Portable Audio & Headphones
A new pair of headphones make a great gift for any music lover (and they can also provide an escape from an awkward family gathering when needed). Here we've gathered up our favorite inexpensive headphones in all forms: earbuds, over-ears, on-ears, noise-canceling, and more.
Make any music lover happy this holiday season with one of CNET's top picks for audio and headphones. You and yours can throw a dance party with a portable Bluetooth boombox or just escape the relatives using the latest noise-canceling headphones. If you're looking for great audio tech, start here.
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May 23, 2013
Iomega Rearview Mirror for LCD Displays for $9 + $3 s&h
MegaMacs offers the Iomega Rearview Mirror for LCD Monitors for $8.99 plus $2.96 for shipping. That's a buck under our mention from last summer and the lowest total price we could find by $3. Deal ends May 29.
Dell Inspiron Ivy Core i3 Dual 16" Touchscreen Laptop for $500 + free shipping
Dell Home offers its 4.9-lb. Dell Inspiron 15 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 1.9GHz 15.6" Touchscreen LED-Backlit Laptop for $549.99. Coupon code "62J6QV5C6M180S" drops it to $499.99. With free shipping, that's tied with our mention from a week ago as the lowest total price we've seen for a touchscreen Inspiron 15 laptop. (We saw it bundled with a $100 Dell gift card in March for $600.) It features an Intel Core i3-3227U 1.9GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 touchscreen LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8 64-bit. Deal ends May 28.
F22mm Extended Telephoto Lens for iPhone 4 / 4S for $20 + free shipping
All4Cellular offers this F22mm Extended Telephoto Lens for iPhone 4 / 4S in Titanium for $24.95. In-cart, that drops to $19.95. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $9. It features a 12X optical zoom and comes with a mini tripod and carrying case. Deal ends May 29.
Refurb Kensington iPhone Charge and Sync Dock for $8 + free shipping
All4Cellular offers the refurbished Kensington iPhone Charge and Sync Dock, model no. K39257US, for $7.95 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $3. This dock is compatible with iPhone 4 /4S, iPhone 3G / 3GS, and 1st/2nd-generation iPod touch. Deal ends May 29.
A 90-day All4Cellular warranty applies.
Apple Mac Pro 8-Core 2.4GHz Workstation for $2,099 + $28 s&h
Expercom offers the Apple Mac Pro Intel Xeon 8-Core 2.4GHz Workstation, model no. MC561LL/A, for $2,099 plus $27.50 for shipping. That's $522 under the lowest total price we could find for a refurb direct from Apple (this one's new). It features two Intel Xeon 5100 2.4GHz quad-core processors (8 cores total), 6GB RAM, 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, SuperDrive, ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB video card, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.
Of note, scroll down and add three years of AppleCare for an additional $100. That's tied with last week's mention.
Samsung 50" 120Hz 1080p LED LCD TV, $200 Dell GC for $850 + free shipping
Dell Home offers the Samsung 5-Series 50" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. UN50EH5300, bundled with a $200 Dell e-Gift Card for $849.99 with free shipping. Assuming you'll use the gift card, that's the lowest total price we could find by $119, although we saw it for $102 less last month. Features include a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, WiFi, Ethernet, USB, SmartTV Internet applications (including Vudu, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and more), and three HDMI inputs. Deal ends May 26.
Sliding Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPhone 5 / Galaxy S3 for $25 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Caloby offers the Urge Basics Sliding Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPhone 5 for $24.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last month's mention as the lowest total price we could find by $15. This wireless keyboard features a detachable hard-shell case, backlit keys, and access to ports and buttons.
Of note, Caloby also offers the Urge Basics Sliding Bluetooth Keyboard Case for Samsung Galaxy S III for $24.99 with free shipping. That's tied with last month's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $25. Both deals end today.
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Mach Speed Trio 9.7" Tablet w/ Internet Security for $80 after rebate + $5 s&h
As one of its daily deals, TigerDirect offers the Mach Speed Trio Stealth Pro 8GB 9.7" WiFi Android Tablet, model no. M450-97400, bundled with the Total Defense Premium Internet Security 1-Year Subscription 5-User Edition for Windows for $149.99. This $70 mail-in rebate drops it to $79.99. With around $5 for shipping, that's $45 under our Black Friday week mention of the tablet alone (although it didn't require rebate hassles then) and the lowest total price we could find for the tablet elsewhere by $79. It features a 1.2GHz processor, 9.7" 1280x768 screen, 1GB RAM, 8GB memory, Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich), and more. Deal ends today.
Of note, the software must be activated before the rebate can be redeemed, which involves providing your credit card information. However, you can cancel the service at any time within the first year without any additional charges.
Toshiba Satellite i3 Dual 2.5GHz 16" Laptop w/ 2GB GPU for $550 + free shipping
Ending today, ToshibaDirect offers its 5.5-lb. Toshiba Satellite S850-BT3N22 Intel Ivy Bridge Core i3 2.5GHz 15.6" Laptop in Ice Blue Brushed Aluminum, model no. PSKFUU-0NG017, for $549.99 with free shipping. That's $325 off and the lowest total price we've seen for a Toshiba S850-BT3N22 with a Intel Core i3-3120M processor. (For further comparison, we saw this model with a weaker processor and less RAM for $30 less in January.) Features include an Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz Ivy Bridge dual-core processor, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 8GB RAM, 640GB hard drive, AMD Radeon HD 7670M 2GB video card, DVD burner, 802.11n wireless, 720p webcam, HDMI, 6-cell battery, and Windows 8.