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.
Mar 12, 2014
Old Town Expandable Desk Top Organizer for $70 + free shipping
Orange Onions offers the Old Town Expandable Desk Top Organizer for $79.99. Coupon code "ORGANIZE" cuts it to $69.99. With free shipping, that's $10 off and the lowest total price we could find for such a model. It features four drawers, three letter/envelope slots, one magazine slot, double door compartment with a magnetic and slotted compartment, two small cubbies, and large cubby with cable access.
50 4x6" Digital Prints for $7 + pickup at Walgreens
Walgreens offers 50 4x6" digital prints for $14.50. Coupon code "BOGOPRINTIT" cuts it to $7.25. Choose in-store pickup to dodge the $3.44 shipping fee. That's a savings of $7.25 and the lowest total price we could find, although we saw 50 prints for free during Black Friday week. Deal ends March 15.
FoodSaver Food Vacuum Sealer Bundle for $170 + free shipping
At FoodSaver, search for "T000-18003" to find the FoodSaver V3860 Food Vacuum Sealer Bundle for $169.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for the vacuum sealer alone by $90, although we briefly saw this bundle for $34 less last week. This bundle includes an 11"x10' FoodSaver roll, 8"x22' FoodSaver roll, five gallon-size bags, five quart-size bags, lunch and leftover container, sandwich container, 2.5-quart quick marinator, and a 1.5-quart rectangular canister with cheese grater. The vacuum sealer features two vacuum speeds, moist and dry food settings, CrushFree instant seal, roll holder, bag cutter, extra-wide sealing strip, and a 1-touch marinate mode.
KINYO Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphones for $20 + free shipping
Mwave offers the KINYO Over-the-Ear Wireless Headphones, model no. PW8899, for $19.99 with free shipping. That's a buck under last week's mention and tied as the best price we've seen for these headphones. (It's a current low by $6.) It features a 100-foot range and 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response.
Refurb SOUL by Ludacris Noise-Cancelling Headphones for $65 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, A4C offers the refurbished SOUL by Ludacris Elite Hi-Def Noise-Cancelling Headphones in Black/White, model no. SL300WB, for $64.95 with free shipping. That's $5 under our refurb mention from last week and the lowest total price we've seen for these headphones. (They're also a current low for a new pair by $67.) They feature a frequency response of 20Hz to 20kHz, detachable cord, 1/8" to 1/4" adapter, and protective case. Deal ends today.
A 90-day A4C warranty applies.
Soundfreaq Sound Step Speaker for $99 + free shipping
StackSocial offers the Soundfreaq Sound Step Freaq Of Nature Speaker in Woodgrain or Gold for $99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find for any color by $8. It includes a custom 30-pin to Lightning adapter, on-board capacitve touch buttons, Bluetooth, internal FM tuner, 3.5mm line-in jack input, and USB. Deal ends March 19.
- Get an HP SlateBook x2 tablet and keyboard for $394.99 shipped
Refurbished Western Digital 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive for $70 + $8 s&h
Western Digital offers its factory-refurbished Western Digital 2TB My Book Essential USB 3.0 External Hard Drive, model no. WDBACW0020HBK-NESN, for $69.99 plus $7.99 shipping. That's $11 below our May mention of a refurb and the lowest total price we could find for a one now by $7. It features USB 3.0 and password protection with hardware encryption. A 6-month Western Digital warranty applies.
MacMall St. Patrick's Day Blowout: Up to $749 off Macs, iPads, iPods, more
MacMall cuts up to $749 off over 615 Apple laptops, monitors, SSDs, iPads, iPods, and more, during its St. Patrick's Day Blowout. Shipping starts at $3.99, but orders over $25 qualify for free shipping. Deal ends March 17. A couple of best bets, each with free shipping:
- HP 23" 1090p LED LCD Monitor for $109.99 via $30 rebate (low by $20)
- Apple ME664LL/A i7 2.4GHz 15.4" 256GB SSD MacBook Pro (pictured) for $1,749.99 ($449 off)
2nd-Gen Apple iPad minis at Best Buy: Up to $80 off, from $450 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, Best Buy cuts up to $80 off a selection of 2nd-generation Apple iPad mini 8" Tablets with Retina Display, with deals starting from $449.99. Plus, all items qualify for free shipping. Deal ends today. A couple of best bets:
- Apple iPad mini 8" 32GB WiFi Tablet with Retina Display (pictured) for $449.99 (low by $49)
- Apple iPad mini 8" 128GB WiFi Tablet with Retina Display for $649.99 (low by $49)