Personal Stories June 27, 2016

expiredThe steel model LifeStraw takes your personal water purifier experience up a notch: $45 shipped (Orig. $60)

Today only, Woot is offering the LifeStraw Steel Personal Water Filter with Two-Stage Carbon Filtration (LSSTEEL032) for $39.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping on your entire order. That’s $15 off the original listing, $10 below the average selling price, and the best we can find.

Along with other additions and features, this model is more expensive than the basic plastic one due to its steel exterior and carbon capsule. It has received positive reviews much like the rest of the best-selling LifeStraw water purifier line.

Features:

  • Removes minimum 99.9999% of Waterborne bacteria (>log 6 reduction) and surpasses EPA standards for water filters
  • Removes minimum 99.9% of Waterborne protozoan Parasites (>log 3 reduction) and filters to an amazing 0.2 Microns
  • Replaceable Carbon capsule provides 2nd stage filtration that reduces chlorine, Organic chemicals, odors and bad taste
  • Made of durable, food-grade stainless steel with cap; meets FDA standards
  • Requires no batteries, pumping, iodine or waiting – drink directly from water source

Personal 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

Personal 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.

 

 

Personal Stories May 28, 2015

Home Depot is offering the Koolatron Coca Cola Personal Fridge (KWC-4) for $29.99 shipped. That’s $20 under the original $50 price tag, $12 under Amazon and the best price we can find.

This mini 4-Liter fridge can carry up to six 12-ounce cans, cools “up to 32-degrees below ambient temperature” and has a self-locking door and handle. It has the iconic logo and look to it, but comes in at a fraction of the price of a typical vintage/antique Coca-Cola  fridge you would find at Amazon or on eBay. This model has received a 3.8/5 star rating from nearly 850 Amazon customers and is the best selling compact fridge on Amazon.

Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe in Brushed Stainless (GR-150)-sale-01ASavings (99% Positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals is offering the manufacturer refurbished Cuisinart Griddler Deluxe in Brushed Stainless (GR-150) for $74.99 shipped. That’s $90 under the original listing, $84 under Amazon/average selling price, and the best we can find.

It has six cooking options (contact grill, panini press, full griddle, full grill, half grill, half griddle, top melt), dual-zone temperature control with sear option, and includes a drip tray, cleaning/scraping tool, dishwasher-safe part and more. It is the best selling grill griddle on Amazon and has a 4.5/5 star rating from over 500 Amazon customers. It comes with a 90 day warranty.

Down below you’ll find more home deals including Dyson vacs, luggage, LED bulbs, coffee, portable mini fans and much more: expand full story

Personal Stories April 8, 2015

expiredHP Stream 13 Windows Laptop w/ Office 365 1 year and free 200mb 4G LTE: $227 shipped

Amazon is offering the HP Stream 13 Laptop with Free Office 365 Personal for One Year and 4G LTE for only $226.50 shipped. This is only a few dollars less than the price of an HP Steam without 4G, making it a no brainer if you are in the market for a low prices Windows laptop.

So, that’s a 13-inch display, 4G for life with 200MB of data a month, a year of Office 365, $25 Microsoft App store credit, 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year, for the low price you would expect to pay for a low end Chromebook or netbook.

The Steam 13 has received 4.2/5 star ratings from Amazon customers

Hardware specs:

  • Intel Celeron N2840 Processor
  • 2 GB SDRAM, 32 GB Solid-State Drive and 1TB OneDrive Cloud Storage for one year
  • 13.3-Inch Screen, Intel HD graphics
  • Free 4G: Stay connected with 200MB of free data per month, for life

Personal Stories February 18, 2015

expiredMicrosoft Office 365 Personal ($70 value) FREE w/computer/iPad/tablet purchase including this $50 Android at Best Buy

Starting today, you can buy a qualifying laptop or tablet from Best Buy and get Office 365 Personal for free. That’s a $70 subscription service included at no extra charge. Office 365 lets you create, view and edit files from just about anywhere, across multiple devices. It also includes 1TB of OneDrive online storage.

When you add a qualifying computer (just about anything not ChromeOS), iPad or tablet to your cart, a 1-year Office 365 Personal subscription will be added automatically.

In fact, the DigiLand 7″ 8GB Black Tablet is $49.99 + Free Office 365  (essentially a free tablet and $20 off Office 365). (If you are going to get Office 365, you might as well get it $20 off and with an essentially Free Android tablet.)

There are also some nice iPad Mini 3 Sales happening now which stack the free $70 Office with up to $130 off Apple Retail prices giving a total of $200 off the package.

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