Today, you have another chance to score an Xbox Series X, as Microsoft’s latest console is available for in-store pickup at select Best Buy locations. And, Amazon is offering preorders of the new 2022 Apple MacBook Pro equipped with the M2 chip. This is the first config that we’ve seen available for preorder on Amazon, and it should ship out by the end of next week. For those of you who want even more power, a couple of MacBook Pro laptops equipped with the M1 Pro chip are also discounted today. To round out the Apple deal news, save $50 on the newest Apple TV 4K, score the best prices we’ve seen on the AirPods 2, AirPods Pro, and even the AirPods Max, and pick up a 4 pack of handy Apple AirTags for less than $20 per AirTag. These deals and more below.
Xbox Series X Available for In Store Pickup at Some Locations
If you’re still looking for the Xbox Series X, it’s available for in-store pickup at select locations today, so your mileage may vary with this deal. However, the Series X is still somewhat annoying to track down, so if you need one this could be your lucky day. Xbox just had a great showcase, with looks at Starfield, Diablo 4, and more games coming to the platform over the next year, making now a great time to pick one up.
New 2022 Apple MacBook Pro 14″ M2 Laptop
Ships on June 24
We’re finally seeing a 2022 Apple MacBook Pro laptop equipped with the brand new M2 chip in the wild. Amazon has the 14″ model up for preorder right now for a very reasonable MSRP of $1499. The new M2 chip is reported to be about 18% more powerful than the previous generation M1 chip, which was already a speed demon for its price range. The M2 chip is also extremely power efficient, with this laptop boasting up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge. In addition to the new M2 CPU, this laptop features a gorgeous 13″ Retina display with 500 nits of brightness and P3 wide color, 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14″ M1 Pro Laptop
Apple MacBook Pro 16″ M1 Pro model also on sale
Amazon is offering the lowest price we’ve ever seen on the 2021 Apple MacBook Pro 14″ laptop equipped with the new powerful Apple M1 Pro chip and a gorgeous 14.2″ Liquid Retina XDR display. The Apple M1 Pro chip is a bona fide speed demon that offers better performance while generating less heat and consuming less power than any of the Intel chips that Apple used in previous models, as well as the previous M1 chip. Note that the M1 Pro chip is more powerful than the upcoming M2 chip. It will eventually be outclassed by the M2 Pro, but that’s in the future. This laptop also boasts a 14-core GPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD.
Alternatively, you can upgrade to the Apple MacBook Pro 16″ model with the 10-core Apple M1 Pro chip, a bump up from the Macbook Pro 14″ 8-core chip. This laptop also boasts a 16-core GPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD.
$50 Off the Newest Apple TV 4K
With this deal you can basically get the 64GB Apple TV model for the same price as the 32GB model. 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.
4-Pack Apple Airtags for $87.99
The Apple Airtag is a small coin shaped device that you can put in your wallet or attach to your phones, keys, remote, or anything small enough to be easily misplaced. It works as a little WiFi keyfinder that helps you locate your lost objects by pinging the exact location to your iPhone. In my personal experience, it works more reliably than the Tile keyfinder and at a longer range, too. This is a nice gift for a dad who already has an iPhone, especially if he tends to lose his small essentials around the house.
New Apple AirPods Pro Noise-Cancelling Earbuds
If you regret not picking the Airpods Pro up on Black Friday, here’s your chance to get it today at the same price. This is the newest generation model with the MagSafe compatible wireless charger. The AirPods Pro is considered one of the best noise-cancelling in-ear headphones you can get, especially for under $200. The noise cancellation is considered to be even better than the Bose Quietcomfort because of the natural noise isolating design of the in-ear earbuds. If isolation and sound quality are of utmost important to you, then it’s easily worth the upgrade over the AirPods 3.
Apple AirPods 2 for $99.99
Pick up a pair of Apple AirPods 2 wireless earbuds for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. These are the newer 2nd generation model. It includes a charging case that you plug in via USB Type-C. Honestly, the “wireless charging case” that you can upgrade to for an extra $60 is definitely not worth the price; very few people actually have an inductive charger, and the wireless charging rate is painfully slow.
