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Apple iPod Touch Black Friday Deal Released by Best Buy

Electronics retailer, Best Buy, announced that the Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation 32 GB MP3 Player in Slate will be on sale during its Best Buy Black Friday deal days, which last from November 22nd through November 24th. In addition to the Apple iPod Touch, the Black Friday Deal will include a $50 Best Buy gift certificate.

Best Buy will sell the Apple device for $294.99. While this only represents a savings of $5, the inclusion of the Best Buy $50 gift card makes the Apple iPod Touch Black Friday worth purchasing from Best Buy – an authorized retailer of Apple products.

The Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation comes with a 1 year warranty on parts and labor. The device has a height of 4.86 inches, a width of 2.31 inches, and a depth of 0.24 inch. The weight of the Apple iPod Touch is 3.1 ounces.

The device offered during the Black Friday deal has a memory capacity of 32 GB pre-formatted and includes no external memory source connectivity capabilities.

The Apple iPod Touch is compatible with both Mac and PC computers. On both systems, it uses Apple’s iTunes as the primary means of connecting. Users can synch the Apple iPod Touch with their iTunes account to add music, podcasts, audio books and more. The device connects via USB 2.0 port.

The lithium ion battery allows for up to 8 hours of video playback and up to 40 hours of music playback. For video playback, the device has a 4 inch retina display. It also includes an iSight camera for recording 1080 HD quality video. Additionally, the Apple iPod Touch is designed to be functionally accessible to the user with the use of only one hand.

The Apple iPod touch runs on the iOS 6 operating system and has a Dual Core A5 processing chip. The latest version of the iPod Touch comes with Apple’s latest ear phones.

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Walmart Cyber Monday 2012 sales: find the best gift ideas on electronics while they last

Cyber Monday 2012 deals at Walmart are off to a strong start. The best electronic gifts from Apple, Samsung, Xbox, HP, Sceptre, and Nintendo are all on sale from walmart.com who competes directly with Best Buy, Target, Amazon.com, Sears and many other retailers looking to get marketshare during Cyber Monday sales.

For consumers looking for the best electronic gift ideas, it may be too late to purchase the Apple iPod Touch (Choose 16GB or 32GB) & Bonus Accessory Kit with free messaging over Wi-Fi and available in both black and white models at a starting price of $179. The iPod Touch sold out early during the walmart.com Cyber Monday 2012 shopping event.

However, the Xbox 360 bundle is still available to consumers at a retail price point of $229. The Xbox bundle includes the gaming console, as well as an Xbox 360 video game and a choice of an extra controller. Walmart has made over 73 games available to consumers as part of the Xbox 360 Cyber Monday bundle including the popular game Call of Duty.

For gift givers looking to purchase Cyber Monday deals on HDTV, Walmart is offering the 32 inch Sceptre LCD HDTV. The Sceptre screen supports 720 pixel viewing at 60Hz. Screen size is measured using the standard measure, which spans from diagonally from corner to corner. The video component has three HDMI inputs, it is mountable via a wall unit, has a detachable base, and a high brightness screen of 420 cd/m2 with 6.5 millisecond response time. The Sceptre 32 inch HDTV is available from Walmart at a price of $179.89.

Cyber Monday deal hunters looking for a printer won’t find anything of the quality of an HP at the price that Walmart offers. For example, for $27, Walmart shoppers can pick up the HP DeskJet 1056 All-in-One Printer w/ Bonus USB Flash Drive Value Bundle. The HP DeskJet 1056 has many rival printers such as the Canon Photo All in One, the Dell V525w All in One Printer, the Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet and more. Yet at this price point, the HP DeskJet is one of the best Cyber Monday deals on printers available.

Walmart Offers Free $100 Gift Card with Samsung Galaxy S 3 Purchase on Black Friday

As part of its expansive Black Friday Deals on SmartPhones, retail giant, Walmart is giving away free $100 gift cards with the purchase of a Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE in white or blue. The retailer is also providing free shipping.

For $99.99, purchasers of the Samsung Galaxy s 3 4G LTE can own the smartphone, which is usually priced at $599.99. The smartphone has all the traditional smartphone basics including an address book, conference calling, call forwarding, the ability to multitask by accessing voice and data simultaneously, a calendar, an alarm clock, call waiting, caller ID and a personal organizer.

Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE has a rear facing camera of 8 megapixels with LED flash. The camera has zero-lag shutter speed technology, burst shot function, best photo feature, face-recognition tag, and Buddy Photo Share. Unlike many smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE has a digital zoom capable of 4x zoom. The camera can also capture video. There is an additional front facing camera of 1.9 megapixels.

The music player supports the following formats: AAC, MP4, 3GP, WMF(ASF), MKV, FLV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, iMelody, MIDI-0, MIDI-1, MP3, AVI, WAV, XMF, FLAC, OGG. Users can upload music to the device via Google Play Music and use the service to create playlists as well.

The Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE has text messaging capabilities and in addition to text, users can send pictures, video clips, and sound clips.The device supports popular messaging apps such as Instant Messaging (IM), Google Talk™, Google+™ Messenger.

Email can be pushed to the device or manually accessed in the following formats: Mobile Email POP3/IMAP, Yahoo!, Push Corporate Email, Push Gmail.

The device can connect to other devices via BLUETOOTH wireless connection or via USB using the USB cable included with purchase of the phone. The Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE also has a hands free speakerphone, voice dialing and voice commands.

Black Friday shoppers who purchase the Samsung Galaxy S III 4G LTE smartphone deal will also receive a $100 gift card toward Walmart purchases.

