Google gives 1TB Drive Data FREE ($240 value) w/Chromebook purchase, here are your best options

Google just announced a free update of your Google Drive to a whopping 1TB of data with the purchase of a Chromebook. That’s normally priced out at $9.99/month over 24 months so its value is about $240 over the 2 years. What’s kind of cool about this is you can purchase a Chromebook for much less than $240. Here are your best options from around the web.

Amazon has a great lineup of Chromebooks including ones with Touch displays with a few standouts now available.

acer-chromebook-dealThe ASUS C300MA-DB01 Chromebook 13-inch HD with Gigabit Wifi 2GB RAM/16GB storage is $50 off at $199 shipped.  Features:

  • 10 Hours Incredible Battery Life.
  • Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
  • Intel Dual-Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 2 GB RAM.
  • 13.3″ HD LED Display. HD Webcam.
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD Card Reader, & Bluetooth 4.0.
  • 16 GB local flash storage,

HP’s 14-Inch Chromebook free T-Mobile 4G (200mb/month forever) is $349

  • Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz (2 MB Cache)
  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 14.0-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Chrome. Free 4g for life

Knock $50 off an HP Chromebook 11

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Seiki 40″ 1080P LED TV with USB and 3 HDMI inputs: $200 shipped more

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Amazon offers the Seiki 40-inch 1080P HDTV Model SE40FY27 for $199.99 with free shipping. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen this model and one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on any 40-inch TV (though Walmart and others will have some for less if you want to brave the Black Friday in-store craziness).  It usually sells for $250-$260 and gets 4/5 star ratings from Amazon reviewers.

The Seiki features 3 HDMI ports and a USB port which can be used for videos/images or to power Chromecast/Firestick (pick both up with your savings!) as well as composite and COAX, VGA and AUX headphone out ports.

Amazon is running a pretty big sale currently on lower-priced HDTVs if you are looking for other sizes, prices.  If you want to step up to a 50-inch, you can snag a Hisense at Tiger Direct for $300 shipped after $100 coupon. Read more

Review/Giveaway: Aukey 4-port car charger delivers fast charging to 4 tablets at once: $17 Prime shipped (66% off)

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Sometimes it is hard to be definitive on “Best of” products. On car chargers, it now isn’t. I’ve been using the Aukey Quad-port car charger for a few weeks and it is the most powerful, most solid, has the most ports and is one of the smallest I’ve tried. It also holds up well after multiple insertions and removals and it looks as good as a car charger is going to get. It also has a chip inside that not only knows how much charge to deliver to each port, but it also knows when the charge is complete and will shut down.

We’re talking no-brainer territory here.

Even if you have USB ports in your car, they likely don’t quick charge iPhone 6s s and iPads. This one does. Up to 4 of them at a time via the 48W/9.6A total output.

Amazon is currently offering the Aukey Quad-port car charger for $16.99 with free Prime shipping. That’s 66% off!

Oh, and as sad as it is for me, I’ll send this slightly used demo unit to someone who shares 9to5toys/this post on social media or signs up for our newsletter (US only).

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ShotTracker brings Bluetooth LE and data collection to your hoop game

shottracker-ios-connectedThere is a new Bluetooth LE, iOS-enabled device on the market today that’s designed for high school basketball players, rec leaguers, LeBron James and everyone in between. Whether you are just beginning your career or in the fading glory of your YMCA runs, the ShotTracker wants to help you improve your game.

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First look: LifeProof starts taking orders for its waterproof iPhone 6 frē case

Outdoor enthusiasts and clumsy iPhone 6 owners alike have been waiting for this moment: LifeProof has made its frē waterproof iPhone 6 case available for $79.99. This is sort of a pseudo launch since black is the only color option and the special early-access link was only given to newsletter subscribers.

As with past versions of the frē, the updated iPhone 6 model is also waterproof, dirt proof, snow proof, and shock proof. According to LifeProof, the frē case will keep your iPhone 6 safe from damage in up to 2 meters of water for an hour. The built-in scratch protector will keep your touchscreen safe without getting in the way of Touch ID.

We hope to see a full line of LifeProof iPhone 6/Plus cases released later this month. Continue on for more features and pics:

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Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive: $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

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Update (11/18 8:10am): The original 2TB deal is back in stock and available in Red or Blue.

Update (11/18 7:55am): While Amazon’s deal has ended, Newegg has the blue model for $79.99 shipped today using code EMCWWWB38 in the cart.

Update (11/17 3:30pm): We’ve also spotted the WD My Cloud 4TB NAS for $167.99 shipped. That’s the lowest price that it has ever been on Amazon.

Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive for $79.99 with free shipping. That’s $20 below its regular selling price and the best deal we have ever seen by $5. Available in red, blue, and silver.

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars from over 1,800 Amazon reviewers.

