red Stories March 29

RED is a well-known brand when it comes to high-end cameras. Well, it’s well-known if you’re into cameras, that is. Recently, RED released a new camera and sensor combo, the EPIC-W with a GEMINI 5K sensor. This sensor is designed to have dual-sensitivity for its ISO so it can capture both low-light and well-lit environments for crispy photos. Read below for more info.

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red Stories April 7, 2016

expiredBeats Solo2 Wired On-Ear Headphones (multiple colors) $90 shipped (Orig. $200), more

Amazon is currently offering the Beats Solo2 Wired On-Ear Headphones in blue or black for $89.99 shipped. Over at Best Buy, you’ll find the same deal but with a host of color options available: sapphire, green, grey, pink, red and more. That’s $110 under the original price, and around $40 – $60 below the next best listings depending on the color. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 2,200 Amazon customers.

Features include a foldable design, adjustable headband, leather ear cushions, and a RemoteTalk cable for taking calls via iOS devices. This deal, along with some other Beats options, are all a part of Best Buy’s latest promotion. You can browse the entire sale right here.

red Stories April 5, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Logitech Canvas Keyboard Case for iPad Air in Red (Refurb) $19, WD 3TB My Passport Hard Drive $109, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from NBS the Logitech Canvas Keyboard Case for iPad Air in Red (Refurb) for $16.99 + $2 shipping. That’s $14 less than Amazon for one in new condition and the lowest we’ve seen. Features include:

  • Thin, light folio design includes an integrated Bluetooth keyboard with comfortably-spaced keys for a fast, fluid, and comfortable typing experience
  • Features a dual-view stand that holds your iPad at the ideal angle for typing and then lays flat for easily browsing the web, listening to music, and more
  • SecureLock System clips the corners of the iPad firmly into place and includes integrated magnets to keep the cover closed so your iPad stays protected everywhere you go
  • Charge the keyboard using the included USB cable and get up to 3 months of battery life on a full charge
  • Includes the Auto-Wake/Sleep feature which wakes your iPad when you open the cover and puts it to sleep when you close it.

Rated 3.7/5 stars from over 300 Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for today:

WD 3TB White My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive $109 (Orig. $150) | Newegg via eBay

WD 2TB Blue My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive $73 (Orig. $130) | Newegg via eBay

Best Buy 4-Hr. Sale: Samsung 11-inch Chromebook 2 $179, Beats Studio Wired Headphones $150, more

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

red Stories March 28, 2016

expiredGames/Apps: Nintendo 2DS w/ Mario Kart 7 $80, Hyrule Edition New 3DS XL refurb $175/new $200, iOS freebies, more

Update: Gift Cards up to 20% off: Toys R Us, AMC, many more

In today’s best game/app deals, Best Buy is offering Nintendo 2DS handhelds bundled with Mario Kart 7 (red, blue or seafoam green) for $79.99 shipped. The MK8 bundle goes for between $90 and $100 on Amazon and other retailers (sometimes as high as $110). This is matching our previous new price, matching Nintendo’s refurbished listing and the lowest we can find. 

We also spotted the Hyrule Edition New Nintendo 3DS XL for $199.99 shipped at GameStop (Reg. $250+) or even less at Nintendo for a refurbished model. The Nintendo Store has them for $170 plus $5 shipping, which is the lowest total we can find.

We also have some rare discounts on Blizzard titles at Amazon including World of Warcraft, Diablo III, StarCraft II and a load of expansions starting at around $9.99. You can see the full list of offerings right here. But be sure to double check these prices against the Battle.net site as you will find some deals on there right now as well including Warlords of Draenor for $20.

