Daily Deals: $12 Apple Earpods, SanDisk 512GB SSD, Slingbox 500

Online deal highlights for February 10, 2016

It's your regularly scheduled Daily Deals post, where the staff of MacNN scour online retailers for great offers and bargains on hardware, software, gadgets, and games for our readers. The usual list of still-active deals is bolstered by a new collection, including a 512GB SSD from SanDisk for $136, a manufacturer refurbished Slingbox 500 Media Player for $119, and Apple Earpods for less than half price at $12.

Recommendations

If you are an avid reader, and feel the Kindle Lending Library doesn't offer enough for you to consume, consider the Kindle Unlimited reading service, which provides all-you-can-eat ebooks from a catalog of over 1 million titles. Amazon is currently offering 25% off all available durations, so a one-year membership is normally $120, but is now $90.

At Apple's online store today, save big on refurbished iMacs. Prices start at $889 for the refurbished 21.5-inch iMac with a 1.4GHz Intel dual-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive, now $889. A $190 discount drops the cost on the refurbished 21.5-inch iMac with a 2.7GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive, now $1,059.

One Retina 21.5-inch model is now available for $1,269 and it features a 3.1GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive. The 27-inch iMac can be had for as low as $1,439 after a $260 price break and it features a 3.2GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB hard drive. Save $330 on the Retina 27-inch iMac with a 3.5GHz Intel quad-core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB Fusion Drive, now $1,869.


Apple gear

Apple Earpods with inline control, was $30, now is only $12 at Walmart.

Apple iPad Pro 128GB 12.9-inch tablet in gold, regularly $946, now $900 at Rakuten.

Refurbished 12-inch Retina MacBook 1.1GHz Dual-core in Silver (8GB RAM, 256GB storage) was $1,299 new, now $1,099 from Apple.


Audio/Visual

Slingbox Media Slingbox 500 Media Player (Manufacturer Refurbished), was $300, now $140 - 15 percent off with code EXTRA15 = $119 at Groupon.

Vibe sound DJ style stereo over ear headphones, was $25, now $8 at Walmart.

HMDX Jam Party wireless Bluetooth stereo speaker in pink, was $90, now $33 at Walmart.

Insten Micro USB SlimPort to HDMI male to female adapter video out, was $20, now $10 at Walmart.

SoundLogic XT water resistant, shock proof power bank with dual USB, was $50, now $25 at Rakuten.

LG 24-inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV carries a list price of $150, but has been reduced to $120 at Walmart.

LG LAS454 sound bar with wireless subwoofer, add it to your cart to drop it to $120 at Walmart.

Sony 55-inch class 4K LED UHD Smart TV with Triluminos, was $2,500, but has been cut to $1,498 at Rakuten.

Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker system, was $200, now $100 at Rakuten.

Refurbished Philips 5.1-channel 3D Blueray home theater system, on sale now for $90 at Walmart.

Refurbished 19-inch Element 720p LED HDTV, was $75, now $70 at Walmart.

Aukey Wireless Stereo Sport Bluetooth Earbud Headphones with Built-in Mic, was $50 now $22 - $11 with code 5FOD8D3G = $11 from Amazon.

Pioneer VSX-524-K 4K-pass-through 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver, was $300, now $150 at Newegg.

Refurbished Samsung 3D Blu-ray disc player, regularly $120, now $90 at Rakuten.

Proscan Premium 43-inch 1080p class D LED HDTV, regularly priced at $300, it has been cut to $230 at Walmart.

LG 60-inch 1080p 120Hz LED smart HDTV, list price is $1,300, now $848 at Walmart.

JayBird BlueBuds X sport bluetooth headphones in storm white, now $119 at Rakuten.


Computers and Tablets

Asus 15.6-inch laptop computer with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 500GB hard drive, was $500, now $370 at Walmart.

HP Pro Tablet 610 G1 with 32GB of storage, a 1.46GHz Intel Atom Z3775 quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, it was $580, but has been discounted to $180 at Rakuten.

