With Super Bowl around the corner and the weather is still freezing in most of the northern hemisphere, now is a great time to pick up some home entertainment products to help you survive until the grass starts to grow again. This week we found great discounts on the best TVs, soundbars, headphones and some other favorite technologies.
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With a refresh rate of 120 Hz and super low input delay, the LG C1 (8/10, WIRED recommended) is the best looking TV I’ve ever used to play video games. It also has perfect black levels, a very easy-to-use interface and a remote that you can point and click like Wiimotes from the old ones. This is the most beautiful screen I’ve seen on the price.
If you don’t need a huge screen, this is a solid deal for a very decent Samsung. It has the company’s quantum dot panel for brighter colors and comes with its own image processing to make the sport smoother. It also has a built-in Google Assistant and Alexa.
You buy a Sony TV for great processing and you get it with this X85J model. It has a refresh rate of 120 Hz for smooth sports and games, and Sony’s 4K X-Reality Pro engine enhances standard HD content to look more beautiful on the 4K panel.
Do you also hate that most TVs come with remote legs on both sides, which makes your existing TV stand useless? The Q80A is a great TV that comes with a central pedestal stand so it will fit on old furniture.
Sony makes the most beautiful TVs that money can buy, and this OLED model is no exception. If you want to use a TV in a small viewing space or if you want an additional monitor for streaming videos and games, this is a great choice, even at the still high price for its size. The central pedestal stand makes it easier to place compared to other models.
Offers for headphones and speakers
AirPods Max are the best sounding wireless headphones I’ve heard. They usually come at a huge price, but this weekend they are almost close to what you would pay for a similar (but worse sounding) model from Sony or Bose. If you’ve been waiting to catch a pair, now’s a good time.
The new AirPods Pro are the same as the old ones (8/10, WIRED recommends), but now come with a MagSafe charging case, which makes them better for those of us who break cables. At the moment, they are the cheapest I’ve seen, which makes it a good time to buy better AirPods if your older pair starts to have a super short battery life.
On the market for a pair of noise-canceling earphones? This new model from Sony (7/10, WIRED recommends) is a bit bulky – I’d avoid it if you have smaller ears – but they offer the best noise reduction I’ve heard from a pair of headphones. Enter them and the rest of the world will disappear.
I like the Alexa Polk Audio React (8/10, WIRED recommended) because it’s a modular sound system. You can start with this bar and then add a subwoofer or surround speakers as your room or budget allows. Alexa’s functionality is also great for setting timers and checking the time before you go out.
Everyone needs a soundtrack, and this one is very cheap. The wireless subwoofer will bring all your favorite shows and movies to life, and that means that’s the way it is. no awful for playing dance music or karaoke.
Sennheiser’s ultra-expensive Ambeo soundtrack is a single thick array of speakers that can fill even large rooms with high-quality sound. It’s also one of the most expensive audio tapes in a single module that can be bought for money, so a $ 500 discount like this is worth noting. If you’re in the midst of a makeover and have a budget, this tape sounds almost as good as a special surround sound system, but in a much more elegant package.
Not the biggest discount, but I fell in love with these little Sony speakers. They are the size of a beer can and allow you to carry your favorite songs with you, thanks to the degree of dust and water resistance IP67 and 16 hours of battery life.
Computer and home offers
Roomba makes the best robot vacuum cleaners, and its self-emptying models are the only ones we’ve found that actually work as advertised. It’s still expensive at this price, but if you’re tired of the vacuum cleaner, a robot vacuum cleaner like this will be a godsend – get it from someone who owns two dogs.
We are big fans of the M1 Macbook Air (9/10, WIRED recommends.) Even at a discount of $ 50, this is a useful purchase for those who need a very powerful laptop with excellent battery life. This deal is also available at the Micro Center for an even bigger discount if you can pick it up in person.
Do you still spend hours talking on Zoom every week? Consider improving your sound quality with a microphone like this Blue Yeti X, which comes in a sleek black color and will seriously enhance how good you sound to your peers.
Slow internet is a struggle for many of us during the pandemic, and this Netgear Orbi network router system is our favorite solution for larger homes. It is valued for homes up to 5,000 square feet.
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