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We’re just over a month away from Black Friday 2018 and the year’s biggest shopping event. Things are starting to heat up this evening with the official release of the Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide. This annual announcement details the hottest tech at Amazon, giving us our first glimpse into the retailer’s plans for the holiday shopping season.

This year’s Amazon Holiday Electronics Gift Guide is highlighted by the usual selection of smart home gear, TVs, audio and budget-focused buys under $100. Head below for an in-depth look at what Amazon expects to be the hottest gifts of the year.

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Tablo Dual LITE OTA DVR delivers cord-cutting functionality to your Apple TV for $100

Best Buy’s eBay storefront offers the Tablo Dual LITE OTA DVR for $99.99 shipped. Also available direct. That’s good for $40 off the regular going rate, a match of our previous mention and the best price currently available. Tablo’s OTA DVR is a must-have for cord-cutters. It delivers DVR functionality and can even stream content to your Apple TV. Learn more in our announcement coverage. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

The splashproof JBL Flip 3 speaker is down to $55 at Amazon (Reg. $75+)

Amazon offers the JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker in Black for $55 shipped. For comparison, it originally sold for $100 but goes for around $75 in new condition these days. JBL charges $100 for a refurb and our previous mention was $60. This is a new Amazon all-time low. Features include a splashproof design, up to 10-hours of playback on a single charge, and the ability to pair multiple speakers together. Learn more in our hands-on review. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Assemble 24 miniature LEGO builds w/ the Star Wars 2018 Advent Calendar at $34 (Reg. $40)

Amazon offers the LEGO Star Wars 2018 Advent Calendar for $33.99 shipped. Normally selling for $40, that’s good for a 15% discount and matches the Amazon all-time low. This 300-piece set is comprised of 24 brick-built gifts ranging from minifigures to micro starfighters and more. It’s a great way to count down to the end of the holiday season and last year I had a blast assembling each of the builds. Check out our announcement coverage for a more in-depth look at what it has to offer.

Expand your smart home w/ LIFX’s Multicolor HomeKit LED Bulb at $26 (40% off)

Amazon offers the LIFX Mini HomeKit-enabled Multicolor A19 LED Light Bulb for $25.99 shipped. That’s good for a 40% discount from the typical $45 going rate and is a new Amazon all-time low. This smart LED bulb works without hub or any additional hardware and is compatible with your HomeKit, Alexa or Assistant-based smart home. Nearly 280 shoppers have left a 3.8/5 star rating

Dive into Bill Clinton’s ‘The President Is Missing’ Kindle eBook for $5 (Reg. up to $20)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers a Kindle eBook of The President Is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson for $4.99. Normally you’d pay up to $21 for the hardcover for $16 for the paperback version, with today’s offer being one of the best we’ve seen. This book is filled with “information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years.” As a #1 best-seller, it carries a 4.3/5 star rating from over 4,000 readers.

Take your photography to the next level w/ up to 25% off these lighting kits from $24

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, EMART US (99% positive all-time feedback from 5,100+) via Amazon is discounting a variety of its photography lighting kits starting at $24 Prime shipped. One standout for us is the 600W Photography Studio Lighting Kit for $39.60. That’s good for an over 20% discount and is a new Amazon all-time low by $3. Included in the set are three light stands, a carrying case and other accessories to improve your photography. Rated 4.4/5 stars from 468 shipped. Find other lighting sets here

Amazon offers its Fire TV Stick for $29.99 shipped. Also at Best Buy. Today’s deal is 25% off the regular going rate and a match of our previous mention. Amazon recently announced its new Fire TV Stick 4K, but if you don’t need full on Ultra HD content, consider going with the previous generation model for less. It includes access to to thousands of streaming channels, an Alexa remote and more.  Rated 4.4/5 stars.

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Bring home a new four-piece cotton sheet set at up to 35% off from $29.50 shipped, today only

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the DayCottington Lane (100% positive all-time feedback) via Amazon is taking up to 35% off a selection of its cotton sheet sets starting at $29.50 shipped. Most notably, the Queen 400 Thread Count Sheet Set in a variety of colors is down to $34.99. Normally selling for $50, that’s good for $15 discount and is $5 under the previous Amazon all-time low. This four-piece set includes a fitted and flat sheet alongside two pillowcases. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 280 customers. 

