About the Author

Seth Weintraub

Founder, Publisher and Editorial Director of the 9to5/Electrek/DroneDJ sites.

Seth Weintraub is an award-winning journalist and blogger who won back to back Neal Awards during his three plus years  covering Apple and Google at IDG’s Computerworld from 20072010.  Weintraub next covered all things Google for Fortune Magazine from 2010-2011 amassing a thick rolodex of Google contacts and love for Silicon Valley tech culture.

It turns out that his hobby 9to5Mac.com blog was always his favorite and in 2011 he went full time adding his Fortune Google followers to 9to5Google.com and adding the style and commerce component 9to5Toys.com gear and deals site. In 2013, Weintraub bought one of the Tesla’s first Model S EVs off the assembly line and so began his love affair with the Electric Vehicle and green energy which in 2014 turned into electrek.co.

In 2018, DroneDJ was born to cover the burgeoning world of drones and UAV’s led by China’s DJI.

From 1997-2007, Weintraub was a Global IT director and Web Developer for a number of companies with stints at multimedia and branding agencies in Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong, Madrid and London before becoming a publisher/blogger.

Seth received a bachelors degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California with a minor in Multimedia and Creative Technology in 1997. In 2004, he received a Masters from NYU’s Tisch School of the Art’s ITP program.

Hobbies: Weintraub is a licensed single engine private pilot, certified open water scuba diver and spent over a year traveling to 60 cities in 23 countries. Whatever free time exists is now guaranteed to his lovely wife and two amazing sons.

More at About.me. BI 2014 profile.

Tips: seth@9to5mac.com, or llsethj on Wickr/Skype or link at top of page.

Tested: Predator Orion 3000 i7 32GB 2070 gaming rig will make you forget PC part-pickers

You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured.

I’m usually a Mac user and have been for decades. But my son wanted to build a PC so he could compete with his online friends in high power games during the Pandemic. For just over $1,000 and a ton of time, he built a mean PC.

I’m now jealous and want to play Flight Simulator 2020 and some other games but don’t have the time to meticulously pick through the perfect build parts. Thankfully the whole package, including the gaudy RGB Frostblade fans configurable with PredatorSense App that make him jealous, are available in just a click or, if you are short on time before Christmas, a trip to Costco.

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Tested: Monoprice 35-inch Zero-G Curved Ultra-Wide 4K Gaming Monitor is somehow $300


You’re reading Tested with 9to5Toys, where we explore everyday tech essentials that make life a bit easier. Browse through our entire guide for all of the latest reviews, and sound off in the comments below if there’s something you’d like to see featured.

First world problem, I know, but I often find myself running out of room on my iMac’s 27-inch 5K display. I like to have things like Twitter, messages, Discord, music, or Slack kind of running off to the side while I’m hammering away on articles or paperwork. Also, I wanted something to play games on when work time was over.

Enter the Monoprice 35-inch Zero-G Curved Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor with 3440×1440 resolution and 100Hz refresh rate. And at a current sale price of $299.99, it ticks off all of the boxes and I’m now using that 5K iMac display as the side monitor. Head below for my hands-on review.

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Green Deals: RYOBI 18V Electric Leaf Blower $79, more

Home Depot offers the RYOBI 18V Electric Leaf Blower for $79 shipped. This is the tool-only listing. That’s good for $20 off the regular price and a new all-time low on this Home Depot exclusive. Featuring “gas-like power”, you can count on over 150MPH speeds along with a variable speed trigger. It ships with a battery and charger. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 4,500 Home Depot reviewers.

Head below for more deals on smart thermostats, electric snow blowers, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also, check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

Green Deals: Snow Joe 21-inch Electric Snow Blower $300, more

Home Depot offers the Snow Joe 21-inch Cordless Electric Snow Blower Kit for $299.99 shipped. That’s down from the original $450 price tag and regular $400 or more going rate. This model arrives with a 21-inch width, which is a nice size for basic cleanups, sidewalks, and smaller driveways. The great thing about this bundle is that you’ll receive two 4Ah batteries as well, which is a big benefit of this kit. You don’t want to get caught running out of juice midway through your snow blowing session, so having a pair of batteries on-hand is another bonus. You’ll also receive a dual battery charger, so you can power up both at the same time. Best of all? No oil or gas to fuss with. Rated 4/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on an $180 battery powered Electric lawnmower, smart dimmer switch kit, Segway scooters and bikes and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals. Also check out the new Electrek Tesla Shop for the best Tesla accessories.

