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The most popular stuff on Amazon right now

When it comes to online shopping, there's no bigger name than Amazon

The following are the best-selling, most popular items on Amazon in every major category as of Dec. 5, 2018.

Disclaimer: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured in this guide. 

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The most popular gaming console: Nintendo Switch

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Move over Xbox One and PlayStation 4: The most popular gaming console on Amazon right now is the portable Nintendo Switch ($299.00).

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The most popular tablet: Amazon Fire 7

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It's no surprise why this four-star rated, 8GB tablet is so popular: It sells for just $49.99, provided you're OK with Amazon placing ads on its lock screen.

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The most popular unlocked phone: Blu Studio Pro X8 HD

Now that Apple has cracked down on unauthorized resellers, the top-selling unlocked phone on Amazon is now the 5-inch Blu Studio Pro X8 HD. It's a $49.99 phone -- seriously -- but you don't get much: just 1GB of RAM, Android 7 (Nougat), a slow Mediatek processor and limited support from phone carriers.

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The most popular TV: Toshiba 32" LED with Fire TV (720p)

Smart TVs don't get a lot cheaper than this: The top-selling television on Amazon this month is this 32-inch Toshiba LED 720p TV with Fire TV built in (model 32LF221U19, $149.99). A voice remote is included.

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The most popular DVD player: Sony DVPSR210P

This four-star DVD player from Sony ($33.00) may lack HDMI ports, but the price is fantastic. A remote control is included.

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The most popular wireless earbuds: SoundPEATS Wireless Earbuds

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Sure, they're not Apple Airpods. But at $29.99, these 4.5-star-rated Bluetooth 5.0 earbuds from SoundPEATS are more than 80 percent cheaper.

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The most popular wireless headphones: Mpow Flame Bluetooth

These IPX7 water-resistant headphones from Mpow ($19.97) hook over the ear and include three pairs of regular ear tips and a pair of memory foam tips. They last for seven to nine hours on a 1.5-hour charge.

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The most popular smart home speaker: Amazon Echo Dot

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It's not too surprising that the third-generation Amazon Echo Dot ($29.99) is the most popular smart home speaker on Amazon. After all, the online retailer doesn't sell Google Home speakers.

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The most popular smartwatch: Fitbit Versa

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This less-expensive Apple Watch alternative from Fitbit ($199.95) tracks activity, receives app notifications, is water resistant and can store more than 300 songs.

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The most popular cable modem: Netgear CM500

Stop renting your cable modem from your internet service provider! The Netgear CM500 (DOCSIS 3.0) works with Comcast, Spectrum, Cox, Cablevision and more. It's available on Amazon for $54.99.

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The most popular router: Netgear R6700 Nighthawk

This 4-star rated AC1750 router ($79.99) from Netgear has good range and a USB 3.0 port for media file storage.

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The most popular streaming player: Amazon Fire TV Stick

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The 4.5-star rated Amazon Fire TV Stick ($39.99) turns any television with an HDMI input into a smart TV. It comes with an Alexa Voice Remote.

Want an upgrade? The 4K Amazon Fire TV is the second best-selling streaming device and sells for $49.99.

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The most popular gaming mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus

This customizable RGB gaming mouse has 11 programmable buttons and comes with five 3.6 gram weights for a customizable feel. It's currently $34.99 on Amazon.

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The most popular gaming keyboard: Redragon S101 keyboard combo

The most popular PC gaming keyboard on Amazon is actually a keyboard/mouse combo: The Redragon S101 ($30.99). It offers seven-color RGB backlighting and a five-foot cable, along with a free six-button weighted gaming mouse.

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The most popular gaming headphones: VersionTECH G2000

These 4-star surround-sound gaming headphones ($23.99) work with the PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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The most popular security camera: Wyze Cam v2

This 1080p smart camera features motion and sound detection, cloud storage (only 15-second clips, so you may want to add your own MicroSD card), night vision and a magnetic base for easy mounting. The best part, though, is its $25.98 price tag.

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The most popular camcorder: Sosun Video Camera

This surprisingly inexpensive video camera from Sosun ($63.99) has been rated four stars on Amazon. It has a three-inch TFT LCD screen and records in 1080p (15 fps) for up to two and a half hours of content on a single charge.

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The most popular film camera: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

This 4.5-star instant camera ($56.00) prints photos as you take them and includes a macro lens adapter for close-up shots.

Film refills are available on Amazon for $36.14 for a 60-exposure pack.

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The most popular DSLR camera: Canon EOS Rebel T6 (refurbished)

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Though a bit feature light for a DSLR camera, the 4.5-star-rated, 18-megapixel Canon EOS Rebel T6 ($419.95, refurbished) is a great entry-level camera for aspiring photographers.

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The most popular laptop: Acer Aspire E5-576-392H

This 15.6-inch laptop from Acer ($364.99) features an eighth-gen Intel Core i3-8130U processor, 6GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD and a 8x DVD drive. It's not especially powerful, but it's a solid device for light computing tasks on a budget.

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The most popular Chromebook: ASUS Chromebook C202SA-YS02

This 4-star rated, 11.6-inch Chromebook from Asus ($218.99) features an N3060 Celeron processor, a 16GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM.

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The most popular desktop: HP8300 Elite (refurbished)

This Windows 10 Pro desktop from HP ($178.00 refurbished) has an Intel i5-3470 processor (3.2 GHz), 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive.

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The most popular monitor: HP 23.8" (VH240a)

This ultra-slim, full-HD monitor from HP ($109.99) boasts a 178-degree viewing angle, integrated audio and a micro-edge design.

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The most popular office printer: Canon MX492 Wireless All-in-One

This all-in-one wireless from Canon ($39.99) lets you print up to 8.8 pages per minute (black and white) from your computer, iPhone or iPad.

