Netgear N300 WiFi Gigabit Router $40 shipped (Reg. $90)

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Amazon offers the Netgear N300 WiFi Gigabit Router (model WNR3500L) for $39.99 with free shipping. That’s $50 below retail, $10 less than its average selling price, and the best deal we have ever seen. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars. It features:

  • Wireless N300 – Faster downloads and online gaming with speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • WiFi Range – greater wireless range with few devices
  • Five (5) 10/100/1000 (1 WAN and 4 LAN) Gigabit Ethernet ports with auto-sensing technology
  • 802.11n certified technology with Gigabit Ports for faster wired and wireless performance

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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)

NAS:

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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HDTVs: VIZIO 40″ 1080p Smart $430 (Reg. $530), Seiki 39″ 4K/2K $380 AR (Reg. $600)

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Amazon offers the VIZIO 40″ Smart LED HDTV (model M401i-A3) for $429.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $100 off retail and the best price we have ever seen. Built-in WiFi enables access to some of the most popular streaming apps: Netflix, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and more. Features include 1920 x 1080p full HD, effective refresh rate of 120Hz, and a razor thin design. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 994 Amazon reviewers.

39%22 Seiki Ultra 4K HDTVTigerDirect offers the 39″ Seiki Ultra 4K HDTV for only $429.99 shipped. The mail in rebate knocks another $50 off making it only $379.99. Assuming you send in the rebate, that’s $320 off the list price, $120 lower than Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we’ve seen since its release. It has 3 HDMI inputs, 2 USB, VGA and component, and a 3840 x 2160 Panel Resolution with 4K up scaling. This offer lasts until 4/02/14.

Even more HDTV deals:

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Samsung’s new billion-color, 28-inch 4K monitor is now available to preorder: $699

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First introduced at CES in January, Samsung today quietly started taking preorders for a new billion-color, 3,840 x 2,160 28-inch 4K monitor. The UD590 includes two HDMI 1.4 and one DisplayPort, audio out, and introduces a slick brushed metal look with thin bezels and a ’T-shaped’ stand that minimizes the machine’s overall footprint. Perhaps the most intriguing part about Samsung’s new display is the price: $699 makes the UD590 an extremely competitive option to monitors from Dell, Sharp, Asus and others with similar specs but much higher price tags. Also included is a new “Picture-by-Picture” mode that lets you “connect two PCs to the same monitor and see the desktops of both simultaneously on one screen that’s divided into two.”

The monitor will be released and ship on April 18, but you can preorder it from Amazon now for $699 with free shipping using the link below:

Samsung 28-inch Ultra High Definition LED Monitor (UD590)

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Home Deals: Caravan Canopy Zero Gravity Chair $39 (Reg. $80), Hamilton Beach appliances, tools, more

caravan-canopy-zero-gravityJust in time for summer concert tailgates and backyard picnics, Amazon offers the Caravan Canopy Zero Gravity Chair for $38.56 with free shipping. That’s $41 below retail and the best we have ever seen. it features a durable powder coated steel frame, locking recline function, and an adjustable headrest. Many reviewers found it to be extremely comfortable, which no doubt helped it achieve a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars.

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Home Deals: Craftsman Multimeter $11 + $6 shipping (free in-store), Neato XV-12 Robotic Vacuum w/ bonus filters $250 shipped (Reg. $300+), kitchen items, more

We’ve got some deals for around the house again today including the digital Craftsman Multimeter with 8 Functions and 20 Ranges for $11 with free in-store pick-up ($6 shipping). That’s nearly $13 under the regular price and current lowest we can find. It features a clear digital display, an audible tone for testing household and auto wiring, and a rugged case. It has a 3.7/5 star rating on Amazon.

Walmart has the Neato XV-12 Robotic Vacuum w/ Bonus 2-Pack of Pet & Allergy Replacement Filters for $250 shipped. That’s $150 off the original listing, about $50 under the average selling price, $30 under Amazon’s current listing without the bonus filters and the best current price we can find. It has has a 4/5 star rating on Amazon.

Here are some other notable deals:

  • Hamilton Beach 63326 6-Speed Stand Mixer: $67 shipped (Reg. $120)
  • National Tree Cedar Bonsai with Oval Black Plastic Pot, 16-Inch: $45 shipped (Reg. $60)

You can also check out our previous home deals including discounts on the Dyson DC35 vacuum, cookware, luggage and more.

REI members 20% coupon: GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition $320 shipped (Reg. $400)

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REI offers its members the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition helmet cam for $320 shipped with coupon code SAVE20. Non-members can sign-up at checkout for an extra $20. REI Members enjoy a 10% annual refund on eligible items, in-store discounts, travel discounts, and more. It’s a lifetime membership.

You will have the opportunity to apply the promo code during the ‘billing’ section of checkout, just before submitting your order. Please note you must type it in manually, you cannot copy and paste it.

This promotion will take 20% off ANY full-price item at REI.com (or in-store) plus one item at REI-outlet.com.

Capture your active life with up to 4Kp15 video and immersive wide-angle perspective. The smaller, lighter GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition Adventure package offers improved imagery, power and convenience.

