Black Friday 2014 Stories November 30, 2014

expiredGames/Apps: Nintendo Wii U Mario 3D World bundle w/ $50 Walmart GC $300, PlayStation gift card 20% off, more

In today’s best game/app deals, Walmart has Nintendo Wii U Deluxe Set w/ Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land and a $50 Walmart gift card for $299.96 shipped. That’s as much as a $400 value and and least $50 under the next best price (Best Buy/GameStop/B&H) due to the value of the included gift card. This bundle includes the “console, a GamePad controller, two AC adapters, a high-speed HDMI cable, sensor bar, GamePad cradle, GamePad stand support and stand.”

Walmart also has the Xbox One without Kinect Console Bundle with Halo Master Chief Collection for $349.99 shipped right now (Reg. $400).

Next up, PayPal’s official eBay Store is offering $50 PlayStation Network cards for $40 right now with email delivery. That’s 20% in savings to be used on games, movies and other content across the PlayStation Network. You’ll find more discounted gift cards via PayPal on eBay here.

After about a week of amazing iOS drops, we’ve spotted a few more this morning including Crazy Basketball for FREE (Reg. $1), Warhammer Quest for $1 (Reg. $5), iSmoothRun Pro for $3 (reg. $6) and DataMan Next : Track Data Usage In Real-Time for $1 (Reg. $2).

Ongoing game/app deals:

Black Friday 2014 Stories November 28, 2014

expiredMade in America Black Friday Deals: This is Ground, Spool Dock, DODOcase, more

Update (12/1 10:30am): These deals are still live for Cyber Monday, with the exception of DODOcase which is now offering 30% off sitewide.

Over the past four months we’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to bring the stories of American made products to our readers with the Small States series. Some of our favorite companies that we’ve gotten to know are offering deals today, this is a great opportunity to pick up some products that not only function well but also tell a great story. Check out some of these Black Friday deals offered by companies that manufacture right here in the States.

expiredQNAP NAS deals: TS-212 2-Bay diskless $90 shipped (orig. $150), TS-251 2-Bay Dual Core $290 (orig. $350), more

Amazon is offering the QNAP Diskless System Network Storage (TS-212-E) for $89.99 shipped (matched at Newegg). That’s $60 under the original listing, the best price we can find by $50 and the lowest we’ve seen.


  • 2 Bay Home & SOHO NAS
  • Multi-window, multi-tasking GUI
  • Data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery
  • Rich multimedia applications for entertainment
  • Dropbox like file synchronization
  • 2 x USB3.0 + 1 x USB2.0
  • 2 year warranty

It has received 4 out of 5 eggs on Newegg and similar models have received 4+ star ratings on Amazon. If you’re looking for a mobile option, you’ll also find the QNAP QGenie 7-in-1 Mobile NAS w/ Personal Cloud, a 3000mAh Power Bank, 802.11b/g/n WiFi AP for $129 shipped (Reg. up to $137) on Amazon, Newegg/eBay and B&H right now.

We also spotted the QNAP 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS, Intel 2.41GHz Dual Core CPU with Media Transcoding (TS-251-US) on Amazon for $289.99 shipped. That’s $110 under the original listing, about 14% under the average selling price and best price we can find on the #1 Best Selling NAS on Amazon.


  • Transcode Full HD videos on-the-fly or offline
  • Play 1080p videos with 7.1 channel surround sound pass-through via HDMI output
  • Create a personal cloud and stream your multimedia library via DLNA, AirPlay, and PLEX
  • Centralize your file storage, sharing and backup
  • Run a virtual machine and extend the functionality of the NAS with an integrated virtualization solution
  • 1 GB DDR3
  • 2.41 GHz Intel Celeron D Processor 360

It has received a 4.6/5 star rating from 14 Amazon customers. If you’re looking for extra NAS drives be sure to check out WD’s Red options and be sure to check out our Black Friday SSD deals with 240GB as low as $80 and deeply discounted Samsung EVO’s.

expiredGriffin 30% off sitewide: iPhone, iPad and Mac accessories, wearables, more

Update (12/1 10:00am): Promotion extended for Cyber Monday. Use code CYBERMONDAY.

Griffin has kicked off its Black Friday sale offering “30% off Everything!” Use code BLACKFRIDAY to get 30% off sitewide from now through the weekend and then code CYBERMONDAY on monday.

