powerline Stories November 28

expiredStay fit this winter with a cable crossover machine: $300 (Reg. $400+)

Amazon offers the Powerline Cable Crossover Machine for $299.99 with free scheduled delivery. Normally up to $400 or more, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and is the best available. If you are looking to stay fit this winter, this crossover machine is a great option. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

powerline Stories April 28, 2016

Amazon is discounting a number of networking-related products this morning. There plenty of deals available that make for solid networking upgrades. Free shipping is available for Prime members or in orders of $49+.

Our top pick is the D-Link AC750 802.11ac Wireless Router (model DIR-813) for $24.95 Prime shipped. That’s good for 50% off the original listing, down $5 from the regular going rate and the best available. Rarely do we see a 802.11ac router available at this price. It features a dual-band radio system, four ethernet ports, and three “high-performance” antennas. Rated 3.4/5 stars by 174 Amazon customers.

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Next up, you can grab the NETGEAR PowerLINE AV2 1000Mbps Kit with 802.11ac Wi-Fi Extender for $79.99 shipped. For comparison, this kit regularly retails for $100 and today’s price is a match for the lowest Amazon has sold it for. It’s also the best offer available by 20%. This is Amazon’s best-selling Powerline Kit with a collective 4/5 star rating. If you have a location in your home that needs a network boost, this is a perfect solution. It has AV2 support with 1000Mbps speeds, gigabit ethernet, and 802.11ac connectivity.

If you don’t need the wireless connectivity aspect, grab this discounted TP-Link AV500 kit for $34.99 Prime shipped.

More Networking Deals at Amazon:

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powerline Stories February 4, 2016

expiredNetworking: TRENDnet AV600 Gigabit Powerline Kit $40 shipped (Reg. $53+), more

Update (2/5 10:00am): Woot! offers the manufacturer refurbished Motorola ARRIS SB6141 SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem for $39.99 + $5 shipping. A 90-day warranty is included with purchase. This is the #1 best-selling modem at Amazon where it is rated 4.4/5 stars by over 8,300 Amazon customers.

Newegg has launched a nice networking sale this morning on a number of highly-rated products. This is a great opportunity to upgrade your current setup and enjoy faster speeds across all of your devices.

Our top-pick from the lot is TRENDnet’s TPL-408E2K Powerline AV600 Adapter Kit for $52.99. Applying coupon code EMCEGET73 drops the final price down to $39.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $65 off the original MSRP, $13 less than Amazon and the lowest price that we’ve tracked on this model.

These powerline kits are perfect for extending your signal to far reaching corners of your home or office. Personally, I use a similar kit in my home theater setup so I have a wired connection nearby. The TRENDnet TPL-408E2K features speeds up to 600Mbps, built-in encryption, gigabit ethernet port and an automatic power-saving mode that “reduces consumption by up to 80%”. Over 1,100 Amazon customers have rated this product 4.1/5 stars.

More Networking Deals:

powerline Stories January 21, 2016

expiredAnker USB Power: 9-ft. MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cable $6 (Reg. $12), 13,400mAh Power Bank $27 (Reg. $40), more

Anker Direct via Amazon is offering a few new deals this morning on its popular lineup of Lightning cables and USB power accessories. Free shipping is available for Prime members or on orders of $35+.

Our top-pick is Anker’s 9-ft. MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cable in black or white for $11.99. Applying coupon code B79BA3KA (black) or X2TD8QVG (white) drops the final price to $5.99. That’s a savings of 50% off the regular going rate, one of the best prices that we’ve seen on a 9-ft. MFi Lightning cable and the lowest off current offering we can find. Anker rates this cable for over 4,000 uses and includes a 18-month warranty. Rated 4.7/5 stars by 339 Amazon customers.

