Rocket League, Hue Bulbs, and more are discounted today

Whether you’re looking for new tech gear or household items, we’ve got you covered.

There’s never a shortage of deals available, but sorting through all of them can be difficult at times. We’ve handpicked all the best tech, and everyday essentials discounts that you can take advantage of right now and brought them to one central location. From smart bulbs to video games, these are today’s best discounts!

Tech Deals

Everyday Essentials

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So… Where is AirPower?

AirPower was sneak previewed in 2017 as Apple’s extension of Qi inductive charging, capable of replenishing up to two iPhones or an iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. So, where is it?

AirPower was announced alongside the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X at Apple’s September event… in 2017. It was a preview, not a release, and Apple said it would only be available in 2018. Since then, the iPhone X has come and gone and another September event along with it. Now it’s November 2018 — late November — and AirPower is still nowhere to be found.

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2017: AirPower Year Zero

Recently, when Apple makes a big change, it likes to announce a big halo product to go with it. The best example is AirPods. iPhone 7 might have ditched the headphone jack but it gave us one of the most innovative consumer electronic products we’ve seen in the last few years. Custom W1 chips — tiny computers that enable instant pairi…

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Rocket League is fun, hectic, and only $10 right now

Big demolition energy.

If you haven’t played Rocket League yet, literally what are you even doing with your life? This game is a combination of soccer and racing, complete with physics-based gameplay, rocket boosters, demolitions, and the world’s wub-wubbiest soundtrack. It’s one of the most fun games I’ve ever played, and if you haven’t joined the club yet, now’s the time. Rocket League is down to just $9.99 right now, which is half off the normal price.

You can download it from the PlayStation Store, where the Game of the Year Edition is also 50% off. It’s up for grabs from Microsoft for Xbox consoles, or from the Nintendo Store if you want to play on your Switch. PC gamers can snag a digital code for the same price. Choose whichever option works best for you.

Note that to get the most out of this well-rated game, you’ll need to have an online membership for the console you’re playing. Now get out there and score some goals.

See at Nintendo Store…

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Mobile Nations 2018 Community Awards

Kicking off a new year is always a great time to reflect on the previous year. While on the blogs we tend to look at the best devices, the greatest apps, and things of that nature, there is another section of our sites that deserves attention and appreciation as well — the forums and the volunteers and members that make our communities so amazing.

We take great pride in our community and know that without the people who invest their time voluntarily helping out, answering questions, welcoming newcomers, and generally keeping our sites clear of spammers and junk posts, we wouldn’t be the site we are today. With that in mind, we’d like to take the time to show some love and highlight folks who go above and beyond daily to make sure our communities remain awesome for everyone!

We opened up the table for suggestions from our volunteer team for outstanding community members, and the nominations poured in! So without further ado, here are some volunteers and community members that have …

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Capture your New Year’s Eve moments with these photography tips and tricks!

How to capture your New Year’s memories in the most creative ways possible!

New Year’s Eve is insanely hectic: There are a billion parties to pick from (or you have to make the hard decision to stay home in your PJs with your cat and a box of wine… tough choice, tbh), you have to spend time organizing and wrangling together intoxicated friends/family as they sloppily blow on noise-makers, and don’t even talk to me about choosing the perfect outfit.

While all of this can be ridiculously stressful, capturing these moments and memories doesn’t really need to be. You don’t actually have to be toting around a massive DSLR at that gigantic party or stressing about your GoPro getting lost in the midst of midnight celebrations.

All you really need is your iPhone, some tips and tricks, and a big ol’ dose of creativity!

Here are some different ways you can record and remember the end of 2018, while ushering in the New Year in pro photography fashion!

Boomerang yo’self

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Get buff and stuff with the $200 PowerBlock Personal Trainer Set

Crush your goals.

Amazon has the PowerBlock Personal Trainer Set on sale for $199.99, which is $75 off the average price. It has excellent reviews and this price is the best in history.

