Electronics

February 9

Save 50% On The Fujifilm EF20 TTL Flash Was $200 | Now $98 @ Walmart.ca (Expired)

Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Save 50% On The Fujifilm EF20 TTL Flash Was $200 | Now $98 @ Walmart.ca (Expired)

Photography lovers can save 50% on the The Fujifilm EF20 TTL Flash. This flash was $200 but is now only $98 @ Walmart.ca. Free shipping with no minimum is included with all orders at Walmart Canada.

I have often considered upgrading my photography equipment to the next level. I currently have a glorified point and shoot that is a step above an iPhone. I like to take pictures of the snow, my garden, my kid and all of the other fun adventures we have as a family traveling. I find that in the wintertime I can never have enough light inside for my pictures. My living room has currently five different light sources to attempt to curb this issue so I do not miss memories.  I still end up with a few dark pictures.

Maybe it is time I invest in something a little more efficient. Check out the Fujifilm EF20 TTL Flash that was $200 and is now only $98. This flash has a neat little design that allows it to fold back into itself. The description mentions that it fits easily into a pocket. I know I am no pro, so a beginner slim fit flash is a good option for me. This flash is powered from 2 AA batteries and has a recharge time of four seconds. While not instant, that is a quick turnaround to ensure you do not miss the shot.

This flash is compatible with the following camera models. The list is pretty long!:

  • FinePix SL280
  • SL240
  • SL1000
  • HS30EXR
  • HS25EXR
  • HS20EXR
  • HS35EXR
  • HS50EXR
  • X10
  • X20
  • X-M1
  • X-E1
  • X-Pro-1
  • X100
  • X100S

Checking around the web at the competitor’s prices, this flash is a great deal. Whether you are buying from a bigger retailer or a retailer that tailors to photographers, Walmart has the winning price with this flash.

  • $174 @ Amazon.ca
  • $179 @ Camera Canada
  • $189 @ Aden Camera
  • $199 @ The Source

Reviews are good everywhere I price checked this flash. Most people are rating it five stars and say it is perfect for the beginner or intermediate photographer on the go. Here is one reviewer on Walmart.ca who seems pretty happy.

Save 50% On The Fujifilm EF20 TTL Flash Was $200 | Now $98 @ Walmart.ca (Expired)

If you are considering a flash for your Fuji Camera, or considering buying one of the Fuji cameras on the list, I would grab this flash. It is so useful to have a little extra light when you need it. I hate when I miss the shot because it was just too dark. In addition, with the small size of this flash you do not need to reconsider your whole camera bag setup. The flash can just slip right in your pocket and your camera can go around your neck.

Bargainmoosers, are there any photography accessories you have been eyeing?

(Image Credit: CovLtwt)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 9

Osprey Tablet & Laptop Backpack Was $150 | Now $45 + Free Shipping @ Live Out There

Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 11:20 AM

Osprey Tablet & Laptop Backpack Was $150 | Now $45 + Free Shipping @ Live Out There

The Osprey Tablet & Laptop 40th Anniversary Pack is on final sale @ Live Out There now for 70% off. This pack designed to hold your tablet or laptop was $150 but now is only $45. Free shipping is available with every order @ Live Out There.

Live Out There is having a mega clearance sale with items up to 70% off. Check out this sleek solution for your laptop or tablet on the go. The Osprey Company designed this sleek pack that was $150 but is now only $45.

Osprey is known for building quality and rugged hiking backpacks that stand up to big adventures. They have applied the same technology to this slim pack designed for commuters to hold your laptop or tablet in a slim bag. This pack is perfect for someone who likes to commute by bike, train or bus. Maybe you like to take adventures in city and need to keep your tablet or laptop close. I could see this pack being useful for a student who wants a lighter bag. I could imagine this pack working well for someone who likes to use their technology close out in the woods.