Other notable deals include Just Cause 3 from $39 Prime shipped (Reg. $50+), and Star Wars: Battlefront on PlayStation 4 is down to $35.53 Prime shipped on Amazon. While we have seen it dip lower on Xbox One, this can be a great time to get into the Star Wars universe before the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Blu-ray drops in just over a week’s time

In case you missed it last week, Motorsport Manager goes free for the first time ($2 value) as the new App Store Free App of the Week and Muffin Knight action platformer went free for the first time in over a year (Reg. $1). Today’s best iOS/Mac deals include Gloomlogue, Runtastic Squats PRO, Notes Note-Ify, Shin Megami Tensei, Color Strokes and more:

Ongoing game deals/promotions:

red Stories February 22, 2016

expiredMega Bloks construction toys up to 50% off: Block Scooping Wagon Building Set $24 (Reg. $35), more

Today only, as part of the Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers 50% off or more select Mega Blok toy sets. Our pick is the First Builders Block Scooping Wagon Building Set for $23.99 Prime shipped. That’s $11 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen since before the holidays.

The wagon can pick up blocks when you push it and it includes 20 first builders blocks. It’s also compatible with all first builder sets and it encourages “hands-on exploration and open-ended play.” Rated 4+ stars by hundreds of Amazon shoppers, much like the rest of the options in today’s sale.

Here are some of the other sets:

red Stories February 2, 2016

Update (2/2 3:03pm):

Amazon has the 3-pack of Rubbermaid Take Alongs Food Storage Containers for $2.26 with free shipping for Prime members or in orders over $35 (matched at Walmart with limited availability & additional shipping fees). That’s around 70% below the original price tag, nearly half the average selling price and the lowest total we can find. They are made in the USA and feature quick-seal lids and a stackable, microwave/freezer-safe design. Rated 4.3/5 stars from over 220 Amazon customers.

Cuisinart Electronic Hand Mixer 3-Speed in red (CHM-3R)

Next up, Amazon has the Cuisinart Electronic Hand Mixer 3-Speed in red (CHM-3R) for $19.99 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders over $35 (matched at Macy’s). That’s about 30% below the original listing, $5 under the next best prices, the lowest Amazon has offered it for and the best price we can find. It has 220 watts of power, a beater ejection system, swivel cord for right and left handed use and more. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 250 Amazon customers. With your savings you can check out the compatible whisker attachment right here.

Graco car seats and gear

Today only, as part of its Gold Box offerings, Amazon is taking up to 35% off select Graco car seats and gear. Every item in the sale qualifies for free shipping and is highly-rated. Our top pick is the Graco Nautilus 65 3-in-1 Harness Booster for $97.99 shipped, which is more than $50 better than its regular price and the lowest we’ve seen. Another standout deal is the Graco Pack ‘n Play On The Go Playard for $52 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $11 off its regular price of $70 and the best deal we’ve seen in months.

Head below for the rest of today’s best home deals including Hoover vacs, coffee makers, kitchenware, air conditioners, snow brooms, gift cards and much more:

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red Stories November 19, 2015

You may have thought you would have to wait until Black Friday to save big on a Nexus 5 or a Chromebook, but Expansys is already offering deep discounts with savings on the Google Nexus 5 for $199.99 shipped (Reg. $349.99). You can also find Refurbished Chromebooks as low as $120 shipped. Head below for our full breakdown of the deals to be had there. expand full story

red Stories November 2, 2015

expiredPebble Time Smartwatch for iOS and Android (multiple colors): $150 shipped (Reg. $200)

Best Buy offers the Pebble Time Smartwatch for $149.99 shipped in black, white or red (also matched at Amazon). That’s $50 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen.

You can use it to take calls with iOS or Android phones. It has a battery that can last up to seven days and it’s water resistant. It also shows you calendar events, weather, sports scores, breaking news, missed calls and app alerts. You can check out our 9to5Mac review and Amazon customers gave it 3.8/5 stars

red Stories October 13, 2015

expiredLenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case $29 shipped (Orig. $100), more

Keystone West via Newegg is once again offering the Lenmar MAVEN iPhone 6 MFi Apple-Certified 3,000mAh Battery Case (black, red, blue or sliver) for $28.99 shipped. That’s $71 under the original listing, $11 below Amazon, matching our previous mention and the best price we can find. Note: Keystone West claims that this iPhone 6 case will work with iPhone 6s as well.

