You're going to want something to watch and listen to over the holidays, so why not get some of this great home theater gear?
Your TV's built-in speakers aren't good enough. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to a sound bar this holiday season.
Discs are on the way out, so we've rounded up the best boxes to stream movies and TV shows for this holiday season.
The only way to get true home theater sound is with a separate AV receiver or amplifier. Here are the best options for the audiophiles on your gift list.
Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Aug 22, 2014
Utilities & Security Software at Fry's for $0 after rebate + free shipping
Fry's offers a selection of utilities and security software for Windows for 1 cent profit via mail-in rebates, as listed below. Plus, all orders receive free shipping. The deals, which end August 28:
- Iolo System Mechanic Standard Unlimited for PC for $0 via $20 and $20 rebates ($40 off)
- Kaspersky Internet Security 2015 3-User for PC for $0 via $35 and $25 rebates (pictured, low by $37)
- McAfee Antivirus Plus 2014 3-User for PC for $0 via $40 rebate (low by $12)
- McAfee Total Protection 2014 1-User for PC for $0 via $40 rebate (low by $14)
HP ProLiant AMD Turion Dual Micro Server for $300 + free shipping
Newegg via eBay offers the HP ProLiant N54L AMD Turion II Dual Core 2.2GHz Micro Server, model no. 744900-001, for $299.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $81, although we saw it (with rebate hassles) for $50 less a month ago. The server features an AMD Turion II Neo N54L 2.2GHz dual-core processor, 4GB RAM, Gigabit Ethernet, and more. Note that no operating system or hard drive is included.
Dell XPS 13 4289 Haswell i5 1.7GHz 13" Touch Laptop for $899 + free shipping
Microsoft Store offers the 3.7-lb. Dell XPS 13 4289 Signature Edition Intel Haswell Core i5 1.7GHz 13.3" Touchscreen Laptop for $899 with free shipping. (Click "PC only" to see this price.) That's the lowest total price we could find by $201. Features include an Intel Core i5-4210U 1.7GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 13.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit touchscreen LCD, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, webcam, USB 3.0, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (No optical drive is included.)
- Dell Financial Services coupon: 35% off $99 or more + free shipping
Intel i5-4690K Haswell Quad-Core 3.5GHz Processor for $195 + free shipping
Today only, TigerDirect offers the Intel Core i5-4690K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor, model no. BX80646I54690K, for $194.99 with free shipping, via the directions below. That's $14 under our mention from last week and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $15.) The processor features a base frequency of 3.5GHz and a 6MB L3 cache. To get this deal:
Refurb Sony Walkman 4GB W Series MP3 Player for $45 + free shipping
A4C offers the refurbished Sony Walkman 4GB W Series MP3 Player in Black, model no. NWZ-W273, for $44.99 with free shipping. That's $5 under our April mention of a new unit and $30 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one today. Features include 4GB of memory, USB charging cable, wireless ear buds, and water resistance to six feet. Deal ends August 25.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Refurb 3rd-Gen Apple iPad 32GB 10" Tablet for $270 + free shipping ... or less
As one of its daily deals, 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 $20 under our June mention and the lowest total price we've seen for this iPad, outside of the price below. (It's also 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 today. A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Of note, Arrow-Direct via Rakuten Shopping offers it in Black for $260 plus $8.99 for shipping, although stock is limited.
Used Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 16GB 7" WiFi Tablet for $120 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, CowBoom offers the used Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 16GB 7" WiFi Tablet with Special Offers, model no. B00BWYQ9YE, for $149.99. Apply coupon code "KFire30082814" and checkout with Visa Checkout to drop the price to $119.99. With free shipping, that's $8 under our mention from last week of an open-box unit and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's also a current low by $75.) It features a 2.2 GHz Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 1920x1200 multi-touch display, 802.11n wireless, front-facing HD camera, Mayday virtual assistant, X-Ray for music, movies, and TV, and Fire 3.0 OS (Mojito). Deal ends today.
No warranty information is provided, and this item may have minor scratches and/or be missing accessories.
Refurb ZAGG ProFolio Keyboard Case for Apple iPad for $30 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, A4C offers the manufacturer-refurbished ZAGG ZAGGkeys ProFolio Keyboard Case for Apple iPad in Black, model no. FOLPROBLK101, for $29.95 with free shipping. That's $25 under the lowest total price we could find for a new one. Compatible with most iPad models (starting from iPad 2), it features a built-in stand, microfiber lining, built-in Bluetooth keyboard, and rechargeable battery. Deal ends August 25.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Refurb Cuisinart PerfecTemp Cordless Electric Kettle for $68 + free shipping
aSavings offers the factory-refurbished Cuisinart PerfecTemp Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle, model no. CPK-17, for $79.95. Coupon code "ASAVINGSCooker" cuts it to $67.95. With free shipping, that's $3 below the lowest total price we could find for a new unit, although we saw a refurb for $8 less a little under two years ago. This 1,500-watt electric kettle features six pre-set heat settings, 30-minute keep warm setting, and more.
Note, a three-year limited warranty applies, but it is unclear who backs it.