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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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Power your Xbox One controller w/ the AmazonBasics $12 Charger (Reg. $20)

Amazon offers its AmazonBasics Xbox One Controller Battery Charger for $12.26 Prime shipped. For comparison, it typically sells for around $20 and has previously gone as low as $11.50. This nifty add-on for Xbox One brings a controller battery pack charger to your console, making it easy to juice up your gear when not in use. It even has a USB pass-through port with power and data transfer, so you’re not giving up precious I/O. Ships with a one-year warranty. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Best Buy is typically one of our favorite Black Friday retailers and this year is shaping up to be much of the same. You can expect hefty online and in-store discounts across just about every category, including Apple products. Head below for all the details on this year’s Best Buy Black Friday event.

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Green Deals: Sansi 30W BR30 LED Light Bulbs $14 (Reg. $25+), more

Sansi Lighting Direct (100% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers its BR30 30W LED 3000K Light Bulbs for $14 Prime shipped when promo code WININOCT is applied during checkout. That’s good for over 50% off the regular going rate, a new Amazon all-time low and the best price currently available. These BR30 LED bulbs are made to help cut down on energy costs with up to 23-years of estimated usage. You can expect to save around 88% off your electrical bill, according to Sansi’s testing. Includes a five-year warranty. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Gerber’s 12-tool Multi-Plier hits its Amazon all-time low just in time for holiday packages

Amazon offers the Gerber MP600 Sight Multi-Plier Tool in black for $46.65 shipped. Also at Home Depot. Regularly $70 or more, today’s offer is a new Amazon all-time low and the best price available by $23. This top-rated Gerber multi-plier sports 12 different tools, stainless steel construction and a sleek matte black oxide finish. I’ve waxed poetic before about how everyone needs a multi-tool in their life. If this option from Gerber is too expensive, head over to our roundup of the best options from around $5 and get ready for winter weather (and all those holiday packages).

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ELAC’s lineup of speakers has stellar ratings, now on sale from $230 at Amazon

Amazon and Best Buy have a sale on top-rated ELAC speakers with free shipping available across the board. Leading the way is ELAC’s Debut 2.0 Speakers for $249.98 at Amazon or Best Buy. Regularly $300, today’s offer is a match of the second best price we’ve tracked all-time. This model sports a classic design, 6.5-inch woofer, 1-inch dome tweeter and more. Perfect for upgrading your iMac audio setup. Like the rest of Elac’s lineup, this pair of speakers has excellent 4.5+ star ratings at Amazon. More ELAC can be found below.

This morning, Amazon has announced its newest Kindle E-reader, the next generation of its popular Paperwhite handheld. Long known as Amazon’s most popular device in its E-ink lineup, the new Paperwhite arrives on the scene today with a thinner and lighter design along with a waterproof case. Amazon is also sweetening the pot with six free months of Kindle Unlimited with purchase. The new Kindle Paperwhite is set to arrive on November 7th just before the holiday shopping season. Bundling the added subscription service is sure to make it a hit with Black Friday shoppers. More below.

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This week’s best iTunes movie deals are highlighted by a new Dolby Atmos 4K sale from $5. You’ll find everything here from the latest releases to old classics, making it a great time to load up your iTunes library. Dolby Atmos functionality just arrived on Apple TV last month with tvOS 12, making it the only streamer that is Dolby Vision and Atmos certified. Head below for all of the best movie deals along with the $1 HD rental of the week.

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Trusted retailer Drive In Autosound via Newegg Flash is offering a trio of notable Pioneer CarPlay discounts this morning. You’ll need to apply the noted promo code to lock-in your savings, and there is even the opportunity to save further with mail-in rebates. Our top pick is the Pioneer 6.2-inch Receiver for $349.99 when promo code NFAVIC5201 is applied during checkout and the on-page mail-in rebate is used. Regularly $650 at Crutchfield, today’s deal is $150 less than our previous mention and the best price available. This model sports a 7-inch display, CarPlay compatibility and more. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

More Pioneer CarPlay deals at Newegg Flash:

  • AVH-W4400NEX 7-inch CarPlay Receiver: $380 (Reg. $700)
    • w/ code NFAVH4400
    • $150 manufacturer rebate on-page
  • AVIC-W8400NEX 7-inch CarPlay Receiver: $600 (Reg. $800+)
    • w/ code NFAVH8400
    • $200 manufacturer rebate on-page

Consider picking up a few Lightning cables to round out your new mobile entertainment system. We recommend Anker’s top-rated PowerLine+ options in various colors and lengths.

