Games and Gaming Gear
Here are CNET's picks for the consoles to get this holiday season.
Let CNET show you which is the best portable console for the gamer on the go.
Each holiday sees the release of dozens of titles, but here are the ones you should have on your list for the gamer who's of age.
This holiday season make sure the younger gamer in your life is playing something totally fun, but also appropriate!
Latest Tech Deals
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Aug 27, 2014
Thermaltake Mini ITX Case, Corsair H55 CPU Cooler for $90 + free shipping
TigerDirect offers the Thermaltake Core V1 Modular Mini ITX Case in Black, model no. CA-1B8-00S1WN-00, bundled with the Corsair Hydro Series H55 Quiet Liquid/Water CPU Cooler, model no. CW-9060010-WW, for $89.99 with free shipping. That's $19 under the lowest total price we could find for these items sold separately elsewhere. The case features two 3.5" bays, a 7.87" fan, and four expansion bays. The cooler features a 120mm fan.
ASRock Micro ATX Motherboard w/ Intel Dual Core CPU for $60 + free shipping
Mwave offers the ASRock Micro ATX Motherboard with an Intel Dual Core 2.41GHz J1800 Processor, model no. D1800M, for $59.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $2. The motherboard features support for up to 16GB RAM, USB 3.0, and HDMI. The processor features a 1MB cache.
Sans Digital 3.5" Single Bay Drive Enclosure for $96 + free shipping
MWave offers the Sans Digital MobileSTOR MS1CT+ 3.5" Single Bay SATA to USB 3.0 Drive Enclosure with Removable Tray for $95.99 with free shipping. That's $4 below our mention from last month and the lowest total price we could find by $18. It features eSATA 6G, Firewire 800, 4TB capacity, and fanless operation.
Refurbished Funai WiFi Blu-ray Player w/ Netflix for $30 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the refurbished Funai Wireless Blu-ray Disc Player, model no. NB620FX4, for $29.99 with free shipping. That's $14 under last month's mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $30.) This Blu-ray player features streaming apps including Netflix, YouTube, and Vudu, Ethernet, USB, and one HDMI output. Deal ends September 1.
Note: A 1-year warranty applies, but it's unclear who provides it.
Canon PIXMA WiFi Multifunction Printer, Corel Office for $70 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Canon PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer in Black, model no. 8580B002, which also scans and copies, with the Corel PC Office Suite 4 for Windows for $69.95. With free shipping, that's $9 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this bundle. (It's also $144 below the best price we could find for these items purchased separately elsewhere.) The printer features 9 ppm color / 11 ppm black, 4800 x 1200 dpi printing, 2400 x 1200 dpi scanning, 802.11n wireless, and USB. The software bundle includes Corel WordPerfect Office X6, PaintShop Pro X6, PDF Fusion, and VideoStudio Pro X6.
Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones for $69 + free shipping
Monster via eBay offers the Monster DNA On-Ear Headphones in 14 colors (Cobalt Blue/Dark Grey pictured) for $69 with free shipping. That's $6 under our April mention and the lowest total price we've seen for these headphones. (It's a current price low by $51.) They feature a foldable design, ControlTalk cable for iPhone, and dual audio ports.
Note that these headphones come in blemished boxes and packaging may vary. No warranty information is provided.
Refurb Unlocked iPhone 5 64GB GSM Phone for $499 + free shipping, more
Factory Certified via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 5 64GB GSM Smartphone in Black (pictured), model no. MD662X/A, or White, model no. MD643C/A, for $499 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from a week ago as lowest total price we've seen for an unlocked 64GB iPhone 5. (It's also $100 under the best price we could find for a new unit.) It features an Apple A6 processor, 4" 1136x640 Retina display, 8-megapixel iSight camera, 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, 1080p video capture, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and 1GB RAM.
Also available is the factory-refurbished Unlocked Apple iPhone 5 16GB GSM Smartphone in Black, model no. MD293LL/A, or White, model no. MD294LL/A, for $449 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's $161 under the best price we could find for a new unit.) Each is covered by a 1-year Apple warranty.
Sony Bluetooth Wireless Headset for $70 + free shipping
Expansys offers the Sony Bluetooth Wireless Headset in Black, model no. DR-BTN200M, for $69.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $20. They feature a frequency response of 10Hz to 24kHz, Bluetooth 3.0, up to a 30-foot range, microphone, up to 40 hours of playback, and one-touch pairing/connecting (NFC).
Refurb Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7" Android Tablet for $110 + free shipping
Driven GPS via eBay offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 8GB 7" Android Tablet in White (pictured) or Gray, model no. SM-T110NDWAXAR, for $109.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb now by $30, although we saw one for $20 less in June. It features a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 7" 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, 8GB internal memory, 802.11n wireless, 2-megapixel rear camera, microSD card slot, Bluetooth, and Google Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean).
Note: A 90 day warranty is supplied, but it's unclear who backs it.
Igloo 7.2-Cu. Ft. Chest Freezer for $159 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Igloo 7.2-Cubic Foot Chest Freezer in Seashell White, model no. FRF472, for $159.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $40. It features scratch-resistant cabinet, removable basket, and defrost drain.