We start the day with more application for your iPhone and iPod touch. First up is “Gangstar,” the third-person sandbox game from Gameloft. Usually, the application is $5, but fans can now get the game for free. Also, we have a new crop of free iPhone apps, including “0.03 Seconds Pro,” the reaction time-based game. We close out our deal spotlight with “Dora’s Christmas Carol.” This educational children’s game is usually $1.99, but the application is now available for just $0.99.
Along the way, we’ll take a look at hardware deals (like Mac Pro Xeon workstations), cases for your iPad and iPhone, along with other hardware and software bargains. As always, details on these and many other items can be found at CoM’s “Daily Deals” page right after the jump.
Gangstar: West Cost Hustle HD for iPad downloads for free, more
The iTunes Apps store offers downloads of Gameloft’s Gangstar: West Cost Hustle HD for iPad (pictured) for free. That’s a $5 drop and the best price we’ve seen for this third-person sandbox game. Also available are downloads of Time Crisis 2nd Strike HD for iPad for free. That’s the best price we could find for this new rail-shooter action game.
The iTunes App Store offers downloads of several applications for Apple iPhone and iPod touch for free, as listed below. With a savings of up to $2, each is at the lowest price we’ve seen. Note that these apps are compatible with the iPad but will run at a significantly lower resolution. (Check the individual apps for further information.) The deals:
0.03 seconds Pro (pictured): Reaction time-based game
Plushed: Platforming game
Warehouse51: Puzzle game
Coloroll: Puzzle game
Classic Ambient: Stress-relieving app
TapFighters: Action game
SeaWars: Strategy game
Rip Curl Surfing Game: Surfing game
AngerOfStick: Action adventure game
Below are downloads of several applications which have dropped in price and are available for a limited time from Apple’s App Store. These apps are created for the iPhone and iPod touch; they’re also compatible with the iPad but will run at a significantly lower resolution. (Check the individual apps for further information.) Each is the best deal we’ve seen on that title. The deals:
Dora’s Christmas Carol Adventure for 99 cents ($1 off): Children’s educational game
Guerrilla Bob HD for 99 cents ($4 off): 3rd-person action game
Canabalt for 99 cents ($2 off): Puzzle game
Osmos for 99 cents ($2 off): Physics-based game
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck’s Revenge for 99 cents ($2 off): Adventure game
Todo for 99 cents ($4 off): To-do list
Voices 2 for 99 cents ($1 off): Voice-changing software
PAC-MAN for $1.99 ($3 off): Classic arcade game
The Apple Store offers a selection of factory-refurbished Apple Mac Pro workstations in its Special Deals section. Plus, all systems receive free shipping. At up to $600 off, each system is at the lowest total price we’ve seen direct from Apple this year. Plus, all are lower than the best price we could find for a new unit, typically by wide margins. Sales tax is added where applicable. A 1-year warranty applies, the same as new systems. Items are removed from Apple’s site when they sell out. Some best bets:
Apple MC871LL/A Mac Pro Quad-Core Xeon 2.66GHz Workstation for $2,039
Apple MC560LL/A Mac Pro Quad-Core Xeon 2.8GHz Workstation for $2,119
Apple MB535LL/A Mac Pro 8-Core Xeon 2.26GHz Workstation for $2,699
see all refurbished Mac Pro workstations at The Apple Store
HandHeldItems.com offers this HHI padiWallet Leather-like Case for Apple iPad in four colors (Dark Brown pictured) bundled with a $2 HHI store credit for $19.99. Add coupon code “ipadwallet” to your cart to cut it to $11.99. With $2.85 for shipping, that’s a $10 drop and one of the lowest total prices we’ve seen for a faux-leather iPad case. It features a screen protector, access to all functions, magnetic closure, and more. Coupon ends December 31.
MacConnection offers the current-generation 4.7-lb. Apple MacBook Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz 13.3’ Widescreen Notebook, model no. MC516LL/A, for $974.99. This $125 mail-in rebate cuts it to $849.99. With free shipping, that’s tied with last week’s mention and the lowest total price we could find by $105. (However, we saw it for $50 less with pickup over a month ago, since expired.) This unibody white polycarbonate MacBook features an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 2.4GHz dual-core processor, 13.3’ 1280×800 LED-backlit LCD, 2GB RAM, 250GB 5400 rpm hard drive, 8x SuperDrive, NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256MB video card, multi-touch glass trackpad, AirPort Extreme (802.11n), Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Gigabit Ethernet, iSight webcam, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, and more. Rebate ends December 31.
The Apple Store offers free shipping via next day on most orders of $50 or more. That’s at least $16 off and the best expedited shipping offer we’ve seen from Apple this holiday season. To get this deal, select “free Express Shipping” during checkout; qualifying orders will then ship via next-day service. Click here for details on eligible items. Custom configurations and personalized items aren’t included in this offer. Orders placed by 1 pm ET on December 23 will arrive by December 24. Also of note, MacMall.com offers free shipping via overnight on all orders containing Macs, iPods, and Apple TVs, or orders of $299 or more. Order by 5 pm ET on December 23 to receive these items by Christmas.
DEAL800.com offers the iPhone 4G Bumper Case 6-Pack for $6 with free shipping. That’s $10 off and the lowest total price we could find for this quantity of cases. These silicone cases are scratch- and dust-resistant and come in assorted colors. Note: These items will take two to three weeks to arrive.
Meritline.com offers the OtterBox Impact Case for iPhone 4 in Black for $17.50. Coupon code “MLC212165122240NL1’ drops it to $9.99. With free shipping, that’s tied with our Black Friday mention and the lowest total price we could find by $3. This case features a self-adhering clear protective film, dual-layer silicone, and more. Coupon ends after 500 redemptions.
The iTunes Music Store offers Spider-Man: Total Mayhem for iPhone / iPod touch for 99 cents. That’s a $6 overnight drop and the lowest price we could find for this web-slinging game. Deal ends December 22.