Dell Canada

April 27

Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speaker Was $86 | Now $46 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada

Posted by on April 27, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Jabra Solemate Mini Bluetooth Speaker Was $86 | Now $46 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada

Grab this stylish little speaker for a present, or all for your own. This speaker was $85.99, but is now only $45.99 @ Dell Canada. Free shipping is included in this deal, making it even sweeter.

I first saw this little speaker when Avigayil blogged about it about a month ago. During that deal, I picked one up for my brother. I am happy to report two notable things since that blog entry. First, my brother loves this speaker and he is incredibly hard to buy gifts for. Secondly, I managed to find it at even a better price today so you can grab your own at an even better deal if you missed it.

This little speaker is both portable and powerful. It is a slightly different deal as the speaker on sale today is the red version and not the black one, as was on sale previously. That bright colour makes it both a great gift, and easier to find in your bag when you are on the go.  The Bluetooth has a wide range, playing music, movies, and anything else you choose at a distance of up to 33 feet. This speaker should give you about eight hours of music playing time. You can also leave it in standby for up to 90 days, which means you are not constantly recharging this speaker. Speakers like this are also perfect for video calls if you Facetime or Skype with a mobile device or tablet. I find the sound on this speaker is much better than what my brother’s iPad can broadcast, plus it has an integrated microphone. My brother has become the DJ for his after school club with this speaker and my gifted collection of a copy of my 90’s and 2000s rock mp3s. Like most teenagers, he really cranks up this speaker but at least he has good taste in music!

Check out the price variation elsewhere. Microsoft is the leader of the pack, but Dell has them beat today on price.

I have not seen many reviews of this product. Over at Amazon Canada, there are a few reviews praising the sound quality. From using this speaker personally, you are getting an awesome deal. If you have been looking for a small speaker with great sound, this is a sure bet. This price does not last long, so I would order now before the price goes back up.

(Expiry: 28th April 2015)

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April 26

Dell Canada: XBOX Live 12-Month Gold Membership Was $60 | Now $44.99 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 26, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Dell Canada: XBOX Live 12 Month Gold Membership Was $60 | Now $44.99 (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada has discounted the XBOX Live 12-Month Gold Membership from $59.99 down to $44.99 with free shipping.

I price compared this membership with the prices at other online retailers. Here is what the competition is selling the Xbox Live 12 month membership for:

  • $48.99 @ Costco Canada
  • $56.83 @ Amazon Canada
  • $59.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $59.99 @ Microsoft Canada
  • $59.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $56.83 @ Walmart Canada

Dell Canada’s price is the best out of all the competition. Costco does come close, but is still a few dollars more. If you are a gamer on a budget (is that an oxymoron?) then this is an excellent choice to get in on the Gold benefits at Xbox Canada. As I have mentioned before, having an Xbox gold membership gives you access to exclusive deals that are not available to the ‘public’. You can just check out the “Deals with Gold” section in Xbox Canada to see what games you can score.

40% off Call of Duty: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition is one of the exclusive deals you can purchase with your Gold membership. The retail price for the game is $99.99, but it comes down to $59.99 with your Gold membership. You can easily see how a Gold membership can quickly pay for itself in savings on other games – especially the big titles and popular sequels.

the Xbox Gold membership allows you to play games with friends on the multiplayer network. You also receive free games each month as an Xbox Gold member. On top of that, you can save up to 75% off games in the Xbox Store. Previously, I have seen 50% offers on popular games such as Duck Dynasty and more.

I was recently reading about gaming consoles and the shift to monthly / yearly paid memberships. While many players would like to see that end, it appears to be here for good since PlayStation recently switched to a membership base as well with the PS4. I wonder if the major PC gaming platform will also switch to membership in the future. I think that would be terrible. Gaming console companies are making it nearly impossible to get away without a membership these days, so deals like this help save your pocket book an extra few dollars.

(Expiry: 27th April 2015 @ 6AM)

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April 21

Sony Extra Bass Earbud Headphones With Mic Were $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada (EXPIRED)

Posted by on April 21, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Sony Extra Bass Earbud Headphones With Mic Were $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada (EXPIRED)

Grab a compact pair of earbuds that will not compromise on sound. Check out these Sony earbud headphones with included mic and extra bass. These earbuds were $60, but today only you can grab a pair for $29.99 including completely free shipping.

