Every year, there are a few products that commercially jump right out of the box. They might not even be a flashy “next big thing” — more often than not, they’re just good, reliable articles that Yahoo readers love to find deals on. This year was no different: everything from headphones to tablets to robot vacuums popped up in 2022 and saved our readers hundreds of dollars.
These headphones boast 30mm drivers. What does it mean? Basically, they sound good. Really Good. And with noise cancellation on top, along with voice assistant compatibility, this is a set of cans that will serve you in almost any situation.
“I work from home and my wife studies at home. The sound of the music and bass is great. But let me tell you what! The ambient noise reduction and noise canceling settings alone are amazing. I’ve had other companies that They said they’re loud about canceling, but it’s crazy,” disappointed one customer. “Add some music to the noise canceling feature and you’ve officially left the room. This is the best pair of headphones, overall, I’ve ever owned.”
Tozo A1 Mini Wireless Earbuds
Want great sound quality at no AirPod-level cost? Try the Tozo A1 Minis. These come in six different colors and last for 5.5 hours on a single charge, not to mention the charging capabilities the case offers.
$15 on Amazon
Earphones are supposed to be discreet and the Tozo A1 Mini is exactly that. At just 3.7 grams, you’ll barely notice the weight, but you will decidedly notice the sound. The 6mm drivers can handle both treble and bass with ease, and you can easily manage your music, voice assistance and phone calls via on-ear touch controls.
“I love these things! I gave the noise cancellation a four because of the loud barking dogs, but other than them I can’t hear anything but my sweet music… Accidentally dropped one in a bucket of water.” ‘water, but after a while [found it] not be a problem at all. Things don’t normally fit in my ears, but… they fit like a glove with me dancing around,” said one customer.
Kmouk TV Soundbar
This compact soundbar is ideal for smaller TVs or even for use as a computer monitor. Yahoo readers couldn’t get enough last year, thanks in part to its great sound, wide range of support, and a host of other features.
$66 on Amazon
Just over a foot long, this soundbar is a compact device with a non-compact sound. A pair of drivers deliver great audio and can connect via Bluetooth or a 3.5mm jack. It also includes a game mode that reduces sound latency so you never miss a step or spooky sound.
“Works great! We can never hear our TV in the bedroom over the air conditioner. I installed it behind my headboard so it can’t be seen. And man, what a difference in sound!” said one satisfied listener. “Much better than the original TV speakers. Connected via Bluetooth to the Chromecast TV and it works perfectly!”
These have been fan favorites for a long time and for good reason. Not only do they do a great job of blocking out external sound while delivering a great listening experience, they also have a battery life of up to 24 hours on a single charge, while a quick 15-minute nap on the charger will provide three more. hours of life.
One user claimed that these were “game revolutions”. They added: “These are excellent. If you are someone who just struggles with sound sensitivity and want to experience silence then these are for you. I am an audiophile but at the same time sound quality was not even a consideration for me. when I settle on these (the sound quality is excellent, by the way). I’m someone who lives in a noisy area and just wants peace and quiet generally. I’ve tried a number of solutions and finally got these. I directly compared them to the Beats Studio 3 over-ears, because I use Beats headphones every day and they are clearly superior to the unrivaled Studio 3s.”
These little light globes provide a soft, golden glow to any space, indoor or outdoor. With their IP44 rating, these lights can handle a little rain or dust without a problem, ideal for setting up the patio for a romantic dinner or just creating a soothing atmosphere to unwind after a long day.
“These were perfect for hanging in my hut. We hung them on the inside outside edge to try and make them even in length,” said one enlightened shopper. “We live in New York, so it never really happens dark dark and we have many other landscape lights. This little light stand is beautifully made and I love the soft glow they give off! I highly recommend these!”
Amazon Halo View Fitness Band
Halo View doesn’t just track steps—it’s a full-featured fitness tracker that measures other things like your blood oxygen level, how well you sleep, and more. Also includes a 12-month Halo subscription.
$50 on Amazon
Halo is a great fitness tracker for people who are already heavy users of Amazon and Alexa. It’s also much more affordable than FitBit and other options, with all the same features they offer and some they don’t!
