April 16, 2014
Sony has taken the wraps off nine new Bravia 4K UHD Televisions and there’s a decent chance that one of them will fit your budget. These TV sets are part of three new series that range from 49-inches all the way up to a glorious 85-inches, with MSRPs spanning a relatively affordable $2,099 to a wallet-busting $24,999.
The new line-up of 4K Ultra HD TVs give consumers more 4K Ultra HD TV options than ever before. Using a combination of unique Sony technologies, these models offer a superior picture quality than standard 4K resolution. Sony’s 4K X Reality™ PRO picture engine can upscale a variety of content regardless of source to beautiful 4K resolution; while TRILUMINOS™ Display’s wide color spectrum works in unison to reproduce lifelike color, a heightened
Each of these newcomers to Sony’s 4K Ultra HD TV lineup are now available for preorder and are scheduled to ship in June.
Sony also announced plans for a new 4K Media Player with 1TB of storage (FMP-X10), which can “download, stream and store the latest 4K content in one future-ready box.” No pricing information was offered with this press release and the only information Sony shared regarding availability is that it’s coming “this summer.”
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- Tanga is offering the JBL OnBeat Micro Speaker Dock with Lightning Connector in black for $40 shipped as well
- The black JBL OnBeat Mini from Amazon has now jumped back up in price.
We’ve also spotted the white JBL OnBeat Micro Speaker Dock with Lightning Connector matching its lowest price ever at $39.99 shipped (black model for $40 here). That’s a savings of $80 off the regular asking price, $8 better than Amazon’s price on the black model and the lowest we’ve ever seen the rarely discounted white model go for. It features many of the same specs as its larger counterpart aside from the up to 5 hours battery life via four AAA batteries. Groupon’s listing said it comes with a 1 year warranty from JBL and it has received a 4.1 out of 5 stars review from over 1200 Amazon customers.
April 15, 2014
Update (4/16 12:15pm): Get a 2-yr smartphone plan for $79 with code FRIENDSHARE79
SquareTrade offers 40% off (max of $40) gadget protection plans with coupon code family40 at checkout. This promotion will net you a 2-year iPhone 5s plan for only $84, which is currently selling for $99.99 on Amazon and retails for $125. It’s rated an unbelievable 4.9 out of 5 stars from 456 Amazon reviewers.
Head over to SquareTrade’s thorough FAQ to get answers to any questions you may have regarding device eligibility and service coverage. Be sure to note that a $99 deductible applies to all claims.
- Covers drops, spills and malfunctions
- Free two-way shipping and 24/7 zero hassle claim experience
- For iPhones purchased in the last 30 days or currently insured by AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile
Microsoft is launching a cheaper ‘Personal’ Office 365 subscription today that will give you access to the cloud services and mobile apps for $69/year or $6.99/month opposed to the $99/year Home subscription. The new Personal subscription only provides access for one Mac (or PC) and iPad (or tablet) instead of the 5 PC or Macs and 5 tablets you get with a Home subscription.
You might want to hold off on the new subscription, however, as Amazon is currently selling the full Home subscription for just $63 (37% off). That’s cheaper than the new $69 Personal plan, but it’s possible Microsoft could soon end that discount and change prices on Amazon now that the new Personal subscription is launching.
If you’ve been wanting to try a Chromebook, but have held off due to their need for an internet connection, Best Buy might have a remedy for your dilemma. The blue and yellow big box is currently knocking $100 off HP’s 11.6″ LTE Chromebook, bringing its asking price to $199. The device is backed by Verizon’s LTE network, you’ll pretty much have internet access anywhere in the US.
Amazon has the Wacom Intuos Creative iPad Stylus in blue for $69.95 with free shipping. That’s $30 below retail and the best price we have ever seen by $10. Its premium design is ergonomic and well-balanced to help create a natural feeling. Built-in Bluetooth 4.0 makes it easy to setup and helps create a stable connection. Designed to help you get the most out of popular iOS creativity apps like Sketchbook, PSTouch, ProCreate, ArtRage, Bamboo Paper. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars.
Update (4/21 10:00am): As its Gold Box deal of the day, Amazon has every color Jambox Mini on sale for $106.99.
Amazon and Best Buy are offering some of the lowest prices we have ever seen for Jawbone’s newest Bluetooth speaker, the MINI JAMBOX. Check below for a run-through of the current sales, but if you’re looking for the best overall deal you’ll want to grab the graphite design at Amazon for $106.07 with free shipping. That’s a savings of 41% off the list price of $179.99.
This diminutive speaker is small enough to fit in your back pocket but still provides 10 hours of battery life and booming sound. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars from 175 Amazon reviewers.
- Graphite $106.07 + free shipping | Amazon
- Blue $109.99 + free shipping | Amazon
- Silver $129.89 + free shipping | Amazon or Best Buy
- Red $141.26 + free shipping | Amazon or Best Buy
If you need even bigger sound then we recommend buying a refurbished Big Jambox for $189.99 from Jawbone.
Update: Dell has the VIZIO 32″ Class 720P LED Smart TV (E320I-B1) for $249.99 shipped w/ a $100 gift card included. Already $20 below the best price, the $100 GC makes this clearly the best deal we can find on this display.
Groupon is offering the refurbished VIZIO 24″ Class Razor LED 1080p HDTV (E241-A1) for $129.99 shipped. That’s $70 under the regular price, $50 under Amazon’s current new price, and the best price refurbished price we can find. It features 1080p Full HD resolution, 60Hz refresh rate as well as:
- Razor LED backlighting
- Ambient light sensor
- SRS TruVolume, TruSurround HD, and StudioSound HD audio
- Multiple connections including one HDMI and one USB port
- E-Series slim-frame design
- Energy Star 6.0 qualified
- 90-day warranty
It has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 1000 Amazon customers. It can be a great low cost HDTV for other rooms, as an alternate to your main display. For more options, Amazon’s under 32-inch category is a great place to look and and Walmart’s best sellers brings up some really highly rated, low cost options like the 32-inch Sceptre for $180.
VIZIO E241-A1 24-inch 1080p 60Hz Razor LED HDTV (refurb): $130 shipped (Reg. $200)
April 14, 2014
Today, Nintendo announced some price drops coming to some its most popular 3DS titles. Its top three best-selling 3DS games of all time in the US: Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land and New Super Mario Bros. 2, along with Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be getting an official price drop starting April 22 to $29.99 each. Nintendo says customers should see the price drop reflected in both the eShop via 3DS and various retailers.
The 25% price drop sounds enticing, especially for those looking to catch up on some solid 3DS titles, but we have seen most of these titles drop below $30 already from retailers like Amazon, Best Buy and others. First party Nintendo titles don’t see discounts nearly as often as other games and platforms, so there is a good chance we could see listings for these particular titles dip even lower following the scheduled price.
While $30 for anyone of these games is a good price considering the value of Nintendo’s well crafted first party games, and is even lower than some current listings, it might be smart to watch out for some even deeper discounts in the weeks after the official sale begins.
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Today we found a few USB power banks to keep your devices charged when you’re on the go. Compatible with iPods, iPhones, iPads, Android and other devices powered via USB. The compact design allows for no-hassle storage just about anywhere: pockets, in the car, briefcases, etc. Below are the best ones we found:
- 5600mAh Battery Backup Power Bank – $15.99 shipped (Reg. $39.99) | Tanga
- 2600mAh Power Bank Battery Charger $6.59 (Free shipping with Prime. Reg. $20) | Amazon
- 2600mAh Universal Power Bank $6.99 shipped | Best Buy