Sunday, February 28, 2010

Price Drop! Canon Vixia HV40 HD Camcorder: $649

Amazon has a great deal on the HV40, with no tax in most states and free shipping. This is the successor to the HV30 (that I own), and it delivers amazing high definition video. $350 off the normal price of $999 (35% discount).

Hot Deal: Canon HF S100 Camcorder for $699 (36% Off)

This is $400 off the normal price of $1,099 (36% off).

Canon Powershot SX20IS: $349.00 ($252 Off, No Tax, Free Shipping!)

42% discount for a highly rated camera.
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Price Drop! Sony HDR-CX100 AVCHD HD Camcorder: $322 Shipped (Normally $599))

Lowest price ever on this HD Camcorder with 10x optical zoom. 4/5 stars on 75 reviews. 46% off, for a savings of $277.

Capture 1920 x 1080 HD video to built-in flash memory
10x optical zoom, 120x digital zoom; Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with SteadyShot image stabilization
2.7-inch wide touch-panel Clear Photo LCD Plus display
4-megapixel still image capture; Face Detection
8 GB built-in memory; compatible with Memory Stick PRO Duo Media (not included)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Hot Laptop Deal: Vostro 1520 Starting at $549

Dell Small Business has the Vostro starting at $519. Click here:
V1520 at $549

Logitech Squeezebox Radio: 25% Off: $149.99 Shipped.

MacLife Review:

Cool Dashmount for the iPhone: Xtand Go

This is a must have for your iphone. It's a dashmounted holder for the iPhone. Not a great price, but a cool unit.

Here's the desktop version, the Xtand by Justmobile.

Pentax K-7 Camera w/ lens: $999.99 ($1,084.11 Off!)

Amazon has the Pentax K-7 for $999, a 52% discount.  It's got 14.6 MP, shake reduction, and takes 720p HD video.  It comes with an 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL lens. 

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Best Price: Mophie Juice Pack Air: $71.33

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1: $799

Macword had a nice review of this camera, which lists for $900.

Canon PowerShot SD780IS w/ Free 4 GB SD Card: $199 Shipped

The February issue of Macworld profiled this camera, which lists for $249.  Read the description on how to get the free SD card.

Hot Deal: iHome iP1 Studio Series Speaker System for iPhone/iPod: $242.13

Price Drop!  Amazon has the iHome iP1 Studio Series Speaker System for $242.13, which is 19% off the normal list price of $299.99, but no tax in most states and free shipping.  The November issue of MacLife had a very positive review, which you can read here.
Buy it here:

  • Compatibility: iPod mini; iPod nano 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G; iPod classic 4G, 5G, 5.5G, 6G; iPod touch 1G, 2G; iPhone 1G, 3G
  • 100-Watt Class D biamplified architecture through twin 4-inch woofers and matched 1-inch dome tweeters
  • Component/Composite video outputs allow you to watch your iPod/iPhone movies on your TV
  • Full function remote controls unit and iPhone/iPod menu functions
  • Auxiliary input for connecting external audio sources    
The  reviews are good. Sound & Vision says it has remarkable sound quality, and MacLife says it's more than a pretty face.

Price Drop! Canon VIXIA HF200 HD Flash Memory Camcorder: $488 Shipped

Amazon has the Vixia HF200 for $488, a discount of $261.99 (35%) off the list price of $749.99.  This is tax free in most states, with free shipping.  4/5 stars on 140 customer reviews.

Polk Audio SurroundBar360° DVD Home Theater System: $299: 75% OFF

Amazon has the Polk Audio SurroundBar360° DVD Home Theater System for $299 shipped. That's $900 off.
  • Polk Audio patented SDA Surround technology delivers a full 5.1 Home Theater sound from a single, 44 1/2-inch cabinet
  • 1080i HDMI with high definition video up-conversion from any video input
  • PowerPort Bass Venting System for superior clean, low distortion bass that you can really feel; no external subwoofer required.
  • Single 15-feet cable for the absolute easiest hookup; no more tangled wires to string around a room
  • Remote control for complete control of all sources at your fingertips 

Friday, February 19, 2010

Yamaha YHT-S400BL Front Surround System: $499.95 ($100 Off)

The January issue of Maxim featured this system, stating "Make an easy upgrade without cluttering up the living room with Yamaha's YHT-S400. It's 31-inch simulated sourround soundbar is paired with an A/V receiver that cleverly hides a 100-watt subwoofer inside. $600."

ATN Night Scout Night Vision Goggles: $529 Shipped

Maxim says these are "military-approved binocs that give you crystal-clear vision and crazy depth perception in pitch-black conditions." Free shipping, no tax in most states.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 & 75-300 mm Lens: $599.98 Shipped

Amazon has the Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens for $499.00. Add the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III (normally $199.99) to your cart and the price for the camera body and two lenses will drop to %599.98. Want the Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS telephoto zoom lens (normally $299.99) instead? Add it and the price for the camera body, the standard lens, and the 55-250mm lens drops to $699.98.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Kodak Zi6 HD Pocket Video Camera: $79.99 (reg. $159.95)

Red hot deal on the Kodak Zi6 HD pocket video camera. No tax in most states, free shipping.

