gdgt's best deals for October 2nd: Apple iPhone 5c, Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

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Today's top deals both earned high gdgt Scores. Apple's new iPhone 5c, which is pretty much a colorful iPhone 5, is already available at a discount, and the capable Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet has nosedived from its MSRP. Hoping to grab one or the other? Join gdgt and add the gadgets you're shopping for to your "Want" list -- every time there's a price cut, you'll get an email alert!

Apple iPhone 5c

Apple iPhone 5c

Price: $80 with two-year AT&T or Verizon contract (regularly $100). In-store only.
Buy: Target

Apple's midrange smartphone basically takes the guts of the newly-discontinued iPhone 5 and wraps them in a polycarbonate plastic shell. It may lack the upgraded processor of the iPhone 5s, but the 5c is still tasty enough to earn a 95 gdgt Score. It's not all old news on the inside however, the 5c does sport a bigger battery and better front-facing camera than its ancestor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy
Note 10.1 16GB

Price: $360 (regularly $500). Free shipping.
Buy: Amazon

Samsung's Galaxy-branded tablet doesn't induce the same squeals of delight as its smartphone line, but the Note 10.1 is still a solid performer. It earned a gdgt Score of 80 thanks in large part to its handy S Pen, that both graphic artists and casual doodlers alike should appreciate. Its screen resolution falls short of high-end tablets like the 4th-gen iPad, but sometimes you've got to make sacrifices in the name of frugality and styli.

Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse

Microsoft Wireless
Mobile Mouse 3500

Price: $15 (regularly $30). Free shipping.
Buy: Amazon

Frequent travelers put off by trackpads and touchscreens need a reliable wireless mouse. This Microsoft product garners praise for its clean look and comfortable feel, earning it favorable comparisons with the far more expensive 6000 model. While the 3500 lacks piles of programmable buttons of some higher-priced competitors, but who needs them if all you're doing is reading Engadget and editing some spreadsheets.

Samsung Slim Smart LED HDTV

Samsung 32-inch 1080p 60Hz Slim Smart LED HDTV

Price: $375 (regularly $579). Free shipping.
Buy: Amazon

Samsung's F5500 series of smart, skinny TVs are beloved for their sharp displays and simple WiFi setups. This 32-incher works for tight living spaces and its 13.4-pound weight means you wont need to bribe an army of friends with beer and pizza to move or mount it. Besides, with the baked in web browser and apps, you can save additional cash by skipping the Roku or Apple TV.

Logitech Wireless Keyboard

Logitech Wireless Keyboard K360

Price: $20 (regularly $30). Free shipping with additional $5 purchase.
Buy: Amazon

If you'd like to hook a PC up to your TV or prefer to work from your couch rather than hunched over at a desk, you'll need a wireless keyboard. This Logitech is an entry-level device that scores points for its three-year battery life, laptop bag-friendly size and suite of media-manipulating keys.