The 17 best deals of the weekend: phones, masks and keyboards
autumn has officially arrival. If the change of seasons makes you want to swap your old tech and accessories for the new ones, then you’re in luck. We have lots of great deals on everything from smartphones and headphones to laptops, headphones and keyboards. In the home office equipment market? We rounded up several deals on webcams, laptop stands, and monitors earlier this week here.
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Deals on phones and smartwatches
The Galaxy A52 5G (recommended 7/10 WIRED) isn’t the flashiest of smartphones, but you can count on it to get the job done. It packs a 120Hz OLED display (just like the new iPhone 13 Pro), 5G connectivity, a MicroSD card slot, and even a headphone jack. It will also receive three years of Android updates and four years of security fixes. so you can keep it for a while.
If your phone is still at 10% or less, take a look at the Moto G Power (5/10 WIRED recommends). It has a 5,000mAh battery that will last almost three full days. With a Snapdragon 662 chip, it also performs decently considering its low price. Naturally, you’ll have to settle for dull photos in low light with the camera, a rather dark screen, and no NFC for contactless payments. He dives frequently at this price.
Have you bought the new iPhone 13 and are looking for accessories? The Belkin Magnetic Wireless Charger supports MagSafe, which makes it very easy to magnetically connect to your iPhone. It also comes equipped with a built-in 6-foot-long cable and a 20-watt AC adapter (to compensate for its low charging speed of 7.5 watts).
Outlets can be scarce when you’re on the go, which is why a portable battery is an essential travel accessory. Nimble’s Champ Lite has a capacity of 5200 m-Ah with one USB-C port and one USB-A port, so you can charge two devices at once.
Autumn is a excellent season for training and outdoor activities, such as running, camping and canoeing. The Garmin Instinct Solar (8/10 WIRED recommends) is WIRED publisher Adrienne So’s favorite tracker. It has built-in GPS that’s pretty accurate compared to online maps and a pulse oximeter to track oxygen levels in your blood while you sleep. And he can ascend thanks to the power of the sun.
The Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro 3 is one of the few smartwatches to receive Google’s Wear OS 3 upgrade next year. It’s powered by Qualcomm’s latest Wear 4100+ processor, so it runs smoothly. You’ll also get nearly two full days of battery life, thanks to Mobvoi’s innovative dual-layered screen, as well as sleep tracking.
Deals on laptops and keyboards
The MacBook Air regularly goes on sale for $ 900, so while that extra $ 50 discount isn’t life-changing, it’s rare. On the outside, the MacBook Air with M1 (9/10 WIRED recommends) has a redesigned keyboard but looks pretty much like its predecessors. Inside, you get great performance with Apple’s silicon, quiet, fanless construction, and long battery life. Our guide to the best MacBooks has more details.
Keyboard cases on tablets can feel unnecessarily bulky, so just use a Bluetooth keyboard instead. The Logitech K380 can connect to three devices and has the ability to quickly switch between them. It’s lightweight, which makes it ideal for traveling, and it’s available in a fun pink color.
With responsive, fast and tactile switches, the Roccat Vulcan 121 is a great option for gamers looking to upgrade their mechanical keyboard. It’s super loud, but in a way it’s more satisfying than annoying.
If you’re feeling fine without a numeric keypad or arrow keys, the Razer Huntsman Mini could be a great addition to your gaming setup. This 60% keyboard is small, so you’ll have room for other accessories on your desk, and its keys are as responsive as those of a full-size keyboard. It also works well with Razer’s key kits if you want to change the style of the keyboard.
Home and Audio Deals
These second generation headphones from JBL and Under Armor received an honorable mention in our pick of the best wireless headphones. They’re pricey, but for the price you get Bluetooth 5.0, up to 10 hours of battery life, and physical buttons embedded with Under Armor logos on each bud (for those who find touch controls boring).
They’re still expensive even on sale, but these Sennheiser headphones come with a few improvements over their predecessor. In addition to solid noise cancellation, you no longer have to worry about an issue that drains the battery when not in use. They also offer excellent sound quality (as they should for this price).
Want to change your home office routine? A standing desk might help. We love the FlexiSpot EN1. It goes from 28 to 48 inches and lets you set three height presets to quickly switch between the two. We have gathered more deals on home work equipment here.
This 4K streaming stick is ideal for Amazon devotees, as its menus primarily push Amazon Prime video content and video purchases from the Amazon store. But you also have the option of using third-party streaming apps like Hulu and Netflix. Amazon’s streaming stick also comes with an Alexa-enabled remote so you can navigate using voice commands.
This one has been dubbed “the near-perfect diary” in our roundup of our favorite paper diaries. It’s super customizable, with a variety of size options, the ability to choose between horizontal or vertical layouts, and expansion packs. As a cute extra touch, you will also find phrases and quotes in the divider tabs.
These dropped again earlier this summer, but it’s still a good price on a pack of 60 KN95 masks. They are especially useful for indoor spaces, like grocery stores, living rooms, school events, or anywhere you will be that requires spending long periods of time. They are disposable, but if you ventilate them you can use them up to three times.
Required to wear a face mask all day? Timbuk2’s reusable face mask is not like a traditional mask that buckles behind your ears. Instead, it ties around your head, which helps relieve your ears. It is also made from cotton jersey and has an integrated pocket for a filter.
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