Want to level up your TV experience without paying a couple thousand for a premium surround sound system? Well then, a competent soundbar like Vizio’s M-Series 5.1.2 is probably your best bet. Vizio’s Atmos-ready model can likely deliver better sound than your TV’s built-in speakers for less than $500 — which is why it remains one of our favorite models. What’s more, it’s currently on sale at Amazon and Best Buy for $399.99 ($100 off), which is one of its better prices to date.
Along with the soundbar itself, that price includes a six-inch wireless subwoofer, the kind you’d normally have to buy separately. That’s in addition to two upfiring rear speakers that support Dolby Atmos, allowing for a more immersive experience when watching content that supports the increasingly popular surround sound format. The M-Series 5.1.2 system also comes with a backlit remote, which you can use to switch between various TV presets and Bluetooth. All in all, it’s a nice Dolby Atmos system that offers good performance for your money, especially at this price.
Vizio’s M-Series Dolby Atmos soundbar comes complete with a subwoofer and wired rear surround speakers — all for less than $500.
It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the end of the school year, but here we are. While it might seem early, it might be wise to buy a Kindle today if you were considering gifting one as a graduation present. That’s because Amazon’s latest entry-level Kindle is available with ads at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target starting at $79.99 ($20 off), which is just $5 shy of its all-time low. The 2021 Kindle Paperwhite, meanwhile, is also on sale starting at $99.99 ($40 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target in the ad-supported base configuration.
Both e-readers make for a good gift, one that’ll allow your giftee to carry hundreds of books for school or pleasure without weighing them down. Both models feature a sharp display, USB-C support, and good battery life. The latest Paperwhite, however, is waterproof, lasts longer, and offers a larger 6.8-inch screen. Be mindful that the Paperwhite’s size means it’s not as pocketable as the Kindle, nor is it as easy to hold with one hand.
Read our Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite reviews.
2022 Amazon Kindle (8GB, with ads)
Amazon’s new entry-level Kindle comes with a host of much-needed upgrades, including a better display, longer battery life, and USB-C charging.
2021 Kindle Paperwhite (8GB, with ads)
Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite has a 6.8-inch E Ink display with adjustable color temperature for nighttime reading. It also boasts a faster processor, additional battery life, IPX8 waterproofing, and a USB-C port.
LG has plenty in store for 2023 on the OLED front, but if you’re looking to pick up an OLED panel right now, LG’s 55-inch C2 is currently on sale for $1,199.99 ($300 off) at Best Buy. That’s one of the better prices we’ve seen this year on the midsize configuration, though other sizes are also available at a discount. Right now, for instance, you can pick up both the 42-inch and larger 65-inch model at Best Buy for $899.99 ($500 off) and $1,599.99 ($100 off), respectively.
The LG C2 outperforms its predecessor thanks to a brighter display and several new features, including the ability to log in to different user profiles. It retains all the C1’s impressive features as well — most notably, its deep black levels, speedy 120Hz refresh rate, and support for HDMI 2.1 and Dolby Vision — which makes it one of our go-to recs if you’re a gamer looking for a 4K TV to use with the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.
LG C2 OLED (55-inch)
The LG C2 is both lighter and brighter than its last-gen predecessor, the C1. It also boasts a “dark room” setting to reduce eyestrain as well as the ability to log in to different user profiles.
If you’re already embedded in Samsung’s ecosystem and don’t need the latest and greatest smartwatch, today’s deal on Samsung’s 46mm LTE-equipped Galaxy Watch 4 Classic is worth a look. Right now, you can buy the stainless steel wearable for just $179.99 ($250 off) at Woot. The 42mm Bluetooth version is also on sale at Walmart, selling for $169 instead of $349.99.
Although it’s likely that Samsung will introduce a new Galaxy Watch in August, the Watch 4 Classic is still a good wearable. It runs on the latest version of Google’s Wear OS like the newer models, but unlike the Galaxy Watch 5 and the standard Galaxy Watch 4, it features a rotating bezel that makes it easier to use. It also sports all the standard health and fitness features you’d expect, with some extra perks like body composition analysis. So long as you’re comfortable going without the Galaxy Watch 5’s temperature sensor and slightly better battery life, the Classic model is a good buy at this price.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic (46mm)
The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic features a nice physical rotating bezel and more third-party support by way of Google’s Wear OS 3. But keep in mind that it’s paired best with a Samsung-made phone.
A few more deals worth a peek
- Nanoleaf’s Shapes Ultra Black Triangles Smarter Kit is down to just $199.99 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Nanoleaf, which is a rare $20 discount. The smart lighting kit includes nine triangular LED panels that you can hang up in a variety of patterns, allowing you to display millions of colors on your wall. They’re even compatible with a range of voice assistants, including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
- Woot is currently selling a refurbished Nintendo Switch OLED in white with a full one-year warranty from Nintendo for $299.99, which is $50 less than buying the hybrid gaming console in new condition. In comparison to the standard Switch, the OLED model boasts a larger seven-inch OLED display, a sturdier kickstand, and more storage. Read our review.
- Skullcandy’s Indy Evo are on sale at Woot for $19.99 instead of $79.99, their original list price. The wireless earbuds offer some neat features for just $20, including an IP55 water and dust resistance rating and integration with Tile’s location trackers.