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Sweet deals on last year's gear

Just because it's old doesn't mean it's outdated. These popular tech items prove that cheap deals come to those who wait.

Old tech is bad tech, right? You don't see anyone toting around PalmPilots anymore.

Actually, the whole concept of outdated hardware is changing rapidly. A phone or tablet or laptop that's a year or two old may lack the latest bells and whistles, but it still gets the job done. Indeed, what was very recently considered flagship gear only seems old because newer versions have arrived.

With that in mind, I've rounded up 11 products that once sold at a premium, but now sell for less. In other words: last year's gear, this year's bargains. Take a look: