6 hot deals you won't want to miss, priced free and up
Including a free X-Men movie, a Samsung Gear Fit 2 for $40, a cordless rotary tool for $16 and more!
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Every now and then I'm going to mix things up a bit. Today, for example, instead of one spotlight deal and a bonus deal or two, I've got quick hits on a whopping six items I think might interest you. So let's jump right in!
This being Microsoft, glitches happen. When I first linked my accounts, the freebie movie didn't appear. I had to disconnect Microsoft from Movies Anywhere and then reconnect it (via that same link, above) -- then I got my X-Men. YMMV.
I wore one for a while and loved it. Gorgeous display, tons of features, big library of third-party faces. It's not as ideally matched to
as it is to Android phones, but it works.
This deal is for a used one, which might show scratches or scuffs, but what a steal at this price. Read CNET's Gear Fit 2 review to learn more, keeping in mind it doesn't reflect certain updates (like iPhone compatibility).
Get an Insignia Voice portable Bluetooth speaker with Google Assistant for $40
At first blush, it's a fairly average-looking alarm clock. But smarts lurk beneath: It's also a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker. And it has a rechargeable battery, one that's good for up to 5 hours.
So, basically, for the same price as a
Google Home Mini
, you get something that's portable and has a much more robust speaker. Oh, and a clock! Everybody likes clocks.
Save on Ninety7's Echo docks and speakers, starting at $20
I'm particularly enamored of the Vaux, which is just $29.95 with the code. I own one; it provides a much-needed speaker boost for the Dot. So if you grabbed a Dot during Prime Day, this is a great upgrade.
Get an HP 24-g011 all-in-one desktop for $460
If you mostly work at a desk, why settle for a laptop with a relatively tiny 15- or even 17-inch screen? I've long been a fan of the all-in-one desktop, which gives you a nice, big display without the ugly clutter of a tower case.
New, not refurbished, the HP 24 is a looker. It's modeled in white, with a 24-inch full HD display. It's not a touchscreen, though, and the mouse and keyboard aren't wireless. However, the system has a built-in DVD burner in case you're still dealing with that kind of media, plus a three-in-one media reader, a webcam and
Don't expect a powerhouse. Do expect a really pretty machine that's perfectly suitable for home-computing tasks.
Get a cordless rotary tool for $16
The Dremel brand is synonymous with rotary tools, but it's hardly the only game in town. For example, for a limited time, and while supplies last, the Tacklife PCG01B Cordless Rotary Tool is just $16 with promo code X2S39ARI. It normally sells for $22.
This three-speed rechargeable tool (which charges via USB) can serve as a drill, polisher, sander, grinder, engraver and more. It comes with 31 accessories and a case to keep them in.
Tacklife backs the kit with a 24-month warranty.
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