April 29, 2014

Today, Amazon announced the launch of its new Wearable Technology store, bringing all of its wearable focused products into a unified hub. The storefront includes the latest smartwatch, activity tracker and wearable camera tech from all of the current major players like Samsung, Jawbone and GoPro along with a number of helpful resources for making well informed purchases regarding which devices suit you best.

Amazon has launched a Learning Center within the new storefront that contains a number of helpful guides and product videos that offer some basic information about compatibility and which gear is best for which situations. There are also a number of news resources for wearable tech available, but with iWatch rumored to be on the way, you’re best bet is to keep a close eye on 9to5Mac.

Along with the smartwatches and GoPro cams you’ll find a number of resources on wearable health care products as well those for babies and pets.

Staples via RetailMeNot offers $10 off orders of $100 or more coupon when you generate a unique code through this special link (hit the ‘go to staples.com’ link and then click ‘generate’). Don’t forget to apply your coupon code during checkout.

Add the Amazon Fire TV and a small item (like this eraser) to achieve the $100 threshold. The coupon will yield a 10% savings on Amazon’s new media player, which is the first discount of any kind we have ever seen on this newly released gadget. The Amazon FireTV features access to all of the major streaming networks (Newtflix, Prime, Hulu, etc), a Bluetooth remote control with voice search, hundreds of gaming titles. The Fire TV gaming controller (not included) is currently sold out at Staples but you can order it right now from Amazon.

Rated 3.9 out of 5 stars from over 3,000 Amazon reviewers. Watch the video below to get 9to5Google’s initial impressions…

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Update (4/30 7:15am): The pricing war is on! B&H drops down to $524 and still includes a free Sony 32GB SDHC memory card. Amazon drops to $524 as well.

Update (4/29 1:25pm): Amazon has dropped the price of its bundle to $524.99.

B&H offers the Sony NEX-6L 16.1 MP Digital Camera w/ 16-50mm lens for $549 with free shipping (includes free 32GB SDHC card, $22 value), but a close second is Amazon’s daily Gold Box deal for $549.99. That’s $350 below retail and the best price we have ever seen by $50.

It packs a 16 MP APS-C sensor with up to 10 fps shooting and full HD video into a design so compact that it can fit in the palm of your hand. WiFi sharing allows you to quickly transfer photos to your smartphone or tablet via the PlayMemories Mobile app. The lens is interchangeable so you purchase different lenses in the future as your photography skills grow.

It’s rated 4.3 out of 5 stars from Amazon reviewers and is a Wirecutter favorite:

…if I was to go out to a store and buy a mirrorless camera for less than $1,000 right now, it would be the NEX-6. None of the competition offer the same quality and features at that price. For sharp images, excellent color, low noise, a viewfinder and plentiful manual controls in a small package, you’re not going to get anything better.

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April 28, 2014


We’ve round-up an assortment of deals on items for around the house today from patio furniture and grills, to toothbrushes and luggage. The Nespresso U D50 Espresso Maker with Aeroccino Milk Frother we previously posted at $100 off and the lowest we’ve seen, has now dropped even further to $141.58 shipped as well.

Head below for all of today’s best home deals and over to our Daily Deals post for a great price on Dyson Multi-floor vacuums and LED TVs. 

Amazon has some great deals on Philips Sonicare toothbrushes today including:

  • Sonicare Essence Rechargeable Electric: $30 shipped (Reg. $70) –  w/ $10 coupon
  • Consumer Lifestyle Easy Clean: $50 shipped (Reg. $180) –  w/ $10 coupon
  • Sonicare Flexcare Rechargeable Electric: $100 shipped (Reg. $180) –  w/ $15 coupon * the above coupons can be clipped directly from the listing page
  • 96-Pack Colgate Wisp Portable Mini-Toothbrushes: $19 shipped (Reg. up to $72)


The rest of today’s notable home deals:

PC Micro Store via Amazon offers two rooCASE Apple iPad Air cases for $11 with free shipping. Choose between the following pairs:

Simply add either combination of cases to your shopping cart and apply the respective coupon code during checkout. Hundreds of Amazon reviewers rate these cases well over 4/5 stars. Promo code only applies to the black versions. expand full story

Today’s Deal of the Day at Best Buy is the HP Pavilion 21.5″ IPS LED HD Monitor for a low $109.99 shipped. That’s $70 off the list price, $80 less than Amazon’s current listing, and the lowest we’ve seen for it.

The HP features a max resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a fast 7 ms response time. This ultra-fast response time allows pixels to change colors quickly to avoid streaking, blurring and ghosting in fast-moving scenes and video games. It also has the following inputs: VGA, DVI, and HDMI (with HDCP).

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Update: Newegg is now offering the Netgear N900 Wireless Router (model WNDR4700) for $10 less at $59.99 shipped with code EMCPEPW77.