Nikon Coolpix L20 10MP: $80.55

10.0-megapixel resolution for photo-quality prints up to 16 x 20 inches
3.6x optical Zoom-Nikkor glass lens
3.0-inch high-resolution LCD screen
Nikon's Smart Portrait System; Red-eye Fix, Face Priority AE and more
Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Deal Alert: Samsung HMX-R10 HD Camcorder: $378.87 (24% Off)

This camcorder was featured in Vanity Fair, with a list price of $499. Amazon has it discounted by $121.12, with free shipping and no tax in most states.

Shun Ken Onion Chef's Knife

Thumbing through the "hot gifts" section of Vanity Fair, I noticed that a Shun Ken Onion knife was featured. Amazon has the Chef's knife for $199.95, 20% off the normal price. If you take cooking seriously, you need this knife.

Best Bluetooth Headset for iPhone 3Gs to use While Exercising?

I've used the Nike +iTunes kit for a few years now while running. I first tried using the ear buds from Apple but they fall out of my ear while running. So I've been using some wired ear phones from Sony that attach over the ear. They work fine, but I can't stand the wire. So I'm in the market for a bluetooth headset that will stay in place while running. I started on Apple's website. There are not a lot to choose from, but the ones that are available are as follows (with Apple prices):
Plantronics BackBeat 906 (currently unavailable from Apple) but $76.94 from Amazon

Motorola S9-HD: $139.95 from Apple, but only $90.24 from Amazon

Plantronics BackBeat 903: $99.95 from Apple, but only $64.23 from Amazon.

Further Googling turned up the Sony DR-BT160AS. $77.49 on Amazon.

After thoroughly reviewing the reviews on Amazon I chose the Plantronics 906. I'll let you know how they work out.
February 26, 2010: Update Number One: Okay, so I got the Plantronics 906. I've run with it twice. It doesn't fit right, and it actually hurts to wear. It's difficult to adjust without 1) turning it off; 2) making a call; or 3) turning up the volume. I could live with this, but it constantly cuts out when I'm running. The freaking iphone is less than 3 feet from the unit! It's going back to Amazon, and I'll try something else. I definitely do not recommend the Plantronics 906.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Garmin nüvi 1260/1260T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth GPS with Traffic: $135

Amazon has the Garmin nüvi 1260/1260T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic for $135, which is $164.99 off the normal price of $299 (a 55% discount).

65" Panasonic Viera Plasma TC-65S1 1080p HDTV: $2,199

CompUSA has a massive Panasonic Plasma tv for $2,199.99, which is $1,000 off. Shipping is free.
SAVE $999 - FREE SHIPPING - Panasonic Viera 65" Plasma HDTV TC-P65S1 1080p 40000:1 Native 600Hz 3x HDMI $2199.99

Cambridge SoundWorks Outdoor All-Weather Speakers: $135 ($265 Off)

The normal price is $399. The Cambridge Website has them for $179.99. Use Coupon Code KICK25 to take an additional 25% off.
Cambridge SoundWorks Outdoor

SOLD OUT: Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-L32S1 32" LCD HDTV: $379.99

The deal is dead. This lasted less than a day. You need to jump on these deals quick!
53% off normal price of $799.95. No tax in most states, free shipping. 1080p.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hot Deal: Panasonic Professional AG-HMC40 AVCHD Camcorder: $1,849 Shipped

No tax in most states, free shipping. Normal price is $2,295. If you see it listed lower on the Internet, it's probably a scam.
The AG-HMC40 handheld combines Full HD AVCHD video recording with high-resolution 10.6-megapixel still photo capture, giving you the benefits of two professional cameras in one affordable package. Compact and lightweight, the HMC40 is a versatile HD camcorder offering high-quality AVCHD recordings, high-resolution still photo capture, an easy-to-use SD card workflow, and professional audio capabilities for a wide range of applications and markets including schools, government agencies, event videographers, web designers and more. With a full resolution 3-megapixel, 1/4-inch 3MOS imager, the HMC40 produces stunning 1920 x 1080 video in AVCHD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264), delivering images far superior to HDV. When used for digital still photography, the camera captures photos with 10.6-megapixel resolution directly onto the SD card as a JPEG image. The camera can also be connected directly to a PictBridge photo printer (no PC required). And unlike HDV tapes, video and photos can be accessed randomly and immediately from the SD cards and played back on a number of consumer devices.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 10MP Digital Camera: $229.95 Shipped (34% Off)

Amazon has the Lumix DMC-ZS3 for $229.95 shipped. The normal price is $349.95, so it's 34% off for a savings of $120. 4 1/2 stars out of 473 reviews. Add to cart to see savings. Remember, Amazon has to be the reseller, not a third party.

