OBi200 Voice-Over-IP Telephone Adapter for $50, and code EMCTCWU27 applies $10 off.
This is the single-line model of the OBi202 that we have, but works similarly in every way.
It was easy to set up with a free Google Voice phone number, and gives free incoming and outgoing phone calls within the US and Canada.
Use any standard home telephone or cordless phone, and never pay any monthly fees for home phone service.
Note that 911 emergency calling does NOT work with free Google Voice.
We solved this by adding Anveo E911 for $20 for the first year, $18/year thereafter.
The "E" part of E911 means Enhanced, where the caller's location is automatically provided to dispatchers when the call is placed.
This helps emergency services get there quicker.
- Crucial 240GB SSD for $27
Crucial BX200 240GB Solid State Drive for $29, and code EMCTCUV27 applies $2 off.
Good for cheap and fast storage, but don't use for something you need to be reliable.
Like many other cheap TLC-based SSDs, they are cheap & fast, but don't hold up over time.
TomsHardware gave this drive 2.5 stars (out of 5).
That being said, this has one of the best warranties of all cheap SSDs, giving a 3-year warranty.
Crucial (owned by Micron) is a US-based company, so any warranty service might be better than Asia-based brands.
- Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD for $68 For Email Subscribers
Samsung 860-EVO Series 500GB Solid State Drive is $77, same price sold at all reputable stores, and is rarely ever on sale.
Newegg is now offering a $10 off promo code EMCXTBTC2 for subscribers of their emails only, making it $67 today.
It's very common to find other 500GB SSDs for about $50, but those use TLC technology which have a lower lifespan despite excellent performance.
Samsung uses V-NAND MLC and backs their products by a 5-year warranty.
This model also has over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon and over 300 on Newegg.
We avoid the cheap SSDs because there is nothing more frustrating than losing a drive, all data stored on it, and waiting for a replacement to arrive.
If you are not on Newegg's email list, you can subscribe to get future emails, but cannot get this promotion today.
- Western Digital 8TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive for $130
Back again is the Western Digital Easystore 8TB External/Desktop USB3.0 Hard Drive for $130.
Rated one of the most reliable and inexpensive 8TB hard drives on the market today.
Western Digital had been using white-label, helium-model Red drives inside this model for the past year.
If they are still doing so, this external drive gives you the same drive that they sell for $230.
A video shows how to open the enclosure to see what model hard drive you get, and remove the drive if you want to use it as an internal hard drive.
We did this 5 times over the last few months, and put all 5 of the 8TB Red hard drives into a fileserver PC.