USB 2.0 Stories January 30, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Samsung 50-Inch 4K Smart UHDTV $650, PNY 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive $13, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Adorama via eBay the Samsung (model: UN50JS7000) 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV for $649.99 shipped. That’s half-off the original list price, $148 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen. It has a 4K UHD resolution, Smart TV features and built in Wi-Fi. It also has 4 HDMI and 3 USB inputs. Rated 3.9/5 stars from Amazon shoppers. 

More new deals for today:PNY Attaché 64GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive $13 (Orig. $40) | Best Buy

Anker 40W 5-Port PowerIQ USB Wall Charger $10 shipped (Reg. $16) | Anker via eBay

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

USB 2.0 Stories September 29, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: SanDisk 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive $24, Aukey Bluetooth 4.1 sweat-proof Headphones $18, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals we have from Best Buy the SanDisk Cruzer Glide 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $23.99 shipped. That’s $76 off the original list price, $11 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen. It offers safe and reliable storage for photos, videos, music and other files. Also, with the included SanDisk SecureAccess software you can easily password-protect your private files while allowing access to the files you want to share. Over 1,000 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.5/5 stars

More new deals for today:

Aukey Bluetooth 4.1 Wireless Stereo Sport Headphones $18 w/ code 94PSBYZC (Orig. $25) | Amazon

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

USB 2.0 Stories August 10, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – PNY storage up to 50% off: 64GB USB3 Flash Drive $16, 128GB microSD $52, 64GB SDXC $22, more

Today only, as its Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 50% off select PNY microSD cards, SD cards, USB flash drives, and solid-state drives. This is a perfect opportunity to stock up on speedy storage for your GoPro, backups, DSLR camera, Android smartphone/tablet, or MacBook (w/ the use of a nifty adapter).

There are a total of 19 deals at the onset of today’s promo, but we expect that number to dwindle as items sell out during the day. All items qualify for free 2-day shipping if you’re a Prime member. Otherwise, you’ll need to spend at least $35 to bag free standard shipping.

Here are our favorite deals from today’s Gold Box sale:

USB 2.0 Stories July 14, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – SanDisk Flash Storage up to 50% off: 128GB microSD $60, 32GB Ultra Fit Flash Drive $11, more

Today only as its Bonus Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 50% off select SanDisk memory cards, USB flash drives, and solid-state drives. Prime members (free trial) receive free 2-day shipping on the lot, while non-members will need to spend at least $35 to get free standard shipping. This is a great chance to add some speedy storage to your DSLR camera, MacBook/PC, Android smartphone/tablet, or GoPro on the cheap.

All of our top picks are at their lowest prices ever:

Feeling lucky? We’re giving away one of SanDisk’s massive 200GB microSD cards.

USB 2.0 Stories July 10, 2015

SanDisk Connect 32GB Wireless iOS/Android Flash Drive $30 shipped (Orig. $60)

Update (7/16 10:50am):

Best Buy’s official eBay store is offering the SanDisk Connect 32GB USB Wireless Flash Drive for $29.99 shipped. That’s 50% off the original $60 price tag, between $10 and $15 below Amazon/average selling price, matching the lowest we’ve ever seen it go for (one day Amazon sale) and the best price we can find. You’ll also find the same deal as part of Best Buy’s Deals of the Day.

This drive allows you to wirelessly store, share and stream videos, documents, photos, music and more across all of your iOS/Android devices. Not only can you access the drive via the apps or on the browser, it can connect to up to 8 devices at once, and will work on Wi-Fi devices with no cables or router needed.

It has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 1,200 Amazon customers.

If you’re not interested in the compact form factor of the Connect flash drive, we have the SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drives that stream to 8 devices at once: 32GB $40 (Reg. $80), 64GB $55 (Reg. $120).

USB 2.0 Stories May 29, 2015

expired4-pack of 16GB PNY Attaché USB 2.0 Flash Drives $16 shipped (Reg. $28)

Thegoodblokes (99.1% Positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers a 4-pack of 16GB PNY Attaché or Attaché Mini USB 2.0 Flash Drives for $15.99 shipped. At $4 a piece, that’s more than $25 off the original listing and the best individual price we can find. Amazon and Best Buy charge $7 each for these flash drives.

