Lots of devices this week, so if you're getting ready to go back to school, now's the time for picking up some killer deals that will rock your world without smashing your budget. We're talking MacBooks and iPads alike, so read on and find the deal for you.
MacBook Air 13.3-Inch, 128GB, 1.8GHz
Save $100 at Amazon when you get this brand spanking new MacBook Air for $1,100.
11.6" MacBook Air dual-core Intel Core i5 1.6GHz
Only $769 for this wonderfully light MacBook Air but you've got to hurry if you're going to nab this deal.
13.3" MacBook Air dual-core Intel Core i7 2.0GHz, 8GB RAM, 512GB
Or jack things up with a much more tweaked out Air with this model running $2,174.
15.4" MacBook Pro quad-core Intel Core i7 2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB
Wow, what a machine! This one is pumped like nobody's business and it's $669 off bringing it down to $1,980. Whew!
Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel i5
Not even one year old yet, pick up this sweet little Pro for under a grand at $929.
Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.8GHz Dual-core Intel i7
Save $200 on this refurb from Apple for $1,149 and get yourself ready for back to school paper writing.
iPad 2 64GB Wi-Fi - White
With a big discount, get this iPad 2 with a huge storage for $219 less at just $479. Wowza!
iPad 16GB Wi-Fi Black
If you're looking for the newer iPad, then Micro Center has this in-store only deal cutting $40 off the price bringing this down to $459.
Time Capsule 2TB
Only a small discount on this Time Capsule (down to $290), but isn't it time you consolidated your system into all Apple components?
Take the guesswork out of sizing things on the screen with xScope half off at $15.
Apple Back to School
Buy a new Mac, get a $100 gift card to use to buy apps or songs or movies or whatever. Nice deal if you're planning on getting a Mac anyway.
Wireless Retro Phone Bluetooth Handset
Go retro, but flash forward style with this old timey handset that rocks bluetooth wirelessness. The best of both worlds. 15 bucks if you use BLUETOOTHRETRO as your coupon code and you're in business.
Kingston Wi-Drive 32 GB
Give yourself another 32 gigs of movies and music to explode that 16GB limit on your iPhone with Kingston's wireless flash drive and do it for $69.99, or $110 less than normal.
Impact Armor Case with Screen Protection
Get this bright case in many different color choices, and pick it up for $7.95 rather than the usual $35.
Ear-Fit Stereo Earbud Headphones
We're buying a case of these for when we lose a pair. At this price, we'd be crazy not to. $3 gets you headphones forever.
Well, we simply run the gamut this week. We've got apps of all kinds and shapes and sizes and for this device only or that one. Yeah, it's that time again, the weekly round up of the best app sales we've seen and there's some fun in store for you. So what are you waiting for? Get that App Store app fired up and get ready to start tapping.
With Fishdom 2 HD hitting the market, they've gone and dropped 5 bucks off the price turning this aquatic adventure free.
Save a buck or more. This price cut takes it a dollar down to free, but it also does the work of five kinds of apps, so how much are you saving now?
Holy synthesizers, Batman! When KORG goes all in, they go all in. Get this normally $33 app for half off at 16 bucks and get your new wave groove on.
Get your sport on in EA's back to school sale where you can get some last minute kicks in as this $7 app drops to $3.
The ever-popular Fruit Ninja goes cartoon gato style in this film tie-in version and it's slicing $2 off down to just one buck.
Save your web pages straight to PDF format for later reading or documentation, and do it for free.
News of the YouTube app no longer being native to iOS got you down? Well for free you can have this slick app that not only lets you watch but downloads and saves your faves for later viewing.
The #1 strategy game in more than 25 countries, take up your sword and put down the civil war that threatens to tear your world asunder. Half off to $3.
Tower defense strategy but with a twist. The island you are on is alive and only you and a dollar can solve this problem.
Take care of all those pesky invoices and keep track of your bills and your receipts with archivme HD, an easy way to manage your finances, and the best financial incentive is it's free right now.
While we can't vouch for the claim that this app will give you control of your dreams, we can tell you that you never know until you try, and with a price of free, what have you got to lose?
