June 17, 2014



Sears has the Acer Chromebook C720-2420 for $189.99 shipped. That’s $60 off and the lowest price we’ve seen for a Haswell Chromebook with 32GB of storage and a 11.6″ 720P+ 1366 x 768 display. It boots within 7 seconds has Built-in HDMI, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 ports and  claims all day 8.5 hour battery life. More info from Acer.

If you have Sears points, this buy nets you $11.40 back in points 5% additional bonus back in points if you choose Store pickup.

After something bigger? Best Buy  has the Toshiba 13.3″ Chromebook with Intel Celeron, 2GB Memory, 16GB Solid State Drive, in Sunray Silver $229 (Reg. $279)

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Audible via Living Social is offering 2 months of free audiobooks right now. The deal, which requires no payment at all, nets you one free audiobook of your choice each month from the over 150,000 titles available. With this deal, you’ll also get a bonus subscription to The Wall Street Journal or The New York Times and “30% off à la carte purchases.” Audible’s “Great Listen Guarantee” allows users to exchange books and content they are not happy with. More details below.

This deal is valid for new customers and for those in the US only. Be sure to be very aware of when your free period is up, as Audible will automatically charge you for the next month unless you manually cancel your membership (which can be done at anytime).

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Update: Halfbrick has announced that all its titles are on sale for iOS right now with a video (seen below). These apps will only be free for a limited time, so grab them while you can.

Halfbrick’s popular Fruit Ninja iOS game has been downloaded many times since its release and has now gone free for the first time in over a year. iOS gamers can grab the addictive fruit slicer for completely free today on both iPhone and iPad down from $1 and $3 respectively. Both versions of the game have received very impressive users review ratings at 4.5 stars from 691,569 ratings on iPhone and 100,064 ratings on iPad.

You’ll find a number of other top rated Halfbrick iOS games on sale today as well, including Age of Zombies which drops from $1 to FREE and holds an excellent 4.5 stars from 13120 Ratings.  “Lock and load through the history of time as a tough-as-nails commando named Barry Steakfries, who is looking for nothing more than to shoot some zombies and make it back in time for a hearty dinner!”

More Halfbrick iOS deals below:

iOS Universal: Monster Dash: FREE (Reg. $1) – 4.5 stars from 26,727 Ratings iOS Universal: Fish Out Of Water!: FREE (Reg. $1) – 4.5 stars from 3597 Ratings iOS Universal: Colossatron: Massive World Threat: FREE (Reg. $1) – 4 stars from 1007 Ratings iPhone: Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots: FREE (Reg. $1) – 4.5 stars from 19,428 Ratings iPad: Fruit Ninja: Puss in Boots HD: FREE (Reg. $3) – 4.5 stars from 6711 Ratings iOS Universal: Jetpack Joyride: FREE  – 4.5 stars from 341,492 Ratings

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June 16, 2014

Adorama via eBay is offering the Drobo 5N 5-Bay NAS Storage Array with Gigabit Ethernet for only $399.99 shipped. That’s $200 off the regular price, $49 less than Amazon’s current price, and the lowest we could find.

It has 5 storage bays, each of which can hold one standard 3.5 inch SATA I / II / III hard disk drives or solid state drives and one mSATA solid state drive in the Drobo Accelerator Bay. B&H has the perfect solution with a 2-Pack of 4TB Western Digital Red 3.5″ Internal Hard Drives for a low $300 shipped. It also has a one Gigabit Ethernet port with Ethernet cable included. It also offers:

  • Network Protocols – Common Internet File System (CIFS)/Server Message Block (SMB) and Apple Filing Protocol (AFP)
  • Drobo BeyondRAID – Provides thin provisioning, instant expansion, mixed drive size utilization, automatic protection levels, dual disk redundancy, virtual hot spare, data aware and drive reordering
  • Additional Software Features – Data aware tiering, OS X Time Machine Support, drive spin down and dim lights
  • Operating System Support – Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion, Mac OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion, Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit, Windows 8 32 and 64 bit

Amazon customers gave it 4/5 stars and great reviews.


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Update: The 1TB portable drive has unexpectedly jumped back up in price.

Tiger Direct via Amazon offers the WD 1TB Elements USB 3.0 portable external hard drive for $47.99 with free shipping.

Need some more slightly less portable space? B&H Photo offers the Western Digital 3 TB Elements External Desktop Hard Drive for just $94 shipped, tax in NY.  That’s tied with the lowest price we’ve seen on a 3TB USB hard drive from Western Digital.

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Update (6/18 4:00pm): Amazon is now offering this massive drive for $399.99 with free shipping.


Newegg has the Samsung Electronics 840 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Single Unit Version Internal Solid State Drive Model MZ-7TE1T0BW for $419.99 shipped. Coupon code EMCYTZG483 drops it to $409.99 shipped.

