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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.

September 18

This week’s best iTunes deals: TV seasons from $5, Oceans 8 $10, 4K, much more

The iTunes movie storefront has been refreshed this morning with a new selection of deals. You’ll find everything from multi-film bundles, including Lord of the Rings, to new releases like Ocean’s 8. There’s also the usual batch of deals from $5. We’re also seeing a number of notable TV series drops, with complete seasons from $5. Hit the jump for more.

September 14

iPhone Xs pre-order deals include BOGO free iPhone 8, $0/mo. after trade-in at Sprint, more

It’s iPhone Xs pre-order day, and a number of carriers are already offering intriguing deals. Both AT&T and Verizon are offering a FREE iPhone 8/Plus 64GB with the purchase of Apple’s latest device. You’ll need to add a new line and use each carrier’s payment plan to lock-in the savings. More details below.

T-Mobile is offering up to $300 off with an eligible trade-in across 24-monthly credits on its payment plan. Sprint meanwhile is offering iPhone Xs 64GB for $0/mo. with eligble trade-in and sign-up on its Sprint Flex lease program. While payment plans aren’t always ideal, these offers are likely to be your only chance at notable savings until the holiday season. Finally, if you pre-order over at Sam’s Club you’ll get a $100 credit.

Don’t forget to swing by our big case roundup for Apple’s latest devices, as you’ll want to have some protection on day one.

September 13

Apple’s latest iPhones are shipping w/ a puny 5W charger, try these faster alternatives instead

While yesterday’s Apple event was littered with new devices, including both iPhone and Apple Watch, there was some disturbing news. Once again, Apple will be shipping its latest iPhones with the same old 5W charger. So we thought we’d lend a hand.

Rather than sit by idly with slow 1A charge speeds, we’ve rounded up the best alternatives under $30 to power up your new device. Head below for more.

Apple discounts refurbished iPhone 7/Plus & Apple Watch Series 1/2/3 following event

Following the introduction of the iPhone Xs and Apple Watch Series 4, Apple today has cut prices for a variety of products through its online refurbished. The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have seen notable price cuts, as has the Apple Watch Series 1, and Series 2.

Pay what you want for 10 top Mac apps including 2Do (Up to $437 value)

While macOS has many great features, third-party apps can add so much more. The Pay What You Want The Ultimate Mac Bundle brings together ten of the best apps around, from task managers to Wi-Fi scanners. Right now, you can name your price on the bundle at 9to5Toys Specials. There’s up to $437 worth of value here. Head below for more.

September 12

This afternoon, Apple took the stage at the Steve Jobs theater to introduce a host of new devices and wearables. This includes the new Apple Watch Series 4. Despite sporting a larger display and loads of new technology, the latest generation model still supports all previously released bands. That means you can ditch Apple’s pricey first-party alternatives for more budget-friendly options on a wide range of styles. Head below for all of the best third-party Apple Watch Series 4 bands on the market today.

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September 11

This week’s best iTunes movie deals: Star Wars $15, DC Comics $5, 3-film bundles $10, more

This week’s best iTunes movie deals are highlighted by a huge selection of Star Wars films for $15, DC Comics movies for $5, along with various 3-film bundles for $10 and the usual $1 HD rentals. All of which aside from the rental will become a permanent part of your library. Head below for all of your top picks.

September 10

Sphero rolls out new BOLT robotic ball w/ education-focused coding, games, more

This morning, Sphero introduced its latest smartphone-powered robot dubbed the BOLT. Laden with various sensors and LEDs, this model arrives with a familiar spherical design as seen on the previously released Mini. Sphero drops the colored casing for a clear look inside at all of the BOLT’s tech. More below.

September 7

Save $300 on select Apple Watch Series 3 Cellular models, today only at Best Buy

Today only, as a part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is taking $300 off high-end Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular models. The deals start at $449 with free shipping across the board. If you’ve been holding out for a higher-end Series 3 wearable, this sale is for you. Some of these listings have never been discounted before, including variations with the ceramic casing. Check out all your options here and don’t forget to grab a few extra Apple Watch bands with your savings. It is worth noting that we’re expecting to see new models at next week’s event, check out all the details right here.

Don’t forget, Target is also running a $50 off promotion on various entry-level Apple Watch models as well.

September 5

Snapchat intros pricier Spectacles w/ fresh look and polarized lenses

This morning, Snap unveiled its latest iteration of Spectacles glasses, the brand’s wearable camera that is fully integrated into various frames. Snap hasn’t exactly reinvented the wheel here but we are getting a fresh batch of designs that will be sold at a $40 markup over previous releases. Both models will be available “in limited quantities” with an exclusive launch in Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom stores stateside and online. More below.