This backpack is slim and sleek. It comes in a neutral black colour and fits a laptop that is up to 14ʺ/36cm. This pack has several pockets to keep you organized. It has a pixel pouch that allows you to access a tablet without pulling the device all of the way out of the backpack. Simply lift the flap to check your device, then hop back on your bike or train and be on your way. I could see that feature coming in handy when you have saved directions or maps on your iPad, whether you are wi-fi enabled or not. I often will calculate my directions at home on my iPod touch and snap pictures of the step-by-step directions. Since I do not have wi-fi on the go, this is a great cheap alternative to a GPS. I would also use this pack to read my book on the train when I am hoping on and off the metro quickly between stops.

I found this exact media backpack at Amazon.ca for $89.95. This is a special edition backpack and seems to have cleared out of most of the other stores. I also found a comparable Pixel Media backpack at Altitude Sports for $160. The Osprey Unisex Spin 22 is also a similar comparable media bag that I found available at Altitude Sports for $160. Osprey’s media bags do not seem to be carried many places in Canada. I would consider this a close buy to a SwissGear Backpack. A similar laptop backpack that is a little bigger and made by SwissGear is retailing for $86 at Amazon.

There are not any reviews available on this pack, I suspect since it is an anniversary edition. Most of the hiking backpacks that Osprey makes seem to have high ratings. The comparable media packs that I mentioned are available at Altitude Sports also both have five out of five stars.

Bargainmoosers, what do you use to stash your tablet or laptop on the go?

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February 9

Chapters Indigo Canada: LifeCharge JuicyBar Power Bank Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 9, 2015 at 10:45 AM

Chapters Indigo Canada: LifeCharge JuicyBar Power Bank Was $70 | Now $30 & Free Shipping

Have you ever been on an important phone call or texting a friend on public transit and had your phone die? What about when you are sitting at the doctor’s office with your kids and their tablet dies and there are still 10 people in front of you waiting? If yes, then you know the pain of needing an electronic device, having no where to charge it and having to live with that pain. One of the greatest inventions for those of us like me who are often unprepared for these situations is a powerbank. Chapters Indigo has a fantastic deal on right now, on the LifeCharge JuicyBar 2600 mA powerbank, that was originally $70 and now $30. It will also ship for free as it is over the $25 minimum.

This item is the perfect item to keep in your purse. I know you probably have enough stuff in your purse, but you won’t regret it. I actually have a similar powerbank, but I keep it in the car, which means I don’t always have it when I need it. This is because I like to keep as small a purse as I can. Unfortunately for me, it also means my phone or tablet or the kid’s tablets will run out of power when I don’t want them to.

I’ll tell you why this is a great deal, as I price compared to other stores. Although I didn’t find it in too many other stores, I did find it at Staples, where they sell it for $59.99.

I also wanted to find you some reviews so you knew this was a solid piece and worth the $30. I found some on Amazon.com, where it has only 5 star and 4 star ratings. I like the truth in this review:

Power users will probably scoff at this battery, but if you are among the 95% of use who need extra capacity only occasionally this is not only more than adequate, but compact enough to fit a purse or pocket

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 6

NCIX Canada: Steelseries Headset Was $50 | Now $20 & Free Express Shipping

Posted by on February 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM

NCIX Canada: Steelseries Headset Was $50 | Now $20 & Free Express Shipping

Still looking for a killer headset at an inexpensive price? Check out NCIX’s deal today on the Steelseries 3HV2 noise reduction headphones with retractable mic that was $49.99 and now $19.99. If you want to go one step up, they’ve got the Steelseries 5HV3 headset hi-fi headphones with retractable mic on sale too, with a regular price of $79.99 and now $49.99. So you can buy the cheaper pair for only $20 or pay the regular price for the cheaper pair for the better set. You’ll also get free express shipping on either item.

I have to be honest here – I know nothing about headphones. I remember the days of headsets like these and listening to New Kids on the Block on my walkman at recess. Then everyone was all about the teeny headphones that go inside your ears, but now this style is back, as it delivers better sound quality and I’ve got to think it is more comfortable in ways. Also, it does block out the external noise like your mom yelling at you to do your homework.

Made from all-leather, these are extra-padded so they are comfortable to wear all day. They fold up so you can take them wherever and they have a retractable microphone so you can be heard crystal clear.

