Cloud Stories January 20, 2016

expiredQNAP TS-231 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ AirPlay Streaming $136 shipped (Reg. $176)

Newegg Flash offers the QNAP (TS-231) 2-bay Personal Cloud NAS for $135.60 shipped. That’s $40 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s current listing, $14 less than our previous mention and the lowest we can find for it. With this QNAP you can “archive, manage, enjoy and share media collections with the dedicated Photo Station, Video Station and Music Station apps.”

Additional features include: 

  • Build a private cloud-based notebook and share with friends and colleagues
  • Organize & manage files and backup tasks 
  • Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Enjoy family videos, movies, music, and photos on your TV with AirPlay streaming
  • Transcode videos offline and enjoy smooth video streaming even when your network connection is restricted
  • Create a 24/7 surveillance center for your home/small office

Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 100 Amazon shoppers.

You may also want to look at Amazon’s selection of WD Red NAS optimized hard disk drives since this QNAP ships diskless. We’d recommend going with at least a pair of 3TB drives.

Also, B&H (and matched at Amazon or  Newegg) offers the Synology DS216play Network Storage for $249.99 shipped. That’s $50 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen. It features:

  • 4K Ultra HD Video Transcoding
  • Two Bay NAS Enclosure
  • Dual-Core 1.5 GHz Processor
  • 1GB DDR3 RAM
  • Data Read Speed: Up to 107.7 MB/s
  • Data Write Speed: Up to 91.47 MB/s
  • Up to 16TB Storage Capacity
  • 1 x USB 3.0 Port / 1 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 1 x Gigabit LAN Port
  • DLNA Certified

Cloud Stories December 10, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame $85 shipped (Orig. $130)

As part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame for $84.97 shipped. That’s $45 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it.

This is no ordinary photo frame, it has video playback, Wi-Fi connectivity and is wall mountable. You can also send and display photos directly on the frame using the iOS/Android app. It received 4.1/5 stars from 206 Amazon shoppers. 

Cloud Stories July 6, 2015

expiredQNAP 2-Bay Personal Cloud NAS $149 shipped (Orig. $259)

Walmart is offering the QNAP (TS-231) 2-bay Personal Cloud NAS for a low $149 shipped. That’s $110 off the original list price, $46 less than Amazon, and within a few dollars of the lowest price we’ve seen for it. Features include: 

  • Build a private cloud-based notebook and share with friends and colleagues 
  • Organize & manage files and backup tasks in one centralized location
  • Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Archive, manage, enjoy and share media collections 
  • Enjoy family videos, movies, music, and photos on your TV
  • Transcode videos offline and enjoy smooth video streaming
  • Create a 24/7 surveillance center for your home/small office

Amazon shoppers gave it a 4.4/5 star rating and excellent reviews.

You may also want to check out Amazon’s selection of WD Red hard disk drives. We recommend the 2TB for $95.99, and the 4TB for $154.

 

 

Cloud Stories May 6, 2015

expiredHome: Philips portable energy goLITE $75 (Reg. $150), 8-Inch Digital Frame w/ Wi-Fi $85 (Orig. $130), more

Update (5/6 6:30pm): Anova Culinary offers its Precision Cooker with Bluetooth connectivity for $154 with coupon code LUVMOM.

Today only, Woot is offering the Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light w/ travel pouch (HF3431/60) for $69.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s 50% under the original $150 price tag this unit still fetches from retailers like Walmart and Best Buy, $45 below Amazon’s best listing (that doesn’t even include the travel pouch) and the best price we can find.

The goLITE is designed to be a unique portable lighting solution but is also therapeutic in nature. It is “clinically proven to increase energy levels and mood,” while helping you to “stay sharp” with just 20-30 mins a day of use while working or reading, for example (more details below). The goLITE can be used with or without a cord, has 5 light intensity settings, on-off touch operation, and comes with a travel pouch and a 2 year warranty from Philips. This unit has a 4.5/5 star rating from nearly 80 Amazon customers.

Be sure to check out Amazon’s bonus Gold Box Deal of the Day before you head below for the rest of today’s deals. You can grab the Nixplay Edge 8-Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame with Hi-Res Display for $84.99 shipped, down from its regular $130. That’s the lowest price we can find on this Wi-Fi connected, 720p digital frame. Not only can you send photos to the frame directly from iPhone or Android devices, but it also features USB/SD/SDHC card support, is wall mountable (VESA) and has a matte rubberized finish.

This model has 4/5 stars from nearly 100 Amazon customers.

Down below you’ll find discounted yard furniture, tools, smart lights, blenders, peelers, a stainless steel thermos, and some great ideas for mom:

Cloud Stories April 2, 2015

expiredSeagate Central 3TB Personal Cloud Storage External Hard Drive $80 shipped (orig. $180)

Best Buy has the Seagate Central 3TB Personal Cloud Storage External Hard Drive for only $79.99 shipped (Also available on Best Buy’s eBay store). That’s $100 off the list price, $47 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen.

  • Access your personal cloud from anywhere with a Web browser or the free app for tablets and smartphones
  • Automatically back up multiple PC and Mac computers
  • Upload and back up photos/video from tablets and smartphones anywhere you have an internet connection
  • Wirelessly stream your media library to gaming consoles, media players, Smart TVs, and connected devices

Best Buy customers gave it 4/5 stars and left great reviews.

Cloud Stories March 12, 2015

expiredTwo pack of D-Link Cloud Wireless IP Cameras $80 shipped (Reg. $100)

Newegg has a two pack of the D-Link (DCS-932L) Cloud Wireless IP Cameras for $79.98 shipped. That’s $20 off the regular price, $15 less than Amazon and a match for the lowest we’ve seen (individually).

Features include:

  • Easily view and manage your camera from mydlink.com
  • Compact design with night vision that lets you view 24/7
  • Wireless connectivity
  • Works with the mydlink iPhone or Android app for on-the go viewing
  • Ready to use in 3 simple steps

This D-Link received 3.4/5 star reviews from over 3000 Amazon shoppers and it’s also is the #1 selling IP camera in its category.

Cloud Stories January 19, 2015

expiredD-Link Wireless AC1000 Dual Band Cloud Router $30 shipped (orig. $140)

Rakuten via Altatac has the D-Link DIR-820L Wireless AC1000 Dual Band Cloud Router for only $30 shipped. That’s $110 off the list price, $5 less than Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we’ve seen.

Features include:

  • Wireless AC1200 for optimized performance and reliable coverage delivering smooth HD video streaming, fast file transfers and lag-free video chatting
  • Up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 650Mbps (5GHz) to deliver fast wireless speeds and less interference for maximum throughput
  • Compatible with a/b/g/n devices
  • my D-Link Cloud Management – Monitor and manage your network from anywhere
  • Wired Connectivity – Four Fast Ethernet ports for fast device connectivity
  • Easy Setup with intelligent browser wizard and Quick Router Setup Mobile app
  • Preset security with advanced WPA2 encryption

 

Cloud Stories December 31, 2014

expiredD-Link Wireless AC 1200 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Dual-Band Broadband Router $35 shipped (orig. $140)

Action Gear via Amazon is offering the D-Link Wireless AC Dual-Band Broadband Router for a low $35 shipped. That’s over $100 (75%) off the list price and the lowest Amazon has ever sold it for.

Features include:

  • Wireless AC1200 for optimized performance and reliable coverage delivering smooth HD video streaming, fast file transfers and lag-free video chatting
  • Up to 300Mbps (2.4GHz) + 650Mbps (5GHz) to deliver fast wireless speeds and less interference for maximum throughput
  • Compatible with a/b/g/n devices
  • my D-Link Cloud Management – Monitor and manage your network from anywhere
  • Wired Connectivity – Four Fast Ethernet ports for fast device connectivity
  • Easy Setup with intelligent browser wizard and Quick Router Setup Mobile app
  • Preset security with advanced WPA2 encryption

We also found the D-Link Wireless AC 750 Mbps router at Walmart for $29.97 shipped (orig. $89.99)

And, as a Linksys store exclusive, you can have the refurbished Linksys dual band adapter for only $29.99 shipped (orig. $69.99)

Cloud Stories November 21, 2014

expiredAdobe Creative Cloud up to 68% off NOW with Black Friday sale: $15.99/month edu, $39.99/month individual

Adobe is rolling out rare discounts on its Creative Cloud App and storage suite for Black Friday. Adobe’s latest creative apps and cloud services are now marked down off their monthly rates.

There are plans for everyone, including students, photographers, and small and medium business.

Students and teachers will get Creative Cloud for $15.99/month or $191/year shown at right.

Individuals will get their 1st year of Creative Cloud 20% off for $39.99/month or $479.88/year. That’s $10/off per month or $120/year.

Adobe Creative Cloud is a software as a service offering from Adobe Systems that gives users access to a collection of software for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography, and cloud services.

In Creative Cloud, a monthly or annual subscription service is delivered over the Internet. Creative Cloud is downloaded from the Internet, installed directly on a local Mac or PC and used as long as the subscription remains valid. Online updates and multiple languages are included in the CC subscription. Creative Cloud is hosted on Amazon Web Services.

 

Cloud Stories September 4, 2014

Western Digital is now joining the ranks of LaCie, Seagate and others with the introduction of the WD MY Passport Wireless. This portable hard drive (that’s only a bit bigger than a deck of cards) can connect to up to eight different devices at the same time via Wi-Fi, letting you stream your videos and music to portable devices wherever you go. There’s no cloud-based access to your files, so you’ll need to have it with you in order to use it.

It’s equipped with dual-antenna that can transfer up to 80 megabits per second, and the drive’s battery can last for six hours of continuous streaming. It works with PCs and Macs, but it’s actually meant to be used by your smartphones and tablets. You can transfer files back and forth, automatically back up photos and videos and play back large media files. expand full story

Cloud Stories August 22, 2014

expiredD-Link Wireless 750 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Dual-Band Gigabit Router $50 shipped (Reg. $80)

Rakuten has the D-Link Wireless 750 Mbps Home Cloud App-Enabled Dual-Band Gigabit Router for $79.99 shipped. The coupon code 4F4A553 drops it down to only $49.99 with free shipping. That’s $30 off and the lowest we could find anywhere.

It features wireless AC750 for optimized performance and reliable coverage, fast wireless 11AC speed and less interference for maximum throughput, and it’s compatible with existing a/b/g/n devices. With Mydlink cloud management you can monitor and manage your network from anywhere. You can connect more devices with four Gigabit Ethernet ports and it has an easy setup with intelligent browser wizard and quick router setup mobile app. This offer ends 8/22/2014.

Also, today only, you can grab the Ac1200 version for only $75 (Reg. $140) on Rakuten.

Cloud Stories February 20, 2014

expiredWestern Digital My Book Live Duo 6TB Personal Cloud NAS $310 shipped (Reg. $465)

Amazon is offering the Western Digital My Book Live Duo 6TB Personal Cloud NAS for $309.99 with free shipping. That’s $155 below list and the best price we have ever seen. As a further pricing comparison, the next lowest price we were able to find was $350 with most reputable retailers charging $400-$450.

Use the Western Digital mobile apps (Apple, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows) to access your files or backup information from your smart devices while on-the-go. Easily expand the storage capacity of your NAS by plugging in any USB 2.0 external hard drive. Features a data protection mode (RAID 1) that will mirror your valuable information on the individual hard drives to create an even safer backup solution. Rated 3 out of 5 stars.

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