In our opinion, the Kindle is one of the best eBook readers on the market.
It is simple, lightweight, extremely low powered (so a single battery charge can last for weeks), and integrates great with Amazon.
Our favorite part is the true LCD screen, which does not have any backlighting.
Staring at anything with a backlight, like a computer screen, phone or tablet screen, or television is the same thing as staring at a light bulb.
These can cause eyestrain, a medical condition that can give headaches and effect eyesight, especially with prolonged use in low-light rooms.
The Kindle does not use a backlight.
- 32" HDTV & $100 Credit for $200, 23" Touchscreen Monitor & $75 Credit $306, Other Deals
Dell P2314T Touchscreen 23" LED-backlit LCD Computer Monitor for $306 with code EXTRA10, and includes a free $75 eGift Card with purchase.
Normally $310 without free store credit.
Also includes a 3-year Advanced Exchange Warranty, meaning they will send you a replacement monitor and packing materials before you need to send your defective monitor back to Dell.
Netgear 2-Camera Video Surveillance System with Wireless Base Station for $330, and includes a free $100 Dell eGift Card with purchase.
Normally $300 without free store credit.
Includes 2 wireless indoor/outdoor cameras and its wireless base station.
Connect the base station to your router, and it uploads your surveillance video to a cloud network (1 megabit Internet upload required).
Before completing the checkout, be sure the free eGift Card appears under the product you are buying.
Dell was including the free Promo eGift Cards at time of this post, but could sell-out at any time.
They are only valid online (not available through phone orders).
Dell's Promo eGift Cards usually arrive in customers' inboxes 2 weeks after purchase, and come with a 90-day expiration date.
They are really like store credit with an expiration date, rather than a gift card.
If you forget to spend your eGift Card within 90 days, you will forfeit its remaining value.
There are a lot of things you can buy with your eGift Card, including computers, tablets, wireless routers, keyboards, hard drives, backpacks, monitors, printers, games, etc.
- Samsung 48" LED-backlit LCD 1080p Smart HDTV for $400
Samsung 48-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p Smart HDTV for $400 with free delivery.
Normally goes for $435 and has positive reviews.
This deal is expected to expire tonight.
Price is still valid today, but could expire at any time.
Unfortunately, they are hiding the price until the final checkout page.
If it says "price shown at checkout", you will have to go through the checkout process (including entering your credit card number) to see the final price on the last checkout page.
You can see the price before committing your order.
- LG 55" 2160p 4K HDTV and $150 Credit for $700
LG 55-inch (55UF6800) LED-backlit LCD 4K 2160p Ultra HD TV for $700.
When added to the cart, a free $150 Promo eGift Card automatically appears.
It normally sells for about $700 without free credit.
- 8400mAh Portable Battery Charger for $5
Rosewill Elite 8,400mAh Portable USB Battery Charger for $15 with free shipping, and code EMCEJFN54 applies $10 off in the cart.
An iPhone 6 has a 1,800mAh battery, so this portable charger is capable of fully charging a dead iPhone 6's battery about 4 times.
CyberPower 1500VA Pure Sine Wave UPS for $155 with code EMCEJFG37 .
Normally sells for about $215 and is our favorite Battery Backup UPS on the market today.
It can protect all your computers, monitors, and network gear in your office, up to 900 watts.
CyberPower is not as popular as APC, but I like their quality better.
This particular one, the Pure Sine Wave model, protects electronics better than most UPSs as shown in this video.
Western Digital Black 5TB 7200rpm Hard Drive for $190 with code ESCEJFG22 (3.8¢/GB).
and includes a five year warranty.
Western Digital's warranty service is decent, costing about $6 to ship them your broken drive using the box and shipping label they send your replacement drive in.
Regarding Intel CPUs, the above are the regular CPUs (not the "K" models).
The above CPUs are great for business work, but if you only want your computer to do personal tasks and play games, consider getting the Intel CPUs that end in "K" instead.
The "K" Intel CPUs (like i7-6700K and i5-6400K) give a slight boost in performance, but lack some virtualization capabilities useful for developers.
Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball Mouse for $20.25.
Normally at least $30.
Includes a wireless 2.4GHz USB receiver for Windows and Mac, works on one AA battery (included), and comes with a 3-year warranty.
Also, if you do a lot of typing (like we do) and looking for a solid desktop computer keyboard, check out a Logitech K740 Illuminated Keyboard for $48.
We have several, and found them to be the most comfortable for working.
While gamers will prefer other, more "mushy" style keypresses, this K740 has a shallow keypress (similar to a laptop computer's keyboard) and does not wear out our fingers after a full day of typing.
Codes do not apply toward big brand name items, like Samsung SSDs and mobile phones.
Monoprice sells some of our favorite kinds of cables, including speaker cables, subwoofer cables, Ethernet cables, HDMI cables, computer cables, etc.
We love their high quality, low prices, and huge inventory.
Be sure to read the product reviews of items before buying.
We purchase almost all of our A/V and computer cables from Monoprice.
Their regular cables are similar in quality to Monster cables and retail store-bought cables, at a fraction of the price.
They do charge shipping per order based on weight, and the per-item price usually drops when you order more.
For example, if you know you already need to pay shipping for a 150-foot Ethernet cable (a heavy item), it may add no extra shipping cost to add a few light 2-foot and 6-foot Ethernet cables.
- Refurbished Yamaha A/V Receiver for $300 (expired)
Woot.com is selling a Refurbished (not new) Yamaha TSR-5790 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver with 4K HDTV passthrough, Bluetooth, and Wifi for $300 with free shipping.
Yamaha provides a free app for controlling the receiver, and it can use AirPlay to play music wirelessly from an Apple device.
Normally, refurbished electronics only come with a 90-day warranty, however they are giving a 1-year warranty with this purchase.
For multi-room support, we really like Yamaha's "Zone B" feature.
Most people only need 5.1 surroundsound in their living room, so the extra 2 speakers (the "7.2" part of the description) can be used in a separate room.
Most receivers have a "Zone 2" feature, which isolate the second room to a separate audio channel.
You can play audio from a separate source from the main zone, however that source must be a stereo or analog signal.
It will not work to play audio from a digital source like a Blu-Ray Player or TV/DVR box.
However Yamaha's "Zone B" feature actually copies the main audio's digital source, and downgrades it to stereo for play in your second room.
For example, we have a Yamaha Receiver powering the 5.1 speakers in the living room, and the stereo speakers in the outdoor patio.
When we walk outside, we use the Yamaha app to turn on "Zone B", and whatever is playing in the living room will play on the patio.
Without "Zone B", it would be difficult to set up a Receiver to copy the audio to the patio.
- 28" HDTV with $100 Credit for $170
Vizio 28-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV and $100 Credit for $170 with code SPRING20 .
Also includes a free $100 Dell Promo eGift Card for free.
To get it, add the Vizio 28-inch TV to your cart for $190, view the cart and apply promo code SPRING20 to get $20 off, and a free $100 Dell Promo eGift Card automatically appears in the cart.
Add one to the cart.
The bundle includes a Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Smart Wifi Router (normally costs $173), a Buffalo Drivestation 3TB USB External/Desktop hard Drive (normally costs about $100), and a free $100 Dell Promo eGift Card.
Apply code SPRING100 to get it all for $240.
According to the terms of Dell Promo eGift Cards, they will send you the gift card 10-20 days after your order ships.
Once sent, the gift card expires in 90 days.
This means you have 3 months to spend the full amount on your gift card until its remaining amount is forfeited.