Daily Deals: $99 iPod nano, App Store Freebies, iTunes Freebie

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We reach midweek with another round of Mac-related deals. First up is a number of bargains on Apple iPods, starting with a fourth-gen 8GB iPod nano for $99. We also check into a new batch of App Store freebies, including “BaseBrawl,” touted as a violent baseball game. The iTunes store has released another freebie: Juliet Venegas’ “Bien o Mal.”

Along the way, we check out some new apps for the iPad and iPhone, as well as some interesting hardware. Details on these and many other items are available at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.


770008-largeThe Apple Store again offers discounted pricing on its factory-refurbished, previous-generation Apple iPod nano, touch, and classic MP3 players. (With free shipping, each is at the lowest total price we could find for a refurbished unit.) Sales tax is added where applicable. A 1-year Apple warranty applies. The refurbs:

Apple iPod nano 8GB MP3 Player (4th-generation, pictured) in eight colors for $99
Apple iPod nano 16GB MP3 Player (4th-generation) in five colors for $119
Apple iPod classic 120GB MP3 Player (6th-generation) in Black or Silver for $189
Apple iPod touch 32GB MP3 Player (2nd-generation) for $249

774460-largeBelow are downloads of several free applications available for a limited time from Apple’s App Store, with price drops from $1 to $3. These apps work with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. (Check the individual apps for further information.) The apps:

BaseBrawl: Violent baseball game
COCOnoid: Top-down puzzle game
McSolitaire: Solitaire game
Alarm System (pictured): Alarm clock
DarkFlow: Flying saucer exploration game
Kim´s Adventure: 3D platformer game
Tubulous 2: Feed television network

774461-largeThis week’s free single of the week at the iTunes Music Store is the Julieta Venegas’ Bien o Mal (pictured). Each Tuesday, iTMS offers a new single from up-and-coming artists as a free download. (You’ll need an iTMS account to download it.)

Of note, this week’s free discovery download at the iTunes Music Store is Plants and Animals’ The Mama Papa.

774462-largeToday only, MacUpdate.com offers downloads of Coherent Graphics’ Proview PDF Editor for Mac for $19.95. (That’s $19 off and the lowest price we could find for this PDF editing utility.) Click here for more information.

757004-largeToday only, DailyCheckout.com offers the i-Ecko Eco-Friendly Foldable Multimedia Speakers for $2.99 with $5.99 for shipping. (That’s a buck under our November mention and the lowest total price we’ve seen.) These 2-watt speakers feature foldable speaker housings made of recycled materials. They measure 3.5″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″.

774483-largeThe iTunes App Store offers downloads of Agole’s medSOS for iPhone / iPad / iPod touch for free. (That’s a $4 drop and the best price we’ve seen.) This app sends your current location, medical history, and other information to select contacts in the event of an emergency.

766570-largeBuy.com offers this Avenues by Wenger Gaming 17″ Notebook Backpack, model no. DE-8300-02F00, for $29.99 with free shipping. (That’s tied with our February mention and the lowest total price we could find by $5.) This backpack holds up to a 17″ laptop in a drop-protective stabilizer system. It features shock-absorbing shoulder straps, removable electronic accessories pockets, and more.

738059-largeDell Small Business offers the Sharp AQUOS 52″ 120Hz 1080p Widescreen LCD HD Television, model no. LC-52E77U, for $1,199. Apply coupon code “PL$HNJ1RW74836” to drop it to $1,049. [With free shipping, that’s tied with an expired mention from two days ago as the best deal we’ve seen for a Sharp 52″ 120Hz 1080p LCD HDTV.] (Sam’s Club had a Philips model for $51 less back in December.) Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include a resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p), 120Hz refresh rate, 4ms response time, tuners, five HDMI inputs, and VGA, component, and other video inputs. Deal ends April 10.

771541-largedatavis via Buy.com offers the Griffin PowerDock 2 Charging Cradle, model no. 9806-MLTDCK2, for $28.99 with free shipping. (That’s a buck under last week’s mention and the lowest total price we could find by $1.) It features two built-in Apple universal docks for charging almost any combination of iPod and iPhone models, and comes with universal dock insert adapters.

758733-largeTigerDirect.com offers the factory-refurbished Canon VIXIA HF20 1080p 32GB Flash Memory HD Digital Camcorder, model no. 3535B001, for $499.99. [With free shipping, it’s $149 under the lowest total price we could find for a new, factory-sealed unit.] Features include up to 12 hours (3 hours full HD) recording time on 32GB of built-in memory, 15x optical zoom, 1920×1080 (1080p) recording, 3.3-megapixel still photos, 2.7″ widescreen LCD, HDMI output, and USB connectivity. A 90-Day Canon warranty applies.