Electronics

January 8

Today Only: Canon Pixma MX532 All-In-One Printer Just $50 (Was $130) @ Future Shop Canada

Posted by on January 8, 2015 at 12:30 PM

Today Only: Canon Pixma MX532 All In One Printer Just $50 (Was $130) @ Future Shop Canada

Need a printer? Then today only, you can get the Canon Pixma MX552 all-in-one printer on sale for $49.99 at Future Shop. It was originally priced at $129.99. With the $7.75 environmental handling fee, this printer comes up to $57.74 before tax. You will also get it shipped for free as Future Shop automatically ships all orders over $25 free of charge.

This is an all-in-one printer, which means that it can print, scan, copy and fax.

One of the main specs to look at when choosing a printer is the printer speed. The Canon Pixma MX552 prints at a speed of 9.7PPM (pages per minute) in black and 5.5PPM in colour. For just $50, this is actually quite fast!

To save on paper, you can also set it to automatically print on both sides.

This printer has built-in Wi-Fi, which means that all you need to do is plug in your Wi-Fi password it and then you will be able to quickly and convenient print using your network.

Cloud printing will also allow you to print directly from your smart phone. Least you think this isn’t a handy feature, it actually really is. Every morning, I check my e-mails using my iPhone and very often, I get a printable coupon from stores like The Children Place. So instead of having to re-log into my e-mail on my laptop, I just open the printable coupon on my phone and print it using the cloud service — much less hassle this way and no worries about potentially forgetting to print the coupon on my laptop!

Price comparing, I found this same printer for $59.99 at Best Buy and London Drugs. The Source is selling it for $69.99. Reviews appear to be somewhat mixed but here’s one that sums up this printer’s functionality well:

The MX532 is a great printer for light home-office use. It has very good quality prints, scans very well, and faxes reliably. As another reviewer remarked about the previous model (MX-522), you “don’t need at Ph.D. to use it.” Wireless set-up was a snap and after downloading the drivers and programs from the included CD on two laptops (one with Windows 7 and one with Windows 8), wireless set up for each took 30 seconds.

(Expiry: 8th January 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
January 7

Philips Bluetooth Speaker Was $70 | Now $30 @ Bestbuy.ca

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 6:56 PM

Philips Bluetooth Speaker Was $70 | Now $30 @ Bestbuy.ca

Best Buy Canada has discounted the Philips SBT75 Bluetooth Speaker from $69.99 down to just $29.99. The red version is still in stock and waiting to find its way into your cart. Receive free shipping on the Philips speaker as the unit costs over $25.

This is an older model speaker, I assume, as no one really has it in stock anymore. When trying to price compare, I found it from a Marketplace seller on Amazon Canada for $107 plus shipping and from Amazon.com for $55.48 US in white. They also had black, but it was more expensive. Given these few price comparisons, I figured that best buy’s deal was worthy of a little attention.

This little speaker uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly stream music between your music player and the speaker system. The built in lithium battery lasts up to five hours and can be recharged via the included USB cable. Charge the portable Philips speaker off your laptop or use a USB to wall charger connection like the Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Charger I have mentioned a couple times before. I find it is faster to charge my wireless speakers using a wall charger.

I scouted out Amazon.com for reviews. With 114 reviews, the Philips SBT75 Bluetooth Speaker averages a 4.2/5 stars. One reviewer said:

I found this speaker at Best Buy on clearance for under $40. I thought when I purchased it that it would sound completely crappy, however, it sounds good. It doesn’t sound like an amazing home stereo system, but rather a really good sounding small speaker. It seems to last about 5 or 6 hours on a charge.

Do note that this speaker does not work for conference calls – you cannot use this for audio ‘in’ is my assumption. However, for the price it looks like a great purchase to play your tunes. The small size and five hour battery life allows you to throw it in your backpack, purse, or car and take it with you. I also like the colour: black is so easy to miss and white gets dirty very quickly. Red stands out and is noticed.

