Free LG Blu-ray player with purchase of LG Cinema 3D HDTV
This deal throws in a free mid-range $116 LG Blu-ray player when you buy a 3D HDTV buy of the same brand. Eligible TVs range from a $759.58 47-inch model to a $1,999 60-inch set. While gdgt hasn't seen any professional evaluations of the TVs, they have garnered 4-star-and-up Amazon reviews. The free Blu-ray player naturally handles 3D, as well as 2D discs, and wirelessly sends audio to your smartphone so you can listen to your cinematic explosions without bugging others.
You could toss a pair of earbuds in any electronics store and hit a tablet with more impressive specs, but at a price this low the value in the little tab is tough to question. While it won't bowl you over with raw power, the Android 4.0 OS and 720p video will do the job just fine, especially at 7 inches. Think of the A2107 as a cheap decoy to load up with a bunch of different Angry Birds titles and toss to your kids to keep their grubby hands off your iPad.
PowerA Wii U Gaming Essentials Kit
Price: $5.99 (MSPR, $34.99)
Buy: Best Buy
Amid the hoopla over the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4, it's easy to overlook Nintendo's latest console, which earned a solid 81 gdgt score and continues to chug along in the battle to win gamers' hearts and minds. The Wii U Gaming Essentials Kit gives you some essential gear to make the Mario magnet feel at home in your living room, coming with a pair of replacement styluses for the tablet-like GamePad, screen cleaner, a case that doubles as a stand and a GamePad skin. The set comes at a steep discount from the $34.99 MSRP, as well as the $27 price we've seen at most other sites.
$50 Best Buy gift card with Samsung Galaxy phone purchase
Price: $0-$399.99 with two-year contract
Buy: Best Buy
Best Buy wants to put a Samsung Galaxy phone in your pocket or belt-holster so badly that it's willing to bribe you with a Ulysses S. Grant in gift card form. Included in the offer are a number of devices that earned stellar gdgt scores, including the current flagship, the $199.99 S4 and the year-old but still very much kicking $49.99 S3, both which earned 92 gdgt scores. AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are among carriers supported. Intriguingly, the lower-emd Samsung Stratosphere Galaxy II, which is free on contract, also qualifies for the gift card offer.
The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration Blu-ray
Price: $24.99 (MSRP $57.99)
While you have to deal with a stinker of a third wheel known as The Godfather Part III in this set, Francis Ford Coppola's two undisputed masterpieces are well worth the $25 discounted asking price. You get the three mobster dramas in shimmering HD in the form of restored transfers, a slew of background featurettes, commentaries and background docs. If you're looking for the set in DVD form you can snag it for $24.57.