Green Deals: Anker Powerhouse 200 Solar Generator $196, more

AnkerDirect via Amazon offers its Powerhouse 200 Portable Generator for $195.99 shipped. As a comparison, it typically goes for $230. Ships with a 57600mAh internal battery and designated USB-C and A ports, plus DC and AC connectivity. Ideal if you need to power-up drones, your MacBook, and more while on-the-go. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on eneloop AAA rechargeable batteries, smart outlets and $.72 LED lighting, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals.

Huge Labor Day EV lease ($140/mo) deals and discounts: Prices less than gas

Labor Day weekend is arguably the best time to buy a new car. Closing a deal any earlier may mean missing out on deep year-end discounts, but waiting too long often could result in missed opportunity as depleting inventory of old stock limits selection and availability. Our weekly updated survey of the best EV leases and best New EV discounts will help any shoppers out there hoping to score a great deal on a new electric vehicle. Even if one of the highlighted dealer/deals isn’t located nearby, you can use these prices to talk a local dealer down.

Here is the best of what we’ve found:

Nature Power 110W Solar Panel Bundle $89 + more Green Deals

Home Depot offers the Nature Power 110W Solar Panel with Charger for $88.88. Today’s deal is over $80 off the original price and down $60 from the regular going rate. This solar panel includes everything you need to get started, such as an 11-amp charge controller, cables, and more. It’s designed to be used in tandem with a variety of products, including outdoor setups, RVs, boats, and more. Ships with a 25-year warranty. Rated 4/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on electric transportation, and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals.

Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller is $180, more in today’s Green Deals

Costco offers the Rachio 3 Smart 12-zone Sprinkler Controller for $179.99 shipped. Today’s deal is down from the usual $250 price tag. The latest Rachio smart sprinkler controller helps you save money and water by up to 50% thanks to an automated scheduling system. Leveraging built-in weather tracking technology, it will bypass “unnecessary watering with features like rain skip, wind skip, freeze skip, and more.” Rachio also touts an easy to install design, which typically takes around 30 minutes. Leverage the smartphone app to track your watering and other settings over time. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Update: Grab a Ninebot Segway ES1 electric kick scooter for $360 shipped 

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

Tested: Wansview 1080p USB Webcam improves over MacBook, great for desktops at just $30

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Editor’s note: Tested with 9to5Toys is a new series focused on everyday accessories and essentials to take your setup to the next level, starting with the new Anker PowerExpand Elite Dock. Have a product you’d like to see us review? Sound off in the comment section below!  

If I have one major gripe about Apple’s MacBook lineup, it is that their webcams are way too “potato” for $1,000 machines. I get it, there isn’t much depth in their razor-thin displays to fit a good camera module, but with a lot more Zoom/Skype/Hangout/Meet/etc calls during the past months, I wanted to see if a low-cost $30 Wansview 1080p upgrade would improve the situation.

In short, it did…

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RYOBI’s ONE+ Electric Power Cleaner is $99, more in today’s Green Deals

Home Depot offers the RYOBI 18V ONE+ Electric Power Cleaner with two batteries for $99 shipped. That’s down from the usual $180 price tag and the best we’ve seen by $40. Ditch the gas and oil pressure washer this year for a truly cordless electric model. It’s a great way to cleanup around your house without breaking the bank. There’s also a 3-in-1 nozzle design, which offers three different modes for just the right job. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Head below for more deals on autonomous lawn mowers, AA rechargeables and of course Electrek’s best EV buying and leasing deals.

Tested: Zenni prescription eyeglasses look and work great at nutty $7 price tag


As someone who has gotten my reading glasses from Warby Parker by mail for years, I’m no stranger to Internet prescription glasses. But Warby requires a recent prescription and with the pandemic, I’ve not been able to get one. Also, Warby costs upwards of $100.

Enter Zenni. A few weeks ago we posted a $6.95 special deal at Zenni which is still up, that offered a bunch of not horrible frames for under $7. That’s with anti-scratch coating and UV protection.  Even better, I could just enter my prescription info rather than having to upload a recent script. 10-days later, they show up in my mailbox.

