Best of 9to5Toys Stories May 19

In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys: B&H launches its biggest Apple sale of the year, Twelve South’s Duet Dual drops to $60, Apple’s latest generation 9.7-inch iPad in new open-box condition is just $282, more…

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories May 12

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysNike takes 20% off, Apple Watch Series 3 $50 off, Nest Thermostat E $130, more… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories May 5

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysApple Watch Series 3 from $279, best student discounts, iTunes $5 movie sale and more… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories April 28

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysAnker returns with a new Amazon sale, Best Buy’s 4-day tech event is loaded with deals and we go hands-on with the new Nintendo Labo… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories April 21

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysiTunes hosts a new movie sale with $5 movies, 4K deals, and more, plus you can grab an Apple Watch from $149 and we go hands-on with a $29 AirPod competitor…  expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories April 14

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysBest Buy’s two-day sale delivers deals on Apple gear and more, Apple TV 4K gets a nice discount, and PRODUCT(RED) iPhone 8 deals arrive… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories April 7

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysiTunes $5 movie sale, Apple Watch Series 1 from $149, and we go hands-on with Razer’s new Nommo Chroma speakers… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories March 31

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysiPad deals abound, our new ‘Best Sellers’ show launches with a look at Fake AirPods, and iTunes has a nice movie bundle sale going… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories March 24

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysBest Buy launches a 3-day sale, we go hands-on with new Clockwork Apple Watch bands and more, and show you how to build a gaming PC for under $1,000… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories March 17

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysTweetbot for Mac goes 50% off, Anker introduces new 7.5W iPhone Qi Chargers, and Apple’s official Silicone iPhone X cases are on sale… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories March 10

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysBest Buy launches a massive 3-day tech sale, Twelve South deals abound and Nintendo Direct delivers the goods… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories March 3

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysAnker launches one of its biggest sales of the year, Apple TV 4K with 3-months of DirecTV Now for $105, SanDisk unveils the ‘world’s fastest’ memory card, and more…

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories February 24

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysWe have discounts on Apple’s latest iPads, iOttie mounts from $12, and we go hands-on with Nintendo Labo at Toy Fair 2018.

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories February 17

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysBest Buy’s 4-day President’s Day sale, discounts on MacBook, iPads, more and we get ready for New York Toy Fair…

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories February 10

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysApple deals abound with a $100 iTunes Gift Card for $85, rare Apple Watch Series 3 discounts, and Beats Studio3 headphones discounted to $180…

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories February 3

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysiTunes is offering a number of $1 HD movie rentals, the Mac App Store is also running a nice sale and we go hands-on with Urban Armor’s new iPhone X cases…

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories January 27

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysBest Buy launches 3-day sale, hands-on with LEGO’s incredible Millennium Falcon, and a chance to win Anker’s ZOLO truly wireless earbuds…

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories January 20

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysSave big on Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro, Beats Solo3 marked down to $197, and Nintendo unveils its new DIY cardboard Switch accessories…

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories January 13

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysBest Buy launches a two-day tech sale, our favorite gear from CES 2018, Nike Last Chance sale and more…

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories January 6

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysAnker kicks off the new year with savings on smartphone accessories, we dive into new products ahead of CES and so much more.

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories December 18, 2017

As we wind down 2017, the 9to5Toys team is reviewing the year to see what stories and products were your favorites. Our Product of the Year was the DJI Spark Drone which our readers loved but at around $349/ea it wasn’t nearly our best seller.

What product sold the most units? Amazon is the only US vendor that allows us to see the most accurate stats and accounts for over 55% of our sales by number so we’re going to go with their data specifically….**drumroll**

Our biggest seller was the AUKEY ULTRA COMPACT USB Wall Charger w/ Dual Port 2.4A Output

That’s not a terribly exciting product but its popularity lends itself to how helpful it is, thanks to portability and an inexpensive price. Apple only includes a 1A charger with its incredibly popular iPhone line and most phone and tablet makers only include a single port on their default chargers.

This little plug, which is a smaller size than the default one that comes with most phones charges Apple and Android devices as fast as USB-A will allow – 2.4A at 5V. And it will charge two devices at a time at that speed. It allows you to charge your iPhone twice as fast and a friend or iPad gets powered up too! It gets great reviews, a two-year warranty and our readers kept coming back for more.

Aukey, in celebrating this achievement with us, is offering our readers a chance to pick it up today and tomorrow for just $8 with code AUXMAS06 at Amazon. “Throw away Apple’s adapter and add this to your tech arsenal”.

What else sold well? There were:

  • 3 gift cards in the top 10
  • 2 smart home plugs in the top 10
  • 37 of the top 100 products mentioned “Apple” in the product title
  • Anker had 16 products in the top 100 including #3, while Aukey had 8
  • Top Non-tech? A first aid kit came in at #21, #31 was a tool set, and #37 was Crest’s White Strips (our readers have great smiles!)

Below find the full top 100 sale items on Amazon for 9to5Toys in 2017:

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories December 16, 2017

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysNike takes $20 off orders of $100 sitewide, Sam’s Club 1-Day Sale offers rare Apple TV 4K discounts, and much more.

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories December 15, 2017

Going back through the year, there have been a lot of important product introductions. Apple released its iPhone X, new LTE Apple Watches and the iconic $159 AirPods just recently began shipping without a lead time. Google, meanwhile, delivered its next-gen Pixel 2’s and a whole plethora of home products including the very inexpensive $29 Google Home Mini or $399 Max which we long considered for the product of the year.

However last year’s 2016 Product of the year was Amazon’s Echo Dot, which is the same class of speaker and doing two small smart speakers in a row is no fun. Speaking of Amazon, they released a whole new line of smart speakers this past year, including our favorite the $130 Echo Spot which goes on sale this week

There were a ton of other products we considered this year as well. There is probably nothing better for kids than the $240 Piper Computer kit which allows them to build a Minecraft Computer, or my personal favorite kids party gift: Snap Circuits which teaches beginning electronics. 

There are also honorable mentions which we should include, such as Anker’s Eufy Robo Vacs, which we found to offer stellar value and performance in our hands-on review.

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Best of 9to5Toys Stories December 9, 2017

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysBest Buy’s 3-day Apple event is loaded with deals, Pad & Quill Sale, Ralph Lauren takes 30% off holiday favorites and more… expand full story

Best of 9to5Toys Stories November 4, 2017

In this week’s Best of 9to5ToysBlack Friday advertisements and news, iPhone X accessory deals, iTunes 4K Movie Sale and more…

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