Every year, certain products come out that, from a commercial point of view, just jump out of the package. They may not even be some flashy “next big thing.” More often than not, these are just good, reliable items that Yahoo readers love to find deals on. This year was no different: everything from headphones to tablets to robotic vacuum cleaners came out in 2022 and saved our readers hundreds of dollars.
These headphones have drivers with a diameter of 30 mm. What does it mean? They basically sound good. Really good. Plus, with noise reduction and voice assistant compatibility, this is a headset that will serve you in almost any situation.
“I work from home and my wife is homeschooled. The sound of music and bass is great. But let me tell you something! The noise canceling and ambient noise reduction settings alone are amazing. Other companies have claimed to be noise-reducing, but this is crazy,” enthused one customer. “Add some music to the noise canceling feature and you’ve officially left the room. These are overall the best pair of headphones I’ve ever owned.”
Tozo A1 Mini wireless earbuds
Want great sound quality without the cost of AirPods? Try Tozo A1 Minis. They come in six different colors and last for 5.5 hours on a single charge, not to mention the charging options offered by the case.
$15 on Amazon
In-ear headphones should be discreet, and the Tozo A1 Minis are just that. At just 3.7 grams, you’ll hardly notice the weight, but yes Definitely pay attention to the sound. The 6mm drivers handle both highs and lows with ease, and you can manage your music, voice assistance and phone calls with the on-ear touch controls.
“I love these things! I gave a four for noise cancellation due to the dogs barking loudly, but other than that I can’t hear anything but my sweet music…. I accidentally dropped one in a bucket of mop water, but after a while [found it] that there would be no problem. Things don’t normally fit in my ears, but… they fit like a glove when I dance,” said one customer.
Soundbar for Kmouk TV
This compact soundbar is perfect for smaller TVs or even for use with a computer monitor. Yahoo readers couldn’t get enough of it last year, thanks in part to its big sound, wide range of support, and countless other features.
$55 on Amazon
At just over 30cm long, this soundbar is a compact device with non-compact sound. The pair of drivers provide excellent sound and can connect via Bluetooth or via the 3.5mm jack. It even includes a game mode that reduces audio lag so you never miss footsteps or spooky audio.
“It works great! We will never hear our TV in the bedroom above the air conditioner. I installed it behind the headboard of the bed so you can’t see it. And boy, what a difference in sound!” said one satisfied listener. “Much better than the original TV speakers. I connected it via Bluetooth to my Chromecast TV and it works flawlessly!”
They’ve been fan favorites for a long time, and for good reason. Not only are they great at blocking outside noise while providing a great listening experience, but they also have up to 24 hours of battery life on a single charge. A quick 15-minute nap on the charger will give you an extra three hours of life.
One user said they are “game changing”. They added: “They are excellent. If you are someone who just struggles with sound sensitivity and wants to experience silence then these are for you. I am an audiophile but at the same time sound quality wasn’t even a consideration when opting for these (by the way) the sound quality is excellent.I live in a noisy area and usually just want some peace and quiet.I have tried many solutions and finally got this.I directly compared them to the Beats Studio 3 over ear headphones as I use the Beats earbuds daily and these are clearly better from Studio 3 – there’s no doubt about it.”
These glowing little balls bring a soft golden glow to any space, both indoors and outdoors. With an IP44 rating, these lamps can easily handle a bit of rain or dust, making them perfect for setting up a patio for a romantic dinner or simply creating a relaxing atmosphere after a long day.
“They were perfect for hanging in my cabin. We hung them inside the outer edge to try to even out the length,” said one enlightened shopper. “We live in New York, so it never really is dark dark and we have many other landscape lighting items. This little strand of lights is well made and I just love the soft glow they give off! I highly recommend these!”
Amazon Halo View activity tracker
Halo View is more than just a step tracker, it’s a versatile fitness tracker that measures other things like blood oxygen levels, sleep quality, and more. It even includes a 12-month Halo membership.
$50 on Amazon
The Halo is a great fitness tracker for people who are already big Amazon and Alexa users. It’s also much more affordable than FitBit and other options, with the same features they offer – and some they don’t!
“This is amazing. Tracking is good, and the total number of calories burned versus what you burned during your workout is worth its weight in gold. It has helped me set realistic calorie goals and you can more accurately measure on the fly what you should be doing to stay on track,” said one five-star reviewer. “The body scans are pretty cool, and there’s also a visual tracking tool and library for someone who wants to embark on a weight loss journey. I sincerely wish I had gotten one sooner.”
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet
The Fire HD 8 tablet is a great way to stay informed, connected and entertained. It is great for streaming content and makes a great Kindle replacement.
$75 on Amazon
This ever-delighting crowd gives you 12 hours of battery life, a fast processor, and the ability to use all your favorite apps. Personally, we like it for the large screen and the ability to load Kindle apps.
“It’s been a very, very long time since I got my first Kindle Fire. I had to upgrade because I ran out of space for my books and the battery was too short to read a book straight away. All fixed with this new one,” said one of over 126,000 five-star reviewers. “The battery is great, all the books fit with plenty of room for more, the screen is clearer and the CPU doesn’t get confused and decide to sulk and do nothing. I use it almost exclusively for reading, but I like having other tablet options available. If you haven’t updated your software in a while, this is a fantastic change.”
The Fire TV Stick 4K is a great streaming option. It’s easy to set up and even easier to use, plus it gives you access to over a million movies and TV shows.
“I never, ever leave a review. However, this is the most amazing tech device I’ve ever purchased. It completely transformed my Sony Bravia into a usable TV, bypassing Sony’s well-known useless interface and software. Sony are known for perfect picture and shit everything else. The Fire Stick fixed all that and more. Amazing device,” said one satisfied buyer.
A Robovac like the 694 makes it easy to schedule a cleaning routine, and with all the smart sensors, you don’t have to worry about it falling down the stairs or anything. It can help keep your floor sparkling clean, and you can even run it when you’re not home.
One buyer said, “I love this handy little robot that keeps up with my dog’s coat. Now I can come home from work, kick off my shoes and don’t feel like I have to vacuum first, and my dog can stay home and enjoy his days. It has reduced my need to clean. I just need to make sure that no cables or other small objects get in the way. The app is also easy to use and alerts me if needed. My favorite purchase this year!”
This TV has a high refresh rate, accurate color reproduction and enough bells and whistles to satisfy even the biggest tech geek. It’s hard to go wrong with a 58-inch TV in this price range.
“I recently purchased a 50-inch Hisense ULED U6 Quantum Dot QLED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV and I am blown away by the picture quality and overall performance of this TV. The 4K UHD resolution and Quantum Dot technology deliver crystal clear images that are simply stunning, while the ULED display delivers vibrant and accurate colors,” said one user.
These AirPods come with customizable tips to fit every ear shape and size. Combine that with richer sound and fine-tuned control, and you’ve got a pair of earbuds that will please even the pickiest audiophile.
“I got exactly what was promised in the letter. The new AirPods Pro features are amazing, especially the noise reduction. As these are earbuds and not a headset, I didn’t have high expectations for the noise canceling capabilities, but it really does muffle outside sounds even when you’re sitting in a coffee shop with music and people around you. The adjustable transparency is also nice. I didn’t pay much attention to battery life, but I’ve used the AirPods for quite some time with no issues and they charge quickly,” said a satisfied buyer.
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The reviews cited above reflect the latest versions at the time of publication.
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