Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5″ Internal SSD $100 (Reg. $150), Toshiba 500GB Portable HD $35 (Reg. $50)

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Update (3/30 11:45am): Amazon has the PNY Optima 120GB 2.5-inch Internal Solid State Drive for $39.99 shipped. This price has been matched at Best Buy, as well.

If you are interested in upgrading the storage on your iMac or MacBook, we’ve got a couple of nice deals today.

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-inch Solid State Drive for $99.95 shipped. This drive typically retails for $150, today’s offering is $10 better than Amazon’s current listing and the best price we can find.

Everyone loves this Samsung SSD over at Amazon. It features sequential read speeds of 550 MB/s and write speeds of 520 MB/s, additionally it has AES 256-bit encryption and is backed by a five-year warranty. If you are looking for a big step up in speed and storage capacity, this is the drive to checkout.

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Over at Best Buy we spotted the Toshiba Canvio Slim II 500GB External USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive for $34.99 shipped. This hard drive typically retails for $60, today’s price is $10 better than Amazon and the lowest that we can currently find it.

Features include 500GB of storage, no external power needed from an outlet as it draws via the USB port, and a three-year warranty.

This hard drive is rated 4.5/5 stars by over 225 Amazon customers.

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Small States Review: TM1985’s Weekend Duffel is the perfect companion for any excursion, $371 giveaway

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Since we last visited with TM1985, the New York-based bag and accessory maker has continued to expand its line of products. This week, we’ll be taking a look at the Weekend Duffel, a new travel solution from TM1985 that aims to put a little more style in your luggage game. Read more

Neo smartpen N2 instantaneously sends handwritten words and doodles to its iOS/Android app

Today, NeoLAB officially launched its Neo smartpen N2 following a wildly successful Kickstart campaign that raised more than over $350,000. Even more impressive is that the original goal was just $20,000. After selling some 2,500 pens during the initial round of crowdfunding, those that missed out are able to grab one today. Read more

Save 20% off Patagonia, The North Face and much more at the REI dividends sale

REI is running its annual dividends sale for members, offering 20% off one full-priced item or 20% off one item from its outlet. This deal is particularly notable because there are very few exclusions on full-priced products. There is potential for savings on items that are usually excluded from other sales such as Patagonia, The North Face as well as camping and outdoor equipment.

If you’re not already an REI member, this promotion will work if you add a $20 enrollment to your cart. Any purchase over $100 is going to render an effectively free membership, with more potential savings above that threshold. REI members also receive an annual dividend of 10% back on eligible purchases throughout the year.

Our favorite deals from this sale include:

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HP Stream 7 32GB Windows 8.1 Tablet + Office 365 ($70 value) + $25 gift card: $79 shipped

HP-Stream-7The Microsoft Store is once again offering the HP Stream 7 Signature Edition Tablet plus a year of Office 365 (a $70 value) for only $79 shipped. Also, they’re throwing in a $25 Windows store gift card. That’s $20 off the regular price and tied with our previous mention as the lowest we’ve seen. If you factor the Office 365 subscription (that can be used on other devices) that’s an HP tablet for only $10 plus a $25 gift card.

The tablet is the ‘Signature edition’ which means it isn’t loaded with bloatware that other Microsoft products often have. Hardware specs:

  • Intel Atom Z3735G 1.8GHz Bay Trail quad-core processor
  • 802.11N wireless (Miracast enabled)
  • Battery: 3000mAh lithium-ion 11.1Wh (up to 8 hours)
  • 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera/2-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • Dimensions7.59 x 4.36 x 0.39 in (192.78 x 110.74 x 9.90 mm)

The gift card can be used on apps, games, movies, music and more. Read more

Former Apple Designer takes on the mothership with new iOS and Android connected timepiece

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It’s high times when it comes to smart watches. With the Apple Watch looming for launch in the next month, the race for your wrist is mid-stride. One former Apple designer is taking next month’s release head-on, putting a focus on creating something that is meant to last longer than this year’s product cycle. Read more

Apple adds 12 different (highly discounted) iMac w/ Retina 5K models to its refurb store, up to $660 off

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Apple frequently updates its Refurbished Online Store as new models become available and others sell out. Right now there are an abundance of iMac with Retina 5K display models available at deep discounts (up to $660 off). Since its release last fall we’ve seen a couple deals for retail models, but most of those were for the entry level machine.

If you’re looking for a faster processor, more RAM, or bigger hard drive, these current refurbished deals are going to be the ones you want to get in on: Read more

Relive the most epic battles from the Final Fantasy series in Record Keeper for iOS/Android

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DeNA, the developer Nintendo has hand picked to bring its legendary cast of characters to life on mobile, has just recently released FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper in North America. Previously only available in Japan where it has already amassed 5 million downloads, FF Record Keeper weaves an all new story by allowing players to relive the most epic moments from the series’ long history.

The game is now available for download on iOS and Android. Head below for more details and some gameplay footage: Read more

April’s Free Xbox Live Games: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Gears of War: Judgement, Child of Light, more

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Xbox Live subscribers get an added bonus to membership each month as a select number of games are made free for download. For April, Microsoft is giving away two games for Xbox One and four games for Xbox 360. This added perk for Xbox Live subscribers makes the extra expense all the more worthwhile.

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Home: Maverick Wireless Grill Thermometer $50 (Reg. $70), much more

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DBROTH via Amazon is offering the Maverick ET-733 Long Range Wireless Thermometer for $69.99, but using code 5EUBTJ62 during checkout your total drops to $49.99 shipped. That’s as much as $30 under the original listing, $20 under the average selling price and the best listing we can find.

It allows you to “monitor internal temperature of meat from 300 feet away” and features a backlit display, 2 hybrid probes, notifications, and various preset cooking temperatures. It is the best selling grill thermometer on Amazon and has received a 4/5 star rating from over 360 Amazon customers.

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Woot via Amazon is offering up to 60% off dimmable and non-dimmable LED light bulb packs. Starting at $22.99, all of the available packs are matching or beating the best prices we can find.

Head below for the rest of today’s best deals including Pyrex measuring cups, discounted luggage at Amazon and more: Read more

Amazon announces unlimited Cloud Drive storage for all of your photos and files


Amazon has revamped its Cloud Drive offerings to include two new unlimited plans. You can now choose between unlimited photo storage for $11.99 per year or unlimited everything storage for $59.99 per year. Those who choose to go with the photo plan will also be allotted an additional 5GB of unrestricted storage. That means you can store as many photos as you’d like on Amazon’s cloud plus 5GB of videos, documents, and other piece of your digital life.

For comparison sake, here are the most popular plans Amazon previously offered: 5GB for free, 20GB for $10 per year, and 50GB for $25 per year. There’s no longer a completely free tier, but Amazon is offering a free 3-month trial of either service.

amazon-prime-photo-unlimitedIf you’re a frequent Amazon shopper and are considering the Unlimited Photos plan, then you’d probably be better off signing up for Prime ($99 per year). It includes free unlimited photo storage along with a host of other benefits like free 2-day shipping and Prime Instant Video.

Full details are as follows: Read more