What the second set has that the first doesn’t is a more “powerful and detailed audio experience”, with tournament grade audio drivers. You can dismantle these for taking them places, like to your friends to play games. They are specifically made for gaming, so you’ll hear everything in the game with clarity, like footsteps and gunfire.

Reviewers give both headsets four stars out of five. Here is a review of the first headset that you might enjoy:

NCIX Canada: Steelseries Headset Was $50 | Now $20 & Free Express Shipping

Of course I shopped around to ensure this was the best price on the market (and it is or I wouldn’t be telling you about it). I found the 3Hv2 at NewEgg for $39.99, at Amazon for $43.99 and at The Source for $34.99. The Steelseries 5HV3 I found at Amazon and BestBuy for $79.99, and at Frontier PC for $116.98!

(Expiry: 11th February 2015)

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February 5

Amazon Canada: All New Kindle Touch Only $64 & Free Shipping (BUMP!)

Posted by on February 5, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Amazon Canada: All New Kindle Touch Only $64 & Free Shipping (BUMP!)

*BUMP! Also note that you can get the Kindle Paperwhite for $119, with a regular price of $139 and the Kindle Paperwhite 3G for $189, with a regular price of $209.* If you are looking to pick up an eReader this holiday season, Amazon Canada has the ultimate early Black Friday deal for you. Purchase the Kindle touch screen e-reader for just $64 (was $79) with free shipping!

This is the all-new Kindle with a touch screen display. It has double the on device storage – 4GB – that will hold thousands of ebooks. The eReader’s 6″ tall display is like reading a paperback novel and the slim design fits easily in your bag and in more generous pockets.

The basic touch Kindle takes only four hours to charge for up to four weeks of life! The device comes with Wi-Fi and a 167 PPI screen resolution.

If I were purchasing an eReader, I would purchase the basic Kindle for $64. However, if you need a backlit screen then you can also buy the Kindle Paperwhite. The paperwhite is on sale for $119, down from $139. The two main differences between the two devices are screen resolution and lighting. The Paperwhite boasts a 212 PPI and has the added benefit of the back-lit whereas the basic Kindle touch does not. Besides those two features, they are nearly identical units. Personally, I would stick with the cheaper Kindle.

I am very happy that the basic Kindle is now a touch screen as that is necessary in my mind. It makes aspects of reading like flipping pages far more natural. The basic Kindle has also won many hearts as it has a 4.1/5 rating with over 100 reviews. One reviewer said:

So far this hasn’t let me down. I’ve downloaded a number of books on it both through amazon and Baen books. No issues so far. The ability to push PDFs to the kindle has been absolutely wonderful for work. I can have a technical manual on my kindle and work in front of my computer without having to swap between windows.

For $64 and free shipping, I could see buying these as gifts for a few book loving friends and sticking it under their Christmas trees. While everyone seems to have a tablet these days, their battery life just does not sustain the length of time most bookworms like to read so a dedicated eReader is necessary.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 3

OtterBox iPhone 6 Case in Black Was $55 | Now $29 with Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca

Posted by on February 3, 2015 at 9:35 AM

OtterBox iPhone 6 Case in Black Was $55 | Now $29 with Free Shipping @ Amazon.ca

Give your phone some tough protection with the OtterBox iPhone 6 Case-Defender Series. This durable case was $54.95 but is now only $28.75. Free shipping is also included with this order.

OtterBox cases have been one of the leaders in the market for phone protection for a while now. Their tough durable cases promise to be so tough you can run a truck over them and the phone would be fine. While I do not recommend testing it by purposely running over your phone with a truck, I do know these durable cases are tough. This particular case has a polycarbonate shell with a silicone slipcover. Add in a screen protector and your phone is protected from drops and slips. Make sure when purchasing you grab the black case, as other colours right now are around $50.

I do not have this case myself, or another Otterbox currently. I do have a very good friend who sings the praises of these cases. She is an elementary school teacher who is with young children all day. Having a case that will stand up to a few slips on the playground when you have 22 pairs of eyes you are tending to is critical. Her phone has been dropped on the playground, the gym floor, the bathroom and many other places without a scuff or a scratch. She will be the first person to tell you that the first grade can be rough and tough on your phone.

