- 5% off on your mobile device, code: MBLNBF14R2B
Newegg is currently offering 5% off of your entire purchase, up to $50 savings in a single order.
Apply code MBLNBF14R2B in the cart, and only applies if you visit Newegg.com on your phone, or use the Newegg app (this deal will not work from a computer).
This deal expires today at 11pm Eastern Time (8pm Pacific).
Not valid on open-box and refurbished items, and only on items sold directly by Newegg.
Newegg's real Black Friday Sale is expected to begin Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.
- EVGA Intel 4th Generation Motherboard for $100
EVGA Z87 FTW LGA-1150 Desktop PC Motherboard for Intel 4th Generation CPU for $100 today.
It usually sells for around $130.
If you have a desktop PC and are thinking of upgrading its CPU to the latest generation, this could be a good deal for you.
Right now, Microcenter has some of the best prices on Intel CPUs, or buy the CPU on Thanksgiving when Newegg is expected to have great prices too.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
- Deals on some Solid State Drives
Before the real Black Friday deals start, Newegg is offering deals on some SSDs today.
Code FSMPCBFX applies $10 off of most SSDs on the list, including:
The code is limited to $30 off of 3 SSDs in an order.
- Intel 530-Series 120GB Solid State Drive for $55 (expired)
Intel 530-Series 120GB Solid State Drive for $65, and code FSMPCBFX applies $10 off in the cart.
Intel makes some of the most reliable SSDs on the market, and it usually sells for $65.
This SSD can be used inside a laptop computer, and this kit includes a SATA cable and a bracket for installing inside a desktop computer.
- 20% off of select Rosewill Products, code: RWMAILBZ
Newegg is offering a 20% discount on 48 Rosewill products they sell, when applying code
in the cart.
Deals on the list include:
- 49" LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV & Google Chromecast for $350 (expired)
Changhong 49-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV for $350, bundled with Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player and two 6-foot HDMI cables.
This 49-inch is a newly released Changhong television, but does not have better specifications than the popular Changhong 50-inch.
According to the specs, the 49-inch has a worse viewing angle, lower contrast ratio, and is about 1-inch thicker than the 50-inch.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
- Intel 710-Series Enterprise-grade 100GB Solid State Drive $70
Intel Enterprise Edition 710 Series 100GB Solid State Drive for $70 with free shipping.
It usually sells for around $350 to $400, because it is an enterprise-grade drive, with built-in encryption capabilities, power-loss protection, and a 3-year warranty.
It does not have a SATA3 (6 Gbps) connection, so it only performs as well as a regular SATA port, but still provides about 210 MBytes/sec writes and 270 MBytes/sec reads.
So, this drive is meant for customers looking for long-term reliability over ultra-high performance.
Here is a review and another review.
Friday, November 7, 2014
- Crucial MX100 256GB SSD for $100, Mushkin 480GB SSD for $171
- Yamaha RX-V475 A/V Receiver & Polk PSW10 Subwoofer $300
Yamaha RX-V475 Networked Audio/Video Receiver for $300, and if you add coupon EMCWWPF98 to the cart, a Polk Audio PSW10 10-inch Subwoofer will be added for free.
This is a good deal, since the Receiver usually goes for around $350, and the subwoofer for around $100.
Yamaha makes good quality receivers.
We have the RX-V575 powering 5.1 living room speakers and a pair of outdoor speakers, and it works well.
The RX-V475 can only power one room's stereo or surroundsound speakers, but otherwise has similar specs to the RX-V575 with 4 HDMI inputs, 2 optical & 2 coaxial inputs, and 115-watt output per channel.
- 4-port USB Wall Charger for $16
Anker 4-port USB Wall Charger for $21, and code EMCWWPF224 applies $5 off in the cart.
It usually sells for around $20.
It provides 4 ports of up to 2.4-amps per port, limited to 7.2-amps total.
That means it is powerful enough to charge up to 3 tablets at the same time.
Most other chargers are only powerful enough to charge 1 tablet at once, regardless of how many USB ports they provide.
It also supports 100-240 volt input, so you can carry this charger along with an international power plug adapter when traveling overseas, without worrying about the voltage difference.
- Crucial M500 240GB SSD for $90
Crucial M500 240GB Solid State Drive for $90 today.
