Antec Battery-Powered Bluetooth Speaker & Speakerphone: $55

10:29 AM, May. 13th, 2014 · · Link

Our friends at both Antec and StackSocial have gotten together today to offer this fantastic deal to you, our loyal TMO audience. For just $55 (actually $54.99 - save a penny!) you can have this compact Bluetooth speaker shipped to you anywhere in the USA, normally a $100 product. I've tested this speaker, and for $55 it's one of the best-sounding speakers you'll hear, certainly better than the far-more-expensive Jambox line (which sound horrible, in my opinion). If you need a good, wireless speaker to bring around with you this summer, just click buy. You'll love this one from Antec.

ChargeCard: The Credit Card-Sized Lightning Cable for $24.99

6:26 PM, May. 12th, 2014 · · Link


I would have linked to this product as a "Cool Stuff Found" entry, but I was introduced to it through TMO Deals. It's called ChargeCard, and it's a Lightning charging "cable, but it's baked into a credit card-sized form that fits in your billfold or wallet. At 0.1-inches thin, you can always have a charging cable on you for any Lightning Apple device (iPhone 5, 5s, and 5c, iPad 4 and iPad Air, iPad mini in its various forms, and the current iPod touch). That's pretty clever. It retails for US$32, but with our deal, you can get it for $24.99, and that includes free shipping. There are several photos showing this device in action in the deal listing.

The Complete iOS 7 Developers Course for $59

5:50 PM, May. 9th, 2014 · · Link

The Complete iOS 7 Developers Course for $59

Our deals on developer courses have proven popular, and we have a new one you're going to love called the Complete iOS 7 Developers Course. With this bundle, you'll learn XCode 5 and Objective-C in 31 hours of training videos, and you'll put what you learn to use building 14 different iOS apps. The retail price on this package is $499, but through our friends at StackSocial, you can get it $59. If you want to learn how to make apps for iPhone and iPad, this is a great way to start. But hurry, because the deal expires in three days.

The Happy Mac Bundle Feautring Drive Genius 3 and Intensify Pro for $39.99

4:12 PM, May. 8th, 2014 · · Link

The Happy Mac Bundle

We have a great Mac app bundle for you today called The Happy Mac Bundle. It has ten apps including Drive Genius 3 (drive cleanup), Intensify Pro (image editing), BackupLoupe (Time Machine utility), Cookie (manage cookies), Spotdox (DropBox helper), Vortex (hotkey utility), ClipBuddy (clipboard utility), ImageSmith (Web-friendly image editor), RedHand (Mac locking and monitoring), and ScreenCapture (screen capturing utility). Those are solid utilities with a total retail price of $289. Though the Happy Mac Bundle, you can get all ten for $39.99.

10ft Bungee-Style Lightning Cable Works with iOS 7 - $11.99

2:56 PM, May. 6th, 2014 · · Link

[Note: There's been some inconsistency reported with these cables; some will charge iPhones and iPads, others charge ONLY iPhones but not iPads. Sadly, we have to recommend you not order this. If you have ordered it and have trouble, please contact order support and we'll ensure a refund for you.]

Our deal partners at StackSocial have found these 10-foot-long USB-to-Lightning cables made of durable and tangle-free bungee-style material. They are not MFi-certified, BUT the StackSocial folks have tested these up and down at their offices and confirmed that they work just fine with Apple's very latest devices running iOS 7.1.1. I've ordered two for myself (yes, with my own money), and StackSocial has a 90-day warranty and isn't worried at all about us having issues. Check it out – the deal is only good for 11 more days.

Get Free Bitcoins with 26 Website Faucets that Really Pay

7:28 PM, May. 2nd, 2014 · · Link

Bitcoin Faucets

I've gathered 26 different Bitcoin "faucets"—websites that pay out free Bitcoins just for loading up a page full of ads—and tested them to make sure they actually pay out. I started off with eight sites, but this update adds several more and removes some faucets that have gone dark for a total of 26 different faucets that really pay.

Romo, Your iOS Robot Companion for $129

4:37 PM, May. 2nd, 2014 · · Link


I wrote about Romo, a programmable robot powered by your iPhone, back in December. I love this thing. The company bills it as the programmabe telepresence robot toy for kids and adults, and that's a solid description. It's a brilliant concept that has been well executed, so imagine my delight when I see that our friends at StackSocial put together a deal on Romo for $129, $20 off the regular price.  That price includes free shipping, but it's only available in the U.S.

Entry-Level Bitcoin Mining Gear for Mac, Windows, and Linux [Update]

3:29 PM, Apr. 30th, 2014 · · Link

Entry Level Bitcoin Mining Gear

The world of Bitcoin mining can be confusing if you're new. You'll need to buy specialized mining gear based on ASICs, but the good news is that there are several entry-level options available, and you can run them from your Mac, a Windows PC, or a Linux box. Bryan Chaffin has the details. [Updated with current pricing information on 4/30/2014]

Blue Microphones Yeti for $117

4:11 PM, Apr. 29th, 2014 · · Link

Blue Microphone Yeti

We have a great deal for you today on the Blue Microphone Yeti. We're big fans of Blue's products at The Mac Observer, and the Yeti is a great multi-pattern USB microphone. It has three condenser capsules that allow the microphone to record cardioid, bidirectional, omnidirectional and stereo, and it gets all its power over USB. It even has a built-in headphone amp so you can monitor right from the Yeti. Through our deal, you can get it for $117—it's regularly $149. Check it out.

The 6 Piece Essential iPhoneography Lens Kit for $69

2:43 PM, Apr. 23rd, 2014 · · Link

The Essential iPhoneography Lens Kit

Today's deal is for iphoneographers. It's called the Essential iPhoneography Lens Kit that includes six lenses: 8x telephoto and 60x microscope lens with special case, the fisheye, macro/wide angle, and 2x telephoto lenses. It also comes with a back plate to mount the lenses on your iPhone, a tripod for your iPhone, and a case to hold it all. Cool, right? Through our deal, you can get it for US$69, making it even cooler. Click through to the deal, and there's a demonstration video and several example photos showing what the lenses produce.