Time to finally learn bar chords. Get a year of music lessons at Yousician for half off – CNET

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A lot of musical instruments change hands during the holidays -- it's a great time to gift a guitar, for example, to someone who's always dreamed of starting a band. But it's notoriously hard to teach yourself to play with just a few books. That's why online music-lesson services like Yousician are so popular -- they combine a large music catalog with interactive lessons, exercises, sheet music and tab to help budding musicians get up to speed quickly. And from now through Dec. 3, you can get a full year of Yousician's subscription music lessons for $90, which is 50% off the regular price.

The subscription includes guided lessons and exercises, along with access to thousands of songs and sheet music. And you're not locked into a specific instrument; the service has lessons and resources for guitar, ukulele, bass, piano and vocals, and you can hop around among all of them however you like. No drum lessons, though -- as a drummer I'm bummed about that. 

And here's a little bonus: If acoustic or electric guitar, bass or ukulele is your jam, then you can get a few months of music lessons 100% free. Fender is offering a free three-month subscription to Fender Play, its online guitar learning app, through the end of the year. You don't even need to enter a credit card to sign up. 

Call it an encore, because Fender initially offered this deal back in the spring as relief for folks stuck at home during the pandemic. It was so popular -- Fender Play's user base grew from 150,000 to 930,000 subscribers -- that it's offering the free deal again through the end of the year. 

Whether you want to dip your toes in with some free lessons from Fender or get the premium treatment for a whole year from Yousican, get started soon. Just sign up and get ready to become the next Hendrix. Or Jack White. Your choice.

This article was previously published. It has been updated with a new deal from Yousician.


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Save up to $300 on the smartphone-controlled Brava countertop oven – CNET

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Smart ovens, connected ovens -- whatever you choose to call them -- are getting popular, with a half-dozen models that come with Wi-Fi and companion smartphone apps. The Brava is a little different; rather than using traditional heating elements, it cooks with light -- a combination of visible and invisible light waves -- and that eliminates the need for preheating. The base model, dubbed the Starter Set, regularly sells for $1,095, but right now you can get the Brava Starter Set for $995

That's not the only deal happening right now. If you visit Brava by clicking the link, you can save $200 on the Bake & Breakfast ($1,095) and get $300 off the Chef's Choice ($1,195). In each case, you get the Brava oven, a temperature sensor and two years of Brava Plus membership, which features regularly updated recipes beamed directly to the oven (and the mobile app). The difference in the bundles is the various accessory trays and pans.

Even at the low end, the Brava Starter Set costs $995, which is a lot of money for a countertop oven, so I spent some time running it through its paces. It's important to get a sense of the Brava because it doesn't work like a typical toaster oven, in which you simply toss some food on the tray and turn it on.

Instead, you browse for recipes using the touchscreen display on the Brava itself or using the mobile app on your phone. This interface is especially cool; if you find a recipe you want to make while lying on the sofa, you can send it to the oven with a single tap, so it's ready for you at dinnertime. 

There are single-ingredient recipes in the app, like chicken, fish or pizza, as well as complete meals that include protein and veggies -- about 650 in total, and new ones get added each month. When you're ready to cook, you arrange the items on the tray per the directions, and then slide it into the oven and let the Brava take it from there. 

Each tray has clearly marked cooking zones: You might arrange fish in one zone and the vegetables in a different zone, for example, because the Brava can precisely cook each zone separately thanks to the high-tech lightwave cooking. Some recipes ask you to insert the included temperature probe in your protein, while others cook based on time alone. Regardless, you can check in on the progress without opening the door thanks to cameras inside the oven.

I'll admit: I love to cook, and I love kitchen toys. My sous vide cooker is a prized possession, and I subscribe to several different meal delivery services so I can easily make fairly elaborate meals every night of the week. With that in mind, I'll say that I really enjoyed using the Brava. There's a good variety of recipes in the Brava database, including some really tasty deserts. Not only have I made traditional dinners like chicken and sweet potatoes, but I created my own homemade chicken tenders, homemade pizza (an easy starter recipe for Brava newbies) and several kinds of apple turnovers, just to name a few things that have come out of the oven. It was all awesome, and the included trays and pans clean up easily in the dishwasher.

