Seth Weintraub


Seth Weintraub


Today’s standout Amazon Gold Box is the CyberPower UPS 1500VA/900W UPS with 12 Outlets, 2 USB Ports and Coax/Phone protection. This is basically the best UPS you are going to find for anything near $139.99 Prime shipped. That’s the best we’ve seen this 4.6/5 star rated UPS priced by about $20 and $76 (35%) off of retail.

I like this one because tons of power –1500VA/900 Watts – enough to keep your desktop trucking through a power outage – with at least enough time to finish your work and save and shut down gracefully. Or put your Cable Modem and Wifi router on here and it will outlast your laptop battery during an outage.

This one stands out because of its patented Green Power UPS Bypass circuitry to save on energy costs by reducing energy consumption and heat buildup. Its Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) boost/buck technology delivers a consistent and clean AC power, protecting connected equipment and preventing costly business interruptions.

It also has USB ports, great for Logi Circle/Nest/Canary security cameras and other mission critical USB applications. The big feature list:

  • 1500VA/900 Watts UPS System – Protects PCs, workstations, and home entertainment systems. Prevents data loss and interruptions that can cause lost product configurations
  • Line interactive – Corrects brownouts and overvoltage without using the battery. Green Power UPS, reduces energy consumption up to 75%.
  • Multifunction LCD provides runtime in minutes, battery status, load level and other status information
  • 12 Outlets / USB Management Port / RJ45 Data line Surge Protection / 2 USB 2.1A (Shared) Charging Ports
  • Energy Star Qualified – Mini-Tower Form Factor – 5 Year Warranty

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October 22

Here’s a no-brainer deal for Amazon Prime members who plan on buying stuff at Amazon for the holidays. Simply upload a photo to your Prime Photos account using this link. Then, come November the rewards start flowing.

Step 1: Upload a photo to Prime Photos. Sign in with your Amazon account and save a photo to your free unlimited storage account from Amazon Prime Step 2: Check your email. Look for discount codes in your inbox after November 3. Step 3: Apply codes at checkout. Get discounts on thousands of items sold by Amazon in PC, Camera, and Software. Use codes before December 3.

After November 3rd, you’ll get a $20 Credit for Computers and Tablets, $30 for Camera Credit and $10 for Software. If you don’t have Prime, now might be a good time to start with a 30-day trial.

Amazon Prints offers 50 4″x6″ Photo Prints Free when you: Click ‘get started’ and sign in. Select 4″x6″ prints. Upload your photos and add 50 to cart. At checkout, apply promo code OCT50PRINTS. 50 4″x6″ Photo Prints will be Free w/Free shipping.


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October 21

One of my favorite gadgets ever is the Amazon Echo Dot (review) which started shipping to pre-orders last night. Better yet, you can get one almost free with the purchase of various bundles which Amazon is offering. My favorite is the best-in-class sounding Bose Soundlink Mini + Echo Dot for $214. That means your Dot effectively costs you $15. The Soundlink Mini makes a great accessory for amplifying the Dot’s speaker.


Other great bundles:

Oh and if you add 6 to your cart, Amazon will float you one for free with code DOT6PACK. Or add 12 and pay for just 10 with code DOT12PACK. Pretty good way to knock out Christmas shopping or the office holiday gifts. That’s 12 for $500 or less than $42/ea.

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If you depend on your Internet and home wireless network (who doesn’t?!) you need to keep it up during a power outage, however long. APC, the leader is battery backup and surge protection, has some great deals in their Gold Box today.

If you need backup power to your desktop or more importantly your Cable/DSL/Fiber Modem and Wifi router,  the APC Battery Backup & Surge Protector (BE350G) – 350VA 6-outlet Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is $29.99 shipped. This is easily the lowest this gets with shipping and will keep your router and wireless network up during a power outage for over an hour (depending on power draw of your modem and router).

If you need to back up more devices and/or over a longer period of time, there is a 600VA version with 7 outlets and a USB charging port for $46.99, still a great deal. The big boy here is a 10-outlet 750VA is $60 shipped.

APC also offers a Dual USB power 5,000mAh pack for phones and tablets for $11.99 shipped. This is an average price for Cheap Chinese knockoffs but this has the APC name and warranty behind it

Finally, it is time to up your surge protector game with a rugged Workbench styled 8 outlet protection for $10.99 (make sure to order from Amazon using this link – it is backordered a week already) and a monster 11 outlet w/telephone and coax for $13.50. Both of these are no brainers if you need more protected outlets in the house or garage/barn.

