HDMI Stories June 15, 2016

Adorama’s official eBay store is offering the Dell (S2415H) 23.8-inch 1080p LED Monitor for $149.99 shipped. That’s $100 off the original list price, $18 less than Amazon’s current low and the best we can find.

This monitor has two 3W integrated speakers for “crisp full audio” and has an ultra-narrow bezel that improves your widescreen experience. It also has an HDMI input and with power saving features such as Power Nap, you can help minimize your power consumption. Rated 4.4/5 stars by 167 Amazon customers.

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HDMI Stories May 24, 2016

Aukey display adapters with Prime shipping: USB-C to HDMI $14 or VGA $13, VGA to HDMI $9

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its USB 3.1 Type C to HDMI Adapter for $19.99, but if you use the code JQBLKFNR the price drops to $13.99 Prime shipped. That’s $6 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen since before the holidays last year.

This adapter lets you connect most USB-C devices like the new MacBook or the Chromebook Pixel to a monitor or TV with an HDMI connection. You can mirror the display or use as a second monitor. It supports 1080P and 4K full HD. Rated 4.1/5 stars from 45 Amazon customers.

If you don’t have an HDMI monitor, Aukey has a USB 3.1 Type C to VGA Adapter for $12.99 Prime shipped when you use the code 9VH9BRKA at checkout. You can even pick up an HDMI to VGA Adapter for $8.99 Prime shipped with the code PO96MVCG. Like most Aukey products, these adapters have all received 4/5 star ratings and great reviews.

HDMI Stories May 17, 2016

BenQ 1080p dual HDMI home theater projector: $630 shipped (Reg. $749)

The official Newegg eBay Store is offering the BenQ 1920 x 1080 FHD with Dual HDMI/MHL Inputs projector (model: HT1075) for $629.99 shipped. That’s $370 off the original listing, $66 less than Amazon and $20 less than our previous mention for it.

HDMI Stories May 13, 2016

QNAP 4-Bay NAS w/ HDMI, AirPlay & PLEX: $349 shipped (Orig. $480)

Newegg offers the QNAP TS-451-US Diskless 4-bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ HDMI & AirPlay for $349 shipped. For comparison, it originally retailed for $480 but typically sells for around $400 now. Today’s deal is $15 less than B&H’s current low sale price, $5 less than our previous mention and the best available.

HDMI Stories May 11, 2016

This Samsung Curved Blu-Ray Player adds smart functionality to nearly any TV: $40 Prime shipped (Reg. $60)

Amazon offers the Samsung (model: BD-J5100) Curved Blu-ray Player for $39.99 Prime shipped. That’s half off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen it sell for at Amazon.

While it can play Blu-ray discs in HD, it also has the ability to turn any TV into a Smart TV with built-in Ethernet and USB connectivity with apps such as Youtube, Netflix, Yupp TV, Pandora, Amazon and more. It’s also the best selling Blu-ray Player at Amazon and it’s rated 3.8/5 stars from over 500 Amazon customers. 

HDMI Stories May 10, 2016

expiredLG 27-inch 1080p IPS LED Monitor w/ HDMI input: $179 shipped, Sharp 32-inch 1080P w/3 HDMI, USB: $150, more

Update: Best Buy and its eBay site offer the Sharp 1080P 32-inch Sharp HDTV/Monitor w/ 3 HDMIs, USB and more for just $149.99 shipped. 

Amazon offers the LG 27-inch 1080p IPS LED Monitor w/ HDMI (model 27MP67HQ) for $179 shipped. For comparison, this monitor carries a $299 MSRP but typically sells for between $260-$280 at online retailers like B&H. Today’s offer is $20 less than the previous deal price and the best available.

The LG 27MP67HQ features a 27-inch display with full 1080p HD capabilities and an “ultra-thin” bezel. It has HDMI and D-Sub inputs plus Screen Split technology for dividing windows and sources evenly. This monitor is well-rated, much like the rest of LG’s lineup

We also spotted the Dell 22-inch 1080p LED Monitor for $99.99 shipped (Reg. $125) at Amazon. Also available at Newegg plus $1 for shipping. Rated 4.2/5 stars by 151 Amazon customers.

