Get a 3.5-inch TomTom GPS for $29.99

A TomTom GPS for just 30 bucks? That’s hard to pass up! (Credit: Woot) Let’s do some math, shall we? You could pay a couple thousand dollars for an in-dash navigation system in your next car–or you could buy a portable GPS for $30. Decisions, decisions. Today only, and while supplies last (which may not […]

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Get a dual-tuner CableCard adapter for $127

The Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650 adds dual CableCard tuners to just about any Windows 7 PC. (Credit: Hauppauge) I’m a longtime fan of Windows Media Center, which I’ve used as the hub of my entertainment center for many years. It’s vastly underrated as a DVR; indeed, I’d say it’s better than TiVo. Just one problem: the only […]

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Get Serif PagePlus X5 desktop publishing for $75

Serif PagePlus X5 offers robust desktop publishing for considerably less than Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress. (Credit: Serif) This is an update of a post I wrote earlier this year. Remember desktop publishing software? Back in the old days, you had your pick of a dozen or more programs (Publisher, PageMaker, etc.), but now the field […]

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Labor Day deal: Free Gameloft games for Android

(Credit: Gameloft) Need some games to keep you busy during this holiday weekend? From now through Labor Day (September 5), Gameloft is giving away a handful of Android games and discounting all others to 99 cents. The giveaway requires a bit of hoop-jumping. For starters, you need to follow @GameloftAndroid on Twitter or like GameloftAndroid […]

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Get Digiarty WinX Blu-ray Decrypter for free

WinX Blu-ray Decrypter can copy Blu-ray movies to your hard drive. (Credit: Digiarty Software) Just a quick reminder that I’m posting less than usual this week. (Sorry to newsletter subscribers who were confused by yesterday’s duplicate mailing. My bad.) And Monday’s Labor Day, so I’ll see you back here on Tuesday! Have a safe and […]

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Get a D-Link 802.11n router for $19.99 shipped

The D-Link DIR-601 802.11n router. (Credit: Newegg) As I’ve mentioned in the past, the single best way to improve Internet performance in your home is to plug your PC directly into your router. After that, the best bang for the buck comes from ditching your old 802.11g router in favor of an 802.11n model. And […]

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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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