Monday, November 29, 2010

Hot Gadgets for Cyber Shoppers

Here is a list of the hot gadgets that every cyber shoppers want to add to their baskets:

Xbox Kinect

Inspired by Wii but it one upper notch, Microsoft's Xbox 360 game console gets a new life with this add-on. It lets you control the action in games by just waving your arms adn legs around and making simple gestures in the air. Just make sure your living room is large enough to accomodate your moves.

Click here for rave reviews and pricing.

If you just want a Kinect sensor with a Kinect Adventures game, click here.

Apple iPad

Everyone thought the tablet market is dead, but with Apple's iPad, it became hot again. While everyone manufacturer is rushing their tablets to the market, iPad remains THE tablet that everyone is looking for. iPad grew out of its iPhone brother with its own growing selection of apps for iPad with its 9.7-inch screen. It's a must have gift for most teenagers or those who are still young at heart.

Check customers' reviews and online pricing here.

iPhone 4G

iPhone 4G was launched earlier this year, but it remains THE smartphone that everyone is looking for. The antennagate has come and gone, but any buyer has to make sure you are comfortable with AT&T's network and service.

Cyber deals are available here.

Android Phones

If you don't like AT&T's service, but still need a hot smartphone for yourself or loved ones, an Android phone is a top choice. The good news is you have many choices, depending on which other wireless carrier you like. For example, Droid X, Droid 2 from Verizon, HD 7 from T-mobile, Epic 4G and Evo 4G from Sprint.

Roku HD

Apple's relaunched Apple TV maybe hot, but this web-media receiver is hotter and cheaper, and it connects to far more web videos, audios, and photo sources.

Check here for customer reviews and great cyber deals.

Amazon Kindle

If you are planning to get a eReader, which you don't face lack of choices. Amazon's Kindle remains THE choice for its lower price, wide and growing variety of Kindle apps. Advice, get the Wi-Fi version only for lower price, you won't miss anything, trust me. is certainly the place to go to get the Amazon Kindle.

2-tunner HDTV

Forget the 3D TV hype, the HD set you want is one that includes a digital tuner for over-the-air reception and connected TV software to play audio and video from internet sites such as Amazon, Netflix and Pandora. You will be able to save your cable expenses too with this purchase.

Many choices available.

SD Card

Cheap but GREAT gifts! Nowadays, if you buy anything that takes flash-memory cards, you can bet that it accepts either SD or its microSD smartphone version, making a high capacity card in either size a cheap and safe gift!

Prices of SD cards and real low and you have many choices.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Complete Guide to the Hot New Video Games for 2010 Holiday Season

As you gear up for the best gifts for the 2010 holiday season, the following guide gives you a list of the hottest new video games that will surely delight any game lover!

Call of Duty: Black Ops

This shoot-'em-up offers a Cold War story with missions ranging from an attempt on Fidel Castro's life to one in Vietnam, where the protagonist is sent to look for evidence of a Soviet presence. Or something like that.

Many of this game's biggest fans will ignore that solo-player story line in favor of going online and blowing up friends and strangers with its exhaustive arsenal of virtual shotguns and sniper rifles.

Rated M; Xbox 360, PS3, Wii.

Check here for online customer reviews and price.

Halo: Reach

The latest installment of this famous sci-fi franchise pits a group of space marines against an alien force known as the Covenant. Chronologically speaking, the story told in this entry takes place before the events of the original hit Xbox game, released in 2001. To the casual fan, the opponents and the weapons featured here might seem familiar, but there's no doubt that this title's visual elements got an extra coat of polish this year.

Rated M; Xbox 360.

Click here for customer reviews and pricing (vary with different packages).

Fallout: New Vegas

In 2009, "Fallout" players explored a radioactive and bombed-out version of Washington; this year's release tells a tale set in the Las Vegas area. There are nearly endless ways to unravel the stories offered in this gloomy world, which is filled with violent gangs and irradiated ghouls. Fun fact: A Rockville-based game company publishes this title.

Rated M; Xbox 360, PS3

Click here for customer reviews and pricing.

Fable III

In this generally lighthearted adventure story, it's the player's job to unite rival factions to take down a king who has turned tyrannical. Once that mission is accomplished, a powerful enemy draws near and it's the player's turn to decide how to run the realm of Albion. Do you keep your campaign promises, or do you break them to build the kingdom's army?