As usual you’ll find a wide selection of cases and accessories for all of your Apple devices including iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPhone 6/Plus and MacBook. Griffin also has a wide selection of wearables and audio gadgets as well on sale.

Be sure to browse the rest of our extensive Black Friday deal coverage here.

expiredHome: Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool Fan (refurb) $160 (orig. $400), KRUPS stainless toaster $50 (orig. $110), more

Update (11/29 12:44am):

The official Dyson eBay Store is offering the manufacturer refurbished Dyson AM05 Hot + Cool Air Multiplier Fan Heater (multiple colors) for $159.99 shipped. That’s $240 under the original price, $140 under Amazon’s new listing, the best manufacturer refurbished price we’ve seen and the lowest we can find.

It features cooling in the summer months and heating in the winter with all of the safety and cleaning benefits of having no exposed heating elements or blades. It comes with a 6 month warranty from Dyson and an additional 6 months from ABC Vacuum for parts and labor. Over 200 Amazon reviewers  give it a 3.7/5 star rating. Be sure to check out the 12 Days of Dyson Sale on eBay with up to 40% off select vacuums/fans and our previous post for more Black Friday Dyson vac deals.

Amazon has the KRUPS 4-Slice Toaster with Brushed/Chrome Stainless Steel Housing (KH734) for $49.99 shipped. That’s around $59 or 54% under the original listing, $30 under the average selling price, around $15 under the next best and the lowest we’ve seen.

The brushed stainless steel toaster has blue LED indicators, “Toasting, Defrost, Reheat and Bagel” settings, 6 level growing controls, removable crumb tray for “easy cleaning,” and a 2 year worldwide warranty. It has received a 3.9/5 star rating from over 130 Amazon customers.

We also spotted deep discounts on Panasonic Ar3/Arc4/Arc5 Electric Wet/Dry Men’s shavers at Amazon today, you can find all the details here. Be sure to head over to the rest of Amazon’s Black Friday home deals section for discounts all weekend long, and below for more of today’s best:



More Home Deals Still Alive:

More home deals still alive from Nutribullet, Rachael Ray and more

More home deals still alive from Black & Decker, Cuisinart and more

More from Dyson:

When used as a cooling fan, Dyson AM05 fan heater has powerful airflow and high air velocity to cool you effectively. It uses Air Multiplier™ technology for long-range heat projection – it provides direct heat throughout the room. There are no visible heating elements or fast-spinning blades, and the unit switches off automatically if tipped over.

Air Multiplier™ technology amplifies surrounding air for long-range heat projection. The Dyson Hot + Cool™ fan heater is fastest to heat the whole room. It also has powerful airflow and high air velocity to cool you effectively. There are no blades – just an uninterrupted stream of smooth air.

AM05 Dyson Hot + Cool™ features:

Heating fan

Cooling fan

Air Multiplier™ technology

Saves energy

Precise control

Remote control

expiredPencil by FiftyThree smart digital stylus for iPad: Graphite $40, Walnut $50 w/ free shipping (orig. up to $75)

Amazon has the Pencil by FiftyThree smart digital stylus for iPad for $39.95 shipped in black graphite aluminum and $49.95 shipped in Walnut. Regular $50 for the black and $60 for the wood model, this is more than 20% in savings and beating the lowest we’ve seen on either model by $10 respectively.

Supported by a number of apps, Pencil by FiftyThree allows artists, designers, or just anybody to sketch and take hand written notes directly on iPad. Along with eraser functionality on the back end, it features surface pressure, blending modes, and adaptive palm rejection technology to allow users to rest their hand on the display comfortably.

Pencil by FiftyThree is compatible with a growing list of iPad apps including Paper by FiftyThree, Procreate, Sketchbook Mobile, Noteshelf, Mobile Mouse, and more. Head below for more details on the “artisanally crafted” smart writing devices:

Great tools inspire great ideas. Pencil by FiftyThree is the most natural and expressive way to create on iPad. Advanced technology meets beautiful design to keep you in the flow, without needing to switch tools.


  • Walnut model with Magnetic Snap (attaches to Apple iPad Smart Cases & Covers)
  • Digital stylus for iPad
  • What’s included: Pencil, Rechargeable battery, Extra tip, Extra eraser
  • Try all paid tools in Paper FREE when using Pencil
  • Works on iPad 3, 4, Air (all) & Mini (all). Connects via Bluetooth LE (Low Energy)
  • Connects to Paper by FiftyThree, Procreate, Sketchbook Mobile, Noteshelf, and others

It is currently the #2 Best Selling graphic tablet pens on Amazon and has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 550 customers.

