Holiday Deal Hub: Exclusive deals on tech for 9to5Toys readers

Together with our friends at 9to5Mac, this year we’re bringing back our Holiday Hub to offer exclusive deals on tech accessories to help with your holiday shopping.

Head below to get exclusive deals on accessories for your smartphone, laptop, gaming console and more, including the Pocketalk two-way translation device, iPhone cases and skins, Qi chargers, USB-C hubs and docks, HomeKit lighting, and much more, all from brands we love. And check back for new deals throughout December!

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Jump into Xbox Game Pass w/ a 14-day FREE trial: access to over 100 games, 1-yr. $99, more

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The gaming console market is a notoriously competitive field — and Microsoft is taking a different approach: if you can’t change the gear, then change the game. Microsoft launched Xbox Game Pass last summer and provided members with access to over 100 games. If you’ve not yet tried the service, head below to learn how you can start a 14-day free trial.

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Moshi MacBook and tablet bags w/ pass-through USB charging and more 20% off

Moshi offers 9to5 readers an exclusive 20% off its Urban Safari and Tego collections of backpacks with the promo codes below. Free standard shipping is available on all United States orders.

The four products included in the sale (pictured above) include:

  • Helios$104 (Reg. $130) w/ code 9to5ToysMoshiSafari: A compact and lightweight designer backpack crafted with vegan leather. Despite its slim frame, it can carry a 13″ laptop (MacBook Pro 13-inch 2016-2017) or tablet, with leftover space for your sunglasses case and wallet. A front pocked is designed for easy access and to hold valuables.
  • Lula – $96 (Reg. $120) w/ code 9to5ToysMoshiSafari: A sleek crossbody nano bag with adjustable straps, available in black, pink, and blue twill and features stylish golden accents. The main compartment is large enough for an iPad mini while a zippered RFID pocket protects your personal data from theft.
  • Tego Backpack – $136 (Reg. $170) w/ code 9to5GoogleMoshi: Crafted from a lightweight and durable fabric, the Tego backpack sports a futuristic design while maintaining modern functionality. Conveniently charge your phone on the move with a pass-through USB port (fast charging 2.4 A) that attaches to a portable battery (optional) stored inside your bag.
  • Tego Slingpack –$96 (Reg. $120) w/ code 9to5ToysMoshiSafari: The crossbody Tego Slingpack is cut-proof and weather-resistant to keep your belongings safe and dry. The compact interior includes several compartments for smartphones and other small devices. It also features an anti-theft rear zippers.
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B&H Photo’s Black Friday Mac Deals live! 5K iMac: $1579, Mac Pro: $500 off, Retina MacBook: $170 off (Tax in NY only)

B&H has some extraordinary deals on Apple’s latest Macintosh products that are now available. These beat many of the competition’s Black Friday deals and B&H only charges tax at time of purchase in New York State. Retina MacBook 1.1GHz/8GB/256GB: $1,179, $120 off 1.2GHz/8GB/512GB: $1,429, $170 off iMacs 21.5-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,179, $120 off 21.5-inch 3.1GHz/8GB/1TB: $1,349, $150 off 27-inch(mid 2015)…

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Amazon intros new $50 budget-friendly 7-inch Kindle Fire and 8/10-inch Kindle Fire HD plus 4K Fire TV

Amazon has taken the wraps off an entire family of new Kindle Fire tablets, including a new budget-friendly $50 model alongside two Kindle Fire HD tablets and a special Kids Edition version with a unique protective case. The new Android-based devices were launched alongside a new Amazon Fire TV family and will feature a revamped user interface, dubbed Fire OS 5 ‘Bellini’…

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Slackers: Download H&R Block Deluxe 2015 Federal and State Tax Software for $18 (60% off)

Amazon offers H&R Block Tax Software for Mac or PC for $18 shipped. That’s tied with the lowest we’ve seen and one of your last hopes of getting your taxes in on time. The download is 32MB which should only take a few minutes on broadband.