Description and specs via Seagate:

The Seagate Backup Plus Slim Portable Drive is the simple, one-click way to protect and share your entire digital life. Perfect to take on the go, the sleek metal case design allows for the thinnest portable hard drive available with up to 2TB of capacity.  It goes anywhere — without getting in your way.

  • Features mobile backup using the Seagate Mobile Backup App
  • Protect your stuff with easy, flexible backups
  • Back up from Facebook® and Flickr® and share to YouTube®
  • Easy to share files between Windows® and Mac computers
  • USB 3.0 plug-and-play with no bulky power supply adapters

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Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-inch Bluetooth GPS w/ lifetime maps/traffic: $135 shipped (orig. $220)

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BuyDig via eBay Daily Deals offers Garmin nüvi 2597LMT 5-inch Bluetooth GPS for $135 shipped, which is the best deal we have ever seen for this best selling portable GPS that’s currently selling for $166.99 at Amazon.

It features a 5-inch display that can be positioned horizontally or vertically, Bluetooth hands-free calling, as well as free lifetime map/traffic updates.
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Smaller, more efficient Raspberry Pi A+ comes in at just $20 ($15 less)

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a big small upgrade to is Pi lineup today. The A+ is a sub 2.5-inch square (65mmx55mm vs. 86mm for the B+ and A) and uses less power and adds some nice improvements:

  • More GPIO. The GPIO header has grown to 40 pins. The Model A+ is compatible with the HAT standard for add-on boards.
  • Micro SD. The old friction-fit SD card socket has been replaced with a much nicer push-push micro SD version.
  • Better audio. The audio circuit incorporates a dedicated low-noise power supply.

The big deal is the even cheaper $20 price point, $15 less than either of the previous models.

Need some inspiration of what to build? Check out some compilations, more, more…or just check the forums. My favorite? AirPlay Mirroring.

You can pick up a  $20 Pi A+ or the $35 B here.

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Poweradd 50W 6-Port Family-Sized USB Desktop Charger: $19AC (25W, 5-port: $12) Prime shipped

Amazon offers the Poweradd 50W 6-port USB Charger for $23.99 with free Prime shipping. Add $5 off coupon code VB9WOPM9 to drop the price to $18.99 shipped. The Poweradd offers a whopping 6 USB ports, 2 each at 2.4A, 2.1A and 1A to charge all of your USB devices optimally.

  • Maximizes output power upto 50W / 10amps among 6 ports
  • 100-240 volt input ideal for international travel and widely compatible with most 5V USB-charged devices like iPads, iPhones, Samsung tabs, smartphones, external batteries and so on.
  • Ergonomic, compact and portable design, much more space-saving and well-organized while charging your devices.
  • Fire-resistant and hardened plastic outer shell for durability, build-in premium circuitry and microchip ensure device safety.
  • Package contents: Poweradd™ 6-port USB desktop charger, 5ft detachable power cord.

Don’t need 6 ports and 50Ws? Poweradd also offers a 25W 5 Port model with 2.1A max for $11.99 shipped. 

With the money you save you can pocket some Poweradd MFi certified Lightning cables  for $9.99 -$3 = $6.99 using code 5PJGUHLK  Read more

Tablet roundup: RCA: $50, Nexus 7 16GB: $80, Lenovo IdeaPad 16GB: $60, Kindle Fire HDX or new RCA 10″: $100, more

There are a lot of nice cheap small tablet offers out there this morning. A quick rundown:

Walmart has a new 7-inch RCA Tablet for $49.99 shipped WITH Keyboard Folio.

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Lenovo 16GB IdeaTab Tablet w’ Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Front + Back Cams, Extended Battery Life, 7″ 1024×600 Multitouch, refurbed w/Preloaded Apps: $59.99 shipped from A4C.

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Expansys has the Nexus 7 16GB “officially refurbished” (2012) Runs latest Android OS: $79.99 shipped

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CowBoom offers the used Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 16GB 7″ WiFi Tablet  for $149.99. Coupon code FireHDX111314 cuts to $99.99.

Also Walmart has a new RCA 10.1-inch Android Tablet with Keyboard for $99.99 shipped 

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If nothing above suites you, Amazon is offering an additional 10% off Tablets in its used/refurbed warehouse store.

To receive the promotional discount:
Add all products as described in the promotion to your shopping cart.
The amount of the discount will be reflected on the final order checkout page and will be allocated proportionally to all promotion items in the shopping cart.

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Amazon introduces Echo personal assistant and connected speaker: $99 Prime shipped

Today, Amazon introduced Echo, a Pringles can-sized personal assistant and speaker combo. At $99 for Prime members it would be a pretty good deal for a speaker alone but it is also a smart assistant much like Google Now or Siri that can deliver information or entertainment on request.

Speaking of request, Amazon is only sending these out by invitation only so request one here.

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