They have a sliding-collar so there is no cap you need to worry about misplacing, a key loop, and will work right out of the box with your Mac and most PCs. The larger Attachés are rated much higher on Amazon than the minis with a 4.3/5 star rating from over 2,100 Amazon customers.

USB 2.0 Stories April 2, 2015

expiredHP X702 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive $31 shipped (Reg. $45+)

Today only, Newegg has the HP X702 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (P-FD128HP702-GE) for $46.99, but using code EMCARAN68 in the cart will drop your total down to $30.54 shipped. That’s about $25 under the original listing, $20+ under the average selling price, $15 better than Amazon and the lowest price we can find. This is slightly less than yesterday’s deal and the lowest current price we can find for any brand name USB 3.0 128GB flash drive.


  • Transfers movies and videos approximately 10 times faster than USB 2.0 Flash Drives
  • Allows for quick and easy transfer of large files with USB 3.0 technology
  • The 128GB x702w can hold approximately 23,674 songs
  • The integrated cap holder means no more lost caps
  • Backwards compatible with USB 2.0 ports, so you can utilize any USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
  • Compatible with most PC and Mac laptop and desktop computers
  • Free technical support

This model has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 60 Amazon customers. If you;re looking for something a little bit more substantial in the storage category, we have a few discounted options in our World Back-up Day post still available.

More on the HP X702 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive:

USB 3.0 Lets You Store & Transfer Content Faster

We all could use some more time in our busy schedules, so take a step up to USB 3.0 from HP. It’s the perfect solution for easily storing and quickly transferring all your large documents, high-resolution photos, HD videos, and more. USB 3.0 offers the same ease-of-use and plug-and-play capabilities as previous generations of USB technologies, but with exceptional speed improvements. The HP x702w USB 3.0 Flash Drive has transfer speeds approx. 10X faster than standard HP USB 2.0 Flash Drives**

Designed for Reliable Portable Storage

HP x702w USB 3.0 Flash Drive is designed with convenience and portability in mind. Its integrated cap holder means no more lost caps.

USB 2.0 Stories March 16, 2015

expiredAmazon Gold Box – SanDisk storage up to 40% off: 128GB USB 2.0 flash drive $28, 64GB microSDXC $25, more

Today only, as its Bonus Gold Box Deal of the Day, Amazon offers up to 40% off select SanDisk memory cards and flash drives. Prime members (free trial) will get free 2-day shipping on any item, while non-members will need to spend $35 or more to get free standard shipping. The sale includes a dozen different products, but keep in mind that popular items may sell out as the day progresses.

Here are the best deals from today’s promo:

USB 2.0 Stories January 27, 2015

expiredDell Monitors: 27-inch “virtually borderless” LED 1080p $200 (Reg. $250+), 24-inch UltraSharp $300 (Reg. $325)

Staples offers the Dell 27-inch (S2715H) LED 1080p Full HD Monitor for $199.99 shipped. This is at least $50 off the regular price, $46 less than Amazon’s current third-party listing and the lowest that we can currently find it. Early reviews at Amazon have been positive.

Features include full 1080p HD resolution, multiple VESA mounting patterns and HDMI input. Additionally, it features USB 2.0 inputs and is Energy Star qualified.

Dell also has its 24-inch UltraSharp (U2415) Monitor for $299.99 shipped. This is a savings of $100 off the original price, $17 better than Amazon’s current listing and the best offer than we can currently find. At Amazon this monitor is rated 4.4/5 stars by 27 customers. The Dell U2415 features USB 3.0 inputs, 1920 x 1200 resolution and a 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio.

We’ve also spotted the Dell UltraSharp 34″ Curved LED WQHD Monitor (U3415W4) for only $987.99 shipped and the Dell 27″ Ultra HD 4K Monitor with 3-Year Warranty (P2715Q3) for only $579.99 shipped from Macmall.

USB 2.0 Stories November 18, 2014

Update 11/19 2:25PM: Amazon’s Gold Box deal is now over, but MacMall still has some of the same deals available and we’ve found these discounted flash drives from Tiger Direct: 64GB for $19.99128GB for $34.99, and 256GB for $69.99.


