Today’s theme Verge Deals roundup is that, well, there is no theme. We’re just weeks away from Amazon’s Prime Day extravaganza, which takes place July 12 and 13, and it’s typical to see a relative calm before the storm of deals arrives. Why not start today with a great deal on some already cheap true wireless earbuds? Anker’s Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro (in black) are just $99.99 at Best Buy as part of the retailer’s deal of the day. They normally cost $169.99 and regular retail prices are usually around $130.
These $100 earbuds might be just what you’re looking for if you need active noise cancellation (ANC), several ear and wing tips in the box for a comfortable custom fit, and Bluetooth multipoint support so you can use the Liberty 3 Pro. connect to multiple devices at the same time. They are great value, although the ANC effect doesn’t beat the more expensive options. Check out Chris Welch’s full review here†
If you need some affordable portable storage, Best Buy has a daily discount on Western Digital’s 1TB USB-A external drive. While it’s certainly not the fastest form of external storage money can buy, it’s hard to knock the price of $44.99† Your use cases may be different from mine, but my brother-in-law recently converted some home VHS video tapes to digital, and I’ve been looking for an inexpensive portable drive that I can load and hand everything over. family members. This seems to fit well.
If you missed Ubisoft’s Far Cry 6 when it launched in late 2021, the game has hit its lowest price on Amazon. You can get any version of the game on disc for just $14.99whether you have a PS5, PS4 or an Xbox console. Our friends at polygon said in their review that the game’s gameplay loop of infiltrating enemy bases and traversing a large open-world environment is entertaining “for the first few hours” and then wears out a bit (due in part to some clunky storytelling). But you might get more fun out of the game if you like the series or if you’re coming in from scratch.
A few more deals to make your Thursday a little better:
- Don’t forget: Oculus Quest 2 owners have until June 26 11:59 PM PT to score discounts on great VR games, including Resident Evil 4, Super Hot VR, and more. We have all the sales details here.
- Sony’s LinkBuds S wireless noise canceling earbuds dropped to their lowest price a few days ago. Normally $199.99, they are $178 at Amazon† This model has a comfortable fit that makes them easier to wear during longer listening sessions than Sony’s $279.99 XM4s.
- If you’re looking for the latest iPad Air with the fast M1 processor and 5G-ready capabilities, Amazon sells the 64GB model for $649.99† That price will be displayed at checkout.