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Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Jul 10, 2014
OtterBox Defender Series RealTree Case for iPhone 5 for $10 + free shipping
AT&T offers the OtterBox Defender Series RealTree Case for Apple iPhone 5 in Xtra Blazed Orange Camo for $10 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $5, although we saw it in another RealTree color for a buck less in March. It includes a screen protector and holster.
OtterBox Armor Case for Apple iPhone 5 for $19 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the OtterBox Armor Series Case for Apple iPhone 5 in Arctic, model no. 77-25798, for $18.99 with free shipping. That's $6 under our mention from last winter and the lowest total price we've seen for this case. (It's also a current low by $6.) This case features a built-in screen protector, is purportedly crush-proof up to two tons, can be submerged in up to 6.6 feet of water for up to 30 minutes, and can protect your phone from drops of up to 10 feet.
ASUS Motherboards at Fry's from $36 + pickup
Today only, Fry's discounts a selection of ASUS motherboards, as listed below. The deals, all via in-store pickup:
AceAbove Protective Stand Case for HTC One M8 for $1 + $5 s&h
CTCStore offers the AceAbove Protective Stand Case for HTC One M8 in Black for $8.49. Coupon code "TC25N28W" cuts it to $1.25. With $4.50 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $7. (It's also tied with our mention of a similar case from April.) It's constructed of synthetic leather and lined with microfiber chamude. Coupon expires July 15.
HP Pavilion 15t Haswell Core i5 Dual 16" Laptop for $535 + $10 s&h
As one of its daily deals, HP Home & Home Office Store offers its 5.1-lb. HP Pavilion 15t-n200 Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 15.6" Laptop, model no. G1V32AV, for $549.99. Coupon code "DEALNEWS15HP" cuts it to $534.99. With $9.99 for shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $85, although we saw it for $10 less last week. Features include an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LCD, 8GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, USB 3.0, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Deal ends today.
HP ENVY Haswell i7 Quad 3.5GHz Desktop PC for $730 + $10 s&h
Today only, HP Home & Home Office offers its HP ENVY 700qe Intel Haswell Core i7 3.5GHz Desktop PC, model no. G5B63AV#ABA, for $729.99 plus $9.99 for shipping. That's $170 off and the lowest total price we've seen for a HP ENVY Desktop with a Core i7 processor, 12GB RAM, and a 2TB hard drive. It features an Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Haswell quad-core processor, 12GB RAM, 2TB 7200 rpm hard drive, DVD burner, Beats Audio, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, media card reader, USB 3.0, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 2-Lens Bundle for $540 + free shipping
DigJungle via eBay offers the Canon EOS Rebel SL1 18-Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens, model no. 8575B003, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Lens, model no. 6473A003, for $539.99 with free shipping. That's $7 under our mention of this bundle from two weeks ago (although that included a printer and paper) and is the lowest total price we could find now by $160. The camera features a 3" touchscreen LCD, 9-point auto focus system, 1080p video recording at 30 fps, SDXC card slot (it also supports WiFi SD cards), and USB.
Refurb Samsung Galaxy S III 16GB VZW Android Phone for $150 + free shipping
Bidallies via eBay offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy S III 4G Android Smartphone for Verizon (no contract) in Blue, Black, or White, model no. SCH-I535, for $149.95 with free shipping. That's $46 under our April mention of a refurb and its tied as the best price we've ever seen for this phone without a contract. (It's a current price low by $105.) This CDMA 4G phone features a 4.8" 720x1280 Super AMOLED touchscreen, Snapdragon 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 1080p video capture, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, and Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Note that no warranty information is provided.
Dell Inspiron 11 Intel Dual 1.7GHz 12" Touch Laptop for $340 + free shipping
Deal Fisher via eBay offers the 3.2-lb. Dell Inspiron 11 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 11.6" Touchscreen Laptop, model no. i3137-5003sLV, for $339.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the best price we've seen for this model. (It's a current low of $14.) It features an Intel Pentium 3556U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 11.6" 1366x768 touchscreen LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, 3-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit.
ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7" 16GB Android Tablet for $130 + free shipping
B&H Photo Video offers the ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7" 16GB Android Tablet in Green, model no. ME173X-A1-GN, for $129.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $20, although we saw it in Blue for $10 less last winter. It features a MediaTek MT8125 quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 7" 1280x800 HD IPS touchscreen display, 1GB RAM, 16GB storage, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, 802.11n wireless, microSD card reader, microUSB, and Google Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean).