App-control appliances with this 4-outlet smart surge protector.
Click the 10% coupon under the price, and add to the cart with the $22.09 Lightning Deal price.
This works just like the smart power outlets commonly priced around $20, but gives 4 outlets instead of just one.
Plugged-in devices can be turned on & off with voice, using an Amazon Echo or a Google Home.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
- Legal Seafoods Restaurant $50 Gift Card for $40 (expired)
- Amcrest Surveillance Camera $51 (expired)
Amcrest IP2M-841W (White color) Surveillance Camera with Remote-Controlled Pan/Tilt for $51 currently.
This white-color model has been rarely priced under $60, but the black model has been on sale for $41 to $50 a few times over the last few weeks.
We like the white model, because it matches the color of our walls, hiding the camera more than the black does.
The software has a lot of features, including controlling the pan & tilt from a phone, and 2-way communication.
It does take a while to figure out all the settings, since the documentation is fairly poor and the software has a lot of menus.
So, this is more of a camera for hackers who want to tweak settings to their liking, versus a Nest or Arlo camera which are a lot easier.
We had one 3-year old Amcrest IP2M-841W that died recently, so keep in mind, there are a lot of cheap surveillance cameras priced about the same.
Shop around before buying.
We still like the Amcrest brand because of the tweakable settings and ability to store images and videos on a private FTP server, but the camera's build quality will not be better than many other China-made cameras.
- August Smart Lock Pro for $166, Free Installation
3rd Generation August Smart Lock Pro with Connect for $166 today.
Also, "Expert Setup" is automatically selected (under the price) for free.
This model is meant for deadbolt locks only.
It rests over your existing deadbolt lock, and adds smart-home functionality to lock & unlock your deadbolt.
Be sure to read the product description before ordering to see if your door will work.
It mounts on the inside of your door, over the deadbolt.
You can still use your deadbolt key as normal, and can lock & unlock the door from your phone.
Like most smart-home door locks that try to safely control door locks from a phone, this one has mixed reviews.
People complain about unreliable locking/unlocking, and flaky Google Home and Amazon Echo support.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
- Sale on Massagers
Handheld rechargeable massagers for $27 to $40, and foot massagers for $85 and $105.
All are about 25% to 30% off.
Monday, April 8, 2019
- 2-Pack of Biofreeze Pain Relief Gel $10
$19.81, and click the 50% off coupon under the price.
Friday, April 5, 2019
- GPS Tracker for $40, Service $20/mo
Through tonight, Amcrest dropped the price of their GPS tracker device from $80 to $40.
The GPS tracker works with their $20/mo service that can be added/removed at any time.
So, you can subscribe for one month, like a month you are traveling so others can know where you are.
Or, hide in your car to track its location.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
- Dewalt Bluetooth Speaker $69
Dewalt Max 20-Volt Bluetooth Jobsite Speaker for $69.
Does not include a Dewalt battery and charger.
- TP-Link Dual Band Wifi Router $47 (expired)
Yesterday's one-day sale on TP-Link products has expired, but Amazon added one more deal today.
A TP-Link AC1750 Wifi Router is on sale for $47 when clicking the $10 coupon under the price.
It uses dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and compatible with 802.11ac and older wifi signals.
Also has a 4-port gigabit switch, and a USB port for attaching a USB drive.
Also has a separate guest Wifi that can has voice-controlled on/off with an Amazon Echo.
Many reviews are positive, but be sure to read the negative reviews as well.
Like many sub-$50 wifi routers, several people report issues with their routers dying or failing over time.
There are enough positive reviews that should make it worth the risk for many consumers.
It seems the routers with the fewest issues often cost $100 and more.
If you are tired of throwing away money on cheap routers, consider a "gaming" router which often have better quality CPU and parts.
But, be ready to spend $100 or more on a new one.
Another alternative could be buying a discontinued & used "gaming" router on Ebay which can provide better connectivity than cheap newer routers, but with no support or warranty.
We bought a few very old D-Link DGL-4500 gaming routers on Ebay for $25 each, turned them into access points with radios set at 5GHz 802.11n only, which has worked quite well for over 4 years despite being single-band and very old firmware.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
- Deals on TP-Link Technology Products (expired)
One-day sale on TP-Link technology products, including:
- 1 Year Nintendo Switch Online Membership for Free with Prime
If you are a Twitch Prime or an Amazon Prime member, you can get one year of Nintendo Switch Online Membership for free.
- Smart Bulb or Smart Plug for $10
Use code SMART10 to get either a smart light bulb or a smart plug for $10.
Limit one use.
- Anker 3,350mAh Portable Battery Charger $11
Normally about $18 to $25.
Weighing 3oz (0.19 pounds), this charger can be carried in a bag, pocket, or purse and can full charge a dead phone to 100% without a power outlet.
Just keep this Anker charged, and use it when needed.
Other portable battery chargers offer more capacity, but weigh more.
