Cars and Car Tech
No matter how grandiose or modest your gift-buying budget is this year, we've got great gift ideas for car nerds.
From GPS gadgets that give directions to discreet dongles that improve fuel economy, we've got the hottest gift ideas for the car lover in your life.
You're going to need a lot of wrapping paper, and a really big bow, if you're going to give one of these cars as a present, but the recipient will undoubtedly be delighted.
Cars have a come a long way in efficiency over the past decades, so a new car can also be an environmental statement, if it replaces an older model.
Latest Tech Deals
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Jul 25, 2014
- SanDisk 32GB Cruzer Facet USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $12 + free shipping
ASUS Celeron Dual 2.16GHz 15" Laptop, more for $198 + free shipping
For its My Best Buy members only, Best Buy offers the 4.7-lb. ASUS Celeron 2.16GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop, model no. X551MAV-RCLN06, bundled with Titanium Internet Security 3-User 6-Month for Windows, for an in-cart price of $197.99 with free shipping. (Not a member? It's free to sign up. You'll need to be logged into your account to see this price.) That's $32 under our mention from three days ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $63.) It features an Intel Celeron N2830 2.16GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-Backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, media card reader, USB 3.0, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit.
Refurb Apple Mac Pro Xeon 8-Core 2.26GHz Workstation for $1,350 + $35 s&h
MegaMacs offers the refurbished Apple Mac Pro Xeon 8-Core 2.26GHz Workstation, model no. MB535LL/A, for $1,349.99 plus around $35 for shipping. That's $51 under our mention from over a year ago and the best price we've ever seen for this workstation. This Mac Pro features two Intel Xeon 2.26GHz quad-core processors, 6GB RAM, 640GB 7200rpm hard drive, dual-layer SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB graphics, Bluetooth, USB 2.0, Firewire, and Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Deal ends July 30.
A 30-day MegaMacs warranty applies.
Duracell AAA Rechargeable Batteries 12-Pack for $16 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Shnoop offers the Duracell AAA Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries 12-Pack for $16.99. Apply coupon code "3zqzzOkC" to cut the price to $15.99. With free shipping, that's a buck below our February mention and the lowest total price we could find by $4. These pre-charged AAA batteries purport to retain power for up to 365 days while not in use. Deal ends July 25 at 9 pm ET.
Refurbished Kaser 9" 8GB Android Tablet for $45 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Kaser 9.2" 8GB Android Tablet in White, model no. KB901, for $44.95 with free shipping. That's $255 off list price and the lowest total price we could find. It features 8GB hard drive, 512MB RAM, microUSB, microSD card slot, and Android Android: 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. Deal ends July 28.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Toshiba P-Series Laptops: Up to $350 off, extra $50 off w/ $500, more
Toshiba Direct cuts up to $350 off a selection of new and factory-refurbished Toshiba Satellite P-Series laptops. Plus, coupon code "RTLMN5714" cuts an extra $50 off orders of $500 or more, coupon code "RTLMN7714" cuts an extra $70 off orders of $700 or more, coupon code "RTLMN8714" cuts an extra $80 off orders of $800 or more, or coupon code "RTLMN10714" cuts an extra $100 off orders of $1,000 or more. (These coupon codes cannot be stacked; the discount will be applied during the final step of checkout.) Even better, all orders qualify for free shipping. A 90-day Toshiba warranty applies to refurbished units. Deal ends July 28. A couple best bets after applicable coupons:
- Toshiba P50-BST2N02 i5 3.4GHz 15.6" 1080p 8GB 750GB Laptop for $724 via "RTLMN8714" ($230 off)
- Toshiba P50-AST3NX1 i5 2.6GHz 15.6" 1080p 12GB 1TB Laptop for $729.99 via "RTLMN7714" (pictured, $370 off)
Refurb Samsung Ativ 12" 64GB Tablet w/Keyboard for $290 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T 11.6" 64GB Wireless Windows 8 Tablet with Keyboard Dock in Mystic Blue, model no. XE500T1C-A01US, for $289.95 with free shipping. That's $60 below our August mention of a new tablet without the keyboard and the lowest total price we could find for a refurbished tablet and keyboard by $105. It features an Intel Atom Z2760 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera, HDMI, USB, and Windows 8. Deal ends July 28.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Refurb Nikon D610 24MP DSLR Camera Body for $1,475 + free shipping
Roberts Camera via eBay offers the refurbished Nikon D610 24.3-Megapixel DSLR Camera (body only) in Black for $1,474.99 with free shipping. That's $25 below last week's mention of a new model and the lowest total price we could find by $58. Features include 1080p video recording, WiFi, pop-up flash, scene recognition, and more.
A 6-month Roberts Camera warranty applies.
Canon PIXMA WiFi Printer w/ Canon Paper for $98 after rebate + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Canon PIXMA PRO-100 Wireless Inkjet Photo Printer, model no. 6228B002, bundled with the Canon 13x19" Pro Luster Photo Paper 50-Pack, and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for $398. This $300 mail-in rebate cuts it to $98. With free shipping, that's $293 under the lowest total price we could find for these items purchased separately elsewhere. (For further comparison, we saw the printer with a different type of paper for $34 after rebate last month.) The printer features a 4800x2400 dpi maximum print resolution, up to 13x19" wide-format printing, 802.11n wireless, PictBridge compatibility, and USB. Rebate expires August 2.
HP Pavilion Haswell i3 Dual 3.5GHz Desktop PC for $450 + free shipping
HP Home & Home Office offers the HP Pavilion 500t Intel Haswell i3 Dual 3.5GHz Desktop PC (no monitor), model no. G5B60AV#ABA, for $449.99 with free shipping. That's $50 off and as the lowest total price we could find. It features an Intel Core i3-4150 3.5GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 6GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends July 26.