September 28

Just days after Roku announced its latest lineup and on the cusp of a new Chromecast, Amazon has taken the wraps off an updated Fire TV Stick. Amazon’s new streamer costs $40 and now comes with an Alexa Voice Remote. The previous model was priced at $35 or $45 with the Voice Remote. It also received a big upgrade in the speed department (up to 30% faster) going from a dual-core to quad-core processor and 802.11a/b/g/n to 802.11ac Wi-Fi. No doubt, it’ll be popular with cord cutters looking to bring streaming content into more rooms of their house on the cheap.

Amazon’s new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is now available for pre-order and is slated to begin shipping on October 20. Streaming media players aren’t usually a hot product to pre-order but you may want to consider it this time around. Amazon is offering free content worth up to $65 to anyone who buys and activates their Fire TV Stick by October 31. The free content isn’t just fluff either, being anchored by a $10 Amazon Video credit and also including one month of Sling TV plus 2 months of Hulu. Full promo terms can be found on the Fire TV Stick product page.

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The new iPhone 7 has arrived and it’s time to add some basic protection to your setup. JEDirect (99% positive feedback from 115,000) via Amazon is discounting a couple of cases and screen protectors today, with prices starting at $3.99. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $49+. Best of all, no code is required to lock in your savings today. Each of today’s deals are Amazon all-time lows.

For the iPhone 7, we have the JETech Slim-Fit Case with built-in stand for $5.99 (Reg. $13). Need some screen protection? JEDirect is also offering a three-pack for $3.99 (Reg. $8). Both of these products have been designed to maintain the shape and feel of the iPhone 7 while adding extra protection.

iPhone 7 Plus owners can also pick up a few accessories. This clear case is on sale for $4.99 (Reg. $10) while a three-pack of screen protectors is now available for $3.99 (Reg. $6). Ratings are solid across the board on these JETech products.

Looking for more options? We still have a nice selection of iPhone 7/Plus cases on sale for $4.50 and don’t forget our roundup of the best ultra-thin options on the market today. Hit up our smartphone accessories guide for even more deals.

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Choetech (98% positive feedback from shoppers) via Amazon is offering its 2-Pack of USB-C to Micro-USB Adapters with attached keychain for $7.99, but if you use the code DEZU2DFW the price drops to only $5.99 Prime shipped. That’s a $2 savings and the lowest we’ve seen for them.

This adapter lets you connect your USB Type-C phone or tablet with your standard Micro-USB cable to get charged and synced like normal. Rated 4.7/5 stars by over 150 Amazon shoppers and it’s also the best selling adapter in its category there.

More accessory deals:

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iXCC Element Series 3ft Apple MFi Certified Lightning cable $3.50 w/ code AANTEFKO (Reg. $6) | Amazon

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Amazon offers the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3 4G LTE 16GB Android Smartphone (unlocked) for $99.99 shipped. That’s down $180 from its original price, $80 off our previous mention, $19 less than Walmart and the best available.

Features include a 5.5-inch IPS 1080p display with dual stereo speakers and a 13 megapixel camera. It’s powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 1.5GHz processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. We positively reviewed this model when it was released, calling it “one of the best budget smartphones on the market”. Amazon customers largely agree, with over 750 leaving a 4/5 star rating.

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Update (9/28 11:30am): Seiki via Newegg offers the Westinghouse 42-inch 4K Ultra HDTV for $269 shipped (Orig. $500).

Amazon is discounting a pair of Dell and LG monitors this morning down to all-time low prices. Free shipping is available in both instances.

First up is the Dell UltraSharp 29-inch Ultra Widescreen LED Monitor (model U2913WM) for $290.90 shipped. It has a list MSRP of $700 but usually sells for around $350 or more at Dell and other online retailers. Today’s deal is the lowest that Amazon has ever offered it for. This monitor has an ultra wide 29-inch 21:9 panel that supports full HD resolutions. Inputs include DisplayPort, USB 3.0, HDMI and DVI. Full sRGB coverage and a 178-degree viewing angle round out its features. Over 1,500 Amazon customers have left a 4.5/5 star rating.

