Cables, Hubs and Adapters under $20

If you want to fill up a second or a third drawer full of cables, hubs, and adapters of all kinds, Woot Plus is having a Cables, Hubs and Adapters under $20 sale until 4/10/24 or earlier if sold out.

A total of 28 options are available including USB and USB-C hubs, cable adapters, ethernet cables, video-related cables and adapters, and some LG space-age type thing 😉

Speaking of Woot Plus, good until 4/9/24 or earlier if sold out, they have a sale on many HOKA and ON running shoes. Almost 50 options, most of them hovering around $100. Already a couple of them have sold out.

Buy a 2024 Samsung TV, Get a 65″ Samsung TV for FREE

Crazy Samsung time! For a limited time, at Amazon, Samsung is offering this promotion: Buy a participating 2024 TV and receive for FREE the 65-inch Samsung TU690T TV! This is sold as a bundle at Amazon, so you can be certain you are getting the freebie because you see it shown as a bundle. For example, here’s one example of an eligible product as of the time of writing.

Sunday: Wacom Intuos x Creative Cloud Pho for $295

It’s a name brand bundle, and its the sole Adorama daily deal for Sunday 12/10/23, it’s a Wacom x Creative Cloud bundle for $295. For this, you get:

+ Wacom Intuos Pro Creative Pen Tablet, Medium
+ Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan 1-Year Subscription

14″ MacBook Pro (M3 Pro, 18GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $1749

Good until the end of day on 11/27/23, B&H Photo is offering a new M3 PRO Macbook too, not just previous year models! For $1749 you can get the Apple 14″ MacBook Pro (M3 Pro, Space Black) with 18GB unified RAM, 512GB SSD, 14-core GPU, 16-core Neural, 3024 x 1964 Liquid Retina XDR, 11-core M3 PRO processor, Wifi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, Thunderbolt 4, MagSafe 3, SDXC slot, backlit keyboard, Touch ID sensor, etc, etc, etc.

Woot Tech sale round-up: Single-Use Batteries, iPads $100+, $4 AC Wall charger

And now lettuce take a random look at various tech-related items at the Woot website!

Yet another variant of the single-use battery sale is running until the end of October 2023 (or earlier if sold out) and it includes products from Energizer, Duracell, AC Delco, Fuji, Rayovac and AmazonBasics. It is mostly AA and AAA but there’s a couple of AC Delco 9V options as well.

Depending on how far back in time you want to go in the iPad lineup, they have a Woot Plus iPad sale that is a mix of refurbished and new conditions and prices range from $100 (2017 iPad) to $1200. Sale ends October 21st or earlier if sold out.

And if you are fond of AC Wall charging, they offer the new condition AmazonBasics 24W Two Port USB-A Wall Charger (2.4 Amp per port) for $4, up to three per customer. Averages 4.7 out of 5 on 32k+ Amazon customer reviews as of the time of writing.

As usual, shipping is FREE for Prime members who have connected their Woot-Amazon accounts. Non-Prime members pay the usual shipping fees.

Nintendo Switch OLED model for $290 [limit 2]

Gaming alert! The Nintendo Switch OLED model is on sale for a limited time and in limited quantities as a doorbuster of sorts at the Monoprice for $290 with free standard US shipping in the White Joy-Con color scheme and the Red Neon-Blue color scheme. Limit two per color per customer. Not sure if the limit two applies to all colors or per color.

Speaking of Monoprice, they are running a MEGA SALE that includes a variety of cables as usual, but also if you scoot down to the “Outdoor” section, they have plenty of weatherproof customizable-foam hard cases (12 options) that could be repurposed for camera gear and technology.

AND if you are curious about what the stork brought in recently, they have a page that shows the newest arrivals at the Monoprice website.

AND if you want to buy general-use things to give as pick-me-up gifts and such, you can get this earphone with remote and microphone for just $0.99. No coupon needed. You can buy as many as you want. Averages 4.4 out of 5 on 230+ customer reviews. Free S&H if the order total is $39+.

Who said having 39 grandkids is expensive? 🙂

Friday: iPad PRO (2021, new condition) for $660+

In new condition, and with a 1-year Apple warranty, we find the headliner Woot deal of the day for Friday September 8 in 2023! It is a new condition 2021 iPad PRO sale including both the 11″ and 12.9″ models!

The 11″ Wifi-only starts at $660 and goes up to $850, while the “with cellular” option ranges from $770 to $920. They come with a case.

The 12.9″ Wifi-only starts at $860 and goes up to $950, while the “with cellular” option ranges from $980 to $1020.

Or you can buy twenty 7-inch budget Android tablets 😉

MEANwhile the headliner Creative LIVE ON-AIR class for Friday is a “Fast Class”, a condensed version of a class in about 60 minutes. The topic is “Minimalist Photography” with Canadian Curtis Jones.

Saturday: 2pk Phone-Charging Photo Frames for $24 + S&H

Not your father’s photo frame! The Saturday 8/12/23 Meh daily deal is a 2-pack of Twelve South Powerpic Photo Frame with Built-In Phone Charger offered for $24 plus shipping (free for paying MEH-members).

It is Qi-certified with up to 10W charging. LOL – it even comes with two stock pictures for the picture frame – in case someone doesn’t have their own pictures! It has over 300 customer ratings at Amazon where it goes for $50.

MEANwhile the Adorama dailies continue to be in “Top Deals” mode…

The DiscountMAGS weekend sale that typically runs until Monday night is a “Hot 100” titles sale. Then they offer a 3-year prepaid digital subscription to over 7500 titles for $100 for the 3-year period. And after that, they even sell some …paperback books!

I forgot to post this earlier on, we have an …in-stock alert, the new edition of the Trader Joe Fearless Flyer. Because TJ is lyfe! There you will learn about the most “oat-standing” beverage. Because #DadJokes!

Monoprice 6ft 8K HDMI 2.1 cable for $1

Monoprice has a cable doorbuster of sorts! For a limited time, you can get their 6-foot 8K HDMI 2.1 cable for just $1. Actually it’s $0.99 but I’m rounding it up for simplicity. You can buy as many 1-packs as you want (I added 25 of them in the shopping cart without issue). The 2-packs and 3-packs are not on sale.

Speaking of cables, they offer a 10ft Ethernet cable for $4. This is CAT6, Black PoE Patch Cable, 30W, PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at), Shielded (U/FTP), 24AWG, 500MHz, Solid Pure Bare Copper, Shielded RJ45.

Both of the above are sale prices. No coupons needed.

Free standard US shipping on orders of $39+.

Separately, they are running an Anniversary sale. Anniversary of what you ask? Who knows, it’s a SALE 🙂

Continuing over there are the previously mentioned coupon codes:

+ SUMMER5 is $5 off a $25+ order

+ SUMMER10 is $10 off a $50+ order

+ SAVE250 is $250 off a $1000+ order

Amazon Fire 11 MAX tablet for $150+ [save extra 20% off w/eligible trade-in]

I’m really posting this deal just so I can say that Amazon takes tablets more seriously than Google itself, who is supposed to be the Mother and Guardian of All Things Android 🙂

As part of the Prime Dayz festivities, Amazon is offering its brand new Fire MAX 11 tablet for $150 for Prime members. Or you can buy a bundle with the official Keyboard Case for $240, or for $10 more, you can get it with Keyboard Case + Stylus. This has 64GB with Lockscreen Ads.

But Wait, You Pay Even LESS
But this is actually an even better deal if you are willing to make a trade-in. Amazon offers a 20% off trade-in credit on the purchase price of an eligible trade-in, plus the trade-in value. If you have connected Amazon devices on your account, it will automatically show you the trade-in price. For example, it showed me $5 for a prehistoric Kindle with Keyboard. You can also search for eligible devices in the Trade-IN box over there.

