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.
Sep 16, 2014
Udemy Complete iOS 8 and Swift Online Course for $29
Udemy offers its Complete iOS 8 and Swift Online Course: Learn by Building 15 Real World Apps for $29. That's $170 under what they normally charge. It features over 144 lectures and 19.5 hours of content.
Sennheiser RS 220 Wireless Headphones w/ Dock for $280 + free shipping
VM Innovations offers the Sennheiser RS 220 Wireless Headphones with Docking Station for $499.99. Coupon code "RSEN14" cuts it to $279.99. With free shipping, that's $20 under our mention from three days ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (It's a current low of $20, although most merchants charge closer to $400.) The headphones feature Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum technology and a frequency response of 16-22kHz. The docking station has optical and coaxial digital audio inputs and a pair of analog RCA jacks.
GOgroove BlueVIBE EBX Bluetooth In-Ear Headset for $18 + free shipping
NeweggFlash offers the GOgroove BlueVIBE EBX Bluetooth In-Ear Headset, model no. GG-BLUEVIBE-EBX, for $17.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $12. It features a microphone, volume and playback controls, up to four hours of use per charge, Bluetooth 3.0, and includes three sizes of silicone ear tips. Deal ends September 21 at 2:30 am ET.
Sony Noise-Canceling In-Ear Headphones for $70 + free shipping
Adorama via eBay offers the Sony Noise-Canceling In-Ear Headphones, model no. XBA-NC85D, for $69.99 with free shipping. That's $20 under our mention from two weeks ago and the lowest total price we've seen. (They're a current price low by $29.) They feature a rechargeable battery, silicone ear tips, and USB charge adapter.
3 PayPal Mobile Credit Card Readers for $12 profit after rebate + free shipping
BuyDig offers three PayPal Here Mobile Credit Card Readers, model no. 4027, for a $12 profit with free shipping, via the directions below. Assuming you'll use the credit, that's the lowest total price we could find for this quantity elsewhere by $5. (For further comparison, last month we saw one for a $3 profit.) It's compatible with iPhone, iPad, and most Android devices. This reader accepts most forms of payment via a 3.5mm jack connection. Coupon expires September 1. To get this deal:
LG 2.1 300W Bluetooth Soundbar for $150 + free shipping
Focus Camera via eBay offers the LG 2.1-Channel 300-watt Bluetooth Soundbar, model no. NB3530A, for $149.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $21. It includes a wireless subwoofer and features two optical inputs, one HDMI input, and one HDMI output.
Unlocked HTC One M8 32GB Android Smartphone for $389 + free shipping
Qualitycellz via eBay offers the refurbished Unlocked HTC One M8 32GB GSM Android Smartphone in Amber Gold for $389 with free shipping. (It's also available in Gunmetal Grey or Glacial Silver for a buck more.) That's the lowest total price we could find for a refurbished, unlocked unit by $111. This unlocked GSM smartphone features a 5" 1920x1080 (1080p) touchscreen LCD, Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHz quad-core CPU, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, UltraPixel rear camera, 802.11ac wireless, LED flash, Bluetooth 4.0, and Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) OS.
Note that no warranty information is supplied.
SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Card for $42 + free shipping, more
Adorama offers the SanDisk Extreme 64GB microSDXC Class 10 UHS-I Memory Card, model no. SDSDQXL-064G-A46A, for $41.95 with free shipping. (B&H Photo-Video charges pennies more.) That's $18 under our April mention and the lowest total in-stock price we could find by $11. It features read and write speeds up to 45MB/s and is water-, shock-, and X-ray resistant.
Need more than one? Add two to your cart to drop the price to $40.95 each, or three or more to cut it to $39.95 each.
Refurb Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8" 16GB Tablet for $220 + free shipping or less
BuyDig via eBay offers the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4" 16GB Android Tablet in Black, model no. SM-T320NZKAXAR, or White, model no. SM-T320NZWAXAR, for $219.99 with free shipping. That's $5 under last month's refurb mention and the lowest total price we could find for a refurb by $45. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.3GHZ quad-core processor, 8.4" 1600x2560 touchscreen display, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD card slot, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front camera, 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, USB, and Android 4.4 OS (Kit Kat).
Note, no warranty information is provided.
Don't mind buying used? Cowboom offers a used tablet for $214.99 with coupon code "COWBOOM10". That's the best price we've ever seen for this tablet.
Changhong 42" 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $270 + free shipping
Newegg via eBay offers the Changhong 42" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. LED42YC2000UA, for $269.99 with free shipping. That's $160 off list and the best price we could find, although we saw it for $10 less last month. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), LED backlight, and three HDMI inputs.