Welcome to Daily Deals
, the post where the staff of MacNN
searches online retailers for offers, bundles, sales, and discounts on hardware, software, games, and gadgets for you, the discerning reader. Yesterday's still-active deals are joined by a new batch, including $50 of iTunes credit for $40, a 49-inch 4K LG TV for $600, and a bundle containing the PlayStation 4 and Borderlands
As always, the deals are live at the time of this posting. If you're reading this a few hours after the post, check pricing before you check out! Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the latest price changes on the OS X and iOS app stores.
Top up your (US-based) iTunes account cheaply, by taking advantage of an offer from PayPal Digital Gifts on eBay. It is currently offering $50 iTunes Codes for $40
via email, effectively making everything available on iTunes 20 percent cheaper.
We've got no idea why this $90 app is free. Spiritual successor to Mac Draw II Intaglio
is free on the Mac App Store.
Make your primary drive faster by replacing it with the OCZ ARC 100 240GB SSD
from Newegg. Normally priced at $110, it has been cut down to $95, with an extra rebate knocking it down to $75. If you use coupon code EMCAWAS22 by tonight, you can make it $65 with free shipping.
Extend your network with th TP-LINK TL-SG108 8-Port 10/100/1000Mbps Desktop Gigabit Switch
on Amazon. Originally $40, Amazon has reduced it down to $25, with a post-purchase rebate making it $15.
Start the journey of making your home smarter, with the Etekcity Programmable Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Light Switch Adapter & Converter Kit for Household Appliances
on Amazon. Currently $19, promo code RFOUTLET will bring it down by another $7 to $12.
One of today's daily deals from TigerDirect.com is on the Acer Aspire
15.6-inch notebook computer with a 2GHz Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive. It was $400, but has been reduced to $330. A $30 mail-in-rebate drops the final price down to $300. That's around $70 less than the next best price.
Jump on the next-generation console bandwagon by buying one with an example of one of the best game franchises of recent years. AntOnline on eBay is offering the PlayStation 4 Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Bundle
for $350. This includes not only the console but the last two Borderlands
titles featuring character Handsome Jack.
Make your home cinema more impressive, by upgrading to the Sony STR-DN850 7.2-channel 4K AV Receiver
on Amazon. Capable of offering 150W at 6 ohms to seven channels, it also includes built-in Wi-Fi with DLNA and Airplay. Listed at $500, it is now down to $300.
At Walmart.com today, get the 49-inch LG 4K Ultra HD LED HDTV
on sale for $600. That's $300 off the list price of $900, and the lowest price we have seen on this HDTV by about $100.
The Cowboom Deal of the Day may be useful if you want to start using Windows. The Pre-owned Insignia 8-inch Intel Atom 32GB Windows Tablet
was originally $120, but is now $40 with $5 shipping.
Reseller Blutek (via eBay) is at it again, offering the current version of the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro
with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of flash storage for $1,280, a savings of $219 off retail.
Newgg.com's shell shocker deal of the day today is on the WD Red 6TB IntelliPower NAS
hard drive. It was $300, but has been reduced to $245, making it $5 less than the lowest price offered anywhere else.
Need a keyboard case for your iPad? Amazon is offering the Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro
keyboard case for the iPad Air 2 for $100, $50 off the usual price, or the Ultimate Keyboard Case
for the iPad Air 2 for $80, also a $50 savings. It is noted that all of the savings are for the white versions, with different prices for other color options.
But what if you have an iPad mini/mini 2/mini 3? Amazon also has the Kensington KeyFolio Pro 2
case and stand (with removable Bluetooth keyboard) for $25, a $55 drop from the $80 usual price.
Aspyr is having a summer game sale on Macgamestore.com
, offering between 60 and 75 percent off games such as Civilization V
, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
, and Tales of Monkey Island
On sale at BestBuy.com is the PNY Attache 4 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive
. It is regularly $25, but has been cut to $8. That's $3 less than the lowest price offered anywhere else.
Still Active Deals
A warning: If you signed up for Amazon Prime
to take part in Prime Day, turn it off now if you do not want to pay the annual subscription fee.
Just want the benefits of one SSD? Newegg has the SanDisk 120GB SSD
for just $40, saving you $10.
