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Trevor Daugherty


Trevor Daugherty is the Senior Editor of 9to5Toys. Since joining in 2014, he’s specialized in product reviews, exclusive discounts and 9to5’s New Toy of the Day. Contact him direct at trevor@9to5mac.com.

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DEWALT 20V Cordless Trimmer and Chainsaw $279, more in today’s Green Deals

Today only, Home Depot offers the DEWALT 20V Cordless Electric String Trimmer and Chainsaw for $279 shipped. Regularly $325 or more, this bundle includes a bonus battery pack and wall charger as well. With spring hopefully not too far away, this is a great bundle to shore up your property and get things looking tidy. Rated 4.4/5 stars by over 925 Home Depot reviewers.

Head below for more deals on ecobee smart switches, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals.

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AnkerDirect via Amazon offers its Dual-port 36W USB-C Wall Charger for $20.99 Prime shipped. That’s down from the usual $30 price tag and a new Amazon all-time low. With a foldable design and two USB-C ports, this wall charger is ideal for travelers toting around popular modern devices. You’ll get 36W of power spread across two ports, which is enough to power the latest iPhones, Android devices, and iPads. An LED indicator rounds out the list of notable features here. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

Another standout is Anker’s PowerLine II 3-in-1 Lightning, MicroUSB and USB-C Cable for $11.24 when promo code AK8436W8 is applied during checkout. This just-released cable sells for $15 and today’s deal is the first discount that we’ve tracked. Simplify your setup with this cable that works with all of the most popular formats out there. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

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Get some fitness at work with the Cubii Jr. elliptical for $185 (Reg. $249)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Woot via Amazon offers the Cubii Jr. Desk Elliptical for $184.99 shipped in various colors. As a comparison, it typically goes for $249. Today’s deal is the second-best price we’ve tracked to date, bested only by our Black Friday 2019 mention. Cubii’s desk-side elliptical offers eight resistance levels, “easy assembly,” and a built-in monitor that displays calories, time, RPMs, and distance. Great for getting a little extra exercise while at work. Rated 4.6/5 stars by over 1,100 Amazon customers.

Home Depot’s biggest DEWALT tool sale of 2020 so far starts at $14

Today only, as part of its Special of the Day, Home Depot is offering up to 50% off DEWALT power tools and accessories. Free shipping is available for all. Our top pick is the 4-tool ToughSystem Combo Kit for $399. As a comparison, it has $779 worth of original value but trends around $600 in recent months. Today’s deal is a match of the best we’ve seen. Notable features here include a cordless drill and impact driver, circular saw, and a grinder. Ships with two 20V batteries and the robust ToughSystem carrying case that’s designed to withstand bumps and bruises. Rated 4.7/5 stars. Head below for additional deals.

Ring Video Doorbell deals start at $89 (Save over 50%)

Altatac via Rakuten offers the Ring Video Doorbell 2 for $89 shipped when promo code ALT7 is applied during checkout. Note: You’ll need to be logged in to your free Rakuten account to apply this code. As a comparison, it typically sells for $199 but Amazon has it discounted to $169 currently. Today’s deal is $1 less than our previous mention. Ring Video Doorbell 2 delivers a direct live feed of your front porch. Enjoy two-way communication and talk directly with your guests or delivery workers. Also compatible with Alexa for live-feed viewing. Rated 4.2/5 stars. More Ring deals can be found below.

Get two Google Nest Hubs at $130 for just 24-hours (Reg. $200+ value)

Today only, as part of its Deal of the Day, Best Buy is offering a two-pack of Google Nest Hubs in your choice of colors for $129.99. Free shipping is available for all. As a comparison, you’d typically pay upwards of $130 for a single unit at retailers like Best Buy. This is the second-best price we’ve tracked all-time on a two-pack. Bring the Nest Hub into your smart home and take control of lights, thermostats, and more. Leverage Google Assistant to call up your favorite news, sports, and other services. Rated 4.7/5 stars by a substantial number of Best Buy customers. Head over to our hands-on review for more, where we called it “a great addition to any room — especially if you’re already in the Assistant ecosystem.” Head below for more.

