June 28, 2013

Update: Price bumped to $41, still 18% savings off retail.

Amazon has just dropped the price for the Belkin WeMo Home Automation Switch for Apple iOS devices down to $38 with free shipping.  That is a total savings of nearly 25% off the retail price of $50.  WeMo can control almost any electronic device that is plugged into the switch from anywhere (Over 3G + WiFi).  Perfect for fans, lights, speakers and more.  The WeMo adds an extra level of safety and convenience to your home.

Download the Belkin WeMo app today and start controlling your home from a simple touch of your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

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Update: Now available for preorder from Best Buy in black or white for $90 with free shipping.

LifeProof has made their first major product announcement following last month’s merger with their top competitor, OtterBox.  The ultra-tough case maker is bringing their popular Nuud style to the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, marking the first ever waterproof smartphone case without a screen protector.  This may seem contradictory to have a super protective case with the glass screen is fully exposed, but LifeProof says the trick is in their patent-pending Screenless Technology.

…a compression lock system that forms a waterproof seal between the case and the device touchscreen – delivering complete four-proof protection while maintaining perfect clarity and touch.

The Nuud case is also “built to survive a 6.6 ft./2m. drop and exceeds military specifications for shock, drop and vibration protection.” This seems perfect for smartphone users like myself who hate to cover up their iPhone 5’s beautiful screen but need body protection for outdoors activities or even late night partying.  The iPhone 5 Nuud will be available starting July 7th from LifeProof direct and Best Buy.  No word yet on pricing.Screen Shot 2013-06-28 at 9.17.19 AM

9to5Mac reviewed LifeProof cases in the past and found they work as advertised.

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MacMall is offering some solid deals on manufacturer refurbished LaCie Thunderbolt drives today. You can pick up the 1TB LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt refurb for $139.99 with free shipping. This drive goes for as much as $219 new from most trusted retailers and is up to $40 off the next best refurb. price. MacMall also has the 3TB LaCie d2 Thunderbolt Series refurb for $189.99 with free shipping. This 3TB d2 Thunderbolt is listed for as much as $300 new and is up to $100 lower than other refurb prices. More specs below the fold:

1TB LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt refurb: $140 (Reg. $200 new) 3TB LaCie d2 Thunderbolt Series refurb: $190 (Reg. $289 new)

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Today’s Daily Steal is the 4-in-1 USB Cable (8-Pin Lightning, 30-Pin Apple, 30-Pin Samsung and Micro-USB) for only $6 shipped. The 4-in-1 connects to your computer or USB wall for charging purposes. Its USB connection also allows it to sync your favorite music, pictures, movies, and important files to just about any device out there. expand full story

June 27, 2013

You never know when you’re going to need a knife, screwdriver or bottle opener, that’s where the Gerber Bear Grylls Compact Multi-Tool comes in.  Amazon is currently offering this multi-tool for only $10, which is $5 lower than the average selling price and $12 less than the MSRP.  Shipping is free for any orders exceeding $25 and for all Amazon Prime Members otherwise shipping costs vary.

This compact tool features 10 unique stainless steel, weather resistant components and is small enough to fit on a keychain.  As a bonus you’ll also receive the Bear Grylls’ informative Priorities of Survival pocket guide, “designed to help keep you alive until you can be rescued or rescue yourself.” Screen Shot 2013-04-18 at 9.28.16 PM

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We have got some great deals on PC game bundles today for up to $62 off. Amazon is offering the Borderlands Bundleganza that includes Borderlands Game of the Year Edition, Borderlands 2 and a Borderlands 2 Season Pass for $21.99 (Reg. $52). The Borderlands 2 Season Pass still goes for $30 alone and nets you four add-on content campaigns including the recently released Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon’s Keep, which costs $10 on its own and packs over 10 hours of gameplay. Mac users can grab Borderlands 2 right now for $10 (Reg. $30) at Mac Game Store. Gamefly has the Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Just Cause 2 PC Bundle on for $30 w/ coupon code “GFDJUN20” right now. Tomb Raider will regularly run you between $30 and $50 on its own and Sleeping Dogs goes for up to $28. We have got some iOS deals and freebies below as well:

PC: Borderlands Bundleganza: $22 (Reg. $52) PC: Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, and Just Cause 2 Bundle: $30 w/ coupon code GFDJUN20

iOS Universal: Reeder: FREE (Reg. $3) iOS Universal: VS. Racing 2: FREE (Reg. $1) iOS Universal: THX Tune-Up: FREE (Reg. $2) iOS Universal: The Bard’s Tale: $1 (Reg. $3) iOS Universal: SampleTank: $6 (Reg. $20)

You can pick up a $50 iTunes Gift Card for $45 right now on Ebay with free shipping (10% off)


Save over 40% on a 12 Month Microsoft Xbox LIVE Gold Membership, now available for just $35.  Early reports indicate that these memberships will carryover to the Xbox One.  We expect this deal to sell out quickly so don’t hesitate if you’re interested in it.

