Have lots of old gadgets laying around the house, and still need to pick up gifts this holiday season? RadioShack has just the program for you. It’s called “The Shack Trade & Save Program” and works both online as well as in-stores. Continue reading to see our top picks.
For those who prefer the convenience of of the internet, trading-in your old tech is as easy as a few clicks of your mouse. Simply select the appropriate category to determine the value of your working product, print out a pre-paid shipping label (free), and wait for your RadioShack gift card to arrive by mail — can be used online or in-store. Information page here.
However, if waiting isn’t your forte, there’s always the option of bringing your tech directly into a local RadioShack store. Best of all, the appraisal value can be applied instantly to your purchase should it be favorable. Computers, car audio, GPS receivers, mobile phones, mp3 players, cameras / camcorders, game consoles / games, and HDTVs are just some of the items accepted.
Top Pick 1. Garmin nuvi 1450
At $219.99, the Garmin nuvi 1450 is a nice replacement for any old GPS device as it features a 5-inch WQVGA display multipoint routing, free lifetime maps, lane assist, ecoRoute (calculates the most fuel-efficient route), and nearly 6-million points of interest. That’s not all, in addition to coming preloaded with City Navigator NT for North America (U.S. and Canada), this device boasts many other travel tools, including a world travel clock and JPEG picture viewer.
Top Pick 2. Casio Exilim EX-Z33 Bundle
Sleek and affordable, the refurbished $49.99 Casio Exilim EX-Z33 bundle is fit for beginners and casual photographers alike. Featuring a stunning 10.1-megapixel CCD sensor, 3x optical zoom, high sensitivity (ISO 1600), face detection, and even a YouTube capture mode for easy sharing. Want to capture even more of the action? Simply press the dedicated movie button, and you’ll be able to record 16:9 widescreen clips.
Top Pick 3. Apple iPhone 4S
A top picks list wouldn’t be complete without this season’s hottest gadget, the Apple iPhone 4S. This in-store only gadget will be a huge upgrade for just about any mobile phone user. It sports a dual-core A5 processor, 8.0-megapixel camera, iOS 5 with the Siri virtual assistant, iCloud, and more than 500,000 apps on the App Store. This handset is available in white / black colors and with up to 64GB of built-in storage.
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