Chasing Dory Underwater Drone for $349 [end Wedn 10a ET]

Good until Wednesday 4/22/20 at 10am ET, Adorama’s daily deal is offering the new condition CHASING Dory Underwater Drone for $349 with free US shipping…

Tuesday: Dr Bag, GenAray, Goal Zero, Sennheiser Mic Kit

It’s getting harder to tell “what day of the day is this?” without looking at a calendar πŸ™‚ But the calendar insists today is Tuesday 4/21/20 and with it we have four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ GenAray MonoBright Daylight LED 750 for $115

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 40 for $99
+ PRO TIP: you can always use it when you cosplay a Doctor πŸ™‚

+ Goal Zero Nomad 28 Plus Solar Panel for $150

+ Sennheiser ME66 Supercardioid Mic Capsule with K6 Power Module Kit for $299

UPDATE: to the Woot daily deals we go where the main deal du jour is a new condition OnePlus 6T (8GB RAM, 128GB, Snapdragon 845 (two generations ago), no microSD, no headphone jack, Unlocked GSM T-Mobile + Verizon) going for $280 or $260 for the open-box. Now that the OnePlus 8T and 8 are out, the time is right to make an educated decision on a purchase for OnePlus fans, and those disappointed by the price-range of the new models can look to the 7-series and 6-series… Elsewhere at Woot, there’s a refurbished 1TB Xbox One X for $230 in “Electronics”, mini refurb HP and Lenova desktops ($170 to $300) in “Computers”…

UPDATE #2: the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the new condition 14″ Dell Inspiron 2-in-1 Chromebook for $399 with 4G RAM, 128GB storage, Intel i3-8130U (8th generation), UHD 620 graphics, touchscreen full-HD LED, 4-cell battery, etc…

Sirui EP-224S Monopod/Tripod Hybrid Thing for $110

It’s monopod-tripod hybrid day at the Adorama daily deal, good until Tuesday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold out), you can get the new condition Sirui EP-224S 4 Section Multi-Function Flip Leg Lock Carbon Fiber Photo/Video Monopod-Tripod hybrid thing for $110 with free US shipping…

Monday: Sandisk SD and microSD sale (9 options), Dell, HP, Epson

a Sandisk sale is one of the Best Buy deals du jour and it includes nine Sandisk Ultra PLUS microSD and full-size SD cards with the prices as follows:

+ full-size SD: 64GB for $15, 128GB for $25, 256GB for $45
+ $/GB winner: 256GB

+ microSDXC: 32GB for $10, 64GB for $15, 128GB for $25, 400GB for $70
+ $/GB winner: 400GB

But that’s not all, in the rest of the Best Buy daily deals they offer, among others:

+ refurb Epson Workforce ES-50 sheet-fed [memo to self: BE CAREFUL to AVOID TYPOS HERE] for $60

+ Platinum (brand name) dual USB-C 8-port hub for $50
+ these type of docking stations are all the rage these days; don’t forget you can even use them with USB-C Chromebooks too

+ DELL Inspiron Desktop for $400
+ Intel Core i3-9100, 8GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB storage, Intel UHD 630, 6 USB ports, DVD-RW, etc
+ full model name: I3670-3438BLK-PUS
+ fear not, there’s no actual pus πŸ˜‰

+ HP 17.3″ Laptop for $480
+ Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB Solid State Drive, etc

Monday: Vanguard VEO2 GO, Bright Tangerines, ZOOM F4, Etc

It is Monday 4/20/20! And with it we have a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals as follows:

+ VanGuard VEO 2 GO 265CB with T-50 Ball Head for $130

+ Bright Tangerine Misfit Atom Pola+ Matte Box for $299
+ even though it’s a Tangerine, it is not edible and you cannot make juice out of it πŸ˜‰

+ ZOOM F4 6-Input / 8-Track Multi-Track Field Recorder for $400

+ Watson Pro Cine High-Load V-Mount Battery Kit with Dual-Bay Charger for $449

Sunday: Bescor Light Kit, HPRC Case, Tether Battery Pack, Etc

Sunday 4/19/20 is here and we can haz a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:50pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ BesCor Chameleon RGB Bi-Color LED 1-Light Kit for $118

+ HPRC 6400TRIB Wheeled Hard Case for Tripods with Soft Interiors Kit for $230

+ Tether Tools ONsite USB Type-C 87W PD Battery Pack for $100
+ 26,800 mAh, 87W, USB-C input and output, plus two USB-A outputs, PD, QC 3.0

+ Samson SE10T Earset Microphone with Miniature Condenser Capsule with 4 Cable Adapters (Beige) for $45

Friday: Samsung Galaxy S10e offers starting at $399 with $50 Best Buy GC with Carrier Versions

Samsung is the word of the day at the Friday 4/17/20 Best Buy daily deals where the headliner is the unlocked Samsung Galaxy A50 going for $200 with activation or $250 without activation.

But the biggest deal is a promotion on the new condition Samsung Galaxy S10e. The offers depend on whether it’s Unlocked or carrier-version and whether you activate it with purchase, or you activate it later if-and-when you want to when you receive it and whether you pay it all or use a financing plan.

Three carrier options are available, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T. These have installment plan options and one-time payment options. The Unlocked options cost $50 less if you select the activate it today. Prices start at $399 for the one-time payment carrier option for the 128GB storage model with a $50 Best Buy electronic gift card on select options.