Microsoft Store Xbox 360 games for $10 shipped (50% off today only)

Update: The Seagate 3TB drive price has been bumped to $124 with the coupon, but the initial deal for the 2TB WD portable drive is still alive.

BuyDig has two solid deals with free shipping on fast USB 3.0 external hard drives with backward compatibility for USB 2.0.  First up is the Seagate Expansion 3 TB desktop hard drive for $104, regular $160 retail.  Over 1,00 Amazon reviewers rate this drive a solid 4 stars.

Next, we have the Western Digital My Passport 2TB portable hard drive for just $114, Screen Shot 2013-06-27 at 10.25.32 AMregular $250 retail. That is the lowest price ever offered for this popular 4.5 star portable drive.

Use coupon code 30yrsHotDeals15 to cash in on these savings.  Please note you can only use the coupon on one item per order, you will need to place separate orders if you want to purchase both drives. expand full story


June 26, 2013

Ebay via Adorama is offering the Nikon D3100 DSLR camera with18-55mm VR Lens refurbished for $304.99 shipped. This is manufacturer refurbished, $142 off Amazon’s price and the best current price from a trusted retailer. The D3100 features 14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS and full 1080p HD Cinematic Video with full-time autofocus and sound along with Nikon’s 90 day warranty. More details below the fold. Adorama is also offering the 16.2 MP Nikon D5100 for $399 shipped, nearly $200 off Amazon’s price.

Nikon D3100 14.2 MP DSLR camera w/ 18-55mm VR Lens refurb: $304.99 (up to $142 off) Nikon D5100 16.2 MP DSLR camera w/18-55mm VR Lens refurb: $399 (up to $200 off)

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UPDATE: Microsoft & Newegg sale is now over. 

We have put together some game/app deals including 35% off on select Xbox 360 titles at the Microsoft Store, Tomb Raider for $35 with a free copy of Hitman Absolution for PS3 and 360 and some new iOS deals and freebies. With the 35% off at the Microsoft Store, you can pick up The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition for $20 shipped (Reg. $30) which is the best current price by $7 and L.A Noire for $13 (Reg. $30), $4 less than the current lowest price. Additionally, Newegg is offering Tomb Raider for $35 with a free copy of I/O’s Hitman Absolution on both PS3 and 360, saving you up to $15.

Xbox 360: The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition: $20 (Reg. $30) Xbox 360: L.A. Noire: $13 (Reg. $30) Xbox 360: Ninja Gaiden 3: $13 (Reg. $20) PS3 & Xbox 360: Tomb Raider: $35 w/ FREE Hitman Absolution (Reg. $48) PS3 & Xbox 360: The Walking Dead: $20  (Reg. $30)

Microsoft Store sale: 35% off (Today Only)

iOS Universal: Nihilumbra: FREE (Reg. $3) – “Apple’s Best of 2012 Hidden Gems” iOS Universal: Sprinkle: FREE (Reg. $2) iOS Universal: League of Evil 2: FREE (Reg. $2) iOS Universal: Cling: FREE (Reg. $1) iPhone: Arpeggionome: FREE (Reg. $3) iPad: Arpeggionome Pro: $15 (Reg. $20) iOS Universal: Laminar Pro Image Editor: $1 (Reg. $5)

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June 25, 2013

For most, Seiki isn’t a household name in consumer electronics, but when they release (later this month) a 39-inch 4K HDTV for $699 they will become one. The 39-inch, affordable 4K option (model SE39UY04) has a max resolution of 3840×2160, a refresh rate of 120hz at 1080p, and 30hz. The budget 4K TV also has built-in digital and analogue tuning  and there’s a USB port on the back, which Seiki says can display 4K photos. Seiki will also include an HDMI 1.4 cable.

Executive VP of Seiki, Frank Kendzora prepares us for the future with this statement:

SEIKI will continue to expand its 4K Ultra HDTV line in 2013 to help accelerate the adoption of 4K digital entertainment and make it accessible to every consumer in the U.S. market.

This is the push we need to get 4K into our homes. With consoles gearing up for the 4K revolution, Seiki TV’s may become the favorite of pro users and gamers the world over.

The TV ships late June and can be preordered (US only) from Sears.com. Keep reading for the full press release from Seiki. expand full story

Here’s your ‘productivity-stopping’ deal of the day.  Best Buy has five different Deskpet Bots for just $5 with free shipping, regular $20-$30 each.  These bots are controlled via a mobile app and feature three different modes: obstacle avoidance mode, free roam, and smartphone-controlled mode. It gets even better when you have multiple Deskpet Bots. These vehicles can ‘battle’ by shooting vehicle-stopping infared light beams. At the end of the day, these little guys seem like a great way to waste a few minutes at work while showing off your robot battle skills.  Some of the bots are only available in-store. expand full story


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