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Wednesday's top deals: $56 mini massage gun, $78 Roku projector, $205 Sony WH-1000XM4

Those top-rated Sony headphones have never been priced this low. Plus, save $47 on a smart humidifier.

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Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
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Naipo Mini Massage Gun
$56 with coupon (save $34)
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Onn HD Roku projector 720p
$78 refurbished (save $51)
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Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones
$205 refurbished, with code (save $145)
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Ultenic H8 warm and cool mist humidifier
$71.40 with promo code (save $47.60)

Happy Wednesday, fellow cheapskates! A few random notes before we dive into today's deals:

  • Godzilla vs. Kong debuts today on HBO Max and I am here for it. (So is CNET's Jen Bisset, who reviewed the new movie.) Alas, there's no longer a free trial available so you can sneaky-sneaky watch the movie for free, but even if you sign up for just one month ($15), it's barely more than the price of a single theater ticket.
  • Amazon's new Echo Show 10 is still on sale for $210 (save $40), but Kohl's has an even better deal: the Echo Show 10 for $210 with $40 in Kohl's Cash. The latter is basically free money to use on a future purchase at the store.
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OK, on to business. A couple of today's deals dovetail with recent stories -- in a good way, meaning more or cheaper options. Read on!

As always, these are available for a limited time and while supplies last. Pricing is accurate at the time of this writing.

Amazon seller: YOUYI Direct

Price: $56 with on-page 30%-off coupon

I just wrote about this guy in my roundup of Theragun alternatives. At the time it was priced at $60, already a great deal; this seller has it for a few bucks less.

As I noted in my review, Naipo's massager is admirably light and compact, with a small but comfortable grip and more percussive force than you'd expect.

It offers five speed settings and four different massage heads, though Naipo doesn't provide a carrying case, which is disappointing. It's also a bit noisier than other minis I tested, but that shouldn't get in your way of checking it out.

It was just yesterday I wrote about projectors that would be good for the TikTok Fake Window Challenge. This one is perfect because it comes with a Roku stick (which tucks away in a side panel), meaning it's YouTube-ready right out of the box.

The 720p native resolution is decent, at least for fake-window duty, and I like the decor-friendly cloth top (which isn't pictured here but you'll see on Woot's listing page). At this price, these won't last long.

Hang on, refurbished headphones? Actually, these are certified-refurbished, meaning they should arrive in good-as-new condition. They're also backed by a two-year warranty. So there's no real downside here, and quite a big upside: Sony's top-rated ANC 'phones sell new for $350.

In fact, at $205 (with promo code PAYLESSCR, applied at checkout), this is the lowest price I've seen. A while back I tested these very headphones at a refurb price of $218, thinking that was a killer deal. Read that story to gauge my overall thoughts on the purchase. (Short version: Huge win.) And read David Carnoy's WH-1000XM4 review if you're not yet familiar with the product. (Short version: They kick butt.)

Amazon seller: Purui US Store

Price: $71.40 with promo code UltenicH8

Humidifiers have come a long way since the cheap, ugly plastic tubs we used when our kids were little. This model not only looks slick, it's smart: It's compatible with Alexa and Google devices ("OK, Google, start the humidifier") and can also be controlled via app.

Water is easy to add thanks to the top-fill design, and there's a spot to add essential oils if you want to do the aromatherapy thing. Oh, almost forgot: The machine can produce warm or cool mist, not just one or the other.

The best deal I've seen prior to this is $99.

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