If you own this little speaker system, drop us a comment to tell us what you think of the unit.

(Expiry: 8th January 2015)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
January 6

Costco: Omron Fat Loss Monitor Was $30 | Now $23 & Free Shipping

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Costco: Omron Fat Loss Monitor Was $30 | Now $23 & Free Shipping

 

The top resolution of every New Year is to get in shape and lose weight. Well, my New Year’s resolution is a bit different: it is to not have weight loss as a resolution next year. That means I have some work to do! This Omrom Fat loss Monitor is a great little device to help me keep on track. Originally $29.99, the Omrom monitor is on sale for $22.99 with free shipping.

When I price compared this unit with other stores, my research revealed that many companies had this monitor on sale. London Drugs lists the Omron for $39.99 retail, and they have it on sale for $24.99 in store only. Well.ca has the same Omron Fat Loss Monitor, which they call a Body Fat Analyzer, priced at $34.99. Only Amazon.ca matches Costco’s price at $22.99 (was $36.40) but you are below Amazon’s free shipping minimum. The best deal is still through Costco.

This device measures your body fat percentage and body mass. You may wonder why you would want this device rather than a scale. Well, a scale can only measure weight. Muscle, fat, bone, vitals, etc. are all weight. When you lose weight, you want to lose fat – not muscle. Body fat is a better indicator of overall health than your weight. Drop your fixation with the scale and embrace a healthier you.

The machine accommodates up to nine personal profiles for your entire family (and a few friends) to use the device. In addition, an athletic mode will provide results that are more accurate for athletes. The reviews I have read on this device are overwhelmingly positive:

Does what it says. I’m finding it’s on par with callipers as far as accuracy goes. Follow the instructions and be mindful of your daily fluctuations in hydration. This tool will give you a good idea whether or not you’re on the right path.

and…

I have used this product in the past prior to making the purchase. It provides me with reliable data when accessing my clients. I must say that the data is not as accurate as the floor models that requires a bare feet reading with an electronic read-out. Nevertheless, I am pleased with my purchase.

This is the perfect little device if you are working on a healthier you this coming year.

(Expiry: unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
January 5

Future Shop Canada: 43% Off Logitech Anywhere MX Optical Mouse – Was $70 | Now $40

Posted by on January 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Future Shop Canada: 43% Off Logitech Anywhere MX Optical Mouse   Was $70 | Now $40

A month ago, I blogged about the Logitech MX mouse being on sale for $50 at Best Buy. Even then, that was a fantastic price for this awesome mouse but now, Future Shop is offering it for an even lower price tag of just $39.99 (reg. $69.99). As Future Shop ships orders over $25 for free,  you’re also sure to get this mouse shipped for free as well.

Have you ever heard of a carrying pouch being included with a mouse? This is perhaps more common than I think but I have actually never heard of such a thing and yet, this one does! It also comes with 2 AA batteries and features the following specs:

  • Darkfield laser tracking that can be used on almost any surface, including glass
  • Compact & ergonomic design
  • Hyper-fast scrolling
  • 2.4GHz wireless

As far as reviews go, there are nearly 20 with an overall rating of 3.8/5 stars. Just the fact that there are nearly 20 reviews is a good indication of this mouse’s potential as being a good product. Certain reviewers have reported that this mouse’s button fall off but then there are plenty of other reviews claiming that this is the best mouse that they have ever owned.

So it’s a bit of a hit or miss perhaps, but here’s one review that might sway you. It’s somewhat lengthy, but if you’re in need of a new mouse and are considering this one, then it’s worth the read:

Pressing the middle wheel to change the “feel” is an INCREDIBLY useful feature if you’re scrolling through a lot of stuff. If you change it to smooth, the scroll speed goes 10 times faster, I use this a lot and LOVE it. As far as the little button behind the wheel being the middle mouse button, after 15 minutes of readjusting to the location you no longer realize where it is. The features and feel of the scroll wheel are worth the adjustment.