September 4

This week’s best iTunes movie deals: $5 action thrillers, 10-film bundles, much more

This week’s best movie deals at iTunes are highlighted by $5 action movies from the 80s, along with some of the latest releases on sale for $10. There’s also the usual smattering of deals from $5 as well across a wide variety of genres. As always, each listing will become a permanent part of your iTunes library. Head below for our top picks.

Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 models 20% off w/ this promo code, deals from $263

Nike is currently taking 20% off all Apple Watch Nike+ Series 3 models when promo code APPLE20 is applied during checkout. The deals start at $263 shipped across both GPS and Cellular configurations. That’s the best offer currently available and up to $86 off the regular price. Check out the entire selection here.

Use your savings to pick up a spare Apple Watch band starting at under $5.

September 3

Best Labor Day Deals: Apple and Google-friendly tech, smart home gear, fashion, more

Over at 9to5Toys, we’ve been bringing you all of the best Labor Day deals throughout the weekend. Some of our favorite retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy and others have been rolling out notable sales in celebration of today’s holiday. Head below to see all of our top picks and favorite deals from this year’s Labor Day events.

BundleHunt Summer Mac App bundle starts at $5 with your choice of popular titles

BundleHunt has a new offer this morning with over 40 popular Mac Apps available from just $5. Here’s how it works, simply pay the initial $5 fee than you can add each listing at your leisure for an additional $1 each. Many of these apps sell for over $10 individually, so this is a great time to load up your Mac with popular titles. Each one becomes a permanent part of your library with the option of adding additional licenses. Hit this landing page for more details or head below for a few standout apps.

September 2

Save on privacy protection with our Labor Day VPN sale, your choice of 5 services from $34

From government agencies to malicious hackers, there are many hidden threats to your privacy online. If you want to lock down your private data, it’s essential to use a VPN. Right now, you can save on digital defense in the Labor Day VPN Sale at 9to5Toys Specials with deals from $34. Head below for the entire lot.

August 31

Best Buy Labor Day Sale: $175 off iPad Pro, MacBook Pro from $1,000, HomePod $300, more

Best Buy has officially kicked off its four-day Labor Day event this morning. You’ll find deals on iPads, MacBooks and Apple Watch Series 3, along with the usual selection of TVs, smart home gear and more. This sale ends Monday night. Free shipping is available on orders of $35+ or your can opt for in-store pickup and enjoy your new gear this weekend. Head below for all of our top picks.

August 30

Hands-on w/ UE’s new BOOM & MEGABOOM 3: this summer’s best Bluetooth speaker

This morning, Ultimate Ears announced the follow-up to two of most popular Bluetooth Speakers with the BOOM 3 and MEGABOOM 3. The latest from UE delivers the same bright colors and in your face design, but this isn’t simply a re-branded version of the previous generation. Both speakers feature a new ‘Magic Button’ on top that allows for users to control music and instantly start pre-determined playlists. UE has also completely remodeled its iOS app to include a handful of new features.

I’ve been able to go hands-on with the latest BOOM speakers from UE over the last few weeks. Head below for a quick look and a few thoughts on today’s release.

B&O’s new Edge speaker packs AirPlay 2, ‘powerful bass’, and a minimalistic design

Bang & Olufsen is well-known for its high-end, tastefully designed products. From its BeoVision Eclipse 4K HDR television to the BeoSound 1 and Beoplay H9i over-ear headphones, it is clear that the company strives to make products that stand out from the crowd. Not only do they typically pack a punch in terms of performance, they also make a statement with finely crafted aesthetics. The company’s latest speaker, the BeoSound Edge, looks to fit right in line with the rest of its products. With features like a 10-inch woofer and a design based on the old English pound coin, this is yet another high-end option from B&O to consider if you are in the market for a standout speaker to add to your home or office.

August 28

The best Apple deals from eBay’s 1-day sitewide sale

Update: these offers have expired.

This morning, eBay kicked off its latest sitewide sale, offering 15% off through 1AM EST tonight. There’s a wide range of deals to sort through and we’ve been working tirelessly over at 9to5Toys to bring your our favorite offers. We’ve highlighted all of the best Apple-friendly deals below. Be sure to note that this coupon is limited to one use per customer. More details on this landing page.

Bose unveils new smart speaker and soundbars with Alexa voice control, AirPlay 2 and Google Assistant coming soon

Bose has today announced its latest smart speakers, or more specifically, one smart speaker and two smart soundbars. With Alexa voice control built-in, support coming for Google Assistant, and AirPlay 2 arriving next year, Bose is looking to better compete with Amazon, Google, and Apple.

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