It’s the hump day for a holiday weekend, which means it officially feels like time is moving as slow as possible. However, there is one solution to speed things up: buy a fast SSD for your PC or PlayStation 5.
I know it sounds ridiculous, but listen to me. You don’t want to spend your precious hours on slow loading times for applications and games. Thankfully, the 1TB Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD with a heatsink will help you do that, and it’s currently on sale for $169.99 at GameStop and Amazon† What’s more, if you have a GameStop Pro Member (which costs $14.99 per year), you get an additional discount that brings it down to $134.99 – which is the downright best price. That extra “pro” sale is a $95 savings off the MSRP, while the rest of us plebs still save a respectable $60.
An SSD with a heatsink is the only solution to expand the PS5’s fast (though somewhat limited) storage. The 980 Pro is up to the task with read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s. It’s also a great core M.2 SSD for your own custom PC build.
Have you been keeping up with the latest streaming shows from the past month? Among Obi-Wan Kenobi† the boys† Mrs. Marveland the resume soon Weird stuff, there has been a deluge of binge-worthy TV. If you need a great streaming device or an upgrade to your existing one, the Chromecast with Google TV is on sale for the usual low price of $39.99 at Best Buy and Target† That $10 discount is generally as good as it gets for the best streaming device you can buy right now.
While this Chromecast offers a lot of great features, such as an excellent Google TV-powered launcher, 4K resolution, and HDR support, it’s a bit anemic on the built-in storage. This might not be a problem if you stick to your favorite streaming services, but keep that in mind if you want to install tons of apps for your TV. Just don’t be very surprised if one day you have to pick one or two unused apps to uninstall in order to fit something new into its meager 8GB of storage. Read our review†
Another useful Google home device has one of the best prices, and that’s the Google Nest Mini smart speaker. These small, colorful speakers help you connect to tunes, podcasts, and the Google Assistant in your home. They may be small, but the sound quality is pretty good for something so small and cheap. And speaking of cheap, while the latest Nest Mini usually costs $49, you can pick one up in several colors for $29.98. walmart or $29.99 at Best Buy† The only time we see a better price than that is around Black Friday/Cyber Monday times. Read our review†
If you missed Woot’s special deal on the Pixel 6 Pro recently, you’re in luck, because that alleged one-day deal is going on. you can still get Google’s premium flagship phone for $779.99 in all three colors. Perhaps Woot overestimated the demand for the jumbo-sized Pixel 6 Pro, with the Pixel 6A coming soon? But to be fair, we’ve seen something similar with the Pixel 5 as it went from a limited time deal to an overall great price. that sticks for all those Pixel 5 dies out there.
For those still thinking about the Pixel 6 Pro, this $120 discount is the best deal out there. The 6.7-inch phone running Android 12 and equipped with three cameras is in mint condition, complete with Google’s full one-year warranty. Sure, its budget-friendly counterpart is just a few weeks away, but that 6A won’t have the same camera hardware that Google refreshed for the Pixel 6. Read our review†
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