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How’s the home office these days? Are you tired of hunching over a 13-inch laptop screen? Or maybe feeling like a second screen would help your productivity?
Presto: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy has the, with free shipping or curbside pickup (where available). Regular price: $250. (This is part of the happening this week.)
The 27f is a 27-inch monitor with a 1,920×1,080 native resolution, 5ms response time and 75Hz refresh rate. If you don’t speak monitor, those are all good numbers — with a caveat.
I’d always suspected that a monitor of this size might actually feel “too big” given that resolution, that it wouldn’t prove as useful as one that could run at, say, 2,560×1,440 or even 4K. More pixels would produce a sharper image and let you fit more windows onscreen at a time.
But then I conducted a quick Twitter survey and found that lots of folks really like this size and don’t find the resolution limiting at all:
Meanwhile, some 3,700 Best Buy customers collectively rated this monitor 4.7 stars out of 5. So, yeah, I think you’ll like it. But if you do think that screen might overwhelm your desk (or your eyeballs), you can also get an.
The only bummer is the warranty: Just one year, versus two or three years on some other brands.
Get the Hover-1 Superfly hoverboard for $120 — and a free Nomatic wallet for some reason
With proper protection (helmet, etc.) and safe practices, a hoverboard can be incredibly fun. (And when was the last time you heard of one catching fire? (Jinx.))
Also at Best Buy today, the— $80 off the regular price. Add it to your cart and you’ll also find a free Nomatic Wallet in there, a $20 value. Why? Um, you know, because hoverboards… wallets… it’s the most natural pairing since poodles and socket wrenches.
The Superfly (which is already awesome just on the name alone) has a range of up to six miles. It features customizable (!) LED wheels and trim and built-in Bluetooth speakers for listening to tunes while rolling.
Pointless? Impractical? Sure. Incredibly cool? Absolutely. I haven’t ridden a hoverboard in a couple years and I still totally want one of these. There’s a 4.5-star average rating from nearly 300 buyers, too.
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