iPad, uPad ... We All Save Like iMad: Discounted iPads and Accessories
We saw some sell-out Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales on an array of iPad and tablet devices, and we hope that our readers were able to jump on the bargains. If not, we've found another round of discounted iPads below. We've also got a handful of perfectly-priced accessories to go with your shiny new purchase, either for yourself or as a gift.
- $50 Off Apple iPad 2s
Price: From $449.99 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $50
Is It Worth It?: For in-store pickup only, Micro Center takes $50 off all Apple iPad 2 tablets. That's tied with our mention from two weeks ago as the lowest price we've seen for each of these models. (Most are just $1 more than what Apple itself charges for refurbished units.) Each model is available in either black or white, although available stock varies between stores. The iPad 2 16GB WiFi Tablet (pictured, in Black) is priced at a penny under $450 and is the most affordable model here. On the high-end is the iPad 2 64GB 3G + WiFi Tablet for AT&T, priced at $779.99. For additional discounted iPad 2 tablets, click here.
- AcaseView APLUS SHIELD Screen Protector for iPad 2
Price: $5.45 via coupon code "2V8E3OHD" with $4.50 s&h
Lowest By: $1
Expires: December 2
Is It Worth It?: An iPad is a great holiday gift, and there are also tons of great accessories for the device that make for perfect stocking stuffers (even if they don't technically fit inside a stocking). This AcaseView APLUS SHIELD Anti-Glare Screen Protector not only protects your screen, but has an adhesive colored border that follows the iPad's bezel, which also kills any glare that may be preventing you from getting the high score in Fruit Ninja. Hallelujah!
- Aluminum Bluetooth Keyboard Stand Case for iPad 2
Price: $32.95 with free shipping
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: For heavy iPad users, this water- and dust-proof keyboard stand is the perfect thing to make text entry easier on the fingers. The Bluetooth 2.0 and rechargeable lithium battery make this keyboard the perfect aid in getting to 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which — dangit! — ended yesterday. Well, there's always next year!
- Kensington Car Charger for iPhone and iPad
Price: $4.99 via $15 mail-in rebate with free shipping
Lowest By: $8
Expires: December 5
Is It Worth It?: One of the worst moments in modern life is when you leave your house and then realize that your phone battery is low. It's a much better feeling to remember a few seconds later that you're in your car, which has a terrific Kensington car charger in it, so you've got nothing to worry about. This 2-outlet car charger is compatible with most USB charging devices, including the Apple iPads, iPod touch, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4; plus it can charge two devices simultaneously and features 2.1-amp and 1-amp ports.
- Luxury Convertible Flip Case for Apple iPad 2 bundled with a $2 HHI Credit
Price: $13.99 via coupon code "convertibleipad2" with $2.85 s&h
Lowest By: $4
Expires: December 15
Is It Worth It?: Featuring a hard ABS (that stands for "acrylonitrile butadiene styrene," so it must be good) body and carbon fiber design, this multi-functional case provides excellent protection for your iPad 2, and a cozy a suede lining interior. The book case panels allow the cover to position your iPad 2 at five different angles, miles beyond the usual cliched landscape/portrait duality (which is soooooo 2002!). Plus, you'll receive a $2 HandHeldItems credit, which we'd put towards an iPad Anti-Fingerprint, Anti-Glare Matte Finishing Screen Protector for just 72 cents after the credit.
Front page photo credit: iPad Buying Guide