Windows Stories December 12, 2018

The PC industry is struggling to remain exciting. This is largely due to the fact that we are in an era where iPads and iPhones not only look great, but they are also beginning to surpass the performance offered by many Intel and AMD-powered laptops. For this reason, we are seeing some breakthrough innovations in laptops that trim down bezel sizes and overall dimensions as a whole. With the announcement and upcoming debut of its new 14 and 17-inch gram laptops, LG is showing that it has the chops for competing with the best of them, including Apple. expand full story

Windows Stories April 9, 2018

expiredHP’s workstation ZBook 15 has a quad-core processor, 4GB GPU, more: $799 (Reg. $1,000+)

Today only, as part of its daily DealZone, B&H offers the 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB 15.6-inch HP ZBook 15 G4 Mobile Workstation computer with a 4GB GPU for $799 shipped. Currently $1,600 at Walmart, this laptop fetches closer to $1,000 at Newegg, with this being one of the best prices we’ve tracked. If you’re looking for a powerful quad-core computer with Thunderbolt 3, Windows 10 Pro, and a dedicated graphics card, this is a great option. HP laptops are generally well-rated on Amazon.

Windows Stories November 28, 2016

expiredAcer Gold Box has some inexpensive Windows PCs/All-in-ones, 24″ 1080P HDMI Display: $90 shipped

Acer’s got a line-up of inexpensive Windows 10 PCs on God Box today but the standout for me is the 24-inch 1080P IPS display w/HDMI for $90 with 4.4/5 star ratings. That $329 all in one doesn’t look bad either. If you are into gaming, The $480 Aspire ATC-UR62 seems like a great baseline.  

Windows Stories April 28, 2016

If you’re looking for a gaming keyboard built around responsiveness and competition, then you should lend consideration to SteelSeries’ most recent release — the SteelSeries Apex M500. The M500 is the sequel of sorts to the SteelSeries 6Gv2, and is much leaner and compact than some of the other keyboard offerings in its class. The result? A mechanical gaming-centric keyboard that doesn’t occupy a lot of desk real estate. expand full story

Windows Stories February 17, 2016

expiredLogitech Keyboards: Illuminated K740 for Windows $50 (Reg. $80), refurb Bluetooth for iPad $15 (Orig. $60)

Amazon offers the Logitech Illuminated K740 Keyboard for $49.99 shipped. That’s down $30 from the original $80 listing, a savings of $20 off the regular going rate and the lowest current price we can find.

Windows Stories February 2, 2016

iClever 7-Color Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS/Android/more $15 Prime shipped (Reg. $20)

Update (2/3 9:45am): Inateck via Amazon offers its Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard for $15.99 Prime shipped (Reg. $24) after promo code G6NEE6JC is applied during checkout. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Hisgadget Inc (100% positive in the last 12 months w/ 37,379 ratings) via Amazon has the iClever Universal 7-Color Backlit Wireless Bluetooth 3.0 Keyboard for $19.99, but code LIWBC8VI will drop your total to $14.99 at checkout. It ships free for Prime members or in orders over $35.

It is compatible with iOS, Android, Windows and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. This model features 7 backlight color options, built-in rechargeable lithium battery that provides up to 200 hours without the backlight, an auto-power saving mode, and more. Rated 4.3/5 stars from nearly 60 Amazon customers.

Speaking of wireless keyboards, in today’s Gold Box Deals over at Amazon you’ll find up to 60% off Logitech accessories including Bluetooth/solar keyboards and more.

More Details:

Cross-Platform Compatible Works equally well with iOS, Android and Windows, with shortcut keys optimized for all 3 systems.

Comfortable and quiet typing The whisper-quiet, low-profile keys bring a whole new level of comfort to your fingertips. What’s more, keep all your most-used functions and media controls closer than ever Windows-dedicated hot keys.

Compact and lightweight At 7.5 ounces and less than a quarter of an inch thick, this Ultra-Slim Wireless Keyboard requires little space in your bag, allowing for more usage on-the-go.

System Requirements 1) iPad – All versions 2) iPhone – All versions 3) Bluetooth-enabled PCs or Laptops with Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 4) Bluetooth-enabled iMac / Macbook with Mac OS X 10.2.8 or above 5) Smartphones or tablets (not including Dell tablets) with Android 3.0 and above (with Bluetooth HID profile) 6) Windows Mobile 5.0 and above 7) This keyboard may not be compatible with the Mac mini.

Note: After 15 minutes of inactivity the keyboard will automatically go into power savings mode. Simply press any key and wait 3 seconds to wake it up.