Next up, you can grab Anker’s PowerCore+ 13,400mAh Dual-USB Port Power Bank in silver or black for $26.99 (Reg. up to $40) when promo code QQFE2WXH is applied during checkout. This deal represents a savings of up to 33% off the regular going rate. Today’s deal is $3 less than our holiday mention and the lowest current price we can find. Features include dual-USB ports with charging speeds of up to 2.4A per port, 13,400mAh capacity that will charge an iPhone 6 five times and a 18-month warranty. This power bank was released during the holiday season and features improved internals over previous generations, which is why you may notice a higher price here over comparable options.  Rated 4.8/5 stars by 129 Amazon customers.

More USB Power Deals at Amazon:

  • Aukey QuickCharge 2.0 18W USB Car Charger: $6 w/ code ZNOS7CRG (Reg. $10)
  • Aukey QuickCharge 2.0 36W 2-port USB Car Charger: $10 w/ code 47WEYNFA (Reg. $20)
  • Aukey QuickCharge 2.0 30W 2-port Car Charger w/ Cable: $7 w/ code 4CIFZWMB (Reg. $15)
  • Anker 3-ft. PowerLine MFi Lightning Cable: $8 w/ code TV4PTUV2 (Reg. $10)
  • Anker PowerCore 20,100mAh Portable Power Bank: $32 w/ code VCX88FFJ (Reg. $40)
  • Anker QuickCharge 18W 2.4A USB Wall Charger: $6.50 w/ code HITW3AYN (Reg. $14)
  • Anker QuickCharge 36W 2.4A Dual-port Car Charger: $14 w/ code 55ANZPZ6 (Reg. $20)

powerline Stories December 8, 2015

expiredAnker USB Power: 20,000mAh Dual-USB Battery $28 (Reg. $40), MFi Lightning Cables from $7, more

Anker (via Amazon) is continuing its Holiday Season Sale with a new round of promotions on a couple of its most popular products. These power accessories make for a great stocking stuffer or gift alongside a new iOS or Android device, GoPro or more. Free shipping is available on all of these deals for Prime members or on orders of $35+.

First up, the Anker PowerCore 20,000mAh 4.8A Dual-USB Power Bank in black is available for $39.99. Applying coupon code ANKERPC2 drops the final price to $27.99. That’s good for $12 off the regular going rate, a match of our previous mention and the lowest price we can find. It has a dual-USB port design that is capable of putting out 2.4A of power per device, 20,000mAh capacity, and a 18-month warranty. Rated 4.8/5 stars by over 1,400 Amazon customers, with 85% giving a 5/5.

Next, Anker’s popular Powerline MFi Apple-Certified Lightning Cables in white are on discount. Today’s pricing is in-line with Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that we saw. In case you’re not familiar, Powerline Lightning Cables are tested to “last 5x longer” than the standard cable and come “reinforced with a bulletproof kevlar fiber”. Ratings are solid across the entire line-up, and it is the #1 new release amongst Lightning cables. Each cable length has an item-specific coupon code:

More USB Deals at Amazon:

  • Anker PowerCore+ 10,050mAh QuickCharge Power Bank: $24 w/ code 5CLTBBDI (Reg. $30)
  • Anker PowerPort+1 QuickCharge USB Wall Charger: $7 w/ code 7KPXZH3Y (Reg. $16)
  • Anker PowerDrive+1 QuickCharge USB Car Charger: $6 w/ code M6C4YCZI (Reg. $9)
  • Lumsing 40W 5-port Desktop USB Charger: $15 w/ code SFG6K7I4 (Reg. $20)
  • KMASHI 15,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack: $12.50 w/ code M6UP4WVR (Reg. $16)

You’ll find more Anker deals in our previous roundup.

powerline Stories November 27, 2015

D-Link Powerline AV Mini Adapter Starter Kit $10 shipped (Reg. $34)

Newegg is offering the D-Link Powerline AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV) for $33.99, but with the code EMCKKNV57 the price drops to $9.99 shipped. That’s $24 off the regular sale price and the lowest we can find. As a pricing comparison, Amazon currently charges $38 for it.

