The best prices are now after Christmas. See below our favorites!
Amazon Fire HD 8 2017 (16GB) tablet.
We’ve seen these tablets at Best Buy for $50.
A smaller tablet from Amazon with an 8-inch screen and running on the Fire OS 220.127.116.11 operating system at time of test. The Amazon Appstore is included for downloading additional apps. Tested with 16GB of storage.
JBL by Harman Flip 4 wireless & bluetooth speaker. $74.95 at Best Buy.
Sound quality: JBL’s Flip 4 had good overall sound quality. Bass has decent impact, but is slightly boomy, and deep bass is lacking. Midrange is fairly even but is somewhat hazy, congested and grainy and can sound a touch nasal or thin. Treble is smeared and slightly subdued, upper treble is muted. Doesn’t do a good job of recovering room ambience, sounds somewhat congested, and lacks fine detail. No significant difference between Bluetooth, and wired sound quality.
When two units are used as a stereo pair sound remains somewhat hazy and congested, it can get louder, bass is pronounced but since two separate speakers are used the sound stage can be made wider depending on placement and room ambience improves to decent, sound quality remains good. Provides a decent volume level in a small to medium sized room.
Swiss-made watch by VICTORINOX only $99 at TJMAXX! [see image above].
These watches are high-quality and priced $750 at Macy’s. Forget about Fashion-jewelry watches like Michael Kors, which are made in China! Here’s your chance to own a high-quality Swiss watch only $99.
Single serve coffee maker
This single-serve machine is remarkable for its versatility and consistency. It’s especially easy to operate and clean, and garners a rating of Excellent for convenience. It accepts K-Cups for single servings or can brew up to two cups at a time using loose grounds. It’s great for those who want the option of traditional drip coffee without having to brew a whole pot.
24-inch LCD (LED) HD TV
Insignia NS-24D310NA19 TV. $90 at Amazon.
720p resolution and a claimed 60-hertz refresh rate (may not be true native frame rate), two HDMI inputs, no component-video inputs, and one USB port. This TV is not internet enabled.
$20 Streaming device
A little over $100.
Who wants a cute little laptop for about $100? — at Best Buy.
A 32-inch LCD HDTV
Samsung UN32J4000 TV. $170 at Amazon.
LED backlighting from Samsung with 720p resolution, a 60Hz refresh rate, 2 HDMI inputs, and 1 component-video input.