Springtime Stocking Stuffers

Dave Zatz —  May 10, 2018

Don’t know what sort of stockings you’re sporting this time of year, but here are a few decent deals on some low ticket items that might interest you.

Aukey USB Charger – $6
I replaced an older, bulkier two-port Anker model with this little guy back in February and have been pleased. It’s unobtrusive in the kitchen, travels well, and simply does what it’s supposed to do. Use code FORMOM32 to knock $2 off and it’s shipped free via Prime. If you need more power (for iPads) or faster charging, this somewhat larger Anker is also on sale for $9.

Anker SoundBuds Slim – $20
I’ve been rocking these since December and use them more frequently than my Apple AirPods (for music) given the customizable fit (see the multiple options above) and comparatively superior blockage of ambient noise. Decent sound, decent battery life, and fairly quick recharging. I also appreciate the

Google Home Mini – 3 for $80
I have a Google Home Mini that I rarely use. But with prices this low maybe I need a few more Alexa-fighting speakers. At the very least, they’re superior sounding (and looking) to the Echo Dot and you can adjust volume by percent. And if that’s doesn’t pique your interest, here’s an Amazon Echo Dot two-fer @ $60.

Fire TV 4K Dongle – $50
I’m still vacillate between Roku and Fire TV and my preferred streaming platform. I find Roku’s interface more relaxing and efficient, but Fire TV’s apps are richer, more capable and Amazon’s (Alexa) voice control is superior to Roku. Amazon Prime content is of course front and center on the Fire TV but newer Roku remotes control your television IR. In any event, you cannot go wrong with Fire TV and this $20 discount.

2 responses to Springtime Stocking Stuffers

  1. All hail Google Home Mini! :-)

  2. FORMOM32 code has expired :(