Moto G coming to Republic Wireless

Republic Wireless now offers the Moto G, with prices starting at $149 for the phone and $5 for no-contract service. (Credit: Republic Wireless) Republic Wireless made waves late last year with its $299 Moto X smartphone and dirt-cheap no-contract service plans. Now the company plans to lower the cost of entry with a less expensive […]

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Get an HP SlateBook x2 tablet and keyboard for $394.99 shipped

The HP SlateBook x2 is a robust Android-powered tablet with an included keyboard dock. (Credit: HP) First things first: Sorry for my big blunder yesterday regarding the bonus-deal portable speaker, which does NOT have Bluetooth. Somehow my brain believed otherwise, and because the comments system is disabled, I didn’t realize the error until early this […]

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Get a Levana video baby monitor for $79.96

The Jena Baby Video Monitor features a color LCD and lots of other handy features. (Credit: Levana) New baby in the house? Mazel tov! Time to start shopping for a tablet. Actually, there’s one other piece of tech you may want first: a baby monitor. For new parents, there’s nothing quite so nerve-wracking as leaving […]

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Get a 250GB Samsung SSD for $139.99 shipped

Give your pokey old laptop or desktop an SSD boost with Samsung’s top-rated 250GB drive. (Credit: Samsung) Quick housekeeping note: CNET is in the midst of some site updates, which is why the comment system is currently offline and why you didn’t receive a Cheapskate newsletter on Friday. (Here’s the post in case you missed […]

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PopCap game bundle gives all proceeds to charity

For as little as six bucks, you get full versions of eight fantastic PopCap games, with all EA’s proceeds going to charity. Win-win-win! (Credit: Humble Bundle) As a general rule I don’t do back-to-back deals, especially from the same vendor, but this one was too good to pass up. Yep, it’s another game bundle. Another […]

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Tablet Tuesday: Get an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet for $199.99

The 8-inch Lenovo Miix 2 offers considerable bang for the buck, especially at $199.99. (Credit: Best Buy) I’ve been traveling a fair bit lately, both for business and pleasure, and on every trip I’ve packed a 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet and a 13.3-inch Samsung laptop — the latter for work, the former for media consumption […]

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Name your own price for a 6-game Android bundle

The Humble Mobile Bundle 4. (Credit: Humble Bundle) Regular Cheapskate readers are no stranger to game bundles. When I sees one I likes, I share. If you’re an Android user, you’re sure to like this one: The Humble Mobile Bundle 4 includes six Android games for whatever price you want to pay. Well, sort of. […]

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Get a 47-inch HDTV for $329 shipped

And it’s even better when it’s turned on! (Credit: Seiki) The bigger your TV, the happier you are. I can’t point to any “research” or “facts” to prove that claim, but I feel in my bones it must be true. Ergo, a big TV for a low price must make you downright ecstatic. And here […]

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How to buy PC games on the cheap

South Park: The Stick of Truth may be $59.99 now, but in a few months it won’t be. (Credit: Ubisoft) PC gaming may be on life support, but it’s definitely not dead. Indeed, plenty of the top game releases of 2013 — BioShock: Infinite, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Saints Row IV, Tomb Raider — were […]

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How to get a no-contract iPhone 5C for $299.99 and $30 monthly

At $359.99, the no-contract iPhone 5C is already a super-sweet deal. But by nudging your effective price down to $299.99, it’s a steal. (Credit: Virgin Mobile) Here’s the sitch: You want an iPhone, but don’t want to get locked into a two-year contract to the tune of $70+ per month. Without that carrier subsidy, however, […]

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