Some of the options include a $50 Best Buy electronic gift card. Check that particular option you are interested in to see whether it gets it. It’s kinda messy to sort it out, so take a deep breath make a cup of tea and explore the options πŸ™‚

Lensbaby 5.8mm f3.5 Circular Fisheye for $160 [C/N/E/m43/X], GVM tripod, LumeCube, Etc

The Friday B&H daily deals, as usual, are good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET. Meanwhile orders placed at B&H the last few days will begin shipping on 4/20/20 as they return from the Passover holiday…

+ Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 Circular Fisheye Lens for $160 in your Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, M43rds and Fuji X

+ GVM Carbon Fiber 4-Section Monopod with Video Fluid Head for $119

+ LumeCube AIR LED Professional Lighting Kit for Video and Photography for $159

+ Pelican light for $18

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal has finally changed, it is now the new condition Quasar Science Q50-X Q-LED-X Crossfade Linear LED Lamp, Single for $129. This ends on Saturday at 10am ET…

CORRECTION: I got the dates confused, I previously mentioned the E-M10 II long deal expiring on Thursday and on 4/17/20. The former is incorrect because 4/17/20 is actually a Friday. All apologies for the confusion. I am, after all, a river of confusion πŸ™‚

Thursday: 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC, 9.7″ NixPlay, Etc [LAST CALL for $299 E-M10 II with 14-42 R]

There is some action on the Thursday 4/16/20 Best Buy daily deals as follows:

+ 256GB Sandisk Ultra Plus microSDXC for $45

+ 9.7-inch NixPlay digi-frame for $230

+ 4pk Sengled Smart A19 LED multi-color starter kit for $65

+ refurb latest AirPods for $130

+ $500 HP Ryzen 5 laptop (15.6″, touchscreen, 12GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Windoze)

And at the NewEgg daily deals, starting at 3am ET on Thursday is the new condition 256GB Patriot EP microSDXC for $33…

As a reminder, the Tuesday B&H dailies continue until Thursday at 11:59pm ET, while Amazon.com and Amazon Germany only offer digital products as their deals of the day.

And a last last-call, ending on Thursday at 10am ET is the Adorama daily deal that gets you the new condition Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 R for $299 in your choice of silver or black color scheme…

Miggo 3-in-1 Aqua Versa, Sunpak Tripod, GVM Slider [ends Thur PM]

UPDATE: OOPS, I didn’t notice the expiration date, these are 72 hour deals, not 24 hour deals…

Good until Thursday 4/16/20 Tuesday 4/14/20 at 11:59pm ET, Tax Eve 2020 [kind of] is a new trio of B&H daily deals as follows:

+ Miggo 3-in-1 Agua Versa Backpack 90 for $89
+ because X-in-1 is all the rage in bags these days πŸ™‚

+ Sunpak 6630LX Medium-Duty Aluminum Tripod for $15

+ GVM Professional Video Carbon Fiber Motorized Camera Slider (32″) for $240

Keep in mind, orders placed at B&H will be shipped on 4/20+ when they return from the holidays…

Speaking of dailies, good until 4/17/20 at 10am ET is the Adorama daily deal for the Passover Holiday season, a bang for the buck entry into the M43rds system, the new condition Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 R going for $299 with free US shipping in your choice of silver or black…

Monday: LensPen, Cartoni Focus HD, Ring Light, Mic, Cases, Etc

Monday is here with a non-alcoholic six-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET on Monday 4/13/20 but keep in mind all orders placed at B&H this time period will ship 4/20+ as the company is closed for the Passover Holiday:

+ LensPen DSLR PRO kit for $14

+ Cartoni Focus HD Smart Deployment System Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader for $1499
+ or for the same money you could buy 107 LensPen kits πŸ™‚

+ Impact FRC-RLSLB Fluorescent 19″ Ring Light with Dimmer Kit for $74

+ HPRC 2400 Hard Case for DJI Mavic Pro (Red) for $80

+ Senal SCI-3212MP Small-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone with Interchangeable Capsules (Matched Pair) for $75

+ Overboard Waterproof Large Phone Case for $20 in two color options
+ these are general-use, not made for a specific phone
+ PSA: don’t throw your phone …Overboard, it is not a magical floating self-homing case πŸ™‚

UPDATE: at the Woot daily deal, the main Woot has a big sale on Apple products (iPads, iMacs, MacBooks) ranging from $80 (iPad Mini 1st generation) to $1400 [most are refurbished, check each listing for details], and “Computers” has a refurbished 32″ curved 4K Samsung monitor for $290, and “Electronics” has a 2pk of Blink XT home security cameras for $70…

Sunday: Lowepro DryZone, Vixen 50/7 Refractor, IndiPro, Etc

A new 4-pack of B&H daily deals are here until 11:59pm ET tonight (Sunday 4/12/20) as follows:

+ Lowepro DryZone 200 Backpack for $130 in a yellow-jacket color-scheme

+ IndiPro Micro-Series 98Wh Li-Ion Battery Kit with Dual Fusion Charger (V-Mount) for $450

+ Vello Universal Pop-Up Diffuser for SLR Pop-Up Flashes for $5.50

+ Vixen Optics Nature Eye 50mm f/7 Refractor AZ Telescope for $23

CONTINUING as the Adorama daily deal until 4/17/20 at 10am ET is the new condition Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 R for $299 in your choice of black or silver. The daily deal lasts longer as a Passover Holiday deal special…

Still Good: Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42 f3.5-5.6 II R for $299 [expires 4/17 at 10am ET]

UPDATE 4/12/20 at 00:15am ET this offer is good until 4/17/20 at 10am eastern, giving you play of time to research and compare the camera [or earlier if sold out]…

UPDATE 4/10/20 at 12:45pm ET as of this recheck, the $299 price continues!

Woohoo! It’s a camera day at the Adorama daily deal, you can get the new condition Olympus E-M10 II with 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 II R lens for $299 with free US shipping. This is good for the black color scheme (aforelinked) but also the silver color scheme

Optionally, when you click on the “Special Offer Create Your Bundle and Save Up to $345!” link, you have options to get a combined purchase discount of this camera kit with various Sigma and Rokinon M43rds lenses…

This is a great deal given the price and it will expire on Friday at 10am eastern OR earlier for either color option that may sell out ahead of its expiration time.

NOTE that orders will ship April 17+ in 2020 after Adorama returns from the Passover Holiday…

Still Good: “Analogue Photography: A Reference Manual for Shooting Film” by Andrew Bellamy for $3

UPDATE 4/10/20 at 12:43pm ET: as of this recheck, the $3 sale price continues for this ebook that was a Wednesday daily deal…

Everything old is new again! There’s a brand new book about shooting on film and it is one of the Amazon Wednesday ebook deals of the day, good until 11:59pm pacific time on 4/8/20. The author is Andrew Bellamy and the 192-page Princeton Architectural Press ebook is on sale for $3 for the Kindle. The ebook is titled “Analogue Photography: A Reference Manual for Shooting Film”

The Kindle sample will show you the first few pages of the book (including the table of contents) but if you go the the paperback page and “Look Inside” you will be able to jump around inside the book.

There are a couple of international reviews on it (one UK, one Italy) while the only USA review is a two-word review titled “Beautiful Design” but with a 1-star rating. This type of confusion sadly is prevalent (for various reasons) at Amazon, where the text of the review does not match the star rating. In this case, this novice reviewer may have gotten confused because on the same day (Nov 30, 2019) he reviewed a physical product with a 1-star for which he wrote actual meaningful text that matched the review title of “Total Rip-Off”.

Regardless, you can return e-books if you don’t like them. You can go to amazon.com/myk and select “Digital”, locate the ebook you want to return, click on the dots and select “Return for Refund”. The return window for ebooks is one week (or something like that, I don’t recall the exact duration)…

(ENDED) Friday: 128GB Samsung Endurance PRO microSDXC for $28, Etc

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Various Dailies: $35 Pentax Bino, Silk Lite, Dracast, Etc

The Wednesday B&H dailies are good for 72 hours, good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Pentax 8×21 UCF R Binocular for $35

+ Slik Lite AL-420 Tripod with LED Center Column Flashlight for $50

+ DraCast S-Series Plus Bi-Color LED1500 Panel with V-Mount Battery Plate for $299

+ Samson Concert 88 Lavalier UHF Wireless Microphone Presentation System (D: 542 to 566 MHz) for $100

NOTE that orders will ship after April 17 as B&H is closed for the Passover holidays…

Meanwhile at Woot there is a DJI sale but as of the time of writing, the actual drones sold out, but remaining available is a $15 controller and a $35 filter kit…

If you want to rekindle your love for your coffee, or if you prefer the convenience of button touches, various coffee products are on sale, including a Nespresso machine, at the Best Buy dailies

And the Adorama daily (changes Wedn 10am ET) is the new condition Gigabyte 15.6″ FHD gaming laptop for $949 (i7-9750H 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with a nice 6GB memory, Windoze Ten, etc)

Tuesday: PD CaptureLens (C/N/E), Vello remote, Smith-Victor LED, Impact Muslin, Nanuk Wheels On Fire, Etc

Not an actual lens but a kinda-lensy-thing is one of the B&H daily deals for Tuesday until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Peak Design CaptureLENS for $40 in Canon EF, Nikon F and Sony E/FE

+ Vello ShutterBoss II Timer Remote Switch for $30 with seven camera options

+ Smith-Victor LED Ring Light for $100 to $125 (two options)

+ Impact Chroma Muslin Background (10 x 24′, Green) for $70

+ NaNuk 938 Wheeled Case with Foam (Black) for $150

+ CAD Equitek E100S Supercardioid Condenser Microphone for $199

Monday: Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 [C/N/E/L], Dr. Bag, GVM, AceBil

Monday is here in the B&H daily deals and hooray, it’s another LENS DAY! Offers good until Monday 4/6/20 at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG HSM Art for DSLRs for $999 in Canon EF or Nikon F

+ Sigma 14-24mm f2.8 DG DN HSM Art for Mirrorless systems for $1199 in Sony E and Leica L

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 30 for $79

+ AceBil I-705DX Prosumer Tripod System for $100

+ GVM 800D-RGB LED Studio 3-Video Light Kit for $259

+ Goal Zero Sherpa 50 Power Pack with 110 Volt Inverter Kit for $80

+ also $18 Sennheiser earphone and $300 VocoPro wireless microphone package

UPDATE: the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday at 10am ET) is the new condition Monument Labs Personal Cloud Server with Gigabit Ethernet and Wi-Fi for $99 with free US shipping…

UPDATE #2: one of the New Egg dailies is the new condition 128GB Team Color II microSDXC offered for $14 with up to three per customer. Sold and shipped by NewEgg herself…

Sunday: Rokinon 14/2.8 AF (FE) for $489, MeFoto, Peak D, DraCast, LiteP, Etc

Hooray, Sunday 4/5/20 is another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Rokinon AF 14mm f/2.8 FE for $489
+ only for the Sony FE system, and an actual Auto Focus lens!

