Gold Stories May 3, 2016

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook (Early 2015) 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB $930 shipped (Orig. $1,299)

Top Electronic Deals (98.7% Positive feedback from 4,000+) via eBay offers the Apple 12-inch MacBook (Early 2015) 1.1GHz/8GB RAM/256GB in Gold for $929.99 shipped. That’s $39 less than this third-party Newegg listing, $69 less than most other retailers/Amazon and it’s the same price Apple charges for a refurbished model. It has a 1.1GHz Dual-Core Intel Core M Processor (Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz), 8GB of 1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and ships with OS X Yosemite. 

Note: This listing is for the Gold model only and it’s the previous generation MacBook, the 2016 model was just released. The 12-inch MacBook only has a single USB-C port built-in. To take advantage of this, we’ve rounded up the best accessories to maximize your setup.

Gold Stories April 11, 2016

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB: as low as $1,250 shipped w/ .edu (Reg. $1,599)

TheGoodBlokes (98.6% positive feedback from 107,000+) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Apple’s 12-inch MacBook with Retina display (MK4N2LL/A) 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB in Gold for $1,275 shipped. Today’s deal is a $324 discount off the regular going rate, $25 less than our previous mention and the best straight discount available.

If you have access to a .edu email address, you can currently grab this same model from Best Buy for $1,249.99 after the $50 student discount is applied. The smaller 256GB model is also on sale, marked down to $999.99 (Reg. $1,299).

Gold Stories February 29, 2016

Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Studio Over-the-Ear Wired Headphones $150 shipped (Orig. $300)

Best Buy offers the Beats by Dr. Dre Beats (wired) Studio Over-the-Ear Headphones for $149.99 shipped. That’s half off the original list price and $50 less than Amazon’s current listing.

These wired headphones feature a 10Hz to 20kHz frequency response, adaptive noise canceling, in-line controls, leatherette ear cushions, 3.5mm input, and 20-hour rechargeable battery with battery life gauge. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 2,000 Amazon shoppers.

Gold Stories January 18, 2016

Update (2/10 11:30am): Another price drop! Get it now for just $179.99 with free shipping. New price is also available from BuyDig’s eBay store.

BuyDig via eBay offers the LG Watch Urbane Android Smartwatch in Silver or Gold for $199.99 shipped. That’s tied with our previous mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we’ve seen for a new watch. As a pricing comparison, Amazon currently charges $255 for them.

The watches are compatible with Android 4.3 OS or higher and features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB memory, 1.3-inch display, barometer, compass, heart rate monitor, and Bluetooth 4.1 LE. Over 360 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.3/5 starsexpand full story

Gold Stories January 4, 2016

LG Watch Urbane Android Wear Smartwatch $200 shipped (Reg. $259)

BuyDig via eBay is offering the LG Watch Urbane Android Smartwatch in Silver or Gold for $199.99 shipped. That’s tied with our previous mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we’ve seen for a new watch. As a pricing comparison, Amazon currently charges $259 for them.

The watches are compatible with Android 4.3 OS or higher and features a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB memory, 1.3-inch display, barometer, compass, heart rate monitor, and Bluetooth 4.1 LE. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.3/5 stars

Gold Stories December 13, 2015

Amazon is once again offering the Pencil by FiftyThree at its all-time lowest prices today. You can grab the iOS-friendly smart stylus for $29.99 in Graphite and $39.99 shipped in Gold or Walnut. The Graphite model will ship free for Prime members or in orders of $35 or more. This is matching both the deal we posted on Black Friday and the lowest they have ever been offered for.

With Pencil by FiftyThree you to draw or sketch ideas and art on your iPhone or iPad via the Paper iOS companion app. Features include Bluetooth connectivity, palm rejection, pressure sensitivity, USB recharging, and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 1,450 Amazon customers. expand full story

Gold Stories November 30, 2015

expiredPebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android (black, silver or gold) $180 shipped (Reg. $250)

Robertsdigital (99.4% Positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals has the Pebble Time Steel Smartwatch for Apple/Android Devices (black, silver or gold) for $179.99 shipped. That’s $70 below the original listing/average selling price, $20 below Amazon’s current sale price and the best price we can find.

The Pebble Time Steel features an always on e-paper display (LED backlit), up to 10 days of battery life, built-in mic, is water resistant to 30 meters, and “thousands of custom watch faces in the Pebble appstore.” Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 30 Amazon customers.

If it’s Apple Watch you have your eye on, you’ll find our deals on those right here, along with some Watch band options in today’s Target Cyber Monday sale.