Works as promised on glass perfectly, overall construction and feel is top notch. Overall the best mouse I have ever used. Cannot comment on the receiver issues, as I’ve only had the mouse for a year and have no issues with it.

Performing a quick price comparison, I found the Logitech Anywhere MX mouse priced at $59.99 at Newegg and as high as $69.99 at Best Buy.

(Expiry: 8th January 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
January 4

Amazon Canada: 49% Off WD My Passport 500MB Portable Hard Drive – Was $88 | Now $45 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Amazon Canada: 49% Off WD My Passport 500MB Portable Hard Drive   Was $88 | Now $45 (EXPIRED)

Looking for a bit more memory space at a cheap price? Then check out Amazon’s deal on the WD My Passport 500GB external hard drive. It’s down to just $44.99 instead of its regular price of $87.99 (49% off). Shipping is also free.

When looking up portable external hard drives, I tend to search for some that have the most memory for the cheapest price tag possible. This time around, I decided to tell you about this deal because as much as say, a 5TB hard drive may be handy for all that extra storage, I’m sure that many of you just don’t even necessarily need that much.

I use a WD My Passport portable hard drive to store movies, TV shows, pictures and extra files on my computer in order to make my desktop run faster. However, a large media collection is fun to look at but when are you ever going to watch half of what you have? So a 500mb portable hard drive may actually be perfect, especially since it’s on sale and budget friendly.

In fact, I was recently considering upgrading to a Seagate hard drive but I was actually deterred by how big and bulky it looked. This may be a silly factor to consider as it’s what is on the inside that matters but the WD My Passport’s appearance is actually what I love about it the most as it’s sleek and super portable. The only drawback is that it doesn’t come with any kind of protective pouch or case but you could easily just slip it into one from the dollar store.

Here’s a review I found for the WD My Passport portable hard drive:

Does exactly what I need it to do – store backup data. Password protection is great.

If you want a portable external hard drive with a bit more memory, then check out the 1TB WD My Passport Ultra. Originally priced at $109.99, it’s now on sale for $69 (37% off). This one actually an overwhelming number of positive reviews: over 115 with a total of 4.6/5 stars!

Since Amazon ships all orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get either one of these portable hard drive shipped for free as well.

(Image Credit: ShaoYin Ooi)

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
January 4

Future Shop: $32 Off Cyber Acoustics 2.0 Speakers – Only $8 *HOT*

Posted by on January 4, 2015 at 12:43 PM

Future Shop: $32 Off Cyber Acoustics 2.0 Speakers   Only $8 *HOT*

If you need a new pair of computer speakers then this is the deal for you. Save $32 on the Cyber Acoustics 2.0 Computer Speaker System (CA-896). Originally $39.99, this set of speaker is on clearance for just $7.99.

I could not find these speakers very many other places to give a good price comparison. Newegg sold them but they are now out of stock and a previous price is not listed. I did find them in stock and sold by Amazon Canada, where they are listed for $33.76 currently. Best Buy has the same deal as Future Shop but they are already sold out! I assume these speakers will sell out quickly as the sister store is already sold out.

They are a fairly basic set of speakers in a nice sleek black. They have the basic on/off switch and a volume control on the speaker itself. There is an LED power indicator so you know when there is power going to the speakers. There is also a Headphone output jack in case you want to save your family the disturbance at 2 AM.

As a lovely little extra, they feature a USB charging port. It has an output of 5.1V DC at 2.1 amp. That means it has enough power to charge a tablet or iPad and not just your smart phone. This is a sweet added feature as I find my computer never has enough USB ports. It does not come with a USB cord; that you will need to provide.

Reviews range from mediocre to quite pleased. Keep in mind most of these reviews would have been closer to full price. Here are a few reviews:

I have this speaker system for a month. So far it works great for cheap price. Pretty much loud. No problem at all.

and…

These speakers arrived in about one week. They look nice and they work OK. The only thing that could be better is the volume of the sound which could be louder at the maximum level.