Use your savings to pick up some accessories for your new GoPro.
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Kensington PowerBolt car charger w/ built-in MFi Lightning cable $13 (Reg. $25)

Kensington-mfi-lightning-powerbolt-amazonAmazon offers the Kensington PowerBolt car charger w/ built-in MFi Lightning cable for $12.99 with free 2-day shipping for Prime members (free trial). Other buyers will need to spend at least $35 to bypass shipping charges. Today’s deal is nearly 50% below the list price of $25. The hardwired Lightning cable provides 1 Amp of juice to fast charge your iPhone 5/5s/5c. MFi certification means you won’t have any compatibility issues that are prevalent with cheap knock-off cables. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers.

Also available, Anker Direct via Amazon has the Anker 24W dual-port card harder with built-in micro USB cable for $9 with promo code ANK24WCCP. Pop a MFi Lightning cable in the open USB port to handle your Apple devices.

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Want the new Microsoft Office apps for iPad? Get 33% off 1yr Office 365 Home Premium subscriptions: $67

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In case you missed it, Microsoft finally released its suite of Office apps for iPad today with the introduction of standalone Word, PowerPoint, & Excel apps in the App Store. The Office app for iPhone remains the same apart from dropping the requirement of a 365 subscription (it’s now free for all!), but the new iPad versions of the Office apps WILL require an Office 365 subscription to create or edit documents. So, if you plan on using the Office apps on your iPad in the future, you’ll want to take advantage of a big discount on 365 subscriptions currently on Amazon.

Normally $99/year or $10/month, you can grab a 1 year Office 365 Home Premium subscription for $67.15 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $32.84 (33%) and gets you an access code for 5 Macs or PCs with access to all Office 365 app and services. That includes 20GB OneDrive storage for each for up to 4 household member, 60 minutes of Skype calls per month and all the apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, and Access.

1 year Office 365 Home Premium subscription for $67.15

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Toshiba Canvio 1.5TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive $65 shipped (Reg. $100)

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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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NVIDIA Shield portable gaming system gets a temporary $50 price cut while KitKat upgrade looms

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Update (3/27 12:45pm): The price drop is now live at Amazon.

NVIDIA is making another push to get Shield into as many gamers’ hands as possible by shaving another $50 off its price tag and announcing future Android KitKat support. Shield was originally slated to carry a list price of $349, but was dropped to $299 before its release late last summer. It then fell to $249 for the holidays, and now it’s received another $50 drop bringing it to its lowest price ever, just $199 with free shipping. The price is now live at NVIDIA’s official online store and other resellers like GameStop and Newegg, but some partners are still listing it at holiday pricing. This temporary price reduction is only valid through April.

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WD My Passport Ultra USB 3.0 Portable 1TB $60/2TB $100 shipped

Update (3/31): The Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop external drive deal is now expired.


Update (3/27 3:30pm):
 

We have the WD My Passport Ultra 1TB Portable External drive for $69 shipped. That’s $51 under the regular price, the current lowest price we can find and within a few dollars of the all-time low. Today’s deal is available in Black, Blue, Grey and Red (which adds an extra $1). It features USB 3.0 and USB 2,0 compatibility, backup software for local backups, Cloud backup through Dropbox, and is entirely bus powered. This model (WDBZFP0010BBK-NESN) has received a 4.5/5 stars from nearly 1500 Amazon customers.

Amazon is offering a new Seagate Backup Plus 2TB USB 3.0 Desktop external drive for $80 shipped.

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Spotify cuts 50% off Premium subscriptions for US students, now just $5 per month

spotify-premium-dealIt’s no secret that music downloads are down thanks to the proliferation of streaming music services such as Spotify. It provides access to millions of tunes on demand from nearly any laptop, smartphone, tablet, and other smart devices. In the past, users could only choose between a free ad-supported account or a Premium subscription for $9.99, but earlier this morning Spotify introduced a special rate for US students…

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Western Digital My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives: 1TB $59 (Reg. $85), 2TB $99 (Reg. $150)

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BuyDig takes an additional $10 off Western Digital My Passport USB 3.0 portable hard drives with coupon code HDTEN. These drives are perfect for full-system Time Machine backups or to transfer large files between devices. Don’t worry if you have an older Mac/PC, the WD Passport is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Neither of these deals are all-time lows but they are the best current prices we’re able to find. Rated 4.4/5 stars from 5,913 Amazon reviewers.

WD My Passport 1TB: $59 shipped after coupon (Reg. $85)
WD My Passport 2TB: $99 shipped after coupon (Reg. $150)

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Belkin Thunderstorm iPad Theater Speaker Case: Lightning or 30-pin $100 shipped (Reg. $200)

Belkin-thunderstorm-ipad-case-deal-9to5toysIt’s time to turn you iPad into an entertainment powerhouse. Amazon offers the 30-pin and Lightning versions of the Belkin Thunderstorm iPad theater speaker case for $99.99 with free shipping. That’s 50% below list and the best price we have ever seen by $30. It features a full-range speaker system, protective casing, and various angles for optimal entertainment consumption. For more details visit the Belkin product listing here. Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars from 60 Amazon reviewers.

9to5Mac found it to be perfect for iPad users who are constantly gaming or watching videos:

I’ve tried many Bluetooth speakers from Logitech, Jawbone, NYNE, JBL and more, and I can honestly say none quite compare to Thunderstorm when it comes to a rich, immersive sound experience for watching video on an iPad. Its a unique experience with Thunderstorm, fine tuned specifically for the movie watching experience, and it’s definitely worth your attention if much of your time with an iPad is spent watching video.

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