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.
Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Jul 14, 2014
EVGA GeForce GT630 2GB PCIe Video Card for $30 after rebate + free shipping
Fry's offers the EVGA Geforce GT630 2GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI-Express 2.0 Video Card, model no. 02G-P3-2637-KF, for $59.99. This $30 mail-in rebate drops it to $29.99. With free shipping, that's $30 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It features an 810MHz core clock, DirectX 11, and OpenGL 4.2 support. Rebate ends July 17.
Deus Ex PC Game Downloads at Green Man Gaming: 75% off, deals from $2
Green Man Gaming cuts 75% off a selection of Deus Ex game and expansion pack downloads for Windows, as listed below. (The discount is reflected on the product's page.) The deals:
- Deus Ex: Invisible War for Windows for $1.74 ($5 price low)
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution – The Missing Link for Windows for $1.74 ($5 price low)
- Deus Ex: The Fall for Windows for $2.49 (pictured, $8 price low)
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut for Windows for $4.99 ($15 price low)
LG 1.1-Cu.-Ft. Mid-Size Microwave for $80 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the LG 1.1-Cu.-Ft. Mid-Size Microwave in Black, model no. LCS1114SB, for $79.99 with free shipping. That's $45 off and the lowest total price we could find. It features 1,000 watts of power, 10 power levels, one-touch settings, turntable, EasyClean technology, child lock, and LED display.
HP Intel Pentium Quad Core 2.17GHz 16" Laptop Bundle for $300 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the 4.9-lb. HP 15-r011dx Intel Pentium 2.17GHz 15.6" Laptop bundled with Kaspersky Internet Security 2014 3-User for Windows, Logitech M185 Wireless Optical Mouse, Targus Trax Laptop Sleeve, and PNY Classic Attache 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $299.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for the laptop alone by $64. Features include an Intel Pentium N3520 2.17GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, DVD burner, webcam, media card reader, USB, HDMI output, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Samsung 23-Cu.-Ft. French Door Refrigerator for $1,768 + free shipping
Appliances Connection offers the Samsung 23-Cu.-Ft. French Door Refrigerator in Stainless Steel, model no. RFG237AARS, for $1,788. Coupon code "RETMENOT20" cuts it to $1,768. With free shipping, that's tied with last week's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $181. It features an ice maker, slide and slip shelves, three crispers, 36" counter-depth, pantry drawer, external digital display, and kid-friendly EZ-open handle.
Lexar 64GB Pro 800x CompactFlash Memory Card for $70 + free shipping
Adorama offers the Lexar 64GB Professional 800x CompactFlash Memory Card, model no. LCF64GCRBNA800, for $69.95 with free shipping. (B&H Photo Video charges pennies more.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $13. It features read speeds up to 160MB/s and write speeds up to 155MB/s.
Scosche SportClips II Earbuds w/ Mic for $7 + free shipping
BigDeals via eBay offers the Scosche SportClips II Earbuds with Mic in Black/Grey, model no. HPSC63MBKB, for $6.99 with free shipping. That's a buck below our March mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by at least $8.) They feature flexible ear clips, mic, inline remote, and 3.5mm jack.
Note that the item may not be shipped in original retail packaging.
Refurb Nikon Coolpix P510 16MP Camera Bundle for $215 + free shipping
Cameta Camera offers the refurbished Nikon Coolpix P510 16.1-Megapixel Digital Camera bundled with a Transcend 32GB SDHC Memory Card, Camera/Camcorder Case, Memory Card Reader, MicroSD Memory Card Case, and 6-piece lens cleaning kit for $214.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for the camera and memory card alone by $12. Features include a 3" LCD, 42x optical zoom, 1920x1080 (1080p) video capture, image stabilization, 90MB internal memory, USB connectivity, SDHC card slot, and HDMI output.
A 1-Year Cameta warranty applies.
Refurb HP K4000 Bluetooth Keyboard for Tablets for $13 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the refurbished HP K4000 Bluetooth Keyboard for Tablets and Smartphones for $12.99 with free shipping. That's $2 under our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $7. It features a range of up to 30 feet. Deal ends July 19.
A 90-day warranty applies, but it's unclear who backs it.
JBL 300W 5.1 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System for $150 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers its JBL Cinema 300-watt 5.1 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System, model no. BD100, for $149.99 with free shipping. That's $99 under our April mention and the lowest total price we could find by $55. This system includes a 3D Blu-ray disc player, 5.25" subwoofer, four 2.5" satellite speakers, and a 2.5" center speaker. Deal ends July 19.