NEW YORK—So you missed out on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the other deals on gadgets, smartwatches and other tech gear offered since then? No worries, there are still plenty of discounts out there.
The Apple Watch, iPads, 4K Ultra HD TVs, Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 in particular still have deals available. Here are a few worth checking out as we get to the end of the holiday shopping season.
Apple Watch, Gear S2 and other smartwatches
The $100 discount off the Apple Watch for Black Friday is back, with Best Buy, Target and B&H discounting Apple’s wearable. Best Buy and B&H have the best deals, taking $100 off the watch to bring the price to $249 for the 38mm Sport version or $299 for the 42mm Sport. Pricier models of the Apple Watch are also $100 off.
Target is bundling an $100 gift card with the purchase of the wearable, though you are still paying $349 or $399 upfront for the Sport version. Most of these deals last through Christmas.
For those looking for Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch Macy’s, Best Buy, B&H, Dell and others are offering it for around $249 ($50 off).
Pebble’s Time is $129.99 at B&H. The Android Wear-powered Huawei Watch is available for $299.99 at Best Buy ($50 off).
An important note when gifting smartwatches: certain devices like the Apple Watch only work with the iPhone, while others like the Gear S2 only work with Android. Android Wear devices work with both, but are best with Android (Pebble’s watches also work with both platforms). To avoid a post- holiday hassle, find out out which phone your recipient has before gifting them a new smartwatch.
Shoppers looking for a tablet will find an 16GB WiFi iPad Mini 2 for $199 at Walmart ($69 off). While not the most powerful iPad, the Mini 2 is still good for web browsing and video watching on its Retina Display. Those looking for the latest iPad Mini will find a Mini 4 available for $299.99 for the 16GB WiFi version at Best Buy.
The larger, new iPad Air 2 is on sale at Best Buy for $374.99 for the 16GB WiFi version ($125 off), while last year’s iPad Air is available for $299.99 for the 16GB WiFi version, also at Best Buy ($100 off).
Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 remain at their holiday pricing of $299.99, $50 off their regular price of $349.99. Both systems also are sold with games bundled in, including Gears of War for the Xbox One and either the Uncharted Collection or Star Wars Battlefront for the PlayStation 4. These bundles are available at a variety of retailers. Other Xbox One bundles including the Xbox One Elite are also $50 off.
Those looking for a TV plus game system bundle will find that at Best Buy. The electronics giant will be offering a PS4 Star Wars console bundled with a 58-inch Samsung 1080p Smart HDTV for $799.98, a savings of around $50, if both items were purchased separately.
For games you can find discounts on many popular titles including Madden 16 and FIFA 16 for either system for $29.99 at Walmart ($30 off). Other games like NBA 2K16, Grand Theft Auto 5 and Halo 5 are available for $44.99 ($15 off), respectively, at Target.
Gamestop has Call of Duty Black Ops 3 and Star Wars Battlefront for PS4 or Xbox One available for $39.99 ($20 off).
New 4K TVs aren’t at their Black Friday levels but discounts are still out there on these new high-resolution televisions. A 43-inch Sharp Aquos 4K Smart TV is $499.99 at Best Buy or Dell.com ($100 off) and a 43-inch Vizio 4K Smart TV is $538 at Walmart. A 50-inch Vizio 4K TV is going for around $600 ($130 off) at Best Buy and Walmart.
The best deal in the TV category may be in streaming players. Google is selling its new Chromecast for $35 but includes a $20 credit to Google Play for purchasing movies, TV shows, apps or music.
No matter what you choose for your recipient (or yourself) pay close attention to shipping deadlines if you’re not heading to the store and you want the item by Dec. 25. Many deadlines are fast-approaching.
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