Saturday: refurbished iMacs, Air (also gaming sale)

IT’s a day of “Woot Plus” offerings at the Woot website. At the main Woot, it’s all about Apple products, featuring refurbished iMacs, Airs and PROs… And at “Computers”, they have a sale on various gaming accessories…

iKan Mylo MB4 w/freebie for $100; DraCast BoltRay (ends Sat PM)

A new trio of B&H daily deals is here and as usual for the Friday launches, they run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but B&H’s website is closed between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for exact times]:

+ iKAN Mylo MB4 Mini Bi-Color Portable Field LED Light for $100 with FREE Mini Insert Slate
+ fear not, a copy of Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto is NOT included ๐Ÿ™‚

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Plus Bi-Color LED Light for $149

+ Logan 450-1: 40″ Artist Elite Mat Cutter for $125

Thursday: Davis & Sanford Traverse Tripod w/BH for $50, Etc

Thursday October 10 in 2019 is upon us all and with it we have a trio of new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET today (or earlier if sold out):

+ Davis & Sanford Traverse TR-553-228 Compact Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head for $50
+ rumors that “Davis & Sanford” are related to “Mumford & Sons” are unfounded ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ refurb TP-LINk Archer A7 AC1750 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router for $30

+ also iON audio thing

Wedn: Sony Cybershot W800 P&S camera (5x optical) for $50

Among the Hump Day Woot Electronics deals of the day is a sale on the new condition Sony Cybershot W800 P&S digital camera (20mp 1/2.3″ CCD, 5x optical zoom (26-130mm eq), Lion, 2.7″ LSD, microSD and MS Duo, etc) in the black color scheme going for $50 with free shipping for Prime members [you have to connect your Woot-Prime accounts ~ a one-time action] or $6 flat for the calendar day for non-members. The camera comes with a 90-day Woot warranty and you can buy up to ten per customer.

That’s $10 per optical zoom unit for those buying The Costco Way ๐Ÿ˜‰

The aforementioned sale includes various other assorted electronics including the new condition Force1 U45WF Wi-Fi Camera Drone for $70, a Phantom 2 controller for $40, a couple of Rokus, a couple of gaming accessories, and more. The reason there are multiple items in a daily deal is because sometimes Woot groups together a “Plus” sale and offers it as a daily deal. I don’t know if the Plus sale will continue after the daily deal expires or it will disband or the items will join other sales and such…

If you missed yesterday’s $80 Chromebook, fear not! Woot Computers comes to the rescue with another one, this one is actually $79, it is the refurbished Dell Chromebook 11-3120 Notebook with the Intel N2840 2.16GHz Dual-Core processor, 4GB DDR3 [important these days], 16GB eMMC of on-board storage, 802.11ac, Bluetooth, etc. It comes with a 90-day Woot warranty. Limit up to ten per customer. Of interest if there’s rough usage for the laptop as it is a MIL-STD model.

IMPORTANT: now that Chromebooks have been around for quite a few years, a new twist/risk is raising it’s semi-ugly head. Google does not offer automated OS updates for platforms that are over 6.5 years old. Note that the clock starts ticking on the platform, not the individual laptop. So the clock for this device began ticking when the first Intel N2840 Chromebook came out. This particular model will get auto-updates until June 2020. Details at 11 or more conveniently at the Google Support page for ChromeOS devices ๐Ÿ™‚

UPDATE: while we are on the topic of daily deals, one of the Amazon Gold Box deals of the day is yet another Anker sale featuring various charging products: powerbanks, cables, car and wall and wireless chargers…

Tuesday: 9.7″ Aura Wifi LCD digiframe for $250

The headliner of the Tuesday Best Buy dailies is a sale on Aura 9.7-inch WifiLCD digital picture frame for $250 with your choice of color schemes…

Speaking of daily deals, Woot is offering the refurbished Acer C740-C4PE 11.6″ Chromebook for $80 with a 90-day Woot warranty. This is set to receive ChromeOS updates until the summer of 2020. It has 4GB of RAM which these days is pretty much a must for Chromebooks because the web is bloating all the time.

Tuesday: Dorothea Lange ebook for $3

One of the Tuesday Kindle deals of the day at Amazon is an e-book written by Dorothea Lange’s grand daughter about her grandmother, “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning” for $2.99.

Speaking of ebooks, for a limited time (but longer than a daily deal), Amazon is running a 99c+ ebook sale

Softbox with Clinch for $14, Holsters for $25+ (ends Wedn PM)

Tuesday is here and with it we have a new round of B&H dailies running until Wednesday at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out. Note has holiday hours for Yom Kippur, so check their website for ordering times/dates…

+ Vello Flash Softbox with Cinch Band (Large) for $14

+ Mindshift Gear Multi-Mount Holster for $25 to $40 (three options)

+ also: ezViz security camera and Tascam professional CD player (yes, CD)

