Rii mini wireless keyboard/mouse (HTPC)

Ok, so we haven’t been having many updates lately. So starting with this, we will have a few back to back posts to curb your techno appetite :). Bet you’re wondering what in the world this little thing is…well for those of you that LOVE your controllers that are add-ons for your electronic gadgets like HDTVs, Xbox 360, ps3, Wii, or just a gaming PC, all of which you can see on DotBeasts product reviews or you may already know (or own one); this is a awesome, relatively cheap wireless keyboard/mouse combo to further enhance your PC enjoyment.

This is the features:

  • ·Wireless(RF 2.4G) connection, smart & portable size
  • · To enjoy PC Multi-media Entertainment at home
  • Convenient & efficient for Conference, Presentation & lecturing
  • To share large TV and projector screen
  • Large PAD for handwrite
  • Built-in lecture laser pointer
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Backlight function with a handheld keypad
  • Support Window 7 / Vista / XP / 2000, Linux (Debian-3.1, Redhat-9.0, Ubuntu-8.10, Fedora-7.0 tested or above)
  • Operation range: up to 30 meters
  • Dimension: 151 x 59 x 13mm (approx.)
  • Weight: 103g

With the Rii remote comes a USB cable, USB receiver, and of course the manual 😉 This remote comes equipped with a lithium-ion battery that has a standby time of 500-700 hours! It charges quicker and works longer. If you want to run it dead, it will more likely than not last you about a month before needing a charge.  Also for those of you that either love teasing animals, or actually are looking to purchase a cool business one, this remote has a laser point on it!

I’m sure you’re wondering how much this sweet little box costs, right? Well, right now through Amazon it is ON SALE…was $65.00, and is now $35.00 USD. I own one, and have to admit it’s a pretty fun little gadget to have.

Get 12 month xbox live gold card for $19.99

Ok so I was browsing the web yesterday and I found that sears had the $49.99 xbox live card for $19.99. Kool right? So I got in my truck and headed on down to the mall only to find that they did not carry them. DAMMIT!!!!! Well I figured that walmart did the whole price match thing so I would just go and get it there for the same price. After talking to 2 managers they said “We cant do that because we cant find it in the paper where they are offering it” Ok fine what ever

I proceeded to head on over to best buy and see what if anything they could do for me. Being it was the day after Christmas there was a long line to get to a customer service rep. Well once I get up there she says ok let me ask my manager. One manager says “Sure we can do that” then as she is doing it another manager walking by said “Oh we cant do that because we have no way to verify it” I show them a paper and they throw a fit saying “Well there is no date on it” I left and proceeded to call the general manager at best buy and talked with him for 10min trying to convince him to do it. Finally after wearing him down he said if I bring in another paper showing the date and that it is infact sears then they would do it. [Rather than look it up on the computer in the store]

I came home printed the papers out and went back in. When I requested the manager come over he proceeds to say “We will only sell you one and your lucky because I have a right to refuse the sale all together” I am like ok I only need one really anyway. So after all that [estimated hour and a half of my time 3 stores 5 managers and 4 customer service reps I managed to walk away with 12 months of xbox live for $19.99 😛 To much effort you say? Well look at it this way. The normal cost per month of xbox live is $4.20 I ended up paying $1.65 per month. Total savings $30!

Receipt anyone?

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Here are the links for where you can get the pages I printed in order to get the card at best buy.


Here are some screen captures in case the pages change…

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Enjoy and good luck. Remember if they dont like the idea of giving you the better deal then fight with them. Fight till they throw you out of the store.. Whats the worst that can happen really? 😛


Deals of the week

Ok so I seen these deals and couldnt help but post them.

Are you looking for SD card? Well here is the best deal I hae seen on them in a while from newegg!

Kingston 2GB Secure Digital (SD) $6.99 [HERE]

Kingston 4GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) $8.59 [HERE]

Transcend 8GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) $15.99 [HERE]

A-DATA 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) $30.99 [HERE]

Need some more ram for your laptop?

How about the following?

Crucial 1GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) $19.99 [HERE]

Or for more of a boost

CORSAIR 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) $28.99 [HERE]

Need more storage on your computer? How about

Seagate Barracuda1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $129.99 [HERE]

How about a Operating System to put onto that harddrive?

Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2B for System Builders $84.99 [HERE]

Yes they are all from newegg but they are good deals. Have any good deals? Post them in a comment.