Friday’s best deals: Save big on Bose, HIFIMAN, Amazon Dot covers, ecobee3 Smart Thermostat

Happy Friday! My favorite day of the week.

There are some pretty awesome sales today. These are the kind that are so low they will beat or match the prices the day after Thanksgiving. Remember one thing, if you aren’t going to use any of this stuff, it’s not really saving you money.

One deal that pays for itself over time is the EcoBee3 smart thermostat. It’s on sale for $50 off today and is arguably even better that the Nest Smart Thermostat because you can control the temperatures based on individual rooms. You can monitor the temperature in multiple zones through your house by using ecobee sensors. So if your bedroom is at the ideal temperature, there’s no need to turn on the heater or AC if the living room is cold while you sleep. That’s one way how is saves you money and your comfort.

A favorite audiophile grade company is running a huge sale on its headphones. This is the kind of sale I wait for all year. HIFIMAN is almost universally accepted by audiophiles for making some of the best headphones in the world. It uses planar magnetic headphone technology to deliver crisp and detailed sound you just won’t get on normal headphones. The most versatile of the bunch a is the HE-400I Over Ear Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphones which are 50% off. You get planar magnetic technology while not needing an amplifier to take advantage of the sound. I grabbed myself a set this morning already.

There’s quite a few new deals so check them out.

You all have a wonderful day and have an even better weekend.

Featured deals of the day

Ecobee3 Thermostat with Sensor, Wi-Fi, 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa – $199.99 at Amazon (save $50) and at Best Buy

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  • Smart, really smart – intuitively understands when to turn on your heating or cooling equipment based on your home’s unique energy profile, the weather outside, and thousands of other data points to make sure you’re comfortable at all times
  • Knows you have a life – senses whether anyone’s home and which rooms are occupied, delivering comfort when you’re at home and saving you energy and money when you’re not
  • Lowers your energy bills – ecobee saves homeowners an average of 23% annually, paying for itself in energy savings
  • Ecobee3 Lite Thermostat – $169 at Amazon (save $31)

Amazon Echo Dot Cover – Buy three at Amazon and save $10 with discount code CASE3PACK. Buy six at Amazon and save $20 with discount code CASE3PACK.

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Here’s a deal that’s gone a bit under the radar. Want to dress up your Amazon Echo Dot? You can grab the official cases for $10 or $20 off if you buy three or six packs. The fabric version costs $14.99 while the leather version costs $19.99. It’s a great way to give you Dots and even more modern look for a reasonable price.

HIFIMAN HE-400I Over Ear Full-size Planar Magnetic Headphones – $249.99 at Amazon (save $250)

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  • Delivers a balanced 93dB of sound
  • Ortho dynamic (aka planar magnetic) drivers
  • Extremely comfortable oversized design

HIFIMAN Edition S Open/Closed Back Foldable 18 Ohms Dynamic On-Ear Headphones – $149 at Amazon (save $100)

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  • Style:Open/Closed Back Design(Interchangeable); Fit: On-Ear;Driver size: 50mm;Dynamic Impedance: 18 Ohms
  • Portable and foldable
  • iOS/Android In-line Cable
  • Optimized cavity
  • Asymmetrical Ear cups

EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter Hover Self-Balance Board – $499.99 at Amazon (save $500)

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  • GO SAFER – UL 2272 Certified EPIKGO board with UL2271 Certified LG Smart Battery. Underwent and passed 159 tests regarding safety regulations, meaning no potential fire hazards.
  • MORE POWER – EPIKGO has 400W Dual Motors that help it climb slopes as steep as 18 degree and last over 1 hour at 10mph top speed on a single charge, making it the most powerful balance board on the market.
  • GO ANYWHERE – Solid rubber tires for all- terrain purposes. Rated IP56 for solidness and water resistance. Easily maneuver through grass, mud and sand on the board built to do more.
  • BIGER & BETTER – EPIKGO is nearly 2x more powerful and 30% larger than the leading competitor meaning more foot space, a more stable ride and more control. Plus the built-in fast 2 hour fast charging technology, it makes the most sophisticated product of its kind.