This sale is part of FiftyThree’s Black Friday discount, is available on both Amazon and the official site and will run through Cyber Monday.

expiredBuy One, Get One Free ZAGG InvisibleShield for iPhone 6/Plus, iPad Air 2, more

ZAGG is running a Buy One, Get One Free promotion on its popular InvisibleShield products. Simply add two of any eligible InvisibleShield product to your shopping cart and you’ll only be charged for one. Limit 3 items per order. Deal runs through Saturday.

InvisibleShield offers military-grade scratch protection for your high-tech gadgets. Available in original, hdx, and ultra smooth glass. Includes a lifetime warranty: “If your InvisibleShield ever gets worn or damaged, ZAGG will replace it for as long as you own your device.”

Last USB charger you’ll ever need: Sabrent 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port USB Desktop Charger: $20 shipped (orig. $45)

Store4PC via Amazon offers the Sabrent 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port USB Desktop Charger for $35. Coupon code BLACKSBT drops it down to $19.99 with free shipping, which is 55% low list.

This is the last USB charger you’ll ever need.  It can charge up to 10 devices at the same time and uses Smart port technology to safely deliver the fastest possible charging speed. It’s received a near flawless rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers.

expiredWD Elements 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive: $75 shipped (orig. $130)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the WD Elements 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $74.99 shipped. That’s $55 below list and the best deal we have ever seen. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from hundreds of Amazon reviewers. It features:

Black Friday 2014 Stories November 27, 2014

expiredLogitech Z130 Portable Speakers: $10 Prime shipped (Reg. $25)

Amazon offers the Logitech Z130 Portable Speakers for $9.99 Prime shipped. Alternatively, you can go through Staples and opt for free in-store pickup. Today’s deal is 60% below list and about 50% better than its typical selling price. Features include:

  • Rich and strong stereo sound with 5 watts of power
  • Compact, low-profile design ideal for desks with limited space
  • Convenient on-speaker volume and power controls, headphone jack, plus 3.5mm jack input for your MP3, DVD or CD player
  • Simple setup – connects to your laptop or desktop with a standard 3.5mm plug.Works with Windows and Mac OS

Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from over 1,200 Amazon reviewers.

expiredBest Buy Black Friday Mac deals are now live: MacBooks/iMacs up to $200 off, more

Best Buy is one of the only major retailers offering noteworthy Mac deals this Black Friday. Here’s our top picks from the lot:

*Apple’s latest MacBook Air/Retina models and iMacs do not include an optical drive. Save 13% on an Apple SuperDrive.

Check out MacMall’s Black Friday sale if you’re looking for a higher-end or custom configuration Mac. Also, don’t miss our Mac roundup from earlier in the week.

Magazine Black Friday Blowout from $1 per year: Wired, Maxim, GQ, Rolling Stone, ESPN, Men’s Health, many more

DiscountMags has now kicked off its massive Black Friday Blowout sale, yielding some of the best prices we’ve ever seen across the board. You’ll find mags like Wired, Rolling Stone, Maxim, GQ, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Popular Science, and many others either matching, or in some cases, well under the lowest we’ve ever seen.

While there are a wide selection of deeply discounted mags here, Maxim magazine for just $0.99 for one year. That’s easily the best price we’ve ever seen on this mag, but one thing to watch out for here is you’ll notice the per year price jump up a little higher when adding a 2 or 3 year subscription.

Mags like Wired, GQ and ESPN all come with digital access included and typically sell for $5 a year. Today you can pick them up for just $3.89 a year, for up to 3 years, matching the lowest we’ve seen. Other all-time lows on single year subs include Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Rolling Stone and Bon Appetit.

This sale will run from now through Sunday at midnight.

DiscountMags has no sales tax, no auto renewals, and offers completely free delivery to those in the US. Note: Digital access tends to arrive once the first print edition comes. No code required for today’s deal.

Timbuk2 Best Sellers: up to 80% off Messenger Bags, Laptop Briefcases and more

Update (12/1 10:00am): Promotion now up to 80% off Best Sellers.

