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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Dec 12, 2013
Pedestal Stand with Roll Holder for iPad for $32 + pickup at Home Depot
Ending today, Home Depot offers the Pedestal Stand with Roll Holder for iPad, model no. PAD-TSB, for $31.99. Choose in-store pickup to avoid the $6.49 shipping fee. That's $8 under our August mention and the lowest price we could find by $8. It features a bendable gooseneck stand.
Refurbished Jabra Stone2 Bluetooth Headset for $30 + free shipping
All4Cellular offers the refurbished Jabra Stone2 Bluetooth Headset in Glossy Black for $29.95 with free shipping. That's $5 below our September mention of a refurb and $68 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one today. It features voice control and voice notification, and includes a portable charger. Deal ends December 13.
Magic Box Wireless Induction Portable Speaker for $15 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, THAT Daily Deal offers the Magic Box Wireless Induction Portable Speaker $14.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $2. Features include iOS and Android support, two 2-watt speakers, and 3.5mm auxiliary jack. It's powered by three AA batteries (not included) or the built-in rechargeable battery.
The Winter Utility 2-App Bundle for Mac for $1, 8 apps for $5
Paddle.com offers downloads of The Winter Utility 2-App Bundle for Mac for whatever you want to pay. If you opt to pay the bare minimum of $1, that's $7 under the lowest price we could find for Dreamshot and Manico elsewhere. If you opt to "beat the average", currently $5.34, you'll get six extra apps: Choco 2, book'n'keep, MenuPop, Metanota Pro, Audiozue, and CommandQ. (book'n'keep alone costs $30 elsewhere.) Deal ends December 19 at 7 pm ET.
Aryca Tide Waterproof Smartphone Case for $4 + $4 s&h
As one of its daily deals, Expansys offers the Aryca Tide Waterproof Smartphone Case in Black for $3.99 plus $3.99 for shipping. That's $12 under our mention from February and the lowest total price we could find in any color today by $12. This case is water resistant up to 20 feet and fits most smartphones. Deal ends today.
Griffin Midtown Folio Leather Case for iPad for $18 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, 1Sale offers the Griffin Midtown Folio Leather Case for iPad, model no. GB36221, for $17.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $45. It's compatible with 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-generation iPads, and features a microsuede interior and refillable notepad. Deal ends today.
Of note, this item may take up to two weeks to ship.
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Datacolor Spyder3 TV Home-Theater Colorimeter for $50 + free shipping
1Sale.com offers the Datacolor Spyder3 TV Home-Theater Colorimeter, model no. S3TV100, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last month's mention, $50 off, and the lowest total price we could find. Use this device to calibrate your TV's color output; its included software is compatible with Windows only.
Note: Shipping may take between one to two weeks.
KitchenAid Appliances at Target: Up to 25% off, deals from $19 + free shipping
Target cuts up to 25% off a selection of KitchenAid appliances, with prices starting from $18.74. Plus, most items bag free shipping. That's the best sale we've seen on these items from Target, yielding many price lows. Some best bets:
Refurbished 3rd-Gen Apple iPad 16GB WiFi for $300 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, All4Cellular offers the refurbished 3rd-Generation Apple iPad 16GB WiFi 9.7" Tablet in Black, model no. MC705B/A, or White, model no. MD328LL/A, for $299.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $99, although we saw one for $40 less a week ago, since expired. It's 9.4mm thick, weighs 1.4 lbs., and features a 9.7" 2048x1536 Retina display, A5x dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p video recording, voice dictation, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, a front FaceTime camera, up to 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 5. Deal ends today.
A 90-day All4Cellular warranty is provided.