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The Audio-Technica AT-LP60BT-USB turntable on a coffee table.

I review turntables for a living — this is the entry-level deck to get on Black Friday

If you're looking to get into vinyl records, the Audio-Technica ATLP60BT-USB is one of the best entry-level turntables around, and it's $199 for Black Friday.
Woman wearing Sony CRE-E10 OTC hearing aids.

These Sony OTC hearing aids are 16% off for Black Friday

If you suffer from mild hearing loss but can't afford or want to pay for custom hearing aids, this OTC hearing aid on the Sony CRE-E10 is perfect.
100-inch Hisense U8K 4K mini-LED TV.

My top TV pick for the PS5 is discounted for Black Friday

The Hisense U8K is a terrific mate for the PS5's killer graphics and sound.
The Sony WH-1000XM4.

Why I chose this killer Sony headphone deal this Black Friday

The Sony WH-1000XM4 may not be the latest headphones any more but they're better value than the newer model. Here's why you need them.

Best Thanksgiving deals: PS5, TVs, Nintendo Switch, and more

We've tracked down all the best Thanksgiving deals with some big discounts on the best tech. Take a look to find the best offer for you.
The Roku Ultra LT 4K streaming device on a media center with the included voice remote in the background.

I’ve used every Roku device — this is the one I’d buy on black Friday

Roku Ultra already was an affordable streaming device — and its Black Friday price basically makes it a no-brainer.
Mizu, the lead character of Blue Eye Samurai, prepares for battle.

The best hidden gems on Netflix right now

The best hidden gems on Netflix in November include Blue Eye Samurai, The Pacific, Medici the Magnificent, Good Girls, and more.
The YouTube TV on a Roku TV.

YouTube TV: plans, pricing, channels, how to cancel, and more

YouTube TV plans come in a single flavor — $73 a month. But one of the leading streaming options also has a number of optional add-ons available.
RayNeo Air 2 XR AR glasses product image

Black Friday deal: RayNeo Air 2 AR Glasses are a 201-inch screen for anywhere

This RayNeo Air 2 Black Friday deal on AR glasses gets you a 201 inch screen to take anywhere for a fraction of the cost of a regular TV.
VIZIO new Home Screen UI in action on smart TV

The new VIZIO Home Screen pushes the boundaries on quality design and innovation

You'll notice on VIZIO smart TV sets that the smart TV home screen has been updated with lots of visual and functional improvements. It's better than ever.
Wiim Amp in space grey.

Wiim’s new amplified streamer mimics the Sonos Amp, for $299

The Wiim Amp is the latest network music streamer from Wiim to take the Sonos formula and make it far more affordable.
Digital Trends Best Black Friday Deals

45 best Black Friday tech deals on TVs, laptops, tablets, and more

Here are the best tech deals on phones, laptops, smart homes and more, gathered from all the various Black Friday sales across the internet.
Sonos Era 300

Sonos headphones to make 2024 debut, and a video streaming device is set for 2025

In addition to the widely rumored Sonos wireless headphones, the company is planning a Roku-like set-top box, according to Bloomberg.
Astell&Kern AK HC4 USB DAC and headphone amp.

Astell&Kern’s latest mobile DAC gets dual outputs, AKM chip

Astell&Kern has joined the ranks of companies making portable headphone DACs with both balance and unbalanced outputs.
A graphic showing the PBS Food logo.

PBS Food brings its free streaming channel to Amazon, Roku

If you're looking for cooking shows to get you through the holiday season, PBS Food will keep you company on a number of free ad-supported streaming services.
You Asked Ep 11

You Asked 11: throwing shade on OLED, TVs vs. PC monitors

Can sunlight damage your OLED? Why do monitors look better in the store? And is a TV or PC monitor better for gaming and streaming? Let's find out.
LG G1 OLED evo vs. Sony A90J OLED.

OLED vs. LED: Which kind of TV display is better?

Two of the most common TV acronyms out there are OLED and LED. They sound and look alike, but how are they different? We'll show you.
Hisense UX

Hisense UX TV review: ambitiously bright

The limited-edition Hisense UX mini-LED TV makes a bold and incredibly bright statement that puts premium TV brands like Sony, Samsung, and LG on notice.
The Samsung S95C OLED in a living room.

This Samsung 77-inch OLED TV is $1,600 off for Black Friday

The 77-inch Samsung S89C OLED 4K TV that runs on Tizen is part of Best Buy's Black Friday deals with a $1,600 discount that brings its price down to $2,000.
Polk Signa S4 Dolby Atmos 3.1.2 soundbar.

The best Dolby Atmos soundbars for 2023

Looking for next-level home theater sound? Dolby Atmos-equipped soundbars offer immersive 3D sound. We've rounded up some of the best at a variety of budgets.
A person wearing Shokz OpenRun bone conduction headphones.

The best bone conduction headphones for 2023

Bone conduction headphones can make working out easier and safer. Here, we've rounded up our favorite models from brands like Shokz and H20 Audio.
Apple Music on a PS5.

Got a PS5? Here’s how to get 6 free months of Apple Music

Apple has partnered with Sony to offer six free months of free Apple Music streaming for anyone with a PlayStation 5 console.
The MoGo 2 Pro projector with the lamp shining from the land.

The best projectors for 2023: from 4K to ultra short throw

Home theater projectors can deliver an awesome big-screen experience, offering some of the most impressive visuals out there. Here, we've rounded up the best.
Hisense 110UX ULED X mini-LED 4K TV.

Hisense teases 110-inch, 10,000-nit TV ahead of CES 2024

Hisense's 110UX will be the brightest consumer TV ever made when it debuts at CES 2024.
Senic MoodPlay.

Senic MoodPlay review: a fun but pricey toy for the Sonos fan who has everything

Senic's MoodPlay is like a digital turntable for Sonos, giving you access to your favorite music with a tap of a card.
JBL Reflect Flow Pro.

The best waterproof wireless earbuds for 2023

If you're planning on sweating a lot or getting rained on or splashed while listening to your music, this list of the best waterproof earbuds is for you.
Sonos Logo on a Sonos One speaker.

Sonos all but teases what may well be headphones in 2024

Sonos CEO Patrick Spence teased a new product coming in 2024 that'll be part of a multiyear product cycle in a multibillion-dollar category.
A settings screen showing enhanced bitrate in the YouTube app on an Android phone.

YouTube’s enhanced 1080p video now available on more devices

You can now finally get enhanced 1080p bitrates on YouTube videos ... on something other than an iPhone. Huzzah.
The Las Vegas strip lights up the background inside the Sphere as U2 plays on stage.

The tech behind U2’s mind-bending, spherical reality in Las Vegas

U2 is no ordinary rock band, and the Sphere in Las Vegas is no ordinary venue. We look at what went into making its immersive residency a reality.
Sharp Roku TV OLED 4K UHD.

Sharp’s promised Roku OLED TV is now available and deeply discounted

Sharp has released its promised OLED-powered Roku TV in both 55- and 65-inch screen sizes.
The TCL 5-Series (S546) shows three HDMI ports, AV inputs, 1 RF input, and an ethernet port , aUSB 2.0 port, optical audio, and audio out headphone jack.

HDMI ARC or digital optical: what’s the difference, and which is best for you?

HDMI ARC and optical are the two go-to connections for sending digital sound from one device to another, but is there a difference between them? Let's find out.
A LG soundbar in a living room under a TV.

HDMI 2.1: what it is and why your next TV should have it

HDMI 2.1 is here, but there are still plenty of questions to be answered. In this guide, we cover the current version while discussing the future of HDMI.
Two xMEMS Cypress drivers seen sitting on a U.S. dime coin for scale.

Your next noise-canceling earbuds may use Navy sonar tech

Next-gen driver technology from xMEMS uses ultrasound technology developed in the 1960s by the U.S. Navy.
Sony's Pulse Explore earbuds sit next to a Nintendo Switch OLED.

Sony’s new PlayStation earbuds are a perfect match — for my Nintendo Switch

Sony's Pulse Explore wireless earbuds are built with PlayStation 5 and PS Portal in mind, but they're a better match for the Nintendo Switch OLED.
Section Editor, Audio/Video

Phil spent the 2000s making newspapers with the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, the 2010s with Android Central and then the personality behind Modern Dad, and is currently an editor with Digital Trends. Phil’s online work has taken him all over the United States, as well as Europe and Asia.

When he’s not writing, editing, or shooting video, Phil serves as president of the Pensacola Youth Soccer 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has worked on multiple local political campaigns and is a part-time photographer and videographer.

Phil is a native of Pensacola, where he resides with his wife, daughters and a dog named Max.

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