Deal Alert: Amazon On Logitech’s MX Master Mouse & C920 Webcam

As a rule, I only recommend devices or services that I have actually used. Today I see that Amazon is offering nice deals on two Logitech products that I’ve been using for a long time.

Logitech C920 Webcam

As you may know, I’ve had a long-running exploration of the world of webcams. In fact, I’ve tried an irrational number of models myself. The dregs of those experiments litter my office. That said, for everyday use atop my monitor, the venerable Logitech C920 remains my choice.

Logitech C920 Webcam 600px

Since it was superseded by the C922x model last fall, the price for the C920 has fallen from the $80 range to around $60. Today Amazon offers it for just $47, which is an excellent price.

The C922x model is, in actuality, the C920 hardware with a minor firmware update that allows it to stream 720p60. This new capability, while novel, is of very little real value in most use-cases.

Logitech MX Master Mouse

Early in 2016 I fell prey to a bout of tendonitis. Given my change in working circumstance, my physician was not at all surprised. He quickly recommended that I use a more ergonomically correct mouse. He was very specific about the Logitech MX Master, which he uses himself.

Logitech MX Master Mouse

The doc was right, the new mouse has helped a lot. Further, it’s a joy to use. Highly recommended, especially at today’s offer of just $49.

Deal Alert: AKG K240 Headphones for just $49.99

AKG-K240-HeadphonesToday only B&H Photo Video is offering my favorite studio headphones, AKG’s legendary K240’s, for just $49.99. That’s an awesome deal! Amazon currently lists them for $81, which I originally thought was a good price.

They’re an older design, but they’re still a favorite. They’re comfortable and they sound great. In fact, this deal is so good that I ordered a spare set from B&H.

The deal is today only. So don’t delay.

Deal Alert: Nexus 7 (2013 model)

Nexus7 verticalI still like my Nexus 7 tablet. In fact, I like it enough that I could use a spare. Moreover, there are currently two noteworthy deals being offered:

Groupon has new 16 GB models for $135 with free shipping. It’s actually $149.99, but you can use a coupon (SALE10) to drop another 10% on checkout.

If that’s not good enough, Staples has them on offer as well. They have the 16 GB model (SKU: 215186) for just $99 and the 32 GB model (SKU:215185) for $128. This notice comes courtesy of User Quote, who also has an online inventory checker.

Sadly, my nearest Staples doesn’t have any in stock. It might be worth a drive to get one from a suburban store. I have some novel new application ideas for such a tablet, especially now that I have the ASUS Official Nexus 7 Tablet (2013) Dock.

Deal Alert: Frontgate Offering Gigaset C610H Handsets for $9.50

Just before the holidays someone noted in a thread at DSL Reports that Frontgate was offering the C610H DECT handset for $30 each including shipping. This is the the handset that comes with the C610A IP starter system that was first offered in the US in June 2011.

This morning it seems that they’ve dropped the price to just $9.50 each! There’s some conjecture as to whether these are new or refurbished, but at that price it simply may not matter.

The handsets offered are expansion handsets. They will work with any Gigaset DECT base that has been sold in North America, including the older A580-IP and C675-IP  models. The current models offered are the A510-IP and C610A-IP models which sell for $90 and $100 respectively for a DECT base and one handset.

To add further bit of conjecture, I expect that these handsets are now end-of-life. Gigaset turns over the product offering every 2 years-ish. That means that there are newer models offered or about to be offered. After all…CES is just a few days away.

I believe that Skinit still offers a library of colorful skins for several Gigaset models. This is what you see on the handset pictured here. They cite the C59H as the model that their skins cover, but it has exactly the same dimensions as the C610H.

All of the Gigaset models that I’ve mentioned are SIP-capable. There are a few additional models that do not have “IP” in the model name for the base system. These include DECT bases that are not SIP-capable, so for use on analog phone lines. These bargain handset will work with those systems as well, but that’s hardly interesting.

Deal Alert: E4 End of Year Promo on Polycom VVX Series

Just in case you don’t get exactly what you were hoping for under the tree, E4 Technologies is doing a year-end promo on the outstanding Polycom VVX Series desk phones.

My early experience with the VVX-1500 dates back to early 2009. Since then I’ve had the VVX-500 and VVX-600 around my office. The promo prices for these video-capable phones are $214 and $269 respectively.

The VVX-600 (pictured right) is without a doubt the finest SIP desk phone that I’ve ever used. The 4.3” touchscreen makes it easy to use, as well as supporting the use of video when mated with the optional VVX camera.

The VVX range has be extended to include a number of lower-cost models, reaching all the way down to $124 for the VVX-310. While specific features vary by model, every last VVX is capable of HDVoice.

*Disclosure – I have  no connection with E4 Technologies beyond being a satisfied customer.

Deal Alerts: BT Headset Revisited & Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Stand

Tis the season, etc, etc. This has me watching the daily bargain sites a little more than usual. Today’s email flood brings two items worth a mention.

Back on December 5 I told you about the Plantronics Voyager Legend Bluetooth headset being offered for just $39. That was a short-term deal that expired after just 24 hours. Today I find that the same company is repeating the offer, but this time it’s at a section of their website that sustains the offer until the inventory is gone. If you were indecisive and missed the earlier offer you can still get one. It’s unlikely to arrive before the holidays, so it’s more of a self-gift than a stocking stuffer.

The Daily Deals site has an offer of an Adjustable Aluminum Laptop Stand for $30. Normally this sort of thing would not catch my eye. In this case the very fact that the seller has provided a number of supporting images is key to attracting my interest.

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