Moneysaver One-Shot: Simple Surround Sound (With Some Bonus Deals)

No wires for you! (Well, a few wires actually).

Update: This is a little complicated, but the deal is still good. If you want to buy the system, click on "more buying choices" in the right column, then select show "Prime offers only," then choose the one sold by Amazon. Savings will be displayed in the cart.

Depending on your living situation you might be able to lace your wall with speaker cable, but that's not an option for a lot of people, including me, and it's a pain. Enter the Vizio S4251w-B4 5.1 Soundbar, a very cool product with a terrible name. The Vizio has all the trimmings you'd expect from a budget soundbar, but pulls a Roku 3 trick by connecting the rear left and right speakers to the wireless subwoofer, effectively giving you actual 5.1 surround with a soundbar system. It's kind of cheating, and kind of brilliant.

The Vizio typically retails for $330, but we recently saw Costco knock it down to an insane $230. Now Amazon has done the same, offering the product to their Prime members for $228 bucks. This is both the easiest 5.1 solution ever and the best deal on a 5.1 solution. [Amazon]

This Vizio was Wirecutter's runner-up for best budget soundbar (at $330), and a previous model was Gizmodo's choice for best soundbar under $300. Note: You must be a Prime member and add the item to your cart to see the price. Here's a free Prime Trial and here's Friday's Moneysaver.

Bonus Deals


• Pre-order LEGO Marvel for any platform, get $10 Amazon credit. | via Daily Game Deals

PS3/360 Remember Me ($52) | Amazon via Daily Game Deals

PS3/360 The Walking Dead ($20) | Amazon via DealNews

PS3 Ni no Kuni ($20+shipping) | Club Namco via Ben's Bargains | Lowest ever


Corsair Vengeance K60 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard ($60) | Newegg via eDealinfo | Use code EMCYTZT3662 and rebate on page

Thing that makes your computer's USB port output 5.1 sound ($40) | Amazon


Mad Men Season 5 [Blu-ray] ($25) | Amazon via Daily DVD Deals

• Blood Simple + Fargo + Raising Arizona + Miller's Crossing [Blu-ray] ($19) | Amazon via Daily DVD Deals

Heat Steelbook [Blu-ray] ($10) | Amazon via Daily DVD Deals

Jaws [Blu-ray] ($11) | Amazon via Daily DVD Deals

Jurassic Park [Blu-ray] ($11) | Amazon via Daily DVD Deals

Rescue Me Complete Series [DVD] ($30) | Amazon via Daily DVD Deals

• Here are a whole bunch of FREE .mp3's from Rolling Stone.


• That sweet $10 T-shirt sale at Threadless is still going

Keep up with Shane Roberts on Kinja and Twitter. Check out Dealzmodo for more great tech deals, and for even more discounts.

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