Now, these speakers are so cheap they will not qualify for free shipping. You only get free shipping on orders of $25. You also cannot pick up in store, as this is an online only deal. I suggest checking out the rest of the clearance sale , as shipping would really cut into your savings. There is a limit of one per household.

(Expiry: 8th January 2015)

Moose Rating (5 votes)
January 4

Amazon.ca: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked Graphics Card Was $186 | Now $145 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on January 4, 2015 at 12:18 PM

Amazon.ca: EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked Graphics Card Was $186 | Now $145 (EXPIRED)

I am going totally out of my element here to bring you this sweet deal on a EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked with G-SYNC Support 2GB GDDR5 128 Bit, Dual-Link, DVI-I, HDMI, DP 1.2 Graphics Card (02G-P4-3753-KR). Originally $1865.99, this sweet graphics card is on sale for $144.98 right now at Amazon Canada.

I do not know much about graphics cards but I do know a thing or two about price comparing. First of all, EVGA makes plenty of GeForce graphics cards that all look the same if you were to just go by the picture. You need to compare the item model number to ensure that you are making an apt price comparison. Here is what model number 02G-P4-3753-KR GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphic cards are retailing for at other stores:

  • $189.99 + $11.99 shipping @ Newegg.ca
  • $174.99 @ NCIX.com
  • $179.99 @ Canada Computers

Now, there is a $20 mail-in-rebate for each of the three above stores, but even after the rebate – Amazon Canada still has the best price. This is for two reasons. First, you are charged tax on the full purchase price at any stores that give a mail-in-rebate. Second, even with an extra $20 off, the lowest price of the three stores is still $10 higher than Amazon Canada’s price.

This card is small and powerful. It delivers on gamer’s expectations with full 1080 HD graphics. The card does not require a 6-pin power connector and, for those curious, it should fit fine in an Alienware X51 or a XPS 8700 as long as you have enough power. Most reviews think this little card is a sweet unit:

Low noise, low heat output. and its pretty good for gaming as long as you dont want everything on ULTRA. works great for WOT and Skyrim. plus it fits well in small m-itx cases.

and…

Awesome little card! I was concerned about the noise complaints that a lot of people seem to have, but mine is really quiet, even though the fan is supposed to be spinning at 40% of full power. Definitely recommended for budget gaming rigs!

I did a bit of homework and this is the best price that Amazon Canada has ever had this graphics card. There are currently nine left in stock, and I am hoping once Amazon goes out of stock that they will still allow orders at this price.

Receive free shipping on all orders of $25 or more.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
January 3

Chapters Indigo Canada: 60% Off iHome iD48 iPhone, iPod & iPad Portable Stereo System – Was $99 | Now $40

Posted by on January 3, 2015 at 5:30 PM

Chapters Indigo Canada: 60% Off iHome iD48 iPhone, iPod & iPad Portable Stereo System   Was $99 | Now $40

While quantities last, you can pick up an iHome iD48 portable rechargeable stereo system for Apple products for just $39.60. It originally retailed for $99. Shipping will also be free as Chapters Indigo ships all orders over $25 for free.

This is the cheapest price that we have ever seen for the iHome iD48. Back on Cyber Monday, it was reduced to $49 from $99 ($50 discount) and even then, it was a fantastic deal. Of course, now it’s even better, so if you have been in the market for a portable stereo system for your Apple product, then now would be a good time to snag one.

This stereo system only works for: iPhones, iPads and iPods. It also features SRS TruBass circuitry and Reason 8 sound technology for an enhanced auditory experience.

The battery is rechargeable, so you won’t have to worry about buying or looking around for batteries. When the charge is low, you can just plug it in, while continuing to enjoy your music.

If you’re looking to use the iHome iD48 stereo system with an iPad, then you will be happy to know that it has a landscape mode. This means that you could just lay your tablet sideways to watch a movie or perhaps play music videos online.