Get back to the origins of the classic arcade bug shooter with this app that isn't the original but it's got the heart in the right place and it's free to boot.
Who doesn't want to feed this cute little turtle who is so hungry? Did we mention you can do it for free? Yeah, that's right, free.
Who ya gonna call? I ain't afraid of no ghosts, and you won't be afraid of this one dollar price tag.
The note taking app you've been looking for is now on sale. Down from $8 to just $5, the responsive screen and handy real pen feel of this app impressed us.
Photos and games make up the great bulk of what we've got going on here this week, so take some shots of yourself gaming or game instead of take photos or take photos instead of gaming. Whatever you do, get yourself over to the App Store and get yourself some deals. That's our advice.
Gotta yen for heavenly bodies and what they're up to? Well, then pick up this freebie that'll keep you in the loop.
Amazing visuals in this immersive game that has you hurtled through space and time by a nuclear accident gone awry. Now only $0.99.
A visual interface for making and editing websites and mobile web apps, this normally ten buck app is yours for free. The future is mobile; start here.
Up for some Sudoku but rather do it in words? Then get hip to Word Squares and you're set. Free for the time being.
Sure, we all hand our phones to someone at some point, but sometimes we have, ahem, photos we'd rather not share. Import them into Protected, now only $0.99, set your password, and feel safer.
Something about this week's freebie game seems a little familiar to us, but we're still not entirely sure what about it gives us that impression. :)
Conquer the world in this strategy game. Pass to your friends or play the bots and do it for merely a buck.
One of the creepiest games this beautifully rendered wastelands first person shooter is one bullet--er, one buck this weekend, so pick it up fast.
And the RAGE sale doesn't stop at iOS, as there's also 25% off in the App Store for this fuller featured game going for $21.99.
Get a little more oomph than the native calculator app gives you and give it up for the cosine for free.
Cats are why the internet exists, so get your kitteh action with this arcade style gamer for free.
The internet is also awash in thieves who will steal your pix as soon as look at you, so watermark those snaps with this freebie and everyone will know.
Hell has returned! Prepare yourself for DOOM II RPG for the iPhone and do it for one buck. One lousy dollar against the apocalypse.
Share your photos with anyone with a computer. Direct them to an http address and you can send any photo on your phone without wires or anything else, and do it for free. You know you want to.
This week was the case of lots of cases. In fact, that seemed to be where all the good cost cutting action was. Sure, there were tons of App Store deals over the holiday, but this isn't our app price drop, this is solid merchandise you can hold in your hand. And what's better to hold in your hand than a slick case protecting your devices? Let's have a look at some of these.
Refurbished Mac mini 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
Last year's model of a Mac mini is still tons better than this year's PC. So pick up this wee little guy for a $100 off at $699.
17" MacBook Pro quad-core Intel Core i7 2.4GHz
Pick up this fine number with a 10% discount that saves you $249 bringing this down to $2,250 with free shipping.
iPad 2 Wi-Fi+3G 32GB
Or grab yourself an AT&T iPad 2 with a big 32GB storage for $629, saving you $100.
Universal Desktop/Windshield Cell Phone, GPS Mount
Set your phone where you can see it no matter where with this universal mount that's ready to rock no matter what you carry. $5 and free shipping and it's yours.
Belkin TuneBase FM Transmitter & Charger
75% off is one crazy good deal. Get Belkin's TuneBase for only $25 and you can be jamming your tunes and charging your iPod/iPhone just like that.
160° Fisheye Fish Eye Detachable Lens + Back Cover Case
Get some groovy photo ops with this great lens deal. $8.99 gets you a case and a lens and you're on your own after that Ansel Adams.
EZOPower Dual Dock Cradle Charger for iPhone / iPad
How many times has it happened that you wanted to charge both devices but only had one cord or one outlet? Make that a thing of the past with this stylish dual dock for $33.99.
Logitech Clip-On Speaker
This big old speaker attaches to your iPad and Groupon's gotta deal on them. $15 plus $3 shipping and handling sets you up to pump out the jams.
Plantronics BackBeat 116 Enhanced Audio Headphones
Ten bucks on eBay, you can pick up a sweet set of headphones that have iPhone mic and volume control. Now how is that not a good deal?
