If you’re interested in preordering the $249 second-gen AirPods Pro today but their price is holding you back, you may want to check out today’s deal on Samsung’s new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. Today, we’ve come across one of the first discounts on the new set of noise-canceling wireless earbuds. Right now, they’re on sale for just $179.99 ($50 off) at Woot with a 90-day limited warranty.
In terms of audio, they sound better than some of the top earbuds on the market, including the first-gen AirPods Pro and Google’s Pixel Buds Pro, and they manage to offer remarkable clarity and a wide soundstage. Their noise cancellation is also efficient, and we enjoyed how much smaller and more comfortable they are compared to their predecessor.
Like all devices, however, they’re not perfect. Although they can automatically switch between Samsung devices, they don’t offer true multipoint Bluetooth connectivity, meaning you can’t connect them to two devices simultaneously like you can with the Pixel Buds Pro and a number of earbuds from Jabra. Also, be aware that their support for 24-bit hi-fi audio over Bluetooth is restricted to Samsung phones. Read our review.
We’ve got another Samsung deal for you today, but this time on Samsung’s M8 Smart Monitor. Doubling as both a good monitor and a decent TV, the two-in-one device offers good value for your money, particularly as it’s on sale right now for $589.99 instead of $699.99 at Amazon. That’s nearly the lowest price we’ve seen on the M8, one that Best Buy and Samsung are also matching.
In addition to offering good color and contrast, the M8 comes with a number of different features and capabilities. You can, for instance, connect your laptop to its USB-C port and use it as a screen while working or use Samsung’s smart TV OS, Tizen, to stream shows and movies from major streaming services like Netflix and HBO Max. Alternatively, you can even use the monitor to play Xbox games without an Xbox. It’s not great at everything it does — the OS is sluggish and the snap-on webcam is pretty so-so — but it could be a good buy if you want to save space and buy one display instead of two. Read our review.
If you’re looking to add an immersive element to your gaming experience, today’s discount on Govee’s colorful DreamView G1 Pro Gaming Light is something you’ll want to check out. The camera-powered bias lighting mimics the colors displayed on your screen while you’re gaming, making it feel as if you’re in the game itself. Plus, the LED lights offer four themed display modes that rely on various lighting effects, including a racing mode that sends pulsing waves of color up and down to match the frenzied nature of driving.
If you have a monitor ranging from 24 to 32 inches in size and don’t mind that you may have to move your webcam in order to mount Govee’s camera to the top, it’s a fun buy that’s on sale at Amazon right now for $127.99 ($52 off) when you click the on-page coupon. Read our review.
It may be September, but it’s still plenty warm in many parts of the US. That means you still have some time to relax by the beach or pool, making today’s deal on JBL’s portable Flip 5 as appealing as ever. Right now, you can buy the excellent Bluetooth speaker in red for $74.99 instead of $129.95 at Woot. If you prefer other shades, you can buy them for as low as $99.99 at Amazon and $99.95 at JBL. As far as specs go, the Flip 5 boasts 12 hours of playback, a worry-free IPX7 rating, and the ability to pair with multiple speakers (via JBL’s PartyBoost feature) for stereo sound. Plus, no matter where you buy the speaker from, you’ll get a one-year JBL warranty.
More deals to wrap up the week
- Chipofy’s 100W USB-C charging cable is unique in that it comes with a built-in LED display for power metering, so you can see how many watts it’s delivering to your laptop or other devices. It’s normally $21.99, but right now, you can buy it on Amazon for $17.59.
- Sure, there’s a new pair of AirPods Pro on the horizon, but if you want a pair of Apple earbuds that aren’t as expensive, you can buy the third-gen AirPods for $149.99 ($30 off) on Amazon. While they don’t offer noise cancellation, these earbuds sound great, tout IPX4 water resistance, and come with a MagSafe-compatible charging case. Read our review.
- If you’re a Prime member and don’t mind buying refurbished products, you can buy the ad-supported Kindle Oasis with 32GB of storage and Wi-Fi for $189.99 instead of $239.99 on Amazon, the price it sells new. Unlike other Kindles, the Oasis features physical buttons for turning the pages as well as a 300ppi display and IPX8 waterproofing. Be aware, however, that it lacks USB-C support, which is something the new Kindle Paperwhite offers. Read our review.
- Speaking of Apple devices, Amazon is currently selling this Apple’s official Leather Key Ring in black for $21.59 ($13.41 off), which is a record low. Given Apple’s AirTags lack a built-in keychain loop, you’ll need something like this to attach them to luggage and other accessories.