Bose SoundLink around-ear wireless headphones II – $229 at Amazon and Best Buy (save $50)

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  • Deep, immersive sound, improved EQ-best-in-class performance for wireless headphones
  • Latest Bluetooth technology for easy connectivity and seamless audio/video syncs
  • Advanced microphone system, HD voice for clear calls in windy or noisy environments
  • Up to 15 hours play time with rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Switch between two Bluetooth devices so you can watch a video while staying connected to your smartphone

Bose SoundTouch 10 x 2 Wireless Starter Pack – $349 at Amazon (save $49)

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  • Two Sound Touch 10 speakers for streaming music in full, rich sound to more than one room
  • Wireless connection via your home Wi-Fi network; also works with Bluetooth
  • One-touch access to music services like Amazon Music, Spotify, Internet radio and music library playlists with six personalized presets
  • Powerful control with the Sound Touch app for your smartphone, tablet or included remote

Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, Large Mouse – $66.99 at Amazon

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  • Unique thumb wheel: For horizontal navigation and advanced gestures
  • Easy connections for multiple computers: Use with up to three Windows or Mac computers via included Unifying receiver or Bluetooth Smart wireless technology
  • Easy switching between computers with the touch of the button
  • Tracks virtually anywhere – even on glass: The Dark field Laser sensor tracks flawlessly even on glass and high-gloss surfaces (4mm minimum thickness)

KMASHI External 5000mAh Battery – $5.99 at Amazon with discount code AM8MQ8GY (save $5)

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One of the most boring accessories to write about is battery packs. But they are almost as essential as our smartphones since many of us run out of power by the end of the day. KMASHI’s 5000mAh portable power bank is a solid choice of size versus power. It’s small enough to keep in a front pocket while having enough power to get most phones two full charges. That’s enough power to keep your phone going for three days if you start with a full battery on your smartphone. With the travel season startings, you might want to grab this battery pack since it is just $5.99. If you need more power you can get the larger KMASHI 10000mAh sibling for $9.20 when you apply discount code 2C9Y8NG4 at checkout.

Echo Dot – Buy 3 and save $20 at Amazon, use discount code DOT3PACK

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Amazon was the first to make a speaker for the smart home. The Amazon Echo Dot is the cheapest of the bunch and arguably the most versatile. While the Amazon Echo and Google Home are both all-in-one smart speakers, their speakers actually aren’t the best performers. The Echo Dot is a fraction of the price starting at $49.99, making it $80 cheaper than the Google Home and $120 cheaper than the Echo. You can connect it to your own speakers as long as they have a 3.5mm audio jack. Right now for the first time ever, Amazon is running a promotion where you can save $20 on a pack of three which makes it the exact same price as the Google Home. That means you can put an Echo Dot in your bedroom, office and kitchen. They will also make for fantastic gifts this holiday season.

It can set alarms, play music, news and audiobooks, control smart home products, and even order a pizza and an Uber taxi ride.

Smartphones

Motorola – Moto X Pure 4G with 32GB Memory Cell Phone (Unlocked) – $250 at Best Buy

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Moto X Pure Unlocked Cell Phone: With a vibrant 5.7″ touch-screen display and 32GB of storage space for all your music, photos, contacts and apps, this phone is what you’ve been looking for. Capture group shots and selfies using the front and rear cameras.
Moto G Play (4th gen.) – Black – 16GB – Unlocked – $99.99 at Amazon (save $50, and works on all four major carriers in the US)
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  • Fast 4G LTE speed, an up to 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and a bright 5″ HD (720p) display ensure videos and games run smoothly and look great
  • Enjoy the best of Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow, including Google Play Store, Google Maps, Gmail and more
  • Offers and ads, including personalized deals and recommendations, display on the phone’s lockscreen
  • Shoot photos with an 8 MP camera in back and take selfies with a 5 MP camera in front.
  • Includes 16 GB of internal storage plus add up to 128 GB more with a microSD card
  • Includes a 2800 mAh battery, so you can go from morning to night without worrying about battery life
  • Unlocked and carrier-friendly, works with all major carrier networks domestically or abroad

