Back Up Your Data; It's Your Easiest-New-Year's-Resolution Deal of the Day

Make it your tech-related New Year's resolution to properly back up your data. Unlike other resolutions that require painful effort or changes in daily routines, backing up your computer is simple: attach an external drive, fire up your backup software of choice (even if it's just Explorer), and let it do its thing. Repeat as necessary. Considering that data catastrophes can happen due to failed drives, lost computers, or even bored kiddie hackers, it's one simple decision that could save your ass in 2013.

If you were looking for a good tool to help you back your stuff up, this Iomega 2TB NAS is a great fit. It connects to the network you already have, has two 2TB 1TB HDs arranged in RAID 1 for data redundancy (i.e., if one drive fails you've still got your data) and it can stream media and even download torrents (shhhhh!) This box runs Linux, but remains simple to set up, and it will admirably serve your files for a long time. Today from Amazon, the 2TB version is $200—an $80 price drop and by far the lowest price on the internet. And unlike that elliptical machine you bought for last year's resolution, this one won't gather dust. [Amazon]

The only deals Twitter on the nets that doesn't sound like it's written by a robot:


Top Deals

That 1080p Vizio laptop with a 256GB SSD is still available for $800.


Accessories

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If you're looking to back up your data but a NAS with built-in redundancy seems like overkill, check out this $80 WD Elements HD. No stupid software, just a small spinning disk that you can save 1s and 0s to. [Staples]

HDMI Cable ($1.92) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $10 | Yes HDMI cables are almost always cheap at Amazon but sometimes it's worth a reminder
Cable Cord Guides 6-Pack ($3) | Meritline via Dealmac | Originally $5
Microsoft Notebook Cooling Base ($12.75) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $30
Sony Active 3D Glasses ($20) | Best Buy via Tech Bargains | Originally $50
Tascam iM2 Stero Microphone for iOS ($30) | J&R via eDealInfo | Originally $60
Refurbished Linksys Dual Band 802.11n Gigabit Router ($76) | Cisco via Dealnews | Originally $150 | Use coupon code HSDISH5
1TB Western Digital Elements Portable HD ($80) | Staples via Fatwallet | Originally $100
Iomega StorCenter RAID Nas ($200) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $300
Wacom Intuos5 Large Tablet ($410) | Buydig via Logicbuy | Originally $470


Miscellaneous

Thermos 350ML Flask ($10) | Meritline via Dealcatcher | Originally $16
Ozeri Pro Digital Kitchen Food Scale ($12) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
Refurbished Cuisinart hand Blender ($15) | Newegg via Dealcatcher | Originally $35 | Includes $7 MIR
Bodum Thermo Tumbler Glasses ($20.12) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $45
Cheap 8' Inflatable NFL Players ($40) | Home Depot via Dealcatcher | Originally $70 | Discounts on teams that missed the playoffs
Zojirushi NS-YAC10WE 1.06 qt. Umami Rice Cooker ($185) | Best Buy via Fatwallet | Originally $250 | Someone tell Stango
Shun Knife Bundle including 7" Santoku Chef's Knife ($200) | Woot via Woot | Originally $300
ThinkGeek Clearance Sale | Thinkgeek via Thinkgeek


Apple

This is the first major discount we've seen on the 2012 Mac Mini. Apple also seems to have some refurbished iPad 3s back in stock. [Mac Connection]

2012 Mac Mini ($550) | Mac Connection via Dealzon | Originally $600


Audio

Back Up Your Data; It's Your Easiest-New-Year's-Resolution Deal of the DayS

If you're trying to get in shape in 2013, you should check out these Philips sport earbuds. Sure, they're not audiophile quality, but they do have a Yurbuds-like twisting design, and for $10, they're worth a shot. [Ebay]

Sennheiser CX150 ($15) | Newegg via eDealInfo | Originally $35 | Use coupon code EMCYTZT2723
Sony DMR-NC7 Earphones ($18.84) | Amazon via eDealInfo | Originally $50
Boston Acoustics Tvee Soundbar ($130) | Amazon via Logicbuy | Originally $200
Audio Technica ATHESW9A Portable Wooden Headphones ($189) | Amazon via eDealInfo | Originally $260


Gaming

Jet Set Radio ($3) | Green Man Gaming via Reddit | Originally $10 | Use coupon code GMG30-DPLIM-DN831
Train Simulator 2013 ($7.49) | Gamer's Gate via Reddit | Originally $30
Borderlands 2 ($30) | Steam via Reddit | Originally $60
Amazon Editor's Choice Gaming Sale | Amazon via Reddit


