30-pin Stories May 8, 2015

expiredJBL OnBeat Hotel Speaker w/ Bluetooth & USB: $29 shipped (Orig. $130)

Harman offers the JBL OnBeat Hotel Speaker with Bluetooth and USB functionality for $129.99. Coupon code 30HOTEL drops the final price down to $29 shipped. That’s over $100 off the original price and the best current listing that we can find.

As its name describes, this product was originally used for hotels, so reviews are slim but JBL OnBeat products generally receive very positive ratings. Even though the OnBeat Hotel has a 30-pin dock, the inclusion of Bluetooth streaming and USB charging capabilities from a solid name like JBL make this a great deal.

Features include:

  • Battery backup: changeable button-cell battery for alarm clock backup
  • USB charge for iPhone, RIM and other mobile devices
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Sound performance: 2 x 7W RMS/Stereo sound
  • Dimmable LED clock display

Also available via Harman:



30-pin Stories January 14, 2015


Update (1/15 10:30am): Best Stop Deals via eBay Daily Deals also has the Apple iPad Polyurethane Smart Covers for iPad 2/3/4 starting at $7.99 shippedNote: these will ship in bulk packaging.

Best Stop Deals via eBay Daily Deals offers the Apple iPad Leather Smart Cover for iPad 2/3/4 in a variety of colors for $14.99 shipped. A few specific notes on this deal: the Navy colored model is currently excluded from this pricing and these items will be shipped in bulk-packaging. Amazon has a variety of colors available as well for a few dollars more, the cream version is less expensive with Prime shipping (free trial). These are the best prices that we can currently find from a trusted retailer.

Typically we see these types of close-out pricing on the polyurethane version of the Smart Cover, so it is of particular note to see the leather cover. We’ve covered Apple products from Best Stop Deals in the past, they have a positive seller rating of 98.5% from over 72,000 customers.

These Smart Covers are designed to protect the front of your iPad screen, while doubling as a stand as well when rolled back. They magnetically cling to the side of the iPad, while the cover itself utilizes magnets within the device to snap shut when closing. Note that these smart covers are designed for iPad 2/3/4.

While they do make great window displays, they are not magical as they might seem.


30-pin Stories November 28, 2014

expiredIK Multimedia iRig Pro iOS/Mac audio interface w/ MIDI & Lightning cable $84 shipped (orig. $150)

Amazon has the IK Multimedia iRig Pro instrument/microphone interface with MIDI for iOS and Mac for $84.15 shipped. That’s nearly $66 or 44% under the usual $149.99 price tag, more than $15 under Guitar Center/most Black Friday sales, and the lowest we’ve seen on the iRig Pro model with Lightning included.


  • Neutrik® combo input: 1/4″ HiZ instrument input and XLR microphone input
  • MIDI input for simultaneous audio+MIDI recording
  • Adustable input gain control for ideal sound quality with any instrument type
  • High-quality 24-bit A/D conversion for pristine sound
  • Includes Lightning
  • 30-pin and USB cables for compatibility with all generations of iPhone
  • iPad and Mac
  • Works with all popular audio & video apps
  • unlocks premium content inside IK Multimedia apps

It has received a 4+ star rating on Amazon much like the rest of the affordable IK Multimedia recording gear. Be sure to stay locked to our Black Friday weekend coverage and keep an eye on Amazon’s Musical instrument Lightning deals for deeply discounted offerings all weekend long.

30-pin Stories October 24, 2014

expirediRig Keys Pro Lightning MIDI keyboard controller for iPhone, iPad & Mac/PC $87 shipped (orig. $150), more

Amazon has the IK Multimedia iRig Keys Pro 37-key MIDI keyboard controller for iPhone, iPad and Mac/PC for $86.86 shipped. That’s more than $63 or 42% under the original listing, $15 under Guitar Center and the best price we’ve ween on the Pro, Lightning version of the popular iRig Keys.

IK’s iRig line features a number of #1 Best Sellers and is a great option for those looking to pick up some easy to use MIDI/recording gear without breaking the bank. You’ll get just about all the bells and whistles of your typical MIDI keyboard as well as some freebie recording software and Lightning support (30-pin and USB included) for iOS. It features:

  • 37 velocity-sensitive full-sized keys (a 3 full octaves range plus one note)
  • Modulation and pitch bend wheels
  • Volume/Data knob
  • Octave Up/Down and Program Up/Down back-lit soft-touch buttons
  • Input for an optional sustain or expression pedal
  • Core MIDI (iOS) and USB class compliant (Mac/PC) – plug and play
  • Includes Lightning
  • 30-pin and USB cables for compatibility with all generations of iPhone
  • iPad and Mac
  • Comes with SampleTank 3 SE for Mac/PC and unlocks premium content in IK apps on iPhone/iPad

This model has received 3.9/5 stars among Amazon customers. If you don’t have a Lightning device (or have a 30-pin to Lightning adapter laying around), you can pick up the previous gen model right now for just $59.49 shipped (orig. $100). That’s about $10 under Guitar Center and the lowest we’ve seen on this model.

IK also recently launched a grid-based, pad controller called the iRig Pads. You can find more information in our full rundown here.

More from IK on iRig Keys Pro:

iRig KEYS PRO gives you the best of both worlds. It’s a super-compact, bus-powered, “plug and play” MIDI controller that you can use anytime and anywhere. Yet despite it’s small footprint, if offers full-size, velocity-sensitive keys, allowing for a realistic playing feel. With its 37-key (3-octave) keyboard, you can play legitimate two-handed parts. What’s more, it has loads of pro performance features, and comes with cables and software for iOS devices — Lightning and 30-pin — and for Macs or PCs.

iRig KEYS PRO is equally useful as a portable MIDI keyboard or studio controller, and a perfect solution if you want a single keyboard to use in both situations. Connect it to your Mac or PC for use with your DAW and computer-based software instruments, and easily carry it around with you to use whenever and wherever you want with your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

An ultra compact controller with full-size keys and pro features

For maximum playing comfort and versatility, iRig KEYS PRO includes modulation and pitch-bend wheels. It’s also equipped with an expansion jack, allowing you to connect a sustain pedal for an even more realistic piano playing experience, or an expression pedal for controlling continuous parameters like volume, tremolo, vibrato, rotary speaker speed and more (pedals not included)

30-pin Stories September 25, 2014

irigpads-release-grid controller-IK

With the popularity of grid controllers on the rise, IK Multimedia has now unveiled the latest addition to its iRig line of recording and DJ gear. iRig Pads is an “ultra-portable” grid-style MIDI controller for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac/PC.

Head below for more on what the “ultimate travel companion for the mobile electronic music producer” has to offer:  expand full story

30-pin Stories April 16, 2014

General Imaging ipico Handheld LED Personal Projector for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch $43 shipped (Reg. $130)

The Corner Stone via Amazon has the General Imaging PJ205 ipico Handheld LED Personal Projector for Apple iPhone/iPod Touch for a low $42.95 shipped. That’s $87 off the list price and $7 less than our previous mention. The ipico lets you project images on to nearly any surface up to 50 feet. It can run for up to 90 minutes on a single charge and you can access the internet, Facebook, YouTube and more with the iPico App.

Want it shipped today? Amazon Direct has you covered for only $92.75

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