If you’re itching to play the latest Call of Duty game that releases today but you’re in the sad state of not owning a game console to play it on, we have a deal for you. At Target, you can pick up the $299.99 Xbox Series S online or in-store, and you’ll receive a free digital copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (no, not the 2009 classic; Activision is just reusing old names now). Buying that game by itself normally costs $70, so this could be a great promo for you to take advantage of before it expires Saturday, October 29th, at 11:59PM PT.
The Series S is a great console with or without this deal. It’s small, so it won’t hog a bunch of space in your entertainment center. And despite being significantly less powerful than the Series X (in addition to having no disc drive and half the usable storage for downloads), the Series S could be worthwhile if you mostly play digital games, including those on Xbox Game Pass. Here’s our review.
There are a couple of Sonos home theater bundles that are discounted, and I want to tell you about them. While the discounts aren’t blowing our minds over here, it could be the price cut you’ve been waiting for before buying a set for yourself. First up is the Surround Set with Beam, which has the first-gen Beam soundbar (normally $399) and two One SL speakers ($199 a pop). It’s priced at $678 through Sonos, Adorama, and B&H Photo, which is just a little over $120 off the cost of buying each speaker separately.
The Premium Immersive Set with Beam that includes the second-gen Beam, two One SL speakers, and a third-gen Sonos Sub costs $1,277, down from $1,596. That’s obviously a much higher-costing setup, but the price drops are noteworthy for some of these products. It’s like getting $90 off the second-gen Beam, $150 off the Sub, and $40 off each One SL speaker.
HBO Max’s excellent discount on prepaid yearly subscriptions is about to end on October 30th. Paying yearly instead of monthly usually saves you some money, but this promo will save you as much as $75. Here’s the deal: getting one year of HBO Max with ads costs $69.99 (usually $120) or $104.99 (usually $180) for the ad-free plan that lets you download content and stream select content in 4K.
Most people should find plenty of entertainment (at least a year’s worth, to take full advantage of this deal) with HBO Max. You can watch The Sopranos there as well as a host of movies and exclusive TV shows for a range of tastes. It has The Rehearsal, the excellent Harley Quinn animated series, Succession, House of the Dragon, Euphoria, Barry, Los Espookys, Our Flag Means Death, and a lot more.
Some more deals for your Friday
- Tile is offering a pretty fantastic discount on a four-pack of its Pro Bluetooth trackers. Normally it costs $99.99 for the bundle, but you can get it for $49.99. These offer water resistance and the longest range of all its trackers (up to 400 feet). It touts year-long battery life with replaceable coin batteries. Read more about them here.
- For all of Friday, October 28th, you can get Samsung’s bean-shaped Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds in the royal blue color scheme for $79.99 at Best Buy. Other colors cost $20 more. These aren’t Samsung’s latest earbuds, but they offer surprisingly good sound quality in a low-profile design. Read our review.
- Dell is selling a 24.5-inch 1080p IPS gaming monitor with a fast 240Hz refresh rate for just $149.99. It’s not a bad price at all if you value speed over superb picture quality. It includes a height-adjustable stand, and it has two HDMI 2.0 ports, one DisplayPort version 1.2, and a handful of USB-A ports.