October 18

Update (10/18 3:00pm): Best Buy has adjusted the deal, it is now $25 off each item for a total of $250. Still solid if you’re looking for an Amazon Echo, but obviously not as good as the original deal.

Best Buy is throwing in a free 2nd generation Amazon Echo Dot with the purchase of an ecobee3 Programmable Touchscreen Wi-Fi Thermostat. It will cost you $200 for the entire bundle, which is particularly notable because the thermostat alone usually sells for $250 while the Echo Dot has a pre-order price of $50. This is the first true deal that we’ve seen on Amazon’s latest release since it was announced a few weeks back.

To cash in on today’s deal, you’ll need to follow these directions:

  1. Add the ecobee3 to your cart
  2. Click on ‘pre-order’ on the Echo Dot listing page
  3. The savings will be automatically reflected in your cart

The Ecobee 3 will save “an average of 23% annually” on home energy costs, plus it is loaded with features. For example, HomeKit control allows the ecobee3 to communicate with your Apple devices and enables Siri voice activation. It ships with a remote sensor that monitors temperatures in other areas of your home (you can buy more here.) The free iOS or Android app adds another layer of functionality with remote monitoring and data tracking. It is rated 4.6/5 stars by over 2,100 Amazon customers where it is also the best-selling thermostat. Check out our review of the ecobee3 for more information.

Meanwhile, Amazon’s Echo Dot is slated it to be released on Thursday with upgraded features and Alexa voice-control. You’ll be able to control your smart home devices with your voice and stream music from a variety of services. Learn more in our in-depth review here.

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AUKEY Direct via Amazon offers its 20000mAh 3.4A Dual USB Lightning and Micro AiPower Bank for $29.99 but if you use the code 2AUPOWER the price drops to only $22.99 Prime shipped. That’s $7 off the already low sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for it. 

This power bank has the ability to charge “compatible devices up to 4 times faster than conventional charging.” It can fully charge the iPhone 6s 7.5 times or an iPad Air 1.5 times. It’s rated 5/5 stars by 24 Amazon shoppers.

We still have the Speck CandyShell Grip Case for iPhone 6/s or 6/s Plus on sale.

More accessory deals:

  • Lumsing Bluetooth 4.0 Handsfree Car Kit Receiver $14 (Reg. $28) | Amazon
    • w/ code 85C6FL5J
  • AUKEY USB-C to Micro USB Adapters $6 (Reg. $9) | Amazon
    • w/code AUKEYUSB
  • Anker PowerPort Qi 10 Integrated Charging Pad $20 (Reg. $24) | Amazon
    • w/ code DXMHICBL
  • Anker 40W 4-Port USB Wall Charger $22 (Reg. $26) | Amazon
    • w/ code ANKERBD7
  • Anker 40W/8A 5-Port USB Charger $20 (Reg. $24) | Amazon
    • w/ code ANKERBD7
  • Anker 60W 10-Port USB Charger Multi-Port USB Charger $34 (Reg. $40) | Amazon
    • w/ code ANKERBD7
  • Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker with Built-In Mic $12 (Orig. $80) | Groupon
  • Scosche strikeDRIVE Apple MFi Certified 12W Lightning Car Charger $7 (Orig. $30) | A4C

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Amazon has been loading up the perks of its Prime subscription service lately. The latest addition is Family Vault, a new feature of Prime Photos that aims to simplify your image and content management. Aside from the usual free unlimited storage, users will be able to invite up to five individuals to their ‘Vault’. Designated individuals can upload as many photos as they’d like plus another 5GB worth of video or files from a variety of devices. This new feature is a noteworthy addition following the announcement of Amazon’s photo printing service last month.

Alongside today’s news, Amazon is also implementing an upgraded search technology that automatically identifies faces alongside new facial recognition features. This move is likely to combat Google’s free image storage service that includes impressive search functionality. One thing is for sure, there’s no shortage of digital storage options for consumers today with Apple’s iCloud service, Google and Amazon all vying for your content. Head over to this landing page to learn more about this new feature and Prime Photos.

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Best Buy’s official eBay Store offers the Acer 14-inch Chromebook 1.6GHz/4GB/32GB SSD (model CB3-431-C5EX) for $269 shipped. Also available direct. Today’s deal is down $30 from Amazon and a match for the lowest that we’ve ever seen it offered.

Acer’s 14-inch Chromebook has a full 1080p HD IPS display and is powered by an Intel 1.6GHz Celeron processor. Features include Google Chrome OS, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. It ships with two USB 3.0 ports and HDMI output for viewing on larger displays. A built-in webcam and free Google Drive storage (100GB) round out the list of notable specs. Rated 4.2/5 stars by nearly 250 Amazon customers.

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October 17


Amazon offers the WORX WG509 Electric TriVac Blower/Mulcher/Vacuum for $80.05 shipped. That’s good for $40 off the original price, down $28 from Walmart, $1 less than our previous mention and the best available.

