- Docking Station for Laptops and PC Tablets for $45 (expired)
This looks like a great deal for what it does.
If you have a PC laptop with a USB3.0 port, or a PC tablet with USB3.0 (like a Surface Pro), this acts like a 2-computer KVM switch with audio/video docking station plus USB hub and dual-monitor support, and a tablet holder.
Uses the included cable to plug into a USB3.0 port on your computer, and this review (and a few others) say it can easily share monitors and devices between 2 laptops.
Some reviews say its Mac support may not be good, but seems to be stable on PC/Windows.
If you have a Mac, note that some tweaking or support may be required to get working.
For a device that provides all these features, $45 is a hot deal.
Similar devices sell for about $80.
- 6,700mAh Portable Battery Charger for $17
RavPower is our favorite brand of portable battery chargers, for their price and quality.
We used their brand to charge our devices for years, and continue to be a reliable battery while on-the-go.
This RavPower portable battery charger is very light, weighing 4.89 ounces (0.3 pounds), which is about the weight of a D battery.
Its 6,700mAh capacity can fully charge a dead phone's battery 2-3 times, so charging and bringing the RavPower with you to an event or on an airplane means your phone will have a charge all day.
Sunvalley Brands, an Amazon seller, is offering it for $17 after clicking the $1 coupon under the $17.99 price.
Available in silver or pink color for $1 more.
- Oral-B 7500 Electric Toothbrush for $90 (expired)
Oral-B Pro 7500 Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush for $90 today only.
Available in choice of 3 colors (Black, Gold, and Orchid).
Oral-B is our favorite electric toothbrush brand, providing the same spin brush head that dentists use to clean patients' teeth.
Its rechargeable battery lasts for a week (assuming twice/day use), so no need to bring the charging station when traveling for less than a week.
This model also has Bluetooth connectivity, for getting feedback from the Oral-B app about your brushing.
If you're looking to spend less, Sonicare is a cheaper alternative.
- Dell S3219D 32" Monitor for $260 (expired)
This discontinued Dell monitor is on sale for $260.
The Dell S-Series Monitors have wide-angle viewing and good reviews, and comes with dual 5-watt speakers and a USB3.0 hub.
Resolution is up to 2560x1440, and 60Hz refresh rate.
Note that it's not an IPS display.
Overall it seems like a good value, since 27" models sell for about $260.
Rated one of the best pressure cookers on the market.
We have used our 6-Quart Instant Pot 1-3 times per week since 2015.
It makes rice, potatoes, salmon, shumai, steamed vegetables, and soup in less time than using the stove or oven.
Potatoes and brown rice, for example, take about 30 minutes total versus 60-90 minutes when made in the oven or stove top.
The 3-quart is a good size for cooking for 2 people, and takes up less counter space than the 6-quart.
For more than 2 people, consider the 6 quart.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
- Western Digital 10TB External/Desktop USB Hard Drive $160 (expired)
Normally over $200, and has been at $160 twice since January.
Now it's back at $160.
This is one of the best rated external USB hard drives on the market, useful for reliably keeping backups of photos, videos, and personal information.
10TB is a lot of storage.
If you use it to backup your family's camera photos & videos in the highest quality formats, assuming 0.5 to 1 TB per year, it would have enough storage to backup your 4K videos and 12-megapixel photos for well over 10 years.
That's a lot of data in one place, so if you bought two to backup the same files on both drives, you would have reliable backups in 2 places in case one drive were to fail.
App-control appliances with this 4-outlet smart surge protector.
Click the 10% coupon under the price, and add to the cart with the $22.09 Lightning Deal price.
This works just like the smart power outlets commonly priced around $20, but gives 4 outlets instead of just one.
Plugged-in devices can be turned on & off with voice, using an Amazon Echo or a Google Home.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
- Legal Seafoods Restaurant $50 Gift Card for $40 (expired)
- Amcrest Surveillance Camera $51 (expired)
Amcrest IP2M-841W (White color) Surveillance Camera with Remote-Controlled Pan/Tilt for $51 currently.
This white-color model has been rarely priced under $60, but the black model has been on sale for $41 to $50 a few times over the last few weeks.
We like the white model, because it matches the color of our walls, hiding the camera more than the black does.
The software has a lot of features, including controlling the pan & tilt from a phone, and 2-way communication.
It does take a while to figure out all the settings, since the documentation is fairly poor and the software has a lot of menus.
So, this is more of a camera for hackers who want to tweak settings to their liking, versus a Nest or Arlo camera which are a lot easier.
We had one 3-year old Amcrest IP2M-841W that died recently, so keep in mind, there are a lot of cheap surveillance cameras priced about the same.
Shop around before buying.
We still like the Amcrest brand because of the tweakable settings and ability to store images and videos on a private FTP server, but the camera's build quality will not be better than many other China-made cameras.
- August Smart Lock Pro for $166, Free Installation
3rd Generation August Smart Lock Pro with Connect for $166 today.
Also, "Expert Setup" is automatically selected (under the price) for free.
This model is meant for deadbolt locks only.
It rests over your existing deadbolt lock, and adds smart-home functionality to lock & unlock your deadbolt.
Be sure to read the product description before ordering to see if your door will work.
It mounts on the inside of your door, over the deadbolt.
You can still use your deadbolt key as normal, and can lock & unlock the door from your phone.
Like most smart-home door locks that try to safely control door locks from a phone, this one has mixed reviews.
People complain about unreliable locking/unlocking, and flaky Google Home and Amazon Echo support.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- Sale on Massagers
Handheld rechargeable massagers for $27 to $40, and foot massagers for $85 and $105.
All are about 25% to 30% off.
Monday, April 8, 2019
- 2-Pack of Biofreeze Pain Relief Gel $10
$19.81, and click the 50% off coupon under the price.
