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 30, 2014
MacBook Pro Haswell i7 15" Retina Laptop, Applecare for $2,835 + $12 s&h
Expercom continues to offer the Apple MacBook Pro Haswell Intel Core i7 2.8GHz 15.4" Laptop with Retina Display, model no. MGXC2LL/A, bundled with three years of AppleCare, for $2,835.27 plus $11.50 for shipping. That's $27 under the lowest total price we could find for these items purchased separately elsewhere. It features an Intel Core i7 2.8GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 15.4" IPS retina display, 16GB RAM, 512GB flash storage, NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB video card, Thunderbolt port, and Mac OS X. Deal ends October 13.
Harman Kardon 500W 5.1 Home Theater Receiver for $189 + free shipping
Harman Audio offers its Harman Kardon 500-watt 5.1-Channel Home Theater Receiver with AirPlay, model no. AVR 1700, for $349.99. Add it to your cart to drop the price to $189. With free shipping, that's $20 below our mention in January last year, $409 off list, and the best price we've seen. It features 100 watts per channel into five channels, six HDMI inputs, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio decoding, and AirPlay support. Deal ends October 5.
Used Acer C720 Dual Haswell 1.4GHz 12" Chromebook for $120 + $5 s&h
As one of its daily deals, CowBoom offers the used 2.8-lb. Acer Aspire C720-2802 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 11.6" Chromebook in Granite Gray for $119.99 plus $5 for shipping. That's $20 under our mention of a used unit from last month and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's also $74 under the best price we could find for a new unit.) Features include an Intel Haswell Celeron ULT 2955U 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 LCD, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, webcam, and Google Chrome OS. Deal ends today.
Note: No warranty information is provided. This used unit may be missing parts or accessories and have dents or scratches.
Apple Intel Xeon Quad 3.7GHz Mac Pro w/ 32GB RAM for $3,240 + $18 s&h
ExperCom offers the Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 3.7GHz Workstation, model no. ME253LL/A, upgraded with 32GB RAM, for $3,239.70 plus $17.50 for shipping. That's $242 below what Apple charges for this configuration and the lowest total price we could find. It features an Intel Xeon E5 3.7GHz quad-core processor, 32GB RAM, 256GB flash storage, dual AMD FirePro D300 2GB video cards, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and Mac OS X Mavericks.
Samsung ATIV AMD Quad 2GHz 22" Touch AIO PC for $599 + free shipping
Microsoft Store offers the Samsung ATIV One 5 A6 2GHz 21.5" Touchscreen All-in-One Signature Edition Desktop PC, model no. DP515A2G-K02US, for $599 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $201. Features include an AMD A6-5200 2GHz quad-core processor, 21.5" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, HDMI, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
SodaStream Genesis Home Soda Maker Kit for $50 + pickup at Best Buy
As one of its daily deals and for in-store pickup only, Best Buy offers the SodaStream Genesis Home Soda Maker Kit in Black, model no. 1017512018, for $49.99. That's $10 under our mention from three weeks ago and the lowest non-rebate price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $30.) It includes the machine, a 1-liter carbonating bottle with lid, 60-liter carbonator, and 12-count sodamix flavor sampler. Deal ends today.
Earphones for iPhone for $1 + free shipping
Joy Town Online via eBay offers these Earphones for iPhone in White for $1.03 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $3. These earbuds feature a 3.5mm jack, in-line volume control, and mic.
Of note, delivery is expected to take between three to eight weeks.
Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier for $22 + 22-cent s&h
Deals Devil offers the Holmes Warm Mist Humidifier, model no. HM5305-UC, for $26.99. Coupon code "LOVEYOU5" cuts it to $21.99. With 22-cent for shipping, that's $5 off list and the lowest total price we could find. It features a water purification filter, 36 hour run time, and antimicrobial protection.
Oster ExpressBake Breadmaker for $48 + free shipping
At Casa.com, search for "575155" to find the Oster ExpressBake Breadmaker, model no. 5838, for $60.29. For new customers only, coupon code "SALE8802" cuts it to $48.23. With free shipping, that's the lowest shipped price we could find by $27. It makes a 2-lb. loaf and features eight settings, Expressbake for bread in less than one hour, control panel, 13-hour delay timer, and glass window.
Philips Soundbar / 3D Blu-ray Player for $150 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the Philips Soundbar / 3D Blu-ray Player, model no. HTB3525B/F7, for $149.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $149. It features two woofers, two tweeters, built-in sub-woofer, 80 watts of power, WiFi, Smart apps (Hulu Plus, Netflix, YouTube, more), Bluetooth, HDMI, and FM tuner. Deal ends today.