14 best weekend deals: speakers, video games and more


An isolated winter quarantine is no joke. Luckily, there’s no shortage of ways to spend the cold winter months indoors, whether you sip hot chocolate, cuddle in front of a fire, or burn your eyes playing video games for hours a day (guilty) . If you’re scrolling endlessly, looking for entertainment, we’ve got a few options here with this weekend’s deals. We also found affordable prices on one of our favorite little Bluetooth speakers, a sound bar, and the best video calling device on the market.

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$ 50 off our favorite video calling device

Photography: Facebook

It is hardly an exaggeration to say that Facebook portal devices saved my family (Adrienne) in quarantine. We have a standard portal my daughter and I use for zooms with friends (her) and colleagues (me). We also have a Portal TV It made chaotic vacation video calling so much easier and more enjoyable.

If you hate the idea of ​​giving Facebook more than the smallest fraction of your paycheck, however, this is one of the best deals I’ve seen on the Portal Mini. It has all the functionality of the standard portal but costs a lot less. If you and your significant other are currently further apart than normal, this would also make a great Valentine’s Day gift.

The Facebook Mini portal is on sale for $ 79 ($ 50 off)

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Yamaha YAS-209BL Soundbar.

Photography: Yamaha

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