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The 2021 Apple TV 4K is on sale for $120, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

Engadget

It's a good time to stock up on travel-friendly accessories before your next trip. A number of Anker portable batteries, wireless chargers and other accessories are on sale, and you can save even more if you're an Amazon Prime member. Those who need to work while on the go can pick up Samsung's T7 Shield SSD for the cheapest price we've seen, while Samsung's Galaxy Buds Pro drop to an al-time-low price just days after the company announced the latest version of the earbuds in the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. On top of all that, the Apple TV 4K is on sale for only $120 and you can pick up a base iPad for as low as $299. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today.


Amazon's Echo drops to $60, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

Engadget

We saw a number of gadgets go on sale this week as July comes to a close. Both Amazon's Echo smart speaker and the Echo Show 5 have been discounted, with the Echo now down to the same price as it was on Prime Day earlier this month. The Apple TV 4K is nearly $50 off and down to $130, and you can save $300 on the 16-inch MacBook Pro as well. DJI's Action 2 combo pack remains on sale for $279, and if you're on the market for a new smartphone, Amazon will give you a free $50 gift card when you buy the new Google Pixel 6a. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today.


The Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni robot vacuum is more impressive on paper than it is IRL

Mashable

I don't think it's a reach to say that robot vacuums are approaching upright vacuum-level ubiquitous. Much like 4K TVs have gone from being a big cinephile splurge to the norm, the robot vacuum's novelty wearing off has made them more affordable -- at least in terms of baseline features like app connection and suction power. This means that manufacturers have to push the envelope on things a robot vacuum can automate to really set the high-end ones apart from the no frills ones. They also have to compete with cordless vacuums, which are fun to whip around and inherently more powerful by design. Ecovacs is one robot vacuum brand trying to hit all the marks. At $1,549, the Ecovacs Deebot X1 Omni(opens in a new tab) is one of the most expensive and comprehensive robot vacuums one can buy.


The 2021 Apple TV 4K drops to $130, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

Engadget

This week brought back some of our favorite tech deals we've seen all year. A four pack of Apple's AirTags is back on sale for $89, while the Apple TV 4K has dropped to $130. While neither of those are all-time lows, they're very close and great deals on a couple of the most popular Apple gadgets right now. Amazon also just discounted its Echo smart speaker to $60, which its a record low and a return to its Prime Day price, plus you can still pick up the Chromecast with Google TV for only $40. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today.


The best Amazon Prime Day TV and home entertainment deals

Engadget

It's not often that you upgrade your TV, but Amazon Prime Day is a good time to consider doing so. Prime members can get steep discounts right now on Fire TVs and sets from other companies like Sony, Samsung and others. And not every sale on Prime day is exclusive to Prime members -- there are some discounts that are available to anyone, so it's worth checking out the televisions on sale during the two-day shopping event. If you're not looking for a brand new TV, there are other home entertainment gadgets on sale too, including streaming devices, soundbars and more. Here are the best TV and home entertainment deals we found for Prime Day 2022.


Amazon's Echo Dot drops to $20 ahead of Prime Day

Engadget

Prime Day is still a week away, but Amazon is getting the jump on one of its biggest events of the year by putting a bunch of its own products on sale a little early. One of those is the fourth-gen Echo Dot. The company has slashed the price of the Alexa-powered smart speaker by 60 percent for Prime members. It's down to $20, which is $30 off the regular price. That's the best price we've seen to date.


7 of the best handheld vacuums for 2022

Mashable

Sure, stick vacuums can clean the heck out of your floors and robot vacuum cleaners can do all the dirty work for you without having to get up from the couch. But sometimes, you need a tool that can easily reach awkward spots (like in your car), quickly clean up messy spills, and bust the dust in no time. Handheld vacuums are a great buy because they're some of the most convenient cleaning devices you can own. These tiny workhorses are lightweight and compact, meaning they're easy to store, and you can quickly grab one when your pet knocks over some Cheerios or you need to scurryfunge (i.e., quickly clean when a friend or an in-law is on their way over -- eek) and make countertops, curtains, window sills, and shelves presentable in, like, minutes. But what should you look for in a handheld vacuum?


How OXO Conquered the American Kitchen

Slate

The kitchenware company's head engineer, Mack Mor, had dug through the archives to find some product prototypes to help me understand how OXO designs and develops gadgets. Now, sitting on a table in the employee break room, amid jury-rigged cherry pitters and spiralizers constructed from sawed-apart water bottles, was a large, baby blue Tiffany box, of the sort in which you might expect to see encased a sparkling wedding present. Mor opened the box--and revealed the company's very first salad spinner. OXO revolutionized the salad spinner, to be sure. But to see this humble prototype--Frankenstein'd out of a child's toy top and some hand-carved plastic, dull with age--swaddled inside a gorgeous Tiffany box made me laugh. OXO, with its embrace of dutiful, functional design and every-cook utility, certainly wasn't Tiffany. Maybe not, but don't tell that to the people who love OXO.


The Apple TV 4K drops to $130, plus the rest of the week's best tech deals

Engadget

If you're still hunting for the perfect gift for dad ahead of Father's Day this weekend, a bunch of our favorite gadgets are on sale right now. The Apple TV 4K remains discounted to $130, its cheapest price yet, and a couple of colors of the AirPods Max are $120 off. Amazon's Fire tablets and basic Kindle are on sale, too, plus you can pick up three video games for the price of two in the online retailer's latest 3-for-2 sale. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today. The latest Apple TV 4K is down to a new record low of $130.


Snag the latest Apple TV 4K for its lowest price ever

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SAVE 27%: The 32GB Apple TV 4K(opens in a new tab) (from 2021) is on sale for $129.99, Apple TVs are a great way to convert any TV to a streaming machine, and the newest iteration(opens in a new tab) takes this to the next level. There's support for Dolby Atmos, which produces object-based surround sound for full immersion in the viewing experience, 4K frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision, and a Siri Remote with a touch-enabled clickpad (and, obviously, voice control). Most importantly, the new Apple TV 4K's A12 Bionic chip improves on audio, video, and graphics performance for a more seamless, high-def display. This is especially helpful for games and apps.