On this week’s episode of HomeTech: the latest home tech headlines plus our annual Black Friday roundup! There are great some really great deals on home tech this year. Don’t waste your time scouring the internet. We’ve done the hard work for you!
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- HomeTech Headlines
- Legrand acquires smart home startup Netatmo
- SnapAV Acquires Volutone, Adding 7 Distributor Locations
- SnapAV Now Sells Nest and Google Smart Home and Pro-Monitored Security Systems
- Huawei Working on New Digital Assistant to Take on Google and Amazon | Digital Trends
- Alexa can wake up more of your smart home devices
- Google Assistant Adds Smart Home Bells and Whistles | Digital Trends
- Roku's wireless TV speakers will begin shipping on November 16th
- ESPN, HGTV, TBS and more jump into HDHomerun's new $35/month streaming TV package
- DirecTV to Launch Android TV-Based OTT Set-Top Box (EXCLUSIVE)
- Apple Stops Selling AirPort Devices, Gets Out of the Router Business | Digital Trends
- Pick of the Week
Black Friday Notes
Nest Cam Indoor $129 ($70 off)
Google Home Hub $99 ($50 off)
Google home mini $25 ($24 off, half price)
3-Pack at Costco for $70 ($23/mini)
Google Home $79 ($50 off)
Chromecast $25 ($10 off)
Good package deals too
Google Home Hub + Google Home + Wifi 3-pack (save $129)
Amazon Echo Sub Bundle with Two Echo Plus Speakers for $330 ($100 off).
Echo Dot and Tile Mate Bundle for $50 ($50 off).
Echo Dot Kids + Fire HD 8 for Kids for $150 ($50 off).
Smart Plug - $5 with purchase of any Echo device
Via Thrifter: Sonos currently has an ongoing promotion with Amazon where you can get a smart bulb or smart plug for just $10 if you own a Sonos One. Hopefully that deal is still happening when these speaker prices go live so you can save even more.
Deals with bundled devices
Best Buy will be dropping the price to $249.99 (~$100 off)
The second best price that we’ve seen all-time.
Best Buy - up to $250 off MacBook Pros
Target, Walmart, and others will be marking the 9.7-inch iPad Wi-Fi 32GB to $250 (Reg. $329), one of the best prices that we’ve ever seen.
Ecobee4 $50 off
$199 down from $249
Buy on Amazon
ECOBEE3 LITE SMART THERMOSTAT: SALE PRICE $139 ($30 off)
ECOBEE SWITCH+ SMART LIGHT SWITCH: SALE PRICE $79 ($20 off)
Sonos One - $175 ($25 off)
Sonos Beam Soundbar - $349 ($50 off)
Sonos Sub - $500 ($100 off)
Prices good on Sonos.com and Amazon.com
Amazon – Echo Show (1st Generation) $100 ($130 off)
Ring – Video Doorbell Pro and Chime Pro Bundle: $180 ($120 off)
Lenovo – 8-inch Smart Display with Google Assistant $100 ($100 off)
Arlo – Pro 4-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Camera System $445 ($150 off)
Arlo Pro 3-camera Kit at costco for $300 ($170 off)
Also a bunch of Philips Hue discounts. Check them out if you’re in the market
Discounts available now through December 1st.
LG is discounting the 55-inch and 65-inch models by $800, bringing them to $1,700 and $2,700, respectively.
Super UHD SK9000 series of LEDs.
You can save $600 on the 55-inch model, which now costs $900,
You can also save $900 on the 65-inch model, the price of which is knocked down to $1,300.
Additionally, you can save up to $2,000 on LG's UHD 4K LED TVs.
70-inch - $900 ($600 off)
75-inch - $1,400 ($800 off)
86-inch model - $2,500 ($2,000 off!)
NOTE: All these discounts are off LG’s suggested price and some may not be priced much lower than you could have otherwise found by shopping around
TCL 55R617 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2018 Model)
$629 on Amazon
The 70-inch D-Series models
Recently priced at $800, can be had at Walmart, Costco, and Target for just $470 - SCREAMING DEAL
$300 off the 65-inch and 75-inch P-Series models, bringing them down to $899 and $1,699, respectively.
65-inch P-Series Quantum (flagship model)
$600 off of its usual $2,100 list price, bringing the TV down to just $1,500.
That’s an astonishing deal for a TV with Dolby Vision, HDR10, and 2,000 nits of brightness.
Never even heard of this company but $250 is crazy cheap
1TB Xbox One X will be available at Walmart for $399.
Usually priced between $450 and $500, the
Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle will be $199 ($100 off)
Target - $300.
Normal cost but also includes Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
PS4 Slim 1TB with Spider-Man will be $199 ($100 off)
GeoSmart Flip Bot - $59.99
Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit - $99.99
“Build a wand. Learn to code. Make magic”
Drone Builder Kit - $99.99
“Build and fly your own drone”
Makeblock Neuron Explorer Kit - $199.95
Kids can create almost anything using a series of programmable electronic blocks that function as sensors, lights, sounds, and motors.
Designed to make learning Swift coding fun and engaging, the kit encourages exploration through building, programming, and creating.”
Toybox Starter Bundle - 3D Printer - $299 ($100 off)
Free 500+ Toy Digital Catalog
Access to our Creator Space
One roll of Coconut Printer Food (makes 100-300 toys)
good link, running updates
Scroll down for a bunch of links to guides by category
TV’s, Home Theater, Smart Home, Etc
Scroll down for a bunch of links broken out by category, store, etc
Good smart home-specific roundup
Thrifter - https://www.thrifter.com