The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re doing a little window shopping for yourself or others this weekend, we’ve rounded up a handful of excellent deals that we think will have you ticking more than a few names off your list.
Getting things started is the latest thing iPad Airwhich is discounted Amazon and Best Buy in the 64 GB Wi-Fi configuration for just $499.99, which is the lowest price to date. Apple’s latest iteration of its featherweight tablet features significant performance upgrades thanks to Apple’s M1 CPU, and it’s equipped with a 12 MP ultrawide camera with support for Apple’s Center Stage feature. Like the older model, the fifth-generation Air has a 10.9-inch screen and is compatible with all the latest Apple accessories, including the second-generation Apple Pencil.
There are certainly less expensive options available if you’re looking for noise-canceling headphones – in fact Bose’s excellent QuietComfort 45 are currently available on sale for only $250 – but if you’re looking for one of the best models money can get, the WH-1000XM5s are the pair to beat.
Target, Best Buyand Amazon are both discounting the Fitbit Versa 4 to $159.95, down from the usual price of $229.99. The latest wearable in the Fitbit Versa series is very similar to its predecessor, but offers a slimmer design that replaces the haptic touch button with a physical one. It also offers more exercise options, including new CrossFit and skiing options, and has a faster version of the Fitbit user interface.
The Versa range doesn’t offer the same experience as more premium wearables – and Fitbit is still rolling out new features to the Versa 4 via software updates – but if you can bear the growing pains, the Versa 4 is a solid budget option.
If you’re running out of space on your PlayStation 5 or desktop PC, you can currently download the 1TB model of the PlayStation licensed WD Black SN850 M.2 SSD marked down to just $129.99 at Amazon and Best Buy. Normally $169.99, the PlayStation-licensed version of the M.2 SSD offers identical performance specs to other SN850 models, but has a blue LED to let you know you’ve installed it correctly.
Besides the obvious benefits of extra storage, a high-end SSD like the SN850 could potentially help with load times in some games. The rated speed for the standard M.2 SSD on the PS5 is 5,500 MBps, but the SN850 can reach speeds of up to 7,000 MBps, providing a significant performance boost.