Roomlia hotel savings app adds loyalty program: stay 7 nights, get 1 free

The popular Roomlia hotel savings application for iOS and Android is today launching an interesting new loyalty program. Basically, if you stay 7 nights, you will get a night free. In order to get to that free night, the application will add up the amount you paid each night for your first 7 nights, and…

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Google really wants you to buy a Chromecast, latest freebie mix worth $80

If you haven’t yet treated your TV to a Chromecast stick to stream content from your Android devices, Google would really like you to do so. The company has been playing with its mix of freebies again, with $80 worth on offer if you buy between today and 19th April.

Current offers include three-month trial subscriptions to Google Play Music, DramaFever and Sesame Street GO, as well as one month of Qelio Concerts and a free Play Movies rental thrown in – and you can even save a few bucks on Amazon at the moment … 

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Google Play Store celebrates Cyber Monday with up to 50% off apps, movies, music, more

Google is starting out Cyber Monday with up to 50% off “top titles” including apps, games, music, movies, books, and more on the Play Store. Deals include a wide range of content like movies including The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in HD for $9.99 down from the regular $17.99 price and Fight Club for $4.99 down from $9.99.

Sam’s Club’s Black Friday deal has iPhone 6 for $99 on-contract starting Nov. 15

A leaked sales flyer for Sam’s Club reveals that the wholesale retailer will begin selling the iPhone 6 for as low as $99 with a new two-year service agreement starting November 15th. The upcoming Black Friday promotion will see each iPhone 6 model on sale for $100 off their standard on-contract prices: 16GB ($99), 64GB ($199) and 128GB ($299).

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Refurbished 2013 Mac Pro models now available on Apple online store at 15% discount

After first showing off the latest Mac Pro at WWDC 2013 and launching the professional-class desktop computer last December, Apple’s certified refurbished online store is now carrying discounted models for the first time.

The 2013 Mac Pro, which is the only Mac computer manufactured in the United States, ordinarily starts at $2,999 for the base model configuration, but customers looking to save on that cost can now get the same configuration for $450 less at $2,549. A variety of other configurations are available in refurbished models with discounted price tags ranging up to $7,479…

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Refurbished 2014 MacBook Air models now available in Apple Online Store

Apple has recently added the 2014 MacBook Air to the refurbished section of the Apple Online Store. Currently, the 1.4 GHz Intel Core i5 11-inch MacBook Air is available in two configurations priced at $769 and $929, with 128 GB and 256 GB SSD’s respectively. 13-inch Air’s have also been in the store at various times in the last couple of days, so should return once Apple replenishes their refurbished inventory. These reduced prices are equivalent to around 15% savings in comparison new models from Apple’s site. The products were added two days ago, and have been lapsing in and out of stock constantly, so — like much of Apple’s refurbished offerings — quantities are obviously limited.

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The Hisense H6 is a 55-inch Android-powered TV priced under $650

Sure, you could plug a Chromecast into your regular smart TV, but where’s the fun in that? Today, Hisense announced the availability of its new 55-inch LED TV that might just make you try something crazy. In addition to a sub-$700 price tag and 120Hz refresh rate, this slim boob tube just so happens to run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. So you’ll be able to run several media-friendly apps like Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video and Chrome.

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App Santa is coming to town with big discounts on fifteen popular iOS apps

Santa’s coming a little early this year for App Store shoppers. App Santa, collaborative campaign between a group of award-winning app developers, launched today with deep discounts on fifteen of the most popular iOS apps from ten different developers.

Bring a little holiday cheer to your iOS devices by grabbing these apps while they’re on sale, or spread some joy to the world by gifting your favorites to your friends and family. You can find the full list of participating apps below.

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Black Friday roundup: nationwide retailers and Android smartphones and tablets

We’ve already covered the Target, Walmart and Best Buy Black Fridays earlier this month as their Black Friday ads broke cover to the world. However, there are far more Android-related deals to be had on Black Friday and here are some of the most notable across the nations largest retailers. Don’t forget to sneak a peek at what T-Mobile,…

Rounding up the nationwide carriers Black Friday, Thanksgiving Day specials

Keep it locked here for all the updates from 9to5Google as new Android-related carrier deals are announced for Cyber Monday. AT&T: Thanksgiving day: Samsung Galaxy S® 4 – $29.995 Samsung Galaxy S® III mini – FREE5 Samsung Galaxy Mega™– $49.995 Samsung Galaxy S®III – FREE5 Black Friday: 50 percent off JAMBOX. 75 percent off Grandoe…

Apple does rare iTunes ‘buy 1 get 2 free’ movie bundle sale (starting $10): Die Hard, LOTR, Godfather, Matrix, X-Men, Harry Potter, more

Apple offers a rare sale on iTunes movie bundles yielding the lowest prices we’ve seen on digital media on some popular media. Save even more by snagging a 20% off $60 iTunes gift card at ebay: $48 or nab some iOS products on sale. (Update: We’re hearing Apple is changing prices on many of these) Bundles…

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Margaritaville Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker: $99 shipped [It’s Friday!]

