This week we’ve got the return of the XtremeGuard 85% off sale as well as low prices on a DSLR, iPhone 5s and more.
Smartphone users will rejoice when they hear that XtremeGuard’s 85% sale is back on. And you can also score an iPhone 5 unlocked for cheap!
- Price: 85% all protectors
- Retailer: XtremeGuard
- Coupon code: 85OFF
This deal showed up two weeks back. If you missed it, I strongly consider getting in while it lasts. I consider XtremeGuard to be roughly comparable to Zagg, in terms of quality. Their protectors use the “wet-apply” method and covers a very wide range of devices. I own about a half-dozen Android gadgets – XtremeGuard offered protectors for all of these.
In case you don’t know how to use a wet-apply screen protector, here’s a video demonstrating how it’s done:
Always remember to turn your device off. Water is conductive and if it gets on your circuit board, it can cause a fatal short. Furthermore, remember to sponge off residual droplets of soap water, as you apply the protector. Then leave the device off for at least 12-hours (24 reccomended).
For tips on how to install other kinds of screen protectors, check out our article on the subject. Personally, I prefer the “hotdog” application method.
Apple iPhone 5s (32GB, Unlocked)
- Price: $619.99; compare to $649.99 from Apple
- Retailer: eBay
Save $30 on the latest Apple iPhone 5s — at just $619.99, they’re selling like hot cakes!
Get the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini before they sell out!
Asus Nexus 7 (32GB, Refurbished)
- Price: $119.99; compare to $179.99 from Amazon (new)
- Retailer: Newegg via eBay
The first edition Nexus 7 tablet includes the Tegra 3 chipset, which although dated, has held up quite well over the past two years. While this particular model ships with Android Jelly Bean, it’s upgradable to the very latest version of Android (4.4). We actually reviewed the original Nexus 7. And our opinion is that it’s a great device.
Apple iPad Mini 3G/LTE (32GB + Unlocked)
- Price: $509.99; compare to $599 brand new
- Retailer: eBay
This particular model of the iPad Mini includes 3G/LTE capability as well as 32GB of storage. The Apple Store sells the exact same model for $599. We’ve compared the iPad Mini to the Nexus 7 and it holds up quite well, although dollar-per-dollar, nothing beats a Nexus 7. Our review of the Mini shows it to be an excellent device, though.
This week we’ve got one great monitor that is steeply discounted.
- Price: $159.99; compare to $279.99 MSRP
- Retailer: Newegg
This 1080p monitor is part of Newegg’s Shell Shocker promotion, which typically lasts for 48 hours, so there’s one more day left on this deal. In terms of the price, 25-inch IPS monitors in general cost around $10 per inch. By any measure, this is a good deal.
This week I found a DSLR on eBay for a very low price.
Nikon D3200 24.2 MP DSLR + 18-55mm VR Lens (Refurbished)
- Price: $359.99; compare to $596.95 at Target
- Retailer: eBay via Buydig
The Nikon D3200 normally retails (with a lens kit) for $596.95 at Target. This represents a rather large 39% savings. It includes a 90-day warranty and an 18-55 VR lens.
The D3200 is actually an extraordinarily well-reviewed DSLR and its current price means it will sell out very rapidly.
The XtremeGuard sale is just too good to pass up. If you own a large number of tablets and smartphones, now is a great time to fit all of them for protectors. Another great deal is the Nikon D3200. I recently upgraded from a point-and-shoot to a DSLR and the difference is quite amazing.
That’s it for this week! Check back next week for more low-priced tablets, smartphones, laptops and more!