blue Stories August 28

If you’ve watched tech YouTubers at all, or tried to be one yourself, you’re likely aware of the Blue Yeti microphone. It’s become the go-to when it comes to voiceovers, and that’s because of price and quality when it comes to audio.

I’ve owned a Yeti for years, and it’s always the first thing I grab when going on a trip or when I need something quick for podcasting or voice recording. The only downside to the Yeti, however, has been its size. That all changes with the just released Yeti Nano.

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blue Stories July 9

expiredBlue’s enCORE 100i Dynamic Instrument Mic drops to $35 shipped (Reg. $90)

B&H Photo offers the Blue enCORE 100i Dynamic Instrument Microphone for $34.99 shipped when the on-page coupon is clipped. Regularly $90, and still close to that at Amazon, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and is the best available. These types of microphones are great for recording instruments or even vocals. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

blue Stories March 30

expiredBlue’s Lola Over-Ear High-Fidelity Headphones fall to $164.50 shipped (Reg. $250)

Amazon offers the Blue Lola Sealed Over-Ear High-Fidelity Headphones for $164.51 shipped. That’s down from its usual $250 going rate, which these headphones still fetch at retailers like Newegg. Today’s offer is the lowest we’ve seen this year and is the best deal out there. Rated 4+/5 stars from over 70% of shoppers. 

blue Stories May 25, 2016

expiredSmartphone Accessories: Insignia 5200mAh Power bank (2-pack) $5, BESTEK 6-Outlet Surge Protector w/USB $11, more

Best Buy is offering two Insignia 5,200mAh USB Portable Battery Packs in Blue for only $4.99 with free in-store pickup. (When you add two to your cart you’ll see the discounted price.) That’s $20 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen. This power bank has a 2-foot micro USB cable and built-in cable management. Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 500 Best Buy shoppers.

More accessory deals:

BESTEK 6-Outlet Surge Protector $11 w/ code EJ8XPBSK (Reg. $14) | Amazon

GOgroove FlexSMART X2 Bluetooth In-Car FM Transmitter with USB Charging $30 (Reg. $40) | Amazon

Belkin 10W 2.1A Swivel Wall Charger: $3 shipped (Reg. $10) | Verizon Wireless

Deals still alive from yesterday:

  • Anker 30W 6-Port USB Charger $15 w/ code NE2M3MWF (black) or OH39AMQ8 (white) (Reg. $20) | Amazon
  • Imneed 10,000mAh Portable External Power Bank $7 (Orig. $12) | Amazon
    • w/ code DVLTRNVD
  • JBL Synchros S700 Advanced over-ear Headphones $100 (Orig. $300) | Newegg via eBay
  • Flexible Gooseneck MFi-Certified Lightning Cable $12 (Reg. $14) | StackSocial
    • w/ code BLACKFRIDAY

blue Stories April 19, 2016

expiredFitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband $30 shipped (Reg. $70+)

Bloomingdales has the Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband in Slate for $29.99 shipped. (Bloomingdales members receive free shipping on all orders and it’s free to join.) It ships with two bands (one large and one small), a charging cable and the wireless USB dongle. That’s $48 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s current listing and the best price we’ve seen.

This Fitbit tracks your daily activity and sleep patterns to help you attain your fitness goals. It’s also the best selling pedometer at Amazon and it received 3.7/5 stars from over 20,000 there. 

blue Stories March 28, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Nintendo 2DS w/ Mario Kart 7 $80, Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL refurb $175/new $200, iOS freebies, more

Update: Gift Cards up to 20% off: Toys R Us, AMC, many more

In today’s best game/app deals, Best Buy is offering Nintendo 2DS handhelds bundled with Mario Kart 7 (red, blue or seafoam green) for $79.99 shipped. The MK8 bundle goes for between $90 and $100 on Amazon and other retailers (sometimes as high as $110). This is matching our previous new price, matching Nintendo’s refurbished listing and the lowest we can find. 

We also spotted the Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL for $199.99 shipped at GameStop (Reg. $250+) or even less at Nintendo for a refurbished model. The Nintendo Store has them for $170 plus $5 shipping, which is the lowest total we can find.

We also have some rare discounts on Blizzard titles at Amazon including World of Warcraft, Diablo III, StarCraft II and a load of expansions starting at around $9.99. You can see the full list of offerings right here. But be sure to double check these prices against the Battle.net site as you will find some deals on there right now as well including Warlords of Draenor for $20.

