Archives for March 16, 2020

Corona DownTime Idea: Watch the FREE CreativeLIVE ON-AIR classes

If the Corona-Virus kerfuffle has given you new unexpected downtime, one way to productively spend it (instead of watching the never-ending screeching drama of the national and local news) is to learn and read! Time to learn or rekindle a music instrument, make progress on your book shelf or digital bookshelf, or learn new skills. Or you can watch the various free-to-watch CreativeLIVE ON-AIR classes.

Each day has a list of about half a dozen classes you can watch for free during the 24 hour calendar day window. You can watch any and all, these repeat over and over during the 24 hour window. Better yet, there’s a schedule of the upcoming classes, so you can plan ahead if you see topics of interest. About half of them are photography-n-video related, the rest are general creative classes (business, marketing, etc), along with other creative endeavors (music, arts and crafts, etc)…

For example, the schedule below is for Wednesday 3/18/20…

CreativeLIVE Annual Pass for $149 (includes recently launched “Fast Classes”)

If you prefer Netflix-style learnings instead of digital-ownership of individual classes, CreativeLIVE is currently offering the first year of their 1-Year Creator Pass for $149. No coupon needed. The price you see is the price you pay. These includes almost all of the current and future classes in their system. The exceptions are classes that are excluded by contractual agreement with select instructors…

OR if you only need to watch a small number of classes in a short period of time (eg CoronaVirus downtime) they offer a monthly subscription as well, but if you need more than a couple of months, then the annual pass wins on bang for the educational buck…

A “Fast Class” is a video class TL;DR. It is a highlight reel of some of their existing classes so you can and learn in bite-size fashion. For example, a 10-hour class becomes a 1-hour summary video. This is a relatively new feature with more of them getting added. This is the list of current Fast Class classes. These cannot be purchased individually, you can only watch them if you have the Creator Pass (Netflix-style subscription). You can always purchase the full version of the class, so you are not missing any new content ~ you are just not getting the condensed milk version of the class 🙂

Tuesday: Sandisk and WD sale (32 options)

The headliner of the Best Buy daily deals for Tuesday 3/17/20 is a sale on the Sandisk and WD storage with 32 options that include Extreme and Ultra SD and microSD cards, external HDD and SSD hard drives, along with internal drives, and various USB flash drives…

Tuesday: Inovatic, Bescor, Watson, ASUS 25″, Vello LCD Protectors (35 options), Etc

Six is the magic number for the Tuesday 3/17/20 B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Inovatic Pro Monitor Mount for $149

+ ASUS Designo MX25AQ 25″ Widescreen LED Backlit LCD Monitor for $199
+ AH-IPS Technology HDMI, / DisplayPort 1.2 Inputs, 2560 x 1440, ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio, Etc

+ NetGear R6120 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Router with EX6110 Wi-Fi Range Extender for $69

+ Vello LCD protectors (35 options)

+ Watson Pro 14.4V 95Wh Slim Li-Ion 2-Battery Kit with Dual Charger, two options, $370 to $420

+ Bescor FM256 Flexible Bi-Color LED Light Mat with Swivel Ball Mount and Battery for $189

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes 10am ET) is the new condition Marantz PMD-750 Camera-Mount Digital Wireless System with Omnidirectional Lavalier Mic for $150 with free US shipping…

Monday: 400GB Sandisk microSDXC for $53, Galaxy Note 9 for $600

Two potentially interesting deals in the Amazon USA Gold Bawx for Monday 3/16/2020 until 11:59pm pacifica time (or earlier for any that gets sold out):

+ 400GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for $53

+ Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for $600 (128GB) or $750 (512GB)
+ factory unlocked, USA warranty, sold and shipped by Amazon herself