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Get a smartphone-controlled RC race car for $39.99

I've never met a kid who didn't love radio-controlled cars, and I know plenty of adults who dig 'em as well.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, StackSocial has the Griffin Moto TC Rally RC car for $39.99, shipped. It normally sells for $99.99, and the best price I've seen elsewhere is around $60.

First things first: This is no wimpy little racer. The Moto TC Rally measures around 10 inches long and sits on big rubber tires atop an independent shock-absorbing suspension. It's far more substantial than you'd expect, and … Read more

Get RoboForm Everywhere password manager for free

Last month I wrote about a free password manager, recommending that all computer users everywhere should absolutely positively use such a program.

At the same time, I professed my love for Dashlane, a really polished password manager that I liked well enough to actually splurge for the Premium version. But lots of users proclaimed RoboForm the better product, and who am I to argue?

Today only, Glarysoft is offering RoboForm Everywhere (Win/Mac) absolutely free. Specifically, you're getting a one-user, one-year license for the software/service, which normally runs $19.95 (and will again after your year expires).

To … Read more

Get a pair of Gogroove Bluetooth headphones for $29.99 shipped

Whether you're out for a walk, doing housework, or just relaxing under a palm tree while your monkey butlers prepare mojitos (a man can dream, can't he?), there's nothing quite like a pair of untethered headphones feeding your favorite music directly to your brain. Because cords are evil. Eeeeeevil.

Hence, today's deal: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Accessory Genie has Accessory Power's Gogroove AirBand Bluetooth headphones for $29.99 shipped when you apply coupon code Airband29 at checkout. Regular price: $44.99 plus shipping! That's what I call a rockin' Cheapskate … Read more

Five-deal Friday: Desktops, drones, downloads, and more!

Happy Friday! Nothing kicks off a weekend like a wheelbarrow-full of deals, and today I couldn't settle on just one. In fact, I'm pretty bad at math; there may actually be more than five here. Can't bother counting; I'm too busy buying stuff!

Droning on and on I've always wanted one of these, but couldn't (wouldn't!) pay the $299 list price. Now I'm sorely tempted.

Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the refurbished Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Wi-Fi quadricopter for $169.99, plus $5 for shipping. Controlled by your … Read more

Amazon Prime: Still a good deal at $99?

Ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod, you guys -- so much news! First, the comments system is back up and running, so tell me everything you've wanted to say for the past five days. No doubt you had thoughts to share regarding that PopCap game bundle, Levana baby monitor ("A baby monitor? Really?"), and, of course, Republic Wireless shocker. (Speaking of which, there's more Republic news coming later -- stay tuned!)

Second, as you've probably heard by now, Amazon just announced that an annual Amazon Prime subscription will now cost $99, a price increase of $20.

That's … Read more

Get a Levana video baby monitor for $79.96

New baby in the house? Mazel tov! Time to start shopping for a tablet.

Actually, there's one other piece of tech you may want first: a baby monitor. For new parents, there's nothing quite so nerve-wracking as leaving your little ankle-biter alone during naps and nighttime, but a monitor helps you keep an ear on him or her.

Or, in this case, and ear and an eye. For a limited time, you can get the Levana Jena Baby Video Monitor for $79.96 shipped when you apply coupon code JENACNET at checkout. Regular price: $99.99 plus shipping. … Read more

PopCap game bundle gives all proceeds to charity

As a general rule I don't do back-to-back deals, especially from the same vendor, but this one was too good to pass up.

Yep, it's another game bundle. Another Humble Bundle game bundle. But this one's not just for Android users. Oh, no.

The Humble Weekly Sale lets you name your own price for a PopCap game bundle (PC/Mac). It's not unusual to see an individual PopCap title on sale, but a whole collection of them is rare. Even better, PopCap owner EA is donating 100 percent of its proceeds to a pair of charities: … Read more

Name your own price for a 6-game Android bundle

Regular Cheapskate readers are no stranger to game bundles. When I sees one I likes, I share.

If you're an Android user, you're sure to like this one: The Humble Mobile Bundle 4 includes six Android games for whatever price you want to pay. Well, sort of.

Pony up at least a buck and you get these four excellent games:

Catan: The app edition of the immensely popular (and immensely awesome) strategy boardgame Settlers of Catan. Riptide GP2: High-speed river races on souped-up WaveRunner-style hydro jets? Yes, please. Vector: A parkour-inspired endless runner set in a dystopian future. (… Read more

Get a Martian Passport smartwatch for $199.99 shipped

I've rarely talked about smartwatches in this space, largely because the category is so new, there haven't been any deals. And even today's I offer up with a grain of salt, for reasons I'll explain momentarily.

For now, this: Amazon has the Martian Passport smartwatch for $199.99 shipped. That's the black-and-silver version with the black wristband. (Best Buy has it for the same price, but you'll be on the hook for sales tax.) It lists for $299.99, and I've rarely seen it for much less than that.

So. Smartwatches. Long before … Read more

Three important things you should know about cashback services

Some things in life are too good to be true. Weight-loss pills, for example, and those free Olive Garden dinners that always seem to be popping up on Facebook.

Most people feel the same way about cashback services, at least initially. Every time I mention them, whether to friends or a lecture group or savvy blog readers, I'm met with the same skeptical reaction. A free rebate for doing almost nothing? Yeah, right.

But in truth? Yeah, right! Cashback services are awesome, and you should be using one -- maybe even more than one. Start by reading my post … Read more