Rated M; Xbox 360

Click here for customer reviews and pricings.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

The thrills offered in this historical adventure come, largely, from scaling walls and hiding out on the rooftops of 16th-century Rome between assassination missions. The main protagonist, a fellow named Ezio, is on a mission to take down a pesky group of Templars in the Eternal City. Fortunately, Ezio has Leonardo da Vinci on his side, and the inventor provides nifty gadgets and toys.

Rated M; Xbox 360, PS3

Click here for customer reviews and pricings.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Even the police officers drive Lamborghinis in virtual Seacrest County, where illegal street racing appears to be the main pastime. This is a game spent behind the wheel: Players get to take on roles as cops or, alternately, as the racers trying to evade the law.

Rated E10+; Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

Click here for customer reviews and pricing.

Rock Band 3

The most notable addition to this year's installment of the popular rhythm game: a keyboard! Designed to be played on a lap or slung over a fake rocker's shoulder, the new controller features two octaves' worth of keys, good for playing along on songs like Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody."

Rated T; Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

Click here for customer reviews and pricing.

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Mario explores the cosmos again, jumping from one colorful planetoid to the next and landing on the noggins of a familiar group of foes. This title was released earlier this year, but if the kids were in summer camp, now might be the time to circle back and grab a copy.

Rated E; Wii

Click here for customer reviews and pricing.

Kirby's Epic Yarn

An evil wizard has transformed a classic Nintendo character into yarn, in a game title that looks like it was designed in an arts and crafts store. Things could be worse for Kirby, however; his new status in the material world grants him the ability to turn into race cars or a parachute, also made of yarn. This cute and family-friendly title has won thumbs-ups from critics young and not-so-young.

Rated E; Wii

Click here for customer reviews and pricing.

Epic Mickey

Mickey Mouse is pulled into a dark world known as the Wasteland in this upcoming adventure title, which reportedly showcases a slightly edgier version of the iconic character. Armed with a magical paintbrush that can bring color into this dark world, Mickey's job is to defeat a vintage Disney bad guy known as the Blot. This game is scheduled for release Tuesday and has already won buzz as a hot title for the Wii this holiday season.

Rated E; Wii

Click here for customer reviews and pricing.

How To Do Cyber Monday Shopping the Right Way

Black Friday came and gone, Cyber Monday is right around the corner. From now on, whenever you shop online, make sure you start from the following website which Walls Street Journal called it a Brilliant idea:

It's like whenever possible, use a credit card with a rewards program to shop, eBates gives you additional discount when you start your online shopping journey from their website.

Ready, Set, GO!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Post-Black Friday Computer Super Deals

Acer Aspire 15.6" Laptop w/ Intel Core i5-460M Processor DVD Drive 4GB Memory 500GB Hard Drive (Model # AS542-7653) at OfficeMax $499
Acer Aspire 15.6" Aspire Laptop w/ Intel Core i3-370M Processor SuperMulti DVD Drive 4GB Memory 320GB Hard Drive (Model # AS5742-7120) at OfficeMax $529
HP 15.6" Laptop w/ Intel Pentium T4500 Dual-Core Processor SuperMulti DVD Drive 3GB Memory 250GB Hard Drive (Model # G56-123N) at OfficeMax $399
Toshiba 15.6" Laptop w/Intel Core i3 Hyper-Threading 4GB Ram 250GB HD Win 7 Home Premium - $469.99
HP 14" Laptop w/Intel Core i5 Turbo Boost 4GB Ram 320GB HD Win 7 Home Premium - $549.99

HP 15.6" Laptop w/Intel Core i3 Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD, Windows 7 Home Premium at BestBuy $499

HannSpree HANNSbook SU4100 Dual Core 1.3GHz $399


Lenovo G560 Dual Core 1.1GHz $499

The Best and Affordable Laptop From Costco Online For a Limited Time Only

Looking for a laptop that is cutting edge but really affordable?

Costco online has one that is only avaialble between Nov 25-30. It is bettern than Best Buy or Amazon's similiar deals. Check it out.