Mac users will want to pick up a Thunderbolt to HDMI connector to complete their new setup.

HDMI Stories May 4, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Samsung 28-inch 4K Ultra High Definition Monitor (Refurb) $305, Targus Drifter II 17-inch Laptop Backpack $30, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Woot the Samsung (model: U28E590D) 28-inch 4K Ultra High Definition LED-backlit Monitor (Refurb) for $299.99 + $5 shipping. That’s $184 less than Amazon for a new one and the lowest we’ve seen. It provides a “comfortable and immersive viewing experience,” 100% Picture-in-Picture viewing mode, and it has 2 HDMI inputs. Rated 3.9/5 stars by over 500 Amazon customers. A 90-Day Samsung Warranty applies.

More new deals for today:

Targus Drifter II 17-inch Laptop Backpack $25 + $5 shipping (Orig. $59) | Meh

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

HDMI Stories April 27, 2016

Antonline (98.8% Positive feedback from 169,200+) via eBay Daily Deals offers the Seiki 42-Inch 4K UHDTV for $225 shipped. That’s $124 off the regular sale price, $105 less than Amazon’s listing and the lowest we’ve seen outside special one-day offers.

This 4K TV has a 3840×2160 (2160p) native resolution, 4K upscaling, USB, and three HDMI inputs. Reviews are light on this model at Amazon, but the Seiki line is rated very well overall and the 2015 model received 4/5 stars. We also reviewed the 39-inch model favorably on 9to5Mac.

If you want to save even more on this television and you’re in the market for an Xbox, you can bundle it with the Xbox One 500GB Quantum Break for $489 shipped (Reg. $700)expand full story

HDMI Stories March 28, 2016

expiredSeiki 42-inch 4K 60Hz LED UHDTV w/ 3 HDMI Inputs: $200 shipped AC (Reg. $369)

Ebay/Buydig is offering the Seiki 42-inch 4K LED-Backlit LCD Ultra HD TV for $199.99 shipped after using code CSPRING25OFF125 at checkout. That’s $200 off the regular sale price and $50 less than our Amazon Gold Box listing from two weeks ago.

It features a 3840×2160 (2160p) native resolution, 4K upscaling, USB, and three HDMI inputs. Reviews are light on this model at Amazon, but the Seiki line is rated very well over all and the 2015 model received 4/5 stars. We also reviewed the 39-inch model favorably on 9to5Mac.

HDMI Stories March 23, 2016

expiredSceptre 43-inch 4K 60Hz LED UHDTV w/ 4 HDMI inputs: $230 shipped (Reg. $350)

Walmart has the Sceptre (U435CV-U) 43-inch 4K Ultra HD 2160p 60Hz LED HDTV (4K x 2K) for $229.99 shipped. That’s $120 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen for it by $20. It features a 3840×2160 native resolution (That’s four times that of 1080p TVs), LED backlight, USB, and four HDMI inputs.

HDMI Stories March 15, 2016

BJ’s Wholesale Club is offering the Seiki 42-inch 4K LED-Backlit LCD Ultra HD TV for $249.99 shipped. That’s $150 off the regular sale price and a match to our Amazon Gold Box listing from two weeks ago.

It features a 3840×2160 (2160p) native resolution, 4K upscaling, USB, and three HDMI inputs. Reviews are light on this model at Amazon, but the Seiki line is rated very well over all and the 2015 model received 4/5 stars. We also reviewed the 39-inch model favorably on 9to5Mac.

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HDMI Stories March 8, 2016

expiredAsus Chromebit turns any HDMI display into a Chrome OS computer for $70 shipped (Reg. $90)

Update (3/8 1:30pm): This deal is now also available via Amazon.

Newegg has the Asus Chromebit Chrome OS Mini PC for $69.99 shipped. That’s $20 off the original list price, $15 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen for it by $15. 

