home : hot deals & information involving: Best Buy Friday, August 17, 2018
- TP-Link Smart Plug for $10 In-Store
TP-Link Smart Plug for $10 at Best Buy stores.
You can look up availability online, purchase, and pick it up.
It turns a power outlet into a smart outlet, controlled by a smartphone or a smart speaker (Amazon Echo or Google Home).
Friday, August 3, 2018
- Amazon Fire TV Stick for $20
Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com are selling the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $20.
Shipping is free, and same-day in-store pickup is available.
$20 is an amazing value if you are OK with not having YouTube.
Since Amazon and Google are competing in the same space, Google's YouTube (and YouTube TV) do not work on a Fire TV Stick.
And, Amazon's Prime Video (including Amazon original series) do not play on a Google Chromecast.
All do play on a Roku.
Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, and other streaming apps work on the Fire TV, on Chromecast, and on a Roku.
We chose Google Chromecast in our home because we use YouTube TV for live shows (mostly sports and the evening shows).
We enjoy unlimited DVR per account, and up to 5 accounts included means everyone in the home can watch anything in their own TV library.
- Inspiron 11.6" Laptop for $150
Dell Inspiron 11.6-inch laptop computer with 1166x768 display, AMD A6-9220e CPU, 4GB memory, 32GB eMMC (flash) storage, and 1-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 for $150.
Weighs 2.93 pounds and is 0.88 inches thin.
The memory is expandable to 8GB, according to the laptop's manual.
They are Alkaline batteries and should perform just as good as any other cheap brand, but will not have the longevity of a Duracell or Energizer.
So, the Insignia batteries are probably better for children's toys and portable speakers (devices that do not need longevity like a flashlight or remote control would).
For example, as this news article shows, more expensive Energizer and Duracell batteries powered a flashlight for over 5 hours, whereas cheaper batteries lasted 3-4 hours.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
- Sandisk Ultra 128GB USB3.1 Flash Drive for $26
Sandisk Ultra 128GB USB3.1 Flash Drive for $26.
Normally sells for about $38.
This is a very compact flash drive, with USB3.1 performance for some of the fastest read/write available in a flash drive.