ThinkGeek has some great gift ideas for the nerds in your life, and a lot of their most popular items are discounted today. Plus, free shipping! [Think Geek is Having an Everything Sale | Free Shipping with Code SHIPUS]
We already knew that the Google was bundling in $20 in Google Play credit with the Chromecast for the holidays, but Best Buy is currently adding in an additional $20 in credit on top of that. This means that you're literally paying $30 to get $40 on Google Play, and a Chromecast thrown in for good measure.
Update: We're hearing from a few of you that the Google Play credit isn't showing up in the Google Offers page when you register the Chromecast. You'll still get the $20 from Best Buy, plus some goodies from Google like a free X-Men movie, two months of Hulu+, and three free months of Google Play Music All Access regardless, so it's a good deal no matter what, but keep in mind that your mileage may vary.
Best Buy's $20 credit will be emailed to you after purchase. To claim the other $20, register your device with Google by December 21, and claim the special offer. [Google Chromecast + $40 in Google Play Credit, $30]
Have a free movie for the holidays, courtesy of Google Play. [ FREE Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]
Destiny's not a perfect game, but it's pretty addictive, and Bungie has been updating it constantly . In fact, it's one of Kotaku's 12 bests for both the PS4 and Xbox One. If you still haven't picked up your copy, Amazon has them for half price on both current gen consoles, today only. That's better than finding a new loot cave. [Destiny (PS4/One), $30]
Speaking of Destiny, Best Buy is selling the Glacier White PS4 Destiny bundle at a $50 discount today, and even throwing in a free copy of Killzone Shadow Fall for good measure. [ Sony Glacier White PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle plus Killzone Shadow Fall, $400]
If you need a Telltale fix while you wait for episode 2 of Game of Thrones, give The Wolf Among Us a shot for $10 off.
Logitech makes some of the most popular computing peripherals around, so you should have no trouble finding a new toy in today's Amazon Gold Box.
The Performance Mouse MX was the overwhelming favorite desktop mouse among Lifehacker readers, and the M510 ran away with the title of best budget mouse as well. Really though, you can't go wrong with anything in this sale, so shop away. These would all make great gifts as well. [Amazon]
Amazon's running a bonus Gold Box deal on the highly rated V-Moda Crossfade M-80 headphones, today only. You can score a pair in black or white for just $80, which is $10 less than the previous record low price.
So what's so great about these? For starters, they're practically indestructible. The headband is rated for up to 10 flat bends, the cord is wrapped in kevlar, and the whole product is designed to survive 60 drops from head height onto solid concrete.
Beyond that, reviewers almost universally praise these cans' sound quality, and you can even buy customizable face plates to make them your own. As with all Gold Box deals, this price is only valid today, or until sold out. [V-Moda Crossfade M-80 Headphones, $80]
This Lightning cable is twice as long as Apple's, and yet it costs $7 less. [ iClever MFi Certified 6' Lightning Cable, $12 with code HISCORD4]
If you've been procrastinating on your holiday shopping, and need to pick up a new e-reader, tablet, or streaming box, today's almost certainly going to be your last chance to save on an array of Amazon gadgets before Christmas.
We've seen slightly better deals on most of these, but you're still looking at solid savings of $20 or more across the board. Let us know what you think of these in the comments!
- Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7" ($199) | Amazon
- Amazon Kindle ($59) | Amazon
- Amazon Kindle Paperwhite ($99) | Amazon
- Amazon Fire TV ($79) | Amazon
USB battery packs are my favorite generic holiday gift. They're useful to literally everyone, they offer a tremendous amount of utility for a modest amount of money, and it still seems like most non-nerds aren't fully aware that they exist. If you have anyone on your shopping list that could use one, here's a great deal.1
For a limited time, you can get a 13,000mAh Anker E4 for just $24 with code ANKERCM1, matching a Black Friday lightning deal. That's enough juice to charge up your average smartphone 4-5 times over, and is great for long flights, camping trips, power outages, and general battery life paranoia. Anker battery packs are among the most popular items we list, and they all carry stellar review averages. [Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13000mAh External Battery,$24 with code ANKERCM1]
You could probably stand to vacuum more, and this week we're taking your nominations for the best tool for vacuuming better. Which vacuum is the best, and which features matter the most to you?