This set of ear buds is equipped with a powered bass duct to give a better quality bass sound. I am not familiar with this technology, but both Dell and Sony say this should improve your overall experience with the bass. The earbuds have a silicon sleeve on the part that goes in your ear both for comfort, and to ensure those beats make it into your ears. Also included in this earbud is an omni-directional microphone. When you receive that call in the middle of your commute, you will be able to take it no matter where you are going.

From reading more about these earbuds, they seem like they are a newer technology on the market currently. Here is what you will pay at some of the other Canadian retailers for the same earbuds.

Dell Canada’s one-day deal is looking like a pretty sleek discount.

Most of these retailers, including Dell, do not have any current reviews. Over on Sony Canada’s site, seventeen people have reviewed these ear buds. What is most notable is more than one person who says they are a professional musician are praising the sound quality of these headphones. Here is one review currently on Sony Canada.

Sony Extra Bass Earbud Headphones With Mic Were $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping @ Dell Canada (EXPIRED)

If you have been looking for a new pair of earbuds that will pack a punch, now is your chance to snag a great pair. A couple years back I bought my dad a pair of good quality headphones for his birthday, and it was a good gift as he would never have bought them for himself. If your dad or mom is a techy person, these may make a good gift for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day.

(Expiry: 21st April, 2015)

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April 20

Dell Canada: Inspiron 14 3000 Series Laptop Was $339 | Now $290 & Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Posted by on April 20, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Dell Canada: Inspiron 14 3000 Series Laptop Was $339 | Now $290 & Free Windows 10 Upgrade

If you need a base model computer, this is the unit for you. The Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Series laptop is on sale from $338.99 down to $289.99.

This is a base model laptop designed to handle your everyday computing needs at a price everyone can afford. The computer comes with:

  • Intel Celeron Processor N2840 (up to 2.58 GHz)
  • 2 GB memory
  • 500 GB hard drive

The computer includes the following slots: HDMITM 1.4a, USB 3.0 (1), USB 2.0 (2), Kensington lock slot, and Media Card (SD, SDHC, SDXC). I would not have thought it before, but my media card slot is one of the most used slots on my computer aside from the USB slots. I think three is a good number of USB slots as I often fill them all up. One slot for my phone cable, one slot for my mouse, and the other slot connects to my external hard drive when I am backing my computer up.

On top of the sale price for this basic laptop, you receive three additional benefits.

$15 back with Dell Advantage

As I have mentioned before, deals at Dell are even better than they seem. With the Dell Advantage program, Dell customers receive 5% back on purchases of $100 or more. This takes the form of a Dell ePromotional card. You can then use the code on this card against your next purchase. After the additional $15 back with Dell Advantage, your laptop will have actually cost you approximately $274.99. Promo cards expire after 90 days.

Free Upgrade to Windows 10

I am not sure what happened to Windows 9, maybe someone miscounted. However, your computer will come with Windows 8.1. Then, when Windows 10 is released later this year, your computer qualifies for a free upgrade to the newest operating system. While a price has not been set for Windows 10, speculators are saying it will go the way of subscription base, like Microsoft Office 365, and are thinking it will be around $49.99 per year. Others think it will remain for purchase and are estimating $119.99, which was the price for Windows 8.1 standard and Windows 8 standard.

Free Shipping

All items at Dell Canada ship free of charge, so there will be no additional charges there.

I figured this was a rather sweet little laptop deal. I decided to see what the competition was selling for laptops around the same configuration. At Best Buy, I found this ASUS 15.6″ Laptop – Black (Intel Dual-Core Celeron N2840 / 500GB HDD / 4GB RAM / Windows 8.1) priced at $329.99. It has the same processor and same size of hard drive, but the memory is a bit bigger. Given that the ASUS does not qualify for an extra $15 back or for the free Windows 10 upgrade, I figure that Dell’s offer (which is already cheaper), is a solid deal.

(Expiry: 24th April 2015)

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April 13

Dell Canada: Sony SRSX2R Wireless Speaker Was $100 | Now $70 & Free Shipping

Posted by on April 13, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Dell Canada: Sony SRSX2R Wireless Speaker Was $100 | Now $70 & Free Shipping

Dell Canada’s Spring Clearance Event is in full swing right now. In the sale, I found the Sony SRSX2R Wireless Speaker on sale from $99.99 down to $69.99 with free shipping.

Price comparing showed that this speaker is on sale at several other places. However, none of the other retailers match Dell Canada’s price.

