Thanksgiving break has come to an end, and you know what that means: Cyber Monday. The year’s busiest day for e-commerce, today is when you are most likely to find the lowest prices possible on anything from tablets to toys.
Every year brings with it a different spate of trending products, aka the hot-ticket items every Cyber Monday shopper has their eye on. Curious about which gadgets and accessories are making the most buzz this year? Here are the top trending products of Cyber Monday.
One of our top five smart TVs
LG’s 55” 4K Smart OLED TV is not only one of our favorite smart TVs, it’s one of the best Cyber Monday deals you can find. Discounted by 40%, this high-end television features crisp image clarity, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and an AI ThinQ hub. Whats AI ThinQ? It allows you to manage smart home products with voice controls through the LG Magic Remote, meaning you can adjust TV settings, turn lights on and off, check the weather, pull up family photos, and more without a hassle.
One of our top five laptop computers
One of the best laptops on the market isn’t a true laptop. Yes, the Microsoft Surface Pro 5 technically blends the features of a laptop with an ultra-portable slim tablet, but that’s exactly why it’s so good. It boasts an Intel Core i7 Processor, 512 GB of storage, 16 GB of RAM, and up to 13.5 hours of battery life, which is a huge improvement over the last version. Better yet, it’s discounted by almost 25% this Cyber Monday.
One of our top five air fryers
Air fryers won’t exactly turn french fries and fried chicken into health products, but they do make delicious comfort food with significantly less guilt. BLACK+DECKER’s Purify Fryer uses very little oil and can pump out deliciousness quickly with its 2.0-liter capacity. On top of that, it’s very easy to clean, and it’s nearly 50% off.
One of our top five weighted blankets
A weighted blanket may seem like an odd gift idea at first, but considering how beneficial they can be for problems like insomnia, chronic pain, sensory processing disorder, and ADHD, they can be positively life-changing without the use of any drugs or treatments. If you’re looking to improve your quality of life, we say go for the best, and the best is made by a brand aptly called Quility. Their weighted blanket is filled with hypoallergenic glass beads to prevent shifting, and its extremely durable and comfortable as well.
Amazon kids’ Fire tablet
The Amazon Fire HD 10 is flying off the digital shelves, and even without the 30% discount you get on Cyber Monday, it’s an outstanding value. Equipped with a high-definition screen and quality Dolby Audio speakers, the Fire 10 also has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, and dual-band WiFi. Battery life is also a high point at 10 hours.
One of our top five WiFi extenders
Consumer electronics grow more advanced every year, but even so, consistent WiFi reception is a real challenge. Whether it’s the construction of your house or the inefficiency of the router, spotty connections are common, which is why a WiFi extender can be a real headache-saver. We tested several and found the D-Link DAP to be one of the best extenders on the market for its simple setup and effectiveness, and it’s 50% off for Cyber Monday.
One of our top five laser tag sets
Marketed toward kids but fun for all ages (trust us), laser tag sets come in all shapes and price points, but we had an absolute blast with this version from Dynasty Toys. Put simply, it’s extremely advanced, featuring impressive range and accuracy for a consumer-grade product.
One of our top five digital cameras
Sure, pretty much every smartphone has a decent camera in 2018, but there’s still no substitute for a proper camera. We gave the Panasonic Lumix our “Best of the Best” award, due to its 4K photo and video capabilities, fast autofocusing, and integrated WiFi sharing. It’s also $300 dollars off for Cyber Monday, which doesn’t hurt.
One of our top five women’s heated jackets
Nobody likes being cold, but bulky winter layering can be uncomfortable to walk around in. That’s exactly why a heated jacket is such a genius gift idea, and there’s no better time to buy one. This 12-Volt Soft Shell jacket from Bosch came out as our favorite during testing, not only for its 10-hour battery life, but for its comfortable design and all-weather durability. And if you find yourself warmed with some battery life to spare, simply plug any mobile device into the jacket’s pocket USB port for on-the-go charging.
One of our top five bread makers
Bread makers don’t have to be expensive, evidenced by the Oster 2-Pound Expressbake. On sale for just $60, the Expressbake is compact and easy to use, featuring multiple bread and crust settings with a 13-hour programmable timer.