This weekend we’re talking about Google devices, specifically Google’s Nest Audio and Nest Hub Max, plus a number of other great discounts you might want to take advantage of while you still can.
First up we have Google’s compact NestAudio, which is on sale for $49.99 at Best Buy, Target, and Google Store, saving you $50 off the regular price of the smart speaker. The compact speaker delivers excellent sound quality and can even be paired with another Nest Audio to provide stereo sound. While the reliability of its voice commands can be a bit hit and miss, the Nest Audio delivers a solid listening experience in an attractive and affordable package. Read our review.
You can also find the Google Nest Hub Max on sale at Wellbots, Target, and Best Buy for around $164 (normally $229.99). Although it doesn’t offer the same sound as the Nest Audio, the Max has a gorgeous 10-inch screen with an excellent camera for making video calls. It also offers plenty of smart home controls and offers personalized information based on who is looking at the screen. Read our review.
Google’s Nest Audio offers better sound quality than the Google Nest Mini, and pairing two in stereo can provide a better experience while playing along to your favorite tunes.
The Nest Hub Max has a 10-inch screen and a built-in camera for making video calls. It’s Google’s largest and most comprehensive Google Assistant smart display.
A recent holdover from Prime Day, you can still get a pair from Apple Beats Fit Pro at Best Buy, Target, and Amazon for around $160, matching their best price yet. The wireless headphones normally retail for $199.99 and are currently one of our favorite pairs of fitness headphones, especially if you’re a runner.
Like other Beats devices, the Fit Pro headphones work with Android and Apple devices, but work best with the Apple ecosystem thanks to their H1 processor, which enables spatial sound, integration with Apple’s robust “Find My” network. Apple and Siri hands-free. voice commands. Although we’d stress that such expensive headphones should include wireless charging, the comfortable fit and effective noise cancellation make the Beats Fit Pro a great choice for Apple users. Read our review.
The Beats Fit Pro headphones have noise cancellation and transparency features that are on par with Apple’s first-generation AirPods Pro, and their sound delivers more bass and punch. They also have integrated wingtips to ensure a secure fit.
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The SanDisk Extreme Pro is currently available at its lowest price ever. Originally $459.99, Amazon and Best Buy have discounted the 2TB External SSD to $149.99. The rugged external drive supports USB 3.2 and offers transfer speeds of up to 2000MB/s, unlike the older model which only supported up to 1050MB/s. transfer needed for large files, and while you can transfer data via USB-A or USB-C, you’ll need to use the latter for optimal speed.
In terms of build quality, the Extreme Pro features a rugged design built to withstand its share of bumps and drops; it even has an IP55 waterproof rating, making it reasonably water and dust resistant. While we certainly wouldn’t consider the SSD an essential part of your bushcraft kit, it does have a built-in loop so you can attach it to a carabiner for easy access on the go.
SanDisk’s Extreme Pro SSD is a portable storage option that’s protected against water, dust, and impact. It supports USB 3.2, and while it uses USB-C, SanDisk includes a USB Type-A adapter to make it compatible with more devices.
Glide wall lamps from Govee are currently on sale at Amazon for $59.99 when you clip the coupon on the page, bringing what’s normally a $99.99 lighting package down to its lowest price yet. The six-piece kit includes six straight 300mm segments, one 90-degree curved piece, and a single power adapter and control box. Govee’s inexpensive light kits are a great way to introduce synchronized accent lighting to your home, and like all Govee products, you can control the responsive Glide lights via the Govee app or your voice on the phone. help from Alexa and Google Assistant.
Note that each kit only comes with one control box, so you will need to purchase additional kits if you plan to split your lighting system. Luckily, Amazon’s current 20% discount also extends to eight-piece light kitwhich includes four corner pieces and is on sale now for $99.99 down from $119.99.
Govee’s Glide wall lights use a combination of straight and curved LED accent lights and a single adapter, which can be controlled using the Govee app, Google Assistant or Alexa.
Having more buttons to press is rarely a bad thing. Luckily, you can currently pick up the vast Elgato Stream Deck XL on Amazon and Best Buy at an all-time low of around $194 (normally $249.99). Much like the more minimalist versions of the Stream Deck, the Stream Deck XL integrates with Elgato Stream Deck software, giving you access to a growing library of free apps and other useful goodies that can help enhance your next stream or simply to optimize your workflow. The XL model lacks the interchangeable faceplate featured on the Stream Deck Mk. 2, but still comes with a magnetic stand and detachable USB-C cable.
The Stream Deck XL is the 32-key version of the Elgato Stream Deck. It doesn’t feature an interchangeable faceplate like the standard Stream Deck’s Mk. 2, but it does have more than double the number of buttons to press.
Some additional offers to start your weekend
- Today only, anything you buy through the Woot app will get an additional 10% off. This includes everything from Amazon Echo devices and MagSafe leather wallets to Samsung’s latest Frame TV. Just use the Woot app and the discount will be automatically applied.
- HBO Max discount on annual prepaid subscriptions is due to expire on Sunday, October 30. Paying annually instead of monthly usually saves you money some money, but this promotion will save you up to $75. Right now, you can get a year of HBO Max with ads for $69.99 (usually $120) or without ads for $104.99 (usually $180). Keep in mind that the ad-free tier also lets you download and stream select content in 4K.
- The Epic Game Store currently offers Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus as its free play until November 3rd. While the grim setting of the Warhammer 40K franchising is not for everyone, Mechanic is an excellent turn-based strategy game.
- Logitech MX Mini Keys is currently on sale in white for $79.99 on Amazon (normally $99.99), which is the lowest price yet for the handy keyboard. The Mini can pair with up to three separate devices via Bluetooth, making it usable with desktops, laptops, tablets and even phones. It uses a Mac keyboard layout, but is also compatible with PCs.