I consider myself something of a James Bondesque character. I am constantly buying high grade gadgetry, drinking martinis (shaken not stirred), and sweeping damsels off their feet in a furious hail of bullets and explosions.
That last statement may by a slight embellishment but I think overall idea still stands. That is why I was so thrilled to see the 4GB Digital Camera Spy Watch with Built-In Microphone on Ice Monkey. This item is a hybrid of the jewelry deals and electronics deals that Ice Monkey is constantly offering. This beautiful watch would look great on the wrist of any world class sleuth from Sam Spade to Philip Marlow.
Any good spy knows, however, that it’s not all about style. This classy little number packs in a lot of high tech surveillance gadgetry. It can record video, audio, and take still photographs; all key parts of running a successful mission.
All investigators and spies know that the job can be expensive. It can even cost you your life. More often, however, it is the wallet that is left damaged in the wake of a shopping spree. Unless you have the British Secret Service footing the bill you must spend wisely, and for $30 this is a great investment.
In the past decade the geek has turned from class reject to the most powerful person in the world. Despite losing many battles in their early years, they have clearly won the war into the popular culture. Today, geeks are the ones controlling the power players in the market, from Apple to..well, Apple. But there are plenty of proud geeks all around. And to monopolize this culture shift, many sites are now offering special geek products and gifts. But finding the right deal can be hard. Electronics deals are often a dime a dozen, but finding a really good deal is rare. That’s why it’s important to find the right site that can offer and back a good deal day after day. Online shopping deals have taken a larger role in the economy and are now a rising force in the retail industry. But as geeks know well, the really good deals are usually not in the popular mainstream sites. You have to look around and spot the sites that can give you a jaw-dropping deal. Then, you have to act fast because real deals don’t last too long online. And if they do, well, they’re probably not as good as you might think.
You wake wake up. Sit up. Put your feet in the slippers on the side of the bed and start walking to the bathroom. Two minutes and ten seconds later, you are at the kitchen boiling water for your morning coffee. Morning routines are precious. Most people have their routine down to the second. Finding a way to make that routine faster or easier can save you precious morning time. One of those ways is how you make your coffee. For those who wish to save the four dollars each morning, a coffee machine only makes sense. After about a month of not buying your morning coffee you have already returned your investment. So finding the right coffee maker is an important step.
Some stores offer good coffee makers but the real action is online. Special discounts and electronics deals can be found only online, as merchants don’t have to pay rent for stores and can afford to sell you the same products for a better price. A great example is the Delonghi 12-cup drip coffeemaker. This coffeemaker can be purchased for around $70 at different stores. But search online and you can find it way cheaper. And this is only one of the online shopping deals that can be found. Take a minute to surf the web and you can save a lot of money and get some more precious free morning time added to your routine!
I love my grandma a lot, but she has a really terrible tendency to givg gifts and then immediately reveal how much they cost. “You like that sweater? Three dollars!” and “I got a great deal on these tube socks — guess how much they were. Guess!” are less occasional sayings and more slogans for her.
I just don’t get it — I know it’s the thought that counts, but I don’t want to know how much she spends on my birthday gifts. I’d almost rather she just send a card and avoid the whole gift thing, but the card would probably say something like, “99¢ for this card, can you believe it?!”
I suppose she’s proud — everyone loves to haggle down a price or find a really good deal. Trust me, I know the value of a dollar — I use deal websites like Ice Monkey, which has awesome online deals on just about everything you could imagine, all the time. But that doesn’t mean I go around telling people how much I spend on things! “Oh hey Trish, you know that necklace I got you? It was only $10.99! I know, crazy, right?”
Crazy indeed — that’s exactly how I’d sound if I did that. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think my grandma’s crazy — just a little… eccentric. She’d definitely go nuts over the online shopping deals at Ice Monkey!
Last week, we gave you some ideas on how to present electronic Valentine’s Day gifts. If you decided to skip the electronics deals and take advantage of the jewelry deals at Ice Monkey for V-Day, here are some more ideas:
1. (Note: This one, inspired by a proposal scene in Bride Wars, will depend on the size of the jewelry. It’s best-suited for rings or small earrings.) Take your lady out to a nice Chinese restaurant. Before you go, though, drop by and talk to the manager. Slip him a tip and ask him or her to put the jewelry in a fortune cookie, and then have it brought out to her for dessert.
2. Get her a box of chocolates (a clichéd, but time-honored classic), and rearrange the sweets to say “I love you,” with the jewelry sitting in the middle.
3. The night before Valentine’s day, put the jewelry on her while she sleeps. Wake her up the next morning with breakfast in bed, and see how long it takes her to notice her new gem!
4. Treasure hunt! Draw up a map and make clues to lead her to her gift. You can leave little treats along the way.
Any of these will give her a great story for years to come — just have fun with it!
