Get a Ravpower mobile charger-router-media-hub for $34.99
Talk about a travel buddy: the Filehub offers just about everything the road warrior needs, all in a compact package.
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Quick update regarding yesterday's headphones deal. Apparently the coupon code timed out late yesterday, but I contacted the vendor and it seems to be working again as of this morning. So if you're still interested in grabbing a set, you have another chance!
Moving on...do you like to travel light? Of course you do! So wouldn't it be awesome if you could squeeze three or four essential travel tools into a single, streamlined gadget?
(Actually, if you're not an Amazon Prime subscriber, you may need to pad your cart by a penny to bag free shipping. Check out the Filler Item Finder if you need help finding items priced below a buck. There are lots!)
The Filehub performs three key duties. First, it's a 6,000mAh mobile charger, which is solid given its fairly diminutive dimensions and other capabilities. Second, it's a streaming media hub, able to wirelessly beam music, movies and the like from any SD card or USB drive. That's a huge plus for phone and tablet users who have limited internal space.
Finally, the Filehub handles all your networking needs: bridge, access point and router. And thanks to the aforementioned hub capabilities, you can use it as a network attached storage (NAS) server as well. That's some serious multifunction goodness right there.
I haven't tried the Filehub, but it earned a 4.6-star average rating from well over 100 buyers. And if you look elsewhere, you'll see similar praise for a lot of Ravpower's gear. At this price, this is pretty tough to pass up.
Bonus deal: From TV remotes to game-console controllers to the little clock on your wall, AA batteries remain a necessary evil -- and a costly one at that. But not today: EBL has a 16-pack of rechargeable NiMH 2,800mAh AA batteries for $25.99, shipped free with Prime. Regular price: $32.99. Considering that's about what you'd pay for the same number of disposable Duracells, this is pretty sweet. Alas, it's BYO charger.