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We shared this deal around Memorial Day, but it’s still there — and it’s a good deal. This is the first price drop we’ve seen for this WIRED-recommended controller. It has immersive haptic feedback and healthy battery life, making it the best controller for PlayStation 5. A variety of striking colors also helps.This historic low price matches the walmart, Target, Best Buyand game station. Check out our guide to the best PS5 accessories for more info.
This sale from GameStop is an inexpensive way to enhance your game library, especially for kids who play on previous-gen consoles. Discounts apply to games with a “Buy More, Save More” banner and final price will be reflected at checkout. GameStop guarantees that every game will function properly, but some games may not include the original box or manual. There’s also a one-week money-back guarantee.
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gives members access to online games as well as a rotating library of free games. This offer is only valid for new members. Typically, trial memberships for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are limited to one month, so it’s like getting two bonus months for free. Subscriptions are set to auto-renew for $15 per month. If you’re not interested in subsequent charges, be sure to set a cancellation reminder for yourself. Our guide to the best game subscriptions has more details on the service.
The bundle includes a one-year Nintendo Switch Online family membership, which normally sells for $35, and a MicroSD card that usually sells for around $20. If you’re already in the membership market, or you’re looking to save some cash on a renewal next year, this deal is like getting a MicroSD card for free. Family membership allows up to eight players to receive benefits such as online games and free classic games. Read more about it here.
Anyone gaming on PS5, Xbox Series X/S or PC should give it a try on a 4K OLED screen. Inky blacks and vibrant colors will make your games (and movies) look spectacular. Paired with a 120-Hz screen refresh rate, you’ll enjoy smooth gameplay and extremely low input lag. There’s a reason the LG C1 OLED (8/10, WIRED recommendation) is our favorite TV for gamers.
The Pixel 6 Pro (9/10, recommended by WIRED) is rarely released. That $100 discount brings it down to the lowest price we’ve tracked. The Pixel 6 series is featured on our list of the best Pixel phones, and editor Julian Chokkattu calls these “the best Android phones for the money.” The Pro version, which goes on sale today, has a larger, smoother display than the non-Pro version, as well as an excellent 4x optical zoom camera.This offer is also available at Amazon and Best Buy.
The deal is nearly $40 more than the previous discount. The One 5G Ace improves upon the breakdowns of Motorola’s Moto G series. Crucially, it supports NFC so you can make contactless payments. It also supports sub-6 5G, so no matter which carrier you’re on, you can use the extended network. It also has two-day battery life and solid performance. Just know that this phone is stuck on Android 11 and won’t receive any more Android version upgrades. Check out our list of the best cheap phones for more options.
We haven’t reviewed this gimbal yet, but we liked the previous versions. At this discount, the Osmo Mobile 5 is even cheaper than its predecessor, the Osmo Mobile 4 (8/10, recommended by WIRED). Such a gimbal is perfect for shooting video on a smartphone. It’s the perfect companion for YouTube or TikTok content creators, and can also come in handy when filming family vacations or your kids’ first steps. It will give mobile video a cinematic style with smooth motion and zero jitter or judder. It can also be used as a monopod for better selfies. The OM 5 is compatible with iPhone and Android smartphones.
The Chromecast with Google TV (8/10, recommended by WIRED) may have a confusing product name, but it’s one of our favorite 4K streaming sticks, especially if you prefer to stream content from your phone or laptop computer to the TV.Unlike older Chromecasts, it Do Has a built-in interface and a beautiful remote, so you can also fully control it without picking up your phone. We don’t like the minimal storage, which requires you to manually clear the cache every now and then, but it’s still a great replacement for most built-in TV ports. Just plug it into your TV’s HDMI input (and power outlet).
The Nest Thermostat bounces between $100 and $130 a few times a year. Outside of special occasions like Black Friday, it usually doesn’t cost less than that. A smart thermostat like this can help you save money over time. It can intelligently cool or heat your home in a more economical way — like turning up the temperature in the summer if the house is empty, or turning it down a little in the winter when everyone is asleep.Your energy provider can even reimburse you for part of your purchase rebate. Check out our guide on how to set up your Nest thermostat for installation tips.
The Google Nest Hub (7/10, WIRED Review) sits between a small Bluetooth speaker and a large touchscreen display. It’s a hybrid – a size for a bedside table and a size for a kitchen counter. There’s a built-in smart assistant for convenience, but the interface is slow at times and feels a little unintelligent. There’s a seemingly necessary, somewhat creepy aura that gives companies more access to your data, but there’s no hackable physical onboard camera. This deal is one of the best we’ve seen. Read more about it and other smart displays in our dedicated buying guide.If you’re entering the world of smart speakers for the first time, so is the Google Nest Mini On sale for $30 ($20 off).
The Sonos Roam (9/10, recommended by WIRED) is the company’s first Bluetooth speaker, packed with punchy sound in a sleek enclosure in true Sonos fashion. It’s one of our favorite bluetooth speakers. A companion app makes it easy to control playback with popular music streaming services, and it’s also compatible with voice assistants. The battery lasts about 10 hours on a single charge. Learn more in our guide to the best Sonos speakers.
That’s the best price we’ve seen all year for the best noise-cancelling wireless earbuds, and it’s close to Amazon’s all-time low price of $218. Our in-depth review points out that these headphones have good sound quality, great battery life, and excellent noise-canceling technology. The biggest issue is how well they fit; they don’t fit smaller ears. Our guide to the best wireless earbuds has other options.
We covered this deal last week, and it’s still working and still pretty good. This is one of our favorite new pizza ovens. It’s compact and perfect for cooking in a cast-iron pan, with the flat top serving as an extra cooking surface. You can learn more in our review (8/10, WIRED recommendation).
Camping is better when you can sleep comfortably. I have used this crib and air mattress combo before and it has had a huge impact on my general attitude towards the outdoors. After inflating the mattress with the included pump, simply unfold the crib frame and pop the mattress off the top. It’s not too big or bulky, but it makes some noise if you’re a fidgety sleeper. Even a small side table is attached to the frame, making camping feel more like home.Don’t get me wrong – it’s still an air mattress and may not be as comfortable as you’re used to, but it is promote my camping experience.
If you’re like me, you’re spending too much on Doordash. If you’re spending $100 anyway, this deal is an easy way to save $10. It could also be a great gift for college students who make a living on ramen and caffeine. This transaction requires a Paypal account (free to join). A maximum of two gift cards may be used per customer.