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Get a 330W/297Wh portable power station at $222, smart thermostats, more in today’s Green Deals

PioneerOne via Amazon offers the BALDR Portable Power Station with Solar for $221.99 shipped when promo code TNXALLWA is applied during checkout. That’s down from the usual $280 price tag and the best we’ve tracked in 2020. This model delivers everything you need for a portable generator, including multiple USB ports, AC and DC compatibility, and the option to connect your solar panel. It has 330W of total power output on 297Wh of storage, and you can use it to juice up small refrigerators and the like in an emergency. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

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

DJI Mavic Air 2 review: Major upgrade with 48mp/4K60 cam is more Mavic 2 than Air

All the rumors were true: The DJI Mavic Air 2 is now official, and we’ve had a few days head start evaluating the new $799 wunderkind. (Buy at DJI or Adorama/$988 Fly More)

Talk about big numbers in a small (570g) package: 48 Megapixel camera which shares the Sony IMX586 sensor with recent flagship smartphones. Add the ability to record 4K video at 60 frames per second, which is double the framerate of the big brother Mavic 2 Pro.

There’s a lot more to this, so read on as we bring you exclusive footage and takes below:

Review: Vankyo V630 1080P projector has quality and features way beyond its $220 price


There are a ton of top tier 1080P projectors on the market, including some heavy-hitters like Epson, Sony, and Panasonic that can cost up to $1,000 or more. But do you need to spend that much money to get a top tier 1080P experience with all the bells and whistles? We took the Vankyo V610 1080P Projector with 6800Lux for a spin and found that it offered a very comparable experience to the higher priced name brands, at an accessible $220 cost.

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The GoPro Hero 8 and GoPro MAX 360 are out now

The long-awaited GoPro Hero 8 and GoPro Max 360 have been launched this morning in three YouTube videos with the titles ‘Beyond Next Level’, ‘This Is Action’ and “Ignite Your Creativity’. The new GoPros bring a range of new features and performance improvements to take your footage to the next level.

Earthwise 20V electric leaf blower/outdoor tools from $52, $1 LED 60W bulbs, more in today’s Green Deals

Today only, Woot offers the Earthwise LB20020 20-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Electric Leaf Blower for $51.99. Free shipping is available for Prime members, otherwise a $6 delivery fee will apply. As a comparison, it often retails for $80 or more with today’s deal being $4 less than the Amazon all-time low. Leaves are starting to fall, making this a great time to pick up a blower for the coming months. Best of all? No pesky gas or oil to deal with. Rated 3.8/5 stars. Also you can’t beat 24 Sylvania 60W equivalent Light Bulbs for $23.99 More Green Deals below.

Don’t miss these electric bicycle and electric scooter labor day deals!

There are a number of great deals for electric bicycles and scooters this labor day. Don’t miss out on your chance to save big on your next two-wheeled electric vehicle!

Grab these highly discounted e-bikes on Prime Day, including non-Amazon deals

Amazon’s Prime Day is a great time to snag just about anything on sale for a deep discount and save some big bucks. But e-bikes are an especially good target, considering they generally come with pretty hefty prices already.

9to5Toys is rounding up all of the Best Deals on Prime Day but here are the best deals we’ve seen today, including some offerings not even on Amazon.

Charge your smartphone wirelessly with this Model 3 add-on for $40, more in today’s Green Deals

TapTes Direct via Amazon offers its Model 3 Wireless Qi Charger for $39.99 shipped when promo code KIR4P8PH is applied during checkout. That’s good for 20% off the regular going rate and the best price that we can find. At $40, this is a much less-pricier alternative to similarproducts on the market today. You’ll receive a wireless charger designed for two phones that will fit perfectly in your Model 3’s dash. Will support up to 10W charging on each side. Rated 4.3/5 stars. More deals below.

Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 replacing QC35 in June, pre-orders open

Bose is replacing its well-regarded QuietComfort 35 noise-canceling headphones with a new model, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.

The new headphones, which will ship on June 30, promise two significant improvements …

Green Deals: Snow Joe 22-inch 15A Electric Snow Blower $159, more

Amazon offers the Snow Joe 22-inch 15A Electric Snow Blower with Dual LED Lights for $159 shipped. Also at Walmart. Today’s deal is good for as much as $70 off the regular going rate, a match off our Black Friday mention and the best price available. It’s time to start thinking about cleaning off the walks and driveways. Forget about those bulky gas and oil-driven alternatives and go with this option from Snow Joe. It features a 22-inch wide cutting path, dual LED lights and includes a two-year warranty. Rated 4/5 stars. Don’t forget the extension cord.