Features:

  • Extend your wired network to a hard to reach room using your existing electrical wiring
  • Fast Ethernet speeds – great for streaming video
  • Kit includes two PowerLine mini adapters to extend your network right out of the box
  • Simple connect button for easy setup and supports 128-bit AES Encryption
  • Up to 200Mbps for whole-home coverage
  • Compact and elegant design allows you to plug other devices into the outlet

Amazon shoppers gave it 4/5 stars.

powerline Stories November 9, 2015

Sometimes getting a quality internet connection to your home theater or gaming console can be a frustrating proposition. If you live in an older home, you likely have two things going against you from the outset: no ethernet jacks built-in and materials in your walls that can cause interference. The reality is that even the strongest consumer routers won’t do the job alone.

This issue can be solved one of two ways, with either a powerline adapter or a Wi-Fi range extender. TP-Link is adding to the mix of available extenders today with two new high-powered products that are capable of speeds in excess of 1,750Mbps.

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powerline Stories October 20, 2015

expiredTP-Link AV1200 Powerline Adapter Kit w/ Outlet Pass-through $53 (Reg. $80)

Amazon offers the TP-Link (TL-PA8010P) AV1200 Gigabit Powerline Adapter with Outlet Pass-Through for $63.49. Clipping the on-page coupon drops the final price to $53.49 shipped. Today’s deal is just over $26 off the regular going rate and the lowest current offering we can find.

This AV1200 setup from TP-Link is the #1 new release in the powerline adapter category at Amazon with a 4.2/5 star rating. It features 1200Mbps per second speeds, plug and play configuration, a built-in gigabit ethernet port, as well as a power outlet pass-through. I use these powerline adapters for my gaming setup, which ensures I have a quality hardwired connection in any room of my house.

Next up, Best Buy has the Linksys Wireless N Range Extender for $29.99 with free shipping. This is good for $6 off Amazon’s offering (next best listing) and is the lowest price we can find. Features include 802.11n wireless connectivity, a built-in ethernet port and one button WPS security. Rated 3.7/5 stars by 585 Amazon customers.

powerline Stories October 15, 2015

D-Link PowerLine AV+ Network Extender Mini Adapter Kit $20 shipped (Reg. $35), more

Newegg is offering the D-Link Powerline AV500 and Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-309AV) for $34.99. When you use the coupon code EMCKAKS38 the price drops to only $19.99 shipped. That’s $15 off the regular sale price/ Amazon’s listing and the lowest price we’ve seen. The Powerline delivers up to 200Mbps for whole-home coverage and Amazon shoppers gave it 4/5 stars.

Additional features:

  • Extend your wired network to a hard to reach room using your existing electrical wiring
  • Fast Ethernet speeds – great for streaming video
  • Kit includes two PowerLine mini adapters to extend your network right out of the box
  • Simple connect button for easy setup and supports 128-bit AES Encryption
  • Compact and elegant design allows you to plug other devices into the outlet

We also found the following networking goodies at Newegg:

  • Motorola SurfBoard (SB6141) DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem $90 w/ code EMCKAKS37 (Orig. $100)
    • A free On Networks N300 Wireless Router (N300R) is added to cart upon applying code.
  • 8-Port TP-LINK Unmanaged Gigabit Metal Desktop Switch $29 (Orig. $50)
  • Asus PCE-N10 Wireless N150 PCI Express Adapter $15 w/ code: EMCKAKS52 (Orig. $25)
  • Asus RT-N10P Wireless N150 Router $20 w/ code: EMCKAKS53 (Orig. $30)

 

powerline Stories September 15, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – TP-LINK Networking up to 30% off: Portable pocket router $10, Powerline starter kit $35, more

Today only, as its Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 30% off select TP-LINK networking gear including routers, modems, adapters, switches, and more. Prime members (free trial) receive free shipping on the lot, while everyone else will need to spend $35 or more to sidestep shipping charges. Aside from some great prices on individual products, today’s sale also includes a couple router/modem bundles that’ll help you upgrade your home or office network in one fell swoop.