$120 Off Apple AirPods Max Headphones
Not everyone can afford Apple’s best AirPods, but for those who can, they’ll be treated to a $95 discount from Amazon, making this the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Obviously the sound quality on these AirPods Max headphones are phenomenal, but what really takes the cake is the build quality. There are no other headphones in its price range that is built as well as the AirPods Max. They are literally a work of art.
$70 Off the Apple Watch Series 7
$50 Off the Apple Watch SE
The Series 7 is Apple’s latest and greatest watch. The biggest upgrade the Series 7 has over the Series 6 is the display. It has the same always-on Retina display, but it’s 20% bigger and features a more crack-resistant front crystal screen. It also adds on even more health-related features, like measuring your blood oxygen or taking an ECG. It’s inarguably the best smartwatch on the market right now. If you don’t need the health related features, you can save $100 and go with the Apple Watch SE instead. Despite the low price tag, this watch is still big on features, such as a large Retina OLED display, 2x faster CPU than the Series 3, heart rate monitoring, GPS, swimproof design, haptic feedback, and more.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond for $29.99
Remember Pokemon Diamond and Pearl? Well, if you’re nostalgic for the Sinnoh region and all of its unique creatures, you can grab the remake, Pokemon Brilliant Diamond, for just $29.99 today. We called the games great in our review. If you’re waiting for the open-world Pokeon Scarlet and Violet to launch later this year, this game can help tide you over until it comes out.
Kingdom Hearts All-in-One Package for $29.99
Kingdom Hearts 4 is coming… eventually. If you were wowed by the first gameplay look we got for Sora’s next adventure, there’s no better time than the present to jump into the series. Including the entire franchise all the way up to ingdom Hearts 3, you can catch up on the adventures of Sora, Donald, and Goofy.
Blue Yeti Nano Premium USB Condenser Microphone
This wired USB microphone may be small, but Blue Yeti always packs a big punch. Get a headstart on your streaming, podcasting, or YouTubing passion project by picking up the Blue Yeti Nano microphone today. At $25 off, it’s a great deal, and your viewers will appreciate the high sound quality. The mic comes with multiple pickup patterns, with the cardioid pattern perfect for recording, while omni will improve your sound quality on work meetings.
Arcade1Up Countercades Let You Bring Classic Games Into Your Home
Arcade1Up cabinets are great, but maybe they’re just a bit too big for you. But fear not, as the countercade series is here to save the day! These arcade cabinets can sit on a counter, giving you the arcade experience without taking up nearly as much space. Today, you can get the Super Pac-Man and Marvel 2-player Countercade on sale to add to your home’s game room.
40% Off Elden Ring Official Strategy Guides Preorder
Out July 29
There’s no question that Elden Ring is a difficult game, so don’t feel bad if you find yourself struggling. Fortunately, you can get a little help in the form of FromSoftware’s official Elden Ring strategy guide that comes out next month. It’s comprised of two volumes, each unveiling secrets, tips, and maps of everything that Elden Ring has to offer. Even if you’ve got this game down pat, you might want to pick up these books simply to learn more about the lore and enjoy the canon artwork. These books are normally $49.99, but today they’re only $29.99, a whopping 40% off discount.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 GPU for $799.99
These are easily the best prices we’ve seen for an RTX 3080 video card since launch. At this price point, the RTX 3080 is a better value than the 3080 Ti, which costs at least $250 more at reputable vendors. The performance gap between the 3080 and 3080 Ti is about 3%, hardly noticeable. The 3080 is significantly more powerful than the previous generation’s flagship RTX 2080 SUPER. This is the card you want to get if you plan to game at 4K.
Amazon Deal: Buy 2, Get 1 Free on Video Games, Books, Board Games, Toys, and More
Starting today, Amazon is running a deal where you can purchase 2 eligible games, and get a third one for free. This is a pretty huge deal, as it includes brand new titles like Elden Ring, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Amazon is also running that same deal on books, which will let you get various D&D books bundled up, video game art books and tons of other great novels.
RCA 65″ 4K Smart TV for $298
You’d be hard pressed to find a 65″ TV for $300 anywhere else. It might not match up to the image quality of a top shelf TV, but hey, you could get 8 of these TVs and wire up your entire house, your basement, and your shed with huge 65″ displays for the price of a single 65″ LG C2 OLED TV. It also has a webOS smart TV interface.
Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5) for $29.99
Ghostwire: Tokyo was released at the end of March of this year. We’re less than 3 months since the release and already this game has been marked down by 50% off. Despite the steep price drop, this is actually a solid paranormal action-adventure game, with slick presentation and gorgeous visuals, a fun and fast-paced combat system, and an interesting story and cast. In my opinion, it’s definitely worth the $30 price tag.
1 Month Free Trial to Paramount Plus
Sonic 2 now streaming on Paramount Plus
For a limited time, Paramount is offering new and returning subscribers a one month free trial to the Paramount Plus streaming service (instead of the normal 7-day trial) when you enter code: “SUMMER“. You can choose either the Essential or Premium plan for your trial. You’ll be able to binge watch the entire first season of the Halo TV series that’s now streaming exclusively on Paramount Plus, other Paramount Plus exclusives like Star Trek: Strange New Worlds or South Park: The Streaming Wars, or recently released movies like The Lost City and Sonic The Hedgehog 2.
3 Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate normally costs $14.99 per month, but right now new customers can get 3 months for only $1. The sheer amount of value you get with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is impressive. This membership gives you both Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Xbox Live Gold is required for online gaming. Xbox Game Pass gives you access to a huge library of games that is free as long as you maintain your membership. The list includes AAA games that you can play as early as launch day. These include Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Sniper Elite 5, Farming Simulator 2022, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and much more.
New 42″ LG Evo C2 4K OLED Gaming TV
Supports 4K @ 120Hz for PS5 and Xbox Series X
For many of you who have been patiently waiting for the LG Evo C2 42″ 4K OLED TV, now you can rejoice. The majority of the 2022 Evo C2 lineup had been released earlier in the year, but for whatever reason LG had decided to hold off on its new 42″ size until now. This highly anticipated TV is finally orderable on Amazon and ships immediately. The 42″ replaces LG’s 48″ as its smallest 4K OLED TV on the market. It performs just as well as its larger sized siblings as a gaming TV, but where it really shines is as a gaming monitor for your PC.
J.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Paperback Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
It has never been cheaper to dive back into the world of Tolkein’s original The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series. You can pick up the paperback boxed set of all four books (The Hobbit and the LOTR trilogy) all for under $13 when you clip the coupon on Amazon’s page.
Halo Infinite for Xbox for $19.99
Amazon has the latest Halo Infinite game for only $19.99. That’s 67% off the MSRP of $59.99. This is easily one of the must-own games for the Xbox Series X console and very well worth it at this price point. We reviewed the single-player campaign and multiplayer experience separately, and loved both parts of it.
65″ TCL 4-Series 4K Roku TV for $398
55″ for $298
For most people, the two biggest priorities for a TV are (1) price and (2) size. That’s why a TV like this TCL 4-series is so popular; if you’re looking specifically for a 65″ or 55″ TV, you’d be hard pressed to find a lower price. This TCL TV offers solid picture quality without burning a hole in your wallet, and it even has built-in Roku smart TV functionality. It might not look as good as a $1500 TV, but you could fund the rest of your home entertainment or gaming system with the amount you just saved.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16″ RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop
Walmart is offering an outstanding deal for a powerful gaming laptop from Lenovo. The RTX 3070 found in this laptop has a TDP rating of 140W. That is the maximum TDP rating you’ll find for a mobile RTX 3070 graphics card, meaning this is the one of the most powerful RTX 3070 gaming laptops you can get. Higher TDP means more power is supplied to the graphics card, and that directly equates to better performance in games.
10% Off $50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card
Save $5 off any game at the eShop with this digital gift card from Amazon. Use it to pick up rarely discounted favorites like Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Metroid Dread, recent new releases like Kirby and the Forgotten Land or Triangle Strategy, or DLC like the new one for Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Or you can just hold onto the card and use it during the next eShop sale, since it stacks with instant discounts.
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.
Klipsch Promedia 2.1ch Computer Speakers
Update: This is the newer model with wireless Bluetooth streaming.
The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers have been around for over 2 decades, but it’s still considered one of the best computer speakers under $200. It’s normally listed for $169.99, but today Walmart has it for only $89, a 48% savings. This THX-certified speaker set includes two satellite speakers with 3/4″ soft dome tweeter with 3” midrange drivers and a 6.5″ 200W powered subwoofer for some intense bass.