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.
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 audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
. Follow him on Twitter @geclauser.