- Sharp 50" 1080p HDTV for $300
Sharp (LC-50LB481U) 50-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV with built-in Roku for $300 with free shipping.
If the price shows up as $400, click "Sign In" or "Create Account" on the upper-right of the page.
Once you are signed in with a Best Buy account, the price should appear as $300.
This and other similar 50-inch HDTVs normally sell for at least $350.
Manufacturers focusing on selling 4K TVs means the older 1080p models are dropping in price.
Most home viewers will have very little to watch in 4K.
The technology looks amazingly sharp, but shows and movies in 4K may not be easily accessible for a few years, except for some Youtube videos, Netflix movies, and Hulu shows.
Even still, you may need to upgrade to a 4K player or home theater PC to watch them, as even the "Smart" TVs may lack the processing power to play 4K videos.
- Yamaha RX-V779 A/V Receiver for $410
Newegg is selling a Yamaha RX-V779 A/V Receiver for $410 through their Ebay store.
Normally sells for $450.
If you have speakers in two rooms, we recommend the Yamaha receivers.
Most receivers have a "Zone 2" feature which can run a separate audio source to a second room, but Yamaha's "Zone B" will copy the SAME audio into the second room.
For example, if you have surroundsound speakers in your living room and stereo speakers on your patio, the Yamaha can power all speakers from a single source.
Many regular "Zone 2" receivers can, but not with a digital source (not with a cable box, Blu-Ray Player, etc).
We have used an older model Yamaha RX-V575 for 2.5 years, and works great.
It is easy to control from the Yamaha app.
We bought this remote for $25 when on sale last year, and love it.
Works about as well as a $50+ Logitech remote.
For comparison, a Logitech Harmony Smart Control can control the same devices as the Inteset (8 devices instead of 4), but costs much more than the Inteset.
Granted the Logitech also includes an app, but these days, your mobile phone and tablet may give you the same home control features using a Simple Control app.
While more people switch from cable TV to streaming services, it is good to see a new affordable universal remote controls compatible with streaming devices.
They also just released an IR Repeater/Extender for $26, for controlling your devices behind a cabinet or wall.
- Deals Today for Prime Members
Today is their Prime Day, where hundreds of items are on sale for Amazon Prime members only.
is $99 per year, and has a free 1-month trial for new members.
Some deals worth mentioning, that are only available for Prime members.
Some deals are only available for 1-4 hours, and may expire soon after this posting.
Insta Pot IP-DUO60 6qt Pressure Cooker for $70 with Prime only.
We purchased it for the same price when it was on sale during Black Friday last year, and love it.
We call it our "kitchen robot" since healthy food can be made super easy.
Brown rice and potatoes cook in one-third the time, and soups taste incredible.
If you want to get more into healthy cooking, I cannot recommend anything better than this (except maybe the Bluetooth/App version which costs a bit more).
(Expired)Asus RT-N12 Wireless Router for $20.
Normally at least $28.
We had a more expensive Asus router (model RT-N66U) which broke in a month.
(Expired)TP-Link 5-Port Gigabit Managed Switch for $23.
Sometimes on sale for $25, normally sold for $30.
We have one, and it works fairly well.
Can log in to the switch with downloadable software, view network statistics, and do basic management features like forcing ports to certain speeds.
Gunnar Optiks Computer Glasses for $40 to $45.
We used one for a while, and it does help prevent eyestrain (headaches) when staring at a bright screen for long periods of time.
However it alone is not fully effective.
Only frequent breaks, eye exercises, low screen brightness and lots of ambient light can truly prevent eyestrain.
Kmashi 10,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $11.
Weighs 0.6 pounds.
Reviews say it does not have pass-through charging, so it cannot charge your devices while its internal battery is charging.
This is a big downside, in our opinion.
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.