Check out the prices elsewhere below. This price at Amazon is pretty sweet in comparison to what the competitors are offering.

  • $54.95 @ Chapters.ca
  • $56.88 @ Walmart.ca
  • $59.89 @ Staples.ca
  • $59.99 @ Bestbuy.ca
  • $59.99 @ Futureshop.ca

Reviews seem overall good though a few folks were not perfectly satisfied. Here is one reviewers take on the case.

Otterbox fits in my hand nicely. Clear sticker covering home button looked cheap so I removed it. Screen protector is not flush to the screen so have to push harder for screen to respond… replaced with a tempered glass one – it’s awesome now. Case is light but feels strong. My phone is protected.

I suspect Otterbox is trying to figure out ways to make their signature cases more cheaply. There are several complaints of various minor issues with this case. Overall, this case seems pretty well tested and most people seem to be happy with it.

If you have been searching for an Otterbox or just for more protection for your phone, now is the time to grab this case. While I typed this post, I saw the stock decreasing so I do not think this deal is going to last long. This item qualifies for Amazon’s free shipping, which is a great bonus for this fab case.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 2

Shop.ca: BOGO Free Imation A12 TDK TREK Micro Ultraportable Wireless Speaker Was $60 Each | Now 2 For $60

Posted by on February 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Shop.ca: BOGO Free Imation A12 TDK TREK Micro Ultraportable Wireless Speaker Was $60 Each | Now 2 For $60

Shop.ca has a buy one get one free deal on these cute little Imation A12 TDK TREK Micro Ultraportable Wireless Speakers. Each speaker regularly costs $59.99, but with this deal you will only pay $59.99 for both, which brings it down to $29.99 each.

There is one catch to the entire deal: both speakers must be the same colour, you cannot mix and match. You have three colours to choose from:

The A12 TREK will fit in the palm of your hand and attach to your bag with the attached carbine for ultimate portability. It is rugged enough to handle dust and a few splashes along the way with the weatherized design. A six-hour rechargeable battery gives you plenty of juice, with two speakers covering you for a solid 12 hours if you do not pair them.

The little speaker can pair via Bluetooth or NFC-enabled devices. If your device lacks Bluetooth connectivity, there is an auxiliary input to plug in. In addition, an auxiliary output lets you turn your old sound system into a wireless Bluetooth receiver. I am sure the included manual will walk you through how to set that up properly.

Now, the beauty of this deal is how well two speakers work together. Pair two TREK Micro Speakers via TrueWireless Stereo (TWS) to enjoy listing to your music with stereo sound. I do not know many people who would go out and buy two of the exact same speaker, but with this promotion, you are doing exactly that so you can take advantage of this pairing feature that the speakers come with.

While I did not find the speaker at many other places while price comparing, here is what I found. Staples Canada sells these speakers for $59.99 each. Amazon has them for $49.98 (OOS), and NCIX has them for $50.66 plus shipping. A few smaller companies had them as low as $42.99 each, but the shipping costs defeated the minor savings immediately.

You can multiply this deal by two. For example, I loaded four speakers into my cart – two red and two white – and my total came to just $119.98. Thus, there appears not to be a limit as to how many multiples of two speakers you can buy as long as each pair of two is the same colour. You can have pairs of different colours, however.

All orders at Shop.ca ship for free.

(Expiry: 8th February 2015)

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February 1

Amazon.ca: Sennheiser RS-116 II Wireless Headphones Only $69 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 1, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Amazon.ca: Sennheiser RS 116 II Wireless Headphones Only $69 & Free Shipping

Amazon Canada has discounted the Sennheiser RS-116 II Wireless Headphones from $139.99 down to just $69. Sennheiser is a great brand and this is now a very affordable way to purchase a wireless headset.

I have been watching wireless headsets for a bit now as I find wires somewhat inconvenient when travelling. They can get tangled around stuff in my backpack and are often a nuisance to fish out when I wish to listen to my music. I also like the idea of not accidentally pulling my headset askew by side-swiping my cord while I am handling grocery bags or shopping bags.

