There’s a fair share of robotic lawn mowers and vacuums on the market today. But there aren’t many that are as full-featured as the new electric Kobi Lawn Robot. This autonomous outdoor helper will mow your lawn, rake leaves in the fall and even remove snow during the winter. Safe to say, Kobi is next-level.
It is slightly more robust than some of the popular grass clippers we’ve seen with four large wheels and a hefty power supply. There are brushless motors that can handle each of the aforementioned tasks at ultra-quiet noise levels. Kobi ships with a charging station that it will automatically return to when not in-use for more juice. It has a pretty serious battery system that can handle up to 40 feet of cumulative snow at once. A built-in GPS system provides direction alongside sensors that detect obstacles in the way. Perhaps coolest of all? It uses weather services to detect upcoming precipitation and it acts accordingly. Kobi is slated to sell for $3,999 when it is released sometime next year.
Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service is slowly making its way to more products following its initial release on the Echo speaker. Aside from the second generation Echo Dot, a new Bluetooth audio system is also receiving the voice assistant. The FABRIQ Smart Speaker is a cost-effective option for consumers that comes in at just $50. Surprisingly, it has built-in Wi-Fi that allows for multiple units to be connected for a whole home setup and Apple users will be happy to hear that it also supports AirPlay. That’s a welcome feature that we wouldn’t expect to see at this price point.
FABRIQ can play music from a variety of services including Spotify, Pandora, Prime music and more. Playback is controlled via a free iOS and Android app. Inside the compact speaker is a two-inch driver that is powered by a 5W supply. Alexa is activated by the push of a button, which unfortunately means FABRIQ doesn’t have always-on capabilities like the larger Echo. Nevertheless, this is bound to be a very attractive option for consumers this holiday season. The FABRIQ Alexa-enabled Smart Speaker is available in three colors for $49.99 and can be ordered via Amazon today.
VUDU in attempt to compete with Amazon, iTunes, Netflix and the rest is now offering a digital streaming service with select full length (ad-supported) digital movies, TV shows and more for free. Aside from the ads in the videos, the only catch is that you’ll have to create a login to access the library of content. Also, it will ask you for credit card info if you plan on making purchases, but you can skip that step if you want.
A few good titles that are available for free are “School of Rock,” “True Grit,” “The Magnificent Seven,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Mad Max,” “Star Trek Nemesis,” “The Walking Dead,” and many more. This new program is a smart move by the Walmart owned company to generate revenue from older content and potentially attract new customers that may end up buying or renting premium content. Vudu is accessible from the web and via downloadable app for iOS and Android. Also you can watch on most smart TVs, Roku, and Chromecast.
Nomad released its all-new Vulcanized LSR Silicone Strap for Apple Watch with an already-affordable $40 price tag just last week. Now you can drop it down to just $31.96 shipped (20% off) when you enter coupon code WC20 at checkout. Please note: It’s currently slated to ship October 31, but don’t let that deter you. Placing your order now reserves your spot in line and guarantees you a discount since the coupon expires this weekend. Nomad utilized silicone for the band making it extra durable, water resistant and safe for your skin. Available with Black or Silver stainless steel hardware for the 42mm Apple Watch.
If some of Nomad’s other gear like its latest iPhone 7/Plus leather case or Carabiner Lightning cable happen to catch your eye, just apply the same coupon code (WC20) and you’ll save 20%. In fact, nearly everything Nomad sells is eligible for today’s discount. Nomad accepts payment via PayPal, Amazon and, of course, credit card. Shipping is free on all US orders.
It’s time for another round of discounted gift cards courtesy of PayPal Digital Gifts and eBay. You can save upwards of 20% on your next purchase at a variety of retailers including Toys R Us, Kohl’s, JCPenny and many more. Each of these gift cards will arrive via email and require a valid PayPal account to purchase.
With the big shopping season just around the corner, our top pick in today’s lot of gift cards is a $50 credit to Toys R Us for just $40. This credit can be used on toys, electronics, clothing and more or simply as a gift this holiday season. It is also valid at Babies R Us locations. Just last week, we showed you the Great Big Book of Awesome that is loaded with gift ideas.
- $100 Kohl’s Gift Card: $90
- $50 JCPenney Gift Card: $40
- $50 Sephora Gift Card w/ Bonus $10 Credit: $50
- $50 AMC Theatre Gift Card w/ Bonus $10 Credit: $50
- $25 Panda Express Gift Card: $20
- $50 Overstock Gift Card w/ Bonus $10 Credit: $50
Check out our previous gift card roundup for more credits from Lowe’s, Think Geek, TGI Friday’s and more.
