CES gives a glimpse of what is to come in technology, but the futuristic Las Vegas exhibition also has the positive side effect of knocking down the prices of some currently available products. And with the Super Bowl on the horizon, expect to see more deals in home entertainment soon. We have been careful to find some that are worth checking out.
Polk Command Soundbar with wireless subwoofer (Alexa built-in) is $ 249 on Amazon as of January 13th (usually $ 299). In our review, Dieter Bohn was more impressed by the Alexa integration than the audio performance, but it only works well for most and it costs less than Sonos Beam (a better audio bar, even if it doesn't come with a subwoofer).
Google's Smart Kit, the Walmart exclusive bundle that includes both the third generation Chromecast and a Google Home Mini is $ 49 at Walmart (usually $ 79, this is $ 5 more than the lowest price we saw Black Friday). You can scream commands to Google Assistant to start programming on Chromecast via Hulu, Netflix, YouTube and more, so if it's something you want to do, it's the cheapest way to do it.
Google's Chromecast Audio is being interrupted, so your ability to pick one is near the end. If you are interested in a device that simply taps almost all speakers into your Google home family, you may want to go to your local dealer to check inventory. Almost every online store has gone out, but you might find one as cheap as $ 15 (usually $ 35) at Best Buy, Target or Staples.
This month, Humble Monthly subscribers receive immediate access to Yakuza 0 and Tom Clancy's Division on PC. For $ 12 each month, Humble puts together a new game of games for your enjoyment, and there are three really cool things about being a member: the games are yours to keep (and they are DRM-free), you get 10 percent play in Humble Big, and some of the revenue supports another charity every month. Check out this link to see previous game amounts.
AOC (company, not congress) G2590FX game monitor is $ 189.99 at Newegg (usually $ 219.99). This screen is one of the few FreeSync-ready models that will get G-Sync capabilities later this year, enabling active synchronization of the GPU series Nvidia GTX 10 and RTX 20.