While the 2GB flash drive for $19 is a great deal, beware of the LaCieÂ external drives.Â A quick google serach for product reviews reveals that consumers have had a lot of issues, especially withÂ ability to adapt when you upgrade your operating system (a lot of issues it seems with the SP2, I bet Vista would just be a nightmare!).Â Â Â If your in the market for an external drive, the Comstar on sale until today at Future Shop seems to be the better choice.
LaCie 500GB 7200RPM External Hard Drive Designed by F.A. Porsche $199$129
Handle your demanding storage needs with 500 GB 7200 RPM USB 2.0 External Hard Drive from LaCie. It combines compatibility, convenience and a generous storage capacity to help you manage your data. This hard drive system is cross-platform which enables you to use it on both Macs and PCs.
Linksys WRT150N Wireless N Home Broadband Router$119$69
The WRT150N Wireless-N Home Router from Linksys is a combination of three devices in one box. Its Wireless Access Point lets you connect to the network without wires. Also a built-in 4-port full-duplex 10/100 Switch is provided to connect your wired-Ethernet devices together.
Sandisk 2GB Cruzer Micro U3 USB Flash Drive$49$19
The Cruzer Micro from SanDisk is a small USB Flash Drive that connects to a computer’s USB port and lets you store and move up to 2 GB of data. You can easily store your key documents, pictures, music and video clips and transfer them to another computer with a USB port. This small, portable, and smart Flash Drive fits on any keychain.
Well the last day of Future Shop’s 7 days’ of web deals and the 350Gb external drive is a little dissapointing.Â Â While yes a 350GB external drive for $99 is a good deal, they currently have the 500Gb external drive (same make) on sale for only $129.99!Â
Anyway, here’s the summary of each from Future Shop:
Logitech QuickCam For Notebook Pro
Carry the QuickCam for Notebooks Pro in your pocket so you can bring instant messengers to life, create and edit videos, capture high-quality photos, and moreâ€¦ no matter where you are! The QuickCamÂ® offers True 1.3 Mega pixel images, superior quality video, echo-free audio, and is about the size of a standard house key.
Â Comstar Platinum 320GB 3.5″ External Hard Drive With One-Touch Backup
Comstar Platinum 3.5″ external 320GB hard drive with one touch backup feature is perfect for laptops and desktop, convenient solution to transport large amounts of data, music, and/or video.
From now until September 30 purchase any Dupont car care product and get your money back with a mail in rebate from Dupont.Â
Stop protecting your car the old way. Discover a better way to keep your car looking and performing like it just rolled out of the showroom.Â Try any DuPontâ„¢ TeflonÂ® Car Care product FREE (after mail-in rebate). Use DuPont appearance products with TeflonÂ® finish protectors for a clean and shine that really last! Look for them in your favorite automotive supply center or mass retailer. This is a risk-free offer. You have nothing to lose but dirt, mud and grime on your car’s finish.
The DuPontâ„¢ CarCare Challenge Promotion is a mail-in offer. You must mail the original or a copy of the dated sales receipt with the store identification verifying the purchase of the qualifying product. This form must be filled out completely and legibly. Visibly-altered documentation will not be honored. Requests must be postmarked by October 15, 2007.Â Offer limited to 1 (one) redemption per household and/or address.
The Athletes World Friends and Family event will take place in all AW locations from Friday August 17th to Sunday August 19th. Receive 30% off original ticketed merchandise, and 20% off the lowest ticketed price on all sale merchandise. Some exceptions apply.*Â
Athletes World is hosting a special advance Friends and Family event for SPC cardholders only on Thursday August 16th, 2007. Bring your coupon and show your SPC card to receive up to 30% off on selected merchandise.
* Valid August 17-19, 2007 only. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other coupon or discount offer (including SPC discount), associate benefit, (2 for) multiple offers, or used in combination with any BOGO offer. Not applicable on previous purchases, online purchases, or for the purchase of gift cards. Not redeemable for cash. Some exceptions apply. See store associate for details.
Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Gaming Console w/ Halo 3 – Pre-orderÂ $558 -Â $459
Fuji FinePix S700 7.1MP Mega-Zoom Digital Camera w/ 2GB SD Ultimate Memory Card $378 – $259
Sanyo Eneloop 8 x AA Rechargeable Batteries $44 – $19
Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Gaming Console w/ Halo 3 – Pre-order
Premium Black Finish and a custom-designed Xbox 360 central processing unit (CPU) that runs at extremely high speed owing to its three separate core processors that clock in at 3.2 GHz each. Xbox 360 boasts a custom ATI graphics processor that clocks in at a blistering 500 MHz. It features 512 MB of RAM and utilizes 48 parallel shader pipelines in the GPU.
Fuji FinePix S700 7.1MP Mega-Zoom Digital Camera w/ 2GB SD Ultimate Memory Card
The easy to use FinePix S700 7.1 MP Zoom Digital Camera from FujiFilm, with 10X optical zoom offers you crisp and beautifully detailed images of your precious memories. The S700 also features Picture Stabilization that prevents camera shake or freeze subject movement, keeping blur to a minimum.
Sanyo Eneloop 8 x AA Rechargeable Batteries
With normal rechargeable batteries it made sense to charge them just before you wanted to use them. Otherwise, there was too much risk that the battery would not provide full power when needed due to degradation of stored power. Therefore there was a checkpoint on every vacation checklist: Charge batteries.
Wow some great deals todayÂ if your in the marketÂ for a new audio system! Â
Harman Kardon 7.1 AV Receiver (AVR445)
The Harman Kardon AVR445 takes a vast array of Audio/Video formats and sources. It also makes it easy for you to select a source, tailor it to the requirements of your listening room and then play it back without skipping a beat.
Polk Audio R30 Tower Speakers
The Polk Audio R30 tower speaker system features a 19MM soft dome tweeter and a composite 6.5″ Dynamic Balance driver with 100 watts per channel power handling capacity. The R30 is magnetically shielded for home theatre use and is also well suited for stereo listening.
Mattel Inc. announced another recall on its Chinese-madeÂ productsÂ Tuesday, bringing to 18.2 million the total number of its toys with small magnets or lead paintÂ on recall around the globe.
TheÂ announcement,Â made by Mattel on its website,Â comes less than two weeks after the toymaker recalled nearly one million Chinese-made toys sold in the U.S. because of excessive amounts of lead in the paint.
Nearly one million toys have been recalled in Canada. They include about 890,000 magnetic toysÂ such asÂ Polly Pocket dolls and Batman action figures, andÂ 32,800 Sarge die-cast cars that contain lead paint.
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Mattel is asking parents to visit its websiteÂ if they think one of the affected toys is in their home. (See Mattel recall information under external linksÂ on right). Consumers should immediately take the product away from their children and contact the toy company to receive a voucher for a replacement item.
No injuries have been reported with the most recent recall. However, the commission reported that sinceÂ an earlierÂ recall of Polly Pockets play sets in November, three children have been injured by swallowing more than one magnet. All three suffered intestinal perforations that required surgery.
If more than one magnet is swallowed, they can attach to each other and cause intestinal perforation, infection or blockage, which can be fatal.
Nokia issued a product advisory Tuesday, warning that as many as 46 million cellphone batteries could be faulty and pose a risk of overheating.
The advisory applies to BL-5C batteries manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. from December 2005 to November 2006, the Finnish company said. Any BL-5Cs or any other battery type manufactured outside of those dates are not considered a risk.
“Consumers with a BL-5C battery subject to this advisory should note that all of the approximately 100 incidents have occurred while charging the battery,” the Finnish company said. “According to Nokia’s knowledge, this issue does not affect any other use of the mobile device.”
The advisory affects seven models of phone sold in Canada. Five are sold by Rogers and theÂ other two by Fido. The model numbers are:
6620, 3120, 6682, 2610, 6085, 6030, 6670
Nokia was unable to provide specific numbers of how many Canadians may be affected by the advisory, but company spokesperson Keith Nowak said the impact will be minimal since the affected models are not among the more popular units.
“Those models affected by this advisory represent maybe 10 per cent of our Canadian sales volumes,” he said.
Nokia hasÂ revealed that inÂ some cases, the affected BL-5C batteriesÂ couldÂ experience overheating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. A short circuit in a lithium-ion battery can ignite the flammable liquid inside, or generate even more heat that increases the pressure of the liquid and potentially causes a battery to leak or explode.
