Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy S24 series tomorrow, January 17th. If you’ve caught up on our coverage of all the rumored changes and know you’ll be upgrading upon release, you might as well reserve one. There’s no payment due today for doing so, and you’ll be rewarded with a $50 credit that’s usable toward other devices or accessories at the time of purchase.
Today is your last chance to take advantage of this deal, and there are no guarantees that we’ll see any other Galaxy S24 preorder incentives outside of Samsung’s traditional trade-in offers. You’ll only need to provide your name and email address to receive a unique link to place your order after the event.
Samsung will also offer separate instant credits worth $25, $75, or $100, depending on the exact model you buy. While you can’t use the reserve or the additional credit toward the cost of the device itself, you can combine the values from both offers to significantly lower the price tag on a new Galaxy Watch or a pair of Galaxy Buds, for example.
From the leaked rumors, it sounds like the Galaxy S24 might be another routine revision on the hardware front, but Samsung is teasing AI as a big central focus this year. Previous reports suggest the company is looking to bake in a new generative AI. You’ll have to tune into the event stream tomorrow for word on that and other new tricks in store.
Whether you have children to run after or your side hustles have side hustles, adult life can be maddeningly busy, and spending time cleaning is the last thing most of us want to do. If you’re not economically equipped to pay for a cleaning service, you can buy back your time and save loads of money with the Roomba Combo j7 Plus. The Combo j7 Plus debuted at $1,099 just over a year ago, and it’s sustained a discounted $699 price tag ($300 off) since Black Friday. You can find that deal at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Roomba, and Wellbots.
This robot vacuum takes two chores off your plate by combining automatic vacuuming and mopping with iRobot’s tried and tested room-mapping smarts. Like most Roombas, the j7 Plus learns your home’s layout over time, and it’s one of the most reliable vacuums you can buy in terms of coverage thoroughness and object avoidance. Jennifer Pattison Tuohy, who reviewed the Roomba Combo j7 Plus for The Verge, says it didn’t need constant reorienting in her tests and will even remember individual rooms and skip them on command. Like most Roombas, it’s mostly hands-off in that it cleans your floors and returns to its home base for charging and emptying on an automated schedule. However, you’ll need to step in between each mopping job to manually refill its small water tank.
This mopping Roomba is as good as the j7 Plus, with the bonus of a retractable mop on top that can polish your hard floors as it vacuums. It’s great at avoiding obstacles, features good battery life, and includes an auto-emptying docking station. Read our review.
Verge Deals on X (formerly known as Twitter) /
Join more than 50,000 followers and keep up with the best daily tech deals with @vergedeals
Other great deals to check out
- Need a new gaming headset for your Xbox Series X or Series S? Check out the SteelSeries Arctis 9X wireless headset in black, which is available at Best Buy for $149.99, down from $199.99 ($50 off). You’ll get an additional $50 discount as a My Best Buy Plus or Total member, for a total of 50 percent off. SteelSeries headsets are some of the best out there, offering balanced game audio and great comfort thanks to its adjustable ski-goggle headband design. This midrange version is made specifically for Xbox with wireless pairing directly to your console, no dongles needed. You can also use it with any Bluetooth device.
- Apple AirTags are great for tracking down your belongings, but not everyone owns an iPhone. If you’re one of those who favor Samsung devices, you’ll want Samsung’s SmartTag 2, now just $21.99 in black and white after a 27 percent discount at Amazon (about $8 off). If you need multiples, you’ll find a better deal with this four-pack that includes two of each color for $70 ($30 off). SmartTag 2 uses ultra-wideband technology, similar to AirTags, for precise AR tracking with a compass when you’re within 10 meters of the device. That feature only works on supported Samsung devices with Android 11 or later. Otherwise, you can get periodic location updates on any Samsung smartphone with Android 8.0 or higher.
- The DJI Osmo Pocket 3 might be the toast of the town for vlogging cameras right now, but if you don’t have $500 to spend on that, the DJI Pocket 2 still holds its own with a 1 / 1.7-inch sensor that captures great color and clarity. Now down to $279 ($70 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and DJI, this pocketable recording tool is beginner friendly and has an integrated gimbal with ActiveTrack to keep your shots extremely stable and your face centered in the frame. I’ve personally graduated to the latest Pocket 3, but I’d still happily pick up the second-generation model if my budget called for something more affordable.
- At $104.99 (about $75 off) at Amazon for the 64GB model with lock screen ads, we’ve never seen the latest Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet this affordable. It’s $15 cheaper than the previously recorded all-time low. You can remove those ads later by paying Amazon a nominal fee, or you can rid yourself of them by buying the version without ads outright for $119.99, also $75 off from its original $194.99 price. You can buy them in black, lilac, or ocean colors. It’s no iPad, but this is a serviceable starter tablet for the money.