home : hot deals & information involving: Amazon Tuesday, September 16, 2014
- Logitech Bluetooth Portable Speaker for $40
Logitech X300 Wireless Stereo Speaker for $40 today, which is at least $22 less than what most other stores sell it for.
Available in Blue, Purple, Red, and Black.
It has a built-in rechargeable battery which powers 5 hours of continuous music, and uses Bluetooth to wirelessly play music from any nearby smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer.
- Dual-port USB Charger for Vehicles for $7.25
Apple-certified USB Charger for vehicles for $14.98, and code VOLH8OFF applies $7.73 off during checkout.
Add one to the cart, checkout, and enter the code in the "Gift cards & promotional codes" box on the final checkout page.
It has a 1-amp port (for charging phones), and a 2.4-amp port (for charging tablets).
It is rated at 3.4-amps, so it should be powerful enough to charge a phone and tablet at the same time.
The brand Volmate sells this and several other USB charging devices.
All their products seem to have pretty good reviews, including this product's reviews.
- Anker Aluminum Tablet Stand for $10
Tablet stand for $10.
Works with most tablets, e-readers, and smartphones.
Free shipping with most $35+ Amazon orders.
- Refurbished Brother Wifi Duplex Laser Printer for $60
Brother HL-2270DW refurbished (not new) laser printer with built-in wifi and duplex (2-sided) printing for $60.
New ones usually go for around $100.
- 100-pack of Velcro Cable Ties for $5.50
100-pack of Velcro cable ties for $5.49.
Free shipping with most $35+ orders.
Cable ties help reduce the clutter and sloppy-look for cables running to televisions, monitors, and computers.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
- Anker Astro E4 13,000mAh Portable USB Battery Charger for $26
Portable battery with 13,000mAh capacity for $30 with free shipping, and code AASTROE4 applies $4 off during checkout.
The Anker products are great.
Many phones have a battery around 1,300 to 1,500 mAh capacity, so if you carry this 13,000mAh battery pack with you, it can fully charge your phones about 8 times.
It is also powerful enough to fully charge an iPad or other tablet at least once.
- Sale on some Sandisk Flash Drives, USB Drives, and SSDs
They run a sale on SanDisk products every few months, and is a good time to get memory cards, a USB flash drive, and a SSD.
Deals on the list include,
- Mysters & Thriller Books for $3
Several Iris Johansen thrillers and mystery books for Kindle are on sale for $3 each.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
- Belkin Wi-Fi Enabled Power Outlet Adapter for $48
Belkin WeMo Insight Switch plugs into a power outlet, and lets you monitor its energy usage and control its on/off switch remotely.
It may be useful for turning on/off a light on a timer.
These, and other "home automation" Belkin products on sale today, are basic home-automation products.
They will not improve the value of your home, but can offer basic convenience like turning on & off a light when you want.
These are basic conveniences.
Note that home automation will be a big business in the next couple years, as some companies, including Apple and Google, develop more products for controlling your home.
So if you buy a basic home automation Belkin product today, it may only last you a couple years before something better will be available.
- 7-Outlet Surge Protector for $11
Usually goes for at least $15.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
- 5-Port USB Charger for $20
Anker 40-watt 5-port USB charger for $26, and code
applies $6 off during checkout.
Works for home use, and for traveling.
Powerful enough to charge up to 5 tablets at once, which most chargers cannot do.
Also supports 100-240 volt electrical input, which means all you need is an international plug adapter, and it can charge all your USB devices with a voltage converter.
- Deals on Many eBooks for Kindle Today (expired)
For today only, Amazon posted a sale of up to 85% off of many eBooks for Amazon Kindle devices (and Kindle apps).
The over 1,000 books on sale include many learning/school related books, including business, reference, history, and computer books.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
- Deals on Some Rubbermaid Products
They are having a sale on some Rubbermaid products, some 64% off, including,
- 64GB MicroSD Memory Card $25
Samsung 64GB MicroSD Memory card for $25 with free shipping.
Includes a MicroSD-to-SD adapter.
MicroSD cards can be used in some phones and tablets (not Apple).
