Memorial Day is now over and it’s time to get in your car (or get on your computer) and go shopping! The deals at this time of the year are pretty big, so here are some suggestions for all you consumer technology enthusiasts:
iPad mini 3 (16GB, Wi-Fi)
The iPad craze might have peaked, but Best Buy has a great deal on the 16GB version of the iPad mini 3 for $299 -- that's $100 off the regular price! If you don't have the iPhone 6 Plus, the iPad mini is an excellent small tablet that can help make you productive and entertain you for hours. The 7.9-inch Retina display is stunning and the device is as light as a feather (well, almost). You can do every single thing with the iPad mini as you can with the regular iPad.
HP 15-u010, Intel Core i5-4210U, 15.6″ Touch Screen Laptop
HP has made great and affordable PCs for over 20 years and this touchscreen laptop, which you can buy at Fry's Electronics, is $200 off the regular price. The laptop contains a 1080p screen, 8GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, and runs a powerful Intel i5 processor. If you are looking for a powerful notebook to edit videos and photos and don't want to spend an arm and a leg, this HP laptop is the perfect choice.
RCA 32″ LED 1080p Ultra-Slim HDTV
Not everybody needs (or wants) a huge television set. For those who don't, Walmart has this RCA 32-inch HD television set that is the perfect buy for only $189.99--that's $70 off the regular price. The viewing angles on this television set are near perfect and it weighs less than most other 32-inch television sets. RCA has been a top-notch television brand since the 1950s and, in 2015, nothing has changed.
Sony MDR1RNC Noise-Cancelling Headphones
Sony may not have the same reputation as Bose when it comes to noise-cancellation headphones, but its MDR1RNC headphones are an incredible buy at $268.20 at Amazon.com -- that's $231.79 off the regular price. These Sony headphones offer excellent (but not overbearing) bass and great sound in the high and middle ranges. Sony always has a softer sound to their audio products, which is good in most cases. The noise-cancellation works well enough, but could use some improvement.