AUKEY Direct via Amazon offers its Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger for $19.99, but if you use the code QC3AUCAR the price drops to just $14.99 Prime shipped. That’s $5 off and the lowest we’ve seen for it at Amazon.
This little charger can juice up two devices at the same time as much as 4 times faster with Quick Charge 3.0 Technology. It’s also up to 45% more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0 and it’s compatible with a full range of USB connection types, from A to C. Rated 4.6/5 stars from over 200 Amazon shoppers.
More accessory deals:
RAVPower 6700mAh External Battery Pack $8 w/ code BJPHUECP (Reg. $15) | Amazon
- Lumsing J05 Bluetooth 4.1 Handsfree Earphone with Microphone $11 (Reg. $27) | Amazon
- w/ code L67R6NP4
- MARSEE Zero X Portable Bluetooth Speaker $14 (Reg. $26) | Amazon
- w/ code 8CDA25RK
- Aluratek Bluetooth Wireless TV Audio Streaming Kit $70 (Orig. $120) | Best Buy
- PowerMaster 12,000mAh LED Dual-USB Power Bank $16 (Orig. $40) | Groupon
- Bose MIE2 Mobile Headset with In-line Mic & 3-Button Remote $63 (Orig. $150) | A4C
(Update 10/19 12:15pm): Amazon has the Logitech Wireless Gaming Headset G930 with 7.1 Surround Sound, Wireless Headphones with Microphone for $69.99 shipped (Reg. within a few dollars of Amazon all-time low).
In today’s best game/app deals, Amazon is offering Pokémon Y on Nintendo 3DS for $24.99 shipped (Prime only). Also available at Target. That’s almost $10 below the average selling price, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best we can find. And remember, the free Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon Special Demo Version is now available in the Nintendo eShop.
Sony has launched a Square Enix Sale on PSN. We are seeing a host of digital PS4, PS3 and Vita titles starting as low as $1.49. There are some standout deals here including Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition, Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Director’s Cut all for $7.49 each (Reg. $17 – $30 each).
Along with this Corsair Gaming Sabre RGB Gaming Mouse for $39.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $50, matched at Newegg) we still have some very nice Xbox One bundles courtesy of Microsoft:
- 500GB Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle + Free Game + $50 Microsoft GC $299 ($380+ value)
- 1TB Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle + Free Game + $50 Microsoft GC $349 ($430+ value)
- 500GB Xbox One Name Your Game Bundle + Free Game + $50 Microsoft GC $249 ($330+ value)
Other notables include Red Dead Redemption 2 pre-orders live on Amazon at $47.99 shipped for Prime members and Mighty No. 9 on Wii U for $14.99 (Reg. $20).
Before you head below for today’s best iOS/Mac deals, here is the latest Free App of the Week, Minecraft Story Mode went free for the first time on iOS & Android (Reg. $5) and Apple has now launched a 50% off sale on a number of very popular titles. You’ll also want to check out our feature on the Best Console Game Releases for October: Mafia 3, Gears of War 4, Battlefield 1, Dark Souls 3 DLC and more. As always, you’ll find today’s most notable iOS deals down below.
Ongoing game deals/promotions:
- Tom Clancy’s The Division on PS4 for $16.88 with free shipping (Reg. $20+)
- Toys R Us: any two EA Sports titles for $70 shipped (NFL 17, FIFA 17, NHL 17 and more)
- GTA V for $29.99 (GCU members can bring the price down to $23.99)
- Energizer 2X Smart Charger for Xbox One for $29.99 Prime shipped (Reg. up to $40)
- Hitman & Lara Croft Go on iOS are still down at $1 ($10 value)
- LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens $19.99 Prime shipped (matched at Best Buy)
- Mirror’s Edge Catalyst at $24.99 (Reg. $30+)
- MLB The Show 16 for $18.99 Prime shipped (matched at Best Buy or less for GCU)
- 8Bitdo Retro Receiver for NES for $19 with free shipping
- Amazon Prime Pre-order deals 20% off
PUMA has kicked off its Private Sale that nets shoppers up to 75% off and free shipping on all orders. This is one of the strongest discounts that we’ve seen this year and it’s only likely to be topped on Cyber Monday. Puma’s Private Sale brings discounts across the board with deals on shoes, clothing, backpacks, accessories and more.