Update: Sold out.

Amazon has the Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker for $99 with free shipping, the lowest price we’ve seen by a pretty wide margin. This frozen Margarita and Daiquiri maker has a 36-oz pitcher with a 450W motor.  It gets 4+ stars from Amazon reviewers.


4-in-1 USB Cable (Lightning, 30-Pin Apple/Samsung and Micro-USB) – $6 shipped


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Today’s Mobile.Daily Steal is the 4-in-1 USB Cable (8-Pin Lightning, 30-Pin Apple, 30-Pin Samsung and Micro-USB) for only $6 shipped.  The 4-in-1 connects to your computer or USB wall for charging purposes. Its USB connection also allows it to sync your favorite music, pictures, movies, and important files to just about any device out there.


Virgin knocks 15% off of iPhone 4 8GB ($297) and 16GB 4S ($382) with $30/month unlimited data plans

  If you and/or someone you know is looking to upgrade to a low cost iPhone/Plan, Virgin has a great offer on the table. Both the 8GB iPhone 4 and the 16GB iPhone 4S are 15% off for a limited time. Normally priced at $349 and $449, the unsubsidized phones come without an obligation to…

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30% off electronics at Sears

. Sears is sponsoring 9to5Toys this week with some incredible deals in its 30% off electronics blowout. (Note: You can always find Sears’ best deals of the day on our Deal of the Day aggregator). Notable are deals on Seiki TVs: Seiki 22″ LED Widescreen TV – SE222FS Black: $129 Seiki 24″ LED TV –…

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Belkin Dual USB charger + 3-Outlet Mini Travel Surge Protector: $12


Great for hotel or guest rooms, Amazon offers the Belkin 3-Outlet Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports (1 AMP / 5 Watt) for $11.89 with free Prime/orders over $25 shipping. That’s almost $8 less than we could find elsewhere and almost $20 off of list for this highly-rated item.

Note: a 2.1 AMP / 10 Watt version of this product has just been announced which will charge iPads quicker (throw one of these $10 in your cart to charge tablets/iPads).

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MacUpdate Spring 2013 Bundle: 10 Mac apps for $50

MacUpdate offers downloads of its MacUpdate 2013 Spring 10-Application Bundle for $49.99. That’s tied with last week’s mention and a savings of $568 compared to paying the list price for each program. It includes Parallels Desktop 8, DEVONThink Pro 2, Prizmo 2, MotionComposer, and more. Deal expires March 21.

Sears March Madness sale knocks an additional 15% off of clearance items

Sears is sponsoring this week in deals at 9to5Toys with its March Madness sale which saves readers up to an additional 15% off with promo code SAVENOW.   A best bet is the RCA  32” LED HDTV/DVD Combo for $255 after the discount.

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Monoprice Over-Ear DJ Headphones for $17 + $8 s&h

Monoprice offers the Monoprice Over-Ear Headphones, model no. MEP-839, for $20.88. Coupon code “INCENTIVE” cuts it to $16.70. With $7.73 for shipping, that’s tied with our mention from last summer and the lowest total price we could find by $10. These DJ-style headphones feature a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, 3.5mm jack, 11.5-foot cable, and…

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Adobe Creative Cloud for PC and Mac for $30/month w/ 1-year contract

Adobe offers existing users its Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription for Windows and Mac for $29.99 per month when you sign up for a 1-year contract. That’s tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest per-month price we’ve seen for this digital editing suite subscription. (We saw three months for $100 last October.)…

Refurbished Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for $30 + free shipping

Best Buy is offering the Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboard for only $30.  This keyboard will work with any Bluetooth enabled device but is best used on a Mac or iOS device.  The retail price is $70.  Please note this is a refurbished unit.

