One of the best deals of the week is on a product that isn’t even out yet. If you pre-order Samsung’s 32-inch M8 4K smart monitor, starting at $699.99, before April 17, you’ll get a $100 Samsung credit to use toward future purchases. Just a word of warning that the white-colored model that costs $699.99 is currently shipping in early May. Other colors, such as green and pink (which cost $30 more) will ship on April 18. There is a blue option, but it is not available for pre-order yet.
The M8 monitor has some features that many others don’t. I’ve written about it all here, but if you want the skinny, here’s the thing: It can run smart TV apps like Apple TV Plus, Netflix, and more, even if you don’t have a computer or streaming device to connect to it. Connecting a mouse and keyboard to it also gives you access to Microsoft Office apps. Plus, there’s a webcam that snaps onto the top, allowing you to have video chats via Google Duo.
Samsung says the credit will expire on 12/31/2022, so keep that in mind if that’s one of the reasons you’re buying this.
Microsoft’s small-yet-capable Xbox Series S console is $30 off its usual price at Newegg. When you enter the code APRBRRA338 at checkout, the price drops from $299.99 to $269.99 excluding taxes. We’ve seen slightly better deals before, but regardless of whether you’re a current or future Game Pass Ultimate subscriber, it’s like getting two months free.
In case you didn’t know, the Series S is a little sibling to the Series X, and its features and power are, predictably, less so. Notably, it lacks a disk drive, and it targets high frame rates at less than 4K resolution. So it’s not the right console for a more demanding gamer who needs best-in-class performance. But it could be the perfect device for someone who needs a streaming device-meets console.
If you’re a Costco member, you can pick up Apple’s HomePod Mini in white, blue, yellow, or space gray for $79.99, which is $20 off retail cost. This is on the same margin as the lowest price we’ve seen so far, although it’s not such a great deal for non-members. You can check out without a Costco membership, but it adds $4.75 (five percent of the cost) to your total.
While the HomePod Mini has a smaller sound than the larger (now discontinued) HomePod, it has almost all of the same features. You can command Siri with your voice and it can control your HomeKit smart devices.
Roborock’s E4 robot vacuum is heavily discounted on Amazon and retails for $199.99 after you clip the coupon on the page. This model was recently nominated as the “Best Robot Vacuum Cleaner on a Budget” by The edgesmart home expert Jennifer Pattison Tuohy. In its testing, the E4 had an impressive run time of around 200 minutes and has four cleaning levels ranging from powerful to a light mode that isn’t too loud. It does not have the self-emptying bin of more expensive models, but the bin is generously sized.
Gosh, robot vacuums are getting affordable, yeah?
Some other deals you might want to check out
- 1Password offers a lot on its service for roadside readers who don’t already have an account with the company. It offers two discounts, one for its individual account and its family bundle that serves five people with password storage, protection, and more. Get an individual account for $14.40 for your first year (normally $36), or a family account for $24.
- Amazon’s latest Echo Buds are well-designed wireless earbuds that offer good sound quality and robust noise cancellation. Normally $119.99, they are only $49.99 and come with a wired charging case.
- At Microsoft, you can build your own Xbox Series X bundle, which includes the console (obviously), a game (ranging in price from $49.99 to $59.99) and a controller (which costs at least $49.99) . If you don’t want a bundle, you can just pick up the console for the regular price of $499.99 at Walmart.