- Water-Resistant iPhone 5/5S Case for $15 or $18
Griffin Survivor Water-Resistant iPhone 5/5S Case in Black/Red for $18 with free shipping.
It usually sells for over $23.
If you are an Amazon Prime member, or if you order at least $35 of stuff at Amazon, you can get a Black/Blue one for $15.
Monday, August 25, 2014
- Lego Space & Airport Set for $79
Lego Education 1,176-piece Space and Airport Set for $98 with free shipping.
Toys R Us, Bonanza, S&S, and most other toy stores sell this Lego set for around $200.
Price lowered to $79.
If you had purchased it at $98, contact Amazon customer service to request a pricematch on your order.
Amazon will pricematch if the price drops significantly within a couple weeks of your order.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
- Asics Gel Running Shoes $33 to $50 (expired)
Scotch Thermal Laminator for $17 today.
Free shipping with most $25+ Amazon orders.
This thing has been at the $17 price about twice a year for the last 2 years.
Be sure you want one and have a use for one, because there is not a good secondary market for these things.
It will be hard to re-sell this, because very few people out there are actively looking to buy a laminator.
A Laminator hardens paper documents with see-through plastic, useful for protecting important documents such as schedules, recipes, luggage tags, crafts, and important pages that you'd like protected.
One good example are the Google backup codes that someone can get with their Google accounts.
The backup codes are assigned to your account as a way to access your account when your password, your email addresses, and all your authentication methods fail.
A printout of your backup codes should be kept in your wallet, and could be helpful if laminated to avoid being damaged.
Monday, August 18, 2014
- Portable Battery Car Jump Starter for $80 (expired)
PowerAll PBJS12000R Portable Power Bank is meant to jump start a car.
It weighs 3 pounds and is portable enough to keep in your trunk, closet, or garage for when you need to jump start your car.
It has a 12,000 mAh battery capacity.
It can also charge your portable phones and tablets, but at $80 for a 12,000mAh battery, there are far better deals out there on 15,000mAh batteries specifically designed to charge your mobile devices.
- Sandisk 256GB SSD for $87 (expired: 3:30pm EDT, sold out)
SanDisk Ultra Plus 256GB Solid State Drive is currently on sale for $86.81 (34¢/GB).
This is a great deal, and $13 less than a previous hot deal on this drive.
Many 128GB SSDs can be found for around $85, so a 256GB for $87 is a hot deal.
- $10 off $25 at Woot.com
Amazon owns Woot.com, and they are currently offering a free coupon valid for $10 off of a $25+ Woot.com purchase.
You must activate the coupon on your Amazon account, then make any $25+ purchase at Woot.com by September 20.
Once you activate the coupon, are have no obligation to use the coupon.
Woot.com has one-day deals on various items, relying on impulse buying of customers to buy things at a discount.
Beware though, many items (especially electronics) are often used, refurbished, or were hard to sell at regular prices in stores.
They do have some good deals, but be sure you know what you are getting.
Monday, August 4, 2014
- Canon Color Photo Printer for $75
Canon Pixma MX922 Color Printer with built-in Wifi for $75.
It's about $35 less than what it would normally go for, and supports AirPrint (for printing from a iPhone or iPad).
It also supports Duplex Printing, meaning it can automatically print on both sides of a page without having to turn the pages over, which saves paper.
The best part of this printer deal is that you can replace the ink cartridges with third-party ones.
When the included black, yellow, cyan, and magenta cartridges run out, you can find "OEM" cartridges on Ebay, which run about $17 to $20 for a 15-pack of cartridges (about $1.33 per cartridge).
- 5-Port USB Charger for $20
Anker 40-watt 5-port USB charger for $26, and code
applies $6 off during checkout.
Like most phone chargers, this supports electricity from 100-240 volt inputs.
US-based electrical outlets use 110-volt, but some countries have 240-volt.
The wall chargers included with an iPhone/iPad as well as many mobile devices already support currencies of higher voltage.
All you need is an international plug adapter so the plug fits.
This will charge up to 5 USB devices from one wall outlet.