+ open box Peak Design Everyday Messenger 13″ Version 2 for $120 in two color options

+ MeFoto BackPacker Air Travel Tripod for $49 in two color schemes

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Bi-Color Light for $119

+ LitePanels Brick Bi-Color On-Camera LED Light for $190

+ RucPAc Slide Camera Strap for $25 in four color schemes

+ Crown Audio Slide Camera Strap for $170 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ flash deal: Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool for $10
+ Guardians of the Galaxy Rocket NOT included ^_^

UPDATE: speaking of B&H, they have launched a LIVE-Streaming from Home portal with various assorted products that can achieve this. If you wanted to dabble with a YouTube channel and such, this is a great opportunity. You never know how it goes until you try it! Sometimes when you put a camera/mic in front of someone, they transform πŸ™‚ Try it! And if you do, please let us know in the comments πŸ™‚

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday 10am ET) is the new condition Mini Gadgets HCNVMiniCube 1″ 1080p Mini Cube Camera with Night Vision going for $35…

UPDATE #2 at the Sunday Woot dailies, the main Woot has a selection of Standing Desk gear ($23 to $109), while the “Computers” sub-Woot has MSI gaming desktops for $520 to $1250…

And at the Best Buy dailies there is a light theme, an OttLite powerup desk-lamp with wireless charging for $45, and two packs of GE A19 smart bluetooth LED light bulbs and a 80″ full color smart LED light strip, all together for $100 [the page over there walks you through what to click to get them all]….

Saturday: 256GB Samsung EVO microSDXC for $40 [limit 3]

On the microSD cards front, I’m on the Samsung bandwagon, and if you are too, or you want to give them a try, one of the NewEgg deals of the day for Saturday 4/4/2020 is the new condition 256GB Samsung EVO microSDXC (UHS-I, U3, up to 100MB/sec, with full-size adapter) going for $40 with free shipping, sold and shipped by NewEGG itself, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

No promo code, no mail-in rebate nonsense πŸ™‚

LG V40 ThinQ, GVM LED kit, Meade Bino, Joby, Tamrac (ends Sat PM)

As usual, the Friday set of B&H daily deals run until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out), giving you more time to decide on the more difficult decisions such as:

+ unlocked LG V40 ThinQ for $330

+ GVM LS-P80S LED Light Kit with Softbox for $129

+ Rogue FlashBender 2 Reflector (XL Pro, Silver) for $34
+ optionally buy it together with a Vello universal softbox with colored gels for $42

+ Meade 10×42 RidgeWay Binocular for $30

+ Joby GripTight PRO Tablet Mount with GorillaPod for $17

+ Tamrac Goblin Accessory Pouch 1.7 for $10 in three color choices

+ Pelican headlamps, four options, $15 to $30

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Saturday at 10am ET) is the new condition Aura Frames 9.7″ High Resolution LED Digital Photo Frame for $120 with free US shipping…

And at the Best Buy daily deals for Friday 4/3/20 is the new condition 256GB PNY Elite USB 3.1 Type C flash drive for $45. This is not a dual drive, it only has USB-C (of course there are plenty of adapters for use with full size USB Type A)…

Thursday: Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 [C/N/A/K], Rotolight, Peak D, Tascam DR05, 3Doodler, Etc

Hooray, back to back lens days at the B&H daily deals and for Thursday 4/2/20, it is SHIGUMA time! Good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 DC HSM ART for $529 in Canon, Nikon, Sony and Pentax APS-C SLR systems

+ Peak Design Everyday Sling (10L) for $80 in two color schemes

+ RotoLight NEO 2 LED Light for $140

+ Porta Brace Wheeled Rigid Frame DSLR Case for $250

+ RAVpower 20,100mAh Universal Power Bank with AC Outlet for $60

+ Tascam DR-05 Portable Handheld Digital Audio Recorder for $65

+ 3Doodler Create EDU Bundle (Full) for $599

UPDATE: the headliner of the Best Buy dailies is the new condition 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 hard drive for $180…

Tue Big Storage Sale: WD, Seagate, G-Tech, Glyph, Promise Tech, Etc

Today, Tuesday March 31 in 2020 is National Backup Day and to sale-a-brate that, the B&H daily deals have a storage theme, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Seagate hard drives, 7 options, $46 (1TB) to $480

+ WD hard drives, 11 options, starting at $70 (2TB USB-C external)
+ these have automatically applied in-cart coupons to arrive at the sale price

+ G-Tech G-Drive hard drives, 5 options, discounts applied automatically in the shopping cart

+ Synology DiskStation DS220j 2-Bay NAS Enclosure for $150

+ Promise Technlogy Pegasus32 Thunderbolt 3 RAID, 4 options, all in the four figures

+ Intel 1TB 660P NVMe M.2 Internal SSD for $115, 2TB for $220
+ Glyph Technology Docking Stations, 4 options, $240 to $400

+ flash deal: Sony AtomX SSDmini (2TB) for $379
+ coming later: 500GB LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt SSD USB-C (price before sale $160)

Monday: PowerEx 4-slot charger for $8, Zhiyun WeeBill for Mirrorless, GVM, Impact kit, Etc

Monday is upon us, April Fool’s Day is almost here, and I have not figured out any April Fool’s Day posts yet! #panic!

In the meantime, the Monday B&H daily deals have seven offers good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out) as follows:

+ POWEREX MH-C204GT 4-slot Smart Charger for $8
+ batteries NOT included
+ charge them in pairs of two
+ comes with AC adapter AND car adapter
+ six hours for a full set of batteries
+ optionally buy it together with an 8pk of PowerEx 2700 mAh non-LSD batteries for a $4 off combined purchase discount
+ LSD = Low Self Discharge

+ Zhiyun WEEBILL LAB Handheld Stabilizer for Mirrorless Cameras for $250

+ GVM RGB-10S LED On-Camera RGB LED Video Light with Wi-Fi Control for $42

+ Impact Luxbanx Duo Small Strip Softbox (12 x 36″) for $60 with FREE 12×32″ Fabrid Grid included by B&H

+ also Roland mixer, Nuforce earphones and Senal microphone

UPDATE: among the Monday Woot website deals, under “Computers”, you can get the factory-conditioned Microsoft Surface Book (actual laptop, not tablet) for $500 with a 1-year Microsoft warranty. It is i5-6300U 2.4GHz, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, 267ppi 13.5″ 3000×2000 touchscreen, Windoze 10 PRO, etc… The CPU ranks #991 at cpubenchmark.net

