25W 5-Port USB Wall Plug Family-Sized Desktop Charger with 5-Foot Power Cord: $15, 30W 4-Port: $14


Amazon offers the SHARKK 25W 5-Port USB Wall Plug Family-Sized Desktop Charger with 5-Foot Power Cord for $17 with free Prime shipping. Coupon Promo Code SMGUVOX8 drops it to $15 shipped, the lowest price we’ve seen on a 5 port charger that can quick charge Tablets like Apple’s iPad. This one gets 5 stars from 50+ reviewers.

We’ve reviewed a very similar item 40W from Anker which costs a little more ($26) but also has port intelligence and higher output for charging more high power devices.

Mpow® 30W (5V:6A) 4-Port USB Wall Travel Charger Charging Station for iPad iPhone Samsung HTC Sony

Also at Amazon is the Mpow 30W (5V/6A) 4-Port USB Wall Travel Charger Charging Station for $19.99. The coupon code: U30WMPOW takes $6 off making it only $13.99 (free shipping with Prime).

That’s $36 off the list price and tied with our previous mention as the lowest we’ve seen. The Mpow has received the highest power rating at 30W / 6 Amps output and it’s compact design and flip down AC prongs make it easy to carry on the go.

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Philips AD7000W/37 Fidelio SoundAvia Wireless Speaker with AirPlay: $62 shipped

Philips AD7000W:37 Fidelio SoundAvia Wireless Speaker with AirPlay

Update: Amazon has now dropped the price an additional $4 or so to $57.40 with free shipping

Amazon has the Philips AD7000W/37 Fidelio SoundAvia Wireless Speaker with AirPlay for $62.04 with free shipping.  That the lowest price we’ve seen on this AirPlay-compatible speaker with charging USB port and Aux in port. It is compatible with your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad or wi-fi enabled PC or Mac and has an optional companion iOS app for more control.

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Case Logic Compact Systems Camera Medium Kit Bag: $6 w/free Prime shipping


Amazon has the Case Logic SLMC-202 Compact Systems Camera Medium Kit Bag for $5.99 shipped as an add on. This one features:

  • Fits a compact system camera with zoom lens (14-42mm or 18-55mm) attached or 2 smaller lenses plus your accessories
  • Memory foam-lined interior and plush padding offer superior protection
  • Tilt out pocket provides easy, quick access to your camera so you never miss a shot
  • Adjustable, padded pocket divider allows you to customize the fit of the compartment depending on the camera and lens attached
  • Water-proof EVA back withstands the elements and protects the camera while standing up on its own


Infinity Primus P143 Bookshelf speakers: $40/ea shipped


Amazon has the Infinity Primus P143 Bookshelf speakers for $39.99/ea shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on these highly rated (5 star) Bookshelf 3-way speakers. Note: These will take at least a month to ship but used can be had immediately for a few bucks less. They feature:


  • Two-way bookshelf/wall-mount loudspeaker high frequency response
  • 4″ (133mm) MMD low-frequency driver
  • 3/4″ (19mm) MMD high-frequency driver
  • Built-in wall mounts
  • Legendary Infinity engineering – speaker components seamlessly work together as an integrated system
  • Extremely low resonance enclosures – hear music exactly as it was recorded
  • Tweeter waveguides improve on-and-off-axis high-frequency response
  • Precision crossover networks
  • Patented MMD transducers significantly improve cone performance, providing ideal rigidity and resistance to precision sound
    across the entire spectrum


Foscam Wireless/Wired Pan&Tilt IP/Network Camera w/ 8 meter Night Vision: $50 shipped




Buydig’s Ebay store has the Foscam FI8918W Wireless/Wired Pan&Tilt IP/Network Camera w/ 8 meter Night Vision in black or white for $49.99 with free shipping. That’s 41% off the list price and the lowest price we’ve seen on this pan and tilt Wired/Wireless camera that gets solid reviews from Amazon (where is is over $60) reviewers. Read more

HTC One Smartphones: M8 buy one get one FREE w/ contract, M7 $1 w/ contract, Max factory unlocked $480


Various retailers are currently running noteworthy sales on the HTC One M8, M7, and Max…

HTC One M8 (2014): Buy one, get one free at Verizon Wireless with a new 2-year agreement, which is a savings of $200 or you can think of it as getting each phone at half off ($100). Read the 9to5Google review here so you can make an informed buying decision. Limited time offer.

