Best Buy flash sale: $440 Segway scooter, $169 Apple Watch, $20 true wireless earbuds, more

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.

“Best Buy sale” is practically redundant at this point; the store chain has been running flash sales and one-day-only sales and four-day-weekend sales for months now. And you know what? I’m fine with it, as long as the deals are good.

Some definitely are. Below I’ve rounded up a few highlights. Note that although everything is in stock and available for immediate shipping, you might want to consider curbside pickup where available. Mail and package delivery are seeing significant delays right now.

Read more: Great gifts you can still get in time for Christmas

Amazon

Here’s a Black Friday rerun, and a good one at that. The Doorbell 3 is the latest version of the Ring, offering dual 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi — meaning it should connect more consistently and stream video better. On the receiving end of that video: the Echo Show 5 (and any other devices you care to loop in). Great bundle, great price.

TCL

This isn’t quite as jaw-dropping as certain Black Friday TV deals,  but it’s still a great price on a midsize smart TV. Granted, the Android TV interface isn’t our favorite — that honor goes to Roku — but it certainly handles all your streaming needs and features the familiar Google Assistant to boot. That’s probably one reason the 50S434 earned a 4.5-star average rating from over 800 buyers.

JLab Audio

True wireless earbuds don’t come much cheaper than this. Fortunately, “cheap” isn’t code for “poor quality” in this case; JLab makes some solid audio gear, and while this is definitely at the lower-price end of its product line, these ‘buds should be fine for podcasts, background music and the like.

Surprisingly, you also get a few advanced features, like a choice between three equalizer modes and a charging case that has a built-in USB cable.

This isn’t the lowest price on record for Apple’s still-great smartwatch, but it’s $30 below what Apple charges and therefore worth a look. It’s available with a black or white sport band and comes with six free months of Apple Fitness Plus (a $60 value). Read our Apple Watch Series 3 review.

Segway

The Segway ES2 is a speedy scooter that’s ideal for quick trips to pick up groceries or takeout — something you might be doing a lot of during these pandemic days. It offers a top speed of 15.5 mph and a range of 15 miles. Even so, it’s reasonably lightweight; it weighs 27 pounds and folds up so you can carry it onto mass transit, fit it in a car trunk or store it in the corner of your coat closet.


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