Manufacturers take steps to prevent this â€” all lithium batteries must include a protection circuit that limits voltage and temperature spikes.
However, Nokia also said that any overheating is likely not a serious danger.
“There have been 100 incidents out of 300 million batteries, so there’s not much risk,” Nowak said.
Nowak conceded that the battery defect could damage a phone, although there have been no reports of serious injuries or property damage.
Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd. of Japan is one of several suppliers that have together made some 300 million BL-5C batteries. The lithium-ion battery is one of 14 differentÂ battery typesÂ used in Nokia phones.
SpottingÂ an affected product
To determine whether a battery is subject to the advisory, customers must remove the battery from the phone to view certain product information. A Nokia battery will have “Nokia” and “BL-5C” printed on the front. On the reverse is a 26-character battery identification number.
Consumers in the U.S. and Canada should visit the website www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement and enter the battery identification number. The website will say whether the battery is affected by the recall. Alternatively, customers can contact Nokia via the following numbers: In the U.S., 1-888-259-4399; in Canada 1-888-226-6542.
Nokia said it will swap any affected batteries for free.
Use this coupon between August 13-October 15th and receive $10 off any purchase of $50 or more at Zellers. This will be great for buying all the back to school supplies since Zellers tends to have some good sales on necessities like paper, pens etc!
Thanks to crazyindark for posting the link with these four great coupons (Zellers, Empire Theatre, Best Buy and Roots) on the fourm! Your contribution is greatly appreciated and hopefully lots of Smart Canucks can benefit from these offers 🙂
From Aug 13-September 30 with this printable coupon receive 10% off any XBox 360, PS3 or WII game at Best Buy and/or 20% off any music CD.Â Â While sadly I don’t have an Xbox, PS3 or WII this is a great deal for those of you that do – though I did notice that the coupon says the 10% is off the regular price only, not sale prices.Â
From August 13-September 30 receive $10 off any purchase of $40 or more at Roots Stores, including factory outlets, andÂ Roots online.Â Â Definitely an offer I’ll be taking advantage of.Â I was at a Roots store near me the other day and they have some great back to school sales on right now too!Â
Dell 2407WFP-HC 24″ Digital Widescreen LCD Monitor $749$599
Sanyo DECT 6.0 Digital Cordless Touch-Keypad Telephone with CID and Speakerphone Dual Handset (White or Black) $149$79
Sling Media Slingbox AV $199$129
Netgear WGR614 Wireless G Router $49$29
This is the lowest price ever advertised by DELL for the 24″ monitor. Wonderful high quality monitor and this version has improved colours similar to that of the DELL 30″ model. However, I personally find that $599 is still too much for a monitor in general. Unless you’re very picky about quality and monitor size I’d stick to the 22″ Dell monitor for ~$249.
I bought the Sanyo DECT 6.0 Telephone on DELL’s last days of deals. Back then it was $49 for a single handset so this is a better deal. The main advantage of this telephone is that it does not interfere with your wireless router. But the pictures are deceiving and it’s not as slim as you might think.
Well we get two deals again today! Second camera offer during the 7 days of Web Deals. Personally I think different products would have been nice to see, but if your looking for a nice SLR digital camera, todays looks like a good deal!
Canon EOS Rebel XTi 10.1MP SLR Digital Camera
Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi offers a combination of performance and ease-of-use. It has a 10.1MP CMOS sensor plus a host of features including a 2.5″ LCD monitor, the exclusive EOS Integrated Cleaning System and Canon’s Picture Style technology, all in a lightweight, ergonomic body
Canon Digital Rebel XT Accessory Kit
The Canon Digital Rebel XT Accessory Kit is for use with Rebel Digital Cameras. The XT kit contains a BG-E3 battery grip, NB-2LH battery pack, gadget bag EX 180, and a 58mm UV filter.
The majority of todayâ€™s players have large volume drivers. Unfortunately, most are still using the traditional 2 1/8″ short tee which is totally incapable of properly positioning the ball with respect to the drivers â€œsweetspotâ€. Pride Golf Tee has the solutions â€¦ the ProLengthâ„¢ 2 3/4″ and Prolength-Plusâ„¢ 3 1/4″ tees.
Not much of a golfer myself but I have a co-worker who will love these! 🙂