Ladies and gentlemen, once again, it’s the weekend — now with an extra hour of sunshine, like it or not. In terms of deals, Amazon is currently offering the 11-inch iPad Pro in its 128GB, Wi-Fi-ready configuration for $749. That’s $50 off the 2021 tablet’s regular asking price of $799, which is equivalent to the price of the 2022’s 10.9-inch iPad Air with 256 GB storage space.
The iPad Air may be the new darling of Apple’s tablet lineup, but the iPad Pro still has some extra features worth considering considering they’re the same price today. First, it has a refresh rate 120Hz display for smoother scrolling and gaming, Face ID for easier unlocking (the Air uses Touch ID), and a four-speaker audio setup for more sound when it’s time to binge. However, both the Pro and new Air models have Apple’s M1 processor, so they should be equally fast.
Which is the best to go with? Well, it’s a topic that was discussed a lot in the most recent episode of The Vergecastand while you probably can’t go wrong with either tablet, it’s nice to save money in the process (the iPad Pro is the better all-round choice). Read our 2021 iPad Pro review†
Elden Ring is still – hands down – the most popular game out there right now, with over 12 million copies sold and the rumor of an entire franchise in and out of gaming. While the challenging dark fantasy RPG initially saw some minor discounts on Steam before it was released, console players with an Xbox One or Series X/S have been out of luck until today.
Eneba currently offers the digital version of Elden Ring for $46.49 when you use promo code XboxRings at the cash register. This nearly 25 percent discount is the best price we’ve seen on FromSoftware’s open-world hit, but it’s only valid until 6 p.m. ET on Monday, March 21. So, if you’re feeling the urge to see what all the hype is about, this is a great opportunity to climb on your spooky steed and jump in. Read our review†
If you’re looking for additional gaming deals, Eneba is currently offering a 40 percent discount on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Now until 6:00 AM ET on Monday the 21st, you can get a three-month subscription for $26.50 when you use a promo code XGPU3March† Game Pass regularly costs $14.99 per month, so this three-month deal will save you a total of $18.49.
Many of us on The edge would argue that Game Pass is one of the best deals you can get in gaming right now. The premium service provides access to over 100 titles for the Xbox Series X, Series S, and PC, including the new releases such as Halo Infinite and the acclaimed Tunic† An Xbox Game Pass membership also gives you access to online multiplayer and free monthly games through Microsoft’s Games with Gold promo.
Switching from gaming to the smart home, Google’s Nest Audio offers excellent value for money. The smart speaker is relatively compact and its five color options allow it to easily fit into most interior settings. Most importantly, the Nest Audio offers excellent sound quality for a speaker of its size and price, typically $99.99 each.
That price is almost as good as it is now, because Google sells a two-pack of speakers for $129† That lowers the price to $64.50 each. This brings the Nest Audio very close to its lowest-ever price of $59.99, giving you an affordable way to equip two rooms in your home with a smart speaker, or set up a pair to work side by side in stereo setup. .
Nest Audio natively supports the Google Assistant, so you can control other connected smart devices with your voice or read the news and weather on demand. These tiny speakers may not have all the bass and booming volume in the world – and Google recently downgraded some of their multi-speaker functionality due to a lawsuit – but this two-pack is still great value for money multi-room. Read our review†
Speaking of smart speakers, B&H Photo has an extensive Sonos bundle on offer that rarely sees a discount. The Sonos Immersive Set consists of a second-generation Sonos Beam soundbar, two Sonos One SL smart speakers and one Sonos Sub for a combined package price of $1,499 (a discount of $97). If you know Sonos speakers, you know that they rarely go on sale, so it’s worth saving a few bucks if you can.
This package is an all-in-one solution for a surround sound setup. The latest Sonos Beam supports Dolby Atmos, which provides better audio immersion, and features HDMI eARC, which improves performance over HDMI and reduces latency issues. The two Sonos One SL speakers, meanwhile, are equivalent to the Sonos One smart speaker (without the microphone) and are designed to perform the rear channel function in this arrangement. Finally, the Sonos Sub handles the low bass while watching TV shows and movies.
This streamlined setup is an efficient way to add surround sound to your home without running wires everywhere. It’s also a complete Sonos setup, meaning it works seamlessly and wirelessly with other products in the Sonos ecosystem.
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