Daily Deals: $45 4GB iPod shuffle, $35 2GB iPod shuffle, App Store Freebies

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We have two deals on iPod shuffles from MidnightBox.com: grab a 2GB iPod shuffle for $35 or a 4GB model for $45. Also, we have the latest crop of App Store freebies, including “ShapeMind,” a geometry puzzle game.

Along the way, we’ll also check out a number of other Mac-related items, including MP3 albums, silicon laptop keyboard covers for your MacBook Pro and software for your iPhone or iPod touch.

As always, details on these any many more products are available at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.


781746-largeToday only, MidnightBox.com offers the refurbished, current-generation Apple iPod shuffle 4GB MP3 Player in Black, model no. MC164LL/A, for $44.95. [With $3.99 for shipping, that’s $7 under our March mention of a new unit and the lowest total price we’ve seen for this iPod shuffle.] (It’s also a current price low by $19.) Other than a redesigned form factor, this iPod shuffle features VoiceOver, which speaks the name and artist of the currently-playing song, earbuds-based controls, and a 10-hour battery life.

Note: A 30-day warranty applied, but it’s unclear who supports it.

782994-largeToday only, MidnightBox.com offers the refurbished, 4th-generation Apple iPod shuffle 2GB MP3 Player in Green, model no. MC381LL/A for $34.95. [With $3.99 for shipping, that’s $20 less than what Apple charges and tied with our mention two weeks ago (which was available in more colors) for the lowest total price we’ve seen for this current model.] It holds up to 500 songs and features VoiceOver technology, which tells users which song is playing and when the battery needs to be recharged.

Note: A 30-day warranty applies, although it’s unclear who supports it.

782997-largeBelow are downloads of several free applications available for a limited time from Apple’s App Store, with price drops from $1 to $4. These apps are created for the iPhone and iPod touch, and are compatible with the iPad but will run at a significantly lower resolution. (Check the individual apps for further information.) The apps:

ShapeMind: Geometry puzzle game
Zen Tilt: Physics-based puzzle game
Fantasy Names for Cool Characters: Name generation assistant
Stone Wars (pictured): Turn-based battle game
iBoxOffice: Weekly box-office information
Need For Turn: Reaction time-based game
IPuncher – Everlast: Punching measurement simulation
Haypi kingdom: iPhone-based MMO

782999-largeToday only, DealsClick.com offers the Belkin BodyGuard Shield Cinema Case for iPhone 3G / 3GS, model no. F8Z457, for $1.99. (With $4.99 for shipping, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $25.) This hard plastic case features a kickstand that folds into the back.

783002-largeThe iTunes Music Store offers downloads of the 2010 Vans Warped Tour Digital Sampler MP3 Album for free via the directions below. That’s the best deal we could find for this 10-track sampler, which includes music from Alkaline Trio, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, Cobra Skulls, and more. Code ends August 31. To get this deal:

Click here to receive an individual coupon code from NPR
click here and select the “Redeem” link under the “Quick Links” menu on the right
enter your code to begin downloading the album for free

783011-largeUrban Outfitters via iTunes offers a free download of its new LSTN#9 and LSTN#10 Sampler playlists. (Click “LSTN” to find them.) Each 25-track sampler features songs from Broken Social Scene, Ratatat, Goldfrapp, and more artists you’ve never heard of. You must have iTunes installed in order to download these songs. Of note, you can stream the previous Urban Outfitters LSTN Samplers #1 to #8 for free. (You can also download these albums via iTunes; however, they’re not free.)

Also available is a free download of the Mercedes-Benz Yellow Beats Mixed Tape Sampler. (Click the MP3 link to download, iTunes is not required.) This 10-track album features songs from dj newtown, Leo & Loop, and others.

770740-largeMeritline offers this USB Data Cable for the Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS in White for $1.89. Coupon code “MLCK4013570623NL1” drops it to 79 cents. (With free shipping, that’s tied with our mention from yesterday of a similar cable in black.) It’s also among the lowest total prices we’ve seen for any such cable. (Apple direct charges $19 for its USB sync cable.) Deal ends after 1,000 coupon redemptions.

783030-largeMeritline.com offers this Silicone Keyboard Protector Skin for MacBook Pro Notebooks for $2.50. Coupon code “MLC1041350623NL1” cuts it to 99 cents. (With free shipping, it’s the lowest total price we could find for any silicone MacBook Pro skin by $5.) This skin is waterproof, dust proof, and eliminates certain bacteria. Note that this skin is designed to fit unibody MacBook Pro laptops. Coupon ends after 1,000 uses.

783040-largeToday only, the iTunes App Store offers Shaolin Training for iPhone / iPod touch for free. (That’s a $1 drop and the lowest price we could find for this action-adventure game.)

783045-largeToday only, Apple’s App Store offers downloads of several Gameloft applications for just 99 cents each. [With price drops of $4, each title is at the lowest total price we’ve seen.] Note that these apps are created for the iPhone and iPod touch; they’re compatible with the iPad but will run at a significantly lower resolution. (Check the individual apps for further information.) The deals:

Assassin’s Creed: Altaïr’s Chronicles (pictured) for 99 cents ($4 off): Action-adventure game
UNO for 99 cents ($4 off): Classic card game
Brother’s in Arms 2: Global Front for 99 cents ($4 off): First-person shooter
N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance for 99 cents ($4 off): First-person shooter
GT Racing: Motor Academy for 99 cents ($4 off): Racing game
Gangstar: West Coast Hustle for 99 cents ($4 off): Third-person sandbox game
Shrek Kart for 99 cents ($4 off): Racing game