Monday: Zhiyun Crane 3 w/freebies, Corel VS Ultimate 2019, Etc

Happy Monday as we put on a brave face to face the onslaught of a brand new work week [yes, I am working on a new “daily affirmations” style book, except, given the fast pace of today’s world, it will be an “hourly affirmations” book ;-)]! We have a new 4-pack of B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ZHIYUN-TECH CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer for $549 with FREE Crown Gear and TransMount Phone Holder
+ free items included automatically with your order by B&H

+ Corel VideoStudio Ultimate 2019 (Box) for $30

+ Black Magic Design ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel for $1795

+ SamSon AirLine 77 Fitness Head Worn Wireless Microphone System (Frequency K1: 489.500 MHz) for $150

Sunday: 1TB Sandisk Extreme Plus microSDXC for $350

One of the Sunday Best Buy daily deals is the new condition 1TB (yes, terabyte [unless you bury the card in the ground, then it becomes a terrabyte] Sandisk Extreme Plus microSDXC memory card going for $350 with free US shipping and/or store pickup where available/possible. This is V30, A2, U3, UHS-I, model Model:SDSQXBZ-1T00-ANCMASKU. Maximum of fifteen cards per customer at the sale price during this promotion…

Ends Sat PM: dual camera strap, panning motion control, etc

FriYAY is here and as usual, the B&H dailies run for 48 hours, until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out). No lenses today but there are some practical photo-related accessories:

+ RucPac Dual Camera Strap for $49
+ because great photographers, not just great swordsmen dual-wield ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ SYRP Genie Mini Panning Motion Control System for $119 after a $50 mail-in rebate

+ HollyLand COSMO 600 Wireless HDMI/SDI Transmission System (L-Series) for $1149

+ Samson BT30 30-Pin Bluetooth Adapter/Receiver for $14
+ your 30-pin iPod, iPhone and iPad will thank you?

Thursday C&P Lightning Deals: GVM, Godox MS300, Ring Light Kits, Etc

We are not taking a trip down memory lane but rather we are looking at the next 24 hours in the Amazon Camera & Photo Lightning Deals with the following items of potential C&P interest:

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ GVM 50RS light panels from $407 to $612

+ Godox MS300 300Ws studio strobe for $92~

+ ring light kit for $136
+ 41% claimed as of 2:14pm ET

+ Usogood either bino or action cam (picture and description disagree) for $34

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ generic camcorders, digiframes, binos

+ Neewer 70″ jib arm, Ring Light kit, etc

+ Viltrox 45W ring light kit

+ 62″ K&F Concept tripod

Thursday: 64GB Sandisk Extreme microSD, 10TB Seagate, Etc

It only took a couple of decades but finally NewEgg modernized their Shellshocker Daily Deals page to something practical and modern with a desktop/laptop computer. Now there’s all in one page, no getting trapped in tiny screen windows. Of interest for Thursday, coupon code 93XPC39 drops the 10TB Seagate Expansion external USB 3.0 HDD to $190… Also part of today’s sales are Team storage products (flash drive, internal SSD, computer memory)…

The Thursday Best Buy dailies include the 64GB Sandisk Extreme PLUS microSDXC memory card going for $20 each…

Meanwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box deals of they day they have two 64-inch Samsung Frame QLED televisions going for $1600 (4K) and $2998 (8K).

And if you like shopping at the Staples website, coupon code 57190 gets you $15 off orders of $60+ placed online. Check the aforelinked page for details on the promotion.

Thursday: Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II for $419 [X, E, EF-M]

It’s a lens(e) [for fans of alt-spelling] at the Thursday B&H Photo dailies with the featured deal being the new condition MITAKON ZHONGYI Speedmaster 35mm f/0.95 Mark II lens going for $419 with free US shipping in your choice of silver or black AND also in your choice of Fuji X, Sony E or Canon EF-M.

The other three dailies for Thursday 10/3/19 until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) are the following:

+ ONA The Union Street Messenger Bag for $169 in three color schemes

+ Celestron NexStar 5SE 125mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope for $499

+ Senal AWS-2000 Camera-Mount Wireless Combo Microphone System Kit for $300 in two options
+ literally A or B are the two options ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wedn C&P Lightning Deals: GVM 50RS, Godox MS300, Action Cams, Bags, Etc

And now let’s take a look at the next 24 hours or so of Camera and Photo Lightning Deals of the Amazon USA GOLD Box…

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ Victure Action camera for $34
+ APEMan action cameras for $26 and $40
+ AKASO 4K30fps action camera with touch for $85

+ Neewer F100 7-inch on-camera field monitor for $81

+ Suptig tripod mount thing for $25

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ Hpusn and MountDog softbox lighting kits

+ Geekoto 77″ tripod

+ waterproof “teardrop style” camera bag
+ Canon Korea (???) RF system camera bag

+ also digiframes, generic camcorders, tilt tripod head, chargers/batteries, action cams, etc

+ Godox MS300 studio strobe

+ GVM 50RS video light kit

Wednesday: Acer Computer Sale

The Wednesday Amazon USA Gold Box includes an Acer computer equipment sale, including computer monitors starting at $100, AiO computers, Chromebooks starting at $150, and some accessories… Also part of the Gold Box is a Secura coffee gear sale including a $10 pour-over glass dipper, $50 water boiler and warmer, two grinders, and more…

