iPod Stories March 15, 2016

Splashtop 2 Remote Desktop for iPhone & iPod has gone free for the first time since October. This popular utility typically sells for $3. It has collected a 4.5/5 star rating from over 2,300 App Store customers all-time.

If you’re not familiar, Splashtop 2 allows iOS users to remotely access their Mac or Windows PC from an iPhone or iPod. You’ll be able to replicate your computer’s desktop on your device with full access to all functionality. All you have to do is install the desktop utility alongside the iOS app and you’re all set. The app includes free access to any computer on the same network or you can opt for an in-app purchase that allows you to connect from anywhere.

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iPod Stories November 22, 2015

expiredApple iPod touch (6th gen) in multiple colors: 16GB $159, 32GB $199, 64GB $239 + free shipping

Update (11/23 7:40am): The coupon code has expired, but all iPods are still available at 20% off.

Target is taking 20% off all iPods this week, but for today only you can save an extra 10% by entering coupon code LIST at checkout. This sale yields the lowest totals we’ve seen on Apple’s latest 6th generation iPod touch. In fact, today’s pricing is even better than any Black Friday deals we’re expecting to see during the next week. Here’s the breakdown:

REDcard holders save an additional 5%.

This iPod touch features a 4-inch retina display, A8 Chip with motion coprocessor, and an 8MP iSight camera.

iPod Stories August 12, 2015

Spigen 3.3-foot Apple Certified MFi Lightning to USB Cable $5 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Spigen Inc via Amazon has its 3.3-foot Apple MFi Certified Lightning to USB Cable for $19.99, but code SPIGENMF will drop your total down to $4.99. The cable ships free for Prime members or on orders over $35. That’s $15 under the original price and a match for the lowest we have seen.

It has a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 100 Amazon customers and features:

  • Lightning cable with small connector head fits all cases
  • Lightning To Usb Cable Flexible strain relief tested to withstand excessive bending
  • iPhone 6 Cable Copper mesh interior keeps wires intact & in place
  • Lightining Cable Charger retains its shape for longer lasting usability
  • Compatible with iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPod nano 7th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini 2/mini 3, and iPad 4th generation

If you’re looking for something a little longer, or well, more interesting, The coolest Apple-certified MFi Lightning cables you can buy for your iPhone, iPad and iPod is a great place to start.

iPod Stories July 24, 2015

When the Lightning connecter was originally revealed alongside iPhone 5 back in 2012, Apple singled out its reversibility as a major feature. It made plugging in your iPhone an even more brainless task. The only problem is that being reversible doesn’t help if you can’t see where the Lightning port is on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. That’s when Sewell’s ingenious Lightning cable comes in handy… expand full story

iPod Stories July 21, 2015

Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones in black $65 shipped (Reg. $80)

Newegg’s official eBay store is offering the Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones in black for $64.99 shipped. That’s $165 under the original price, $15 better than Amazon, $5 below our previous mention and the best price we can find.

Features:

  • Compact closed back, on-ear design isolates ambient noise to maximize musical enjoyment.
  • Headband and layered foam ear pads are covered with supersoft, breathable and durable Alcantara providing comfort and a perfect fit.
  • 18-ohm operating impedance produces outstanding bass response, dynamics and overall output level with portable audio devices
  • One of the two included connection cables features a metal in-line three button control and microphone supporting Apple devices like iPod, iPad and iPhone.

This set has a 4.3/5 star rating from over 680 Amazon customers.

If you’re looking for some high-end cans and a top-notch DAC to go along with them, this morning’s Apogee Groove bundle deals will certainly peak your interest.

More headphones:

iPod Stories July 20, 2015

Kmashi 10,000mAh Dual-USB Power Bank: $9.39 Prime shipped (Orig. $50)

Amazon offers the popular and 4.2/5 star rated Kmashi 10,000mAh USB battery for $9.39 Prime Shipped after $4.60 coupon code JAK3JCUV at checkout. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on a 10,000mAh battery. This one includes a 2.1A port for fast charging and 4 LED battery level indicator. Features:

  • Smooth varnish allows you to power up in style, while 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity.
  • Ultra-high density battery cells make this compact 10000mAh external battery. Use a 5V adapter (not included) for fastest charging.
  • Super-fast charge output (5V / 3.1A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2.1A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.Input: 5V/ 2A.About 6.5 hours fast charging.
  • Intelligent power manage IC, overcharge protection, short circuit protection.With such massive capacity, in such a compact package,perfect for flights, road trips or just any time you’re away from an outlet.
  • Package includes: 10000mAh 2A input Fast Charger External Battery,1 Micro USB charger cable(iPhone/Samsung Galaxy S5 Note 3 cable not included),1 user manual.

