Friday, November 28, 2008

DS Lite Lime - Silver, Blue, Red, Pink, Green DS Lite

The Nintendo DS Lite's should be popular again this holiday season. The Nintendo DS Lite's are at the price point (est. $129) where they are still attainable for many shoppers as that "one big gift" for the kids. There are a host of colors that are now available.

Colors Available:

Nintendo DS Lite - Metallic Silver

Nintendo DS Lite with Bomberman - Coral Pink

Nintendo DS Lite - Cobalt Blue/Black

Nintendo DS Lite - Crimson Red/Black

Nintendo DS Lite Game System - Metallic Rose

Nintendo DS Lite - Onyx Black

Nintendo DS Lite - Polar White

Nintendo DS Lite Limited Edition Pink Ribbon

Ice Blue Nintendo DS Lite Limited Edition Bundles

Green DS Lite (available in UK)

The prices vary slightly depending on the merchant. Here's a DS Lite Price comparison from top retailers on the various colors and bundles. There are also lots and lots of DS Lite Games available.

Happy Shopping!

GPS Garmin Nuvi 255W Auto/Car GPS System Review

The Garmin Nuvi 255W Auto GPS will be a popular gift this year for the Holiday Season. The Garmin Nuvi Car/Auto GPS System offers great quality for the price. This affordable, widescreen navigator leads the way with voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions and has a host of features. The price ranges from the low to high $200 range.


- Touch Screen Navigation
- Lock anti-theft feature
- 480 x 272 pixels - Widescreen
- 2D or 3D maps
- Text To Speech
- FM traffic compatible
- Picture viewer, Picture Stabilization System
- WQVGA color TFT with white backlight
- Battery life: up to 4 hours

The Garmin Nuvi 255W Auto GPS is available from the merchants :

*The links above point to Garmin Nuvi on the retailer's site. You don't have to try and find it on each site.

Compare Prices on the
Garmin Nuvi 255W Auto GPS

Black Friday Cyber monday Deals - Shopping Sales Cybermonday

Here's our list of Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals
10% off Digital Cameras & Camcorders at! Offer valid 11.27 to 12.01

10% off all Tools at! Offer valid 11.27 to 12.01

5% off Select iPods & MP3 Players at! Offer valid 12.03 to 12.04
Holiday Savings from Walmart: USA, LLC - Black Friday / Cyber Monday
4 day sale
Biggest Sale of the Year

5% off Select iPods & MP3 Players at! Offer valid 12.03 to 12.04 Bargain Countdown: Hourly Deals at Rock Bottom Prices.
Cyber Monday Deals. Outrageous Offers! GPS for $49

Jos. A. Bank

Apple - One Day Only
Apple Online Store
Black Friday Ads at!

Elf Cosmetics
50% off for 50 hours
use coupon code: BOGO50

Affordable Holiday Gifts for Women - Gifts for Her

Here's the top 5 list of affordable Gifts for Women from

1. Sleepware - Satin / Silk / Cashmere

Elle Macpherson Intimates Valour Gold lace and satin chemise

Victoria's Secret Soft Cashmere nightie

See More Sexy Sleepware

2. Digital Picture Frames

Coby DP-758 7-Inch Widescreen Digital Photo Frame from Amazon

HP 8" Digital Photo Frame - Mahogany from Best Buy

Compare Prices on Digital Picture Frames

3. UGG Boots

UGG Australia Classic short boot from Victoria's Secret

UGG Australia 'Classic Short' Boot from Nordstrom

ComparePrices on UGG Boots

4 . Perfume

Dolce & Gabbana The One by Dolce & Gabbana for Women Eau de
Parfum Spray 1.6 oz

Bvlgari Jasmin Noir 1 oz Eau de Parfum Spray

Compare prices on Perfume Brands from Top Retailers

5 . GPS Devices

Garmin Nuvi 255W Auto GPS from Radio Shack

TomTom ONE XL-S Auto / Road GPS from Best Buy

Compare prices on GPS Devices

Looking for more ideas, check out the Black Friday Sales at these Stores:

Kmart Black Friday Sale

Sears Black Friday Sale

Red Envelope Black Friday Sale

Amazon Black Friday Sale

Happy Holidays!

