If you're looking to stock up on discounted gizmos and gadgets, then today may be the Friday to take the plunge. We've spotted an impressively low price of $29.99 on a concurrent router and an all-time low on a new Lenovo laptop. These deals and more are in today's list of five Editors' Choice deals that we found overnight and early this morning.
Top Phone Deal
Refurb Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S4 Active Android Smartphone
Store: Phonestore USA via eBay
Price: $259.99 with free shipping
Lowest by: $160
Do You Need It?: If you're looking for a smartphone that's as adventurous as you are, then this Galaxy S4 might be the refurbished sidekick for you. Luckily, it's dropped by an additional $5 in two weeks which puts it at a whopping $160 under the best price we could find for a new unit.
In addition to being able to survive in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes, it features a 5" 1920x1080 Gorilla Glass touchscreen, Snapdragon 1.9GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB memory, 8MP rear camera (with an "Aqua Mode" for underwater pictures), 2MP front camera, 1080p video capture, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n wireless, and Google Android 4.2 OS (Jelly Bean). (Note that a 30-day warranty applies, but it's unclear who backs it.)
Top Bag Deal
Kenneth Cole Reaction Cornelia Street Messenger Bag
Store: Kenneth Cole
Price: $19.99 plus $8 s&h
Lowest by: $2
Do You Need It?: Designer bags for men and women can usually set you back a fair couple of bucks, so we're always keen to find discounts on messengers, clutches, and satchels alike when we're feeling thrifty. This Kenneth Cole number is less than four times cheaper than its original list price, making it a bargain for any sartorially-inclined saver. It features buckled snap closures, 16" strap drop, exterior zip pocket, two patch pockets, interior cell pocket, interior zip pocket, and a rear snap pocket.
Top Laptop Deal
Lenovo G50 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 16" Laptop
Price: $239 via coupon "USPG508B73" with free shipping
Lowest by: $20
Expires: July 16
Do You Need It?: No matter how much we encourage you to buy refurbished to save on laptops and phones, there are some who prefer to splash out on something new and shiny. Thankfully for those unimpressed by our refurb offerings, this Lenovo G50 is the at an all-time low for any new Lenovo model. Features include an Intel Celeron N2830 2.16GHz dual-core CPU, 15.6" 1366x768 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 320GB hard drive, webcam, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, 4-cell battery, and Windows 8.1.
Top Router Deal
TRENDnet 802.11n Wireless Concurrent Dual-Band Gigabit Ethernet Router
Price: $29.99 via coupon "EMCPCWW56" with free shipping
Lowest by: $35
Expires: July 13
Do You Need It?: If you missed this killer deal in May, you'll be pleased to hear that this TRENDnet router has returned to an all time price low. It's currently less than half the price of any other store and is at an exceptionally low price for a concurrent dual band router, which makes for better connectivity. It supports 450Mbps speeds on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands at the same time and features 64-bit/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2 encryption, up to 900Mbps data transfer rate, and four Gigabit Ethernet ports.
Used Microsoft Surface 2 11" 32GB Windows Tablet
Price: $249.99 via coupon "14681962" with free shipping
Lowest by: $199
Expires: June 29
Do You Need It?: Since this used unit has fallen by another $50 since May, we reckon it's worth taking the plunge and investing in the low-cost tablet. It's currently a pretty huge $150 cheaper than a new unit at any store. It features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 T30 1.9GHz quad-core CPU, 10.6" 1920x1080 (1080p) multitouch LCD, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, 3.5MP front- and 5MP rear-facing cameras, microSDXC card slot, up to 10-hour battery life, and Windows RT 8.1 OS.
Total Savings: At least $173