New Sprint customers can get a free $50 Amazon gift card when purchasing the M8 with a 2-year contract from Amazon.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.3GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4 KitKat operating system
  • 5″ touch screen

HTC One M7 (2013): $1 with new 2-year agreement at Best Buy (Reg. $199). Includes multiple colors and configurations. Ends tomorrow.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system
  • 4G LTE speed

HTC One Max (2014): Factory unlocked $479.99 with free shipping at B&H (Reg. $750). Ships in 2-3 days.

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 1.7GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system
  • 5.9″ high-definition touch-screen display
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology
  • UltraPixel camera

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The best storage, drives, and NAS deals & tips for World Backup Day 2014

World Backup Day-2014-post-HDWhile it’s always a good idea to back up those important files you have polluting your once perfectly tidy desktop, there’s no better way to celebrate World Backup Day 2014 than with a fresh copy of all your most cherished content to your favorite storage medium.

According to WorldBackupDay.com, 30% of people have never backed up their files before, so we’re here to give you a break down of some solid storage options. Most people take a three tiered approach to back ups with local storage or NAS, external hard drives and online cloud backups just to be safe. While both Dropbox and Google Drive are great options that offer free storage, you can always find out which online cloud option suits you best with 9to5Mac’s “Online backup services: why, how & which?” guide. Apple’s Time Capsule is a nice secondary possibility and we’ve rounded-up some current discounts on Network Attached Storage bays as well as some dependable portable drives you can check out below:

External Drives:

WD My Passport Ultra 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HD (Black): $70 (Reg. $120)
WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 Portable HD (Black): $59 (Reg. $85)
WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Portable HD (Black): $99 (Reg. $150)
Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop HD (Black): $80 (Reg. $115)
Toshiba Canvio 1.5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive: $65 (Reg. $100)


Synology DiskStation 5-Bay Diskless NAS (DS1513+): $779 (Reg. $900)
Synology America DiskStation 8-Bay Diskless NAS (DS1813+): $1000 (Reg. $1200)
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Toshiba Canvio 1.5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $65 shipped (Reg. $100)

The official Best Buy eBay store offers Toshiba Canvio 1.5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $64.99 with free shipping. That’s $35 below list and the best price we have ever seen by $5. It features fast USB 3.0 connectivity (backwards compatible with USB 2.0), an internal shock sensor to protect the drive from bumps and drops, and operates off a single USB cable. Rated 4.2/5 stars from 1,148 Amazon reviewers. Also available from BestBuy.com.
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Acer Intel 16GB 11.6-inch Chromebooks starting at $140 shipped


Update: Amazon now has a 32GB 720 for $149.99 and a 1.5Ghz Celeron for $139.99 (best bet)

Amazon Warehouse has the Acer Chromebook model C720-2802 (refurb) for $149.99 with free shipping. That’s $70 off the new price and the lowest we’ve seen for this Chromebook which packs 16GB of storage, 2GB RAM, 8.5 hour battery life and 1.4GHz Intel processor. It also has a Webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, SD Card to expand storage and USB 3.0. Acer provides a 90 day warranty and guarantees it will come looking like new.  More info at Acer.