Looking for Toys? Here's Amazon's Top Toy Picks for this holiday.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Steve & Barry Stores - Liquidate Everything!

Steve & Barry stores have decided not to keep stores open during bankruptcy protection and will liquidate them over the next few months. Steve & Barry stores had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July after consumers cut back on spending.

Here's the blurb on Steve & Barry's relating to their "Liquidation Sale".
Hurry in to a participating Steve & Barry's store right now to take advantage of our Biggest Inventory Liquidation Ever! We're celebrating the Holidays with thousands of items priced so low we're practically giving them away. Find Mix and Match Deals throughout the store! For example, every item priced at $4.98 can be yours at 2 For $8. Match any two items priced at $5.98 each for just 2 For $10! And much, much more!

Saturday, November 22, 2008 launches "deal of the day" page - drugstore recently launched a "deal of the day" feature on their website. Each day that offer deals on a variety of products Prilosec, the Hannah Montana Guitar Video Game, Chillow, and more.

With the tight economy these kinds of features should be popping up all over the web.

Canon EOS 50D - Canon's newest Digital Camera - 50D

Canon's newest camera to be released, the Canon EOS 50D, will raise your photograhy to the next level. It has professional controls and other features to help take your photography up to near professional level.

15.1 Megapixels CMOS sensor
ISO speeds up to 12800
DIGIC 4 Image Processor / 3.0" Clear LCD Monitor
Face Detection / PictBridge / Live View Function
UDMA CompactFlash Card Recommended

See other Canon Cameras

Oakley lens preview feature - Oakley Sunglasses, has added a feature to their website that lets users view how the world will look through the lens of their different sunglasses and goggles. You choose the lens and the landscape and get a preview of how it looks, it's that simple. Some of the landscapes you can choose from include a golf green, snow - half pipe, forest trail, desert trail, wave, and football field.

This should help Oakley overcome some of the barriers to online purchases of sunglasses, and cut down on post-purchase returns.

Microsoft lets Zune Music Subscribers Keep 10 tunes a month

Microsoft announced that they are allowing customers who pay for the "all you can listen" access to keep 10 songs each month. This is now included in the $14.99 per month fee.

Microsoft also announced deals with Sony and BMG, allowing Zune users to buy MP3-formatted songs, not just ones protected with digital rights management software.

It looks like Microsoft is really trying to gain some ground on iTunes and others. partners with Medco has joined forces with Medco (Medco Health Solutions) in an online ecommerce venture. Around the midpoint of 2009, will start providing technical support, consumer health products and order-fulfillment services for Medco's online store.

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Zune Price Drops - Microsoft Zune 4,8,16,80,120

In an effort to boost sales, Microsoft has dropped the prices on it's Zune models.

ZUNE 4 - Now $99
ZUNE 8 - Now $139
ZUNE 16 - Now $179
ZUNE 80 - Now $229
ZUNE 120 - Now $249

So, what's the difference between an Zune and an Ipod. One of the main differences between them besides Apple's market share is the FM Radio in the Zune, and wireless abilities. The Zune also has social networking capabilities, allowing you to share your musical tastes with your network (Facebook, Blogs, etc.). You also have the ability to wirelessly synchronize and share songs and play lists.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Bakugan - Top 5 Bakugan Toys this Holiday

Bakugan kids toys are going to be the hit of the Holiday Season again ~ from everything I have read. This like Pokemon is based on Japanese anime series. Bakugan is a strategic card game played with magnetic, spring-loaded marbles that flip up to form Bakugan action figures created.

Here's the top 5 picks from the Bakugan collection of toys:

1. Bakugan Battle Arena
- The Battle Arena 3x3 Platform.

2. Bakugan Baku Tin (see all colors)
- Tin that holds 18 Bakugan plus cards, and includes other Bakugan items (gate cards, ability cards, etc.)

3. Bakugan Battle Pack
- includes Bakugan Brawlers, along with gate and ability cards

4. Bakugan Deluxe Monsters (see full list of Bakugan Deluxe Monsters)
- There are 4 different monsters you can collect

5. Bakugan Deka (see full list of Bakugan Dekas)
- supersized Bakugans that transforms into a creature

That's our top 5 Bakugan list. In general the more expense the Bakugan items are the more popular they will be (seems to always work that way). Unless the economy changes that up this holiday season. In any case, if your kids like Pokemon, they will surely like Bakugan, as much or more.