This is a 3,000mAh battery case that will more than double the battery life of your iPhone. It has raised edges, a rubberized exterior for added protection, sound enhancing audio system and ships with free micro USB and audio cables. Along with a 1 year warranty, this model has received a 4.3/5 star rating from nearly 160 Amazon customers.

red Stories September 5, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Fitbit Charge HR Activity Tracker $110, Logitech Portable Keyboard for iOS Devices $30, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Amazon the Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker in Black for only $109.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the regular price, $10 less than our previous mention and the lowest we’ve seen. It can get continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate and simplified heart rate zones. It can also track workouts, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, active minutes and steps. This best selling fitness tracker received 4.1/5 stars from over 8,000 Amazon customers. 

More new deals for today:

Logitech Keys-To-Go Portable Keyboard for iOS Devices in Red $30 (Orig. $70) | Best Buy

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

red Stories August 25, 2015

expiredToshiba Canvio Connect 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive in Red $70 shipped (Orig. $130)

Update 8/25 11:00am): Newegg via eBay Daily Deals offers the Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-inch Internal Solid-State Drive for $309.99 shipped. That’s $190 off the original price, $15 better than Amazon and a match of our previous mention. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Best Buy is offering the Toshiba Canvio Connect 2TB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive in Red for $69.99 shipped. That’s $60 off the list price, $23 less than Amazon’s current price and the lowest we can find. It delivers data transfer rates up to 5Gbps and the included USB 3.0 cable is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. It’s both Mac and PC compatible and works with Time Machine. Over 2,000 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.5/5 stars and positive reviews.

red Stories July 19, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – JBL Micro Wireless Ultra-Portable Speakers (multiple colors) $29 Prime shipped (Orig. $60)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering up to 55% off select JBL speakers. More specifically, Woot via Amazon is offering the JBL Micro Wireless Ultra-Portable Speaker in black, red, white and pink for $28.99 with free shipping for Prime members (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s more than 50% below the original price tag, $10+ under the average selling prices and the best we can find.

It features wireless streaming from any of your Bluetooth devices, a built-in battery with included charger that offers 5 hours of playback, smart cable design tucks the excess cable away under the speaker, and you can chain multiple Micro’s together for a bigger sound.

These mini speakers have received a 4.5/5 star rating from over 1,300 Amazon customers. Be sure to check out our review of the new Charge 2+ and Clip+ speakers from JBL.

red 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.

 

 

red Stories April 20, 2015

expiredWestern Digital Red 5TB 3.5-inch NAS Hard Drive $190 shipped (Orig. $250), more

Today only, Newegg has the WD Red 5TB NAS 3.5-inch Hard Drive (WD50EFRX) for $189.99 shipped. That’s $60 under the original $250 price tag, $30+ below Amazon, the best price we can find and the lowest price we have seen on a single 5TB Red drive.

WD’s Red drives feature IntelliPower and are widely considered to be among one of the best choices for NAS use. They are also quite popular among Amazon users with a 4.5/5 star rating from over 2,200 customers.

Features:

  • WD Red is the only drive specifically designed for NAS systems with 1 to 8 bays.
  • Extensively tested for compatibility with top NAS manufacturers.
  • Engineered for 24/7 operation and reliability.
  • WD NASWare technology enables seamless integration with balanced performance.
  • 3 year limited warranty.

Synology makes some of our favorite NAS solutions, and today we spotted the DiskStation 1-Bay Network Attached Storage Drive (DS115J) for $99 shipped on both Amazon and B&H. That’s anywhere from $9 to $50 under the next best listings. The DS115J can be a great starter drive or a spare NAS option for the office. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

More on the WD Red 5TB:

WD Red just got bigger Our formula of success has led to the growth of WD Red into the highest capacities possible. Available up to 6 TB, WD offers an even broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS solutions for our customers spanning from a total of 1 to 16 bays. The WD Red family just got bigger.

NASware grows to 3.0 Built off of our determination to deliver the best NAS experience, NASware 3.0 extends our promise by further optimizing WD Red for the NAS environment with added support for 6 to 8 NAS bays. WD Red now supports small NAS systems from 1 to 8 bays thanks to NASware 3.0, which further improves drive compatibility and reliability. At 48 TB of total capacity in an 8 bay system, WD Red really is a newer generation NAS experience.