Today only, get a Pixel 2 for under $100 (Orig. $649, Cert. Refurb)

Today only, Woot offers fully unlocked refurbished Pixel 2 models for $99.99. Free shipping is available for Prime members otherwise you’ll have a $6 delivery fee added on. That’s $70 less than our previous refurbished mention and down from the original $649 price tag. Pixel 2 offers a 12MP camera, up to 25 hours of battery life, and a water-resistant design. Includes a 90-day warranty. Although a few generations older now, this is still a solid buy for kids and grandparents. Includes a 90-day warranty with purchase. Learn more in our hands-on review.

Amazon is currently taking $99.01 off a variety of Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad configurations. One standout is the Wi-Fi + Cellular model at $459.99, which is down from the usual $559 price tag. Best Buy is currently matching these prices, which are at some of the lowest we’ve seen all-time.

With a larger 10.2-inch display, Apple Pencil support, and compatibility with smart connector accessories, this is arguably one of the most compelling iPads in Apple’s stable currently. Includes an A10 Fusion chip, 8MP camera, and support for 1080p HD recording.

You can also pick up various refurbished iPad mini 5 and iPad Air models at Woot, today only, from $310 Prime shipped. Both of which are right at the second-best prices we’ve tracked to date.

For better or worse, Apple’s latest iPad still supports Lightning cables. Put your savings from today’s deal towards a new cable with 10-feet of length, so you can easily browse from the couch and still stay plugged-in throughout your power-up session.

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Beats Studio3 Wireless are up to $150 off, now down to $200

Best Buy offers the Beats by Dr. Dre Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones in various colors for $199.99 shipped. As a comparison, that’s down from the original $350 price tag and current $250 going rate at Amazon. Beats Studio3 offers up to 12-hours of playback on a single charge alongside an “an ergonomic bellow that creates a flexible custom fit.” You’ll also find active noise cancellation here, making Beats Studio3 a solid option for long flights or noisy environments where a little extra quiet goes a long way. Includes Apple’s W1 chip for fast wireless pairing. Over 6,000 Best Buy customers have left a 4.7/5 star rating.

Get two Sonos Play:1 Speakers for $230 ($298 value)

Costco offers its members a 2-pack of Sonos Play:1 Wi-Fi Smart Speakers for $229.99 shipped. For comparison, these speakers originally sold for $199 but now go for $149 each when in-stock. That brings today’s total value to $298. Sonos Play:1 offers stellar value as a multi-room starter kit. You’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite tunes from services like Apple Music, Spotify and more. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 5,600 Amazon shoppers.

Cricket Wireless is currently offering various iPhones from $29.99 shipped when you port over a non-AT&T number. You’d pay at least $400 for these phones in original condition and upwards of $1,000. You’ll need to then choose an unlimited plan at checkout to lock-in the savings. You can see the entire list of deals on this landing page over at Cricket Wireless, including our top pick, the iPhone 7 32GB for $49.99, which is at least 50% better than competing services.

iPhone 7 originally sold for $650 although various promotions these days bring it below $200. It is perfect for those that don’t necessarily need the latest technology. iPhone 7 delivers a 4.7-inch Retina display, 12MP camera, A10 chip and more. Best of all? You can expect to receive the latest iOS updates for a while. Full details of today’s deal can be found on this landing page.

Put your savings to work and grab a JETech clear iPhone 7 case. Also available in a Plus-size for the larger screen as well. You’ll be able to protect your device without adding too much bulk along the way. Plus, you can show off that beautiful black casing.

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February 14

Bring home Hisense’s 65-inch 4K HDR TV for $350 this Valentine’s Day

Best Buy is offering the Hisense 65-inch 4K HDR Smart UHDTV for $349.99 shipped. As a comparison, it originally sold for $500 but trends around $450 these days. Today’s deal matches our previous mention. With a 65-inch panel, support for 4K and HDR content, and smart functionality, this TV checks all the boxes as a budget-friendly living room option. Ships with three HDMI inputs. You’ll be able to enjoy content from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, or choose from more than 4,000 other streaming channels. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 550 Best Buy customers.

What’s that you said? Why doesn’t Bentley make a stroller? Well, I’ve got news for you…they do. Starting now, you have your chance to buy one of 570 Bentley Centennial Stroller Trikes, which bring all of the high-end features the car brand is known for to a smaller 3-wheeled design. In the world of costly kids toys, accessories, and more, the latest from Bentley is priced rather modestly. To be honest, I was pretty shocked by the launch MSRP. Head below for full details, availability, and more.

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Get an Earthwise 24-inch Electric Trimmer for $105, more in today’s Green Deals

Today only, Woot offers the Earthwise 24-inch 58V Cordless Electric Hedge Trimmer for $104.99 Prime shipped. As a comparison, it typically goes for around $155 at other retailers like Amazon where today’s deal is $38 less than the all-time low price. This trimmer is great for cleaning up around your property after a long winter, sporting a 24-inch blade that’s powered by the included 58V battery. Rotating 90-degree handle makes angled cuts easier. Earthwise has solid ratings across the board.

Head below for more deals on portable power stations, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals.

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Amazon is offering the entry-level Apple Mac mini 3.6GHz/8GB/128GB for $699 shipped. That’s down $100 from the regular going rate and the second-best price we’ve tracked all-time. B&H is currently discounting this model and additional upgraded configurations by as much as $200. You can see the entire selection of deals at B&H right here, many of which match our previous mention.

Mac mini is loaded with I/O, including four Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Type A ports, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet and more. Upgrading to the larger SSD is a good move with today’s savings, as it’s nearly impossible to do that yourself on this Mac mini. Hit up our hands-on review for more details on the latest Mac mini.

Put your Mac mini out of sight with this nifty VESA mount for under $16.50. It uses the existing patterns on your monitor to easily hide your Mac, delivering a streamlined look in the process. You can also use it as a traditional wall mount if needed. Head over to our step-by-step guide for more.

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expiredHome Depot 1-day tool sale takes up to 60% off RIDGID, Ryobi, and Makita

Today only, as part of its Special Buy of the Day, Home Depot is taking up to 60% off RIDGID, Ryobi, and Makita power tools. Free shipping is available for all. Our top pick is the RIDGID 18V Drill/Driver Combo Kit with two batteries for $179. As a comparison, it originally sold for $299 but goes for around $225 regularly. This is a match of our previous mention. RIDGID delivers a drill and driver with this kit, plus two batteries, and a carrying case. A wall charger rounds out the list of notable features. Rated 4.7/5 stars. Head below for more.

Apple is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a big $5 movie sale this weekend, dropping a number of popular titles by 50% or more to all-time low prices. Each title will become a permanent part of your library. Head below for all of our top picks.

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Amazon is taking up to $300 off Apple’s latest 13-inch MacBook Pro, which takes the 2.4GHz/8GB/512GB model to $1,699. That’s $100 better than Best Buy’s Presidents’ Day sale and a match of the Amazon all-time low price. The entry-level 1.4GHz/8GB/128GB configuration is $1,099.99 (Reg. $1,299).

Apple’s 2019 MacBook Pro features a redesigned keyboard, the usual Retina display, Touch Bar and Touch ID features, along with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity and more. Check out our hands-on review for more. It’s a great device for prosumer users looking to create content on-the-go, edit images, and handle tasks above the usual everyday activities.

Be sure to make the most of today’s deal and pick up a USB-C hub, which will be great for connecting legacy devices. We recommend this model from AmazonBasics that delivers four USB-A ports for $17. This is a great way to transfer data between older hard drives or create a permanent docking station with accessories you’ve not yet upgraded to USB-C.

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