Hoodies from American Eagle Outfitters for only $8.62, Free Shipping

58127156 20% off free shipping..

Item Color Size Qty Price Discounted Price
77 snowday hoodie
Style: 7249-4488
Artic Blue

AE Graphic Popover Hoodie
Style: 1453-7119
Grey Bird

Friday, November 26, 2010

Connect PC and TV Wirelessly and Save Money on Cable Fees

Are you still subscribing to Cable TV?  Are you watching movies on your laptop or desktop?  How about save money by getting ride of the expensive monthly cable fees and watch those PC-based movies or shows on your current big screen TV?

Veebeam made all these possible.

Veebeam consists of two parts, the first is a hub connected on TV, the other is a USB Dongle on your PC, they are connected wirelessly.  You don't need a remote control, you control everything on your PC.  You don't need expensive HDMI cable and all the wires.  Its broadcasting speed is up to 480Mbps so you will have no problem streaming netflix, hulu, etc. quality pictures on your current TV.

You can get Veebeam for only $99 at Amazon.  Get it and brag in front of everyone for what you have done!

Top 10 Black Friday Electronic Gadgets Worth Buying


In a doorbuster deal, Best Buy is selling a Sony laptop with a Blu-ray drive for $500. It includes a Blu-ray video, a subscription to a security software package, and a laptop bag. To take advantage of this early-bird deal, you need to pick up a ticket at Best Buy (they'll be doled out starting at 3 a.m. Friday morning), and quantities are limited to 10 per store.


Best Buy will also have the HP Pavilion p6624y with a quad-core AMD processor, 8GB of memory, and a 1TB hard drive. It comes with a 23-inch monitor and a wireless printer. The Black Friday price will be $600; it's currently on the Best Buy site for $700, without the monitor and printer.

E-book Readers

The best deal will demand an early morning. Early-birds at Best Buy can save about $50 on the Nook Wi-Fi , which is selling at $99.99 rather than its usual price of $150.

32-Inch LCD TVs

There are a number of deals on 32-inch LCDs. So far, the cheapest we've seen is the Emerson 720p set at Walmart (model LC320EM1) priced at $198.

50-Inch or Larger TVs

Walmart will be also breaking the $500 barrier for a 50-inch plasma with a $498 price on a Sanyo 720p set (DP50740); its regular retail price is $650.

SLR Cameras

Best Buy is offering a package that bundles our highly Rated Canon EOS Rebel T2i with two lenses (18-55mm and 55-250mm zooms) and accessories (an 8GB SDHC memory card and camera bag), for just under $1000. The bundled lenses are a plus: With an SLR generally, the more lenses you have, the better.

Point-and-Shoot Cameras

If you're shopping for a child or teen, Staples is selling the rugged Olympus Stylus Tough-3000 for $150 (originally $210). Since it's waterproof and shockproof, it should be able to withstand some common mishaps.


Among pocket models, Best Buy and Amazon has a Flip Video UltraHD "package", which includes a few accessories along with the cam, such as an extra battery pack and bag, for $120 (originally around $200, without any accessories). And Best Buy has an HD model on sale: Sony Handycam HDR-C150 for $400 (originally $500).


For an all-in-one printer that can scan, copy and fax, the HP OfficeJet 6500 Wireless is reasonably fast, quite economical and one of just a handful of inkjets that printed excellent-quality text when we tested it. Staples has it on sale for $79.98 (regular price: $199.98).

Digital Photo Frames

Amazon has the Pandigital PAN7000DW 6.9-inch frame on sale for $39.99, regularly $59.99. The frame has a gigabyte of memory, and an optional Wi-Fi adapter lets you get photos from your computer and specific photo-sharing sites.

Moneywise on Broadway Shows

Interested in a broadway show? There are so many choices, make your decision based on one of the following four criteria:

Box Office sales figure
Ticket price
Personal taste

For more details review, see here.

Online Black Friday Starts Now - Grab Those Deals Now

You know, 90% of black Friday deals are available online.

Online Black Friday deals start now, for example, Amazon's Black Friday lightning deals are here.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Good Deal Searching Site worth checking.

Get Amazon Kindle for Only $89

Amazon just announced today that from Eastern time 9am Black Friday, its Kindle price will drop to $89.

