Amazon is running a one-day only 20 percent discount sale on the Kindle Fire HDX 7" tablet for US$183.20. That's the company's new 7-inch Android-based tablet introduced for the holidays. While we suspect most of our readers are more interested in iPad Air and iPad mini, if you're thinking about a Kindle, this is the day to buy it. The Kindle ereader is also on sale for $55.20, while last year's Kindle Fire HD is $135.20, all for one day only. Here's an affiliate link so that TMO gets a little something-something in our small-business stocking, too.
There are three days left to get the Black Friday Mac Bundle, a collection of 11 apps for US$49.99, including one of my all-time favorite utilities, iStat Menus 4. You'll also get Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, DiskAid, PopClip, Numi 2, Gemini, CrazyTalk7 Standard, a one-year subscription to Mac Internet Security, Data Backup 3, Pagico, and MotionComposer. The retail value of all that software is $419, making it a great deal even if you just want a few of them. We're offering this bundle through our friends at Stack Social, meaning that TMO gets a piece. Everyone wins!
This certainly falls into the "gift for that special someone who already has everything" category, and is cool because of it. But... it also comes in handy freeing your phone up while you're talking. And if that's not enough, you get a great wooden iPhone case to go along with it! Just $64.99 for 8 more days (that's 38% off $105 normal price).
The iRest iPad stand from Rain Design (recommended by TMO's own Nancy Gravley) is available for just 39.99 through this weekend from our new TMO Deals section in partnership with Stack Social. The iRest is a handy thing, especially for your favorite owner of a full-size iPad. With it you can read in bed without holding your iPad up with your hands, and you can even use the iRest as a tabletop stand. Check it out, this price is the best we've found.
Today we here at TMO are announcing something new: Deals! Of course, long-time TMO readers know that deals are nothing really new – they are a part of our DNA. We just haven't been doing a lot of them lately, and the reason for that is we've been putting together a partnership with the folks over at StackSocial. With their help we now have an entire deals site for you to peruse – complete with its own specific Apple/Mac section – and we'll regularly be bringing you new deals to look at. With that in mind, we figured this "Think Different" T-Shirt was exactly the right way to start. Check it out, and enjoy. And let us know what you think!
TMO has a new deal for you today, literally, because we have a discount on a new product. MacMall is offering the 16GB iPod nano (7th generation) for $147. This is the current generation device that was introduced in October, and it's 1 percent off the retail price. MacMall is offering free shipping, too.
Apple is offering the refurbished 27-inch Thunderbolt Display for $829, 17-percent off the cost of a new one. This is the 2560 x 1440 LED-backlit display that works for every current shipping Mac except the one that needs it the most, the Mac Pro. We digress, however, as the point is that it ships for free with a one year limited warranty. If you want a companion display for your Thunderbolt-equipped Mac, this is the one to get.
Apple is offering up the refurbished MacBook Pro 2.3GHz Quad-core Intel i7 for $1,529. This is the current generation MacBook Pro released in June of 2012, and it represents a 15 percent discount over a new unit. It ships for free and comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Apple is offering up the refurbished MacBook Air 1.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 for $849. This is the entry level model for the current generation released in June of 2012. It ships for free and comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Since Apple doesn't seem likely to launch a new product for the TV market, we know lots of people are going to be thinking about getting an Apple TV. Fortunately, Apple has some refurbished units for US$85, a 14 percent discount over a new one. This is the current generation device that was released in March of 2012, and it ships for free.
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