The time has come. Christmas time is rapidly approaching, and you’ve put off your Christmas shopping to the last minute. There’s no need to worry. Amazon’s put off its big electronics sales to the last minute as well.
Right now, you can find some great deals and knock out your last minute Christmas shopping at the same time, and that’s a win-win in my book. You’ll find discounts on everything from tablets, to speakers, to smartwatches, and you should be able to get it all in time for the holidays.
Thursday, the 22nd is the last day to get gifts using two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. If you aren’t a Prime member but you need to get your shopping done quick, you can sign up to try the Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial here.
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1. $40 Off Amazon Tap Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The Amazon Tap is the newest addition to the Alexa Voice Service line of products. Amazon has produced several speakers that can broadcast the Alexa Voice Service, but the Tap is the only battery-powered wireless one.
The Tap connects via Bluetooth to stream music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza. The ecosystem is still growing, and new services are always being added.
The Tap gets 9 hours of playback from one charge, and provides clear and accurate audio in all directions. This speaker is currently available at a discount of 31 percent, meaning you can get all of this for under $100.
Price: $89.99 (31 percent off MSRP)
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2. 66% Percent Off SoundPEATS Bluetooth Wireless Neckband Headphones
SoundPEATS’ Bluetooth Wireless Neckband Headphones are a lightweight and powerful pair of earphones that offer crisp and balanced audio, a 10 hour battery life, and an awesome Christmas sale price.
These sweat-resistant neckband headphones are comfortable enough to wear all day, and they have the battery power to match. The headphones have easy to access volume and track controls, plus a built-in microphone to answer phone calls.
The audio is clear and balanced, and reaches a fairly decent volume. Pairing your phone is a breeze, and the headphones have a great range for wireless connections.
For under $20, SoundPEATS offers an impressive pair of neckband cans, and they come in several different colors for your gift-giving needs.
Price: $16.99 (66 percent off MSRP)
3. 34% Off Acer R240HY 23.8-Inch IPS Widescreen Monitor
A new monitor is always a nice treat, whether its to replace a dated model, add to a multi-monitor setup, or to supplement media watching on a laptop. Whatever reason you are looking for a new monitor, you would be wise to snag this R240HY 23.8-Inch IPS Widescreen Monitor from Acer.
This monitor is currently $60 below MSRP, and offers a stunning 1920×1080 HD resolution at a great price. It has a very low 4ms response time, which makes it great for gaming. The vivid color and detail also lends well to streaming other videos and editing photos.
This R Series display boasts an impressive 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and colors remain true from any viewing angle thanks to its IPS panel.
The R240HY also claims to have a low-bezel “Zero Frame” design, which lends particularly well to a multi-monitor setup. Of course, you’ll want to make sure your new screen matches your old screen in size for this sort of setup.
Price: $118.99 (34 percent off MSRP)
4. $70 Off Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch
The Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch is the perfect gift for the person who can’t put down their Samsung smartphone. The Gear S2 is a discrete and convenient way to check emails, news updates, and calendar notifications without fishing your phone out of your pocket.
This smartwatch has a 1.2-inch circular screen, and a rotating stainless steel bezel. Its 4 GB internal memory offers plenty of space to store apps and watch faces. With thousands of third party apps available, you’ll never stop running out of ideas of how to use the Gear S2.
The Gear S2 also offers wireless charging with an included charging dock, built-in fitness tracking tools, and an IP68 rating for resistant to sand and water. As for battery life, you can get up to 2 days with light use, but your mileage may vary depending on how often you use it.
Have a different style watch in mind? You can browse more smartwatches on Amazon here.
Price: $229.00 (24 percent off MSRP)
5. 30% Off Tile Slim 4 Pack
Know someone who can’t seem to keep track of their phone, wallet, and keys to save their life? Tile is a product made just for them, offering a small and easy-to-use tracking system that fits where you need it to.
The Tile Slim can attach, stick, or slide onto important items that you have a habit of losing. This stealthy tracker is as thin as two credit cards, and at the push of a button, you can pull up each Tile’s last location, and make it ring when it’s out of sight.