 

iPod Stories July 7, 2015

Kmashi 15,000mAh Dual-USB Power Bank: $15 shipped (Reg. $20)

With your $15 savings you can pick up a popular Kmashi 15,000mAh USB battery after $5 coupon code S48VYCRP at checkout.

Amazon offers the Spigen 4.9-foot MFi Lightning cable for $19.99 but coupon code SPIGENCS drops it all the way down to just $5 Shipped. That’s $15 off and tied with the lowest price we’ve seen. Features:

  • Measures 4.9ft long for versatility and convenience
  • Thicker lightning to usb cable for extra durability and longevity
  • Apple MFI Certified for devices with lightning connectors
  • Fits most Spigen cases NOT compatible with iPhone 5/5S Neo Hybrid EX
  • Lightning Cable Compatible with iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPod nano 7th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini 2/mini 3, and iPad 4th generation

iPod Stories May 10, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: 8GB iPod Touch 4th Gen. refurb $70, AudioSource Outdoor Rock Speaker Pair $30, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from A4C the 8GB iPod Touch 4th Gen. refurb for $69.95 shipped. That’s $115 off the regular price, $39 less than Apple’s refurb price, and the lowest we can find.

This highly rated iPod has an 8GB capacity for about 2,000 songs, 10,000 photos, or 10 hours of video. It also has up to 40 hours of playback or 7 hours of video playback on a single charge.

More new deals for today:

AudioSource Outdoor Rock Speaker Pair $25 + $5 shipping (Orig. $70) | Meh

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

iPod Stories April 23, 2015

The former Apple Design Award winning developer Tapity is now offering its Hours Time Tracking app for free. Available to download on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, the app is regularly listed between $4.99 and $6.99. While we have seen it dip as low as $3, this is the very first time it has gone free on the App Store.

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iPod Stories April 19, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Yamaha 5.1-Channel 4K Home Theater system w/ USB & sub: $280 shipped (Orig. $450)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Yamaha 5.1 Channel Home Theater system (YHT-399UBL) for $279.95 shipped. That’s $170 under the original $450 price tag, $120 below the average selling price and the best listing we can find. Very similar receivers tend to go for around $180 on their own, meaning you are getting all of these speakers for a value of about $100.

This 5.1 A/V system features a 8″ 100 W powered subwoofer, 4K pass-through, 192 kHz/24-bit Burr-Brown DACs, and a front panel USB input for iPhone/iPod/iPad. It has received a 4.6/5 star rating from nearly 50 Amazon customers.

If you’re just looking for the receiver without the rest of the system, we also have the Yamaha RX-V377 5.1-Channel 4K A/V Home Theater Receiver w/ USB for $180 shipped right now, which is the best selling audio/video receiver on Amazon for $70 off.

iPod Stories March 12, 2015

expiredExclusive: Scosche offers 9to5 readers world’s smallest iPad/iPhone charger for $12 (Reg. $20)

Last year, iffy rumors claimed Apple was readying a redesigned U.S. iPhone wall adapter, featuring a wider body that presumably could output additional power. That didn’t happen, but third-party developers told us that they were ready with something better: chargers with iPad-caliber power, in roughly the same footprint as Apple’s iPhone adapter. That’s exactly what Scosche has accomplished with SuperCube ($20), which as you can see from the photo above is the smallest 12-Watt USB adapter we’ve seen. Offered in white or black, it has enough power to recharge any iPad, iPhone, or iPod at the maximum possible speed. And for the next week, Scosche is offering it at a special discount to 9to5Toys readers.

SuperCube uses a gently tapered trapezoidal shape that tapers from 1″ square on the USB end to around 1.1″ on the wall blade end and 1.8″ in total depth — mere millimeters larger than Apple’s 5W USB Power Adapter. The difference is in power: SuperCube can do full-speed recharges of literally everything from the 12W iPad 3 and 4, all of the other 10W iPads (including Airs and minis), newer 10W-capable iPhones, older 5W iPhones, and 2.5W iPods. We tested it with the super-power-hungry iPad 4, as well as iPhones and the iPad Air 2, and confirmed that the SuperCube works just as Scosche promised. Best of all, it doesn’t get hot, which is a big deal for such a small charger.