There are some caveats worth noting. The Brava takes up a lot of counter space -- a serious constraint in my current kitchen -- and at the same time, the actual interior space is pretty limited, so you won't be making large meals in this thing. And while you can take the stick and fly it manually, the best Brava experience happens when you pick a recipe, follow the directions and make something from the Brava database. You can read more about the Brava in CNET's review.

First published earlier this year. Updated with a new set of deals. 


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Best Buy Black Friday 2020 ad: Deep discounts on big-screen TVs, laptops, Samsung phones and more start Nov. 22 – CNET

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET's gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

In 2020, newspaper circulars seem to be a thing of the past until Black Friday rolls around. You don't have to buy the paper anymore either -- the good news is that retailers often produce their own sale guides -- aka advertising circulars. While these ads don't include every single thing that's on sale, they definitely drop a few awesome items to give you a taste of the sales in store. Best Buy's 12-page Black Friday ad includes dozens of deals and is required reading if you're looking to save money on your holiday shopping. No need to search for it either, we've got a scan of the entire ad below for your browsing pleasure. 

Best Buy has divided its sale into three parts: 

  • Deals that start on Sunday, Nov. 22:  You can find these on pages 4 through 12 of the ad circular. 
  • Deal on Nov. 26: (That's Thanksgiving). You'll find those on page 1. 
  • A weekend sale that kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 28: For those, turn your attention to pages 2 and 3. 

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Don't have time to peruse the entire ad? We've rounded up the most interesting deals for you here, including some that are already live.

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TCL is best known for its Roku TVs, and we like the Roku smart TV system better than the Android TV version in this television, but for this price you can just buy a Roku Streaming Stick Plus, attach it to this TV and still come out ahead. Aside from its smarts we expect this 4-Series TV to perform "good enough," just like the Roku equivalent

This TV was previously $50 less, and may get there again. So although $150 is a solid discount, you might want to wait and see if the better deal returns.

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A pressure cooker is one of the most versatile tools you can add to your kitchen, and at this price it's one of the most affordable. Insignia's model appears nearly identical to the equivalent Instant Pot, offering 10 preset modes for things like rice, meat, soup and even cake. It features a delayed-start option, an automatic keep-warm function and a dishwasher-safe nonstick pot.

JLab Audio

Looking for earbuds that won't fall out of your ears when you exercise? The Epic Air Sport's ear hooks make that all but impossible. They also deliver an impressive 15 hours of playtime between charges and offer both in-ear detection and active noise canceling, features you typically find only in earbuds costing a lot more.

I especially like the charging case, which has a built-in USB connector, and the JLab companion app, which lets you fine-tune the listening experience. Great, great deal at $50. 

Best Buy

These wireless earbuds are built to revolutionize your workouts and just days in general. Zero wires to hold you back and sound that packs a punch.

This deal is already available at Best Buy, Amazon and elsewhere.

Sony

Sony's 65-inch A8H Series combines a bright, sharp OLED display with an Android TV OS. It also features Dolby Atmos for surround sound, HDR for deep dynamic range and voice control with Alexa. 

This deal begins on Nov. 22. 

Sonos finally released a portable speaker last year. The Move works within a Sonos whole-home speaker network, but also connects to Bluetooth devices and has a 10-hour battery life. 

The Sonos Move is $100 off starting on Nov. 22. 

If you have an older HDTV -- or one with substandard smart TV options -- the Roku Streaming Stick Plus is the best way to add nearly any streaming service (except HBO Max). And it's going to be at its lowest price ever starting on Nov. 22 at Best Buy. 

This deal begins Nov. 22.