“This thing is amazing. Tracking is good. Total calories burned versus what you’ve burned in a workout is worth its weight in gold. It’s helped me set realistic calorie intake goals, and you can more closely assess on the fly what you should do to stay on track,” said one five-star reviewer. “The body scans are pretty cool, as well as a visual tracker and library for someone who’s looking to embark on a weight loss journey. I honestly wish I had one sooner.”
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet
The Fire HD 8 tablet is a great option for learning, connecting, and entertaining. It excels at streaming content and makes an excellent replacement for a Kindle.
$75 on Amazon
This perennial crowd-pleaser brings 12 hours of battery life to the table, along with a fast processor, and runs all your favorite apps. Personally, we like it for the large screen and the ability to load the Kindle app.
“It’s been a long, long time since I got my first Kindle Fire. I had to upgrade because I ran out of room for my books and the battery life was too short to read a book directly. All fixed with this new,” said one of more than 126,000 five-star reviewers. “The battery is great, the books all fit in with plenty of room for more, the screen is sharper, and the processor doesn’t totally get confused and decide to pout and do nothing. I use it almost exclusively for reading, but Mi Love having the other options on the tablet. If you haven’t upgraded in a while, this is a fantastic change.”
Fire TV Stick 4K is a great streaming option. It’s easy to set up and even easier to use, and gives you access to over a million movies and TV shows.
“I never, ever leave reviews. This, however, is the most amazing piece of technology I have ever purchased. It has completely transformed my Sony Bravia into a useful TV by circumventing the well known useless Sony interface and software. Sonys are notorious for superior image and sucks everything else. The Fire Stick solved all of that and more. Amazing device,” said one happy buyer.
A robovac like the 694 makes it easy to schedule cleaning routines, and thanks to all its smart sensors, you don’t have to worry about it falling down stairs or anything like that. It can help you keep your floor sparkling clean, and you can even run it when you’re not at home.
One buyer said, “I love this handy little robot to keep up with my dog’s hair. Now I can come home from work, take off my shoes, and not feel like I have to vacuum first, and the dog can stay inside enjoying her day. It has reduced my need to clean. I just need to make sure there are no cables or other small items. The app is also easy to use and notifies me if it is needed. My favorite purchase of this year !”
This TV features a high refresh rate, accurate color representation, and enough bells and whistles to keep even the biggest tech nerd happy. At this price, it’s hard to go wrong with a 58-inch TV.
“I recently purchased the Hisense ULED U6 Series 50-inch Quantum Dot QLED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV and was blown away by the picture quality and overall performance of this TV. The 4K UHD resolution and Quantum Dot technology provide crystal clear pictures. which are simply stunning to look at, while the ULED display produces vibrant and accurate colours,” said one user.
These AirPods come with customizable fit tips to fit any ear shape and size. Combine that with a richer audio experience and fine-tuned control over your audio experience and you have a pair of earphones that can make even the most discerning audiophile happy.
“I got exactly what I was promised from the listing. The new AirPods Pro features are amazing, especially the noise cancellation. Since these are earbuds not headphones, I didn’t have high expectations for the noise canceling ability noise, but it really works muffles out sounds a lot, even when you’re sitting in a cafe with music and people around you. The adaptive transparency is also great. I didn’t pay attention to the battery life, but I’ve been using the AirPods for a while extended without problems and they recharge quickly,” said one satisfied buyer.
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The reviews cited above reflect the most recent releases at the time of posting.
Looking for more great Amazon tech deals? Check these out:
Headphones and earphones
Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Bluetooth Noise Canceling Headphones
Beats Studio Buds
Tozo T6 True Wireless Bluetooth Earphones
Sony WH-CH510 Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones
Tablets and technology
Lenovo 2022 Newest Ideapad 3 laptop
Majority Bowfell Small soundbar for TV
Tile Sticker (2022) Small Bluetooth Tracker
Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet
Insignia F20 Series 32-inch Smart Fire HD TV
Hisense Quantum Dot QLED 4K Smart Fire TV U6 Series 50 inch
TCL 3 Series 32 inch Roku HD Smart LED TV
Sony Smart Google TV Series 4K X80K 65 inch