Per the following article, Tiger Direct is now completely owned by PCM, the former owners are in Federal prison for bribery. The transition becomes fully effective in February, most of the Tiger Direct staff has already been laid off and it sounds like Tiger Direct is probably going to be closed, so avoiding it will become very easy. It's probably a liquidation sale.In case you missed it, sad news that TigerDirect will no longer take returns or exchanges. You buy it now and deal only with the manufacturer for issues. This makes them a much less attractive supplier going forward.
It is a really nice router. The range is much better than my older, not-so-cheap ASUS. It is available for about $30 from shadier sites.If you're willing to put up with a couple of minutes' of struggling, this is a great deal on a wireless b/g/n/ac dual-band router:
It's less than $50 and has rock-solid performance for me so far, and it's very compact and pretty good-looking compared to a lot of routers. And it runs an OpenWRT variant, so there are plenty of features available.
TODAY ONLY 6/29
Monoprice is selling 'clean pull' HGST/Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2 Tb 7200rpm Hard drives for $44.99 with free shipping.
Monoprice has always told the truth, they say these are pulls from built but never shipped computers and have zero hours on them, with a 6 month warranty from HGST. While refurb drives are usually a silly gamble, if these really are unused, unless they were abused in the build/disassembly/ shipping....there's nothing that comes close to this price.
SATA II and III bandwidths of 3 or 6 GB/sec are the theoretical maximum transfer rates thru the electronics of a drive, afaik no mechanical drive, including the 10,000 rpm versions, has even been capable of saturating a SATA II interface, and if so, only for brief bursts while their solid state buffers fill, as a practical matter I doubt this is even a token issue on real world performance, the real concern is 'are these actually unused pulls or 'refurbed' drives that were ever returned after running?"May not matter for anyone's usage, but Monoprice description says SATA III, yet 3.0GB/sec is SATA II.
Agree, everyone in my family carries a brick in their backpack/purse. But a lot of folks like the convenience of having it built in: not having to deal with a wire, not carrying the brick, etc.Just buy a high mAh external power bank for the same price and you'll get much more battery life without bulking up your phone.
Amazon is so invested in Alexa and continues to develop Alexa, unlike some other home automation systems, I'd venture we'll see a decent sale price on Dots on Prime Day. (and I'll echo Nip: buy one on the cheap, take it for a test spin, and then tell us how silly or frivolous or non-useful it is)Amazon showing as currently unavailable, guess I missed the bus.
Edit - Looks like they're back now, but they're $45.