If you’re part of the huge amount of people that set fitness goals for your New Year’s Resolutions, this set is perfect for you. You’ll get a pair of adjustable dumbbell weights that can adjust from 5 to 50 pounds in 2.5-pound increments. The selector pin lets you change weights easily, and these are more compact and balanced than traditional dumbbells. The padded handle protects your wrists, too. Your purchase includes a ten-year limited warranty.

To keep your workout space protected, consider picking up some ProSource Puzzle Exercise Mats while they’re discounted.

See at Amazon…

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Film all the excitement as it happens with a great action camera

Having an action camera is one of those super cool, incredibly practical accessories that’ll transform your boring ol’ shooting schedule into something exciting and creative! Whether you’re looking for an action camera for a holiday, for fun at the lake with friends, as a gift for a loved one, or anything in between, there are plenty of different options that’ll have you exploring and shooting like a pro.

The highly-rated OG

GoPro HERO7 Black

Chances are if you’ve heard of an action camera of any caliber, you’ve heard of a GoPro: and for good reason, but the GoPro HERO7 Black takes the GoPro to a whole new level. This action cam allows for gimbal-like stabilization and time warp video that lets you increase video speed up to 30x faster. This rugged and waterproof camera allows you to deep dive up to 33 feet and even works with voice control commands. Another cool feature the HERO7 Black has? The ability to live stream directly to your Facebook, and then save the streamed 4K vide…

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Ring in the new year with a little help from your iPhone

Say goodbye to the old and hello to the new.

As another year comes to a close, we start to ponder on what the upcoming year will bring. We have hope that things will be better or trust that things won’t change. We set new resolutions that we’re determined to keep and reflect on what came before us. Before the new year begins, we all celebrate the end of the old one.

To make your New Year’s Eve its most joyous, check out these apps to help ring in the new year.

New Year’s Eve Counter
Ham Horn
Jackbox Party Pack
New Year’s Eve Counter

It’s getting closer and closer to the countdown, you’ve gathered with your friends and family, and you’re ready to toast the new year. Sure, you could stare at the clock, like an animal, or you could let the New Year’s Eve Counter help you celebrate.

Once the timer strikes zero, you can also send festive iMessage stickers to friends and family that couldn’t be with you this year.

There’s even a Lock screen widget, so you can keep tr…

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Set the mood with discounted Philips Hue White Ambiance bulbs and more

It’s lit!

If you’re getting started with you smart home and want to add some more Philips Hue bulbs to your setup, today’s deals are for you. You can pick up a pair of Philips Hue White Ambiance bulbs in A19 or BR30 sizes for just $37.99. That’s thanks to a price drop to $39.99 from a regular price of $50, and an on-page coupon taking a further 5% off the price at checkout.

White Ambiance bulbs from Hue allow you to not only control the brightness of your lighting, but also choose from a range of white shades from cool to warm to set the perfect mood. You can control your lights via the Hue app or hook them into your smart home with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit compatibility. To do so, you’ll need to link them to a Hue hub if you don’t already have one set up.

Other Philips Hue items on sale today include the Philips Hue Bloom. It’s a dimmable table lamp that adds indirect ambient lighting to any room and can even be used in sync with your favorite music, movie…

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When you travel, your Fitbit Charge 3 needs a suitcase too

If you love your Fitbit Charge 3, you’ll want to have it with you wherever you go, and if you travel a lot, that means bringing not only the Fitbit itself but also its charger and any additional bands that you might want to use. To do this, you’ll want a travel case to keep your Fitbit and all of its accessories safe and together.

Carry anything

AmazonBasics Travel Case

Despite its name, this traveling case isn’t exactly barebones. Small enough to fit in your luggage, but big enough to carry not only your Fitbit and its charger, but also your phone, earbuds, and more, with stretchy pockets to fit a variety of accessories and necessities. The molded plastic shell keeps everything safe for those long journeys.

$8 at Amazon

Under wraps

EnvyDeal Fitness Tracker Carrying Case

EnvyDeal’s felt travel pouch is made for fitness trackers like the Fitbit Charge 3, as well as other small devices. This rollup-style pouch has enough space for your Fitbit, a charging cable, and some earb…

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