Physical Media

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If Trollhunter is anything like its title suggests, it is worth way more than the $8 that Amazon's currently charging for it. [Amazon]

Reservoir Dogs on Blu-ray ($5) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $20
Scarface on Blu-ray ($10) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $20
Twilight Zone Complete Series ($150) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $200
Trollhunter on Blu-ray ($8) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $20


Clothing

Back Up Your Data; It's Your Easiest-New-Year's-Resolution Deal of the DayS

The fine print on Levi's 25% off sale code seems sketchy (the code SALE25 only works on sale items, and only those sale items that end in .90 or .97) but, in fact, all the sale items end in those numbers. Huzzah! I like these Made-in-USA skinny jeans, but depending on your style or size, there's a chance to get some nice Levi's for cheap today. [Levi's]

Allen Edmonds Strands Shoes ($230) | Nordstrom via Reddit | Originally $335
20% off Gap | Gap via Dealcatcher | Use coupon code GAPGIFT


Dumb TV → Smart TV

Back Up Your Data; It's Your Easiest-New-Year's-Resolution Deal of the DayS

There's a huge "your mileage may vary" on this $35 computer, obviously. [Amazon]

Android Computer-on-a-Stick ($35) | Amazon via Dealigg | Originally $50


Laptops

That 1080p Vizio with a 256GB SSD is still available.

Desktops

Dell Quad-Core Desktop with 27" 1080p Monitor + Discrete Graphics ($1100) | Dell via Logicbuy | Originally $1425

Tablets

Nope.

Screens

23" Dell 1080p Monitor ($130) | Best Buy via Dealmac | Originally $160
24" 1080p Samsung Slim LED Monitor ($140) | eBay via Dealcatcher | Originally $200
27" Planar 1080p Touchscreen Monitor for Windows 8 ($700) | Amazon via Logicbuy | Originally $900


Portables

Not today.


Camera

Back Up Your Data; It's Your Easiest-New-Year's-Resolution Deal of the DayS

The Canon T3 is not only at one of the lowest prices we've ever seen, but with some clever bundling, you can get the body, two lenses, and a whole bunch of accoutrement for $408. [Amazon] Promo details here.

Canon PowerShot A3400 ($75) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $115 | Choose Amazon from the right hand side
Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4 Macro Lens for Canon ($299) | B&H Photo via eDealInfo | Originally $400
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 Prime Lens ($300) | B&H Photo via Cameraaholic | Originally $340


SSDs

240GB Sandisk Extreme SSD ($160) | Amazon via Amazon | Originally $200 | Choose Amazon from right side, OOS but can still order at this price

Apps

iOS

The World Clock ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $2
Defender II ($0) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $1
Pushups for Beginners ($0) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $2
Articles Wikipedia Reader ($1) | iTunes via Dealcatcher | Originally $5
Dungeon Village ($1) | iTunes via Appshopper | Originally $4
Bust-A-Move ($2) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $5
Zombies, Run! 5k ($2) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $4
Impaktor Synthesizer ($3) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $5
Zombies, Run! ($4) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $8

iPad Only

Machinarium ($2) | iTunes via Best App Sales | Originally $5

Android

Frog on Ice ($0) | Amazon Appstore via Dealigg | Originally $1
Prince of Persia Classic ($1) | Amazon Appstore via Appsaholic | Originally $3
Super Monkey Ball 2 ($1) | Amazon Appstore via Appsaholic | Originally $3
Cooking Dash Deluxe ($1.49) | Amazon Appstore via Appsaholic | Originally $5

Hobomodo

Free Bragg's and Nutritional Yeast ($0) | Bragg's via Reddit | Originally $5 | They actually taste pretty good, ya dirty hippies
Free eBay Motors Calendar ($0) | eBay via Reddit | Originally $5
Free Spray Paint Sample ($0) | Tru-Galv via Reddit | Originally $1
Free Tri-Tool Calendar ($0) | Tri-Tool via Reddit | Originally $1
Free Mr. Yuk Stickers ($0) | USHRSA via Reddit | Originally $1 | Self-addressed stamped envelope situation here
Other Free Poision Stickers ($0) | HRSA via Reddit | Originally $1
Two Free Measuring Tapes ($0) | Black Lapel via Reddit | Originally $1 | Requires Facebook like
Free Atkins Health Bars ($0) | Atkins via Reddit | Originally $10

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