Electronic Deals – May 7, 2018: SmartThings Home Kit, Fossil Q Explorist, Samsung Gear VR & More


Today over on Amazon you can find a pretty great deal on the Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit as it's on sale right now for just $130, and down from its normal price of $250, meaning this is over $100 off the standard price and making it easy and inexpensive to get started with setting up your smart home, and you'll definitely need something like the SmartThings Home Kit if you want to control all your various smart home products with little effort. The SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit comes with the hub, a SmartThings Motion Sensor, two all-purpose sensors, and one SmartThings outlet. You'll also want to download the SmartThings app to make sure you can configure everything and control it all once the setup is done.

You'll also find a pretty good deal on the Fossil Q Explorist smartwatch, which runs Wear OS, formerly known as Android Wear. This smartwatch is currently available for $156.97, down from its original price of $275, making it over $100 off as well, and with it you can easily stay connected to just about everything on your phone that you'd want easy access to without having to pull your phone out of your pocket. With plenty of apps at your fingertips, all which can now be downloaded directly from and onto the watch now that Wear OS devices have the Play Store, you can chat, get directions, and even talk with Google Assistant all from your wrist.

Lastly, you'll also find a great deal on the Gear VR headset from Samsung. This is the most recent model that comes with the Gear VR controller, and works with a large variety of the most recent Galaxy devices, like the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Plus, and others. The Gear VR normally goes for $129.99, but right now Amazon has it on sale for $92 which brings it down by about $38.


All of the deals listed below are accurate for today, and will expire at midnight PST on their expiration date. But keep in mind that some of these deals may end before then, if stock runs low or simply runs out. So if you are looking to get in on one of these deals, you'll want to do it as soon as possible.

Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit
Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit - $129.99

Samsung’s SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit is the core of what you need to get started with a properly fitted smart home, as the included hub helps to tie all your smart home products together. This is especially true thanks to the compatibility that SmartThings has with tons of different smart home brands, like Samsung, Amazon, Bose, Schlage, Yale, Cree, Philips, Google, and more. With this at the core of your smart home, you can easily monitor and control things like your lights, your smart thermostat, your TV, your speakers, and a large collection of other types of products.

Fossil Q Explorist Smartwatch
Fossil Q Explorist Smartwatch - $156.97

Fossil has long-been a brand associated with watches, but not just standard watches as it has made quite a few smartwatches over the last few years, and the Q Explorist is one of its latest from 2017. It runs on Wear OS which is Google”s revamp of Android Wear, it comes with three crown buttons for interacting with various features, such as waking the display, and it tracks your activities like walking and other exercises in addition to showing you notifications. Fossil also boasts a 24-hour battery life for the watch, which means you’ll likely charge it every other day if you’re not constantly checking the screen for new details.

Samsung Gear VR With Controller
Samsung Gear VR With Controller - $92

Samsung’s Gear VR powered by Oculus is one of the better mobile headsets available, and right now it’s on sale which makes it a great deal. It’ll fit a wide variety of Galaxy devices including Samsung’s latest and now that it comes with the controller it’s easier than ever to navigate through the menus of the user interface, play games, and interact with applications. It’s also fairly comfortable thanks to the included straps and padded backing that sits against your face, and since it’s powered by your smartphone it doesn’t have batteries or need to be recharged every single day, which is a huge plus as you won’t have one more thing to worry about keeping topped up.

Smartphones & Tablets

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus With Free SD Card & Charger
Amazon Fire HD 8
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Google Pixel XL 128GB Factory Unlocked International Version - Very Silver
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Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus 64GB US Version


TP-Link AV2000 Powerline Adapter Kit
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Vansky Motion Activated LED Light Strip
$14 W/Code
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AUKEY Dimmable LED Floor Lamp
$19.50 W/Code
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Amazon Echo Show
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Amazon Echo Spot
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Amazon Echo 2nd Gen
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Roku Streaming Stick
Insteon Smart Light Switch
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Arlo Pro Security System
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Fitbit Versa Smartwatch
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Fitbit Flex 2
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Headphones, Speakers, Home Audio

Anker SoundBuds Slim Wireless Headphones
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Denon 7.2 Full 4K AV Receiver - Works With Alexa
Bose Companion 5 Speaker System
Bowers And Wilkins P5 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
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Sony SRSXB30 Bluetooth Speaker


Panasonic HC-V770 Camcorder
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Sony RX100
GoPro HERO 5 Session

PCs & PC Accessories

Acer 27-Inch WQHD Display
Logitech MX Master 2S
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ASUS 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop
LG 29-Inch Ultra Wide FHD IPS Monitor
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