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CYBER MONDAY BEST: Buy these gadgets now (right after I buy them of course).

I’m adopted and finding out my genetic makeup, ancestry, and even long-lost relatives is a pretty sweet treat. My entire family has done this, and it’s an insanely popular item. It’s great not only for checking your ancestry but also for identifying potentially serious health issues. Makes a great gift, too.

Roomba’s most affordable self-emptying robot vacuum, the Roomba i3 Plus includes a three-stage cleaning system and 10 times the suction of base-model Roombas. Wi-Fi enabled, it can be controlled from Alexa or a mobile app.

This deeply discounted Bowflex treadmill features a 7.5-inch full-color LCD console that displays information like distance, resistance, and even calories you’ve burned in real-time while the hand grip monitors your heart rate, and it includes Bluetooth connectivity as well.

If ever there was a time to tune out the world, it’s now, and these top-end Bose cans rarely go on this kind of sale. Sure, there are newer over-the-ear noise-canceling cans from Sony and even Bose, but this perennial favorite was great when it came out and it’s still great now  especially at this price, which rivals the lowest we’ve seen.

The Fire HD 8 has an 8-inch display (the 8 is for its size, not a version number), 32GB storage and 12-hour battery life. Usually $90, you can snag one for $55 right now.

The Kindle Oasis usually sells for $250, but you can save $75 on Cyber Monday. This ad-supported model has 8GB RAM and a 7-inch 300 ppi Paperwhite display and is fully waterproof for casual bathtub reading.

Amazon’s ever-popular Kindle Paperwhite comes in a handful of colors, is fully waterproof (because who knows where you’re going to want to do some reading) and, as the name suggests, has an easy-on-the-eyes Paperwhite display. The best part? The battery only needs a recharge about once every three or four weeks. It’s usually $130, but you can save $45 right now.

You can get the Amazon Echo Show 5 for half-off right now. the 5.5-inch display can display YouTube videos, recipes and video chats, and it’s small enough that you can fit it in places the Echo Show 8 is a little too cumbersome for.

This time last year you wouldn’t have thought that Cyber Monday would be the time to buy a bidet, but here we are. The Bio Bidet Bliss BB2000 replaces your existing seat and delivers multiple cleaning modes, a heated seat, a slow-closing lid, a massage mode and more. Of course, it also includes a remote control.

The Echo Show 8 is simply a larger version of the Echo Show 5, but that makes it a better candidate for the kitchen and other places you might prefer a bigger display. (It’s definitely preferable for video calls.) This matches the lowest price on record for this model.

I just recommended this very watch to my dear friend Pam, and I just bought one for myself. It’s super rare to see any discounts on the latest Apple models of anything. This smartwatch lets you take calls and reply to texts from your wrist. It also measures your blood oxygen with an all-new sensor and app. You can even check your heart rhythm with the ECG app. And of course, it does the normal tracking of your daily activity, and measure workouts like running, walking, cycling, yoga, swimming, and dance. It lets you sync your favorite music, podcasts, and audiobooks too.

Garmin Vivomove Style, Hybrid Smartwatch, $290

You save $60.   BUY IT HERE

This is a solid hybrid smartwatch with a sophisticated look and advanced smart features, including dual AMOLED color touchscreen displays that are only visible when you need them. You can stay connected with smart notifications for incoming calls, text messages, calendar view and more (with a compatible smartphone). This keeps track of your energy levels, Pulse Ox (this is not a medical device and is not intended for use in the diagnosis or monitoring of any medical condition), respiration, menstrual cycle, stress, sleep, estimated heart, hydration and more. Battery life: up to five days in smart mode and an additional week in watch mode (hands tell time only)

The Roku Streaming Stick Plus delivers the best value for your streaming dollar, and at $29, it’s back to its lowest price ever.