Smart Home

Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit – $149.99 at Amazon (save $100)

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  • Everything you need to start your smart home.
  • Control, automate and monitor your home from anywhere using the SmartThings app.
  • Connect compatible appliances, lights, speakers, locks, cameras, thermostats, sensors, appliances and more.
  • SmartThings works with products from Samsung, Amazon, Bose, Schlage, Yale, Cree, Osram Lightify, Honeywell, First Alert, and more. Look for the Works With SmartThings logo or visit smartthings.com for a look at the full list of compatible devices.
  • The Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit contains: one Samsung SmartThings Hub, two Samsung SmartThings Multipurpose Sensors, one Samsung SmartThings Motion Sensor, and one Samsung SmartThings Outlet.
  • Get immediate alerts on your smartphone if there’s unexpected entry or motion in your home.
  • Secure dangerous, valuable or off-limit areas of your home.

Philips 456194 Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit, 3 A19 Bulbs and 1 Bridge, 2nd Generation, Works with Amazon Alexa – $142.77 at Amazon (save $40)

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  • Starter kit includes 3 color LED light bulbs and a bridge that wirelessly connects up to 50 lights
  • The bridge enables you to control your lights from your smart device via the Philips Hue App. Add Hue accessories or connect to Alexa to control your lights your way
  • 2nd Generation starter kit comes with brighter bulbs (upgraded from 600 to 800 lumens) and more internal storage for lighting scenes.
  • Works with Alexa for voice control. Also works with Apple HomeKit, Nest and SmartThings (hub required)
  • Choose from 16 million colors and play with color. Sync your lights with your music, TV and games for an immersive effect

Audio

Mpow Thor Bluetooth Headphones – $18.99 at Amazon with discount code ABMWNBBG (save $5)

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  • HIGH FIDELITY STEREO SOUND: Featured with noise cancelling technology, our headset provides you high fidelity stereo music. Noise cancelling microphone further guarantees clear sound for hands-free calls.
  • ULTRA LONG PLAYING TIME: Powerful rechargeable battery provides up to 8 hours playing time.
  • FOLDABLE & PORTABLE: Designed with portability and storage. An extra storage bag is offered for carrying convenience.
  • BOTH WIRED and WIRELESS: By connected with an audio cable, the product can be used as wired headphone when the battery is powered off.

CHOETECH Sweatproof Sport Wireless Bluetooth V4.1 Earbuds – $19.99 at Amazon with discount code RVOXL8OT (save $14)

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  • Latest Bluetooth V4.1 Technology: Features much lower power consumption, more stable signal transmission, clearer sound production. Built-in microphone, supports hands-free calling.
  • Lightweight & Sweat-proof: Rare small headphones, more comfortable and less burden. IPX4 sweat-proof design, well suited for running, exercising or listening to music on the go.
  • Comfortable & Stable Fit: Included eartips and ear hooks of different sizes to ensure a comfortable and secure fit for you.

Cables, chargers and other accessories

UNITEK Detachable 4 Port USB Charging Station Dock – $19.79 at Amazon with discount code 6FDYVRAW

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  • 4 Port USB Desktop Charging Station: Charges up to 4 devices at once, provides up to 5V 7.2A and one power port up to 2.4A max. Charge iPad, iPhone, wireless headphones, portable speakers, power bank, smartwatch.

Geckone Bluetooth Item Finder – $9.99 at Amazon (save $10)

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Don’t lose your valuables while you travel. Grab one or two of these Bluetooth trackers to stick in your luggage, backpack or purse. It connects to Android and iOS devices so you can keep track of your most precious items. More and more people are leaving items behind at the security checkpoint at airports these days with the rush of taking off your shoes, pulling out your laptop, and pulling out all of the items in your pockets.