  • $76.99 @ PC Canada (one left)
  • $78 @ Walmart Canada
  • $79.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $79.99 @ Sony Store Canada
  • $99 @

As you can see, Dell Canada’s price even beats the manufacturers’ own sale price. There is also an added bonus when you shop at Dell Canada. Not only do you receive free shipping on any order, you also receive 5% back on a Dell gift card when you sign up for the Dell Advantage (free sign up). That might not seem like much, but that ‘saves’ you an extra $3.50 on this unit alone.

I am a fan of Sony Wireless speakers ever since I bought one of the big brothers to this unit – the SRS-X5. I think they are a very strong sounding line of speakers at an excellent price. I am not alone in this opinion: reviews on Best Buy have given the SRSX2R speaker a 4.5/5 rating so far. One reviewer said:

While this can not compete with the bigger speakers in terms of volume, the sound clarity and fidelity is among the best. Base is less pronounced than in the Bose SoundLink Mini, but the overall sound is also more musical and less muddy. It does get pretty loud if needed – with no or very little distortion at the top end.

I was surprised that this little speaker can even compete with the Bose Soundlink Mini, but this reviewer thinks it sounds clearer. Certainly, for the price, you cannot go wrong with this unit. Expect five hours of playtime from the Sony SRSX2R wireless speaker. The speaker includes an AC adapter for charging. Pair the speaker to your ph0one via Bluetooth. This speaker also can be used for hands-free calls with ClearAudio+.

While the battery life is a bit short for my liking, it does seem like a solid unit that comes in two fantastic colours. Black is great if you want the speaker to blend in and red is fantastic for those who want to stand out.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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March 31

Dell Canada: Wireless Laser Mouse Was $45 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 31, 2015 at 9:06 PM

Dell Canada: Wireless Laser Mouse Was $45 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Dell Canada has the Dell WM514 Wireless Laser Mouse on sale from $44.99 down to $29.99 with free shipping.

With a wireless mouse, you reduce cable clutter around your desk. While I currently use a wired mouse (it is what I own), the wires constantly drive me crazy as my mouse runs into them. I also have accidentally sent my mouse flying a few times when I forgot to unplug the USB port when moving my computer. I have done that so many times. My next purchase will be a wireless mouse.

Like other Dell mice, the WM514 has the Dell Unifying software so you can manage up to six other peripheral devices (like keyboard, number pads, and other mice) all through one nano-USB receiver. This is very useful technology for those with limited USB ports on their computer. My gaming computer only has three USB ports and they are often completely full with mice, the charging cable for my phone, and more.

The mouse also is Microsoft Windows 8 compatible. With Windows 8 gesture controls, you can scroll up, down, left or right with the mouse wheel. This helps you navigate Windows 8 tiles. The side buttons will access the Windows 8 charms bar. The mouse can also function perfectly ‘normal’ with other operating systems.

The reviews for this mouse are very positive. It ranks a solid 4.5/5 stars with over 20 reviews. One reviewer said:

I am very pleased with this product. It is easy to use, has a good structure, and I love that it turns off when not in use. I am definitely not a savy tech person so I was pleased that nothing about it was complicated. I love my new laptop and mouse. Life is good Dell Canada: Wireless Laser Mouse Was $45 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Overall, this is a good size, well-shaped, reliable Dell wireless mouse. While I have seen some cheaper mice, this mouse provides full features for Windows 8 and can be used on almost any surface. The Dell unifying software is a very nice bonus that is becoming standard on all their devices it seems.

If you own this mouse then please drop us a line and tell us what you think of it.

(Expiry: 2nd April 2015)

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March 23

Dell Canada: D-Link 5-Port Desktop Switch Was $15 | Now $10 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Dell Canada: D Link 5 Port Desktop Switch Was $15 | Now $10 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Dell has started another four days of deals. I picked out this inexpensive D-Link (GO-SW-5E) 5 Port Unmanaged Desktop Switch that is on sale from $14.99 down to $9.99 with free shipping.

I price compared this deal with many other retailers. Dell Canada now only has the cheapest price but that free shipping with no minimum offer from Dell makes this deal far superior than anywhere else. The D-Link 5-Port Fast Ethernet Easy Desktop Switch retails for:

  • $12.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $14.99 @ Tiger Direct Canada
  • $12.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $12.99 @ The Source Canada
  • $12.99  @ Best Buy Canada
  • $24.99 @ CDW Canada

All of the above prices require an extra shipping fee that starts at $5 and goes up from there. Thus, Dell easily beats them all.