Wedn: MagMod Flash Starter Kit, CoreSWX, Electronic Dry Cabinets (eight options, $70 to $1000)

The B&H daily deals are back on the daily schedule with this quartet good until 11:59pm ET on Wednesday 10/2/19 or earlier if sold out:

+ MagMod Wedding and Event Flash Accessory Starter Kit for $269

+ CoreSWX Nano 2-Battery Kit with X2A Vertical Charger for $449 in your choice of Gold mount or V mount

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinets for $70 to $150 (four options, 18L to 80L)
+ L – liter, one gallon = 2.2 liters

+ Ruggard Electronic Dry Cabinets for $250 to $1000 (four options, 120L to 600L)

Sunday: 512GB Centon USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $40

Good until Sunday at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) WOOT is offering the new condition 512GB Centon USB 3.0 DataStick PRO USB flash drive for $40, or the 1TB version for $90. The 512GB “wins” on GB/S. Limit up to ten per customer at the sale price. They come with a 5-year Centon warranty… Free shipping for Prime members [you have to connect your Amazon-Woot accounts as a one-time activity if you haven’t done so]. Otherwise shipping is $6 flat for everything purchased during the calendar day…

Speaking of daily deals, at Best Buy they have new “mug technology”, temperature control mugs because your beverage needs its own TLC!

Weekend (B&H): LumoCube, Background Kit, iKan Saga 7″, Etc

Looks like I got lost in a time vortex on Thursday but we are back with the Friday B&H daily deals which, as usual, last for 48 hours (instead of the usual 24 hours), until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out).

NOTE also that B&H Photo will be closed from Sunday 1pm ET through Tuesday October 1st for the Rosh Hashana holidays, so plan your purchases ahead if you have time-sensitive needs…

+ General Brand Background Stand Support Kit for $49

+ LumeCube Portable Lighting Kit Plus for $119

+ iKan Saga 7″ High-Brightness On-Camera Monitor for $370

+ DELL Inspiron 3000 Series 3670 Desktop Computer for $499
+ 2.8 GHz i5-8400 Six-Core, 8GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM, 1TB 7200rpm, NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (2GB GDDR5), etc

Wedn: Rotolight NEO2 Explorer Kit, HP 15.6″ ZBook Workstation

Happy Hump Day with a new quartet of B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if and only if they individually sell out):

+ RotoLight NEO 2 Explorer Kit for $830

+ HP 15.6″ ZBook 15 G3 Mobile Workstation for $949
+ 2.8 GHz Xeon E3-1505M v5 Quad, 16GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 ECC RAM, 15.6″ DreamColor UWVA IPS Display, etc

+ Anker Roav Viva Alexa-Enabled Car Charger with Universal Magnetic Mount for $40
+ because who doesn’t want to talk to their car charger? ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ HollyLand Mars 300 Dual HDMI Wireless Video Transmitter & Receiver Set for $349
+ despite the name, you can still use it on Earth

Tuesday Gold Box action: Bushnell Trophy, Feiyu WG2X, Neewers, NixPlay, Etc

And now let’s take a look at Tuesday at the Amazon USA Gold Box. Of the daily deals (running until 11:59pm pacific ~ or earlier if sold out) of potential interest:

+ Bushnell Trophy Roof Binoculars for $77 [limit 4 per customer]

+ KROSER backpacks from $23 to $31 (five options)

+ Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera for $135 for Prime members
+ with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life โ€“ 2 camera kit

And now off to the Lightning Deals of the Camera and Photo kind:

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ Neewer PRO i-TTL Camera Flash Kit for $64 (Nikons)
+ 5000 mah PowerBank with …spy camera included for $28
+ Neewer T-shape support for $22

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ Feiyu WG2X waterproof gimbal stabilizer

+ Neewer 8.5×10 ft background support system, action cam 50-in-1 accessories kit, 3-axis gimbal stabilizer, photo studio in a box, camera backpack, 2pk dimmable U-bracket BiC light panels, 61″ tripod, etc

+ Feelworld Master MA5 5-inch camera field monitor

+ 10″ Nixplay Seed and Feelcare wifi digiframes

+ Victure trail camera, APEman A66 and CoCoAU action cams

+ Wingspan binos

+ QiPi camera backpack

+ Nixplay Seed

Tuesday: INTEL i7, AMD Ryzen 7, IDX, Batteries, ONA Prince, Etc

Tuesday brings its own set of B&H dailies ending at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ INTEL Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Processor for $320

+ ONA Prince Street Camera Messenger Bag (Black, Italian Leather) for $169

+ IDX CUE-D150 147Wh V-Mount 2-Battery Kit with Dual-Battery Charger for $449

+ Celestron Ultima 80 20-60x80mm Spotting Scope Kit (Angled Viewing) for $130

Processors are a theme today as the Best Buy dailies are headlined by the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X octo-mom (okay, octa core) with Wraith Prism LED going for $220, while the Ryzen 5 2600 six-core with wraith stealth cooler goes for $120.