10.1-megapixel resolution captures enough detail for poster-size prints
12x MEGA optical image-stablilized zoom; 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens
Capture HD video in "AVCHD Lite" format
Intelligent Auto (iA) mode; Face Recognition feature
Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kodak EasyShare C1013 Digital Camera: $49.99

Need a real cheap digital camera for the kids but don't want to buy a complete piece of crap? Look no further than the C1013 by Kodak. The seller is OfficeMax.
Click here: Kodak EasyShare C1013 10.3 Megapixel Digital Camera, SAVE $70, Sale Price $49.99
10.3-megapixel effective recording
3X optical zoom (5X digital/15X total zoom)
35mm equivalent lens focal length: 34-102mm
2-3/8" LCD screen for easy shooting and viewing
digital image stabilization

Hot Deal: Panasonic VIERA X1 26" TC-L26X1 720p LCD HDTV: $289.99

Need a tv for the kid's room, guest room, or office? Here you go.

* 26" LCD 720p HDTV\
* Included universal iPod dock provides a convenient way to enjoy music, videos and photos on your VIERA HDTV
* VIERA Image Viewer lets you share your digital photos with friends and family directly from SD cards
* VIERA Link lets you control your compatible Panasonic DVD recorder, Blu-ray Disc player, home theater sound system and HD camcorder, all with a single remote and helpful on-screen menus
* Two HDMI inputs and PC input

Hot Deal: Sony W Netbook: $299

Sony W White 40% off at the Microsoft Store with promo code CLR-MSStore-40% Offer valid while supplies last!
10.1 in WXGA Screen (1368 x 768 resolution) LED backlight, XBRITE-ECO™ LCD technology
Intel Atom N280, 1.66 GHz
250 GB
Windows 7 Starter
2 USB 2.0
1 Headphone out
1 Microphone in
1 VGA (15-pin)
1 RJ-45 (LAN)
Built-in MOTION EYE® camera and microphone with face-tracking technology

Hot Netbook Deal from Microsoft Store: Toshiba NB205 for $240

The Microsoft Store has the Toshiba NB205 Netbook for $240:
Toshiba NB205 Blue 40% off at the Microsoft Store with promo code CLR-MSStore-40% Offer valid while supplies last!
10.1 in WSVGA TruBrite LED backlit (1024 x 600)
Intel Atom N450 1.66 GHz, L2 cache 512 KB
1 GB DDR2 800 MHz running at 667 MHz
250 GB SATA 5400 RPM
Windows 7 Starter
3 USB 2.0
Memory card reader (SD/SDHC/MMC)
Integrated webcam

Hot Deal: Dell Inspiron 11 Obsidian Black Laptop: $485.94

Trust me...this is much better than a netbook. No tax in most states, free shipping.

1.3GHz Intel Pentium SU4100 Processor (800MHz FSB, 2MB cache)
4GB Memory;
250GB 5400RPM Hard Drive;
Flash Card Reader;
Wireless 802.11 b/g Connectivity;
Built-in 1.3MP Webcam;
11.6" Widescreen High Definition Display;
Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit);
Webcam – 1.3MP;
Wireless card – 802.11 b/

Monday, February 8, 2010

Pre-Order the New Canon EOS Rebel T2i for $899 Shipped

Amazon has the new Canon T2i for $899.
From this review in PC World:
Canon has taken features from its recent Canon EOS 7D -- an $1800 model-and brought those features downstream to a model half that price. The Rebel T2i uses the same 18 megapixel sensor as the 7D, but its channel reader is lower (four-channel for T2i, versus eight for 7D). Both models use the Digic 4 engine, and both have a 63 zone, dual-layer metering system. However, the T2i makes some concessions -- it can shoot at 3.7 frames per second, with a burst rate of 34 large fine jpegs, and 6 RAW images; and it has a 9-point autofocus system that's on a par with the T1i (the 7D, by contrast, has 19 focus points).

HOT DEAL: Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 Digital Camera: $199

Amazon has the Lumix DMC-ZS1 for $199.00 shipped, with free shipping; Normal price is $279.95, for a savings of $80.95, or 29%.  4 1/2 stars out of 85 reviews.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Free Coldplay Download

Coldplay is giving away a free live album download. Access it here.

Samsung 42" Plasma TV PN42B450: $539.97

Amazon has a good deal on a Samsung plasma. It's 720p but that shouldn't matter at 42 inches.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yamaha RX-V365BL 500 Watt 5 Channel Home Theater Receiver: $159.99

Nice deal. The normal price is $249.95, so this is $89.96 (36% off). 4/5 stars. No tax in most states, free shipping.

Flip Ultra 120 min. Camcorder: $119.99 Shipped

A good deal on a very highly rated mini camcorder.

Red Hot Deal: Apple iPod Touch 32 GB: $239.99 Shipped!

Amazon has the iPod Touch 32 GB (2nd Generation) on closeout. At $239.99, it's $130 off the $369.99 price for a savings of $130. No tax in most states, free shipping.

Kindle for Valentine's Day? $259 with free 2 day shipping

Why wait for the iPad when you can get the original, the Kindle, right now?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Canon PowerShot A480 Camera: $79 Shipped

The normal price is $209, so this is $130.99 off, or a 62% discount. Free shipping, no tax if buying from Amazon instead of third party.