This Solid Aluminum iPhone Dock Is Your Deal of the Day

8 May

When Apple changed the venerable 30-pin iOS connector to the reversible Lightning connector, it threw a lot of accessory makers into fits. One of those makers is Elevation Lab, which first garnered attention in 2011 with a wildly successful Kickstarter selling a CNC-machined iPhone dock made from a solid piece of aluminum. As most observers noted, the aluminum looks positively Apple-esque. It’s a premium accessory. It impressed Andrew Tarantola enough that he considered giving up his Android phone?because of a dock. But as production ramped up, Apple switched up the connector game.

Elevation Labs is clearing out all their old 30-pin docks for $49. That’s $40 less than a proper iPhone 5 dock and $10 less than the initial Kickstarter price. Plus, they’ll throw in an impressively-engineered Lightning adaptor. It might not be the last dock you’ll ever own, but it will work with your new iPhone, at least until Apple decides to switch up the charger again. [Elevation Lab]

REMINDER: This Sunday, May 12, is Mother’s Day. Shipping deadlines are fast approaching.

Top Deals

? Elevation Dock for iPhone 4 + Lightning Adaptor ($49) | Elevation Lab | Originally $89

? Adobe Ideas ($0) | iTunes via 9to5Toys | Originally $10

Accessories

? Logitech K120 ($10) | Newegg via Dealzon | Originally $20 | Use coupon code EMCXRXN67

? Wired Xbox Controller ($27) | Newegg via Ben’s Bargains | Originally $40

? 32GB Pro Extreme Speed SD Card ($32) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $40

? PNY 128GB Flash Drive ($65) | Tiger Direct via Dealmac | Originally $80

? Wacom Bamboo Capture Tablet ($70) | Newegg via Ben’s Bargains | Originally $100 | Use coupon code EMCXRXN72

? Seagate Backup Plus Desktop HD ($150) | Amazon | Was $140 twice before

Miscellaneous

? Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds ($7.15) | Amazon via Amazon | Originally $10

? Cheap Nashbar Mountain Bike w/ Disc Brakes ($240) | Bike Nashbar via Ben’s Bargains | Originally $350 | Use coupon code NB40

Gaming

PS3

? Pre-order Beyond: Two Souls ($52) | Newegg via TechBargains | Normally $60 | Use code EMCXRXN226

? Skyrim ($30) | Amazon via 9to5Toys

? Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning ($20) | Amazon via Daily Game Deals

? Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition ($20) | Amazon via Daily Game Deals

Xbox

? Pre-order Minecraft ($17) | Newegg via TechBargains

? Skyrim ($30) | Amazon via 9to5Toys

? Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning ($20) | Amazon via Daily Game Deals

? Fallout: New Vegas Ultimate Edition ($20) | Amazon via Daily Game Deals

PC

? FREE After Rebate Mass Effect 3 | Newegg via Deals
? FREE After Rebate Roller Coaster Tycoon Gold | Newegg via Deals
? FREE After Rebate Venetica | Newegg via Deals

? Bundle Tom Clancy’s EndWar, H.A.W.X., Chaos Theory, G.R.A.W., Rainbow Six Vegas ($6.00) | GamersGate via Daily Game Deals

? Serious Sam Complete Pack ($19) | Steam

Today’s gaming deals are courtesy of the dudes over at Kotaku’s Moneysaver.

Audio

? Sony DREX12iP Earbuds ($0) | Newegg via Dealmac | Originally $15 | $15 MIR on page

? ATH-M50 Headphones ($102) | Amazon via Deals Kinja | Originally $130 | Lowest price ever from Amazon, it was the deal of the day last November.

? Sony SA-NS500 Portable WiFi Speaker ($142) | Amazon via Tech Deal Digger | Originally $160

? Pioneer WiFi Speaker ($200) | Best Buy via Tech Deal Digger | Originally $300

Clothing

The concept behind prep style?if I may, not being from New England or a WASP?is that fashion shouldn’t change. What Gatsby or JFK looked good in will still look good today. Fraying is good (to an extent.) Wearing a sweater or shirt year after year, season after season, is a inherently stylish action.

Brooks Brothers is one of the most celebrated purveyors of that kind of fashion. Sure, their stuff is expensive, but they’re not disposable. They’re meant to be worn and washed and worn and washed. They also don’t feature many sales, so this Friends and Family 25% off promotion is certainly notable. The promo code FNFBB6 knocks 25% off almost everything?including the Black Fleece line. In 20 years, while you’re wearing your favorite shirt on Cape Cod, you won’t even remember you got it on sale. [Brooks Brothers] Good mom opportunity!

? 2-Pack 6-Pack Nike Dry-Fit Socks ($20) | Footlocker via Slickdeals | Originally $40

? Vibram Five Fingers Sale | Vibram via Fatwallet

? Brooks Brothers Friends and Family Sale | Brooks Brothers via Reddit | Use coupon code FNFBB6

Dumb TV ? Smart TV

Nope.

Physical Media

? Game of Thrones Season 1+2 [Blu-ray] (~$62) | Amazon UK via Daily DVD Deals | Region-free

Digital Media

Nah.

Laptops

? Toshiba Cheap Laptop with Radeon HD Graphics ($270) | Best Buy via Deals Kinja | Originally $400

? Asus VivoBook w/ Touchscreen ($600) | Adorama via Ben’s Bargains | Originally $700

Desktops

Tablets

? 16GB Galaxy Note ($370) | Officemax via Fatwallet | Originally $400 | Use coupon code WRU3L5V309TV41DXC

Screens

? HP Pavillion 22" IPS Monitor ($130) | Best Buy via Tech Deal Digger | Originally $200

? 40" Philips 1080p HDTV ($328) | Walmart via Ben’s Bargains | Originally $400

? Dell Ultrasharp 30" IPS High-Res Monitor ($1275) | Dell via Dealmac | Originally $1500 | Use coupon code $PX1BGTSZ3G635

Portables

Nope.

Camera

? Samsung NX1000 White ($340) | Amazon | Originally $600

? Samsung NX1000 ($400) | Adorama via Photography Bay | Originally $600

? Amazon Cybershot Sale | Amazon via Photography Bay

Bare Drives

So Newegg Business is running a $100 off $550 code right now?if you’re parting out a machine or building a NAS, you can score some serious discounts on bare drives, SSDs, and software. Basically, anything the business wing of Newegg sells?so no toys or Macs. The code is XB2B100, and you might have to put in your email address to unlock the code. [Newegg Business via HardForum]

Apps

Adobe just made its former $10 drawing app, Adobe Ideas, completely free.

iOS

? Air Disk Pro ($0) | iTunes via 9to5Toys | Originally $2

? Lego Star Wars Yoda Chronicles ($0) | iTunes via 9to5Toys | Originally $2

? Sir Benfro’s Brilliant Balloon ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $1

? Write For Dropbox ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $2

? DailyCost ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $2

? Bastion ($1) | iTunes via 9to5Toys | Originally $5

? Batman Arkham City Lockdown ($1) | iTunes via 9to5Toys | Originally $5

? King Cashing 2 ($2) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $3

Android

? Wings of Fury ($0) | Amazon via Apps-aholic | Originally $2

? Train Conductor 2 ($1) | Google Play via Apps-aholic | Originally $2

Mac

? Sketch ($25) | iTunes via MacStories | Originally $50

Hobomodo

Newegg’s selling a bunch of games for free after rebate.


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Source: http://gizmodo.com/this-solid-aluminum-iphone-dock-is-your-deal-of-the-day-494010056

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