Gold Stories November 26, 2015

expiredPencil by FiftyThree smart iPad stylus hits its lowest price yet from $30 Prime shipped (Orig. $50), more

Amazon is offering the Pencil by FiftyThree at all-time low prices today. The smart stylus for iPad, iPad Pro and iPhone is now available for $29.99 in Graphite and $39.99 shipped in Gold and Walnut. As usual, the Graphite model will ship free for Prime members or in orders of $35 or more. This is $10 below the lowest price we have ever seen (including Black Friday last year) and the current best price around. This same deal is also available at Best Buy.

Pencil by Fifty-three allows you to draw or sketch ideas and art on iOS devices via the Paper iOS app. They feature Bluetooth connectivity, palm rejection tech, a pressure sensitive tip, USB rechargeable battery, and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 1,450 Amazon customers.

While it may not be as highly rated as the Pencil option, the Livescribe 3 Smartpen for Android & iOS Tablets and Smartphones is also on sale for $99 shipped at Amazon and Best Buy. That’s about $50 under the going rate and the best price we have ever tracked. While reviews are split on Amazon, Best Buy customers give it a 4.1/5 stars.

Gold Stories November 18, 2015

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook w/ Retina display 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB (Gold): $1,149 shipped (Reg. $1,299)

Altatac via Rakuten is offering the 12-inch Apple MacBook with Retina display 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB in Gold (MK4M2LL/A) for $1,149 shipped. That’s $150 off the regular price and the best price we can find. And for those interested, you get $57.45 in Rakuten Superpoints when using code REWARDME at checkout

The 12-inch MacBook features Apple’s new USB-C connector, Force Touch Trackpad and the all-new keyboard. This model sports a 1.1GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of memory and 256GB of flash storage.

You can find every MacBook deal we are expecting for Black Friday in our Apple roundup, the 10 Best Deals of the season and in the Black Friday hub.

Gold Stories October 27, 2015

TOTU Dual Layer iPhone 6s Case in gold, silver or gray $3 Prime shipped (Reg. $12+)

D&D Shop (5.0 stars over the past 12 months from 917 ratings) via Amazon offers the TOTU Dual Layer Premium iPhone 6/6s Case in Gold/Black, Silver/Black and Gray/Black for $11.99, but code YU4HPKZU will drop the total down to just $2.99. They ship free for Prime members or on orders over $35. It has a 4.4/5 star rating from over 550 Amazon customers.

You’ll need to use the above links for each color. The case appears to fit iPhone 6/6s and features:

  • 360°PROTECTION – including 4-side protection, covered corners and a raised edge to protect the screen.
  • PREMIUM MATERIAL – Made with hard Polycarbonate outer shell and soft inner TPU to prevent your iphone from scratching and shocking.
  • EASY ACCESS TO BUTTONS – Quick and easy access to all ports, sensors, speakers, cameras and other features.
  • LIFETIME WARRANTY – TOTU ensure the maximum protection for the WHOLE life of your iPhone 6 Case. (Note: Product color may appear slightly different on individual monitors)

Gold Stories October 22, 2015

expiredApple iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 64GB in Silver, Gold, or Space Gray for $460 shipped (Reg. $499)

MobilePros1 (97.8% positive feedback from 97,708 buyers) via eBay Daily Deals offers Apple’s latest iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi 64GB in Silver, Gold, or Space Gray for $459.99 with free shipping. Today’s deal is the first price drop of any kind we’ve seen on the just-released iPad mini 4.

This 7.9-inch tablet features a powerful A8 chip with 64‑bit architecture, Touch ID, 8MP iSight camera, 1080p HD video recording (30 fps), and an impressive 2048-by-1536 display. We didn’t hesitate to recommend it during our in-depth review.

Apple’s iPad mini 2 is also on sale. Get it for $230 shipped from Best Buy.

Gold Stories October 12, 2015

expiredApple 12-inch MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB from $1,190 or $1,150 w/ .edu (Reg. $1,299), more

Best Buy is currently discounting many of Apple’s new 12-inch MacBooks by $100. Those with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50 off the already discounted price. Today’s deal is a match of our previous mention and the lowest current price that we can find.

The standout deal from this promotion is the 12-inch model 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB in Gold, Space Gray or Silver for $1,199.99 or $1,149.99 shipped with .edu. Also available in Gold at Blutek via eBay Daily Deals with potential tax savings for $1,189.99 shipped.

Apple’s new 12-inch MacBook features a 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor with Turbo Boost up to 2.4GHz, 8GB of memory and a 256GB PCIe-based flash drive. There a number of new innovations with its latest MacBook release including USB-C connectivity, Force Touch Trackpad and a refreshed keyboard.

