The Hottest Tech Deals of the Week

Save big on a Blu-ray player, a cool new Nikon camera, a universal remote, and more.

Sony BDP-S300 Blu-ray Player

Originally priced at $600, the Sony BDP-S300 was the first true entry-level Blu-ray Disc player when it was announced two years ago. Now, Sony is selling this model, refurbished, for $150 on its site. This may not be a good deal for everyone: The BDP-S300 lacks support for such current Blu-ray niceties as BonusView (Profile 1.1)--for picture-in-picture content, among other features--and BD-Live, which delivers bonus content via the Internet. But it does have 1080p output over HDMI, along with Dolby TrueHD decoding, and it’s priced lower than new models today that offer BonusView.

Logitech Harmony 670 Advanced Universal Remote

Tired of having a basket full of remotes to handle your tasks? The Logitech Harmony 670 Advanced Universal Remote aims to simplify your life by reducing remote clutter. This model can control up to 15 audio/video components, including console games; its backlit controls, LCD display, on-board Help button, and online setup wizard simplify the job of getting up and running. This week the Harmony 670 sells for $100 at, which is $50 less than its price on Logitech’s site.

Nikon Coolpix S230 Digital Camera

The Nikon Coolpix S230 just shipped this month at a suggested retail price of $230. It's so new that we haven’t had a chance to review it yet, but already it’s being discounted--albeit by only about 5 percent--to $219 at This 10-megapixel model packs a 3-inch touchscreen that you can operate with your fingers or with an included stylus. Other than the touchscreen's fun-sounding 'paint function' mode, this model's specs are fairly standard: a 3X optical zoom (35mm to 105mm) lens, four-way image stabilization, smart portrait and automatic scene-selection modes, and in-camera editing apps.

Nokia N95 Smartphone

When we first reviewed the Nokia N95, we were impressed at how this unlocked phone’s dual-slider design helps it accommodate its phone and multimedia playback functions. Slide the display portion of the phone up to reveal a numeric keypad with generous-size, easy-to-press keys. Slide it all the way down, and the screen and button orientation shifts to horizontal (the N95's large screen is a huge benefit for playing videos)--and at the top of the phone you'll see four multimedia playback buttons (for play/pause, forward, back, and stop). We weren’t delighted with the price, though: $700 for a unit with just 160MB of storage. Now, this U.S. GSM-friendly version of the phone, loaded with a whopping 8GB of storage, sells for just $400 at Dell Home.

Western Digital My Book World Edition

The Western Digital My Book World Edition Network Hard Drive is a handsome, well-ventilated single-drive NAS. In our use, it streamed normal and high-resolution media flawlessly. It also proved easy to configure via browser, thanks to online pages dedicated to basic- and advanced-mode configuration. This 1TB, gigabit-ethernet-connected unit’s performance improves dramatically on its predecessor’s. And though it normally sells for about $200, we found at Dell Small Business for $160.