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    Feb 26, 2020

    31 Electronics From Walmart That’ll Help You Upgrade Your Life

    You'll want them all.

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    1. A series 3 Apple watch that tracks steps, heart rate, sleep, and more. You can choose from a variety of faces and upload any apps you wish to have on-hand (er, on-wrist).

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    Promising review: "I'm very happy with my new watch. It motivates you to move/workout every day just like a Fitbit, and you can get text/call notifications on the watch." —Damaris

    Price: $189 (available in two colors)

    2. A Roku bundle to turn any TV with a USB port into a smart TV. It comes equipped with Netflix, The Roku Channel, HBO, Showtime, Hulu, and more, so you just have to log in to your accounts to start watching from your big screen.

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    Promising review: "There are a few purchases you make in our lifetime that change your life forever. Roku is one of those purchases. We bought our first one in 2015 and turned in our cable TV boxes, only using cable internet Wi-Fi to stream through Roku. Once we cut that TV tie, we never missed it! We own 4 Rokus now (for home, travel and an Airbnb we run), we can watch local streaming news, I can even watch the local news from my hometown 850 miles away. We don't have to watch commercials anymore (which is how cable was originally SUPPOSED to be back in the 70s and 80s), except on Hulu because we don't want to have to pay the extra fee for no commercials. The programming on Netflix, Prime and Hulu is so much better than the networks and cable. But if you still want HBO, Cinemax, Starz or Showtime you can still get them. Literally THOUSANDS of free channels are available on Roku" —LoisLane21

    Price: $99

    3. An Acer Chromebook for those who can't decide between a tablet and a laptop. The rotatable tech comes with thousands of apps and built-in malware protection, ensuring that you'll have everything you need in one versatile device.

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    Promising review: "This is such a great little laptop. It has taken me a bit to get used to it being a Chromebook and not a traditional laptop but I am starting to get the hang of it. Being able to flip it into a tablet is a really cool feature. I love the touchscreen the best though, you can use it no matter what "mode" you are using the laptop in. The Chromebook is really sleek and light making it super easy to carry around. It powers on super fast and keeps its battery pretty long. I am on day 3 after charging it to full power." —smulc54

    Price: $299

    4. An Apple iPad that can be used with Wi-Fi to stream your favorite movies and TV shows, play games, read, and stay up to date on the latest news. Plus, if you add a keyboard cover to the mix you'll be able to use it like a laptop to easily write up documents and respond to emails too.

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    Promising review: "I am not a power user so 32GB memory and the A10 processor are plenty fast enough. My first experience with a tablet. I use it for reading the local newspaper, web browsing/shopping, and watch TV programs with the built-in TV Providers app. My wife liked it so much, we got an iPad 7th gen for her too!" —Dave Baby Boomer

    Price: $279 (available in two colors)

    5. A pair of wireless Beats headphones to stream music and podcasts without the hassle of tangled cords. These earphones loop over your ears and feature a connector cord so that if one falls out it won't hit the ground.

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    Promising review: "Bought as a gift to my daughter. She loves these. They stay in her ears while she exercises, allow her to hear other noises while running so she is not surprised by others coming up behind her, and the sound is great. Very happy with this purchase." —Vicki

    Price: $79 (available in seven colors)

    6. A Google Nest Protect that will keep your home safe from smoke and carbon monoxide. The split-spectrum smoke sensor lasts for up to 10 years, alerts your phone of any issues, and can even be silenced from your phone in case it's a fluke. The latter is quite possibly the best feature considering you won't have to rush for a stool to try to turn it off manually.

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    Promising review: "I purchased a Nest Protect for the hall outside of the bedrooms, and felt that perhaps it was a bit too much for a smoke / CO detector... at least until Tuesday of this week. I received a "Smoke Emergency" alert, along with a video clip of my living room. Thick black smoke filled the entire house, with a fire visible in the kitchen. I was able to get home and save my house. I bought 3 more." —Rob Blue

    Price: $119

    7. An Apple HomePod for people who wish they had their own personal assistant. With the device, you can have Siri answer and make calls, send and respond to texts, create notes, schedule reminders, play music, and more.