I know, I know, it doesn’t sound super romantic, but the truth is, there are lots of great electronics you can give for Valentine’s Day — you just have to give them the right way.
Giving gifts on Valentine’s Day — and really any other time of the year — is all about presentation. You want to create a magical gift your special someone will remember for years to come. Lost for inspiration? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here are some ideas for how you can make that camcorder or DVD player more romantic.
For a camcorder, record a special message for your sweetie and leave the tape in when you wrap it up. If you’re feeling really ambitious, you could make a little movie or a fake trailer, kinda like Adam Sandler did for Drew Barrymore in 50 First Dates.
(Hopefully you don’t suffer such extreme daily memory loss, or any at all, for that matter.)
For an iPod or MP3-player, preload your boo’s music library, as well as a special playlist with your and their favorite love songs. You can also give a Blu-Ray player, complete with your sweetie’s fave romantic movies.
January’s birthstone’s deep red color with a touch of orange set into a 925 sterling silver, is the perfect display of elegance and beauty. It makes the perfect gift for someone you love, or even yourself. (With one week left in January, this could also make a great last-minute gift for someone born right at the end of the month.)
The crystal clear blue color of the topaz stone on this pendant necklace creates an air of cool simplicity that no other jewel can beat — perfect for someone who likes less flashy, lighter colored jewels.
A magical green sapphire pendant. Adorn this on your loved one to give her the youthful and fresh look we all crave. Like the blue topaz, this piece is great for those who find beauty in the understated.
Right now Ice Monkey has one of it’s coolest electronics deals yet — a sound activated LED equalizer shirt (or, in short, a shirt that lights up). Why would you want one of these, you ask? So you can roll like Tom Haverford in “Parks and Recreation,” obviously. Tom, played by comedian Aziz Ansari, is… well, take a look at the video below to get an idea of who exactly Tom is.
Who wouldn’t want to be just like him? In all seriousness, though, these shirts are pretty sweet. I mean, come on — they light up! Let the rest of the world know you are listening with the noise activated LED lights on this shirt. The plastic screen is removable for an easy, safe wash. Black cotton t-shirt with a sound activated illuminating panel. Adjustable volume sensor for the flashing speed. The lights flash in green, yellow and red in time to music and sound. The battery pack has an on/off switch so you can choose when you do and don’t want to flash (as it were). The battery pack can be unplugged for washing the t-shirt. The t-shirt is hand wash only. Requires 4 x AAA Batteries (not included).
Just this morning, Verizon announced that on February 10 it will release its version of the iPhone. This is great news for Verizon customers who have been dying to own an iPhone but didn’t want to switch to AT&T. For all you readers who fit into this category, we’ve compiled a list of electronics deals you can take advantage of to accessorize your new iPhone:
Italk FM Transmitter & Hands Free Mobile Phone Device With Mic
Listen to the tunes on your iPod or MP3 player for the speakers of your car, with this FM Radio transmitter.
Take phone calls hands-free on your car’s sound system while you are driving, with the built-in microphone and call transmission.
This bad boy works with iPhones, as well as all iPods and mp3 Players. It also supports Mobile Phones with a 3.5 mm input jack.
Uses a mini USB cable to charge from any computer or AC wall adapter that has a USB 2.0 input (Not Included).
Sony MDR-EX38iP/BLK EX Earbuds With Remote Control
Control your iPod and look good doing it with the stylish, high-quality MDR-EX38iP headphones.
Featuring a lightweight design, these EX ear buds fit comfortably in your ear and deliver a superior listening experience.
The high-quality 9mm driver units and neodymium magnets reproduce deep bass and clear treble sound.
The in-line remote control allows you to control your volume without having to take out your player from where you are carrying it.
Three sizes of ear bud cushions are included to ensure the best fit.
The cord adjuster allows you to conveniently control the length of the cord.
The soft silicon body of this keyboard allows the keyboard to roll up for easy storage and portability.
The waterproof feature of this item guarantees that spills will not disturb your typing work.
Easy to strike keys makes this keyboard a pleasure for all to use.
Bluetooth abilities make for an easy connection to your computer, or just use the USB option. Originally $79.99, this keyboard is discounted 69% to $24.99.
These DCX Noise Isolating Headphones are sure to enhance your personal listening experiences with their snug fitting silicone earbuds. These headphones — that’s two pairs, mind you — are marked down from $39.99 to $4.99 — that’s nearly 90% in savings!
The One Touch Steam Tornado is a 2-in-1 steam cleaner that transforms to clean your floors, plus a whole lot more! Just one “click” and you go from the floor to the counter top using the handheld steamer, to clean and disinfect without the use of harmful chemicals. The Steam Tornado can be used in the kitchen, the bathroom, in the children’s playroom, outside on the grill or the patio furniture. It can even be used on your car tires to clean away all of the dirt and grime. Save 50% and buy it at Ice Monkey for $29.99!