Improve your home cinema with the Onkyo HT-R593 5.2-channel Home Theater Receiver
for $180, down from $300 on Newegg. This five-channel amplifier offers 65W of power per channel, Dolby and DTS decoding, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Add a high-resolution TV to your living room. The VIZIO M-Series 50" Class Ultra HD Full-Array LED Smart TV - M50-C1
on Rakuten is currently $800, with free shipping.
If you have to replace an aging router, look at the Refurbished Linksys EA6350 Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Router
on Newegg. Offering 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi connectivity, gigabit ethernet, and USB ports to connect other devices, it has dropped in price from $130 to $45.
Alternatively, if you want an even cheaper option, the Refurbished D-Link DIR860L Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Cloud Router
is on Newegg for $30, cut from $85 until August 10.
If you have a large number of smartphones and tablets to charge, get yourself organized with the UNITEK 5V/24A 10-Port Multi-Device Fast Charger USB Wall/Desktop Charging Station
. Originally $120, it is now half price on Amazon, though you will have to supply your own charging cables.
Best Buy is offering the Logitech Type+ keyboard for iPad Air
in orange (sorry) for just $30, a drop of $60 from its usual price.
Speaking of cases, Anker's cases for the iPad Air are on sale on Amazon, with the Zolo Touch Case
going for $6 (use code 6GGPTA6F for the black color option, or HDILVEDR for gray). The Anker Ultra Slim
case is available for $5 with codes 8R2UDQFJ for blue, and 2PKU25UA for Orange.
If you want something more portable and readily accessible, the WD My Book 6TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
is priced at a respectable $200.
Get the Refurbished Linksys WRT1900AC Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Wi-Fi Router
from Rakuten for $150, saving $130 from the regular price. This refurbished router offers gigabit Ethernet speeds, USB 3.0 connectivity, Wi-Fi over 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands, and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core ARM processor.
Save 53 percent on the refurbished ViewSonic 22-inch LED backlit LCD display
today at MacMall. It was $191, but has been reduced to $90 with free shipping.
You can save money on the latest model of MacBook Air
by visiting Blutek's eBay page, where the 1.6GHz Broadwell Core i5 model with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is selling for $750, a savings of $149 off the retail price.
If you need some spare USB thumb drives, Walmart has an offer for a Triple Pack of SanDisk CZ50 16GB USB Flash Drives
. The bundle varies in cost between $13 and $15, depending on the color options, with up to $6 saved when using the cheapest options available.
Start your cord-cutting journey, by ditching your cable subscription for free-to-air broadcasts. The SiliconDust Simple.TV Dual ATSC Tuner and EPG DVR
can record two channels at once, stream content from the Internet, and even stream recordings to other set-top boxes and mobile devices. Originally $160, Amazon has it for $58.
Improve the range of your home network with the Netgear Powerline 500 1-Port Extra Outlet Essentials Starter Kit
. This package allows you to use your home's electrical system as an extra long network cable, letting you avoid issues with Wi-Fi or lengthy wiring challenges. Originally $70, you can pick it up from Amazon for $40, but the deal runs out tonight.
Get yourself some extra power for your mobile devices, by acquiring the Aukey 20,000mAh Portable Charger Power Bank
. Newegg has reduced it down from $70 to $25, saving you $45, until August 8.
If you want to add smart TV functionality to your non-smart HDTV, Best Buy is offering the Amazon Fire TV Stick
quite cheaply. Normally $40, the retailer has it for $25, or if you are OK with the open-box version, $21.
Spare Lightning to USB cables are hard to come by cheaply, so if you need some, have a look at this. Tanga is offering a Three-Pack of 10ft Lightning to USB Cables
for $8 with free shipping. This is down from the normal price of $30 for the three.
Treat yourself to a thumb drive with as much storage as some external drives. The PNY Turbo 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
on Amazon is down from $70 to $30, that's less than half price.
If you are someone keen to show off your sporting prowess, GoPro's eBay store has a great deal. The Manufacturer Refurbished GoPro Hero3+ Silver Edition
sports camera, complete with mounts and other accessories, is on sale for $180 instead of $240.