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    Promising review: "This is actually our second HomePod. We loved it so much downstairs that we had to have another to put upstairs." —Gc

    Price: $299.99

    8. A 55-inch smart TV that streamlines your entertainment thanks to having all the must-have apps in one place. This VIZIO TV comes with Netflix, Hulu, and Chromecast built-in, so you can stream whatever you want with little to no hassle.

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    Promising review: "Set up and install took about 20 minutes!! The picture is clear. And the sound is amazing. I love the variety of apps that were pre-installed. It's been about a week and we have no negative opinions!" —Lucy Love19


    Price:
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    9. A pair of first-generation Apple AirPods to listen to music on-the-go. Since they don't feature any cords, just be sure to really wedge them in your ears so that they don't fall out. From personal experience, the only time to worry is if you're laying with your head tilted to the side (like on a plane or train ride).

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    Promising review: "I've had these for a couple of weeks and I'm very happy with them. I love the 'hey Siri' ability as I use Reminders for my running todo list. I especially like that I can use 1 AirPod at a time for phone calls, and when the battery wears down, I just swap out to the other ear and put the first one in the case to charge for the next swap. Very comfortable & I'm impressed with how well they stay in my ears." —loriinbellavista

    Price: $139

    10. A pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones to block out surrounding noise and, subsequently, boost concentration. These cozy headphones connect to an app on your phone and offer the option to choose between level 1 and level 10 sound, depending on the amount of background noise you want to be able to hear. Take it from someone who has them: You'll be obsessed.

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    Promising review: "These headphones are as beautiful and comfortable as they are great-sounding. I easily paired them to my phone. They come in a beautiful case. They are lightweight. They have a great cushion on the headband. I love having multiple noise-canceling features. These are very premium headphones and worth the splurge. A very great gift with wonderful sound quality." —Edjmed

    Price: $399 (available in three colors)

    11. A Lenovo Legion laptop for anyone looking to play games from their computer. With 4K video, it has such a crisp display that you won't want to look away.

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    Promising review: "Can't go wrong with a FULLY upgraded laptop by Lenovo. This is my second one, and it never skips a beat." —Jashhosh

    Price: $1,199

    12. A VANKYO mini projector to turn any room in your house into a movie theatre. The projector has an adjustable angle so that you can tailor the size of the picture to the wall you want to project it on.

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    Promising review: "I got this little guy for Christmas. And I've been nothing but impressed so far! I think a lot of people are usually worried about the image resolution with such a small projector. However, it delivers quite well on its resolution quality! The set up is fast and easy, and it's just so dang portable! I couldn't be happier with it! The product also came with a myriad of cables, which I think is a big plus since I didn't need to grab a cable on Christmas morning to use it! All in all, I think it's a great little projector." —OneHappyFella

    Price: $89.99 (available in two colors)

    13. A pair of UV-blocking sunglasses that double as headphones. The open-ear audio design lets you clearly listen to music while still being able to hear the surrounding world. In other words, they basically give your life a soundtrack without drowning out all the other noises.

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    Promising review: "I honestly was not expecting the quality of sound that these audio frames have. The sound it's really crisp and amazingly discreet, at first I thought the sound was going to be just like having an external speaker, but no, they sound like good-quality headphones, people around you can't hear it unless you have at the maximum volume, and even then the sound is not very disruptive to other people." —Luv2Bye

    Price: $199

    14. A 10.2-inch Apple iPad for folks who want to use their tablet beyond the range of Wi-Fi. It comes with touch-ID, 10 hours of battery life, stereo speakers, and more.

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    Best of all, it can be synced with your cellular plan so you can use it from anywhere.

    Price: $431 (available in three colors)

    15. A Google Nest video doorbell so you can see who's at the door. With 24/7 streaming and motion sensors, you'll be able to see if anyone steps onto your doorstep, even if they don't ring the bell.

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    Promising review: "Super easy to install. Had it working within minutes. The camera works fantastic. The facial recognition is excellent. I get instant notifications when someone comes to my door whether or not they ring the doorbell. I could choose not to but I prefer to know. I will be buying one for the back of the house next" —D7Sharp9

    Price: $199

    16. A retro arcade console that will make you want to step away from your PS4 in favor of a little vintage fun. Whether you play it alone or take turns with friends, you'll be glad to have Galaga in your home.

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    Promising review: "Great machine — I just ordered my 4th. The only downfall is that it doesn't keep your Hi-Score after you shut the machine off." –Vic

    Price: $299.99

    17. A Google Home smart speaker to stream your favorite music, podcasts, and books anywhere in your home. You can even tell it to remember things for you, which it then keeps track of in the accompanying Google Home app.

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    Promising review: "Amazing product. The accuracy of recognizing what I say is extremely good. Been using it mostly for news and music in the morning, and to impress friends when they come. I want to set up some iot lights that I can use voice control on but they're too expensive at the moment. If you have a chrome cast you'll never have to search for videos again because you can just find them with your voice and it integrates flawlessly." —iamn

    Price: $99

    18. An RCA 11-inch tablet that comes with a built-in keyboard case. The touchscreen device comes with 1GB of system memory, as well as built-in WiFi and bluetooth.

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    Promising review: "A lot of top specs packed in a very affordable tablet! I did my homework extensively and this was far and away the best deal. Love it. I got one for my mum and my son because I love mine so much! :-)" –AlanV

    Price: $87.99 (available in four colors)

    19. A Google Nest indoor security cam to keep tabs on your safe space whether your a block or states away. The best-selling tech can record motion in light and dark settings, ensuring that nothing will go unseen when one of these is set-up in your home.

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    Promising review: "These cameras are great! We are addicted. Now own five of them because they're so easy to setup and use. Great as a baby monitor, nanny cam, and security cam all in one. If you're thinking of getting one, just do it. You won't regret it." —Tommy

    Price: $199

    20. A Nintendo Switch that's as fun to play at home as it is on-the-go. In fact, the portable nature of the console is what makes it such a best-seller, as you can play it on planes, trains, and in automobiles, as well as from the comfort of your own couch. Plus, there are SO many games compatible with it.

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    Promising review: "I am absolutely in love with this console! From the colors to the portability to the user-friendliness, it's an all-around great system to have. I've owned it for about 10 days now and I absolutely don't regret my choice. It's so nice to be in the middle of a game and have my family ask to watch TV and be able to snap the joycons on and take it to play in my room instead of fighting over the TV. And I live in a small town and have to drive an hour to get to a bigger city and I love being able to take my switch and entertain myself along the way. Also, my dad and mom live an hour away from each other so it's great to be able to play switch in between houses!" —ThatMovieGeek

    Price: $299

    21. A Fitbit Versa Lite to track activity from wake to sleep. The swim-proof design tracks heart rate, provides sleep insights, and more.

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    Promising review: "love this! I suggest getting screen protection for it but other than that it does everything I need." —Dani

    Price: $159.95 (available in five colors)

    22. A pair of wireless Bose headphones for high-quality sound and zero tangled cords. These in-ear buds are water- and sweat-proof, making them especially great for anyone who likes to work out with music.

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    Promising review: "I've had these for a few years and have upgraded from the wired version to the wireless. I'm surprised at how durable these have been. I also like the volume feature on the headphone." —Jefferson92

    Price: $199 (available in three colors)

    23. A 43-inch smart TV that's small enough for a kitchen or bedroom, but big enough to stream a high-quality picture. This 4K TV comes pre-loaded with Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and more, which means less installation for you when you just want to plop down with your favorite show.

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    Promising review: "I've had this TV now for a couple of weeks, so far so good. It has a good picture, the set-up was simple, Wi-Fi no problem but still getting used to the Roku remote. The volume up and down buttons are on the side and so is the mute. I use this TV in my bedroom occasionally for watching movies when I go to bed but I also use it for local channels from an outdoor antenna ." —Elvisthebird

    Price: $199.99

    24. A Google Nest Hub to stream recipes, read directions, take notes, schedule reminders, play music, check the weather, and more. Thanks to its voice-command design, you can use it without even having to touch it, making it especially great in the kitchen, garage, or any crafty area.