Aftershokz Aeropex open-ear wireless headphones: $125

Insanely popular with runners, Aftershokz headphones rarely go on sale. This price is the lowest we’ve seen for the Aeropex, the current flagship of the lineup. Why the fuss over these ‘phones? Their bone-conduction design lets you enjoy your tunes and podcasts while still hearing the sounds around you (like, say, oncoming traffic).

There’s an even cheaper option: the Aftershokz OpenMove for $80 (save $20), also the lowest price on record.

BUY IT HERE

Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G

Samsung Galaxy S20+ – $900

You save $150.

Buy Galaxy S20 at Amazon – $749 (limited time!)

Buy Galaxy S20+ at Amazon – $899

A few of Samsung’s newest smartphones have hit new all-time lows for Cyber Monday. The Galaxy S20 is down to $750 and the S20+ is down to $900. We gave these scores of 85 and 87, respectively, and we praised them for their long battery lives and beautiful displays. If you’re looking for a one-hand friendly phone, go with the S20, but the S20+ has a slightly more versatile camera system.

Furbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, WiFi, 2-Way Audio: $134

You save $115.   BUY IT HERE

I love this treat-tossing smart camera! Features 1080p Full HD Camera & Night Vision: Livestream video to monitor your pet on your phone with a 160-degree wide-angle view, day & night. The 2-Way Audio & BARKING ALERT can send push notifications to your smartphone when it detects barking. You can soothe your pet through the app too.

HP Pavilion x360 14 Convertible 2-in-1 Laptop: $646

You save $114.   BUY IT HERE

For 72 hours, starting November 30th through December 2nd, Outlier.org’s online college courses (usually only $400) are on sale for the Pumpkin Pi (?) pricing of $314 for the first 314 students that sign up.

Each course includes full textbook materials, 1-on-1 tutoring, AI-proctored assessments, dynamically generated problem sets, and active learning techniques. The best part is that if a student doesn’t pass the course, they can get a full refund. (40% of Calculus students fail each year but still pay full tuition for their course, which adds up to roughly $1B per year.)

Outlier.org currently offers four courses that each give three transferable university credits – Calculus I, Intro to Psychology, Astronomy and Statistics

TV DEALS:

If you’re looking for a cheap TV, here’s what we consider a great Cyber Monday deal for newer model/specific screen sizes:  

  • 32-inch for $120
  • 40- to 43-inch for $150
  • 50-inch for $300
  • 55-inch for $350
  • 65-inch for $500
  • 75-inch for $700

SAMSUNG 75-inch Class Crystal UHD TU-8000 Series: $898

You save $300.    BUY IT HERE

Sony X950H 65 Inch TV: 4K Ultra HD/2020 Model: $1398

You save $202.    BUY IT HERE

TOYS & GAMES:

Osmo – Genius Starter Kit for iPad/Ages 6-10: $75

You save $25.    BUY IT HERE

OSMO is a fun-filled, award-winning learning game. Children interact with actual hand held pieces with an iPad, so it brings physical and online play to life. (No WiFi necessary for game play).

Carpool Karaoke Mic: $30

You save $20.    BUY IT HERE

Eat your heart out James Corden! Now you can recreate the fun of your favorite James Cordon carpool karaoke videos. Quick wireless connection to any car’s FM tuner or via aux cord. Bluetooth stream audio from any music or karaoke app. Built-in long-lasting rechargeable battery for hours of fun* (*battery life depends on use, lasts up to 6 hours). High-fidelity dynamic mic with independent mic volume and echo controls.

Bitty Boomers Star Wars: The Mandalorian: $15

You save $5.    BUY IT HERE

Ultra-Portable 2″ Tall Speaker. Bluetooth 5. 0 Technology Wirelessly Connects to all Bluetooth Enabled Devices. 30Ft. Wireless Range / Over 4 Hours of Music Time on a Single Charge. / Rechargeable – Micro USB Cable Included. Easily Connect 2 Bitty Boomers Together and Enjoy a True Wireless Stereo Experience

All-new Echo Dot (4th Gen) + Echo Glow | Tiger: $49

You save $41.    BUY IT HERE

 

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