Stumped on what to get your loved ones this season? Here's the creme de la creme of the stuff we've reviewed thus far.
It seems like every day someone is slapping smart features into some new category of previously mundane household devices. Here are some smart home products you'll be excited to give or receive.
Our small-appliance holiday picks won't end up in the regift pile.
With touch screens, smartphone apps, and built-in Wi-Fi, these appliances are sure to brighten up the holidays.
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Nov 1, 2014
Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition for PC for $4
Green Man Gaming offers Steam downloads of Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition for Windows for $4.99. Coupon code "X22OFF-DEALZO-NGMGUS" cuts it to $3.90. That's $2 below our July mention and the lowest price we've seen. (It's a current low by $13.)
A Steam account is required to download and play this game.
SanDisk 960GB Ultra II SATA 6Gbps SSD for $370 + free shipping
Rakuten Shopping offers the SanDisk 960GB Ultra II SATA 6Gb/s SSD, model no. SDSSDHII-960G-G25, for $369.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $67 and the least expensive 960GB SSD we've ever seen. It features up to 500MB/s write and 550MB/s read speeds.
Seagate Business Storage 2TB NAS External Hard Drive for $119 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the Seagate Business Storage 2TB NAS External Hard Drive, model no. STBN2000100, for $119 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $71. It features Ethernet and USB 3.0 connectivity and sports a USM slot for data offloading.
iRulu 7" 16GB Android Tablet for $45 + free shipping
Campus111 via eBay offers the iRulu 7" 16GB Android Tablet in Black (pictured) or White for $44.99 with free shipping. (Select the size in the drop-down menu.) That's the second-best total price we've seen for a new 7" 16GB tablet without rebate hassles. (It's also $5 under the lowest total price we could find for a similar tablet.) Features include a RK2926 Cortex-A8 1.2GHz processor, 7" 800x480 LCD, 16GB storage, 0.3-megapixel front camera, WiFi, and Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean).
Refurb Nokia Lumia 822 4G No-Contract Phone for VZW for $70 + free shipping
Yapper Wireless via eBay offers the refurbished Nokia Lumia 822 No-Contract 4G LTE Smartphone for Verizon Wireless in Black or White for $69.99 with free shipping. (It's also unlocked for international use.) That's $25 under last month's mention of a new unit and the lowest total price we could find for another refurb by $15. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 4.3" 800x480 AMOLED LCD touchscreen, 16GB internal memory, up to 14-hour talk time, microSD card slot, front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and Windows 8.
A 60-day warranty applies, but it's unclear who backs it.
Igloo 7.1-Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer for $170 + pickup at Best Buy
Best Buy offers the Igloo 7.1-cubic-foot Chest Freezer, model no. FRF710, for $169.99. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $249 shipping charge. That's the lowest total price we could find by $79. Features include a defrost drain, indicator light and adjustable thermostat.
PC Software, more at Fry's for $0 after rebate + free shipping
Fry's offers a selection of software for Windows for $0 after mail-in and upgrade rebates, as listed below. The deals, with free shipping unless otherwise noted:
- Inland USB Media Card Reader for $0 + $2 s&h via $3 rebate ($3 off, ends 10/30)
- Nuance PDF Converter 8 for PC for $0 via $40 rebate (pictured, low by $22, ends 10/31)
- Greeting Card Factory Deluxe 8.0 for PC for $0 via $20 and $20 rebates ($40 off, ends 11/6)
- Nuance PDF Create 8.0 for PC for $0 + pickup via $40 rebate (low by $13, ends 10/31)
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 1-User for PC for $0 via $25 and $25 upgrade rebates (low by $35, ends 10/30)
Incipio Steno Keyboard Folio for Galaxy Tab 3 for $10 + free shipping, more
AT&T Wireless offers the Incipio Steno Keyboard Folio for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 for $10 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $13. It features a hard shell case, QWERTY keyboard, and Bluetooth.
Need more than one? Add two to your cart for $18 ($28 price low), or add three to your cart for $22.50 ($46 price low).
Canon EOS 70D DSLR w/ lens, more for $1,099 after rebate + free shipping
Adorama offers the Canon EOS 70D 20.2-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera and Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens, model no. 8469B016, bundled with the Canon Pixma Pro-100 Printer, Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 50-Pack, Green Extreme Rechargeable Battery Pack, Lexar 32GB SDHC Card, and Adorama Slinger Video Bag for $1,449. This $350 mail-in rebate cuts it to $1099. With free shipping, that's a buck under our June mention (which only included the camera and lens) and $298 under the lowest total via-rebate price we could find for similar items (with only a 16GB SDHC) purchased elsewhere. The camera features a 3" LCD, 1080p video recording, 7fps continuous shooting, optical image stabilization, SDXC card slot, HDMI, and USB. Rebate expires November 22.
Sharp 42" 120Hz 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $300 + free shipping for students
Best Buy offers the Sharp 42" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. LC-42LB261U, for $349.99. Plus, qualifying students can sign-up to receive a unique coupon code that drops it to $299.99. (A valid .edu email address is required.) With free shipping, that's $180 off list, $30 under our mention from two weeks ago, and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. Features include a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, USB, and three HDMI inputs.