Universal Serial Bus Stories March 14, 2016

expiredGold Box: Monster SanDisk storage sale: 200GB MicroSD: $60, UltraFit 128GB USB: $25, much more

Update: Adorama has the 200GB SanDisk card for $60 

Amazon has a monster Gold Box offer from SanDisk today showing all time lows on their best products. There is truly something for everyone here.

Standouts are the SanDisk Ultra 200GB Micro SD w/full sized adapter for $59.99 shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen on a 200GB MicroSD card by quite a bit. It instantly turns any MicroSD compatible Android phone into a 200GB powerhouse of storage. It is also great w/90MB/s speed for GoPros, Raspberry Pis and with a little add on, can be a nice 200GB of extra storage for your SD Card-enabled Mac or PC.

Also available in 128GB version for $34.99 shipped. 64GB for $17.99 and 32GB for $9.99

If you want to add some storage to your iOS device, SanDisk has iXpands in 64GB and 128GB for $49.99 and $79.99 shipped as well.

USB 3 storage is cheaper than ever as well… with SanDisk Cruzer’s above 128GB for $21.99. too big? Just $12.79 buys you 64GB. 

Better yet, get USB storage that you barely notice sticking out of your Mac/PC. (Below) UltraFits are just $13.99 for 64GB and $24.99 for 128GB. I actually use one of these in my car USB port to store MP3s and it works great and is barely noticeable.

Need some USB-C storage? SanDisk has you covered there too. Futureproof your storage for just $14.99 gets you 64GB while $29.99 gets you 128GB of storage. Great for Retina MacBooks, Chromebook Pixels and even Nexus and other USB-C android phones and tablets.

Another huge deal is SanDisk’s super portable wireless storage “Connect Wireless Stick” in 128GB or 200GB for $59.99 and $89.99. These allow a few different devices share the same music, files, movies and photos at the same time. Also great for the car, especially with kids.

Finally, if you want to speed up or grow your PC or Mac’s SSD storage, grab a 480/960GB Sandisk SSD for $99.99 or $199.99. Incredible prices for these.

Basically these are the lowest prices across a wide variety of storage platforms. If you think you might need storage any time stoon, today’s the day. 

 

 

Universal Serial Bus Stories October 7, 2015

expiredAukey USB Power Roundup: 6-Port 50W: $15, 5-port 40W: $10, 4-port 30W: $8 Prime shipped

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers its 6-port 50W USB Charging Station in white or black for $24.99. But when you use the coupon code 2MBPN5LF the price drops to only $14.99 Prime shipped. That’s $10 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen for this 6-port wall charger. It can intelligently detect the connected devices to “maximize both compatibility and charging speed (up to 2.4 amps each port which will fast charge even the most power hungry devices).” Amazon shoppers gave it 4.8/5 stars and great reviews.

Next, we have the Aukey 40W 5-port charger also at Amazon for $9.99 Prime shipped. That’s $27 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen it sold. Like the 6-port above, it has AIPower technology to detect the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed. It also received high ratings from Amazon customers…

Universal Serial Bus Stories September 23, 2015

expiredThe best 5-port USB power supply (Aukey 8A/40W) is $10 Prime shipped (orig. $50)

Aukey Direct via Amazon offers the Aukey 40W / 8A 5 Ports USB Desktop Charging Station Wall Charger with AlPower Tech for $9.99 Prime shipped, no coupon necessary. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on a trusted brand of 5 port 40W AC power supplies. I have one of these at that house and it works just fine. Amazon reviewers agree this one works great with a 4.4/5 star rating from hundreds of reviewers.

Put this by the nightstand, in the kitchen, at the office or just about anywhere and you’ve got an instant fast charger for all of your phones, tablets, cameras, bluetooth speakers or anything that can charge Via USB. Features:

  • “AIPower technology with TI chip inside intelligently detects the input current of the connected devices to maximize both compatibility and charging speed (up to 2.4 amps each port).
  • All five ports have AlPower tech, you do not need to find the most suitable USB output to charge. Just plug your iPhone 6, 6 plus, 5S, Samsung Note 4, S5, Nexus 6, 5 and other USB Powered Mobile Devices into it to charge.
  • Compact (3.7 x 2.4 x 1.0in), unibody design, easy access to wall outlet, power strip or surge protector, ideal for family use, and also a good choice for using on the go.
  • Sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. Charging will be automatically stopped when battery is full.
  • Package contents: Aukey 5-Port USB wall charger, 2.6ft / 80cm detachable power cord, user manual. AIPower FollowMe Suction Cup, 18 months warranty.”