This candy bar sized device can turn any display with an HDMI input into a full Chrome OS computer. With dual-band a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 you get a super fast connection from wireless peripherals. It also has 16GB Flash memory storage and it comes with an HDMI extender cable so you can work around more than a few wiring situations. Rated 3.7/5 stars by over 100 Amazon shoppers.

HDMI Stories February 25, 2016

Hisense 55-inch 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV w/ 3 HDMI inputs: $370 shipped (Orig. $548)

Walmart offers the Hisense (55H6B) 55-inch 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV for $369.99 shipped. That’s $178 off the original list price and the lowest we can find for it currently. It’s also the lowest price we could find for any Smart 55-inch HDTV.

It has a native resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p), 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, WiFi, Smart TV apps like: Netflix, Pandora, etc. It also has 3 HDMI inputs.

We also still have the Samsung 55-inch Smart 4K UHDTV w/ 3 HDMI inputs for $700 shipped (Reg. $900+).

HDMI Stories February 11, 2016

QNAP 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS w/ AirPlay, HDMI & Plex: $354 shipped (Orig. $480)

Newegg Flash has the QNAP Diskless System 4-Bay Personal Cloud NAS with HDMI output, DLNA, AirPlay and PLEX Support (TS-451-US) for $354 shipped. That’s $126 below the original price, $55 under Amazon and the best price we can find by $46. The only time we have seen it go for less was a one day sale on Black Friday last year at $340. Rated 4.4/5 stars from over 175 Amazon customers.

HDMI Stories February 3, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Ivation Portable HDMI Projector $238, JBL Clip+ Bluetooth Speaker $35, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Ivation Portable HDMI Projector in white for $237.95 shipped. That’s about $62 under the going rate, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best we can find. It has a portable, on-the-go design (3.9-Inches x 3.9-Inches x 0.88-Inches) with a rechargeable 3,800Ah battery (that allows for about two continuous hours of use), HDMI connectivity, 16:9 aspect ration and a a resolution of 854 x 480. Rated 3.8/5 stars from over 120 Amazon customers.

More new deals for today:

JBL Clip+ Bluetooth Speaker $30 + $5 shipping (Orig $50) | Yugster

Free 1-day game rental every Wednesday in Feb. using code GAMEON at checkout | Redbox

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HDMI Stories January 20, 2016

Throw one hell of a Super Bowl party w/ this Samsung 60″ Smart 3D 4K UHDTV: $998 shipped (Orig. $1,800)

No one should have to watch the NFL Playoffs and Super Bowl on a tiny, pixelated TV. Upgrade your current home theater with this new release 60-inch Samsung Smart 3D 4K UHDTV (model UN60JU7090) for $997.99 shipped from Amazon. It’s listed at $1,800, but has typically sold for around $1,300. This deal is also available from other retailers (prices vary slightly) including Best Buy and Samsung. Early reviewers at Best Buy rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Features include:

  • Refresh Rate: 240CMR (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED
  • Smart Functionality: Yes- Built in Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV w/ stand: 53.7 x 33 x 11.6, TV w/o stand: 53.7 x 31.1 x 2.2
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB

Feel the drama of blacker blacks and brighter brights with striking crispness. With 4K UHD resolution you’ll enjoy a picture with 4x the detail of Full HD. See the difference precise color and contrast can make – and a Smart TV experience that puts your favorite content at your fingertips.

HDMI Stories January 6, 2016

expiredApple 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,250 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

ElectronicsValley (99.4% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals has Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (MF840LL/A) for $1,249.99 shipped. Regularly $1,499, today’s price is nearly $250 in savings and $30 under our previous all-time low.