Windows Stories October 29, 2015

expiredLogitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard (refurb) $20 shipped (Orig. $50)

Update (10/29 12:05pm): The Microsoft keyboard deal at Best Buy has expired.

Next up, Newegg has the manufacturer refurbished Logitech K480 Bluetooth Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard in white for $19.99 shipped. This is $30 off the original listing, $29 less than Amazon’s new condition offering, $6 off our previous refurb mention and the lowest price from reputable sellers.

Features include support for three wireless devices, a built-in cradle, full keyboard and Mac/Windows shortcut keys. This is a nice option for multi-device homes and is a great companion to Apple TV. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Windows Stories July 22, 2015

expiredSharkk Ultra-Slim Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard $15 Prime shipped, Bestek Ultra Compact Bluetooth Keyboard $6 Prime shipped

Sharkk via Amazon is offering its Ultra-Slim Backlit Bluetooth Keyboard for $39.99. But if you enter the coupon code: GNADJ87W the price drops to only $14.99 Prime shipped. That’s $25 off the regular sale price and the lowest we’ve seen it offered.

This keyboard has 7 unique backlight color options and a built-in rechargeable battery that can last up to 180 days on a single charge. You can use this keyboard for most devices that run on iOS, Android and Windows. It received 4.3/5 stars and great reviews from Amazon shoppers.

We also found from Bestek via Amazon its Ultra Compact Bluetooth Keyboard for $9.99. The coupon code: 66GYXJPS drops the price to only $5.99 Prime shipped. That’s $4 off the sale price, the lowest Amazon has sold it for and the lowest price for a Bluetooth keyboard we’ve seen.


  • Low-profile, matte finish keys enhance your typing experience. Automatically connects to your last-connected device
  • On/Off Switch Button at the bottom is effect to lower the power consumption when you stop, fast to connect as long as you need to start
  • Sleek and Thin Enclosure made of aluminum alloy, resisted impact, drops and bumps and scissors angle design makes you type with ease, reduces your finger fatigue perfectly
  • With 12-month warranty and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support
  • requires 2AA batteries

Windows Stories July 14, 2015


Microsoft’s new Universal Foldable Keyboard, first unveiled earlier this year, is now available to purchase online and through Microsoft stores. The super portable Bluetooth keyboard folds in half when not in use and allows users to connect to two mobile devices at once including Android, iPhones, iPads, and Windows devices. expand full story

Windows Stories June 26, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Canon Multifunction Laser Printer $95, Insignia 65-inch LED 1080p HDTV $700, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, Newegg offers the Canon image CLASS MF216n Monochrome Multifunction Laser Printer for $94.99 shipped when added to your cart. This is nearly $300 off the original listing, $30 better than Amazon and the best current price. Rated 4.4/5 stars, it features a LCD display panel, 24ppm output, 250 sheet capacity and is capable of scanning, printing and faxing.

More new deals for today:

Insignia 65″ LED 1080p HDTV $700 (Orig. $900) | Best Buy

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Windows Stories June 25, 2015

expiredWD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive $96 shipped (Reg. $130)

Amazon offers the WD My Book 4TB USB 3.0 External Desktop Hard Drive for $95.99 with free shipping. That’s $94 off the original price, although it can be regularly found for $130. Today’s deal is the lowest that Amazon has ever sold it for and the best price we can find. For comparison, Amazon sells the 3TB model for $110.

The WD My Book is rated 4.3/5 stars by over 1,900 Amazon customers. It features USB 3.0 connectivity, WD SmartWare Pro backup software, password protection and is compatible with Windows and Mac OS X. A two-year warranty is included.

Windows Stories June 5, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: HP Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard $15, Samsung 55″ 4K Ultra HD Smart TV refurb $665, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the HP Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard for only $14.99 with free in-store pickup. That’s $25 off the regular price, $11 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen. It has “chiclet style” keys that allow smooth typing and has function keys for Android and Windows.

Amazon shoppers gave it 3.8/5 stars and good reviews.

More new deals for today:

Samsung 55″ 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV with Wi-Fi refurb $659.99 + $5 shipping | Electronics.Woot

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Windows Stories June 3, 2015

One of the struggles of working away from an office or desk is finding a suitable option for a mouse. There are plenty of wireless solutions out there but they often struggle to meet the needs of professionals for a variety of reasons.