Professional solutions Designed specifically with SMB customers in mind, the WD Red family has expanded with the addition of WD Red Pro, which is available for the 8 to 16 bay medium to large-scale NAS environments. With capacities up to 4 TB, WD Red Pro carries a 5-year limited warranty and was engineered to handle the increased workloads from your business.

red Stories March 10, 2015

expiredFour-pack Western Digital 4TB 3.5-inch Red NAS internal hard drives $600 shipped (Reg. $700)

Today only, as part of its Shell Shocker Deals, Newegg is offering a 4-pack of 4TB WD Red 4TB IntelliPower NAS Internal Hard Drives (WD40EFRX) for $599.99 shipped. At $150 each, that’s as much as $15 in savings off the current average selling price, more than $15 under Amazon’s per drive price and the best price we can find.

Features:

  • Extensively tested for compatibility with top NAS manufacturers.
  • Engineered for 24/7 operation and reliability.
  • WD NASWare technology enables seamless integration with balanced performance.
  • 3 year limited warranty.

Not only are the WD Reds one of our favorite NAS drives, but they have also been reviewed quite favorably on Amazon with a 4.5/5 star rating from over 2,000 Amazon customers. While the $600 price tag can seem steep, anyone who plans on putting storage inside of a NAS product from Synology or QNAP will likely end up spending more than this to fill it with drives in the end anyway.

More on the 4TB WD Red 4TB IntelliPower NAS Internal Hard Drive:

WD Red NAS Storage NAS Hard Drive

The next generation of hard drives for home or small office network attached storage systems.

Expanded solutions Our formula of success has led growth of WD Red into higher capacities and expansion into new 2.5-inch solutions. We now offer a broader, more comprehensive portfolio of NAS hard drives for our customers. It is not just about NAS drives, it is REDvolutionary..

Next-generation experience Every component, line of code, and product decision was built on our passion and determination to deliver the best NAS experience. The next generation of WD Red hard drives delivers on this promise with massive capacity and NASware, which further improves drive reliability and protects your data in the event of a power loss or disruption.

Experienced in NAS With superior technology that is driven to impress, WD Red is a reflection of the most extensive NAS partner compatibility-testing list that is available on the market.* That means when you buy a NAS enclosure, you can trust that WD Red will be the most compatible drive available. Our pride is in our product and our vision is shared with our customers.

red Stories March 3, 2015

Lenmar Meridian MFi 2300mAh iPhone 5/5s Battery Case (multiple colors) $20 + shipping (Reg. up to $40+)

Update (3/4 8:17am): Use code TRIPLE during checkout to knock an extra 10% off.

Groupon is offering the Apple-Certified Lenmar Meridian iPhone 5/5s Charging Case in all four colors (black, white, red, gold) for $19.99 plus $3.99 shipping (as much as $6.10 shipping to some locations). Even with the added shipping fees, that’s around $34 under the original listing, as much as $15 better than Amazon depending on the color and the lowest price we can find. Keep in mind, orders that hit Groupon’s generous $24.99 threshold ship free.

Features:

  • Built in 2300mAh battery doubles your iPhone’s battery life & stay connected & productive
  • Double your talk, text, and surfing time
  • Stylish two-piece rubberized case
  • LED charge status indicator, displays remaining power in the battery case
  • Charge your phone and case simultaneously
  • Compatible with the iPhone 5 and 5S
  • MFi Apple-Certified

This model has received a 4/5 star rating from nearly 900 Amazon customers and Groupon ships it with a one-year warranty from Lenmar. If you’re looking for some iPhone 6 case options, checkout this morning’s uNu deal in our Daily Deals post and this Incipio NGP case for $9.05 with free Prime shipping.

red Stories November 9, 2014

Beats Tour 2.0 in-ear headphones (multiple colors) $120 shipped (Reg. $150), more

Amazon has the Beats Tour 2.0 In-Ear Headphones in black for $119.96 shipped. That’s more than $30 under the regular price tag and the lowest price we can find on a brand new 2.0 set from a trusted retailer. All four color options are available at the discounted price today: black, red titanium and white.