Personally, I have an iPhone and I’m definitely considering picking up one of these considering the major price drop. Price comparing, I found this same stereo system going for $74.77 at Amazon.ca and approximately $58.54 on eBay.

There are no reviews on Chapters’ site but on Amazon, there are two reviewers that each gave this stereo system 5/5 stars. Both reviewers had a lot to say about it, so here are small snippets of the lengthy reviews:

This is one if the better sounds systems that iHome has put out. It has great sound because it has both active and passive speakers (two of each).

And here’s another:

iHome is a trusted manufacturer so I was not concerned about quality – it is well built and seems sturdy enough to handle transporting, as it is portable and able to work on its rechargeable battery. It is low profile and not as wide as the Bose. Its speakers are smaller.

Keep in mind that the iHome iD48 stereo system is only available online at Chapters Indigo’s site and you won’t be able to get it in-stores.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
January 3

Microsoft Lifecam Studio HD Webcam Only $56 & Free Shipping @ DirectCanada

Posted by on January 3, 2015 at 1:19 PM

Microsoft Lifecam Studio HD Webcam Only $56 & Free Shipping @ DirectCanada

Check out this webcam with all the trimmings. The Microsoft Lifecam Studio 1080p HD Webcam with Hifi Mic is now only $56.03 @ Direct Canada. Shipping is free on all orders over $50.

This post started out that I was going to point you to NCIX where you can currently buy the Microsoft Lifecam Studio Webcam for $56.99 and get free shipping with the code CCSHIPSFREE. After doing a little price snooping the same camera is on sale at Direct Canada for slightly cheaper and also includes free shipping on orders over $50. Direct Canada only has 50 in stock total according to their website so if you miss the deal you can still check out the comparable deal at NCIX.

I choose this camera for a couple different reasons. I currently am very far from family and many friends so often we are using webcams to stay in touch. This camera is easy to setup with USB 2.0 compatibility. It has a wide-angle HD sensor that gives you a much clearer and sharper image. It also has an autofocus feature and a built in hi-fi mic. The camera is also compatible with Skype and is portable.

While that all sounds great if you are looking to shoot some kind of fancy movie, I see this as the perfect camera to set-up for my in-laws or use myself. The wide-angle camera ensures I am not always looking at only my father-in-law’s ear. The autofocus means I can see my relatives. The hi-fi mic for detecting a whisper means I can direct them how to change their settings on skype and still hear what they are saying when they walk away from the mic. My husband says, “My father may be good with drills but he needs a little extra help with computers.” I see this as a great plug and play camera.

Here is what the competitors are offering. You can see at a quick glance the prices at Direct Canada and NCIX are much better.

  • $87.99@ Newegg.ca
  • $90.65 @ Amazon.ca
  • $100.39 @ BestBuy.ca
  • $100.39 @ Futureshop.ca

Over at NCIX, a few people are talking about this camera.

I’ve had this thing for about a year. It’s served me well. The picture quality is pretty good. I don’t have much experience with webcams so I don’t have much to compare with. It’s certainly miles beyond any built-in laptop webcams I’ve used before.

I may just grab one of these for my father-in-law. It is nice to see his ear, but I would like to see his face also. These are while supplies last so if you need a new portable webcam or just want a better picture quality, I would not wait.

(Image credit: hobvias sudoneighm)

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (1 votes)
January 1

The Source: JBL 10W Charge Bluetooth Speaker Was $160 | Now $89.99

Posted by on January 1, 2015 at 5:15 PM

The Source: JBL 10W Charge Bluetooth Speaker Was $160 | Now $89.99

The Source has yet again discounted the JBL Charge 10W Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with Built-In Bass Port for just $89.99, originally $160. This was one of the Black Friday door-crasher deals at The Source, so it is nice to see it making a comeback.