Refurbished Samsung silver 11.6-inch Chromebook PC with Samsung Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM and 16GB hard drive, was $220, but has been cut to $149 at Walmart.

Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch third generation, HDX Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB, was $194, now $150 at Amazon.


Gaming

PlayStation 4 500GB Console with Call of Duty: Black Ops III was $399, now $349 - 15 percent off with code EXTRA15 = $297 at Groupon.

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for PlayStation 4 (physical media), was $60, now $28 at Amazon. Downloadable version not on sale.

Gears of War - Ultimate Edition - Xbox One, disc was $40, now $19 from Amazon.

Microsoft Xbox One Controller + Wireless Adapter for Windows 10 (usable in OS X with correct HID), was $80, now $65 from Amazon.


Peripherals

Monoprice is taking up to 40 percent off its usual prices during its Valentine's Day sale, and among the picks we like is the Four-Port Desktop Charger with Reversible USB Ports (6A total) for $15 (was $18), the Monoprice Select Portable 4,000mAh Power Bank (was $12, now $10), the DSLR Travel Blogger Backpack (was $80, now $50), and the Slim Backup 3100mAh Battery Case for iPhone 6 and 6s (MFi Certified), was $45 now 40.

Dell laser monochrome printer, was priced at $230, but has been cut to $90 and was dropped even lower to $80 at Rakuten.

HP Envy 4500 inkjet multifunction printer, previously $100, now only $70 at Rakuten.

ASUS USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 External 12X Blu-Ray Writer, was $150, now $100 - $20 rebate card = $80 at Newegg.

SiliconDust HDHomeRun EXTEND (2-Tuner), was $150, now $120 from Amazon.


Accessories

Accessory design studio Twelve South is taking 14 percent off any red item ordered from their home page for their Valentine's Day sale.

Apple's Leather Case for iPhone 6 Plus (only) in various colors, was $50 now $16 from Best Buy.

Refurbished Cables Unlimited MiniFit netbook cooler with fan, now $40 at Rakuten

Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2, was $130, now $54 at Amazon.


Networking

D-Link DSP-W110-4P Mydlink WiFi Smart Plug 4 Pack, was $180, now $130 - $70 off with code EMCEGEJ53 = $60 at Newegg, expires February 11.

Netgear High Speed DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem, was $70 now $60 on Amazon.


Power and Charging

ChugPlug External Battery Pack for MacBook Air 11-inch and 13-inch and MacBook Pro 13-inch Portable Charger, was $200 now $19 on Amazon.

PowerXcel 12,000mAh Rapid-Charging Power Bank with Three USB Ports, was $50 now $17 from Groupon.


Storage and Memory

Wintec FileMate 8GB swivel USB flash drive, now $5 at Walmart.

SanDisk X300 512GB internal solid state drive, was $170, now $136 at Rakuten.

Samsung 850 EVO 250GB SATA III internal solid state drive, was $143, now only $86 at Rakuten.

WD 2TB My Passport Ultra Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive in "berry" color, was $90 now $73 from Newegg via eBay.

Silicon Power 1TB Rugged Armor A30 Shockproof Standard 2.5-Inch USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive, was $120, now $58 at Amazon.

Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SATA III internal SSD, regularly priced at $175, cut to $158 at Rakuten.

SanDisk 32GB Flash Drive for USB 3.0 Type A or Type C connectors, was $50 now $34 from Amazon.

PNY XLR8 480GB CS2111 Internal 2.5 inch SATA III Solid State Drive, was $250, now $130 at Amazon.

SanDisk SSD Plus 120GB 2.5-Inch, model SDSSDA-120G-G25, was $75, now $44 at Amazon.

Toshiba 5TB SATA 6Gb/s 7200rpm, 128MB Cache, 3.5-Inch Internal Hard Drive, was $400, now $145 at Amazon.


Miscellaneous

Star Wars: Imperial Assault boardgame, was $100, now $61 at Amazon.

Dashboard camcorder, was $100, now $23 at Rakuten.