In other action, Woot Plus has a Batteries sale that has also become the Electronics deal of the day. It has a mix of different batteries on offer:

+ 2-pack Duracell CR-V3 for $10
+ Canon NB-6LH for $20
+ 20pk AmazonBasics single-use AAA for $5
+ Duracell GoMobile charger with car adapter
+ single use: Energizer Lithium, Duracell ProCell and Energizer Max

Since this is Woot Plus, I suspect whatever does not sellout given the higher profile of a daily-deal will continue until the end of the Plus deal.

Another way to check up on what’s happening at Woot is to check their Best Sellers List headlined by a Kodak-branded SSD sale starting at $21 (120GB) and going up to $85 (960GB). Limit one per customer. They come with a 3-year Kodak-branded warranty.

The Woot best sellers are like a box of chocolates ~ you don’t know what you are going to find there ~ just about anything but a …box of chocolates ๐Ÿ˜‰

AND if you like to read fiction e-books that include photographers, and read them in German, The Photographer’s Daughter

Monday C&P Lightning Deals: Lighting, Action Cams, Stabilizer-y things, Bags, Etc

UPDATE: among the Gold Box deals of the day there is this new condition Anker PowerCore 13,000 mAh two-port power-bank going for $25. It can go up to 3A but does not support Qualcommn’s Quick Charge protocol. It comes with an 18-month warranty. I got of their previous 10,000 mAh square power-banks and I have no problem with it…

And now let’s have a peek at the Camera and Photo section of the Lightning Deals of the Amazon Gauld Bawx for the next 24 hours or so ~ as of the time of writing:

+++ IN_PROGRESS BELOW (as of the time of writing):

+ Hpusn softbox lighting kit for $48

+ APEMAN action cam for $42~, COOAU action cam for $51~
+ around 20% claimed each as of 9:35am ET

+ NEewer carbon fiber dolly-slider thing for $36~
+ Neewer equipment bag (rectangular type) for $37~
+ Neewer Nikon-equivalent charger with batteries for $28~

+ Suptig underwater LED light panel for $31~

+++ COMING LATER IN THE DAY (as of the time of writing):

+ BonFoto Q111 55″ flexible tripod

+ MountDog 16″ ring light

+ APEMan and Tec.Bean action cams

+ Kattee PU leather canvas camera bag

+ FotoPRo UFO2 flex-pod thing

+ Neewer dimmable light panel and dolly-slider-thing and more

+ starts 8:55pm ET: GoPRO Hero 5 Black in e-commerce packaging

+ ESDDI umbrella continuous lighting kit

Monday: Ruggard Camera Parka, HP Z2 Mini, AccSoon 5G, Etc

Another Monday, another exciting start of a brand new week [#DailyAffirmations] and with it we have four new B&H daily deals as follows:

+ Ruggard DSLR Parka Cold and Rain Protector for Cameras and Camcorders for $40

+ DraCast LED500 Pro Bi-Color LED Light with V-Mount Battery Plate for $200 with FREE “V-Mount to Dual DNF Converter”

+ HP Z2 Mini G3 Desktop Workstation for $469
+ 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5-7500 Quad, 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, Integrated Intel HD Graphics 630, etc

+ AccSoon CineEye 5G Wireless Video Transmitter for Mobile Devices for $169

Sunday: MyGeckoGear E100, Vello Screen Protectors (various cameras)

Sunday at B&H Photo has three items left because the fourth sold out already (Jill-E backpack):

+ MyGeckoGear E100 1080p Dash Camera for $35

+ Vello Umbra Screen Protector with LCD Shade for $14 (five options, Canon and Nikon cameras)

+ Vello Umbra Screen Protector with LCD Shade for various other cameras for $14 (five options, select Sony, Fuji and Olympus cameras)

Friday C&P Lightning Deals: Godox MS300, 15.4″ digiframe, stabilizer-y things, Etc

Lettuce take another looxie inside-y the Camera and Photo lightning deals section of the Amazon Gauld Bawx:

+++ in-progress as of the time of writing:

+ APEMan 4K action cam for $40

+ GVM lighting options from $68 to $255

+ Victure 4K action cam for $64

+ NEewer waterproof camera backpack for $21~

+ FotoPRO UFO2 [Bob Lazar NOT included] flex-pod-thing for $15

+ Feelworld F6 Plus 5.5″ on-camera monitor for $196~

+++ coming later today [as of the time of writing]

+ Hohem smartphone gimbal stabilizer 3-axis

+ Feelcare 10″ digiframe, 8″ generic digiframe, 15.4″ APESIN digiframe

+ Akaso V50 action cam, generic camcorder; Suptig housing for GoPRO

+ 3x10ft foil fringe curtain backdrop

+ GVM camera slider

+ SmilePowo, Neewer and generic charger/batteries for various Sonys

+ Godox MS300 studio strobe (300W, GN58, 5600K, Bowens)

+ E-Mart 10ft backdrop kit

Weekend (B&H): Browning Trail Cameras, RucPac Strap, Etc

Fright Day (Friday the 13th) was last week, this week it is plain old September 20 and this 4-pack of B&H dailies, as usual, lasts until Saturday at 11:59pm ET but note that B&H is closed between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for exact times]:

+ Browning BTC-4P Command Ops Pro Trail Camera for $59

+ RucPac Sentinel Camera Strap for $30

+ Pelican 3rd-Generation 1910B LED Flashlight for $15

+ TP-Link Archer A6 AC1200 Wireless MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (Refurbished) for $30

Thursday C&P Lightning Deals: Stabilizers, Voking flash, Lighting, GVM slider dolly, Etc

Lettuce see what Thursday has planned in the Camera and Photo Lightning DealS of the Amazon USA Gold Bawx:

+ Tarion camera backpack

+ NEewer 24″ carbon fiber stabilizer, NW-FP550 and NW-FW50 charger/batteries, sling bag, 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer, 13-inch RGB ring light kit, etc

+ generic ring light, LCD projector, camcorder, P&S digicam, backdrop stand, telescope, etc

+ 79-inch Geekoto tripod/monopod

+ DBPOWER N5 PRO Wifi and Akaso action cams

+ Voking VK-430 E-TTL flash

+ ESDDI 5-inch field monitor with HDMI output

+ GVM camera slider dolly thing

+ Hohem iSteady PRO II 3-axis splashproof gimbal stabilizer thing

Thursday: Teradek RT Lens Control Kit, Vello Wifi Remote, Sony 55″ OLED, Genaray On-C Light

Thursday is here with four more new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ TeraDek RT Single-Axis Super-Speed Wireless Lens Control Kit (Imperial) for $2500
+ is this something about of Star Wars? ๐Ÿ™‚

+ VeLLO LW-100 Extendรก Wi-Fi Camera Remote Control for Select Canon, Nikon & Sony for $80

+ GenAray Ultra-Thin Bicolor 288 SMD LED On-Camera Light for $60

+ SONY A8F 55″ Class HDR UHD Smart OLED TV for $1399

Wednesday: 256GB Patriot microSDXC for $30 w/FS

“Memory Card Week” continues with another daily deal offering, this time it is at NewEgg, it is the new condition 256GB Patriot microSDXC (A1, V30, U3, UHS-I, Class 10, EP, up to 100GB/s read, up to 80MB/s write) going for $30 with free US shipping. Up to three per customer at the sale price. This is sold and shipped by NewEgg itself. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific on 9/18/19 or earlier if sold out…

Wednesday C&P Lightning Deals: Handheld Stabilizers, Action Cams, Lighting Kits, Etc

Let’s see what’s happening now at the Amazon Camera and Photo Lightning Deals for the next 24 hours or so…

+ Emart backdrop stand kit for $47~
+ NEewer Rollable Flex LED light 30x53cm for $93~
+ the above two are live as of the time of writing

+ Hohem iSteady PRO II 3-axis handheld gimbal

+ NEewer 2×160 LED dimmable lightning kit, 20″ ring light with stand kit, 700W 24×24 softboxes, etc

+ AKASO, Coooau, Victure 4K and Apeman A79 action cams
+ action cam accessory bundles

+ Zhigyun Smooth IV 3-axis stabilizer gimbals

+ E-Mart 8.5×10 ft backdrop kit

+ generic digiframes, binos, camcorders

+ Mpow selfie stick, Bagsmart shoulder bag

+ K&F Concept 62″ tripod

Wedn: X-Rite ColorChecker, 15.6″ Acer (i7, 12GB, 256GB, $579)

And just like that it is Hump Day and with it we have a new four-pack of B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if soldout):

+ X-Rite ColorChecker Passport Photo (Black) for $65

+ ACER 15.6″ Aspire 5 Series Notebook for $579
+ 1.8 GHz Core i7-8565U Quad, 12GB DDR4 (nice!), 256GB SSD (no head crashes!), 15.6″ 1920 x 1080, Intel UHD 620, etc

+ SaraMoniIC SR-PMIC1 Supercardioid Unidirectional Condenser Microphone for $26

+ IndiPRO Micro-Series 98Wh Li-Ion Battery Kit with Dual Fusion Charger (V-Mount) for $449

Tuesday: Ride the P(o)NY at Amazon with SD, microSD, Flash

Yet another variant of the “Storage sale” is happening at the Amazon USA Gold Box, this one is a Ride the P(o)NY sale, or as normal people like to say, a sale on PNY storage products which includes:

+ 128GB Elite Performance SDxC (up to 95MB/sec, 29hr HD video, UHS-I, U3, etc) for $16
+ 256GB of that for $33
+ 512GB of that for $78
+ the 128GB “wins” the bang for the buck

+ 2-pack of 16GB PNY SDHC Class 4 for $7.49
+ I suppose if you have older cameras that can’t handle higher capacities and fast cards?

