Desktops, Blu-ray players, and the iPod Touch -- people still love 'em! Every time I think the death knell has sounded for certain seemingly outdated products, readers rally to remind me what made those products so great in the first place -- and why they're still highly desirable (especially if there's a deal to be had). I loved reading your iPod Touch mash-notes yesterday, and I'll continue to keep my eyes open for more Touch deals.
On to business. Although the Roku 3 is now the top-of-the-line Roku box, that title previously belonged to the Roku 2 XS -- which originally sold for $100.
Today only, and while supplies last, Sellout.Woot has the refurbished Roku 2 XS Angry Birds Edition for $49.99, plus $5 for shipping.
Angry Birds Edition? I knew the XS let you play games (like Angry Birds) courtesy of its accelerometer-enhanced remote, but I didn't know there was a special edition of the box itself. There is: It's fire-engine red with an angry bird etched into the top. I could do without the bird, but the color just plain rocks.
What's more, this deal includes not one accelerometer-enhanced remote, but two accelerometer-enhanced remotes. Why two? So you have a spare when you inevitably lose the first one.
The XS supports both Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, and it includes a microSD slot if you need more game and/or channel storage or want to play some personal music, photos, or videos. The only thing missing (annoyingly) is an HDMI cable, though you can grab one here for under $3.
No doubt many of you already own a Roku box, but whether you're looking to upgrade an older model or add a second (or third/fourth/fifth) one, this is a great deal on last year's flagship model.
Bonus deal: A couple months ago I shared a deal on the Ouya game console, with the caveat that I hadn't tried it myself and therefore didn't know if it was worth owning. Since then, I've paired one with a 28-inch LCD monitor and enjoyed some really fun games. The Ouya itself is adorably tiny, the controller rocks, and the game library continues to grow (albeit slowly). Which brings us to this: For a limited time, StackSocial has the Ouya game console plus a $25 game credit for $85 shipped. Regular price: $99 with no game credit.
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