This is a great deal at a cost of 38¢ per GB.
The Crucial M500 is not our favorite, but we know a lot of companies who are happy to use this SSD in their laptops and servers.
OBi100 Voice-Over-IP Home Telephone Adapter for $30 with code EMCWPGW227 .
Usually sells for around $38.
Works with a
free Google Voice account.
Plug in a home cordless phone system, and you will have a home phone as reliable as your home's broadband Internet connection.
Emergency calls (911) cannot be made through Google Voice, so you will need a cell phone or a separate service for emergencies.
Tool-free 2.5" External Hard Drive Enclosure for $11 with code EMCWPGW78 .
If you replaced your laptop's hard drive with an SSD, chances are you have a spare 2.5" laptop hard drive which can turn into external/portable storage using this USB3.0 enclosure.
10-port USB3.0 Hub for $35 with code EMCWPGW79 .
If you have a lot of USB devices, and if your computer or tablet has a USB or USB3.0 port, this could be a great product for you.
Also, they are selling an Intel 530-Series 120GB SSD for $65 (54¢/GB) with code EXLWPHC27 if you received a promotional email from Newegg this morning.
Check your email to see if Newegg sent you a "secret codes unlocked" email, because that code only works for select Newegg customers.
It is rare to see the Intel 120GB priced at $65.
Intel 240GB Solid State Drive with 5-year warranty for $110 with free shipping.
It usually goes for around $130.
For a reliable SSD for use inside a laptop or desktop computer, Intel and Samsung 840-Series are our favorites.
Intel drives usually cost a little more than the Samsung drives, but they have superb warranty coverage.
External DVD Drive for $15, Writer for $20:
DVDs are being phased out as personal storage media, since hard drives, USB flash drives, and online "cloud" storage are easier and cheaper than burning discs.
Many tablets and laptop computers do not even have built-in CD/DVD drives.
If your tablet or laptop has a USB port, and you want a CD/DVD drive, these deals are available:
Burning DVDs are still cheap, at a cost of about 3¢ to 4¢ per GB, however time consuming.
Burning a single disc can take 15 minutes at 8X (external DVD writer speed).
Also, DVDs written by consumer drives have a limited shelf life of about 4-5 years, depending on the quality of the discs used.
Changhong makes good quality screens, without the bells & whistles of other TVs (no 3D, no 240Hz, not ultra-slim, no built-in streaming media apps, no wifi, no webcam, etc).
We have the 50-inch, and believe it was an excellent value for the dollar.
The picture is not going to look as sharp as the newer Samsung models (like this one), but it does cost one-third the price for a similar screen size.
- Crucial M500 240GB SSD for $95.39
Crucial M500 240GB Solid State Drive for $106, and code
applies 10% off in the cart.
To use the 10% discount, you must choose Visa Checkout instead of Newegg's regular checkout.
Visa Checkout works like Paypal, where you can pay with any major credit card, including Master Card and American Express.
- Samsung 3TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive $95
Samsung D3 Station 3TB USB3.0 Desktop/External Hard Drive for $95 today.
It usually sells for around $120, and comes with a 3-year warranty.
- OBI100 Voice-Over-IP Adapter for $30
Obihai OBI100 Voice-over-IP Telephone Adapter for $39 with free shipping, and code EMCWPWD73 applies $9 off in the cart.
Usually sells for around $38.
Works with a free Google Voice account.
Plug in a home cordless phone system, and you will have a home phone as reliable as your home's broadband Internet connection.
If you use Google Voice, you will have absolutely no fees for your home phone service.
However, you will not be able to call "911" in case of emergency.
To use 911 on a Voice-over-IP system like this, you will need to subscribe to a service that may charge at least $5 per month.
For some people, it would be worth it.
For most people, you will need to rely on your mobile phone for making emergency calls.
Last year, Google announced they will no longer support the OBi devices with a Google Voice account, but they have since changed their minds.
Google Voice is officially supported on your OBi device.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
- Toshiba FlashAir 8GB Wifi SD Card for $15
Toshiba FlashAir 8GB Wifi SD Memory Card for $25, and code
applies $10 off in the cart.
It has a built-in WiFi chip, so your phones and tablets can connect to it wirelessly, to download photos/videos stored on the card.