Features:

  • Flat Tangle-free cable. That’s why we’ve redesigned our cables to make sure they’re ultra-flexible, flat and tangle-free.
  • Improved design for better fit, delivered right to your eardrum. Replaceable ear tips and one pair of comfy foam tips included.
  • New water resistant metal housing with 3 button control talk cable. Switch easily between songs and incoming calls.

They have received a 3.7/5 star rating from over 130 Amazon customers. Be sure to check out today’s Daily Deals post for more headphone options and if you’re looking for a set of DJ cans, Amazon has the Numark Electrowave Premium Isolating Headphones for $49 shipped (orig. $250) today.

More from Beats:

Big Sound. Small Package.

It’s rare to find big sound in something so small. Beats Tour earphones are among the first earbuds to hold their own against over ear headphones. Now with a newly designed custom fit and improved sound quality, you can get even closer to the music.

Features:

Redesigned Fit

The perfect listening experience requires the perfect fit. We completely redesigned the Beats Tour and included removable wingtips to provide a customizable fit for precise sound.

Improved Sound

While compact and portable, the new Tour is powerful enough to handle all kinds of music. Now you can crank up the volume without distorting the sound.

Tangle-free Cables

Doesn’t matter how carefully you wind them up, cords and pockets just don’t mix. That’s why we’ve redesigned our cables to make sure they’re ultra-flexible and tangle-free.

Built-in Mic for Calls

Switch easily between songs and incoming calls. No need to take off your Tour to talk into the phone. It’s a seamless transition so you can always be on the go.

In the box:

  • Beats Tour earphones
  • In-ear headphones with inline remote & mic
  • Soft carry pouch
  • 4 pairs of ear tips
  • 3 pairs of secure fit wingtips
  • Type of jack: 3.5mm

About Beats Audio

The company’s mission is to provide a superior end-to-end music experience – with headphones, speakers, devices, and services – so fans feel the emotion and hear the music the way artists intended it to sound from the studio. This experience is aided by partnerships with HP, Chrysler Group and HTC Mobile. Led by Co-founder & CEO Jimmy Iovine, Co-founder Dr. Dre, and President & COO Luke Wood, Beats Electronics is based in Santa Monica, CA.

red Stories October 17, 2014

QNAP 4-bay SATA 3Gbps, USB 3.0 home NAS server $450 shipped (orig. $760), more

Amazon has the QNAP 4-Bay NAS with SATA 3Gbps, USB 3.0 (TS-469L) for $449.99 shipped. That’s $310 or 41% under the original listing, between around $70 to $220 under the next best prices and the best price we’ve seen.

QNAP NAS servers can be a handy way to store your shared files/assets/videos at home or at the office. It houses an Intel Atom 2.13 GHz Dual-core processor with up to four 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch hard drives or SSDs. You can even “connect a HDTV to the TS-469L via HDMI to enjoy high-definition multimedia content stored on your TS-469L.”

QNAP Turbo NAS servers are a new approach for sharing digital photos, music, and movies/videos, and keeping home computers backed up. You can easily view photos, listen to music, and even watch Full HD 1080p movies on a widescreen TV or projector streamed from the NAS over the network through PS3, Xbox 360, or other network media players.

This model has received a 4.3/5 star rating among Amazon customers. This QNAP does not come with HDDs inside, but WD’s Red drives are specifically designed to handle NAS operation and are very well received among Amazon customers.

We also spotted the Buffalo LinkStation 2-Drive 6TB (2 x 3TB) RAID NAS Personal Cloud Storage and Media Server (LS220D0602) at Woot for $269.99 plus $5 flat rate shipping. That’s as much as $175 under the original listing, $69 better than Amazon and the best price we can find.

More from QNAP:

The QNAP App Center provides a wide range of apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. The App Center is a centralized location for installing, managing, and updating apps on demand.

Supporting SATA 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s hard drives and various 3.5”/2.5” hard drives and SSDs, the TS-469L provides users with high flexibility in selecting hard drives. The various inbuilt I/O ports help accommodate different peripherals, including external storage devices and printers.

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