Review and deal code: Lumsing long-life/rugged stereo Bluetooth/NFC portable speaker: $28 Prime shipped (Reg. $80)

LUMSING bluetooth speaker

The rugged Lumsing stereo speaker with NFC is an amazing little portable speaker that pairs easily and has a crazy long battery life (up to 25 hours of continuous play). I got it to try out yesterday and am still waiting for the battery to die. As for sound, this isn’t in the Bose/Ultimate Ears range but it it is enjoyable in a mildly quiet environment and the rubberized exterior bounces when dropped (rather than breaking/exploding). Oh, and it has a handy carry cable that can attach to just about anything.

It also has a mic for conference calls but people on the other end might hear a bit of an echo – at least that’s what I was told on a recent call. But hey, you really can’t go wrong for a $30 Bluetooth speaker.

If you don’t like the green theme here, it also comes in Blue and pink. Oh and about that price…

Amazon has it for $35.99 but today only, when you enter the coupon code: LUMSING1 the price drops to only $27.99 Prime shipped (free trial of Prime). That’s $52 off the list price and the best offer we’ve seen.

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Headphones: MEElectronics Air-Fi AF52 wireless over-ears $40 shipped (orig. $120), more

Update (11/14 3:30pm):

We have some headphone deals today starting with the MEElectronics Air-Fi Venture AF52 Stereo Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with Headset Functionality for $59.99 at Newegg. But using code EMCWWWF74 drops the total down to $39.99 shipped. That’s $80 under the original listing, nearly $7 better than Amazon and matching the lowest we’ve seen these headphones go for. These over-ears have 18 hours of battery life, built-in mic and playback controls, and have received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 190 Amazon customers.

Next up, Amazon has the Logitech UE 4000 Headphones in black (982-000072) for $19.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s 80% under the original price and the best price we can find by $5. We recently saw the white set go for $15 shipped, but this is matching the best we’ve found on the black model.

They have plush memory-foam cushions, adjustable headband, 2-person sharing splitter, as well as built-in music/call controls and a mic. They currently sit with a 4.4/5 star rating from over 250 Amazon customers. If you’re looking for an inexpensive set of in-ears, Staples has the Jabra Active Earbuds in white for $12.99 with free in-store pickup or shipped free with order over $50 (orig. $50).

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Bluetooth speakers: Logitech UE BOOM $130, Jawbone Mini Jambox $69, JBL Micro $29, more

 

Logitech UE BOOM Portable Bluetooth SpeakerA4C has the Logitech UE BOOM Portable Bluetooth Speaker in Black (Bulk Packaging) for a low $129.95 shipped. That’s $70 off the regular price and $66 less than Amazon. You can also find it in new condition on Daily Steals at the same price and in Blue or Red.

The UE Boom lets you pair up to 8 Bluetooth-enabled source devices at the same time and you get 15 hours of music on a single charge.  It provides deep, rich bass with 360° sound and an LED light clearly indicates when the speaker is charging or pairing with Bluetooth.  It also allows for easy pairing via NFC for NFC-enabled devices.

Here’s a list of other great speakers we found today:

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HDTVs: Samsung 55″ 4K Smart UHDTV: $1,398 (Reg. $1,998), Samsung 51″ Plasma 1080p HDTV $550 (Reg. $600)

Samsung UN55HU6950 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV

Update (11/12 1:00pm): Amazon has the Samsung 60-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED TV (model UN60H7150) for $1,297.99 shipped (orig. $2,200). The lowest price we’ve ever seen and better than Sears’ Black Friday pricing.

We found the Samsung (UN55HU6950) 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV for a low $1397.99 shipped from Amazon. That’s $600 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen.

This Ultra HDTV has a refresh rate of 60Hz (Native); 240 Clear Motion Rate (Effective) and it has voice control & motion control (camera accessory sold separately). It also has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Component In, 1 Composite AV In inputs and it comes with a Smart Touch remote control.

Samsung - 51%22 Class (50-3:4%22 Diag.) - Plasma - 1080p - 600Hz - HDTVWe also found the Samsung 51″ Plasma 1080p 600Hz HDTV for a low $549.99 shipped from Best Buy. That’s $50 off the regular price, $100 less than Amazon, and the best price we could find.

The 600Hz refresh rate is best for general viewing, video games, action movies, and sports. It has 2 high-speed HDMI ports that deliver a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.Yamaha YAS-93 Sound Bar with Dual Built-in SubwoofersYou may also want to check out the bonus deal of the day over at Amazon. It’s the Yamaha (YAS-93) Sound Bar with Dual Built-in Subwoofers and it’s half-off today only ($124.95).

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Drobo 5-Bay NAS Storage base unit $360 shipped (orig. $600)

Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array, Gigabit EthernetAdorama via eBay has the Drobo 5-Bay NAS Storage Array for a low $359.99 shipped. That’s $240 off the list price, $172 less than Best Buy, and the current lowest we could find.

The Drobo has five storage bays, each of which can hold one standard 3.5 inch SATA I / II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives. It also has a Gigabit Ethernet port and data aware tiering, OS X Time Machine support, drive spin down, and dim lights. The Drobo lets you store and edit photos, videos, and audio files as well as store and back up all the computers on your network.

