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May 27

Back in March, Chromecast was renamed to Google Cast and Vizio announced the first Cast-enabled televisions. Philips just announced four new sets as part of the 6000 series Google Cast Ultra HDTV. Like recent affordable Android TV showings from RCA, these models start at $649.

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Building smartphone connectivity into common home goods like a lightbulb was always a natural play. Philips was the first to successfully take it mainstream with its line of Hue products. Since then, others have followed suit as Apple’s HomeKit has developed into a viable service. For some, the problem of paying a significant upcharge for this capability is too difficult to overcome. Another issue is that consumers might prefer a certain style of bulb, Edison for example, which is not readily available with smart functionality.

That’s where iDevices comes in. The clever brand behind a variety of smartphone products has now released a new add-on that sits between your existing light socket and bulb to add this functionality to nearly any light. Appropriately named, Socket is HomeKit compatible and is available for pre-order today…

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Best Buy has kicked of another 4-day sale with deep deals on Apple gear, Beats, HDTVs, small kitchen appliances, tablets, cases, smartwatches and more. While there are a number of notable deals in the sale, one standout is the UE Roll Wireless Bluetooth Speaker for $49.99 shipped. Also available on Best Buy’s official eBay Store. That’s 50% below the original listing, between $50 and $45 better than Amazon, matching the Amazon all-time low and the best we can find. It features 360-degree audio, Bluetooth connection with your smartphone up to 65 feet away, 1PX7-waterproofing, rechargeable battery, aux input and more. Rated 4+ stars from over 450 Amazon customers.

More Top Picks from the Sale:

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May 26

Mid-century modern design is returning with force and it’s popping up in more places than you might expect. Independent and boutique-style manufacturers are taking note while blending old-school visuals with modern day tech. The latest example comes way of Luno from California. Its new EGB2 Record Console hits all the right mid-century cues. Not only does it crank out vinyl tunes, the credenza also has AirPlay capabilities and a built-in bar. Essentially, it’s a must-have for your man cave…

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May 25

We’ve moved passed the days when GoPro was the only name in action camera equipment. Now, the market is littered with cost-effective and high-end options. Extreme athletes and YouTube stars are looking for other ways to capture their adventures. Manufacturers have taken note and are now churning out new products that are designed to take a beating. Olympus is the latest with its Stylus Tough TG-Tracker Action Camera that has every bell and whistle you might imagine. More below.

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BuyDig’s official eBay Store is offering an all-in-one home theater bundle with LG’s 55-inch 4K Smart Ultra HDTV plus 2.1-Ch. 320W Sound Bar Bundle for $849 shipped. That’s good for a $1,200+ value as the TV typically sells for around $1,000 at Amazon while the audio setup fetches $215+.

Refresh your entire home theater setup today with this deal. The 55-inch LG (model 55UH6550) features 4K resolution, smart functionality with webOS 3.0, three HDMI inputs and two USB ports. Reviews are somewhat slim on this recently released model but LG 4K HDTVs are widely-respected and highly-rated by consumers.

The SH5B sound bar is packed with 320W of power, a 2.1-channel design and a wireless subwoofer. It also has Bluetooth connectivity, so you can stream your music directly from a smartphone or tablet. Inputs include HDMI (in/out) and optical.

Round out your new home theater with a few extra HDMI cables and you’ll be all set.

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May 24

LG’s line of OLED HDTVs have been the preeminent consumer option in its category for the last few product cycles. Unfortunately, the cost has left it vulnerable to being undercut by bargain focused brands like VIZIO and others. Don’t expect to see a change in 2016 but that doesn’t mean you won’t be longing for this year’s new releases.

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Walmart offers the Panasonic 50-inch 4K 60Hz Smart LED Ultra HDTV (model TC-50CX400U) for $499.99 shipped. That’s good for $249 off the original listing, a match of our previous deal price and the best offer available. This Panasonic Ultra HDTV features a 50-inch 4K display with 60Hz refresh rates and smart functionality thanks to built-in Wi-Fi. It has two HDMI inputs plus USB 3.0, Ethernet, and component. Rated 4.7/5 stars.

Looking to go bigger? Walmart also has the same Panasonic 4K Ultra HDTV in larger sizes as well:

We still have Samsung’s 60-inch 4K Smart Ultra HDTV for $999 shipped.

With your savings, grab a highly-rated mount and some HDMI cables to round out your new setup.

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