Here are some of our top picks for men:
- Archive T7 Track Pants (multiple colors): $30 (Orig. $60)
- Evo Savannah Hoodie (multiple colors): $51 (Orig. $85)
- Graphic Zip-Up Hoodie (multiple colors): $30 (Orig. $75)
- Long Sleeve Half-Zip Running Top (multiple colors): $35 (Orig. $50)
- Whirlwind Classic Men’s Sneaker: $42 (Orig. $60)
- Pulse XT Training Shoes: $45 (Orig. $75)
- …and even more deals…
Update (10/19 9:30am): Newegg offers the Toshiba 960GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $190 (Reg. $225).
Newegg’s official eBay storefront offers the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $269.99 shipped. For comparison, that’s good for $230 off the original price, $40 less than the regular going rate, down $30 from Amazon and the best offer we’ve seen since the spring.
Samsung’s 850 EVO line of solid-state drives feature V-NAND technology that brings “optimized performance” to everyday computing. It is capable of transferring files at speeds up to 540MB/s alongside 256-bit AES encryption. Samsung includes a five-year warranty with purchase. Amazon customers love these drives. Aside from being one of the best-selling models, over 12,000 reviewers have left a 4.8/5 star rating.
With your savings pick up Inateck’s USB 3.0 Portable SSD Enclosure for $12 Prime shipped (Reg. $15) when promo code 8ZJN8XVD is applied during checkout.
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Withings makes some of the best and trusted connected health accessories on the market. Right now several of its most popular products are at or near historical lows from Amazon. All of the deals qualify for free shipping:
- Withings Body Composition Wi-Fi Scale:
$103.96 (Reg. $130)
- Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor: $74 (Reg. $100) – Prime members only
- Withings Activité Steel Activity & Sleep Tracker: $119.99 (Reg. $150)
- Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer: $119.99 (Reg. $150)
Best Buy is also running a similar sale which includes the aforementioned deals plus a couple extras. One of the most notable Best Buy price drops is the recently released Withings Body Cardio Scale for $143.95 (Reg. $180).
Rusee (100% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers a two-pack of its Solar Outdoor LED Spotlights for $22.99 Prime shipped when promo code BCEGNQXO is applied during checkout. That’s good for $10 off the regular price, down $5 from the previous all-time low and the best offer available.
Easily add outdoor lighting to your landscaping without the need for batteries or an outlet nearby. Rusee’s solar lights are powered by the sun and feature four LED bulbs at 50 lumens each. There are two brightness levels and each enclosure is IP65-certified against water. Rated 4.6/5 stars.
Today’s Top Green Deals:
- Torchstar 4-pack Dimmable Recessed LED Lighting Kit: $35 (Reg. $43) | Amazon
- w/ code TS8D2KDL
- Save $50 on the ecobee3 Smart Thermostat + get a free Echo Dot: $250 ($300 value) | Best Buy
Internet-connected products are continuing to infiltrate our homes, perhaps none more than our lights. Philips Hue, WeMo and others are all pumping out products designed to create custom lighting schemes in our homes. The latest product to do so is the Kiën Light out of Europe that brings smartphone control, custom colors and energy savings in a stylish LED strip package.
Starting at just $395, users will be able to recreate a variety of different lighting scenes with these modern tubular accessories. The outer casing comes in three styles: aluminum, wood and concrete. There are three sizes available and they can be daisy-chained together if needed. Obviously, LED lamps are designed to be energy savers but the ability to customize shade and brightness are also noteworthy. Free iOS and Android apps will bring a Hue-like experience to the mix where you can adjust every feature with the slide of a finger. If all goes to plan, Kiën Light will ship in April.
Misfit, who is primarily known for its fitness trackers, has today unveiled a new product in its line of wearables. The Phase Hybrid smartwatch combines technology and classic looks into one slick product designed to compete with Apple Watch and others. Being a Misfit product, it is packed with all of the fitness features that you’d expect including a pedometer, distance traveled and sleep statistics. It uses a built-in accelerometer that is combined with Misfit’s own proprietary algorithms to accurately track your movements.
Fitness features aside, Phase is loaded with all the normal smartwatch capabilities. You’ll be able to place calls, check notifications and send messages on the display. Best of all, it ships with a six-month battery life that is user-replaceable when needed and has a water-resistant casing. It will connect with both iOS and Android devices. The Phase may be one of the best Apple Watch alternatives for shoppers that prefer classic styling. It is slated to go up for pre-order on November 7th in six colors with a $175 price tag.