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6 cheap gadgets you can (and really should) buy today

Missed Prime Day this year? Don’t worry. Amazon just started its holiday sales season and there’s a lot of great, affordable gadgets to shop including tablets, smart vacuums, projectors, and more. We’ve rounded up the six best, cheap gadgets available on Amazon right now to give you a head start on all your holiday shopping.

APEMAN LC350 Mini Projector — $72, was $130

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Upgrade your home theater experience with this HD mini projector. Get a wide 180-inch, clear, vivid display — bigger than that smart TV you own that’s three times its price. You also get brightness levels up to 4,500 lumens making this projector perfect for both your indoor home theater or an outdoor night under the stars. Its integrated cooling system will keep the fan noise low — you won’t even know your projector is working. There are also multiple inputs available including HDMI, USB, VGS, and AV so you can connect any device including your laptop, tablet, gaming console, or even your Chromecast to this projector. Host movie night every day with the Apeman LC350 Mini Projector, now only $72.

Instant Pot Duo — $79, was $100

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This multicooker combines seven different cooking appliances into one. Slow cook your holiday meats, sautee your favorite sides, and even prepare some yogurt for your healthy breakfasts. There are also 14 pre-set functions for easy cooking including preparing rice, beans, ribs, and even soup. This 6-quart Instant Pot also holds enough food to feed your entire family this Thanksgiving and still have space for leftovers. You’ll even be pleasantly surprised at how fast the Instant Pot is compared to traditional cooking methods. Buy the Instant Pot Duo now for only $79.

Apple AirPods Pro — $199, was $249

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Lose yourself in your music with these Apple earbuds. With comfortable silicone tips and Adaptive EQ, these AirPods will tailor the sound to match the shape of your ears. The AirPods Pro also comes with two new listening modes: Transparency and noise cancellation. You decide how connected you want to be with your surroundings. The H1 chip and high dynamic range amplifier will also highlight the lowest of bass notes and exaggerate every background vocal, in clear clarity for more immersive music experience. These earbuds also work with Siri. Just ask your voice assistant to reply to your text messages, switch up your playlists, or turn up the volume. You can go anywhere with these sweat and water-resistant earbuds. Buy the AirPods Pro now for only $199.

Ecovacs Deebot N79S Robot Vacuum — $200, was $250

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Make cleaning a hands-free experience with this robot vacuum. With three brushes and powerful suction capabilities, this vacuum will leave the dustiest of floors looking neat and tidy. You get a total of 110 minutes of run time so every room in your home can be cleaned to perfection. When your Deebot senses that it’s low on battery, it will automatically dock and recharge, ready for its next cleaning, You can also use this smart vacuum with Alexa or Google and simply ask it to start vacuuming whenever you desire. Your robot vacuum will even detect furniture along the way and mind the edge of your staircase so you’ll never have to worry about your new Deebot toppling over or getting bumped and bruised. Buy the Ecovacs Deebot N79S now for only $200.

HP Chromebook 11.6 — $229, was $286

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Get a clear HD resolution display and WLED energy-efficient backlight with this HP Chromebook. This display is decent enough for you to watch your favorite shows or cue up your favorite games. It also comes with the Intel Celeron processor for increased performance with entertainment and productivity apps. The 4GB RAM can also keep up with any basic photo editing apps and casual gaming. It also weighs in at only about three pounds, so you can easily dunk it in your everyday bag and carry it around everywhere. There’s also 32GB worth of flash memory which lowers your laptop’s bootup time and makes it easier to stream high-definition video from your favorite streaming apps. Get this affordable Chromebook now for only $229.

Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi, 64GB) — $350, was $399

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This compact, portable tablet features a 7.9-inch, high-definition retina display and up to 10 hours of battery life. This iPad also carries Apple’s powerful A12 Bionic Chip for increased performance. Game, stream, and edit on your iPad Mini without worrying about your apps freezing on you. The cameras are pretty great, too. You get an 8MP back camera and a 7MP Facetime HD camera for high-quality video calling during your weekly meetings. It also comes with integrated stereo speakers so you can blast some tunes straight from your iPad during your study or coffee break. Get this powerful mini-tablet for just $350 right now.

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