This wireless keyboard is compatible with select Mac computers, including Apple iMac and other Mac computers with Bluetooth technology, for wide-ranging use. Function keys provide one-touch access to a variety of Mac features.

Pogoplug Wireless Multimedia Streaming Device for $16 + free shipping

J&R via offers the Pogoplug Mobile Wireless Multimedia Streaming Device in Black, model no. POGO-V4-A1-01, for $15.99 with free shipping. That’s $4 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $13. The Pogoplug Mobile streams all of your media to your mobile phone or tablet. To…

Verizon Wireless 10″ Neoprene Tablet / Netbook Sleeve for $2 + free shipping

Nothing But Software offers the Verizon Wireless 10″ Neoprene Tablet / Netbook Sleeve for $1.99. (Scroll down to see in the middle of the sixth row.) Coupon code “thanks2u13” drops it to $1.89. With free shipping, that’s a buck under our October mention and the lowest total price we could find by $8. This case…

Used Apple iPod nano 8GB MP3 Player for $59 + free shipping

CowBoom offers the used, 4th-generation Apple iPod nano 8GB MP3 Player in Grey, model no. MB754LL/A, from $58.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we’ve seen for any Apple iPod nano 8GB MP3 player. (It’s a current price low for a used model by $2.) Sales tax is added where applicable. It features…

Samsung NX210 20MP Mirrorless Digital Camera Bundle for $548 + free shipping

Adorama offers the Samsung NX210 20.3-Megapixel Mirrorless Digital Camera in Black bundled with the Samsung 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 OIS NX-Mount Lens, model no. EV-NX200ZBSBUS, and the Samsung 50-200mm f4.0-5.6 OIS II NX-Mount Telephoto Zoom Lens, model no. EX-T50200IB, for $548 with free shipping. That’s $27 under our mention from three weeks ago and the lowest total…

Toshiba Camileo Z100 1080p 128MB HD 3D Camcorder for $149 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Vido offers the Toshiba Camileo Z100 1080p 128MB HD 3D Camcorder, model no. PA5012U-1C0K igf-1 des, for $149 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find by $11. (For further comparison, it’s also $43 under what Toshiba charges directly.) Features include 4x 3D optical zoom, 1920×1080 (1080p) recording, 2.8″ 3D LCD…

Refurbished Olympus 14-150mm ED Micro 4/3 Lens for $330 + free shipping

Cameta Camera offers the refurbished Olympus SEO Company UK M.Zuiko 14-150mm Micro ED f/4.0-5.6 Micro 4/3 Lens, model no. 261504, for $329.95 with free shipping. That’s $269 less than the lowest total price we could find for a new one. This movie-still compatible lens is designed for use with micro four thirds cameras and features a…

PNY 4GB USB Flash Drive for $2 + free shipping

Best Buy offers the PNY 4GB Attaché USB 2.0 Flash Drive in Grey/Black, model no. P-FD04GHSP-FS, for $1.99 with free shipping ($0.50/GB). That’s $2 under our July mention and the lowest total price we’ve seen. (It’s a current low by $10.) Sales tax is added where applicable with free custom t-shirts sent to the first…

Best Buy Deals: 8GB SanDisk Cruzer USB stick: $5, Dell 27″ IPS 1080P display: $250, Nikon 1: $300

Best Buy features some nice products as its deal of the day today.

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Cell Phone Cases at All4Cellular: Up to 90% off, deals from $1 + free shipping

All4Cellular takes up to 90% off cool cell phone cases as part of its Cell Phone Case Blowout Sale. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. With deals starting from $1.49, that’s tied with our October mention and only the second such sale we’ve seen on these items. Compatible phones include the iPhone 4 /…

Amazon 1-Day sale – 50% off computer accessories

. Today only, Amazon takes up to 50% off a number of accessories. Favorites above include the APC Green Battery backup for $43.99 and the Blue Yeti USB Mic for $73.99

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Sandisk Ultra 64GB SDXC 30MB/sec Memory card: $43

. Today only, Best Buy has the speedy 64GB SanDisk Ultra 64GB SDXC Memory card for $42.99 with free shipping or site to store. Use this speedy SD card in a camera or as sneaker net between Macs.