Our top deals include:

powerline Stories September 1, 2015

expiredD-Link PowerLine AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit: $20 shipped (Reg. $35+)

Newegg offers the D-Link (DHP309AV) PowerLine AV500 Mini Adapter Starter Kit for $33.99. Applying coupon code EMCAXAK58 drops the final price to $19.99 shipped. This is over 60% off the original listing but you’ll usually find it for around $35+ at retailers like Amazon. Today’s deal is $5 less than our previous mention and the best price we can find.

PowerLine adapters are an excellent alternative when a wireless network just won’t do the job. Living in an older home, I can attest to wireless routers not traveling to every corner of the house. PowerLine adapters allow users to leverage electrical circuitry to send internet signals. Simply plug one adapter in to an outlet near your modem or router and place another in your desired location. Plug an ethernet cable into each end and you’ll have an extended network.

This model features AV500 speeds, built-in status indicator lights and 128-bit AES Encryption. More details below. Rated 4/5 stars by over 200 Amazon customers.

powerline Stories August 21, 2015

ZyXEL AV1200 Powerline MIMO Adapter Starter Kit $60 shipped (Reg. $90+)

Newegg has the ZyXEL 1200 Mbps Powerline AV1200 Gigabit Adapter, Starter Kit – 2 Units (PLA5405KIT) for $89.99 shipped, but using code EMCAWNK26 in the cart drops it to $59.99 shipped. That’s more than $120 under the original listing, $24 below Amazon, and the lowest price we have featured.

Along with backwards compatibility with AV1 adapters and MIMO tech this kit features:

  • high-speed networking
  • Ideal for multimedia streaming
  • No additional wires or configuration required
  • Easy home network security setup
  • QoS enhances high-quality media streaming
  • Compliant with IEEE 1901 and HomePlug AV technology
  • Multi-color LED indicates powerline network quality
  • Energy-saving feature offers efficient power management and cost savings

This kit is rated 4/5 stars from nearly 50 Amazon customers.

powerline Stories August 4, 2015

TP-LINK V2 N300 Powerline Adapter/Wireless Range Extender $25 Prime shipped (Orig. $60)

Amazon is offering the TP-LINK V2 N300 Universal Powerline Adapter/Wireless Range Extender (TL-WA860RE) $24.99 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders over $35. It is currently back-ordered but due back in stock today. Otherwise  there is a nice third party option at the same price with Amazon Fulfillment available as well. That’s more than 50% under the original listing, $5 under our previous mention and matching the lowest we have seen this model go for.

Features:

  • Boosts your network’s wireless signal for reliable coverage in hard-to-reach areas
  • Extra power socket keeps your outlet free for other devices
  • 2 fixed external antennas for excellent coverage and reliability
  • Ethernet port helps connect wired devices to your Wi-Fi network
  • Compact, wall-mountable design for flexible placement and easy moving

The V2 TL-WA860RE ships with a 2 year warranty and has a 3.8/5 star rating from over 210 Amazon customers.

powerline Stories July 30, 2015

expiredNetgear AV1200 Powerline Ethernet Adapter Kit: $60 shipped (Reg. $80)

Newegg offers the Netgear (PL1200-100PAS) HomePlug AV1200 Powerline Ethernet Adapter Kit for $79.99. Applying coupon code EMCAVPA39 will reduce the final price to $59.99 shipped. This is a savings of $20 off the regular price/Amazon, match of a limited one-day sale and the best current price we can find. 

These kits are ideal for providing strong speeds to areas of your home or office that have weak Wi-Fi signals. I personally use a similar kit to provide ethernet connections to my home theater system and gaming consoles to ensure a quality link to the internet. They are easy to install and need essentially zero maintenance once setup.

This Netgear AV1200 kit is capable of speeds up to 1200Mbps and features beam forming technology for a stronger signal, HomePlug capability, as well as one-touch encryption. Amazon customers rate this Powerline Kit 4/5 stars.

powerline Stories July 13, 2015

expiredZyXEL AV500 Powerline kit with N300 Wireless Range Extender $30 shipped (Orig. $60)

Newegg Flash has the ZyXEL AV500 Powerline with N300 Wireless Range Extender Kit (PLA4231KIT) for $29.99 shipped. That’s 50% under the regular $60 price tag, matching our previous mention and the best we can find.

