Feb 2, 2016: Today's Big Deals: 50% off Torguard VPN, Samsung 40" 4K TV, Beats Headphones, and Sodastream
by Eric Song
Hey you fellow bargain hunters. I've created a list of my favorite deals just for you. Some of these picks are simply fantastically good deals, and others are simply items that stand apart from their competition in unique ways.
50% off TorGuard Anonymous VPN Service for $30/yr
Do you respect the privacy you get from browsing on the internet in your room all by yourself? THINK AGAIN - Big Brother is always watching you! The websites you visit, the videos you stream, the files you download, the items you add to your online shopping cart -- everything is tracked in one way or another. If this doesn't sit well with you, consider protecting yourself with a VPN service like Torguard. Torguard protects your identity by encrypting all of your online activity, including traffic, torrents, email and browsing, and mobile with simple to use VPN software. You can also use torrent sites, P2P software, and streaming services like Netflix and Hulu completely incognito. For a limited time, they are offering all of their services for 50% off after Coupon Code: "TGLifetime50".
This TV holds a special place in my heart... because I own one! The UN40JU6500 stands out from other TVs because it supports 4K resolution @ 60Hz refresh rate @ chroma 4:4:4. What does this mean exactly? Chroma 4:4:4 subsampling allows the TV to display very crisp text when connected to a PC monitor. Not all TVs support this scheme and without it, your text looks blurry up close. Looking at blurry text all day long can easily lead to eye fatigue and headaches. Couple that with a 40" screen (MASSIVE for a computer monitor) and Ultra HD 4K resolution, and you have a very mean 4K monitor for a mere fraction of the price of a "dedicated" 4K computer monitor. Of course, it makes a fine TV as well with Smart functionality. eBay has it for a steal, considering everyone else has it for $650.
There are two reasons why you should not be using the modem supplied by your cable provider. Reason #1 is that the supplied modem sucks. It's usually the cheapest modem that will get the job done. That means if you plan to upgrade your internet service, your current modem may not be up to snuff and you may have to go through the installation/activation process all over again with a replacement. Reason #2 is that the cable company will charge you for renting the modem. For Comcast, it's usually an extra $10 per month. The Motorola Surfboard SB6121 is the most reviewed modem on Amazon with over 10,000 users giving it an impressive 90% average rating. We usually see it on sale for $50-$70, but you can score it right now on eBay for the lowest price we've EVER seen at just $44.99.
Wearing corded headphones can be extremely cumbersome when you're on the move. I personally hate getting tangled up in my headphone cords when I'm rushing to get to the office or trying to survive that 4-mile jog. I am stressed out as it is and all I want to do is zone out the world and enjoy some Muse. With these Powerbeats 2 Headphones, you finally have wireless freedom (as long as you're within 30 feet of your MP3 player). Powerbeats 2 are lightweight, have dual-driver acoustics for clear, loud sound, and are IPX-4 water-resistant rated (sweatproof). If you're a Cavs fan, there's another bonus: they're inspired by King James. Right now, Amazon has them for 35% off retail and 14% lower than elsewhere.
SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Maker Bundle for $47.99
If your significant other enjoys the fizzy bubbly, this is a great Valentine's Day Gift. At just $48 from eBay, it's not going to break your bank either. You supply the equipment, and she can decide if she wants to be healthy and make low-calorie sugar-free flavored drinks or all-out carbonated sugar bombs. This gizmo is a fun and easy way to make your own drinks at home — and it does a great job making seltzer water too. Worried about the cost of CO2 canister refills? The cheapest place to get CO2 refills is by doing a trade-in at your local Bed Bath & Beyond. Simply bring in your used CO2 canister and get a refill for $19.99. Bring in a $5 off coupon to lower the price to $14.99.
LG Google Nexus 5X 16GB 4G LTE GSM & CDMA Unlocked Smartphone + $25 B&H Photo Gift Card for $299
Google did a great job with the Nexus 5 smartphone. Not content to rest on their laurels, they've gone back to the drawing board and made it better. It's impressive that Google was able to keep the price down to $299 (with an extra $25 Gift Card from B&H Photo-Video). The phone is compatible with both GSM and CDMA carriers, which means you can use it on almost any network. Performance has been supercharged with a Snapdragon 6-core CPU. Connectivity is boosted with a USB Type C port that can charge faster with Quick Charge 3.0. It runs Android 6 Marshmallow, the latest OS. It's also totally bloat-free.