The Dlink switch provides reliable high speed wired networking between computers. Plug up to five computers into the switch. The unmanaged 10/100 Mbps switch gives you a choice between 10 MBPS and 100 MBPS depending on the workload of the computer in question. This D link switch is a plug and play model – guaranteeing an easy set up with little effort. Connect multiple computers to the GO-SW-5E switch for easy file and folder sharing. You can also connect the device to a router for sharing an internet connection. One reviewer did just that:

I needed a few more ports than my router offered, so this device was perfect. Just plug it into your router and you get a few more ports for your devices. No setup required, plug and play.

For $10, this is a simple expansion instead of buying a larger router.

This switch is also part of D-Link’s Green Technology. Green technology saves energy, reduces device heat, and gives your switch a longer life span without reducing efficiency. Another reviewer was quite happy with how simple the device is to set up:

This unit is small, takes up almost no space and works like a dream. Just plug and play. If only all my other devices were this seamless….

This little device is great for home businesses, small offices, and to expand your personal router if you wire in to your router for the best internet speed.

Sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back on a Dell gift card as well. That might not seem like much from this little switch, but 5% adds up over time.

(Expiry: 26th March 2015)

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March 16

Dell Canada: 48 Hour Sale Starts Today! (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 16, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Dell Canada: 48 Hour Sale Starts Today! (EXPIRED)

Dell is having a 48 hour sale that starts today. Included in this deal are special prices on laptops, desktops and other various electronics. Free shipping with no minimum is included with all orders @

If you have been considering a new monitor, Dell has a great deal on the Dell 23 Monitor E2314H. This monitor was $219.99 but is now only $149.99. This monitor is a backlight LED with a crisp, high-resolution picture. This is a 16:9 widescreen format monitor, which will give you lots of screen space for both work or for play.  This monitor tilts to adjust for your comfort and comes with a full 3 year warranty. This is a great price on this monitor, as I am seeing it priced between $209 @ NCIX and $225 @

The new Inspiron 14 3451 laptop was $338.99 but is now down to a cool $279.99. This 14” laptop comes equipped with a 500 GB Hard drive, 2 GB of memory and Windows 8.1. While not a super powerful laptop, this is a great price for a student machine or machine for light internet use. If you do not need a lot of power or need an inexpensive machine to tide you over, this would be a great option. This laptop also comes with 1-year in-home support included.

My husband shares an office with another co-worker who likes to sing constantly. He could get a pair of the Sony MDR ZX110NC Noise Canceling Headphones. These headphones were $79.99 but are now only $34.99. These are foldable, noise-cancelling headphones with a long 1.2m cord. If you need a sleek pair of headphones for on the go, this pair would be a nice mix of quality sound and convenience. My husband commutes on the train, so a foldable pair would be perfect for him. These are a much better price than the $60.39 you would pay for the same pair at Best or Future

These items and other select items are only on sale for 48 hours and will not be around long. There are also several pricier laptops and desktops for sale if you are in the market for something more powerful. If you are willing to shell out a little more cash in exchange for power, good deals can be found in this sale.

Image Credit: David Precious

(Expiry: 18th March 2015 @ 5am)

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March 10

Dell Canada: D-Link 24-Port Ethernet Switch Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Posted by on March 10, 2015 at 2:29 PM

Dell Canada: D Link 24 Port Ethernet Switch Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

In today’s 12 Days of Deals at Dell Canada, the D-Link DES 1024A 24-Port Fast Ethernet Switch is on sale from $69.99 down to $29.99 with free shipping. Sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back on a Dell gift card as well.

While I am familiar with a lot of tech, this is a new one for me. I have just never seen that many ports on an Ethernet switch before! Talk about all the networking opportunities. This is perfect for a small to medium size business or a gaming room.

I price compared with many other retailers and found Dell’s price the best. Here is what other retailers are selling the D-Link DES-1024A Ethernet switch for:

  • $48.99 @
  • $49.98 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $49.98 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $49.98 @ Amazon Canada
  • $49.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $49.99 @ Walmart Canada

The above price comparisons do not include shipping charges for companies like or Staples. However, the going rate for this Ethernet switch is $50 right now.

