The Nintendo Switch is a great console, but the Joy-Con controllers aren’t exactly made for traditionalists looking for a more familiar controller design. Fortunately, there are excellent third-party alternatives such as 8BitDo’s Pro 2, which is currently on sale on Amazon for $44.99 instead of $49.99 when you clip the coupon on the page below the price.
We called the 8BitDo Pro 2 the best Switch controller money can buy when we reviewed it last year, one that’s a cue from the original Super Nintendo controller and offers some added functionality over Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller. 8BitDo’s Pro 2 lacks some of the features found on Nintendo’s first-party offerings – including HD rumble and Amiibo support – but it includes handles and customizable back paddles, as well as Bluetooth to connect the controller to your PC, Mac or mobile device. to close . Plus, it’s USB-C rechargeable and available in black or one of several retro-inspired colors. Read our review.
Significant deals on Apple’s 14-inch MacBook Pro have been nearly impossible to find since the powerful laptop launched late last year, but today you can save about $249.01 on one of the more expensive, M1 Pro-equipped configurations. Right now, the $2,499 model equipped with a 1TB SSD, a 10-core M1 Pro CPU, 16GB of RAM, and the upgraded 16-core GPU is on sale on Amazon for $2,249.99, a price reflected in your shopping cart at checkout.
To say we were impressed with the latest MacBook Pro line is an understatement – after all, we gave the 14-inch laptop a rare 9.5/10 in our review. Apple’s latest machines are the fastest laptops we’ve ever tested when it comes to performing many tasks, making them a great choice for power users who want to do some heavy-duty creative work like video editing and other forms of content creation. They also offer a beautiful display and a more robust port selection than previous models, not to mention the longest battery life we’ve seen in a laptop. Read our review.
You can spend your three-day weekend savings while streaming with this discounted three-month subscription to YouTube TV. For a limited time, new subscribers can pay $54.99 per month instead of $64.99 for their first three months. That would normally cost you about $195, so that means you’ll be paying $165 at the end of this discount period. That’s a small but welcome discount on service that has become increasingly expensive in recent years. You can also cancel your subscription whenever you want.
With YouTube TV you can access over 85 on-demand channels of live sports, news, entertainment and a wide variety of other content. The plan also comes with unlimited recording and DVR capabilities for up to six accounts, as well as the ability for three simultaneous streams. It’s a solid service overall, especially since it’s compatible with most streaming devices and uses the YouTube interface, which you’re probably already familiar with.
If you’re an Android user looking for a reliable pair of true wireless earbuds, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 have returned to their best price yet. Normally $149.99, Woot currently sells them for $99.99 with a 90-day Woot warranty. However, if the shorter warranty is an issue, you can also pick them up from Amazon in select colorways for around $106 or from Samsung for $109.99, both of which offer a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
We gave the Galaxy Buds 2 an 8.5/10 in our review, praising their active noise cancellation, as well as the improved design and fit, which is a nice improvement over their predecessors. They’re a great choice for Android users looking for a pair of earbuds with good sound, wireless charging, and a subtle design that, for better or for worse, won’t attract much attention.
Still looking for the right smart speaker for your home? Well, if you’re a Costco member, you can pick up Apple’s HomePod mini right now for $79.99 instead of $99. That’s one of the best deals we’ve seen on Apple’s tiny smart speaker, which despite its size sounds great and offers the full range of Siri voice capabilities. It can also act as a hub for your home via HomeKit and, if you own an iPhone, can be used to make calls and send messages. Unfortunately, the current discount only runs through February 23 and only applies to the white and space gray models — not the fun, vibrant colors Apple recently introduced late last year. Read our review.
It may be a last-generation model, but the 2018 Kindle Paperwhite is still a good e-reader with a great E Ink display. You can take the waterproof device into the bath and read for hours without worrying about battery life, as we found it lasts for weeks. While the 6-inch screen isn’t quite as big as the 2021 model’s screen and still charges via Micro USB, it remains a solid option if you’re looking for an affordable alternative to the newer model. That’s because Woot is currently taking $50 off the popular e-reader and selling the 8GB, ad-supported configuration for just $79.99, which is about $10 below its lowest price to date. Read our review.
Other deals worth considering
- If you’re on a 2-in-1 computer, the 2020 Microsoft Surface Book 3 is currently on sale for its lowest price yet at Best Buy. The discounted model comes with an Intel 10th Gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD for $899.99, a healthy $700 off the list price. While it’s still expensive for an older model and has little storage space, we liked the keyboard and the display’s 3:2 aspect ratio, as well as the battery that lasts all day. Read our review†
- If you have a Samsung Galaxy device and are in the market for a Tile-style Bluetooth tracker to keep an eye on your belongings, Amazon is discounting Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag in black for $26.99 for a few bucks. instead of $30
- Ultimate Ears’ Boom 3 may be pretty old at this point – the ruggedized Bluetooth speaker came out in 2018 – but it’s still a great sounding speaker with IP67 dust and water resistance, as well as an iconic button. Normally $149.99, it’s currently on sale on Amazon for $129.99, $10 shy of its best price yet.