Day 9 of deals: Best of the best electronic gifts
The ninth day of Amazon's 12 Days of Deals holiday shopping event is here. And this one's big because the focus is electronics. Electronics is one of the largest departments -- and one of the most popular for holiday gift buying and giving -- due to the countless cutting-edge, innovative products available.
Take advantage of Day 12 for some of the year's best deals on smart home items, speakers, cameras, tablets, televisions, and more. If you're feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of options, use this list of the best electronic gifts -- and the best pricing and deals you'll find -- to guide you.
Few things look better under a Christmas tree than a gigantic television, and if it happens to be this 75-inch 4K unit from LG, you might be having your best holiday yet. Perfect for those who want a top-flight TV at a fair value, this Smart LED TV is packed with clever features like a quad-core processor, a ThinQ AI hub for voice control, and built-in streaming services.
Editor's note: Currently 5% off.
Laptops are becoming more powerful and capable each year, so much so that many people can get by without a desktop at all. Take this Samsung Notebook 7 -- it equips a 256GB solid state drive, an Intel Quad Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a Windows 10 operating system. As the name suggests, though, this laptop is actually a tablet too. Its "flip-and-fold" display can pivot to a variety of angles and supports natural finger-touch navigation. Despite all this, it weighs just more than three pounds, making it ultra portable.
Editor's note: This laptop is included in Amazon's 12 Days of Deals sale today for $700 -- that's 22% off.
The Apple Watch isn't the most economical smartwatch out there, but in terms of performance, it's elite. Beautifully designed with curved edges, Apple's Series 4 watch includes a 64-bit dual-core processor, a digital crown with haptic feedback, electrical and optical heart sensors, an accelerator and gyroscope, and an improved speaker over the last version. There are more available apps that we could possibly list here too, and if you're interested in testing any of them in the elements, you'll be happy to know the Series 4 is swimproof.
With streaming services taking over the world, you might be doubting the need for a dedicated Blu-ray player. Blu-ray have some distinct advantages over streaming apps though -- picture quality being the most prominent -- and this Ultra HD version from Samsung is our current favorite. Its 4K screen displays at four times the resolution of standard HD, and its high dynamic range capabilities offer the greatest range of color contrast and brightness possible. Better yet, if you still want the convenience of streaming, it includes built-in WiFi.
Editor's note: This Blu-Ray player is included in Amazon's 12 Days of Deals sale today for $218 - that's 17% off.
Internet connections can vary wildly depending on what part of the home you're in. Next to the router you get a stable 100 Mbps, but down the hall you're barely able to watch YouTube. A WiFi range extender can solve that problem, and we recently gave the TP-Link AC2600 our "Best of the Best" distinction. Featuring four antennas for coverage up to 14,000 sq ft, the AC2600 supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz and can utilize Beamform Technology to focus on a single device. It also works with any standard router and features an Intelligent Signal Indicator to tell you the most optimal installation location.
Editor's note: This WiFi extender is included in Amazon's 12 Days of Deals sale today for $111 - that's 26% off.
If someone asks you, "What's the easiest way to access popular streaming services?" the answer is simple -- the Amazon Fire TV Stick. The best bang for your buck on the market, the Fire Stick plugs right into your TV's USB port and works perfectly with Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO, Showtime, and Pandora. Browsers like Firefox and Silk grant intuitive internet access as well, and all of it can be accessed through simple voice controls.
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