The benefit of this offer is not the trade-in value, but the extra 20% off on the purchase price of the new MAX 11 tablet. The MAX 11 becomes $120, while the Keyboard Case + Stylus bundle becomes $200! Minus the trade-in value of your device as well.

In other words, if you have any old(er) Amazon hardware you don’t need, you can turn it into a solid discount!

Day #2 (and last) of Prime Dayz 2023 is here: Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra for $850+

Day #2 aka the last day of the 2023 incarnation of Prime Dayz is here! As one of the Amazon website banners says, shop now, sleep later 🙂

One of the headliners of the sale at this very moment is a big Samsung phone sale with over 120 products, headlined by the new condition US version factory-unlocked Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra (S-Pen included) going for $850 in the 256GB variant and $980 in the 512GB variant. Available in multiple color options.

Please feel free to send me an S23 Ultra or two as an early XMas present 😉

The big Samsung sale also includes the Flips and Folds (if you like to pay big bucks to beta test Samsung’s R&D LOL {but please feel free to send me one of each!}), some of the budget A-series phones, and a variety of Samsung-branded “canon” accessories.

B&H launches 2-Day Summer Tech Sale

On a totally unrelated note to Amazon’s Prime Dayz, B&H Photo has launched a 2-Day Summer Sale running until 7/12/23 at 11:59pm eastern time featuring a variety of products from the world of camera and photo and technology and such. As usual, you can use the various navigation options on their website over there to filter them by brand, product category, price range and such…

Woot Garage sale includes Pixel 6, DigiFrames, Nanuk DJI case, AB studio in a box, Etc

Good until 7/18/23, or earlier if sold out [and some things do sell out], Woot is running yet another variant of their longer-running Garage sale.

There are some camera-and-photo related items in the Electronics garage sale including:

+ Google Pixel 6, new condition, 1-year warranty, factory unlocked, bootloader unlocked for $350

+ Nanuk 925 Waterproof Hard Case with Foam Insert for DJI FPV Fly More Kit for $60 in various color schemes

+ Amazon Basics Portable Foldable Photo Studio Box with LED Light – 25 x 30 x 25 Inches, for $60

+ digital picture frames start at $50 from Brookstone and SimplySmartHome

+ refurbished Vivitar FPV Duo Racing drone for $100

+ refurbished TVs, etc, etc

THERE’s also some randomness of gear in the Computer/Tech Garage sale while a number of practical/trending products can be found in the Kitchen sale including air fryers, egg cookers [who knew there could be so many options!], electric kettles and more!

Monoprice Coupon Overstock Sale (up to 75% off, select items)

For a limited time, the Monoprice website is having an a coupon-powered Overstock sale. Specific products are participating – shown over there. The coupon discount ranges from 50% off to 75% off.

But wait, there’s another one – this coupon overstock sale ranges from 40% to 65% off. The coupon codes and eligible products are shown over there in an organized fashion!

Lenovo 14″ IdeaPad Flex 5 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 for $450

AS of the time of writing, the Top Seller (of the 1498 participating products) in the B&H Mega Deal Zone is a Windows laptop! Move over M1 Macs and Chromebooks 😉 Which laptop is this?


It is the new condition Lenovo 14″ IdeaPad Flex 5 Multi-Touch 2-in-1 going for $450. This is in the “Abyss Blue” color scheme. How much did they pay the gurus to come up with that color name? 😉

If you look at the “Build Bundle” button, you have dozens of “combined purchase discounts” with software and computer accessories with this!

Why is this exciting so many shoppers?

