updated 12:28 pm EDT, Fri August 1, 2014
Electronista and MacNN deals for August 1, 2014
Once again, it's time for the MacNN and Electronista Friday Deals! Every Friday, we're going to take a look at current sales, and bring you what we think are some of the best bargains on prime apps, gadgets, and peripherals for you, our faithful readers. All prices are verified at the time of publication, but any sales may not be valid if you're reading a few days down the line. Check pricing before you click buy! We have a tendency to add deals over the weekend as we find them, so check back often!
Upgrade vendor OWC has its semi-regular garage sale going on. Highlights of this offering include a USB 3.0 SATA enclosure that OWC has "shucked" the drive out of for $1.75, and the LaCie Thunderbolt to eSATA hub for $129. Seriously, there's like 300 items on the list. Go look!
Friday August 1 only, Best Buy has the 16GB Apple iPad Air with Wi-Fi for $399, a full $100 off retail. Sure, Apple probably has new iPads coming out in two months, but this is the iPad Air for iPad fourth generation money. The offer is good either online or in stores.
In the market for an inexpensive Windows laptop for back to school? Dell has the 2013 Bay Trail-powered 2.16Ghz Celeron Dell Inspiron 15 with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive for $230, after application of coupon code "J?3LPF9MCSDLT?" Shipping is free.
While not a fantastic deal at the register, Kmart has the Samsung seven-inch 8GB Galaxy Tab 3 Lite for $140, with free in-store pickup. This is close to the lowest price we could find on this, but the addition for $51.40 in "shop your way" reward points with purchase at Sears of Kmart makes it an excellent deal for those enrolled in that program. We confirmed this deal by purchasing one earlier today and picking it up in-store, but the extra point reward may be a very limited time offer and isn't available on-line.
Until August 4, Turtle Beach is selling its i30 and i60 headset line for $100 off. The i60 is now $299, marked down from $399, with the i30 selling for $199.
Ostensibly Amazon is having an app sale to "improve your life." So, as part of that effort, the company is offering 30 free Android apps from its app store, which confusingly includes Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing, and Carcassonne. While a good deal, how do the games apply towards the goal?
App developer Readdle has turned seven years old! To celebrate that, the developer is offering up to 70 percent off of all its apps. Scanner Pro is now $3, and used to be $7. PDF Expert 5 has been cut 50 percent to $5, from $10. Printer Pro for iPad and iPhone are now $3 each, down from $7 and $5 respectively.
Speaking of Amazon, the funny money for the app store are "Amazon Coins." Today, Amazon has a special for $100 worth of the digital currency for $75. Get the currency cheaper, take advantage of sales, and add to your savings!