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November 18, 2016

The Wirecutter’s best deals: Samsung’s SmartThings Hub is 50 percent off

by John_A

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer’s guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, they may earn affiliate commissions that support their work. Read their continuously updated list of deals here.

You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends atThe Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we’ll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot—some of these sales could expire mighty soon.

Breville BFP800XL Sous Chef Food Processor

Street price: $400; MSRP: $400; Deal price: $320

A big $80 drop below the street price on this more powerful pick. While we did see a $300 sale last Black Friday, we haven’t seen many worthwhile deals since. The last drop to $320 was back in March for around a day.

The Breville BFP800XL is our more powerful pick in our best food processor guide. Our staff wrote, “This is the machine you want if you plan to use it several times a week or need a tough motor when cooking for large groups. But it’s twice the price of our main pick, and it’s more powerful (and much bigger) than most people need.”

Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven

Street price: $120; MSRP: $150; Deal price: $100 with code EARLYBF

We haven’t seen this good of a sale since June, and sales on this model were somewhat rare this year. While we used to see $75 and $85 prices over a year ago, those have dried up and it’s consistently been $120 or more. Use the code EARLYBF in your cart to drop the price down to $100.

The Panasonic FlashXpress Toaster Oven is our pick for the best toaster oven. Brendan Nystedt wrote, “For excellent toast, strong baking performance, compact size, reasonable price, and enough room to quickly heat leftovers and frozen snacks, the Panasonic FlashXpress NB-G110P is the best toaster oven we found. It cooked toast and other foods to an even, lovely golden-brown better than most other models we tried, and its toast shade settings were among the most accurate we tested. For a relatively low price, the FlashXpress stands out from a crowded pack of mediocre, cheap models, offering performance and features we found comparable to other models that are much larger and more expensive.”

Netgear Arlo Q Wired Security Camera 2-Pack

Street price: $400; MSRP: $400; Deal price: $280 with coupon

We haven’t seen many deals on the Arlo Q camera since we only recently made it our runner-up pick. We saw it at $330 and that was already the best price we’d seen, but within the past couple of days, Amazon added a $50 coupon which drops it to $280, the best price we’ve seen by far.

The Netgear Arlo Q is our runner-up pick in our guide to the best wireless security camera. Stewart Wolpin wrote, “If the Logi Circle is sold out or otherwise unavailable, get the Netgear Arlo Q, which offers very good A/V and still-photo quality in bright, dim, and no light, relatively easy setup, smart and welcome geofencing alerts, unique and customizable activity zones that limit where the camera will detect motion, and free seven-day video recording and storage, all of which offset its slightly higher-than-average price.”

Samsung SmartThings Hub

Street price: $100; MSRP: $100; Deal price: $50

This is a new low price for the Samsung SmartThings Hub, beating our previous deal by $25 and below the usual price by $50. We’ve seen a number of sales and bundles for this hub in the past few months, but this is an excellent deal on it in standalone form, allowing you to use your savings to pick and choose what companion tech to purchase to pair it with.

The Samsung SmartThings Hub is our pick for the best smart hub. Jon Chase wrote, “The Samsung SmartThings Hub is a polished, powerful option for tech-savvy DIYers who have a desire for an integrated smart home but lack the budget for or interest in a professionally installed system. It’s easy to set up on your home network, and pairing it with other smart devices is largely seamless.”

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