- LG 49" 1080p HDTV for $340
LG 49-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $397, and code SMART4ALL applies $58 off.
This is a "Smart" TV, however the reviewers say the built-in Smart features are not as good as a Roku or Apple TV.
If you do not care about built-in Smart apps, this looks like a good value for a new 49-inch 1080p HDTV.
- 32" 720p HDTV and $100 Gift for $210
LG (model 32LH550B) 32-inch LED-backlit LCD 720p Smart HDTV for $210 with free shipping.
Has built-in apps for streaming video, including Netflix, YouTube, Vudu, Hulu Plus, and Google TV.
When you add one to the cart, a free $100 Dell Promo eGift Card is added for free.
An eGift card should arrive 2 weeks after purchase, and must be fully used within 90 days toward anything on Dell.com (computers, monitors, computer accessories, another TV, etc).
If you forget to spend the $100 within 90 days, it will be forfeited.
This TV normally sells for $197 without a free $100 card.
- LG 55" OLED 1080p Curved HDTV for $1100 (expired)
LG (55EG9100) 55-inch 1080p OLED Curved Smart HDTV for $1100 with free delivery.
This is $200 less than normal.
OLED is a new screen technology that independently lights each pixel, allowing a sharper image than a regular LED-lit LCD screen.
OLED is similar to the old Plasma TVs, which can make each pixel perfectly black, something LED/LCD screens cannot do.
Unlike Plasma though, OLED screens consume very little energy.
In our opinion, the Kindle is one of the best eBook readers on the market.
The design is simple and lightweight,
and consumes very little energy.
A single battery charge can last weeks.
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.
- 4-AA Battery Charger Kit for $13
Fujitsu 4-unit battery charger with 4 rechargeable AA batteries for $13 with free shipping.
The charger works with either 2 or 4 AA or AAA batteries, and claims to recharge them up to 2,100 times.
The reviews are mostly positive, but not positive as a Panasonic model that costs 30% more.
- 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.