Wednesday tech deals: Microsoft SideWinder X6 for $28

By on February 9, 2011, 2:29 PM
Microsoft SideWinder X6 USB Gaming Keyboard for $28 + $6 s&h offers the OEM Microsoft SideWinder X6 USB Gaming Keyboard, model no. AGB-00001, for $34.99. Coupon code "HARD2711F" drops it to $27.99. With about $6 for shipping, that's $7 under a deal from this time last year and the lowest total price we could find now by $26. It features a switchable keypad, dual-color adjustable key backlighting, 30 programmable macro keys, profile switching, and more.

Sharp AQUOS 46" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HDTV for $800 + pickup

Sears offers the Sharp AQUOS 46" 120Hz 1080p LED-backlit HDTV, model no. LC-46LE620UT, for $799.99. Opt for free in-store pickup to avoid the $65 shipping charge. With pickup, that's $29 under a deal from January lowest total price we could find by $79. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, edge-lit LED backlight, 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5.5ms response time, four HDMI inputs, and VGA, component, and other video inputs.

Panasonic 1,000W 5.1 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System for $219 + free shipping

6th Avenue Electronics offers the Panasonic SC-BTT350 1000-watt 5.1-Channel 1080p 3D-Ready Blu-ray Home Theater System for $228. Coupon code "AFL4COUPON" cuts it to $218.88. With free shipping, that's tied with a deal from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $24. Features include 1,000 watts of power through four satellite speakers, a center speaker, and a subwoofer, 1080p video playback, VIERA Cast software with Netflix, Pandora and other content streaming apps, Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus, and Dolby Digital audio decoders, iPhone / iPod dock, Ethernet port, wireless connectivity, one HDMI output, and more.

Excalibur SoundMaster Wireless Speakers for $30 + $4 s&h offers the Excalibur SoundMaster Wireless Speakers with iPod Dock, model no. 157BK, for $79.99. Apply coupon code "ycj19366" to drop them to $29.99. With $4.24 for shipping, that's $24 under our June mention and the lowest total price we could find by $43. These wireless speakers play music from any iPod and feature a range of up to 120 feet, six watts of total power, and built-in rechargeable batteries.

Dell Financial Services coupon: 35% off refurb laptops of $500 or more

Dell Financial Services takes 35% off all factory-refurbished and off-lease Dell notebooks of $500 or more via coupon code "35PLap$500up". It's among the best coupons we've seen for these systems from Dell in recent weeks, although we saw a 35% off coupon with no minimum required two weeks ago (since expired). Shipping starts at $17.99. Sales tax is added where applicable. Dell refurbished systems are covered by a 100-day Dell warranty. Coupon ends February 15.

Samsung 500GB SATA 3Gbps Internal Hard Drive for $30 + free shipping offers the OEM Samsung SpinPoint T-Series 500GB Serial ATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. HD501LJ, for $29.99 with free shipping. That's $0.06/GB and the lowest total price we could find by $22. This 3.0Gb/s hard drive operates at 7200 rpm and features a 16MB cache.

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Guest said:

careful with the X6.. selective ghosting issues

madboyv1, TechSpot Paladin, said:

First thing I thought when I saw 'HARD2711F' was the Dell Ultrasharp U2711...

skitzo_zac skitzo_zac, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

X6 is a horrible keyboard for gaming (I used to have one). The ghosting is very noticable and horrible. For a "gaming" keyboard it's amazing how bad the ghosting is. Now the new(er) X4 keyboard has all the "anti ghosting" plastered everywhere with the marketing presumably because of how bad the X6 is.

I now use a Logitech G110 and have never encountered an issue with ghosting.

Edit: And the X6 has a smaller than ussual and non standard layout, it's actually pretty annoying too. About the only thing I liked about the X6 was the volume knob, although my new G110 has the wheel which isn't half bad.

Guest said:

The newegg reviews for the samsung drives point to alot of failures aftering skimming a few pages.

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