As an Android user, it’s your duty not to neglect your beloved Android phone and to occasionally buy it a nice gift. And what better gift to give your smartphone than an electronic gadget or a smart appliance, especially one that you can get for a fraction of its original price on Cyber Monday. So, get your wallets ready—another round of sales is heading your way.
Best Gadgets On Sale on Cyber Monday
|SONOS||SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker||199.99|
|Anova Culinary||Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker||147.99|
|Samsung SmartThings||Samsung SmartThings Hub||99|
Samsung Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV ($747.99 Plus $100 Amazon Gift Card, Regularly $1047.99)
4K is eventually going to make full HD displays and TV screen obsolete, and the sooner you hop on board the ultra-high-definition train, the sooner you will be able to enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows in their full glory. Samsung’s 55” curved 4K smart TV now retails for just $747.99 on Amazon, and it even comes with $100 Amazon.com gift card.
With Samsung, you can be sure that you are getting only the highest quality components and the best image quality. This model offers excellent contrast and accurate color reproduction, especially compared with similarly priced models from other manufacturers. Its thin, curved design will make it a centerpiece of your living room and, when sitting close enough, will pull you right into the action.
To make it easier for you to share content from your Android smartphone to the TV, Samsung has created an app called Samsung Smart View. You can download it from the Play Store and use it control your Samsung TV without a remote control, play content from your mobile device or PC, and even create personalized playlists to access your favorite multimedia files.
Anova Culinary Bluetooth Precision Cooker ($99, Regularly $149)
Don’t you know that you can now cook dozens of delicious meals without having to worry about setting the right temperature, keeping an eye on a timer or carefully watching when the water is about to start boiling so it won’t spill over and extinguish the flame? With Anova Culinary Precision Cooker, you can.
Even though it looks like a stick blender, it’s essentially a smart heating device that you can attach to a pot and leave it alone to perform its magic. Anova Culinary Precision Cooker is operated either with its touch interface or by connecting it to your smartphone. Simply download the Anova Culinary app from the Play Store, select which recipe you would like to follow, and complete a few easy steps while your smart precision cooker takes care of all the hard work.
Precision cooking in water has several key advantages over other techniques: it produces consistent results, preserves the original taste and texture, reduces food waste, and provides you with a much greater flexibility during cooking. For the discounted price of just $99, it’s a perfect gift that’s guaranteed to keep on giving.
Ecobee3 Thermostat ($199.99, Regularly $249.99)
A smart thermostat, such as Ecobee3, can lead to dramatic savings on your energy bills and increase your comfort level. Regular, dumb thermostats usually read temperature in a single room, adjusting heating in your apartment or house based on a very limited amount of information. Ecobee3 uses strategically placed room sensors that can detect room occupancy and deliver heat or cold only where they’re needed.
Installation is simple: you install the main unit in place of your old thermostat, connect it to your local Wi-Fi network, and put the included wireless sensors (or a single sensor, in the case of the $199 bundle) anywhere you please. After that’s done, download the official app to your Android smartphone and set it up to suit your needs.
Ecobee3 works with Amazon Alexa for voice control, can be controlled from anywhere, and owners report an average of 23% of saving on heating and cooling. Included in the box are the Ecobee3 thermostat itself, a single room sensor with detachable stand, a Power Extender Kit, screws and drywall plugs, standard and large trim plates, a quick-start guide, and a detailed installation guide and wire labels.
SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker ($149.99, Regularly $199.99)
Choosing the right wireless speaker can be a daunting task. A quick search on Amazon will get you hundreds if not thousands of results, and it’s up to you to dig through the marketing dirt and separate the wheat from the chaff. We’d like to make it easier for you. All we need from you is an answer to a single question: do you want a speaker for indoor or outside use? In both cases, the Sonos PLAY:1 is a great choice.
This mid-sized Wi-Fi speaker fits on any shelf or tabletop, has a very long battery life of more than 10 hours, is humidity resistant, and can even be paired with another PLAY:1 speaker for wider stereo sound. Because the speaker relies on Wi-Fi, instead of Bluetooth, you never have to worry about dropouts or limited signal range. It also makes the setup procedure very easy, as the only step is to connect both the speaker and your audio source to the same Wi-Fi network.
Samsung SmartThings Hub ($49.99, Regularly $99.99)
Samsung SmartThings Hub is a brain of the world’s largest platform of smart devices, which currently supports over 200 different devices, including locks, speakers, thermostats, lights, and a wide range of different sensors, among other things. Once you hook it up to an internet-connected router’s Ethernet port, you’ll be able to use the free SmartThings app to control any compatible smart device—and, as we’ve said, there’s a lot of them.
The most common use-cases include receiving alerts if appliances or electronics were accidentally left on, turning on a portable heater or fan, remotely restricting power to electronics or appliances, triggering a light or turning on a siren to alert you if water leak is detected, reminding you to close your front doors, or receiving alerts when family members arrive home.
Both Samsung and Amazon have big plans with the platform, and, with Samsung SmartThings Hub, you can already reap the benefits of the Internet of Things.