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Wirecutter's best deals: Save $75 on a Huawei Watch

Engadget Engadget 16/06/2016 Jon Turi

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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.

OXO On 9 Cup Coffee Maker

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

The first time we've seen this coffee maker hit this price, $10 below the previous low. If you'd prefer a larger unit, our larger upgrade pick has also hit a new low at $225.

The OXO On 9 Cup Coffee Maker is our pick for the best coffee maker. Cale Guthrie Weissman said, "In the past, you had to choose between a coffee maker that makes good coffee, or one that has all the features you might want. The OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker is the first machine that successfully combines the best of both worlds. Simply put, the OXO On makes it easy to brew a really good cup of coffee. If you grind your beans to the correct particle size (which is extremely important) and weigh the grounds so they extract just enough, the OXO will take the reins from there. Operation is very simple—just spin a dial to indicate the number of cups and press the button. Once that's done, all you have to do is wait about 6 minutes and the coffee will be ready."

In regards to taste, "There are two important factors that make for a well-built automatic drip machine: how well it heats water and how it transports the water from the basin to the beans. On both counts, the OXO does very well. In our tests, the hot water measured 195 degrees Fahrenheit. This is slightly cooler than the acceptable SCAA range (which is between 197 and 204), but it's possible that our testing may have cooled it by a degree or two when we opened the lid to take the temperature. OXO's showerhead also evenly distributes the water atop the grounds to ensure that every particle is being extracted as evenly as possible. These two factors contribute to a better tasting cup of coffee. Our panel noted that the OXO's coffee tasted "well-balanced," with a nice "sweetness" to it that the others didn't have."

Refurbished ARRIS SURFBoard SB6141 Cable Modem

Street Price: $55 (new); MSRP: $100 (new); Deal Price: $40

We've seen this deal a couple of times and if history holds steady, that means another small drop in price could happen in the next couple of months. However, since you save money each month by owning a cable modem vs renting, you'll have to consider whether it's worth saving a few bucks for a potential drop to $35 vs the rental fee you'll be paying those months.

The SB6141 is the top pick in our guide on the best cable modem. David Murphy writes, "This cable modem is the only one that supports most of the fastest Internet packages from 7 out of 8 major ISPs. It's reliable and popular, and it pays for itself in the first year or so."

Huawei Smartwatch

Street Price: $325; MSRP: $350; Deal Price: $250

This matches a recent sale, though that one went out of stock quickly and changed to a shipping in 1-2 months status. This is only the second time we've seen this price.

The Huawei Watch is the upscale pick in our guide on the best smartwatch for Android phones. Kevin Purdy wrote, "Its design, heft, and one-piece body make this a more traditional "men's watch." Its AMOLED display is also sharper in the always-on ambient mode."

UE Boom 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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

While this tends to bounce between $180-$200, the last $150 deal was around for almost a month. Once it expired, the prices shot back up to the usual $200 and we haven't seen a decent sale since. This deal is currently available on the cherrybomb, green machine, and tropical models.

The UE Boom 2 is the portable Bluetooth speaker pick in our guide on the best gifts for urbanites. The Wirecutter staff wrote, "One of our favorite rugged Bluetooth speakers, Logitech's UE Boom 2, is a fantastic portable unit that's small enough to toss into a bag for a day out but capable of producing enough sound to fill a small apartment. The Boom 2 is the successor to our previous top pick, the original UE Boom, but it sounds a bit better, plays a little louder, has a fully waterproof design, offers greater Bluetooth range (up to 100 feet), and, according to the company, can withstand drops as far as 5 feet onto hard surfaces."

Deals change all the time, and some of these may have expired. To see an updated list of current deals, please go to The Wirecutter.com.

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