We have one, and have mixed feelings about it.
It worked initially in our Sony digital camera, until the camera stopped recognizing the memory card after about 20 minutes of use.
Cameras, like my Sony, automatically power themselves down after a few minutes of inactivity, and I believe the memory card had issues with the constant on/off power cycling.
Everything was fine again later in the day, but when I feel like snapping a photo, I don't want to sit around and fiddle with the thing.
I prefer to use a regular SD card, that I know will always work especially when taking photos while traveling.
I did find use for this card as a way to copy photos from my computer onto my phones and tablets.
I copied all my photos from my computer onto the FlashAir using a SD Card Reader, connected my iPad to the FlashAir's Wifi, then used the Toshiba's FlashAir App to download all the photos.
It was more convenient (and cheaper) for me than buying Apple's SD Card Lightning Adapter.
My final thoughts.
If you are looking for a memory card to take a lot of photos with (like on a vacation), we do not suggest the Toshiba FlashAir.
If you are looking to take a few photos and love the idea of your devices wirelessly downloading the photos without taking the SD card out of your camera, this is a great little product for you.
If you have an always-on device, like a computer or a camera plugged into a power outlet, the FlashAir may work better for you than it did for me.
DVI-to-VGA Adapter for $3 with code EMCWPPH59 .
If your desktop computer had a DVI video port, and you want to connect a VGA monitor, this adapter converts DVI to VGA.
Every video card comes with one, but if you lost yours, this one is available for $3.
Autel AutoLink AL301 Vehicle Code Reader for $20.
Usually goes for around $27.
According to their website, it connects to a car's OBD2 port, to read (and clear) diagnostic trouble codes.
Many cars will simply light their a "check engine light", and you need to visit a mechanic to figure out the problem.
A device like this, if compatible with your 1996 or newer vehicle, will let you see the diagnostic message on the car's computer.
To see if your vehicle is compatible with an ODB2 connector, locate the ODB2 port in your car.
Once your ODB2 reader tells you the trouble code, you can look it up to see what the car's computer is reporting.
Zyxel 16-Port Gigabit Switch for $50 with code EMCWPWD69 .
A great quality gigabit switch with 16 ports like this would normally go for at least $75, so $50 is a great deal.
Zyxel 24-Port Gigabit Smart-managed Switch for $151.19 with code ZXSWTHOCT14 .
It usually sells for at least $175.
- Crucial M500 120GB SSD for $58 (expired)
Crucial M500 (model CT120M500SSD1) 120GB Solid State Drive for $58 today (48¢/GB).
It is a very good price for a highly rated SSD.
Personally, our Thinkpad laptops all had issues with older models of the Crucial SSDs in some Thinkpad laptops, so Crucial are not our favorites.
However we know several companies that have chosen the Crucial M500 SSDs for their important server computers, and they never had any problems with them.
We do recommend Crucial, however our favorite SSD is the Samsung 840-Series which usually runs for a little more that the Crucial at about 52¢ per GB.
Changhong 40-inch LED-backlit LCD 1080p HDTV with a free Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player and 2 HDMI cables.
The Chromecast is worth about $30 by itself.
Changhong, a Chinese company, makes good quality televisions.
They do not have the bells and whistles of other HDTVs like 3D and built-in apps, but the free Google Chromecast should give you some nice apps on the TV.
- 4-port USB Wall Charger for $11.50
Great price for a 4-port USB wall charger with 7 Amps of charging capability.
Two charging ports are 2.4 Amps (good for tablets), and two ports are 1 Amp (good for phones and cameras).
Most other 4 or 5 port USB chargers usually go for around $20.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
- 12,000mAh Portable Battery Charger for $12.69 (expired: sold out)
$12.69 with free shipping.
Most 12,000mAh portable battery chargers go for around $25 or more.
It is a very good value for a portable battery with 12,000mAh capacity, however this is a no-name brand product and therefore its quality is unknown.
- Seagate 2TB Portable USB Drive & 32GB Flash Drive $90
Seagate 2TB Slim/Portable USB3.0 Drive in Red for $90, and a free Adata 32GB USB Flash Drive is added to the cart automatically.
The 2TB drive usually goes for around $100, and the 32GB Flash Drive for around $18.
- 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.