SmartSlim Gel Case
The biggest gripe about Apple's smart case is that it leaves the back of your iPad unprotected. Solve that issue with this gel case that's only $6 but offers priceless protection.
Speck SmartShell Slim Case
If the softer rubbery gel case isn't your cuppa, give this harder case from Speck a whirl. It's 3X the price at $19.95, but it might be what you're after.
Rotating Leather Hybrid Stand Case
Finally, in our iPad case selection this week we have this rotating leather case. One problem with standard cases is that it's hard to use in both orientations. Not so with this $12.95 marvel.
Chrome Glossy Shell Case and Screen Protector
Google isn't the only one getting their Chrome on the iPhone. This case gives a sleek metallic look to Apple's phone and you can pick this up for just $2.95.
Meritline is having a heckuva deal on cheap headphones. Drop coupon code MLCK705SNL1 in and you get these for one buck with free shipping. Time to load up your spares, eh?
We've got some super huge names with super awesome sales this week. If you like gaming, if you like hiking, if you like shooting baddies in the face, then this is your week. So get those iTunes gift cards out or break out that credit card, because this week's deals are gonna want to make you spend like a sailor. Ahoy, deals ahead!
Don't even finish reading this column until you've downloaded the epic awesomeness that is just $0.99 today.
Continuing with the awesome-sauce that is this week's price drops, head on over to Aspyr's developer page in the Mac App Store and swing yourself a ton of Call of Duty half off.
All right, you dog faces, this battle is going for $9.99, so get marching now!
World War II's most epic battles, as seen through the eyes of regular G.I. Joe's, for $14.99 now.
The rescue mission all depends on you, so at half off at $19.99, we expect you'll pull two tours at least.
It's like the folks at Audubon went crazy with the price cuts because if you like your field guides, this is your lucky day. Pick up each of these apps for just one buck a piece!
These flowers? They're for you. Get well soon!
Who doesn't love a little flutteryby?
Insects and spiders, oh my.
Reptiles! Amphibians! One dollar!
You gotta app for this and an app for that and an app for this, why not one app to rule them all? For free? Even better.
Move files from iOS device to Mac and back just like that with a drag and drop action. Free for the time being.
Get your Elder Gods action on with this turn-based strategy/role-playing game based on the award winning Call of Cthulhu RPG. And it's five bucks off to free, so get hopping.
The original and some still say the best of it's kind, this instant classic is now free so get tapping.
It's definitely travel season in full effect, so if you have that Northern Europe backpacking venture about to start, grab this freebie before you go.
While you're on that Euro-trip, take this free app and your iPad and make like you're a fancy artiste. Oo lala.
Hook yourself up with some definitely killer photo manipulation like layers in PhotoForge2, and it's only a buck.
Have a little fun with video and do it for free, slap on some effects, hit up the filters, you know, Instagram your vids. Do it for free.
If you don't have this class, it's almost like you didn't even grow up in the 90s. It's TETRIS, folks! And it's only a dollar.
We've got a couple double packs you'll want to jump on right away before the price goes back up, but then that goes without saying for all our apps. If you fancy yourself a member of Gryffindor then you'll definitely want to get in on this week's headliner. But there's tons more inside.
Hook it up with this fast paced, tactical board game and lead your troops to victory. This award winner is down to $2.99 as well.
Audubon continues to slash prices for fans of their North American field guides. This week it's their tree guide down to $0.99.
This Unreal-powered endless runner with 3-D visuals features a vampire and werewolf as best friends, reunited in a fight to save the princess they both love, and it's free for a limited time.
If shoot 'em ups are more your style, try this combat operation on for size and do it for just one buck.
Free today only, grab this simple finance manager that makes up for its lack of features with its ease of use.
If for some reason you have need of a passcode locked calendar to remember all your hookups (or whatever! we don't judge here), then this is the one for you, and it's free.
Make a curious collage in this interesting freebie that lets you mix up your photos with a little masking tape action.
An outfit diary for you clotheshorses out there. Keep track of what you wore for what weather and when and do it for free.