In preparation for the long weekend, I’ve dug up a bunch of irresistable tech deals:TigerDirect has a Hyundai 19″ LCD for only $129 after rebate. In typical Tiger-fashion, you can spend $30 more and deal with less rebates if you choose not to get the bundled CA eTrust Internet Security Suite. But think about it hard. The CA suite is good software (read PC Mag’s review) and even if your system is well protected, you probably know someone’s whose isn’t. Also read PC Mag’s story on several other recent sub-$200 19-inch LCD deals.
Prefer buy a monitor from a company that’s famous for its displays and not its cars? Or just want a wide-screen? Or DVI compatibility. Or… Then check out Tiger’s deal on the Viewsonic VA1912wb. Just $179.99 after $50 rebate.PC Mag columnist, Michael Miller, recently asked me to track him down a good deal on a 2.5″ external drive. The beauty of the 2.5″ drives versus the larger, faster 3.5″ alternatives, is the the smaller drives run off USB power. You don’t have to lug around an AC adapter. Some, in fact, are arguably pocketable. Buy.com has a 100GB, 5400rpm Seagate drive for only $124.95.
Need a notebook? Techbargains is reporting a good deal on a Dell Inspiron 9400 with Core Due T2300 processor and 17″ LCD for only $909.
Want a cute, little MP3 player that’s compatible with all the download and subscriptions services like Napster, Rhapsody, Yahoo Music Unlimited and MTV’s new URGE service? Then you don’t want an iPod. Buy.com has the little 1GB SanDisk Sansa c140 for only $79.95 after $10 rebate. SanDisk has been making inroads against Apple and is now the #2 portable audio player manufacturer.
Need wireless headphones? For less than $20, of course you do! Buy.com has a pair of RCA 900MHz headphones for $19.59. These aren’t the portable types. They’re for hooking up to your stereo or TV so your spouse can get some sleep.
If you want wireless headphones for your iPod, Amazon.com has the Logitech Wireless Headphones for only $39.99 after $50 rebate.
How about a digital camera? SlickDeals.net is working its magic on some deals from Dell to get the price on the little 7 megapixel Canon SD550 down to $239, or go to the other end of the spectrum and buy the 12.8 MP Canon EOS 5D DSLR for $2,252.
Want a cameras that’s even smaller than the SD550? Buy.com has my constant companion, the 5MP Casio Exilim EX-S500 for only $247.99. I love this little camera because it’s so small I always keep it with me. Decent pictures and great video, too. Or get the 6MP EX-S600 for only $273.99.
If you’re just getting started and want something fairly basic, Staples has the HP Photosmart 425 GoGo Photo Studio, which includes a basic 5MP camera and a nice, compact printer for 4×6″ photos, for only $199.98.
Wanna see what the kids are up to when you’re away? Newegg has the Linksys WVC54GC Wi-Fi webcam for $94.99. Buy.com has it for a penny cheaper and free shipping.
Is that a router in your pocket? Why, yes, it is! If you travel a lot and you don’t like being tethered to the hotel room desk to get your broadband fix, get the D-Link DWL-G730AP pocket WiFi router. Another PC Magazine Editors’ Choice, Amazon has it for $36.99 after $10 rebate. Have fun.