The new year is upon us, which means many of us are looking to shed a few holiday pounds and embark on our annual—though often short-lived—fitness resolutions. Fortunately, if you need a good pair of wireless earbuds to keep you motivated at the gym, the BeatsFitPro have returned to their lows of around $159.99 ($40 off) at Amazon, Best Buyand Target.
The Beats Fit Pro are a great set of earbuds for working out (especially if you’re a runner) and can help you stay focused while you’re at the gym thanks to their built-in wing tips, excellent noise cancellation and handy transparency mode that lets in ambient sounds when needed is. The fitness-focused earbuds also offer plenty of Apple-focused features, making them our go-to earbuds for those already embedded in the Apple ecosystem. They’re even a good choice for Android users, even if they don’t offer wireless charging or the same level of integration as previous models like the Beats Studio Buds. Read our review.
Need a new phone but determined to save more money this year after splurging over the holidays? The OnePlus 10T offers good value for money while showcasing some of the best performance you can get in a smartphone for less than $1,000. Normally $649.99, you can currently pick it up in the 128GB unlocked configuration at either Amazon or Best Buy at just $549.99, the phone’s lowest price to date.
In terms of specs, the OnePlus 10T is equipped with Snapdragon’s speedy 8 Plus Gen 1 processor and fast wired charging that sees it reach 30 percent in less than five minutes (it lacks wireless charging). It also offers other benefits, including a 6.7-inch OLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz, but keep in mind that we expect the OnePlus 11 to launch in early February with a faster processor, a redesigned camera system and a warning slider. However, if you can’t wait until then, it’s a good deal to grab while it’s available, especially since we don’t know how much the OnePlus 11 will retail for. Read our review.
Shift from phones to 4K TVs, Amazon’s 65-inch Fire TV Omni QLED has returned to its Black Friday low of just $549.99 ($250 off). Amazon and Best Buy. Unlike its more limited predecessor, the new QLED can display artwork when the screen is inactive – a la Samsung’s attractive Frame TVs – or a set of Alexa widgets for things like your calendar, reminders and more. It can also turn off automatically when no one is around, and it offers support for Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10 Plus Adaptive, meaning it optimizes what you see on screen based on the lighting conditions in your room. Keep in mind that while it supports a host of gamer-friendly settings, namely a low-latency mode and HDMI 2.1 connectivity, it only supports a maximum variable refresh rate of 60 Hz.
If you need a streaming device for an older TV or an additional device to connect to a secondary TV in your home, Chromecast from Google with Google TV (HD) is a good budget-friendly buy currently available for around $19.99 ($10 off). Amazon, Best Buyand Target. While it has a maximum resolution of 1080p, it supports casting, surround sound via Dolby Digital and access to all major streaming apps. It also offers the same great interface and remote control as the 4K model, with a dedicated Google Assistant button for issuing voice commands. Read our review.