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.
Jul 10, 2014
Unlocked Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Ed. Phone for $350 + $8 s&h
Expansys offers the Unlocked Sony Xperia Z Ultra Google Play Edition Android Smartphone in Black for $349.99 plus $7.99 for shipping. That's $91 below our April mention and the lowest total price we could find by $41. This dual-band GSM smartphone features a 2.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 quad-core processor, 6.4" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen, 16GB internal storage, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and Android 4.4 OS (KitKat).
Refurbished LG Tone+ Bluetooth 3.0 Headset for $35 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished LG Tone+ Bluetooth 3.0 Headset in Black, model no. HBS-730, for $34.95 with free shipping. That's $2 below our May mention of a refurb and the the lowest total price we could find for a refurb today by $4. (It's also $15 under the best price we could find for a new unit.) This headset features Bluetooth 3.0, up to 15 hours of talk time, and up to 360 hours of standby time.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Refurb Apple iMac Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz 22" Desktop for $950 + $27 s&h
MegaMacs offers the refurbished Apple iMac Intel Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz 21.5" Desktop, model no. MC413LL/A, for $949.99 plus $27.11 for shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a used version with these specs elsewhere by $378 (this one's refurbished). This iMac features an Intel Core 2 Duo E7600 3.06GHz dual-core processor, 21.5" 1920x1080 (1080p) LCD, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, SuperDrive, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, AirPort Extreme, and OS X 10.9 Mavericks. A 90-day MegaMacs warranty applies.
Refurb Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Phone for $260 + free shipping
Phonestore USA via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android Smartphone in Blue (pictured) or Gray, model no. SGH-I537, for $259.99 with free shipping. That's $5 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this phone. (It's currently $160 below the lowest total price we could find for a new phone.) In addition to being able to survive in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes, it features a 5" 1920x1080 Gorilla Glass touchscreen, Snapdragon 1.9GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory, 8-megapixel rear camera (with an "Aqua Mode" for underwater pictures), 2-megapixel front camera, 1080p video capture, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, and Google Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean).
A 30-day warranty applies, but it's unclear who backs it.
Refurbished LG 8,000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner for $180 + free shipping
RefurbKing via eBay offers the refurbished LG 8,000-BTU Portable Air Conditioner, model no. LP0813WNR, for $179.99 with free shipping. That's $55 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit. It features an LED display panel, 24-hour on-off timer, remote control, and auto evaporation system.
Note: A 90-day RefurbKing warranty applies.
BenQ 1080p 3D DLP Projector for $710 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the BenQ 1080p 3D DLP Projector, model no. W1070, for $709.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $64, although we saw it for $11 less six days ago. This projector features a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 2,000 lumens brightness, 3D support (glasses required, but not included), and two HDMI inputs. Deal ends July 14.
Western Digital Green 3TB SATA 6Gbps Internal HDD for $90 + free shipping
Adorama via eBay offers the OEM Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB Serial ATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, model no. WD30EZRX, for $89.99 with free shipping. That's $20 below our May mention and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low by $13 and a penny less than the best price we could find for a refurb.) This drive is purportedly cooler, quieter, and consumes up to 40% less energy than standard mechanical drives. It features a 64MB cache.
Samsung 48" 1080p LED LCD TV w/ $60 Rakuten GC for $600 + free shipping
Buy.com via Rakuten Shopping offers the Samsung 48" 120Hz 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television, model no. UN48H6350AFXZA, for an in-cart price of $599.99. Plus, apply coupon code "SUMMERSET" to yield 6,000 Rakuten Super Points. (They convert to a $60 credit.) With free shipping and assuming you use the credit, that's $85 under our May mention, the best price we've seen for this TV, and a current price low by $85. (For further comparison, we saw the TV bundled with a mount and $200 gift card for $748 three days ago, still available.) Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, WiFi, Smart TV apps (Hulu Plus, Netflix, YouTube, more), USB, and four HDMI inputs.
Mbot Single-Head Plywood 3D Printer for $750 + free shipping
Mwave offers the Mbot Single-Head Plywood 3D Printer, model no. MB3D001, for $749.99 with free shipping. That's $250 off list and the lowest total price we could find for this model. It features a 200 x 200 x 200 mm build volume, print from SD card or over USB, and up to 40mm/s speed.
Rosetta Stone Language Demo for free
Rosetta Stone offers a Rosetta Stone Language Demo for free. That's the first such freebie we've seen from Rosetta Stone. Choose from English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish languages. Enter your email and the demo will begin online.