If you are an Apple fan looking for a high-end streaming device or looking for a good graduation giftthe latest Apple TV 4K is currently on sale in the 32GB configuration at Amazon for $149.99 ($30 off), a record low. Despite the design being similar to previous models, the 2021 edition offers significantly improved performance thanks to the A12 Bionic processor. It also supports Wi-Fi 6 and HDMI 2.1, and it includes a better Siri Remote that’s easier to use (and less vulnerable).
While you can certainly buy more affordable streaming gadgets like a Chromecast for Fire TV Stick, the Apple TV 4K provides the best overall streaming experience, especially if you’re deeply rooted in the Apple ecosystem. It offers a combination of great user experience, reliable performance, Dolby Vision and Atmos support, and add-ons like Apple Arcade and Apple Fitness Plus that you won’t find in cheaper 4K streaming gadgets.
We don’t think the improved performance warrants an upgrade if you already have the latest-generation Apple TV, but if you’re a little older or don’t have a streaming device at all — like high schoolers moving away from home for the first time — this could be a great deal. to take advantage of. Read our full review†
Looking for a boost to your drone photography? DJI’s Mavic 3 is the best consumer video and photography drone you can buy right now, with excellent image quality and several impressive features. Not only is it capable of shooting 4K video at up to 120 fps like the Mavic 2 Pro, but it also has a longer flight time of 46 minutes. It’s also DJI’s first drone to be able to send a 1080p/60fps live feed to the included RC Pro Controller, meaning the camera image is displayed with specs more similar to what’s actually being recorded.
While we were disappointed with the telephoto lens and lack of some features — namely, the ability to shoot panoramas and hyperlapse images — DJI’s Mavic 3 remains an excellent choice for more experienced drone pilots. Its main drawback is that it is usually expensive at $2,199, but today you can get it for $2,049 if you buy it from Amazon or DJI† That’s still not cheap, but it’s the best deal we’ve seen since the drone launched last year. Read our review.
Elgato’s Facecam is one of our favorite webcams, which offers great performance and video quality, as well as a number of other niceties. It is capable of recording in 1080p at up to 60 frames per second. It also supports an 82-degree field of view and offers convenient fixed focus, meaning you don’t have to worry about the lens moving in and out of focus as you move. In addition, you have the option to use the webcam’s accompanying software to customize your appearance, which is useful for Zoom conversations. Other things we liked about the webcam were the included privacy cap and the tripod thread on the bottom, something that makes it easy for creators and other users to mount it on a tripod.
That said, the Facecam is not without its flaws. For example, it doesn’t come with a built-in microphone, which can be a major drawback for those who don’t already have a standalone microphone or headset. It’s also expensive, but thankfully a few retailers are now selling it at a new low. Usually $199.99, it’s on sale for $149.99 at Amazon† Elgatoand Best Buy†
If you couldn’t pick up the 2021 Echo Show 8 while it was discounted during last week’s Mother’s Day sale, GameStop (of all places) is currently offering you another chance to save on the second-generation smart display. Normally $129.99, Amazon’s go-to model is on sale at GameStop for $99.99which is just $1 below the low we saw last week.
We consider the latest Echo Show 8 to be the best smart display for most people, one that improves upon its last-generation predecessor in some meaningful ways. Unlike the first-generation model, for example, the Alexa-compatible smart display can keep you centered in the frame as you move around during video calls. It also touts an improved 13-megapixel camera, including the ability to watch videos, make Zoom calls and control smart home devices. Read our review†
Like the Apple TV 4K, Apple’s redesigned 24-inch iMac makes for a great graduation gift, especially since it’s a little less expensive these days. Now, you can buy the awesome desktop from Amazon in pink or blue with an eight-core CPU, seven-core GPU, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $1,149.99 instead of $1,299, which is a new low.
The sleek, thin and stylish machine is equipped with Apple’s lightning-fast M1 processor and contains everything you need from a computer in one package. This includes a good webcam, keyboard, mouse, monitor, speaker system and microphones. Keep in mind, though, that port selection is quite limited — the base model only comes with two Thunderbolt/USB-4 ports and a headphone jack — and you can’t upgrade the memory or storage once you’ve bought the computer. Still, we believe that the 2021 model is the best iMac for most people, one that is both fun and functional. Read our review†