The Geek-Approved Geek Gift Giving Guide

Chances are if you’re here at Technology Tell, you’ve got a geek in your life. Undoubtedly they have ideas of what they like and don’t, and if you aren’t a geek it can be tough to figure out what to get them. This guide is for you. Since I’d happily accept anything on this list (I’m a card-carrying geek), you can be sure to find a winner.

Holiday Gift Guide 2013: Gadget Stocking Stuffers

Shame on me! I know! Thanksgiving hasn’t even happened yet and here I am talking about the holidays! However, Hanukkah starts in a couple weeks so technically this is all fair game! Besides, I just saw a holidays commercial with Will Arnett so we’re all in this together! And Black Friday is right around the corner! So how do you navigate it all? This post is here to guide you in your quest for the perfect stocking stuffers.

Surprise Your Special Someone This V-Day with Deals2buy just released it’s weekly Deal Breaker newsletter.  This week’s deals are tuned to Valentine’s day:  up to $200 savings on a vacation package so you can get away with your beau, a Canon SX150 14.1MP Digital Camera ($99.99 + Free $30 Target Gift Card + Free Shipping) to document said vacation, and $50 off more »

Today Only: Free Express Shipping from iSkin

That’s right — only for today, Tuesday, December 19th, device case company iSkin is offering free express shipping on all orders over $75 made through their online store. Best known for laptop cases and smartphone covers, the company’s product line also includes book bags, shoulder bags, earbuds, anklets and more. While on the company website, more »

RadioShack’s Got Some Last-Minute Deals

RadioShack says ‘don’t worry’ to all the holiday procrastinators out there (such as your humble tech-blogger who has two siblings and about a football team’s worth of cousins to shop for still). Rolling out some great deals for the last-minute types. In the phone department, the Shack is giving away Samsung Galaxy S IIIs for more »

Incipio Online’s Holiday Sale Now, Save Up to 60%, Free Shipping

Innovator of accessories for mobile technology devices, Incipio, announces their holiday sale for all the last-minute gifters. Shop from their online store until Saturday, December 15th and earn up to 60% off of select gear, which includes a nice range of smartphone and laptop cases, power adapters and audio products. Use this window to complete more »


Verizon FiOS Teams Up With Santa This Holiday Season

Verizon FiOS, the optical connectivity network is running a clever ad campaign that puts children (big children included) in contact with the real Santa Claus. Using video chat and responses that users type in, Santa’s workshop is brought right onto your computer screen. He’ll ask you if you’ve been naughty or nice and what you’re more »

Connected Devices Are Helping You Get Healthy

In a world where everything is manipulated through our ‘web-active’ gadgets, it can be hard to decipher which additional products and services are actually worthwhile. In seemingly no time, the phrase ‘there’s an app for that’ has gone from a joke-y marketing phrase into a factual expression. We’ll never need the ‘Pull My Finger‘ app more »

Jabra Solemate Portable Speakers, Special Price at Best Buy

Jabra has announced that for the month of December, they will be selling their Solemate portable wireless speaker for $149, a special price for the holiday. This is their “go-anywhere, do-anything” model, that comes equipped with Bluetooth wireless connectivity and a built-in microphone for a speakerphone function. Crank these little guys up, because although small more »


Mother’s Day is coming up! 5 gadgets for Mom


You’ve only got a little over a week to shop for Mother’s Day folks. And hint! Moms like gadgets too. Don’t be boring and just hand her a card or a bunch of flowers, get Mom something cool this year.

Stay away from a sweeper or anything that cleans. Ditto on anything that implies she doesn’t look good and needs help in that department. So, what to buy? What to buy? Here are some suggestions that might work for all different budgets.


Dell’s Black Friday 2008 ads leaked

Black Friday, the day when consumers can generally expect to find some good deals, is thankfully just about upon us. With a few weeks before Thanksgiving here in the US, it seems now is about the right time for the deals to begin making their way into the public eye. Sadly, although Dell has plenty of deals listed for Black Friday, it seems that some are not as exciting as one would hope for.

To begin with, Dell is planning to offer the Inspiron Mini 9 for $299, which offers a $50 savings from the regular $349. The specs for that model include a 1.6GHz Atom processor, a 4GB SSD, 512MB RAM an 8.9-inch display and running Ubuntu 8.04.

Other notebooks that are on sale (and some that will offer a much greater savings) will be the Inspiron 13 for $699 (a $329 savings), the Studio 15 for $699 (a $245 savings), the Studio 17 for $799 (a $349 savings), the XPS M1330 for $1,029 (a $319 savings) and the XPS M1530 also for $1,029 (a $319 savings). More deals after the break.

iriver slashes prices on SPINN, Lplayer, and E100 in time for holidays

iriver SPINN

As many companies generally lower their prices on their goods in time for the holiday season, iriver has already got a head start on this as they have reduced prices on three of their hottest players. Thanks to a tip, we know that the three players are the iriver SPINN, the Lplayer, and the E100. All of these deals will start on November 1st and end on December 31st, more than enough time to complete all of your holiday shopping.

Let’s first begin with iriver’s SPINN. In case you don’t remember the exact specs here is a recap. First off, it comes with a 3.3-inch AMOLED touch screen, FM tuner, audio and video playback, picture display, and Bluetooth connectivity. One of the unique featuers about the SPINN is the way you navigate through the device – using the spindle tool on the side of the device. Previously, the 4GB version sold for $250 and the 8GB for $290. However, under iriver’s new deal, you can get the 4GB for $189.99 and the 8GB player for $229.99.

More info after the break.