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Ever wonder where all the technology in many of the living rooms we feature is hiding? The tangle of cords, the clunky speaker systems, and the off-putting routers we’re always tripping over seem nowhere to be found. Well, that’s because our favorite creatives (think: Garance Doré and Sarah Sherman Samuel) have a secret: Samsung’s Frame TV. And for the next two days, it’s $500 off at Walmart.

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The Frame TV by Samsung, Walmart ($1,498)

Say goodbye to the days of designing around an awkward black screen. Instead the Frame TV doubles as a piece of art, blending into your gallery wall when not in use. Here’s how it works: Choose from one of four frame colors (black, white, beige, or brown), hang the device where you would any graphic art moment (it fits snug to the wall with only one thin cable connecting the screen to your cable box), and, finally, use the “Art Mode” feature to pick from more than 1,000 works to set as your television’s background when it’s turned off. A brightness sensor makes sure the piece will look realistic whether it’s day or night.

At-home entertainment is going to be essential to getting through the upcoming winter months, when outdoor activities come with a wind chill advisory. If you already have a TV, consider these other discounted smart-tech finds to elevate your experience. JBL’s Pulse Speaker is not only wireless, portable, and waterproof, but allows for a customizable light show to pump up your music listening. An LED mini projector that connects to your phone will make movie nights easy wherever you are, and for a little nostalgia, there’s also this suitcase-style record player, which doubles as a Bluetooth speaker with just the push of a button.


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