Best Tech Deals of the Week

You can find a T-Mobile G1 smart phone for less than $100 and an iRiver Spinn audio player at half price. We'll show you where.

T-Mobile G1 for $98

Undecided about Android? Now might be the time to take the plunge. The T-Mobile G1, the first handset to run Google's Android operating system, is available for $98 from Amazon USA--$80 less than its debut price. Ranked fifth on PC World's latest Top 10 Cell Phones chart, the G1 has both a highly responsive touch screen and a physical keyboard. We found the Android software slick and easy to use, too.

To get this deal, you must sign up for a new two-year contract with T-Mobile.

IRiver Spinn 8GB Media Player for $190

The iRiver Spinn is one hot-looking device. As our reviewer wrote last fall, the Spinn is a clean, beautifully designed, magnesium-shelled multimedia player. Enhancing its good looks is the stunning, 3.3-inch-diagonal AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) touch screen, which displays more than 260,000 colors and induces awe in all mortals who witness its splendor. Its audio and video playback impressed us, too.

In the past, shoppers have had to pay an extreme premium for all that style and performance: The 8GB Spinn usually retails for $290. But has cut that price significantly, and is offering the Spinn for $190 right now.

Canon Pixma MP470 for $43

The Canon Pixma MP470 is an all-in-one color printer that handles text and photo prints neatly and easily. Offering simple setup and a wide range of print, copy, and scan functions, the MP470 comes in a sleek black-and-silver case.

When we first reviewed it in 2007, we were impressed with how much it offered for its $100 price tag. Today, that cost has dropped to $43, and we like it even more. The $43 price is for a "recertified" unit on; you can find new models for as low as $69, too.

Dell Vostro 220s Desktop for $409

Dell's Vostro desktops and laptops are notable for their lack of bundled trialware--the software that comes installed on many new machines. Now, the company has removed some of the bloat from the price as well: Dell is offering a Vostro 220s desktop for $409. That's $280 off the usual $689 starting price.

The $409 configuration includes a 22-inch flat-panel monitor, 2GB of memory, a 250GB hard drive, a 2.6-GHz dual-core Pentium processor, a DVD burner, and Windows Vista. It's customizable, too, so you can beef up those specs if you’re willing to pay a bit more.

Magellan Roadmate 1430 GPS Device for $175

Magellan is selling its Roadmate 1430 portable GPS unit for $230--and is listing that as a "breakthrough price." But we found it online for even less: You can get this personal navigation system for as little as $175.

For that price you get a unit with a 4.3-inch screen, which you don't often see in a sub-$200 GPS product. You also get maps of the United States and Canada, a points-of-interest database with 6 million entries, and text-to-speech capabilities.