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The latest generation of the Ring Video Doorbell has 2.4GHz and 5GHz dual-band Wi-Fi for faster response and higher quality video. You can hardwire it into your home's existing doorbell wiring or use the included rechargeable battery. 

This deal begins on Nov. 22. 

HP

This HP two-in-one touchscreen Chromebook is powered by an Intel Core i3 and has 64GB of SSD storage, with a 14-inch touchscreen for use in laptop or tablet mode.

This deal starts on Nov. 22. 

Best Buy

The Galaxy A21 sits dead center in the middle of Samsung's budget phone line, and it's getting a 20% discount for Black Friday weekend. That's the price for buying the phone unlocked -- there are no service fees or contract requirements here. Just pop in a SIM, and you're good to go.

This deal begins on Nov. 22.

Lenovo Chromebook (11.6-inch): $179

You save $100

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In the era of distance learning, it never hurts to have another Chromebook in the house. This model has a flip-around 11.6-inch touchscreen, and it's under $200 for Black Friday weekend. 

This deal begins Nov. 22.

HP

Most Chromebooks priced below $200 are of the small, 11.6-inch variety like the above Lenovo. This HP Chromebook features a roomy, 14-inch display and will hit the rock-bottom price of $129 on Sunday.

This deal begins Nov. 22.

HP's excellent Spectre two-in-one convertible comes with an Intel Core i7 CPU with a generous 16GB of RAM, GeForce MX330 graphics and a 512GB SSD. The most impressive part of this system, though, is the 15.6-inch, 4K touchscreen, which sets this convertible a step above most other two-in-ones that clock in around $1,000.

This deal begins Nov. 22.

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The 13-inch Spectre x360 is one of CNET's favorite two-in-one convertibles for its premium styling, light weight and long battery life. And this isn't a case of a retailer using a deep discount to move out an older product. This 13.3-inch two-in-one will be discounted by a hefty $250 starting Sunday and features Intel's latest silicon with a 11th-gen Intel Core i7 CPU. Getting a 512GB SSD instead of 256GB of storage is also a boon at this price.

This deal begins Nov. 22. Read our HP Spectre x360 review.

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Sony's newest noise-canceling headphone -- and arguably the top noise-canceling headphone out there -- recently went on sale for $300 as part of Amazon's Prime Day. It's now available for $278, its lowest price yet. Read our Sony WH-1000XM4 review.

This deal returns Nov. 22.

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Jabra's Elite Active 75t are the slightly more rugged version of the Elite 75t, which are also on sale (they're $140 or $40 off). Both models are among the best true wireless earbuds out there and now can be upgraded with active noise canceling via a software upgrade (new models that shipped to stores recently may already be equipped with the upgrade). 

The Elite Active 75t looks nearly identical to the Elite 75t, but upon closer inspection, you'll notice the finish on the case and earbuds is slightly different. Instead of the hard smooth finish of the Elite Active 75t, the Active 75t have a soft-to-the-touch finish with a touch of grip to it. Or, as Jabra put it, it's "built with a durable coating for dust and sweat resistance and features an increased IP water-resistance rating from IP56 (of the Elite Active 75t) to IP57, making them waterproof." Read our Jabra Elite Active 75t review.

This deal returns Nov. 22.

UE

UE's Megaboom 3 has been discounted to as low as $120, but we haven't seen it for less than that, so this is a solid deal on a very solid portable Bluetooth speaker. (Granted, it was released in 2018, but still sounds great.)

This deal returns Nov. 22.

iRobot

The Roomba 960 can map your entire home and clean specific rooms on command. It offers lots of suction -- five times more than Roomba base models -- and features brushes less likely to get tangled in pet hair. You can command it via the mobile app or schedule cleaning sessions automatically. 

This deal returns Nov. 22.