Update 11/18 1:30PM: Macmall has some of the same PNY USB drives with better tax breaks in some states.

Today only, Amazon is offering up to 50% off select PNY USB drives, memory cards, and mobile chargers. Here’s a list of our picks from the sale:

This one-day offer is valid on November 18, 2014, or while supplies last. expand full story

USB 2.0 Stories August 27, 2014

expiredLexar 32GB TwistTurn USB 2.0 Flash Drive $10 shipped (Reg. $23)

B&H Photo has the Lexar 32GB  TwistTurn USB 2.0 Flash Drive for only $9.99 shipped. That’s $13 off the regular price, $8 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve seen.

Features include:

  • 32GB capacity
  • Compatible with high-speed USB
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows
  • Capless design with rotating case
  • LED activity light blinks during file transfer

We also saw the SanDisk Cruzer Fit 32GB USB 2.0 Low-Profile Flash Drive for only $13 on Amazon today.

USB 2.0 Stories August 15, 2014

expiredWD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive $130 shipped (orig. $240), more

Update: Using code “VCO” and the Visa Checkout option will knock your total down to $116.99 for the 4TB WD.

Newegg is offering the WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0/USB 2.0 3.5″ External Hard Drive (WDBFJK0040HBK-NESN) for $129.99 shipped (you’ll see final price at checkout, or via requesting one through email). That’s $110 under the original listing, $16 under Amazon’s current price and matching the lowest we’ve seen this popular desktop drive go for.

It features backwards compatibility with USB 2.0 and sits as Wirecutter’s favorite external hard drive for its reliability and two-year warranty.

It has received a 4.2/5 star rating from over 630 customers on Amazon. Newegg is also offering the SAMSUNG D3 Station 2TB USB 3.0 3.5″ Desktop External Hard Drive (STSHX-D201TDB) for $69.99 shipped today (orig. $130), matching some of the lowest prices we see on 2TB desktop drives.

Amazon also has some solid prices on the 3TB and 5TB Seagate Expansions starting at $99.99 right now. While slightly over the all-time lows, both are matching the lowest prices available.

USB 2.0 Stories December 28, 2013

expiredLG 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVDRW/CD-RW Drive $20 shipped (Reg. $35)

CowBoom is offering the LG 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVDRW/CD-RW Drive for only $14.99 + $5 shipping. That’s $20 less than the list price and the lowest we’ve seen it go. The LG is great for any current laptop with out an optical drive and delivers speed and reliability.

With the money you save on the DVD writer you can pick up a 100 pack of DVDs at Amazon and start burning.

USB 2.0 Stories October 3, 2013

PNY Compact Attaché 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive $5 shipped (Reg. $18)

Update: Sold out!  Don’t miss out next time.  Follow 9to5Toys for all the latest deals… TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+

As one of their deals of the day, Best Buy is offering a PNY Compact Attaché 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $5 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $13 off the retail price and a couple bucks lower than most other retailers. Perfect for quickly transferring important files, pictures, documents and more between different computers. Deal ends tonight at midnight.

USB 2.0 Stories September 24, 2013

Update: eBay via Beach Camera is offering the Seagate Expansion 3TB USB 3.0 desktop hard drive for $90 with free shipping. As a pricing comparison, BuyDig charges the next lowest price of $105, while all other major retailers charge upwards of $120. It retails for $125. Amazon reviewers give it a stellar 4.5 out of 5 star rating.

TigerDirect via Ebay is offering the Western Digital 3TB Elements External USB 2.0 Hard Drive for only $94.99 shipped. That’s 37% off the list price of $150 and the lowest price we’ve seen for this hard drive.