I price compared the JBL Bluetooth speaker with Best Buy Canada where it was on sale for $129.99 and is now sold out. They listed the original price of the JBL speaker, model number JBLCHARGEBLKAM, as $199.99 (thus $70 off). This is quite obviously a markup to make the discount look better at Best Buy than it really was. I also found the same JBL 10W unit (in black) at Amazon Canada for $112.99. It is important to use model numbers when price comparing as different models or years may look very similar.

This speaker has a high-capacity 6000mAh Lithium-Ion battery for up to 12 hours of playback time on a single charge. You can also use this power bank to charge your MP3 player, smart phone, or other devices while on the go. There is a built-in USB port to accommodate any charging cable.

The speaker itself features dual stereo speakers with 10W total output power and a built-in bass port. The unit sounds very good according to reviews:

I just got mine today and I love it so much I haven’t stopped using it! It gets so loud and it’s so clear! For the price it’s way better than Jambox mini or even the Beats Pill. Pill killer for sure! Must have for portable music lovers!!!

Connect your device to the JBL speaker wirelessly with Bluetooth. The only negative appears to be that the speaker does not work with laptops. I never use my external speaker system with my laptop, so that is not a deal killer for me. This JBL 10W speaker is meant to be ultra-portable so I would see pairing it with my cell phone most often.

I am excited this deal has made a comeback. When this was a door crasher for Black Friday, Mooser Stephanie decided to pick one up. She said:

Just ordered the JBL charge speaker on sale. I can’t wait to get it. I’ve heard the sound out of this thing and it’s fantastic!

I hope the speaker is everything you wanted! The Source Canada is currently offering free shipping on orders of $25 or more, thus this speaker will ship for free.

(Expiry: 7th January 2015)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
January 1

Amazon Canada: Up To 65% Off Lexar Professional Compact Flash Card 32GB & 64GB (Now Just $47 & $75)

Posted by on January 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Amazon Canada: Up To 65% Off Lexar Professional Compact Flash Card 32GB & 64GB (Now Just $47 & $75)Need a new flash card for your camera? Amazon has a great deal on the Lexar Professional CompactFlash card: you can get the 32GB for $46.99 (reg. $114.99) or the 64GB for $74.99 (reg. $214.49).

Essentially the savings are as follows: 59% off for the 32GB and 65% off for the 64GB one. Both feature the following specs:

  • Up to 800x (120mb/s) transfer speed
  • Captures 1080p full HD & 4k videos with a DSLR, an HD camcorder or a 3D camera
  • High speed file transfer

If you want, you can also download Image Rescue at no extra cost with purchase of either one of these flash card. It’s a program that helps you recover most photos and select video files if you happen to accidentally delete a file. It can also help to potential recover a file if the batteries on your device happen to fail right in the middle of saving a picture.

Other sizes of this flash card are also on sale but for not nearly as big of a discount. The 16GB one for instance is more expensive than the 32GB one! It’s on sale for $54.84 (reg. $74.99), while, as I already mentioned, the 32GB one is $46.99. The 128GB one is on sale for $264.87 (reg. $362.99) but at that price, you may as well pick up two of the 64GB for a total of $149.98 instead.

Overall, reviews are very favourable for the Lexar Professional CompactFlash card with 14 reviewers giving it a general consensus of 4.7/5 stars. Here’s one example:

Great product. Arrived right on time, and just in time for a grizzly bear photographic trip on the west coast of Canada. Performed well.

Another reviewer noted the following:

Recommend this product to anyone shooting in raw or even jpeg (it may take you awhile to load it up). Great for shooting video as well

Other reviewers also praised Amazon’s fast shipping. In fact, I can attest to this as well. I often order from Amazon and am always surprised at how quickly my purchases arrive. Since Amazon ships orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get either one or both of these flash cards shipped at no extra cost.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (3 votes)
December 30

$200 Off Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA 15″ Laptop @ Microsoft Store Canada – Now $300 Was $500 & Free Shipping

Posted by on December 30, 2014 at 6:40 PM

$200 Off Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA 15 Laptop @ Microsoft Store Canada   Now $300 Was $500 & Free ShippingRight now, you can get the ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA signature edition laptop for just $299 at the Microsoft Store, instead of its original price of $499 ($200 in savings). This laptop has been popping in and out of stock every since the Microsoft Store’s Boxing Week Sale began, so here’s your chance to get it but be quick about it!

