Wirecutter’s best deals: Nikon’s Coolpix B700 Superzoom drops to $350
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You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at 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.
Eufy HomeVac Duo Stick Vacuum
Street price: $100; Deal price: $80
This is a new low price on a vacuum we like in our best stick vacuum guide. The Eufy HomeVac Duo has a pop-out hand vacuum module, thus the Duo name. Usually between $100 and $110, at $80 for the red model, this deal beats the lowest price we’d previously seen by about $5 dollars. Looking for black or white instead? Both are also discounted at $83, a few dollars below the previous low. Shipping is free with Prime.
The Eufy HomeVac Duo is our versatile and affordable pick in our guide to the best stick vacuums. Liam McCabe wrote, “If you want a budget cordless vacuum with more battery life or the ability to pull double duty as a hand vacuum, check out the Eufy HomeVac Duo (formerly known as the Anker HomeVac Duo). Like the Hoover Linx, the Eufy HomeVac Duo can’t compete with the Dyson V6 in cleaning power, but it’s useful for tidying up.”
Nikon Coolpix B700 Superzoom Camera
Street price: $450; Deal price: $350
If you’re looking specifically for a superzoom camera, this is a very solid drop on the Nikon Coolpix B700, our top pick. Usually well over $400, at $350 this is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for it new and it’s roughly equivalent in price to where we usually see it sold in refurbished condition by a trusted retailer, so grab one while you can. Shipping is free.
The Nikon Coolpix B700 is our top pick in our guide to the best superzoom camera. Ben Keough wrote, “Although none of the models we tested ticked all of the boxes on our checklist, the Nikon Coolpix B700 includes the most important features you could want in a superzoom. In particular, its eye sensor makes switching between the rear screen and the electronic viewfinder a breeze, the articulating rear LCD enables easy off-angle shooting, the raw capture is a great feature for anyone who owns image-processing software, and the impressive lens zooms in to an incredible 1440mm-equivalent focal length, long enough to fill the frame with a building located a mile away. You can find some of the B700’s individual attributes in other superzooms, but no competitors combine them all in a reasonably sized camera body. Ken McMahon of Camera Labs agrees, writing that “there’s very little that compares with the B700 at this price point.”
Aukey USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter 2-pack
Street price: $10; Deal price: $7 w/ code AUKEYAA1
If you have a computer or peripherals with legacy ports you plan to hold on to, now’s the time to start stocking up on adapters as USB-C is rapidly becoming ubiquitous. Right now, thankfully, you can save on a 2-pack of our recommended nub adapters when you use code AUKEYAA1. The code is valid for a 2-pack in the black or white colors and lowers the price from $10 to $7, matching the previous low we’ve seen. Shipping is free with Prime or a qualifying $25 purchase.
The Aukey USB-C to USB 3.0 Adapter is our top nub adapter pick in our guide to the best USB-C adapters, cables, and hubs. Nick Guy wrote, “Of the models we tested, our favorite nub-style adapter is Aukey’s CB-A1-2, available in a two-pack for less than $10. (If you want just one, there’s also the CB-A1, but having a handful of these around is useful.) The plastic-bodied dongle is a little over an inch from end to end (including its own USB-C plug), about half an inch wide, and barely thicker than the USB plug that you’ll connect to, so you can use two of the adapters side-by-side on a 2016 MacBook Pro, though it’s a tight fit. The CB-A1 is nothing fancy, but it works well, and it’s cheap enough that you could buy a few packs and just leave the adapters attached to the cables and plugs of your legacy peripherals.”
Refurbished DJI Phantom 3 Standard
Street price: $400; Deal price: $314
We’ve been fans of DJI drone refurbs for some time due to the generous warranty, the same offered for DJI drones when purchased new. This refurbished DJI Phantom 3 standard, sold via the Newegg DJI storefront, is available for $314, about as low as we’ve seen the Phantom 3 on sale without a coupon code. While we’ve seen this $314 price a few times, for a beginner, it’s an affordable price for a very capable drone. Shipping is free.
The DJI Phantom Standard is our budget pick in our guide to the best drones. Mike Perlman wrote, “If all you want is something to capture aerial footage on occasion for personal use and social-media sharing, and you don’t need advanced flight features or collision-avoidance technology, you can save several hundred dollars by getting the DJI Phantom 3 Standard. It has all the important core features you need from a video drone, including high-resolution 2.7K video recording, excellent image and flight stabilization, and limited smart-flight modes like Follow Me (tracks and follows a subject) and Point of Interest (encircles a subject while capturing photos and videos). But it doesn’t fold up, it comes with an outdated controller, and it’s limited to a half-mile operating range.”
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