[CYBER MONDAY] Geekly Holiday Gifts
Cyber Monday is here, and the holiday gift giving season is in full swing. Whether you are a geek who’s looking for some hints to drop, or you know a geek who you’d like to delight, here are some of the best gifts for tech fans. Read on for the deals…
Cyber Monday Deals for Tech Lovers
Love your music? You can save almost $200 on these Bose QuietComfort 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones for Apple and Android devices! The QC25 offers deep, powerful sound for the music you love, and a lightweight, comfortable around-ear fit you can wear all day long.
List Price: $299.95, Cyber Monday price: $109.99
If you love to read on the go, the Kindle Paperwhite E-reader is a must. The 7th gen model has a high-resolution 300 ppi display with built-in light, and a single charge can last up to six weeks. Regular price: $139.99 on sale for Cyber Monday at $79.99. There is a newer Paperwhite model, which is water-proof and offers twice the internal storage, but it'll run you $129.99.
The Fitbit Activity Tracker can track your workouts, heart rate, distance traveled, calories burned, floors climbed (but not walls), minutes of activity and steps taken. It can even monitor how long and soundly you’ve been sleeping. If your phone is with you, you can glance at this wristband to read texts and see who’s calling while you’re on the move. The Fitbit Flex, Alta and Charge models are currently discounted by at least $40 on Amazon. A new one comes with a 1-year warranty. Refurbished models come with a 90-day warranty; extended protection plans are available for 2 years
Ask Alexa anything via the All-new Echo Plus (2nd Gen) and she’ll answer: the weather, morning news, traffic report for your commute, sports schedules, homework questions, you name it. Compatible with the Zigbee home automation standard, so you can turn lights, oven, and other appliances on or off with a word, from anywhere. Alexa even plays Jeopardy! Various home automation gadgets are bonus options on this bundle. Regularly priced at $149.99, on sale for $109.99.
The Roku Streaming Stick is a portable streaming player with voice remote control of channels, TV power and volume. Watch over 500,000 movies and TV episodes. Regularly priced at $49.99, on sale for $30.99.
The Acer Chromebook R11 Convertible sports an 11.6-inch HD Touchscreen display, an Intel Celeron N3150 chipset, 4GB DDR3L main memory, and 32GB of solid state storage and another 100 GB on Google Drive. This Chromebook is powerful enough for most office work as well as schoolwork and home computing. It’s powered by Google Chrome OS, which is constantly updated. It boots in less than 10 seconds, and includes formidable antimalware protection. All Google Apps are included, so you can work on Microsoft Office documents as well. The Google Play Store provides access to apps for Chrome OS and Android; the OS can run the latter too.
Regular price: $299.99, on sale for $268.60.
The iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity works with Alexa. It can run for up to 90 minutes, go recharge itself, and come back to finish the job. Clean, schedule, and customize cleaning from your smartphone. Picks up pet hair and captures 99% of allergens, pollen, and particles as small as 10 microns. Advanced technology guides it under and around furniture, and won’t let it fall down the stairs. Regular price: $374.99, on sale for $249.00.
Check out the Polaroid Cube+ Live Streaming Mini Action Camera with Wi-Fi & Image Stabilization. So that’s what happened to the Polaroid brand! Snap this sturdy cube to your bike helmet, handlebars, backpack, or wrist and start live-streaming to Facebook and (soon) other social media networks. Great for beach or backyard BBQs, office parties, wedding receptions, or wherever you wish to catch friends and relatives at embarrassing moments. 110 minutes of continuous recording on a single charge. Regular price: $149.99, on sale for $92.00.
Geeks are pragmatic; you won’t ruffle one’s feathers with a used gift, especially after it’s been brought up to factory specs and cleaned thoroughly. Look for extra discounts on refurbished models to save even more during your holiday shopping spree. Do you have a great Cyber Monday sale you'd like to share? Post your comment or question below...
This article was posted by Bob Rankin on 26 Nov 2018
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David B Wilson
26 Nov 2018
Thank you for pointing us to deals that otherwise may well have been missed. Please, send more.
27 Nov 2018
Anything for Georgia Tech lovers?
06 Dec 2018
The FTC have put out an interesting article regarding buying safe and secure internet connected smart toys.