With less than 3 days to go until Christmas, retailers are making their final push for last-minute holiday shoppers.
What follows are the best deals we've found as of December 21. We're no longer actively maintaining this list, but many -- if not most -- of these deals are likely to be in effect through Christmas Eve (though windows for free shipping are closing quickly).
This week, Target revisits its Black Friday price for Apple's 2017 iPad. Now $250, the entry-level 32GB model delivers a terrific combination of power and portability with a beautiful, bright screen. (That's a quarter of the storage of the aforementioned iPad Mini 4, but with a larger screen and faster processor for $50 less.)
The Touch controllers are the must-have accessory for the Oculus Rift VR rig. And now you can get the entire system -- the Oculus Rift headset, two Oculus sensors, two Touch controllers, all the cables and seven free VR apps -- at a big discount: just $399. Just make sure you have a capable gaming PC to handle it.
The Series 1 looks a whole lot like the Series 3 but costs far less. It has Apple Pay, supports heart rate functions and runs all the same apps as the newest model. Target's deal is a solid one. The 38mm starts at $180, and the larger 42mm one goes for $210.
HP turned heads with its Omen gaming rig back when it cost $1,000. Now, you can get this highly portable, very capable gaming laptop -- with an Intel Core i7 and slightly dated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card -- for $900.
Even if you don't use any of its snap-on mods, the Moto Z2 Play is a great phone that offers some of the best battery life we saw in 2017. And now you can get the Z2 Play at a fantastic price. It's unlocked, and works on all major US wireless carriers.
This Black Friday hotcake returns: A Moto Z2 Force (which normally costs $720+) for just $375 at T-Mobile. You can pay that price today if you buy it off contract, or pay just $300 if you're adding a line of service.
We're also hearing T-Mobile will throw in a free snap-on mod that turns your phone into a projector. (You sign up for that offer right here after purchase.)
Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8 for $300 off (with activation)
Best Buy is offering $300 off the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Note 8 with activation on Sprint or Verizon. The discount isn't quite as good as the $350 off Best Buy was offering earlier, but it's still a fantastic deal on some of the year's best phones. (Discount available now.)
Black Friday Xbox bundles were generally running around $230, so seeing this one return at $30 less is notable. You get the 500GB console and controller with five Halo titles (that's the bulk of the series). And there's a one-month Xbox Game Pass thrown in for good measure.
Sphero makes several Star Wars-themed robot toys, but the coolest one is its R2-D2. Amazon sold out in less than a day offering it for an amazing 49 percent off, but Best Buy still has it at a still-impressive $50 discount.
Ultimate Ears' Wonderboom is the company's entry-level Bluetooth speaker. Normally priced at $100, it dipped as low as $70 during Black Friday week, but you can now find it for $80 at Amazon and Best Buy.
Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) for $30 ($20 off)
This deal was everywhere on Black Friday and Amazon is sticking with it through the end of December. The new and improved Echo Dot takes Amazon's best-in-class smart home speaker and wraps it in an ultra-affordable package.
Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $35 ($5 off)
This deal makes the Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote one of the least expensive devices to stream video from Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, Sling TV and other online services. But, again, YouTube will be going away on Jan. 1.
The Echo Show covers most of the basic Echo bases: support for Alexa, solid sound quality and Bluetooth connectivity -- plus a 2-megapixel camera and touchscreen video display. (This one will also lose YouTube as of Jan. 1.)
You'd be hard-pressed to find another tablet in this price range that does as much as the Amazon Fire 7. You get a user-friendly operating system, microSD card slot and, assuming you're a Prime member, a bevy of free TV shows, movies and games.
Unparalleled features and performance for the price. Amazon Prime members will enjoy all of the free video, music and other content they have access to on the Fire HD 8's loud speakers and bright display.
All of the unparalleled features and performance of the Fire 8 HD but with the extra benefits of a protective case, a two-year, no-questions-asked replacement guarantee should the device get damaged and a year of the FreeTime Unlimited subscription service.
Origin PC has desktops and laptops on sale that come with either a free Sound BlasterX H5 S.E. headset or a $50 Amazon gift card. You also get your choice of a 250GB Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 SSD or free ground shipping in the US.
Samsung CF791 34-inch Freesync monitor for $750 ($200 off)
We really liked the CF791 when we tested it, but felt that $950 was a little much for what it offered. The price has continued to climb a bit every day since its Cyber Monday low of $650, but $750 is still a good deal for a big display with 144Hz refresh.
Costco members were first given a crack at this high-end 17.3-inch gaming laptop on Cyber Monday. But it's still available online, albeit for $50 more than the original offer. That's still $200 off of what was already a good deal.
Sony A6000 with 16-50mm and 55-210mm lenses for $700 (typically about $1,000)
One of our perennial gifting go-to recommendations, the Sony A6000 APS-C mirrorless, comes in a kit with the 16-50mm and 55-210mm power zoom lenses for a seasonal discount of $700 at places such as B&H, Adorama, Amazon and Best Buy, which is a terrific value.
Sony A7 with 28-70mm lens for $1,000 (typically about $1,200)
A full-frame camera for the price of an inexpensive dSLR? Take it. Sony's seasonal discount on its original Sony A7, (aka the ILCE-7) mirrorless drops the body to $800, a steal for a camera this good.
The combination of a kit for the body and the 28-70mm lens is a really good deal for $1,000. The 28-70mm isn't a favorite E-Mount lens, but it's one of the least expensive ones, so it's a reasonable choice if you want to get up and shooting immediately.
Samsung's answer to the AirPods are fully wireless headphones that also pack other cool tricks, like standalone music playback (thanks to 4GB of onboard storage) and -- with compatible Galaxy phones -- workout coaching and Bixby assistant access. They're normally $200, but Best Buy and Amazon have them now for just $150.