It has a 13.3-inch, 2560×1600 Retina display, 802.11ac Wi‑Fi, HDMI video output, a 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel i5 processor, 8GB RAM, 256GB of PCIe-based Flash storage and more. Head below for more details. If you’re interested in Apple’e behemoth 5K desktops, our deal on the latest gen iMac is still live

HDMI Stories November 26, 2015

expired$5 Raspberry Pi Zero announced, Pi 2 Model B Starter Kit w/ Wi-Fi, HDMI, more $62 (Orig. $90)

Prestige Milano via Amazon offers the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Complete Starter Kit for $69.99. Applying coupon code 8OFFRPI2 drops the final price to $61.99 with free shipping. This is a savings of $28 off the regular price and the lowest mention that we could find. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

This kit includes the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B microcomputer, a clear case, Wi-Fi adapter, pre-loaded 8GB SD card, a HDMI cable and a handful of other accessories to get you started. The standard Raspberry Pi bundle can be somewhat intimidating, but this offering provides everything needed. Vilros provides a one-year warranty, as well.

In a turkey day surprise the Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a new $5 computer, the Pi Zero. Coming in at a fraction of the price of the larger Model B, this new microcomputer continues to open the doors to anyone interested in Raspberry Pi. Features include a Broadcom 1GHz processor, 512MB of SDRAM, a micro-sd slot, and a mini-HDMI output. It’s Raspberry Pi’s smallest form-factor ever at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm. It is available today in the United States from Adafruit. Full press release below.

HDMI Stories November 17, 2015

expiredMonitors: Dell 24-inch Widescreen $240 (Reg. $275+), LG 34-inch UltraWide $400 (Reg. $460), more

Update (11/19 3:30pm):

Newegg is offering a pair of deals on top-notch displays for your home computer setup. If you’re in the market for a new monitor or a 2nd option for more real estate, these deals are worth checking out.

First up, the Dell U2415 24-inch Widescreen Monitor for $259.99. Applying coupon code EMCKBKV22 drops the final price to $239.99 with free shipping. That’s good for $160 off the original MSRP, $34 less than Amazon, a match of the lowest price we’ve seen and the best current offering. This “virtually borderless” option provides a 1920 x 1200 workspace with full tilt, swivel and 90-degree rotation. It also has a USB 3.0 hub on the back for “high-speed charging and data transfer”. Rated 4.5/5 stars by over 600 Amazon customers.

Next, the LG 34UM67-P 34-inch UltraWide Monitor can be had for $399.99 with free shipping. This monitor originally retailed for $650, but typically goes for $460 or more at retailers like Amazon. Today’s deal is the lowest price that we’ve seen since it was released back at CES 2015. Features include 2560 x 1080 WFHD resolution, an IPS Panel, one DisplayPort and two HDMI inputs plus LG’s 4-screen split feature. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

If you’re after something a touch more affordable, Newegg also has the LG 23MP47HG 23-inch Widescreen LED Monitor for $99.99 shipped (Reg. $140+).

HDMI Stories October 26, 2015

expiredApple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB $1,280 shipped (Reg. $1,499)

ElectronicsValley (99.2% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals is once again offering Apple’s 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro w/ Force Touch (newest version) 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (MF840LL/A) for $1,279.99 shipped. With a regular price of $1,499, today’s price is not only the best we can find but also matching the best we have ever seen for this model.

Along with its 13.3-inch, 2560×1600 Retina display, 802.11ac Wi‑Fi, and HDMI video output, other features include a 2.7GHz Dual-core Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, speedy 256GB PCIe-based Flash storage and more.

Use your savings to protect your new MacBook with AppleCare: $199 (Reg. $249) via Amazon.

HDMI Stories September 23, 2015

If you’re anything like myself, it’s not uncommon to have the TV on, iPad propped up and iPhone on hand. The other night was a great example: I was playing Forza 6 on my Xbox One, with Monday Football on my iPad and Twitter going on the iPhone. Thankfully iOS 9 has brought multitasking and picture-in-picture to our favorite tablet, but still having multiple devices going at once can be a struggle.

There is a new Kickstarter campaign that launched yesterday with an eye on simplifying this first world problem. Skreens is a set-top box with up to four inputs that collects all your favorite sources and puts them on one screen. For example, your gaming console, Roku box and DVR can all be shown on one screen.