+ AMD Ryzen 7 5700U 8-core
+ 16GB on-board DDR4
+ 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe storage
+ 14″ IPS 16:9 1920 x 1080 display
+ Glossy, TouchScreen
+ 45% NTSC, 60 Hz
+ 2x USB-A 3.x, 1x USB-C 3.x, HDMI 1.4b
+ single memory-card SD/SD* slot
+ Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5
+ 3-cell LiPO (12 hour estimate)
+ 1.5 kilo (3.31 lb)
+ Windows 11 Home

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…

Thur: 10.1″ Fire HD 10 tablet for $90 [2021, 32GB, 1080p]

Both the B&H Photo dailies [check the previous post], and the Adorama dailies remain the same as before for Thursday 4/13/23…

Once upon a time tablets were a thing of wonder, I remember getting excited about a …Pandigital Android 2.1 (IIRC) tablet that was on a big sale at Radio Shack close to $100. Performance was a Jedi training session in patience 🙂

Now tablets have become normal and normalized and very utilitarian. Especially if you live in the Amazon media ecosystem (Prime videos, music, e-books, etc), today’s the day because they are offering the new condition 10-inch Fire HD 10 tablet (2021 model, 32GB storage, 1080p) for $90, with up to two per customer at the sale price!

This is available in four color schemes, making it easier if you have multiple of these in the same household – the gear color-coding theory! This is the model with the Lockscreen Ads. Or you can select it without, and that’s a +$15, making it $105.

PS: if you buy the Lockscreen Ads option, you can also remove the ads in the future by paying a one-time fee.

PS2: keep in mind, this does not support the Google Play store. You use Amazon’s own App Store (TM Apple LOL).

PS3: if you want to fill up your new FireHD tablet or any other Kindle e-reader or any other device that has a Kindle app, Amazon is running a Must Reads ebook sale with 130+ options. This is separate from their Kindle daily deals

Sunday: 10.9″ iPad for $399, $50 GC w/Samsung A54

Techie Sunday at the Amazon USA Gold Box with something for iOS and something for Android too!

+ $50 Amazon gift card with purchase of the new condition Samsung Galaxy A54 5G for $450

+ 10.9-inch iPad (10th Gen, 2022) for $400 (64GB) or $549 (256GB)
+ Cellular options are +$150
+ the Apple Storage Tax is strong 🙂

+ another sale on the Samsung Galaxy S23 flagships

Wedn: 14″ Apple MacBook PRO (M1 Max) for $1999

M1 to the MAX at the Wednesday Adorama daily deals for 3/29/23:

+ Apple MacBook Pro 14″ with Liquid Retina XDR for $1999
+ M1 Max Chip with 10-Core CPU and 24-Core GPU
+ 32GB Memory, 512GB SSD
+ Space Gray, Late 2021

+ Apple MacBook Pro 16″ with Liquid Retina XDR for $2999
+ M1 Max Chip with 10-Core CPU and 32-Core GPU
+ 32GB Memory, 2TB SSD
+ Space Gray, Late 2021

+ Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS 4 Flight Stick for PlayStation and PC with Paramount Top Gun: Maverick, Blu-Ray Disc for $68
+ that is a dangerous company name, this is OnlyCameras not OnlyFans 😉

MEANwhile at the Amazon USA Gold Box three color options of the new condition 12.4″ Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ are on offer for $599. You get S-Pen included, Wifi 6E, 128GB on-board storage, 2800 x 1752 AMOLED touchscreen, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, 10,090 mAh battery, USB-C charging, etc. Note that a wall charger is NOT included…

A 12.4″ tablet not big enough of a screen? How about the 32″ TCL Class 3 720p Roku TV for $130. Yes it is $130 but also yes, it is 720p. Soy vey indeed for 2023! Roku TV meaning that Roku is built-into the TV, you don’t need a separate Roku stick/box…

Me personally I’m fond of having a separate smart component for the TV because it’s a lot easier and cheaper to change the component than keep buying new TVs every time a new version of Apple TV or Roku TV or Google TV or whatever comes out 🙂