Amazon offers the Netgear Centria N900 Dual-Band Gigabit Wireless Router (model WNDR4700) for $69.99 with free shipping. That’s a savings of $180 off the original MSRP, about 30% below its typical street price, and the best deal we have ever seen. It has a robust feature-set including a 3.5-inch hard drive bay for easy storage expansion, iOS/Android apps to download and play media from any internet connection, USB 3.0, and a handy SD card backup tool. Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars by Amazon reviewers.

9to5Mac reviewed it and concluded that it’s a probably a better purchase for most people than Apple’s pricey Time Capsule:

The Netgear Centria is a nice midrange wireless router/network attached-server option for Mac users and people in a mixed Mac/PC environment. The printing and setup complexity is easily outweighed by its much broader feature set. Things like faster USB 3 connections, SD Card access, easy hard drive upgrades, iOS app/printing, DLNA and Windows compatibility push it over the Time Capsule.

We recommend the Western Digital Red hard drives for all NAS setups.

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April 27, 2014


Amazon offers the Automatic Smart Driving Assistant for $79.99 with free shipping, which is 20% below retail and the first price drop we have ever seen for this appcessory. As a automatic-smart-driving-assistant-2further pricing comparison, both Best Buy and Apple are charging full list ($99.99) for it.

Automatic plugs into your vehicle’s (1996 or newer) diagnostic port and transmits valuable information to your iPhone or Android smartphone that can help improve driving habits and save on fuel. Furthermore, it can remind you where you parked, diagnose and clear your check engine light, and find nearby mechanic. Crash Alert (iPhone only right now) can help you get help and notify family members if you get into a serious accident.

9to5Mac reviewed Automatic and found it to be a great product even at its retail price of $100:

While Automatic can’t make you be a better driver, it can certainly help you along the way if you’re willing to take a little coaching. The accessory gives you a subtle beep when you break or accelerate too fast or break 70 mph. Take your weekly score into account, notice what behaviors you repeat, and most importantly aim for fewer beeps and you’re bound to improve… if you’re willing.

Rated 3.6 stars from Amazon reviewers and 3.5 out of 5 from Apple reviewers.

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Amazon offers the Sennheiser HD-360 PRO DJ Studio Style Over-Ear Headphones in Black for $45 with free shipping. That’s $5 off our last mention and the lowest price we’ve seen on these DJ style wired headphones. More details at Best Buy where they are on Clearance for $104.

If you are looking for a great pair of Wireless headphones with a Mic, Amazon still offers the Souls for under $40


April 26, 2014

If you live in a Verizon-connected area, you can pick up a pretty solid deal on Super fast 50Mb/s down, 25Mb/s up FiOS bundled with local channels and either HBO or Showtime. Bump up to their “Fully Loaded Entertainment Pack” for $75.

FiOS at 50/25 normally starts at $79.99/month alone so the $30 off and free HBO/Showtime is a pretty solid deal…which ends next week.



chromebook-bookChromebooks are inherently great deals with their free 100GB of Google Drive space ($48 value)  for 2 years on new models often a great incentive to buy. But we’ve found some additional savings around the web. Not sure about making the switch to a Chromebook? Have a free Ebook that can help make the transition:

Like any device, Chromebooks have their advantages and their disadvantages.

Chromebooks are Google’s take on the laptop. They run a slimmed-down operating system optimized for getting on the web with just the Chrome browser and Chrome apps. If you can do everything in your browser with web-based services and online storage, you can switch to a Chromebook.

Many Chromebook users haven’t actually “switched” to a Chromebook — they’ve purchased a Chromebook as an additional device, not one that replaces their current computer entirely. A Chromebook is the simple laptop you pick up when you need to browse the web, watch videos, type emails, write documents, and do other things you can accomplish in a browser. But let’s assume you actually want to switch to a Chromebook.

Offered Free by: Makeuseof.com

The Acer Chromebook Deals:

Amazon offers the SOUL Electronics SV3SLV Volt Bluetooth Pro Hi-Definition On-Ear Wireless Headphones in Silver for $39.77 with free shipping. That’s 73% off retail and $30 less than we’ve ever seen them. They feature:

  • Advanced driver and circuitry design for powerful deep bass and clear mids and highs
  • Bluetooth v4.0+ EDR and Class II Apt-X decoder provides quick, easy pairing and high quality stereo music playback. Built-in dual microphones for maximum noise reduction
  • Up to 12 hours of battery life; Wireless range of up to 33; Comfortable on-ear design
  • Universal 1-button remote control for Apple, Android, Samsung, Blackberry, and others
  • Includes tangle-free cable for in-line play and carrying pouch

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Update: The Corsair Voyager Slider has now jumped back up in price.

Amazon is offering the Corsair Voyager Slider 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $126.99 shipped.

Other notable USB Flash Drives:

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