The Best 2017 Holiday Tech Deals: Audio, Gaming, TVs, Cameras

Make 2018 your year to jam out! This high-quality Audio Technica turntable is aimed at DJs and home Hi-Fi users alike.

Harman Kardon Invoke – $100 ($130 off)

Buy on Best Buy, Harman Kardon, Microsoft

The Invoke is a decent home speaker that also has Cortana built in—Microsoft’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. Smartly, Microsoft has partnered with Amazon to let Cortana take advantage of some Alexa features.


Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt. Multi-Cooker – $48 ($22 off)

Buy on Amazon

The Instant Pot has been gaining traction for a while now because, well, it can do everything: pressure cook, slow cook, rice, steaming, sautéing, yogurt making, and more. It comes in larger sizes, but the 3 quart version is large enough for two or three people.

iRobot Roomba 690 – $275 ($100 off)

Buy on Amazon

iRobot’s midrange Roomba has iRobot’s easy-to-use app, Dirt Detect technology and excellent navigational system. Highly recommended as a budget botvac.

Ecobee4 Alexa-Enabled Thermostat with Sensor – $199 ($50 off)

Buy on Amazon

If you aren’t pathologically and senselessly attached to the beautiful face of your Nest thermostat, the Ecobee4 is a far better product with more features. And now it’s $50 less.

Phillips Hue White and Color Bulb Starter Kit – $140 ($60 off)

Buy on Amazon

These multi-colored lights can create a welcoming ambiance in your home with a mere voice command or swipe on your phone. If you have seasonal affective disorder in the winter, this is a great deal.

Elekcity Wi-Fi Smart Plugs – $29 ($41 off)

Buy on Amazon

These Smart Plugs are a top Amazon seller. They make your outlet compatible with smart home systems like Alexa, enabling you to turn lights on and off remotely.

ThermoPro Meat Thermometer – $36 ($24 off)

Buy on Amazon

This wireless thermometer means business. It works with most meats and you can select if you want them medium, rare, well done, etc.

Trono Chair – $60 ($20 off)

Buy on Huckberry

This outdoor chair inflates in seconds and feels like something you might actually want to sit in, which is amazing.

Dyson DC59 Stick Vacuum – $175 with coupon code DYSON189 ($60 off)

Buy on Jet

Getting a Dyson vac for less than $200 is a steal. We’re excited this deal has stuck around past the Thanksgiving holidays.

Anova Sous Vide Wi-Fi Precision Cooker – $100 ($50 off)

Buy on Anova, Amazon

Sous Vide is a great way to eat because it cooks food evenly in a nice water bath. This cooker will precisely warm water to the right temperature and circulate it around.

KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer – $200 ($160 off)

Buy on Amazon, Walmart

KitchenAid mixers are still a favorite among bakers, and it’s an appliance that will last.

TV and Home Theater

LG 55-inch Class 4K (2160P) Smart OLED TV – $1,500 ($800 off)

Buy on Walmart, Amazon

LG’s OLED TVs are the best-looking televisions on the market thanks to their “organic light-emitting diode” screens, which produce vivid color and the deepest blacks possible. Until recently, LG’s OLED TVs cost more than $4,000, so it’s fantastic to see them under $2,000.

TCL 49-inch 4K Roku LED TV – $330 ($150 off)

Buy on Amazon

This TCL TV is our favorite TV deal of the holiday season. It’s under $400, plenty big, has a 4K screen, and comes with Roku built in. You can’t get a better TV for the price.

Samsung Electronics 65-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV – $1,300 ($900 off)

Buy on Amazon

It’s not OLED, but this 4K TV looks fantastic, too. Samsung’s rich, beautiful quantum-dot displays might be the future of television, but for now, their midrange offerings offer a very similar picture quality to the touted Q series for a thousand bucks less.

LG 49-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR – $400 ($300 off)

Buy on Dell

LG makes great TVs and its WebOS interface is particularly nice. For the price, this is a great 4K TV.

Sony CT290 Soundbar with Subwoofer – $200 ($80 off)

Buy on Amazon

This entry-level soundbar and subwoofer won’t sound as good as a Sonos, but it’s still a massive upgrade over using those crappy speakers in your TV.

Phones and Gadgets

Honor 7X phone – $200 (New)

Buy on

The Honor 7X is brand new, feels like a premium phone, but is very affordable. Many sites are calling it a new contender for the king of budget phones.

Motorola Moto X4 with Special Offers – $280 ($120 off)

Buy on Amazon

We like this phone a lot. Read more about the Moto X4 here in our review, but for $280, it’s tough to find a better device.

Fitbit Charge 2 – $130 ($20 off)

Buy on Amazon

Fitbit’s Charge 2 will monitor workouts, track heart rate, and tell you the time! It’s a fantastic Fitbit for anyone.

NordVPN – 3 Year Subscription for $99 ($331 off)

Buy on NordVPN

If you’re at all interested in protecting your privacy online, you should be on top of this deal. It’s easy to use and one of the top-rated VPNs out there and you get 3 years of service for 6 devices.

Essential Phone – $450 ($250 off)

Buy on Amazon

If you need a new phone, we highly recommend the Essential Phone. It’s as powerful as any iPhone or Samsung device at nearly half the price.

Computers and Tablets

Amazon Fire HD 8 – $50 ($30 off)

Buy on Amazon

We think Amazon’s Fire HD 8 is the best overall Fire tablet, and on discount, it’s a no brainer.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition – $100 ($30 off)

Buy on Amazon

We picked the Fire HD 8 as our favorite Amazon Fire Kids tablet. It comes with a foamy shock-resistant case and kid-friendly features. We highly recommend it over the Fire 7.

Dell 24-Inch HD Monitor with Thin Bezels – $192 ($158 off)

Buy on Amazon

This Dell monitor will work for anything and has thin edges.

USB-C Hub to Add Ports for Your MacBook Pro – $42 ($68 off)

Buy on Amazon

Apple’s latest MacBook Pro 13-inch only has two ports, and they’re USB-C. This dongle adds two standard USB 3 ports, standard SD card, and MicroSD card support, along with one USB-C port so you can still charge your laptop.

MSI 15-Inch Core i7-7700HQ Gaming Laptop – $900 ($200 off)

Buy on Amazon

This laptop has an Intel Core i7, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphics card, 8GB RAM, 128GB solid state drive with an extra 1TB drive for storage, 15-inch HD screen, Windows 10, and a red light-up keyboard.

Samsung Chromebook Plus and Pro – $100 off

Buy Chromebook Plus for $400 on Amazon

Buy Chromebook Pro for $500 ($50 off) on Amazon

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