Welcome to the weekend. Whether you are working or free, we have a range of offers you may be interested in. Most of these were big hits throughout the week that we’re resurfacing for your perusal, though we packed a lot of them. a few deals that have appeared more recently. In terms of what to look forward to The edge, this week will be Samsung’s Unpacked event. That’s all happening on Wednesday, August 10, and based on rumours, we’re expecting new foldable phones and other gadgets and plenty of pre-order deals. See you then.
At the Epic Games Store on PCyou can play so much Far Cry 6 as you can fit into this weekend. The storefront offers an extended free trial of Ubisoft’s latest open-world first-person shooter. Offers on Far Cry 6 are not that uncommon these days (although the PC version gets fewer discounts than the console versions), and yet it’s really hard to beat the current cost: $0.00. The trial version of the game is also available for Xbox and Play station gamers. You don’t need any PlayStation console subscription to access the free trial. However, on Xbox you need Xbox Live Gold (or its modern equivalent, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate).
Usually we like to provide context around deals we promote so you can make an informed purchase. That is not so necessary for a freebie. It is worth noting that Far Cry 6 delivers more of the same great combat and exploration. In Diego Arguello’s analysis of the game’s story, Far Cry 6 is one of the few AAA games set in Latin America, although the story and handling of cultural images are hit and miss. If you can see past that, it might be a good use of your free time this weekend.
If you’re planning to take a vacation this summer, or just want to laze around the house with some books, the latest Kindle Paperwhite might just be the perfect gadget to add to your repertoire. At Best Buy, this model is $45 off, costs $94.99 through Saturday night. This is just about the lowest price we’ve seen the 2021 Kindle Paperwhite sell for.
As for why this is the e-reader to buy over the previous generation, it has USB-C charging, a larger 6.8-inch screen with backlight and adjustable screen color temperature. It has water resistance in common with the last generation Paperwhite. Read our review.
The Beats Fit Pro and Studio Buds have each returned to their Prime Day prices. Starting with the Fit Pro, these wireless earbuds with wingtips to stay in your ears during your run and other workouts are back in full swing. $179.99 ($20 off) at Amazon. Not only are they great workout companions, they also have active noise cancellation (ANC), a transparency mode to keep you aware of sounds around you, and they can last up to six hours on a single charge with ANC. Read our review.
The Studio Buds are $99.99 ($50 off at Amazon) and similarly they offer ANC and a transparency mode. Apple claims you get up to eight hours of listening time per charge without the ANC on. My colleague Chris Welch said in his review that the ANC is worse in the Studio Buds than in the Fit Pro. Both the Fit Pro and Studio Buds include a charging case with a USB-C port, but it’s important to note that neither option supports wireless charging. Read our review.
A few more offers
- Here’s another reminder that the latest Apple TV 4K streaming box with 64GB of storage (usually $199.99) dropped to just $139.99 at Amazon.
- If you’re considering the Google Pixel 6A, Amazon is still throwing in a free $50 gift card when you buy the phone for the full price of $449.99.
- Compatible with the latest iPads (except 9th generation iPad), the Apple Pencil 2 stylus costs $99.99 at Amazon, a prize that was a rarity in 2022. Normally it costs $129.99. This stylus can be magnetically attached (and charged) to the side of modern iPads.
Finally, you can get the lightweight LG Gram 17 with a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for just $999 at BuyDig when you use the code GRAM at checkout. I reviewed last year’s model and I think it’s a great fit for people who want a laptop with excellent battery life, a large number of ports and, of course, a huge screen with an aspect ratio of 16.10.