Welcome to the weekend. Whether you’re working today or away, we have a range of offers that might interest you. Most of them were big hits throughout the week which we’re rehashing for your perusal, though we’ve packed in a few deals that have popped up more recently. In terms of what to expect The edge, this week will be Samsung’s Unpacked event. It all happens on Wednesday, August 10, and based on rumours, we’re expecting to see new foldable phones and other goodies, plus plenty of pre-order deals. See you later.
At the Epic Games Store on PC, you can play as much far cry 6 as you can adapt to this weekend. The storefront offers an extended free trial of Ubisoft’s latest open-world first-person shooter. Deals on far cry 6 aren’t too rare these days (though the PC version gets fewer discounts than the console versions), and yet it’s really hard to beat the current cost: $0.00. The game trial is also available for Xbox and PlayStation players. You do not need any type of subscription on PlayStation consoles to access the free trial. On Xbox, however, you’ll need Xbox Live Gold (or the modern equivalent, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate).
Usually, we like to provide context around the deals we promote, so you can make an informed purchase. It’s not as necessary for a freebie. It is worth noting that far cry 6 offers more of the same combat and exploration feel. In Diego Arguello’s analysis of the game’s story, far cry 6 is one of the few AAA games set in Latin America, although its narrative and handling of cultural representations are haphazard. If you can look past that, it could be a good use of your free time this weekend.
If you’re planning on going on vacation this summer, or just want to relax around the house with a few books, the latest Kindle Paperwhite may be the perfect gadget to add to your repertoire. At Best Buy, this model is $45 off, costing $94.99 through Saturday night. That’s about the lowest price we’ve seen the 2021 Kindle Paperwhite sell for.
As for why this is the eReader to buy over the previous generation, it has USB-C charging, a larger 6.8-inch backlit display, and a better color temperature. customizable screen. It has a seal in common with the last generation Paperwhite. Read our review.
The Beats Fit Pro and Studio Buds each returned to their Prime Day prices. Starting with the Fit Pro, these wireless headphones with wingtips to stay in your ears during runs and other workouts are down to $179.99 ($20 off) at Amazon. As well as being great workout companions, they feature active noise cancellation (ANC), a transparency mode to keep you tuned in to the sounds happening around you, and they can last up to six hours per charge with ANC. Read our review.
The Studio Buds cost $99.99 ($50 off at Amazon) and likewise they offer ANC and a transparency mode. Apple claims you’ll get up to eight hours of listening time per charge without ANC turned on. My colleague Chris Welch said in his review that the ANC was worse in the Studio Buds than in the Fit Pro. The Fit Pro and Studio Buds both include a charging case with a USB-C port, though it’s important to note that neither option supports wireless charging. Read our review.
Some other offers
- Here’s yet another reminder that the latest Apple TV 4K streaming box with 64GB of storage (usually $199.99) is down to just $139.99 at Amazon.
- If you’re considering the Google Pixel 6A, Amazon is still offering a free $50 gift card when you buy the phone for its full price of $449.99.
- Compatible with the latest iPads (excluding the ninth-generation iPad), the Apple Pencil 2 stylus is down to $99.99 at Amazon, a price that’s been rare to spot in 2022. It normally costs $129, $99. This stylus can magnetically attach (and charge) to the side of modern iPads.
Finally, you can get the lightweight LG Gram 17 with a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for just $999 at BuyDig when you use the GRAM code at checkout. I reviewed last year’s model and think it’s perfect for people looking for a laptop with great battery life, a good amount of ports and, of course, a huge 16-inch screen. 10.