Steals and Deals
December 28, 2012
December is a good month to purchase HDTVs since the price tends to go up closer to the Super Bowl. RCA is featuring a 32" LCD with built-in DVD Player and 3000:1 contrast. It features a 1366 x 768 tuner mode, 2 HDMI connections ATSC/NTSC compatibility and runs on 2 AA batteries (included.) All that for less than $300.00.
Via HDTV Deals
December 21, 2012
We have an older version of one of these Sony Standard Cassette Players for over a decade and it is still running. And although we have mostly moved on to digital, we still occasionally drag it out. It seems that as of next month, Sony will be discontinuing several models of their TCMs, so this is your last chance to scoop one of these puppies up super-cheap. It has some great features for a portable cassette player including speed variance, voice activation recording, built-in mic and headphone jack.
Via Akihabara News
November 9, 2012
Amazon is jump starting Black Friday which, as we all know, comes on the Friday following Thanksgiving. If you want to take advantage and get all your shopping done early in the quietness that is not the nearest mall, you can check out their Countdown Specials now or subscribe to their Email Daily Deals. The deals vary in savings, from 15 to 50% off. The day we checked this out, we found72% off office electronics.
Via Amazon Deals
October 17, 2012
Want to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro and save a few bucks in the process? Microsoft is now taking pre-orders and if you do so by Oct. 24 you get it for a price of $69.99, a savings of $120.00. Free shipping is included with the disc and if you would rather download, starting Oct. 26 the price is only $39.99.
October 11, 2012
This Halloween, replace those fun-sized Butterfingers with something that will please the neighborhood kids for weeks. PopCap Games and the American Dental Association are offering coupons to give out for the addictive Plants vs. Zombies. The game, usually listed for $19.95, is available for both Mac and PC and the coupon code can be redeemed Oct. 30 - November 10.
The ADA is further getting into the game by offering trading cards at dental offices and freebie downloads on the Stop Zombie Mouth home page, so have fun. Mmmmm, brains.....
Via Stop Zombie Mouth
September 17, 2012
Such a deal! We know that new iPhone 5 is shiny and tempting, but if you prefer Android, you can get a Galaxy S III for $199.99 with a two year contract and activation fee. This is a limited offer and you better act quickly because when this first caught our attention it was $99.00. You do get the luxury of choosing your carrier.
Via Samsung Galaxy S III
May 29, 2012
Microsoft's super deal for college students is on again. Purchase a Windows PC for $599 or more and get a free 4GB Xbox 360. Available to college students in the U.S. and Canada, find a participating retailer like Dell.com, Best Buy or the Microsoft Store and prove your eligibility then let the games begin, at least until supplies run out.
April 5, 2012
Because Nokia is launching their Lumia 900 next week, that spells some good deals for some of their other products. For example, their 16GB Factory Unlocked 800 is almost half the original price and has great features like 3.7" Clearblack LCD display, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, built-in GPS, WiFi Radio, a camera with Carl Zeiss optics and auto focus.
Via Nokia Smartphones
March 12, 2012
By now everyone has heard the news that the new iPad is out with a better display, faster 4G LTE connectivity, a 5 megapixel camera and a price starting at $499.00. That's a huge amount of money for the average human to swallow these days, but the good news is that the iPad 2 has been slashed in price by $100, making it more accessible to the masses. And since the new one has sold out before release, it might be worth considering.
Via Apple Store
December 23, 2011
For those who believe that cellphones are for talking and cameras are for taking pictures, Canon's Powershot A1200 is perfect those on a budget. The cam has 12.1 megapixels, a 4x wide-angle optical zoom and optical viewfinder. It has 32 preset shooting situations with Smart Auto, movie recording with 720p HD, Discreet Mode and AA battery power for portability.
December 20, 2011
Amazon is a happy camper this holiday season as it claims that it has sold over a million Kindles combined during the past three weeks. Dave Limp, VP of Kindle Business, claims that the demand is increasing as weeks go by. This is no doubt partially do to the lesser prices of the Regular Kindle, Touch, Keyboard and Fire.
There seems to be some rumblings that many of the Fires are being returned because of long load times, touchy off switch and lack of external volume control. Others seem concerned that it is too easy to order with the one-click system. However, new products often have bugs and in all fairness it appears to be a Kindle kind of holiday.
Via Amazon Kindles
October 20, 2011
Roku has an inexpensive alternative for those who want a streaming player but don't have a lot of extra cash. The LT can play over 300 channels i.e. Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant and Pandora. There is no SD card slot or Bluetooth support but you get HBO Go with over 1,400 titles. At a price of only $49.99, look for its release in November.
October 5, 2011
RIM has lowered the price of its PlayBook, undoubtedly to compete against some of the recent overload of tablets. With a 7" diagonal touchscreen, what was $499 for 1GB RAM, BlackBerry Tablet Os, 1 GHz dual-core processor and two cameras has had about 30% chopped off its price tag for the 16GB model. The Playbook is also available in 32 and 64 GB models and all have wireless Internet access.
September 30, 2011
Want a tablet now without the expensive price tag? Pandigital is offering a refurbished Multimedia Tablet with a 7" TFT LCD and a resolution of 600 x 800 pixels. It holds 1 GB memory that can be expanded to 32 GB, runs Android and WiFi and has a built-in rechargeable battery. Connectors include a regular and mini-USB port, headphone jack and mini-headphone jack. An AC adapter and access to Barnes & Noble comes with the package.
Via PanImage Multimedia Tablet