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Didn't get the gadget gift you were hoping for? Fear not because today's after Christmas sales feature plenty of Editors' Choice-level electronics deals. Whether you want to upgrade your podcast with a better-sounding mic or you want an AirPlay-supporting speaker to go with your new iPhone, we've got 5 Editors' Choice deals starting at $40.
Is It Worth It?: "The Samson Meteor Mic is a solid portable USB studio microphone from a company with an established history," says TUAW. Quality-wise, it even tops the more popular Yeti mic. PC Mag echoes those sentiments saying "voices are extremely clear, and any podcast not already using a high-end microphone will see an immediate bump in quality" with the Meteor mic. In addition to its attractive design, this Editors' Choice mic features a 20Hz to 20kHz frequency response, Cardioid pickup pattern, fold-back leg design, and a 25mm diaphragm condenser.
Is It Worth It?: When it comes to features, the Editors' Choice Onkyo TX-NR525 delivers. The 5.2-channel receiver offers six HDMI ports, which CNET says is two ports more than what you'd get from other receivers in its price range. You also get onboard streaming-audio support for Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, Slacker, and Internet radio via an Ethernet port. There's no built-in WiFi or AirPlay support (for music players you get a front-facing USB port), but the former can be added via adapters, which CNET also says are priced lower than WiFi adapters for other receivers. Delivering 80 watts per channel into five channels, this receiver comes bundled with two Klipsch Reference Series RF-52 II Floor Speakers.
Is It Worth It?: If you don't mind losing two HDMI ports for 7.1-channel and 3D support, the Onkyo HT-R2295 is your machine. The $200 Editors' Choice receiver features 130 watts per channel into seven channels, four HDMI ports, and even comes with a $15 Best Buy credit if you opt for in-store pickup. Internet radio fans keep in mind there's no Ethernet connection, although you do get a front-facing USB port for plugging in your music player of choice.
Is It Worth It?: While most merchants typically price this Bluetooth speaker at $100 or more, today only Woot Tech offers it for $85 shipped. It supports most methods of wireless play including Bluetooth, DLNA, and AirPlay. There's also a Lightning connector for newer iPhones and iPod touches. This Editors' Choice speaker offers 2-channel sound and 40 watts of power.
Is It Worth It?: If you're lucky enough to live near a Fry's, you can simplify your gadget life with the Logitech Harmony Ultimate remote. This Editors' Choice remote can control up to 15 devices and features a 2.4" touchscreen. It's currently at an all-time low and the best price we could find by $76.