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
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Sep 22, 2014
Refurb Apple iPod touch 8GB MP3 Player (4th gen) for $80 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished 4th-generation Apple iPod Touch 8GB MP3 Player in White, model no. MD057LL/A, for $79.95 with free shipping. That's $9 under our mention from three days ago and the lowest total price we've seen for a refurbished model. (It's currently $144 under the cost of a new one.) It features a high-definition Retina Display, 3-axis gyro, front- and rear-facing cameras (the latter capable of HD recording), FaceTime, and Game Center. Deal ends September 24.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Refurb Motorola HZ850 Whisper Bluetooth Headset for $35 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Motorola HZ850 Whisper Bluetooth Headset for $34.95 with free shipping. That's $10 under the lowest total price we could find for a new, open-box unit sold elsewhere. It features integrated volume controls, up to six hours of talk time, 300-foot range, and is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled devices. Deal ends September 24.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for PC downloads for $14
GamersGate offers downloads of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare for Windows for $13.50. That's $6 under our mention from last week and the lowest price we've seen for this game. (It's also a current price low by $6.)
Apple 3-Foot Lightning to USB Cable for $7 + free shipping
ChubbiesTech via eBay offers the Apple 3-Foot Lightning to USB Cable, model no. MD818ZM/A, for $6.99 with free shipping. That's $1 under our mention from yesterday and the lowest total price we could find today by $1. It's designed for use with Apple's latest connector, found on the iPhone 5 and above, iPad mini, and latest-generation iPad, iPod touch, and iPod nano.
Lexmark Monochrome Laser Printer for $64 + free shipping
Ending today, Office Depot offers the Lexmark Monochrome Laser Printer, model no. MS310dn, for $63.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $138. It features up to 35 ppm, up to 1200x1200 printing dpi, 2-sided printing, 250-sheet paper tray, and Ethernet and USB.
Realspace PRO Quantum 9000 Mid-Back Chair for $175 + free shipping
Today only, Office Depot offers the Realspace PRO Quantum 9000 Series Mid-Back Chair in Black for $269.99. Coupon code "40257252" cuts it to $175.49. With free shipping, that's $35 under our June mention, a savings of $165, and the lowest total price we could find. It features height and width adjustable armrests, steel frame construction, adjustable lumbar cushioning, and waterfall seat cushion.
Refurb 3rd-Gen Apple iPad 32GB WiFi 10" Tablet for $270 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished 3rd-generation Apple iPad 32GB WiFi 9.7" Tablet in Black, model no. MC706LL/A, or White, model no. MD329LL/A, for $269.95 with free shipping. That's tied with last month's mention as the lowest total price we've seen for this iPad. (It's a current low for a refurb by $30.) It weighs 1.44 lbs. and features a 9.7" 2048x1536 Retina display, A5x dual-core processor with quad-core graphics, 5-megapixel iSight camera with 1080p video recording, front FaceTime camera, voice dictation, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, up to 10 hours of battery life, and iOS 5. Deal ends September 24.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Style@Work by Thomasville Wellzer Leather Task Chair for $97 + free shipping
Today only, Office Depot offers the Style@Work by Thomasville Wellzer Mid-Back Bonded Leather Task Chair in Dark Brown for $149.99. Coupon code "40257252" cuts it to $97.49. (Discount appears at checkout.) With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $142. It features a weight capacity of 250 lbs., adjustable tilt tension and seat height, armrests, and a waterfall seat cushion.
Used Microsoft Surface Pro 11" 128GB Tablet for $310 + $5 s&h
As one of its daily deals, Cowboom offers the used 1.5-lb. Microsoft Surface Pro 10.6" 128GB Windows 8 Tablet, model no. 9UR-00001, for $309.99 plus $5 for shipping. That's $85 under our refurb mention from last month and the lowest total price we've seen for this tablet. (It's currently $242 under the cost of a new one.) It features an Intel Core i5-3317U 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 10.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) multi-touch LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal flash storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, front- and rear-facing 720p HD cameras, microSDXC card slot, and Windows 8 Pro. Deal ends today.
Of note, no warranty information is provided.
Sony Ultra Slim Cable Management System for $50 + free shipping
Sony Store offers its Sony Ultra Slim Cable Management System, model no. 27-PROFORMACM01, for $119.99. Coupon code "70OFFPROFORMA" cuts that to $49.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $18. It features pre-installed HDMI and power extension cables. Deal ends November 30.
Of note, this item is temporarily out of stock, but can be ordered at this price for delivery when available.