Now, why would you want one of these devices if you have wireless? Wireless is convenient but you will always achieve faster file transfers and download speeds when you are hardwired into a device. When I am downloading a game on Steam, I always hard wire my computer in to the internet because I do not want to wait for hours or risk a momentary glitch interrupting my download.

I found a review for this device on NCIX. The reviewer said:

This switch works great. I’ve been using this on in my house to dispatch internet around the entire house (2 floors) and it works perfectly. Never rebooted since I got it and it was a pretty easy setup (out of the box, plug it and connect to my router and job done).

The reviewer most liked the fast and easy setup. However, he was disappointing that the Ethernet switch did not feature a gigabyte port.

Given the price point of this unit compared with the competitors, I think this is a great deal for anyone in need of one of these units. As Dell Canada offers free shipping on all orders, there are no extra fees beyond taxes.

This is a one-day deal and will end tomorrow morning!

(Expiry: 11th March 2015 @ 6AM)

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March 9

Panasonic Eneloop PRO Rechargeable Batteries (4 Pack) only $15.99 & Free Shipping @ (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 9, 2015 at 1:02 PM

Panasonic Eneloop PRO Rechargeable Batteries (4 Pack) only $15.99 & Free Shipping @ (EXPIRED)

There are a lot of rechargable batteries in this world, but they are not all created equally. Welcome the Panasonic Eneloop Pro AA High Capacity Ni-MH pre-charged Rechargeable Batteries. Pick up a 4-pack of these new batteries on sale from $26.99 down to $15.99 with free shipping.

I ran a quick price comparison and found this, indeed, the best price. here is what other retailers are selling the batteries for:

  • $27.51 @ Amazon Canada
  • $25.99 @ Canadian Computers
  • $19.99 @
  • $24.99 @ Henry’s Canada

The above price comparison does not include shipping charges. may come the closest just in base price, but add on’s shipping charges and NCIX becomes one of the more expensive places to purchase these batteries. Dell Canada offers free shipping on any order with no minimum. This is certainly a large bonus for small orders.

There are many very happy reviews on Amazon, like this one:

I use these in my off-camera strobes and they are awesome. Fast cycle times and they can last easily through a day of shooting.


replaced energizer batteries with these and they seem to hold charge much better. They also seem to have a longer life in electronics

I am a big fan of rechargeable batteries, but most of mine are several years old. As the technology becomes more advances, the batteries only get better in quality and have a longer life-span. These Eneloop Pro batteries promise up to 85% capacity after one-year on a shelf. They have a low discharge rate and will recharge up to 500 times. They also have a fast recharge time, so your batteries spend less time in the charger and more time in your electronics.

These batteries are designed to power high current devices like digital cameras and camera strobes. Other batteries might last for a few hours with such high demand, but these batteries are designed for this job. They will also continue to function and provide needed power down to -20 degrees. That means you can use them on warm days during a good Canadian winter, eh Ontario?

This is a one day deal only! This offer will expire tomorrow morning.

Sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back on a Dell gift card.

(Expiry: 10th March 2015 @ 6 AM)

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March 6

Dell Canada: D-Link Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter Was $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Dell Canada: D Link Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter Was $60 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada has a fresh batch of deals today as part of their 12 Days of Deals. I found this popular D-Link DWA-180 Wireless AC1000 Dual Band USB Adapter on sale from $59.99 down to $29.99 with free shipping. Sign up for the Dell Advantage to receive 5% back on a Dell gift card.

This product is stocked at many Canadian stores, so I ran through an extensive price comparison before blogging this deal. Other retailers are selling the D-Link DWA-180 Wireless AC1000 Dual Band USB Adapter for:

  • $39.98 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $39.98 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $36.99 + $6.99 shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $54.99 @ Staples Canada
  • $54.99 @ The Source Canada
  • $49.99 + shipping @

As you can see, the next cheapest deal would be $10 more than Dell Canada’s current price, and then it goes up from there.

My first question was, “what the heck is this thing”? It is sad, but true, I am not familiar with this product. Research says that you plug the D-Link Wireless Dual Band Adapter into your computer to extend your Wi-Fi range. Not only is your range extended, but the D-Link wireless USB adapter offers increased speed with Wi-Fi dual band speeds of 300/650 Mbps, better than your laptop or desktop’s usual Wi-Fi.