Fitbit

The Inspire 2 is a slim and stylish fitness tracker that has an OLED monochrome display and delivers up to about 10 days of battery life on a single charge. It includes GPS and automatic workout detection, is water-resistant to about 150 feet and displays notifications from your phone (though you can't reply). 

This deal returns Nov. 22.

Best Buy deals starting Nov. 26

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It's no secret that we prefer Roku to Fire TV, but this Fire-based set delivers 50 inches of 4K UHD goodness for a 32-inch TV price. It also has Alexa built in along with HDR for added dynamic range. 

Dyson

The Dyson V10 Animal is a cordless stick vacuum that's designed for homes with pets -- one of the accessories is a mini-motorized tool for removing pet hair from upholstery and tight spaces. Dyson says it has 55% more suction power than the Dyson V7 and switches easily from a full-size stick to a handheld mini-vac. 

KitchenAid

This KitchenAid stand mixer is 60% off, making this a great choice for all those holiday cakes and cookies. It comes with a 5-quart stainless steel bowl, has 10 speeds and is compatible with about a dozen attachments and accessories for making pasta, burgers, ice cream and more. 

Best Buy deals starting Nov. 28

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The Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are hard to talk about without comparing to the iconic Quiet Comfort 35 II. They sound better, have more features (including Alexa and Bose AR), USB-C charging and let you hear the world around you with transparency mode. Read CNET's full review of the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 for more details. 

Linksys

This Linksys AC1200 dual-band router is regularly priced at $90. It has speeds up to 867Mbps, has four Ethernet ports for connecting to your wired devices and has one USB 3.0 connection for adding external storage devices to your network. 

Bowflex

This deeply discounted Bowflex treadmill features a 7.5-inch full-color LCD console that displays information like distance, resistance, and even calories you've burned in real time, while the hand grip monitors your heart rate and it includes Bluetooth connectivity as well. It's powered by a 3.75-continuous-horsepower motor that drives a 20x60-inch tread belt. You can incline up to 15 degrees. 

Lenovo's premium two-in-one, the Yoga C940 boasts a sturdy and sleek all-metal design and a touchscreen that can rotate 360 degrees into tablet mode. It includes an active pen and can instantly wake from sleep, one of the phone-like features it received courtesy of Intel's Project Athena.

This configuration features a 14-inch display with a 4K resolution powered by a 10th-gen Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD with 32GB of superfast Optane memory. A similarly configured Yoga C40 on Lenovo's site works out to $1,650, so this deal is even better than it looks. And it already looked good. Read our Lenovo Yoga C940 review.

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This basic laptop is a good pick for students looking for an affordable machine for remote learning. Currently offered at a $150 discount, it costs less than most Chromebooks. It runs Windows 10 and features a 10th-gen Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The 15.6-inch display features a full HD (1,920x1,080-pixel) resolution, which offers a finer image than the 1,366x768-pixel resolution you get with most entry-level laptops.

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This deal is also available at Amazon and elsewhere but it's good enough to include here, too. The LG CX OLED TV is our favorite high-end TV of 2020 and this price is a new low, $200 less than the previous low -- making it $100 MORE than the 48-inch size. 

This was $100 cheaper during last week's pre-Black Friday sale, but it's still a good deal. 

And if you're in the mood for something bigger, the 65-inch size is $600 off; get it for $1,900. Read our LG OLED CX series review.


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Save over $100 on the popular Roborock S5 Max robot vacuum and mop – CNET

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Robot vacuums are the perfect 21st-century gadget -- I love not having to vacuum the floor by hand, or at least only needing to vacuum once in a great while. A while back, I tested a robot mop, but I hated it. Who has room for two competing floor bots? The Roborock S5 Max solves that problem by combining the two: It's a hybrid vacuum and mop, and usually sells for $549. But right now, and while supplies last, you can get the Roborock S5 Max for $439 shipped -- free shipping and no sales tax (unless you're in New York). 

It's marked $549 on the product page, but should automatically mark down to $439 when it lands in your cart. 

