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Blair Altland


Blair is a deal master builder at 9to5Toys. Having joined the team at the beginning of 2017, Blair has gone on to specialize in LEGO coverage and review, smart home tech and more. Contact them for review opportunities and more at Blair@9to5mac.com.


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Enjoy AirPlay 2 + Dolby Atmos with Pioneer’s 7.2-Ch. Receiver: $264 ($215 off)

Newegg is currently offering the Pioneer VSX-934 7.2-Channel AirPlay 2 A/V Receiver for $264 shipped when applying code EMCDFGN26 at checkout. Normally selling for $479, it just dropped to $319, and is now down an extra $55. Today’s offer saves you $215, beats our previous mention by $16, and marks a new all-time low. Pioneer’s A/V Receiver comes equipped with six HDMI inputs, two HDMI outputs, 4K HDR pass-through, and more. AirPlay 2 support steals the show in terms of wireless connectivity, but this model can also integrate into Sonos setups. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy Dolby Atmos audio as well, which rounds out the package. Rated 3.9/5 stars. More details below.

Some of Nike’s most exciting releases as of late have entered in the company’s lineup of self-lacing shoes. Now we’re getting a new pair, but instead of the usual emphasis on running, Nike is gearing its new Adapt BB 2.0 towards basketball fans, which are now available for purchase. With a customizable fit provided by iPhone connectivity and a new design, you’ll want to head below for all of the details about Nike’s latest kicks as well as how you can add them to your wardrobe.

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Aukey Store via Amazon offers a two-pack of its Magnetic Car Mounts for $4.99 Prime shipped when code 54QGBKTE has been applied at checkout. Down from $10, today’s offer saves you 50% and marks a new low for this 2-pack. If you’re looking for a cost-effective way to reposition your smartphone so it’s in view for navigation directions and more while on the road, this is it. Each of the included mounts can be adhered to your dashboard and elsewhere in your car. Plus, they are compatible with a wide variety of smartphones thanks to the magnetic attachment. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

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Arm your front door with Schlage’s Z-Wave Plus Deadbolt at $168 (Reg. $209)

Amazon currently offers the Schlage Connect BE469ZP Z-Wave Plus Smart Deadbolt (2019 version) in Satin Nickel for $168.11 shipped. Typically selling for $209, like you’ll find at Home Depot, today’s offer is good for an over $41 discount, comes within $6 of the all-time low, and is the third-best we’ve seen to date. Leveraging Z-Wave Plus connectivity, Schlage’s Connect deadbolt can be integrated with your smart home for voice control, automation, and more. It also features a touchscreen number pad, offering an additional way to enjoy keyless entry. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 625 customers. Head below for more.

Save $40 on Sphero’s all-terrain RVR coding kit, now down to $160 (Amazon low)

Amazon is currently offering the Sphero RVR All-Terrain Coding Robot for $160.22 shipped. Down from its $200 going rate, today’s offer saves you 20%, is $11 under our previous mention, and a new Amazon all-time low. Stepping outside of the brand’s usual design, RVR is the most programmable STEAM kit yet from Sphero. It sports a series of onboard sensors to leverage like infrared, light, and color as well as an accelerometer, and gyroscope. The package sits on a pair of all-terrain treads powered by high-torque motors. Plus, it can integrate with Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and even littleBits for additional coding fun. We found it to be an “easy to use but extremely robust programmable platform” in our hands-on review, largely agreeing with its 4.7/5 star rating from over 550 Amazon shoppers.

ecobee’s Switch+ HomeKit Light Switch has Alexa built-in at $38 (Save 20%)

Amazon offers the ecobee Switch+ Smart Light Switch for $37.98 shipped. While it originally retailed for $99, we’ve more recently been seeing it sell for $48. Today’s offer saves you 20%, beats our previous mention by $6, and is down to a new Amazon low. Headlined by the inclusion of built-in Alexa, ecobee Switch+ delivers HomeKit functionality as well in the form of occupancy and temperature sensors. Bringing this switch into your home automation setup gives you the ability to control lights from your phone or with a digital assistant. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 120 customers.

