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.
Apr 19, 2014
Able Planet Active Noise-Canceling Headphones for $69 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Able Planet Active Noise-Canceling Headphones in Black, model no. NC1150, for $69 with free shipping. That's $19 under our mention from last year and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low among sellers with sufficient stock by $230.) These headphones feature an adjustable headband, in-line volume control, LINX Audio technology, 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, and 18dB of active noise cancellation.
Caseology Slim Armor Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 for $6 + free shipping
MODN Mall via eBay offers the Caseology Ultra Slim Armor Hard Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 in five colors (Gold pictured) for $5.99 with free shipping. That's $2 below our mention from four days ago and the lowest price we could find by $2.
Unlocked Apple iPhone 5c 32GB 4G LTE Smartphone for $500 + free shipping
Mobile Pros via eBay offers the Unlocked Apple iPhone 5c 32GB 4G LTE Smartphone in White, Pink, Blue, or Green for $499.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we've seen for an unlocked version of this phone and a current low by $149. (For further comparison, it's $5 below the lowest total price we've seen for the 16GB version.) This GSM smartphone 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 dual microphones.
Xplorer Haswell i7 Quad 13" 1080p Laptop for $902 after rebate + free shipping
CyberPower PC offers the 5-lb. Xplorer X3-9100 Intel Haswell Core i7 2.8GHz 13.3" 1080p Gaming Laptop bundled with an AZZA Alpha 1,600 DPI Gaming Mouse and AZZA Multimedia USB Gaming Keyboard for $902.25 with free shipping, via the directions below. It's the lowest total price we've seen for a Core i7-equipped 1080p laptop with 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. Features include an Intel Core i7-4810MQ 2.8GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 13.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) FHD/matte LCD, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA GTX 860M 2GB PCIe GDDR5 Video Card, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, HDMI, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. Deal ends April 20. To get this price:
- Add the Xplorer X3-9100 Intel Core i7 2.8GHz 13" 1080p Laptop Bundle for $1,055
- apply coupon code "SPRING0410" to cut it to $1,002.25
- redeem this $100 mail-in rebate for a final price of $902.25
Monster DNA In-Ear Headphones for $45 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the Monster DNA In-Ear Headphones in White Satin, model no. 128471-00, for $44.95 with free shipping. That's $5 under last month's mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current price low by $16.) They feature five pairs of interchangeable earbuds, in-line controls, and Apple ControlTalk. Deal ends today.
Sharp 32" 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $200 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy again offers the Sharp 32" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. LC-32LB150U, for $199.99 with free shipping. That's $80 off list and tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen for this TV. (It's also a low price for a name-brand TV of this class in general.) It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), LED backlight, USB, and two HDMI ports. Deal ends today.
Refurb Galaxy Note 3 32GB No-Contract Phone for AT&T for $250 + free shipping
AT&T Wireless offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 3 32GB No-Contract Android Smartphone for AT&T Wireless in Black or White for $249.99 with free shipping. That's $475 under AT&T's price for a new version of this phone without a contract. Features include a 5.7" 1920x1080 Super AMOLED touchscreen, Qualcomm MSM8974 Pro 2.3GHz quad-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB memory, 13-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, microSD card slot, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) OS. A 90-day AT&T warranty applies.
Samsung Galaxy Light Android Phone for T-Mobile for $100 + $6 s&h
HSN offers the Samsung Galaxy Light 4G LTE No-Contract Android Smartphone for T-Mobile for $99.95 plus $5.95 for shipping. That's $24 below last week's mention, which also included two chargers, and the lowest total price we could find by $54 for that same bundle today. Features include a 4" touchscreen LCD, 1.4GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and Android 4.2.2 OS (Jelly Bean).
XFX AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 PCI-e Graphics Card for $30 + $5 s&h
CowBoom offers the XFX AMD Radeon HD 6670 2GB DDR3 PCI-e Graphics Card, model no. HD-667X-CDFR, for $29.99 plus $5 for shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $24. It features 1300MHz memory clock speed and 800MHz GPU clock speed. Deal ends today.
Mass Effect 3 for PC for $5, Mass Effect 3: Digital Deluxe Add-On for $5
Origin offers downloads of Mass Effect 3 for Windows for $5. That's $12 under the lowest total price we could find for a physical copy of this role-playing game, although we saw it for a buck less in January.
Also available is the Mass Effect 3: Digital Deluxe Add-On for Windows for $5. That's $5 off and the lowest price we could find. Note that you'll need the base game to play this content.