Cell phones and smartphones
The best, brightest, and baddest communication machines you can slip into your pocket, ripe for your gift-giving pickin'.
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Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Sep 23, 2014
Refurb Harman Kardon NC Over-Ear Headphones for $129 + free shipping
Harman Audio offers its factory-refurbished Harman Kardon NC Noise-Cancelling Over-Ear Headphones, model no. HARKAR-NC-Z, for $129 with free shipping. That's $20 below our July mention of a refurb and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also $141 under the best price we could find for a new set.) These wired headphones feature 40 hours of battery life per charge and a frequency response of 16Hz to 20kHz. A 1-year Harman Kardon warranty applies. Deal ends September 28.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for PC for $7
GameStop offers Steam downloads of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance for Windows for $7.49. That's $9 under our December mention and tied as the lowest total price we've seen on any platform. (It's a current low on PC by $15.)
The North Face Router Charged Laptop Backpack for $124 + free shipping
Backcountry offers The North Face Router Charged Laptop Backpack in Monument Grey for $149.37. Coupon code "50BUMP" cuts it to $124.48. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $100. It features a water- and crush-resistant lithium polymer battery, padded air-mesh back panel, padded shoulder straps, padded stowable hipbelt, removable sternum strap, laptop pocket with neoprene tablet sleeve, multiple exterior and interior pockets, and internal mesh zippered pocket. Deal ends September 28.
MacUpdate 11-App Bundle for $50
MacUpdate offers downloads of its MacUpdate 11-App Bundle for $49.99. That's savings of $445 compared to paying the list price for all eleven programs. It includes Toast 12 Titanium, Ember, NoteBook 4, Tonality Pro, Scrivener 2.5, iMazing, Bookends 12, Mac DVDRipper Pro 5, iStat Menus 5, six months of NetShade 6, and SimCity 4 Deluxe. Deal ends September 28.
Intel CPUs at Fry's: Up to 69% off, deals from $29 + pickup
For in-store pickup only, Fry's Electronics cuts up to 69% off a selection of Intel processors, with prices from $29 as listed below. Deal ends September 25. The deals:
- Intel Pentium G2130 3.2GHz LGA1155 Processor for $29 (pictured, low by $36)
- Intel Core i3-3240 3.4GHz Processor for $69 (low by $51)
- Intel Core i5 3570K Boxed 3.4GHz Unlocked Processor for $149 (low by $81)
- Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor for $277 (low by $38)
ASUS MeMO Pad 8GB 7" Android Tablet Bundle for $120 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the ASUS MeMO Pad 8GB 7" Android Tablet, model no. ME170C-8G-BK, bundled with a Targus QuickFit Tablet Case, model no. THZ518BBUS, and PNY 16GB Class 10 microSDHC Card, model no. P-SDU16G10-GEBB, for $119.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for just the tablet by $10. This tablet features an Intel Atom 1.2GHz processor, 7" 1024 x600 touchscreen display, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, 0.3-megapixel front camera, 2-megapixel back camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card reader, microUSB, and Google Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean).
HP Pavilion AMD A4 1.5GHz 22" 1080p Touch AIO PC for $480 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the HP Pavilion 21-h014 AMD A4 1.5GHz 21.5" 1080p Touchscreen All-In-One Desktop PC bundled with Webroot Secure Anywhere 3-Device 6-Month Software for Windows / Mac for $479.99 with free shipping. That's $75 under our July mention of a similar build and the lowest total price we've seen for an HP Pavilion 1080p touch AIO desktop. (It's also a current low for such a build by $100.) It features an AMD A4-5000 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 21.5" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen IPS LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends today.
Brookstone Fall Sale: Up to 70% off + $10 off $80, $12 off $99, or $15 off $150
Brookstone takes up to 70% off clearance items during its Fall Sale. Plus, take an extra $10 off orders of $80 or more, $12 off orders of $99 or more, and $15 off orders of $150 or more via "AFF625". Shipping starts at $7.99, or spend $99 or more to qualify for free shipping via coupon code "SHIP99". (The coupons don't stack.) Some exclusions apply. Deal ends September 30.
RedPocket 30-Day Unlimited Prepaid Starter Kit w/ SIM for $25 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, iTech Deals offers the RedPocket 30 Days Unlimited Talk/Text/Data Prepaid Starter Kit with Nano or Standard Sim Card for $24.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from four days ago and the lowest total price we could find by $26. The SIM card works with unlocked GSM or T-Mobile phones. Deal ends September 24.
Refurbished Samsung 3D WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player for $45 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Samsung 3D WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player, model no. BD-H5900, for $49.95. Coupon code "FALL10" cuts it to $39.95. With free shipping, that's $15 under our July mention of a refurb and the lowest total price we could find for this refurb now by $14. It features built-in WiFi, HDMI, and USB connectivity. Deal ends September 24.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.