UPDATE #2: at the Best Buy dailies, they have a 5pk of 16GB PNY USB 2.0 flash drives all together for $18, and Nixplay 9.7-inch digiframes ($224 to $264)…

UPDATE #3: the Adorama daily deal (changes Monday at 10am ET) is the new condition Benro RedDog R1 Handheld Stabilizer offered for $200 with free US shipping…

Sunday: Tamrac Goblins, Fujinon 10×42 Bino, Etc

Six is the magic number for the B&H daily deals for Sunday, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Fujinon 10×42 KF Binocular for $90

+ Tamrac Goblins, 18 options, $6 to $12
+ not a joke, the product name is “Goblin” πŸ™‚

+ O’Ben TS-110 Deluxe Tripod Strap with Swivel Clip for $17

+ SenSei DOC-CK Deluxe Optics Care and Cleaning Kit for $13

+ also dashcam camera and loudspeaker management system

UPDATE: at the Best Buy dailies, $100 can get you a 5TB WD EasySto’or external USB 3.0 hard drive…

Dual Wielder, Magnus, Moultrie, Anker, Sirui, Etc (ends Sat PM)

Not a lens day but plenty of offerings at the latest B&H daily deals good until Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any individual item that manages to sell out ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ RUCPAC camera straps, $25 to $50 (for the Dual Wielder ~ you can be a swordsman with two camera bodies!)

+ Porta Brace Wheeled Tripod/Light Case (Black) for $250

+ Magnus MegaGrip Flexible Tripod for $13, with Mini Ball Head for $20

+ Impact PowerSync Mini Transmitter and Receiver Kit for $70

+ Moultrie M-4000i Trail Camera Bundle with Batteries & SD Card for $70

+ Anker Roav Viva Alexa-Enabled Car Charger with Universal Magnetic Mount for $18

+ flash deal: Genaray MonoBright Daylight LED 1200 for $199
+ next flash deal: no teasers yet

MEANWHILE the current Adorama daily deal (changes Friday 10am ET) is the new condition Sirui EP-224S 4 Section Multi-Function Flip Leg Lock Carbon Fiber Photo/Video Monopod going for $110 with free US shipping…

Thur: Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for $999 [C/N]

It’s another LENS DAY at the B&H daily deals, and not just any lens but an f2.8 PRO zoom, running until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sigma 70-200mm f2.8 DG OS HSM Sports for $999 in your Canon EF or Nikon F

+ VelBon Sherpa 6350D Tripod with PHD-65D 3-Way Pan Head for $60

+ AngLer 865BLED Sparta Bicolor LED Light for $99

+ DraCast LED3000 Silq Bi-Color LED Panel for $479

+ TasCam DR-60DmkII 4-Input / 4-Track Multitrack Field Recorder for $130

+ also Teradek and Polsen audio gear

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (ends Fri 10am ET) is the new condition Acer Nitro 7 15.6″ Full HD IPS Gaming Notebook (i7-9750H 2.60GHz, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 with 3GB, W10H, etc) going for $649…

UPDATE: the Best Buy dailies include the new condition 3TB WD Black P10 external hard drive with USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A going for $90.

UPDATE #2: the extra downtime is a great opportunity to rekindle (pun intended) the reading habit, be it fiction or non-fiction, and for that, you have plenty of affordable options in the $1 to $3 at the Kindle Monthly Deals, with over 1000 options, broken down by various categories…

UPDATE #3: speaking of ebooks, if you have an Amazon ereader hardware device, you are eligible for a FREE 2-Month Kindle Unlimited trial. If not cancelled before the expiration, it will automatically convert to a $10/month Netflix-style subscription. They have over 70,000 options now, including “designer books” (eg Harry Potter), it’s not just self-published authors… (I’m assuming the system determines that you “have” an Amazon eReader if one is registered to your account?)…

Wedn: ASUS Zenfone and 29″ Monitor, Tiffen VND (72 to 82mm), Dr. Bag, SteadiCam, Panasonic HomeHawk, Etc

It’s ASUS day at the B&H daily deals for Wednesday 3/25/20, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ ASUS ZenFone 5Z ZS620KL Dual-SIM 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked) for $279
+ because not everything revolves around iPhones and Galaxies
+ okay, scientifically yes to the Galaxies πŸ˜‰

+ ASUS MX299Q Ultra-Wide Cinematic Monitor (29″, Silver and Black) for $199
+ 21:9 2560 x 1080, 0.8mm Bezel Thickness,16.4mm at Thinnest Point, etc

+ Tiffen Variable Neutral Density Filters, 72mm, 77mm, 82mm, $50 to $70 each AFTER a $20 mail-in rebate

+ SteadiCam AIR 25 Monopod for $199

+ ARCO Video Dr. Bag 20 for $69
+ also useful for your Grey’s Anatomy cosplays?