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Amazon also has the LG 27-inch 4K Ultra HD IPS Monitor with FreeSync (model 27UD68-P) for $396 shipped. For comparison, that’s over $100 off the regular price, down $51 from Adorama and the lowest that Amazon has ever sold it for. With 4K resolution plus an ultra-thin IPS display, this monitor has looks and power. Features include 99% sRGB coverage, HDMI and DisplayPort inputs, 3840 x 2160 resolution and LG’s FreeSync technology. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

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September 27

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Home Depot is offreing a 4-pack of Philips 60W Equivalent A19 Daylight LED Light Bulbs for $8.97 with in-store pick up (or with free shipping on orders of $45+). For comparison, today’s deal is $9 less than Amazon and a match of our previous low mention.

It’s time to transition away from traditional light bulbs in favor of LEDs. You’ll be able to save money (roughly 85%) and you can expect around ten years of use from a single unit. An instant-on design and “soft white” glow round out its features. Rated 4.5/5 stars by 639 Amazon customers.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • WORX Tri-Vac 12A All-in-One Blower/Mulcher: $70 (Reg. $90) | Amazon
  • 4-pack TORCHSTAR 12W Recessed LED Lights: $33 (Reg. $43) | Amazon
    • w/ code TS6INDLS
  • Gorilla Carts Heavy-Duty Steel Utility Cart: $98 (Reg. $120) | Amazon

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Following the success of its Raspberry Pi coding kit, Kano is now looking to expand its lineup of products. The DIY-focused brand has taken to Kickstarter to fund three new kits that allow builders to create a camera, display or speakers. Much like the original Kano, kids and adults alike will be able to build these fully-functioning products by following step-by-step instructions.

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These aren’t just toys. Each kit is designed to teach coding while promoting the benefits of STEM education. Kano’s web-based learning platform is littered with different projects that can be joined together or function alone. The camera has lessons on focus, time lapses and more. Pixel is a small display that can be programmed to show sports scores or other information. Finally, the speaker kit has Bluetooth connectivity and can be used for creating music or can be paired as walkie talkies. Each kit is currently available on Kickstarter for $99 each or $249 for all three. If all goes to plan, Kano will ship its latest creation in July.

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We have once again teamed up with DiscountMags to offer 9to5 readers an exclusive magazine bundle deal. It has the potential of bringing some of the most sought after titles down to just $3.50 per year including Wired, GQ, Rolling Stone, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, ESPN, Fast Company, Popular Photography, Dwell and many more. Head below for all the details:

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Following last week’s GoPro event that saw the release of the new Karma drone and HERO5 action camera, eyes around the industry turned to DJI for a response. This morning, it took to the stage to unveil its new Mavic Pro. Built around DJI’s industry-leading technology, it has a foldable design that still maintains many of the features we’ve come to love from the Phantom line.

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In fact, the Mavic Pro is now more powerful than its older siblings in some areas. Most notable is an impressive 4.3-mile maximum range. That bests the Phantom 4 by over 25% while still streaming 1080p video. Specs include full 4K video at 30fps and 1080p at 96fps. It has support for RAW files and everything is captured via a 78-degree built-in optics system. The Mavic Pro tops out at 40 miles per hour in the sky, nearly matching the Phantom 4. Like GoPro’s Karma, it has a foldable design and an included remote that still requires a smartphone although it can carry out missions via the app thanks to built-in sensors.

DJI is listing its latest creation at $729 (without the remote) or $999 as a full kit.

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Best Buy’s official eBay store offers the ZTE Zmax 2 16GB Android Smartphone for $49.99 shipped. Also available direct. It has a list price of $149 and sells for $115 at online retailers like Walmart. Today’s deal is a match of the all-time low price.

This unlocked prepaid smartphone is designed for AT&T’s GoPhone service. It has built-in Wi-Fi and 4G LTE radios, so you can receive fast data connections no matter the situation. Additional features include 16GB of storage, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5.5-inch display and a 8MP camera. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 650 Amazon customers.

ICYMI: Best Buy will sell you an unlocked Motorola Moto X Pure 32GB Smartphone for $250 shipped (Reg. $330). expand full story

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