Apple’s upgraded 12-inch MacBook 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB model can be had for $1,499.99 or $1,449.99 shipped (Reg. $1,599) with .edu.

With your savings, protect your new device with AppleCare via Amazon for $199 (Reg. $249) or add some low-cost USB-C accessories.

We also still have Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB on discount for $1,280 (Reg. $1,499).

Gold Stories September 28, 2015

Amazon offers the Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 in White/Gold for $48.95 with free shipping. That’s $81.04 below list, $51.04 better than its street price, and by far the best deal we’ve ever seen. This premium iPad Air 2 Keyboard Case is constructed from aircraft-grade aluminum and features three viewing angles, iPad-specific shortcut keys and six months of active battery life. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars from 189 Amazon reviewers. expand full story

Gold Stories September 20, 2015

expiredApple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi up to $150 off (all colors): 16GB $349, 64GB $449, 128GB $549 (Reg. up to $699)

Staples is offering some fantastic prices on Apple’s iPad Air 2 today in a few different configurations. One standout is the iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in Space Gray, Silver or Gold for $349 shipped. That’s about $150 under the regular listing, $51 under our previous mention and the best price we can find.

Here are the rest of today’s notable iPad Air 2 deals from Staples. All of which are the lowest prices around and come with free shipping:

iPad Air 2 is just 6.1mm thin with a 9.7-inch Retina display, 8MP iSight camera, FaceTime HD camera, 802.11ac Wi-Fi with MIMO, Touch ID and up to 10 hours of battery life.

Be sure to check out our previous roundup for deals on the Air 2 with Cellular and the best current prices on iPad mini. You’ll find everything you need to know about Apple’s latest products over on 9to5Mac.

Gold Stories September 18, 2015

Sony has announced that it will be releasing a new Limited Edition Gold PlayStation 4 console and there will be only 6,000 available to the public. This is just half the inventory of the rare 20th Anniversary console that Sony released last year. So you know it will be tough to come by.

The revamped console is stunning, and frankly we want one really bad. Sony has applied a nice finish on top with the traditional black coating on the bottom. The matching DualShock controller fits in perfectly. There is no denying that this will one of the most sought after PlayStation bundles to hit the market. We can already imagine the aftermarket prices skyrocketing.

Don’t expect to see this console hitting online retailers anytime soon, you’ll have to head down to Taco Bell to win one of these…

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Gold Stories September 14, 2015

Best Buy is discounting the 256GB and 512GB super thin 12-inch MacBooks in Silver, Gold, or Space Gray by $100. What’s more, anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $50 by grabbing a unique coupon code from this Best Buy promo page. The 256GB model drops down to $1,149.99 shipped when you take advantage of both discounts. That’s a match for the lowest price we’ve ever seen on Apple’s thinnest and lightest MacBook.

The all-new 12-inch MacBook features an ultra-thin design, Force Touch, Retina display, and a re-engineered keyboard. Not sure the new MacBook is for you? Take a minute to read our review.

Use your savings to outfit your new MacBook with some low-cost USB-C adapters and cables. expand full story

Gold Stories September 8, 2015

Premium Italian headphone maker V-MODA is now announcing its latest creation with the new Crossfade Wireless Over-Ear headphones. Continuing the company’s tradition of using high end materials and top-notch audio quality, the new offering is set to bring a new level of wireless quality to V-MODA’s already impressive line-up of headphones. expand full story

Gold Stories August 14, 2015

expiredApple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in Gold, Silver or Space Gray: $380 shipped (Tax only in NY, Reg. $499)

Update (8/118 11:00am):

Blutek’s eBay store (98.7% Positive feedback) offers the Apple iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi 16GB in Gold, Silver or Space Gray for $379.99 shipped. That’s $120 off Apple’s list price, $20 less than our previous mention from Target and the lowest we’ve seen. Blutek only charges tax at time of purchase for those shopping in New York so combined with the $120 off, you could be saving a whole lot more.

Why should you jump on this now? iOS 9’s split screen mode only works on this iPad Air 2 and recent rumors suggest it won’t get upgraded until 2016.

The iPad Air 2 features:

  • 9.7-inch Retina multi-touch display
  • 2048×1536 resolution
  • A8X chip with a M8 motion coprocessor
  • Touch ID and a built-in 8MP iSight camera
  • Up to 10 Hours of Battery Life
  • Apple iOS 8, 10-Inch Retina Display  2048×1536 Resolution
  • A8X Chip with 64-bit Architecture,M8 Motion Coprocessor

We also still have the 64GB iPad Air 2 at $100 off and a 128GB LTE iPad Air for $450 shipped. 

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