Grab some Apple certified Lightning cables for $6.79/ea w/coupon code QOZNISHB or a 5-pack of Omaker Micro-USB cables for $6 with coupon code OMAKER5P.

Universal Serial Bus Stories August 29, 2015

expiredAnker 40W PowerPort 5-port USB AC charger with PowerIQ: $13 Prime Shipped

Amazon offers the Anker PowerPort 5 (40W 5-Port USB Charging Hub) Multi-Port USB Charger for $13 with free Prime shipping. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen on this USB charger that intelligently spreads 40W/8A across 5 ports and will charge your Apple or Android devices at the fastest charge they can take (not Quickcharge 2.0 compatible).

  • Certified Safe: Anker’s MultiProtect safety system and UL certification ensures complete protection for you and your devices. Worldwide 100-240 volt AC input voltage.
  • What You Get: Anker PowerPort 5 (40W 5-Port USB Charging Hub), 5ft detachable power cord, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

With your savings you can pick up some Apple Certified 3-foot MFi cables for $6/ea after Coupon Code: PBE8QMUC

..or 6 foot cables for $9.49 after Coupon code PVPQQBYP.

More Lightning cable deals here

Universal Serial Bus Stories July 20, 2015

Kmashi 10,000mAh Dual-USB Power Bank: $9.39 Prime shipped (Orig. $50)

Amazon offers the popular and 4.2/5 star rated Kmashi 10,000mAh USB battery for $9.39 Prime Shipped after $4.60 coupon code JAK3JCUV at checkout. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on a 10,000mAh battery. This one includes a 2.1A port for fast charging and 4 LED battery level indicator. Features:

  • Smooth varnish allows you to power up in style, while 4 status LEDs keep you informed of remaining capacity.
  • Ultra-high density battery cells make this compact 10000mAh external battery. Use a 5V adapter (not included) for fastest charging.
  • Super-fast charge output (5V / 3.1A total) through dual USB ports (5V / 2.1A and 5V / 1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed.Input: 5V/ 2A.About 6.5 hours fast charging.
  • Intelligent power manage IC, overcharge protection, short circuit protection.With such massive capacity, in such a compact package,perfect for flights, road trips or just any time you’re away from an outlet.
  • Package includes: 10000mAh 2A input Fast Charger External Battery,1 Micro USB charger cable(iPhone/Samsung Galaxy S5 Note 3 cable not included),1 user manual.

 

Universal Serial Bus Stories July 7, 2015

Kmashi 15,000mAh Dual-USB Power Bank: $15 shipped (Reg. $20)

With your $15 savings you can pick up a popular Kmashi 15,000mAh USB battery after $5 coupon code S48VYCRP at checkout.

Amazon offers the Spigen 4.9-foot MFi Lightning cable for $19.99 but coupon code SPIGENCS drops it all the way down to just $5 Shipped. That’s $15 off and tied with the lowest price we’ve seen. Features:

  • Measures 4.9ft long for versatility and convenience
  • Thicker lightning to usb cable for extra durability and longevity
  • Apple MFI Certified for devices with lightning connectors
  • Fits most Spigen cases NOT compatible with iPhone 5/5S Neo Hybrid EX
  • Lightning Cable Compatible with iPhone 5/5S/5C, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPod nano 7th generation, iPad Air, iPad mini 2/mini 3, and iPad 4th generation

Universal Serial Bus Stories June 2, 2015

expiredUSB Power banks: Lumsing 6,000mAh $11 Prime shipped, Omaker 15,600mAh $20 Prime shipped

ATC LLC via Amazon offers the Lumsing 6000mAh Ultra Slim Portable Power Bank for $14.99. But, when you use the code: L8VGEJDE the price drops to only $10.99 Prime shipped. That’s $4 off the already low sale price, $49 off the original list price and the lowest we can find for it.

