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Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Aug 29, 2014
Used Sony SmartWatch 2 for Android for $50 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, CowBoom offers the used Sony SmartWatch 2 for Android Devices in Black, model no. SW2MET, for $99.99. Coupon code "SmartWatch2509414" cuts the price to $49.99. With free shipping, that's $20 under our June mention of a used unit, the lowest total price we've ever seen, and a current low of $30. (For further comparison, it's $10 under our mention two weeks ago of a refurb.) This latest model is compatible with most devices running Android 4.0 or later. It features a 1.6" 220x176 transflective touchscreen LCD, aluminum body, and Bluetooth 3.0. Deal ends today.
Note: No warranty information is provided, and this item may have minor scratches and/or be missing accessories.
Refurb ASUS Transformer Book 10" 32GB Tablet for $190 + free shipping
A4C offers the manufacturer-refurbished ASUS Transformer Book T100TA 10.1" 32GB Windows 8.1 Tablet, model no. T100TA-B1-GR, for $189.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $35. It features an Intel Atom Z3740 1.33GHz quad-core processor, 10.1" 1366x768 IPS multi-touch LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal flash storage, 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, SD card slot, GPS, and Windows 8.1. Deal expires September 1.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Note, a keyboard dock is not included.
Duracell Go Charger 2-Pack w/ 4 AA & 4 AAA batteries for $31 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Shnoop offers the Duracell Go Mobile Battery Charger 2-Pack, bundled with a Duracell AAA Rechargeable Battery 4-Pack and Duracell AA Rechargeable Battery 4-Pack, for $31.99. Coupon code "UDGZYL0X" cuts it to $30.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $8. Each charger can charge two batteries at once and includes an AC/DC charger and car adapter. Deal ends today at 9 pm ET.
Sony 50" 1080p 3D WiFi LED LCD Smart TV for $710 + free shipping
BuyDig via eBay offers the Sony 50" 120Hz 1080p 3D WiFi LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. KDL-50W800B, for an in-cart price of $789. Coupon code "CTVSAVE10" cuts it to $710.10. With free shipping, that's $80 under our mention from three days ago and the best price we've seen. (It's also a current price low by $139.) It features a resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), Motionflow XR 480 (120Hz refresh rate plus backlight scanning), edge-lit LED backlight, WiFi, access to the Sony Entertainment Network (with Netflix, Hulu Plus, and more), web browser, and four HDMI inputs. Deal ends September 24 at 11 am ET.
Sony 55" 1080p 3D WiFi LED LCD HDTV for $850 + free shipping
Sony Store offers its Sony 55" 1080p 3D WiFi LED LCD HD Television, model no. KDL-55W802A, for $1,499.99. Coupon code "55WSALE" cuts it to $849.99. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $530. It features a 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, edge-lit LED backlight, SimulView (which allows two players to play compatible video games in full-screen simultaneously using SimulView glasses, which aren't included), WiFi, Smart TV (with Netflix, VUDU, Pandora, CinemaNow, and more), USB, and four HDMI ports. It also includes four pairs of 3D glasses.
Refurbished Apple iPhone 4 8GB for Verizon for $80 + free shipping
Bid Allies via eBay offers the refurbished Apple iPhone 4 8GB for Verizon Wireless (no contract) in Black, model no. MC676LL/A, for $79.95 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from last week and the best price we've seen for this non-contract phone for Verizon. (It's also a current low for a new one by $65.) It features an Apple A4 processor, 326-ppi (pixel per inch) Retina 3.5" display running at 960x640, gyroscope, front- and rear-facing cameras, 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, 720p video capture at 30 fps, 802.11n wireless networking.
Of note, a 30-day Bid Allies warranty applies. This item is considered B+ stock, so it may have minor cosmetic blemishes, although it's in good working order. Also, it's incompatible with the upcoming iOS 8 release.
Toshiba 40" 120Hz 1080p WiFi Smart LED LCD HDTV for $330 + free shipping
Newegg via eBay offers the Toshiba 40" 120Hz 1080p Smart LED LCD HD Television, model no. 40L3400U, for $329.99 with free shipping. That's $25 below our mention from three weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen for this TV. (It's also a current price low by $38.) It features a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, built-in WiFi, 120Hz refresh rate, USB, Smart TV apps (Netflix, YouTube, etc.) for streaming, and three HDMI inputs.
LG 50" 1080p WiFi Plasma Smart TV for $499 + free shipping
Adorama offers the LG 50" 1080p WiFi Plasma Smart TV, model no. 50PB6650, for $499 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $100 and among the least expensive 50" Smart TVs we've seen. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 600Hz sub-field drive, WiFi, LG Smart TV with Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Instant Video, and three HDMI inputs.
Viotek Wireless Mouse and Keyboard for $22 + free shipping
Mwave offers the Viotek 2.4GHz Wireless Mouse and Keyboard, model no. VT-KW-10C, for $21.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $3. The mouse features up to 2000 dpi tracking; the keyboard is waterproof.
Dynex Metal Effects Case for iPhone 5 / 5s for $1 + pickup at Best Buy
Best Buy offers the Dynex Metal Effects Case for iPhone 5 / 5s in Silver, model no. DX-MA5DB25, for 99 cents. Opt for in-store pickup to dodge a $2.99 shipping fee. It's the least expensive metal iPhone 5/5s case we've ever seen; similar cases go for at least $5 elsewhere. This brushed-metal case features polycarbonate and aluminum materials.