Other notable deals include Just Cause 3 from $39 Prime shipped (Reg. $50+), and Star Wars: Battlefront on PlayStation 4 is down to $35.53 Prime shipped on Amazon. While we have seen it dip lower on Xbox One, this can be a great time to get into the Star Wars universe before the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray drops in just over a week’s time

In case you missed it last week, Motorsport Manager goes free for the first time ($2 value) as the new App Store Free App of the Week and Muffin Knight action platformer went free for the first time in over a year (Reg. $1). Today’s best iOS/Mac deals include Gloomlogue, Runtastic Squats PRO, Notes Note-Ify, Shin Megami Tensei, Color Strokes and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

blue Stories March 11, 2016

expiredSmartphone Accessories: Aukey mini 5000mAh Power Bank $8 Prime shipped, more

Aukey via Amazon offers the Aukey mini 5000mAh Power Bank (black or blue) for $8 w/ code DCSQY6U5. That’s a savings of $2 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen it offered at Amazon. Features include:

  • Fast Charging: AUKEY unique AiPower Adaptive Charging Technology identifies the maximum output current of your devices to deliver
  • Safe guarantee : Grade A+ internal with more than 500+ recharging cycles
  • Ultra Compact: Power bank with lipstick-sized design,only 90*30*30mm
  • High Density Capacity: For mini portable charger, support 14 hours of talk time or 120 hours of audio playback for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X and more

 Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 100 Amazon shoppers.

We also have the iOttie Easy Flex 3 Car Mount for iPhone 6/s/Plus and Android for $11 Prime shipped (Reg. $17)

More Accessory Deals:

  • Sony Ericsson Noise Shield Bluetooth Headset with Dual Microphones $5 (Orig. $30) | A4C
  • Aukey 18W Turbo Wall Charger (black or white) $6 w/ code AA7JHJZU (Reg. $9.50) | Amazon
  • Vofolen Detachable iPhone 6S Plus Wallet Case $4 w/code SNE5RER9 (Reg. $13) | Amazon
  • Extendable Selfie Handheld Stick  $6 w/ code K4B2A7DL (Orig. $8) | Amazon
  • mophie Juice Pack Helium Blue Charging Case – iPhone 5/5s $10 (Orig. $80) | AT&T
  • Mpow 3 in 1 Clip-On Smartphone Lens Kits $10 w/code H7X7TEL8 (Orig. $14) | Amazon

Deals still alive from yesterday

  • Trianium Clear Cushion Premium iPhone 6 Bumper Case $2.75 w/ code DABAXVIR (Reg. $10)
  • AUKEY Wireless FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit $8 w/ code ZSG76P7M (Reg. $17)
  • Aukey Universal Waterproof Dirtproof Case Bag $6 (Orig. $11)
  • Benuo Folio Flip PU Leather Case for iPhone 6s Plus $8 w/code Benuo001 (Reg. $19)
  • Bestek 2-outlet Portable Surge Protector w/2 USB ports QuckCharge 2.0: $13.99 w/ code ZURTSRUI (Reg. $20)
  • Bestek 6-outlet Round Surge Protector w/4 USB ports QuckCharge 2.0: $18.99 w/ code CLUJ2N6T (Reg. $23)
  • Bestek 6-outlet Rectangle Surge Protector w/4 USB ports QuckCharge 2.0: $18.99 w/ code LKVGWIWW (Reg. $23)

 

blue Stories March 8, 2016

Sports/Fitness: 2-pack 32-Ounce Contigo Water Bottles $15 (Reg. $14+ ea), Gaiam No-Slip Yoga Towel $22 (Reg. $30), more

Today only, Meh is once again offering a 2-pack of 32-Ounce Contigo Auto Spout Addison Water Bottles (blue or red) for $10 plus $5 shipping. As a price comparison, these bottles go for about $14 or $15 each on Amazon and other retailers, bringing you a savings of about $15 in total. They are made of100% BPA-free plastic, won’t retain odors or stains, feature a wide-mouth spout and are dishwasher-safe. Rated 4.2/5 stars from nearly 1,500 Amazon customers.

Amazon is offering the Gaiam No-Slip Yoga Towels in multiple colors for $21.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $49. That’s nearly 30% below the going rate from just about all major retailers and the best price we can find by almost that much. These lightweight and compact Yoga towels are machine washable and feature a textured non-slip surface and microfiber/rubber design. Rated 4/5 stars from over 225 Amazon customers.

