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 1, 2014
Lenovo Flex Haswell i5 Dual 16" 1.6GHz Touch Laptop for $500 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the 5.1-lb. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Touchscreen Laptop, model no. 59401417, for $499.99 with free shipping. That's $50 below our June mention and the best price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $114.) It features an Intel Core i5-4200U Haswell 1.6GHz dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 500GB hybrid hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8. Deal ends September 7.
Refurb Dell Latitude 10 Atom 1.8GHz 10" 64GB Tablet for $220 + free shipping
Geek Deal via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Dell Latitude 10 Intel Atom 1.8GHz 10.1" Tablet, model no. LAT10-ST2E, for $219.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $27.) Features include an Intel Atom Z2760 1.8GHz dual-core processor, 10.1" 1366x768 capacitive touchscreen LED-backlit LCD with Gorilla Glass, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2-cell battery, and Windows 8 Professional 32-bit. A 1-year Dell warranty applies.
Note that this item is "Grade B" and may contain cosmetic blemishes.
Civilization Franchise Pack for PC downloads for $20
Green Man Gaming offers downloads of the Civilization Franchise Pack for Windows for $25.49. Coupon code "GMG23O-FFLABO-RDAYUS" cuts it to $19.63. That's $14 under the lowest price we could find for these games sold separately elsewhere. This pack includes Complete editions of Civilization III, Civilization IV, and Civilization V.
Note that a Steam account is required to download and play this game.
Griffin Survivor Case for iPad Mini for $20 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Griffin Survivor Case for iPad Mini in Green/Yellow, model no. GB36291, for $19.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $13. This military-grade case includes a clip-on stand and is designed to protect your device from dirt, sand, rain, shock, vibration, and a host of other extreme conditions.
Canon PowerShot N 12MP 8x Zoom Digital Camera for $150 + free shipping
Beach Camera via eBay offers the Canon PowerShot N 12.1-Megapixel Digital Camera in Black, model no. 8230B001, or White, model no. 8231B020, for $149.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $25. It features a 3" LCD tilt touchscreen, 8x optical zoom, 1080p video recording, optical image stabilization, 28mm wide-angle lens, and SDXC card slot.
Vizio 70" 1080p LED LCD Smart TV, $100 Target Credit for $1,400 + free shipping
Target offers the Vizio 70" 1080p 120Hz WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television, model no. E700i-B3, bundled with a $100 Target Gift Card for $1,399.99 with free shipping. Assuming you'll use the gift card, that's the lowest total price we could find by $80 and the lowest total price we've seen for a new Vizio 70" 1080p Smart TV this year. It features a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, WiFi, LED backlight, VIZIO Internet Apps with Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and Hulu Plus, USB, and four HDMI inputs.
3.5mm Computer Headset w/ Ear Hook for free + $4 s&h
As one of its daily deals, Yugster offers the 3.5mm Computer Headset w/ Ear Hook for free plus $3.50 for shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $2. Deal ends September 2 at 6 am ET.
Ampigo 1,700mAh Battery Case w/ Speaker for iPhone 3G to 4S for $8 + $3 s&h
As one of its daily deals, Yugster offers the Ampigo 1,700mAh External Battery Case with Speaker for Apple iPhone in Black or White for $8.97. Coupon code "FreeYugBuck" cuts it to $7.97. With $3 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by a buck. It features a kickstand, 12-stage volume control, LED indicators, and purports to increase talk time up to seven hours and music playback up to 35 hours. Deal ends September 2 at 6 am ET.
Beyerdynamic DTX 102 iE Earphones for $70 + free shipping
Sonic Electronix via eBay offers the Beyerdynamic DTX 102 iE Earbud Headphones in Red/Black, model no. 716391, for $69.99 with free shipping. That's $10 below our mention from three weeks ago and the best price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $18.). They feature a 9mm driver, 10 to 23kHz frequency response, 104 dB sensitivity, 23 Ohms impedance, and 3.9-foot cable.