14 Best Tech Deals on WIREDs Favorite Gear (Jan. 2020)
Time is moving fast. It feels like New Year’s Eve was just yesterday, but it’s already the middle of January. Before we slide through the end of the month, we’ve got some discounts for you. Some of our favorites this week include affordable TVs from TCL—they might come in handy for the upcoming Super Bowl—and it’s also a nice time to buy a phone, as we’re about to see a great deluge of new products arrive and 2019’s devices are seeing discounts.
TCL 5-Series (2018) 50-inch TV for $300 ($50 off): You really don’t need to spend more than $300 for an excellent TV, though. The 2018 TCL 5 Series is still excellent—also offering Dolby Vision and Roku—but its color gamut isn’t as strong as the newer 6 Series, which utilizes quantum dot technology (QLED). Still, the 50-inch model here at this price is a steal.
Yamaha YAS-209BL Soundbar for $300 ($50 off): Most TVs need to be paired with a good soundbar for the best audio experience, and this one from Yamaha is one of our favorites. It has Alexa built-in, and you can easily cast music from your phone via Bluetooth. It helps that it sounds pretty good, too.