Amazon is also offering the Gaiam Full-Zip Cargo Pocket Yoga Mat Bags for $16.99 Prime shipped today, down from the usual $20 or so. While we have seen them dip a couple bucks lower, this is the best current price available.

Today’s Top Sports/Fitness Deals:

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blue Stories February 22, 2016

expiredMega Bloks construction toys up to 50% off: Block Scooping Wagon Building Set $24 (Reg. $35), more

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers 50% off or more select Mega Blok toy sets. Our pick is the First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building Set for $23.99 Prime shipped. That’s $11 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen since before the holidays.

The wagon can pick up blocks when you push it and it includes 20 first builders blocks. It’s also compatible with all first builder sets and it encourages “hands-on exploration and open-ended play.” Rated 4+ stars by hundreds of Amazon shoppers, much like the rest of the options in today’s sale.

Here are some of the other sets:

blue Stories February 17, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: The X-Files Collector’s Set on Blu-ray $130, LG Watch Urbane Smartwatch (Refurb) $155, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the The X-Files: The Collector’s Set on Blu-ray for $129.99 shipped. That’s tied with our previous mention from last month and the lowest total price we could find now by $68. It includes all 202 episodes on 55 discs.

You’ll find even more media deals in yesterday’s roundup, including discounts on Straight Outta Compton and the popular Showtime Series Weeds.

More new deals for today:

LG Watch Urbane Smartwatch (Refurb) $155 (Orig. $349) | A4C

BJ’s Warehouse Inner-Circle 1-Yr. Membership: $25 (Reg. $50) | Groupon

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

blue Stories January 22, 2016

expiredLifeProof FRE iPhone 6 Waterproof Case in Blue: $30 Prime shipped (Orig. $80)

LifeProof via Amazon offers its FRE iPhone 6 (ONLY) Waterproof Case in Soaring Blue for $29.99 Prime shipped. That’s $50 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen. The case has a built-in scratch protector, full access to buttons and controls and is fully water and snow proof. It can also withstand drops from 6.6 feet. Rated 3.6/5 stars from over 4,000 Amazon shoppers.

Please note: this case is only compatible with iPhone 6, if you have an iPhone 6s you’ll need this updated model.

blue Stories December 29, 2015

expiredLG Music Flow P7 Bluetooth Speaker: $60 shipped (Reg. $90+)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the LG Music Flow P7 Bluetooth Speaker for $59.99 shipped. That’s good for $89 off the original listing, $30 off Amazon, and the lowest current price we can find by $20.

This speaker includes 20 watts of power, two-channel stereo sound, up to nine hours of playback on a single charge and support for up to three Bluetooth-connected devices at a time. Grab two and pair them together for a traditional stereo setup. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

blue Stories October 27, 2015

Blue, makers of quality podcasting gear, has announced a new set of headphones today called Lola. This pair joins the previously released Mo-Fi over-ears that hit last year around this time. Although its more expensive counterpart has received positive ratings from customers, the price and weight have left some looking for an alternative. Do Blue’s new Lola headphones improve in these areas? Full details below.

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blue Stories October 22, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Lucky Brand Jeans 50% off: Classic Straight Leg $50, more

Today only, Amazon is taking 50% off select Lucky Jeans for men and women as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day. Here are our picks from today’s sale:

The discount only applies to select items shipped and sold by Amazon which are eligible for Free Returns. Looking to spend less and get more? Check out the Levi Sale where Jeans are as low as $14.

blue Stories October 14, 2015

expirediPhone 6s Wallet Case $3 Prime shipped (Orig. $20)

Abacus24-7 via Amazon offers its iPhone 6s Wallet Case in black, blue, pink, or purple for $9.99, but when you use the code EV66C625 the price drops to only $2.99 Prime shipped. That’s $7 off the regular sale price and the lowest we can find.

It has two protective layers: the interior TPU Case and the outside front flip cover. It also has a foldable stand to use for watching video or hands-free chatting. You can use it to store credit cards, cash and other items with the built-in slots. It is designed specifically for the iPhone 6s so there’s no port blocking and it will fit with ease.

You can also find the iPhone 6s case with a Slim Metal Frame and Aluminum Buttons, Transparent Soft TPU Back Cover Case Bumper for $8.99 when you use the code 5XCPX83T at checkout from Amazon.

blue Stories October 13, 2015

expiredLenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case $29 shipped (Orig. $100), more

Keystone West via Newegg is once again offering the Lenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case (black, red, blue or sliver) for $28.99 shipped. That’s $71 under the original listing, $11 below Amazon, matching our previous mention and the best price we can find. Note: Keystone West claims that this iPhone 6 case will work with iPhone 6s as well.