+ Panasonic HomeHawk SHELF 1080p Home Monitoring Camera with Night Vision for $60
+ NOT micro four thirds πŸ™‚

+ flashdeal: Pelican 7060 Gen 5 Rechargeable LED Flashlight for $70
+ next: JOBY GripTight POV Kit (price before sale $19)

Tuesday: Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 for $60

The headliner Amazon Gold Box deal of the day for Tuesday 3/24/20 is the Adobe Photoshop Elements 2020 going for $60 in your choice of digital download or Disc delivered by mail…

In other daily action, the Adorama daily deal (changes Wedn 10am ET) is the new condition Polar Pro Mavic 2 Pro Cinema Series Gradient Filter Collection (with ND8GR, ND164 & ND328) going for $50 with free US shipping…

Tuesday: Zeiss Batis 40/2 CF (E) for $949, Wooden Camera, DraCast, SmallHD, Etc

Hooray, we have another lens day, Tuesday 3/24/20 is the second in a row at the B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Zeiss Batis 40mm f2 CF for $949 in Sony E only (full frame of course)
+ CF = close focusing, not carried forward

+ Wooden Camera Unified BMPCC4K/BMPCC6K Camera Cage (Rubber Handle) for $169
+ “Wooden Camera” is the company’s name, you will not receive an actually wooden camera πŸ™‚
+ add this to the company/product naming faux-pas πŸ™‚

+ DraCast BoltRay LED600 Plus Daylight LED Light for $139

+ SmallHD FOCUS OLED SDI Monitor Gimbal Kit for $299

+ also NetGear NightHawk and Denon Audio Commander
+ very impressive sounding names πŸ™‚

Meanwhile the headliner of the Tuesday Best Buy dailies is the Microsoft Surface PRO 7 tablet going for $900 after you add it to the shopping cart (12.3″, i5, 8GB, 256GB SSD, latest model). Keyboard and Pen are NOT included…

Monday: 2pk 32GB Sandisk Ultra microSD for $11 after coupon

If you need 32GB microSD cards, or you have older devices that don’t work with higher capacities, good until Monday 3/23/20 at 11:59pm central time (or earlier if sold out) Woot is offering a new condition 2pk of 32GB Sandisk Ultra microSD cards (A1, U1, Class 10, up to 98MB/sec transfer read) for $11 after using coupon code SANDISK in their shopping cart. It comes out to $5.50 per 32GB card after the coupon. The price before the coupon is $16. They come with the Sandisk Limited Warranty. Limit one offer per customer.

PS: another use, if you have higher capacity memory cards in devices that end up not using them, you can swap out the higher capacity cards and put the 32GB cards in them. You may think you’re gonna fill up the tablet’s 128GB microSD card but when you look six months later, it uses up just 12GB πŸ™‚ Not that I’ve done this, this is purely an example for example purposes. Really! πŸ™‚

Monday: Rokinon 14mm f2.8 for $249 [C/E] or $269 [N w/AE]; Sony CFast 2.0, Adobe, Etc

Hooray, it’s LENS DAY at the Monday 3/23/20 B&H daily deals running until 11:59pm ET or earlier for any that manages to sellout ahead of the designated expiration time…

+ 2pk 64GB Sony CFAST 2.0 G series memory card and Card Reader for $200

+ Rokinon 14mm f2.8 IF ED UMC for $249 in Canon EF or Sony E manual focus and $269 for Nikon with AE chip
+ ED is Extra-low Dispersion (does not need blue pills to function)

+ Adobe Premiere Elements 2020 for $60 in your choice of DVD or digital download

+ Impact Panel Frame Reflector Kit – Zebra Gold / Zebra Silver (43 x 67″) for $200

+ Ruggard Electronics dry cabinets, 8 options, $70 to $1000
+ consult with your gurus whether these work for cigars and/or puerh teas πŸ™‚

+ Alesis Elevate 3 MKII – 20W 3″ Two-Way Active Desktop Studio Monitors (Pair) for $59
+ that’s a pretty good value per pound, they weigh 6.3 lbs (shipping weight 8.6 lbs) ~ if we were buying speakers like groceries πŸ™‚

Zhiyun Crane V2 3-Axis Brushless Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer for $326 [ends Mon 10am ET]

The latest Adorama Daily Deal (expires 10am ET Monday or earlier if sold out) is the new condition Zhiyun Crane V2 3-Axis Brushless Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer going for $326 with free US shipping…

And an update from Adorama’s shipping, the same-day shipping cut-off point for orders, whether they are regular or rush, will be 11:30am eastern time on Monday through Thursday and 10:30am ET on Friday.

Sunday: Tamrac Nagano, SpiderPRO, Xcellon USB Hub, Vanguard VEO2, Etc

Every day is like Sunday during the Corona Days but we have some excitement, six new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any that sells out ahead of its designated time):

+ Tamrac Nagano 12L Camera Backpack for $50 in two color options

+ SpiderPro Hand Strap for $29

+ XCeLLon 7-Port USB 3.0 HubΒ² with Intelligent Charging for $30
+ five data ports, two charging ports, full size Type A all
+ NOTE: the 2 superscript appears to be part of the model name? Not sure πŸ™‚ Just like the final “s”, these type of potentially confusing things are best avoided in product names πŸ™‚

+ JarvisMobile Dual-Port USB Type-C PD + QC 3.0 Wall & Car Charger Kit for $20

+ also NetGear router and AKG wireless mic set ~ both with automatic add-to-cart discounts

MEANWHILE at the Adorama Daily Deal (changes daily 10am ET) they are offering the new condition Vanguard VEO 2 235CB 5-Section Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod for $110 with free US shippings…

UPDATE: reading is fun-da-mental at the Amazon Gold Box where the headliner deal of the day is a sale on 98 Kindle eBooks from a various of genres, fiction and non-fiction…

At the Best Buy dailies, there’s a refurbished Epson Workforce ES-50 sheetfed [memo to self: be careful with typos here!] scanner going for $70… and a 27″ Acer Predator XB272 LED G-Sync FHD computer monitor going for $350. Pretty soon, all communication will happen with TLAs! (Three Letter Acronyms]…

Rotolight Anova PRO 2 BiC, Celestron, RucPac, Etc (ends Sat PM)

And here we are again, a new round of B&H daily deals, as usual on Fridays good until 11:59pm ET on Saturday (but orders not accepted Fri PM to Sat PM {check their website for exact times}):

