Monoprice sales: Monitor, Riser, 3pk HDMI for $7, Etc

The Monoprice Monitor deal of the week this week is the new condition Monoprice 32in Zero-G Curved Gaming Monitor (1500R, 16:9, 2560x1440p, WQHD, 165Hz, HDMI, DisplayPort, VA) going for $280 with free standard US shipping. Up to twenty per customer at the sale price.

What goes well with a monitor? A Monoprice Workstream Universal Riser Stand for $20 with free US shipping. Of course no one stops you from repurposing this riser stand for photography/studio usage!

On a related deal, they offer this 3-pack of 10ft Monoprice 4K HDMI cables for $7. These have over 12960 customer reviews with a 4.9 out of 5 rating. Mind you, there are plenty of sizes and color options on the same listing.

A monitor on its own feels lonely. It needs a computer. And a computer needs mice and keyboards! And what a coincidence, they have a Keyboard and Mouse sale with nine products participating. Keyboards start at $5 while mice start at $3.49. The top price is $40. A budget sale overall!

Friday: 49″ Samsung S95UA Super UltraWide Dual QHD Monitor for $900

You could fill up your home/office/studio with dual monitors with this offer, one of the Amazon gold box deals du jour for Friday 9/16/22 is the new condition SAMSUNG 49″ S95UA Super Ultrawide Dual QHD Monitor offered for $900 with free US shipping, sold and shipped by Amazon itself, with up to three per customer at the sale price.

Specs include 4ms, QLED, HDR400, USB-C, USB Hub, 120Hz, Height Adjustable Stand, model LS49A950UINXZA of 2022, Charcoal Black color scheme.

As of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 49 customer ratings.

Thursday: refurb 10″ Surface GO w/Surface Type cover & STM Case for $160+

The “Computers” deal of the day among the Woot dailies for Thursday 9/15/22 is refurbished 10-inch Microsoft Surface GO tablets bundled with the Surface Type Cover and an STM Dux rugged case, ranging from $160 (4GB RAM, 64GB storage) to $260 (8GB RAM, 128GB storage). They come with a 90-day Woot warranty. Up to ten per customer.

The price is definitely right (since you get the official Type cover as well) if you want to explore SurfaceLandia without breaking the bank or risking a bigger amount.

Tuesday: refurb 10.5″ iPad PRO (64GB, 2017, 90-day) for $200

Since Google/Android and Microsoft/Windoze have more or less abandoned tablets, you can be forgiven for living in a Windows/Android/Linux/ChromeOS world and having an iPad tablet 😉

Good for Tuesday 8/30/22 Woot is offering the refurbished 10.5″ iPad PRO (2017, 64GB) for $200 with a 90-day Woot warranty. Three color options available. Up to ten per customer, so everyone in the household gets one, so you can share accessories and charging stations 😉

The rest of the Tuesday Woot daily deals have random Dell tower pcs on sale (that’s what it says) and Saucany running shoes ($52 to $109) and under “Clearance” a charging devices sale with seven options, $7 to $30 for the 7-in-1 critter…

Monday: Samsung S22, Pixel line-up (3 to 6 PRO), Chromies, Etc

Monday 8/29/22 is a big technology day at the Amazon USA Gold Box and it includes among others:

+ unlocked Samsung phones including the trio of S22 models ($650+ for S22, $750+ for S22+, $1030+ for S22 Ultra (the “new Note”)), S21 FE ($520) and S20 FE ($450)

+ the Pixel line-up from Pixel 6 PRO down to Pixel 3

+ three Chromebooks, from $120 to $300

+ Moto phones including Edge, One and G thang

+ various Samsung tablets, from $170 to $500

+ OnePlus 10 series

+ and more…

Thursday: PC Gaming Computers & Accessories

It’s a gaming technology take-over day at the Thursday 8/25/22 Amazon USA Gold Box!

BUT first, we have an on-topic item as well! The nameless 10″ Selfie Ring Light with Tripod Stand & Phone Holder is on sale for $24. As of the time of writing it averages 4.4 out of 5 based on 678 global ratings.

We start with a name-brand Gaming Accessories sale that features 18 items, about half of which are computer monitors. LG, MSI, Alienware, UltraGear, AOC (yes, the politician) are participating 😉

If you want to venture into gaming computers, they have a Entry-Level Gaming Laptops and Desktops sale from $600 to $850 featuring Acer, ASUS, HP, Victus and others.

If want to take your gaming computer to the next level, they have a PC Enthusiasts sale with Razer, ASUS, Alienware, etc.

For the boldy-going early adopters, they offer the Vabogu 12×42 Binoculars for $70.

Speaking of technology, for a limited time (I do not know when it ends) Monoprice is having a sale on its own 4K and 8K HDMI cables

1-Year Microsoft 365 Family (6 people, Auto-Renewal) + $50 Amazon Gift Card for $93

For a limited time, Amazon is having another Microsoft x Amazon co-promotion! For $93, you get a 1-year prepaid Microsoft 365 Family subscription for up to six people (with AUTO-RENEWAL enabled) AND a $50 physical Amazon Gift Card. Each person gets 1TB of OneDrive. The $50 Amazon gift card is only for this initial subscription. Renewals (unless cancelled by you) will happen at the then future-current rate without the $50 gift card.

Pre-order 55″ Samsung Odyssey Ark, Get $200 Gift Card!

If you’ve fallen for Samsung’s new 55-inch Odyssey Ark display, B&H Photo is giving you 200 more reasons to place a pre-order! For a limited time, if you pre-order the Odyssey Ark for its starting price of $3500, you will also receive a $200 B&H Photo e-gift-card!

The promotion runs as long as you see it mentioned at the aforelinked product page. If you no longer see it mentioned, it means it expired for new buyers.

15% off site-wide with Monoprice coupon

We have another limited time coupon for the Monoprice website. Coupon code 15OFFNOW gets you 15% off site-wide. Some exclusions and restrictions apply as usual. I do not know when the coupon expires…

10% off HDMI cables with coupon (price start at $1+)

HDMI cables are used by more and more devices these days, so if you want to stock up and never run out (ha! no matter how many you have, you can never find one when you really need it), for a limited time, Monoprice is offering an extra 10% off on various HDMI cables using coupon code HDMI. They come with a lifetime warranty.

Price before the coupon start at $1.19. Sizes range from half a foot up to 330 feet.

Sat: Kodak SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner for $120

Batteries are included in the Saturday 7/30/22 Meh daily deal running until 11:59pm ET or earlier if sold out: it is 110 single-use Eveready Silver single-use alkaline AA batteries offered for $25 plus shipping…

The Saturday Woot headliner deal du jour is a refurbished Kindle and Fire tablet sale with 11 in-stock options and one sold-out option as of the time of writing. The Kindle e-readers range from $28 to $120 and go up to the 2018 Paperwhite and Oasis models. Nom-nom. The Fire tablets range from $15 to $50. Yes, $15 gets you the 2017 Fire 7 tablet. Crazy, I know. They come with a 90-day warranty.

They to the Amazon Gold Bawx we geaux where the headliner is the new condition Kodak SCANZA Digital Film & Slide Scanner offered for $120, sold by 3rd-party seller “DB Roth” and fulfilled by Amazon herself (Prime shipping)…

Wedn: Best of PC sale (51 options)

A classic PC sale is the headliner Woot daily deal for Wednesday 7/20/22, with a total of 51 products participating.

It’s a bit of everything, laptops, monitors, graphics cards, networking gear, Kindle e-readers, ASUS ROG gaming desktops (or floortops), internal SSDs, Corsair cases and mechanical keyboards, UPS options and such!

Adorama Strikes Back: Airpods PRO, XBox Series S, 4TB Sandisk USB-C SSD V2, Flashpoint Monolight kit

Adorama has brought out the big-name guns for their latest daily deals that run until Wednesday at 10am ET or earlier if sold out.

+ Apple AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging Case for $180

+ Microsoft Xbox Series S Console for $250

+ SanDisk Extreme Portable 4TB USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C External SSD V2 for $386

+ Flashpoint XPLOR 400 Pro Compact TTL R2 Monolight with Glow ParaPop OTA 38″ and Adapter set for $609

Needless to say, you don’t have to be a Prime member to buy these 🙂

Pre-order the new M2 MacBook PROs starting at $1299

Wallets at the e-ready! B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders for the recently revealed M2 MacBook PROs starting at $1299 for the 8GB RAM with 256GB SSD model.

Memory options include 16GB and 24GB with a +$200 jump at each step. Storage options include 500GB and 1TB with a +$200 jump at each step, and a 2TB option with a +$800 on the base price.

Optionally B&H has a “buy together and save” option with a “up to $24 off” combined purchase discount on the Logitech MX Master 3 or MX Anywhere 3 mice. Which is reasonable, you don’t pay for M2 and then use a $10 Amazon mouse 🙂

Preorder the new 12.4″ Surface Laptop GO 2 for $700-$800

Per The Fairness Doctrine (TM), since we previously mentioned the M-series MacBooks we must also mention a Microsoft Surface product 😉

And what a coincidence, the “Surface Laptop GO 2”, a multi-touch 12.4-inch actual laptop is now available for pre-ordering for $700 (128GB on-board) or $800 (256GB) at B&H Photo and Amazon and such…

This has 8GB RAM, 2.4 GHz Intel Core i5 4-Core (11th Gen), 12.4″ 1536 x 1024 PixelSense touchscreen with Intel Irix Xe graphics, Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, one of each USB A and C ports, fingerprint reader, Windows 11, etc.

The laptop supports the Surface Pen but it is NOT included. It promises up to 13.5 hours battery life.

PS: 128GB is just too “Apple” (aka too little) for the price 🙂

IN-STOCK ALERT: MacBook PROs with M1 PRO/MAX

We have an in-stock alert! No, not the just-announced M2 MacBook AIRs, those will take some time, but the previously announced 14.2″ and 16.2″ Macbook PROs with the “M1 PRO” and “M1 MAX” chips are now in-stock and ready to ship at various configurations at B&H Photo.

A total of 19 options exist (too many to list here individually) with prices ranging from $2200 (M1 PRO 8-core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 14.2″) to $4900.

The new just-announced M2 MacBook AIRs and PROs are now listed at B&H Photo but pre-orders are not accepted. Prices start at $1200 (8-core M2, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 13.6″), while the PRO goes for +$100. Meanwhile the first-generation M1 now start at $1000. Educational discounts are -$100.

Monoprice USB-C hub (w/4 USB-A 3.0) for $11 w/FS

With more and more laptops and such including USB-C ports, USB-C hubs are must-have items. Which brings us to the mobile deal of the week at the Monoprice website, their Monoprice Select Series USB hub with a USB-C “input” and four USB-A 3.0 “outputs”. No other connectors. It goes for $11 with FREE standard US shipping. Up to 20 per customer at the sale price. As of the time of writing it averages 4.3 out of 5 based on 28 customer reviews and it has 12 answered questions. Offer ends 5/29/22 or earlier if sold out.

It is also eligible for coupon code LAT15 (15% off laptop accessories until 5/31/22). Not sure if this is stackable with the sale price.

Speaking of Monoprice, they have also launched the obligatory Memorial Day sale featuring their usual assortment of tech products and accessories (with all kinds of cables as usual)…

Steelseries, refurb Kindle e-readers

The current iteration of the Adorama daily deals running until Saturday at 10am ET is a Steelseries party with two headsets and two gamer bundles featured. Prices range from $50 to $140.

Meanwhile among the Friday Woot daily deals there’s another refurbished Kindle e-reader sale featuring various Oasis and Paperwhite models. Already, as of the time of writing, the 2019 basic Kindle model is sold out. Of the in-stock items, prices range from $35 to $120…

NOTE that the refurbished at Woot come with a 90-day Woot warranty, unlike the certified refurbished sold at the Amazon website that come with the same warranty as the brand new models…

25% off select open-box computer monitors

For a limited time (expiration date is not mentioned), coupon code MONITOR25 gets you 25% off select open-box monitors at the Monoprice website. Prices range from $190 to $900 before the coupon is applied…

YMMV: 15% off Kindle e-readers and $15 ebook promotional credit with coupon

This is a YMMV promotion! Amazon is offering some customers a coupon code that gets you 15% off select Kindle e-readers AND a $15 promotional ebook store credit. The offer ends on June 30 in 2022. This happens thanks to coupon code KINDLE2022 entered at checkout.

If you are eligible you may see this offer while travelling around the Amazon website. You can check for sure by visiting The Promotional Page.

The promotion is good on three Kindle e-reader options and you can also use the coupon/offer if you purchase the official “Essentials bundles” of each e-reader:

+ Kindle Paperwhite

+ Kindle Paperwhite Signature

+ Basic Kindle e-reader

The $15 eBook store credit will be applied to your email account after your Kindle e-reader ships (they will send an email notification) and will expire 30 days after it is applied to your account.

Wedn: Samsung S22, Storage, Ryzen, Lenovo SmartFrame, Etc

While the previously mentioned B&H dailies have a lens in them, the rest of the dailies are more tech-focused as follows:

At the Best Buy dailies:

+ Samsung Galaxy Book PRO 360 (Evo i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, touchscreen) for $1000

+ 21.5″ Lenovo Smart Frame and customary Shutterfly coupon for $200

+ 114″ Insignia outdoor projector screen for $175

+ also 1TB AData internal SSD and 5TB WD external HDD

THEN we go to the Newegg dailies where we find:

+ $60 off Ryzen 9, $10 off Ryzen 7

+ Acer gaming and 17.3″ HP laptops

+ 128GB Samsung PRO Endurance microSDXC for $20 after coupon

Solar is the headliner at the Amazon USA Gold Box, you can get up to 20% off on select Renogy solar products…

Prime members have an exclusive $10 off discount on select Peet’s Coffee espresso capsules (regular or decaf) at the Woot dailies, making the 100-packs $30 after the Prime discount. To get the Prime-discounts and free Prime shipping, you have to connect your Amazon Prime and Woot accounts. This is a one-time activity… Meanwhile under “Electronics” they offer the new condition Samsung Galaxy S22 (128GB on-board, factory unlocked, 1yr Samsung warranty) for $700… Keep in mind this is the entry-level of the three-headed flagship. The S22 Ultra is the one with all the goodies…

Monday: Samsung Z Flip 3, Z Fold 3, FEs, Razer, Etc

There’s tech action at the Monday 3/21/22 Amazon USA Gold Box as follows:

+ Samsung Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 sale, along with S21 FE and S20 FE
+ Z Flip 3 starts at $845, Z Fold 3 starts at $1400

+ Razer gaming sale includes mechanical keyboards and Photoshop gaming chairs 😉

+ Govee Smart Lights, consumer-tier, not photography lighting, but light is light!

Speaking of consumer lighting, there are a couple of LED lighting options under “Clearance” at the Monday Woot daily deals

Now accepting pre-orders: iPad Airs (M1 chip)

If you are looking to buy the new M1 chipped iPad Airs, we have good news for you, B&H Photo is now accepting pre-orders, starting at $599…

We broke down the various options in our earlier post

iPad Airs with M1 chip: NO pre-orders yet

The star of the Apple March 2022 announcement were the previously mentioned MAC Studios but for fans of the M1 chip and iPads, they had some great news as well, as the fifth generation of the 10.9-inch iPad Air is getting the M1 processor now!

iPad Air (M1 chip) Pre-Orders NOT available
Pre-orders are not available yet (as of the time of writing) but you can plan ahead by perusing the detailed listing at B&H Photo. There are five color options this time, a sign that Apple is expecting a lot of sales and upgrades.

Prices start at $599 with (a rather miserable for the price) 64GB of storage. An extra +$150 takes you to 256GB of storage, but there is no 128GB option in-between. If you want 5G as well, that’s a +$150 as well. In other words, the top iPad Air is $899.

Compare to M1 iPad PROs of 2021
If you cannot wait for the Airs, or you are not mesmerized by their features/specs, let’s take a look at the existing iPad PROs that came out in 2021 with the M1 chip.

The 11-inch iPad PRO models start at $749 but with 128GB of on-board storage. 5G is a +$200. Storage options go up to 2TB, with the 256GB and 512GB steps being +$150 each.

The 12.9-inch iPad PRO models start at $999 with 128GB storage. 5G is +$200. Somehow storage is more expensive (!) on this model, with the 256GB being +$200 and the 512GB being +$300. Apple tax on top of the Apple tax 🙂

BUT that’s not all. Optionally you can add Apple Care for +$129/$149, and the Magical Mystical Supernatural Super Serious Sweet Delirious Magic Keyboard for +$299/$340. Higher prices for the 12.9″ models…

Pre-order the all-new Apple Mac Studios with M1 Ultra and M1 Max technologies

As Morrissey sang, Panic on the streets of Wintel! Apple has revealed their new line of “Mac Studio” computer boxes, and along with them comes the “M1 Ultra” line of processors, which is literally two “M1 Max” glued together with Apple’s magic special secret sauce that does not add overhead. As Apple revealed during the event, the “M1 Max” had some of the secret sauce built-in that Apple had not previously disclosed. Or something like that.

Anyways, wallets, open wide…

M1 ULTRA PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE
The new Mac Studios are now available for pre-ordering at B&H Photo. The official shipping date is March 18 but for some higher-demand models, the date can and will slip. YMMV as usual with highly anticipated new releases.

The 48-core GPU “M1 Ultra” models start at $3799 with 64GB RAM and 512GB on-board SSD storage, and peak at $6999 with 128GB RAM and 8TB storage. (The CPU is 20-core in both “M1 Ultra” options).

If 48 cores are not enough for your needs, the 64-core GPU “M1 Ultra” models start at $4799 with 64GB RAM and 512GB storage. That’s a +$1000 difference between this and the 48-core option. The peak of this is with 128GB RAM and 8TB for a very used Honda Civic price of $7999.

So if you want to check out the new “M1 Ultra” technology, the entry-point is $3799.