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The most popular SSD: Samsung 860 EVO 500GB

This blazing-fast solid-state drive from Samsung is available in sizes ranging from 250GB to 4TB. The most popular 500GB size currently sells for $72.99 and has a Amazon review score of 4.7 stars.

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The most popular GPS accessory: Tile

Though there is a newer version available that allows you to swap out its batteries, the last-gen Tile Mate GPS tracking tag is available for just $9.99 on Amazon.

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The most popular battery charger for phones: Anker PowerCore 13000

The 4.6-star rated Anker Power Core ($35.99) holds 13,000-mAh of juice, enough to bring most phones back from the dead three times or more.

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The most popular Bluetooth speaker: Oontz Angle 3

This 10-watt Oontz portable Bluetooth speaker ($25.99) from Cambridge Soundworks is IPX5 water-resistant and gets roughly 12 hours of playtime on a single charge.

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The most popular projector: Vankyo Leisure 3

While our own favorite home theater projectors are expensive, the budget Vankyo Leisure 3 ($89.99) is a solid entry-level option for turning your PC or gaming console output into a big-screen viewing experience.

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The most popular graphing calculator: TI-84 Plus CE

Texas Instruments' TI-84 graphing calculator ($123.29), a staple of high school math classrooms for decades, now includes a rechargeable battery and a color display.

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The most popular kids' electronics toy: Lite Brite

Talk about a blast from the past: This updated version of your childhood favorite toy ($14.97) comes with 156 colored pegs, two templates and an art guide.

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The most popular baby and toddler tech toy: Baby Einstein Take Along Tunes

This cute toy, essentially an iPod for babies, features seven classical melodies and colorful lights that flash to the rhythm. Best of all, it's just $8.99.

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The most popular baby monitor: Infant Optics Baby Monitor

This best-selling, 4.5-star-rated baby monitor from Infant Optics ($165.99) features a 3.5-inch color LCD, two-way talk, remote pan, tilt and optical zoom, temperature monitoring and more.

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The most popular small kitchen appliance: Instant Pot Duo

Yes, the Instant Pot Duo ($67.49 for the three-quart size) is a six-in-one pressure cooker that can make rice, bake bread and even cook entire chickens. But did you know it can also make popcorn and lip balm?

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The most popular robot vacuum: iRobot Roomba 690

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Though not the newest or most advanced robot vacuum on the block, the Alexa-enabled iRobot Roomba 690 offers all the basics plus Alexa voice commands at a price of just $278.99.

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The most popular vacuum: Black+Decker Dustbuster

This rechargeable lithium-ion vacuum from Black+Decker ($41.99) includes a pull-out crevice tool and a flip-up brush for dusting and cleaning upholstery.

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The most popular power tool: Black+Decker LDX120C Drill

This cordless lithium-ion drill from Black+Decker ($44.00) has a 11-position clutch for more precise control.

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The most popular landline phone: VTech CS6719-2

This two-handset expandable landline phone system from VTech ($29.95) includes a 50-name phonebook, caller ID history, intercom functionality and a lighted display.

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The most popular portable heater: AmazonBasics 1500 Watt Heater

This three-setting 1,500 watt ceramic heater from AmazonBasics ($29.99) has an adjustable thermostat, making it a good choice to add some extra warmth to drafty rooms this winter.

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The most popular humidifier: MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist

This 1.5-liter humidifier from Pure Enrichment ($39.99) provides up to 16 hours of misting, plus a night-light feature and shuts itself off automatically when its water level runs low.

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The most popular smart plug: Amazon Smart Plug

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The Alexa-enabled, 4.3-star Amazon Smart Plug ($24.99) is an inexpensive way to build your smart home, but note that it only works with Alexa.


The most popular smart bulb: Sengled Smart LED Soft White Starter Kit

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These smart bulbs from Sengled don't change color, nor do they allow you to change the color temperature. But they are Alexa- and Google-enabled and will set you back only  $39.99 for a set of two. Hub is included.

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The most popular personal-care gadget: Oral-B Pro 1000

This 4.5-star rated rechargeable electric toothbrush from Oral-B ($39.94) has a pressure sensor that stops the pulsations if you're brushing too hard.

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The most popular portable washing machine: Giantex Portable Mini Compact

This $188.99 twin-tub miniature washer is perfect for a small apartment. It can handle 11 pounds of washing in roughly 15 minutes (plus another five minutes on spin).

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The most popular portable dryer: Magic Chef MCSDRY1S

This 4-star, 2.6-cubic-foot Magic Chef dryer ($159.99) has adjustable timer controls. It's also wall mountable -- and yes, the kit is included.

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The most popular coffeemaker: Keurig K55

This single-serve Keurig brewer ($97.49) has a large 48-ounce water reservoir, so you can get an entire morning's worth of coffee (and then some) out of a single fill.

Sure, single-serve coffee pods are bad for the environment, but you can buy a set of four reusable K cups for just $9.95.

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The most popular microwave: Toshiba EM131A5C-BS

This best-selling, 1.2-cubic-foot, 1,100-watt Toshiba microwave ($113.96) currently rates four stars from Amazon reviewers.

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The most popular flash drive: SanDisk Cruzer 64GB

This password-protected USB file storage device from SanDisk ($12.99) offers 64GB of storage.

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The most popular external drive: Toshiba Canvio Basics 2TB

This 2TB, USB 3.0-compatible external drive from Toshiba is available for $76.78 on Amazon.

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The most popular smart thermostat: Nest (3rd Gen)

There are many smart thermostats that can help keep your home comfortable on the cheap this winter, but the most popular is the third-gen Nest ($207.00).

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