It’s been an exciting week for Nintendo Switch fans. First, Nintendo announced a whole bunch of games as part of its latest Direct event, including F-Zero 99 — a battle royale spin on the classic racing title — and remakes of both Mario and Donkey Kong and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. And now, the Nintendo Switch OLED is on sale for an all-time low at Monoprice, where you can pick it up with free shipping and blue and red Joy-Cons for just $289.99 ($60 off).
Unlike the standard Switch, the high-end edition boasts a vibrant 7-inch OLED panel, one that’s richer in both contrast and color. Its speakers are louder and clearer, too, and you can store more games on the device itself thanks to its expanded 64GB of internal storage. It also features a wider, sturdier kickstand than the original Switch, which is a godsend if you often use the hybrid console in tabletop mode while on the go.
It’s not every day we come across multiple console deals. That said, if you’re more interested in Starfield than you are The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, you’ll be happy to know that both the Xbox Series X and the recently revamped Series S are on sale right now.
First up, Dell is throwing in a $100 digital gift card when you buy Microsoft’s 1TB Xbox Series S for $349.99. The new black configuration offers more storage than the original white model, but is otherwise the same console with the same ports, same design, and same processing power. It lacks a disc drive like the Series X, yet it can still play all the same digital games — though at a more modest 2560 x 1440 resolution resolution.
As for Dell’s e-gift card, well, that’s good for all sorts of things. Right now, for instance, you can use it to nab next-gen titles like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor ($69.99), Diablo IV ($69.99), and the recent Dead Space remake ($69.99), as well as accessories like Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2.
Now, if you do want to play both physical and digital games, there are also some notable deals available on various Xbox Series X bundles. For example, you can currently buy a Series X on eBay via Antonline with a digital copy of either Diablo IV or the premium edition of Forza Horizon 5 for $469.99 ($90 off), both with a full warranty. The Series X is essentially a larger, more powerful version of the aforementioned Series S, one that’s capable of playing games in 4K at up to 120 fps.
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console, serving as its most powerful (and biggest) option. While the Series S is aimed at smooth 1440p performance and takes a disc-less approach, the Series X is focused on fast 4K gameplay.
Apple officially killed its MagSafe Duo and MagSafe Battery Pack earlier this week, meaning the latter is no longer an option if you’re looking for a first-party way to juice your new iPhone 15. Thankfully, there are more affordable alternatives — including Anker’s 622 Magnetic Battery, which is on sale at Amazon right now for $39.99 when you clip the on-page coupon for $30 off. You can also pick it up via Anker’s online storefront for the same price when you use promo code WSCP8CTHC9 at checkout.
Anker’s MagGo charger remains our favorite MagSafe-compatible battery pack, one that delivers 7.5W of power to compatible iPhones and offers double the battery capacity of Apple’s official MagSafe Battery Pack. It’s just as portable, too, and can double as a kickstand that’s sturdy enough to hold up the Max-sized phone. The fun colors are just a plus.
A portable power bank with magnetic wireless Qi charging, a convenient folding kickstand, and a USB-C port for wired charging. The original model has its USB-C port on the bottom, while a revised version has it on the side to allow passthrough wireless charging while the phone is propped up on the stand.
A few more deals before we bid you farewell
- Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Air with the M2 processor is on sale at Best Buy in the 256GB configuration for $899 ($200 off) and the 512GB configuration for $1,149 ($250 off). Not only is it faster, lighter, and generally more capable than the prior model, but it comes equipped with an improved 1080p webcam and MagSafe charging. Read our review.
- Now through September 17th, the Eufy Security SmartTrack Card is available for $16.99 ($13 off) from Amazon, Newegg, and Eufy (with offer code WS7DESOF8F). Although it’s not compatible with Android, the slim Bluetooth tracker does work with Apple’s vast Find My network, making it easy to keep tabs on your wallet and other personal belongings.
- Google’s second-gen Pixel Stand is on sale at Amazon for $57.05 (about $22 off), nearly its lowest price to date. The wireless charger can deliver up to 23W of power to Pixel 6 and Pixel 7 phones, as well as up to 15W to other Qi-certified devices. It also features some neat tricks if you’re a Pixel phone owner, including the ability to prompt your phone to display images from your Google Photos albums when you set it on the dock. Read our review.
- You can sign up for three months of Hulu with Live TV for $49.99 a month until October 11th, after which Disney is set to increase the price to $76.99 a month. The deal is available to both new customers and those who haven’t been Hulu subscribers within the last month, and provides access to live sports, news, and entertainment channels. It also grants you access to the ad-supported tier of Hulu, Disney Plus, and ESPN Plus.