5 tech items you absolutely need to upgrade your home for the new year

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The new year is officially in full swing, and what better way to kick off this fresh start than with new items to make your home feel as comfortable and in sync as possible?

We’ve already gone over the best home tech items you need for fall, but with winter already here, it’s more important than ever to make sure your home has everything you need for those cozy days and nights in.

From upgrading your entertainment setup with this stunning 43-inch Samsung LED Smart TV that’s $50 off to snagging this best-selling and TikTok-approved Nespresso coffee and espresso maker that creates gourmet hot drinks, there’s so much to choose from.

Keep scrolling to check out each pick in more detail.

1. Samsung 43-Inch Class 4K Crystal UHD LED Smart TV with HDR, $347.99 (Orig. $398)

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Many folks consider Black Friday the best time to snag incredible deals on smart TVs, but the best deals continue after the holiday season.

For instance, this Samsung 43-Inch 4K Crystal UHD LED Smart TV is currently $50 off at Walmart. You’d be hard-pressed to find another smart TV from a major brand with such a large screen size for this price.

2. Yamaha 2.1 Channel Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer, $379.95

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It doesn’t matter how expensive or fancy your TV is — a soundbar is a must-have if you want that movie theater sound from the comfort of your living room. If you’re looking for the best overall pick, the Yamaha 2.1 channel soundbar with a wireless subwoofer is the only option.

This soundbar offers excellent and powerful sound quality in a compact package. Its complementary subwoofer provides incredible bass that shakes the room — a feature that’s perfect for movie watching and binging TV shows.

For added convenience, this soundbar also comes equipped with Amazon Alexa, allowing you to control it with your voice. This will come in handy when you’ve already found your comfy spot on the sofa and are not in the mood to reach for the remote.

3. Google Chromecast with Google TV, $49.98 (Orig. $69.99)

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There are so many streaming devices on the market, but one of the sleekest, most affordable and easiest to set up is the best-selling Google Chromecast.

This customer-favorite device brings you the entertainment you love from your favorite apps and streaming services in 4K quality. What sets it apart from its competitors, like the Roku Streaming Stick and the Apple TV, is the integrated Google Assistant button on the remote. This feature lets you ask Google to find movies, shows or music without manually searching.

Also, with this device, you can cast directly from thousands of compatible Android and iOS apps on your phone, laptop or tablet and mirror your Chrome browser tab to your TV.

4. PhoneSoap Wireless UV Smartphone Sanitizer & Qi Charger, $60

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It’s no secret that our phones are our most used devices, but did you know that they’re 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat? The PhoneSoap Wireless UV Smartphone Sanitizer is the perfect solution. It gets rid of 99.99% of the germs on your phone’s surface in just 10 minutes.

Doing double duty, the sleek machine also wirelessly charges your device as it cleans it, so there’s no need to plug in any cables. Just rest your phone in the PhoneSoap case, close the lid and let it do its magic while giving your phone some juice.

5. Nespresso by De’Longhi VertuoPlus, $155

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Could Nespresso be taking Keurig‘s place as the best coffee maker on the market? According to TikTok, it’s already happened, and this is one of the best and most affordable options you can buy.

Retailing for just $155, the Nespresso by De’Longhi VertuoPlus instantly helps you step your coffee game up without even trying. This device creates freshly brewed coffee with crema as well as delicious and authentic espresso — all with the press of a button. If you’re looking for a coffee maker that brews gourmet coffee without the complications and extra steps, this one’s a no-brainer.

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5 tech items you absolutely need to upgrade your home for the new year

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