Today only, score the Amazon Fire HD 8 32GB Tablet for $65 (Refurb, Orig. $110)

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon offers the Certified Refurbished Fire HD 8 32GB Tablet for $64.99 shipped. Normally selling for $80, that saves you nearly 20% and comes within $5 of the Amazon all-time low. You’d typically pay $110 for a new condition model. Alongside its eight-inch screen, the Fire HD 8 also sports built-in Alexa. Rated 4.1/5 stars from over 880 shoppers. Includes a 90-day warranty. 

Save up to 40% on Greenworks and other electric mowers from $60 in today’s Gold Box

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is taking up to 40% off select electric lawn mowers starting at $60. Shipping is free across the board and all of the discounted items are highly-rated. The most notable standout for us is the Greenworks 21-Inch 40V Brushless Cordless Mower for $245. That’s good for a $154 discount and matches the Amazon all-time low. This electric mower is a #1 new release and included alongside it are two 2.5 AH batteries. Shop the entire sale here for more options. 

Enter the world of Alexa and prepare for Black Friday: 1st Gen. Echo $44 (Orig. $180)

Today only, Woot offers the first generation Echo Smart Smart Speaker in black for $44.44. Free shipping is available for Prime members otherwise a $6 delivery free applies. Originally $180, Amazon’s first smart speaker is at a new all-time low today and $40 off our previous new condition mention. On the fourth anniversary of Alexa’s release, you can bring home the original speaker just in time for those exclusive Black Friday discounts. For further comparison, this deal is $5 less than the current generation Echo Dot, making it one of the lowest-price entry points into the Alexa family. Rated 4.3/5 stars by nearly 60,000 Amazon reviewers.

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Nerf’s Modulus BarrelStrike can be used as a blaster or attachment: $9 (35% off)

Amazon is offering the Nerf Modulus BarrelStrike for $8.98 Prime shipped. Also available at Walmart. That’s about $5 off the going rate and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $1. This Nerf holds 4 darts at a time and works as a standalone gun or can be attached to other Modulus blasters. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

In this week’s Best of 9to5Toys: Certified refurbished 2018 MacBook Pros from $1,529, the best iPhone XR pre-order deals, discounted Apple Watch leather & Milanese bands for $5, more…

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This PS4 controller charging station is an Amazon best-seller: $8 Prime shipped (50% off)

Megadream (97% lifetime positive feedback) via Amazon is offering its PS4 Controller Charging Station for $7.99 Prime shipped when code 6JNWJZF9 has been applied during checkout. If you are not a Prime member, checkout with $25+ in your cart to receive free shipping. That’s 50% off the going rate and is within pennies of the lowest price we have tracked. I use charging docks for all of my controllers and am delighted by the organization they offer. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

Keep your hearing safe w/ 3M’s WorkTunes Connect Bluetooth Hearing Protector

Amazon offers the 3M WorkTunes Connect Hearing Protector with Bluetooth for $35.55 shipped. Regularly up to $50, this is a new all-time low and the best available. Keeping our hearing protected is a must in this day and age. We’re constantly surrounded by loud noises whether it’s yard work or a job on a construction site. This hearing protector has built-in speakers and Bluetooth letting you enjoy your favorite tunes or podcast while still keeping your eardrums safe from loud noises. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Get the Milanese Loop band look for less w/ this $5 Prime shipped option at Amazon

Cocos Tech (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its Apple Watch Milanese Loop Band in multiple colors and sizes for $4.99 Prime shipped when you use code OE3N9LSH at checkout. At 50% off the normal price, this is one of the best prices we’ve tracked and is the best available. Apple’s official Milanese Loop Bands go for $150, so this is just a fraction of that price for the same look. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Protect your new iPhone XR/XS Max or Google Pixel 3/XL with a case for as little as $3 shipped

VRS Design (100% positive lifetime feedback) is offering a selection of cases for the latest iPhone and Google Pixel phones from $3 Prime shipped when item-specific promo codes are used at checkout. Our top pick is the iPhone XR Chrome Crystal Clear for $3.99 when using code BU5WKSY8. If you are not a Prime member, shipping is free for orders that exceed $25. Today’s deal is $8 off the typical rate at Amazon and is the best price we’ve seen. Reviews are light, but so far it’s sitting at 3.8/5 stars. Head below to find more cases on sale.

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