Saturday, May 25, 2024

This week’s best deals: Apple Watch Series 5, Echo Dot and more


Buy Apple Watch Series 5 at Amazon – $299

Buy Apple Watch Series 5 at Walmart – $299

iPad mini


The latest iPad mini is $50 off again: Amazon’s sale knocks the price of the 256GB WiFi-only model to $499 and the WiFi + Cellular model with the same amount of storage to $629. While the base iPad mini isn’t on sale, this is a good deal if you knew you’d need more storage on Apple’s smallest iPad. We gave the iPad mini a score of 85 for its powerful performance, improved display and good battery life.

Buy iPad mini (WiFi) at Amazon – $499

Buy iPad mini (WiFI + Cellular) at Amazon – $629

Echo device sale

Amazon Echo Dot with clock

Nathan Ingraham / Engadget

Some Echo devices are still on sale, most notable the Echo Dot with clock remains only $35. Other than a lightning deal here or there, that’s the lowest price we’ve seen on the tiny smart speaker that has a normal price of $60. You can also get an Echo Studio speaker plus a Hue smart light bulb for $170, an Echo Plus with Hue light bulb for $100 and the Echo Flex adapter for $17.49.

Buy Echo Dot with clock at Amazon – $35

Buy Echo Studio with Hue bulb at Amazon – $170

Buy Echo Plus with Hue bulb at Amazon – $100

Buy Echo Flex at Amazon – $17.49

Echo Show 5 + Blink Mini bundle

Amazon Echo Show 5 smart speaker

Nicole Lee / Engadget

Amazon’s Echo Show 5 bundle is a good way to get started with smart home monitoring. It combines the Echo Show 5 smart speaker with Amazon’s new Blink Mini security camera for the sale price of $65. This is a solid deal considering the Show 5 typically costs $60 to $90, and the Blink Mini normally costs $35. The video feed from the Blink Mini feeds into the show 5, so you can see what’s going on in any part of your home.

Buy Echo Show 5 bundle at Amazon – $65

Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds

Sony WF-1000XM3 earbuds

Billy Steele/Engadget

If you’re in need of a new pair of wireless earbuds, a few options from Sony remain on sale. The WF-1000XM3 wireless earbuds are still going for $178 at Best Buy and Amazon, or about $50 less than their normal price. We praised these ANC earbuds for their good sound quality, long battery life and useful mobile app, giving them a score of 89. Both Best Buy and Amazon have the Sony WF-SP800N wireless earbuds on sale for $168 as well. These are sportier than the 1000MX3s and they earned a score of 88 from us for their solid ANC and powerful bass.

Buy Sony WF-1000XM3 at Best Buy – $178

Buy Sony WF-1000XM3 at Amazon – $178

New deal additions

BioLite Headlamp 330

A new July 4 sale from BioLite drops the price of the excellent Headlamp 330 to $48, which is 20 percent off its normal price. Amazon is also matching the sale, so you can buy it there if you prefer. The Headlamp 330 is a no-frills rechargeable light that will come in handy when while hiking, camping or working on DIY projects around your home. It’s surprisingly comfortable and it’ll last 40 hours on a single charge.

Buy Headlamp 330 at BioLite – $48

Buy Headlamp 330 at Amazon – $48

Anker PowerExpand+ 7-in-1 USB-C adapter

You can grab Anker’s 7-in-1 USB-C adapter for $30, which is $20 less than its normal price and the lowest we’ve seen it since March. Anker makes solid accessories and its USB-C adapters are no exception. This model takes the design of the 5-in-1 adapter and adds to it an Ethernet port and a USB-C port for a maximum 48W power delivery to your laptop.

Buy Anker 7-in-1 USB-C adapter at Amazon – $30

SanDisk 256GB microSDXC card + $50 Nintendo eShop gift card

Newegg has a bundle that gets you a 256GB SanDisk microSDXC card plus a $50 Nintendo eShop gift card (email delivery) for $95, which is $10 less than if you were to purchase both separately. This one of SanDisk’s Nintendo Switch-specific microSDXC cards, and because of that (and it’s high capacity) it rarely drops below $52 on its own. This is a solid deal if you’ve been eyeing a few games on the eShop and need extra space on your Switch to store them.

Buy SanDisk microSDXC bundle at Newegg – $95

Buy 2 Nintendo Switch games, get a microSDXC card free

Target has a promotion that includes a free 128GB SanDisk microSDXC card when you buy two Nintendo Switch digital games. Of course, you must pick from a selection of games, and most of them are first-party: titles like Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2 are included. You’ll pay full price for the games as none of them are discounted, but a microSDXC card worth $33 is a solid freebie.

Shop Target’s Nintendo Switch games promo

Steam Summer Sale

Steam’s annual Summer Sale has kicked off so now you can save a ton on popular games across all genres. Savings of note are Metal Gear Solid V for $6, Cities Skylines for $7.50, Tabletop Simulator for $10 and even Doom Eternal for $30 (half off its normal price). The sale also includes additional promotions, like a “Road Trip Special,” which slashes an extra $5 off orders of $30 or more.

Shop Steam’s Summer Sale

Sweetwater flash sale

Today and tomorrow (June 26 and 27), you can grab a bunch of audio and music equipment for less in Sweetwater’s flash sale. Items of note in the sale include Akai’s MPK Mini 25-key keyboard controller for $119, which is $80 off its normal price, and Audio-Technica’s AT-LP120XUSB-SV USB turntable for $175, which is $74 off the normal price.

Shop Sweetwater’s flash sale

Ebenezer Robbins
Ebenezer Robbins
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