+ RotoLight Anova Pro 2 Bi-Color Standard LED Light for $800

+ PapaGO GoSafe 220 Dash Camera for $40

+ RucPac Professional Tech Headlamp for $25

+ XerOX B205 Multifunction Printer for $125

+ flash deal: CelesTron AstroMaster 70AZ 70mm f/13 Alt-Az Refractor Telescope, Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Bundle for $90; because the real stars are in the sky, not on the television πŸ˜‰

Of the Best Buy dailies, somewhere in the middle of the Friday lot, they have the GOPRO Karma (not Chameleon) Grip stabilizer for $150 with free US shipping and store pickup/etc…

At the Friday Woot website they have refurbished former flagship Android smartphones starting at $60 in “Electronics”, and a $100 refurb 11.6″ HP Chromebook in “Computers”…

And at the Adorama dailies (changes 10am ET daily) you get the new condition Pelican 95QT Elite Cooler for $515. This is bear-certified, though not certified against stock market bears πŸ˜‰

And if you are a Prime Member, for a limited time, you can get the new condition 2019 model year Fire TV Stick for $23 instead of its non-Prime-member price of $35…

Thursday: Pelican, Velbon Sherpa Tripods w/BH, ZOOM H4n PRO, TorchLED, Etc

Thursday is here with a new set of B&H daily deals until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for anything that sells-out ahead of its designated expiration). We also have the return of the flash deals…

+ CoreSWX TorchLED Bolt 250W On-Camera Light for $149
+ with additional battery and charger for $189

+ Pelican IM Storm Case, without foam, two options, $100 to $120
+ actual pelicans (the birds) NOT included πŸ™‚

+ Velbon Sherpa Aluminum Tripods with Ball Head, three options, $40 to $60

+ ZOOM H4n Pro 4-Input / 4-Track Portable Handy Recorder with Onboard X/Y Mic Capsule for $170

+ flash deal: ZOOM Venture 30 Power Pack and Nomad 7 Plus Solar Kit for $130
+ no teaser (as of time of writing) for next flash deal

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal (changes Thur 10am ET) is the Litra LitraTorch 2.0 Filter Set Limited Edition going for $95 with free US shipping…

Wedn: Digipower Refuel Camera Battery sale (16 options)

For Wednesday 3/20/20, one of the Best Buy deals du jour is a sale on DigiPower ReFuel digital camera batteries. A total of 16 options are available with compatible batteries for various Canon and Nikon and Sony and GoPRO…

Wedn: Elvid 5″ TouchScreen, Zhiyun Crane 3 Lab, Etc

Wednesday is here with a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier for any of them that may manage to sellout ahead of its designated expiration time):

+ ElVid 5″ RigVision HDR On-Camera Touchscreen Monitor for $199

+ Zhiyun CRANE 3 LAB Handheld Stabilizer or $399

+ Impact 5-in-1 Collapsible Oval Reflector with Solid Gold (42×72″) for $50

+ Xcellon USB 3.0 Type-C Mini Docking Station for $30

+ TP-Link ARCHER C8 Dual Band WirelessAC1750 Gigabit Router for $40

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes Wedn 10am ET) is the new condition Bushnell 8x42mm H2O Water Proof Roof Prism Binocular for $60 with free US shipping….

+ AMX ACV-5100 Acendo Vibe Conferencing Soundbar with Camera for $199 in two color options

Tuesday: Fire HD 8 Tablet starting at $50

Another Corona-inspired offer, if you and friends and family and kids and roommates are locked in, the more tablets the merrier appears to be the thinking in the Amazon Gold Box headliner deal of the day for Tuesday 3/17/20, it is the new condition Fire HD 8 tablet going for $50 with free US shipping. This is the base model (16GB storage, With Offers). A +$20 gets you from the 16GB to the 32GB model, and a +$15 removes the Special Offers. They are available in four color options, a great way to color-code the tablets of people living in the same house for ease of recognition [“it’s my tablet, MINE! not yours!!!!”] πŸ™‚

Note that these have microSD slots that can take up to 400GB cards, so the storage limitation of the on-board memory is only if you have any apps that refuse to use the microSD card…

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

Monday: 256GB Sandisk Extreme PRO CFexpress Type B, refurb Nikon Bino, Manfrotto Nitro, Dell 15.6″, Etc

CoronaMonday is here and with it we a new quartet of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Sandisk 256GB Extreme PRO CFexpress Card Type B for $350 after in-cart coupon

+ Manfrotto 612 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head and Aluminum Twin Leg Tripod with Ground Spreader for $700

+ refurbished Nikon 8×42 ProStaff 5 Binoculars for $90

+ DELL 15.6″ Inspiron 15 Multi-Touch Laptop for $330
+ 2.2GHz Core i3-8130U dual, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 1920 x 1080 Touchscreen,Intel UHD Graphics 620, etc
+ with FREE 1-year BitDefender 5-device license

Meanwhile the current Adorama daily deal (changes at 10am ET) is the new condition Thinkware F800 Pro 1080p HD Dash Cam for $175…

Speaking of which, for a limited time, Audible is offering for FREE (Buy for $0.00) the James Taylor Original “Break Shot: My First 21 Years”…

Sunday: Venus Lowa 15mm f4 MACRO for $349 [C/N/K/A], Etc

Sunday is here with a new set of B&H daily deals and lo-n-bee-hold (because we need all the bees!) it is a LENS DAY, good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Venus Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro Lens for $349 in your choice of Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K and Sony A; an old school SLR-only lens

+ Porta Brace hard cases, two options, $60 to $100

+ also combo powerbank and xenon flashlights

HP Sprocket, GVM, Spiffy, Atech CFast 2.0, Etc (ends Sat PM)

