When it comes to high-priced tech brands like Beats, Bowers & Wilkins and Monster, my usual (internal) response is, "Uh, no thanks, I'm not stupid." I'm not going to pay $250 for a pair of headphones when a $50 pair will make my ears just as happy.
Of course, sometimes these big companies learn the hard way that people aren't willing to pay a hefty premium just for a name, especially for a product that's mostly utilitarian. And then they have to dump their inventory for cheap, at which point I steeple my fingers and say, "Eeeexcellent."
Enter today's deal: for a limited time, and while supplies last, DailySteals has the Monster PowerCard mobile charger for $15 shipped. It's new, not refurbished, and it comes in your choice of three colors. List price: $49.95.
Update: Yikes! This is already sold out. Guess lots of people like scoring Monster gear on the super-cheap. Sorry if you missed out!
In other words, you get to buy a premium-brand product for less than one-third the regular price, which in this case means a competitive price.
The PowerCard is a slim, almost wallet-friendly charger packing a 1,650mAh battery -- probably not quite enough to fully recharge your phone from zero, but definitely enough to supply extra power when it's needed (like at the end of the day).
It's a convenience item, something you toss in your bag or briefcase or glove compartment just in case. And it's great because it takes so little space. Just make sure to pack the USB cable you need for your device, too.
One side note: because I've had some inquiries about DailySteals, allow me to share a recent experience. I ordered something from the company last Thursday; it arrived yesterday. Your mileage may vary, of course, but I have zero qualms about recommending the company. If I did, I wouldn't.
Bonus deal: Game time! Just can't wait for the return of "The Walking Dead" next month? Pass the time with two fantastic games set in the same universe. For a limited time, Steam has Telltale Games' The Walking Dead (PC/Mac) for $6.24 and The Walking Dead: Season Two (PC/Mac) for $6.24. Each five-part title normally sells for $25. Assuming you haven't already played them, these are must-haves for any "Dead" fan.
Oh, and speaking of games you must play if you haven't already, Steam also has the Portal and Portal 2 combo pack (Win/Mac/Linux) for $6.24. (Scroll down a bit; it's the third option listed.)
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