Deal of the day

Get a pair of Sennheiser HD 439 headphones for $39.99

My New Year's resolution for 2014 is the same as it was for 2013, and for every year before that: Don't make any New Year's resolutions. And I'm batting a thousand!

That said, next year I plan to continue my quest to reduce stress, and I find that listening to music for 15 to 20 minutes (while doing absolutely nothing else) is a great way to relax.

Of course, music is best enjoyed through a good pair of headphones. Like these: Today only, and while supplies last, Woot has the Sennheiser HD 439 over-the-ear headphones for $39.99, … Read more

Get a magnetic smartphone windshield mount for $16.99 shipped

Did you find a new smartphone under the tree? Or an old one under the couch cushions? (Weird how they always seem to end up there.) Either way, you need a way to mount that phone in your car for GPS navigation goodness.

There are plenty of options, but most of them require you to fiddle with some kind of holster every time you want to install or remove your phone. And some may have trouble accommodating your case.

Solution: magnets! For a limited time, GearXS has the Aerb Universal Magnetic Windshield Mount for $16.99 shipped. That's after … Read more

Get two $5 credits from Amazon

Now that you've blown all your money on holiday gifts for friends and family, I come to you today bearing one sweet freebie and one sort-of freebie.

For starters, do you have an Android-powered phone or tablet? You probably do most of your app shopping via Google Play, but there's another option: Amazon Appstore.

Why bother? I can think of five good reasons: Amazon is offering a $5 Amazon Appstore credit when you install the Amazon Appstore app. (Oh, it does too make sense; go back and read it again.)

So, for example, if you have a Motorola … Read more

Cheap last-minute gifts for your favorite tech nerd

Well, here we are, folks -- the home stretch. You've got less than 48 hours to solve your procrastination woes, to find the ultimate tech gift for that special someone. Have no fear; the Cheapskate is here.

1. A gift subscription to Next Issue

Tablets are great for reading -- not just books, but also magazines. Next Issue is an all-you-can-read digital magazine service that affords unlimited access to around 125 titles -- good, mainstream mags that people actually want to read.

Thus, for as little as $14.99, you can gift a subscription that includes Better Homes and … Read more

Get an HTC Evo 4G and one year of service for $159

I've always said that I don't mind spending a couple hundred bucks for a smartphone -- it's the service that kills me. Paying $80 per month for a mandatory minimum of two years is not my idea of a great deal.

There are, of course, less expensive alternatives, but you're always going to be on the hook for some kind of monthly fee, right?

Wrong: For a limited time, StackSocial has a refurbished HTC Evo 4G smartphone with one year of service for $159 shipped.

What kind of service? Unlimited talk. Unlimited texting. And 500MB of … Read more

Get an Ouya game console and $5 game credit for $59.99 shipped

The Ouya was supposed to turn the gaming world upside-down. It did not. More on that in a bit.

The little box normally sells for $99.99 plus shipping, but right now you can get an Ouya console for $59.99 shipped when you apply coupon code CALAMITY at checkout. That price also includes a $5 game credit.

Update: Giant sigh. It's always something. Although it worked when I tried it this morning, apparently this code had a fixed number of uses and has been effectively "used up." I'll contact Ouya and see if they're … Read more

Get Wondershare Video Editor (Win) for free

So you've shot a bunch of great holiday video on your smartphone. Now you need to edit it all together into a polished tearjerker you can share with friends and family.

Just one problem: You don't have any video-editing software. (Sorry, Apple, but editing on an iPhone is not my idea of fun.) Sure, Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker is free, but also extremely limited. What you need is a commercial editing tool that doesn't cost a lot of dough.

Done and done: Today only, SharewareOnSale has Wondershare Video Editor (Win) absolutely free. Regular price: $49.99.… Read more

Get a Kindle with Special Offers for $49 shipped

Remember when a Kindle was a big, bulky thing that cost $399, and you couldn't even get one? That was a scant six years ago. It's amazing the difference a few years can make.

To wit: In a move that will undoubtedly satisfy legions of near-last-minute gift shoppers, Amazon just served up the Kindle deal of the year.

Today only, and while supplies last, you can get the Kindle with Special Offers e-reader for $49 shipped. That's a $20 savings and the lowest price ever on a new Kindle direct from Amazon.

Make no mistake, this is … Read more

Get a GoGroove BlueGate Bluetooth receiver for $24.99 shipped

A long time ago, I decried Bluetooth as a useless technology. Short-range wireless? What good could that possibly be? Turns out Bluetooth proved its awesomeness once smartphones and tablets arrived on the scene, as it allowed for audio to stream wirelessly from those devices to compatible speakers.

Ah, but what if you have a speaker dock, home stereo, or car radio that lacks built-in Bluetooth? No awesomeness for you. [Cue audience: "Awwwwww."]

Thankfully, you can add Bluetooth to nearly any audio device; all you need is a receiver. Like this one: For the next few days, and while … Read more

Get a refurbished Acer R7 15.6-inch convertible for $499.99

You know how every laptop is pretty much like every other laptop? Occasionally a manufacturer tries something a little different, often with mixed results.

So it is with the Acer Aspire R7, which debuted earlier this year to decidedly mixed reviews. Some pundits loved the innovative design and beautiful display, others griped about the arrangement of certain key components. Interestingly, most agreed that the $1,000 price tag was pretty good for such an original and inventive machine.

So get a load of this: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Acer (via eBay) is offering the refurbished Aspire R7-571-6858 15.6-inch convertible laptop for $499.99 shipped. … Read more