Getting bored staying indoors because it’s too cold to venture outside? We feel you, which is why we found some good deals today that’ll keep you entertained while inside. First up, Amazon is discounting the new green and blue versions of its latest Kindle Paperwhite. Both are on sale with ads and 16GB of storage for $109.99 ($40 off), or you can buy them without ads for $129.99 ($40 off). The new color configurations were announced just yesterday, yet today’s discount is only $10 shy of the Paperwhite’s lowest price to date.
This is the same Paperwhite we reviewed (and loved) upon its debut in late 2021 — just a little more colorful. It’s got the same IPX8 waterproofing and months-long battery life, allowing you to read uninterrupted for long stretches of time. Its sharp 300ppi display is also easy to read during the day, while the adjustable color temperature makes nighttime reading just as simple. Admittedly, it’s a bit harder to hold with one hand than the smaller Kindle, but it’s still a lightweight e-reader you can lug just about anywhere. Read our review.
Amazon’s latest Kindle Paperwhite has a 6.8-inch E Ink display with adjustable color temperature for nighttime reading. It boasts a faster processor, additional battery life, IPX8 waterproofing, and a USB-C port.
If you’re planning a Super Bowl party next weekend, Nvidia’s Shield TV and Nvidia Shield TV Pro are a pair of unique streaming devices that can add a bit more variety to the mix. Both feature support for Nvidia’s GeForce Now game streaming service — which makes them perfect for cloud gaming after the big game — along with a built-in Chromecast and AI-powered upscaling that adds a bit more definition to non-4K content. Those features come alongside support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, Dolby Atmos, and Dolby Digital Plus.
However, you’ll want to buy the Pro version if plan on tackling more demanding games, namely because it comes with an extra gigabyte of RAM. The Pro version also offers a few features absent from the base model, including two USB ports and the ability to act as a Plex media server and smart home hub. Neither supports newer specs like HDMI 2.1 and Wi-Fi 6, though, if that isn’t a problem for you, you can currently get $20 off both the Nvidia Shield TV and Shield TV Pro, which are selling for $129.99 (Amazon, Walmart) and $179.99 (Amazon, Walmart), respectively. Read our Nvidia Shield TV review.
Nvidia’s Shield TV Pro is just like Nvidia’s Shield TV but comes with extra onboard storage and RAM so you can download and play more demanding games. It can also run as a Plex media server and offers two USB ports, so you can use it as a smart home hub.
Samsung just introduced its Galaxy S23 lineup, but you can already score a number of deals if you preorder the Galaxy S23, S23 Plus, or S23 Ultra ahead of their release on February 17th. Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung are all offering free storage upgrades and up to $150 in credit to their respective stores when you preorder the S23 starting at $799.99 ($50 off) or the S23 Plus (Amazon, Best Buy, Samsung) starting at $999 ($120 off). You can also get $150 in credit when you preorder the S23 Ultra at Amazon starting at $1,199.99 ($180 off) or a $100 gift card when you preorder it from Amazon or Best Buy.
Each phone varies when it comes to size and capabilities; however, they all tout 1080p OLED panels, better cameras, slightly bigger batteries, and faster performance thanks to an overclocked Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset, which is specialized for Samsung’s latest line of Galaxy devices.
Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 phone maintains a 6.1-inch screen like its predecessor, but it now has a brighter panel with a stronger Gorilla Glass covering for improved drop protection. Design-wise, it eschews the camera bump around its three rear cameras, and it also has a bigger battery than the S22.
The Galaxy S23 Plus has a large 6.3-inch screen and is mostly at parity with the base S23. It’s got the same Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a slightly larger battery capacity of 4,700mAh (up 200mAh from the S22 Plus), but the S23 Plus starts with an ample 256GB of storage in its base configuration.
Much like the previous model, the latest Ultra phone from Samsung is a spec monster. The S23 Ultra now boasts a 200-megapixel main camera sensor that bins photos down to a manageable 12-megapixel size. It also has a slightly redesigned exterior and a similar 6.8-inch OLED panel that works with its included stylus.
Shifting from phones to wireless earbuds, today we stumbled on a good deal on Sony’s WF-1000XM4. The earbuds boast some of the best noise cancellation you can get, alongside excellent sound quality and a battery that’ll last a long eight hours even with noise cancellation turned on. You can also wear the comfortable buds while out for a run without worrying since they offer an IPX4 rating for water and sweat resistance. Regularly $279.99, you can currently buy the buds for around $228 from Amazon, Best Buy, and Target, which isn’t their best price but is still the lowest we’ve seen this year. Read our review.
A few more deals to take note of
- Nintendo Switch Online members can save $20 on two full-price Nintendo games when they buy a pair of Nintendo Switch Game Vouchers for $99.98. Nintendo has a full list of eligible titles to check out, which includes popular games like Splatoon 3, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening.
- You can buy the Alexa Voice Remote Pro for $29.99 ($5 off) at Amazon and Best Buy, which is a small discount but the best we’ve seen on the device since it launched last year. It’s a good backlit remote for those with compatible Fire TV devices, one that comes with two customizable buttons you can use for apps or Alexa commands. Read our review.
- If you don’t mind buying a refurbished product, Woot is selling Apple’s Smart Keyboard Folio for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro for $89.99 with a 90-day Woot warranty, which is $109 cheaper than buying it new. The accessory makes it easier to use your iPad Pro like a laptop, and it’s compatible with the latest iPad Pro as well as the third-, fourth-, and fifth-gen models.
- Right now, you can pick up three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $27.49 instead of $44.99 from CDKeys. Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals in gaming, one that lets you play GoldenEye 007, Halo Infinite, and more than 100 other titles on multiple devices. The subscription also grants you access to online multiplayer and exclusive deals.