Gigabit Ethernet Stories February 16, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: D-Link AV2000 Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit $60, 3-Port Quick Charge 2.0 42W USB Car Charger $7, more

In today’s Daily Deals, Newegg offers the D-Link DHP-701AV HomePlug AV2 AV2000 MIMO Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit for $82.99. Applying coupon code EMCEGFK66 drops the final price down to $59.99 shipped. Today’s deal is $40 off the MSRP, $23 less than Amazon, a match for the lowest price we’ve seen and the best current offer available.

Features include Home Plug AV2.0 certification, MIMO with “beamforming technology”, support for speeds up to 2,000Mbps, and a gigabit ethernet port. This powerline kit is perfect for bridging the gap between your router and locations in your home or business without a strong signal. Rated 3.9/5 stars by over 300 Amazon reviewers.

More new deals for today:

Unitek Quick Charge 2.0 42W 3-port USB Car Charger: $7 w/ code FZI6G8JV (Reg. $15) | Amazon

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Gigabit Ethernet Stories December 18, 2015

Linksys USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter: $14 Prime shipped (Orig. $30)

Amazon offers the Linksys USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter for $14.35 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of at least $35. It carries a list price of $30, but generally sells for around $20-$24. Today’s deal is the best we have ever seen. If you bought one from Apple it would run you $29. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars from 1,350 Amazon reviewers.

Use this adapter to connect your MacBook (or Windows/Chrome laptop) to a network when Wi-Fi isn’t available or for increased security/performance. Features include:

The Linksys USB Ethernet Adapter (USB3GIG) is the perfect solution for the business traveler that prefers the speed of Gigabit Ethernet to Wi-Fi. Simply connect the USB3GIG to your MacBook Air, Chrome book or Ultra book’s USB 3.0 port and the Ethernet port to a router to get an ultra-fast wired connection. With the Gigabit Port, you’ll get high-speed data transfers, which is great for downloading large files or streaming media. Its compact design makes it easy to carry and the travel cap keeps it protected. The Linksys USB Ethernet Adapter Gigabit USB 3.0 is the perfect solution for anyone who requires ultra-fast wired speed.

  • Supports USB 3.0
  • RJ-45 Gigabit port
  • LED indicator for Link/Activity
  • Connect the USB Ethernet Adapter to a router and the USB 3.0 port to your device to instantly experience ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet speeds
  • Compatible with most computers, consoles, DVRs and set top boxes
  • The USB3GIG works with MacBook Air, Chromebook, or Ultrabook. It requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Chrome OS, or Mac OS X 10.8 or 10.9.

Gigabit Ethernet Stories June 23, 2015

ZyXEL AV2 600Mbps Powerline Gigabit adapter kit $44 shipped (Reg. $70)

Newegg has the ZyXEL AV2 AV600 Powerline Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (PLA5205KIT) for $64.99, but using code EMCATNP52 drops your total down to $44.99 shipped. That’s $75 under the original listing, $10 below Amazon’s current listing, $5 under our previous mention and the best we can find.

This starter kit can help bring wired internet anywhere in your home or office with an electrical outlet and features:

  • The newest HomePlug AV2 standard enables powerline networks with up to 600 Mbps data transfer rates
  • SmartLink Plus enhances performance and coverage through multiple-path transmission
  • Plug-and-Play design for connecting smart TVs and game consoles
  • Compliant with IEEE 1901 and HomePlug AV technology
  • 128-bit AES Encryption
  • Multicolor LED indicates powerline network quality

It ships with a 2 year parts and labor warranty and has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 830 Amazon customers.

Gigabit Ethernet Stories April 27, 2015

expiredHooToo 4-port USB 3.0 Hub $7 Prime shipped (Reg. $14), more

Sunvalleytek has HooToo’s aluminum 4-port USB 3.0 hub for $13.99. Applying code BFKWEAKQ takes 50% off, bringing the final price down to $6.99. Free shipping is available for Prime members or with a $35+ order. It includes four USB 3.0 ports, an aluminum design and ships with an 18-month warranty. Rated 4.8/5 stars.

More options from HooToo include (price reflects above coupon code discount):

Gigabit Ethernet Stories December 1, 2014

expiredBelkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD with 1-Meter Thunderbolt Cable $240 shipped

Amazon offers the Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock with 1-Meter Thunderbolt Cable for $239.99 with free shipping. That’s $60 off the list price and the first price drop (besides this brief coupon code in October) of this recently updated product. It features:

  • Transfers files at 20 Gbps with Thunderbolt 2 technology
  • Connect up to eight devices to laptop with one cable
  • Supports 4K cinema resolution and dual displays
  • Daisy chain up to four more Thunderbolt devices
  • Mac and PC compatible
  • Includes 3.3-foot Thunderbolt cable

The previous Thunderbot 1 version of this dock with cable is $170 shipped and might be a better choice for those who don’t have Thunderbolt 2 Macs or plans to get 4K displays.

Gigabit Ethernet Stories June 21, 2014

Amazon has the no cable Thunderbolt Express Dock for $166 shipped coming close to the all-time low.

The Thunderbolt Express dock connect up to 8 separate devices to your laptop and it features dual Thunderbolt out, Gigabit Ethernet port, 3 USB 3.0 connections, audio in/out and Firewire 800. Tech Crunch said “Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock Is The Best Damn Thing In The World” and Amazon reviewers give it a 3.5/5 star rating.

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Don’t have an extra Thunderbolt cable? Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock (w/cable): $194 shipped (Reg. $300)

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Gigabit Ethernet Stories June 16, 2014

Adorama via eBay is offering the Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet for only $399.99 shipped. That’s $200 off the regular price, $49 less than Amazon’s current price, and the lowest we could find.

It has 5 storage bays, each of which can hold one standard 3.5 inch SATA I / II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives and one mSATA solid state drive in the Drobo Accelerator Bay. B&H has the perfect solution with a 2-Pack of 4TB Western Digital Red 3.5″ Internal Hard Drives for a low $300 shipped. It also has a one Gigabit Ethernet port with Ethernet cable included. It also offers:

  • Network Protocols – Common Internet File System (CIFS)/Server Message Block (SMB) and Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
  • Drobo BeyondRAID – Provides thin provisioning, instant expansion, mixed drive size utilization, automatic protection levels, dual disk redundancy, virtual hot spare, data aware and drive reordering
  • Additional Software Features – Data aware tiering, OS X Time Machine Support, drive spin down and dim lights
  • Operating System Support – Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion, Mac OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion, Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit, Windows 8 32 and 64 bit

Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and great reviews.


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Gigabit Ethernet Stories March 14, 2014

expiredD-Link AV2 600Mbps Gigabit PowerLine Starter Kit: $70 shipped (Reg. $100)

Newegg has the D-Link AV2 600 Gigabit PowerLine Starter Kit for $70 shipped using code EMCPGWG55 during checkout. That’s $30 below the average selling price, $25 under Amazon’s current listing and the best price we’ve seen on this highly rated Powerline kit by $20. These units feature up to 600Mbps speeds and a simple one button set-up.

With this kit you can bring hardwire internet access via any electrical outlet in your home or office. It can be an easy/hassle-free option for those having a hard time getting strong wireless access in certain rooms, as well help to avoid annoying ethernet cables running all over the place.

The D-Link AV2 600 Gigabit PowerLine Starter Kit has received a 4.3/5 star rating from 100 Amazon customers.

Gigabit Ethernet Stories February 13, 2014

Update: Amazon has the no cable Thunderbolt Express Dock for $149 shipped again (matching the all-time low.)

You can connect up to 8 separate devices to your laptop and it features a Thunderbolt out, Gigabit Ethernet port, 3 USB 3.0 connections, audio in/out and Firewire 800. Tech Crunch said “Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock Is The Best Damn Thing In The World” and Amazon reviewers give it a 3.5/5 star rating.

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Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock (w/cable): $200 shipped (Reg. $300)

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Gigabit Ethernet Stories January 16, 2014


Belkin takes $100 off its Thunderbolt Express Dock for MacBook and other Thunderbolt-equipped Macintoshes yielding a $199.99 plus free shipping price (price drops in cart).  The Thunderbolt dock has a Gigabit Ethernet port, Thunderbolt out, 3 USB 3.0 ports, AUX audio in and out and Firewire 800. If you don’t have a Thunderbolt cable laying around, you’ll need to grab one.

TechCrunch said: “Belkin’s Thunderbolt Express Dock Is The Best Damn Thing In The World”

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Gigabit Ethernet Stories January 9, 2014

expiredNetgear AC1750 dual band DD-WRT Gigabit wireless router (refurb): $100 shipped (Reg. $200 new)

Dealfisher is offering the manufacturer refurbished Netgear AC1750 dual band Gigabit wireless router for just $100 shipped. That’s $100 less than the new asking price, $63 better than Amazon’s new price, and the best price on a refurbished unit we have seen by $15. This AC dual band router offers combined wireless speeds up to 1750 Mbps, quick wireless access to all your USB drives and printers, and Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports that work great for HD gaming, video, and high-speed wired networking.

The Netgear AC1750 dual band router has received a 4/5 star rating among nearly 1000 Amazon customers.

Netgear AC1750 (R6300 v1) dual band DD-WRT Gigabit wireless router (refurb): $100 (Reg. $200 new)

Gigabit Ethernet Stories April 3, 2012

Daily Steals via Ebay Daily Deal has the Netgear WGR614 54 Mbps 4-Port Ethernet 10/100 802.11g Wireless Router (refurb) for $9.99 with free shipping.  That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen on a name brand router.  This one has a Firewall/VPN as well as support from Netgear. expand full story

Gigabit Ethernet Stories November 29, 2011

mwave offers the LinksKey 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch, model no. LKS-SG5P, for $19.99 with free shipping. That’s $3 under our August mention and the lowest total price we could find by $13. This compact switch features half/full duplex, 802.3x flow control, and more.

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