Now that Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all of Cyber Week are behind us, it’s time to let off the gas a bit. These deals will be a little different. For the main pick of today’s collection, I found a significant deal on a pair Kanto’s YU2 minimalist desktop speakers that I own and enjoy. I was disappointed not to find any Black Friday deals on it, but thankfully they are now available at a good price.
Amazon, walmart, Adoramaand Target offer sets in multiple color schemes for $190, a big drop in price from their usual $270 price point. There are tons of desktop speaker options out there, but this particular unit suits me with its low-profile design, great sound, and USB DAC. The speakers connect together with standard speaker cables, and as far as other ports go there’s a 3.5mm aux input, as well as an output in case you want to expand with Kanto’s equally attractive subwoofer. Here is a page with the specifications.
Speaking of speakers, Sonos is holding another of its sale events for refurbished audio equipment. To set expectations, these aren’t the lowest ever prices we’ve seen, but they’re still pretty good if you’re hoping to gift some Sonos gear. To be First-generation Beam soundbar from 2018 in the Deep Gray color scheme is $239, which is an $80 price reduction from the usual price for which this refurbished product is sold. It lacks Dolby Atmos support found in the second-generation model, but hey, that newer Beam costs $200 more than this one.
To provide some surround sound support, you can use the Sonos One SL (similar to the second generation model, but without a microphone for voice control) for $119which is $80 less than the new price.
I said these were smaller discounts than we’ve seen in the past, but they can definitely add up if you’re building a new audio setup at home.
I only need one thing to fall asleep no matter what time it is: my white noise fan. The particular model I use and really enjoy is discounted (via Slick deals), so I thought I’d share the good news. The LectroFan white noise machine in white or black (the black color won’t ship until mid-January, but the white one is available now) is about $30 at Amazondown from about $50. It includes a power cable that ends in a USB-A port, so you can power it from a computer or supply your own USB wall outlet.
This is another product category filled with tons of options, but this one stood out in my search because it offers non-looping sounds and can get loud with a surprisingly deep sound. I can’t guarantee it will satisfy all sleepers who need sound to fall asleep, but it’s certainly helped me over the years. I have taken it on every vacation at home and abroad and it has survived for about five years so far.