This is a 3,000mAh battery case that will more than double the battery life of your iPhone. It has raised edges, a rubberized exterior for added protection, sound enhancing audio system and ships with free micro USB and audio cables. Along with a 1 year warranty, this model has received a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 160 Amazon customers.

blue Stories August 3, 2015

expiredOtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 5/5s in many colors $10 shipped (Orig. $22)

Best Buy has the OtterBox Defender Series Case for iPhone 5/5s in a variety of styles and colors for $9.99 shipped. That’s $12 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve ever seen. Amazon currently sells each case at upwards of $20 where they’ve received great reviews. Each case has a synthetic rubber slipcover and internal foam padding. They also come with a screen protector and have all port covers.

blue Stories July 23, 2015

UPDATE 7/24 4PM: Monoprice is celebrating 13 years in business by taking 13% off site wide. This yields a significant savings on MFi Lightning cables there when you use the code: SALE13 at checkout. Shipping costs apply on orders under $14 (usually $2-$3)

Amazon has a 1-ft. long Nylon Braided MFi certified Lightning cable for $11.99 Prime shipped after you enter the code: ZR44CC8E at checkout. That’s $2 off the regular sale price and the lowest we can find for this durable and tangle free cable. It comes with a 12-month warranty from Cambond and has a max charging speed of 2.4A. Rated 4.7/5 stars at Amazon.

Apple Certified Cambond® 8 Pin Data Sync Lightning CableNext, is the Apple Certified 10-ft long Lightning Cable for $9.99 Prime shipped when you use the code: G9H88GJD at checkout. That’s $4 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for this extra long MFi cable. Rated 4.5/5 stars at Amazon. 

We also found these notable cables:

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blue Stories February 20, 2015

Etekcity RoverBeats ultra portable wireless Bluetooth speaker $16 Prime shipped (orig. $46)

Amazon has the Etekcity RoverBeats T16 Ultra Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in blue or gray for $19.98. If you enter the code: BLUET164 at checkout the price drops to only $15.98 Prime shipped (enter code: GRAY4OFF for the gray speaker). That’s $30 off list, $4 below its regular price, and the best deal we’ve seen by $1.

They have a durable aluminum finish that provides extra protection against the elements and an anti-skid mat on the bottom for added stability. It also comes with a carrying pouch and AUX and USB cables.

Over 200 Amazon customers gave them 4.4/5 star reviews.

blue Stories January 12, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: TDK Bluetooth weatherproof speaker $75, PNY 128GB Flash Drive $35, Logitech UE noise isolating headset $10, more

Every morning we search for the best Daily Deals using our Daily Deal finder tool and have them here for you bright and early at 9am ET/6am PT.

TDK Bluetooth Weatherproof Speaker $69.99 + $5 shipping (orig. $199.99) | Electronics.Woot
PNY 128GB Turbo Flash Drive $34.99 (orig. $69.99) | Tiger Direct
Logitech Ultimate Ears Noise Isolating Headset $10 (orig. $59) | Daily Steals
Bundle of 10 or 20 BUILT NY neoprene sleeves for laptops, tablets, and e-readers $5-$9 (orig. 100+) | Meh
Blue Microphones Mikey Digital Recording Microphone for 30-pin Apple iPhone and iPad $28.90 (orig. $99) | Amazon
Panasonic Digital Camera with 3.0-Inch LCD $347.99 (orig. $449.99) | Amazon

PNY – Turbo Plus 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive – Black/Red $42.99 (orig. $99.99) | Best Buy

VIZIO 38″ 2.1-Channel Bluetooth Home Theater Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer refurb $99.99 + $5 shipping | Sellout.Woot
Aduro Apple-Certified 3-, 6-, or 10-Foot Lightning-to-USB Cables from $9.99–$14.99 (orig. $19.99) | Groupon

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

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blue Stories November 3, 2014

The official Canon store is offering huge discounts on the popular line of refurbished PowerShot digital cameras. The Canon PowerShot Elph 115 16MP Digital Camera is on sale for only $69.99 shipped. That’s $47 off the list price, $39 less than Amazon (new), and the lowest we’ve seen. It features a 2.7-inch color LCD display with wide-viewing angle monitor and an 8x optical zoom with 28mm wide-angle lens. It can also shoot 720p HD video with a dedicated movie button.

