home : hot deals & information involving: Best Buy Saturday, January 23, 2021
- Logitech G403 Wired Optical Mouse for $30
Logitech G403 Hero Wired Optical Gaming Mouse for $30 today.
Normally about $49.
Also today, Amazon matched Best Buy's price.
Another deal at Best Buy today, a Western Digital 8TB External Hard Drive for $130.
Normally about $150.
8TB can store about 2 million photos taken from a phone, about 128,000 uncompressed photos taken from a SLR/mirrorless camera, or about 128 hours of HD-quality video.
IOGear USB-C Docking Station for Laptops for $90.
Normally sells for $149.
Had dual video outputs, one HDMI (digital) and one VGA (analog), as well as some USB and an Ethernet port.
There are other USB-C docks that have dual digital monitor outputs (2 HDMI) but not at the $90 price.
Thursday, January 7, 2021
- Game: Immortals Fenyx Rising for Xbox/PS/Switch $30
Both Best Buy and Amazon are selling Immortals Fenyx Rising for PS5, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch for $30.
The game has positive reviews.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
- Western Digital 8TB External/Desktop Hard Drive $130 (expired: now $140)
- Surface Pro 7 12.3" Touchscreen Laptop for $559
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 combines the touchscreen, size and lightweight benefits of a tablet, with the usability of a keyboard and Windows 10 operating system.
Normally sells for $750.
- 20% Off Roku Streaming Media Players
Turn any old TV into a smart TV with a Roku streaming media player.
Roku recently updated their devices with Apple AirPlay support, a huge benefit for people with an iPhone or iPad.
Apple AirPlay lets you stream just about anything from your Apple device to the player, in a similar way to Chromecast's "Cast", but more tightly integrated into the Apple device.
For the holiday shopping season, Roku devices are on sale at 20% off, including these that support AirPlay:
Roku may have the best app selection available, with Android a close second.
If you have Apple devices (iPhone, iPad), Roku is the only streaming player that has the Apple TV app, for Apple TV subscribers, without having to pay a premium for the Apple TV player.
A few apps are not available on Roku, such as the HBO Max app, but Apple devices can use AirPlay to cast movies and shows from the HBO Max app to their Roku player.
For a similar deal, the Nvidia Shield TV Pro also dropped in price from $200 to $180 for the holiday season (Newegg, Best Buy).
This Android system supports "Cast" from mobile devices.
The Shield's best feature is its powerful CPU and graphics processor, so navigating Netflix & YouTube TV channels will be zippier, apps will launch quicker, and videos will start faster.
The Shield TV can also be a game console system for playing Android and Geforce Now games (Bluetooth controllers cost extra).
Friday, December 11, 2020
- $50 Gift Card to Select Stores, Get a $10 Best Buy Gift Card Free
Buy a $50 Gift Card to a select store on the list, and get a free Best Buy $10 Gift Card for free.
Stores on the list are:
Bed Bath & Beyond, Chipotle, Domino's, CBS All Access, and Aeropostale.
- Calphalon Precision Air Fry, Convection Oven, Toaster for $120
Calphalon Precision Countertop Air Fryer, Convection Oven, Toaster Oven for $120 in Black only.
Normally sells for about $250.
Having an all-in one air fryer, convection oven, and toaster saves precious space on your kitchen counter.
Calphalon is a good brand.
Two better brands that sell similar products are Cuisinart TOA-60 and a Breville BOV900BSS which cost a bit more.
The Roku built-in makes this better than other similarly priced 24" TVs, since the Roku interface is quite good, has some of the most apps available (including Netflix, Apple TV+, YouTube TV, etc), and Roku alone normally costs about $37.
Also, the TV weighs just 5.8 pounds, which is about 2 pounds less than many other 24" TVs.
- Samsung 75" Class-6 4K TV for $698
Samsung 75-inch Class-6 Series 4K Smart Tizen TV for $698.
Normally about $800.
Has HDR/HDR10+, some smart apps available, and Amazon Alexa voice-control built-in.
Some other 75-inch TVs also sell for about $700, but Samsung is a good brand.
It does not have Roku, Android, or Fire TV built-in, but you can add a Roku, Chromecast, or Fire TV if you want.
Delivered by email.
These are real gift cards that never expire until fully used.
DoorDash is an on-demand food delivery service from local restaurants.
Friday, November 20, 2020
- 43" 4K TV with Roku for $180
Westinghouse 43-inch 4K TV with Roku built-in for $180.
Roku is very nice to have built-in, since it has some of the most apps available on a TV.
It runs Amazon's Prime Video app, Google's YouTube and YouTube TV apps, Apple's Apple TV app, as well as Netflix and Hulu apps.
Also, the Roku mobile app can turn your smartphone or tablet into a remote control for the TV.
According to a review, the Samsung 6-Series is "a solid 4K smart TV without spending a lot."
They note that the TCL 6-Series TVs have better picture quality, but does cost more - currently $700 for the TCL 65" 6-Series TV.
- 43" 1080p TV for $180
Hisense is making a splash this holiday shopping season for selling inexpensive TVs with Android built-in.
This 43" TV is only 1080p (not 4K), but a good price at $180.
The Android operating system has plenty of apps that can run directly on the TV, supporting nearly every streaming service available.
More expensive TVs from Samsung, LG, and Sony often use their own operating system with less features than Android.
Buying a Roku or a Chromecast can add functionality to a TV, but having Android or a Roku already built-in means the TV's smart functionality works directly on the TV instead of tuning to a HDMI port.
- TCL 55" 4K TV with HDR for $250
Back again is the TCL 55S434 55-inch 4K TV with HDR and Android built-in for $250.
It has great specs for the price (specifications).
Similar TVs sell for more.
Like a Roku or Fire TV, this TCL's operating system can install apps from a huge list of Android TV apps such as Netflix, HBO, YouTube, YouTube TV, Hulu, Prime Video, and others.
This model also has Google Assistant built-in.
Press a button on the remote to control smart devices in your home, and get answers.
The Android works with Cast from a mobile device, where you can:
Share a Chrome browser page from your computer onto the TV,
Cast a Google Meet to your TV, and
Play videos from YouTube, Facebook, and others from your computer, mobile device, or Google Home smartspeaker to your TV.
We have the older model TCL 55S405 with Roku built-in, and found the TV to be very good quality display for the price.
While newer LG and Sony TVs have smoother-looking video, the vivid colors and easy-to-use interface makes the TCL an excellent value, in our opinion.