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.
Mar 9, 2014
Sony 70" 120Hz 1080p 3D WiFi HDTV for $1,500 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Sony 70" 120Hz 1080p 3D WiFi HD Television, model no. KDL70R550A, for $1,499.99 with free shipping. That's $299 under our mention from two days ago and the lowest total price we could find by $499. Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, edge-lit LED backlight, BRAVIA Internet Video, wireless connectivity, Ethernet port, two USB ports, and four HDMI inputs.
Kyocera Hydro Waterproof Prepaid Android Phone for $10 at Target stores
Target retail stores offer the Kyocera Hydro Waterproof 3G Android Smartphone for Boost Mobile in Black, model no. C5170, for $9.99. (Click on the weekly ad and turn to page 3; this deal is not available online.) That's tied with our December mention and the lowest price we've seen. (It's also $35 under the best shipped price we could find today.) This phone is purported to be waterproof in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes and features a 3.5" HVGA IPS touchscreen, 1GHz dual-core processor, microSD card slot (2GB microSD card included), 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera, Bluetooth, GPS, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
Lenovo Miix 2 8" 32GB Windows 8.1 Tablet for $200 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Lenovo Miix 2 8" 32GB Windows 8.1 Tablet, model no. 59393605, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our expired mention from five days ago as the best price we've seen for this tablet. (It's a current price low by $89.) This 0.8-lb. tablet features an Intel Atom Z3740 1.33GHz quad-core processor, 8" 1280x800 multi-touch LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 2-cell battery, microSD card slot, and Windows 8.1 32-bit.
Refurb Nikon Coolpix AW110 16MP GPS Camera Bundle for $108 + $8 s&h
Adorama offers the factory-refurbished Nikon Coolpix AW110 16-Megapixel Waterproof Digital Camera in Orange bundled with a Kingston 8GB Class 10 SDHC Memory Card, model no. SD10V/8GB, Lowepro Dublin 20 Camera Pouch, Adorama Cleaning Kit, and Adorama Slinger Memory Card Wallet for $108.10 plus around $8 for shipping. That's $43 under our Black Friday mention of this refurbished camera alone and $106 less than the best price we could find for a new camera without the extras elsewhere. Features include 5x optical zoom, 1080p video recording, WiFi, GPS, and HDMI. A 90-day Nikon warranty applies.
SEGA Mega Drive Collections 1 - 5 for Windows for $2 each
Green Man Gaming cuts up to 75% off a selection of SEGA Mega Drive Collection downloads, leaving each at $1.87. That's the lowest price we could find for any Mega Drive Collection by $5. Each collection includes several classic Sega titles such as Golden Axe, Ecco the Dolphin, Ristar, and Streets of Rage. The deals:
- SEGA Mega Drive Collection 1 for Windows for $1.87
- SEGA Mega Drive Collection 2 for Windows (pictured) for $1.87
- SEGA Mega Drive Collection 3 for Windows for $1.87
- SEGA Mega Drive Collection 4 for Windows for $1.87
- SEGA Mega Drive Collection 5 for Windows for $1.87
Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad for $15 + $6 s&h
MacMall offers the Kensington KeyCover Hard Shell Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad, model no. K39785US, for $14.99 plus around $6 for shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $4. It's compatible with 2nd-, 3rd-, and 4th-generation iPads and features an adjustable stand and auto sleep.
Jet Set Radio for PC for $1
Green Man Gaming offers downloads of Jet Set Radio for Windows for $1.24. That's tied with our October mention and the lowest price we could find by $4. This is a port of the classic Dreamcast game.
Note that this game requires Steam to play.
Dash Squeeze Juicer for $100 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Dash Squeeze Juicer, model no. JB250SS, for $99.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $65. This 250-watt juice extractor purports to produces more than 30% more juice than traditional juicers.
Refurb Acer Haswell i5 1.6GHz 16" Touch 2-in-1 Laptop for $650 + free shipping
Acer via eBay offers the factory-refurbished 5.3-lb. Acer Aspire Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 15.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. R7-572-6423, for $649.99 with free shipping. That's $100 under last week's mention of a new unit and $149 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit elsewhere. Usable as a notebook or a tablet, it includes an Intel Haswell Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 15.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 1TB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, HDMI, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. No optical drive is included. A 90-day Acer warranty applies.
ZipBuds Fresh Tangle-Free Earbuds for $10 + free shipping
Three Jack via eBay offers the ZipBuds Fresh Tangle-Free Earbuds in four colors for $9.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $30. Features included zipper-integrated cabling and three sets of ear tips.