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Amazon’s Gold Box has your Halloween candy shopping covered from $7.50

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a huge selection of Halloween candy from $7.50. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $25+. You’ll find everything in this sale from Nestle, Mars, Brach’s and more. Prices may be lower at your local grocery store, but hey, you can’t beat free Prime delivery. 4+ star ratings across the board. Check out this page for all of today’s deals.

BLACK+DECKER’s Project Kit includes a drill, hammer, more for $56.50

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Cordless Drill and Battery Project Kit for $56.50 shipped. Regularly $80 or more at Home Depot, today’s deal is good for around 30% off and is a new Amazon all-time low. This kit includes everything need for small fixes around the house, such as a 20V drill, hammer, and various bits. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Ooma Telo delivers free VoIP calling, more for $63 shipped (Reg. $80)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service for $63 shipped. Regularly $80 at other retailers like B&H, today’s deal is a match of the Amazon all-time low and the best price available. Ooma delivers free VoIP telephone service, you’re simply responsible for any taxes associated with your telephone line. The free mobile app allows you to take calls from home anywhere, and provides access to voicemail, caller ID and more. Rated 4/5 stars. You can grab the Bluetooth adapter bundle for an additional $17 in today’s Gold Box as well.


Following last week’s Made by Google event, we saw a number of pre-order deals pop-up for the new Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Now the reviews are in and the deals are getting even better. Target is slated to offer a $150 gift card with Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL Verizon pre-order until October 20th. This deal is expected to launch tomorrow, although Pixel 3 doesn’t start shipping until Thursday. Either way, if you’ve been on the fence, be sure to bookmark this page to lock-in your extra savings. This is perfect timing with Black Friday just around the corner, as that extra store credit can sweeten your savings even further.

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Last week Twelve South unveiled a new collection of Apple-inspired company gear. This includes some pretty sweet swag with clever sayings based on Mac shortcuts and more. We’ve partnered with Twelve South to offer 9to5Toys readers the newest gear to show off your Apple fandom. Head below to find out how you can win.

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Get a $3 Amazon credit when you install the Amazon Assistant browser plug-in

Amazon is currently offering $3 credits when you install its Amazon Assistant on various compatible browsers. This offer is good on orders of $10 or more and an easy way to bag some credit for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Be sure to note that this promotion is for first-time installers only, and the credits have to be used by October 26th. Full terms and conditions can be found on this landing page. Amazon Assistant offers quick comparison shopping and the ability to put together lists for the holiday season. More details here.

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expiredHome Depot’s 1-day tool sale from $20 includes Dremel, DEWALT, more

Home Depot is offering up to 44% off popular power tools from Milwaukee, DEWALT, and others from $20 shipped. Our top pick is the Dremel 4200 Series 1.6A Variable Rotary Tool Kit for $79. Originally $119, it still fetches that much at Lowe’s when in-stock. Today’s deal is a match of the second best price that we’ve tracked at Amazon all-time. This Dremel bundle includes the tool, a carrying case and 41 accessories. Perfect for weekend warriors and DIYers. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

expiredApple’s 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi 128GB hits all-time low at $357 shipped (Reg. $429)

Electronic Express via Rakuten offers Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi 128GB in Space Gray for $356.99 shipped when promo code SAVE15 is applied during checkout. Regularly $429, this is good for over $70 off the regular price, $32 less than our previous mention and the lowest price that we’ve tracked all-time. Apple’s latest 9.7-inch iPad features Apple Pencil support, a Retina display, 10-hours of battery life and more.

If you’d like to save even further, we currently have the previous generation model on sale at Walmart for $349. Don’t forget to pick up a case to keep your new iPad safe. In fact, you’re saving almost enough today to warrant the purchase of an Apple Pencil to round out your new setup.

ABC’s hit show Shark Tank is now in its 10th season and funding more projects than ever before. Now Amazon is becoming the official Shark Tank retailer, making it the first place you’ll find official releases from the show. Along with this news, Amazon will also be offering a $15,000 credit to its cloud computing services for Shark Tank entrepreneurs to help get their storefront off the ground.

Amazon and Shark Tank have been intertwined for sometime. The reality show famously passed on funding DoorBot, the smart home doorbell which later went on to become Ring. Amazon purchased the brand earlier this year and its CEO has since become a regular guest on the show. Head below for more details on today’s announcement.

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Anker’s Amazon storefront has been refreshed this morning with a new batch of deals. Headlining is its USB-C PD Desktop Charger with 5-ports for $29.99 shipped. Regularly closer to $50, today’s offer is the first notable price drop in some time and a new Amazon all-time low. This desktop charger is a must-have with five-ports that charge up to 2.4A, and USB-C PD for the latest devices. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

More Anker deals at Amazon include:

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