Let’s get to the point and keep it professional. Here’s a deal for a robot vacuum that detects doom. The iRobot Roomba j7 plus is one of the most well-known brands in the robot vacuum industry. It’s currently available at Best Buy, Amazon, Wellbots, and for $599 ($250). It has all the fancy features you would expect from a high-end robo-vac like spot cleaning, room mapping with keep out zones, and automatic bin-emptying. It can also detect pet waste and (ideally), not run over it.
Jennifer Pattison Tuohy is our resident smart home expert. She recently tested the Roomba J7 Plus with the Samsung Jet Bot AI Plus. The Roomba scored higher due to its higher price-to-performance ratio than the Samsung model. It did not run over the fake poop she had prepared for it, but it did do so once out of the dozen tests she ran. Accidents happen just like with pets. If it makes a smeary mess of fecal matter in its first year of ownership, iRobot can replace the vacuum.
iRobot Roomba Plus J7
The J7 Plus is able to avoid obstacles and has a long battery life. iRobot will also replace your vacuum free of charge if it collects pet waste within the first year.
$599 at Best Buy
Let’s not be party-poopers here. The JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker is loud, portable, and can charge your phone while you listen to music. Woot offers it at $149.99 in black and teal colors, as well as red and green options. This is $30 less than the usual new price and the best price available right now. Although we haven’t tested this model yet, the JBL Charge line has made it into The Verge’s list of the best Bluetooth speakers. The Charge 5 has an IP67 rating which increases waterproofing and dustproofing, making it ideal for outdoor events. It’s January already and you’ll be ready for summer beaches.
JBL Charge 5
The Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and dustproof, and IP67-rated. It can wirelessly pair with up to two smartphones and tablets. The 27Wh battery is claimed to last up 20 hours and doubles as a power bank for charging devices via USB-C.
$150 at Woot
Keyboards are very personal and I’m going to share my personal opinion. Full-size keyboards from big accessory brands like Razer or Corsair are often overpriced for the quality you get. These keyboards are marketed to gamers and these companies know that gamers will often spend more on fancy features like RGB lighting (hey! I’m guilty of it too so I’m also going to blast).
Yet, this Logitech mechanical keyboard is a great value for money. The G413 in silver costs $49.99 at Best Buy, which is $20 off. It uses Logitech’s Romer-G tactile mechanical switches. It lacks RGB lighting but its white key backlighting is sufficient to make it usable and blend in well at work or anywhere else.
Logitech G413 full-size wired mechanical keyboard
Logitech’s G413 full-size keyboard features aluminum chassis, Romer-G tacticle switches and an LED backlight with shine through keycaps.
$50 at Best Buy
Remember how I said that we shouldn’t be suckered for unnecessary things like bright lights? Nanoleaf is having a huge sale on its original light panels, which are being phased out.
Nanoleaf Light Panels Rhythm 30-pack smarter kits are only $260, down from $679.97. Although it’s expensive for lighting, 30 panels can be used to create unique designs and brighten small spaces. Nanoleaf also offers other light panels and accessories at up to 50% off. While these models are being discontinued by the company, they promise to keep their current functionality in the company’s app.
Nanoleaf Light Panels rhythm smarter kit (30-pack)
Nanoleaf Light Panels are the most popular accent light for YouTubers and Twitch streamers. You can arrange the colorful wall panels to suit your home and preferences.
Amazon is offering a 15% discount on Anker’s handy dual port USB-C 40W 521 charger. Click the coupon to get it down to $30.59
The Sony 75-inch X85JLED 4K UHD TV is $1299.99 at Best Buy. This is $300 off It supports a native 120Hz refresh speed, which is a feature that you won’t find on TVs this large for this low price.
Need a microSD Card for a Switch, phone, or other device? Amazon has the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC 400GB Ultra for $43.49, which is only $5 off its holiday low.
Razer’s Battle Bundle includes its BlackShark V2 X headset and DeathAdder V2 mice. Best Buy offers it for $69.99 ($80). This bundle is a great value if you require both a headset and a mouse, and prefer wired to wireless.