It received 4/5 stars from Amazon customer and positive reviews.

You can start stacking up with 2TB drives from Newegg for only $99.99 shipped (down from $119). Read more

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition camcorder (manufacturer refurbished) $255 shipped (orig. $399)

GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camcorder Manufacturer Refurbished

Premium Direct via eBay is offering the manufacturer refurbished GoPro HERO3 Black Edition Camcorder for only $254.99 shipped. That’s $144 off the list price, $174 better than Amazon (new), and the lowest we could find it.

This GoPro is smaller, lighter and 2X as powerful as it’s predecessor. You can control it via included Wi-Fi Remote or have the live video preview and playback on smartphones and tablets running the free GoPro app.

Over 1000 Amazon customers gave it 3.7/5 stars and left positive reviews. You can buy with confidence from Premium Direct because it is an authorized GoPro reseller and it has received a 99% positive feedback rating from customers. Read more

Verizon FiOS 50/50 Internet + Local Channels + HBO and Showtime + Netflix: $60/month

Verizon fios netflix hbo showtime game thronesVerizon continues to sweeten the deal to get you to jump on a 2-year contract by now offering FiOS 50/50 Internet + Local Channels + HBO and Showtime + Netflix price locked for 2 years at only $59.99/mo. That’s $20/month less than our previous mention, plus the addition of Netflix and both premium channels (instead of your choice of only one previously).

This offer is $10 less than getting FiOS 50/50 Internet by itself and it’s also the first time we’ve ever seen them offer a Netflix subscription. The waived activation fee is also a savings of $50 from previous offers.

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Best Buy MacBook sale: Pro w/ Retina Display 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB: $1,800 or less (Reg. $2,000)

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Best Buy is discounting a selection of MacBook Air, Retina, and Pro laptop computers.

But the standout of the bunch is the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display (MGXA2LL/A) for $1,799.99, which is a drop of $200. All other retailers are charging at least $100 more. Usually we only see significant discounts on entry-level Air/13-inch Retina Macs, so if you’re looking for more power then this is the deal you’ll want to grab.

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Additionally, you can shave another $50 off your final price if you have access to a .edu email address. Read more

HDTVs: LG 40″ 4K 120Hz: $600, Sanyo 58″ 120Hz 1080P: $500, RCA 46″ 1080P: $300, Element 42″ 1080P: $200, more

LG 40UB8000 40%22 Class (39.5%22 Diagonal) 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV

We found the LG (40UB8000) 40″ 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV for a very low $599.99 shipped from Focus Camera. That’s half-off the list price, $300 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve ever seen.

This Ultra HDTV can display 4 times the quality of Full HD 1080p. That’s 8.3 million pixels producing incredibly detailed and life-like images. Netflix can stream true 3,840×2,160 4K media via LG’s Smart TV interface or you can utilize LG’s TRU-4K Engine technology for your existing TV, movies and games. TRU-4K uses a multi-step process to examine your content and upscale it from HD to 4K Ultra HD. RCA LED46C45RQ 46%22 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV

If 4K is still too far in the future for you, we found a few deals on 1080p TVs that will still do the trick. Walmart has the RCA 46″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV for only $299.99. That’s $200 off the regular price and the best price we could find for it.

This RCA 46″ LED HDTV lets you experience full HD entertainment from your movies, TV shows and games. It has 2 HDMI connections and it features USB Media Play for viewing photos and listening to music.

Here are some other notable TVs that we saw today:

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Sam’s Club Black Friday ad leak: discounted iTunes/Google Play cards, 4K UHDTVs, iPhone 6 half off, more

Update 11/7 6:30pm: There is now an updated leaked version.

The beans were already spilled on Sam’s Club special sale set to launch next Saturday, but now we’ve got its full Black Friday plans as well. As expected, the big box chain is set to offer huge discounts on everything from high-end tech like curved 4K UHDTVs to everyday items like kitchenware.

Apple and Google fans will be especially happy since the leaked ad includes discounted iTunes/Google Play gift cards, iPads, iPhone 6, and more… Read more

PSA: Sam’s Club will have a 60-inch VIZIO 4k Smart UHDTV for less than $1,000 during lead-up to Black Friday

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Retailers are striking even earlier this year with their best Black Friday/Holiday deals. Sam’s Club is planning a special Holiday Savings Celebration on Saturday, November 15th. Of course, when we first got our hands on this ad we were smitten with the iPhone 6 deal for $100. So much so, that we overlooked what we think is the best 4K UHDTV sale that has ever come across our deal desks… Read more

ASUS 31.5-inch PQ321Q monitor adds a high-end IGZO 4K display to your Mac for $1,470 (orig. $3,499)

Apple has blessed us with a beautiful 5K Retina iMac, but somehow forgot to update the ancient Thunderbolt Display. Now, Mac owners are once again forced to look outside of Apple to get the most from their computers. Apple will sell you a Sharp 32″ PN-K321 4K Ultra HD LED Monitor for $3,595 – but you’re much better off opting for the ASUS version (w/ the same panel) that just dropped another $500… Read more