December 13

The Echo Wall Clock was a first of its kind, but today, Amazon teamed up with Citizen to launch a few higher-end models for those who want Alexa in an analog form. The Citizen Smart Clock, as it’s called, offers multiple timers that are configurable with voice commands through an Amazon Echo. Simply tell your Echo, “Alexa, set a timer for 8 minutes” and the countdown begins. However, that’s not where it ends.

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Synology’s 4-bay DS918+ NAS comes two 8TB of WD storage at $660 (Save $120)

Newegg is currently bundling the Synology 4-bay DiskStation DS918+ NAS with two 4TB WD Red Hard Drives for $659.99 shipped. Normally picking up everything included here would run you closer to $780, with today’s offer beating the combined all-time lows by $45 on the NAS and hard drives. For comparison, the Red drives usually sell for $115 eacb, but have dropped to $90. Synology’s 4-bay NAS supports up to 64TB of storage and boasts a maximum of 225MB/s transfer speeds. In addition to the four hard drive slots, there’s also dual M.2 slots for taking advantage of SSD caching. In terms of I/O, you’re looking at two USB 3.0 ports as well as dual Gigabit Ethernet inputs and more. Throw in the 8TB of NAS-grade drives, and you’re well-equipped to handle media and back up server needs. Rated 4.5/5 stars from for 745 customers and you can learn more in our hands-on review.

Acer’s Aspire 5 Slim has a 512GB SSD + 9.5-hours of battery: $650 (Reg. $800)

Amazon is offering the Acer Aspire 5 Slim Laptop with 1.8GHz i7/12GB/512GB for $649.99 shipped. Down from its regular rate of $800, this is a match of its all-time low and is the best available. Offering an Intel i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, and a speedy 512GB NVMe SSD, this computer is perfect for just about any task. Thanks to the built-in GeForce MX250 graphics card, you’ll have enhanced use in programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, and more. Plus, the backlit keyboard lets you work in just about any lighting condition imaginable, and 9.5-hours of battery is sure to last you through a day. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Together with our friends at 9to5Mac, this year we’re bringing back our Holiday Hub to offer exclusive deals on tech accessories to help with your holiday shopping.

Head below to get exclusive deals on accessories for your smartphone, laptop, gaming console and more, including the Pocketalk two-way translation device, iPhone cases and skins, Qi chargers, USB-C hubs and docks, HomeKit lighting, and much more, all from brands we love. And check back for new deals throughout December!

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Score the Nokia 7.1 Android Smartphone at its all-time low of $210 (Reg. $280)

Amazon is currently offering the unlocked Nokia 7.1 64GB Android Smartphone for $209.99 shipped. Normally fetching $280 these days, today’s offer matches our previous mention from the beginning of November for the Amazon all-time low. Nokia’s 7.1 Android handset features dual SIM card slots, a dual 12MP rear camera array, and more. Design-wise, it touts an aluminum frame and a glass back for a premium feel. There’s also 64GB of onboard storage, which can be expanded with a microSD card. With over 190 customers having left a review, it carries a 4.2/5 star rating. In our hands-on review, we said that “Nokia has knocked it out of the park with its 7.1 smartphone.”

The Soundcore Wakey is a Bluetooth speaker, alarm clock, and Qi charger at $75

AnkerDirect via Amazon is offering its Soundcore Wakey Bluetooth Speaker and Qi Wireless Charger for $74.99 shipped. Down 25% from its regular rate, this is a match for our last mention and is the best available. Offering up a combination Bluetooth speaker, wireless charger, and alarm clock, Wakey is a unique bedside table addition. It gives you stereo audio, an FM tuner, and white noise as well to help you fall asleep. Plus, the Qi charger is 7.5W for iPhone and 10W for Android, making sure you wake up to a ready-to-go device. Rated 4.1/5 stars and you can learn more in our hands-on review.

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