A 3.5" hard drive installs inside a desktop computer, and a good value at 3.3¢ per GB.
Also, a couple SSD deals:
Samsung 860 EVO 250GB mSATA SSD for $60 with coupon code EMCXTUTV2 .
This is mSATA (not Serial-ATA and not M.2), used in some upgradable laptops and netbooks.
Even if your laptop uses 2.5" Serial-ATA, it may also have a mSATA slot.
This model also supports hardware encryption, and most stores sell it for at least $67.
Our OBi202 has worked great in an office for 2 years, without any issues.
We like it because:
Call quality is superior to mobile/call phones.
All calls (incoming and outgoing) within the US and Canada are free with Google Voice. International calling rates are fairly cheap, too.
Using Google Voice, incoming calls can ring both the home phone and cell phone at the same time, provide call screening features, and has online voicemail playback.
You can assign yourself a new phone number with Google Voice, or port over a phone number you already use.
Emergency 911 calls do not work with free Google Voice.
They do offer E911 service through Anveo which has an annual fee.
We paid the fee, because having quick access to emergency calling can be worth the cost.
Does not have a bettery backup during a power outage, so the OBi202 will stop working during a power outage.
You can invest in a UPS (uninterruptible power supply), giving battery backup.
- Micro ATX Case for $20
If you build desktop PC's and servers like I do, a cheap case comes in handy.
For $20, they're selling a basic with 2 fans and compatible with a Micro ATX motherboard.
- ThinkPad X1 12" Touchscreen Laptop $400, Other Deals
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 12" Touchscreen Laptop for $400.
Resolution is 2160x1440 (very crisp for a 12" display), has 4GB memory and 128GB SSD.
Weighs 1.8 pounds (600 grams), and is 0.33 inches thick (8.4mm).
Unfortunately, the memory is not upgradable (so it's locked at 4GB) however the M.2 SSD can be upgraded, and it has a MicroSD card slot for additional storage.
- Samsung 49" 1080p TV for $270
Samsung 49-inch 1080p Smart TV for $270 when applying code EMCSERER3 in the cart.
Normally sells for about $390.
If you can afford another $80, the TCL 49" 4K TV with HDR and Roku is still the best large-screen TV value on the market, in our opinion.
We paid $380 for it last December, and still love the crisp display with HDR (YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix 4K content), the 60Hz refresh rate for smooth sports watching (some YouTube TV channels broadcast 1080p60), and the built-in Roku (control the TV with the Roku app on a mobile device).
- Battlefield V for Playstation 4 $30
Battlefield V for PS4 for $30.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
- Western Digital 10TB Hard Drive $280
$325, and apply code EMCERPT49 to get $45 off.
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- Intel 545s 512GB SSD for $55
Newegg is selling an Intel 545s 512GB Solid State Drive for $55 through their Ebay store.
Most 512GB SSDs sell for between $60 and $80, but Intel makes some of the best quality SSDs on the market today (along with Samsung, in our opinion).
This model also has hardware AES 256-bit encryption, compatible with any laptop that has full-disk encryption or hard drive encryption in its BIOS, ensuring data stays safe if the laptop is stolen.
- Amcrest 1080p Surveillance Webcam for $56
Amcrest IP2M-841 1080p Wifi Surveillance Webcam With Remote-Controlled Pan/Tilt for $56, and an order today includes a free $5 Newegg Promotional Gift Card.
The camera is available in white and in black.
It normally sells for at least $70.
We have two of these watching our home, and found them to be an excellent value for the price and superb video quality even at night.
For someone who enjoys hacking around with technology, there's a lot of features in this little camera.
We use their app to watch the webcams live and move the camera head around the room, and configured the software on the cameras to make image captures when movement is detected, and store video on an FTP server or MicroSD memory card.
For someone non-technical, we do not recommend this product.
The software has a lot of features/settings, and not as simple to use as a Nest or Netgear Arlo.
Nest and Arlo both use a fee-based cloud service to store videos, so your operating cost would go up.
The Amcrest is cheaper since a MicroSD memory card or your own FTP server can be used to store all the images and videos, but will take some time to setup.
Sunday, December 2, 2018
- RGB-Backlit Optical Mouse for $10
Rosewill Neon Gaming Optical Mouse for $10 with free shipping.
Lots of basic ergonomic computer mice sell for about $10, but this one has two big benefits.
It has a DPI switch with 5 levels, from 500 dpi (for high precision) to 4,000 dpi (for quick mouse movement).
Second benefit is the RGB-backlit color settings, where you can choose the color of the mouse's bottom and mouse wheel.
- Dyson V6 Motorhead Pro Cordless Vacuum $190
Dyson is selling their V6 Motorhead Cordless Vacuum on Newegg for $190, and Newegg is giving a $15 Promotional Gift Card with purchase.
Normally over $200 without a free gift card.
Friday, November 30, 2018
- Dell 27" Ultrasharp Monitor $380
Dell UP2716D 27-Inch Monitor for $400, and code EMCEESP36 applies $20 off in the cart.
This Ultrasharp monitor is one of Dell's best quality screens, and normally sells for about $475.
- OBi200 Voice-Over-IP Adapter $34, Other Deals Obihai OBi200 Voice-Over-IP Adapter for $50, and apply coupon code EMCEERV52 in the cart to get $16 off.
Easy to set up with a free Google Voice phone number, and gives free phone calls within the US and Canada.
Plug in any standard home telephone, like a cordless phone system, and forget about paying monthly fees to the phone or cable company.
One downside is 911 emergency calling does not work on this device, however you can add Anveo E911 for $20 for the first year, $18/year thereafter, or just rely on your cell phone for emergency calls.
- 3-Pack of TP-Link Smart Plugs for $30
3-Pack of TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug for $30 with code EMCEERS227 .
Add the bundle to the cart for $36, then apply coupon EMCEERS227 in the cart.
Normally sells for about $14 to $20 each (at least $40 for 3).
- RED HOT!
- Black Friday Sale
Hundreds of deals on PC/Laptops, components, tech peripherals, and electronics at Newegg.com, including:
Obihai OBi202 2-Line Voice-over-IP Adapter for $45 with code EMCEERP29 .
This sets up a home or office phone for free (when using free Google Voice) with up to 2 phone lines.
We used the OBi202 for a couple years now, with no issues, and it rarely ever priced under $70.
- Lenovo 23" IPS Monitor $90
Lenovo Think Vision 23-inch IPS 1920x1080 Monitor for $90.
Normally sells for $116, and other 23-inch IPS monitors normally sell for about $110 to $130.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
- Onkyo 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver for $299
Onkyo TX-NR777 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver for $299.
Normally about $329.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
- EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 3GB Video Card for PC $170 Plus $20 Rebate
EVGA Geforce GTX 1060 Video Card for PC with 3GB GDDR5 memory and DirectX 12 compatilibity (great 3D gaming graphics) for $210 with free shipping.
Apply coupon code EMCEEEP35 to get $40 off, making it $170.
Normally sells for about $205.
Also, a $20 Prepaid Card Mail-In Rebate is available, if you have time to cut-out the UPC from the product box, fill out the form in tiny legible handwriting, and include their required documents, then you will get a $20 Prepaid Card.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
- USB Cable $2, and Other Cable Deals
Deals on some cables, including: