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The Wirecutter's best deals: TCL's 50-inch Roku TV and more!

Other picks include Motorola's Moto G and Nextgear's EX6200 WiFi extender.

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This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. Read their continuously updated list of deals at TheWirecutter.com.

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.

TCL 50FS3800 50-Inch TV

Street price: $420; MSRP: $600; deal price: $350

This TV has seen a gradual decline for some time now. It dropped to $420 in January, and we thought it was worth posting when it finally hit $400. Since then it has actually dropped down to $350, its lowest price ever. And since you already have streaming video built into this one, you save money due to not requiring a separate streaming device.

The TCL 50FS3800 is our streaming content pick for the best TV around $500. Chris Heinonen said, "The 50-inch TCL 50FS3800 offers an image that is worse than the other models we tested but does include complete Roku functionality. This gives it access to far more streaming apps and services than any other TV and an interface that's clean and easy to use. Setup is simple and easier than any other TV, and the remote is sparse but functional. For the person that places ease-of-use and streaming above picture quality, the TCL can be compelling."

Netgear EX6200 Wi-Fi Extender

Street price: $105; MSRP: $150; deal price: $90

This is the first good sale we've seen on this Wi-Fi extender and a new low by $10. This extender tends to bounce between $100 and $110, so while this isn't a huge savings, it's a nice discount.

The Netgear EX6200 is our pick for the best Wi-Fi extender<. David Murphy said, "The Netgear EX6200 is the best wireless extender for most people. It was the only extender we tested that hit speeds above 30 Mbps from 63 feet away—faster than most home Internet plans in the US—and delivered a flawless 4K YouTube stream at that distance. It's expensive, but the extender's great speed and range, multiple operating modes, and Gigabit Ethernet ports make it the best choice for people who need a good signal for all of their faraway Wi-Fi (and wired) devices."

Refurbished Nikon COOLPIX S6900 Camera

Street price: $170 (new); MSRP: $190 (new); deal price: $100

This refurbished deal is a huge discount off of the best price we've ever seen on this camera. We previously featured a deal on a new model at $170, and that has since become the street price. This particular deal drops a whopping $70 below that, has been refurbished by Nikon, and comes with a 90 day warranty. It's also available on eBay through BuyDig.

The Nikon COOLPIX S6900 Camera is our runner-up pick for the best cheap compact camera. Amadou Diallo said, "It has a tilting and touch-sensitive rear screen for both easier use in direct sunlight and a faster method of setting the autofocus point. A fast full-resolution burst mode of 9 fps means you're more likely to capture the perfect moment when shooting moving subjects.It also comes with a neat built-in stand that lets you prop the camera up in a stable portrait-shooting position. There's a screen that tilts up to face forward and a shutter button on the front of the camera, all perfect for taking selfies."

Motorola Moto G 16GB Smartphone

Street price: $220; MSRP: $220; deal price: $200

Here's a solid deal on this budget Motorola smartphone. This is the first official price drop on the 2015 model of this product. If Amazon runs out of stock, the deal is also available from Motorola until March 7.

The Motorola Moto G is our pick for the best budget Android phone. Ryan Whitwam said, "The Moto G offers the perfect mix of price and features for a budget smartphone, with a clean, feature-rich version of Android that's better than what you'll find on most flagship phones, above-average battery life, and best-in-class build quality with IPX7 water resistance."

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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