Cell phones and smartphones
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Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Apr 23, 2014
Apple 32GB iPad Air WiFi Tablet w/ Retina Display for $520 + free shipping
AltaTac via eBay offers the Apple 32GB iPad Air WiFi Tablet with Retina Display in Space Gray (pictured), model no. MD786LL/A, or Silver, model no. MD789LL/A, for $519.99 with free shipping. That's $30 below our January mention and the lowest total price we could find by $70. It features a 9.7" 2048x1536 Retina display, Apple A7 64-bit processor, FaceTime HD front-side camera, dual microphones, 5-megapixel iSight camera, 802.11n Wireless with MIMO, Lightning connector, 10-hour battery life, and iOS 7.
GamersGate Spring Sale: Up to 75% off games, DLC, deals from 68 cents
GamersGate cuts up to 75% off a selection of game and DLC downloads for Windows, Mac, and Linux during its Spring Sale, with prices starting at 68 cents. Titles include The Walking Dead, Omerta: City of Gangsters, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Torchlight, and more.
Nikon Coolpix S02 13MP Digital Camera, Photo Book for $80 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the Nikon Coolpix S02 13.2-Megapixel Digital Camera in White, Blue, Pink, or Silver, bundled with a Shutterfly 8 X 8 Photo Book, for $79.99 with free shipping. (You'll receive an email containing a coupon code for the photo book shortly after purchase.) That's the lowest total price we could find for just the camera by $15. This small camera features a 2.7" touchscreen LCD, 3x optical zoom, 7.3GB internal memory, 1080p video capture, and USB. Deal ends today.
Used Nook 9" 1080p 32GB HD+ WiFi Tablet for $100 + free shipping
CowBoom offers the used Barnes & Noble Nook 9" 32GB HD+ WiFi Tablet in Slate, model no. BNTV600, for $109.99. Coupon code "SPRING14" cuts the price to $99.99. With free shipping, that's $10 below our Thanksgiving mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low of $79.) Features include a 9" 1920x1280 touchscreen LCD, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 32GB internal storage, 1GB RAM, 802.11n wireless, microSD card slot, and HDMI.
Note: No warranty information is provided. This used unit may be missing parts or accessories and have dents or scratches.
Refurb Nikon 1 J1 10MP Mirrorless Camera Bundle for $200 + free shipping
BuyDig via eBay again offers the factory-refurbished Nikon 1 J1 10.1-Megapixel Digital Camera and Nikon NIKKOR VR II 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens in Red, Black, or White, model no. 27532, bundled with the refurbished Nikon NIKKOR 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens and Nikon One Deluxe System Case, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our February mention and $150 under the lowest total price we could find for refurbished versions of these items elsewhere. The camera features a 3" LCD, 1080p HD video recording, USB connectivity, SD card slot, and HDMI. A 90-day Nikon warranty applies. Deal ends May 2.
Refurb HP ENVY i7 Quad 17" 1080p Touch Laptop for $670 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, 1Sale the 7-lb. factory-refurbished HP ENVY TouchSmart Quad Edition Intel Haswell Core i7 2.4GHz 17.3" Touchscreen Laptop in Modern Silver, model no. m7-j020dx, for $669.99 with free shipping. That's $15 under our mention from last week and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's also a current price low for a refurb by $29.) Features include an Intel Core i7-4700MQ 2.4GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 17.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) touch LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD burner, webcam, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, fingerprint reader, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. A 90-day HP warranty applies. Deal ends today.
Microsoft 1100 Wireless Mobile Mouse for $10 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Microsoft 1100 Wireless Mobile Mouse in Black, model no. 2CF-00008, for $9.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $6. It features an ambidextrous design and 2.4GHz wireless technology.
Open Box Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Tablet for $230 + free shipping
Blutek via eBay offers the open-box, 1st-generation Apple iPad mini 16GB WiFi Tablet in Space Gray, model no. MF432LL/A, or White, model no. MD531LL/A, for $229.99 with free shipping. That's $19 below our mention from five days ago of a new model, since expired, and the lowest total price we've seen outside of refurbs. (It's a current low of $50 for a new model.) This 0.3"-thick tablet weighs 0.7 lbs. and features an Apple A5 1GHz dual-core processor, 7.9" 1024x768 touchscreen LCD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, FaceTime, accelerometer, compass, up to 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 7.
Crucial M500 240GB SATA 6Gbps SSD for $110 + free shipping
NCIX offers the Crucial M500 240GB SATA 6Gb/s 2.5" Internal SSD, model no. CT240M500SSD1, for $109.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our expired mention from six days ago and the lowest total price we could find now by $6. It features read speeds of up to 500MB/s and write speeds of up to 250MB/s.
Unlocked Nokia Lumia 2520 10.1" 32GB 4G LTE Tablet for $350 + free shipping
bidallies via eBay offers the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 2520 10.1" 32GB 4G LTE Windows RT Tablet for $349.95 with free shipping. That's $149 under the lowest total price we could find for this tablet purchased without a contract. (It's also $49 under the best price we could find if purchased with a 2-year contract.) Features include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 1920x1080 touchscreen display, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 6.7-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 802.11n wireless, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD slot, and Windows RT 8.1. It can be activated to work with a data plan from Verizon or any GSM-based carrier.