Most deals come and go rather quickly, like eBay’s day-long 15 percent off special on Thursday, but some stick around for a while. Case in point: the week’s best ongoing deal is Sony’s new PS4 Pro Bundle, which includes the 1TB, 4K-ready console, a DualShock 4 controller, and Red Dead Redemption 2 for $399.
This is the normal price for a PS4 Pro without a game tossed in, so getting Rockstar Games’ latest for free sweetens the pot. Some bemoan that this PS4 Pro doesn’t feature a custom design, like we’ve seen with Spider-Man or Destiny 2, but you’ll probably be too enraptured with the game to care once it arrives.
Most of Amazon’s set-top boxes have been served up at a discount this week at both Amazon’s store and Best Buy, including the $29 Amazon Fire TV Stick (usually $39)
and the $79 Amazon Fire TV Cube (usually $119).
Barbary Station, the debut novel from R.E. Stearns, is available on Kindle for $4.99. In The Verge’s review, Andrew Liptak spoke highly of the title, saying “R.E. Stearns drops her readers into the midst of a thrilling heist of a colonial spaceship traveling through the solar system — and that’s just the first chapter. What follows is a fantastic, lightning-fast space opera that serves as both a fantastic thriller with a cast of well-drawn characters, and a wonderful sandbox of a world that I can’t wait to revisit over and over again.”
For $19.89 with offer code 510FP199A used at checkout, you can get this backpack from Kopack at Amazon. We haven’t tested it, but it’s well-reviewed, looks good for the price, has a load of pockets to fit all of your tech, and most interestingly, an external USB Type-A coupler that lets you easily plug and detach from a power bank connected inside without trying to fish for cables.
Lastly, you can save a lot of money choosing to buy used over new when it comes to smartphones. Check out Verge video director Becca Farsace above to see how and where to find a lightly used phone, and where to recycle your broken one.