Archives for May 10, 2023

Pre-Order the NEW Google Pixel 7a with CHOICE of FREEBIE

Yesterday, surprisingly at the very end of the 2-hour long Google I/O Keynote, Google revealed their brand new Google Pixel 7a mid-range “Pure Android” phone with a price of $499! And the wait is not long, because pre-orders are already accepted!

And you have a choice of FREEBIES! If you buy it from The Google Store directly, you get FREE Pixel Buds A-series AND a limited edition phone case.

If you are not interested in that, or want to decide what freebie to buy, Amazon is offering a FREE Amazon $50 Gift Card on purchases until 5/21/23 at 11:59pm PT or earlier if sold out.

It may have a mid-range price, but you get the Tensor G2 chip, 8GB RAM, unlocked (with Google Fi option), wireless charging, extreme battery saver (promises 72 hours), Google One VPN, 6.1″ FHD up to 90Hz, etc, etc, etc…

Thursday: Synology, Zhiyun, Nanuk, Optoma, Etc

Thirsty-Thursday is here and with it we have a fresh six-pack of B&H Photo daily deals good until 5/11/23 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out:

+ Zhiyun FIVERAY F100 LED Light Stick Combo for $199

+ Synology DiskStation DS1621+ 6-Bay NAS Enclosure for $720 after in-cart coupon
+ HDDs NOT included

+ NANUK 918 Waterproof Carry-On Hard Case with Lid Organizer for $155 after in-cart coupon
+ three color options

+ Optoma UHZ50 3000-Lumen XPR 4K UHD Home Theater DLP Projector for $1999

+ CoreSWX Hypercore NEO 150 Mini 147Wh Lithium-Ion Battery (V-Mount) for $299

+ SaraMonic Vmic4 Dual-Capsule Camera-Mount Supercardioid Shotgun Microphone for $74
+ alt fact: Saramonic was created by Sarah and Monique!

Quiet times at the Adorama daily deals, an OnStage mic and a Sony wireless earphone.

Meanwhile the headliner of today’s action at Amazon is the Aquasonic Vibe Series Ultra Whitening Toothbrush offered for $27 in three color options (great for color-coding for different members of the househould). Optionally there are some volume-buy clip-on coupons on the listing that get you a bigger discount (5% to 15% off) depending on how many you buy…

Starts Wedn 1pm ET: Google I/O 2023 Keynote Live-Tweeting

Yes dear readers, time sure does fly! The time has come for another Google I/O event, headlined by “The Keynote”. As it is often the case, I will be live-tweeting this on Twitter, user name is @1001noisycamera [without the final “s” because user-name limits]…

Google will be live-streaming the event, with a separate ASL stream as well. And as usual, various tech websites and personalities will be having pre-game shows, stream-along commentary tracks, and post-game shows. The official Google stream is YouTube-embedded below…

Wedn: Lowepro PA 300AW, 2pk 64GB USB A flash, 27″ LG, M1 Max MacBook, SmallRiG Monolight, Etc

Yes, Wednesday is here again and we start with the B&H Photo daily deals for 5/10/23:

+ 2-pack of Kingston 64GB Exodia USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A Flash Drives for $5.78
+ that’s under $3 per 64GB flash drive, oh my!

+ Lowepro Photo Active 300 AW Backpack (Blue/Black) for $60

+ SmallRig RC 220D Daylight LED Monolight for $229 with FREE SmallRig V-Mount Battery Plate

+ LG 27GN95B-B 27″ 16:9 144 Hz IPS 4K Gaming Monitor (Black & Red) for $570
+ HDMI + DisplayPort Inputs
+ 3840 x 2160 4K UHD Resolution
+ 1000:1 Contrast Ratio

+ LEXAR 320GB Professional CFexpress Type A Card GOLD Series with Card Reader for $380 after in-cart coupon

+ Apple 14.2″ MacBook Pro with M1 Max Chip (Late 2021, Space Gray) for $2499
+ M1 Max 10-Core Chip, 32-Core GPU, 16-Core Neural Engine
+ 64GB Unified RAM, 2TB SSD
14.2″ 3024×1964 Liquid Retina XDR Screen
+ to make it easier to distinguish, Apple should rename MacBooks that use their own processors as MaxBooks 😉

THEN we head on off to the Adorama daily deals where we find two offerings:

+ Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen 3.0 x4 M.2 Internal SSD for $60

+ SanDisk 1TB Ultra Dual Drive Luxe USB Type-C Flash Drive for $90

MEANwhile the headliners at the Amazon USA Gold Box are Kindle e-reader sales (latest Paperwhite and “Basic” models), Echo Show devices, and BOSE headphones…