It can charge an iPhone 5s three times, a Galaxy S4 twice, or an iPad mini once. It features a four LED battery indicator, an ultra-portable design, and a brushed aluminum shell. Over 100 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.5/5 stars and great reviews.

We also spotted the Omaker Premium 15600mAh Dual USB Power bank for $29.99 at Amazon. When you enter the code OMAKER62 at checkout, the price drops to only $19.99 Prime shipped. That’s $10 off the regular price and $50 off the original list price.

It can charge the iPhone 6 about six times, the iPad Air more than once, and the Galaxy S5 four times. It is designed to protect against overcharge, overvoltage, overcurrent, and short circuit to ensure it charges your devices without harming them. It received 4.6/5 stars and overwhelmingly positive reviews at Amazon.

Additionally, we’ve found some more excellent USB Battery storage options:

Universal Serial Bus Stories April 3, 2015

expiredAcer 11.6-inch Chromebook 2.16GHz/2 GB RAM/16GB SSD in Moonstone White $129 shipped (orig. $199)

For two days only, Best Buy is offering the Acer 11.6″ Chromebook in Moonstone White for a low $129 shipped (Also available on Best Buy’s eBay store) That’s $70 off the regular price, $50 less than Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we’ve seen for it.

This Chromebook features an antiglare finish for clear visibility (so you can see clearly outdoors) and it’s optimized for Web-based apps and cloud storage on the go. It received 4.5/5 stars from over 600 satisfied Best Buy customers and great reviews.

Universal Serial Bus Stories January 15, 2015

Update (1/23 11:46am): the discount code available in this post has now expired.

If you are an iMac user you like nice things. Reaching around to the back of your iMac every time you want to plug in a USB object is not nice. Sure there are options out there. You could drop $15 on a wrap around cord or buy a nice aluminum USB 3 hub (this nice Satechi 7 port is $40 or Powered Anker is $44 or many others have existed for awhile).

If you want something that looks like it came from Apple however, check out the iMacompanion. It is a single USB 3 port that carries the power and speed of the iMac’s USB 3 (also USB 2 compatible for older models) to the base of your iMac. It has a flat USB cord that will snake under your iMac and to the back USB port. All the instructions you need are in the following graphic and a 15% off offer follows:

iMacompanion_4

The big thing here is the quality: the housing is 100% aluminum and it is designed to fit perfectly onto your iMac. Wiplabs is giving 9to5Toys readers a 15% discount when bought through Amazon using code 9to5Toys at checkout which knocks it down to $34 with $4.50 shipping (offer is good for a week)

Universal Serial Bus Stories December 27, 2014

If you haven’t yet put a streaming dongle on all of your HDTVs, $30 buys you a lot of great options currently out there.

Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 9.54.20 AM Amazon and Best Buy continue to offer the Chromecast Dongle for $29.99 with free shipping. What makes this deal special is what Google adds on afterwards (ending January 31st): After setting up your Chromecast and visiting this page, you’ll receive $20 Google Play credit, X-Men original movie, 3 months of Drama Fever, 2 months of Hulu Plus and 90 days free Google Play music.

google-play-free-credit-offer-chromecast

  • Stream online video, music, photos and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
  • Supports a growing number of apps including Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, ESPN, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies and Music, Plex, MLS, crackle, Vevo, Rdio. Allows to cast a Chrome browser tab.
  • Box includes Chromecast, HDMI extender, USB power cable, and power adapter. No remote needed.
  • Easy setup: Plug into any HDTV and connect to your home WiFi network
  • Works with Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks

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Next, Groupon offers either the Roku LT HD Streaming Player or Roku Streaming Stick with 2 Months of Free Rdio and 3 Months Free of Hulu Plus for $29.99 shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for these popular streaming options that come with Remote and the most streaming options available which can be operated without a smartphone, tablet or computer.