Ebay Black Friday Deals Continue with 31% off Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera

Ebay’s Black Friday Deal on the Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera gives consumers 31% off the regular retail price. The original price of $1299.99 has been reduced for Black Friday to $899.90 – a discount of $400.10. So far 901 units have been sold and only 10 units remain listed with Ebay Black Friday Deals.

The Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera comes with a Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR AF-S DX NIKKOR Lens. The camera shoots in a high resolution of 16.2 megapixels. It has a DX-format CMOS sensor, which allows photographers to shoot telephoto and macrophotography with a close crop. Users can capture moments quickly with high speed shooting of 6 frames per second for up to 100 shots.

Light metering is improved with the 2,016 pixel RGB 3D Color Matrix sensor that accurately gauges exposure, white balance, focus tracking and iTTL flash control. For additional lighting, the Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera has a built-in Speedlight flash with with i-TTL and Wireless Commander.

To establish if the camera is level, photographers can utilize the Virtual Horizon Graphic Indicator. For extra assistance in shooting level landscapes and architectural structures, the camera is equipped with Live View mode, which places a grid over the desired scene. Also, Nikon’s Versatile Scene Modes allows photographers to decide between Portrait, Landscape, Child, Sports, Close-up or Night Portrait.

In addition to still shots, the Nikon D7000 DSLR Camera is capable of shooting 1080 pixel HD Movies of up to 20 minutes in duration. Nikon’s Full Time Autofocus technology and external stereo microphone jack enhance recording to achieve cinematic-quality. To view stills and videos on an external screen, the camera has a built-in HDMI Connection and is compatible with most HDMI remote controls.

An ISO range from 100 to 6400 that is expandable to 25,600 (Hi2) lets users shoot in low light situations. Photos produced with loss of detail in either shadows or highlights can be enhanced with Nikon’s Active D-Lighting technology.

Apple MacBook Air Deals at Best Buy for Black Friday

The Apple MacBook Air 13 inch is part of Best Buy’s growing list of Back Friday Deals. The MacBook Air 13 inch, with 4 GB Memory and 128 GB Flash Storage, is available at Best Buy for $1024.99 – $175 off the original sales price of $1199.99.

The Apple MacBook Air 13 inch measures 0.7 inches in height, 12.8 inches in width and 8.9 inches in depth. It is one of the lightest laptop devices that Apple produces weighing 3 pounds even. The device’s lightweight makes the computer easy to transport and Best Buy sells a wide array of companion accessories for protecting the device during travel.

The Apple MacBook Air 13 inch runs on a Intel Core i5 processor, which operates at 1.8 GHz per second. To improve processing times, the computer has a 3MB on die Level 3 cache memory. The devices has a widescreen LED-backlit display that produces an image of 1440 pixels by 900 pixels.

The operating system for the Apple MacBook Air 13 inch is Apple’s latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion. This operating system inclues features such as iCloud access for synching with other devices and external storage, Reminders and Notes apps that can help users keep time sensitive information on hand, and iMessage for communicating with other users on computers, mobile phones and tablet devices.

To connect the Apple MacBook Air 13 inch’s internal 128 GB flash drive with external devices, the laptop has 2 USB 3.0 ports that are compatible with USB 2.0 devices. USB 3.0 is capable of transferring data at a rate of 480 megabytes per second. The computer also has Apple’s signature Thunderbolt port for transferring data at rates of up to 10 gigabytes per second, a MagSafe 2 Power Port and an SD card slot.

The built in 50 watt hour lithium-polymer battery can provide up to 7 hours wireless web interaction, as well as up to 30 days standby time.

Best Buy offers a limited 1 year warranty on parts, as well as a limited 1 year warranty on labor.

Best Buy Black Friday Deal Includes Apple MacBook Pro with 15.4 Inch Retina Display

The Apple 15.4 inch display MacBook Pro with Retina Display was added to Best Buy’s growing list of Back Friday Deals. The MacBook, with 8 GB Memory and 512 GB Flash Storage, is available at Best Buy for $2687.99 – $112 off the original sales price of $2799.99.

The Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch with Retina display measures 0.7 inches in height, 14.1 inches in width and 9.7 inches in depth. Its lightweight makes the computer easy to transport and Best Buy sells a wide array of companion accessories for protecting the device during travel.

Retina display is Apple’s latest in-screen technology. It allows for a resolution of 2880 pixels by 1800 pixels. The ability for users to view images with over 5 million pixels on the display creates an unprecedented clearness. The display is LED backlit with IPS technology.

To power the graphics, the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch with Retina Display runs on a Intel Core i7 processor, which operates at 2.6 GHz per second. The laptop also has a cache memory of 6MB on die Level 3 for greatly improved response times.

The operating system for the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch with Retina display is Apple’s latest Mac OS X Mountain Lion. This operating system inclues features such as iCloud access for synching with other devices and external storage, Reminders and Notes apps that can help users keep time sensitive information on hand, and iMessage for communicating with other users on computers, mobile phones and tablet devices.

To connect the Apple MacBook Pro 15.4 inch with Retina Display’s internal 512 GB flash drive with external devices, the laptop has 2 USB 3.0 ports that are compatible with USB 2.0 devices. USB 3.0 is capable of transferring data at a rate of 480 megabytes per second. The computer also has an HDMI Output port for connecting to external displays.

Best Buy offers a limited 1 year warranty on parts, as well as a limited 1 year warranty on labor.

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