Best Deals of the Week: Samsung Smartphones, Robot Vacuums, Webcams, Smart Gardens & More – MUO – MakeUseOf
This week, we found a lot of great deals, saving you hundreds of dollars!
It's been a super busy week for us all here at MUO as we prepare for Black Friday. Not only are we preparing some absolutely great deals, roundups, and special offers, but we're also doing our best to locate ongoing deals you can take advantage of.
There are so many early Black Friday deals available already and while we do suspect some of these will come back on the actual big sale day, the deals may not be as good as they are now.
This week we managed to find some great Logitech gear, some cheap robovacs to clean your home, and loads more. Let's dive in!
We've seen some great deals for Logitech on Amazon this week. As part of the Early Black Friday collection, we found that the Logitech StreamCam is available for $40 less than it usually costs. This is a pretty great webcam that won't just help you have great Zoom calls, but also film videos for your YouTube channel, TikToks, or to stream yourself while you're gaming.
The cam records at 1080p Full HD and 60fps, it has auto-focus, and it can keep the focus on you even if you move around. Check our article on Logitech's deals for more cool products and their promotions.
Buy now at Amazon
Who doesn't want some peace of mind knowing the floors are clean while you get to chill out a bit after a long day? The Roomba j7 is currently available for $349, down from its usual $599, which is a massive discount! The j7 Roomba robovac is one of the best tools on the market right now. It performs a quick, smart mapping of your home and then it starts cleaning up everything.
Thanks to the smart technology, it can detect and identify any potential pet waste that's in the way so there's no horror story to tell once you return home. It's great on carpets and hard floors, and can be programmed to start whenever it's more convenient for you. There are quite a few Roomba robots available with a discount right now, so make sure you get the one that fits your budget and your needs.
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ASUS is running a great campaign, cutting down prices for their laptops and desktop PCs. The ZenBook Duo is a great device that's usually available for $1,299, but it's currently only $1,099! This one is a stunning device that comes with two screens: a regular one and one that's above the keyboard area. You can tilt this screen for a better view, expand the top screen, or split the image.
There are also other impressive deals from ASUS, including for the ROG Strix G10 Gaming desktop that is $600 less than its usual $1,449.99, making for an awesome deal if you are looking for a PC.
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Not everyone has a large garden to grow various veggies and herbs, but these smart gardens will erase that worry. Dubbed Personal Garden, this is something you can put in your kitchen to grow herbs you need while cooking. It will tell you when the garden needs water, it will tell you when it needs more nutrients, and so on. It even self-waters so you don't have to worry about that bit for a while. You can run the whole thing through an app. You can also get a Double Family Garden or a Triple Family Garden if you want to grow more things.
Buy at Rise Gardens
Garmin is also running some great deals this week and through to November 24th, so you can grab yourself a cool new smartwatch. For many of these items, the discount is $100, but the vivoactive 4S model, for instance, is $179.99, down from $349.99, which means it's nearly half-off. The smartwatch looks sleek and easy to read, it comes with a stainless steel bezel, a silicone band and two different case sizes (40 and 45mm).
This Garmin watch, much like all other, will monitor your pulse, stress levels, water intake, monitor your sleep and breaths. Of course, it will also be there to track your activity levels, show you some workouts to follow, and more.
Buy now at Garmin
We found a really great deal for the Samsung S22 Ultra smartphone. Not only can you get this phone for as little as $599.99, if you use the Enhanced trade-in option. The amount you'll get back for your device depends if it's in good shape or if there's a cracked screen and how new the phone is. If you check the list, you'll see exactly how valuable your old phone is for this transaction. A Samsung S21 Ultra will get you $600, while an iPhone 12 Pro Max will cut down the price by $515 if the screen is intact.
The enhanced trade-in is available through to November 13th, while between November 14th and the 17th, you will get $150 instant Samsung credit. You can check out more Samsung deals.
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Amazon is cutting the price of its own Ring doorbell ahead of Black Friday. As an early deal, you'll get to save $40 whenever you purchase one of these awesome video doorbells. The Ring Doorbell records video in 1080p HD and can detect movement outside your door, sending a notification to your phone. They're super easy to set up and they've proven themselves to be super useful as a security measure.
Of course, you can use the app to converse to the person in front of your door, ask them to leave a package in some specific area, give them instructions they need, or just let them know they're being recorded as a way to get them away from your door. The Ring doorbell works with Alexa, so you can even view images on your Echo devices, for instance, which is pretty awesome.
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These are the best deals we found this week, but make sure to check in back and discover even more cool deals next week!
Gabriela has a degree in Journalism and started her writing career over 16 years ago. She loves writing about all things tech and she’s always looking for great deals. When she’s not writing, she loves gaming, reading, and – when time allows – painting.