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- Some regions are beginning to ease their shelter in place orders and allow some nonessential businesses to reopen. As we’re seeing in Texas, this is a very bad idea.
- It’s far too soon to lower our guard and we must continue to isolate as much as possible in the coming weeks and months in order to protect ourselves from the inevitable second wave of coronavirus infections.
- We have some recommendations for products that will help keep people occupied while in coronavirus quarantine.
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We have some good news: some experts believe that the novel coronavirus outbreak in the United States will finally start getting better in the weeks to come. That’s the first ray of sunshine we’ve seen in a very long time, but it’s important that we don’t get ahead of ourselves. Before you get too excited about the possibility that things are starting to improve, it’s important to keep reminding yourself that it doesn’t mean things will soon go back to normal. They won’t. Unless we all continue to quarantine ourselves and only go out when we absolutely need to, there will be a horrific second wave of infections that will be devastating to our healthcare system and to our morale.
With all that in mind, there’s one thing you need to keep reminding yourself… this won’t last forever. It’s difficult since staying in isolation is in such stark contrast with the way we normally live our lives, but you have to focus on the big picture. Staying in quarantine will save lives. It will also help slow and ultimately stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, which is crucial since we all know that there’s no vaccine coming for at least 12 to 18 months. Even then, there’s no telling how much the virus will have mutated by that time, so we don’t know how effective a vaccine will be.
Now that you know you need to continue to stay home as much as possible for at least the next month or two, here are some key items that will help pass the time in self-quarantine.
Spending quality time with your family is obviously important, but so is spending some time alone. A good pair of headphones is a must-have to help drown out the world around you, and Amazon has some great options that are still shipping despite the company’s new policy on delaying deliveries of nonessential items. AirPods Pro are in stock and shipping immediately, and they also happen to be on sale at Amazon’s new lowest price ever. You can also save a bunch of money on Apple’s AirPods 2 both with and without the wireless charging case.Apple AirPods Pro List Price:$249.00 Price:$227.99 (new all-time low price) You Save:$59.01 (24%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Apple AirPods with Charging Case (Wired) List Price:$159.00 Price:$119.00 You Save:$40.00 (25%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case List Price:$199.00 Price:$139.98 You Save:$59.02 (30%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
If you want a more affordable option, the TOZO T10 true wireless earbuds have literally tens of thousands of 5-star ratings on Amazon and they’re on sale right now for just $31.99.TOZO T10 Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Earbuds with Wireless Charging Case IPX8 Waterproof Stereo Head… List Price:$49.99 Price:$31.99 You Save:$20.01 (40%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
As for a great pair of over-ear headphones with active noise cancellation, we’ve got a terrific option for you. The TaoTronics SoundSurge 60 ANC headphones that have fantastic reviews and are on sale for $39.99 when you clip the on-site coupon, and that’s one of the best prices we’ve seen on these popular headphones.Price:$39.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
A streaming media player
The Roku Premiere is on sale right now for just $29.99, which makes it the most affordable option on the market for a media player that supports both 4K resolution and HDR. You can also pick up a Fire TV Stick or Fire TV Stick 4K and have it delivered next week, or if you want to save a few bucks, Fire TV Stick 4K refurbs happen to be in stock right now.Roku Premiere | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Media Player, Simple Remote and Premium HDMI Cable Price:$29.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Fire TV Stick streaming media player with Alexa built in, includes Alexa Voice Remote, HD, easy… Price: Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls) | Dolby Vision… List Price:$49.99 Price:$39.99 You Save:$10.00 (20%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Certified Refurbished Fire TV Stick 4K with Alexa Voice Remote, streaming media player List Price:$44.99 Price:$44.99 You Save:$10.00 (22%) Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
After months of spending tons of time together, you’re not always going to want to watch TV with the rest of your family. Also, you’re going to get tired of gaming and trying to read the news on your tiny smartphone screen. You’ll definitely want a great tablet, and the best option out there right now is Apple’s newest 10.2-inch iPad, which starts at just $279.99 instead of $329 right now at Amazon. If you’re looking to spend even less, Amazon’s Fire 7 Tablet, Fire HD 8 Tablet, and high-end Fire HD 10 are all on in stock right now starting at just $49.99.Apple iPad (10.2-inch, Wi-Fi, 32GB) - Gold (Previous Model) Price:$279.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Fire 7 tablet, 7" display, 16 GB, latest model (2019 release), Black Price:$49.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Fire HD 8 Tablet (8" HD Display, 16 GB) - Black (Previous Generation - 8th) Price: Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1" 1080p full HD display, 32 GB) – Black (2019 Release) Price: Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
An eBook reader
Tablets are great for reading the news and for reading books, but if you’re a big-time reader you’re definitely going to want a dedicated device that’s easier on the eyes. Needless to say, it doesn’t get any better than Amazon’s all-new Kindle and waterproof Kindle Paperwhite and you can save 20% if you buy two of either model or one of each.Price: Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission Kindle Paperwhite – Now Waterproof with 2x the Storage – Ad-Supported Price:$129.99 Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
Even about stuff that lets you have fun on your own… what about spending some quality time with members of your family? You should definitely pick up some fun new board games — and Amazon knows how popular and important board games are, so they’re shipping out right away.Best-Selling Board Games On Amazon Price:$7.88+ Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission
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