Happy Holidays!

Sony Launches 5 New Audio items just in time for Holidays

Sony unveiled 5 new audio accessories yesterday.

Noise Canceling headphones (model MDR-NC7)
Travel Speakers (model SRS-M50)
Universal Remote Control (model RM-VL610)
EX Style Earbuds (model MDR-EX36V)
Stereo Bluetooth® sports headphones (model DR-BT160AS)

Noise Canceling headphones (model MDR-NC7) -offer improved style and noise reduction over the earlier version. These headphones reduce approximately 87.4 percent of ambient noise (est. cost: $50.00). Compare prices on the Sony MDR Model Headphones.

Travel Speakers (model SRS-M50) - The compact travel speakers are a good alternative to using headphones. They are small, light, and clip together for easy portability and they are available in black, pink and white. (est. cost: $50.00) Compare prices on the Sony SRS Model Speakers.

Universal Remote Control (model RM-VL610) - This Universal Remote combines up to eight controllers into one. The multi-function, learning remote handles up to eight AV compatible components -- TV set, DVD player, satellite receiver, cable box, VCR, CD player, tape recorder and amplifiers. It is easy to use - featuring one touch controls. (est. cost: $30.00). Compare prices on Sony RM Model Universal Remotes.

EX Style Earbuds (model MDR-EX36V) - Offers in-line volume control and new hybrid silicone earbuds in three sizes. They are available in silver, red, blue and pink. Compare prices and other Sony MDR Model Earbuds.

Stereo Bluetooth® sports headphones (model DR-BT160AS) - These Bluetooth Active Style Headphones are great for working out or any other activities (including water). These headphones feature a built-in microphone for hands-free conversation via mobile phone, rechargeable Li-ion batteries and A2DP Bluetooth Stereo protocol. Compare prices on Sony DR Model Headphones.

Any of these new Sony products would make a great holiday gift.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Alienware Area 51 X-58 Launches - Area51 X58

Alienware announced the launch of the Alienware Area 51 X-58 Gaming Desktop. This gaming desktop is loaded and setup for high performance gaming.


Operating Systems
Windows Vista® Home Premium - 64 Bit
Windows Vista® Ultimate - 64 Bit
Processors, Chipset & Memory
45nm Intel "Bloomfield" Socket 1366 CPU architecture
Intel® Core™ i7 920 2.66GHz 8MB Cache
Intel® Core™ i7 940 2.93GHz 8MB Cache
Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme 3.2GHz 8MB Cache
Intel® X-58 Chipset "Nehalem" Processor Family Supported
Up to 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
6 dedicated DIMM slots for Triple Channel DDR3 Memory

Graphics & Video
Standard Single GPU Graphics Cards
512MB ATI® RadeonHD 4670
512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9800 GT
896MB NVIDIA® GeForceGTX 260
1GB NIVIDA® GeForceGTX 280
2GB ATI® RadeonHD 4870 X2
Optional Dual GPU Graphics Cards
512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9800 GTX
896MB NVIDIA® GeForceGTX 260
1GB NIVIDA® GeForceGTX 280
2GB ATI® RadeonHD 4870 X2

Single Hard Drive
7200 RPM – up to 32MB cache and 1TB storage
10,000 RPM – up to 16MB cache and 300GB storage
Dual RAID 0/1 Hard Drives
7,200 RPM - up to 64MB cache and 2TB storage
10,000 RPM - up to 16MB cache and 300GB storage
Optical Drives
20x Dual Layer DVD Burner (CD-RW/DVD±RW)
Lightscribe technology
Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
4x Dual Layer Blu-ray Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW)

Pricing starts at $1649 for the base machine. Estimated Ship Date is December 01, 2008.

Alienware Area 51 750i Desktop - Alienware Area 51

Alienware Area 51 750i Gaming Desktop.

The Area-51 750i desktop uses the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo, Quad and Extreme 45 nanometer processor, which delivers the best in high performance. It is also equipped with NVIDIA and ATI graphic technology.


