I'm no audiophile, which is why I generally decline to pay a premium for things like speakers and headphones. That said, when I can get a premium product at a hefty discount, my ears prick up. (See what I did there?)
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Here's one such premium product and one such hefty discount: For a limited time, Cheapskate readers can get the Denon Envaya Pocket DSB-50BT portable Bluetooth speaker for $69 shipped. It's normally $99; Denon has it on sale for $79, and exclusive promo code CNETDENON lops another $10 off.
One annoying requirement: You have to create a Denon account in order to use that code. Make sure you click Sign in when you do that, not Email Sign-Up. The latter is just for receiving promotions; the former is how you actually set up an account.
Available in black or gray (I think the former is definitely the sharper of the two), the Envaya Pocket is a compact but substantial brick: It measures about 6.5 inches across and weighs about 14 ounces. And though you wouldn't know to look at it -- owing to its fabric-covered facade -- the speaker is IP67-rated waterproof and dustproof. It can survive a full-on dunk without damage.
The Envaya supports Bluetooth 4.1 and incorporates AptX technology, which promises not only better sound, but also low latency (important if you're using the speaker as a sound bar for watching videos). Just as good, you can pair a second Envaya if you want true stereo sound.
Denon promises up to 10 hours of play time on a charge. I wasn't able to put that to the test, but I did spend a few hours listening to the speaker. Again, I'm no audiophile, but I thought it sounded fantastic -- markedly better than some of the cheaper speakers I've championed over the years.
How important is sound quality, really, in a speaker you put by the pool or listen to in the park while playing Kubb? That's not for me to answer. I'll just say that I really like the size and sound quality afforded by the Envaya, and that I'll be taking it with me on our next family vacation. At $69, it doesn't feel overpriced.
Bonus deal: The Ninja 4-quart Air Fryer: $66 (save $33)
I'm not saying an air fryer is essential to every kitchen, but I sure do like mine. Used it just last night to make fries, in fact.
Ninja makes a good one, and it's on sale. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Walmart has the Ninja AF100 4-quart Air Fryer for $66. Regular price: $99.
A lot of air fryers have analog controls. There's one dial for setting the temperature and one for setting the time, both annoyingly imprecise. The AF100 not only has digital controls, but also has three additional modes besides air fry: roast, reheat and dehydrate.
So, yeah, this is not only more versatile than many air fryers in this price range, it's more precise as well. Plus, it has an amazing 4.7-star review average from nearly 200 buyers. Total steal at $66.
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