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.
Apr 17, 2014
Unlocked Sony Xperia M Android Smartphone for $176 + free shipping
Bq_shop via eBay offers the Unlocked Sony Xperia M Android Smartphone in White, model no. C1905, for $175.79 with free shipping. That's $2 under our mention from ten days ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low in any color by $38.) This dual-band GSM smartphone features a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus dual-core processor, 4" 480x854 touchscreen, 4GB internal storage, 5-megapixel camera, 720p video recording, and Android OS v4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Panasonic 8-Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Maker for $80 + free shipping
Panasonic offers its Panasonic 8-Cup Stainless Steel Coffee Maker in Smoke, model no. NC-ZF1H, for $119.95. Coupon code "GETBREWING" cuts the price to $79.95. With free shipping, that's $17 under last week's mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low of $16.) Features include an 8-cup capacity, paperless filter, aroma selector, auto shut-off, and blue LED indicator.
PopCap 3-Game Hero Bundle for PC or Mac for $10
Origin offers downloads of the PopCap 3-Game Hero Bundle for Windows or Mac for $9.99. That's $10 under last week's mention and the lowest price we could find by $20. The bundle includes Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition, Bejeweled 3, and Peggle. An Origin account is required to play these games.
HP ENVY Haswell i7 Quad PC w/ 4GB GPU, 32GB RAM for $1,285 + free shipping
HP Home & Home Office offers its HP ENVY 700-230qe Intel Haswell Core i7 Quad 3.4GHz Desktop PC, model no. 902140, for $1,299.99. Coupon code "DEALNEWS15HP" cuts it to $1,284.99. With free shipping, that's a $10 drop from last week and the lowest total price we've seen for this system. Features include an Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 32GB RAM, 2TB 7200 rpm hard drive, 4GB Nvidia GeForce GT640 video card, Blu-Ray / DVD combo drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, media card reader, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (No monitor is included.)
Apple iPhone 5 3.3-Foot Lightning to USB Cable for $9 + free shipping, more
All4Cellular offers the Apple iPhone 5 3.3-Foot Lightning to USB Cable in White, model no. MD818ZM/A, for $8.95 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from last month and the lowest total price we could find by a buck. It's for use with Apple's latest connector, found on the iPhone 5, iPad mini, and latest-generation iPad, iPod touch, and iPod nano.
Of note, All4Cellular also offers the Chromo iPhone 5 Colored Screen Protector Kit in seven colors for $2.95 with free shipping. That's tied with our November mention and the lowest total price we could find by a buck. It features full-screen protection, a cleaning cloth, and applicator card.
Half-Life PC game downloads: Up to 75% off + extra 20% off
Green Man Gaming cuts up to 75% off a selection of Half-Life game downloads for Windows. Plus, take an extra 20% off via coupon code "O3H7FE-D4NFO0-F0LIGK". The deals, with prices after coupon:
Google Nexus 7 32GB 7" Android Tablet Bundle for $180 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the 1st-generation ASUS Google Nexus 7 32GB 7" Android Tablet in Black, model no. NEXUS7-ASUS-1B32, bundled with an HP Deskject 1010 Inkjet Printer and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 for Mac/Windows for $199.99. In-cart, the price drops to $179.99. With free shipping, that's $104 under the lowest total price we could find for these items sold separately elsewhere. This 12-oz. tablet features a 7" 1280x800 IPS touchscreen LCD, Tegra 3 T30L 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 32GB memory, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and Google Android 4.1 OS (Jelly Bean). The printer features print speeds of up to 20 ppm black and 16 ppm color, 600 dpi print resolution, and USB.
- Samsung Flip Cover for Galaxy S4 for $5 + free shipping
HP Pro 3500 Ivy Bridge Core i3 Dual 3.3GHz Desktop PC for $486 + free shipping
ANTOnline offers its HP Pro 3500 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 3.3GHz Desktop PC, model no. D8C45UT, for $485.60 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $54. It features an Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD-ROM, and Windows 7 Pro with Windows 8 media.
Refurbished Apple iMac Core i5 27" Desktop for $980 + $34 s&h
MegaMacs offers the refurbished Apple iMac Intel Core i5 2.6GHz 27" Desktop, model no. MB953LL/A, for $979.99 plus around $34 for shipping. That's $39 below our December mention (which had more RAM) and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's currently $142 under the best we could find for a used unit.) Features include an Intel Core i5 2.6GHz processor, 27" LED-backlit glass display, 4GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, Radeon HD 5670 512MB graphics, AirPort Extreme (802.11n), FaceTime HD camera, Bluetooth, Magic Mouse, wireless keyboard, and OS X 10.9 Mavericks. Deal ends April 23.
A 30-day MegaMacs warranty applies.