I price compared this headset with other fine retailers. Currently, this is what the Sennheiser RS-116 Wireless headphones retail for elsewhere:

  • $119.99 @ Future Shop Canada
  • $119.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $109.93 @ Staples Canada
  • $139.99 @ The Source Canada (in store)

I also looked back on Bargainmoose to see if we featured this headset before. Back in September we blogged about the RS-116 II headset on sale for $79.99. As far as I know, Amazon’s price is the cheapest this headset has ever been.

The Sennheiser RS-116 II Wireless Headphones are an open, supra-aural wireless RF headphone system. The headset uses AAA batteries, for which you will probably want to own rechargeable batteries. It would be best to run with two sets of batteries; the ones you currently are using in the headset and a spare set that is charging (or charged) and ready to use when these run down.

The reviews on the headset are quite positive. One person was so pleased he could finally listen to his TV programs without his TV blaring and annoying his neighbours. Another reviewer has owned these for six years and gave them a raving review:

The sound quality is fine. There is a slight hissing sound that you only notice between tracks. Occasionally there will be a little interference, but that’s rare and only when you’re far away from the transmitter. The headphones are light and comfortable. I sometimes forget I’m wearing them. What really makes these amazing is the range.

For a set of wireless headphones from a brand such as Sennheiser, this is a very good price. In addition, you will receive free shipping on all orders of $25 or more so the headset will ship for free to your home.

(Expiry: unknown)

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February 1

The Source Canada: $50 Off Garmin Nuvi 66LM GPS – Now $140 & Free Shipping

Posted by on February 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM

The Source Canada: $50 Off Garmin Nuvi 66LM GPS   Now $140 & Free ShippingDon’t get lost ever again with the Garmin Nuvi 66LM GPS. Originally priced at $189.99, it’s now on sale for $139.99 at The Source.

With a 6″ LCD screen, the Garmin Nuvi 66LM GPS is super easy to use and comes with maps of Canada, the US along with a lifetime supply of maps. The last part means that you can update your device  up to 4 times per year at no extra charge. Plenty of other GPS devices have a tendency to stop working after a couple of years but you can rest assured that this one won’t.

In terms of a price comparison, both Future Shop and Best Buy have this same GPS for $189.99. Although The Source’s site doesn’t boast any reviews, here’s what one reviewer had to say about it at Future Shop:

I like Garmin. I had Lifetime Maps on my last Garmin and they still pumped out updates for that model after almost 8 years. I respect that. My Dad got a different brand and map updates were cancelled on his model after a few years. My older Garmin did have a password option, this one doesn’t. Also worth mentioning that there is no “split screen” view as is shown in all the advertising pictures… the image on the right does not seem to be an actual option… just an artistic rendering.

The lack of a split screen that the reviewer mentions is actually a downside that many other reviewers have echoed as well but it’s not really a negative point per se as this isn’t a feature that would usually be available on a GPS anyways. The reviewer goes on to praise the touch keyboard for its ease of use, especially for anyone who travels a lot for work.

Although it’s not available at Canadian Tire anymore, I found 18 reviews on their site with a general consensus of 4.6/5 stars. That’s definitely pretty amazing, especially with comments like this one:

After going through the other top brands, I have finally settled on Garmin. Easy to use, great accuracy, and free updates makes this unit a top buy that won’t get you lost.

Usually, a flat $4.99 shipping rate applies to every order but make sure to enter the Source coupon code TS4411 at checkout to get free shipping. If you prefer, you can also choose to have your order shipped to your local The Source store for a free pick-up as well.

(Expiry: 4th February 2015)

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January 31

Mini Stereo Bluetooth Headset Was $9.89 Now Only $6.99 (US) & Free Canadian Shipping @ Focal Price

Posted by on January 31, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Mini Stereo Bluetooth Headset Was $9.89 Now Only $6.99 (US) & Free Canadian Shipping @ Focal Price

The black Mini Stereo Bluetooth Headset was one of the items that caught my eye in the email newsletter from Focal Price, this morning. It’s only a 29% discount on this item, but it’s a great price and I thought it was worth a mention. Originally priced at $9.89, it’s now only $6.99 with free worldwide shipping!