Tech Sale: Samsung Tab A8 for $140 to $200, Google Pixel 7s, Samsung Monitors, Etc

IT’s Tech Invasion at the Amazon USA Gold Box, with new additions as follows:

+ Anna Bella digi-frames, 8-inch for $70, 10-inch for $80

+ Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 from $140 to $200, depending on on-board storage (32GB or 64GB or 128GB)
+ US version, Amazon-exclusive color-scheme

+ Samsung Monitors in the curved, T-series, Odyssey, S-series, M-series, ViewFinity and more
+ a total of 18 options

+ Google Pixel 7 & PRO phones on sale, from $449 to to $949

+ HP Envy Desktop Bundle PC for $1230
+ NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics (8GB DDR6)
+ 12th Generation Intel Core i9-12900
+ 16 GB SDRAM, 1 TB Intel PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
+ 1 Thunderbolt 4 w/PD, DP 1.4, S&C
+ 3-in-1 card reader, etc, etc, etc
+ Windows 11H

+ Men Grooming from Dove, Axe, Degree, etc
+ yes, it is true, we are starting an anti-perspirant/deodorant blog!

+ Samsung Galaxy S23 sale including the Ultra

$100 Gift Card FREE with OnePlus 11 Pre-Orders

Hot on the heels of the Samsung Galaxy S23 comes the new OnePlus flagship. Never a dull moment with OnePlus, a different set of features rolls out with this model. For example, no wireless charging but the included 80W charges the 5000 mAh battery in 30 minutes.

To sale-a-brate the launch, Amazon is including a $100 Amazon Gift Card with pre-orders. There are two options for this model, the 8GB RAM / 128GB storage version goes for $699, while the 16GB RAM / 256GB storage goes for $799 and this has UFS 4.0, while the $699 version is UFS 3.1.

There might be more differences, check the various phone and tech websites and blogs and forums and YouTubes and such…

Here’s a camera-focused take on the 11 by Mr Mobile:

$30 Costco Shop Card w/$60 Gold Star membership

For a limited time, Stacksocial is having a Costco Gold Star membership promotion. You pay $60 and with that you receive a $30 digital Costco Shop Card that can be used online or at the 800+ Costco warehouses.

Free samples at the Costco warehouses? PRICELESS!

Terms, conditions, restrictions, limitations apply…

Now shipping: MacBooks with the M2 PRO

If you want to get your hands on a new M2 PRO MacBook, as of the time of writing both 14″ and 16″ options are in-stock and ready to ship at the B&H website. The M2 MAX are marked as “coming soon”…

As usual with high-demand newly-released items, YMMV…

UPDATE: also “now shipping” are the annual Trader Joe Customer Choice Awards 🙂 I won’t spoil the overall winner but it has hints of chili and lime 🙂 And no, it’s not a lime-chili danish kringle 🙂

11″ iPad PRO M2 Chip (128GB, Late 2022) for $739

We already mentioned the Apple M1 offers, but some of you may say, M1 is so last year, I want an M2 deal. Well, B&H has that too, good for the Black Friday festivities, you can get the new condition Apple 11″ iPad Pro M2 Chip (Late 2022, 128GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) for $739, down from its Apple price of $799. The 256GB version goes for $849. The silver color schemes for some reason [insert invisible hand of the market explanation here] are more expensive.

And per the “OS Fairness Doctrine”, since we mentioned an Apple product, we must also mention a non-Apple product, also part of the BF 2022 festivities, B&H offers the new condition ASUS 13.3″ ZenBook Flip S13 OLED Multi-Touch 2-in-1 for $900. Specs include 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 4-Core (11th Gen), 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 13.3″ 3840 x 2160 OLED HDR Touch-Screen, Iris Xe, Stylus and Sleeve included, Thunderbolt 4, NumberPad 2.0, promise of up to 16hr battery life, Windows 11 PRO, MIL-STD-810G, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5, etc… (reading the specs I want to buy it LOL!)