Razer’s Blade Pro 17 Gaming Laptop returns to Amazon low after $500 discount

Amazon is currently offering the Razer Blade Pro 17 Gaming Laptop 2.6GHz i7/16GB/512GB for $1,999.99 shipped. Usually selling for $2,500, today’s offer is good for a $500 discount and matches our previous mention for the all-time low set only once before. Featuring a 17-inch 1080p 144Hz display, Razer’s Blade Pro 17 sports a powerful set of internals centered around 16GB of RAM and a RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics card. You’ll also find Wi-Fi 6 support, as well as Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, USB 3.1, and more. All of these specs make it a more than capable option for getting your game on while out and about. Rated 3.9/5 stars and you can check out our previous Razer Blade reviews for more details.

Sevenhugs’ Smart Remote X controls your home theater, more at $220 (Save $80)

Today only, Best Buy’s official eBay storefront offers the Sevenhugs Smart Remote X for $219.99 shipped. Also available as part of its Deals of the Day. Down from the usual $300 price tag, today’s offer saves you $80, beats our previous mention by $30, and is a new all-time low. Featuring a touchscreen display, Sevenhugs’ newest remote takes control of your entire home. Not only does it simplify your home theater by controlling connected TVs and speakers, but it also works with everything from Philips Hue lights, to smart plugs and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars from 115 shoppers, and be sure to give our announcement coverage a look for extra details.


eBay takes 15% off tech, home goods, and more during its Presidents’ Day sale

eBay is currently taking 15% off orders of over $25 on a selection of tech, home goods, and more during its Presidents’ Day sale when code JPRESDAY has been applied at checkout. One standout is from Dyson’s official eBay storefront on its Pure Hot + Cool HP01 Air Purifier in certified refurbished condition for $161.49 shipped. Originally retailing for $499, you’ll still pay as much in new condition at Amazon with today’s offer beating our previous refurbished mention by $10 and marking one of the best prices we’ve seen. Dyson’s all-in-one heater and fan can also purify the air and is said to capture “99.97% of allergens as small as 0.3 microns.” Its versatile design means that it can be used year-round, heating up your space through the rest of the winter or providing some needed cool air come summer. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 285 customers and comes backed by a Dyson 6-month warranty. Head below for more.

expiredAmazon discounts selection of top reading list Kindle eBooks starting at $1

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is currently discounting a selection of top reading list Kindle eBooks with deals starting at under $1. Each of the discounted titles will become permanent additions to your digital collection, and you’ll find a pretty wide range of genres in today’s sale including science fiction works, literature, mysteries, and more. Many of these eBooks normally sell for $10 or more, so today is a great chance to get acclaimed reads without spending full price. Ratings are pretty great across the board here, and in fact, most books carry best-seller status in their respective genres. So what are you waiting for? Check out the entire selection of eBooks right here to find your next favorite title.

expiredToday only, save 30% on a Sealy mattresses and pillows starting at $30

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking 30% off a selection of Sealy mattresses and pillows starting at $30 shipped. One standout is on the Sealy 8-inch Memory Foam Mattress for $174.30. Usually fetching $254, today’s offer saves you $80 and matches the lowest we’ve seen since 2018. With 8-inches of support, this bed in a box is comprised of high density memory foam that is said to provide “comfort that lasts year after year.” Further backing that claim, this mattress comes with a 10-year warranty. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 510 customers. Head below for more.

expiredWeMo’s $17 Mini Smart Plug is an affordable way to try out HomeKit (32% off)

Amazon is currently offering the WeMo Mini HomeKit Smart Plug for $16.99 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Find it for the same price over at Best Buy. Today’s offer is good for a 32% discount from its usual $25 going rate, matches our previous mention, and comes within $1 of the all-time low. Headlined by HomeKit control, the WeMo Mini Smart Plug is a great way to test the waters of a Siri-controlled setup. It’s perfect for automating everything from lamps to coffee makers and more. Plus, it has a compact design that won’t hog an entire wall outlet. Over 9,700 customers have left a 3.7/5 star rating.

LaCie’s Rugged 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive sees 20% discount down to $80

Amazon is currently offering the LaCie Rugged 2TB Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $79.99 shipped. Down from its $100 going rate, today’s offer saves you 20%, comes within $4 of the all-time low, and is the third-best price we’ve seen to date. Rocking a rugged form-factor that is shock, dust, and water-resistant, LaCie’s portable hard drive is ideal for adding to your bag. So whether you’re searching a little extra protection just in case, or plan to put the durable construction to the test while out and about, LaCie’s drive is up to the task. Plus with USB 3.0 connectivity, you’re also looking at up to 130MB/s transfer speeds. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 2,700 shoppers. Hit the jump for more details.

