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.
Aug 28, 2014
Canon PIXMA MG5520 WiFi Multifunction Printer for $50 + free shipping
Beach Camera via eBay offers the Canon PIXMA MG5520 Wireless Multifunction Inkjet Printer in Black, model no. 8580B002, which also scans and copies, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $8.) The printer features 9 ppm color / 11 ppm black, 4800 x 1200 dpi printing, 2400 x 1200 dpi scanning, 802.11n wireless, and USB.
Of note, BuyDig still has it bundled with Corel PC Office Suite 4 for $70, as we mentioned yesterday.
Insignia In-Ceiling Speakers for $50 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Insignia In-Ceiling Speakers, model no. NS-C6500, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's $50 off list and the lowest total price we could find. They feature a frequency response range of 50Hz to 20kHz, 6.5" woofer, and 100-watt peak power handling.
iRulu 4GB 7" Android Tablet for $35 + free shipping
Campus111 via eBay offers the iRulu 4GB 7" Android Tablet for $34.59 with free shipping. That's $8 under our mention from June and the lowest total price we've seen for a new 4GB 7" Android tablet. (It's also a current low for this model by $8.) Features include a 7" 800x480 touchscreen LCD, Allwinner A13 single-core 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB flash storage, microSD, USB, 802.11g wireless, 2,800mAh battery, front and rear cameras, and Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Note: The listing discusses 3G compatibility, but that's provided via a 3G dongle, which isn't included.
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for PC for $12
GameStop offers downloads of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag for Windows for $11.99. That's $8 under our April mention and the lowest price we've seen for this game on PC. (It's also a current low by $12.)
A Uplay account is required to install and play this game.
MyCharge 6,000mAh Portable Power Bank w/ Lightning for $50 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy offers the MyCharge 6,000mAh Portable Power Bank in Black/Silver, model no. RFAM-0604, for $49.99 with free shipping. That's $50 off list price and the lowest total price we could find. It features built-in Lightning and microUSB connectors as well as a USB port for other devices. Deal ends today.
eBay coupon: 10% off HDTVs of $500 or more + free shipping
eBay takes 10% off new and refurbished HD Televisions of $500 or more via coupon code "CTVSAVE10". Plus, all orders receive free shipping. Deal ends August 29. A couple best bets:
- Panasonic Viera AS530 50" 120Hz 1080p WiFi LED LCD Smart HDTV for $539.99 (pictured, $260 off)
- LG 55LN5400 55" 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV for $610.52 (low by $88)
Samsung 3-Foot microUSB Cable 3-Pack for $3 + free shipping, 6 for $5
A4C via eBay offers the OEM Samsung 3-Foot microUSB Charging Cable 3-Pack, model no. APCBU10BBE, for $3.30 with free shipping. That's $1.10 per cable and tied with last week's mention as the lowest total price we've seen for this quantity. (It's also a current low by $6.)
Need more cables? Add two packs to your cart to drop the price to $4.94. With free shipping, that's six cables for 82 cents each and another price low.
Refurb Apple iPad w/ Retina 64GB WiFi + 4G for $330 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, A4C offers the refurbished 3rd-generation Apple iPad w/ Retina Display 64GB WiFi + 4G 9.7" Tablet in Black, model no. MC756LL/A, or White, model no. MD365LL/A, for $329.95 with free shipping. That's $169 under our April mention of a refurb and the lowest total price we've seen for this model. (It's also $250 under the best price we could find for a new unit today.) It's 9.4mm thick, weighs 1.4 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 today.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Refurb Mophie Helium Charging Case for iPhone 5 / 5s for $35 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Mophie Juice Pack Helium 1,500mAh Charging Case for iPhone 5 / 5s in Gray for $34.95 with free shipping. That's tied with last week's mention and the lowest total price we could find for a new one today by $10. This 1,500mAh battery pack provides up to six hours of talk time or up to 7 hours on the Internet.
A 90-day A4C waranty applies.
Refurb Lenovo IdeaTab 7" 8GB Android Tablet for $58 + free shipping
Garage Cell via eBay offers the factory-refurbished Lenovo IdeaTab A2107A-F 7" 8GB Touchscreen Android Tablet in Black, model no. A2107A-F, for $58.11 with free shipping. That's tied with our July mention and continues to be one of the best prices we've seen for a Lenovo IdeaTab Tablets. (It's a current low for a refurb by $12.) This tablet features an MediaTek 6575 1GHz processor, 7" 1024x600 touchscreen LCD, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, microSD card slot, 2-megapixel rear-facing camera, 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, 1-cell battery, and Google Android 4.0 (Ice Cream sandwich).
A 30-day warranty is provided, but it is unclear who backs it.