Timbuk2 has kicked off its Black Friday sale, offering up to 70% off a wide variety of messenger bags, briefcases and travel accessories. These bags are handcrafted in San Francisco, CA and feature a lifetime warranty. Free shipping is available on orders over $75.

Some of our favorite deals from the sale include:

Check out more fashion deals in our Black Friday roundup.


expiredHome: NutriBullet 12-pc blender $68 (Reg. $100), Rachael Ray 15-pc cookware set $90 (orig. $200), more

Amazon is offering the Magic Bullet NutriBullet 12-Piece High-Speed Blender/Mixer System (NBR-12) for $67.99 shipped. That’s around $33 under the original price, $23 better than the average selling price at most trusted retailers and the best we can find on this particular model.

It “Effortlessly pulverizes fruits, vegetables, superfoods and protein shakes,” using a 600-watt motor. It comes with 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade, 2 re-sealable lids and a “pocket nutritionist and manual with recipes.” It is the #1 Best Selling Countertop Blender on Amazon and has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 3,300 customers.

Next up, Amazon has the Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel II Nonstick 15-Piece Cookware Set in red or orange for $89.99 shipped. That’s $110 or 55% off the original listing, $30 or more under the average selling price and the best price we can find.

This set features a porcelain exterior, nonstick interior, silicone handles and comes with: 1qt and 2qt covered saucepans, 6qt covered stockpot, 3qt covered sauté, 8.5″ and 10″ skillets, turner, veg-a-peel, 9″x5″ loaf pan, 10’x15″ cookie pan. It has received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 80 Amazon customers.

We also still have a number of Dyson vacuum deals still alive from yesterday including some of the lowest prices we’ve ever seen on the popular DC59 and DC65 models. Be sure to head below for the rest of today’s offerings including blenders, cookware, tools and Black Friday home sales:

More Home Deals Still Alive:

More home deals still alive from Black & Decker, Cuisinart and more

expiredApple TV (current version) w/ free $10 Amazon gift card: $90 shipped ($109 value)

Since Staples $79 Apple TV deal is sold out, Amazon’s current bundle is your next best bet. Get a current generation Apple TV with a free $10 Amazon gift card for $89.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $19 compared to the overall value of both items. Also available at Best Buy.

This tiny box can AirPlay from supported Apple devices and access streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube plus many more in 1080p full HD resolution. Don’t forget an HDMI cable.

Black Friday 2014 Stories November 26, 2014

Fantastical 2 calendars and reminders app: iPhone $2 (Reg. $3), iPad $5 (Reg. $10), Mac $10 (Reg. $20)

Flexibits, known for it popular calendar and reminders app, is putting its flagship software on sale up to 65% off across all platforms for Black Friday. You can pick up Fantastical 2 on iPhone for $1.99 (Reg. $3), on iPad for $4.99 (Reg. $10) and the Mac version for $9.99 (Reg. $20). This is matching the lowest price we’ve seen on all three versions of the 4+ star rated apps, at one time the iPhone and iPad versions costed $10 and $20 respectively.

The award-winning, best-selling calendar app has been redesigned and reimagined for your iPad with iOS 7. With the convenient Fantastical Dashboard, you’ll add, view, and interact with your events and reminders with ease.

More from Flexibits:



The award-winning, best-selling calendar app has been redesigned and reimagined for your iPad with iOS 8. With the convenient Fantastical Dashboard, you’ll add, view, and interact with your events and reminders with ease.

“For those who just want to get in, get out, and get stuff done, I strongly recommend Fantastical 2 for iPad.” – iMore “Fantastical works better than Apple’s Calendar and Reminders apps…” – MacStories “…Fantastical is an app I can recommend to anyone who wants to leverage their iPad as a better calendar.” – 9to5Mac “All the beauty of Fantastical, but now for the iPad. I use it for the Mac and iOS—I […] love it.” – Jim Dalrymple (The Loop) “… Fantastical 2 for iPad … refuses to abide by conventional notions of how a calendar should look.” – The Verge “It’s very nice to see the iPad get in on the action, especially with such a nice iteration of the app.” – TUAW

Just enter “Lunch with Elon in Palo Alto on Friday” and Fantastical 2 will schedule it! Or type in “todo buy milk at 5pm” and a reminder will alert you at 5PM! With dictation*, you can even speak the details for your event or reminder and Fantastical 2 will take care of it.


