Projectors are awesome. They turn any light-colored wall into a big-screen theater. But that kind of magical capability must cost a small fortune, right?
Nope. Today only, and while supplies last, Anker is offering its lowest prices to date on a pair of its most popular projectors.
Read more: The best home-theater projectors for 2019
I'll start with the cute one: The Nebula Capsule portable mini projector (red) for $223.99. Regular price: $319.99.See it at Amazon
The Capsule is literally the size of a pop can -- that's right, around these parts, we call it pop -- and therefore adorable. Anker packs some impressive functionality into that "can," starting with a DLP projector, a 360-degree speaker system and a battery that's good for up to four hours.
So, basically, you set this thing up just about anywhere there's internet connectivity. It has a handful of built-in apps -- including Netflix and YouTube -- and supports mirroring from Android and iOS devices. You can also connect an HDMI source, like a streaming stick, which you'll need to do if you want to stream from the likes of Hulu and HBO.
Here's the rub: The resolution tops out at 854x480 pixels, which is well shy of high-definition. But this isn't meant to be your primary home-theater projector; it's the one you set up for impromptu movie nights with everyone piled on the bed, or for the kids' sleepovers -- stuff like that.
Indeed, check the user ratings: 4.3 stars from over 500 buyers. Pretty solid.
Next up: The Anker Prizm II LED projector for $188.99. Regular price: $269.99.See it at Amazon
This one looks like a more traditional projector, albeit with a snazzy cloth top that makes it a little more coffee-table-friendly. The big news about the Prizm II: It delivers a 1080p native resolution, which is almost unheard-of in a projector of this price.
However, there's a to-be-expected compromise: brightness. According to many reviewers, you need to be in a pretty dark room to really enjoy this. So, again: Not your full-time home-theater projector, but maybe the one you grab for backyard movies or kid activities.
Google Home Mini Deal: $24.95
I know lots of people have mixed feelings about smart speakers, but I'm a fan. So when I see a deal, I gotta share.
Today only, and while supplies last, A4C has the Google Home Mini in chalk or charcoal for $24.95 shipped. That's one of the best deals I've seen since Black Friday. The Mini normally runs $49 and more often goes on sale for $29.See it at A4C
If you're not already invested in Amazon's Echo ecosystem, the Mini is a great alternative. It basically shoehorns a Google Assistant into a standalone, voice-operated speaker. Ask it to play music, operate your smart-home gear, tell you the weather and so on. You'll be humming the Jetsons theme song in your head in no time.
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