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PNY Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drives: 32GB $15, 64GB $30, 128GB $49 shipped


Update: Amazon beats by $1 on the 128GB

Staples is offering PNY Turbo USB 3.0 Flash Drives at great discounts today. The 32GB is only $14.99, 64GB $29.99 and 128GB is $49.99, $49.95

PNY USB 3.0 Flash Drive with transfer speeds up to 10X faster than standard USB 2.0 Flash Drives. They feature:

  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Transfer speeds up to 190MB/s read and 130MB/s write
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports
  • Lightning fast transfer of large files such as movies and videos Read more

Wireless Speakers: JBL Charge Bluetooth $84, JBL SoundFly AirPlay $140, Grace internet radio $125

Time to time put your AUX cable away and start streaming your favorite tunes through some quality speakers.

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Amazon Kindle Fire 7-inch 8GB: $99 shipped (cert. refurb: $79)

Kindle-fire-sale Amazon offers the previous generation Kindle Fire Tablet 8GB for $99 with free shipping. That’s $30 off the normal price and the lowest price we’ve seen for this 7-inhc heavily modified Android tablet. Save even more by picking up an Amazon certified refurbished version (same 1-year warranty) for $79 shipped. It features:

  • Ultra-fast web browsing over built-in Wi-Fi, easy-to-use email works with Gmail, Yahoo! and more
  • The most popular apps and games — FacebookTwitterNetflixHBO GOPandoraAngry Birds Space, and more
  • Kindle FreeTime — set screen limits, create child profiles, and more
  • Kindle FreeTime Unlimited — just for kids. Unlimited access to books, games, apps, movies and TV shows.
  • Massive book selection, vibrant color magazines. Over a million titles less than $9.99
  • Over 23 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, books, audiobooks, apps, and games
  • Kindle Fire owners get 500 Amazon Coins (a $5 value) to spend on Kindle Fire apps and games.

Looking for more Kindle Deals? Staples has a promotion saving significant amounts an other models. Read more

Crucial M500 240GB SATA III 2.5″ Solid State Drive $110 shipped (Reg. $180)

crucial-m500-deal-ssdUpdate (3/12): Now available at Amazon for $109.99 with free shipping. The 480GB is $239, which is also a good deal. Newegg has the SanDisk Ultra Plus 2.5″ 256GB SSD for $124.99.

Newegg offers the Crucial M500 240GB SATA III 2.5″ Solid State Drive for $112.98 including Super Eggsaver shipping with promo code EMCPGWW228. That’s $67 below list, and the best price we have ever seen by $12. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. Features include:

  • 500 MB/s sequential reads, 400 MB/s sequential writes, 80k random reads, 80k random writes.
  • Includes top-level hardware encryption technology.
  • Extensive quality and reliability testing built into every drive.
  • Compatible with PC and Mac® systems.
  • Three-year limited warranty

You may want to consider the Samsung 840 EVO Series SSDs that are currently on sale if you have a few extra bucks to spend. They are just a bit faster and are generally regarded as some of the best SSDs on the market.
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Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – Black: $177 shipped

Logitech-boom-discount-saleUpdate (3/11): Price bumped to $179.99. Still a great deal.

Amazon offers the Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker in Black for $176.82 with free shipping. That’s over $23 off the retail price and the lowest price we’ve seen (on frankly the best looking color but Amazon is offering $20 off blue ones if you are into that). We gave it a hearty review on 9to5mac and Amazon reviewers feel the same way giving it 4.5/5 star rating.

  • Make Some Noise: UE BOOM is the 360-degree speaker that drops bold, immersive sound in every direction
  • Up for Anything: UE BOOM has a versatile, go anywhere shape that is designed to be spontaneous
  • Life-Resistant: Colorful acoustic skin with plasma coating makes UE BOOM water and stain resistant
  • Live Wirelessly: Switch songs, adjust volume and take phone calls from up to 50 feet away. The rechargeable battery has 15 hours of playback
  • Double Up: Wirelessly connect two UE BOOMs together in stereo via the UE BOOM app to spread the sound and pump up the volume
  • Lithium Batteries are included, they are built into the device and are non-removable

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