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Xbox One controllers, Alexa-powered microwaves, and more are cheaper today

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Plus, a few of yesterday’s best deals

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If you’re looking for discounts on tech, we’ve found a few today that may interest you. Amazon and Walmart are both selling the Xbox One controller for $37.17, which is lower than its usual sale price of around $40. If you’re in need of a new controller for your Xbox One, this is an obvious choice, but this model has a feature that might appeal to non-Xbox owners: it supports Bluetooth, so you can easily connect it with Bluetooth-capable PCs, as well as Android smartphones for some Fortnite on the go. If your PC isn’t Bluetooth-ready, 8BitDo’s affordable Bluetooth adapter will fix that for $19.99. Additionally, the adapter and Xbox One controller combo work seamlessly on Nintendo Switch.

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Time to take a sharp left turn from gaming controllers to microwaves. In case you didn’t know, Amazon makes a microwave that can cook food after you shout voice commands at your Amazon Echo — in fact, an Amazon Echo is required to use this gadget. It has a bunch of presets covering general requests like “Alexa, microwave for two minutes,” and specific ones like “Alexa, cook eight ounces of rice.” Normally $59.99, this microwave is $41.99 at Amazon. Various Echo devices are discounted, too, starting at $69.99 for the Echo (the second-gen model, usually $99.99).

Here are a few more deals worth checking out:

  • The Apple iPhone X is back in the Apple Store starting at $769 (refurbished, available in both 64GB and 256GB configurations).
  • Anker’s PowerWave wireless charging pad is still available for $16.99 (usually $25.99; doesn’t include an AC adapter).
  • Steam recently kicked off its Lunar New Year sale with some good deals on games. But something we didn’t expect to see is a $5 discount on purchases over $30, good until February 11th. It’s a small coupon, but will make buying everything in your wishlist a bit cheaper.