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Picking an Android TV box can be challenging, if only because there just aren't many of them to choose from in the first place. While NVIDIA's Shield TV and Shield TV Pro remain our top picks, there are other options on the market depending on your budget and desire form factor. The question is, are they worth looking at? We've assembled a list of some of the more popular Android TV devices, with an evaluation of each and why they or may not be right for you.
Now that phone bezels are shrinking and decent front-firing speakers have all but gone away, Bluetooth speakers are more important than ever. JBL makes some good options, including the Charge 4, which is going for $180 new on Amazon right now. Today only though, you can grab a factory reconditioned unit from Woot for just about $90.
If you're quarantined at home, you might enjoy the company of a smart display. It'll help you get through your day, cook, and stay in touch with loved ones. JBL's Link View offers excellent audio quality, combined with a front-facing camera and microphones, letting you enjoy a complete smart display experience. When it came out, the device cost about $300, but it's now down to just $100 at Best Buy.
JBL was one of the first companies to release a third-party Google Assistant smart display. While the JBL Link View certainly produces richer sound than any other Assistant display, the original $250 price tag was hard to justify. Now you can grab a refurbished unit for the low price of $69 from the company's eBay store. Nice.
If you're looking for a speaker to blast your favorite tunes, you should consider the JBL Flip 4. It offers great audio quality, and its IPX7 rating means you'll be able to use it safely by the pool this summer — or in the tub during the winter. It usually sells for $100, but it's down to just $60 at Best Buy.
Parties are nothing without good music. If you want to make a great impression, you should consider getting a JBL PartyBox, which is a massive speaker with built-in LEDs. It's essentially all you need to light up your parties and blast your favorite tunes. With this deal, you can snatch the PartyBox 300 for $380, which is $70 off the price it's been selling for lately.
Sure, you might already have some speakers, but do you have a giant speaker with lighting effects that can create noise complaints from neighbors? If not, you can get a refurbished JBL PartyBox 300 for $287.99 today only from Amazon-owned Woot, which is $212 off the current Amazon price for a new model.
If you've been looking for a Bluetooth speaker to use in the great outdoors, JBL's line of waterproof Charge speakers is an excellent choice. The Charge 4 is now available for just $94.99 from Amazon-owned Woot, a savings of $55 from the current Amazon price.
JBL has announced a whole pile of new home audio products at this year's CES. By far, the lion's share of the new gear is bluetooth headphones (both truly wireless and over/on-ear), but the company is also debuting a new high-end soundbar. The JBL Bar 9.1 is the company's first to support Dolby Atmos, and it even has a built-in Chromecast.
Smart speakers have many benefits that make life a little more enjoyable. They can answer random questions about current events, surface information about your day, and some can even be great home stereo systems. Today, you can have all of these things when you pick up a brand new JBL Link 300 smart speaker for only $79.95 at JBL's website.