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The Sony A9F presents a strong alternative to competitors like the LG C8 but you'll be paying more for the increase in quality. The 4k display combines a native 120hz refresh rate with ‘Motionflow XR’ technology to maintain sharpness during fast-paced scenes. This HDR (High Dynamic Range) TV covers the depth and breadth of the color spectrum using 8-million self-illuminating pixels. The television comes in two models: 55” ($2,798) and 65” ($3,798). Both ship equipped with Android TV.
This overnight moisturizer uses hyaluronic acid and pure soy to hydrate and nourish your face. Your face will feel softer and there will be no rinsing needed as there is no excess residue. The moisturizer helps brighten dull skin tones and reduces coloration. Use the oil-free formula 2 to 3 times per week as needed. Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Facial Moisturizer is also budget friendly at $12.39 for 1.7 ounces and $32.99 for a multi-pack.
The Razer Mamba makes this list and the Mamba Elite offers the capability for an upgrade. The extended chroma lighting zones offer increased customization for the gamer who likes to game in style. 16,000 DPI allows high-level precision. The rubber side grips preserve the mouse’s functionality and the user’s comfort over long gaming sessions. This wired gaming mouse is currently offered for $68.79.
The Matebook X finds a spot on this list and the 2019 MateBook 13 model is a strong alternative for those looking to save. The ‘13’ model is smaller but faster. The Whiskey Lake processor provides efficient processing power which some students might need. This comes at the cost of having a smaller resolution (2160 x 1440 ) . The resolution is still brilliant and more than adequate for most college students. You can choose between the core i5 ($836.99) and core i7 ($1199.99) models.
The Fire TV Stick 4K is the upgrade option to the regular version (Fire TV Stick) with the same Alexa Voice Remote and the added ability to stream 4K content, including 4K Netflix videos (note: 4k Netflix plan is required) and Prime videos. While most people might still be using 1080p TVs, I'd recommend paying $10 for this upgrade to future-proof your media streamer. With 4K TV prices falling fast, your next TV will most likely be 4k-enabled.
This gaming monitor offers a speedy 1ms response time and up to 155hz refresh rate (overclocked). This is slightly higher than the standard 144hz of its peers. This creates a smooth gaming experience when paired with the AMD freesync capabilities. You don’t have to sacrifice performance for visuals. If you have a powerful graphics card, this monitor supports resolutions up to 2560 X 1440 (QHD) which allows for a visually stunning gaming experience. This 'Amazon's Choice' monitor costs $319.99.
These wireless headphones are for those who want a sleek design alternative and a ‘warm’ sound experience. Sharp mid-frequencies are somewhat dampened with these lightweight headphones. If you want a softer listening experience then these prove to be a solid choice. If you like to feel the ‘attack’ of sharper sounds during a workout or movie, then these are likely not the right headphones for you. The Cortani AI offers familiarity for Microsoft users and fans of the Halo franchise. $249.99.
The Samson Q2U is a popular recording choice for entry-level podcasters. It offers high-quality recordings for those on a budget. The cardioid pattern minimizes noise from the sides of the mic. The microphone has both USB and XLR outputs which allows you to either directly connect to a computer (USB) or to a mixer (XLR). The headphone input lets the user monitor audio quality without a delay. The Amazon order comes with a microphone clip, cables, tabletop stand, and a windscreen for $59.99.
This microphone is a direct competitor to the Samson Q2U and the difference usually comes down to which one is less expensive on the day of purchase. The Technica offers both USB and XLR outputs. This future-proofs your recording experience if you decide to add an audio mixer in the future. The cardioid pattern limits noise from the sides and rear of the microphone. The Technica mic is suitable for field or home recording. and will cost the podcaster $67.95.
This dynamic instrument microphone is great if you need some versatility in your podcasts. It was designed for stage performances but has become a popular podcasting mic in recent years due to its relatively low price and recording quality. If you need to follow up a home recording session with a small live show and want to use a single mic, then the enCORE 100i might be the right choice for you. The mic has a very ‘warm’ sound. Requires phantom power. The mic currently sells for $69.99.