Universal Serial Bus Stories December 2, 2014

NewEgg offers the Canon ImageCLASS LBP6200d Monochrome USB printer for $39.99 shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen on any laser printer from a top tier manufacturer. This one is pretty bare bones with a USB interface and B&W printing but offers speedy duplex printing up to 26 ppm and high quality 2400 x 600 dpi. Amazon (where it is $60) reviewers give this 4/5 stars. Some features:

  • Space saving design will fit right on a desktop, reduce paper use with automatic two-sided printing right out of the box
  • Save time with print speeds of up to 26 pages per minute, first print in approx. 6 seconds
  • Efficient Energy Saver mode uses approximately 1.3 Watts, cutting energy usage and costs
  • The toner and drum are both combined into just one easy to replace Canon cartridge 126 to help improve image processing and precise character and overall image quality.

Replacement Toner cartridges for this one are also inexpensive starting at around $30. If you don’t already have one, you’ll need a USB A-B cable which starts at about $2.

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Universal Serial Bus 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.

A lot of batteries are hitting lowest ever prices today including one of our favorites, the 13,00mAh Anker Astro 4E External Battery Pack w/ PowerIQ for $29.99 with free Prime shipping.  Promocode ANKERCM1 drops it another $6 to all time low of $23.99 shipped.  Standout features here:

  • The Anker Advantage: Join the 6 million+ powered by Amazon’s #1 charging brand.
  • Exclusive PowerIQ™ Technology: Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 3 amps.
  • Huge Capacity: Charges the iPad Air once, the Galaxy S5 over three times, the iPhone 5s almost six times and other smartphones multiple times. Recharges in 6.5 hours with a 2 amp adapter (not included) and the included Micro USB cable.
  • Superior Quality: Premium LG cells, cutting-edge circuitry and a sturdy gloss exterior ensure reliability and safety. To activate the LED flashlight, hold or double click the power meter button.
  • What You Get: Anker 2nd Generation Astro E4 External Battery, Micro USB cable, travel pouch, welcome guide, our fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service.

 

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Anker isn’t the only awesome battery option today. Groupon has a nice-looking Aduro PowerUp 10,800mAh Leather Backup Portable Battery for just $17.99 shipped at Groupon. This one has a Flashlight and comes in a variety of colors.

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If size matters in a big way, check out the Limefuel 20,000mAh battery from 9to5toys Specials at $34.99 shipped.  This one also includes a flashlight and adds a status indicator.

Some other great options:

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Universal Serial Bus Stories November 21, 2014

Google just announced a free update of your Google Drive to a whopping 1TB of data with the purchase of a Chromebook. That’s normally priced out at $9.99/month over 24 months so its value is about $240 over the 2 years. What’s kind of cool about this is you can purchase a Chromebook for much less than $240. Here are your best options from around the web.

Update 2: Amazon drops the Acer Chromebook C720 to just $149.99 shipped. 

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Update: Amazon takes $51 off the Acer 13 CB5-311-T9B0 Chromebook (13.3-inch Full HD, NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2GB) knocking it down to $249 shipped. This is basically as burly as it gets for an ARM Chromebook. 11 hours of battery, 192 GPU cores HD display. They also knock $20 off the C720 bringing it down to lowest ever $179.99 shipped. It has Haswell CPU, HDMI out and 8.5 hour battery.

Amazon has a great lineup of Chromebooks including ones with Touch displays with a few standouts now available.

acer-chromebook-dealThe ASUS C300MA-DB01 Chromebook 13-inch HD with Gigabit Wifi 2GB RAM/16GB storage is $50 off at $199 shipped.  Features:

  • 10 Hours Incredible Battery Life.
  • Gigabit Dual-Band 802.11AC ultra-fast Wi-Fi.
  • Intel Dual-Core 2.16 GHz Processor with 2 GB RAM.
  • 13.3″ HD LED Display. HD Webcam.
  • USB 3.0, USB 2.0, HDMI, SD Card Reader, & Bluetooth 4.0.
  • 16 GB local flash storage,

HP’s 14-Inch Chromebook free T-Mobile 4G (200mb/month forever) is $349

  • Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz (2 MB Cache)
  • 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 14.0-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics
  • Chrome. Free 4g for life

Knock $50 off an HP Chromebook 11

Other great deals: expand full story

Universal Serial Bus Stories November 10, 2014

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced a big small upgrade to is Pi lineup today. The A+ is a sub 2.5-inch square (65mmx55mm vs. 86mm for the B+ and A) and uses less power and adds some nice improvements:

  • More GPIO. The GPIO header has grown to 40 pins. The Model A+ is compatible with the HAT standard for add-on boards.
  • Micro SD. The old friction-fit SD card socket has been replaced with a much nicer push-push micro SD version.
  • Better audio. The audio circuit incorporates a dedicated low-noise power supply.

