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 18, 2014
HP 8GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM Laptop RAM for $48 after rebate + free shipping
MacMall offers the HP 8GB DDR3L-1600 SODIMM Laptop Memory, model no. H6Y77UT#ABA, for $77.99. This $30 mail-in rebate cuts that to $47.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $42. This 204-pin SoDIMM is low-voltage and features memory speeds of 1600MHz. Rebate ends September 30.
Able Planet Noise-Canceling Headphones for $29 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Able Planet Noise-Canceling Headphones in Black, model no. NC300BT, for $28.99 with free shipping. That's a buck below our mention from a month ago and the lowest total price we've seen for these headphones. (It's a current low by $6.) These headphones feature an adjustable headband, in-line volume control, LINX audio technology, and 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response.
HP AMD Quad Core 16" Laptop w/ 7" 8GB tablet for $500 + $10 s&h
HP Home & Home Office offers the 5-lb. HP Pavilion 15z AMD A8 2GHz 15.6" LED-Backlit Laptop in five colors (Purple pictured), model no. G1C89AV, with the HP 7 Plus 7" 8GB Android Tablet, model no. G4B64AA, for $599.98. Coupon code "PAV15Z7" cuts it to $499.98. With $9.99 for shipping, that's a $100 savings and the best we could find for this combo. It features an AMD A8-6410 2GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 6GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends September 27.
Double Dragon: Neon for PC downloads for $2
GameFly offers downloads of Double Dragon: Neon for Windows for $2.49. Coupon code "SEP15OFF" cuts it to $2.11. That's the lowest price we could find by $8.
Open-Box Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones for $89 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the open-box Bose SoundTrue On-Ear Headphones in Black, model no. 626237-0010, for $89 with free shipping. That's $35 below our mention from two weeks ago of a factory-sealed unit and the lowest total price we've seen for these headphones. (It's also $61 under the best price we could find for a factory-sealed unit today.) They feature a fold-flat design, detachable cable, in-line remote, microphone, and memory foam ear cushions.
A 1-year warranty is included, but it's unclear who backs it
Kensington 12" Neoprene Sleeve Laptop Bag for $9 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the Kensington SP12 Neoprene Sleeve Laptop Bag in Black, model no. K62569US, for $8.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $8. It stores laptops and other devices up to 12" and features interior and exterior storage pockets.
TRENDnet 1TB 2-Bay Gigabit NAS Media Server for $90 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the TRENDnet 1TB 2-Bay Gigabit Network Attached Storage Media Server, model no. TN-200T1, for $89.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $70. (For further comparison, we saw it without a hard drive for $35 in July.) It can connect to DLNA-certified Smart TVs, media players, and game consoles and find and play HD videos and music. It features an installed 1TB Serial ATA drive (expandable to 8TB via two bays) and one USB 2.0 port. Deal ends September 24.
Orico 2.5" SATA to USB External Hard Drive Enclosure for $6 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the Orico 2.5" Serial ATA to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive Enclosure, model no. 2588US-BK, for $5.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen and a current low by $4. This metal enclosure supports hard drives up to 1TB and features a tool-free design. Deal ends September 24.
Refurb Corsair Force 90GB 2.5" SATA 6Gbps Internal SSD for $35 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the refurbished Corsair Force Series 3 90GB 2.5" Serial ATA 6Gb/s Internal SSD, model no. CSSD-F90GB3/RF2, for $34.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $42 and the least expensive 90GB SSD we've seen. It features data transfer rates of up to 550MB/s. Deal ends September 24.
Note: A 30-day warranty applies, but it's unclear who backs it.
Honeywell HEPA Tower Air Purifier for $38 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the Honeywell HEPA Tower Air Purifier, model no. HHT-055, for $37.99 with free shipping. That's $2 below yesterday's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $22. It features a True HEPA filter, carbon pre-filter, and electronic filter monitor.