Friday, April 5, 2019
- GPS Tracker for $40, Service $20/mo
Through tonight, Amcrest dropped the price of their GPS tracker device from $80 to $40.
The GPS tracker works with their $20/mo service that can be added/removed at any time.
So, you can subscribe for one month, like a month you are traveling so others can know where you are.
Or, hide in your car to track its location.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Dewalt Bluetooth Speaker $69
Dewalt Max 20-Volt Bluetooth Jobsite Speaker for $69.
Does not include a Dewalt battery and charger.
- TP-Link Dual Band Wifi Router $47 (expired)
Yesterday's one-day sale on TP-Link products has expired, but Amazon added one more deal today.
A TP-Link AC1750 Wifi Router is on sale for $47 when clicking the $10 coupon under the price.
It uses dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and compatible with 802.11ac and older wifi signals.
Also has a 4-port gigabit switch, and a USB port for attaching a USB drive.
Also has a separate guest Wifi that can has voice-controlled on/off with an Amazon Echo.
Many reviews are positive, but be sure to read the negative reviews as well.
Like many sub-$50 wifi routers, several people report issues with their routers dying or failing over time.
There are enough positive reviews that should make it worth the risk for many consumers.
It seems the routers with the fewest issues often cost $100 and more.
If you are tired of throwing away money on cheap routers, consider a "gaming" router which often have better quality CPU and parts.
But, be ready to spend $100 or more on a new one.
Another alternative could be buying a discontinued & used "gaming" router on Ebay which can provide better connectivity than cheap newer routers, but with no support or warranty.
We bought a few very old D-Link DGL-4500 gaming routers on Ebay for $25 each, turned them into access points with radios set at 5GHz 802.11n only, which has worked quite well for over 4 years despite being single-band and very old firmware.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Deals on TP-Link Technology Products (expired)
One-day sale on TP-Link technology products, including:
- 1 Year Nintendo Switch Online Membership for Free with Prime
If you are a Twitch Prime or an Amazon Prime member, you can get one year of Nintendo Switch Online Membership for free.
Read any Prime Reading book or magazine.
It's free with Prime.
Amazon will send you $3 credit in 2 days.
This deal is for Amazon Prime members only.
It's a one-time offer, and this deal expires in mid-April.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
- Smart Bulb or Smart Plug for $10
Use code SMART10 to get either a smart light bulb or a smart plug for $10.
Limit one use.
- Anker 3,350mAh Portable Battery Charger $11
Normally about $18 to $25.
Weighing 3oz (0.19 pounds), this charger can be carried in a bag, pocket, or purse and can full charge a dead phone to 100% without a power outlet.
Just keep this Anker charged, and use it when needed.
Other portable battery chargers offer more capacity, but weigh more.
SanDisk makes some of our favorite memory storage products (Samsung being our absolute favorite), especially with SD cards and MicroSD cards.
Amazon is running a rare one-day sale on SanDisk products (and some Western Digital products), with deals that include:
Solid State Drives
SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 1TB SSD for $100.
Three year warranty.
One of the best deals for a great-quality 1TB SSD.
There are other 1TB SSDs priced at $100, but those may use lower-quality TLC technology and poorer support.
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card for $32.
Rarely ever priced under $40.
This is one of the highest quality SD cards on the market, with almost nobody reporting any data loss.
We have the 64GB version of this card in our SLR camera, and its fast write speed lets the camera take RAW photos in rapid succession.
Slower memory cards struggle when taking HDR photos or a burst of action shots, but this Extreme Pro card has no issues.
Plus, it's fast enough to record 4K video at 60 frames per second.
If you have a high quality SLR or Mirrorless camera, we recommend this memory card.
Note that SD cards can be used to store videos & photos taken by digital cameras, as well as storage for laptops.
Many laptops have a built-in SD card reader, or add a USB reader to turn a SD card into a flash drive.
- 2-Pack Luggage Locks $6.45
Two-pack of 3-digit combination locks for luggage for $15, and apply code RQMTAZC8 to get $8.53 off during checkout.
Be sure the price shows the $8.53 discount during checkout (before submitting your order), and the final price will be $6.44 for the two luggage locks.
- 6-Pack of Hand Soap $4.51 With Another Order
Click the 20% coupon under the price.
Just above the "Subscribe Now" button, change the "Delivery Every" option to "6 Months".
Click "Subscribe Now"
Add at least $19.36 of other stuff to your cart, to qualify for the $25 minimum.
Place an order.
After the 20% coupon, the $5.64 price should be $4.51.
- H&R Block Tax Software $18, 5% Amazon Refund Bonus
If you are expecting a refund this year, this deal could get you an additional 5% if you convert your refund into an Amazon.com gift card.
H&R Block tax software is up there with TurboTax as one of the best software for taxes.
Also, according to this promotion, Amazon will apply an extra 5% when converting at least part of your refund to an Amazon gift card.
Convert a portion or all of your refund into an Amazon gift card, minimum of $100 required to get 5% bonus.
So, a $100 gift card will get $5 extra, or a $200 gift card will get $10 extra.
Specify in $100 increments (so, $100, $200, $300, etc.)
Maximum bonus limit is $250 (from a $5,000 gift card).
Before you get too excited, beware that of the returns processed this year so far, fewer people are getting refunds than in previous years due to last year's tax code changes.
Even if you normally got refunds every year, "many taxpayers are now uncertain about whether they will be getting a refund from the government or if they will owe taxes."
- Anker Bluetooth Portable Speaker $28 This wireless speaker has been the #1 best-selling portable speaker on Amazon for a while, and is on sale today for $28 (normally about $40).
It's water-resistant (works in the shower), and its rechargeable battery can power the speaker for up to 24 hours.