A mashup of a streaming stick and the Alexa voice assistant, the Amazon Fire TV Cube plays 4K ultra-high-definition and HDR content at the sound of your voice. It can answer questions and control Alexa-compatible smart-home gadgets, too. This deal is half off the normal price.
This home security system is a good starter option in either the single-camera or three-camera configuration (also on sale). The cameras are weatherproof, making them handy for monitoring a front doorway or backyard. Reviewers say setup is a cinch, and the video and audio quality are good as well.
If you know someone who's cut the cable cord and is desperate to keep binge-watching their favorite shows, a media streaming device makes a great stocking stuffer. Amazon's Fire TV Stick is already $15 off the regular price and gets great reviews for ease of use (especially the voice-controlled remote, which can be linked to Alexa). You get access not only to the Prime Video library but to popular apps like Netflix, Hulu, and HBO Now.
Amazon has been heavily promoting its entire line of Echo digital home assistants since before Black Friday. This deal is just over half off the regular price for the entry-level smart speaker, which allows you to tap into the world of Alexa. Most owners are fairly satisfied with the Echo Dot, according to reviews. They say its smooth form, swaddled in mesh fabric, doesn't look as out of place on an end table or a kitchen shelf as the puck-like previous model did. It can't match the sound quality of more substantial Alexa devices, but for a smaller room, it's perfect.
With the Ring Video Doorbell, you can see who's at the door even when you're not home with the tap of an app. Setup is simple, reviewers say, and most appreciate the peace of mind that comes with monitoring their homes through the HD video and audio feed (although some complain that the motion-detection feature doesn't function well and that the video is low-quality). For a monthly fee, you can also record video of everyone who rings your bell, an added bit of security.
With Amazon's latest-generation Fire tablet for kids, you can introduce your child to digital devices without subjecting an expensive tablet to the whims of a sticky-fingered toddler. This "kid-proof" model comes with a thick, protective sleeve that's easy for small hands to grip and tough enough to protect the tablet from being dropped or having juice spilled on it. It's also got robust parental controls, including limits on daily screen time and types of content.
There is never a shortage of TV deals for Cyber Monday, but many are for no-name brands and smaller screens. The 50-inch Toshiba 50LF621U19 is available at a healthy 25 percent discount. This model is an Amazon exclusive, with the Fire media browser (the same ecosystem that's on the Fire TV Stick and Cube) built in. Most owners say it's a pretty good deal for an ultra-HD 4K TV.
If you're ready to take the leap into the world of digital home assistants and want to go all in, the Echo may be the device to get. This is the latest version of the smart speaker, available in a half-dozen different fabric finishes to fit just about any room decor. It's difficult to find users who have a negative thing to say about the Echo; most reviewers are extremely enthusiastic, calling it "fun," "useful," and "fascinating."
The new Surface Pro may look similar to older models, but it comes with 8GB of RAM for speedy performance. It's incredibly lightweight and goes from a tablet to a laptop with the easy snap of a kickstand and keyboard.
If you know someone who's obsessed with their fur babies, then this is the gadget to give. Dog owners can keep an eye on their pets, feed them treats, and even talk to them with this clever device. It features an HD camera with night vision, a two-way chat/bark alert feature, and a treat tosser — all of which can be controlled remotely with an app.
The 2018 model of this impressive TV has Google Assistant built in and also works with Alexa. It uses brighter, self-illuminating pixels to achieve pristine color quality and a new a9 intelligent processor for enhanced sharpness.
It's no secret that everyone loves their Instant Pots. If you know someone who's been reluctant to jump on the bandwagon but secretly wants one, now's the time to buy. With almost a perfect 5-star rating, this handy kitchen workhorse makes cooking a breeze. This 7-in-1 model can function as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and food warmer.
It's one of the grosser toys this year, so you know that means everyone will love it. Pimple Pete is silly and simple: Take turns popping pimples until the mega-zit explodes. Who comes up with this stuff?
Perfect for the avid photographer or videographer, this backup system is a portable alternative to constant uploading to a laptop or external hard drive. It's compatible with action cameras, DSLRs, drones, and Android and iOS phones.
If Marshall and company are heroes to the little ones in your household, then save the day with this Paw Patrol fire truck, which comes with a 2-foot extendable ladder. Your first-responders-in-training can put out fires with water cannons and switch on the emergency lights when they race to the scene.
Fujifilm's colorful Instax Mini instant camera comes with a selfie mirror and a macro lens attachment that makes close-up shots easier than ever. It also automatically recommends the best brightness setting so you don't waste film on dim or washed-out photos.
Know someone who’s always dropping their smartphone or tablet? The PopSocket might be the perfect stocking stuffer. These collapsible grips stick to the back of each device, making them easier to hold. They can also act as stands for easy media viewing.