We’re five days away from Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale, and perhaps the best part about it is that other retailers are meddling in competing sales events of their own. The first standout is Target’s Deal Days and the best sale is on the Xbox Series S.
Here’s the deal: you can get the Xbox Series S console via in-store pickup at your local Target for $249.99 (normally $299.99), and when you add a standard Xbox controller to your cart, it will be thrown in for free. This includes the slightly more expensive red, blue and electric volt controllers, and the whole deal will save you up to $105 until it ends Saturday. You still get the usual white controller that comes with the console, of course.
The Xbox Series S is the digital entry-level option in Microsoft’s gaming stable. It may not have a disk drive and won’t have the most capacious 512GB internal SSD, but it’s a very capable machine that plays the latest games at 2560 x 1440 resolution with HDR and supports the handy Quick Resume function for almost instant reverts. jump into your game. It’s also a seriously little boy that fits anywhere and doesn’t look quite as thorny as the clunky black obelisk Xbox Series X or the gaudy PlayStation 5. Read our review.
Amazon may be about to unleash a slew of deals on us next week (or, you know, it just might be good), but it’s already got some great deals on offer – most of which are available to everyone and some exclusive to Prime members. In recent years Kindle Paperwhite e-reader retails for $99.99 ($40 off) in the ad-supported base model or without ads for $119.99 (also $40 off). Both have the standard 8GB of storage, but that’s more than enough for the average reader. Most importantly, the Kindle Paperwhite offers an excellent E Ink display that can shift to a warm backlight for easier reading at night, and it has a handy USB-C charging port instead of its predecessor’s Micro USB. Read our review.
And the Kindle deals don’t stop there. If you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can use the Kindle Paperwhite in an Essentials bundle with a cloth cover in one of three colors (black, blue or lavender) and a USB-C charging plug for $137.97 ($72 off the bundled price). It’s not very fast Chargerbecause it only delivers 9W, but luckily Paperwhite’s battery lasts for weeks.
With both this bundle deal and the standalone Paperwhite deal above, you can trade in an older device from a list of eligible options to get an extra 20 percent off Amazon.
Another notable deal currently going on on Amazon hardware is the latest Echo Buds that retails for just $69.99 (normally $119.99) at Amazon and Best Buy. This is the base model with a wired charging case, but if you prefer the convenience of a wireless charging case, that’s also $50 off and marked up to $89.99 at Amazon and Best Buy. Be sure to check out Amazon’s trade-in list of devices if you shop there and have some old earbuds or other eligible items to hand over, as that will get an additional 25 percent off.
These are Amazon’s latest model of wireless earbuds, with improved comfort over the first iteration and noise cancellation with a passthrough mode – which you don’t always see at these prices. They also support Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Read our review.
If you don’t have an affinity for Amazon products or just want something a little more fun, the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds are available at Amazon, Targetand Best Buy now for $248 to $249.99. That’s about $30 off the regular price of $279.99 for these buds that are still one of the very best pairs. They have excellent noise cancellation, great battery life, a wireless charging case and I know the design of an earbud may not matter to some people, but come on, they look pretty slick.
This is the usual discount price we see for these Sony buttons. While it’s possible we’ll see a better price next week, as they dropped to $198 on a lightning deal during Prime Day in July, just make sure you know the price match policy of the store of your choice if you decide to jump. for them now. Read our review.
Sony’s WF-1000XM4 has the best noise cancellation of any true wireless earbud, and the sound quality is second to none. The earbuds can now also be charged wirelessly and have a new design that is smaller and classified as IPX4. Amazon Prime members can get an additional $20 off an imported international model with a 90-day warranty by purchasing through the Woot app on August 20.
Thursday? More like Thursdeals, am I right?
- That Xbox Series S deal at the top might be great, but if you already have your Xbox or play games on PC and need a different controller, Target also has the Xbox controller in white for only $44.99 ($15 off).
- It’s been a while since there were discounts Elden Ring. The From Software epic will no doubt feature in many GOTY conversations, and it’s currently about $10 off all platforms at Amazon.
- If you’re not like some of us who buy third-party bands for our Apple Watches that are imitations of Apple’s expensive offerings, you can get a good 41mm Apple Watch Sport Band for $24.99 (about $24 off) in (PRODUCT) RED and dark cherry colors at Best Buy.