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
These popular TV-streaming and -recording services now support HD, and for a limited time, they're bundled on the cheap.
Dec 4, 2013
16-Piece Mobile Phone Electronics Repair Kit for $7 + free shipping
Smooth Dealer via eBay offers this 16-Piece Mobile Phone Electronics Repair Kit, model no. 2408A-1, for $6.65 with free shipping. That's $1 under our September mention and the lowest total price we could find by $2. The kit includes a T3/T5/T6 hexalobular socket screwdriver, 1.5/0.8 pentalobe screwdriver, 1.8/1.2 Phillips screwdriver, 1.8 slot screwdriver, straight tweezers, curved tweezers, triangle paddle, graver, scraper, and two mount bars.
Expect this item to take up to seven weeks to arrive.
- Get a 24-inch LED monitor for $99.99 shipped
HP Spectre Haswell Core i5 13" 1080p Ultrabook for $800 + free shipping
HP Home & Office Store offers the 3.1-lb. HP ENVY 13t-3000 Spectre Intel Haswell Core i5 1.6GHz 13.3" LED-Backlit Ultrabook, model no. E5J34AV, for $999.99. Coupon code "PC999CM" drops it to $799.99. With free shipping, that's $100 off list and the lowest total price we've seen for any 13" 1080p Ultrabook with a Haswell CPU. (It's also $56 under our mention or it from two days ago with a 2560x1440 resolution screen, which is now available again via the same coupon code.) It features an Intel Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz Haswell dual-core processor, 13.3" 1920x1080 (1080p) LED-backlit LCD, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, webcam, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. (Note that no optical drive is included.) Deal ends December 7.
Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth Headset for $35 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, All4Cellular offers the Sony Ericsson MW600 Bluetooth Headset for $39.95. Coupon code "CYBER13" cuts it to $34.76. With free shipping, that's the lowest total price we could find by $15. It includes a USB charging cable and three sizes of earbud tips. Deal ends today.
Amana 5-Cu. Ft. Gas Range w/ Self-Cleaning Oven for $388 + free shipping
Ending today, Home Depot offers the Amana 5-Cu. Ft. Gas Range with Self-Cleaning Oven in Stainless Steel, Black, or White, model no. AGR5630BD, for $398. Coupon code "HOLIDAYTEN" drops it to $388. With free shipping, that's $5 under our Black Friday mention and the best price we've seen. (It's a current low by $116.) Features include temperature and time settings, one 12500-BTU burner, two 9500-BTU burners, one 5000-BTU burner, two oven racks with five possible positions, and a storage drawer. Deal ends December 4.
Note: A $24.99 "gas range install kit" is added to your cart automatically, but it can be manually removed if you don't need it.
Refurb Mophie Charging Case for iPhone 5/5S from $30 + free shipping
All4Cellular offers the refurbished Mophie Juice Pack Helium Charging Case for iPhone 5/5S in Gray (pictured) or Silver for $34.95. Coupon code "CYBER13" cuts it to $30.41. With free shipping, that's $34 under the lowest total price we could now find for a new unit elsewhere. This 1,500mAh battery pack provides up to 6 hours of talk time or up to 7 hours on the Internet. It features LED indicators of battery strength.
Also available is the refurbished Mophie Juice Pack Air Charging Case for iPhone 5/5S in Black, Red, or White for $39.95 before the above coupon code, $34.76 after. With free shipping, that's $33 under the best price we could find for a new unit elsewhere. This 1,700mAh battery pack provides up to 10 hours of talk time or up to 11 hours on the Internet.
A 90-day All4Cellular warranty applies to both.
OtterBox Defender Series Case for Apple iPhone 5 for $13 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, 1SaleADay offers the OtterBox Defender Series Case for Apple iPhone 5 in seven colors for $12.99 with free shipping. That's $7 under our October mention of a similar case and it's the best we've seen. (It's also a current price low by $5.) It features access to all ports and buttons. Deal ends today.
Skullcandy Titan Earbuds for $15 + free shipping
The Microsoft Store offers the Skullcandy Titan Earbuds in Chrome (pictured) or Red for $14.97 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $5. These earbuds feature a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response and 11mm drivers.
WowWee RoboMe for $70 + free shipping
Target offers the WowWee RoboMe for $69.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $10. The robot interfaces with any iPhone or iPad touch for a custom personality. RoboMe features voice command recognition, remote video control, and facial tracking.
IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Multi-Card Reader/Writer for $23 + free shipping
ANT Online offers the IOGEAR SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Multi-Card Reader/Writer, model no. GFR381, for $22.88 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $2. It features a data transfer rate of up to 5Gbps and supports up to 59 different memory cards.