Green Deals: Litom Outdoor Solar Lights $24 (20% off), more

StarTop (100% positive feedback from 42,000) via Amazon offers the Litom 102 LED Outdoor Solar Light for $23.99 shipped when promo code 52WMB3EM is applied during checkout. That’s good for 20% off the regular going rate and a match of our previous mention. These solar lights offer an easy way to illuminate sidewalks and outdoor spaces. Best of all? No batteries to deal with. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

Soda can-sized Anker Nebula Projector/speaker w/4 hour battery, Android: $248 shipped

$100 off $248

Today only as one of its Gold Boxes, Amazon offers the Anker Nebula projector for $248 shipped. That’s over $100 off this 4.2/5 star rated Android 7.1 device, sized just smaller and lighter than a soda can which can accept HDMI input from iOS devices, Apple TV and other streaming/gaming/disc systems or use its built in Android OS to stream content directly from Netflix, Youtube, Hulu and anything else that runs on Android. Great for presentations too.

It has a 5W surround speaker, 4 hour battery that charges in 2.5 hours via MicroUSB and a 100 lumen 854×480 native resolution. 

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Behind the Screens: Seth’s coffee shop mobile MacBook Pro setup

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Behind the Screens is a weekly 9to5Toys series that takes you through our writers’ setups, be it mobile, desktop, gaming or home theater. Next up is Seth Weintraub, Publisher of the 9to5 Network.

Running the vast 9to5 media empire from home certainly can have its advantages but if I spend my whole day in my office, I go a little insane. That’s why I break up my day with some time at the local coffee shop. I usually drop in after driving my kid to school or a little electric bike ride and spend about 2 hours (usually 7:30-9:30am-ish) knocking out emails, Slack, Twitter, light image and video editing and starting some writing. Head below for a look at my mobile setup…

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Quick Review: AirPods alternative that charge via USB-C and actually stay in for $28 Prime shipped

$12 off $28AC

Although they cost $159 and can still be hard to find, there’s a lot to love about Apple’s AirPods. The W1 chip makes it easy to pair with Apple devices and they just work…unless they just fall out of your ears like mine. (You can pop some Earbuddyz on them but then you have to remove to charge creating more of a hassle, lost pieces).

I’ve gone back to just using my Bose QC35s for workouts and everyday music listening but now that summer is coming, I’ve been looking for an AirPods alternative to keep cool while mowing the lawn. There are a ton of garbage wireless headphones out there for $10-$20 that people have sent me but I think I’ve found a really good pair worth your attention. Not only do these earbuds sound good and work much like Apple’s AirPods, but they can also be had for a great price.

MJYUN Bluetooth Truly Wireless Earbuds with Noise Cancelling and USB-C charging Case are $27.99 after using code O8CJ2DTY this weekend only.

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Ancheer 250W review: Can you get a solid ebike for under $600 shipped? We tried and had a lot of fun

Amazon Link/ CodeAZBF7HCC at checkout $585.19+$10 <week ground shipping

I know a high-end ebike when I see one and this Ancheer 250W is absolutely not high-end. In fact, it would probably be a bit of a stretch to call this a mid-tier electric bike. Ancheer, a Chinese company that also sells USB peripherals, Fitness equipment and other knickknacks, took a bunch of base level components and put them on a Huffy-level all aluminum bike frame and out of this concoction got a good sub-$600 ebike. So how good/bad is it? Let me tell you…

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Mac BundleHunt: Grab a selection of 48 great apps/utilities for $1+/ea + $5 (Giveaway)

80% off $10+

These great Mac bundles from BundleHunt always have some weird rules and this one is no exception. Here’s the rundown this time around:

  • You can pick 5 or more apps from a selection of 48 (including multiple licenses of 1 app) that start at $1/each.
  • Once 5+ are in your cart, add $5 to the total and check out via credit card or PayPal.

I ended up buying 10 apps for $33 which seems like a pretty hot deal to me for great apps I want. How’d you do?

9to5 Rewards! We’ll be giving away a $25 BundleHunt credit, which could be good for as many as 20 apps/licenses, to the best RT/Facebook share. 

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GoPro HERO6 12MP camera with 4K60 and 1080p240 drops to $399 shipped

GoPro dropped the price of its HERO6 camera today $100 to $399 shipped. It can be found at various retailers like Amazon, Walmart, B&H (Tax only in NY/NJ), Best Buy and more. The HERO6 sets itself apart from the rest of the line with 4K at 60FPS or 1080 at 240 (for great slo-mo), GPS, 33′ waterproof, voice control and ultra-wide angle glass lens.

