home : hot deals & information involving: NewEgg.com Wednesday, October 1, 2014last update: 3:30am (CDT)
- Changhong 50" LED-backit LCD 1080p HDTV & Chromecast for $400
Newegg is offering the Changhong 50-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV for $400 again.
It has been on sale at $400 a bunch of times in the last 9 months, and we know a lot of people who bought one.
We have one here, and believe it was an excellent value for a 50-inch HDTV.
This deal also includes a Google Chrome Streaming Media Player (worth about $35) and two 6-foot HDMI cables for free.
In our opinion, if you are looking for a basic 50-inch bedroom TV, this is a great deal.
If you are looking for a really nice TV for your living room, this is a decent TV for people on a budget but its quality will not be as good as newer TVs by Samsung, LG, and Sony.
However, the popular brand HDTVs could be double the price for their 50+ inch models.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
- 6,000mAh Portable USB Battery for $15
Fremo Elf 6,000mAh Portable USB Battery Charger for $15 today.
It should carry enough battery to fully charge most phones up at least twice.
- LG 29" Ultra-wide LED-backlit LCD IPS Monitor for $300
LG 29UM65 Ultra-wide monitor for $300 today.
This model usually goes for at least $350.
Ultra-wide monitors are meant for people who want to fit two whole application windows side-by-side.
- External USB CD/DVD Drive for $10 (expired: sold out)
Lite-On USB External CD/DVD Reader Drive for $30 with free shipping, and code
applies $20 off in the cart.
To enter the code, enter it in the Promo Code box in the shopping cart.
You may need to enter your email address first, before the Promo Code box can appear.
Most laptop computers do not have built-in CD/DVD drives.
This one should work with just about any laptop, desktop, or Windows tablet that has a USB port.
Google Voice Support is Back for OBi Devices:
According to the OBi Blog, Google Voice is now officially supported again on OBi devices.
This is a complete turnaround from earlier this year, when Google Voice officially removed support for XMPP-based devices, which the OBi devices used.
However, users of OBi devices with a Google Voice number probably noticed their service continued to work, even after the May 15 deadline.
Now there is no more worry of having to pay for home telephone service.
If you currently have an OBi device, or if you want to buy an OBi device, you can enjoy free incoming and outgoing calls within the US and Canada with a free Google Voice number.
The OBi devices plug in to your home router and your landline phones.
We use ours with a multi-handset cordless phone system, so every room has a cordless phone.
If you have a Google Voice number, you can program it to ring your home phone and your mobile phone at the same time.
This allows people to call one number to reach you by voice, regardless of whether you are available at home or on your mobile phone.
Also, if you answer a Google Voice call on your mobile phone, come home, then you can transfer the call to your home phone.
Beware that Google Voice landline phones cannot call 911.
You will need to use your mobile phone in case of emergency.
If you do want your home phone to make emergency calls, OBi does have service options on their OBiTalk.com website, but you will need to enable one of those services and pay a monthly fee.
- Samsung 2.5" 1TB Laptop Hard Drive $55
Samsung 1TB Hard Drive, small 2.5" size, for $55 today.
This, and other laptop 1TB hard drives usually go for around $65.
It can go inside a laptop computer or inside a portable drive enclosure, like this enclosure for $9.90 with code AF0909EX1
- 5-Port USB Charger for $20
This is the same deal recently offered by Amazon, now available at Newegg today (for those who prefer Newegg over Amazon).
The Anker 40-watt 5-port USB charger, usually priced at $26, lets you charge up to 5 USB-powered devices at once.
It is powerful enough to charge up to 5 tablets at once, versus most USB charging ports can only charge 1 tablet at a time.
This could be very useful while traveling, when you have 1 power outlet and lots of devices to charge.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
- Portable 1TB USB Drive for $60
Seagate Expansion 1TB USB3.0 Portable Drive for $65, and code EMCPAPF55 applies $5 off.
Western Digital Black 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive for $120 with code EMCPAPH22 (6¢/GB).
If you are buying components for a server or computer that needs to be reliable (like a database server), the Western Digital "Black" series are some of the best drives in the consumer-grade class.
Includes a 5-year warranty.
- Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD for $200
Samsung 840-EVO Series 500GB Solid State Drive for $200 through Newegg's Ebay store (40¢/GB).
