The Nintendo Switch is a great console, but its Joy-Con controllers aren’t exactly designed for traditionalists looking for a more familiar controller design. Luckily, there are great third-party alternatives like 8BitDo’s Pro 2, which is currently on sale on Amazon for $44.99 instead of $49.99 when you clip the coupon on the page below the price.
We called the 8BitDo Pro 2 the best Switch controller you can buy when we reviewed it last year, one that’s modeled after the original Super Nintendo controller and offers additional features over the Switch Pro controller from Nintendo. 8BitDo’s Pro 2 lacks some of the features Nintendo’s first-party offering, including HD rumble and Amiibo support, but it does include customizable grips and back paddles, plus Bluetooth for connecting the controller to your PC, Mac or mobile device. . Plus, it’s rechargeable via USB-C and comes in black or one of many retro-inspired colors. Read our review.
Great deals on Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro have been nearly impossible to find since the mighty laptop launched late last year, but today you can save around $249.01 on the one of the high-end configurations equipped with M1 Pro. Right now, the $2,499 model with a 1TB SSD, 10-core M1 Pro CPU, 16GB of RAM, and the upgraded 16-core GPU is on sale on Amazon for $2,249.99, a price that will be reflected in your cart at checkout.
To say we were impressed with the latest MacBook Pro range is an understatement – after all, we gave the 14-inch laptop a rare 9.5/10 in our review. Apple’s latest machines are the fastest laptops we’ve ever tested when it comes to multitasking, making them a great choice for power users looking to get heavy creative work done. such as video editing and other forms of content creation. They also offer a nice screen and a more robust selection of ports than previous models, not to mention the longest battery life we’ve seen in a laptop. Read our review.
You can spend your three-day weekend saving while streaming with this discounted three-month subscription to YouTube TV. For a limited time only, new subscribers can pay $54.99 per month instead of $64.99 for their first three months. It would usually cost you around $195, which means you’ll be paying $165 by the end of that discount period. It’s a modest but welcome discount on a service that has become increasingly expensive over the past few years. You can also cancel your subscription whenever you want.
With YouTube TV, you’ll be able to access over 85 on-demand channels covering live sports, news, entertainment, and a host of other content. The subscription also includes unlimited recording and DVR capacities for up to six accounts, as well as the possibility of three simultaneous streams. It’s a solid service overall, especially since it’s compatible with most streaming devices, and uses the YouTube interface, which you’re probably already familiar with.
If you’re an Android user looking for a pair of reliable wireless earbuds, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 are back at their best price. Normally $149.99, Woot currently sells them for $99.99 with a 90-day Woot warranty. If you’re concerned about the shorter warranty, you can also pick them up from Amazon in select colors for around $106 or from Samsung for $109.99, both of which offer a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
We gave the Galaxy Buds 2 an 8.5/10 in our review, praising their active noise cancellation and improved design and fit, which is a nice improvement over their predecessors. It’s a great choice for Android users looking for a pair of earbuds with good sound, wireless charging, and a subtle design that, for better or worse, won’t run around much. of heads.
Still looking for the right smart speaker for your home? Well, if you’re a Costco member, you can pick up Apple’s HomePod mini right now for $79.99 instead of $99. It’s one of the best deals we’ve seen on Apple’s smart speaker, which sounds great despite its size and offers the full range of Siri voice capabilities. It can also act as a hub for your home via HomeKit and, if you have an iPhone, can be used to make calls and send messages. Unfortunately, the current discount only lasts until February 23 and only applies to white and space gray models – not any of the fun and vibrant colors that Apple recently introduced late last year. Read our review.
It may be a last generation model, but the Kindle Paperwhite 2018 is still a good e-reader with an excellent E Ink screen. You can take the waterproof device into the bath with you and read for hours without worrying about battery life, as we’ve found it can last for weeks. Although its 6-inch display isn’t quite as big as the 2021 model’s display and it still charges via Micro USB, it’s still a solid option if you’re looking for an affordable alternative to the newer model. That’s because Woot is currently taking $50 off the popular e-reader, selling the ad-supported 8GB configuration for just $79.99, about $10 less than its lowest price yet. Read our review.
Other offers to consider
- If you’re into a 2-in-1, the 2020 Microsoft Surface Book 3 is currently on sale for its lowest price yet at Best Buy. The discounted model comes with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for $899.99, which is $700 off the list price. Although it’s still pricey for an older model and lacks storage, we liked its keyboard and 3:2 screen aspect ratio, as well as its all-day battery life. Read our review.
- If you have a Samsung Galaxy device and are looking for a Tile-like Bluetooth tracker to keep tabs on your stuff, Amazon is giving you a few bucks on the Samsung Galaxy SmartTag in black, priced at $26. $99 instead of $30.
- Ultimate Ears’ Boom 3 might be quite old at this point – the rugged Bluetooth speaker was released in 2018 – but it’s still a great-sounding speaker with dust and water resistance. IP67 water, as well as an iconic button. Normally $149.99, it’s currently on sale on Amazon for $129.99, $10 less than its best price yet.