I’ve mentioned Focalprice.com here on the blog a few times, but in case you don’t know, they charge in US dollars and ship from the US. But as it is free worldwide shipping anyway, you won’t have to pay any more than you see on the site. Also, as this item is under our $20 customs limit here in Canada, you wouldn’t have to worry about any extra fees either. With the exchange rate, you’re probably paying around CA$8.90 in the end.

Focal Price regularly releases a lot of coupon codes, but I’ve tested all the currently active ones on this item, and they do not apply to give an extra discount. Certain very low-priced items on their site don’t qualify for further discounts, and this is one such item.

Here’s a quick note about the Mini Stereo Bluetooth Headset itself:

With this mini stereo Bluetooth headset, you can conveniently and safely answer calls while driving. It is compatible with all Bluetooth-enabled devices. The compact size makes it convenient to use.

This looks like the kind of item which would be ideal for driving, of course. As for the reviews of this item on Focal Price, there are 15 five star reviews, with an average rating of about 4.8 out of 5. That’s very high, so sounds like this is a great little item. Here are a few reviews for you to check out:

Mini Stereo Bluetooth Headset Was $9.89 Now Only $6.99 (US) & Free Canadian Shipping @ Focal Price

To price compare with similar items here in Canada, the likes of this similar DBPOWER one from Amazon is $22, but most others that I can see are the larger style. So, for the price, I think this is a great little gadget and worth the money from Focal Price.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 29

The Source Canada: 50% Off JBL Duet2BLK II 2.0 Speaker System – Now $70

Posted by on January 29, 2015 at 11:30 AM

The Source Canada: 50% Off JBL Duet2BLK II 2.0 Speaker System   Now $70

Need new speakers? The JBL Duet2BLK II 2.0 speaker system is on sale for just $69.99 at The Source right now. They were originally priced at $134.99, which puts them at half off!

These speakers come in a pack of two and feature Phoenix transcuder technology with a great bass. They’re easy to set up and as you can see on the picture above, can easily be placed on just about any surface.

Reviews

Although there are no reviews for these speaker on The Source’s site, I did find a couple of very useful reviews at Amazon, where it’s currently sold out. With 19 reviews thus far, these speakers have generated a general consensus of 4/5 stars with reviews like this one:

So first impressions: the Duet II is easy to set up and easy to use. Basically, there are only three pieces to the unit; the adaptor, the left speaker, and the right speaker.

And here’s another one:

For someone who listens almost exclusively to classical music, I would recommend these reasonably priced speakers to listeners who do not need the exaggerated base response one hears in rock and rap music.

The reviewer further goes on to say that it’s nothing against other musical genres but in his opinion, the speakers are simply better suited for classical music. This is a fact echoed by a ocuple of other reviewers as well, who have praised the JBL speakers for listening to jazz, blues, vocalist music, etc.

$20 off $100+ code

Last week, Avigayil blogged about a The Source coupon code for a $20 discount when you spend over $100. While this code can’t be applied if you only get this speaker, you could, however, apply it if you add a filler item and reach the $100 minimum threshold. Check out your local The Source flyer for inspiration or there are also hundreds of deals in the clearance outlet section.

This Samsung NX1000 20.3 MP camera, for instance, is on sale for just $399.96 (reg. $699.99) and is actually as high as $759.98 on Amazon (in a white colour though).

Shipping

Shipping is at a flat rate of $4.99 per order but if you don’t use the coupon code mentioned above, then you can instead use the Source coupon code: TS4411 to get free shipping on any order.

Alternatively, you can also choose to pick up your order in-stores for free without the use of any code.

(Expiry: 4th February 2015)

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January 27

NCIX Canada Promo Code: JBL Sound Bar With Wireless SubWoofer Was $700 | Now $400

Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 1:55 PM

NCIX Canada Promo Code: JBL Sound Bar With Wireless SubWoofer Was $700 | Now $400

NCIX has a hot deal on today with the JBL SB400 sound bar with wireless subwoofer. Regularly $699.99, use the coupon code to get $300 off and pay only $399.99.