It usually goes for around $230, and the Samsung EVO-Series SSDs are rated some of the best on the market today.
- Seagate 2TB Hard Drive for $75
$85 with free shipping, and code EMCPBHD23 applies $10 off in the cart, making it $75 (3.8¢/GB).
Beware there are some negative reviews from people who received faulty drives.
It includes a 2 year warranty.
- 13,000mAh Battery Charger for $33, $25 after rebate
Rosewill Powerbank 13,000mAh Portable Mobile Device Charger for $40 with free shipping.
Coupon code AFNJ4197 applies $7 off, making it $33.
As it stands, $33 is a very good deal for a 13,000 mAh portable battery.
They also have a $8 mail-in rebate.
The device is rebranded by Rosewill, but the description says the battery is made by Samsung.
It provides two USB charging ports, a 2.1-amp port for charging mobile phones and tablets, and a 1-amp port for phones only.
An iPhone 5 has a 1,400mAh battery capacity and an iPad 4th Generation has a 11,560mAh battery capacity.
If you carry around a fully charged 13,000mAh battery pack, it should be able to fully charge an iPhone 5 around 9 times or fully charge an iPad 4 once.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
- Sandisk Cruzer Glide 128GB USB Flash Drive for $40
SanDisk 128GB Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive with 128-bit Encryption for $40 today (31¢/GB).
It usually goes for around $50.
Beware that it does have a lot of fair to poor reviews, as well as some positive ones.
The two biggest complaints are the encryption software and the speed of the drive.
Some people report that data can be written to the drive at around 5 megabytes per second, which means filling the drive's entire 128GB capacity can take around 7 hours.
Also beware that it uses software-based encryption, which adds a layer of personal security but can add hassle.
An encrypted flash drive would need the software installed on all computers that would access this drive.
That being said, it is difficult to find such a large 128GB capacity thumb drive at this price.
- Two Seagate 4TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drives $240
A pretty good deal for two (2) Seagate Expansion 4TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drives for $240 ($120 each).
They usually go for around $140 apiece.
These should drop to about $120 in a couple months, but if you want two of these now, two for $240 is a pretty good deal.
- 256GB SSD for $110 after rebate, Seagate 4TB Hard Drive $135
Plextor 256GB Solid State Drive for $135 (53¢/GB) and a $25 mail-in rebate is available.
The $25 rebate comes in the form of a Prepaid Card, spendable at any store that accepts major credit cards.
If you call the phone number on the back of the card, they will send you a $25 check instead.
- Asus RT-AC56U Dual-Band Wifi Router for $90
Asus RT-AC56U Dual-Band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wifi AC1200 Router with 4-port gigabit switch for $110 with free shipping.
applies $20 off in the cart.
The reviews on Newegg and Amazon are a bit mixed.
Some people loved it, some people had poor experiences.
There appear to be more people who loved it than hated it, and at Newegg's price of about $20 less than what most other stores sell it for, this looks like a good deal.
The 2.4GHz wifi frequency works with all wifi devices, but can be a bit crowded if you live in an apartment/condo complex.
The 5GHz frequency is usually less crowded, and can give higher bandwidth to your mobile devices.
All new Apple devices like iPhones & iPads support 5GHz, as well as most laptop computers made within the last 5 years.
- Refurbished Toshiba Chromebook & $40 Rebate Card for $190 or $171
Toshiba CB35-A3120 13-inch Chromebook with Intel Celeron processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB of disk space, 100GB of online cloud storage, and Chrome OS for $190 with free shipping.
It is refurbished (not new).
A $40 Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate.
When added to the cart, apply coupon code VCO to get 10% off.
To get the 10% discount, you must use Visa Checkout.
A Visa card is not required, as you can pay with any major credit card.
It's a pretty good deal at $171 after discount, plus the $40 Prepaid Card rebate is a nice bonus.
It is refurbished with only a 90 day warranty, but it is a savings of over $120 from what it would normally cost.
It has a good review.
- Changhong 50" LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV & $40 Rebate for $400
The Changhong 50-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV is back on sale for under $400.
They are also offering a $40 Prepaid Card by mail-in rebate if you purchase it today.
