9 Great Deals on Audio Tech, Projectors, and Coffee Gear
Going outside is expensive. Well, not literally, but it does seem like every time I walk out my front door I’m headed to another café or less-than-affordable activity. I by no means think cutting out your favorite coffee shop is the way to financial freedom, but with these weekend deals on coffee gear, speakers, and projectors, you can turn your house into the cozy home theater of your dreams to get up close and personal with every actor, athlete, and news anchor. Say goodbye to costly concessions and hello to cappuccinos and sitting court-side on your couch.
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If soundbars come across as complicated to you, the Vizio M-Series 2.1 is a great gateway to better home audio. It has an intuitive setup, easily connecting to your phone via Bluetooth, or your TV remote via HDMI ARC, so you won’t have to worry about working around a bunch of wonky settings. The Vizio was already more affordable than most, so at $20 off it’s definitely a steal.
Anytime you can get Apple products on sale is a good time, and the Beats Flex Wireless Earbuds are no exception to that rule. At $20 off, you can get a pair of earbuds that pair quickly, have crisp audio, and get 12 hours worth of battery life. Sounds good to me!
It’s no secret that we tend to enjoy Anker products at WIRED, but we really admire the Soundcore Life Q30 Wireless headphones. They’re noise-canceling and have a classic silhouette. Plus, Anker really holds it down when it comes to battery life—the Soundcores last for up to 40 hours.
Whether you’re staying home or headed to a friend’s, you can bring the Kodak Luma with you anywhere. It’s small and compact, and it comes with a threaded tripod so you can just toss it in your bag and pop it up wherever you want. On top of that, the projector is equipped with Android 9, so you can more easily download movies and shows for your viewing pleasure.
Step aside, Major Lazer —there’s a new top … laser in town. That joke may be lame, but this deal is not. The LG HU85LA is one of the most attractive and most versatile projectors we’ve tested, featuring laser projections that allow you to sit right on your TV stand and project on a screen. Like I said, this is major for lasers!
The Optoma UHD35 used to be our absolute favorite projector, with the perfect combination of performance and cost. It’s got great image quality and a lower lag time, making it a solid option for watching your big playoff game of choice this weekend. Who wants to set it up and invite me over to watch the Heat play?
If you finally scored the elusive Playstation 5, it’s possible you’re in the midst of a gaming marathon. Keep yourself caffeinated with the GE Café Affetto, our favorite for automated latte and cappuccino machines. You can program it to make to make your favorite espresso drink, so you can save all your button pressing for your controller.
If you want a consistent cappuccino, but don’t want all of the fussy bells and whistles, the Mr. Coffee Cafe Barista may be for you. The espresso comes out rich, the milk froths itself, and it’s easy to clean and keep up with. And you can get a single shot, double shot, latte, or cappuccino at the press of a button.
Beans may be a magical fruit, but they get even more majestic when properly ground. The KitchenAid Conical Burr Coffee Grinder is a stylish and simple way to get a better grind for your favorite espresso. It features a dial for more concise grinding, offers output control, and is easily cleanable.