Click here to shop @ NCIX.com now

  • Coupon Code: JBLSAVE300
  • Discount: $300 off
  • Expiry: Unknown

With pretty much everything you’d want from a sound system, the Cinema SB400 lets you watch movies and listen to music with gorgeous sound quality. I’ll let you read all about the specs – from full bass control to dual-position equalization, because I honestly have no idea what all of this means. I’ll let the audiophiles figure it out!

What I will tell you is that this is a fantastic deal, as I could only find this priced at $699 at every other store. So, when I say you save $300, you really do save $300 on the regular price of this unit at all online retailers in Canada.

Best Buy sells it for $699.99. Amazon has it on sale for $704.98. Electronics For Less sells it for $749.99. I even did a little research on sales on this item previously and it was on for a Boxing Day sale for $500, so this price is seriously good!

While NCIX doesn’t have any reviews listed, I found a few tidbits on Amazon that I will share with you:

From an aesthetic view, the bar and sub combo is simply gorgeous. The bar features a design gently curving back on its ends. The top adorned quite minimalistly with a few buttons for things such as power, volume, inputs and bluetooth pairing.

Considering there are no options to adjust the levels, you are at the mercy of what the engineers at JBL designed for the system. Let me tell you: wow. The sound is incredible. At low volume (20%), the sound is loud, powerful, clear and vibrant.

I was giggling a bit about a reviewer who said that a neighbour had somehow paired to this device through Bluetooth and he woke up to blaring rap music. Do your research about how to not have this happen to you, unless you want to discover your neighbour’s favourites!

Shipping depends on where you live and to me it was about $18, which is pretty steep, but still worth it for the savings you get. Be sure to check out the other coupon codes now available for NCIX.

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January 27

Shop.ca: Monster Superstar Speaker Only $89.99

Posted by on January 27, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Shop.ca: Monster Superstar Speaker Only $89.99

Shop.ca has the lowest price on these well-loved Monster Superstar Speakers. Currently $99.99 at Shop.ca, the speakers come down to $89.99 after our exclusive $10 off coupon code BARGAINMOOSE10OFF50. You will also receive free shipping on all orders at Shop.ca.

I actually found this deal when price comparing at Future Shop. This same speaker retails for $139.99 at Future Shop and Best Buy, but is currently on sale for $99.99 at both those retailers. I thought that was a very nice deal, especially with the rave reviews this speaker receives, thus I started price comparing. While Shop.ca matches the sale price, our exclusive coupon makes the deal better at Shop.ca than at the retail twins. I also found this speaker for the following prices at other retailers:

  • $117.99 + $8.39 shipping @ Newegg.ca
  • $139.95 @ Chapters Indigo Canada
  • $139.99 @ The Source Canada
  • $139.95 @ Staples Canada

This little unit is an ultra-compact speaker with a built-in mic with noise cancellation for hands free calling and conferencing. The superstar is compatible not only for streaming music but also for handling pairing with your smart phone for calls. If your device is not Bluetooth compatible, there is the option to plug in using the 3.5mm aux line out. However, these days most laptops, tablets, and phones come with Bluetooth so pairing is simple. The body is splash resistant so you can take it near the pool but do not let it go for a swim.

The reviews are very positive for the unit. The positives focus on huge sound from a very small unit. They like how you can stick the speaker in your pocket and go anywhere with it. Some reviewers mention slight distortion at the higher volume levels and some static if you have other devices around that are interfering. One reviewer says:

I’ve had this speaker for over six months and I love it! It pairs easily with my laptop or phone, and fits into my pocket. I have a party in my pocket! Fills up a room or even a sidewalk, especially if it’s positioned a few inches in front of a wall or some other backing, to reflect the sound.