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iCADE Jr. Arcade Cabinet for Apple iPhone 4/4S $15 + free shipping

ThinkGeek offers the iCADE Jr. Arcade Cabinet for Apple iPhone 4/4S and 4th generation iPod touch for $14.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest total price we could find by $35. This arcade-style cabinet features a joystick and buttons, and connects to your iPhone or iPod via Bluetooth. It requires two AA batteries (included).

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Cisco Linksys EA2700 Smart Wi-Fi Router N600 $40

Cisco Linksys offers the Cisco Linksys EA2700 Smart Wi-Fi Router N600 (refurb) for $39.99 with free shipping. It has 4 Gigabit switch ports, MIMO and Cisco’s Connect Cloud App enabled.

Best Buy knocks 10% off iPod Nanos – 16GB: $135, today only

As one of its daily deals, Best Buy knocks 10% of the cost of the new iPod Nanos in a variety of colors yielding $134.99 price shipped. It features a 5.3mm-thin body (38% thinner than the previous version), 2.5″ multi-touch display, FM tuner with DVR functionality, built-in pedometer, Bluetooth, Lightning connector, and battery life of up to 30 hours.

For $4 more Walmart adds the Ematic 6-in-1 Universal Accessory Kit:

  • Car charger to stay charged on the go
  • USB cable for syncing and charging (MP3 Player)
  • 3.5mm cable for playing music through speakers
  • Cleaning cloth
  • Dust cover to protect your device
  • Audio splitter to connect 2 pairs of headphones


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Toshiba Canvio 1TB USB 3 portable hard drive: $70

Today only, Best Buy has the Toshiba Canvio 1TB USB 3.0 Portable USB powered hard drive  in black or silver for $69.99 shipped.

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Western Digital 6TB Quad Interface External Hard Drive for $349 + free shipping

B&H Photo-Video offers the Western Digital 6TB My Book Studio Edition II eSATA / FireWire 800 / USB 2.0 External Hard Drive in White, model no. WDH2Q60000N, for $349 with free shipping ($0.06/GB). That’s $5 under our September mention and the least expensive 6TB quad-interface external hard drive we’ve seen. (It’s a current price low…

PNY Attache 64GB USB Flash Drive for $28 + free shipping

Best Buy offers the PNY Attaché 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive, model no. P-FD64GCOMH-GE, for $27.99 with free shipping ($0.44/GB). That’s the lowest total price we could find for any 64GB Attaché model by $12. Sales tax is added where applicable. It features a capless sliding-collar design.

Flashpoint Two Light Softbox Kit for $100 + free shipping

Adorama offers the Flashpoint Two Light Softbox kit with Fluorescent Bulbs, Stands and Carrying Case, model no. FEBK50701, for $99.95 with free shipping. That’s tied with our mention from July and the lowest total price we could find for a Flashpoint-brand kit. This kit includes two 18×24″ soft boxes with silver interior and white front…

Refurb Apple AirPort Express 802.11n WiFi Base Station for $40 + free shipping (Extreme: $120)

Best Buy offers the refurbished Apple AirPort Express 802.11n Wifi Base Station, model no. MB321LL/A, for $39.99 with free shipping. That’s $10 under our September mention and the lowest total price we’ve seen since January, when it was $6 less. Sales tax is added where applicable. The AirPort Express uses 802.11n to play iTunes over…

Refurbished Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard for $40 + free shipping

Best Buy offers the refurbished Apple Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard, model no. MC184LL/A, for $39.99 with free shipping. That’s tied with our mention two weeks ago of a refurb and $28 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit now. Sales tax is added where applicable. This ultra-thin keyboard features an aluminum enclosure and Bluetooth connectivity. It requires two AA batteries (included).

Note that this item is sold “as-is” and no warranty applies, although Best Buy’s return policy does apply.

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iPhone 4S 16GB Prepaid Phone for Virgin Mobile for $450 at RadioShack stores

In-store only, RadioShack retail locations offer the Apple iPhone 4S 16GB Prepaid Smartphone for Virgin Mobile in White (pictured), model no. MD866LL/A, or Black, model no. MD873LL/A, for $449.99. That’s $50 under our October mention and the lowest total price we could find by $200. Sales tax is added where applicable. Virgin Mobile’s prepaid plans…

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