• The Fantastical Dashboard – Multiple views let you view your events and reminders just the way you want – DayTicker, week view, or full-screen week view present your events and reminders with clarity – Customize your Fantastical Dashboard with a simple gesture

• Reminders! – See your events and dated reminders together in the main list – Add reminders directly from the Reminders list or new event screen – just flip the switch to toggle between events and reminders – Set dates, times, and geofences (when I arrive/when I leave)

• Powerful parser features, including: – Create reminders by starting your sentence with “reminder”, “todo”, “task”, or “remind me to” – Expanded, expressive repeating events such as third Thursday of every month, every weekend, last weekday of the month, and more – Create alerts with phrases such as “remind me tomorrow at 3PM”, “alert 1 hour before”, or “alarm 3PM”

• Informational event details, including a map to show your event’s locations and flexible repeating options • Background app updating allows events, reminders, and alerts to be pushed to Fantastical 2 even if you don’t launch the app very often • An extended keyboard when creating new events or reminders, providing instant access to numbers and symbols for dates and times • Birthday options – tap on a birthday to see contact information or send a quick greeting • TextExpander support

ADDING NEW EVENTS OR REMINDERS IS FUN • The easiest and fastest way to add new events or reminders • Just type in your details or use dictation* and watch your words magically turn into an actual event or reminder!

THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT • Tap an event or reminder to show and edit its details • Tap and hold an event to duplicate, move, or share • Use search to instantly locate specific events or reminders • View your Facebook events

FAST, FRIENDLY, AND FLEXIBLE • Supports the same calendar services as the built-in Calendar app, including iCloud, Google Calendar, Exchange, and more! • Fantastical 2 is fully localized in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish • Just type or speak* your event or reminder in any of these languages and Fantastical will automatically understand • Full Accessibility support

* Dictation not supported on iPad 2

expiredOne year magazine subs w/ digital access $3.90: Wired, Architectural Digest, Popular Science

Continuing its Black Friday week sales, DiscountMags is offering Wired magazine for its all-time lowest single sub price ever today. Along with Popular Science and Architectural Digest, you can grab a one year subscription to Wired magazine for just $3.89 per year (Reg. $20 – $60) using code 9TO5TOYS in the cart for up to 3 years.

Only inside of bundles with as many as 5 magazines have we ever seen the popular technology magazine go for under $5 on a single sub. Wired also comes digital access for your iPad (and other devices) as well as the the traditional print version included in the price.

Also available today with code 9TO5TOYS, is Architectural Digest with digital access included (Reg. $24 – $60) and Popular Science magazine (Reg. $12 – $48) for $3.89 each. That’s more than $1 under the best price we’ve ever seen on Architectural Digest on its own and $0.10 under the best price we’ve seen on Popular Science without being bundled with 4 or more mags.

DiscountMags has no sales tax, no auto renewals, and offers completely free delivery to those in the US. Digital subscriptions tend to become available once the first print edition arrives and there are handy gifting options available on all subscription purchases.

expiredVerizon’s “Connection Day” gives customers 2GB of extra data, Pandora One for free, two months of Audible, more

Verizon Wireless has announced that today they are giving away a number of freebies as a part of its Connection Day event. Today, Verizon will be giving users the opportunity to pick up access to different services, as well as discounted goods. Some of our favorite freebies, which are open to non-Verizon customers as well, include a week of Pandora One and two months of Audible. Obviously, the 2GB of free data will come in handy when its time to surf the web after a holiday dinner and your Aunt won’t be quiet.

Simply visit Verizon’s Connection Day site and follow the instructions to claim your prizes.

Some of the deals include:

  • Pandora – free seven day trial of Pandora One
  • Audible – two free months of service (two books) for free
  • Verizon Fios – watch hit TV shows and movies free w/ FIOS app
  • Amazon – get 10 free songs and 10 free apps
    • Apps include: Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Cut the Rope, Kayak Pro, more
  • Apple iTunes – full day of iTunes radio w/ limited interruption
  • Condé Nast – download latest editions of Vogue, Vanity Fair, wired, more
  • Free WiFi via Boingo Wireless (airports) and Gogo (in-flight)
  • JetBlue – free in-flight WiFi November 26th thru December 31st

Additionally, Verizon Wireless customers can pick up an extra GB of data for the remainder of this billing cycle plus the next one.

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