True story. Recently my wife was working in the kitchen, listening to music on her iPhone. Every so often I'd hear, oh, let's call it an "excited utterance." When I asked what was wrong, she cried that her "stupid headphones" kept getting snagged on things.
"Aha!" I said. "I have just the thing." Then I ran to get her the O!Snap Headphone Holder I was evaluating for this very post. Presto: problem solved, wife happy, life good.
This handy little gizmo normally sells for $14.99, but as part … Read more
Got plans for the Fourth of July weekend? If they involve long car rides, lines you can't escape, or just lots of couch/hammock/poolside time, consider stocking up on games for your iDevice. Warner Bros. will help keep you entertained on the cheap.
Ending soon, 11 Warner Bros. iOS games are on sale for 99 cents each. Here's the list, with links either to the download page or to related CNET coverage. (Be sure to note the system requirements before purchasing any game, as some of them won't work on older iOS devices.)Bastion, top-rated indie … Read more
Music-streaming service Songza has added a premium option for listeners who want it.
Dubbed Club Songza, it offers ad-free listening and twice as many song-skips (12 instead of 6) for 99 cents per week.
Wait a second -- ads? What ads? I've never heard so much as a single commercial while listening to Songza on my iPhone or PC. However, I did notice that the app now forces you to "interact" with an onscreen ad (usually by typing in a word) before you can start listening, which is kind of a hassle.
On the other hand, with … Read more
Cord-cutters of the world, unite!
Hey, that sounds familiar. Oh, right, I'm plagiarizing myself: That's how I kicked off last month's post about the Mohu Leaf antenna, which helps you tune in locally broadcast TV stations. You can plug it directly into your TV or, better yet, a tuner connected to your PC.
Today, let's talk about the latter. Until tomorrow, or it sells out, Newegg has the KWorld UB435-Q USB TV tuner for $19.99, shipped. That's after applying coupon code VDTV4JU at checkout. (As with most such Newegg deals, you must be a … Read more
Most of the time I focus on practical products, but can't we have a little fun once in a while? Yes, yes we can; today's deal is all about fun.
Today only, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Sphero app-controlled robot ball for $84.99 shipped. That's the lowest price I've ever seen for this way-cool gadget, which normally sells for $129.99.
Note: If Amazon does sell out, don't be surprised to suddenly see a higher price. What usually happens is that the product page flips over to a third-party seller, even though … Read more
After a week pockmarked with unfortunately timed sellouts, I want to send you into your weekend with enough deals to make your wallet beg for mercy.
1. The cheapest Blu-ray player ever. We've been rewatching "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy around these parts, and I just upgraded from the DVDs I'd purchased years ago to the Blu-ray editions. No. Contest. If you want the best picture and sound, by a mile, there's still nothing better.
For a limited time, and while supplies last, Newegg has the refurbished Magnavox MBP5320 Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi for $19.99 shipped. … Read more
Whenever I envision the perfect smartphone, it has one key feature: a kickstand. (Bet you thought I was going to say freeze-ray. That's no. 2 on the list.)
Why the deep-seated longing for a pop-out propper-upper? Because my phone is my constant companion, used for everything from reading while I eat breakfast to watching movies on long flights to showing recipes while I'm in the kitchen. (That's right, I bake. Got a problem?) Unfortunately, it's always lying down in the job. I need a way to hold it up so I can keep both hands free.… Read more
Wow, the only thing worse than having to write an apology post for the previous day's early sellout is when the apology post itself suffers the same fate! Apparently users have an insatiable appetite for fast, high-capacity storage -- especially when it's dirt-cheap.
Today's deal can't really sell out, because it's digital, though the promo price may expire at any time, as may the coupon code -- though I'm pretty sure the latter is good through the end of the month.
Do you like action games? Then you're in for a treat: GameFly … Read more
If you're anything like me, you have an iTunes library you've amassed over the course of many years, one that includes everything from ripped CDs to Amazon MP3 purchases to song downloads from any number of outside sources.
In other words, it's a messy collection, with duplicates, missing album art and tags, and so on. There are plenty of utilities out there promising to clean things up, but most of them will cost you.