I like the idea of using your environment to help boost the sound – it is smart. I think this is a great buy and a solid unit, with free shipping too!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 25

$20 Off Roku 1 Streaming Media Player @ Best Buy & Future Shop Canada – Now $40

Posted by on January 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM

$20 Off Roku 1 Streaming Media Player @ Best Buy & Future Shop Canada   Now $40

Right now at either Best Buy or Future Shop, you can pick up the Roku 1 streaming media player for just $39.99. It usually retails for $59.99. Shipping is free as well.

Back in November, Walmart had the Roku 1 on sale for just $10 at Walmart. That was a phenomenal price drop and as it turns out, was a massive error that was quickly corrected as well. Nonetheless, if you have been eagerly waiting for another similar price drop, then this deal from Best Buy and Future Shop is perhaps the best one that we’re going to see for a while. Anything can happen, of course, but if you have been wanting to get this useful device, then now is as good a time as any.

So what exactly is the Roku 1? It’s a media streaming player that provides access to over 450 channels with over 150,000 movies and TV shows. Plus, you can even use your smart phone as a remote with their handy app — you know, for those times that the remote falls on the floor and you’re too lazy to pick it up? $20 Off Roku 1 Streaming Media Player @ Best Buy & Future Shop Canada   Now $40

Wondering what hockey has to do with the Roku? With it, you can also stream tons of sports live like NHL GameCenter, MLS live, UFC and more.

If you’re not very techy and are worried about running into difficulties setting the Roku up, then you will be happy to know that it’s super easy to install, as evidenced by this review:

Surpasses my expectations….Easy to set up, great sound, good image quality…Good product for the price.

One the biggest negative comments with the Roku is with regards to the Canadian content. It’s a media streaming device that is US-based, which then expanded into the Canadian market and as such, they are still in the midst of adding content. This reminds me of the negative feedback that the Canadian Netflix has generated over the years and yet, even it has significantly improved. So the way I see it is that the Roku is definitely worth getting on sale, especially since it’s sure to only get better and better.

(Image Credit: Canadiens.NHL.com)

(Expiry: 29th January 2015)

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January 23

ComputerValley: Logitech MK120 Keyboard & Mouse $17 & Free Shipping

Posted by on January 23, 2015 at 5:50 PM

ComputerValley: Logitech MK120 Keyboard & Mouse $17 & Free Shipping

If you need both a mouse and keyboard, look no further than the Logitech MK120 mouse and keyboard combination. Originally $20.99, the set is now on sale for $16.99 with free shipping.

I found the Logitech MK120 Keyboard and Mouse at the following retailers for:

  • $18.99 @ Dell Canada
  • $19.99 + $7.99 @ Newegg.ca
  • $24.99 + shipping @ TigerDirect.ca
  • $24.99 + FS on $49 @ Logitech
  • $19.99 + shipping @ Future Shop (OOS)

While Dell looks promising, Computer Valley Canada has the best price by several dollars and offers free ground shipping on the wired keyboard and mouse combination. The keyboard is also spill resistant and comes with sturdy tilt legs and durable keys. I do find that no matter how tough keys are made, I always seem to wear through one. Currently, I have worn through the E on my laptop keyboard and the M is looking a little sketchy.

As to be expected, the set is fairly basic. You basicly need to plug it in and it is good to go. The mouse is just your average high-definition mouse with a scroll-wheel in the middle. From the look of it, it should feel all right for both right and left handed people as it appears to have a fairly balanced design.

The full-size keyboard with full-size F-keys and number pad will help you type faster and longer with comfort. The keys are low profile and whisper-quiet so you do not drive yourself or your roommate to drink with that annoying ‘clack clack’. The standard layout will also be familiar to you. One review on Future Shop said:

Some people may think that with the low price it could be garbage, but it’s not. Very nice feel to both the keyboard and mouse, they are plug and play, just have to wait the 20 seconds for windows to install the drivers for them and it’s all good to go. I’ll definitely recommend this set to anyone that is looking for a keyboard and mouse just because the quality is there and the price is right.

The keyboard and mouse are still factory sealed. While they do not say how many are available, they are over 10 units. Overall, 20% off a keyboard does not seem like much but when you think of getting both a keyboard and a mouse for only $17 with free shipping, I do think this is a great offer.

(Expiry: 25th January 2015)

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