I'll be back in Portland tonight, not hallucinating from sleep deprivation and exhaustion from walking the crowded streets of Manhattan for hours a day. I look forward to spending my flight home, writing about tomorrow's stuff with my elbows pinned to my side just to bring you, dear reader, the best deals of each day.
Do you remember your first computer gaming subwoofer? All of a sudden, those tinny pew-pew-pews that'd seep out of $8 CompUSA desktop speakers would boom across my parents' office. For today only, you can bring the magic of childhood gaming back with a big sale (up to 30% off) on Logitech computer accessories, like this THX, Dolby Digital and DTS Digital certified Z906 5.1 surround sound speaker system, $200 down from $289.
But if you don't need gaming speakers, you can also get excellent deals on a couple upscale mouses ($14-$59), a half-dozen keyboards ($13-$45) and a webcam ($45 down from $58), plus a couple other accessories.
Though the novelty of tablet computers have long warn off on adults, they remain one of, if not the best child-distraction tools available on the market. Through the end of the day you can save $30 on Amazon's specially calibrated 7″ Fire tablet. Among other things (check the details) it comes with both a free year of Amazon's FreeTime Unlimited service (that's 15,000 educational and non-educational games and TV shows), plus a no-questions-asked two year warranty, for when your tot somehow submerges it in a jar of jam.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a stocking stuffer! Save 40% on a sweet shirt and stickers (both the hero and DC logo) combo bearing the illustrated visages of your/your loved one's favorite DC heroes (Batman, The Flash, the Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and more) until the end of the day.
Yesterday, I covered some of Amazon's new deals on Alexa-enabled smart home devices. They're running them until just before Thanksgiving, so if you're thinking about upgrading your home, you've got plenty of time to ponder their many deals on lightning, home entertainment, thermostats and more.
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