If you missed out on the Prime Day deal on Amazon's Echo Dot, that 50% discount is back today. And, you can save on a spare controller for your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. Plus, the Xbox Series X is in stock at Walmart today for those of you looking to upgrade. And, the Meta Quest 2 is getting a surprise price hike starting next week, so now is the time to pick up the VR headset if you are interested.
The Best of the Best: ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 3080 OC 12GB GPU for $799
The GeForce RTX 3080 GPU really doesn't need any introduction. This is the de facto card to get if you plan to run current generation games at 4K, since it's up to 50% faster than the previous generation RTX 2080 SUPER and doesn't command the exorbitant price of the RTX 3080 Ti or RTX 3090 (both of which are a mere 3%-5% faster in real world performance). It has an HDMI 2.1 port for passing through 4K @ 120Hz, which it has the power to drive even in resource hungry games like Elden Ring, Battlefield 2042 or Cyberpunk 2077.
The ASUS ROG STRIX model is considered by many to be the very best RTX 3080 variant on the market. It's usually hundreds of dollars more than the 3080 FE price. That's in large part because of the incredible cooling potential of the massive 3-slot heatsink combined with the quietest triple fan cooling you'll find on any RTX 3080. Despite the low noise levels, the ROG STRIX offers a significantly OC'ed 1890MHz boost clock compared o the stock 1710MHz boost on the 3080 FE. This model also comes with 12GB of GDDR6X VRAM instead of the 10GB of VRAM that comes standard and most other RTX 3080 GPUs.
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Xbox Series X In Stock at Walmart
The Xbox Series X is becoming more and more common, but it's still not always available. If you want to jump in on Xbox's next-gen console, it's in stock today at Walmart. With a Game Pass subscription, you can play games like Tunic, Halo Infinite, and Forza Horizon 5 at no extra cost. Plus, there's plenty coming to Xbox Game Pass in the next year, including the highly-anticipated Starfield.
Xbox Wireless Controller for $10 Off
If you do have an Xbox Series X or S, you could always use an extra controller. and you can grab one on sale today for $49.49. The controller supports up to 40 hours of gameplay on a pair of Double A batteries, and it has a USB-C port for direct plug-and-play to either Xbox or PC. You can also seamlessly capture and share content with the Share button on the Xbox controller.
Razer Quick Charging Stand for PlayStation 5
Unfortunately, the DualSense controller for PlayStation 5 runs out of battery fairly often. So, Razer has released a charging cradle for the DualSense controller so you can conveniently charge your gamepad in style. Plus, there is a charging cradle for every DualSense color, whether you have red, blue, purple, white, or black.
Surface Pro X for $300 Off at the Microsoft Store
Microsoft's Surface Pro X is one of the best tablet-laptop hybrids for creatives, and you can save a few hundred bucks on one today at the Microsoft Store. The kickstand adjusts to nearly 180 degrees to suit your needs, and the lightweight form factor makes it easy to toss in your backpack and take on the go. It also has up to 15 hours of battery life, with fast charging as well.
Grab a Meta Quest VR Headset Before the Price Hike
We just learned that the Meta Quest 2 is getting a pretty hefty price increase starting in August. So, if you've been on the fence about picking up the most popular VR headset on the market, this week is the best time to strike. Right now, both the 128 and 256 GB models are in stock at Best Buy for $299 and $399, respectively. Starting on August 1, those prices will increase to $399.99 and $499.99. Act now if you don't want to spend an extra $100 later down the line.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) Smart speaker with Alexa
If you missed this deal on Amazon Prime Day, the price is back! You can get a 4th Gen Amazon Echo Dot for just 20 bucks. This is Amazon's most popular Smart Speaker with Alexa, which you can use to steam music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Sirius XM, and more. Plus, listen to audiobooks and podcasts throughout your entire room with multi-room listening. And, Alexa can also control your smarthome, controlling lights, thermostats, and the doors with other smart devices.
Hot Wheels Batman Bundle Is Over 50% Off
Holy Hot Wheels, Batman! This officially licensed DC Hot Wheels bundle is on discount today, and it comes with five different Batmobile diecast Hot Wheels. It comes with Hot Wheels for the Batmobiles seen across the Caped Crusader's history, including the machines from the Batman TV series, Batman 1989, The Dark Knight Rises, Justice League, and The Batman.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
LEGO Star Wars is a joy for Star Wars fans, retelling the tale from The Phantom Menace through The Rise of Skywalker in hilarious LEGO form. But this time, LEGO games have grown up, as the gameplay has evolved into a more traditional third-person action-adventure game. The Nintendo Switch version is on sale today for a great discount, so don't miss out on this classic spacefaring adventure.
LEGO Ideas Sonic The Hedgehog Green Hill Zone
Green Hill Zone is one of the most iconic video game locations of all time, and you can recreate it in LEGO form with the LEGO Ideas Sonic the Hedgehog set. Complete with Sonic, Eggman, Badniks, and even the Chaos Emeralds, this set is a must for any hardcore fan of the Blue Blur. It'll also take a solid amount of time to build, with the set coming in at over 1,100 pieces.