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    Promising review: "I love it. I control everything from the hub. My kids' TVs, lights, temperature—and can watch them without getting out of bed. Awesome device." —PoppaHorn

    Price: $129 (available in two colors)

    25. A water-resistant Bluetooth speaker so you can play your favorite music anywhere and everywhere. Whether you're sitting on your deck, laying out in your backyard, or traversing the Rockies, this hand-held speaker will become a fast fave.

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    Promising review: "This speaker from Bose is awesome!! I have the SoundLink Revolve + portable Bluetooth speaker. This little speaker packs a mighty punch. The sound that comes out is so rich sounding. If you didn't see the speaker you would think that the sound was coming out of a full-size speaker. If you put the speaker in the center of the room everyone can experience the great sound or if you put it against a wall it will sound like you have surround sound. This speaker has a built-in handle so you can move it anywhere that you need. I love that this is a wireless speaker so it fits anywhere in your home. Since this is water-resistant you can even bring this outdoors without a worry. " —Elphie

    Price: $299 (available in two colors)

    26. A Google Nest Mini Speaker that turns any room in your home into an entertainment escape. Use it to play music, stream podcasts, tell jokes, forecast the weather, and more.

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    Promising review: "I bought the original one two years ago and decided to buy the two minis to go in my husband's computer room and one in my daughter's room so that they did not have to fight over it anymore. They love it!" —Barbara LaBella

    Price: $49 (available in four colors)

    27. An Apple TV console to turn your TV into a smart TV. Not only will it stream your favorite channels — including HBO, Hulu, Netflix, and more — but it can cast photos and videos from your iPhone onto your TV, making it great for parties and memorials where sentiment and nostalgia are key.

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    Promising review: "Its streaming quality and features are much better than the two best-known competitors I've been using. Beautiful picture and audio quality combined with ease of use make this Apple TV a winner." —CapnJim

    Price: $169

    28. A Fitbit Charge 3 that monitors all levels of fitness and activity. Whether you're jogging, running, doing yoga, weight-lifting, or sleeping, this smartwatch is keeping track. Plus, it tells time and shows text and app notifications.

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    Promising review: "I had another fitness tracker, and I misplaced it; I didn't realize how much I relied on it until it was gone. I searched the house top to bottom, it didn't turn up, I finally decided to order another one. Of course, the one I had wasn't available, so I settled on the Fitbit Charge 3, and it does so much more! It's just amazing — it does everything my other one did, plus a ton more, and I can wear it up to 7 days without recharging, instead of once a day; it tracks steps, stairs, calories burned, and more." —nanamadre

    Price: $149.95 (available in two colors)

    29. A Google Nest Learning Thermostat to save energy while smartly maintaining the temperature of your home. It links to a phone app so that you can schedule temperatures based on when you're home or away, check energy history, and even change the temperature when you're away from the house so that you'll never have to walk into a freezing or scorching abode again.

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    Promising review: "This is a great product! It saves me money when I'm gone from home and I love that I can control it from wherever I'm at." —Eileen

    Price: $249 (available in four colors)

    30. A PS4 controller stand and charger that lets you charge two remotes at a time. Plus, thanks to its sturdy design, it keeps your controls out of harm's way

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    Promising review: "I always buy a charging stand for my controllers no matter what system it is. This one is very sturdy and simple. It has a wall plug which is a plus. It charges controllers quickly and turns off after fully charged, unlike other charges I have bought for past systems. It holds two controllers which is a plus. Overall a great product" —bibzee63

    Price: $17.99

    31. A Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 Instant Camera to snap and process life's moments as they're happening. Just keep in mind that the packs of film are sold separately.

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    Promising review: "Such a fun little camera! It takes good picture, as long as the settings are right. The cartridges are easy to install and the camera is simple to use. It is a must-have for family trips and gatherings." —AlainaP

    Price: $47.97+ (available in five colors)

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