Amazon’s excellent Smart Thermostat is even more affordable these days

Even without a discount, Amazon’s surprisingly good Smart Thermostat is a good deal on its own. After testing almost every smart thermostat for a decade since the Nest Learning Thermostat launched, our reviewer thought it was one of the best yet. That’s saying a lot, and it’s pretty impressive considering this is an affordable smart thermostat.

The thermostat has been discounted for the first time today, sell for $47.99 at Amazon — a 20 percent discount off the typical $59.99. Built in partnership with Honeywell Home, this gadget can learn and adapt to your schedule just like more expensive thermostats out there. With the price in mind, it lacks some features. Perhaps the most glaring omission is that it doesn’t integrate with any platforms or voice assistants besides Alexa. But if you are looking for a good basic thermostat with which you can regulate the temperature in the house (also when traveling), then this is definitely worth considering.


Amazon Smart Thermostat

Developed in collaboration with Honeywell Home, Amazon’s smart thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home via Alexa voice control and remotely via an app.

Sonos is offering great deals on its refurbished products through December 31. For example, you can buy the latest generation of the Sonos One for $129, nearly $100 less than the full $219 retail price on new purchase. The first generation also retails for $129, but lacks Bluetooth Low Energy support, has a slower processor, and comes with less memory than the second generation. Meanwhile, the first-generation Sonos Beam soundbar is selling for $259 as opposed to $399, the new purchase price. While it lacks Dolby Atmos support like the second-generation model, we found that it’s still a competent smart speaker that shares many features with the newer version.

All discounted refurbished products arrive in a box with the original accessories and cables. They are also certified directly by Sonos, meaning the company has tested them and gave each an internal and external cleaning and inspection. Each product also comes with a one-year warranty and a 45-day money-back guarantee.


Sonos One (second generation, refurbished)

The Sonos One radiates detailed, full sound. The compact smart speaker also features good voice microphones, integrates with existing Sonos systems and supports a wide range of music services.

If you prefer earbuds over larger headphones, you may want to grab the second-generation Apple AirPods from Amazon, as they’re only $99.99. That equates to the second lowest price after we saw the earbuds drop to $89 during early Black Friday sales. It’s also a lower price than what we saw on Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday, when they sold for around $110. Typically around $129, this model offers excellent wireless performance, reliable battery life and is easy to use.

If you have a bit more money to spare, and you are looking for excellent over-ear headphones, adorama bundles Sony’s WH-1000XM4 with Mophie’s Power Boost XXL 20,800mAh battery power bank for just $248. That’s equivalent to the Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday price that many retailers have sold the $349.99 headphones just for themselves . Mophie’s power bank typically retails for $39.95 itself, so this bundle is worth around $390. Plus, the bundle also includes a small microfiber cloth to boot.

As we noted in our review (and as you’ve probably read many times in our deals), Sony’s excellent WH-1000XM4 boasts the company’s best noise canceling capabilities yet. We gave the headphones a partial 9/10, along with the great comfort, sound quality and the fact that you can connect to two Bluetooth sources at the same time (this was missing in the XM3). Meanwhile, Mophie’s portable power bank comes with two USB-A ports so you can charge your headphones and phone at the same time, and it charges via Micro USB. The company also claims that the 20,800mAh battery offers up to 77 hours of extra battery life, but note that we have not tested this product, so we cannot confirm if this is really the case.

Of course, if you’d rather just buy the headphones yourself, many still sell them for just $248, including Best Buy and Amazon.

Govee’s Immersion TV LED backlights are fun, colorful lights that can make watching movies and gaming look even more immersive. They sync with the colors on your screen (it supports 55- to 65-inch TVs) so that the edges seem to have disappeared and the colors spread to your walls. In other words, they make for some pretty cool holiday gifts. Govee’s backlight kit released in 2020 is back on sale on Amazon. For a limited time, you can buy one for just $63.99 once you clip the $20 coupon Amazon, which is almost the best price of the product so far.

Govee also sells this product directly for $62.99 as part of the holiday sale, which is slightly cheaper. But if you prefer to shop at Amazon or are a Prime member, the Amazon deal may be the better option.


Govee Immersion TV LED Backlight (2020)

If you want a more cinematic and immersive TV viewing experience, add this Govee backlight to your 55″ or 65″ TV. It works with any content and you can get this kit for much less than competing Philips Hue models. Read our review.

For those still trying to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 – or those lucky enough to already own one – one of our picks is for the best SSDs compatible with the PS5 right now at the best price ever. Normally $229.99, Amazon is selling the 1TB version of Samsung’s 980 Pro for $169.99 instead. That’s a $60 discount on Samsung’s blazing-fast SSD, one of the few types of drives on the market that meets Sony’s performance requirements. It’s also PC compatible, although you’ll only get the advertised PCIe 4.0 speeds if you have a compatible motherboard.

Razer’s Kishi is shifting from SSDs to game controllers and is a great gift for gamers on the go during the holiday season. You can clip it to your Android phone and easily turn it into a Nintendo Switch lookalike. It is also compatible with many games available on various cloud-based gaming platforms, including Google Stadia, Microsoft xCloud, and more. It’s usually a bit pricey at $79.99, but now both Best Buy and Amazon take nearly 50 percent off and sell it for $44.99 instead. Read our review.

Razer Kishic

Razer Kishic

Razer’s Switch-style controller is designed for mobile gaming and Microsoft’s xCloud gaming service.

But wait! There is more! Here are some other notable deals taking place:

  • If you’re an iPhone 12 Mini owner, Amazon sells Apple’s black MagSafe leather case for just $23.99 instead of $59 – a 59 percent discount.
  • Currently, PayPal is selling a $100 GameStop Gift Card for: $90 which you can also use at ThinkGeek, EB Games, Babbage’s and Planet X stores. It’s a great opportunity to save some money on a gift for the holidays or while treating yourself.
  • Amazon also offers a variety of offers on gift cards like this one $50 Vudu Card for $40 when you use the code VUDU at the cash register.
  • Costco members can get one of Microsoft’s latest wireless Xbox controllers in white for only $30 (normally around $55).