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Out of digital storage? Check out these underrated storage options (aka not iCloud) that are on sale.

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Shop around before committing to a storage provider.
Shop around before committing to a storage provider.

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Tired of seeing that “Storage Full” notification? iCloud, Dropbox, Box, and Google all offer free storage options but you’re going to run out inevitably and have to upgrade. And that’s where they get you. 

If you’re out of storage, you owe it to yourself to shop a bit because there are dozens of cloud storage providers, many of which offer significant space for a fraction of the price of the big guys. Check out some options below, all of which are on sale:

OpenDrive

OpenDrive gives you a simple interface for you to manage your documents, music, and photos with instant access so you can get what you need fast without slowing down your computer. It offers simple sharing and collaboration, as well as a variety of tailored solutions, so you can find what works for you.

Degoo Premium

Degoo gives you massive amounts of supremely secured backup space and a simple interface from which you can manage and share files. They offer high-speed transfers between drives and folders, all while keeping your data under 256-bit AES encryption. That’s the military-grade kind! It’ll even automatically detect file changes and automatically back itself up.

Koofr

Koofr is safe, simple, reliable, and accessible through web, mobile, and WebDav so you can always keep tabs on your most sensitive, blackmail-worthy files. It lets you connect to existing Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud, or OneDrive cloud accounts and transfer files externally without limits. It even has a duplicate finder so if you’re juggling multiple accounts.

Zoolz Cloud Backup

Zoolz offers huge amounts of cloud storage space by dividing it up between instant vault and cold backup. That means that half of your available space can be used instantly, seamlessly, adding and removing files in seconds. The other half is in cold backup and will take a longer time to retrieve. It’s sort of like having two different safes in your house, one in your bedroom, and one in the creepy attic that you only visit when necessary. Zoolz also offers multiuser plans that are ideal for small companies trying to scale on a budget. 

ThunderDrive

ThunderDrive is easy to set up and makes organizing and sharing files from any device a breeze. It works up to six times faster than Amazon, giving you quick, seamless access to your files while maintaining 256-bit AES encryption and hosting your data in Tier IV data centers for the ultimate security.

The thrifty person’s guide to choosing a wireless car charger

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Just as handy as a spare tire.
Just as handy as a spare tire.

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Way back before smartphones took over the world (and your life), you only needed a spare tire, a jumper cable, and a well-equipped toolbox in your vehicle at all times. But now, it’s almost a requirement that you have another essential: a phone charger. Hey, you never know when you’ll break down in the middle of nowhere and need a phone to call for help, so it’s best to keep one handy.

Now go and take your pick from these options, all of which are on sale in the Mashable Shop:

Break free from pesky wires with this mount that also doubles as a charger. The Gravitis wireless car charger keeps your phone in place while you’re navigating the road, all while juicing up your device to 100% from two to three hours. It usually goes for $28.99, but you can get it on sale for $19.99.

Just like the aforementioned device, the Enegarm car charger keeps your phone secure and doesn’t require wires to refuel your device. The only difference? It features a 360-degree rotating neck so you can easily adjust it to any angle. Grab it on sale now for only $34.99.

Boasting multiple charging modes and equipped with fully automatic detection, the Cresuer Enegarm 2 adjusts accordingly to different usage scenarios. The best thing about it is that it features an uninterruptible power system, so your car will still have the power to take off your device even when the power is off. Snag it on sale for $34.99.

Capable of delivering 10 watts of wireless charging power, the Hudly car charger powers up your phone at max speeds. Acting as a mount as well, it keeps your phone snug and secure inside its non-scratch silicon arms. It even has an extra USB charging port built-in, should you need to juice up a second non-Qi-compatible device. A value of $79.99, you can score it on sale for $30.

Charge your phone rapidly? Check. Offer 360-degree of maneuverability to give you the best angle? Check. Hold your device secure? Check. The Choetech Qi-Certified car charger does it all. It’s even specially engineered with special safety features like over-charging, over-voltage, over-temperature, and over-current protection to avoid damage. Right now, you can get it on sale for only $24.

Best back-to-school sales this week: Apple, Hamilton Beach, Vera Bradley

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Did you forget anything on your shopping list?
Did you forget anything on your shopping list?

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The school year is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean that all of your school shopping has to be done already. Sometimes it pays to wait until the last minute, when retailers are overstocked and trying to get rid of leftover merchandise.

If you’re feeling rushed to get all the school essentials, think instead about how savvy you are for getting good deals on everything you need. We poked around the internet to present you with the best sales on stuff like backpacks, laptops, notebooks, and more.

Supplies

You might need a backpack and writing utensils, but you don’t need to pay full price for them. Don’t forget about the small things that don’t necessarily appear on school supplies shopping lists, like hand sanitizer and flash drives.

Tech

Not every student needs electronics for their classes, but they sure make studying and doing homework easier. You can also just use back-to-school season as an excuse to treat yourself to some new tech like a nice camera or booming speaker.

Dorm

It can be hard to know what you’re going to need for a dorm room if you’re a first-timer. The few weeks after school starts are a great time to pick up those things you didn’t get the first time around, like a smart lightbulb or clothes steamer.

Sony, Vizio, LG, Samsung, and more of the best TV deals this week

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A Sony 70-inch 4K TV for less than $1,100 sounds like a glitch in the simulation, but it's possible today.
A Sony 70-inch 4K TV for less than $1,100 sounds like a glitch in the simulation, but it’s possible today.

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We’re officially less than two months away from the launch of Disney+ on Nov. 12.

To tide us over, we’ve been teased with trailers for exclusives like The Mandalorian, Lady and the Tramp, and The World According to Jeff Goldblum. With Apple TV+ launching on Nov. 1, this is going to be a streaming service war like we’ve never seen before.

Netflix is undoubtedly shaking in its boots, and Hulu is actually partnering with Disney— but hopefully they all respond to the competition with even bigger lineups to gratify the content-hungry couch potatoes. (It’s us. We’re the content-hungry couch potatoes.)

A new 4K TV will solidify your binge-watching cave and ensure that you’re experiencing Disney’s incredible shots and animation the way they were intended. A bunch of TVs in all sizes are on sale this week, including this 70-inch Sony Bravia TV that’s nearly $1,000 off at Walmart.

Here are our favorite TV deals this weekend:

Check out these deals, too:

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Samsung, Apple, Dell, and more great laptop and tablet deals this week

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iPads and Galaxy tabs galore.
iPads and Galaxy tabs galore.

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Got a case of the Mondays? Well, we’ve got the cure: Deals. 

Laptop and tablet deals, specifically, and it’s a good batch this week — we have discounts on Dell laptops, gaming PCs, iPads, Galaxy Tabs, and more. You name it. 

We’ll keep it short and sweet this time so you can just get to shopping — check out our finds and grab your medicine for that case of the Mondays. 

Laptops $499 and below:

Laptops $500 to $999:

Laptops $1,000 and up:

Tablets on sale:


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