Google’s Pixel 6A is only a week old, but it already had some notable promotions before it came out. Now you can use the Pixel 6A for an outright $50 discount at Amazonbeat the price of the wise and charcoal colors up to $399 – no included gift card or earbuds to worry about. This is a reasonably priced phone, now even better priced for a limited time. Make sure to click the coupon on the page to get the full discount from Amazon so each color goes to $399 at checkout and don’t be fooled by third-party sellers who may show up with a similar deal without the coupon.
While the Pixel 6A is slightly different from previous A-series phones from Google, it’s an exceptional mid-range option that puts speed and performance at the forefront. It uses the same Google Tensor CPU as the more expensive Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro flagships, with a claim of five years of security updates. Where Google cut things back has been with premium features like wireless charging, water resistance and the megapixel count of the main camera – although the smaller 6.1-inch OLED could be a boon for anyone wanting a (somewhat) one-handed phone. Read our review.
As data breach after data breach is constantly reminding us, we need to keep our digital lives under lock and key. One of the easiest ways to do that is to use a good password manager like 1Password, which automatically generates and encrypts difficult passwords so you never have to worry about memorizing or typing them. Fortunately, 1Password offers an exclusive discount for roadside readers throughout August. If you are a new 1Password subscriber, you can get a year individual plan or family subscription for a 50 percent discount.
An individual plan covers you across all your devices, normally for $2.99 per month. With this deal, the subscription is reduced to just $17.94 for the year instead of $35.88. As for the family plan, it offers you up to five separate bills for $60 a year ($5 per month), but the current discount makes it just $30 for the first year. You also don’t have to worry about promo codes or special coupons. Just use the links here and the deal will apply automatically.
If you’re looking to upgrade your streaming device and you already live in Apple’s walled garden, consider the latest Apple TV 4K, currently on sale with 32GB of storage for $119.99 (about $59 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. Today’s deal is just $10 more than the low we saw on Prime Day — and it’s one we don’t see often.
The Apple TV 4K supports (as you might expect) 4K resolution and HDR. In addition to a fast processor that should keep it running for years, it can also be used as a mini-game console with an Apple Arcade subscription. It may be more expensive than the typical streaming dongles from Roku and Amazon, but it’s also much more future-proof, with support for HDMI 2.1, Wi-Fi 6 and even the Thread standard.
Oh, and did we mention that the remote is finally a conventional remote and no longer a touchpad-dependent mess? Because it is. Read our review.
Amazon’s latest Echo Show 10 is on sale at Woot for $179.99, which is the best price yet. The 10.1-inch smart display usually retails for $249.99, so this is a hefty $70 off the third-generation model. While many Echo devices are very similar, the Echo Show 10 is very unique thanks to its motorized base. It physically turns the screen towards you so you can see it all the time. That might sound a little scary at first, but the camera has a privacy shutter for when you don’t need it. If you’ve ever tried video calling someone while trying to multitask, you might appreciate how excellent the Show 10 is for video calling. It’s also a good way to make sure other family members stay in focus during conversations with you, if you’re prone to gifting it to someone who tends to point their phone up their nose during a conversation. Read our review.
Since the HomePod Mini is the only smart speaker left in Apple’s stable, it does not often see discounts. And if you want to use Siri on a speaker or add some wireless sound to your Apple TV, the Mini is your only choice. Maybe that’s why we’ve usually only seen it drop to $80 during the holidays, and why the colorful models rarely go on sale.
Now, though, we’re seeing some refreshing discounts on at least some of the fun colors. B&H Photo sells the colorful smart speaker in both blue and yellow for $89.95 and $89.99 respectively. I know $10 off doesn’t sound like much, but it’s the kind of price you normally have to be a Costco member to get – though, if you to be a Costco member, it is currently $79.99 plus $2.99 shipping there. If you stock a few for different rooms in your house so you can check the weather or the news wherever you are, that modest $10 discount goes much further. Read our review.
And now for some shameless self-promotion: everything in it The roadside merch store is 20 percent off. This includes this cute mechanical keyboard shirt and the legendary EMAILS tee, which are now only $23.20 (about $6 off). There are also some more shirt designs, stickers, notebooks and posters – all with 20 percent off. Go ahead and fly roadside fan flag, because you’re awesome and we want you to show it.
Thursday? More like ThursDEALS, am I right?
- Anker’s RoboVac 11S is down to $135.99 ($64 off) at Amazon. This older, affordable robot vacuum is suitable for hard floors and medium-height carpets, with double brushes outwards and a small remote control.
- The Fitbit Versa 3 fitness-focused smartwatch costs $148.19 (about $82 off) at Amazon. It’s our top pick for all fitness trackers thanks to its voice assistant support, heart rate monitoring, ease of use and even support for NFC payments.
- Ring’s Retrofit Alarm Kit for Older Security Systems is 47 percent off at Amazon, bringing the price down to $79.99 from the regular $149.99. It makes moving from an existing non-smart alarm system to the Ring ecosystem easy. This discount saves a lot of money that you can spend on professional installation.
- A two-pack of Eero’s 6 Plus midrange mesh Wi-Fi routers costs $155 ($84 off) at B&H Photos and Best Buy. This is the most affordable way to get gigabit speeds from Amazon-owned Eero.
- We have the physical PlayStation 4 version of Horizon Forbidden West to get discounted to $39.99 the other day, but now the digital version is also available for purchase through the PlayStation Store for $39.59 (about $20 off). You can upgrade one of these to the PS5 version for free, saving you another $10, but the digital copy requires you to buy it on a PS4 or through your web browser and then download it from the same account on your PS5.