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Google’s camera-equipped Nest Hub Max smart display is $40 off

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If you’re keeping track of the ludicrous amount of things being announced at CES this week, you already know there are plenty of new toys to look forward to coming down the pipeline in 2022. Though, as excited as we are, most of it is going to be very costly. We love the idea of a 97-inch TV as much as the next person, but let’s instead take a look at some great deals on tech we can own today that shouldn’t require a second mortgage.

Starting us off, the Google Nest Hub Max is a sizable 10-inch smart display with a loud speaker and a camera, and you can get it for $189 ($40 off) — just $10 short of its very best price from Black Friday. It’s available in chalk or charcoal colorways at this price from Adorama, Walmart, B&H Photo, and Best Buy. This deal is similar to the one we mentioned yesterday on the smaller seven-inch Nest Hub, though the Max offers better sound quality, more screen real estate for viewing that excellent Google Photos-powered homescreen, and a camera for video calls. It’s one of the best smart displays you can buy today, especially if you value Google’s software experience and app ecosystem. Read our review.

Google Nest Hub Max

The Nest Hub Max has a 10-inch screen and integrated camera for making video calls. It is Google’s largest and most complete Google Assistant smart display.

Staying in the neighborhood of smart home tech while hopping the fence to Amazon’s walled garden of products, the Ring Floodlight Camera Plus is currently on sale for $149 ($30 off) at B&H Photo. The floodlight camera space has many solid options and continues to get more competitive with a recent addition from Google’s Nest. This camera from Ring is a more affordable counterpart to the Ring Floodlight Cam Pro and features 1080p recording with bright LED lights, night vision, and weather resistance (it’s meant to live outside, of course). At this discounted price of $149, it’s a full $100 cheaper than the higher-end Pro model.

Ring Floodlight Camera Plus (wired)

This 1080p HD security camera has motion-activated LED floodlights, a 105dB security siren, and lets you get motion-activated notifications even when you’re away from home.

Let’s shift to cameras more focused on letting the world see that lovely face of yours. Best Buy has the Elgato Facecam for $30 off on its Deal of the Day. This drops the popular streamer cam down to $170, matching its all-time low price. Speaking of matching, Amazon is currently matching this deal as well. The Facecam lacks a mic but offers a solid 1080p feed at 60fps with tweakable picture settings on Elgato’s Camera Hub app. It’s good enough to get a nod in our guide on the best webcams you can buy, and that $30 discount helps alleviate its biggest downside, its price point.