iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches get all the attention, but let us not forget the humble iPod Shuffle, the tiny clip-on MP3 player that's hard to beat for hiking, biking, running, and the gym.
Apple sells the Shuffle for $49, but for a limited time, Walmart has the fourth-generation iPod Shuffle 2GB and accessory kit for $39, plus sales tax where applicable. Shipping adds about $3, but you can avoid that charge by choosing store pickup or padding your cart to at least $45.
I should note that three of the seven available color choices are already out of stock; as of 9:30 a.m. ET, your remaining options are blue, black, silver, and yellow.
The Shuffle can hold hundreds of songs, and its integrated clip allows you to adhere it pretty much anywhere on your person: shorts, shirt, sleeve, coat, etc. It can play for about 15 hours before needing recharging.
The Ematic accessory kit comes with six items of varying usefulness, including an audio splitter, a car charger, and a stereo patch cable (for plugging the Shuffle into, say, your home or car stereo). The cleaning cloth? Uh, yeah, I'll save that for my iPhone.
Needless to say, the Shuffle would make a great gift item, and if you're able to save $10 or so and grab some extra goodies, so much the better.
Bonus deal: Just now I had a Kindle Fire HD in my Amazon shopping cart, and at checkout I was offered a year of Amazon Prime for $59, instead of the usual $79. Your mileage may vary, of course, and I'm not sure if this promotion appears only with Kindle Fire purchases or what. If you're buying from Amazon today and you see the offer as well, hit the comments and let your fellow cheeps know the details.
Bonus deal No. 2: Looking for a great gift for the sports nut in your life? Our very own CNET has the award-winning ESPN Films "30 for 30" Collector's Set on Blu-ray for $27.99 shipped. It lists for $99.99 and sells elsewhere for at least $60, so this really is a spectacular deal. But act fast: it ends tomorrow.
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