December 22, 2011 by Grant Clauser
The original and still the king of streaming media devices is now $10 cheaper. Last week we told you about a great deal on the Roku XDS, but now we’ve found the newest series, the Roku 2, is also discounted. Sure, the discount it only $10 ($11 if you get it from Amazon), but the $10 you save can go toward your Netflix subscription, rent a Vudu movie or pay for your HDMI cable. If you don’t have a smart TV yet, this is the product to own.
The Ruku 2 XS is the premium model in the Roku 2 line. It offers built-in Wi-Fi, 1080p playback and a free full copy of Angry Birds in addition to the 300+ channels you can add to the unit.
If you’re a major Angry Birds fan you might want to check out the red Angry Birds special editor of the Roku 2 XS player, which is also $89 (originally $119). Buy it directly from Roku and get the shipping thrown in for free.
Speaking of Angry Birds, check out what this extreme fan did for a Christmas lights display.
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Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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