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The unfortunate catch here is that the deal is only for new members. In the past, there’s been a loophole to buy discounted Prime gift subscriptions, and then “gift” them to yourself when your own membership expired, but it seems like they’ve totally shut that down this time.
As soon as you check out, the membership will be immediately applied to your account, and your account only: No gifting allowed. And if you already have Prime, you won’t be allowed to check out at all. That’s a bummer, but this is still an amazing deal for anyone who hasn’t tried the best deal in tech. [Amazon Prime, $67]
The worst part of a (short) power outage is that it kills your home internet connection, but this $40 UPS backup will make that a thing of the past.
As soon your power goes out, the APC’s built-in battery will kick in to keep your modem, router, and other low-draw electronics running for up to 4.5 hours. That’s not going to help much during a major natural disaster, but it’s awesome if you experience brief outages with any regularity. [APC Back-UPS Connect BGE90M,120V, Network Backup with USB Charging ports, $40]
If you head over to Woot today, you’ll find three different refurbished Logitech Harmony universal remotes marked down to great low prices. At the low end, the $65 Logitech Harmony Smart Control doesn’t include a built-in screen, but it can control up to eight devices, and also turns your phone into a remote via an included app.
The two more expensive models include built-in touchscreens for advanced controls and setup, but the $195 Harmony Ultimate bundles in a closed-cabinet repeater to control hidden-away electronics. [Logitech Harmony Sale]
Granted, $25 isn’t a huge discount, but it’s best we’ve seen to date on the Apple Watch. More importantly though, most buyers won’t have to pay sales tax, which sweetens the deal considerably compared to buying directly from Apple. [Apple Watch Sport 42mm, $375. No tax for most]
This battery is just about the perfect size for sharing with a travel partner during an extended flight, or keeping in your bag if you’ll be spending a long time away from power outlets, but its biggest selling point is peace of mind; life is just less stressful when you know that your phone won’t run out of juice. So if you don’t own something similar already, it’s a no-brainer deal. [KMASHI 10000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack, $9 with code MHLSNM2R]
If your iTunes balance is running low, here’s another chance to save 20% on a $100 refill card. If you ever buy apps, shows, movies, music, books, or iCloud storage from Apple, this is basically free money. And if your Apple Music free trial is set to expire in the next few days, your renewal will automatically draw from your iTunes account. [$100 iTunes Gift Card, $80]