I've been testing the Roborock S5 Max for a while now, and I would characterize it as the best robot vacuum I've ever invited into my home. The robot itself is less likely to get hung up, trapped, stuck or cornered than most other robots I've tried. For example, a competing robot I've been testing manages to get wedged under the fridge door on a routine basis, and is obsessed with cleaning a floor lamp to the extent that it gets stuck on the base over and over again. The S5 Max, though? Almost supernaturally good at avoiding those kinds of traps.

In addition, the S5 Max lets you mark up the map of your home in the mobile app. I've divided my place into individual rooms, so I can summon the robot to a specific spot for cleanup. It also allows no-go zones, so I've set a berth around certain obstacles, like a plush bathmat that has proven to be too much for any robot to traverse. And you can set up no-mop zones to keep rugs and carpets dry.

Speaking of the mop, it's a simple snap-on/snap-off water tank with mopping pad. When the tank is attached, the robot mops. When it's removed, the robot vacuums. It's that simple.

CNET hasn't yet reviewed the Roborock S5 Max so there's no official rating, but I can assure you based on my personal experience that it's impressive. If only it also emptied itself, it would be my favorite thing ever. Priced right now at $439, I'd say this is a great value. 

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PS5 and Xbox Series X, Series S restock coming to Walmart tonight at 9 p.m. ET – CNET

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET's gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

It's been a rough few weeks for console fans hoping to get a new PS5, Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. But as we approach Black Friday, it's hard not to hope for some sort of Festivus miracle. At least one retailer is already spreading holiday cheer: Walmart has confirmed that it will have all four next-gen consoles -- both versions of the PS5, the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Series S -- available for online-only sales at 6 p.m. PT (9 p.m. ET) tonight -- Wednesday, Nov. 25.   

It's no surprise that launch day didn't go well for the retailer. So many people tried to order the PS5 on Nov. 12 that Walmart's site buckled under the traffic. But the good news is that things went a little better on Nov. 19, when Walmart had another sales event. We heard from a number of CNET readers who confirmed they successfully ordered a console. 

Even so, your odds of snagging a console tomorrow are not great. Inventory is still low, and average consumers like you and me continue to compete with bots. So when Nov. 25 rolls around, if you are one of the successful ones, please let us know in the comments. 

To make it a little easier to quickly get to the product page at game time, as it were, we've linked to the Walmart product pages of all the consoles below. Looking for other retailers? Check for restocks at Amazon, GameStop and Target here.

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The cream of the PlayStation crop, this console includes an 825GB SSD and Blu-ray optical drive. Read our PS5 review.

Sony

This is the less pricey Digital Edition, which has the same specs as the more expensive one, including an 825GB solid-state drive, except that it lacks the optical drive. If you have a good broadband connection, your money is best spent right here. Read our PS5 review.

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This is Microsoft's top-of-the-line console equipped with four times the processing power of the Xbox One. It has a Blu-ray drive, 1TB of solid-state storage and can output in 4K resolution. Read our Xbox Series X review.

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This is a step-down from the $499 Xbox Series X. It plays all the same games, but it's capped at 1440p resolution, has half as much storage (500GB versus 1TB) and lacks the Series X's Blu-ray player. Read our Xbox Series S review.


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Today only: Save up to $250 on Shark vacuums at Kohl’s – CNET

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Shark is a well-known brand in the suction business, often landing among the top spots on CNET roundups. For example, in The best cordless vacuum for 2020, a Shark nabbed the title for the best midrange cordless. And the company offers a broad range of vacuums, from robot vacuum to uprights to cordless stick models. No matter which kind of vacuum you want, here's a chance to save some money: For the rest of the day, there are some deep discounts on Shark vacuums at Kohl's. 

Shark

This Wi-Fi-connected robo-vac is equipped with Wi-Fi for control from a remote control or voice control from Alexa and Google Assistant. It has large side brushes to sweep gunk into its maw; the vacuum can also tackle both hardwood and rugs. 