We knew when we first saw SuperCube that this would be a great pick for 9to5 readers. Scosche is sweetening the deal by offering it for only $12 (a 40% discount!) if you click here and apply promo code 9to5mac. Grab it now and you’ll get a fantastic price, plus a substantial space savings on a full-speed iPad wall adapter for travel. It also works with Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, Motorola, and other USB devices. More pictures are below…

iPod Stories February 25, 2015

expiredBose QuietComfort 20/i Noise Cancelling in-ear headphones w/ mic from $245 shipped (Reg. $300)

Update (2/25 11:54pm): The 20i iOS models have seemingly disappeared from BuyDig’s site and the below Android versions have dropped another few dollars.

BuyDig offers the Bose QuietComfort 20 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for $249 $245 shipped. Additionally, you can also pick up the iOS specific QuietComfort 20i version for $269 shipped as well. Both sets still fetch the same regular $300 price at most retailers including Amazon and today’s deal is the current lowest price available. While we have seen special deals in the past for less, they tend to involve rebates, special checkout requirements and even the purchase of gift cards before hand.

Features:

  • 20i: Ideal for iPhone, iPod and iPad
  • 20: Ideal for Android, BlackBerry and Windows phones
  • Advanced noise reduction rivaling any full-sized headphone
  • Aware mode for hearing what’s around you while enjoying your music
  • Notable audio performance from exclusive Bose technologies
  • Long-lasting comfort plus stability from proprietary Stay Hear+ tips

This set has received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,100 Amazon customers. If you’re looking for something less expensive, we still have solid deals available on Klipsch in-ears and Sennheiser options.

More on the Bose QuietComfort 20i:

In-ear. Noise Cancelling. Better sound.

Consider them your go-to headphones, wherever you go. The first in-ear noise cancelling headphones from Bose give you more control over how you listen than ever before, in all kinds of environments. Block the outside world with full-on noise reduction. Or, choose Aware mode and let some of it in—all while keeping your headphones on and your music alive with Bose sound. Wherever your day takes you, QC®20i headphones keep you connected. To the beat of your music, and the pulse of what’s around you.

Lose yourself in your music. Or not so much.

With QC20i headphones, you can enjoy music on the go as never before, with an unprecedented combination of superb sound, advanced noise reduction and in-ear convenience. StayHear+ tips physically block some noise while our Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology electronically reduces most of what’s left. It’s just you and your music, even in noisy environments.

But there are moments when you may not want to be so cut off from your surroundings. Crossing a city street. Waiting for airline gate announcements. This is where Aware mode comes in. Instead of removing your headphones, just press a button, and you’re back in touch with the sounds around you—while your music keeps playing and you still experience some noise reduction.

Engaging sound

All this, plus Bose lifelike sound. Sound you wouldn’t expect from in-ear headphones. Our TriPort technology and Active EQ combine to give your music a depth and balance that keep your daily soundtrack fresh and alive. The subtle details shine through, too. So wherever you are, your music’s front and center.

Comfort plus

And your music’s even easier to enjoy when you’re not fussing with your headphones. Proprietary StayHear+ tips create a soft, secure fit with no need to force them into your ears. The mushroom shape spreads contact evenly across the ear for maximum comfort, and forms a gentle seal that contributes to the headphones’ full-spectrum noise reduction.

You’re in control

Controls are all at your fingertips. Use the slider switch on the control module to turn noise cancelling on and off. The 4-button inline remote, customized for iPhone, iPad and iPod models, houses Aware mode and volume buttons. In addition, the call answer/end button also enables music/video functions and voice commands.

Rechargeable battery

The built-in lithium-ion battery (located inside the module) charges in just 2 hours with the included USB cable, and delivers up to 16 hours playing time per charge. A battery indicator light displays power status. And, even if the battery dies your music still plays with performance equal to that of our regular in-ear headphones.

The headphones and cables fit nicely into the carrying case when not in use.

iPod Stories February 12, 2015

expiredApple iPod Shuffle 2GB in multiple colors for $35 w/ free in-store pickup (Reg. $49)

The iPod may be on its last legs, but I still think there’s a huge reason for everyone to own a Shuffle — working out. I opt for my iPod Shuffle every time I go for a run or hit the gym because I don’t want to worry about damaging my iPhone.

