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Synaps 7″ Digital Picture Frame

Whenever I shop, I’m always on the lookout for good prices on digital picture frames.  That is, if I pass one in sthe store, I’m going to check it out. In my opinion the technology behind these devices isn’t that complicated, so I find it difficult to justify spending over $80 to $100 for one. Today, I spotted the Synaps 7″ Digital Picture Frame with its walnut wooden finishicon online at TigerDirect.com. It’s selling for $39.99 right now, and if you’re not sure about the Synaps name, then you can always add on a one or two year service plan from TigerDirect for as little as $15 or $18 respectively. Customer reviews for the product have been very favorable.

The frame also allows you to run a digital slideshow of images, so the picture is constantly changing. The frame can be rotated for displaying images in a portrait or landscape orientation. The image at right shows the landscape orientation.


For the techies and digital photo enthusiasts, here are the spec1ifications (specs for short): It has a TFT LCD display which is 7 inches diagonal, with an visual aspect ratio of 16:9. The screen resolution is 480 x 234, and it supports MMC, SD, MS media cards. Photos must be in a JPEG format. The frame measures 7.9″ x 5.3″ x 1.3″. You can see the controls in the image at left (click the image to enlarge).

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Great Acer 22″ LCD Monitor – 5 Stars

Acer X223 WBD

Acer X223 WBD

I just got an email from TigerDirect for savings on a flat-panel LCD  monitor. Yesterday’s offerings were great, but this one is on the highly regarded Acer X223Wbd 22″ Widescreen LCD Monitor.

If you’re looking to switch to a large widescreen computer monitor but you’re on a tight budget then take a look at this large and stylish monitor with its 22-inch viewing screen.  It also has a digital interface (DVI) for entertainment enjoyment and work efficiency. It will work well at home and in the office.  For you gamers and video viewers out there, it has a 1680 x 1050 maximum resolution and 2500:1 contrast ratio for fantastic picture quality. Here’s what some buyers have had to say about the Acer X223 WBD:


The Acer X Series LCD monitors have a splendid combination of uncompromising performance and outstanding value. Its sleek silver/black color scheme, softly contoured bezel, and sturdy base depict a classy, functional design that’ll look great on your desktop.

I just bought a 19″ monitor this week, and I’m an considering sending it back and ordering the Acer X223 WBD in its place. Now is a great time to order since today is the last day for TigerDirect’s $1.99 shipping offer. By the way, the Acer X223 WBD is currently selling for $160.  That’s a savings of $40 on TigerDirect’s regular price.

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LCD Flat panel monitors from TigerDirect

TigerDirect tells me this is the last two days to take advantage of their $1.99 shipping offer on all purchases over $100, not including shipping and taxes where applicable. Here are some flat panel monitor offers of note:

i-inc-h94-2801I-Inc iF-281DPB 28-inch Widescreen LCD Monitor
This is a widescreen monitor that will expand your view. Literally. It has lifelike and detailed graphics and video imagery.  It features a widescreen display with high brightness and contrast ratios with 16.7 million displayable colors. The fats response time provides streak and ghost-free images. This monitor also features HDMI and VGA connections and is equipped with integrated speakers. Surf the Web, conduct online research and do much more. Originally: $540; Now: $330.



h94-2102-mainxHanns-G HG-216DPB 21.6″ Widescreen LCD Monitor
This 21.6-inch widescreen monitor has crystal clear definition which will make computing time more productive. It has a very fast 5ms response rate for ghost-free videos that makes fast moving video action sharp and vivid. Its 1680 x 1050 resolution and 1000:1 contrast level deliver fine image quality. The frame and stand is simple yet elegant, and features comfortable 170/160-degree viewing angles, D-Sub 15 pin inputs, plus tilt stand and VESA-compliant wall mounting points. Regularly: $189. Now only $149.



dclcd_dcl20a_mainDCLCD DCL20A+ 20″ Widescreen LCD Monitor
The DCL20A+ offers home theater HD quality. You won’t have to deal with poor quality viewing, since this monitor features flicker and static free imaging. It also comes with a detachable panel and neck, and a VESA compatible ergotron arm so you can set it up according to your preference. Another great component of this display is the (CCFTS) Cold Cathode Fluorescent Tube, which provides clear and bright backlight. Movies, games and digital photo albums never looked better in this ultra widescreen that will allow you to use dual page display. It has a maximum resolution of  1680 x 1050 and can display up to 16.7 million colors. It’s fast response time of 2ms prevents any blurring of the image on the screen. Regularly: $189. Now $129.

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HDTVs and cash back at TigerDirect

Hello, everybody, here’s the latest special offers from my online fave: TigerDirect.com:

$20 Cash Back on PayPal orders

Now through December 15, 11:59 pm EST, TigerDirect is offering $20 CASHBACK on any order over $200. Tax and shipping is excluded, and you must pay with a PayPal account in order to receive this offer.  The cash back will be deposited into your PayPal account by January 31, 2009.

Check out this page from Skylarking with a flyer full of TigerDirect offerings for this weekend.  This weekend’s hot item is HDTVs from Sharp, Toshiba, and Vizio.  The Vizio 32-inch LCD HDTV has already sold out.

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Located in San Jose, California, PayPal was founded in 1998 and was acquired by eBay in 2002.

PayPal also offers debit and credit cards which are connected to your PayPal account. They also have a money market that allows you to collect interest on your PayPal balance.  If you use the PayPal debit card you can also get 1.5% cash back on certain purchases. I particularly like to use my PayPal debit card to pay for gas, groceries, and general household items at CVS stores.  It’s always handy to get cash back on these everyday needs.

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