The Tile works in reverse as well, meaning if you misplace your phone, you can press a button on your Tile to make it ring. Items that aren’t found through this method are then anonymously marked as lost to the entire Tile network. So as soon as a Tile user passes by your device, you are privately notified.
1-Packs, 4-Packs, and 8-Packs of Tile are all discounted on Amazon right now, but the 4-Pack is the best choice for most. You can also browse sales on other Tile accesories as well.
Price: $69.99 (30 percent off MSRP)
6. 65% Off Anker Astro E1 5200mAh Power Bank
These days, having a portable power bank is crucial to surviving the nonstop battery consumption of popular apps like Snapchat and Pokémon Go. Anker’s Astro E1 is one of the best-selling power banks out there, and is currently over half off its normal price for the holidays.
This 5200mAh portable battery offers enough power to fully recharge a Galaxy S7, and can almost recharge an iPhone 7 twice. Its single USB port has a max charging speed of 2A, but will automatically adjust to whatever your device needs using PowerIQ technology.
Price: $15.99 (68 percent off MSRP)
7. 25% Off Merge VR Virtual Reality Headset
Virtual reality headsets are finally gaining traction with gamers and media enthusiasts. But while titans like the Oculus Rift still cost over $500, mobile VR headsets have been crowned king until the alternative is more accessible.
The Merge VR Headset is a high quality mobile VR setup that is sculpted from soft, lightweight foam, and packs a number of handy features. The biggest thing that separates the Merge Headset from top models like the Samsung Gear VR and the Google Daydream is that it’s compatible with nearly any iOS or Android device from the last two years.
These other two headsets only work with a small selection of phones, and while they do have some proprietary content that can’t be accessed by 3rd parties, the Merge Headset can pretty much all of it.
The Merge also has its own software platform, VR Start, so you can enjoy a wide variety of games, 360 degree videos, and utility apps.
This headset is comfortable to wear and easy to stuff into a backpack without worry. Its design offers a number of premium features like dual input buttons, camera access for AR, audio ports, anti-fog ventilation, and adjustable lenses.
Price: $59.99 (24 percent off MSRP)
8. 35% Off Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8-Inch Tablet
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is an inexpensive 8-inch tablet that runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on some workhorse hardware. The Tab A has a 1.2 GHz processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of storage that can be expanded with a microSD card.
Its 1024×768 adaptive display screen looks beautiful, and offers you enough real estate to utilize Samsung’s incredible multitasking capabilities. At over $70 off the normal price, this tablet would be great for anyone who wants a simple Android device to play games, surf the web, and stream media.
Price: $129.00 (35 percent off MSRP)
9. 50% Off GOgroove BassPULSE Computer Speaker System
The GOgroove BassPULSE are a pair of 2.1 computer speakers that look awesome and sound even more awesome. Their colored accent LEDs come in red, green, or blue, and when you use the bass EQ knob to turn the subwoofer up past 80%, the LEDs pulse with the beat.
The satellite speakers and subwoofer both have a small footprint, so this speaker set can fit on even the most cluttered desk. The side-firing bass has a lot of presence, but the crisp highs balance the sound well.
The BassPULSE is currently 50 percent off its normal price, so if you are looking for a quality pair of budget speakers with some LED flair, this is a deal to jump on.
Price: $44.99 (50 percent off MSRP)
10. 70% Off Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13.0
If you know someone who works from a computer but still hasn’t learned how to type properly, Dragon speech-to-text software might be the customized personal assistant software that they need.
Dragon 13.0 gives you the ability to create, format and edit documents by voice. Wherever a computer allows you to type, you can instead dictate using this convenient Windows (or Mac) software.
Dragon learns your speech habits as you use it, and over time, it will start to learn which words and phrases you most commonly use. This makes it a great option for writers, email addicts, or just dexterity-challenged.
Currently, Dragon NaturallySpeaking is 70% off for Amazon Prime users, and it hasn’t yet been available for this cheap. If you don’t have a Prime account, you can simply try an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial, which should also ensure that you get the rest of your gifts by Christmas.
Price: $30.13 (70 percent off MSRP)
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