Get a $220 software bundle for $19, help charity

These are just a few of the great items in the Windows Holiday Bundle for Charity. (Credit: AppSumo) I’ve got something special today. A few months back, I approached AppSumo (known for putting together great software and service bundles) about creating a package that would benefit charity. They agreed, so I got to work rounding […]


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Last-minute stocking stuffer: 2 sets of Buckyballs for $29.99, 2-day shipping

Buckyballs are a crazy-fun magnet toy for adults and (older) kids alike. Here’s your chance to get two sets for the price of one. (Credit: Sellout.woot) Buckyballs aren’t a traditional tech item, but they are magnetic, meaning there’s science behind how they work. And because science and technology go hand in hand, voila: there’s my […]


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Get a 22-inch LED monitor for $119.99

The LED-backlit AOC e2243Fw has a snazzy, futuristic design you don’t normally see at this price point. (Credit: TigerDirect) As we head down the holiday home-stretch, the deals are still coming fast and furious. Today, for example, TigerDirect has the AOC e2243Fw 22-inch LED monitor for $119.99. Shipping adds another nine bucks or so, but […]


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Recover a stolen Mac with free tracking software

Normally $20, Macintosh theft-recovery software Hidden is absolutely free–for a limited time. (Credit: Flipcode Ltd.) Quick bit of housekeeping before I begin. Based on the volume of e-mail and comments I’ve received lately, there’s something important I need to repeat. I have no control over prices. I have no control over a vendor’s inventory. I […]


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Five last-minute gifts you can print at home

My undying thanks to everyone who wrote and commented with such kind words yesterday. I was really flabbergasted by the show of support, and I appreciate the reminder that Cheapskate readers are the coolest, kindest folks on the planet. This is an update of a post I did last year around this time. No gift? […]


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EA app sale: Most iOS games just 99 cents

EA’s Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which just launched today, is one of 70+ games on sale for 99 cents. (Credit: EA) I’ve often felt that 99 cents is the magic number for iOS games. At that price, it’s an impulse buy; I’ll grab it without a second thought. Even if I wind up not liking […]


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Get a 500GB portable hard drive for $50

Notable for its compact design and adorable robot mascot, the WD My Passport Essential offers half a terabyte of storage for 50 bucks. (Credit: Amazon) As regular readers know, I’m always on the lookout for supercheap hard drives. But most of the time I focus on desktop drives (mostly external, occasionally internal), because that’s typically […]


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Get iCare Data Recovery software free

Available free until Christmas, this $70 data-recovery tool can rescue hard drives, flash drives, and memory cards. (Credit: iCare Recovery Software Ltd.) Most users never think about data-recovery software until they need it–like, say, after a corrupted hard drive has cost them years’ worth of family photos. Make like the Boy Scouts and be prepared: […]


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Get an even more loaded laptop for $399.99

The Acer Aspire AS5742z sports a dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, a big hard drive, and Windows 7 64-bit. Perfect for home and business users alike. (Credit: Buy.com) Just last week I crowed about a $399.99 HP laptop–a one-day-only deal that I know many of you snapped up. If you happened to miss it, here’s […]


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Get a 720p HD pocket camcorder for $39.99

The Sylvania HD1Z, shown here in midnight blue, is a new camcorder available exclusively from Woot–but only for today. (Credit: Woot.com) I remember when camcorders were big-ticket items. Buying one was an investment, something you usually did when the first kid came along. Now, they’re $40. And they capture higher-resolution than those $600 tape-based behemoths […]


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