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blue Stories September 30, 2014

expiredDaily Deals: Samsung Mono Laser Printer: $100, Creative Bluetooth speaker: $30, 10-Port USB Hub $20, more

Every morning we search for the best Daily Deals using our Daily Deal finder tool and have them here for you every day at 9am.

Samsung M2880FW Xpress Mono Laser Multifunction Printer $99.99 (Reg. $299.99) | Staples

Creative Airwave Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with NFC $29.99 (Reg. $99.99) | Amazon

10-Port Powered USB 2.0 Hub $19.99 (Reg. $29.99) | Groupon
PQI MFi Certified 1.3 ft. Lightning Connector to USB Cable $7.99 (Reg. $19.99) | eBay
PNY microSDHC Class 10 Memory Cards with adapter | Best Buy

JBL PowerUp Qi Charging Speaker with Easy Bluetooth and NFC Pairing Technology $129 (Reg. $299) | Daily Steals
iLuv VibroBlue Bluetooth Wireless Speaker & Alarm Clock with Shaker $29.99+$5 shipping (Reg. $79.99) | Electronics.Woot
Jawbone BIG Jambox Bluetooth Speakers $159.99+$5 shipping (Reg. $279.99) | Woot
Brother EHL-2270DW Mono Laser Printer refurb $59.99 (Reg. $89.99) | Staples

All these items are on sale until midnight only. So we will continue to curate the top 10 or so best deals we can find from our Daily Deal finder and have them on the site at 9am ET/6am PT.

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blue Stories September 14, 2014

Blue Mikey Lightning Microphone for iPhone & iPad $90 shipped (10% off)

Amazon is offering the Blue Microphones Mikey Digital Lightning Microphone for $89.99 shipped. That’s $10 or 10% off the regular list price and the first discount we’ve seen on this Lightning Blue mic.

Based on the same technology used on its popular Yeti and Snowball microphones, Blue’s Mikey is great for live location recording with iPhone and iPad as well as interviews, audio for video and anything else you can think of. It also doubles as a Lightning audio interface for other peripherals with the included 1/8″ input jack for guitars, other mics and line-in devices. Mikey features three recording modes, a 230-degree swivel mount, a USB connector for device charging and is compatible with iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, iPod Touch (5th Gen), iPad (4th Gen) and iPad Mini.

For a complete rundown on everything Mikey has to offer check out our full review along with the quick preview video below:

The Lightning Mikey has received a 4.2/5 star rating among Amazon customers. If you’re interested in the 30-pin model, Amazon currently has it for $44.31 shipped (orig. $100, the current best price we can find), and for even higher quality recordings check out our full review of the Blue Spark which currently sits at $165.96 shipped (Reg. $200, within a $1 or so of lowest on Amazon).

blue Stories August 26, 2014

expiredJBL Flip 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (blue or red) $70 shipped (Reg. $100)

Manufacturer Certified via eBay Daily Deals offers the JBL Flip 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in red or blue  for $69.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $30 and the lowest price that we could currently find for this highly-rated speaker. Buy with confidence, Manufacturer Certified has a nearly 99% positive rating from over 33,000 customers.

The JBL Flip 2 features a built-in microphone for speakerphone calls, an auxiliary connection and a rechargeable battery with up to six hours of battery life. With NFC technology, dual 40 mm drivers SoundClear technology the JBL Flip 2 is a solid option for music on the go.

Blue, the makers of the Yeti USB Microphone, have just introduced Mo-Fi: the first headphone that delivers real audiophile performance and sound quality from a variety of devices.

Mo-Fi is no ordinary headphone. From the multi-jointed design to earcups shaped—gasp—like ears, we completely reimagined the form and functionality, without any preconceived notions about what headphones are “supposed” to look like. The result feels less like a headphone, and more like a high-quality instrument you can wear. Some call it radical. We just call it Mo-Fi.

The Mo-Fi has an integrated audiophile amp and custom-matched drivers that deliver unrivaled sound. They might look different, but they feature a revolutionary personalized fit for superior comfort and performance. These are powered headphones, meaning they feature a built-in amp that allows for a much stronger and louder signal no matter what the audio source. They also come with a 1 meter cable with an attached MFi mic, a 3 meter cable and a 6.5mm to 3.5mm adapter.

I’m big on aesthetics, design, style, quality, and substance, and you immediately have the sense that a lot of attention was paid to these headphones. They are awesome.”

– JASON BENTLEY Music Director, KCRW

“America’s most influential radio DJ” – Billboard Magazine

You can find the Mo-Fi on Amazon for $350. Here is a full list of features:

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