In what appears to be blatant marketing (as opposed to real news), CNN posted a piece on November 25th entitled: Amazon unveils Cyber Monday deals. Of 9 items listed in that article, one does fall into the cord cutter world:
What is surprising is that the ultra-cheap original Google Chromecast seems to be gone now, and the Chromecast highlighted above is 2nd generation for around 70 bucks. On the other hand, Amazon is now offering what looks like cheap knock-offs like this one called AnyCast. It’s cheap but has a rating of 2 stars out of 60 – pretty terrible on Amazon.
What are other good ideas for Cord Cutters ?
If you know anyone that still doesn’t have a Netflix account, start there.
For serious wannabe cord cutters ready to swear off Cable, an antenna is still probably # 2.
For sports fans that want to reduce their cable bill, Sling TV might be a good deal.
Competing with Sling these days we also have PlayStation Vue.
If you know anyone looking for a cheap laptop, I can personally vouch for this Acer Chromebook 720, the one I’ve been using for 2 years now on this blog. I think of it as cutting the cord on Microsoft.
I’ll update here or add more deals in subsequent posts as they come along.
Update: Nov 26:1:08pm-
Some ideas from friend Len:
Tivo for those getting an antenna: Refurbished $199.
Good old HULU.
Update Nov 29:
It appears Chromecast is no longer available on Amazon but plenty available directly from Mountain View.