Walmart has dropped the current generation 2GB iPod Shuffle down to $34.99 with free in-store pickup, which is $14 below the list price of $49. It’s also the first discount of any kind we’ve seen on Apple’s smallest music player in a very long time.

iPod Stories February 4, 2015

expiredIncase 40% off: MacBook Icon Tensaerlite sleeve $42, iPhone 6 cases from $18, more

Incase is offering a 40% off coupon ahead of Valentine’s Day by filling out this survey on its website. Simply visit this page and fill out the four questions to receive the discount via email. This promo is set to run through Saturday (2/7), but individual codes may expire before then so be sure to check the email for exact dates. Free shipping is available on all orders placed within the United States.

There are a number of standout deals after applying the promotional code to your purchase. Some of our favorites include:

iPod Stories February 3, 2015

Headphones: JBL J55i on-ears $30 shipped (orig. $100), Bose SoundTrue in-ears 10% off, more

Update (2/4 11:10am): You’ll also find the same deal (both colors) matched on Newegg’s official eBay page

Newegg is offering the JBL J55i High-Performance On-Ear Headphones with JBL Drivers, Rotatable Ear-Cups and Microphone in black or orange/white for $29.99 shipped. That’s $70 under the original listing, $7 better than Amazon, matching the lowest we’ve seen and the best price we can find.

Features:

  • Premium JBL drivers deliver incredible detail and low-end response
  • Exciting JBL design with premium finish
  • Rotating, 180-degree DJ pivot mechanism so you can keep one ear on your audio and one ear on external sounds or conversations
  • Apple three-button remote with built-in microphone lets you control your iPod or iPhone
  • Padded carry pouch protects the headphones when on the go

They have received a 3.8/5 star rating from 80 Amazon customers.

We also spotted the Bose SoundTrue In-Ear Headphones (multiple colors) get a 10% price drop across most major retailers including Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy and more. Available for $89.95 shipped (Reg. $100) and rated 4.4/5 stars from 600 Amazon customers.

You’ll also find deals still live on the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Over-Ear Headphones in black for $129 shipped (Reg. $169) and the Sennheiser PXC 250-II Noise Cancelling Headphones in black for $80 shipped (orig. $200)

iPod Stories January 15, 2015

The free app of the week courtesy of Apple is Marvel Pinball. The Zen Studios developed pinball game is regularly listed at $1, and can now be downloaded for free on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This is the only time we have seen the game go free outside of a week sale this past summer. It has received a 3.5 star rating from over 850 users.

Head below for more details:

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iPod Stories January 13, 2015

Update: We found a lower price on MFi Lightning cables:  Tecknet MFi 3.3 ft Lightning cable for $6.97 Prime shipped at Amazon.  A better deal is the same $6.97 price for the 1.5M version.

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Amazon has the MFi Certified Aukey Lightning to USB Cable (3.3ft / 1m) for $9.99. When you enter the coupon code HE7YOXF4 at checkout, the total drops to only $7.99 Prime shipped. That’s about the lowest you can get for one of these cables certified by Apple (which charges more than double for their Lightning cables). Don’t have Prime? Get it for free for a month. Otherwise make sure to pad your order to $35 to avoid shipping (buy 5!).

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Need a little more pipe? Check out this combo MicroUSB/Lightning, heavy duty 6 foot cable for $21 shipped 

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iPod Stories December 16, 2014

expiredSennheiser HD 439 Over-Ear Headphones in black $40 shipped (orig. $100)

Newegg has the Sennheiser HD 439 over-ear headphones in black for $59.95. But using code EMCWHWD22 will drop your total down to $39.99 shipped. That’s $60 or 60% under the original price, $35 below Sennheiser direct, $18 better than Amazon, and matching the best we’ve seen.

Features:

  • Powerful neodymium magnets for an enhanced bass experience
  • Closed circumaural headphones designed to isolate against ambient noise
  • Ergonomic design provides a comfortable fit
  • Choice of two single-sided cables for flexibility and convenience
  • Optimized for portable audio including MP3 players, CD players, iPad, iPod and iPhone

This set has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 220 Amazon customers. For other discounted options, keep in mind Amazon has a solid deal on the V-MODA M-80s today from $79.99 shipped.

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