Smartphone gimbals (a.k.a. stabilizers) aren't a new product category, but they've changed and improved quite a bit over the years. While there are always new features being added, that can make them cumbersome and get in the way of usability. Zhiyun is trying out a more simplified and compact design with the Smooth-X and Smooth-XS that's targeted at travelers and casual users. These aren't as flexible as most gimbals, but they're easier to use, cost less, and take less space.
Smart door locks add a whole new level of convenience to your home, enabling you to give access to workers or temporary visitors and also preventing you from having to carry your keys around. Unfortunately, they're usually quite expensive, and since we're talking about home security, you don't necessarily want to go with the cheapest option. Thankfully, the Eufy smart deadbolt, which is well-rated and backed by phone accessory maker Anker's expertise, just dropped to $160, $40 less than its usual price.
True wireless earbuds are the accessory at home right now with the number of video calls we're all having. But times are tough and everyone's saving precious pennies, so it's always helpful to point out where the sales are. So, we're coming in to point out Samsung's Galaxy Buds which are on sale at 20% off recent prices.
Klipsch has produced high-end audio gear for over 70 years, and the company released a pair of true wireless earbuds last year: the Klipsch T5. The earbuds sound great and have a unique design, and now you can get them for $69.97 on Amazon — a reduction of $30 from the usual price.
Need a workout buddy that isn't a human? Maybe something to stuff in your ears, but that won't get in the way of your arms as you pump them to your next record? Jabra's Elite Active 65t true wireless buds are back on sale at the same price they were on Prime Day.
Sony has been producing excellent noise-cancelling headphones for years, and its latest high-end option is the WH-1000XM4. Despite its horrible name, the headphones offer incredible isolation and sound quality, and now they are at their lowest price yet: $278.00.
JBL sells a lot of portable speakers, but one of the company's more popular options is the Xtreme 2. It's a water-resistant portable speaker, perfect for use around the home or outdoors, and now you can get it for $199.99. That's a savings of $150 over the usual price.
We're surging into another American winter and whether you live where the snow falls or where the sunburns won't stop, you'll probably be celebrating something outside for one reason or another. Why not grab Sony's SRS-XB33 portable, weatherproof Bluetooth speaker? It's up to $30 off today on Amazon!
Happy Covidween AP readers. Holidays during pandemics, as we've all now discovered, are kind of lousy. The only real advantage that Halloween has over other holidays is that at least today just about everyone should be on board with wearing masks... of one sort or another. As I contemplated the lameness of an impending holiday at home with just the family, when we normally host a costume party with friends, an idea occurred to me. If I couldn't have friends come over in costumes, why not dress up some little robots and have a party with them? (That was not even top 10 strangest idea I had that day in case you were wondering.)