ThinkGeek is counting down to the 50th anniversary of the very first broadcast of Doctor Who by offering a new deal each day, for the next 12 days. The 12 Days Of Doctor Who sale begins today and ends on November 23rd. The first deal is a free Doctor Who t-shirt with the purchase of $50 or more.
ThinkGeek will unveil new products and deals on our some of your favorite Doctor Who merchandise every single day, so make sure you drop by to see what they have to offer. This could be a great chance to nab something special for the Doctor Who fan in your life for the holidays.
With the holiday shopping season nearly in full swing, the hard to find new release from GoPro, the Hero3+ Black Edition, is currently available to ship this week. Most recently, shipping delays have been as high as 4 weeks, leaving customers hoping to land the Hero3+ for the holidays a bit worried.
Orders placed today through GoPro.com are slated to ship on November 14. Hopeful customers should jump on the opportunity to order while they still can. It is unknown how long these convenient shipping times will last, and you don't want to get stuck waiting until after the holidays to receive your camera.
You may not be able to get a PlayStation 4 on launch day, but you can get one before Christmas if you act now. Pre-orders for the PS4 Console Holiday Solution Bundle and the Holiday Starter Bundle are now available. The Holiday Solution Bundle comes with a Dualshock 4 Controller and your choice of game, and the Holiday Starter Bundle includes choice of accessory and game.
Pre-orders for the PS4 Launch Day console have quickly sold out, and they are already popping up on Amazon.com and eBay at high scalper prices. The PS4 is also expected to be one of the hottest and hardest to find holiday items this year, and there is no guarantee it will be readily available after its November 15 launch. It is highly recommended that you take advantage of any current pre-orders to ensure you will have a console before the holidays.
Microsoft has released the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 right on schedule. Both tablets are now available on the Microsoft Store and at retailers like Best Buy. The Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2 are also now available, and the other Surface accessories like the Power Cover and docking station will be available in "early 2014." Surface customers who don't want to order online can pick up their tablet at any Microsoft retail store location, and have the staff help them set up and personalize their tablet.
Surface 2 specs include a NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor, 10.6-inch ClearType Full HD display, USB 3.0 port, a 3.5-megapixel front camera, 5-megapixel rear camera and Windows 8.1 RT.
The Surface 2 is available in 32GB and 64GB configurations2 and starts at $449.
Nokia made a lot of announcements at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday, but the biggest is probably their new flagship Windows handset with a 6-inch 1080p display. The Lumia 1520 is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM, and it is equipped with a 20-megapixel PureView camera. The handset also ships with the new Nokia Camera app, and a BSI f/2.4 Zeiss lens with optical image stabilization.
Other features include four microphones, 32GB on internal storage (expandable storage up to 64GB), and a 3,400mAh battery with Qi wireless charging support.
Nokia also announced the entry-level Lumia 1320 with 720p display, Snapdragon 400 processor, 1GB of RAM, and a 5-megapixel camera. Both the 1520 and 1320 will run the latest version of Windows Phone 8.
Pre-orders are now being accepted for the Sony Alpha 7 and 7R mirrorless digital cameras and several new Sony E-mount lenses. Sony is calling this launch one of their most important launches ever. Both the a7 and a7R are currently the smallest and lightest full frame cameras available on the market. The a7 features a 24.3MP full frame Exmor CMOS sensor and an enhanced Hybrid Autofocus system with a 25-point contrast-detection for high speed and accuracy. The a7R sports a 36.4MP sensor, but has no no optical low pass filter, which gives it higher resolution and higher contrast for taking sharper images.
Both models feature a 2.4M-dot OLED electronic viewfinder, which Sony promises won't hide highlights or shadows, a new BIONZ X image processor and a tiltable 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display with 1,229K-dot resolution. Other features include Full HD video at 24p/60i/60p with uncompressed HDMI output, built-in Wi-Fi / NFC compatibility, 14-bit RAW output and a multi-interface shoe.
Sony is doing its best to ensure that there will be plenty of PlayStation 4 stock available on launch day. All major retailers like Walmart and GameStop have stopped accepting pre-orders for the console, and Sony is warning that stock could be limited in the UK. This has given video game scalpers the opportunity to take advantage of shoppers who missed out on pre-ordering a PS4 Launch Edition.
The PlayStation 4 Launch Edition has been popping up on eBay and from other third party sellers on websites like Amazon.com for around $300 more than its original asking price. However, one ambitious re-seller has listed the PlayStation 4 Knack Launch Day Bundle for a reasonable $4,999.99 + $9.24 shipping.
Fitbit has officially announced its Force wireless activity and sleep-tracking wristband. The Force wristband features an OLED display and offers real-time access to all your stats like steps taken, distance traveled and calories burned. The Force will also send you smart call notifications when coupled with an iPhone running iOS 7 or higher.
Other features include a state-of the-art altimeter for tracking how many floors you climb a day, sleep monitoring / silent wake alarm, and Bluetooth 4.0 support.
The Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Blu-ray Giftset is now available for pre-order. This is the first time ever that the BBC has collected the entire new series of Doctor Who together on Blu-ray. The set includes, a unique Doctor Who Universal Remote Control Sonic Screwdriver, three original art cards, and an exclusive Doctor Who comic book. Special features include: The Brit List's Doctor Who Ultimate List of Lists, The Best of the Christmas Specials, Doctor Who at the Proms (90-minute version with 5.1 Surround Sound), Audio Commentary, Doctor Who Confidential/Behind the Scenes, Deleted Scenes and Outtakes, Feature-length Specials and Featurettes, Episode prequels and Video Diaries.
The set features Series 1-4, featuring the Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston and the Tenth Doctor David Tennant, and Series 5-7 featuring the Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith. All the discs have been newly remastered at full 1080p high definition.
It looks like Skylanders fans will once again have to hit up various retailers if they want to collect all the Swap Force characters and accessories. It has been confirmed that Enchanted Hoot Loop will be a Walmart exclusive, and that the Legendary characters will only be available at Toys R Us. Target will also be carrying an exclusive Nitro Magna Charge 2-pack on launch day.
Skylanders collectors are urged to sign up for free Swap Force notifications so they don't miss out on any pre-orders. This is a much better option than running store-to-store on launch day, or having to sign up for different email notifications from several retailers. The whohas.it Skylanders Swap Force tracker will notify you via mobile alert (iOS only, Android coming soon), email, or desktop alarm when any of the Swap Force characters become available for pre-order or for sale. This will ensure that you will not miss out on any characters or store exclusives, and will help guarantee that you don't get stuck paying high scalper prices for the harder to find Swap Force action figures.