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 22, 2014
Twitter Marketing For Small Businesses Course for $24
As a reader discovered, Udemy offers its Twitter Marketing For Small Businesses Course for $24. That's $73 off and the lowest total price we could find. It includes lifetime access to 27 lectures.
Refurbished Planar 22" 1080p LCD Display for $70 + free shipping, 27" for $110
MacMall offers the refurbished Planar PX2710MW 22" 1080p LCD Monitor (pictured), model no. 997-6498-00, for $69.99 with free shipping. That's $50 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one. Features include a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p) and both DVI-D and VGA inputs.
Also available is the refurbished Planar PX2710MW 27" 1080p LCD Monitor, model no. 997-5984-00, for $109.99 with free shipping. That's $45 under our fall mention, $220 off list, and the lowest total price we could find. Features include a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), integrated speakers, one HDMI input, and both DVI-D and VGA inputs.
A 90-day warranty applies to both items, although it's unclear who backs it.
Luxa2 Groovy Bluetooth Speaker for $40 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, NeweggFlash offers the Luxa2 Groovy Bluetooth Speaker, model no. AD-SPK-ALGVSI-00, for $39.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we could find by $15. This aluminum speaker features brown and black leather straps, Bluetooth 2.1, and up to 3.5 hours of playing time. Deal ends August 24.
Hitachi GST 1TB SATA 6Gbps 2.5" Laptop Hard Drive for $64 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the Hitachi GST Travelstar 1TB Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal Laptop Hard Drive, model no. 0S03563, for $64 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from three weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low of $4.) It has a 32MB cache. Deal ends August 28.
Nokia Coloud Boom On-Ear Headphones for $26 + free shipping
Microsoft Store offers the Nokia Coloud Boom On-Ear Headphones in four colors (Red pictured) for $26.24 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest total price we could find for these headphones in any color by $16. They feature a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz and 3.5mm connector. Deal ends September 14.
Western Digital 3TB SATA Internal Hard Drive for $89 + pickup at Fry's (updated)
Fry's offers the Western Digital 3TB Desktop Mainstream Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal Hard Drive, model no. WDBH2D0030HNC-NRSN, for $89
with. That's $11 under our June mention and tied as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $18.) It features a 64MB cache. Deal ends August 28. free shipping
Update: It's now available for in-store pickup only.
Samsung 256GB 6Gbps SSD w/ $21 Rakuten credit for $140 + free shipping
Ending today, Buy.com via Rakuten Shopping offers the Samsung 256GB 840 Pro Series Serial ATA 6Gb/s 2.5" MLC Internal SSD, model no. MZ-7PD256BW, for $155.99. Coupon code "4EAF2DD" cuts it to $139.99. Plus, apply coupon code "LIGHTNING" to yield 2,100 Rakuten Super Points, which convert to a $21 Rakuten Shopping credit. With free shipping and assuming you use the credit, that's $21 under our mention from last week and the lowest total price we've seen for this SSD. (It's also a current price low by $37.) It features read speeds of up to 540MB/s and write speeds of up to 520MB/s.
Sony 60" 120Hz 1080p 3D WiFi LED LCD Smart TV for $1,199 + pickup at Fry's
For in-store pickup only, Fry's Electronics offers the Sony 60" Motionflow XR 480 1080p 3D WiFi LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. KDL-60W850B, for $1,199. That's the lowest total price we could find by $216, although we saw it for a buck less last month. It includes two pairs of Sony Active 3D Glasses and features a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, WiFi, USB, and four HDMI inputs. Deal ends August 28.
AOC 27" 1080p LED LCD Display from $180 + $8 s&h
BJ's Wholesale Club offers its members the AOC 27" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Monitor, model no. E2752VH, for $179.99 plus $8.30 for shipping. (Non-members pay $9 more.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $12, although we saw it for $18 less in June. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), LED backlight, and one HDMI input.
Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Headphones for $239 + $7 s&h
LA Computer Company offers the Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise-Canceling Headphones, model no. 362544-0010, for $239 plus $7.41 for shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $53, although we saw them for $6 less last week. They feature active noise-cancelling technology, a foldable design, built-in mic with remote, and inline volume control.