Write-off Week! Save money on tax deductible business expenses for the rest of 2017

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If you’ve talked to your accountant, he or she has probably told you that the new GOP tax plan that passed before Christmas will upend how they do accounting.  Some things we know: You’ll want to pay your state and local taxes (SALT) before the end of the year since next year they won’t be deductible from your federal taxes. Also, many deductions including moving expenses, alimony, student loan interest and tuition and fees will no longer be write-offs. So you might want to prepay or pay early what you can of these.

Most importantly for us, we know that business expenses are going to be deductible for the rest of the year so we’ll be highlighting items for the next week that can be written-off if you either have a business or can write-off purchases that go toward your business (as always consult your/an accountant for tax advice). So we present, Write-off Week 2017. Head below for some of the best deals so far and don’t forget to bookmark our handy guide:

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9to5Toys Top 100 for 2017 including a killer exclusive discount on #1

As we wind down 2017, the 9to5Toys team is reviewing the year to see what stories and products were your favorites. Our Product of the Year was the DJI Spark Drone which our readers loved but at around $349/ea it wasn’t nearly our best seller.

What product sold the most units? Amazon is the only US vendor that allows us to see the most accurate stats and accounts for over 55% of our sales by number so we’re going to go with their data specifically….**drumroll**

Our biggest seller was the AUKEY ULTRA COMPACT USB Wall Charger w/ Dual Port 2.4A Output

That’s not a terribly exciting product but its popularity lends itself to how helpful it is, thanks to portability and an inexpensive price. Apple only includes a 1A charger with its incredibly popular iPhone line and most phone and tablet makers only include a single port on their default chargers.

This little plug, which is a smaller size than the default one that comes with most phones charges Apple and Android devices as fast as USB-A will allow – 2.4A at 5V. And it will charge two devices at a time at that speed. It allows you to charge your iPhone twice as fast and a friend or iPad gets powered up too! It gets great reviews, a two-year warranty and our readers kept coming back for more.

Aukey, in celebrating this achievement with us, is offering our readers a chance to pick it up today and tomorrow for just $8 with code AUXMAS06 at Amazon. “Throw away Apple’s adapter and add this to your tech arsenal”.

What else sold well? There were:

  • 3 gift cards in the top 10
  • 2 smart home plugs in the top 10
  • 37 of the top 100 products mentioned “Apple” in the product title
  • Anker had 16 products in the top 100 including #3, while Aukey had 8
  • Top Non-tech? A first aid kit came in at #21, #31 was a tool set, and #37 was Crest’s White Strips (our readers have great smiles!)

Below find the full top 100 sale items on Amazon for 9to5Toys in 2017:

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9to5Toys’ 2017 Product of the Year: DJI’s Spark puts pro drone photography in everyone’s hands

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Going back through the year, there have been a lot of important product introductions. Apple released its iPhone X, new LTE Apple Watches and the iconic $159 AirPods just recently began shipping without a lead time. Google, meanwhile, delivered its next-gen Pixel 2’s and a whole plethora of home products including the very inexpensive $29 Google Home Mini or $399 Max which we long considered for the product of the year.

However last year’s 2016 Product of the year was Amazon’s Echo Dot, which is the same class of speaker and doing two small smart speakers in a row is no fun. Speaking of Amazon, they released a whole new line of smart speakers this past year, including our favorite the $130 Echo Spot which goes on sale this week

There were a ton of other products we considered this year as well. There is probably nothing better for kids than the $240 Piper Computer kit which allows them to build a Minecraft Computer, or my personal favorite kids party gift: Snap Circuits which teaches beginning electronics. 

There are also honorable mentions which we should include, such as Anker’s Eufy Robo Vacs, which we found to offer stellar value and performance in our hands-on review.

But one product outshined them all this year…

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Run Windows, another macOS or any other x86 OS on your Mac with Parallels: $40/$64

20% off $40/64

This week only, Parallels is offering 20% off its flagship Parallels Access 13 software, making it $63.99. That’s $16 off and the lowest price we’ve seen this year. (Amazon almost matches at $64.99)  We reviewed the update on 9to5mac quite favorably.

Upgrade a previous version of Parallels to v13 for just $39.99 ($10 off) as well or take it for a free 14 day trial spin. 