If Google+ is your network of choice, we'll meet you there too. Just add us to your circles, and tell your friends to do the same.
Movies & TV
- FREE Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring | Google Play
- Fargo: Season 1 ($20) | Amazon
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ($10) | Amazon
- Wow: World of Wonder HDTV Optimizer ($12) | Amazon
Books & Magazines
- GAEMS G155 Sentry Personal Gaming Environment ($180) | Amazon
- South Park: The Stick of Truth [PC/PS3] ($20) | Amazon
- Sony Glacier White PlayStation 4 Destiny Bundle plus Killzone Shadow Fall ($400) | Best Buy
- Destiny [PS4/One] ($30) | Amazon
- The Wolf Among Us [PS4] ($20) | Best Buy
- The Wolf Among Us [One] ($20) | Best Buy
- Amazon has dozens of family and strategy board games on sale, today only
- Find more deals over on Kinja Deals
- Seagate Expansion 4TB USB3 External Hard Drive ($120) | Amazon
- Monster Digital On-The-Go Cloud with 32GB microSD Card ($40) | Best Buy
- Aukey 20,000mAh External USB Charger ($29) | Amazon | Promo code ZJM8M5XU
- Aukey 5-Port USB Charging Station Wall Charger ($17) | Amazon | Promo code 8URE5YET
- Aukey 4-Port USB Car Charger ($12) | Amazon | Promo code RDT6HWYN
- V-MODA Crossfade M-80 Vocal On-Ear Noise-Isolating Metal Headphones ($80) | Amazon
- Sennheiser HD 439 Around-Ear Headphone ($40) | Newegg | After promo code EMCWHWD22
- Klipsch Image ONE Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones ($80) | Newegg
- Sennheiser HD 598 Over-Ear Headphones ($169) | Amazon
- Google Chromecast + $40 in Google Play Credit ($30) | Best Buy | $20 in credit will be emailed to you after purchase. To claim the other $20, register your device with Google by December 21, and claim your special offer
- LG 55-Inch LED 1080p HDTV ($550) | Best Buy
- BenQ 3000 Lumen XGA DLP Projector ($325) | Woot
- refurb Roku 3500R Streaming Stick (HDMI) with Remote ($35) | Newegg
- Philips CSS2123B/F7 Soundbar with Subwoofer ($47) | Staples
- Logitech Surround Sound Speakers ($50) | Amazon
- Eagle Tech Arion Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Built-In Speakerphone ($15) | Amazon
- GOgroove SonaVERSE BX Portable Stereo Speaker System w/ Rechargeable Battery ($20) | Amazon
- iClever IC-BTS02 Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker ($30) | Amazon | Promo code HISSBK29
- Ultimate Ears Mini Boom ($70) | Best Buy
Phones and Tablets
- Aukey iPhone 6 Case ($6) | Amazon | Promo code 7ARH75DJ
- Aukey iPhone 6 Plus Case ($6) | Amazon | Promo code 8DCCGVYD
- iClever MFi Certified 6' Lightning Cable ($12) | Amazon | Promo code HISCORD4
- HP Stream 7 ($74) | Microsoft | Text FITBIT to 29502 for $25 off coupon
Find a lot more deals over on Kinja Deals
- TRENDnet TV-IP851WIC Wireless Day/Night Cloud IP Camera ($50) | Newegg | After promo code EMCWHWD23
- High Back Executive Chair with Arms and Chrome Base ($80) | Walmart
- Select Recliners and Other Furniture is up to 40% Off at The Home Depot
- KRUPS F203 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder ($16) | Amazon
- Ozeri Nouveaux II Electric Wine Opener ($19) | Amazon
- Metrokane Rabbit 6-Piece Wine Tool Kit ($50) | Amazon
- Cuisinart 11-pc. Stainless Steel Cookware Set ($105) | Woot
- Haier 0.7 Cu. Ft. Compact Microwave ($50) | Best Buy
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