Note currently the lowest price is $139 (wi-fi version), check it out.

It's part of Amazon's lightning deal, so valid while available, you need to act fast.

iPod Touch 4G (newest model) Price Better Than Walmart?

Well, that's what I ordered earlier, where else, there could only be to get it -

$199, no tax, no shipping cost. Not sure if it's still available now.

Walmart's Black Friday deal is $225, plus tax!

Where to Get ALL of the Black Friday Store Ads

Want to compare Black Friday deals from different retailers, want to know which store opens at what time? Just visit one webpage you can get all of such information -

No Need to Wait in the Cold for Black Friday will update around 2-3am for its Black Friday deals, no need to wait in the cold on its physical stores!

Apple iPod Touch (4G) Newest Model Only $199

Finally, Apple's newest model of iPod Touch price touched down to below $200 (was $229 or higher before).

This only happens at, which makes it a deal due to NO tax and NO shipping cost, so the end price is less than Best Buy or WalMart's prices.

Best 4 FREE Smartphones For the Holiday Season

A penny is still a penny. Check out these four FREE cool smartphones for this holiday season.

They are all FREE and offered by the top U.S. wireless carriers. Note a 2-year contract is required, as expected nowadays if you want a COOL smartphone.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Complete 2010 Black Friday Freebie List

CVS (after Extra Bucks)
1. Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste ($3.99) (limit 2)
2. Philips In-Ear Headphones or Universal Remote ($6.99) (limit 1)
3. Advil PM 4 ct. ($0.99) (limit 1)
4. Excedrin Migraine, PM or Extra Strength 8 ct. ($0.99) (limit 1)
5. Eucerin Daily Skin Balance Body Lotion 8.4 oz. ($6.99) (limit 1)
6. L.A. Looks Styling Gel 20 oz. ($2.99) (limit 1)
7. Herbal Essences Hydralicious Shampoo or Conditioner ($3.99) (limit 2)
8. Renpure Organics Shampoo, Conditioner ($4.99) (limit 2)
9. Listerine Pocketpaks 3pk. ($2.99) (limit 2)
10. Carmex Lip Balm ($0.99) (limit 1)
11. Old Spice Fresh Collection or Gillette Odor Shield ($4) (limit 1)
12. Reese’s Candy Bar ($0.79) (limit 5)
13. Marks King Size Candy Bars ($1.59) (limit 5)

Walgreens (after Jingle Cash or Mail-In Rebate)
1. Gillette Fusion ProSeries Skin Care 1.7- 5oz ($5.49)
2. Nivea for Men Shave Gel 7oz ($2.99)
3. 2-liter Soda (7-Up, Sunkist, Dr. Pepper, Canada Dry etc) ($0.99)
4. Old Spice Fresh Collection Body Spray 4oz ($3.99)
5. Secret Scent Expressions Body Splash 3oz ($3.49)
6. Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste 4oz ($2.99)
7. Crest 3D Vivid White Toothpaste 4oz ($2.99)
8. Scunci Hair Elastics ($1.99)
9. Just for Men 2-in-1 Shampoo/Conditioner 8oz ($4.99)
10. Oral-B Indicator Toothbrush ($2.25)
10. GUM Eez-Thru Flossers 90 pack ($2.25)
11. Advil PM 4ct ($0.99)
12. Robitussin To Go DM 2ct ($2.49)
13. Fiber Choice Fruit Tablets 10ct ($2.49)
14. ThermaCare Heat Wraps ($2.49)
15. Centrum Silver ($4.24) ($3.25 Jingle Cash+$1off Centrum coupon=free)
16. FREE 8 by 10" collage print ($3.99) (with in-ad coupon)
17. Planters Nuts 9.25 -10 oz ($3.49)

Staples (after Easy Rebate or Mail-In Rebate) Open 6AM
1. Duracell Batteries 20-Pack AA or AAA (back in Staples Rewards)
2. GE 4-Device Universal Remote Control ($14.99)
3. HP Everyday Photo Paper, 8.5 x 11, 50-Pack ($9.99)
4. Kaspersky Internet Security 2011 for 1 PC ($59.99)
5. McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2011 for 1 PC ($39.99)
6. Norton Antivirus 2011 for 1 PC ($39.99)
7. Trend Titanium Internet Security for 3 PCs ($69.99)