expiredSave 33% on this best-selling apple cider vinegar shampoo set, now at $19.50

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Wow Skin Science (98% positive all-time feedback from 7,000+) via Amazon offers its Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo and Hair Conditioner Set for $19.46 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $25. Normally selling for $30, today’s offer saves you 33%, beats our previous mention by $0.50, and matches the all-time low. This shampoo and conditioner set is said to use virgin coconut and avocado oil to rejuvenate hair. If you’ve been jumping on the apple cider vinegar bandwagon in other areas of your life, it’s certainly time to bring the trend into your personal hygiene regiment. With over 17,000 customers having left a review, it carries a 3.9/5 star rating and is a #1 best-seller.

Brother’s iPhone-enabled label maker returns to Amazon low at $30 (Save 40%)

Amazon offers the Brother P-Touch Cube Smartphone-enabled Label Maker for $29.99 shippedYou’ll also find it at Office Depot for the same price. Having just dropped from $50 at Amazon, a price you’ll still find at Walmart, today’s offer is good for a 40% discount and matches our previous mention from November for the all-time low. This label maker forgoes a built-in keyboard in favor of Bluetooth connectivity. That means you’ll be able to pair it with your smartphone thanks to a companion app that allows for customizing labels straight from your iPhone. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 680 customers. More below.

expiredAmazon discounts hoodies for women in today’s Gold Box priced from $21.50

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Doublju (95% positive all-time feedback from 85,000+) via Amazon offers its Women’s Lightweight Thin Zip-Up Hoodie Jacket in a variety of styles for $23.19 Prime shipped. Down from $29, today’s offer saves you 20%, marks one of the first times we’ve seen it on sale, and is subsequently a new all-time low. Sporting a 60% cotton and 40% polyester blend, this hoodie has two front pockets, a zip-up front, and long sleeves. All of that makes it a comfortable piece of attire to throw on when lounging around the house, going for a run, and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 2,100 customers. Head below for more. 

February 14

Acer packs 12-hour battery life into its 15-inch Chromebook at $179 (20% off)

Best Buy’s official eBay storefront is currently offering the Acer 15.6-inch Chromebook for $179 shipped. Find it direct from Best Buy as well. Usually selling for $229, today’s offer saves you 20%, comes within $10 of the all-time low, and is the second-best we’ve seen to date. Centered around a 15.6-inch display, this Acer Chromebook offers plenty of screen real estate for getting work done on-the-go. Backed by up to 12-hours of battery life and 4GB of RAM, there’s also 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded down the road thanks to an SD card slot. Alongside an HDMI output, you’ll also find two USB 3.0 ports. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 240 customers.

Many of Ubiquiti’s most recent additions to the UniFi lineup have been targeted towards more demanding needs in prosumer networking. That changes today, as the company is retargeting its more entry-level user base with its more affordable Ethernet switch yet, the USW Flex Mini. Entering at $29, this will give those who have just made the switch into the UniFi ecosystem a more budget-friendly way to expand without giving up some of the system’s hallmark functionality. Head below for a closer look.

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Save 20% on Casper 11-inch Sleep Essential Mattresses starting at $316, more

Amazon is currently discounting a selection of Casper 11-inch Sleep Essential Mattresses with deals priced from $316 shipped for the twin style. Usually selling for $395, today’s offer is good for a 20% discount and returns the price to match the Amazon all-time low set only once before back on Black Friday. Comprised of three layers of premium foam, Casper’s 11-inch Essential mattress is said to offer support, breathability, and bounce. As someone who’s been sleeping on one for well over a year now, I can easily back those claims. Rated 4.3/5 stars from 520 customers. Hit the jump for additional Casper discounts.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with up to 67% off Marvel comics priced from $1

ComiXology isn’t letting Valentine’s Day go by without some commotion, taking the holiday as a chance to launch its latest collection of comic book deals. Quite fittingly, you’ll find a batch of Marvel graphic novels themed around the day of love starting at under $1. One standout is on Avengers: The Children’s Crusade at $5.99. Down from $18, today’s offer is good for a 67% discount and is the lowest we’ve seen on a digital copy. Also available for free with ComiXology Unlimited. This 228-page graphic novel details the Avengers, X-Men, and the Young Avengers’ battle against Wiccan and her reality-altering powers. Head below for other top picks from the Marvel Valentine’s Day comic sale as well as some Black Panther reads and more.

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