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The Wirecutter's best deals: $50 off a Nest Security Cam

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You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot -- some of these sales could expire mighty soon.

Ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi Thermostat 3 Sensor Bundle

Street Price: $320; MSRP: $320; Deal Price: $266

The second best price we've seen on this combo pack. There was a $250 Black Friday sale, but it's never dropped that low since. This set tends to stay within a couple dollars of the street price, with one decent sale at $274 two months ago. Since we recommend this thermostat for people with larger homes, it makes sense to grab the bundle when it's on sale rather than the individual unit.

The Ecobee3 Smarter Wi-Fi is our larger homes pick for the best smart thermostat. Jason Snell said, "For more sensors in large houses: The Ecobee3 isn't as sleek or intuitive as the Nest but, unlike the Nest, it supports stand-alone remote sensors, so it can register the temperature in different parts of your house—a nice feature for people who need multiple sensor points in a large home. It also supports Apple's HomeKit."

Nest Cam Security Camera

Street Price: $200; MSRP: $200; Deal Price: $150

This matches a deal we saw earlier in the week from Target, and at the time, it was the first sale we'd seen that dropped below $170. Since the Target deal expired, this is another chance at a big discount on this security camera.

The Nest Cam is the top pick in our guide on the best wireless IP camera. Jason Snell said, "It offers a simple way to capture what's going on in your home while you're away and can alert you to unexpected sounds and movements. The Nest Cam provides a clear high-definition video stream with a field of view wide enough to encompass almost any room (larger than most competitors). Video is crisp and clear, with fine detail across a variety of lighting conditions; the Nest Cam performs as well or better than the other models we tested."

Pebble Time Round Smartwatch

Street Price: $180; MSRP: $200; Deal Price: $150

This matches the best price we've seen on this watch, and it's only the second time we've seen it drop this low. All colors can still be ordered at this price, as well as the 14mm size, though some of them are backordered and will ship once they're in stock.

The Pebble Time Round is our budget pick for the best smartwatch for Android phones. Kevin Purdy said, "Most reviewers (Wired and CNET, to name two) found the Time Round to be the best watch that Pebble has made, but a bit pricey at its original price of $250. At its new $200 price, it has just enough smartwatch functionality, and good enough looks, to make it a worthwhile companion to your Android phone."

Roku Streaming Stick

Street Price: $50 MSRP: $50 Deal Price: $39

This is the second sale we've seen on this streaming stick, and it slightly beats our previous low. Our last deal was for $40, so this doesn't drop much below that, but it is still $20 less than the sale prices we sometimes see on the Roku 2.

The Roku Streaming Stick is our pick for the best media streamer. Chris Heinonen said, "The Roku Streaming Stick offers the widest selection of content, the best search, the best interface, and the best user experience. Unlike prior versions, the current Roku Streaming Stick offers all the speed and performance of the more expensive Roku 2, drops some extra features that many people probably don't need, and adds other benefits."

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