Welcome to HUSTLR’s holiday season shopping guide!
Here, we’ll outline the best deals you can get to step up your content creation setup. Do keep in mind that inventory is expected to run out quickly this holiday season, so be sure to jump on the deals below if you’re interested in them.
With that out of the way, let’s explore the best deals you can get this holiday season.
NEW Apple MacBook Air with M1 Chip
If you need a laptop that is lightweight, has long battery life, and decent processing power, you cannot go wrong with the MacBook Air. It’s also one of our top recommendations for laptops for podcasting, since it has everything you need to run your podcast on the go.
Now, the MacBook Air has been revamped with the brand new M1 Chip from Apple, giving it far superior performance and battery life than before. The all new M1 processor now boasts incredible performance while outputting minimal heat, which means this all-new Macbook Air actually doesn’t require a fan, resulting in completely silent operation even under intensive workloads.
For $999, this deal beats almost any other laptop out of the water in terms of value for money.
NEW Apple MacBook Pro with M1 Chip
For those of you who need a more powerful Macbook, the Macbook Pro has also been updated with the brand new M1 Chip, this time optimized for even more performance thanks to the Macbook Pro’s superior cooling capacity.
Equipped with a near-silent fan, the new M1 Macbook Pro allows the powerful M1 Chip to fully utilize its processing power, which gives you top-tier performance that rivals even the most expensive Intel chips that was released just a couple of months ago.
With the new M1 Macbook Pro, you’re essentially getting performance from Macs that would cost $3,000 – $4,000 just a year or two ago. Now, that same incredible performance can be had for under $1,299 in a slim, sleek form factor.
If you need a powerful Macbook, this option is a total no-brainer as it presents an unprecedented value for money considering the performance you’re getting.
Apple AirPods Pro
The AirPods Pro by Apple is one of the best wireless earbuds you can get, especially if you own an iPhone or any other Apple device. It pairs seamlessly with your devices and offers incredible sound quality without the hassle of dealing with any wires.
The Pro version provides far superior audio quality compared to the normal AirPods, and is now discounted by $50 down to $199 from its original price of $249. This is the best price we’ve seen for the AirPods Pro, and would make for the perfect holiday gift for almost anyone.
Bose Noise Cancelling 700 Headphones
The 700 by Bose is the successor to their ultra-popular QC35, featuring a sleek profile that is not ordinarily found in high end headphones.
If you need a pair of noise cancelling headphones, you can’t beat this deal. With the 700, expect top tier sound quality paired along with class leading noise cancelling functionality. The lightweight body is also optimized for comfort, as shown in its minimal and lightweight design. Moreover, this headphone connects to your device wirelessly, reducing clutter on your workspace.
These headphones would be perfect for podcasting, streaming or if you just want to use it for music. It’s small form factor also makes it perfectly suited for using it on the go, since it can also connect to your phone via Bluetooth.
Normally priced at $379, you can now pick one of these up at $40 off for just $339 on Amazon. There is also a limited Artic White variant available that is discounted even further down to just $299, which saves you $80 from the normal retail price. If you find this variant in stock, it’s an absolute steal!
The Shure MV7 is a brand new mic from Shure that is based on the infamous Shure SM7B. The SM7B is used by prominent podcasters for years, thanks to its incredible sound quality that produces a radio-broadcaster like sound profile.
Now, Shure is bringing that same quality down to a more condensed package. The MV7 is a cut down SM7B that retains most of the SM7B’s signature sound quality, but in a smaller form factor and with a more accessible price point at $249.
While $249 might sound expensive, one key thing to note here is that the MV7 can still produce its top-tier sound quality even when connected via USB; meaning that you don’t need to invest in an expensive XLR setup, which can cost a few hundred dollars by itself.
This makes the MV7 a far better deal than the SM7B, where you’d be looking at upwards of $600-$700 for the total cost when you consider the other gear you’d need to invest in to get the most out of the SM7B.
All in all, if you want incredible sound quality for your podcasts, voice overs, or just to sound awesome during your zoom calls – the MV7 will make you sound incredible. It’s also one of the few high end microphones that requires little to no setup since it can just plug into your computer via USB.
If you are on a tight budget but want better sound quality than your built-in microphones on your laptop or webcam, the K669B from Fifine would do the job for just around $#0. This simple USB mic will easily blow any microphone that you find on your laptop or phone out of the water while still being very affordable.
If you are still doing zoom calls with a horrible mic, the K669B is a no-brainer to drastically improve your sound quality at a budget friendly price.
If you are looking for a high end camera with a full frame sensor, the go-to for the past couple of years are the Sony A series, where the A7 III and the A7S III have been dominating the market.
Now, Sony has released the A7C, which brings the same full frame sensor down to a smaller body and lower price point. Compared to other cameras with the same form factor, the A7C is easily leagues better than the competition since it uses the full frame sensor that is normally reserved for larger cameras. The A7C also features Sony’s latest imaging processor, which means it will not overheat under any circumstance, giving you peace of mind even when you are recording resource-intensive 4K footage.
The dynamic range, low light performance, and clarity that the A7C offers would give your videos a professional look that is only rivaled by the best cameras out right now. With its smaller size, the A7C is perfect if you are looking for a top tier camera that is easy to carry around. Moreover, the A7C also comes in a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than the A7III and offers the same performance in terms of image quality – making this a no brainer even if you are remotely considering the A7 III.
HyperX QuadCast S
If you are looking for a microphone that looks the part for your streaming setup, look no further than the HyperX QuadCast S. The original Quadcast has been one of the most popular microphones among streamers, thanks to its incredible looks, ease of use, and robust sound quality.
With the QuadCast S, HyperX has equipped it with RGB lighting, easily making this microphone the best looking option you can get for your stream. The RGB lights aren’t just for show either, they act as an indicator on whether the microphone is muted or not, since you can tap the top of the microphone if you need to quickly mute it, which can be super handy during streams.
Stay tuned for more deals!
Bernard currently works full-time as a growth hacker and content researcher for HUSTLR. When he was studying in the US 2 years ago, he flipped Yeezys on eBay as a side hustle to fund his degree and living expenses. He’s currently working on his Amazon FBA business & dropshipping on the side.