Office Depot (after Mail-In Rebate) Open 6AM
1. Digital TV for PC2 Software ($19.99)
2. MoviePlus X3 Software ($59.99)
3. PhotoImpact Pro Software ($79.99)
4. Print Artist Platinum 23 Software ($49.99

Rite Aid (after Single Check Rebate)
1. Philips 3 Device Remote Control or Earbud w/Case ($4.99) (limit 1)
2. Got 2 B Hair Stylers ($4.99) (limit 1)
3. Hershey’s, Reeses, M&M Mars, Nestle Candy Bar (2/$1.00) (limit 5)

Big Lots (after Mail-In Rebate) Open 7AM
Maximum Power Alkaline Batteries 20-Pack ($5.00) (limit 2)

Gander Mountain (after Mail-In Rebate) Open 6AM
.22 Sharpshooter Spinner Target ($15)

JCPenney Open 4AM
Free 2010 Disney snow globes to the first 100-5,000 customers, depending on store size and sales volume

Costco Open 9AM
Free cookbook (The Smart Cooking-The Costco Way) to all Costco members

Sam’s Club Open 5AM
Free breakfast, it includes hot egg sandwiches, fruit, yogurt and coffee

Free breakfast and coffee to all the customers

Free small slurpee (need printable coupon)

Half Price Books Open 7AM
Free tote bag and $5 off gift card to the first 100 customers

REI Open 8AM
Free $20 REI gift card to first 150 customers in each REI

Tanger Outlets
Free $10 gift card to first 250 customers in each store

BestBuy's Black Friday Phone Deals

We've already seen the carriers step up with some great Black Friday deals, but you know that Best Buy isn't going to stand by and have all of the fun. There will be some deals to be had at Best Buy for just about anyone in the market for a new cell phone, so let's start with the smartphones.

First up, both the HTC DROID Incredible and Samsung Fascinate for Verizon will be available for just $1 with a two-year contract, which is pretty incredible (Zing!) when you remember that they normally retail for $149.99 and $199.99, respectively. Both Verizon and Sprint's Galaxy Tabs will be available for $549.99, a $50 savings, while Sprint's LG Optimus S will be on sale for the low, low price of $0 on contract and the Samsung Transform will set you back $70 and include a free accessory pack. Finally, the BlackBerry Torch for AT&T will have its price cut to only $49.99 on contact, a $50 savings.

If you're not in the mood for a smartphone, there will also be some feature phones on sale at Best Buy, like the Samsung Intensity II for Verizon, which will be free on contract and include a free accessory set, too. The Pantech Laser, will be available for free on contract, as well. Rounding out the messaging phones, Best Buy has the LG Rumor Touch for Virgin Mobile at $69.99, the Samsung Rant in red on Boost Mobile for $49.99, and the LG Prime AT&T GoPhone for $59.99. There will also be some accessories on sale, like Rocketfish iPhone 4 cases for $9.99 apiece and a Plantronics Voyager Pro Bluetooth headset for $49.99.

BlackBerry Curve 8539 Drops to $200, NO Contract

If you are in the market shopping for a blackberry, Boost Mobile just dropped Blackberry curve 8530 to $199.99. Still sounds expensive? Remember, you pay only $60 a month for unlimited text, talk, and data, and, most importantly, there is no contract!

Netflix - Just In Time for Your Holiday Watching - At Home

Based on Wall Street Journal report - Netflix Inc. launched its first Internet-only subscription plan in the U.S. and raised prices for DVD-by-mail plans, continuing its shift from a DVD-rental business to an online video service.

The company, which says its customers now use its Web-streaming service more than its by-mail rentals, will charge $7.99 a month for customers that only want to watch online.

"We are now primarily a streaming-video company delivering a wide selection of TV shows and films over the Internet," Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings said.

Netflix shares jumped 8.8% to $188.32 Monday on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

The new service and the DVD price increases indicate the company wants to foster use of online streaming and discourage use of the by-mail rentals. The price increases are higher for plans that involve larger numbers of DVDs out at one time.

Monday, November 22, 2010 Worth a Try

Its main features include item price comparison, price-drop alert, and get this - price history chart which shows you the produc price history.

