HDTVs: Samsung 48″ Smart $548 (orig. $848), Samsung 51″ Plasma $348 (orig. $879), more

Samsung UN48H6350 - 48-Inch Full HD 1080p Smart HDTV 120Hz with Wi-FiBuyDig has the Samsung 48-Inch 1080p Smart HDTV for only $547.99 shipped (Note: You will not see the sale price until the final checkout screen.) That’s more than half off the original list price, $148 less than Amazon and the lowest we could find.

It features a full HD (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, WiFi, Smart TV apps such as: Hulu Plus, Netflix, YouTube, more. It also has 1 USB, and four HDMI inputs. Amazon shoppers gave it 4.4/5 star reviews.

Samsung PN51F4500BFXZA 51%22 600Hz Plasma HDTVNext up, Walmart is offering the Samsung 51″ Plasma HDTV for a low $348 for in store pick-up (Note. This HDTV is also below retail, so you will not see the sale price until the last screen of checkout.) It’s $748 off the original list price and $217 less than Amazon’s current listing.

Features include: an HD (720p) 1024 x 768 native resolution, 600Hz subfield motion for fast action and Dual HDMI Inputs & Plasma +1 Technology. Customers on Amazon gave it 4.4/5 stars.

We also still have the Sony 48-inch 1080p Smart HDTV w/ PlayStation Now (refurb) for a low $400 shipped (orig. $650)

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Target turns up the heat on Best Buy/Amazon by slashing its free shipping threshold

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Target has dropped its free shipping threshold down to $25 making it one of the best places to order small items from. By meeting the minimum order limit, Target customers will receive free 3-5 business day shipping as well as free returns on all orders. They also have free in-store pick up which is another advantage over some online retailers you have a local store. In comparison, Best Buy and Amazon offer free shipping on orders of $35+, while Walmart takes off the fee at $50+.

Target has upped its online offerings in recent years, with programs such as Cartwheel handing out discounts and its REDcard bringing additional 5% savings plus free shipping on all purchases. Much like Amazon, Target has a subscription service for some goods which also allows you to schedule delivery and save 5% on eligible orders.

Head over to Target’s shipping hub for more details on this change.

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Griffin MFi Apple-Certified retractable Lighting cable $10 shipped (orig. $20)

griffin-retractable-lightning-1thePruneDanish (99.5% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Griffin MFi Apple-Certified retractable Lighting cable (model GC37871) for $9.99 with free shipping, which is 50% below list and $5 better than its street price.

Retractable cables are super convenient, especially when traveling, as they help keep your cables from becoming a tangled rat’s nest. Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars.

Looking for a standard Lightning cable? The AmazonBasics lineup is our go-to choice.
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Small States: Etwas builds timeless bags with legacy and heirloom design in mind – giveaway worth $380

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Update (2/28 12:30pm): @DavidFell is our winner, thank you for entering our giveaway!

For as much as we love our new technology, we tend to either carry them in the cheapest possible option or the most expensive one we can find. There are thousands of plastic and synthetic material items that are available to serve this exact purpose. But more often than not, they have a short life and end up in the trash. What if the focus shifted from the latest accessories to purchasing one item that could protect your tools, digital or not, for your entire life?

Etwas is answering that question while creating on-the-go solutions for your gear. In a technology driven world where it’s often about the latest, for this Brooklyn-based company it’s all about staying power. Utilizing techniques from centuries ago, these bags are made in an electricity-free work environment designed with heirloom quality in mind.

We’ve got the full story on Etwas as well as a giveaway worth $380, head below for more.
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The latest batch of Halo toys: authentic Needler blaster, new MEGA Bloks kits and McFarlane’s new Master Chief

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Fresh off the show floor from Toy Fair 2015 in New York City, game developer 343 Industries has teamed up with Mattel and BOOMco on a brand new line of “authentic blasters” from the Halo universe. The Nerf-like dart shooters represent “one of the first” times 343 has brought “the Halo world to life.”

Head below for more details and to see the new blasters in action, as well as some other authentic Halo collectibles that debuted this week ahead of the highly anticipated release of Halo 5: Guardians later this year: Read more

Gaming For Couples: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker and Kirby & The Rainbow Curse

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As I’ve said in a prior Gaming For Couples column, Nintendo’s Wii U is “the best current-generation console for couples and families, hands-down.” If you’re trying to convince your significant other to pick up a controller, the games that are most likely to make that happen are on the Wii U, and many of them come from Nintendo itself.