Hisense 75" LED 4K UHD Smart TV Is 52% Off
If you want a massive 4K TV for your entertainment room, you won't find a better deal than this 75-inch option from Hisense. Usually selling for $1,299.99, you can grab this today for $619.99. The TV comes with all the smart features you need, as well as a Game Mode Plus that includes a low latency mode to give you the optimum gaming experience.
New Release: 48" LG UltraGear 48GP900-B 4K HDR OLED Gaming Monitor for $1298.87
For those of you who love LG OLED TVs (for good reason) but don't like the idea of using a TV for a computer monitor, there's now an answer. LG has released its first UltraGear OLED gaming monitor. At first glance, the 48GP900 with its 48" LG WOLED 10-bit color HDR display seems very similar to the 48" LG C1 OLED TV. The panel is very similar, but there are some key differences. Instead of the semi glossy coating found on the OLED TV, the 48GP900 features an anti-glare low reflective coating that is undoubtedly a better fit for close up monitor usage. It also has DisplayPort connectivity and lacks the built-in Smart TV interface. It does carry over the HDMI 2.1 ports with 4K @ 120Hz compatiblity for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners, as well as VRR and G-SYNC support, but the 120Hz refresh rate can be overclocked to 138Hz when used as a PC monitor. Last and certainly least important of all, there is subtle RGB backlighting on the rear of the monitor that isn't present on the OLED TVs. This is one of the best gaming monitors you'll find on the market right now.
Newest Apple TV 4K for $129.99
This isn't exactly as cheap as Amazon Prime Day of $109, but it's still $50 cheaper than MSRP and the best price you'll probably see for a while. The newest Apple TV features two major upgrades. It boasts an A12 Bionic processor that boosts graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing and delivers high frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision. It also includes a new Apple TV remote. The overall build quality is better than before, but the biggest enhancements are a 5-way clickpad, mute button, and dedicated power button that works for your TV, receiver, and Apple TV.
Razer Anzu Smart Glasses
These Razer smart glasses retail for a ridiculous $199.99. Fortunately, they're on sale today for a much more reasonable price of $59.99. The Razer Anzu glasses comes with two types of interchangeable lenses; blue-light filtering lenses for PC use and polarized lenses for outdoor use. They also feature a built-in mic and bluetooth speaker for hands-free calling.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16" Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1599
Walmart is offering an outstanding deal on the new Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptop that is also equipped with the 12th generation Intel Core i7 Alder Lake CPU and RTX 3070 GPU. The RTX 3070 GPU in this gaming laptop also has a TGP rating of 140W, and it performs as well as the MSI Crosshair on paper. In real world benchmarks, the Legion 5 Pro is one of the best performing gaming laptops on the market. It also looks more like a standard laptop, so you might want to pick this over the Crosshair if you're not into the gamer aesthetic.
XPG S70 1TB M.2 SSD with Heatsink for $109.99
The XPG Gammix S70 Blade is the least expensive 1TB PS5 compatible SSD available right now. Just because it's the cheapest doesn't mean it's the slowest. In fact, the S70 is actually one of the fastest SSDs available with transfer rates up to 7,400 MB/s. It's on par with the likes of the WD Black SN850, the Samsung 980 Pro, or the Seagate Firecude 530. This is a PCIe Gen4 SSD that was pretty much released specifically for PS5 gamers in order to double or triple the storage capacity of their PS5 without limiting the speed. To make this deal even sweeter, it already comes with a very low-profile heatsink.
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1660 Ti Gaming PC
Walmart is offering this AMD Ryzen 5 3600X GTX 1660 Ti equipped gaming PC for only $799. The GTX 1660 Ti is still a very capable video card that can handle just about any game at 1080p resolution. You certainly won't find a more powerful video card for this price.
New Apple AirPods Pro for $179.99
The current generation Apple AirPods Pro is one of the best sounding "truly wireless" earbuds you'll find, especially at this price point. "Truly wireless" earbuds have no wires whatsoever; even the earbuds aren't hardwired to each other. In addition to the excellent sound quality, the AirPods Pro is the only AirPods with active noise cancelling technology. That, combined with the inherent nature of in-ear earbuds, means that the AirPods Pro will provide better noise isolation than over-ear headphones like the Bose QuietComfort or the Sony WH1000XM5. If you're thinking of getting a pair of new AirPods, we highly recommend jumping on this particular model.
Dell S2721DGF 27" 1440p GSYNC Gaming Monitor
This excellent monitor has hit a new price low for Black Friday. It's one of the best 27" gaming monitors you can buy for under $500. The S2721DGF boasts a high quality IPS panel (better than the VA panel found on the popular S3220DGF model). It features wide viewing angles and excellent color rendition including 98% DCI-P3 color coverage, a super fast 1ms response time and up to 165Hz refresh rate through the DisplayPort. It's also FreeSync Premium Pro and G-SYNC compatible.