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.
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Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Sep 2, 2014
Motorola Moto G Android Phone for Cricket for $50 after rebate + free shipping
Cricket Wireless offers the Motorola Moto G Android Smartphone for Cricket in Black for $99.99. This $50 mail-in rebate drops the price to $49.99. (You must be enrolled in an active service plan to redeem the rebate; Cricket's no-contract plans start at $40 per month.) With free shipping, that's $100 off list and within a buck of the best price we've seen for this phone with any service provider. It features a 4.5" 720x1280 Corning Gorilla Glass touchscreen display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 5-megapixel camera, 720p video recording, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, GPS, and Android 4.4 (KitKat). Rebate expires September 11.
Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse for $40 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the Razer DeathAdder 2013 Gaming Mouse, model no. RZ01-00840, for $39.99 with free shipping. That's the best outright price we've seen and a current price low by $23. (For further comparison, in June we saw it bundled with a $50 Steam gift card for $70.) It features a 6400 dpi 4G optical sensor, five buttons, gold-plated USB cable, and illuminated scroll wheel. Deal ends today.
HTC Desire 6" Android Phablet for Virgin Mobile for $180 + free shipping
ShopCellDeals via eBay offers the HTC Desire 816 5.5" Android Phablet Smartphone for Virgin Mobile, model no. D816, for $179.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under our mention from two weeks ago (which included a bundled app pack) and the best price we've seen for this device. (It's also a current price low by $50.) It features a 5.5" 1280x720 touchscreen Super LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 13-megapixel rear camera and 5MP front camera, 8GB of memory, stereo speakers, 1080p video recording, 802.11n wireless, GPS, FM radio, Bluetooth, and Android 4.4 (Kit Kat).
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.