While everyone is distracted by the recent announcement of the Google Pixel 7 lineup and the Pixel Watch, Wellbots has quietly provided The Verge Deals with an exclusive discount on the charcoal, fog, and lemongrass colorways of the Google Pixel Buds Pro. Normally $199.99, you can grab a pair of the delicious-looking earbuds for just $159.99 when you use the code VERGE40 at checkout — the best price yet. The Pixel Buds Pro are a massive improvement over the standard Pixel Buds, thanks to their enhanced reliability, multipoint Bluetooth support, and improved battery life. While the mic quality could be better and it lacks support for lossless audio, the Pixel Buds Pro remain an excellent choice for noise-canceling earbuds at this price point. Read our review.
Google’s Pixel Buds Pro are the company’s first earbuds to include ANC. They combine impressive sound, great battery life, and good comfort — all without the connection issues of earlier models. Use offer code 50VERGE at Wellbots for an additional $7.49 off the already discounted price.
If you’re looking for a pair of earbuds that look a little less edible, you can also find Sony’s WF-1000XM4 earbuds on sale at Amazon for $248 or Target for $249.99 instead of its usual $279.99. The XM4s are still one of our top-rated pairs of noise-canceling earbuds, thanks to their extensive battery life, detailed sound, and amazing noise cancellation qualities. Unfortunately, the Sony earbuds don’t support multipoint Bluetooth connectivity, which is becoming par for the course among wireless earbuds, nor are they the best option for voice calls. However, if you’re willing to look past some small pain points, the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds are easily one of the best pairs of earbuds on the market. Read our review.
Sony’s WF-1000XM4 have some of the best noise cancellation of any true wireless earbuds, and the sound quality is second to none. The earbuds can also now be charged wirelessly and have a new design that’s smaller and rated IPX4. Read our review.
If you’re looking for some clinical-strength retail therapy, you can also find the follow-up to the excellent LG C1, the 55-inch LG C2, on sale at Target and Best Buy for $1,349.99 instead of its usual $1,799.99. Just like its predecessor, the C2 is an all-around excellent OLED TV, thanks to its slick aesthetic and compatibility with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit. However, the robust suite of gaming features is really what sets the C2 apart from its peers. In addition to a 120Hz refresh rate, the C2 also supports AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync for an ultra-smooth gaming experience. Just like the C1, the C2 also includes support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and the webOS streaming platform, which connects you to all of your favorite services without the need for an external device like a Roku or FireTV Stick.
Okay, we know that Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale is right around the corner, but if you just can’t wait, you can currently find some excellent deals on Amazon’s Fire tablets right now. The standard and Plus sized models of Amazon’s latest Fire HD 8 tablet are currently discounted to their lowest price ever at Best Buy and Amazon. The original price of the 32GB configuration of the standard Fire HD 8 tablet was $89.99, but both retailers have dropped the price to just $44.99, while the 32GB Fire HD 8 Plus has been discounted to $54.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $109.99). The ad-free models of both tablets have also been discounted to $69.99.
The latest Fire HD 8 is Amazon’s eight-inch Fire HD tablet. It offers access to apps like Netflix, Facebook, Hulu, Instagram, TikTok, and more. Its display isn’t as sharp as the Fire HD 10’s, but it’s still a good, basic entertainment device with long battery life.
The black colorway of the Beats Solo3 Wireless headphones is currently discounted to $99.99 at Amazon from the usual price of $199.95 — matching the best price we’ve seen for the tried and tested Apple-centric headphones. The integrated W1 wireless chip allows the Beats Solo 3 to pair seamlessly with Apple devices, but it’s worth noting that the headphones are compatible with Android devices as well. While the Beats Solo 3 lack the premium look and feel of more expensive headphones, they remain an excellent choice for anyone looking for a lightweight and comfortable pair of headphones with reliable performance. Read our review.
A little more weekend window shopping...
- If you’re an Apple user in need of a little juice, you can currently get the Anker 633 Magnetic Battery at Amazon for $64 instead of its usual $79.99 when you clip the available coupon before checkout. Anker’s 633 Magnetic battery neatly attaches to any MagSafe-compatible iPhone, providing up to 10,000mAh of juice on a single charge, that’s roughly one and a half full charges for the iPhone 14.
- Need more power, captain? The Spigen 65W GaN III USB-C charger is a helpful little adapter that makes sure you’ve always got an open port for keeping all of your various devices topped off. Normally priced at $79.99, you can currently get one for around $42 when you clip the eligible coupon before checking out. The charger includes a pair of USB-C and USB-A ports capable of up to 65W charging.
- If you need to expand the storage of your PC but don’t want to go through the trouble of installing an M.2 SSD, you might want to check out the Seagate Firecuda 2TB external gaming SSD on sale at Amazon for $283.47 instead of its usual $499.99 — its lowest price to date. The Firecuda costs a bit more than a conventional M.2 SSD of the same size but still offers transfer speeds of up to 2000MB/s and can be hooked up easily using an available USB-C port.