This particular deal comes with 6 free HDMI cables.
However, beware these are very cheaply-made cables, and are susceptible to interference by nearby wires.
The cables could be fine, but you may get no signal because of interference from electrical wires near your TV.
We got 5 of these cables with a previous Changhong TV deal, and only 1 cable worked in our home.
Still nice Newegg gives free HDMI cables with this deal, and the cables may work great for you, but just don't be angry if your "free cables" wind up in the trash.
- Vehicle Power Inverter for $14
Rosewill 150-Watt Power Inverter for your car for $20, and code EMCYTZG788 applies $6 off in the cart.
Usually sells for around $20, and has very good reviews.
Provides one electrical outlet (for a laptop computer, TV, or gaming system) and a USB power port (for charging a mobile device).
Intel 530-Series 120GB Solid State Drive for $82 (68¢/GB).
This is the retail kit, which includes a 2.5-to-3.5-inch bracket, cables, and screws.
Some other 120GB SSD deals can be found for around $62, but some people may prefer an Intel SSD in their laptop computers for $20 more.
Intel is well-known for making some of the most reliable technology products on the market.
Mushkin 480GB SSD for $186 (39¢/GB).
This and other 480GB SSDs usually go for at least $220 (45¢/GB).
Samsung 840-EVO Series 120GB SSD for $75 with code EMCYTZG699 (63¢/GB).
A good price for one of the best quality SSDs on the market today.
Some other 120GB SSDs can be found for around $60, if you are on a limited budget.
- Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD for $400
Samsung 840-EVO Series 1TB (1000GB) Solid State Drive for $470, and code EMCPCHH232 applies $70 off in the cart.
It's a pretty good deal at 40¢ per GB.
It usually sells for at least $440.
- $60 Worth of Gift Cards for $53
If you add a $25 Newegg.com Gift Card to your cart, they will give you a free $5 Gift Card.
Limit 2, so if you change the quantity to 2, you get $10 of Gift Cards for free with your $50 worth of Gift Card purchase.
They will add $3 for shipping, but that still leaves you with $7 free.
This is a good deal if you are planning on buying something from Newegg in the future.
Be sure the free $5 gift card(s) appear in the cart for free, because they can cancel the promotion at any time.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
- Changhong 32" 720p HDTV & $50 Prepaid Card Rebate for $200
Changhong 32-inch 720p LED-backlit LCD HDTV for $200 at Newegg.
They are also offering a $50 Prepaid Card by mail-in rebate.
- IOGear Portable 11,000mAh Mobile Battery Pack for $25 after rebate
IOGear GearPower 11,000mAh Mobile Battery Power Station for $35 today, and a $10 mail-in rebate is available ($25 after rebate).
The $35 price is valid today only, and the rebate with the UPC must be mailed within 30 days from today.
If you plan on traveling, especially overseas, a mobile battery pack is very useful.
An iPhone 5 has a 1,400mAh battery, so you can fully charge an iPhone 5 seven times when the IOGear pack is fully charged.
With a battery pack, you can spend more of your day exploring with the piece of mind that your phone will have a charge, rather than spending time camping out near an available power outlet.
This IOGear battery pack has mostly good reviews.
We have used an Anker Astro E5 15,000mAh battery pack, and it worked great.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
- Western Digital Blue 1TB Hard Drive for $50 $50 with free shipping.
Usually sells for around $60.
- 14,000mAh Battery Charger for $34
This deal came up last month, and is back again for today.
The RAVPower 14,000mAh Portable Battery Pack for charging USB devices/phones for $34.
It has pretty good reviews, and could be very useful for someone who camps or travels on airplanes.
A 14,000mAh battery gives a lot of battery life for your portable devices.
An iPhone 5 has a 1,400mAh battery capacity and an iPad 4th Generation has a 11,560mAh battery capacity, so the fully charged 14,000mAh battery pack should be able to fully charge an iPhone 5 around 9 times and an iPad 4 once.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
- Seagate 3TB Hard Drive for $100, Samsung 250GB SSD for $131
Intel 530-Series 120GB SSD for $82 with code EMCYTZG645 (63¢/GB).
Samsung SSDs are our favorite for their great quality and price, but Intel claims to have the best quality SSDs and offers outstanding support.