Today’s Gaming For Couples looks at two affordable Nintendo releases, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and Kirby & The Rainbow Curse. Each one features one of Nintendo’s cutest characters, and is designed to appeal to casual gamers with bunches of easily digestible levels. Rather than selling them for $60 each and then discounting them, Nintendo launched both games at $40 — bargain day-one pricing for current-generation console games — and plans to keep them there. Below, I’ll discuss the games, the Amiibo figures that work with them, and some earlier titles featuring the same great characters.

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TP-LINK AV200 Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit $21 shipped (Reg. $30+)

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Newegg has the TP-LINK AV 200Mbps Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit (TL-PA2010KIT) for $29.99, but using code EMCANNA57 in the cart will drop your total down to $19.99 plus $0.99 shipping. That’s around $27 under the original listing, $9 under Amazon, within $1 of the lowest we’ve seen on this model and the best price we can find.

This kit comes with two power outlet adapters to help bring reliable wired access anywhere in your home or office without the need to run cables or rely on WiFi. It features speeds of up to 200Mbps, 300 meter range over electrical circuits, 128-bit AES encryption and more.

This model has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 2,400 Amazon customers. While you are certainly not going to get the speedy throughput of Trendnet’s new 1200 AV2 kits, this model does come in at a fraction of the price. For those looking for a little more speed without breaking the bank, take a look at the best selling TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV500 model.

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Baytek iPhone 6/Plus kick stand case $5 Prime shipped (Reg. $15)

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Baytek Digital via Amazon offers its kick stand iPhone 6 and 6 Plus case for $8.99. Apply coupon code ZHLQYWJB during checkout to drop the final price down to $4.99 Prime shipped. Don’t have Prime? Add a free trial or just pad your order up to $35 to lock in free shipping. Today’s deal is an all-time low price for this case by $1. Early reviewers rate it 4.6 out of 5 stars.

If you’re planning to order one of each case then you’ll need to place separate orders.

A kick stand case is perfect for watching Netflix or gaming with a MFi controller.

Features include:

  • Built-in Kick Stand for Portrait and Landscape Hands Free Viewing
  • Sophisticated Rubberized Pattern for Secure Grip
  • Made from Durable Plastic for Protection From Everyday Wear and Tear
  • Belt-clip Holster that Swivels and has Sturdy Locking Machanism for the Perfect Belt-Side Position

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Rovio releases new matching puzzle game ‘Jolly Jam’ for iOS and Android

Rovio, creators of the hit game Angry Birds, has announced its latest iOS and Android offering ‘Jolly Jam’. Playing off the popular connect-three matching style of gaming, Jolly Jam has visual cues that will remind gamers of Candy Crush.

This puzzle based game focuses on matching like colors from corner to corner using a drag and highlight style of play. The idea is for users to draw boxes around matching jellies to complete levels with combo attacks and special jellies releasing colorful explosions. With ‘endless’ levels of play, Jolly Jam is highlighted by bright colors and sounds through gameplay.

Jolly Jam is available now for free on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

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Trendnet’s new 1200 AV2 MIMO equipped Powerline kit is now available

TPL-420E2KLast summer Trendnet unveiled its fastest and most advanced home power line units, and now the first of the new TPL-42 series kits are available to order. Making use of the latest Powerline 1200 AV2 technology, the company’s latest offerings are set to match competitive products from Zyxel and Netgear in performance, but at a slightly lower price point.

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Patagonia jackets, shirts, and accessories up to 50% off: Down Sweater Jacket $137 shipped (Reg. $229), much more

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For some reason I thought moving from Florida to the Northeast in January wouldn’t be a big deal. That might have been the case any other year, but not in 2015. We’ve gotten slammed with feet of snow, sub-zero temperatures, and blistering winds. Suffice to say, my Reef sandals and Lululemon shorts weren’t keeping me warm.

The best decision I’ve made since moving was buying a Patagonia Down Sweater Jacket. It’s filled with goose down, isn’t super puffy, and keeps me toasty warm. I absolutely love it. Patagonia doesn’t put its clothing on sale too often, however the company just kicked off a sale event with discounts up to 50%. There’s still a ton of winter left to go, so bundle up with some Patagonia.

Popular colors/sizes are beginning to sell out, so jump on your favorites now. All orders of $75 or more ship free. Use small items like socks and beanies to pad your order.

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