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- Pair of Klipsch Outdoor Speakers $150
For today, Amazon is selling a pair of Klipsch CP-4 Compact 50-watt Outdoor Speakers in White for $150.
Most stores usually sell the pair for about $250.
Monday, April 20, 2015
- Kindle Fire HD 7" Tablet for $79
For today only, Amazon is offering the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 7 for $79.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
- 10-foot Lightning Cable for Apple Devices $10
At 10-feet long, this is one of the longest Lightning data/charge cables for Apple devices.
We paid $14.50 for this cable in January, and it has worked perfectly well for us with an iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPad Mini 2.
It is currently on sale for $10 with free shipping, and is one of the best Lightning cable values around today.
MFi-certified Lightning cables are compatible with Apple devices produced since September 2012, including iPhone 5 onwards, iPod Touch 5 onwards, iPad 4 onwards, iPod Nano 7 onwards, iPad Air, and iPad Mini.
There are a lot of cheaply made cables and USB chargers out there, but the ZeroLemon cables appear to be great quality.
We had no problem with them, and they have great reviews on Amazon.
Faulty products can cause damage to your devices, as a CNet story tells, so beware of cables bought on Ebay and from sellers that look sketchy.
- Ooma Telo Air VoIP Phone Adapter for $90 (expired)
Ooma is a popular device that provides Voice-over-IP (VoIP) for your home or business.
It plugs into your broadband Internet connection (cable modem, DSL, fiber line, etc) or uses Wifi, and hooks up to your home phone.
Once you buy the Ooma, all calls within the US are toll-free.
You will pay monthly taxes and a 911 service fee, which would typically total to under $4 per month (varies by location).
Ooma has very positive reviews, with most people praising the quality and pricing especially after dropping their telephone service from their phone/cable bill.
This version costs $90 today, and includes a Bluetooth adapter for so your mobile phone can make calls through the Ooma.
Ooma usually charges about $120 for the base unit alone (without the Bluetooth adapter).
An alternative to the Ooma is a Obihai OBi200 for $47.55.
It provides the same Voice-over-IP service to your home phone, but makes and receives calls through a free Google Voice account.
Unlike the Ooma, a Obihai box will not give any 911 emergency call service unless you add a phone provider to the unit which would cost $4 to $8 per month.
We have an Obihai box, and like how well it integrates with our existing Google Voice number.
The Obihai is nice, and takes only an hour to get running with a Google Voice account.
If you prefer a device that is more hassle free, the Ooma may be a better choice for you.
- LG 25" Ultra-wide Monitor for $230
LG (25UM64-S) 25-inch LED-backlit LCD 2560x1080 Ultra-wide Monitor for $230.
It usually sells for at least $260.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
- Pressure Washer for $120
14-amp Electric Pressure Washer with Hose Reel for $120 today.
Usually sells for around $150.
Monday, April 13, 2015
- 5-Book Game of Thrones eBooks on Kindle $9.69
On sale right now at Amazon is George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set for Kindle for $9.69.
This 5-book set usually sells for around $50 for a regular paperback book set.
You must have a Kindle device or the free Kindle app on your phone or tablet.
Thursday, April 9, 2015
- Wireless Bluetooth Waterproof Floating Pool Speaker $58 (expired)
Pyle Aqua Blast Waterproof Floating Pool Speaker with built-in rechargeable battery and wireless Bluetooth streaming music for $58.
It usually sells for around $70.
- Backpack Sale
Backpacks for carrying 15-inch and 17-inch laptop computers.
We use a 15-inch backpack when traveling with a 12-inch laptop or a 15-inch laptop, and it has plenty of room for chargers, cables, adapters, a digital camera, and memory cards.
Monday, April 6, 2015
- OCZ 240GB SSD for $88.54, $20 Prepaid Card Rebate Available (expired: sold out)
OCZ Arc 100-Series 240GB SSD for $88.54 today.
A $20 American Express Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate if you remember to mail the rebate form with a cut-out of the UPC from the product box within 21 days from purchase.
A rebate like this, which is handled by a third party rebate fulfillment company, is risky.
Ask yourself if the product is worth the full price ($88.54 for this product).
Statistically, about two-thirds of customers will either forget the mail in the rebate, fail to complete all the requirements on the rebate form, or the rebate fulfillment company will deny your rebate for an unknown reason.