Windows Vista® Home Premium - 64 Bit
Windows Vista® Ultimate - 64 Bit
45nm Intel "Penryn" CPU architecture
Intel® Core™ 2 Duo (6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Quad (12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme (12MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB)Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme (12MB Cache, 1600MHz FSB)-->Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme (12MB Cache, 1600MHz FSB)- Factory Overclocked from 3.2GHz to 4.0GHz-->
NVIDIA® 750i SLI Chipset
Up to 8GB Dual Channel DDR2 at 800MHz
4 dedicated DIMM slots for Dual Channel DDR2 Memory

Standard Single GPU Graphics Cards
512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9800 GT
1GB NIVIDA® GeForce™ GTX 280
2GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 4870 X2
Optional Dual GPU Graphics Cards
512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9800 GT
1GB NIVIDA® GeForce™ GTX 280
2GB ATI® Radeon™ HD 4870 X2

Single Hard Drive
7200 RPM – up to 32MB cache and 1TB storage
10,000 RPM – up to 16MB cache and 300GB storage
Dual RAID 0 Hard Drives
7,200 RPM - up to 64MB cache and 2TB storage
10,000 RPM - up to 32MB cache and 600GB storage
Optical Drives
20x Dual Layer DVD Burner (CD-RW/DVD±RW)
Lightscribe technology
Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)
4x Dual Layer Blu-ray Burner (BD-RE, DVD±RW, CD-RW)

As you can see, the Alienware Area 51 750i Desktop is loaded!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sony Launches Green Glove Recycling Service - Bravia LCD

Sony Style announced today that it is launching a Green Glove SM Service that will take some of the work out of recycling old televisions. When Sony customers purchase a 32 inch diagonal or larger new Sony BRAVIA LCD television at a Sony Style store or direct at and use the premier in-home delivery service when purchasing, their old TVs will be hauled away and responsibly recycled.

Sony also still offers their Waste Management Recycle America drop off location ( for locations). waste, and the companies anticipate the number to grow exponentially in the years ahead.

Way to go Sony. Keep up the good work!

See Full Sony Press Release

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 - Xperia X1 Launches in US

Sony Ericsson launched the Xperia™ X1 today in the U.S. The Xperia™ X1 offers multimedia and communication that are in high demand. The Xperia™ X1 will be available from Sony authorized resellers starting on Nov 28th, 2008. You can place pre-orders starting today (Nov 13th.). The MSRP for the "unlocked" devices is just under $800. The device is customizable allowing you to have a device that is unique for "you".


- VGA display touchscreen
- Full QWERTY keyboard
- Sleek silver metal- finished arc slider handset.

- Supports fast 3G networks
- Supports
- 3.2 Megapixel Camera
Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)4
- Size: 110 x 53 x 16.7 mm
- Weight: 145 grams
- Main screen: 65,536 color TFT
- Resolution: 800 X 480 pixels
- Size: 3 inches
- Phone memory (up to 400 MB)
- microSD memory card support

See full Sony Press Release

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Samsung LN52A850 LCD TV - 52 inch - Samsung HDTV

The Samsung LN52A850 52 in. 1080p LCD HDTV is one of the Top LCD TVs out in the market. Samsung is trying to redefine home entertainment. The huge 52 inch LCD It has a built-in tuner with the exclusive "Touch of Color" design. Samsungs LCD TV also has the Infolink™ feature, that allows you to stream customizable content from the web right to your HDTV's screen. The Auto Motion Plus 120Hz technology helps to eliminate any motion blur.

Other Samsung LN52A850 Details:
Resolution: 1920 x 1080p Resolution
Energy Star Compliant
Super Slim Depth (only 1.9 in. thin
Pre-Loaded Content Library™
Touch of Color™
Audio: 20 Watts (10W x 2) Total Output with SRS TruSurround XT™ and down-firing speakers.
Inputs: HDMI (4), Composite (2), Component (2), S-Video, PC, RFOutputs - Headphone Jack
With a screen that large and the crystal clear picture quality, you will truly feel like you are at any sporting events. The prices for the Samsung LN52A850 range from $2300 - $3300 depending on the merchant. Here's a list of merchants offering the Samsung LN52A850 LCD TV price comparisons.

Happy Shopping!

