Tag Archive: holidays


The NES and SNES Classic consoles won’t last long after the holidays

Remember when the Nintendo NES Classic and SNES Classic retro gaming consoles first released and you had to fight the denizens of the Internet just to find one? Many of them ended up going for ridiculous prices on eBay. At one point, Nintendo actually discontinued the NES Classic and brought it back because so many people had wanted one but were never able to find it in stock.

Eventually, Nintendo had to promise the world to make more.  [Read More…]

The Amazon Echo Spot and Show see discounts up to $65 off for the holidays

Alexa’s coming over for Christmas.

Amazon’s Echo hardware continues to become more and more popular, and last year Amazon began offering Alexa-enabled devices with displays on them. The first-gen Echo Show was nothing to write home about, but Amazon learned from its mistakes, and came back swinging. The Echo Spot has less of an industrial big tech look, and instead looks like it’s designed to fit in. Right now, you can pick one up for just $  [Read More…]

This 32GB Nintendo Switch was discounted just in time for the holidays

Score the Nintendo Switch for $ 30 off its regular price right now.

Newegg’s official eBay store is selling the Nintendo Switch console with Neon Red and Blue Joy-Con controllers for $ 269.99 today only when you enter promo code PHLDAYTEN during checkout. Finding a decent deal on this handheld console can be pretty rough, and many of them only occur when you have a coupon handy. Today’s offer saves you $ 30 off the console’s regular  [Read More…]

Google UK is discounting the Pixel 3/3 XL by £100 for the holidays

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL pick up their first major discount in the UK.

Google is knocking down the Pixel 3 and 3 XL in the U.S. by up to $ 200 for Google One members, and the company is rolling out an enticing discount for buyers in the UK.

Customers in the UK can pick up either phone for £100 off their retail price, even if they’re not subscribed to a Google One plan. In  [Read More…]

The mad ROG Phone is hitting the UK in time for the holidays

ASUS’s mad gaming phone is hitting the UK before the holidays.

Announced at an event in London, ASUS’ gaming brand, Republic of Gamers, has announced the UK launch of the ROG Phone. Keen gamers can expect to get their hands on it from December 14 for a reasonable price of £799.

Pre-orders will begin at 9 a.m. on November 16, and as a bit of a sweetener, the first “limited run” of people pre-ordering from ASUS’s  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gains new tricks and features ahead of holidays

Google is adding a host of new features to its AI-powered Google Assistant, making the experience more interactive and smarter than ever. Aimed at improving the experience at home, it makes the Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Hub more compelling gift ideas as the holidays approach.

Family members will now be able to reply to broadcasts, making it more of a two-way conversation, of sorts. Until now, it has been a strictly one-way means of communication — a broadcast.  [Read More…]

Sony unveils two new PlayStation VR bundles just in time for the holidays

Who’s surprised?

Earlier today, Sony tore the wrapping off two new PlayStation VR bundles which will be arriving in stores within just a few weeks — just in time for the holiday season, of course. Starting at $ 299.99, these bundles both include two games along with the PS VR Headset and PS Camera. Though the price is comparable with previous PS VR bundles, these options include two games whereas many of the previous bundles for this  [Read More…]

Google sold about 6 million Home speakers during the holidays

More than one Google Home was sold every second.

This past holiday season, there’s a good chance you either bought or received a smart speaker of some sort. Amazon’s been dominating this space since the first Echo Dot came out in 2016, but with the launch of the Google Home Mini in late 2017, Google finally had its own ultra-cheap speaker to get inside as many people’s homes as possible.

Google recently shared a post on its  [Read More…]

Amazon sold ‘tens of millions’ of Alexa-enabled devices during the holidays

We saw lots of deals on the Amazon Echo during the past month or so, and it looks like all of those special offers paid off.

Amazon confirmed today that it sold “tens of millions” of Alexa-enabled products worldwide this holiday season. Exact numbers haven’t been given, but Amazon does say that the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick were the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon.

There were some pretty aggressive deals on  [Read More…]

Four million people signed up for Amazon Prime during the holidays

This holiday season and the entire year of 2017 was a great one for Amazon — here are some of the highlights.

Whatever holiday you celebrate, there’s a good chance you bought a few things on Amazon this year whether you were buying gifts for others or treating yourself to make Tom and Donna proud.

Amazon recently shared its biggest numbers/stats for this past year, and one of the highlights is definitely the fact that more than  [Read More…]