Expand your desktop with this $89.99 Asus 23-inch IPS monitor
Specs include an HDMI input, built-in speakers and blue-light filtering. Yawn. Maybe the bonus deals are more exciting?
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I mean, yeah, this is a pretty good monitor. It's a full-HD (1,920x1,080) IPS display with VGA and
inputs, stereo speakers and an ultra-slim design. ("Frameless" is something of a misnomer, though, because although there's very little bezel around the top and sides, it definitely has a frame along the bottom.)
It also offers five levels of blue-light filtering, which is awesome if you routinely work during the evening, when blue light can (reportedly) wreak serious havoc on your peepers and your sleep.
Perhaps best of all,
backs the VZ239H with a three-year rapid-replacement warranty. Not bad for $90!
Still: Bo-ring! But I guess some days are just like that, yeah? They can't all be free games and funky photo-printers and insanely cheap
Hey, let's move on to the bonus deals! Maybe there's some good stuff in there?
This model features a built-in wide-angle 720p camera that can stream live video to your phone or tablet and record it to a microSD card (not included). It's a fish-eye lens, so photos and videos won't be great -- but still fun for kids to monkey with.
Speaking of kids (and other novice fliers), the U31W comes with a dual-joystick controller and several novice-friendly features: one-touch takeoff/landing, a return-to-home button and auto-hover and headless modes. (Don't buy a drone that lacks the latter two.) It also has blade guards.
This is still a fairly small drone, so it won't do well outdoors on breezy days. And flight is the usual 6-8 minutes. (Want a spare battery? Here's one for about $12.)
Bonus deal No. 2: Yesterday's GoPro deal was kind of a train wreck. (Totally my bad -- and my apologies!)