While cord-cutters probably spend most of their TV time on streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, a good OTA antenna is still an essential piece of gear for anyone looking to break ties with their cable provider. The Mohu Leaf is consistently considered one of the best options out there, and the amplified version is on sale for an all-time low price today.
The Leaf was Lifehacker readers' favorite antenna by a huge margin, and Alan Henry wrote a glowing review as well. It's might not get the job done if you live in a rural area (here's a guide to help you find out), but if you live in or near a city, it should pull in all of the major local stations with little difficulty.
This is the amplified version of the Leaf, which should give you a few extra miles of range over the standard model, and clear up any channels that don't come through consistently with a passive antenna. It sells almost exclusively in the $60-$70 range, but today only, you can grab one for $49. This is a Gold Box deal, meaning the price is only good until the end of the day, but it's subject to sell out early as well. [Amazon]
Bonus: In what is surely a complete coincidence, the AmazonBasics amplified HDTV antenna has also dropped to $44 today, down from its usual $55 price tag. It looks nearly identical to the Leaf, save for some subtle antenna lines, and has a similar review average. Antennas are tough to recommend, because performance depends so much on location, but it might be worth buying both, and returning whichever one pulls in fewer channels.
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