Today, Logitech has announced a new portable wireless mouse that takes its design cues from the popular Master MX. Head below for full details on the new Logitech MX Anywhere 2 Wireless Mouse.  expand full story

Windows Stories May 18, 2015

expiredLenovo Yoga 3 Pro 13″ Laptop $800 (Reg. $1,100), Lenovo Signature Edition 15″ Laptop $359 (Reg. $599), more

Best Buy on eBay offers the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 2-in-1 13.3-inch Touch-Screen Laptop for a low $799.99 shipped. It’s also available on Best Buy’s site as well. That’s $300 off the list price, $152 less than Amazon and the lowest we’ve seen. You can use it as a notebook or tablet, and it has an Intel Atom 1.33GHz quad-core processor, a 13.3-inch 1366×768 touchscreen, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Micro HDMI and Micro USB, and Windows 8.1. Best Buy customers gave it 4.3/5 star reviews

We also found at the Microsoft Store the Lenovo G50-80 Intel Broadwell Core i5 2.2GHz 15.6-inch Signature Edition Laptop, for $359 shipped. That’s $240 off the list price and the lowest price we’ve seen for a Core i5-equipped 16″ Lenovo laptop. It features an Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2GHz Broadwell dual-core processor, 15.6-inch 1366×768 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, and Windows 8.1. It received 4.2/5 stars from Best Buy customers.

Here are a few other notable Windows laptops and desktops on sale:

Windows Stories April 23, 2015

EC Technology portable foldable Bluetooth keyboard for iOS & Android $27 Prime shipped (Orig. $70)

Amazon offers the EC Technology Portable Foldable Bluetooth Keyboard for iOS & Android for $36.99. However, when you enter the code: D5D9XPAX at checkout, the price drops to only $26.99 Prime shipped (free trial). That’s $43 off the list price, $10 off the typical sale price and the lowest we can find.

It’s pocket sized, lightweight, and has a “sleek and slim design”. It’s compatible with 3 major operating systems (iOS/Android/Windows) and works with most Bluetooth supported devices. The built-in Li-polymer battery provides more than 60 hours of effective usage time on a single charge and its constructed out of Aircraft-grade aluminum.

It received a near perfect 4.8/5 stars and helpful reviews from Amazon shoppers.

Windows Stories April 10, 2015

Update (4/14 12:45pm): On-The-Go has launched its IndieGoGo campaign, if you’re interested in grabbing one they’ve got a number of different pledge options.

If you’re an avid follower of 9to5Toys (and we know that you are), you’re well aware of our love of battery packs, USB drives, MFi certification and all around gadgetry. It’s always interesting when companies set out to pair these things together, with varying degrees of success.

We’ve spotted something new today though, fittingly named On The Go, which aims to combine storage, charging, streaming, device tracking and more into a small package. The multi-functional connectivity on this thing is impressive, from iPhone to Android to Mac, it has everything covered… expand full story

Windows Stories February 13, 2015

expiredCanon All-in-One Inkjet Printer + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 $60 shipped (~$180 value)

BuyDig has the Canon MG2520 All-in-One Inkjet Printer + Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for $149.99. Adding it to the cart will drop the price down to $59.99 shipped.

The printer alone currently retails for $40 at Amazon, while Lightroom 5 typically goes for $140+ for the Windows/Mac disc version. So even if you don’t need the printer, this is some pretty substantial savings on the Adobe software.

This Canon MG 2520 printer features a hybrid ink system, up to 4800×600 dpi on color prints and has full scanning capabilities. Lightroom 5 is a highly-rated photo editing and management software designed for getting “the very best” out your images in post-production. It is available for both Windows and Mac OS X as a part of this bundle.

Looking for an upgraded printer? We’ve still got the Canon MG6620 + Lightroom or Elements/Premiere for $88.

Windows Stories January 13, 2015

expiredDrobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Storage Array $230 shipped (Reg. $299)

Adorama via eBay Daily Deals offers the Drobo 4-Bay USB 3.0 NAS Array (DDR3A21) for $229.99 shipped. This is a savings of $70 off the regular price and Amazon’s current listing, as well as the lowest that we can currently find it. This NAS is rated 3.8/5 stars by 36 Amazon customers.

The Drobo DDR3A21 features a four-bay storage hot-swappable system with USB 3.0, battery backup memory and supports RAID. Additionally, this NAS four 3.5-inch SATA hard drives for up to 24TB of storage and is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows.

Pack this NAS full of TBs with the highly-rated WD Red 6TB 3.5-inch hard drive for $266 each. These hard drives are designed specifically for use with NAS backup solutions and include a three-year limited warranty.

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