+ 128GB Elite microSDXC (black/green, V30, A1, UHS-I, U3, up to 100MB/s) for $16
+ 256GB for $33
+ again, 128GB “wins”

+ 250GB PNY PRO Elite USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C SSD external/portable for $52
+ internal 250GB for $40

+ all sorts of USB flash drives, including 5-packs which can be handy if you prefer to hand off pictures to friends and clients and collaborators on flash storage instead of clouds and drop-boxes and OneDrives and TwoDrives and GoogleDrives ๐Ÿ˜‰
+ 17 options total, including those tiny flash drives that you can leave in laptops and media players and such

Limit three of each item per customer. Sale ends at 11:59pm pacific on Tuesday 9/17/19 or earlier for any item that may sell out and before un-orderable at the sale price.

UPDATE: Best Buy is “counter-programming” this with Sandisk, they are offering the 512GB Ultra PLUS microSDXC (V10, A10, Class 10, UHS-I, I suppose I could add a few random letters and numbers here and no one would notice) for $125.

Tuesday C&P Lightning Deals: GoPRO Hero5, Tripods, LEDs, Etc

IT’s been a few days since we visited the Amazon USA Gold Box Camera and Photo Lightning Deals, so let’s take a look at what in-store for the next 24 hours or so:

+ GWM 50RS full color continuous light kits from $194 to $622
+ model APP-50RS has a $20 off clip-on coupon as well, goes for $204 before coupon and it is 50% claimed as of 1am ET

+ Mountdog 70-inch tripod for $30

+ professional underwater flashlight thing for $62~

+ the above are live as of the time of writing; the ones below are scheduled to go live later:

+ starts 6:49am ET: GoPro Hero5 Black (E-Commerce Packaging)
+ price before sale $183;

+ other action cams: Victure, CooAU, APEMAN, etc

+ Neewer 360-degree tripod, 63″ carbon fiber tripod, CN-160 dimmable LED panel, 64″ alum-alloy tripod,10ft adjustable stand, carbon fiber slider, etc

+ Mountdog ring light kit

+ generic camcorders, 14″ digiframe, etc
+ generic waterproof kids camera
+ generic smartphone gimbal stabilizer

+ Suptig tripod mount thing, Jaws flex-clamp thing

+ Beschol camera backpack

+ Gskyer travel scope
+ feelworld monitor

+ NixPlay Seed 10 and AAzomba digiframes (do they randomly pull names out of a hat to create the names?)

Tuesday: Axler Robin 20, 34″ WQHD LG, IndiPRO, Etc

Hello Tuesday with four new B&H dailies, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ IndiPro PORTA-PAK Battery Kit for BMPCC 4K/6K Camera for $130

+ Axler Robin 20 Stabilizer S for $119

+ WirelessPrime 10″ Touchscreen DVR & 4 1080p Wireless Cameras with Night Vision for $299

+ LG 34BL850-W 34″ 21:9 HDR FreeSync IPS Monitor for $649
+ DisplayPort | HDMI | TB3 Inputs, 3440 x 1440 WQHD Resolution, 1000:1 Static CR, etc

Monday: 128GB Team microSDXC for $12.50 [limit 3]

One of the Monday deals du jour at Nuevo Huevo (or as normal people like to call it: NewEgg) is the new condition 128GB Team microSDXC memory card (UHS-I, U1, Class 10, up to 80MB/sec, with SD adapter, TUSDX128GUHS03) for $12.49 with free US shipping. Limit up to three per customer. No coupon code needed for this one.

Monday: Genaray Radiance, Celestron 203mm f/10, Mophie, Etc

It’s a new week, happy Monday to y’all with four new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ GenAray Radiance Daylight LED Monolight for $449
+ not to be confused with the Stormlight Knights of Radiance

+ Celestron NexStar 8SE 203mm f/10 Schmidt-Cassegrain GoTo Telescope for $899

+ Mophie 20,100mAh Encore Plus 20K Portable Power Bank with Built-In Lightning & Micro USB Cables for $25, USB-C option for $22

+ InFocus ScreenPlay SP2080HD Full HD Home Theater Projector for $599

Sunday: Performance Graphics Cards (31 options)

If you are looking for graphics cards, the Sunday Woot Computers deal of the day is a big sale on Performance Graphics cards with 31 options participating with prices ranging from $130 to $780 from MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte, and EVGA. Warranty varies by manufacturer ~ as usual check each individual listing for the pertinent details (condition, what’s include, warranty, description, etc). Sale ends at 11:59pm central (Texas) time on Sunday 9/15/19 [yes, September is half over already ~ Black Friday is coming Ned, I can feel it in my bones) or earlier for any that may manage to sell out ahead of their designated expiration time…

UPDATE: speaking of sales ending tonite, coupon code SAVE20 gets you 20% off select Clearance items at Groupon Goods.

