Online shopping is not for everyone, but those who ‘get' it can save a lot of money by buying their things from various online retailers, some of which charge for the same things less than others do.
AliExpress tends to be on the cheaper side, but for many people a deterrent has been that you have to wait for a long time to receive their products. And while it can’t compare to Amazon Prime, the packages shipped with E-Packet usually arrive within 10 to 14 days, which I consider a reasonable time frame. In this post we will see 12 things that you can get from AliExpress with free and pretty fast E-Packet shipping.
There are 35 countries that can take advantage of this service: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France (mainland postal codes starting with 01-95), Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain (not available for all cities), Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand (currently in a trial run), Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (including Isle Of Man), United States (including APO/FPO adresses).
Complete and updated list of countries can be seen on epacketexpress.com.
All product links are below the video.
Electronic Gadgets from AliExpress with free E-Packet shipping
An expensive gaming mouse can run as high as $200. But unless you are a hardcore or a pro gamer, or if your parents don’t own a factory that generates the amount of wealth equivalent to the GDP of a South-American country, it probably doesn’t make a lot of sense to blow that much on a mouse. Instead I present to you a mouse from a moderately well-known company called RAJFOO, with a 3200DPI sensitivity, and 6 programmable buttons.
Product link: http://ali.ski/7jgeF
Wireless waterproof earphones. I’m actually not sure if I should call these earphones or headphones, because even though they are in-ear, there still is a headband. They feature a 3.0 Bluetooth connection, which isn’t ideal but sort of expected for the price. With it enabled, they last for around 4 hours, but in case there is a need for the longer play time, there is SD card slot. Granted, the quality of the sound isn’t the greatest, but again, if we take into the account the $5 price, they are pretty decent.
Product link: http://ali.ski/5RmFMI
Wireless mini keyboard
When I have my laptop hooked up to the TV I had to occasionally stand up and press play because Netflix sometimes randomly stops when I binge-watch episodes of Archer. But thanks to this device I can keep laying in the bed without moving. This thing comes with a USB bluetooth receiver, that has a working range of approximately 8 meters, or around 25 feet. It requires 2 AAA batteries, which will make touchpad signal notchy at the end of their lifespan. I’ve had mine for over a year now, which, in case you are wondering, works just as new.
P.S.: not the true proportion on the picture above. It is not much bigger than a console joystick.
Product link: http://ali.ski/QGRYw2
A TDS, which stands for Total Dissolved Solids, water tester is a device that is used to determine the quality of water and to see if it needs further purification. It can test for three kinds of impurities, and I’m just reading it off the items description here, soluble salts – like calcium and magnesium, heavy metal ions like chromium, zinc and lead, and ionic organic compounds. If this stuff sounds like something you don’t want in your drinking water, get one of these things.
Product link: http://ali.ski/03p_b
Personally, I am not a big fan of smartwatches. I’ve had a few, and even though I liked all of them, the battery life never did it for me. However, if this is something you can deal with, and if you like technology just as much as me, you see, you can get the watch that not only show time, but counts your steps, measures your heart rate, takes pictures and tells you when someone is calling your phone, or sends you text messages, always and forever.
Product link: http://ali.ski/e6oqX1
Superlux HD681 headphones are one of the highest-quality headphones in this price range on AliExpress. These are semi open-back over-ear headphones. They can play sounds as sensitive as 10 dB, and frequencies as low as 10 hz. Superlux is basically the Grado of the cheap cans, they’re not mainstream but for the people who value the quality of the sound and are poor I can’t think of a better option than these.
And if you want them even faster, you can get them on Amazon – just to mention they are marked as Amazon’s Choice for the impressive price-quality ratio, just as indicated in the raving reviews left on both sites.
Product link: http://ali.ski/bh1R6
For the photographers, videographers, or people who need to transfer a lot of data around, a universal SATA / card reader dock can come quite handy. Ain’t nobody got time to safely remove the hardware, so keep it plugged in and use this dock with 5 card reader ports, 2 USB’s, as well as ports for the IDE and HARD disks of any capacity, except high speed Western Digital hard drives, which probably none of you
cheapskates folks who like price-efficiency use anyway.
Product link: http://ali.ski/_f2d7
If you decide to leave your house for whatever reason and hit the beach or something, a waterproof speaker might come handy. I never used one, and I can’t really think of a scenario where I might need it, but different people have different needs, and different speakers have different waterproof capacities. Which is IP67 for this one, that makes it more like splash-proof, so it wouldn’t be a good idea to fully submerge it in water.
Product link: http://ali.ski/0HueAV
For space-efficiency and for the lack of need, most, if not all ultrabooks do not have CR-ROMS. I don’t even remember the last time I needed to use one for anything. But if you need to take an urgent trip to 2006, or you have an ambiguous device that doesn’t have a manual or a driver that you can download online, here is a portable CD-ROM. It may also come handy if you need to burn a disc for your oldsmobile that doesn’t have an AUX input but only a disc-reader.
Product link: http://ali.ski/9XEct
Mechanical keyboards aren’t something that everyone will love/understand the point of, but I have a feeling that some of you nerds might enjoy it. I have been using one since this summer, and, man, do I love it! The sound it makes alone is worth it, and the feeling of the precision sends shivers down my spine each time I use it. Definitely not overselling it here, ask any IT guy or research this online. They're truly amazing.
Mechanical keys better handle several keys pressed at once, you can replace the broken ones individually, and they also last much longer. Mechanical keyboards also tend to wear much slower, and it is significantly more difficult for the keys to get stuck.
Product link: http://ali.ski/XKxL4t
Eken H9 camera
Right now would be a good time to get an action camera, it should arrive before Christmas so you can give it as a gift, and it will be ready in time for the summer. One of the cheapest and at this point the most purchased action camera on AliExpress is Eken H9, which is a generic Sunplus SPCA6350M processor-based camera, the processor that is used in a lot of budget-level cameras.
As you can guess for the price, it is not real 60 FPS, and not real 4K – both are interpolated, but it doesn’t mean it is a bad camera, at this price point it would be a sin to complain. If you want a true 4K camera, you can’t beat the value of a Xiaomi 4K+.
Product link: http://ali.ski/vnktxM
Everyone nowadays, possibly including myself, wants to be a video blogger. If you are familiar with Gimbal stabilizers, you know how expensive they are. Granted that this Zhiyun stabilizer can’t be called cheap per se, it is definitely less than half the price of the aforementioned Gimbal.
A 3-axis, which is an important distinction, stabilizer will make the footage a lot more smooth by keeping whichever camera that you decide to use in a more upright position and smoothing your turns and bumps, so you can better film your swollen face with your shaky arms after a night of heavy drinking.
Product link: http://ali.ski/nivnEv