This package contains one ethernet adapter for wired connections and a 300Mbps wireless adapter for Wi-Fi. Features include:

  • Powerline: speed up to 500Mbps
  • Wireless: speed up to 300Mbps
  • Extend Wi-Fi thru power line
  • Plug-and-play design
  • Backward compatible with AV200 standard
  • Power On/Off switch

This particular model has very few reviews on Amazon but the Wireless N adapter has 4.1/5 stars from nearly 850 Amazon customers and is currently $53 on its own.

powerline 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.

powerline Stories May 20, 2015

NETGEAR Essentials Edition 500 Mbps Powerline Starter Kit $30 shipped (Orig. $45)

Newegg offers the NETGEAR Powerline 500 1-Port Essentials Edition Starter Kit (XAVB5221) for $39.99, but using code EMCASKX55 in the cart will drop your total down to $29.99 shipped. That’s about $15 under the original listing, $10 better than Amazon and the best price we can find.

Features:

  • Easy, plug-and-play setup
  • Data transfer rates up to 500 Mbps
  • Perfect for connecting HDTVs, HD setup boxes, HD/3D videos, Blu-ray players, DVRs, PCs
  • Extend broadband Internet and home network access to any power outlet
  • Pick-a-Plug LED identifies best outlet for optimal performance
  • Encrypts Powerline network connections with the touch of a button
  • Automatically powers down when not in use

This model has received a 4.3/5 star rating from over 170 Amazon customers.

More on the NETGEAR Powerline 500 1-Port Essentials Edition Starter Kit:

The NETGEAR Powerline 500, 1 Port – Essentials Edition extends your Internet access to any power outlet. With speeds up to 500Mbps, it’s perfect for connecting smart TVs and game consoles. It’s also ideal for streaming music and HD video…Set up in minutes, no need to configure or install software…Automatically powers down when not in use…Encrypts Powerline network connections with the touch of a button

powerline Stories March 26, 2015

D-Link PowerLine AV200 Mini Adapter Starter Kit $20 shipped (orig. $40), more

Update (3/26 2:00pm): Newegg has the NETGEAR EX2700 N300 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition for $29 shipped using code EMCAPNT58 during check out. That’s the current best price and matching the lowest we’ve seen on this best seller.

Newegg has the D-Link PowerLine AV 200 Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-209AV) for $29.99, but using code EMCAPNT59 in the cart will drop your total down to $19.99 shipped. That’s 50% under the original listing, $10 better than Amazon, matching our previous mention, and the best price we can find.

Features:

  • Easily add Ethernet devices like computers, media players, and printers to your network
  • Speeds of up to 200Mbps – Ideal for multimedia streaming, video chatting, and web surfing
  • Easily expand your network with additional PowerLine adapters
  • Small form factor doesn’t block other wall outlet plugs
  • Quickly setup your PowerLine adapters with the push of a button

This model has received a 4.5 star rating from 8 Amazon customers.

If you would prefer an all wireless network or to combine your Powerline set-up with a router, Newegg also has the Linksys EA6200 Dual Band AC900 Smart Wi-Fi Router for $39.99 shipped using code EMCAPNT47 in the cart. That’s $20 below our previous mention and the best price we can find.

More on the D-Link PowerLine AV 200 Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-209AV):

The D-Link PowerLine AV 200 Mini Adapter Starter Kit (DHP-209AV) delivers fast wired connectivity to the hard-to-reach areas of your home – perfect for everyday web activities like multimedia streaming, web surfing and video chatting.

Rather than using long and unsightly cables to get your devices online, the DHP-209AV instantly transforms your home’s existing electrical circuit into a stable wired network, making it quick and easy to connect computers, printers, and other Ethernet-enabled devices. The DHP-209AV is the ideal solution for getting connected in spaces like offices, bedrooms and other areas of your home that are remotely located from your router.

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