UPDATE #2: the second to last day of the Amazon Germany End of Summer sale includes among many others:

+ XP-Pen graphics tablets from 21 to 418 euro (12 options)
+ more coffee machines (capsule type)
+ Honor and Samsung sub-250-euro smartphones
+ various UGREEN cables
+ Potensic drones (six options, 37 to 236 euro)

Sunday: Pentax 8×21, Manfrotto, MSQ6 QR Adapter w/plate, Etc

Sunday is here, rejoice with four new B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if and only if they get sold out):

+ ManFrotto MSQ6 Quick Release Adapter with Plate for $30~

+ PenTax 8×21 UCF R Binocular for $35

+ SMK-Link 3-Port USB 3.0 Type-A Hub with HDMI Port & USB Type-C Connector (White) for $12

+ Setton Bros 13″ Wool Felt Sleeve for MacBook (Gray) for $5

Sat (EU): Nikon D5600 body only for 455 euro

On the Amazon Germany front, as part of their end of summer daily deals, they are offering the new condition Nikon D5600 body only for 455 euro with free shipping for Prime members in Germany and Austria. Limit one per customer.

Also part of the gold box offers is a sale on various Holy Stone drone bundles with prices ranging from 28 to 224 euro with nine options available.

Meanwhile on the Amazon USA front, as part of the Kindle daily deals, you can get the “Under the Northern Lights” ebook by S.C Stephens for $1.99 [ebook is also part of Kindle Unlimited, so you can read it for free if a member]. Of interest here because the protagonist is a wild life photographer [you can “Look Inside” and/or get a Kindle sample if curious]:

“Mallory Reynolds is a driven woman fueled by her passion for photographing wild animals in remote locations. Every year she makes a trek deep into Alaska, but this time the unthinkable happens: she crash-lands after her plane stalls out in a storm. Injured, vulnerable, and threatened by the very creatures she loves…”

Friday (EU): Ten Samyang Primes, Seven Tamron Zooms, 20+ Printers, Panasonic GX800 w/12-32, Etc

And now something with the pre-Brexit sufferers! Among the Friday Amazon Germany gold-box deals du jour there is a Tamron and Samyang lens sale with a number of Rollei-branded camera accessories (including one action cam and a 3-axis gimbal] on sale as well as a lone camera, the Panasonic GX800 with 12-32mm going for 320 euro. There’s also a few Panasonic camcorders.

The lenses are too many to list here individually, there’s ten Samyang primes, seven Tamron zooms [maybe they divided the lens turf for this daily deal], and there’s a Wallimex 14mm f2.8 for 259 euro hiding in their mix.

When you scroll further into the gold box you will also find a big printer sale. Again too many to list here individually, there are over 20 printers from different brands (Canon, HP, Epson, Kyocera [lasers]) along with various inks and photo-papers. Some of the options are bundles of the above.

Friday: 5TB Seagate Backup Plus External HDD for $100 AC

The megapixels won’t automatically fully-backup [at least not with current technology], so secondary and tertiary and quadrangular and cingulangular backups are in need. Which brings us to the headliner of the NewEgg daily deals for Friday [it’s Friday already???] September Lucky-13 in 2019, the new condition 5TB Seagate Backup Plus Portable External Hard Drive (model STHP5000400, USB 3.0 ~ not sure anyone is still selling USB 2.0 anymore?) with a 1-year Mylio Create and a 2-month Adobe CC Photography plan, all together for $100 with free US shipping using coupon code 99RXP8 over there. This is sold and shipped by NuevoHuevo itself, not marketplace sellers.

PS: some of the words in this post may not be real [yet]

Weekend (B&H): ONA Brixton Messenger, Vello Bubble Levels

Friday is here and that means, among many other things, that the B&H dailies last until Saturday at 11:59pm ET BUT B&H is closed with regards to placing orders of any kind between Friday PM and Saturday PM [check their website for the exact times]. This four pack is:

+ ONA Brixton Camera/Laptop Messenger Bag (Leather, Black) for $199
+ I must say, it looks very stylish and this is coming from a digital-hippy ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ ChargeWorx Magnetic Mount Kit for $10

+ TasCam TM-ST1 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for $15

+ Vello Bubble Level for $6 to $10 (four options with different numbers of axises (okay axes (okay axis) ) )

Thur (EU): select Sony Cameras & Lenses, Action Cams, Surface

The End of Summer sale continues on Thursday at the Amazon Germany (or “Chermany” in german-english) Gold Box (or ange bote in german-german) and among them you can find:

+ Sony cameras and lenses sale:
++ Sony RX10 III for 999 euro
++ Sony RX10 I for 609
+ reminder the RX10 IV is the one with the speed-demon autofocus

+ Cybershot HX95 superzoom for 379

+ Alpha a77 II APS-C body only [yes a DSLR] for 799

+ Sony a6500 with SEL-P18105 lens for 1529
+ Sony a7 II with SEL-2870 lens for 1119

+ 55-210mm lens in black or silver for 209 euro
+ 35mm f1.8 OSS (SEL35F18) for 329
+ 18200LE (18-200 f3.5-6.3) for 578

In non-Sony action:

+ various BlitzWolf (no relation to Wolf Blitzer’s beard?] hybrid selfie-stick/tripods (for small things, don’t put a FF PRO DSLR with a 100-400mm f0.95 lens on them!]

