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
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Aug 21, 2014
Samsung 1TB 840 EVO Series SATA 6Gbps SSD for $380 + free shipping
Newegg via eBay offers the Samsung 1TB 840 EVO Series Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD, model no. MZ-7TE1T0BW, for the in-cart price of $379.99 with free shipping. That's $10 under our mention from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this SSD. (It's also a current price low by $61.) It features read speeds of up to 540MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s.
Jaybird Freedom Sprint Stereo Bluetooth Headset for $61 + $5 s&h
A DealNews exclusive! As one of its daily deals, Yugster offers the Jaybird Freedom Sprint Sweat-Proof Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds in White or Black, model no. JF4MBL, for $64.97. Coupon code "DEALNEWS4" cuts it to $60.97. With $5 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $19. These headphones feature on-ear music/call controls, tangle-free flat cord, up to 4.5 hours of play time, and USB charging cable.
A4C Clearance Sale: Up to 80% off
A4C takes up to 83% off clearance items, with deals starting from $3.95. (Prices are as marked.) Plus, all items bag free shipping. Choose from small accessories, tablets, speakers, Blu-ray Disc players, and many other items. A few best bets:
- A4C Back to School Sale: Up to 50% off, deals from $3 + free shipping
Refurb Panasonic Smart WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player for $50 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Panasonic Smart Network Blu-ray Disc Player, model no. DMP-BD91, for $49.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $20. It features 1080p output, WiFi, VieraCast (with Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video, and more) and DLNA for streaming media from networked devices. Deal expires August 24.
Note, a 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Fujifilm X-S1 12MP 26x Zoom Digital Camera for $300 + $7 s&h
TigerDirect offers the Fujifilm X-S1 12-Megapixel Digital Camera for $329.96. Coupon code "HGB137044" cuts it to $299.96. With around $7 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $39, and the second-best price we've ever seen for this model. (We saw it for $28 less in April.) It features a 3" tilting LCD, 26x optical zoom, f/2.8 to f/5.6 lens, 2/3" EXR CMOS sensor, electronic viewfinder, SDXC card slot, all-metal dials, and USB and HDMI ports.
Samsung WaterWall 24" Top Control Dishwasher for $739 + free shipping
Appliances Connection offers the Samsung WaterWall 24" Top Control Dishwasher, model no. DW80H9930US, for $749. Coupon code "SAVE10" drops it to $739. With free shipping, that's $50 below our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $134. It features fully integrated controls, noise reduction insulation, a moving spray arm, and flexible load options.
SanDisk 32GB Cruzer Switch USB Flash Drive for $12 + free shipping
B&H Photo-Video offers the SanDisk 32GB Cruzer Switch USB 2.0 Flash Drive, model no. SDCZ52-032G-A46, for $11.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $6. Deal ends August 26.
Toshiba Satellite AMD Quad 2GHz 16" Touch Laptop for $400 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the 4.9-lb. Toshiba Satellite AMD A8 2GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. C55DT-B5208, bundled with Webroot Secure Anywhere 3-Device 6-Month Software for Windows/Mac and a AMD A8 PC Game download for $399.99 with free shipping. (The security software and game download will appear automatically in-cart.) That's $150 under the lowest total price we could find for a similar system elsewhere and a very strong price for a Toshiba Satellite 16" laptop with 6GB RAM and a 750GB hard drie. Features include an AMD A8-6410 2GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 6GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, webcam, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends today.
Targus Vuscape Case for Apple iPad Air for $20 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the Targus Vuscape Case for Apple iPad Air in Noir, model no. THZ195US, for $19.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $3. It features a stylus holder, water-resistant padded shell, built-in stand, and soft interior. Deal ends today.