It doesn't hurt give a try.

Google TV - A Deal to Consider This Holiday Season

This holiday season, a host of products have been rolled out to take advantage of the biggest selling season of the year. Sony has several family devices on the market including televisions ranging from 24 inches to 46 inches as well as a Blu-ray player, and Logitech has introduced a digital media adaptor called the Revue ready for purchase.

While any number of consumer devices have access to streaming media – these days, virtually every Blu-ray player, video game console and television comes with Netflix, YouTube and other ways of accessing the Internet – GoogleTv makes the Internet an integral part of the viewing experience rather than something that is just bolted onto an existing platform.

More importantly, GoogleTV and other newly hatched digital media players such as AppleTV and the Boxee Box make the idea of consumers “cutting the cord,” or dropping their paid broadcast TV subscriptions, increasingly possible.

While that world does not exist currently for most consumers, the GoogleTV devices now sitting on the shelf at retailers bring it at least a little closer.

Prepaid Broadband For Only $20 a Month

That is from Virgin Mobile, and is only available from Walmart.

If you are in the market looking for a broadband card, and you are not a frequent user, no need to lock yourself up in an expensive postpaid plan.

Go to Walmart and get a Virgin Mobile broadband plan for only $20 a month.

That is perfect for iPad or Tablet users who typically consume about 1Gb data a month. Any unlimited plan is a waste of money.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

SnapGoods, At a Lower Price

If you are into saving money and saving earth, is for you.

It facilitates borrowing (vs. buying) goods from someone you can trust, of course with a small cost.

If you do a Google search, you can find more similiar websites that facilitates such transactions.

Holiday Deal Traps

This holiday season, online and offline retailers will place various traps to lure consumers to open up their wallets. Do not fall into the following traps:

1. Buy anything today, save 50% next week on any purchase
Most "smart" consumer will think, ok, I will buy just one today, and buy 5 items next week to get 50% discount. Well, you already fell into the trap. The reason the 50% discount next week is the retailers will have new items become available next week at full price, and they are waiting for trapped people like you.

2. Limit 2 per person
Ok, if I buy one, I will miss the boat, because it's obvious the store doesn't want people to buy more than one. Most people will think so and naturally fall into the trap. In fact, research has shown that with this trick in place, some items that only a crazy person will buy more than one will see a large number of people buy 2.

3. Sale will end by 6pm tonight
Yes, buy while you are in the trap shopping.

4. Sale with 21% discount
Wow, it's more than 20% discount, as most consumers are fixed with integers in their mind, they will feel they are getting a great deal with a 21% discount.

5. Save $300 if you buy now
Some retailers will highlight the huge amount of savings, so consumers will forget how much it will actually cost (i.e. $999).

6. Buy $25 and get a free gift
Who doesn't like a gift, and it's FREE. If your originally planned purchase won't exceed $25, don't raise it just to get that free gift.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Best Affordable DSLR Camera This Holiday Season

If you are looking for the best affordable DSLR on the market, no need for further research, Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens is absolutely better than Olympus E-510 or Nikon D40/60.

The next question is, where can you get the best Canon DSLR deal?

Based on leaked Black Friday deal info, Walmart and Sears both have it for $479, but after adding tax to it, your total take home price will be $500+, plus you have to compete with those early birds (3am? 2am? or even earlier?) to be the first group getting into the crowded Walmart or Sears retail stores.

Amazon's regular price was $650 which was not attractive at all. However, now it's only $499, making it instantly the best DSLR deal for this Black Friday. I have grabed one today, do you still need more research? Read Amazon's product reviews will help you make up your mind.

HTC EVO 4G For Only $100 and NO Shipping

Anywhere you go, this solid 4G phone for Sprint's service is at least $199.99 with a contract or $499.

But for a limited time only, Amazon is offering it at $499.99-$400 = $99.99.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Get a Free Peel 520 - Better than ZTE Peel

A Nevada corporation and a U.S. Registered & Reporting SEC filer, GoSolarUSA is trying to outline the key differences between its own product, the Apple Peel 520, and Sprint’s ZTE PEEL.

The company begins with a few notes on the features of the ZTE PEEL, saying it is designed to give iPod Touch users “anywhere, anytime” access to the Internet via Sprint’s 3G network.