+ Crosstour action cams (24 to 83 euro, six options)

+ Surface PRO tablet under 800 euro [forgot the specs]

+ 128GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC (up to 170MB/sec) for 32
+ 200GB Sandisk Ultra microSDXC for 23~ euro
+ two flash drives and one internal SSD

Thursday: Nissin i400 TTL Flash (5 systems, $80), LEDGo, Etc

Never fear, Thursday is here with its very own 4-pack of B&H dailies running until (LINGUIST ALERT: proposed new word: runtil (running until)] 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Nissin i400 TTL Flash for $80 in your choice of Nikon, Canon, Fuji, M43rds and Sony

+ LEDgo LG-E2686 Bi-Color LED Large Pad Light Kit with Eggcrate Grid and Bag for $99
+ very accurate name, LED kit to Go ๐Ÿ™‚

+ Saramonic LavMic Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone with 2-Input Audio Mixer for $49

+ Lorex 6-Channel 1080p Wire-Free DVR with 32GB microSD Card and 2 1080p Wire-Free Night Vision Bullet Cameras for $100

Wedn: Aukey USB-C Wall Chargers and Mechanical Keyboards

And we conclude the Hump Day daily deals with some charging action at the Amazon USA Gold Box, there is an Aukey Sale featuring their various USB-C wall chargers, along with mechanical keyboards and bluetooth speakers. Aukey is a brand that is competing with Anker on the affordable but fairly good quality electronics and computer accessories.

Per the Amazon product page, I purchased this $32 mechanical keyboard a couple of years ago. This has blue switches, and I of course did not purchase it for gaming but for blog-post typing. It certainly makes a difference over conventional keyboards ~ if nothing else the clickety-clack of the mechanical keys is some sort of a stress relief ๐Ÿ™‚ The product description explains how to change the keyboard lights. You can also turn them off completely. Just press the Fn button with other keys together while standing on your left leg and singing jazz ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wedn: refurbished Canon 5DS body only for $1380

35mm Full frame options abound these days and you can easily find new condition FF DSLRs under $1000. If of all those options out there it is the Canon 5DS body only the one you want, it is available in refurbished condition with a 90-day Woot warranty as one of the Woot deals of the day. Up to ten units per customer. Sale ends on Wednesday 9/11/19 at 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out.

Wedn (EU): another big tech day at

Another massive day of deals in the Amazon Germany Gold Box, as part of their “End of Summer” sale that runs until September 16 in 2019. Today’s offers include:

+ various Apeman action cams and wildlife cameras starting at 30 euro

+ DJI Mavic PRO combo platinum for 999 euro
+ DJI Osmo Action+ charging kit combo for 333

+ smartphones
+ Sony Xperia 1 [the new flagship], XZ2
+ Motorola G7 and One

+ Windows laptops, AiOs and desktops including Surface Book 2, MSI, HP, Acer, Lenova, Medion, ASUS in three separate listings
+ various computer monitors in two separate listings

+ TP-Link networking gear

+ LOTS of Thermos-branded products for those cold nights and early morning photo shoots in the great outdoors or the freezing indoors
+ 3 for 2 on 2000+ anime

Wedn: LitePanels Astra, MeFoto Backpacker, 500GB LaCie, Zoom H4n PRO

And just like that, Hump Day is upon us with another 4-pack of B&H dailies running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LitePanels Astra Soft Bi-Color for $899

+ MeFoto BackPacker Air Travel Tripod for $50 in your choice of blue-camo or green-camo

+ LaCie 500GB Rugged Thunderbolt External SSD with USB Type-C Port for $180

+ Zoom H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule (Dark Brown) for $180

Tuesday (EU): lots of tech/electronics at

If you are in the EU or you can favorably shop from there, Amazon Germany is running an “End of Summer sale” for this week at the Gold Box (ange bote in German) and there are plenty of tech and electronics today:

+ various Huion graphics tablets from 51 to 509 euro (13 options)

+ 1TB LACie USB 3.0 external SSD 2.5″ for 56 euro
+ 4TB Samsung QVO SSD internal SSD for 419 eurodollars ~ or euro in short ๐Ÿ˜‰

+ Samsung Galaxy M20 and Watch Active smartwatches

+ tablets from Huawei, Samsung and Lenova (8 options, 119 to 249, no flagships here)
+ various Amazon devices on sale (25e Fire TV stick, Echo Show whatever, etc)
+ HiSense 4K UltraHD televions

+ Logitech and JellyComb keyboards and mice
+ NOTE that most of the keyboards are Germany style QWERTZ

+ Anycubic 3D printers (3 options, plus 3 options of goo [okay, resin])

+ Varta single-use batteries
+ Anker powerbanks (14 to 43 euro)

+ various Kabeldirekt cables (very well reviewed cables)

+ also lots of kitchen and household and fashion/beauty products on sale

Tuesday: Lowepro ProTactic, Vortex 12×50, 2TB Sony AtomX SSDmini, Etc

Tuesday is upon us with four new B&H daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ LowePro ProTactic SH 180 AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera & Lenses (Black) for $60

+ VorTex 12×50 Diamondback Binocular (Green/Black) for $160

+ Sony AtomX SSDmini (2TB) for $349

+ InFocus IN1116 2400-Lumen WXGA 3D DLP Projector for $399