Tablets and e-book readers
This is it. The very best tablets you can buy this holiday season.
Small tablets are cheaper and more portable than their larger cousins, and now -- if the Kindle Fire HDX is any indication -- no longer sacrifice performance for price.
Every year tablet graphical performance gets a hefty bump, and 2013 was no different. There are now several tablets available that give dedicated portable gaming systems more than a run for their graphical horsepower money. Here's a look at the best ones.
E-readers for the holidays, some of which will actually fit in your stockings! Maybe.
Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Apr 16, 2014
D-Link MovieNite Plus Streaming Media Player for $30 + free shipping
AltaTac via eBay offers the D-Link MovieNite Plus Streaming Media Player, model no. DSM-312, for $29.99 with free shipping. That's a buck under our mention from November and the lowest total price we've ever seen. (It's also a current low by $10.) It features 5.1 audio capability, 1080p video capability, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Ethernet port, HDMI output, and remote control.
AceAbove Leather Folio Wallet Case and Stand for HTC One M8 for $1 + $5 s&h
CTCStore offers the AceAbove Leather Folio Wallet Case and Stand for HTC One M8 in Pink for $4.49. Coupon code "NSFH7QXC" cuts it to $1.25. With $4.50 for shipping, that's pennies below last month's mention of a different color and the lowest total price we could find. It features PU leather construction, an RFID-blocking credit card sleeve, and landscape or portrait orientation viewing. Deal ends April 20.
Kingston 8GB 240-Pin PC RAM for $55 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Kingston 8GB HyperX Blu DDR3-1600 240-pin SDRAM Desktop RAM, model no. KHX1600C10D3B1/8G, for $54.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $10, although we saw it for $7 less in February. It features CAS Latency 10 timing.
Used Macs at OWC from $299 + free shipping
Other World Computing discounts a selection of used Apple iMacs, Mac minis, and MacBooks, with prices starting at $299. Plus, all orders qualify for free shipping. Each item is covered by a 90-day OWC warranty. Note that availability is limited. A couple best bets:
Western Digital 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $90 + free shipping
Beach Camera via eBay offers the Western Digital 2TB My Passport 2.5" Portable USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBY8L0020BBK-NESN, for $89.99 with free shipping. That's $7 under yesterday's mention and the lowest total price we could find by $7.
CanvasAndFrames 8x10" Image-on-Canvas Framed Print for $5 + $15 s&h
Living Social offers a CanvasAndFrames 8" x 10" Image-on-Canvas Framed Print in Black or Espresso for $5 plus $14.95 for shipping. That's $28 under the lowest total price we could find for a similar framed canvas print elsewhere. The voucher expires April 10, 2015. Deal ends April 23.
AceAbove PU Leather Slim Wallet Case for Galaxy S5 for $6 + free shipping
CTCStore offers the AceAbove PU Leather Ultra Slim Wallet Case for Samsung Galaxy S5 in Black/Green for $9.95. Coupon code "9LBGW7H6" cuts it to $5.75. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find for such a case by a buck. This case allows access to all ports and features two card slots. Deal ends April 20.
- Apple iPad Air 16GB WiFi Tablet for $440 + free shipping
Dib-bid 3-in-1 Lightning/30-Pin/Micro USB to USB Cable for $2 + free shipping
Shcifang via eBay offers the Dib-bid 3-in-1 Lightning/30-Pin/Micro USB to USB Cable in assorted colors for $2.11 with free shipping. That's $1 below the lowest total price we could find for a similar cable. This cable is 3 feet in length.
2 Young Micro 4" Mini Camera Tripods for $6 + free shipping, more
At PC Micro Store, buy the Young Micro YM-815 4" Mini Ultra Felxible Camera Tripod in Black for $5.99 and get a second Blue, Orange or Red Tripod for free via coupon code "815BOGO". (You must add a second color tripod to your cart for this offer.) With free shipping, that's $3 per tripod, $32 off list, and the lowest total price we could find. It features flexible joints that bend and rotate up to 360°, camera lock ring, foot grips, and it's compatible with most compact digital cameras and mini video camcorders.
Also available is the Young Micro YM-812 6" Unltra Flexible Mini Camera Tripod, model no. YM-812, for $9.99. Coupon code "81250" cuts it to $4.99. With free shipping, that's $5 off list and another price low. It has the same features as the tripod above.