Cell phones and smartphones
The best, brightest, and baddest communication machines you can slip into your pocket, ripe for your gift-giving pickin'.
Mobile phones are superb communication tools but the right accessories can help them become even more useful. Here's a list of great gadget gifts which bring extra tricks to smartphones.
Supersave me: If you're thinking about purchasing a smartphone for the holidays, here are a few standouts that won't break the bank.
Looking for a new case for your new iPhone 5S/5C or Samsung Galaxy S4? Check out some of our top picks for the holiday season.
Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Sep 19, 2014
Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 14MP 5x Zoom Digital Camera for $50 + $7 s&h
BrandsMart USA offers the Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 14.1-Megapixel Digital Camera in Black, model no. DMC-F5K, for $49.88 plus about $7 for shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $23. It features a 2.7" LCD, 5x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, 720p video capture, and SDXC card slot.
Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones for $119 + free shipping
Sennheiser offers the Sennheiser HD 558 Headphones for $140. Coupon code "15SAVE" cuts it to $119. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $4, although we saw it for $29 less in May. These stereo headphones feature high-end open circumaural headphones, E.A.R. technology, and 15Hz to 28kHz frequency response. Deal ends September 30.
Samsung 80W 4.2 Sound Bar System w/ Bluetooth for $179 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Samsung 80-watt 4.2-Channel Sound Stand Soundbar System, model no. HW-H600, for a final checkout price of $179 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $87, although we briefly saw it for $99 less two weeks ago. It features a total system power of 80 watts RMS, six speakers (two tweeters, two midranges, two woofers), Bluetooth, HDMI, and USB.
RedPocket 30-Day Unlimited Prepaid Starter Kit with SIM for $25 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, iTech Deal offers the RedPocket 30 Days Unlimited Talk/Text/Data Prepaid Starter Kit with Nano or Standard Sim Card for $29.98. Coupon code "DEALN5" cuts it to $24.98. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $35. The SIM card works with unlocked GSM or T-Mobile phones. Deal ends September 20.
Refurbished Acer Iconia 8" 16GB Android Tablet for $96 + free shipping
Acer via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Acer Iconia A1-830-1633 7.9" 16GB Android Tablet in Silver, model no. NT.L3WAA.001, for $95.99 with free shipping. That's $4 under our mention of a new unit from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also $24 less than a new unit today.) It features an Intel Atom 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 7.9" 1024x768 LCD, 1GB RAM, 16GB of flash storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, and Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean). A 90-day Acer warranty applies.
Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student for PC downloads for $70
USA Computer Surplus via eBay offer downloads of Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student for Windows, model no. 79G-03550, for $69.99. That's $2 below our mention from last week and the lowest total price we could find by $2. (Most major retailers charge around $139.)
Sharp Aquos 48" 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $429 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the Sharp Aquos 48" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. LC-48LE551U, for $429 with free shipping. (This price will appear at checkout.) That's $71 under our mention from last month (although that included a $150 gift card) and is the best outright price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $71.) Features include 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, USB, and three HDMI inputs.
Patriot 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive for $48 + free shipping
Fry's offers the Patriot Memory Supersonic Xpress 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, model no. PSF128GXPUSB, for $47.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $48 and the best no-rebate price we've seen. (We saw it for $10 less after rebate in April.)
Acer Aspire Intel Dual 2.16GHz 16" Laptop for $197 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the Acer Aspire Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 15.6" Laptop, model no. ES1-511-C0M4, for $197 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $78 and one of the least expensive 16" Acer laptops we've seen. (We saw it for $2 less last month but via in-store pickup only.) It features an Intel Bay Trail Celeron N2830 2.16GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, webcam, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1. Deal ends September 25.
Spigen iPhone 6 & iPhone 6 Plus Cases from $16 + free shipping
Spigen Inc via eBay offers a selection of its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases, as listed below. Plus, all orders receive free shipping. Each design comes in four to seven colors. The deals:
- Spigen 5.5" Ultra Hybrid Air Cushion Bumper Case for iPhone 6 Plus for $15.99 ($9 off)
- Spigen 4.7" Neo Hybrid Slim Non-Slip Case for iPhone 6 from $17.99 (pictured, $15 off)
- Spigen 5.5" Neo Hybrid Dual-Layer Case for iPhone 6 Plus from $18.99 ($13 off)
- Spigen 4.7" Neo Hybrid Ex Air Cushion Bumper Case for iPhone 6 for $19.99 ($11 off)