Well, the iPad minis are hitting the refurb market for real now, just as we predicted. Not so long ago, it seemed like everyone loved their mini and they were few and far between anywhere, but now, just as with all things, the bloom is off the rose and minis can be had in nearly every configuration. Verizon buyers seem more smitten than AT&T customers, but if you're hankering for the little iPad, you've come to the right place, accessories and all.
We expected a glut of MacBook Airs to hit the refurb market once Apple announced a refresh of the super light laptop. There's a range of Airs out there for the discerning person in the laptop market who isn't necessarily concerned about the latest and the greatest and they're all incredibly reasonably priced. That, and more, in this week's price slash-o-rama.
Sometimes you want all new Mac goodness, and sometimes you want a little upgrade or accessory action for that Mac. We've got you covered in both cases this week, along with the usual bevy of iOS accessories, one of which is especially useful if you drive a car from the 1990s.
We've done it before, we're doing it again. Today's refurb specials are all right around the $1,000 mark. There are plenty of great Macs out there that won't break the bank. Sure they're not $400 plastic PCs that will fall apart after one year's use, but these are still some great deals. Plus great accessories, hand-picked just for you.
To heck with refurbs. We know it's the easiest, cheapest way to get your hands on a new-to-you Mac, but sometimes you just want the new computer smell. Well, here are the best brand new device prices we could find this week. Plus the usual round up of slick accessories for your mobile devices.
Griffin's low-cost Bolts Talk won't break the bank if you need replacement earbuds. They even have a tiny mic and a button that lets you answer the phone, play/pause your music, or summon Siri. But the sound quality is underwhelming, and our test pair didn't last very long.
Hat tip for these goes to The Wirecutter, which is the best kind of gear site because instead of inundating you with review after review (like we do!), they just tell you what thing in each category is THE thing to buy. For cheap -- really cheap, sub-$10 -- earbuds, they recommend these, from cheap-stuff emporium Monoprice. And we were skeptical enough at their price that we had to order some for ourselves.
Last week we featured a whole lot of Mac minis to put some serious computing power in a small package into your hands. We're going a little bigger this time around on our refurbs, plus we've got some sweet accessories for your mobile devices. So come on inside where the living--and the shopping--is easy.
The way we listen to music has changed dramatically over the last decade. The rise of the MP3 and shrinking costs of storage mean that for the vast majority of us, our music collections live on a hard drive somewhere, rather than in crates or on shelves.