Citing Sprint, GoSolarUSA adds that the ZTE PEEL hardware that encapsulates the iPod touch costs $79.99 and the data plan is $29.99 per month with a 1 GB limit.

Since it’s also Wi-Fi compatible, the device can also serve as a mobile hotspot, allowing users to make calls using VoIP. However, GoSolarUSA claims that, to use this feature with the ZTE PEEL, purchasing additional hardware is necessary.

By comparison, the Peel 520 provides iPod touch users with “the ability to place voice calls and text messages over mobile phone networks, turning the media player into a powerful smartphone.”

Tyson Rohde, GSLO President and CEO, said that the Peel 520 is currently being prepared for its retail debut in the United States.

“Given the similar name of ZTE’s device, it’s understandable that some iPod Touch users may be confused as to its use,” Rohde said. “We want to make it clear that GSLO’s Peel 520 is still on track to be first-to-market in the U.S. for adding smartphone capabilities to the iPod Touch utilizing mobile phone networks.”

“After fielding inquiries from numerous American retailers about the Peel 520 and witnessing demand first-hand in China, it’s no surprise to us that a tremendous market exists for quality iPod Touch accessories,” he added.

“The iPod Touch is more than a simple media player: It’s a powerful pocket computer. iPod Touch users the world over are primed and ready to explore the full potential of their devices with the help of accessories such as the Peel 520,” Rohde concluded.

GoSolarUSA also said that their Peel 520 is being courted by major mobile network operators. The actual makers of the hardware, the China-based Yosion, has been in discussions concerning a potential joint venture with China Mobile, GoSolarUSA said.

US residents eager to be among the first to acquire an Apple Peel 520 can sign up for the waiting list here.

Turn iPod Touch Into a Real Phone - ZTE Peel

Thanks to the wonder that is Voice over Internet Protocol, better known as VoIP, people have long been able to make phone calls from computers or, say, an iPod Touch.

But a new iPhone case with a built-in 3G-to-Wi-Fi hot spot comes closest yet to turning an iPod Touch into a real phone. The case, called the ZTE Peel, wraps around a second- or third-generation iPod Touch to connect it to Sprint's 3G data service.

That means that by using a VoIP application, you can make phone calls on the move just as you can from a mobile phone.

You can also use it to connect a fourth-generation iPod Touch to the Internet just by having the Wi-Fi hot spot case nearby, but it will not snugly fit the fourth-generation Touch.

Two devices can connect to the Peel at a time, so you can also use it to connect a Windows or Macintosh computer to the Internet at the same time you are using your faux phone.

The Peel, which becomes available on Sunday, will retail for $80 through Sprint online. It will also require a $30 monthly service plan, which allows for 1 GB of data. That is about the equivalent of one hour of YouTube streaming, 250 Facebook uploads or 5,000 one-page e-mails.

When AT&T offered tiered data packages last June, Skype estimated that one minute of VoIP over 3G would use about 0.345 MB of data. So according to Skype, 1 GB of data should be about 2900 minutes of VoIP voice calls. That's for a $30 a month fee. If the Peel works as promised ... bargain!

Whether or not it's as good a deal as buying an iPhone depends on whether you already have an iPod or not. A 32 GB iPod Touch costs $299, the same as the 32 GB iPhone 4.

Comparing the cost of plans with the iPhone 4, still available only through AT&T, you would have to have a voice plan the costs $40 to $70 a month, a data plan that costs $15 to $45 a month, and there's an optional messaging plan that costs $5 to $20 a month. The low total would be $55 a month for talk and data with no texting.

The Peel-iPod-Sprint plan combo is less expensive, but until we know how much talk you get, it's premature to call it a bargain. If you need a phone, I suspect you'll still be better off with the proper iPhone. I'll know more after testing the Peel in a week or so. If you just want to add a phonelike feature at a moderate price, the Peel might appeal.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Free Shipping is the Key Theme for This Holiday Shopping

Free shipping has already become one of the most attractive promotions retailers offer.

Walmart offers (through Dec. 20) free shipping for nearly 60,000 items.

Gap recently dropped its required minimum purchase for free shipping in half -- to $50.