For never-ending action check the B&H Photo website

NOTE that B&H closes on Friday PM for the Sabbath, so be sure to place your orders earlier on Friday if you want to lock them in. Or wait until they re-open on Saturday PM.

PS: unrelated, but for post-economy reasons, DiscountMAGS is having a Black Friday Blowout sale with various print magazine offers for US addresses without auto-renewal…

Gift Ideas: $400 iPad Mini (2021) & $40 512GB Sandisk microSD

The iPad Mini (4th generation) achieved legendary status in terms of technology-product staying power, four years as “the current model” in a world where flagship phones “fell” every year, or even every six months. But time won’t stand still, and it is now 2022, and the iPad Mini 4 just won’t cut it.

Fast forward to now, the “current model” is the sixth generation (2021, 8.3-inch) iPad Mini and it is currently on sale for $400 with up to three per customer at Amazon by Amazon herself.

And a couple of other things, if you are tired of complaining that your laptop’s screen is too small but you don’t want to change the laptop, AND if you are a PRIME MEMBER, for a limited time, they are offering this 15.6″ ARZOPA Portable Monitor for $119. It averages 4.4 out of 5 on nearly 3000 customer ratings.

You can load up the microSDs without fear, Sandisk is here, and $40 is all it takes to get you a 512GB Ultra microSDXC. Up to four per customer. There are two options on the listing with the same price, shown as previous/new generation, I don’t have the energy/time/mental-capacity to figure out what the difference is, that’s your homework 🙂

Apple Pencil (2nd Gen) for $90 [limit 3]

If you are fond of the Apple Pencil, more specifically the second generation, well, you are in luck, it is currently a trending deal at Amazon by Amazon going for $90, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

For more action, check the ever-changing Amazon USA Gold Box

13″ MacBook AIR (M1, 8/256, 2020) for $799

The action heats up at the Amazon Gold Box where Amazon herself is offering the new condition Late 2020 13″ MacBook AIR (M1, 8GB, 256GB) for $799 in three color options. Up to three per color per customer. The bundle with AppleCare goes +$200.

Busy tech action at the Wednesday Woot daily deals where the headliner are iPads and Macbooks ($130 to $1150), there’s Samsung TVs ($400 to $3970), 3D printers, woodworking, and good old $60 to $80 touchsceen Chromebooks.

On the other hand, if you want a budget Chromebook that is new condition and has a relatively modern processor (more years of official ChromeOS updates), for $105, buzzing among the Trending Deals at Amazon, is this new condition Acer Chromebook 512 with Celeron N4020, 12″ HD+, Intel UHD Graphics 600, 4GB LPDDR4 memory, 32GB eMMC, Intel 9560 802.11ac Gigabit WiFi 5, MIL-STD 810G. Official name is CB512-C1KJ.

UPDATE: coupon code BF15 gets you 15% off most things at the Monoprice website

Gift Ideas: Apple Airpods (2nd gen) for $79, Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse for $20, Etc

We have a Gift Idea alert! The Apple AirPods, second generation, in new condition, they are currently going for $79 with free US shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself. Up to three per customer during this sale.

Other trending products at Amazon that may make good gift ideas for self or others:

+ Logitech MK270 wireless keyboard/mouse kit for $20

+ 10.2″ iPad (Wifi, 64GB) for $270

+ for more gift ideas, check the Amazon Trending products

Apple Sales Begin at B&H Photo

If you are a fan of all things Apple, you are in luck, because B&H Photo has began their Apple Holiday Deals featuring M-series MacBooks, iPads, AirPods, accessories, Apple TVs, and more! Too many to list here individually…

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite for $230

If you want a tablet with an S-Pen, for a limited time, the new condition US-version Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (4GB RAM, 64GB storage, Snapdragon 720G) is on sale for $230 at Amazon itself and also at Best Buy where it’s the headliner deal of the day…