It is capable of charging up to 4 tablets at once, or up to 5 phones at once.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
- Deals on Some Logitech Input Devices
8 Logitech computer input devices are on sale today, including
- Deals on some Computer Components and Accessories
Amazon.com has put up a one-day sale on a lot of computer parts & accessories, including Corsair power supplies (our favorite brand of power supply), EVGA video cards (our favorite brand of video cards), Sandisk solid state drives, Intel CPUs, and Asus motherboards.
Also, they are offering a Kingston HyperX 1TB USB3.0 Flash Drive for $830 (about $200 off).
It is incredibly expensive for most people, but could be useful for anyone who wants a small, fast, and personal backup storage device that they can keep in their pocket (as opposed to a portable hard drive which is bigger).
- Seiki 22" Old-looking 1080p HDTV for $100
This is a deal because the price is $70 to $120 less than what everyone else sells it for (including sellers on Ebay), and it has positive reviews.
The old-look can be a really cool feature in a room, however paying $100 is just a fair (not great) price for a 22-inch HDTV.
- Anker Astro E5 15,000mAh Portable Battery for $36
Anker Astro E5 15,000mAh-capacity battery for charging phones and tablets for $50 with free shipping.
During checkout, apply code AASTROE5 to get $14 off, making it $36.
This is a great deal on a great quality portable battery.
This deal works on your choice of either the Black or the White model.
We have one, and really like the piece of mind while traveling.
Being able to charge the phone whenever we want is better than camping around a power outlet.
It provides two USB ports: one which provides 1 amp of charging power, and one 2 amps of charging power.
Both ports can charge a phone, so you can charge 2 phones at once.
Most tablets will only use the 2amp port.
It weighs about a pound.
An iPhone 5 has a 1,400mAh battery capacity and an iPad 4th Generation has a 11,560mAh battery capacity, so the fully charged 15,000mAh battery pack should be able to fully charge an iPhone 5 around 9 times or fully charge an iPad 4 once.
- Timex Watch for $20
7 Timex watches are on sale for $20 each.
Many people rely on mobile phones and other electronic devices for the time, but lots of people still prefer a good watch.
These watches have good reviews and are about half price at $20.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
- Refurbished Kindle Paperwhite for $85
The Kindle Paperwhite usually goes for over $100.
They are selling a refurbished (previously returned, then fixed) Kindle Paperwhite today for $85.
Includes a full one-year warranty, the same warranty offered on the regular non-refurbished one.
The Kindle Paperwhite has a touch screen, and a better interface than the original Kindle.
The Paperwhite has a front-lit screen, so you can read in the dark without producing harmful eyestrain that a tablet or phone's back-lit screen can do.
However, keep in mind the original Kindle is still available for $69 and is a fantastic e-reader for books.
We are very happy with ours.
It does not have a built-in light, so it will require light to read at night, however it is still a great value at $69.
- Travelchair Slacker Chair $10.50
Travelchair Slacker Chair for $10.46.
Available in Blue and Red.
Free shipping with a $35+ order, or free for Amazon Prime members.
It is a small chair that folds up easily.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
- Keypad Deadbolt Door Lock for $80
Schlage BE365 Camelot Keypad Deadbolt Door Lock for $80 today.
Usually goes for around $101 to $138.
Works with a key and keyless/keypad entry.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
- Kindle Books for $2 each
A bunch of books for Kindle are on sale for $2 apiece.
- Deals on Some Surveillance Cameras
Nothing special here, but the prices are a little less than normal and could be a good deal for someone looking for surveillance cameras.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
- Supersoaker and Nerf Toy Guns for $7-18
Amazon posted a bunch of Nerf toy guns, Supersoaker water guns, and sports play toys for $7 to $18, each about 25% to 40% off of normal price.
Few technology offices are complete without dart-shooting Nerf toy guns.
Monday, June 30, 2014
- Puma Training Shoes for $40
Several kinds of Puma training shoes for men & women are on sale for $40.
MicroSD cards work in compatible mobile phones, portable media players, and Go Pro cameras.
These are all Class-10 (or better) memory cards, which mean they can handle the highest possible photo settings and can record full HD video.