Honda Unveils Walking Machine - Robotic Walker

Honda created robotic legs that are designed to support body weight and help making walking and climbing steps easier. It is supposed to also reduce stress on the knees and help when you have to stay in a crouched position for an extended period of time.

Honda said they designed it with the thought of the robotic legs being used by factories workers when performing everyday tasks in an assembly line. They also said it could be useful for people standing in long lines or people who make deliveries (ie. Postal Service, UPS, Fedex, etc.). Personally, I would like to see if I could sneek them under my sweatpants and enter the olympics.

Honda's robotic legs are supposed to be available commercially at some point (price unknown). Honda is supposed to begin using them in their factories next month.

YouTube Video:

These robotic legs are the coolest thing I have see in a while.

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Friday, November 7, 2008 Unveils Holiday Toy List - Top Toys released it's Holiday Toy List. The list features roughly 300 top toys across a variety of categories, including: video games, sporting goods, electronics and DVDs.

Here's a handful of the top toys on their list.

-- Bakugan Battle Arena (B0014SRP0A, $23.99)

-- Animal Crossing: City Folk for Nintendo Wii (B001CM0PR8, $49.99)

-- Children's Ultimate Ears Loud Enough (B001AAK50E, $34.99)

-- Disney Hannah Montana Acoustic Guitar (B000XTJJF0, $79.99)

-- Evenflo ExerSaucer 3-in-1 Pond (B000KZE3CG, $91.00)

-- Fisher-Price Elmo Live (B0015KOFZK, $64.87)

-- Fisher-Price Rainforest Jumperoo (B000I2UJ0Q, $64.97)

-- Flip Video Ultra Series Camcorder (B000V1MLCI, $116.10)

-- Kettler Go-Green Trike (B001A5LIGO, $49.99)

-- Kung Fu Panda Widescreen Edition (B001ECQ75A, $16.99)
-- LeapFrog Tag Reading System (B00134O7QU, $49.99)

-- LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation 3 (B001IVXI7C, $59.99)

-- Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube (B00004TFLB, $19.96)

-- Rand Batman Dark Knight 16-Inch Kids' Bike (B001D8RDDK, $64.94)
-- Raving Rabbids TV Party for Nintendo Wii (B001FEO74U, $49.99)

-- Spalding Rookie Gear (B001CI5EW8, $19.99)

-- Wall-E Three-Disc Special Edition + Digital Copy (B001EOQWEO, $22.99)

Here is the full Amazon Press Release. We've also compiled our own list of holiday Top Toys List for the Holiday Shopping Season.

Happy Shopping.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Fallout 3 Game Ships - Huge First Week - Fallout3 Game

Fallout 3 was released in North Amercia (US) and Europe at the end of October. And there is a rumored release of Fallout 3 in Japan on December 4th. Early indicators show that it will be a Huge Success.

Fallout 3 shipped roughly 4.7 million copies around the world last week, which should take it over the $300 Million Mark. The game is available on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

See Full Gamespot Article

Compare Prices on Fallout 3 from a bunch of merchants.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

LG and Microsoft partner to build a mobile lifestyle - LG

LG and Microsoft announced the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to form strategic collaboration in Mobile Convergence.. With this partnership LG and Microsoft are hoping to make mobile computing an everyday reality. LG and Microsoft want to be at the forefront of it.This mobile computing lifestyle revolve around smartphones.

Here's a list of LG Mobile Phones.

Full Press Release from

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone launches in Canada - Blackberry 8220 Now Available!

Rogers and RIM Announce Availability of the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone in Canada starting today, 11/4 (in stylish black finish). A pink version will also be coming soon.
The new BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220 Smartphone carries the features and power of a BlackBerry smartphone but now comes in a design that is more "fun".

- Two high-resolution
- Light-sensing color displays (including an external LCD)
- Ability to preview incoming emails, text messages and phone calls without opening the handset
- Built-in Wi-Fi ® (802.11 b/g) with support for Rogers TalkSpot service
- 2 megapixel camera with digital zoom, built-in flash and video recording
- Advanced media player for viewing pictures, listening to music and watching videos
- Externally-accessible microSD/SDHC memory card slot
- DataViz® Documents To Go®

$49.99 with activation on any combination of 3 year voice and data plan with minimum combined monthly service fee of $35 per month from Rogers.

Compare to other Blackberry Phones.