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 @ NCIX.com
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)