I'm a big fan of Groupon, LivingSocial, and similar daily-deal
sites, which I've used to score some solid bargains on restaurants,
family outings, and even vacations.
But tech gear? Not so much.
If you're like me and get the usual deluge of e-mail from
these services, you've probably seen offers for everything from
laptops and TVs to mobile chargers and Apple accessories.
A couple days ago I shared my top five picks for Father's Day tech
gifts--one of which was, inevitably, a Roku box. What can I
say? It's the ultimate gadget, especially for TV-loving dads.
Though I recommended the new Roku 3, at $100 it might prove a
little pricey for some shoppers. Thankfully, Roku is offering a
Father's Day deal that's easier on the budget.
For a limited time, you can get the Roku 2 XD for
$69.99 shipped, a savings of $10. But that's not all: When you
order via Roku.com, the box includes three nifty freebies that
showcase its streaming capabilities.
First up: 30 days of Amazon Prime. That's the Amazon service
that offers, among other things, unlimited streaming of select TV
shows and movies.
The war clearly isn't over. These angry birds will stop at nothing to destroy those oinkers! And now, if you're willing and ready (or even if you aren't), these little guys are here to amplify your music too. These plug and play Angry Birds Speakers from ThinkGeek are not exactly priced to move at $65+, but oh man, they are tons of epic awesome.
Whether you're a techno-geek or a Luddite, eventually you end up with electronic waste. Those old computers, cell phones, and other gadgets that go unused and obsolete. What do you do with them? It may depend on where you live.
Let's face it: size doesn't matter. There, I said it! It used to be the
bigger the machine, the more powerful, but in our contemporary society,
the smaller the device and the more portable, the better. Power doesn't
necessarily have to suffer just because the gadget is tiny.
The folks at GeekStuff4U.com have taken this motto of smaller is better to heart for their new Chobi Cam One HD, quite possibly the world's smallest DSLR camera and a pretty close replica of a normal sized Canon DSLR.
I don't know about you, but I loves me some Star Trek. I used to think it was just a crappy television show from way back when, but if you actually give it a chance it's a great social commentary. Of course, you have to look past the crazy shenanigans of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock (and I'm more a fan of Data from The Next Generation to be honest), the bad costumes and even cheaper props, but it really is a great show.
Even though you may not be able to literally beam up, you will definitely get a kick out of our wacky product of the week this week: the Star Trek USB Communicator. Straight out of Starfleet and headed to a computer desk near you for a minimal $30 from ThinkGeek.