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Today is 11.11 (Chinese Black Friday), get the best deals on sites like AliExpress, Gearbest, BangGood, more

In China, November 11th or 11.11 is called Guanggun Jie or Single’s Day. From Wikipedia:

Chinese Singles’ Day or Guanggun Jie (Chinese: 光棍节; pinyin: Guānggùn Jié; Wade–Giles: Kuang-kun chieh; literally: “Single Sticks’ Holiday”) is an entertaining festival widespread among young Mainland Chinese people, to celebrate the fact that they are proud of being single. The date, November 11th (11/11), is chosen because the number “1” resembles an individual that is alone. This festival has become the largest offline and online shopping day in the world, with sales in Alibaba’s sites Tmall and Taobao at US$5.8 billion in 2013, US$9.3 billion in 2014, US$14.3 billion in 2015 and over US$17.8 billion in 2016.

What being single has to do with deals is still a mystery to me, but if you are going to do some shopping on AliExpressGearbest or BangGood today is the day. I only have first hand experience with AliExpress (China’s Amazon) so let’s start there…

Mac/PC Gaming Gold Box has all of the components and accessories to blow out your rig

There’s nothing like the smell of a gaming Gold Box in the morning. Today’s from Amazon has a nice variety of components and accessories to take your Mac or PC (or Hackintosh?) rig to the next level. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $25+. Some favorites:

Hoover WindTunnel 3 Vacuum Cleaner does everything at a fraction of Dyson’s price: $96 shipped

If you like the idea of a Dyson bagless vacuum cleaner but don’t want to shell out multiple hundreds of dollars for it, today’s Amazon Gold Box on the Hoover WindTunnel 3 Bagless Vacuum Cleaner for $95.99 shipped should do the trick.  This one is incredibly feature-packed for the price including 40 foot  cord, pivoting dusting tool, pet Turbo tool, telescoping extension Wand w/15 foot reach, headlight, HEPA filter and crevice tool.

Hydrate yourself with this Camelbak Gold Box, Water bottles: $7+, Hydration packs starting at $23

If you take your outdoor exercise seriously or just need a quality water bottle, today’s the day to jump aboard the Camelbak bandwagon. Amazon’s Gold Box contains a ton of hydration products and accessories starting at just $4. That’s up to 45% off the regular price on a ton of excellent water storage products.

Standouts include:

Intex queen-sized self-inflating air mattress: $35 Prime shipped

It’s always prudent to have an extra mattress on the ready for expected or unexpected guests or that car camping adventure. Today’s the day to pick up a solid 4/5 star rated self-inflating Queen sized Intex Air Mattress for $34.99 shipped. That’s $13 or 25% off the normal price of this Amazon Exclusive 16-inch high mattress that folds away into a small bag (included). Features:

Get a 2-pack of the original Amazon Echo for $160 ($80/ea, $100 off)

Today’s the day to grab an original Amazon Echo at the lowest price we’ve ever seen it. Simply add 2 to your cart in either Black or White for $259.98 and add coupon code ECHO2PACK at checkout to drop the price for 2 $100 to $159.98 shipped. That’s $20 less than the original price for 1 and the best price we’ve seen on this 4.4/5 star rated smart speaker with the Amazon Alexa Ecosystem.

Upgrade to 1st class luggage for summer travel, Amazon Gold Box starting at $15

Summer trip planned with luggage that is falling apart? Upgrade your trip with a bunch of great luggage offerings from Amazon in their Gold Box this morning. That’s 40% off a lot of highly ranked, stylish products from 1st tier makers. There’s a ton of stuff here so definitely check everything out but some favs that I like include:

Stay heart healthy with Amazon’s Gold Box Omron app-connected wireless blood pressure monitors: $40-$52

Omron’s highly rated (3.8-4.3/5 star) wireless arm heart monitors are at all time low prices as part of Amazon’s Gold Box today. These feature: No. 1 doctor and pharmacist recommended brand and #1 selling Manufacturer of Blood Pressure Monitors for 40 years Manage and track up to 120 readings on your blood pressure monitor and…

Amazon slashes WORX 20V String Trimmer/Blower just in time for yard work: $73/ea

Amazon is doing us a solid today by cutting the price on 2 multipurpose tools that make yard work a lot easier.  As part of its Gold Box, the online retail giant is offering the WORX Air 20V Multi-purpose Blower/Sweeper/Cleaner with 120mph output and a ton of accessories for just $73.72 shipped. This is great for cleaning out your garage, inflating summer water toys and beds and will even knock out those leftover leaves in your yard. Rated 4.1/5 stars by nearly 800 Amazon customers.

