Archives for October 25, 2020

New iPad Air (4th generation, 2020) down to $559

The starting price of the new iPad Air (4th generation, 2020 model, 10.9″, Wifi-only, 64GB on-board) is $599 but for a limited time B&H Photo is offering the green color scheme for $559. This is not a leafy dark green, more of a soothing pastel pistachio-ice-cream green.

Interesting to note how the “storage steps” have gone with Apple. With this model, there are two steps, 64GB and 256GB and the difference is +$150 because now Apple considers the jump from 64GB to 128GB a “half stop” ($50), while the jump from 128GB to 256GB remains a “full stop” ($100).

The cellular option (4G LTE) is the usual +$130…

With Google and manufacturers ignoring Android tablets (Chromebooks are the new tablets seems to be good enough for Google these days) even Apple haters had and have been turning to iPads 🙂

Monday: Celestron, Sirui Tripod, Boling, Zoom, Etc

Oh noez, Monday is here, get ready for another M-F work-week, or M-Sa, or M-Su! Regardless, there’s a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that may sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ Celestron National Parks Foundation ExploraScope 114AZ 114mm f/8.8 Alt-Az Reflector Telescope
+ REMINDER: NASA has planned a live audio event for 12pm ET on Monday for an announcement about the Moon! (I’m sure it will be revealed they discovered an ancient Klingon Moonbase over there!)

+ SirUI SR-3004 SR Series Professional Aluminum Tripod for $200

+ Boling Pocket LED RGB Video Light for $100

+ Zoom H1n 2-Input / 2-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Microphone for $80

And now to the Best Buy dailies, which outsurvived against all odds (and incompetence) Circuit City, HH Gregg, Montgomery Ward’s Electric Avenue, The Incredible Universe, etc:

+ 13″ MacBook PRO with touch and magic bar

+ Hampton Peace smart lighting and such

+ 1TB WD Easystore external HDD for $45

+ monitor mounting arms

+ indoors air quality monitor (don’t want our indoors pictures to be polluted!)

+ standing desk with keyboard tray

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the Godox VL300 300W LED Video Light going for $499 with free US shipping.

UPDATE: the NewEgg omelettes du jour for Monday are up and among them:

+ 8TB Seagate Desktop external HDD for $125 after $20 promo code
+ ASUS 24″, Intel i5-10600K, more storage

4 Magazines for $16 total for 1-year, including two photography options

If you are willing to subscribe to four magazines or more, you can get a great per magazine price at this week’s 4 for $16 DiscountMags sale. You select four or more magazines, and you pay $4 per magazine per year.

This includes two photography options, “Digital Photo PRO” and “Outdoor Photographer”…

These are printed magazines delivered by mail to USA addresses. No auto-renewals…

Sunday: Tamrac, Neewer Ringlights, HUION graftabs, Etc

Never fear, Sunday is here with a mix of daily deals from various retailers as usual…
Some action at the Sunday Amazon US/A Holiday Epic Deals / Gold Box as follows:

+ up to 39% off Neewer Ringlights and other accessories, 12 options, $18 to $160

+ up to 30% off HUION graphics tablets
+ because $WACOM$

+ up to 30% Vankyo projectors
+ around 100 Kindle ebook daily deals

Meanwhile at the B&H Photo dailies they have, a 4-pack until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that may sellout ahead of time):

+ Tamrac Quick Release Microfiber Shoulder Strap (Brown) for $10
+ photographic Z snaps!

+ Pelican 2430 MityLite Xenon Flashlight for $10
+ because light painting is fun!

+ Ion Audio Insta Sound Portable Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers for $45
+ audio killed the written word star?

+ SoundCraft Ui16 16-Input Remote-Controlled Digital Mixer for $300 after automatic in-cart coupon

And at the Woot dailies there’s refurbished MacBooks in “Computers” and an adjustable laptop stand in “Home and Kitchen”…

Speaking of Woot, among their current Best Sellers they have a 256GB PNY Elite microSDXC for $32 and Sony single use batteries and a PNY USB flash drive and such…