The HTC One Google Edition running stock Android that Google announced earlier today is pretty cool, but it's still a $600 contract-free phone, and most people opt for a carrier-subsidized handset. If you like HTC Sense and you're eligible for a Sprint upgrade, you can get the HTC One for $80 with a new contract.
Sprint's been running a promo that takes $100 off a new smartphone when you port your number. (You may have seen the big-ass ads on Gizmodo.) That's nice, but Amazon's price-matched deal is a little better: a new Sprint subscriber gets the HTC One for $80, which is $120 less than most other places. If you're renewing your contract or adding a line, it's $100 per handset. No number porting necessary, unless you want to. [Amazon]
Also worth noting: Amazon's selling the contract-free HTC One for $550—$50 less than the Google Edition or an unlocked version from HTC.
• HTC One with 2-Year Sprint Contract ($80/$100) | Amazon | Originally $200
A Big, Beautiful, Hi-Resolution Screen With a Three-Year Warranty
The current standard in terms of expensive screens right now is a 2560 x 1440 IPS panel—the same kind of screen that goes into 27" iMacs. You've got options—for instance, Monoprice sells a very nice unbranded version for just over $400. But lots of people would rather buy from an established manufacturer: for one, the warranties tend to be stronger.
Dell's nicest 27" IPS monitor is on sale on Amazon right now for $585, which isn't the lowest price we've ever seen, but still a pretty slick price considering most other places have it for $650. [Amazon]
Hit up the Moneysaver for more detailed gaming deals coverage.
• DMC: Devil May Cry ($30) | Steam
• Bundle Capsule Computers Indie (Pay what you want) | Bundle-in-a-Box | 7 or 11 games including Super Tower Rush
Amazon Mayhem [Steam] (The Rockstar games work on Mac too.)
• Sleeping Dogs Complete ($13)
• Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light ($3.75)
• Tomb Raider Guardian of Light + Anniversary + Underworld + Legend ($10)
• Max Payne 3 + L.A. Noire Complete ($10)
• Bully Scholarship Edition ($3.75)
• Bully + Vice City + San Andreas +Max Payne 2 +Midnight Club 2 ($12)
• XCOM: Enemy Unknown ($10)
• XCOM: Enemy Unknown + Civ 5 Gold + Civ 4 Complete ($20)
• XCOM Complete Pack ($3.75)
• PSN Credit $50 for $45 | Best Buy
J. Press is an old-school preppy clothes-maker that takes "Ivy Style" seriously—there are four locations, and they're in New Haven, Cambridge, New York City, and Washington DC. Some of their sack suits haven't changed in over 50 years. They're pretty much a cooler Brooks Brothers—at least, that's what Japanese hipsters think.
If I were forced to only own one tie, I'd probably opt for a navy grenadine tie—it works with almost any outfit. The version J. Press makes is very nice, and they were already on sale before the code EXTRA10 took another 10% off. Shipping kind of kills the deal, but it's still a pretty sick opportunity, especially for Father's Day.
The Knottery doesn't have the same history as J. Press, but it does have a better deal going on at the moment.
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• Drake - Best I Ever Had feat. Drake ($0) | Google Play | Originally $1
• Magicka ($0) | iTunes | Originally $1
• Rebuild ($0) | Amazon Appstore | Originally $3
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