Also, snag the WORX 20-Volt GT 2.0 String Trimmer/Edger/Mini-Mower (model WG160) for $72.99 shipped.  This thing not only does the usual weed whacker work, but it also has a set of wheels that allows it to function as an edger and even a small lawn mower for those particularly tricky spots.

Get both and you double up your battery! Both are on sale today only or until supplies last at Amazon.

Staples already has $30 off new 2017 iPads, $299 for 32GB, $399 for 128GB shipped

Remember way back to a few weeks ago when Apple updated its convoluted iPad Air 2 lineup to a cheaper easier to say iPad (5th gen, 2017). Fast forward to today where you can pick 32GB up in Space Gray  or 128GB in Space Gray or Gold.

Today’s the day you get a Polar Bluetooth Heart Rate Sensor & Fitness Tracker for $35 shipped

If you’ve ever wanted to track your heart rate accurately (read: better than wrist-based monitors/watches), you’ve probably balked at the price of high quality heart rate monitors. Today’s Amazon Gold Box is the Polar H7 heart rate monitor in various sizes and colors for $34.95 shipped. That’s 35% off the normal price and the lowest we’ve seen for the 4/5 star from thousands of reviewers Bluetooth Smart monitor that you wear on your chest. It is waterproof, works with iOS or Android devices and tons of apps and fitness equipment. 

JBL Charge 2 Bluetooth Speaker w/ USB Charger Refurb: $50 shipped (Orig. $150)

Harman Audio has the JBL Charge 2 Bluetooth Speaker w/ USB Charger (Refurb) for only $49.99 shipped in Red or Blue. That’s $100 off the original list price/ Amazon’s current listing for a new one and the lowest we can find. Features include dual drivers and twin passive radiators for “deep, accurate bass.” It also has an integrated 6000mAh Lithium-ion battery that can last for 12 hours and give an iPhone/smartphone 2 or more full charges through its USB-A port. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 1,600 Amazon shoppers. A 1-year warranty applies. 

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If you thought the Dyson cord free stick vac was ‘out of reach’, grab this limited refurb offer for $200 shipped

Folks love them some Dyson vacuum cleaners and today you can pick up the Dyson V6 Origin Cord-Free Stick Vacuum (Certified Refurbished) for $199.99 shipped at Woot via Amazon. The V6 provides up to 20 minutes of suction and wall mounted docking/charging station for convenience. Emptying the bin couldn’t be easier with a button release with Dyson’s famous no filter design.

Dyson’s classic Ball Multi-Floor Upright Vac is on sale for $200 shipped in today’s Gold Box (cert. refurb, Orig. $300)

Today only, as a part of its Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the certified refurb Dyson Ball Multi-Floor Upright Vacuum for $199.99 shipped. That’s good for $100 off the regular new condition price at most online retailers like Best Buy and the lowest that we can find. Rated 4.3/5 stars by over 1,000 Amazon customers. A six-month warranty is included with purchase.


  • Self-adjusting cleaner head — automatically adjusts between carpets and hard floors; Ball technology — steers with a turn of the wrist to maneuver easily around furniture, obstacles and into difficult places
  • Instant-release wand — wand and long-reach hose release in 1 smooth action, so it’s easy to clean up high and under furniture
  • Hygienic bin emptying — no need to get your hands dirty, just push the button to release the dirt
  • Whole-machine HEPA filtration traps allergens and bacteria inside the machine — expels cleaner air than the air you breathe

Perfect Gift for Grads: ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’ by Dr. Seuss, cloth-bound, slip-cased deluxe edition: $10 Prime shipped

If you need a great gift for a graduate, whether it be college, high school, middle school or pre-school, the classic Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Deluxe Edition by Dr. Seuss is on sale for just $10.29 Prime shipped today. Stockpile up on this one, it’s never been below $15 before. 

Gold Box Home Goods: Mr. Coffee Programmable or Crock-pot: $35, blenders, irons, heated blankets, more

Today’s Amazon Gold Box is a cornucopia of solid home good items at lowest all time prices. These are admittedly basic level items but all are 4-star plus rated and are great for starting out your home/kitchen sets, replacing aging items or starting new in a cottage/vacation house. Standouts: Mr. Coffee 12-cup programmable Coffee Brewer:…

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