The price of Xbox Live Gold, the pass that lets you play multiplayer on Xbox and score a free game or two every month, is going up. Combined with the fact that Microsoft stopped selling the 12-month option, the price of a year of Gold has effectively doubled, from $60 to $120. It’s a bad time to be a frugal Xbox gamer.
Better late than never! Nintendo’s New Year Sale may be two weeks behind schedule, be we ain’t complaining. Now’s the perfect opportunity save up to 60% on some of the all-time best Switch games, including Mario Maker 2, Yoshi’s Crafted World, and Clubhouse Games. The New Year Sale ends midnight, January 21st, so fire up the eShop and start downloading now!
If you find it hard to justify a smartwatch due to the cost, you may want to jump on this sale today. Fossil’s Gen 5 smartwatch is one of the best Wear OS options available, and today you can grab it for 53% off. That brings the price down to $139, but it’s rapidly selling out.
Apple’s new ARM-powered Mac hardware has been wowing the tech world for a few weeks now. But if you thought that switching to the same architecture as mobile devices would make Macs easier to afford, then you were disappointed. Today Amazon has a rare discount on one of the most expensive models, a MacBook Pro with 512GB of storage.
Aukey’s one of our favorite vendors for reliable, inexpensive accessories. Today a few of its products are even more inexpensiver cheaper thanks to sale prices on Amazon. There’s a choice between car chargers big and small, and a travel charger that works in multiple countries…for when traveling to multiple countries becomes a thing again.
I’ve had a few people come to me during the holiday shopping season asking about smartwatches. My first question is always “what kind of phone is the person using?” If it’s an iPhone, the Apple Watch SE is my number one recommendation. It’s the best Apple Watch for most people.
Have a gaming PC but want a VR headset? Oculus has your back. The company is taking $100 off its high-end Rift S model, bringing the price down to $299. You can buy the headset directly on Oculus’ site, or at Lenovo, Walmart, and Amazon.
Usually, we’re used to companies handing out free stuff to woo new subscribers and shafting loyal customers. Like that time YouTube TV handed out a Chromecast with Google TV to new subscribers only. But loyal YouTube TV subscribers rejoice because prices are going up again now Google is handing out a free Chromecast with Google TV to “long time friends.” Better go check your email.
Let’s be honest: vacuuming sucks (pun intended). It’s a monotonous task that’s too loud and takes too long, and no one really loves to do it. That’s a problem robot vacuums promise to solve by doing the work for you. But robot vacuums are expensive, right? Not today! You can get a Roborock Vaccum for up to $240 off, and all you have to do is click a checkbox.
If you don’t have a video doorbell, you are missing out. It’s hands down the best and most important smart home device you can own. But video doorbells are expensive and often require wiring to your home. But today, our pick for the best overall video doorbell is $80 off. For $140, you get a wireless doorbell far cheaper than the best of the rest.