Author: Mike Flacy

    By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!

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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of August 25th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

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    Shut Up and Take My Money: Noke Bluetooth Padlock

    Ever lost the keys to a padlock or forgot the combination at your locker? Developed by the creative team at FUZ Design, the Noke is a padlock that uses low-power Bluetooth technology to unlock when in proximity...

    • Posted 1 week ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of August 18th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

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    The Best Back-To-School Tablets for Students

    As a learning tool, a personal tablet can be extremely useful for children of any age. In addition, buying a tablet for a teenager entering high school is useful for gaining an edge in preparation for college...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of August, 11th 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

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    Shut Up and Take My Money: Nadvy Heads-Up Display

    Designed to help you keep your eyes on the road and away from your smartphone, the Nadvy is a small gadget that projects a heads-up display on your windshield while you are driving. By default, the image will...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    No Kids in School? 5 Ways You Can Take Advantage of Back-to-School Sales

    Over the next few weeks, you won’t be able to turn on the television without seeing an advertisement for back-to-school sales. For those of us without kids or have kids who have already graduated college, it can...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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    9 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks

    It’s not exactly a secret that college textbooks are outrageously priced. When first entering college, sticker shock is almost a given. Students are price gouged significantly at the college bookstore for a new edition and provided a...

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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of August, 4th 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    School Supplies Price-Off! Amazon vs. Walmart vs. Staples vs. Target vs. OfficeMax

    Looking for the best prices on school supplies this year? We have put together a list of some of the most popular school supplies in order to provide advice on where to shop if you are outfitting...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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    The Best Back-To-School Laptops for Students

    As a learning tool, a personal laptop can be extremely useful for children of any age. In addition, buying a laptop for a teenager entering high school is useful for gaining an edge in preparation for college...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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    Cheaper Than Amazon: Week of July 28th, 2014

    You can admit it. We all do it. It’s a compulsion, a necessity, an obsession. Anyone that uses the Internet checks Amazon when shopping for something. Don’t get us wrong, we do it too. And quite often,...

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