After just 20 hours, this project has already raised well over three times its original goal. Read on for more details.

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HDMI Stories August 31, 2015

Widescreen Monitors: Acer 23-inch $100 shipped (Reg. $140), Dell 23.8-inch adjustable UltraSharp w/ HDMI $210 shipped (Reg. $240)

Amazon offers the Acer 23-inch LED-Lit Monitor (model G236HL Bbd) for $99.99 with free shipping. That’s $40 below list, $20 better than its street price, and a match for the lowest we’ve seen. It’s rated 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,977 reviewers and is the best selling computer monitor on Amazon. Features include a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, and DVI-D input.

Newegg has the Dell 23.8-inch UltraSharp U2414H for $239.99, but coupon code EMCAWNW23 drops your final price down to $209.99 shipped, which is one of the best prices we’ve ever seen for this highly-rated monitor. This 1920 x 1080 monitor is adjustable (height, tilt, swivel) and features a super thin border, two HDMI (MHL) ports, DisplayPort, mini-DisplayPort, and USB 3.0 ports.

HDMI Stories August 5, 2015

If you think Public Wi-Fi is secure, you’re playing with serious data-risk fire. That is, unless you use a virtual private network to secure your information, such as TigerVPN. 9to5Toys Specials is now offering a lifetime subscription for just $29.

By routing your traffic via intermediary servers, TigerVPN disguises your identity from would-be attackers, and the service gives you 15 nodes to choose from. This means you can select the fastest route, but it also gives you access to region-locked content (e.g. Netflix, Skype). Bandwidth is unrestricted, and the 10Gbps servers are designed to minimize lag. For added protection, there is the option to use 256-bit SSL encryption with a choice of protocols, PPTP, L2TP and OpenVPN. TigerVPN has mobile apps to keep you secure on the go, as well.

  • Top-notch security with 256-bit SSL encryption
  • Includes 10Gbps servers optimized to limit latency globally
  • Offers access to 15 nodes: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Denver, Frankfurt, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Miami, Montreal, New York, Toronto, Vienna, and Zurich
  • No limit on data
  • Bandwidth health detection maintains performance at peak times
  • Includes easy-to-use mobile apps
  • Choice of encryption protocol – PPTP, L2TP, OpenVPN, etc.

The deal takes 96% off the price of a lifetime subscription (normally $790). Head over to 9to5Toys Specials to grab it for $29.

HDMI Stories August 3, 2015

expiredAmazon Fire TV Stick media streamer w/ voice search for $25 (Reg. $39)

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Amazon Fire TV Stick streamer for $24.99 with in-store pickup or free shipping on orders over $35. That’s $14 under the original listing, within $5 of Prime Day pricing and the best we can find. Outside of Prime Day and special launch pricing, the lowest we had seen the streamer go for previously is $34. You can also net yourself a Fire TV Stick inside this Sling TV promotion.

After connecting the Fire Stick to your TV’s HDMI port, over 25,000 TV episodes and movies will be made available to you from the likes of Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HBO GO, Hulu Plus and more. Amazon says it has 4x storage and 2x the memory of Google’s popular Chromecast option, and it ships with a dedicated remote and remote app.

It has a 4.2/5 star rating from over 52,000 customers and is the very best selling electronics item on Amazon.

HDMI Stories July 21, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Dell UltraSharp 24″ IPS LED-Backlit LCD Monitor $240, Two Cheerson Mini Quadcopters $27, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Newegg the Dell UltraSharp (U2415) 24″ IPS LED-Backlit LCD Monitor for $279.99. When you enter the coupon code EMCAVNK23 the price drops to $239.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the regular/Amazon listing and the lowest we can find. It has a 1920×1200 native resolution, a USB 3.0 hub, DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort, and two HDMI inputs.

It received 4.6/5 stars and great reviews at Amazon.

More new deals for today:

2-for-Tuesday: Cheerson CX-10 Mini Quadcopters $22 + $5 shipping (Orig. $36) | Meh

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

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