That’s between $40 and $75 off retail and the lowest we’ve ever seen by $20 on this SSD which gets an extremely high 4.7 star reviews from Amazon reviewers. It features sequential Read Speed: 540 MB / Sequential Write Speed: 520 MB / Random Read Speed 98K IOPS / Random Write Speed 90K IOPS.

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June 15, 2014

Throughout this week, Best Buy has made each of the four standard configuration 2014 MacBook Air models available at a $100 discount. Anyone with access to a .edu email address can save an additional $150, which drops the entry level 11-inch model down to a staggering $650 with free shipping. There’s also an upgraded 11-inch and two 13-inch models starting at $899.99 (or $750 w/ .edu).

All you have to do to take advantage of the .edu discount is head to this special promo page, submit your email address, and then Best Buy will email you a unique promo code. If you don’t have access to a .edu email then we suggest being very nice to your friends that do😉.

Here’s the pricing breakdown by model:

  • 11.6-inch (MD711LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/128GB: $799.99 or $649.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $899)
  • 11.6-inch (MD712LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/256GB: $999.99 or $849.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $1,099)
  • 13.3-inch (MD760LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/128GB: $899.99 or $749.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $999)
  • 13.3-inch (MD761LL/B) 1.4Gz/4GB/256GB: $1,099.99 or $949.99 w/ .EDU (Reg. $1,199)

There’s also a $50 iPad discount for .edu customers, which right now yields a Retina iPad mini starting at $329.99. That’s the lowest price we have ever seen for Apple’s newest 7-inch tablet. expand full story


June 14, 2014

Amazon has the Samsung Ultra Portable External DVD Writer for only $29.99. That’s 20% off the list price and the lowest we could find. This DVD Writer is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon in its category and was given 4.3/5 stars by customers who bought it.

As an alternative to the Samsung DVD Writer, Amazon also offers the LG Electronics 8X Ultra Slim Portable DVD+/-RW External Drive for just $28.99. It’s $1 less and it has all the features and capabilities you will need to start your DVD burning adventures.Sony 50DPR47SP 16x DVD+R 4.7GB Recordable...  Sony 50DPR47SP 16x DVD+R 4.7GB RecordableAlong with your DVD writer, you’ll undoubtedly want to pick up blank media and start burning right away. We found the Sony 50-disc DVD+R spindle pack for an all time low of only $8.95.  That’s 70% off the regular and the lowest it has ever been. This Sony 50-pack of blank DVD’s are also the top seller in it’s category on Amazon.

They allow you to create and store digital video, audio and multimedia files and they store up to 4.7GB or more than two hours of MPEG2 video.

All of these item will ship for free (with Prime) or if you pad your order to $35 or more.

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Staples is offering the Urge Basics Ultra Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for only $12.99. That’s $17 off the regular price, $12 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve ever seen.

The ultra slim keyboard has excellent key sensitivity, menu and media shortcut keys, and it’s compatible with iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab, and most other Bluetooth-enabled tablets and devices. It has an operating range of 33ft and and can run up to 8o hours. The keyboard is available in either black or silver.

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June 13, 2014

E3 2014 has now wrapped up and we got a good look at what we will be playing for the rest of the year and beyond. Nintendo showed up with some exciting announcements like a new open world Legend of Zelda and our next look at Xenoblade Chronicles X, unfortunately most of it isn’t due until 2015. Sony and Microsoft, on the other hand, showed off some more immediate titles and products like Halo: The Master Chief Edition due out in November and Bungie’s highly anticipated next title Destiny, scheduled for a September 9th PlayStation 4 release date.

We thought we would put together all the best pre-order bonuses in one place for you starting off with Sony’s PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle for $449.99. The bundle is set to ship playstation-tvon Sept. 9th when the game releases and it will also come with free Beta Access just like preordering the game does. “Pre-order from Amazon.com and receive access to the upcoming beta. Amazon will email you a code to sign up to receive beta access within 2 business days after you pre-order”

Sony also announced some custom colored DualShock 4 controllers for $60 and a new Limited Edition Gold Wireless Headset in White for $100 to match the Destiny console bundle. The custom colored controllers have a Dec 31, 2014 release date set on them right now and the white headset will ship on the same day as Destiny.

Dont forget about Sony’s new set-top box. PlayStation TV  is now available for preorder at $99.99. It will allow access to movies, tv shows and music as well as hundreds of older PlayStation titles and remote play of Ps4 games.

As many expected, Rockstar announced the PS4, Xbox One and PC version of Grand Theft Auto V at this year’s E3. The game will hit next gen and PC “this fall” and is currently available at Amazon and most major retailers via the Rockstar site.

Head below for a list of the best pre-order bonuses for the most highly anticipated titles from E3 and more:

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