Three-deal Thursday: Pogoplug, Klipsch earbuds, and apps

Why settle for one deal when you can get three? But hurry up: two of them have the potential to sell out.

Klipsch earbuds for $15? I'll take two pair, please.
Klipsch earbuds for $15? I'll take two pair, please. Woot

Happy Valentine's Day, cheeps! Here's hoping you have a day filled with love, chocolate, and, of course, deals.

That's right: deals, plural. I couldn't settle on just one today, so I've rounded up three (well, five, technically) to make your day a little sweeter.

1. Pogoplug Mobile
The Pogoplug Mobile is a small box that plugs into your home router and streams your media libraries to your Android or iOS device.

Typical Pogoplug, right? The Mobile adds one key feature to the mix: it can automatically back up photos and videos captured with your phone or tablet. (Here's my original write-up on the Pogoplug Mobile if you want to learn more.)

It originally sold for $79.99, but for a limited time, Rakuten.com (formerly Buy.com -- talk about a name change for the worse) has the Pogoplug Mobile for $17.99 shipped. That's the lowest price I've seen on this handy gizmo. (Thanks to the anonymous reader who sent this in.)

2. Klipsch Image E1 Earbuds
Klipsch enjoys a stellar reputation for making some of the best audio gear on the planet -- but it's usually spendy stuff.

Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the Klipsch Image E1 noise-isolating earbuds for $14.99, plus $5 for shipping. These sell elsewhere (like at Newegg) for around $45. Sellout risk: huge.

If you've never used in-ear buds like these, they can feel a little weird at first. You really have to get them in there to create that noise-isolating seal. And once you do, every movement of the cord (to say nothing of your jaw, if you're eating) will produce unwanted noise.

But if you sit still and keep your pie hole shut, you'll enjoy vastly superior sound to what you get from traditional earbuds. Trust me on that.

3. Apps for Apple folks
Got an iOS device? Today's your lucky day. The following apps are on sale for free (or super-cheap):

  • Smart Office 2, which lets you create, view, edit, and share Microsoft Office documents on your iDevice. Normally it's $9.99; today it's free! (Android users can snag it for 99 cents.)
  • Top-rated hack-and-slash adventure game Infinity Blade normally sells for $5.99, but for today it's free!
  • Remember the Apple (II) classic Karateka? It was recently reborn for iOS -- and priced at $2.99. But in honor of Valentine's Day (it is a love story, after all), Karateka is on sale for 99 cents.

There you go, cheeps! Now go forth and share some love, eat some chocolate, and buy some stuff. Cheapskate out.

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