Good afternoon all, hopefully everyone’s week is off to a good start. For those of you who are regular readers, you’ll be pretty familiar with the structure of the blog by now, but for those of you who are new to it, we generally tend to post on Monday afternoon to point out some of the products that we’re offing discounts on for the week.
This week, we’ve got offers on a lovely set of speakers and a solid Wireless N router.
Logitech X-230 2.1:
Logitech’s X-230 is a solid set of speakers; it boasts two speakers and a sub, as anyone who’s familiar with the “2.1” in the name will already have noticed. They’re small, pretty elegant and tuck out of the way neatly… that said, they’re also some lovely speakers.
Logitech’s X-230 provide a full and solid sound that’s genuinely very impressive indeed considering the fact that they’re so very cheap. Moreover, you won’t find that the bass eclipses the treble too much, as is sadly common on other speakers in the same price range. The subwoofer isn’t massive, but it does the job. Obviously enough, at €44 you’re not going to be getting professional quality sound out of them, but if you’re just looking to add a little something visceral to your desk then you could certainly do a lot worse.
The user reviews confirm that with some fairly quotable snips, including, “Deep full bass, very clear sound. So cheap. Was hard to believe how good they sound was for that price, just wanted any old speakers hooked up for parties to play music over; all agreed; sound was fantastic, I’m very impressed.” It’s hard to argue with that kind of positivity, especially with other reviews echoing similar sentiment.
Logitech’s X-230 will set you back the entirely reasonable sum of €44 this week, which isn’t bad at all considering what you get out of the whole affair.
For those who like the price and description then you can check out Logitech’s 5.1 surround arrangement built from similar parts, the Logitech X-530. It’s what I’m using in my gaming/music setup at home and I’m loving it 😉
Belkin N Wireless Router:
This one’s kind of a big drop, so we thought you might be interested if you’re at all considering bumping your home network up from 802.11b/g to Wireless N. This week, this Belkin Wireless N router is marked down by just shy of 40%, which is pretty difficult to argue with.
This Belkin router boasts the kind of transfer speeds that you’ll only really get out of the newly finalised Wireless N standard. The maximum transfer speed is somewhere around the 300Mbps mark, which is nothing to be frowned at at all. While you likely won’t be seeing things move around your local network at that speed, it at least means that your router is less likely to be the bottleneck on your network.
The other big bonus is that Belkin touts it having a massive range. The estimated range, in open space, is somewhere in the region of 365m, which is nothing to be sneered at by any means. It’ll especially suit those of us who have issues with current routers not quite reaching from one end of the house to another… but for everyone else there’s always the bump in transfer speed to consider.
All that aside, Belkin’s Wireless N router is down by 38% this week, to the nice, round sum of €34… and it’s a bit of a steal at €34, to be honest.
I hope you guys have enjoyed the bits and pieces we have on offer this week. Aside from everything else, you might want to throw in a vote on our Day Breaker for Thursday.
For those who haven’t seen our Democratic Discounts already, we’re basically posting four products that we think people might like to see knocked down for 24 hours as a special Day Breaker offer and then whichever wins the public vote (either in the comments section on the blog, in our forum over at Boards.ie or by voting over Twitter through the @komplettie account) is marked down on Thursday.
Check it out, some of them are really solid discounts, and then get voting all 🙂