This WD hard drive features plug-and-play, it’s compatible with Macs or PCs, and it starts as soon as you connect it to the computer. Integrated with GreenPower Technology and certified by EnergyStar, the WD external hard drive consumes less power and helps you save on your electricity bills.  expand full story

USB 2.0 Stories September 19, 2013

Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS7, brings great new features and a beautiful design but unfortunately it has also rendered many 3rd party Lightning accessories useless. Apple’s Made For iPhone program certifies that accessories are safe to charge and sync your Apple devices. Each Lightning accessory even has a tiny chip that certifies the accessory as MFi. There has been a constant cat and mouse game with Apple and 3rd party companies who attempt to circumvent this certification. These same companies promise future compatibility with iOS7 but  it is hardly worth it anymore to buy these cables to save a few bucks. There are dozens of solid MFi options which offer Apple reliability and terrific value.

Head below for the best MFi (Made For iPhone) certified Lightning cables on the market.


In general we love the Amazon Basics Lightning cables which are fully MFi compliant, come in 3 different lengths and get absolutely stellar reviews from past purchasers. We do periodically see prices as low as $9 on bulk packaged Apple official cables, so be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up to date with the latest deals: TwitterRSS FeedFacebookGoogle+. If you can’t wait and have to have Apple official cables your best bet is at Amazon. Keep in mind that 3rd party companies are now making MFi extended battery cases. In fact, you can grab a 2-port USB car charger and Lightning cable for nearly the same price Apple charges for just the cable.


Update (7/30 8:15am): Belkin MIXIT↑ metallic Lightning cables are available in gold, silver, and gray (just like your iPhone) and feature a more durable braided cable.

Best overall value: Amazon Basics $14 w/ free shipping for Prime members/orders exceeding $25 or 3′ Monprice cable (black or white): $12 + $1.83 shipping

Best colored options: iFrogz by ZAGG, available in 7 colors $19 w/ free shipping (no longer available)

Best coiled cable: 4′ Griffin $25 + $3.50 shipping 

Best looking: Moshi premium aluminum $20 w/ free shipping

Best extra-long cable: 6′ Amazon Basics cable for $15 w/ free shipping for Prime members/orders exceeding or 6′ Monoprice (black or white) $12.78 + $2 shipping

nomadclip-mfi-nomad-lightningUpdate (7/16 2:30pm): Save 25% on Nomad’s new carabiner, key & credit card sized MFi Lightning cables

Honorable mentions:

Update (8/22 2:00pm): Monoprice now offers a MFi Lightning keychain w/ stowaway 6-inch cable for $14.99.

Car Chargers: There are a couple ways to get Lightning charging while on-the-go. The most low-cost and easiest way is to simply plug a loose MFi Lightning cable (from above) into a built-in USB port in your car. If your car doesn’t come equipped with a USB port the next best option is your cigarette lighter. I recommend buying a loose USB car charger, 10 watt preferred for quick charge, for maximum flexibility. You can plug any USB cable in there and charge a multitude of devices. The total cost is also lower because you can use the cable that came with your device. The other option is a car charger with bulit-in Lightning cable. This option is less flexible but makes it easier because the cable is not detachable.

Our picks for the best MFi Lightning car charging solutions:

Loose USB car charger: Belkin Car Charger 2.1 AMP/10 Watts $14 (Amazon direct)

Charger w/ built-in cable: Griffin PowerJolt SE $25 + $3.50 shipping

Loose charger and cable combo: AmazonBasics Lightning cable + 2-port USB car charger $19 w/ free shipping – Same price as a standalone Lightning cable from Apple!

USB 2.0 Stories September 10, 2013

Staples is offering the SanDisk Cruzer Glide 16GB USB 2.0 USB Flash Drive for only $7.87 (Reg. $20).You can reserve yours online and pick it up in store today (avoiding shipping charges). The SanDisk allows you to store, protect and transfer video, music, photo, ect.

Also, at Staples (for today only) you can pick up a $50 iTunes gift card for $40. expand full story

USB 2.0 Stories August 9, 2013

Amazon is offering the Buffalo Technology MiniStation 500GB USB 2.0 external hard drive for $40 with free shipping. That’s $10 below the next lowest price and $30 under the average street price. While it does not support USB 3.0, we don’t think that’s a huge deal as this drive is still perfect for someone looking for a smaller drive to perform casual backups. Even better, the MiniStation has a futuristic blue activity LED. Compatible with Mac / PC and does not require an external power source.

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