk to dawn, and two to eight hours, allowing for various lighting automation. Rated 3.9/5 stars. More Woods outdoor deals can be found below.

Sugru Moldable Glue has been called “21st century ducktape”, get some for $5.50

Amazon offers Sugru Moldable Glue for $5.50 Prime shipped. Originally $15, you’d typically pay over $10 with today’s deal being a new Amazon all-time low. Sugru is perfect for repairing old electronics, frayed cables (think Lightning cables!) and more. It hardens over time and keeps things in working order. Sugru is also compatible with a wide range of materials, including glass, ceramic, wood, metal, most plastics & more. Best of all? This magic puddy can support up to 4.4-pounds of weight when properly used. Rated 4/5 stars by over 100 Amazon customers.

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