The leaves are starting to fall and WORX Electric TriVac system is capable of blowing, vacumming and mulching your yard. It can convert from one mode to another “with a flip of the switch.” Best of all, there is no need for a gas or oil can, simply plug it in and you’ll be ready to go. It ships with a two-year warranty. Nearly 280 Amazon customers have left a 3.9/5 star rating.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • Philips 16-pack 60W LED Light Bulbs: $32 (Reg. $40+) | Amazon
  • Samsung SmartThings Outlet w/ Smartphone Control: $44 (Reg. $55) | Amazon
  • Philips 16-pack 40W Dimmable LED Light Bulbs: $32 (Reg. $45) | Deal Genius
  • Philips 2-pack Slim LED Indoor Flood Lights: $7 (Reg. $10) | Deal Genius

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Since iPhone 7 was announced back in September, manufacturers have been scrambling to come up with solutions for its new design that inhibits simultaneous charging and listening. There have been a few ideas in the meantime but with varying degrees of functionality. That’s where Auxillite comes in. A fresh Kickstarter project that combines a 3.5mm jack and Lightning port in a small footprint. The T-shaped accessory has both ports for simultaneous charging and listening, solving the issue presented by Apple’s latest device.

Auxillite also has a built-in digital-to-analog converter that was created to supplement the built-in system on iPhone 7. Aside from its problem-solving capabilities, this product is attractive for its minimal design. As of now, Auxillite is available for early bird backing at just $13. If all goes to plan it will ship in January. It’s important to note that the campaign page does not mention MFi certification, so you’ll be backing this product at your own risk. In the meantime, consider these popular Lightning headphones or take a look at our favorite wireless options on the market.

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A combination Ping Pong and music creation system wasn’t on my list of topics this morning, but here we are. In a move that combines the tabletop game and some sick beats, Ping Pong FM is a new project that DJs your party while you play. The paddles have special microphones inside that pick up on your movements and record each contact with a ball. A special software system then analyzes each hit and adjusts the music accordingly. Strike the ball harder? Your music will speed up.

Sadly, Ping Pong FM is not a mass produced project yet. But it’s gaining quite a bit of traction around the web. At this time, the paddles are required to be hardwired into the hub which you can imagine might be tricky while playing. If Ping Pong FM could go wireless with Bluetooth and communicate with a free smartphone app, we might be on to something. For now, you’ll just have to imagine the possibilities.

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(Update 10/18 10:40am): Both Sugru deals are still available, but currently backordered. You must select Amazon as the seller to receive the discount pricing. For the Multi-Color Pack, click here and for the White Pack, click here.

Amazon offers the 8-Pack Sugru Moldable Glue Classic Multi-Color for $11 Prime shipped. Today’s deal is good for 50% off and the lowest we’ve ever seen. Everyone should keep this stuff on-hand at all times. It’s rated 4.3 out of 5 stars from hundreds of Amazon reviewers and can literally create, fix or seal just about anything.

Also on sale at an all-time low price via Amazon: 8-Pack Sugru Moldable Glue Black and White $10.16 Prime shipped (Reg. $22).

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We have a series of discounted gift cards today once again. As usual, these deals come courtesy of PayPal and SVMGift Cards via eBay Daily Deals. Both of which are among our favorite and most trusted. You’ll need a valid PayPal account for its deals, but they come with free email delivery. For SVMGift cards you can expect free traditional shipping across the board.

Head below for all the best options, including a rare ThinkGeek card, which can come in handy for Halloween costumes/decorations and more:

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Best Buy offers the first generation 42mm Apple Watch Sport in Space Gray (model MJ3T2LL/A) for $219 shipped. For comparison, this model originally sold for $399 and still fetches $280 at Target. Today’s deal is a match of the previous popular deal price and the best available. You can save even further by going with an open-box model in ‘excellent’ condition for $199 (scroll down to buying options).

The first generation Apple Watch connects with your iPhone for notifications, fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring and more. Although the latest model has a few more bells and whistles, it’s tough to beat the popular Space Gray Sport version at this price. Of course, Apple just recently released watchOS 3 that includes a few popular new features and remedies some complaints from the first generation model.


With your savings, pick up a stylish third-party leather Apple Watch Band or Spigen’s popular aluminum dock for $13 Prime shipped.

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AUKEY Direct via Amazon offers its water resistant SoundTank Bluetooth Speaker for $39.99, but if you use the code AUKEYSK9 the price drops to only $34.99 Prime shipped. That’s $5 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it go at Amazon. 

It has dual 5W drivers that produce “deep lows, textured mids, and clear highs to enjoy at home or outdoor.” With Bluetooth 4.1, this speaker can automatically reconnect to the last device used within a 33ft wireless range. You also get up to 30-hour playtime and talk time from the internal battery. Rated 4.5/5 stars from 104 Amazon shoppers.

More accessory deals:

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