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If you don’t already have your car, home or camping set outfitted for the inevitable power outage, today’s Eton Amazon Gold Box offers a great opportunity to get your affairs in order. All of these are lowest ever prices

American Red Cross Blackout Buddy lives in an outlet, keeping charged. When the power goes out, it lights up and functions as a flashlight. $14.99 for two ($7.50 ea) Prime Shipped. We have a bunch of these in the house and they make great emergancy flashlights.

3 levels of hand crank radio/weather emergancy USB charger with solar. $26.24-$56. These are fantastic in an outage providing radio services, flashlight and backup phone charging.

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The $180 Amazon Echo is a friggen game changer. Put it in your kitchen or living room and after about 5 minutes of setup you have an intelligent speaker that you can ask for news, sports, audio books, and of course music. You can also ask the Echo any question you can think of and more often than not (but less often than Google) it returns a good answer. The magic is in the always-on, far field speaker which happens to be able to understand language as good as any natural language processor out there – even from way across the room. You don’t need to have your phone on and nearby – you are hands free anywhere within earshot.


Amazon has added a ton of services that connect the Echo over the past year to just about anything in your home. Most smart thermostats, garage door openers, etc. etc now work with Alexa, Amazon’s assistant.  Additionally, Amazon has worked with other partners to do things like order delivery pizza, get rides from Uber, and of course buy stuff from Amazon.

I’ve been using the Amazon Echo Dot which went on sale today (for delivery in October with new colors and combinations now only $50) for the past 3 months and I love it for its portability and its expandability even more than the $130 more expensive original. Let me explain:

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After Apple updated its Apple Watch to Series 1 and 2 yesterday, the company has dropped the prices on remaining generation Watches Modestly. However, the even bigger price drops at Best Buy and Best Buy’s Ebay store means that just about anyone can pick up an Apple Watch.

These look to be final closeouts so if you want to jump on an Apple Watch with almost all of the capabilities of the new ones (which are more water resistant and have GPS as well as a faster processor), get in quick. expand full story


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Update: OK, maybe you need to check out Amazon’s #1 selling 12-pack of scented markers for $4 after $1 coupon. Or this off brand of colored Pencils for at Walmart for 50 cents.

Just in time for Back to School, Amazon’s got a Gold Box that’s got more crayons/sets, dry erase markers, colored pencils and more than anyone could ever need at deeply discounted 50% off prices. If you are like me, the back to school period can be a little stressful and bam we’re back to the Crayolas for some Adult Coloring Therapy stress relief. Think of it as a two for one Gold Box. Just don’t grind down the sky blue too far


Check out the rest of the Gold Box here and don’t forget those adult coloring books.

August 7

BuyDig’s Ebay storefront offers the LG 34-inch (34UM95) UltraWide LED IPS Monitor for $499.99 shipped. This is a savings of $500 off the original price, $355 better than Amazon and the first time its ever gone below $500.

The LG 34UM95 features an UltraWide format with a resolution of 3440×1440 that is capable of displaying two inputs at the same time and has built-in 7W speakers. Additionally, it has HDMI, two Thunderbolt 2 and two USB 3.0 inputs. Thunderbolt 2 features speeds that are significantly faster than the previous generation and can handle DisplayPort as well.

This highly-rated monitor was one of our top picks for high-end displays:

The 21:9 widescreen format is truly an experience all its own. It’s essentially like having two 20.5-inch, 5:4, 1720×1440 displays side by side in one 34-inch panel, and LG also has a Screen Split app that works well for easily docking windows side-by-side in various configurations to get the most out of the wide screen while multitasking. It’s great for pro apps that take full advantage of the wider format for timelines and other features, although it feels a bit vertically challenged in comparison to 4K monitors on the list if a horizontal workflow isn’t your thing.

With your savings, grab an additional Thunderbolt cable to enhance your new setup.

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August 4

We’re huge fans of the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter (review) and while we’ve seen some mild discounts here and there, today we’re seeing the first meaningful $200 discounts from Amazon and B&H Photo (which only charges tax at point of sale in New York State). B&H also includes a 32GB MicroSD card if you need a tie breaker. Amazon sells it for the same $1199 price but a few of its sellers will take a few more bucks off the price.

This is the top pro-sumer drone on the market today. Features:

  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K / 12MP Camera
  • Visual Sensor for Obstacle Avoidance
  • Streamlined Shell / Magnesium Unibody
  • Top Speed of 44.7mph in Sport Mode
  • Maximum Control Range of 3.1 Miles
  • Visual Tracking of Moving Subject
  • Up to 32.8′ Vision Positioning Altitude
  • TapFly – Fly With a Tap of the Finger
  • Avoids Obstacles When Returning Home
  • Up to 28 Minutes Flying Time

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