Next, you want to know why this product is useful to you. Well, the DWA-180 is perfect for smooth gaming, high-quality HD video streaming, and fast file transfers. Whether you are downloading a game on Steam, streaming movies on YouTube (like Wolf Children), or playing a game on the network – faster speed and better coverage makes everything run smoother.
The DWA-180 is also backward compatible with your existing Wi-Fi a/b/g/n devices. Newegg has many reviews for this unit, like this happy reviewer:

I purchased a new ac router due to poor Wi-Fi in a large older house (with some plaster walls). My primary objective was to improve performance on a Mac desktop at the complete opposite end of the house from the Wi-Fi router. Once the router was installed, I checked the speed on the Mac. I installed the D-Link DWA 180 into the Mac and the connection speed was over 3 times faster.

This reviewer further notes that this device says it is PC compatible, but you can download a driver set so you can install it on a Mac computer.

If this product sells out before the deal expires, it will be removed from the website.

(Expiry: 7th March 2015 @ 6AM)

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March 4

Dell Canada: TRENDnet N300 Wireless Home Router Was $36 | Now $20 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on March 4, 2015 at 2:13 PM

Dell Canada: TRENDnet N300 Wireless Home Router Was $36 | Now $20 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada has discounted the TRENDnet Wireless N 300 Mbps Home Router (TEW-731BR) from $35.99 down to $19.99 with free shipping. This is part of Dell’s 12 Days of Deals and will expire tomorrow morning.

A quick price comparison with other popular retailers shows how Dell Canada has the best price. Here is what other retailers are selling the TRENDnet Wireless N 300 Mbps Home Router (TEW-731BR) for:

  • $31.98 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $31.98 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $32.59 @ Amazon Canada
  • $29.99 + $7.99 shipping @ Newegg Canada
  • $25.99 + shipping @ Tiger Direct Canada

I think the shipping cost at Tiger Direct varies, but I was quoted $14.25 in shipping just to get the router to Vancouver Island. Ouch! Given this price comparison, the TRENDnet router at Dell Canada is $12 cheaper than any of the alternatives, once you calculate in shipping.

TRENDnet is one of the most reputable builders of home routers. With GREENnet technology, power consumption is reduced up to 50% compared to a standard router. This router comes with four fast Ethernet ports in back, an array of lights out front to let you know the status of your network, and two antennas for better coverage. There is also a one-touch wireless connection system: wireless clients can just push the WPS button to connect.

Indoors, expect coverage up to 100 meters. Outdoors, this coverage triples – up to 300 meters depending on environment. Things like concrete walls and so forth with reduce range. This reviewer found the range sufficient for his multilevel house:

so far so good. The speed and also the range is really improved from my previous router. We live in a 3 level house and the range extends over all 3 levels.

Another reviewer was also impressed with the range afforded in his rather large living space:

Great working and easy to setup. My house is 1545 sq. ft. on 4 levels, strong signal to my laptop all areas.

I think the biggest concern about any router is range and reliability. So far, the reviews are pretty great for this little router. On Amazon (the home of ample reviews), the router currently ranks 4.5/5 stars with 11 reviews.

This is a one-day deal from Dell. It will be removed from the site when it sells out or else the deal expires tomorrow morning. Pick this router up sooner rather than later if you are interested!

(Expiry: 5th March 2015 @ 6AM)

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February 18

Dell Canada: TRENDnet 8-Port GREENnet Switch Was $50 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Posted by on February 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Dell Canada: TRENDnet 8 Port GREENnet Switch Was $50 | Now $30 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Pick up the TRENDnet 8-Port Gigabit GREENnet Switch on sale from $49.99 down to $29.99. This switch comes with free shipping. Dell also offers 5% back via the Dell Advantage, so make sure you sign up for that program before your next purchase.

Electronics deals always need to be price compared as prices fluctuate so often. I compared this exact same model (TEG-S80G) GREENnet Switch from TRENDnet at other popular stores. Here is what they retail for elsewhere:

  • $49.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $43.99 + $6.99 shipping @
  • $46.99 + shipping @

Now, there appears to be two different models. One has a metal case and the other a plastic case. The price certainly differs between the two cases, with the metal case more expensive. According to the details on Dell, this GREENnet Switch comes in “sturdy metal housing” rather than plastic. Many people prefer the metal housing as it is quite sturdy and does not heat up as much as the plastic case does.

Now, TRENDnet’s 8-port switch uses GREENnet technology to reduce power consumption by up to 70%. That is the big draw of this switch rather than others – over time you will save money on your power bills by switching to more energy efficient electronics. As a switch is on 24/7, that power consumption can add up.