For this particular OCZ SSD, some Newegg reviewers (Trevor L. 3/21/2015, and Daniel K. 2/25/2015) have had issues getting their $20 Prepaid Card from the rebate fulfillment company.
Friday, April 3, 2015
- 40% off of Merrell Running Shoes
Merrell Men's and Women's Running Shoes for $60 to $72 after 40% off.
They usually sell for at least $95.
- Powerblock Classic 70 Adjustable Dumbbell Set $300
PowerBlock Classic 70 Dumbbell Set for $300 through tonight.
It usually sells for $428.
Many of the adjustable dumbbell sets have negative reviews because the adjustable pieces sometimes break, but this set has very positive reviews.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Amazon Prime Cloud Storage Update:
Amazon recently updated their Cloud Storage plan that is included free with an Amazon Prime membership.
They now give free unlimited photo storage, so you can upload as many photos as you have.
The unlimited storage only applies toward photos.
If you need to also store videos and other files, they offer an Unlimited Everything plan for $60/year.
- Sony 64GB MicroVault MicroUSB Flash Drive $30 (expired)
Usually sells for $35.
It has a Micro-USB port, not a regular USB port, meant for plugging into a smartphone.
Most non-Apple smartphones have a MicroUSB port, and this Sony MicroVault can give 64GB of additional storage to a MicroUSB-compatible device.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
- 32GB Secure Digital Memory Card $13 (expired)
PNY 32GB Secure Digital (SDHC) Class-10/UHS1 Memory Card for $13 through 3pm EDT today or until sold out.
32GB SD Cards usually go for around $17.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
- Canon Laser Printer and Scanner for $69
Canon D530 Laser Printer and Scanner for $69.
Its reviews are mostly positive, however it does not have built-in networking.
It is meant to be connected to a single computer via USB cable.
A USB cable is not included, and one can be purchased for $3.29 from Newegg or $4.67 from Amazon.
- LG 55-Inch 4K HDTV for $1400
LG (55UB9500) 55-inch LED-backlit LCD 3D 4K Ultra-HD TV for
with free shipping.
Checkout, login, enter your billing information, and the price reduces to $1400 on the final checkout page.
It usually sells for around $1800.
- Seagate Wireless 1TB Portable Drive for $120
For today, Amazon has posted a sale on a Seagate Wireless Plus 1TB Portable Hard Drive for $120.
It usually goes for around $160.
It has a built-in 10-hour battery and built-in Wifi, to wirelessly stream to your computers, tablets, and phones.
The $59 Kindle is the latest (7th generation) model, which has a touchscreen.
In our opinion, it is the best value for an eReader on the market.
Thousands of books are available on Kindle (often cheaper than the printed books themselves), and the Kindle can store thousands of books.
It uses a true LCD display and does not emit light, which is better on your eyes.
Staring at a tablet or phone is like staring at a light bulb, and can damage your eyes especially when used in a dark room.
A Kindle must be used with ambient light since it does not emit light, but will be healthier for your eyes.
The $99 Paperwhite has a built-in light, but also keeps your eyes healthy.
It emits light from the sides and illuminates surface of the display (unlike a tablet or phone that shines in your face).
- Cyberpower 1500VA Pure Sinewave UPS for $150 (expired)
Now through 4pm Eastern (1pm Pacific), Amazon is offering a Cyberpower 1500VA Pure-sinewave Battery Backup UPS for $150 with free shipping.
It is rarely sold for under $185.
In our opinion, this is the best UPS available for home offices and small offices that run sensitive computer equipment.
A battery backup (UPS) kicks in when the electricity goes out.
A pure-sinewave UPS ensures the power is as pure as possible when operating on battery, as shown in this video.
If you run a fileserver or computer, consider a UPS like this.
Power spikes are the most common cause of hard drive failures, in our opinion.
Having a good quality UPS should help the longevity of your computers and hard drives.
Last time we saw this UPS on sale was February, 2012.
Starting at about 5:30pm Eastern Time (2:30pm Pacific Time), Amazon is expected to offer a deal on a VideoSecu TV Tilt Wall Mount.
Price is expected to be around $17, which is about $3 off of normal.
It's rated one of the best TV wall mounts for TVs up to 47-inches in size.