It’s a big investment for a vacuum, but you have to consider that’s a $600 discount on a bot that vacuums, mops, cleans its own pads, and empties and refills itself. Robot vacuums are meant to keep your house clean on the regular without you having to lift a finger, and the X1 Omni is more hands-off than most. Plus, it touts other helpful features, including AI obstacle avoidance to prevent it from running over cables and a built-in camera that can even act as a security camera with two-way audio. Some of its biggest drawbacks are its lofty price tag and sheer size — both the robovac and the included dock are thick — but the current discount helps remedy at least one of those. Read our review.
The S22 Ultra was our pick last year for the smartphone with the best camera, beating out the iPhone 14 Pro and Pixel 7 Pro in our shootout. In addition to its camera chops and terrific portrait mode, it has a speedy Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, an excellent 6.8-inch 120Hz OLED display, and IP68-rated weather sealing. It even comes with Samsung’s S-Pen, for those of you still hanging on to older Note devices that may feel led astray without a stylus. It may be tempting to splurge on the latest and greatest Android phone, but the last-gen Ultra remains a good buy if you want flagship quality but don’t want to spend well over $1,000. Read our review.
Speaking of last-gen devices that are a great buy in 2023: you can still pick up the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2021 in the 128GB, cellular configuration for $999.99 ($300 off) at Woot. The larger iPad offers a lot of the same specs found on Apple’s 11-inch slate — including Face ID, a speedy M1 processor, and support for Apple’s Center Stage feature — but with a brilliant Mini LED display. The main downside to the deal is that it only comes with a 90-day warranty from Woot, as opposed to one year warranty normally provided by Apple. If you can overlook that, however, the 12.9-inch tablet can easily last you years, whether you intend to use it for creative work or simply to stream content on its high-end display. Read our review.
Did you miss out on all the streaming device deals we saw at Amazon prior to the Super Bowl? Don’t sweat it, because right now Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K Max is back on sale for its all-time low of $34.99 ($20 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. The Fire TV Stick 4K Max is one of our favorite streaming devices, largely because of how well it integrates with Alexa. With the included remote, you can make voice commands as specific as “turn to ESPN on Sling TV” or just “turn off the lights.” The streaming stick also offers access to a wide selection of streaming apps, quick performance, and future-proof support for Wi-Fi 6. Read our review.