A lot of folks, including myself, need to charge our USB devices away from an AC outlet. Whether it is for installing a USB camera in a remote location or doing work in a barn or shed that doesn’t have power or just being mobile outside and off grid, a USB Solar array is a great way to get that power you need without running ugly and costly wires.
Unfortunately, the sun only shines during the day and only will give you enough direct charge when those days are sunny. For the rest of the time, you’ll need to store that sunny electricity for use 24/7/365.
That’s where these nice EasyAcc discounted products come in. Solar Panel:
- EasyAcc 28W Solar Charger 4-Port USB 10$ off with code: SIEUROFF: $49.99
The EasyAcc Solar Panel is better than the garden variety fold out because it had 4 panels instead of the usual 3 meaning the Wattage jumps from 21W to 28W. That enables EasyAcc to allow simultaneous direct charging of 4 different devices and will even charge 2 devices at 2.4A each meaning that you’ll get a quicker charge on most devices. If you want to go a little cheaper, here are two smaller panels from Aukey but their charging capabilities are greatly diminished and it isn’t easy to recommend for this application:
- AUKEY 14W 2-Port USB Solar Charger w/coupon code: JWCTEGUW Sale price: $34.99
- AUKEY 20W 2-Port USB Solar Charger w/coupon code: 3AO5ECZZ Sale price: $38.99
But we’ve still got the issue of when the sun goes away… expand full story
Amazon offers 3 free digital magazines for Free, no strings attached or subscriptions required. There’s a bunch of great reads here including Sports Illustrated, Car and Driver, Boating, Flying, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, InStyle, The Atlantic, Popular Science, Consumer Reports and much much more. No brainer and easy way to join the digital magazine ‘fold’. expand full story
GeedDeal’s Ebay site has the
UE Roll Rugged/Waterproof Bluetooth portable speaker in Volcano 2 pack for $79.99 shipped. That’s by far the lowest price we’ve seen for a 2 pack and even a good price for a 1 pack (BOGO). These are listed as new, open box and carry a 90-day warranty from GeekDeal in Volcano color shown above. I reviewed the UE Roll extremely favorably and even recommend it over the UE Roll 2 at its deeply discounted price.
For reference, Amazon has 1 for $69.99-$100 and that’s a solid deal. So for $10 more, you are getting a second speaker.
Dads love these and they make great summer companions. expand full story
We’ve had some great HDTV Antenna deals in the past but this might be the best ever with one that hits all the checkpoints and coming in at a super-low price.
Amazon/1byone offers the 1byone 50 Mile Super Thin HDTV Antenna with 20ft Coaxial Cable for $29.99 (a good deal) but Coupon Code: JNPAR9TT drops it a whopping $13 to just $16.99 shipped. Why is this particular Antenna so great?
- Transparent so it doesn’t block window view any more than it has to
- Long 20-foot cable so that it can reach all the way across the room to the best window
- With optional amplification powered by your HDTV or external USB port, get a 50 mile+ range
- Excellent 4.1/5 star rating. Amazon’s #1 Best Seller
- 12 month warranty and 30-day money back guarantee
What’s a better gift to dad than never having to pay a cable bill again? expand full story
Amazon offers the 1byone Super Thin Indoor HDTV Antenna (model OUS00-0561) with 16.5 Feet High Performance Coaxial Cable – Silver/Black, for $12.99. Coupon Code TU5XDSSL drops the price down $5 to just $7.99 Prime shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on a tier one HDTV Antenna with a decent coax lead (16.5 feet) and this one gets an impressive 4.1/5 star rating.
These are great for bringing in local channels (~25 mile radius) without having to drop insane prices on cable bills and cable boxes. You hook it right into your HDTV, program some channels and voila: free TV forever. At $8 shipped, this wanders way into no brainer territory. Even if you aren’t a cord cutter, this serves as a great backup in case of cable outage or emergencies. Great for Dads and Grads.
Don’t have a HDTV to hook it up to? Hook yourself up with a 24″ Vizio from Walmart refurb for $89.99 shipped. You are set for life and you haven’t spent $100!
Update (6/6 10:22am): Amazon is also now offering the Steam Link at $34.99 Prime shipped, matching the best we have tracked.
Amazon offers the Steam Controller for just $34.99 Prime shipped. That’s 30% or $15 off and the first sale we’ve seen at Amazon on the 4.2/5 star rated controller.
- Experience a new level of precise control for your favorite games. The Steam Controller lets you play your entire collection of Steam games on your TV-even the ones designed without controller support in mind.
- Features dual trackpads, HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, back grip buttons, and fully-customizable control schemes. Find your favorite mappings in the Steam Community, or create and share your own.
- Dual trackpads allow for 1:1 absolute position input via virtual controls like a trackball, adaptive centering joystick, or steering wheel
- Dual-stage triggers can be used as analog, digital, or both types of input at the same time. Put your iron-sights on the sweep-in, and then fire with the reliable feel of a tactile switch, all on the same trigger.
- Each of the Steam Controller’s input zones and buttons has been positioned based on frequency of use, required precision, and ergonomic comfort.
- Console-style controls: Precise analog game controls let you dominate your favorite mobile games
- 1500 mAh Battery: Game on and on. It increases the battery capacity of iPhone 5, iPhone 5s or 5th generation iPod touch
- Supports iOS 7/8/9 controller-compatible games: Works with a great selection of games. No extra software needed
- Portable, comfortable shape: Slim, streamlined profile fits easily into your pocket for go-anywhere gaming
- Easily access phone features: Your phone’s camera, music and calls remain fully accessible while you’re gaming
Even if you don’t often use the case for gaming, it is nice to have a 1500mAh battery backup for emergencies.
The East Coast is about to blaze with 90 degree weather forcast for the next week and it may be time to sort out your Air conditioning situation, stat. Luckily you can hook up an LG LG 10,000 BTU 115V Portable Air Conditioner with Remote Control model LP1015WSR in White for $279 Shipped. That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for a 10,000BTU Air conditioner. This one gets 5 star ratings from a limited number of reviewers and normally costs $349 or more. Here’s the Manufacturer page for details. Features:
- 10,000 BTU portable air Conditioner Uses standard 115-volt electrical outlet
- Cools a room up to 300 sq. Ft
- Dehumidification up to 2.45 pints per hour
- LED display panel and LCD remote control
- 2 fan speeds and 2 cooling speeds