Author: Joe Warner

    I'm the senior editor of The CheckOut. I am an aficionado of shiny gadgets and classic Hollywood movies and can also tell you the names of the late '80s Swedish Davis Cup team members.


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    Roku Streaming Stick Review (HDMI Version): Size Matters Not

    At $50, the new Roku 3500R Streaming Stick (HDMI version) is priced between the best-in-class Roku 3 ($99) and the Google Chromecast ($35), both of which we’ve reviewed on The CheckOut (9/10 and 7/10, respectively). You might think of the Streaming...

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    Deals of the Week (June 20): Deeeaaaallllllllllll

    While the world was watching soccer (aka football), we continued to dig up great deals at Ben’s Bargains, including the PlayStation 4 for $350 and six dress shirts at Jos. A. Bank for $60. In other news:...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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    New Kids on the Block: Beats Music vs. Prime Music

    The on-demand streaming music space, which I last visited last fall for my Slacker Radio review, has gotten as crowded as a Bonnaroo mosh pit. eats Music, part of the popular Beats brand recently acquired by Apple...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (June 13): Friday the 13th Edition

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, Father’s Day sales were bigger than ever with aggressive sales from Lowe’s and Banana Republic, among others. Amazon even got in the act with a 20% off promotion tied to their Amazon Rewards Visa...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (June 6): Deal-Day

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, we saw more sales for Father’s Day and a steady stream of summer-related deals on tools, outdoor items and warm weather clothes like shorts and sandals. Amazon gave away a $5 credit...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (May 30): Deals in Bloom

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, we saw a few Father’s Day-related deals in the way of tools, apparel and manly accoutrements like, you know, electric shavers. Plus, the PlayStation 4 hit an all-time low of $360 for...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (May 23): Semper Deals!

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, we saw Memorial Day sales in full swing from every corner of the web including Amazon, Dell, Macy’s, Perry Ellis, Eddie Bauer, Best Buy, Old Navy and others. We’ve taken a look...

    • Posted 3 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (May 16): Giant Monster Deals!

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, we saw some great deals on tool sets, Nike Store brought back its popular 20% off clearance deal and Haagen-Dazs gave away free ice cream for a few hours. Plus, coins were big...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (May 9): Deals Dearest

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, we saw some good spring fitness and outdoor deals, including a big discount on Nike running shoes at Road Runner Sports and a cheap Bowflex heart rate monitor watch for $11 bucks at...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Bluetooth Speaker Adapter Review, Part III: Logitech Bluetooth Adapter (2014)

    This year I’ve reviewed Bluetooth speaker adapters from Logitech (8/10), HomeSpot (7/10) and Amped Wireless (9/10). Each one has its merits, although the Logitech adapter has certainly been one of the most popular entries in this burgeoning...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (May 2): May the Deals Be With You

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, Best Buy offered some of the best discounts we’ve ever seen on new Macbook Airs, with prices starting at $650. The catch: you need to have a .edu address. On the weekly...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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    Deals of the Week (April 25): Where Amazing Deals Happen

    This week at Ben’s Bargains, we continued to see some aggressive spring clothing deals, plus some big cashback offers from Discover and American Express good at places like Groupon, Dell and iTunes. The Xbox One continued to drop...

    • Posted 4 months ago
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