Friday is here and with it we have a new of B&H daily deals which end on Saturday at 11:59pm ET (or earlier if soldout) but as usual B&H does not accept orders between Friday PM and Saturday PM…

+ Atech Blackjet VX-1C CFast 2.0 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C Card Reader with 64GB CFast 2.0 Card for $140

+ HP Sprocket 2-in-1 Smartphone Printer & Instant Camera for $60

+ GVM 7S RGB LED On-Camera Video Light with Wi-Fi Control for $45

+ Spiffy Gear light blaster, five options, $50 to $70

+ flash deal: open-box Peak Design Everyday Messenger 15″ Version 2 for $130
+ no teaser yet for upcoming flash deal(s)

Meanwhile the Adorama daily deal is the Sennheiser ew 112 P G4 Camera Lavalier Set (A:516-558 MHz) bundled with the Zoom H4n Recorder, and a cleaning kit, all together for $600. Offer changes at 10am ET daily…

Then when you scroll down the Best Buy dailies you may find the 5TB WD Easystore external USB 3.0 hard drive for $100. This line of WD HDDs is making the rounds in the Best Buy dailies, so if you want to stock up on them [and you like their prices or you have coupons or store credits or gift cards and such) keep an eye out on them…

Thursday: DataColor SpyderX PRO/Elite, Benro tripods, QuickLok, Etc

Corona Thursday is here with a new 4-pack of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ DataColor SpyderX Pro Colorimeter for $100 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ DataColor SpyderX Elite Colorimeter for $170 after automatic in-cart coupon

+ Benro Video Tripod kits, three options, $160 to $400

+ QuickLock Z-250-BKCY 3-Shelf Computer Workstation for $140 in two color options

+ General Brand Background Stand Support Kit for $39

UPDATE: the Best Buy dailies include the 128GB Sandisk Ultra Plus SDXC card for $25 each…

Wedn: 2pk Hoodman 64GB HCFAST cards for $130, Porta Brace, Etc

And just like that, Hump Day is here once again, as it happens about 52 times per year (52 or 53 to be precise). And with that we have four new B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 2-pack of 64GB Hoodman HCFAST memory cards for $130 total
+ optionally buy it together with an Xcellon CFast 2.0 USB-C Gen II card reader for $5 off combined purchase discount

+ Porta Brace Soft-Sided Case with Quick-Zip Lid for Compact Camcorders and DSLR Rigs for $130

+ CalDigit TS3 Plus 15-Port Thunderbolt 3 Dock (Space Gray) for $200

+ Samson studio headphones for $25

UPDATE: at the bottom of the Best Buy dailies they have the 12TB WD EasyStore external USB 3.0 hard drive for $180 with free US shipping and/or store pickup/ship-to where possible/available…

Tue: Silk Lite Tripod w/Flashlight for $50, Tamrac Goblins, Anker Charging, Etc

The Tuesday B&H daily deals are currently a trio (a bluetooth headphone has already sold out), good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ Silk Lite AL-420S Tripod with LED Center Column Flashlight for $50

+ Auray wooden piano bench for $100 (two options)
+ could perhaps under the right circumstances be used in portraiture as well

+ Tamrac Goblin Accessory Pouch 1.0 for $7 (three color schemes)

UPDATE: at the Woot website there are iPad Mini 4 ($190 to $230) under “Computers” and VIVO Standing Desks under “Clearance” (formerly the unfortunately named “Sellout” which sounds/reads almost like “Soldout”)…

UPDATE #2: the headliner deal of the Amazon Gold Box is yet another Anker charging sale headlined by a 26,800 mAh powerbank (3 power output ports, 2 power input ports, 18 month coverage) for $37.49. The other offers are wall, car and wireless chargers and USB-C and Lightning cables…

Mon: Sirui, Pelican Storm Trek, 256GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC for $60 [512GB for $150]

Monday is here and just like that March Madness is upon us [because “Championship Week” (TM ESPN?) has more games than the actual NCAA tournament]. And with it we have a new set of B&H daily deals good until 11:59pm ET (or earlier if sold out):

+ 256GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card (up to 170MB/sec, V30, U3, C10) for $60 after 40% off in-cart automatic coupon

+ 512GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I memory card (up to 170MB/sec, V30, U3, C10) for $150 after $50 off in-cart automatic coupon

+ optional combined purchase discount with a 2pk of 16GB Sandisk CompactFlash cards

+ Sirui P-326SR Photo/Video Monopod with VH-10X Head for $199 after $30 mail-in rebate

+ Pelican Storm Trak cases, four options, $200 to $269

+ Lumens VC-A51 20x DVI-I/3G-SDI HD PTZ Camera (Black) for $1290

UPDATE: at the Best Buy dailies they have a 2pk of 32GB PNY Attache USB 2.0 flash drives for $8 total [it is USB 2.0 after all], a sale on Logitech mice, while their headliner is the 24-inch DELL LED QHD G-sync monitor (HDMI, DisplayPort) for $250…

UPDATE #2: meanwhile at the Amazon Germany AngeBote [which is today’s word(s) of the day, GoldBox] has a sale on printers (Epson Expression Photo, HP Tango and Sprocket) along with Anker power-n-charging accessories (along with a 7-port USB-C hub for 25~ euro [4.6 out of 5 on 150+ customer reviews), and there’s also a Lenovo laptops, tablets and monitors sale…

[DEAD] Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag for $100 (ends Mon 10am ET)

As of a 6/9/20 at 1:26am ET recheck, this is sold-out and can no longer be ordered…

The current Adorama daily deal ending on Monday at 10am ET (or earlier if sold-out) is the new condition Peak Design Everyday Messenger Bag (for Smaller Body Types & Mirrorless Kits and Up to 13″ Laptops) for $100 with free US shipping and handling