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Denon AVR-S510BT Receiver
Street price: $280; MSRP: $280; Deal price: $230
The first good sale we’ve seen on our new budget pick, which matches a low it’s only been twice in the past year.
The Denon AVR-S510BT is our budget pick for the best receiver. Chris Heinonen wrote, “However, this model still has the same great setup routine as our top pick, and it supports Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio. If you don’t want to get integrated streaming and you’re simply looking for an affordable surround receiver, the Denon AVR-S510BT is the best fit.”
Refurbished Amazon Kindle Voyage Ebook Reader
Street price: $200 (new); MSRP: $200 (new); Deal price: $120
This is a great price for an Amazon Kindle Voyage if you don’t mind buying refurbished. At $120, it comes in at $30 under the lowest deal price we’ve seen on a new Voyage. It’s certified refurbished by Amazon and comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
The Amazon Kindle Voyage is our upgrade pick in the Best Ebook Reader guide. Nick Guy wrote, “The Kindle Voyage is Amazon’s top-of-the-line e-reader. It adds features that aim to make it a luxury reading experience, including a side light that adjusts brightness automatically, buttons on the side of the screen that you can squeeze to turn pages, a micro-etched glass front that further reduces reflections, and a smaller, slimmer body. Amazon seems to have thrown in just about every feature that it could have added to the Voyage to make reading a book more enjoyable.”
Logitech Harmony Elite + Echo Dot bundle
Street price: $350; MSRP: $350; Deal price: $290
This bundle is part of a big Echo Dot push from Amazon-they’ve been making all sorts of bundles with good sale prices on a variety of products we recommend. This particular bundle is on our enthusiast pick for the best universal remote, which very rarely drops in price. We’ve seen it for $270 once, and there was a brief $225 refurbished deal, but assuming you’re interested in the Dot, this beats any other discount we’ve seen on a new model.
The Logitech Harmony Elite is our theater enthusiasts pick for the best universal remote control. Darryl Wilkinson and Grant Clauser wrote, “If the relative ease of programming, vast control database and smart activities of the Companion just isn’t enough for you, and what you really want is a cool touchscreen to let you tap your home theater into action, and you’d like to integrate even more of your smarthome devices into your system, then you’ll want to investigate the Harmony Elite, the top dog remote in the Logitech lineup.”
They went on to say, “The Elite is a pleasure to use, and has the responsiveness and polish of a professionally-installed control system, but it also costs around $200 more than the Companion. It’s the king of do-it-yourself remotes, but it comes with a kingly price.”
Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven
Street price: $250; MSRP: $250; Deal price: $200
Our upcoming pick is on sale for a big $50 off, matching the best price we’ve seen in the past year.
The Breville BOV800XL Smart Oven is our upcoming runner-up pick for the best toaster oven, “The Breville Smart Oven toasts very evenly and has a larger oven cavity than our top pick, so it can fit a 12-inch frozen pizza or 6 slices of bread. Though it doesn’t have an internal light, it has a more modern, intuitive interface compared to the Panasonic FlashXpress and an easy-to-read display.”
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