For as long as I can remember, refurbished Apple TVs have been selling via Apple's online store for $85. A nice little discount, but maybe not enough to sway buyers away from getting a new one for just $14 more. Especially considering that the refurb was usually the previous-generation model.
But now, you can get a refurbished current-gen Apple TV for $75 shipped (plus sales tax for most buyers). That's $24 off the price of new, and without question one of the best Apple TV deals I've seen.
So what's this all about? Usually, when Apple … Read more
Sure, your mouse is an integral part of the computing experience, but what has it done for you lately?
Probably just moved your cursor around. Slacker! For a limited time, and while supplies last, Over Half Sale has the Aerb Wireless Bluetooth Mouse with speaker for $29.99 shipped. That's after applying coupon code CNET15 at checkout. This vocal rodent normally sells for $44.99.
I know: crazy gizmo, right? But maybe not so crazy. For starters, it's a Bluetooth mouse, offering one less bit of cord clutter on your work surface (except when you're charging it, … Read more
My kids are seriously into music these days. Seems like every other song on the radio is met with, "Dad, I want this on my iPod!" So I'm starting to think a music-subscription service might make sense, as it would give them unlimited access to unlimited songs, without all the piecemeal buying.
Of course, most of those services charge $10 per month. That's not unreasonable, but it's yet another monthly bill I'd rather not have. Thankfully, for the next three months, I can avoid it: For a limited time, you can get a three-month Rhapsody Premier subscription for $1. … Read more
I love gift cards. There's just something awesome about walking into, say, Starbucks, and feeling like I'm getting my decaf skinny mocha Frappucino for free.
Same goes for shopping on iTunes. You just gotta love buying an album, e-book, movie, or the like without spending "real money." If I get nothing but gift cards for all my remaining birthdays, Father's Days, Chanukah days, and other gift-worthy occasions, I'll be a happy fellow.
Quick housekeeping note: The Cheapskate will be on vacation for the next three days, so I'm hoping today's pair of bonus-deal freebies will help tide you over until I return. Feel free to hit the comments and crowdsource any good deals you find in the interim. See you back here on Friday!
Whether you're looking to cut that pricey cable-TV cord or just tune in live signals on a TV that has no cable box, Roku box, or the like, you need a good antenna.
In the past I've featured various Mohu Leaf options, but I … Read more
I've been an Xbox 360 owner for years, but I've never once purchased an Xbox Live Gold subscription. Know why? Because I don't play online multiplayer games, and I refuse to pay extra just so I can watch premium services like HBO Go and Netflix (which I'm already paying for, thank you very much). For that same $60, I could buy a Roku box and stream HD video to my heart's content.
Make no mistake, I love the Xbox, love the Kinect, love using it as a Media Center Extender. I just won't pay … Read more
Happy Friday! I'm ready for a weekend like you wouldn't believe. Pass the mojitos!
And is there any better way to start your weekend than with free stuff? I've got two pretty darn good giveaways, one for fun, the other for, um, "fun."
First up: Bundle Stars is giving away Anomaly: Warzone Earth (Win/Mac/Linux) on Steam when you visit their Facebook page and get to liking.
Yep, you need to be a Facebook user, though you can cancel out both the Coupons install request and the later request to share the deal on … Read more
Are you always losing your stuff? You know, your keys, your wallet, your purse, maybe even your phone?
What you need is some kind of wireless transmitter for all those items, one that beeps when you push a button on a master remote.
For a limited time, ShopTronics has the Magnasonic Wireless Key Finder for $24.99 shipped when you apply coupon code keycnet at checkout. It's normally $29.99 plus shipping. (Is it just me or does "Magnasonic" sound like a made-up company name, like "Panaphonics" or "Sorny"?)
Though on the low-tech … Read more
Some days it's tough to settle on a single deal. Hence the creation of "three-deal Thursdays." And sometimes "five-deal Fridays." But Wednesdays? Never. That's because there's no number that starts with W -- and I'm all about the alliteration. (You didn't realize you were dealing with a grammar nerd, did you?)
Anyway, today I've got three pretty sweet deals, including a couple items I've never featured before. Hit the comments and let me know what you think of them.1. A sexy all-in-one desktop
All-in-ones are great for kitchens, … Read more