Get a 120GB internal SSD for $109.99 shipped

The OCZ Vertex Plus is a 120GB solid-state drive for laptops. (Credit: Newegg) Quick housekeeping note: I’ll be posting a bit less than usual next week, probably just Tuesday and Thursday. After that, it’s back to all Cheapskate, all the time! Want to breathe some new life into your laptop? Many people swear by solid-state […]

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Get a Pogoplug Pro network storage adapter for $29.99

For just $30, the Wi-Fi-equipped Pogoplug Pro is too good to pass up. (Credit: Cloud Engines) You remember the Pogoplug, right? It’s the gizmo that turns one or more USB hard drives into network-attached and Web-accessible storage. The Cloud Engines Pogoplug Pro is the third-generation version of the device, notable mostly for the addition of […]

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Get Nuance PaperPort 14 for $49.99

Nuance PaperPort 14 makes for easy document and photo management. (Credit: Nuance) I’m a longtime fan of PaperPort, which began life as a scanner/software combination and now exists solely as software. I’ve never found a better solution for organizing and preserving scanned documents, which is why PaperPort is among the few software products I’m actually […]

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Get a Sony iPhone-iPod speaker dock for $69.99

The Sony RDP-X50iPBLK offers impressive sound from your iPod or iPhone. (Credit: 1 Sale A Day) If you own an iPod or iPhone, a speaker dock is a must. It not only gives your gadget a place to roost and recharge, but also belts out your playlist for all to hear. The Sony RDP-X50iPBLK is […]

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Get an Asus Eee Pad Transformer tablet for $349

The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is pretty slick on its own, but it gets even better when you add the optional keyboard/docking station. (Credit: Asus) Wow. Quite the hubbub this weekend over the discontinued-and-then-price-slashed HP TouchPad, which buyers gobbled up at the fire-sale prices of $99.99 and $149.99 (for the 16GB and 32GB models, respectively). […]

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Five freeware gems for Windows

SoftMaker Office 2008 may be a couple years old, but it’s still an excellent substitute for Microsoft Office. And it’s free! (Credit: SoftMaker) Wow. You people know your freeware! A few weeks ago, when I asked you to name your freeware favorites, I never dreamed I’d get more than 400 responses–some of which listed programs […]

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Get a 4.3-inch TomTom GPS for $49.99

For just $50 (after rebate), the TomTom XL 325S gets you where you’re going. (Credit: TomTom) Much as I like some of the nav apps available on smartphones, I’m not really a fan of using my phone as a GPS. You have to buy a special windshield or dashboard mount for it, and it’s harder […]

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Get a 21.5-inch LCD monitor for $99.99

Finally, a 22-inch monitor (well, 21.5-inch) breaks the $100 barrier! (Credit: Best Buy) This is an update of a deal I posted a few weeks ago. I know monitors are a little dull, but this one has a decidedly newsworthy price. You can have my second monitor when you pry it out of my cold, […]

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Get a refurbished Nook Color for $169 shipped

Too good to be true: a Nook Color e-reader/tablet for $169 shipped. (Credit: Buy.com) Interesting. A few weeks ago, Barnes Noble starting selling refurbished Nook Color e-readers for $199. Not long after, I started seeing them as low as $179.99 from outlets like 1 Sale A Day. (Incidentally, I ordered one from there; it arrived […]

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Get a Flip SlideHD pocket camcorder for $70

The Cisco Flip SlideHD is a high-end pocket camcorder with a (now) low-end price. When the Cisco Flip SlideHD made its debut a little over a year ago, it was the premium pocket camcorder in the illustrious Flip line. And it came with a premium price: $279.99. Today, eCost has the refurbished Flip SlideHD 16GB […]

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Back-to-school steal: A loaded Acer laptop for $299.99

The Acer Aspire AS5552-7819 is a steal at $299.99. Does your spawn need a new laptop for college, high school, or even middle school? Heck, do you need a new laptop for everyday life? Either way, I’ve got just the system. While supplies last (and they may not last long), Frys.com has the Acer Aspire […]

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Find local deals with 8coupons for iOS

The free 8coupons app will find all kinds of deals in your area. The only problem is if they have to be printed. (Credit: Screenshot by Rick Broida) Oh, 8coupons, where were you last night when I stopped for dinner at Ruby Tuesday? With about three taps of my iPhone‘s screen, I could have saved […]

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