The 15.6″ ASUS Transformer book flip laptop features the folllowing noteworthy specs:

  • HD touch screen
  • Intel Core i3
  • 4GB memory
  • 500 hard drive
  • up to 5 hour battery life

What sets this laptop apart from the rest is that it’s a “book flip”, which means that you can flip the screen whichever you want, anywhere from 0 to 360 degrees. You can use it as a regular lapotp or you can push the screen the other way to essentially flip the laptop on itself and use it as a tablet.

If I didn’t already have a tablet and a laptop, I would definitely get it just for this feature alone because not only is the screen large enough to fit most needs, but it’s nice to have the convenience of basically having two gadgets in one (as it acts as both a tablet and a laptop).

Here’s what one reviewer had to say about it on the Microsoft Store’s site:

Going to start by saying that if you can catch this computer on sale, that it really is an amazing deal and bang for your buck […] I use my laptop for streaming video/music, iTunes, browsing, and running Office 365. I noticed no performance issues or slowdowns. The speaker quality on the laptop is fantastic at this price point, and I got about 7 hours of battery on my first charge cycle, better than I expected considering Microsoft said up to 5 hours. Touchscreen is also very responsive and noticed no issues. 

The Microsoft Store always offers free shipping, so apart from taxes, you won’t have to pay any additional fees. I ordered from the Microsoft Store not too long ago and I have to admit that I was very surprised when the mailman rang my doorbell with my order as soon as two days later.

(Expiry: Unknown)

Moose Rating (4 votes)
December 30

The Source: $35 Off Sony Cyber-shot Camera – Now $65

Posted by on December 30, 2014 at 12:42 PM

The Source: $35 Off Sony Cyber shot Camera   Now $65

The Source Canada currently has the best price on a simple point and shoot Sony Cyber-shot DSCW800B Digital Camera. Originally $99.99, purchase the camera for just $64.99 with free shipping (on orders over $25).

While this camera is on sale at many places, The Source does have the best price. Here are the price comparisons I dug up to ensure that you are getting the best deal.

  • $69.55 @ Staples Canada (in-store only)
  • $69.99 @ Best Buy Canada
  • $75.99 @ Sony Canada

Amazon Canada did not have the camera in stock themselves, but a secondary seller was selling it for $99.99. I also did find the camera ‘cheaper’ at MTC Factory Outlet but it was refurbished, cost $59.99, and you would have to pay for shipping on top of that so it really wasn’t a better deal. Overall, The Source has the best price especially with free shipping.

This camera comes fully loaded with 20.1MP, 5x Optical Zoom, 10x Digital Zoom, 720 HD Video, and a 2.7″ LCD Screen. Your camera also comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery so there is no need to go out and purchase a pack or two of batteries to keep your camera going. Internal memory, as per usual, is quite small so you will need to purchase an SD card if you do not already have one.

I like the shooting features on this camera; it reminds me of my DSLR. You can shoot pictures in high sensitivity, night scene, night portrait, landscape, portrait, beach, snow, gourmet, or pet mode. I have to admit, while the first few shooting modes are quite common, the last few are rather different. I have never heard of gourmet or pet mode before.

The reviews are very positive for this little camera:

I had been searching for a good little camera for a decent price and bought this camera. I got it on sale and it was the best purchase I have made in a long time The Source: $35 Off Sony Cyber shot Camera   Now $65 Pictures are clear and it loads crazy fast.

I remember when you could rarely find a decent point and shoot digital camera for under $100. The Sony Cyber-shot is an amazingly camera that gives you a lot of clarity, depth, and richness for such a small unit.

