It’s hard to beat the tactile feel and durability of a good ol’ fashioned mechanical keyboard. Fortunately, if you’re someone who’s looking to kick their membrane keyboard to the curb, Epomaker’s TH80 Pro represents a great entry-level model, one that’s on sale at Amazon for $71.99 ($18 off) and comes with your choice of linear, clicky, or tactile switches.
The Epomaker TH80 Pro, like the standard model featured in our guide to the best mechanical keyboards, is a 75 percent mechanical keyboard with a volume knob and hot-swappable switches that let you easily adjust the keyboard’s look and feel. It also offers the same plastic case and steel switch plate, the same PBT keycaps and per-key RGB lighting, and the same great typing experience. The Pro model, however, comes with a bigger 4,000mAh battery and a few other notable improvements — including the ability to automatically detect whether you’re using a Mac or Windows machine — making it a slight upgrade over the base model.
If there’s one thing gamers can all agree on, it’s that stick drift is a scourge of controllers everywhere. Luckily, there are drift-free solutions like 8BitDo’s Ulitmate Bluetooth Controller, which is currently on sale at Amazon in black or white for $62.99 (about $7 off) when you clip the on-page coupon for 10 percent off. Prime members can also pick up either color for slightly less through a third-party retailer, though, in each case, Amazon still fulfills the order.
Unlike some of 8BitDo’s controllers, the wireless Bluetooth Ultimate is compatible with the Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, and Windows PCs. Its biggest draw is its drift-resistant, magnetic Hall effect sticks, which aren’t prone to the same false inputs you might experience over time with something like Nintendo’s Joy-Con controllers. They also feature two back paddles and a number of pro-grade software features, including button mapping and custom profiles, both of which you can fine-tune in the companion app. The controller even comes with its own charging dock that you can use to stow the included 2.4GHz dongle when it’s not in use — just another reason it’s one of the best Nintendo Switch controllers available.
The 8BitDo Ultimate Bluetooth Controller comes with its own charging dock, features remappable controls, and is compatible with the Nintendo Switch, Steam Deck, and Windows PCs thanks to its Bluetooth and 2.4GHz connectivity. Unlike the 2.4GHz-only version, it features Hall effect sticks.
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- Last week, Bose unveiled its new headphone lineup, including a $429 pair known as the QuietComfort Ultra Headphones. If you’re looking for something less spendy, however, you can currently pick up the last-gen Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 for $299 ($80 off) from Amazon and Best Buy. They’re still a comfortable pair of noise-canceling headphones with multipoint pairing and satisfactory sound, especially for voice calls. Read our review.
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- Amazon’s Kindle Scribe is on sale for Prime members with a Basic Pen and 16GB of storage starting at $264.99 ($75 off). Admittedly, the 10.2-inch e-reader was a bit underwhelming at launch; however, it’s gone on to receive a series of welcome software updates that have helped put it on more equal footing with some of the note-taking competition. Read our review.