The big deal is the even cheaper $20 price point, $15 less than either of the previous models.

Need some inspiration of what to build? Check out some compilations, more, more…or just check the forums. My favorite? AirPlay Mirroring.

You can pick up a  $20 Pi A+ or the $35 B here.

Two great intro videos and a comparison chart below: expand full story

Universal Serial Bus Stories November 8, 2014

Amazon offers the Poweradd 50W 6-port USB Charger for $23.99 with free Prime shipping. Add $5 off coupon code VB9WOPM9 to drop the price to $18.99 shipped. The Poweradd offers a whopping 6 USB ports, 2 each at 2.4A, 2.1A and 1A to charge all of your USB devices optimally.

  • Maximizes output power upto 50W / 10amps among 6 ports
  • 100-240 volt input ideal for international travel and widely compatible with most 5V USB-charged devices like iPads, iPhones, Samsung tabs, smartphones, external batteries and so on.
  • Ergonomic, compact and portable design, much more space-saving and well-organized while charging your devices.
  • Fire-resistant and hardened plastic outer shell for durability, build-in premium circuitry and microchip ensure device safety.
  • Package contents: Poweradd™ 6-port USB desktop charger, 5ft detachable power cord.

Don’t need 6 ports and 50Ws? Poweradd also offers a 25W 5 Port model with 2.1A max for $11.99 shipped. 

With the money you save you can pocket some Poweradd MFi certified Lightning cables  for $9.99 -$3 = $6.99 using code 5PJGUHLK  expand full story

expiredSamsung LEVEL Headphones 50% off at Best Buy: IN ear w/mic: $75, OVER Ear wireless: $175 shipped

Today only, Best Buy offers the Samsung premium headphone line for 50% off of retail and at the lowest prices we’ve seen.

LEVEL OVER’s pictured in black (Above) or available in white/tan for in-store pickup get 4.5/5 star ratings at Amazon where they sell for $350 and feature:

  • Active Noise Cancellation for crystal clear music and calls; 3.5mm Wired or Bluetooth wireless connectivity
  • Smart Touch, button-free controls; S-Voice and smart commands for phone connectivity
  • Ear Care notification to prevent hearing loss; Tap-to-pair NFC pairing; Bluetooth 3.0 compatible
  • 15 hours of talk/listening time; Samsung Level Application
  • Package includes Headphones, Premium Carrying Case, Data Link Cable, Detachable Audio Cable with Remote, Airplane Adapter, Manual

Samsung LEVEL IN come in white or black and  get 4/5 Stars and cost $175 at Amazon. Features:

  • 3-Way speaker system for premium sound reproduction
  • Powerful Dynamic Speaker for deep bass sound
  • Beautiful, lifestyle-forward design; Various ear tips for customized sound preference and fit
  • In-line remote control with volume adjust, play/pause, and skip functions; S-Voice technology for easy phone connectivity
  • Package includes In-Ear Headphones, Premium Carrying Case Clip, 4 Ear Tips, 3 Memory Foam Tips and Airplane Adapter

Universal Serial Bus Stories October 26, 2014

expiredToshiba 32L2400U 32″ 1080p LED 120Hz HDTV: $165 shipped to Radioshack (50% off)

Radio Shack offers the Toshiba 32L2400U 32″ 1080p LED 120Hz HDTV for $165.88 with free site to store or shipping to home with purchase with Radio Shack card. That’s 50% off and the lowest price we’ve seen. It retails for $330 and comes with dual HDMI ports. At Amazon, where it costs $259, it gets impressive  4.4/5 star reviews (update Amazon will price match).  Features:

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); ClearScan 120 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Edge-lit)
  • Smart Functionality: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.9″ x 17.3″ x 3.3”, TV with stand: 28.9” x 19.3” x 7.1”
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB Video, 1 Composite, 1 Component
  • Accessories Included: Standard remote

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