Shark

The Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away Upright Vacuum works as an upright or has a detachable pod for cleaning on any surface. It includes a HEPA filter for trapping over 99% of all allergens. 

Kohl's

The Shark DuoClean is a two-pronged cleaner. It is a corded stick vacuum for cleaning floors and carpets, but also has a detachable handheld vacuum that you can use for above-floor surfaces and hard-to-reach areas. It includes a pet multitool, precision duster, 5-inch crevice tool and 25-foot power cord. 

Shark

The full name of this model is the "Shark Apex DuoClean with Zero-M Self-Cleaning Brushroll Powered Lift-Away Upright Vacuum." And it's all right there in the name -- the self-cleaning brushroll is designed to deliver nonstop hair and pet fur removal. There's also a power lift-away button for cleaning hard to reach areas under furniture with the press of a button. There's also an LED headlight for illuminating your path. 


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Pre-Black Friday deals at Office Depot are on right now: Save on all Lenovo PCs and monitors – CNET

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Black Friday is still weeks away, but it's also here with a vengeance -- it's the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of holiday sales. How do we know? Because it's not just Best Buy and Walmart anymore. Everyone is getting in on the sales, including Office Depot. From now through Saturday, Nov. 7, or while supplies last, the retailer is having a sale on its entire inventory of Lenovo PCs and monitors.

There are about two dozen laptops, desktops and monitors in Home Depot's sale, and you can browse the complete list of Office Depot sale items if you're so inclined. But I've already taken a look and here are the most interesting deals you can get right now:

Lenovo

This Lenovo IdeaPad S340 comes equipped with a 15.6-inch IPS full HD (1920x1080-pixel) display, is powered by an Intel Core i7, and has 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. It usually sells for $780, but is just $570 through Saturday. 

Lenovo

Lenovo's IdeaCentre 510A desktop PC is powered by a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 3.0GHz processor with 16GB RAM and a 512GB SSD for storage. It also has an increasingly rare DVD burner, as well as a seven-in-one media card reader. Usually priced at $900, you can get it for $680 through Saturday. 

Lenovo

This Lenovo IdeaPad S340 is powered by an Intel Core i5, has 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. The 15.6-inch display is a full HD IPS screen, pushing 1920x1080 pixels. Usually priced at $620, you can get it for $470 through Saturday. 


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‘Tis the season: Stock up now on a deeply discounted Christmas tree and inflatable yard art – CNET

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Time, as I like to say, has lost all meaning in 2020. How we've come to be in the thick of holiday season is something I am still regularly discussing with my murder hornet exterminator. But now's a good time to make sure you're prepared to be adequately festive. I've managed to secure some CNET-exclusive deals on holiday ornamentation from Daily Steals, and you can save up to 35% on a prelit tree and 52% on inflatable lawn decorations. 

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Not everyone enjoys hauling a freshly cut tree into their home. If you would rather display an artificial tree, here's the chance to get one with prearranged LED lights, all ready to plug in and add decorations. The tree is made of fade- and crush-resistant PVC needles that appear fresh-cut along with staggered branches that give the tree a fuller profile. There are three sizes to choose from, each one $50 off with promo code CNETREE

  • Get the 7-foot version for $90 (regularly $140)
  • Get the 7.5-foot version for $100 (regularly $150)
  • Get the 8-foot version for $115 (regularly $165)

For each tree, remember to use promo code CNETREE at checkout. 

Daily Steals

This inflatable decoration is adorable -- it's a dog fetching Santa off a tree -- waterproof and is equipped with built-in LED lights. It comes with a sandbag, two ropes, and two stakes for stability, regardless of weather. You can save $47 on this decoration when you apply promo code CNETDSN at checkout. 

Daily Steals

This inflatable lighted Santa crossing the Christmas threshold is made of waterproof 190T polyester cloth and durable enough for outdoor use. It comes with ropes and tie-down stakes to hold it in place through holiday weather. You can get this decoration for $40 off when you use promo code CNETLSN at checkout. 