Image credit: Avigayil Morris

(Expiry: 8th January 2014)

Moose Rating (2 votes)
December 30

75% off BoostBloc Battery Packs @ Chapters *HOT*

Posted by on December 30, 2014 at 12:11 PM

75% off BoostBloc Battery Packs @ Chapters *HOT*

I swear by external batteries, they are the only thing that keeps my cell phone alive and working at all times. Right now, Chapters Canada is offering 75% off Boost Battery packs. These are going to sell out quickly!

The largest model - BoostBloc 6600 – has already sold out. There are two other models still in stock at 75% off their original retail price:

The numbers – 4000 and 2000 – refer to the number of mAh the battery block has. The larger you get (like the sold out model) the larger your battery pack will be. The 2000 mAh and the 4000 mAh are perfect portable packs for your purse. The 4000 mAh will give you plenty of charge for your average smartphone as this reviewer says:

Bought 3 of these before Christmas. Holds plenty of charge for cellphones. If you are planning to use for iPad get the bigger model as this one can only increase charge by 30%.

I price compared the BoostBloc 4000 by Eton with a couple places:

  • $24.98 @ Toys R Us Canada
  • $59.74 @ Amazon Canada
  • $65.75 @ Walmart Canada (OOS)

I also price compared the smaller Boostbloc 2000 by Eton and found these prices at other retailers:

  • $43.47 @ Amazon Canada
  • $39.99 @ newegg Canada (OOS)

These are such great little battery packs and aesthetically pleasing as well. They may not work well for larger electronics – like an iPad – but for your average smart phone you will get a boost of power that will help you out when your battery runs low.

To give you an example of their charging power an iPhone 5 has a 1,440 mAh battery and a Samsung Galaxy S3 has a 2,100 mAh. The iPhone can be fully charged with either device, while I would recommend the 4000 mAh for the Samsung as you want at least a full charge and the 2000 mAh is just a tiny bit small. I would recommend the 4000 anyway; you get twice the charging power for only one and a half times the price.

I find external battery packs necessary for today’s technology. When your life is on your phone, you just cannot afford for the battery to run dead. Overall, these are a fantastic price and I hope you pick up a few before they sell out.

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December 29

Best Buy/ Future Shop Canada: Wii U Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set Just $250 (Was $300)

Posted by on December 29, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Best Buy/ Future Shop Canada: Wii U Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set Just $250 (Was $300)

Ready to make the leap into the land of the Nintendo Wii U? Both Best Buy and Future Shop have discounted it by $50. Until the first day of the new year, you can get it for just $249.99, instead of its original price of $299.99.

The last time that we saw the Nintendo Wii U go down in price to just $250 was all the way back in the third week of November during Toys R Us’ Moonlight Sale and even then, the sale only lasted two hours! Even Best Buy’s and Future Shop’s discount aren’t that long-lasting as you can only secure them during the next couple of days. Everywhere else, this console is still priced at its full price of $299.99.

This Nintendo Wii U deluxe set comes with the console itself, a sensor bar, a gamepad, and the Super Mario 3D World game. Other accessories like a gamepad stand and all of the necessary wiring are also included.

I bought this exact same set last year and I LOVE it. Super Mario 3D World is a super fun game to play, especially as a team with someone else or even a couple of friends and will most definitely keep you entertained for days, if not months like in my case. Plus, once you have officially beat the game, there are a couple of bonus levels to keep you entertained just a little while longer.

Unlike the PlayStation and Xbox consoles, a major perk of getting the Wii U is that it’s backwards compatible. This means that if you have the previously released the version, the Wii, then you could still continue to use the games that you already have. This is a major advantage, especially if you have a large collection of Wii games just sitting, waiting to be played.

Since both Best Buy and Future Shop ship orders over $25 for free, you’re sure to get your brand new toy delivered at no extra charge as well! Best Buy/ Future Shop Canada: Wii U Super Mario 3D World Deluxe Set Just $250 (Was $300)

Moosers, do you have a Nintendo Wii U? Which games would you recommend?

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(Expiry: 1st January 2015)

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