Bargain Deals

Skype Comes to the iPhone

Make phone calls via Skype from an iPhone as you would from a computer

A few weeks ago we reviewed the best Skype phones. There’s now a new phone to add to that list: Apple’s iPhone.

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Get a Netbook and a Desktop for the Price of One

Thanks to Justin of the Wandering Justin Travel Blog for bringing this one to our attention:

Get a highly portable laptop computer and a compact desktop computer for the price of one!

That’s the deal the startup—and environmentally friendly—Cherrypal computer company is offering through Amazon.com. For a mere $400 here’s what you’ll get:

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Turn Your iPhone & iTouch Into a Free Kindle (Sort Of)

Spot Cool Stuff has been a long-time fan of the Kindle Reading Device. The recently-released Kindle 2 is as thin as a magazine, as light as a paperback and has enough storage capacity for 1,500 books! More than 240,000 books are available for download at Amazon’s Kindle Store as are scores of newspapers and magazines. And Kindle books generally cost 30~50% less than their dead-tree counterparts.

But you don’t necessarily need a Kindle Device to enjoy some of the Kindle experience. If you have an iTouch or iPhone there’s an app that will allow you to read Kindle books.

Here’s a rundown of the benefits and limits of the Kindle iTouch app:

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The “I Can’t Believe It’s A Printer” Printer

It looks like a miniature version of the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. That’s one reason the Samsung ML-1630 is a cool printer. Here’s the other: Amazon is selling this printer at a 50% discount.

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BlackBerry Storm at a Discount

It didn’t take long for the latest BlackBerry (and iPhone competitor) to sell at a deep discount. If you sign up as a Verizon customer you can now get yourself a BlackBerry Storm 9530 from Amazon.com for $100! That’s an 80% discount over the regular $500 price.

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The 2008 Cool Tech Gift Guide

The holiday season is upon us. And so is the need to find cool gifts. Here’s a roundup of some of the presents that the friends and family of Spot Cool Stuff will be finding under their trees shortly. If are one of those friends and family then please don’t read any further. Otherwise, check out our gift recommendations for the photographers and music lovers in your life, as well as for those who (seemingly) already have everything.

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Great Deal: The JBL On Tour Portable Speaker System

It is impossible for a lightweight, battery-powered portable speaker system to produce the same sound quality that a larger, high end plug-into-the-wall unit does. The laws of physics are too stacked against small, power-efficient speakers for that. But the On Tour portable speaker system from JBL comes remarkably close to breaking these laws. Newton himself would be amazed at the big sound that comes out of these little speakers. We are guessing that he’d also appreciate the On Tour’s design that includes a sliding cover and optional top clamp that can hold a portable game system (Newton being the sort of guy who surely would have had a Sony PSP).

What’s most remarkable about the On Tour system, though, is its low cost. At the current Amazon sale price of $50~60 there is absolutely no other speaker system that provides as much quality for as little money.

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Why The Olympus Evolt E420 Should Be Your First Digital SLR

Until now you’ve used exclusively auto focus point-and-shoot cameras. You’d like to move up to a “real” digital camera with a removable lens and the capability to make manual settings. But maybe you are a little nervous about making this change to a manually focusable digital SLR.

Or, you already own a digital SLR but are looking for a second one to use as a knock around camera, a camera to bring with you on a trip when you want to leave your “good” camera at home, for example.

For both of those cases—for the novice photographer looking for that first digital SLR camera or for the semi-professional looking for a complimentary second (or third) camera—the Olympus Evolt E420 is the perfect choice. Let us count the reasons why:

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    Creative D100 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
    Cool-looking. Highly portable. And, for the moment, 44% off!

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