CHOETECH 2 Pack[4ft/1.2M] Premium TPE Jacket USB C to USB A Cable – $6.95 at Amazon with discount code ORUXPKJG (42% off)

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This two pack of cables from CHOE is pretty cool and a good deal to boot. The connectors are made from metal, and CHOE decided to go with a new cable design which is aimed to prevent over bending and wear. CHOE is a trusted brand here at AndroidGuys and we recommend its cables and chargers.

CHOETECH 2 Pack[4ft/1.2M] Premium TPE Jacket USB C to USB A Cable Blue and Orange – $6.95 at Amazon with discount code HDQSIH5K  

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Yeah, these are the same cables as the ones listed above but this discount is for the blue and orange colors. This is a fantastic way to differentiate your USB C cables from your black or white microUSB cables that you’re stuck with for the next several years.

Caseology S7 and S7 edge cases – on sale at Amazon

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Caseology is another case maker who offers great designs, protection and value. I reviewed several of its cases for the Note 7 and found them to be one of my favorite brands.

Spigen Pixel and Pixel XL cases – all on sale at Amazon

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We love our Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones here at AndroidGuys. Most of us think, in our early impressions, that they are the best two Androids you can get. The only problem is their massive prices which start at $649. Regardless, it still is ridiculously fast, has the coolest launcher, and has one of the best cameras in a smartphone.

You need to protect your investment with a case. Right now, Spigen has a sale on most of its premium cases at Amazon. Spigen has been an industry leader in cases, and its Pixel examples are top notch too. My personal favorite of the Spigen cases is the Rugged Armor Carbon Fiber series case because it offers a solid look without being flashy with ultra strong protection. It’s on sale for $7 off.

USB Cable, iOrange-E 3 Pack Reversible Cable Braided Micro USB Cables – $5.99 at Amazon, 5-pack $6.99, 6-pack $7.99 (clearance sale, no discount code required)

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  • Different lengths and multiple colors usb cable available in a combination unit ensures your various use in different occasions, the best choice for your portable usage and for your family.
  • Earth wire and foil shielding added to increase its durability and to further protect the wire from interference. And the sufficient copper wires ensure its fast charging at 2.4A/2.0A Max and high speed data sync up to 480Mbps.
  • The special design of its reversible USB helps you plug into the USB port in the right way all the time. Ladder design makes it more beautiful and fitting well with most cases.
  • Extended connector and the high quality nylon fabric jacket ensures extended protection of the nylon fiber to avoid easily coming out of the braided cover.

AXGIO Quick Charge 3.0 Car Charger Dual Port USB Fast Charger – $11.99 at Amazon with discount code EJXL5AAN (full review here)

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There’s a good chance the charger in your car is a few years old. It’s time to upgrade with the AXGIO Quick charger which is on sale for $13.99. If you need to take advantage of fast charging speeds anywhere it will be in your car. You’ll also need the extra power to charge your device while using it for tasks such as GPS and wireless streaming. It’s one of the better options out there as it offers dual USB 3.0 ports where most chargers offer one. It can charge compatible devices such as the LG G5 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge from 0-50% in less than 30 minutes.

Computer and TV accessories

KooPower Professional 58 in 1 Magnetic Screwdriver Bit Sets with 54 Precision Bits – $7.20 at Amazon with discount code DRIVER55 (save 55%)

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  • PERFECT FOR ELECTRONICS With these 54 screwdriver bits, you’ll be ready to repair smartphones, tablets, computers, video game consoles and more
  • QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP The metal used in our screwdriver bit set is chrome vanadium alloy steel–an ultra durable material that can stand the test of time

Pictek Indoor Digital HDTV Antenna with 50 Miles Signal Reception and 10-Feet Amplified Booster – $14.99 at Amazon with discount code BMUO2MP3 (save $6)

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  • Pictek antennas adopt CCF Technology: It can pick up signals within a 50-miles range, the crystal clear filter tech filters out cellular and FM signals resulting in low noise, a clearer picture and access to more free broadcast TV signals with enhanced gain, range and frequency performance.