About the Author

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.


Nike’s self-lacing Adapt BB basketball shoes feature iPhone control, customizable LEDs

Last month word began to circulate that Nike would soon be revealing the latest iteration of its self-lacing HyperAdapt shoes. While details were somewhat thin at the time, it recently began to surface that these Marty McFly-inspired kicks were indeed on the way. This morning, Nike has unveiled the new Adapt BB. Not only is the self-lacing prophecy being fulfilled, Nike is also introducing the Adapt BB as a smartphone-controlled shoe. While the app offers the ability to change your shoe’s LED color and more, the shoes defining feature is their ability to constantly adjust how tight the laces are pulled. Thus, the Adapt BB name. Head below for more.

This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Great Soundtracks from $7, 4K sale, $1 rental, more

It’s Tuesday and the iTunes movie storefront has been refreshed with a new batch of deals. This week we’re seeing deals on Movies with Great Soundtracks. There’s also the usual smattering of 4K offers and the $1 HD rental of the week. Head below for all of the best offers.

January 14

Best MacBook and MacBook Pro stands, docks and more for 2019

Adding a MacBook or MacBook Pro stand to your setup is a great way to organize, declutter and maximize any workspace. Perhaps most importantly it can help reduce neck strain by elevating your MacBook to eye-level. The good news is that there are plenty of MacBook stands out there for any budget and style. The bad news? It’s almost overwhelming to wade through all of the options. Head below for the best MacBook stands for 2019 to date.

January 11

Best Buy’s new 2-day sale takes $150 off the latest iPad Pro, deals on Beats, TVs, more

Best Buy has launched a new two-day sale this morning. While there are plenty of deals to go around, the headliner is $150 off the latest iPad Pro models. This is the biggest discount that we’ve seen all-time, besting our holiday mentions by as much as $100. Free shipping is available on orders over $35 or you can opt for in-store pickup. Head below for all of the best deals.

January 8

LaMetric takes on Nanoleaf with new Sky wall lighting panels at CES 2019

It seems like everyone wants to put a splash of color on your walls these days. Just this morning, Nanoleaf introduced even more smart light panels. Now, upstart LaMetric is throwing its hat into the ring with its own smartphone-controlled lighting system. And we have to say, it looks pretty intriguing. LaMetric Sky doesn’t just light up your room, however. It can also relay data, time, and more. It’ll even tell you how many Instagram followers you have. Head below for more.

Kwikset intros Halo Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Lock, budget-focused Aura option at CES 2019

Kwikset has introduced a trio of new smart locks at CES 2019 this morning. Halo is a Wi-Fi-enabled model while the lower-cost Aura features Bluetooth. Today’s news comes on the heels of Apple highlighting various HomeKit-enabled locks from Kwikset and others. Head below for more details on the latest out of CES in Las Vegas.

January 7

Ring’s Door View Cam installs w/o wiring or drilling in peephole + smart lighting, more

Ring has shown off its latest smart video doorbell at CES 2019 along with a dozen other new products including smart lighting, smoke detectors, and a flood/freeze sensor. As for the new headline product, Ring’s Door View Cam offers seamless, wireless installation on your door’s peephole.

Incase takes the wraps off new environmentally-friendly MacBook sleeves and organizers

Today Incase has announced that it is expanding its lineup of travel accessory organizers and protective MacBook sleeves. These new releases focus on sustainability thanks to Incase’s decision to lean heavily on FSC-certified materials. Dubbed the ecoNEUE line, this biodegradable and compostable material is produced in hydoelectrically-powered mills, taking the environmental focus even further. Head below for more details on the latest MacBook accessories from Incase.

Mophie introduces Juice Pack Access battery case for iPhone with wireless charging and support for wired headphones

Mophie is out today with its latest battery case for iPhone X, XS, XS Max, and XR. The new Juice Pack Access brings the convenience of wireless charging to power up both the case and your iPhone. It also has the handy open bottom design that Apple uses with its own cases which works with wired headphones and other Lightning accessories.

January 2

iTunes kicks off 2019 with $5 movie sale + deals on bundles, more

It’s a new year and iTunes is celebrating with a new $5 movie sale this morning, along with a host of other deals. That’s on top of its annual holiday promotion, which is still live with bundles from $10, Disney titles for $15, 4K starting at $5, and more. Head below for all of our top picks.

