Sony VAIO W Series Netbook
Buy.com has a Sony VAIO W Series netbook in cocoa brown on sale for $443.75 with free shipping. The sleek little netbook has a 10.1-inch backlit LCD panel, which has great picture quality with minimal glare, rich colors, and sharp contrast. The VAIO W Series also features 720p high-definition support and plays 720p video stutter-free. The unit on sale boasts a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. Like any good netbook, it also has a built-in Webcam and microphone and two USB ports--who needs an iPad when you can get this netbook for $50 less?
Apple iPod Shuffle 4 GB
Spring break is just around the corner, so what better companion to take on your swimsuit workouts than an Apple iPod Shuffle? Amazon has the 4GB 3rd Generation Silver iPod Shuffle for $55.99 with free shipping. The 3rd Generation iPod Shuffle features a sexy design, voice navigation (unlike previous iPod Shuffles, this Shuffle will tell you what playlists and tracks are on your device), and headphones with a built-in remote.
Note that the headphone-remote (along with the voice navigation functions) requires you to use the standard iPod headphones--which may be an issue if you're an audiophile. However, at just over $50 with free shipping, it's a pretty good deal for anyone who's not a headphone snob.
Nikon Coolpix S630 12-Megapixel Camera
Speaking of spring break--you'll need a camera to document your shenanigans. Online photography store Adorama is offering a factory-refurbished Nikon Coolpix S630 digital camera in black for just $129.95 with free shipping. The 12-megapixel camera features a 7X optical zoom, four-way image stabilization, a 2.7-inch LCD, and in-camera editing features. It has nifty features such as a Sport Continuous Mode for high-speed image capture, and a Smart Portrait System that includes face-priority autofocus, Smile Mode, Blink Proof, and in-camera Red-Eye Fix.
My Book Mirror Edition 2TB External Hard Drive
Dell.com has a 2TB My Book Mirror Edition external hard drive on sale for $159.99 with free shipping after coupon. The drive is already on sale for a decent price--$173.99--but with coupon code FSDH6Z?TM9?SV6 the price drops. This 2TB external hard drive uses RAID 1 (or "mirroring" mode) to save a backup copy of your backed up data--excellent if you need multiple backups (because you're paranoid), or if you use your external hard drive as your primary drive, and need to back up said primary drive.
With "mirroring" mode turned on, the drive has only 1TB of storage (1TB for your primary data, and 1TB for the backup), but you can turn this off by switching the drive to RAID 0, if you want the full 2TB capacity of the drive.
Unlocked RIM BlackBerry 8800 Smartphone
Newegg.com has an unlocked RIM BlackBerry 8800 for $159.99 with $2.99 standard shipping. The sturdy smartphone is 4.5 by 2.6 by 0.6 inches and weighs 4.7 ounces. It doesn't have a camera, but it does feature music and video players and a 2.5-inch, 320-by-240-resolution display. Though it's not one of the newest smartphones, we noted in our review that it's a great e-mail device (it can support up to ten accounts) and features built-in GPS functionality and Bluetooth support. It does not have Wi-Fi.
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