Multi-deal Monday: Save big on tablets, speaker docks, and more!


The Panasonic SC-H55 is a CD player, AM/FM radio, iPhone/iPod dock, and Bluetooth speaker.

The Panasonic SC-H55 is a CD player, AM/FM radio, iPhone/iPod dock, and Bluetooth speaker.

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Panasonic)

I learned a lesson last week: BlackBerry PlayBook owners are a passionate bunch! My mere suggestion that the
tablet was not long for the world (along with a couple forehead-smacking factual errors) elicited a response that I can only describe as fanboy-esque.

Even a RIM rep reached out to insist, “RIM remains committed to the BlackBerry PlayBook.” Time will tell, of course, but I’m glad to see the product has such a vocal fan-base. I’m going to see if I can get some hands-on time with a PlayBook so I’m better informed about it next time there’s a deal.

In the meantime, let’s look at a couple other tantalizing tablet deals, along with a few extra goodies to kick off the week:

1. Last week, Amazon offered a refurbished Kindle Fire for $179, but this is arguably even better: Wal-Mart has the Kindle Fire and a $50 Wal-Mart gift card for $199, plus sales tax. The only catch: you have to visit your local Wal-Mart store to get it; the deal isn’t available online.

2. Looking for something a little bigger? Today only, and while supplies last, 1SaleADay has the refurbished Toshiba Thrive 10-inch Android tablet for $259.99, plus $4.99 for shipping. Specs include 16GB of storage,
Android 3.1, dual cameras, Bluetooth, and GPS. Check out CNET’s review of the Thrive if you want to learn more.

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Meritline)

3. Speaker dock or Bluetooth speaker? Here’s the best of both worlds: Amazon has the Panasonic SC-HC55 compact stereo system for $117.49 shipped. List price: $179.99. The SC-HC55 can dock/charge/play your
iPhone or iPod Touch, but it also supports wireless music streaming via Bluetooth. Plus, it has this cool door that slides open with a wave of your hand. And did I mention it’s also a CD player and AM/FM radio? The user reviews are overwhelmingly positive.

4. Cheap-storage alert! Meritline has the ADATA C008 8GB USB flash drive for $6.95 shipped. That’s after applying coupon code MLCK602PNL1 at checkout. (Note: Most Meritline codes expire after a certain number of uses, and there’s no way to tell when that’ll happen.) The drive has a slide-out connector and some intriguing onboard software (including a utility designed to migrate your Windows 7 installation DVD to the drive).

Have you found any great deals worth shouting about on this multi-deal Monday? If so, give us the deets and links in the comments!

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