M1 MAX PREORDERS AVAILABLE
The “M1 Max” models have 10-core CPU and the variable here as well is the GPU…

The 24-core GPU options start with 32GB RAM and 512GB storage for $1999 and climb up to $4799 with 64GB RAM (no 128GB option) and 8TB storage.

If you want more GPU power, the 32-core GPU options with 32GB RAM and 512GB storage start at $2199. That’s $200 more for 8 GPU cores more. That’s just $25 per extra GPU core 😉 These too max out at 64GB RAM and 8TB storage for $4999.

So if you want to check out the new Mac Studios without paying an “Ultra” premium, the entry point is $1999. That’s nearly half of the entry-point “Ultra”, but the entry-point Ultra has double the RAM.

Needless to say, Wintel executives wake up at night with a Tim Cook on stage announcing new Mac PROs with “M1 Super Dooper MEGA Premium MAX Ultra” technology that glues together 64 “M1 Ultra” processors with no overhead 😉

Monday: new condition iPad PRO sale (2020 models)

The Woot daily deals greet Cyber Monday with an iPad PRO tablet sale featuring the 2020 models with prices ranging from $800 to $1150. The sale includes both the 11-inch (2nd generation) and the 12.9-inch (4th generation) models. These are new condition with a 1-year Apple warranty.

Meanwhile for Prime members only, good until Tuesday night, they have a B1G1 (buy 1 get 1) offer on t-shirts of all different kinds (including Santa)…

Apple sales at B&H including M chips!

For fans of all things Apple, B&H Photo is running an Apple Holiday sale that includes all kinds of Apple products (too many to list here individually) including some of the products using Apple’s new ground-breaking and Intel-panicking M chips! 🙂

Gift Ideas: Headphones w/Bluetooth & Noise Cancelling

And now we have a tech gift idea round-up [why not?], whether it is for you, or for your friends and family and frenemies 😉 We are talking about one of the hottest items in the market, major name-brand large headphones with both bluetooth and active noise cancelling…

+ SONY WH-1000X M4 (aka Mark 4) for $248 in two color options at B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama (which offers a FREE Morphie 20,800 mAh powerbank and a cleaning cloth)

+ BOSE Quiet Comfort 45 for $279 in two color options at B&H Photo and Amazon and Adorama

+ APPLE Airpods MAX for $479 (Apple Tax (but not Sales Tax) included in the price) in various color options at B&H Photo and Amazon
+ not on sale at Adorama

Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB, unlocked) for $200

If you are looking for a budget pure Android phone that gets Android 12 but will not get any future OS updates, and you are not tempted by the boiling hot hype machine of the Google Pixel 6 ($600+ for the regular, $900+ for the PRO), then you may be interested in this limited time sale at B&H Photo, it is the new condition carrier-unlocked (T-Mobile Unlocked phone, works with CDMA and GSM) Google Pixel 3 XL (64GB, Just Black) on sale for $200 with free US shipping.

Note that the Pixel 3 will stop getting updates after October 2021 (as of the time of writing = NOW) per the Google help page. All Pixel phones before the Pixel 6 get three years of guaranteed OS and security updates. Starting with the Pixel 6, the security updates increase to five years. The OS updates remain at three years.

PS: for those not familiar with the Pixel line, keep in mind that there’s no microSD card and the non-a models do not have a headphone jack.

Pre-order the all new Pixel 6 phones for $599 or $899 [PRO] with FREE Pixel Buds

Google has just revealed their new Pixel 6 flagship phones and they priced them at old-school flagship prices. The actual flagship is the Pixel 6 PRO model going for $899 and for a limited time you can get free Google Pixel Buds at the B&H Photo pre-order page. The Google Store page is currently getting hammered as the hype machine is building steam for the phone.

Meanwhile the standard Pixel 6 (B&H Photo) is pre-orderable for $599 with the free Google Pixel Buds.

The above prices are for the 128GB models. The 256GB models go for $100 more on either options. As of the time of writing B&H only offers the 128GB models.

With the Pixel 6 models, Google is offering a minimum of five years of security updates.

The PRO flagship has an insane 12GB RAM, which cannot be found on most Windows computers LOL.

Google said during the live-stream that October 28 is the official release date…

More details on these and unboxings can be found on your favorite tech and smartphone websites and YouTubes and TikToks 🙂

UPDATE: meanwhile at the official Google USA store the Pixel 6 PRO models in the Unlocked option are already sold-out, while some of the options remain in the “Google FI” option. I did not check the Verizon option… The Pixel 6 standard model is not sold out because the HYPE MACHINE is roaring mainly for the PRO model.