How much do I love Cheapskate readers? So much that even when I'm a little under the weather (cough), I can't help serving up five sweet deals (sneeze) to carry you into the weekend (moan). That's love, people.
1. Storage to go
Oh, flash drives, you so crazy. Crazy-cheap, that is. Today only, and while supplies last (not long, I'm guessing), Best Buy has the Kingston DataTraveler Special Edition 16GB USB 2.0 flash drive for $7.99 shipped, plus sales tax. This tiny drive includes Kingston's urDrive software, which helps manage, organize, and back up files. It features a five-year warranty. Also available: the 8GB model for $4.49.
2. Dump your landline
Need a second phone line, or hoping to dump your landline? Today only, DealFisher (them again?!) has the original MagicJack VoIP phone adapter for $24.99 shipped. It includes a year of unlimited local and long-distance calling, and you'll pay just $20 per year after that. The only real hitch is that you need to leave a computer running 24-7 if you want phone service 24-7, as it requires a USB port and Windows or Mac OS.
3. Kill terrorists dead
If you like your first-person shooters fast and furious (and who doesn't?) and you own a smartphone or tablet, here's good news: For a limited time, Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour (Android|iOS) is on sale for 99 cents. It's regularly $6.99. Find out why CNET's Jaymar Cabebe called it "perhaps the best first-person shooter for the touch screen." That's a buck I'll gladly spend.
4. Recover lost data
Need help restoring lost or corrupt files? There are freeware tools that might help, but why not go pro if you can? Today only, Giveaway of the Day has MunSoft Data Recovery Suite (Win) for free. (Make sure you scroll down a bit and click the proper download link near the center of the page.) Normally $99.95, this utility consists of six different programs, each specializing in a different kind of recovery.
5. Now that's a software bundle
Today only, Newegg has one of the weirder (but better) software bundles I've ever seen. For $99.99, you get Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 (Win/Mac), Malwarebytes Anti-Malware lifetime license (PC), and, once you add them to your cart, Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 (PC). Normally this same collection would cost you around $235.
Good stuff, no? Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going back to bed.
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