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.
This is pretty fancy tool compared to the static-filled one-way radio I used to keep tabs on the little Cheapskates. For starters, it streams both audio and video, the latter appearing on a 2.4-inch color LCD.
That LCD is part of a walkie-talking-style receiver that provides two-way communication, meaning you can tell your precious to Go the F**k to Sleep without hauling your tired butt off the couch. Er, I mean, you can transmit your soothing voice to help lull baby back to sleep -- without hauling your tired butt off the couch.
The receiver runs for eight hours between charges, according to Levana, or you can set it to unintentionally creepy-sounding "Peep" mode (the screen turns off unless the monitor detects any noise), which is good for up to 12 hours.
There's also a night-vision mode so you can see if baby's doing anything paranormal. Actually, you're probably better off not using that mode.
The Jena even has a room-temperature monitor, a nightlight, and five musical lullabies you can activate from the receiver. You can also expand the system with up to four additional cameras.
I have no first-hand experience with the Jena, but over at Amazon it scored 4.1 stars out of 5 from nearly 400 buyers. Although $20 isn't a huge savings, it's enough to score you a couple extra boxes of K-cups for your Keurig -- and, believe me, you'll need to keep the coffee flowing.
Bonus deal: Do you have Bluetooth in a can? Well, you better let it out! For a limited time, TigerDirect has the can-shaped SoundLogic Mini portable Bluetooth speaker for $9.99, plus around $4 for shipping. An $8 mail-in rebate brings your final price down to just over $6. Curiously, it's shown in "assorted colors," but the one you're getting isn't specified. Adventure shopping!
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