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 19, 2014
Refurbished Philips 60W Soundbar w/ Subwoofer for $50 + free shipping
Fry's Electronics offers the refurbished Philips 60-watt Soundbar System w/ Subwoofer, model no. CSS2123/F7, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's $10 below our May mention and the lowest price we've seen for a refurbished item. (It's a current low for a refurb by $38.) This soundbar features 3.5mm audio input and DoubleBASS technology, and includes a remote control. Deal ends September 25.
It comes with a 90-day warranty although it's unclear who backs it.
HP ENVY 14t Haswell Core i5 Dual 1.7GHz 14" Laptop for $575 + $10 s&h
HP Home & Home Office Store offers the 4.4-lb. HP ENVY 14t Intel Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 14" Laptop, model no. J6G10AV, for $599.99. Coupon code "PC599Q4" cuts it to $574.99. With $9.99 for 2-day shipping (you can choose it in-cart), that's $40 under our mention from a month ago and the best price we've seen since February, when it was $45 less. It features an Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 14" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
RCA 55" 120Hz 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $499 + free shipping
Fry's offers the RCA 55" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. LED55C55R120Q, for $499.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $31, although we saw it for $20 less in July. It features a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, USB, and two HDMI inputs. Deal expires September 25.
Dell Financial Service coupons: 40% off any item $299 or more
Dell Financial Services cuts 40% off any factory-refurbished item priced at $299 or more via coupon code "DELL40SALE". Or, take 25% off any refurb priced from $29 to $298 via coupon code "DELL25SALE". Shipping starts at $17.99. Dell refurbs are covered by a 100-day Dell warranty. Coupons end September 23.
Samsung Galaxy S Duos Dual SIM 4GB Android Phone for $103 + free shipping
Nuevacasa via eBay offers the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S Duos Dual SIM 4GB Android Smartphone in White, model no. S7562L, for $102.79 with free shipping. That's $5 under our mention from July and the best price we've seen for this phone. (It's also a current low for any color by $50.) This dual-SIM GSM phone features a 4" 400x800 touchscreen display, Cortex A5 1GHz processor, 768MB RAM, 4GB memory, 5-megapixel camera, MicroSD card slot (up to 32GB), 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 3.0, and Google Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich). Deal ends September 26.
Note that this item will ship from China and has an estimated delivery date between October 10 and November 17.
Apple Lightning to USB Cable with Wall Charger for $7 + free shipping
A4C offers this Apple Lightning to USB Data Cable with Wall Charger in White, model no. A1265, for $6.95 with free shipping. That's $5 below our April mention and the lowest total price we could find by pennies now. The cable allows syncing and charging via your computer's USB port or charging from a wall socket via the adapter. Deal ends September 22.
LG G3 4G LTE No-Contract Android Phone for Verizon for $400 + free shipping
A4C offers the LG G3 4G LTE No-Contract Android Smartphone for Verizon Wireless in White, model no. VS985, for $399.95 with free shipping. That's $200 under Verizon's no-contract price. It features a 5.5" 2560x1440 touchscreen LCD with Gorilla Glass 3, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, 13-megapixel rear camera, 1080p video recording, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac wireless, and Google Android 4.4.2 OS (KitKat). Deal ends September 24.
HP Envy Haswell i7 2GHz 16" 1080p Touch Laptop for $899 + free shipping
Microsoft Store offers the 5.81-lb. HP Envy 15 k012nr Signature Edition Intel Haswell Core i7 2GHz 15.6" 1080p Touchscreen Laptop for $899 with free shipping. That's $60 below our mention from last week and the lowest total price we've seen. Features include an Intel Core i7-4510U 2GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 12GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 850M 4GB video card, 802.11n wireless, DVD burner, HD webcam, Bluetooth, USB 3.0, HDMI, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
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.