July 21

This year has been all about 4K televisions. CES 2016 was loaded with new releases from high-end and budget brands. Now, Sony has entered the fray with an incredibly sexy new line of Ultra HDTVs called the Z Series. With a luxury design and top-of-the-line specs, it’s clear that the Japanese brand is leaving little to chance. The question is, will it be enough to unseat LG’s popular OLED sets from atop the HDTV pecking order? More below…

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Adorama’s official eBay Store is discounting a couple of LG monitors today. Free shipping is available in each instance. First up, the LG 27-inch Full HD IPS LED Monitor (model 27MP58VQ-P) is on sale for $164.99. That’s within a few pennies of Amazon’s all-time low price and the best current offer by $20. Features include a 27-inch IPS display with full 1080p resolution, on-screen control with LG’s four-screen split for maximum productivity, reader mode and more. There are HDMI, D-Sub and DVI-D inputs on the back. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

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Next, LG’s 34-inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide IPS WQHD Monitor (model 34UC88-B) is discounted down to $699.99. It carries a list price of $1,000 and typically sells for around $850-$900 at Amazon and other online retailers. This monitor has a massive 34-inch UltraWide display that hits 99% of the sRGB spectrum. There are Quick Charge USB 3.0 ports on the backside for data transfer or powering up your devices. Screen Split 2.0 allows users to achieve “maximum productivity”. It supports 3440 x 1440 resolutions at 60Hz refresh rates. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

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This morning, we’ve noticed quite a few HD movies on sale for $5 over at Amazon. You can permanently add these flicks to your library. Each movie regularly sells for between $10-$20 individually and rents for $5 alone. Amazon downloads can be viewed on a variety of different devices like Kindle Fire, iOS, Android plus gaming consoles and smart TVs. Check out the entire list of compatible options here.

Notable HD movies include:

Be sure to check out how you can save 75% on your next Google Play Rental and iTunes’ $5 July movie event, too.

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Update (7/22 9:30am): Best Buy’s Black Friday in July sale is now open to all customers!!

Best Buy’s Black Friday in July sale is in full swing. It is currently only available to My Best Buy members before it (appears to be) opening up to everyone tomorrow. We have already brought you the best Apple deals on everything from iPad Pro to various model MacBooks, and now it’s time to take a look at the rest of the sale. We are seeing some nice game deals along with a few notable printer options and some Beats headphone deals. Everything ships free over $35 and you can choose to pick everything up for free in-store.

Our Top Picks from the Sale:

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Whether you want to improve your photography or upgrade your audio, 9to5Toys Specials currently has some pretty sweet deals on e-learning, apps and gear.

To protect your online privacy, TigerVPN masks your location and IP address, and lifetime service is now just $49 (Orig. $799). The Full plan lets you access 40 nodes in 25 countries, with 256-bit SSL encryption and unlimited bandwidth. The mobile apps make it really simple to set up, and you get a choice of protocol.

Beats

The Beats Pro Lil Wayne headphones are from the best-known doctor in music, offering studio-quality sound for just $240 shipped (Orig. $400). With a frame crafted from steel and aluminum, they can take everyday wear and tear, while the heavily cushioned earcups offer all-day comfort.

Digital SLR Photography

The Digital SLR Photography for Dummies course walks you through all the settings on your camera, teaching professional techniques from scratch. Usually worth $168, you can sign up now for $35 to start learning about shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focusing, and plenty more.

Screens

Finally, Screens 3 for Mac lets you control your Apple machine from any other Mac, PC or Linux machine. It is one of the best VNC apps around, and you can get it now for $13, saving 56% off MSRP.

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July 20

Modern smartphones are awesome for taking photos and videos, but I still prefer to use a standalone camera when I’m working.

I’ve had all sorts of cameras in past, most of them of the DLSR or mirrorless variety. The common thread with all of my past standalone cameras was that they were always much larger than the average smartphone.

After owning a phone with a camera for the last 10 years, I desired a standalone camera that featured similar portability. There are lots of pocketable point-and-shoots available on the market, but none of them check off as many bullet-points and feature the visual fidelity of Sony’s RX100 IV.

Sony’s venerable RX100 is legendary for the amount of features that it manages to jam inside of such a small form factor, and the latest model doesn’t disappoint. expand full story

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Amazon offers a 12-pack of Panasonic eneloop AAA Rechargeable Batteries for $19.99 Prime shipped. That’s up to $10 off the regular price and the lowest that Amazon has ever sold it for. For further comparison, that’s within range of the price we typically see for an eight-pack from notable brands. Each individual battery is capable of being recharged 2,100 times while maintaining a high percentage of its capacity. Amazon customers love this 12-pack, with over 3,800 reviewers leaving a 4.7/5 star rating.

Today’s Top Green Deals:

  • OxyLED Solar LED Waterproof Outdoor Spotlight: $20 (Reg. $27) | Amazon
    • w/ code PNXVHOPZ
  • Etekcity Portable Solar Rechargeable USB/LED Lantern: $12 (Reg. $15+) | Amazon
  • Echo 58V Walk-Behind Brushless Cordless Lawn Mower: $399 (Reg. $450) | Home Depot

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DJI has long owned the consumer drone space as the go-to for high-quality quadcopters. As this category’s popularity has steeply risen over the last few years, we’ve seen more competitors enter this space. The latest of which is the Teal Drone. Its new production model sports some of the fastest consumer-grade speeds that we’ve seen, promising to hit 70MPH. For comparison, the new Phantom 4 tops out at just over 45MPH in its sport mode. So does DJI have a new competitor?

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