SanDisk makes some of our favorite memory storage products (Samsung being our absolute favorite), especially with SD cards and MicroSD cards.
Amazon is running a rare one-day sale on SanDisk products (and some Western Digital products), with deals that include:
Solid State Drives
SanDisk Ultra 3D NAND 1TB SSD for $100.
Three year warranty.
One of the best deals for a great-quality 1TB SSD.
There are other 1TB SSDs priced at $100, but those may use lower-quality TLC technology and poorer support.
SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card for $32.
Rarely ever priced under $40.
This is one of the highest quality SD cards on the market, with almost nobody reporting any data loss.
We have the 64GB version of this card in our SLR camera, and its fast write speed lets the camera take RAW photos in rapid succession.
Slower memory cards struggle when taking HDR photos or a burst of action shots, but this Extreme Pro card has no issues.
Plus, it's fast enough to record 4K video at 60 frames per second.
If you have a high quality SLR or Mirrorless camera, we recommend this memory card.
Note that SD cards can be used to store videos & photos taken by digital cameras, as well as storage for laptops.
Many laptops have a built-in SD card reader, or add a USB reader to turn a SD card into a flash drive.
- 2-Pack Luggage Locks $6.45
Two-pack of 3-digit combination locks for luggage for $15, and apply code RQMTAZC8 to get $8.53 off during checkout.
Be sure the price shows the $8.53 discount during checkout (before submitting your order), and the final price will be $6.44 for the two luggage locks.
- 6-Pack of Hand Soap $4.51 With Another Order
Click the 20% coupon under the price.
Just above the "Subscribe Now" button, change the "Delivery Every" option to "6 Months".
Click "Subscribe Now"
Add at least $19.36 of other stuff to your cart, to qualify for the $25 minimum.
Place an order.
After the 20% coupon, the $5.64 price should be $4.51.
- H&R Block Tax Software $18, 5% Amazon Refund Bonus
If you are expecting a refund this year, this deal could get you an additional 5% if you convert your refund into an Amazon.com gift card.
H&R Block tax software is up there with TurboTax as one of the best software for taxes.
Also, according to this promotion, Amazon will apply an extra 5% when converting at least part of your refund to an Amazon gift card.
Convert a portion or all of your refund into an Amazon gift card, minimum of $100 required to get 5% bonus.
So, a $100 gift card will get $5 extra, or a $200 gift card will get $10 extra.
Specify in $100 increments (so, $100, $200, $300, etc.)
Maximum bonus limit is $250 (from a $5,000 gift card).
Before you get too excited, beware that of the returns processed this year so far, fewer people are getting refunds than in previous years due to last year's tax code changes.
Even if you normally got refunds every year, "many taxpayers are now uncertain about whether they will be getting a refund from the government or if they will owe taxes."
- Anker Bluetooth Portable Speaker $28 This wireless speaker has been the #1 best-selling portable speaker on Amazon for a while, and is on sale today for $28 (normally about $40).
It's water-resistant (works in the shower), and its rechargeable battery can power the speaker for up to 24 hours.
The "U3" means it can handle sustainable writes of at least 30 megabytes per second, which is required for recording 4K video up to 60 frames
per second or for taking a burst of RAW photos with an SLR camera.
However, some reviews of these PNY SD cards talk about data and performance loss, which makes me nervous about using in our SLR camera.
We used SanDisk Extreme Pro SD cards in our SLR camera, and love it.
As long as you buy from a reputable seller (look for the actual seller on Amazon.com) and avoid counterfeit products, SanDisk is our recommended pick for high performance SD cards for SLR cameras.
- 120GB SSD for $18
Kingston 120GB Solid State Drive for $18 with 3-year warranty.
This and other similar 120GB SSDs have been on sale for $22 and under frequently over the last year, but $18 is about the cheapest we have seen.
According to the Kingston A400 Specs, this drive uses TLC based cells which are super fast, but lower in quality/longevity than MLC or 3D NAND.
So if you are buying a Solid State Drive for your work computer or laptop, we recommend spending a little more and avoiding TLC technology in your SSD.
- Sale on Science Kindle eBooks
Sale on science Kindle eBooks with most books priced $1 to $5 each.
Science books include subjects like physics, physiology, neuroscience, and various therapy.
On a related note, beware of using wireless keyboards in a place where eavesdroppers can hack the signal.
Security experts say a hacker can hijack or listen for passwords typed on a wireless keyboard within 250 feet because many broadcast their keystrokes over non-encrypted signals.
Of the wireless keyboards on sale today, only
the MK320 specifically lists "encryption" as a feature.
In general, we do not recommend using wireless keyboards in an office or apartment complex unless the keyboard lists encryption as a feature.
- Sale on Office/Home Supplies
Amazon is running a one-day sale on their own branded office/home supplies, including K-Cup Coffee Pods, trash bags, tea bags, mixed nuts, aloe lotion, and cleaning/skin care products.