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Amazon has the UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speaker on sale for more than $100 off

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Take the party wherever you go with this portable speaker by Ultimate Ears.
Take the party wherever you go with this portable speaker by Ultimate Ears.

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While having more music available on your smartphone than ever before is great, these devices don’t always offer the best sound quality. That’s where Bluetooth speakers come in, and Ultimate Ears is one of the best you can get. Thanks to Amazon, one of UE’s better portable speakers is on sale for more than 40% off.

The UE MEGABOOM speaker is currently available on Amazon for $139.99, that’s $110 down from its regular $249.99 price tag — and an amazing deal. The portable speaker is definitely amongst the best UE speakers on Amazon, with 100-foot range for Bluetooth connections and nearly 20 hours of battery life. On top of that, it is water and shockproof, making it the perfect addition for those trips to the beach.

Like most other UE speakers at that price range, the MEGABOOM has 360-degree sound. It also offers stronger bass than similar speakers from UE, Sony, and Bose. 

So if you find yourself in need of a new speaker, don’t miss out on the UE MEGABOOM on Amazon. This sell will go fast.

Walmart has a Canon EOS Rebel camera with built-in WiFi on sale for $300 off

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Upgrade your Instagram game with this DSLR camera.
Upgrade your Instagram game with this DSLR camera.

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“Pics or it didn’t happen” is the summer 2018 mindset. If you don’t take 500 pictures and post to Instagram four times a day while on vacation, did you even go on vacation?

You could document your adventures with bogus editing apps and blurry iPhone pictures that you’ll end up deleting for storage purposes — or you could keep your memories alive with photos so detailed, they’ll take you right back to where they were taken. The 18MP Canon EOS Rebel T6 EF-S is your ticket to all that, and it’s on sale for $300 off at Walmart

Everybody would obviously love to have a fancy camera of their own, but when the nice ones are clocking in at $700 or more, it might be hard purchase to justify if you’re not a professional. That’s how much this Canon usually is ($749 to be exact), but you can snag it for $449 today.

The Canon EOS Rebel T6 EF-S 18-55mm + EF 75-300mm Double Zoom Kit features a 18.0 Megapixel CMOS image sensor, the DIGIC 4+ Image Processor, and two zooming lenses  — in regular terms, that means super detailed, vibrant photos and videos are finally possible even in shitty lighting. The Scene Intelligent Auto Mode will automatically adjust the settings to fit the subject you’re shooting, which is extra convenient if you’re a photography newbie. 

Since it’s equipped with built-in WiFi and NFC connectivity, sharing to your computer or social media is a breeze. And, with wireless printing capabilities, you can finally fill those picture frames that you bought on sale three years ago.

Walmart customer StK3166 writes: 

“As a person who is trying to get his first camera, I was fascinated by this. It is everything I looked for, and then some. And for the price point. Oh man, oh man. Worth it”

Whether you’re outside taking serious nature shots or taking goofy candids of friends outside of the bar, photos will come out looking like a professional photographer was following you around (and then you can be all “Nah, that was all me.”)

Save $300 on the Canon EOS Rebel T6 and get free 2-day shipping here.

End cable clutter with this surge protector by Anker that’s on sale

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Get this all-in-one power strip for 53% off through Amazon.
Get this all-in-one power strip for 53% off through Amazon.

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As more devices fill up the household, there are two common problems that will arise. First: Are there enough outlets to support all the devices that are in the room? Second: Are the proper precautions taken to prevent power surges, or worse, electrical fires? Luckily, thanks to a deal on this Anker power strip through Amazon, both those questions may be answered.

SEE ALSO: Shop these wireless earbuds that are all cheaper than Apple’s AirPods

The Anker PowerPort power strip is currently available on Amazon for $27.99, down 53% from its original $59.99 price tag. The PowerPort sports 12 outlets and three USB inputs, making it ideal for many different devices. The six-foot plug also makes it so that reaching the wall shouldn’t be an issue anymore.

Ryan Hansen attests to its quality, writing this in a review on Amazon:

“It’s an ANKER, do I really need to say more? People say this is an expensive power strip, but they forget the fact that it comes with 4 ports of fast charging ANKER power! The 4 port charger alone is almost as much as the strip. I work where I have contractors constantly in my office, and they love the strip! They even said how great it is because they no longer need the charger, just the cable! Made my people happy. Thanks ANKER.”

So if you need something to solve your power needs, go to Amazon and make sure to grab the PowerPort while its 53% off.

Transform the humble PDF into a productivity solution with this app that’s on sale

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PDFs are about as commonplace as printer paper in the modern office, a utilitarian solution for document sharing, and that’s about it, right? It’s all fun and games until someone sends you one to fill out, and you’re out of luck. But with the right software, you can get a lot more out of them.

The aptly named PDF Expert turns the humble PDF into an adaptable productivity solution. That’s what made it an Apple Editor’s Choice winner and one of the top paid apps in the Mac App Store. Regularly priced at $59.99, it’s already a much better value than other expensive editing programs, but you can snag it right now while it’s on sale for $24.99.

Unless you’re shelling out $500 for Adobe Acrobat, your PDFs are typically read-only, with all text and content frozen in place. PDF Expert makes editing accessible, whether you’re working on your computer, iPad, or iPhone. You can click or tap to delete content, add new text, or change the font settings. You can also add or replace images, and embed links to websites, videos, and other external destinations.

Use PDF Expert’s array of annotation tools to attach notes or feedback to a document, or to redact sensitive information (how very FBI of you). Then beam your doc to the cloud via Dropbox, iCloud, or any other collaborative storage service you subscribe to. This read-anywhere, edit-anywhere, send-anywhere functionality makes annoying tasks — like filling out forms and signing contracts — a lot less annoying. 

Get lifetime access to PDF Expert now for $24.99, or 58% off the regular price.

Get two Amazon Echo Dots made especially for your kids and save $30

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Amazon is running a sale on two-packs of the Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speakers.
Amazon is running a sale on two-packs of the Echo Dot Kids Edition smart speakers.

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It’s often the case that kids are already more comfortable with technology than their parents. These little information sponges have already mastered how to use your iPhone and the family tablet, can cruise through new apps with ease, and have likely become your go-to for navigating Netflix.

However, parents are always looking for ways to keep their kids from seeing and doing things that may be a bit inappropriate. The Echo Dot Kids Edition is Amazon’s answer to that issue and lucky for you, they have a 2-pack of their family-friendly smart speaker on sale for $30 off

The Amazon Echo Dot seems to hit a great middle ground for parents and their kids. And since it’s 19% off right now, it might be the best time to get the pair of Echo Dots at $129.98.

Home assistants are becoming more and more common in the household thanks to numerous functions, from weather reports and playing music, to timers and voice controls for other smart-home connected devices. This bundle from Amazon gives those functions to kids, but with the proper limitations of course. 

The colorful Echo Dots include a year of FreeTime unlimited, which normally costs $119.98 a year. This allows parents to filter out explicit music and prevent the kids from purchasing something like a $1200 Sony TV that they think is cool. Kids will also have access to tons of books from Audible, plus great, kid-friendly Alexa skills as well.

Use the pair of Echo Dots like an intercom system to communicate with your kids from anywhere in the house — all without having to yell. And since these Echo Dots are aimed especially at kids, you know they come in fun colors, including green, blue, and red.

So if you want to introduce your kids to Alexa and the things she can do, grab the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition Bundle on sale for $129.98.