December 23, 2018

iTunes End of the Year TV Show Sale includes completes series from under $20, more

After launching its annual holiday movie sale on Tuesday, the iTunes store has been refreshed with a huge selection of deals on TV series. Currently you can grab complete series collections from some of the biggest names in TV, including: Seinfeld, The Office, Game of Thrones, Friends and many more. There’s quite literally something for everyone in this sale. Head below for our top picks.

December 21, 2018

Best Buy’s 1-day Apple event takes up to $800 off MacBook Pro, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod, more

Best Buy’s last-second savings event is now live with a special one-day Apple sale. While free shipping is available on most listings, those still trying to wrap up holiday shopping will want to opt for in-store pickup to ensure any purchase are under the tree this weekend. You’ll find offers on MacBook Pro, iPad Pro, iPhone, Apple Watch and more in this wide-ranging sale. These prices are good for today only. Head below for all of our top picks.

December 18, 2018

The annual iTunes Holiday Sale is now live: Bundles from $10, Disney $15, 4K starting at $5, more

The annual iTunes holiday sale is now live and it’s the widest-ranging promotion we can recall. There has never been a better time to load up your iTunes library with fresh content. While you’ll find all of our top picks down below, here’s a quick tease of some of the most notable deals: iTunes is offering 4K titles from $5, bundles from under $10, Disney films for $15, and a number of $1 rentals. Head below for all of the best deals.

December 14, 2018

Best Buy’s new 3-day sale has last minute Apple, Sonos and Philips Hue gifts

Best Buy has launched its 3-day Gift Sale that’s good through Sunday. This time around we’re seeing deals on Apple gear, Sonos speakers, Philips Hue and much more. Free shipping is available for all. You’ll find all of our top picks below.

December 11, 2018

This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Star Wars or Spider-Man from $10, Holiday Favorites, 4K, more

It’s time for our weekly batch of iTunes movie deals, and this time around there’s plenty of big names. Binge watching season is upon us as the holidays roll-on. Today’s sale delivers a number of notable discounted titles to enjoy throughout December. Head below for deals on Star Wars titles, Spider-Man, holiday classics and more.

December 6, 2018

Best Buy’s biggest Apple sale of the year discounts iPad, Macs, HomeKit gear, more

This morning, Best Buy has kicked off arguably is most wide-ranging Apple sales event ever. Nearly every product category is represented here, including Macs, iPads, iPhone, HomeKit accessories and more. Everything here ships free. Head below for all of our top picks.

December 4, 2018

This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, 4K from $5, more

The iTunes movie storefront was refreshed this morning with a new batch of deals including iconic holiday films like Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, and many more. You’ll also find this week’s $1 HD rental and the usual smattering of 4K deals. Head below for all of our top picks.

November 29, 2018

Apple begins selling the latest 9.7-inch iPad in refurb store, but better deals are out there

After a very notable iPad Pro deal launched this morning at B&H, we’re now seeing the latest 9.7-inch iPad available in Apple’s refurb store for the first time. Prices start at $279 for the 32GB model and go up from there. All Wi-Fi and Cellular configurations are available. Free shipping applies on all orders and Apple includes an industry-leading one-year warranty with purchase. That said, we typically see new condition models for $50 or more off the regular price, making today’s refurb inventory much less noteworthy. In fact, during Black Friday the entry-level configuration was available from $249. Check out the entire inventory of 6th generation refurbished iPads here.

November 28, 2018

Mophie unveils new Powerstation portable battery that recharges itself via Lightning

Last month, Mophie unveiled a new Powerstation USB-C 3XL charger, packing 26,000mAh of power and a $199.95 price tag. Now, the accessory maker has launched a far more portable and affordable Powerstation that actually recharges itself via Lightning connectivity.

November 27, 2018

This week’s best iTunes movie deals include Cult Classics from $8, Holiday Favorites, 4K, more

The iTunes store has a fresh batch of films for us this morning, headlined by a Cult Classics sale from $8 along with holiday favorites from $5 and this week’s $1 rental. Head below for all of the best deals.

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