Of course, this switch has more ports than you will ever need. With eight ports, you can plug in everything you own and then a few extras. The switch has a five-year limited warranty.

The reviews on this unit are extremely positive. Seven people have bothered to review it on Dell and the switch averages 4.6/5 stars with 36 reviews on Amazon Canada. Here is one of the reviews from Dell:

I bought this switch to upgrade my LAN to gigabit speeds. I’m very happy with it. It’s got a metal casing, not cheap plastic. I’ve been using it for over a month and have not had to power cycle it. There is no set up either – you just plug in the power and the network cables and you’re all set.

If I needed a new switch, I would be buying this unit. It has everything I need, has a solid case, and reduces energy consumption. I also really like the colour scheme of green and black. I think this is a sweet deal and the free shipping makes it even better.

(Expiry: 19th February 2015)

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February 16

Dell Canada: McAfee Total Protection 2015 (3 PC) Only $30 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Posted by on February 16, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Dell Canada: McAfee Total Protection 2015 (3 PC) Only $30 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Dell Canada has a very good deal on McAfee Total Protection 2015 for three PCs. Originally $79.99, the 3 PC version is on sale for $29.99 with free shipping. This deal is for today only.

This is the box pack, not simply a download. While this security software package is on sale at many other places, Dell Canada’s price is superior. You can see what other retailers are selling the three-PC version for:

  • $39.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $39.99 @ Best Buy Canada (OOS)
  • $59.99 @ Amazon Canada
  • $79.99 @ Staples Canada

With three computers, the McAfee Total Protection software works out to just under $10 per secured PC. This is the better deal than buying the one PC version if you have multiple computers. I have seen the one PC version for as low as $19.99, but the cost per computer works out to half that with this deal on the three PC version.

McAfee Total Protection 2015 is a solid anti-virus choice for your PC. I used it for years and it always kept my computer quite clean. The only thing I do not recommend is their browser add-on. It slowed my internet browsing down to a crawl if I had more than eight tabs open at the same time. However, the rest of the anti-virus software is quite decent in my opinion.

I checked the reviews for this software on CNET and PCmag. PCmag said:

McAfee Total Protection 2015 adds file encryption and advanced Web reputation markup and control to the features found in McAfee Internet Security 2015. Malicious URL blocking and accurate spam filtering are among its best features.

Most reviewers seem to like the software, if the ratings on Future Shop and the like are any indication. The software includes:

  • anti-virus
  • Parental controls
  • web safety tools
  • Anti-spam features for tour inbox
  • McAfee Mobile Security
  • Firewall

… as well as other features. The good thing about buying this software now, as opposed to when it first came out, is that the bugs have been worked out of the system. You will need to do an update or two when you first install the software to bring it up to speed. There originally was a slight problem with the Firewall when released, but that is now fixed.

If you have multiple computers in your home, then this is the best deal you can currently find on McAfee Total Protection 2015 for three PCs.

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(Expiry: 16th February 2015)

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February 10

Dell Canada: Panasonic Eneloop Charger & 12 Batteries Only $30 *BUMP!* (EXPIRED)

Posted by on February 10, 2015 at 10:17 AM

Dell Canada: Panasonic Eneloop Charger & 12 Batteries Only $30 *BUMP!* (EXPIRED)

Dell Canada is having a huge 72-hour sale on right now and one of the best deals I found was on the Panasonic Eneloop charger kit with eight AA batteries and four AAA batteries. It is now selling for $29.99, with a regular price of $46.99, saving you a whopping $20 on this item.

Rechargeable batteries are notoriously expensive, mainly because they last so much longer than regular batteries. They are definitely a good investment, it is just the investing part that hurts at first. So, when deals like this come along with a charger and all these batteries, you really do need to jump at the opportunity.

I’ve read a bit about Eneloop and how the batteries last for a long time. People absolutely love Eneloop batteries! If you want to know why they are so good, read this article from the Wire Cutter, which explains why they are the best. As for price comparisons, I looked around and found a pack of four AAs at Amazon for $19.78 on sale (this price has increased from the time when I wrote this original post last year too!). You are only paying $5 more for eight extra batteries and a charger.

I’m sure we all have many devices for which we need rechargeable batteries, like television converters, kid’s LeapPads, digital cameras and so much more.

As another perk, you’ll get free shipping with any order from Dell.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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