Welcome to On Sale at FOX Business, where we look at cool stuff and insane bargains.
Borders follows Amazon’s lead and some handhelds are shrinking...their prices. Snow bunnies have their very own app this year and Nissan is taking orders for its new green car. NASA wants to show you some intergalactic pix. And download good songs for a great cause.
E-Books for Cheap
OnSale told you about great deals on the e-books at Borders (NYSE:BGP) and following the lead of online giant Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Barnes and Noble (NYSE:BKS), Borders is starting September with discounted Kobo e-reader for $129.99.
The Aluratek Libre eBook Pro is also getting a trim, going from $119.99 to $99. The company will soon start selling Velocity’s Android-based readers, the Cruz and the Cruz Tablet, will sell for $199 and $299 when they come to market. Right now the Cruz Reader is ready for pre-orders at Borders.com.
DS Price Cut
Nintendo is slashing to prices on its handheld gaming devices, the DSi and the DSi XL, in just a couple of weeks. And this can only mean one thing: Something new is on the way. That’s right – Nintendo is getting in on the 3D action with its new, aptly named “3DS,” due later this fall. The DSi will sell for $149 and the DSi XL will go for $169, while the DS Lite will stay at $129.
Colorado’s Vail Resorts (NYSE:MTN) has a new app to help you track all of your winter adventures.
The ‘EpicMix’ app lets you track your many double-black-diamonds and halfpipe stunts via radio frequency-enabled chips embedded in your lift ticket. That means you don’t have to pull out your phone every time you want to note the altitude of the mountain you’ve just descended, or keep a tally of how many runs you’ve taken in--the chip does it all for you.
EpicMix is available via iPhone devices, Android-powered handhelds, and BlackBerrys.
Nissan is finally allowing pre-orders for its highly-anticipated, mass-produced electric automobile: the Leaf. The car maker says it already has 18,000 orders and aims to have 20,000 committed buyers by the end of the year.
For a non-refundable $99 deposit, you can be one of the future first Leaf drivers. The Leaf carries a $32,780 price tag, but will likely have a tax credit attached.
The first five states to welcome the Leaf: Arizona, Tennessee, California, Washington and Oregon.
The rest of the country should have full-access by the end of next year. See it for yourself at Nissan.com.
Flickr in Space
Hey, space fans: NASA and Flickr are finding a way to bring out-of-this world images to your personal computer. Right now, three collections exclusively from NASA can be found at The Commons on Flickr.com.
“Building NASA” has a variety of images from the organization’s very first days, while “Launch and Takeoff” has more than 100 spectacular shots of various shuttles blasting into orbit and returning to earth. And NASA says there’s more to come.
Help for Big Easy
It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina ripped through the Gulf Coast. And you can still help the victims in the City of Music by ordering a compilation of songs called “Dear New Orleans,” brought to you proudly by Air Traffic Control. Songs by “My Morning Jacket” and many other favorite artists can be purchased and downloaded here.
It’ll cost you just $12 for the album, and there’s also an option to donate more while you’re downloading your new music.
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