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Must-Have Electronics for Your Home

May 17, 2021

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Streaming the latest blockbusters. Keeping up with social media. Gaming with friends. Zoom calls. Where would we be today without our electronic devices and the technology we’ve come to utterly depend on for keeping us entertained and connected — now more than ever? 

Now summer is on its way, and those devices are about to come in even more handy … especially on those days when it’s too hot outside and you just want to zone out with your favorite shows or games. So, we’ve got you covered on the top electronics that keep you entertained both at home and on the go. The best part is that our no credit option* means you can shop for every device you want and still stay within budget.

Home Theater System

For many, going out to a movie theater may be a thing of the past, but still wanting the impressive movie theater experience certainly won’t be. With the right home theater system, you can get yourself closer to that experience as you stream movies and binge-worthy TV shows from the comfort of your couch, whenever you want (and without the costly concession stand).

Borrowing from the image and sound technology of theaters and adapting them to the home environment, today’s TV and audio manufacturers have provided the ability to more closely emulate the movie theater vibe at home. You also have a range of options to create the experience you want – from compact countertop speakers to soundbars to complete surround-sound systems. Most now include Bluetooth® or wireless capabilities so you can sync it to your smart TV and other devices.

These in-home systems sound like they may come with out-of-reach price tags, but that’s where we can help. Our lease-to-own, no credit option* for electronics makes shopping for your new system both easy and affordable.

Smart TV

Long gone are the days of being forced to rely on a weak antenna, spotty satellite dish or expensive cable to access must-watch TV. If you’re looking to upgrade your TV for the summer, smart TVs are now the way to go — and they’re here to stay.

With similar internet connectivity, easy-to-navigate software and even the voice recognition of a smartphone, smart TVs can provide a range of apps that allow you to connect to your favorite streaming shows, movies, sports, games and other options. If you’re already sold on their features and capabilities, get to shopping for your favorite at one of our host retailers today.


You probably know very few people (if any) who do not depend on a smartphone to navigate their personal life, business needs and general entertainment. Smartphone makers also know this, so they’re constantly coming out with newer models that offer even more features for connectivity that make your life easier and more seamless. 

Speaking of smart, if it’s been a few years since you’ve upgraded your smartphone, it’s a good idea to consider lease-to-own* at stores that offer Acima to fit a payment plan into your budget without having to rely on credit.* Even if your current phone works just fine, the upgraded software, longer battery life or access to more storage space in newer phones is well worth making that new investment. 


Emailing, working, learning, shopping, streaming, connecting and yes, entertaining … what part of everyday life isn’t conducted in the digital space these days? What’s more, we all need that freedom to be agile yet productive or entertained anytime, from anywhere. That’s why a laptop is no longer a luxury; it’s become a household necessity.

As with smartphones, laptops are constantly being updated and released with more power as well as better productivity and efficiency features. Fortunately, most are priced well within a family’s budget if you’re considering getting more than one for your busy household.

There are also gaming laptops built with the RAM, graphics and connectivity that gamers need to maximize their play time. And while we’re on the subject. …

Video Gaming Console

From home consoles to handheld systems, from basic models to insanely powerful HDR or augmented reality options, the gaming universe runs the gamut on virtual entertainment. And its ever-evolving technology coupled with your ability to access the hottest games (and even streaming services) isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

If you’re ready to get your game on this summer, a little research will help you figure out which system is the best one for you and your gaming level. You’ll want to consider your platform preference, which games you want to play, what kind of TV or monitor you have and how much money you plan to spend. Pro tip: consult your friends on what they use, so you can play online together! Otherwise, whether you’re a hardcore gamer or just a casual player, there’s a system out there for just about everybody.

Amp Up Your Entertainment Affordably

Of course, you could spend days browsing all of the latest gadget tech and trends out there. But hopefully, you now have a sense for some of the bigger, more popular electronics that most families shop for. And there’s no reason why you can’t be one of them, especially when you have the Acima alternative to financing available to work your new finds into your budget. When you use an electronics lease-purchase plan that works for you and your lifestyle, you can create the home entertainment experience you really want.