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 exclusive, my friends.
The AirBand design is old-school, meaning you wear the headphones right up on your head (as opposed to behind the neck or stuffed into your ear canals). They're adjustable thanks to earpieces that slide on metal brackets.
One of those earpieces incorporates push-button playback controls: volume up, volume down, next track, last track. There's no indication of a Play/Pause button, but I'm guessing maybe a quick-press of the power button manages that function?
It probably also allows you to accept and end calls, because the AirBand has a built-in microphone for hands-free phone chats.
The headphones' rechargeable battery is good for up to 8 hours of steady streaming, according to Accessory Power. The company backs the AirBand with an impressive three-year warranty.
I haven't tried these myself, but the reviews on Accessory Genie's product page are overwhelmingly positive. And they average out to 4.1 stars out of 5 over at Amazon. One caveat with any Bluetooth headphones is that they won't work well outdoors unless your phone is strapped to your arm. Although Bluetooth has great range indoors, when you're outside there's nothing for the signal to bounce off. If your phone is in your pocket, the audio will probably drop out at times.
Keep in mind, too, that most (if not all) these reviews were based on a $44.99 price tag. At $29.99 out the door, this is one headphone deal that's hard to pass up. Thoughts?
Bonus deal: Remember that 250GB solid-state drive (SSD) from last week? If you can live with 10GB less, here's an even better deal: TigerDirect has the Seagate 600 Series 240GB SSD for $99.99, plus around $4 for shipping. That's after redeeming a $30 mail-in rebate (PDF). You can download Seagate's free DiscWizard utility to help you migrate from your existing hard drive, though you'll need to BYO cable or drive enclosure. The 600 Series averaged 4.7 stars out of 5 from about 20 buyers.
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