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Now’s your chance to get a Fujitsu duplex scanner for your home office for 30% off – CNET

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The value proposition for scanners reads like an ad from 1998: With this scanner, you can digitize your documents and join the paperless office of the future! There's probably no way to talk about scanners without sounding like a goofy advertisement hawking the information superhighway, but don't let that overshadow the real value that a scanner adds to your home office -- you can stop managing paper invoices and documents, and scans can automatically go to the cloud, simplifying your document organization. And right now, the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 Color Duplex Document Scanner is just $340, down from the regular price of $495. 

I've used my share of scanners over the years, and aside from their mundane utility, the thing I dislike the most about them is the interface is often arcane and confusing. In contrast, this scanner is controlled from a simple 4.3-inch color touchscreen, and paper is handled much like by any common printer or multifunction device. It can accommodate full-size documents as well as receipts and business cards, and it connects to your PC via USB or Wi-Fi. 

You can scan to your PC, laptop, tablet or phone via Wi-Fi, and Fujitsu's software lets you clean up documents, delete blank pages and perform other simple document housecleaning. Because it's a full-duplex scanner, it scans both sides of your document as it's fed from the automatic document feeder, and you can push documents automatically to the cloud -- the scanner supports a number of services, including Dropbox and Google Drive. 

You might notice the same thing that I did: Amusingly, there's an Amazon Subscribe & Save button on the page. That means you can save an extra 5% if you "subscribe" to the scanner and add at least four other items to your next delivery. While I am entertained by the thought of getting a fresh scanner sent to you every few months, you should be able to use this for some additional savings, as long as you remember to cancel your newfound membership in the scanner-of-the-month club before the second one arrives. Of course, Amazon might realize its goof and remove the subscription option by the time you see this. 

You can take advantage of this deal price for the scanner through tomorrow, Nov. 5. 


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Now’s your chance to get a Fujitsu duplex scanner for your home office for 30% off – CNET

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The value proposition for scanners reads like an ad from 1998: With this scanner, you can digitize your documents and join the paperless office of the future! There's probably no way to talk about scanners without sounding like a goofy advertisement hawking the information superhighway, but don't let that overshadow the real value that a scanner adds to your home office -- you can stop managing paper invoices and documents, and scans can automatically go to the cloud, simplifying your document organization. And right now, the Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1500 Color Duplex Document Scanner is just $340, down from the regular price of $495. 

I've used my share of scanners over the years, and aside from their mundane utility, the thing I dislike the most about them is the interface is often arcane and confusing. In contrast, this scanner is controlled from a simple 4.3-inch color touchscreen, and paper is handled much like by any common printer or multifunction device. It can accommodate full-size documents as well as receipts and business cards, and it connects to your PC via USB or Wi-Fi. 

You can scan to your PC, laptop, tablet or phone via Wi-Fi, and Fujitsu's software lets you clean up documents, delete blank pages and perform other simple document housecleaning. Because it's a full-duplex scanner, it scans both sides of your document as it's fed from the automatic document feeder, and you can push documents automatically to the cloud -- the scanner supports a number of services, including Dropbox and Google Drive. 

You might notice the same thing that I did: Amusingly, there's an Amazon Subscribe & Save button on the page. That means you can save an extra 5% if you "subscribe" to the scanner and add at least four other items to your next delivery. While I am entertained by the thought of getting a fresh scanner sent to you every few months, you should be able to use this for some additional savings, as long as you remember to cancel your newfound membership in the scanner-of-the-month club before the second one arrives. Of course, Amazon might realize its goof and remove the subscription option by the time you see this. 

You can take advantage of this deal price for the scanner through tomorrow, Nov. 5. 


CNET's deal team scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and check out our CNET Coupons page for the latest promo codes from Best BuyWalmartAmazon and more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page.

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