L.L. Bean started offering free shipping with no minimums this summer (that will end Dec. 20)., the Amazon subsidiary famous for its comprehensive shoe lineups, offers free shipping to customers and returned shoes from customers.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

AT&T 2010 Shopping Season Top Sellers

Apple's iPhone 4 and iPad will be undoubtedly the best sellers, not just for AT&T wireless, but for the whole consumer electronics industry. But there are many other choices a consumer could consider from AT&T, this website has a good comprehensive review of them.

Victoria's Secret Super Secret Rewards Deals

Victoria's Secret is offering a secret rewards card worth at least $10, $50, $100, or even $500 until 11/30. They are also offering a free lip gloss kit with coupon code LIPGIFT10 on any order over $10. Rewards card must be redeemed between 12/1-12/19. Free shipping with coupon code WARMSHIPVS. Thanks LMart 1 Add any sweater over $10 (additional sweaters) 2 Checkout and enter offer codes WARMSHIPVS for free shipping & LIPGIFT10 for free lip gloss 3 Total is $12 + free shipping + secret rewards card worth at least $10, $50, $100, or even $500..

BestBuy Black Friday Cellphone Deals Revealed

Best Buy Black Friday 2010 Ad & doorbuster deals on cell phones are available.

For instance, you can get AT&T's Blackberry Torch for $49.99 with a 2 year activation. For Verizon customers, you can get the HTC Droid Incredible for the 'incredible' price of $1. Sprint customers can get an LG Optimus S phone for $1 with 2 year activation, and an LG Rumor Touch for $69.99. Samsung intensity 2 and Samsung Transform on Verizon and Sprint, respectively are also included in the deal.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Windows 7 Phone at 1 cent at Amazon

This penny deal won't last long - Amazon is selling the HTC Surround and LG Quantum for 1 cent as part of a wider penny sale on AT&T devices which runs until Monday.

The penny deals cover a variety of AT&T handsets other than the two Windows Phone 7 devices and are only available for new customers who must sign up for a two-year contract.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Target Black Friday Deals Revealed

Here's a sampling of what Black Friday shoppers at Target stores could score this year: $3 appliances, deep deals on HDTVs (e.g. 40-inch Westinghouse 1080p LCD HDTV for $298, down from its regular price of $550) and 50% off on clothes and toys, according to a website that says it has received a leaked copy of the retailer's circular.

Also in the ad: $3 Chefmate appliances such as 2-slice toasters, 5-speed electric handmixers and 2-slice sandwich makers; a Wii Fit bundle that includes the Wii Fit balance board and Wii Fit Plus game for $67; TomTom GPS XL335T with lifetime traffic updates for $79; 8GB iPod Touch with a $30 gift card for $225; Sony wireless Blu-Ray player for $99; 4GB Xbox 360 game system for $200 with a $50 gift card; DVDs for $4; and 50% off on select toys and children's winter clothing priced at $5.
The ad said the merchant is also offering a free gift card worth $10 if you spend $100 or more at its stores from 4 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Black Friday.
For shoppers looking for early online deals, Target is kicking off discounts a day before Black Friday. is offering special sales from 3 a.m. ET Thanksgiving Day to 2:59 a.m. ET on Friday featuring up to 50% off on cameras, televisions, a Blu-ray player and a video game console. In addition, any Barbie item purchased will ship for free.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Huawei - Ideos 7" Tablet S7

If you are looking for a perfect consumer electronic gadget gift for this holiday season, you have a gift from BestBuy now - the Huawei S7 tablet at only $299.

At only one third of iPad's price, you get a tablet with high quality, beautiful touchscreen, all the necessary applications you name it - GPS, Google Map, Bluetooth, Modem to get online on wireless network (for example, use T-mobile's prepaid data service), camera on both front and back for video conferencing, ...

Best of all, try it for 30 days, if you are not happy, simply return it to BestBuy! But, I am sure you will love it!

The best holiday gift!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Prepaid Offers the Best Value for Smartphone Users

Prepaid in the U.S. is no longer for credit challenged people anymore. If you are a smartphone user, you can find the best value in Prepaid, saving thousands of dollars over a typical 24-month period which is normal for a Postpaid contract.

See a detailed analysis here to find out from where you can get the best deal.