June 9, 2014
Less than two weeks ago, Apple began offering its education customers modest iPad discounts, but now Best Buy has stepped up and basically made them irrelevant. The new Best Buy student deals that launched yesterday extend a $50 discount to all iPad Air and Retina iPad mini models, which is up to two and a half times as much as Apple’s edu pricing.
You’ll need to furnish a .edu email address to qualify for these Best Buy discounts, but once you receive your unique coupon code you can choose to make your purchase online or at any retail location. Of course, we recommend following us closely to stay up with all the best iPad deals, but if there aren’t any current deals and you’re in desperate need of an iPad, then Best Buy’s edu pricing is likely your best bet.
Walmart is bundling 4th generation full-size iPads with a free $100 gift card until June 15th and since Walmart sells everything from groceries to furniture, the gift card is as good as cash for most people.
A 16GB WiFi iPad becomes just $299 when you take into account the free gift card. According to the marketing materials we’ve received, over a dozen 4th gen. iPads qualify for this promo. The gift card can only be used towards a future purchase and the ad warns that quantities are limited. Here’s the product listing for reference, but you’ll have to trek out to a Walmart store to make your purchase.
It features a 9.7-inch Retina display, A6X chip, and a Lightning connector.
Looking for an iPad mini? Target still has the first generation model for $199.
Amazon is offering the
Jabra Solemate Mini Wireless Bluetooth speaker for $70 shipped today.
Amazon is also offering the rarely discounted Bowers & Wilkins Z2 Wireless Music System for $299.99 shipped. That’s $100 off the regular price and within $3 of the lowest we’ve ever seen. It features a Lightning connector and Apple’s AirPlay so you can easily stream music from your iOS devices, Mac or PC. There are also further customization and set-up options through the free Bowers & Wilkins Control app. It has received a 4/5 star review on Amazon, 4.5/5 star on Apple.com and comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
More notable Bluetooth speaker deals:
- Sony SRSX5 NFC Bluetooth Speaker (black, red, grey): $168 shipped (Reg. $200)
- Merkury Bluetooth Speaker w/ Mic (black, red, blue, grey): $35 shipped (Reg. $100)
- You can find more BT speakers in our latest roundup and in our Father’s Day deals post.
June 8, 2014
June 7, 2014
In celebration of Father’s Day, Jaybird is having a nine day 25% off sitewide sale. Jaybird specializes in making sweat-proof bluetooth headphones and headsets for athletics. I discussed them in my holiday gift guide, and these prices are better than they were during the holiday period. Use coupon code JBFATHERS25 at checkout to get these savings. All items ship free. Sale ends Sunday, June 15th. Below are some of our favorite deals:
Bluebuds X: Perfect for working out at the gym as these headphones fit securely and stay in place in the ears. It also eliminates white noise and music has a clear rich sound. They have an eight hour battery life. On Amazon they are the third best seller in audio headphones with four out of five star ratings. $127.48 (Reg. $169.95)
Freedom Sprint: These headphones have the controls on the ear to adjust the volume, song and take calls. They have a 4.5 hour battery life. On Amazon they have a four out of five star rating. $74.25 (Reg. $99)
June 6, 2014
IGN has just revealed its Free Game of the Month for June as Deus Ex: The Fall. Now available for free on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, this is the first time we have seen the popular Square Enix title go free on the App Store.
The Fall is an action RPG set in a similar cyberpunk world as its popular console counterpart, Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It also features much of the same shooting, hacking, stealth, player choice and physical augmentation powers as well. It is a full 5 hour experience that has been highly regarded for its ability to transfer a console-like experience to the mobile space.
The game is a completely free download in 44 countries worldwide (Reg. $7), but be sure to get it while you can as IGN is saying it is available on a first-come first-serve basis. Head over to our game roundups for more iOS deals.
It’s that time of the year again to get Dad something special. So we put together a list of highly rated and currently discounted tech, sports/outdoors, and clothing items so you can save a few bucks doing it:
Amazon Student members can get a free $10 promotional code to be used on eligible products sold by Amazon.com with the purchase of select $50 gift cards. Perfect for last minute gifts, these cards can be printed, emailed, or even shared on Facebook. Non-members can sign-up for a free Amazon Student trial to take advantage of this promotion today. Not eligible for Amazon student? Everyone can get at least $5 free.
Have the whole family pitch in and you can get dad a Samsung 60-inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (model PN60F5300AFXZA) for $679.99 with free shipping from Sears. It retails for $950 and generally sells for around $800, which makes this deal a savings of at least $121. Hundreds of Best Buy reviewers rate it 4.6 out of 5 stars.
Give dad the gift of good dental hygiene by picking up this Philips Sonicare Essence rechargeable electric toothbrush (model HX5610/01) from Amazon for $29.95 after clipping the $10 coupon. That is the best price we have ever seen from this electric toothbrush that “features an angled neck, soft contoured bristles, and patented sonic technology to gently remove plaque in hard-to-reach areas.” Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,829 Amazon reviewers.
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Newegg has the Seiki 39” Class 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV for $389.99 shipped. MasterPass users can apply the coupon code “MASTERPASS10” to cut it to only $369.99. That’s $10 under our previous mention and the lowest price we could find for the 4k uHDTV.
It features a 3840×2160 resolution (four times that of 1080p TVs). It also has a 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, USB, and three HDMI inputs. The coupon expires June 15.
Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and left great reviews.
Beginning this Sunday, June 8th, Target stores are reportedly planning one of the best iPad deals we’ve seen since Black Friday. According to an early ad scan obtained by the Times Union blog, Target will offer the first generation iPad mini for just $199. To put this deal in perspective you must consider that just yesterday Apple dropped its refurbished price for the same model down to $219 and we considered that a slam dunk deal.
Originally released in fall of 2012, the iPad mini is still apart of Apple’s current iPad lineup and will receive iOS 8 later this year. It features a 7.9-inch LED-backlist display, dual-core A5 chip, and up to 10-hours of battery life.
The ad warns that only limited quantities are available so we would highly recommend getting to your local Target store before it opens.
Get ready for your new iPad mini by saving 70% on a ZAGG backlit keyboard case.
June 5, 2014
Update: Ebay is offering the
Beats by Dre Mixr HD On-Ear Headphones with inline remote & mic (White) for $149.99 shipped.
World Wide Stereo is offering the Harman Kardon AE Acoustically Enhanced In-Ear Headphones with Remote & Mic for $45 shipped using code SDAE during checkout. That’s $135 under the original price, $25 better than Amazon and the current lowest we can find. They feature call and music playback controls, a solid aluminum design, and come with 3 ear tip sleeves and a carrying case. They have received a 3.7/5 star rating among Amazon customers.
Next, Amazon has the SoundBot SB220 wireless Bluetooth noise-canceling headphones for $18.99 with free shipping on order of $25 or more. That’s around $80 off the original listing and matching the lowest we’ve seen these highly rate Bluetooth headphones go for. The feature up to 20 hours of playtime on a single charge, and feature hands free calling and music playback controls. They have received a 3.9/5 star rating from over 850 Amazon customers.
More headphone deals still alive:
- Yamaha HPH-200BL Headphones:
$77 (Reg. $200)
- SOL REPUBLIC AMPS In-Ears w/ remote & mic (Black): $23 (Reg. $60)
- JLab JBuds EPIC Earbuds w/ remote & mic (Black): $40 (Reg. $70)
- Westone Adventure Series High Performance Earphones:
$125 (Reg. $200)
- More headphone deals in our Daily Deals incl. Beats by Dr. Dre Solo for $80