We’ve reached the weekend, and the start of another month. Sayonara, April, and hello to May. The past few days at The Verge have been some of the best tech deals so far this year, like the now-expired deal that knocked $150 off the Apple Watch Series 6, putting it lower in price than even the Apple Watch SE. That one sold out in just a few hours, though I wouldn’t be surprised to see it come again soon.
Not all of the best sales of the week have ended. You can save on PC games in celebration of Golden Week in Japan, and get $80 off a Google Nest Wifi bundle, to name a couple of examples. Find even more below.
Save up to $147 on a preorder of a new M1 iPad Pro or iMac
Apple announced that the new iPad Pro and the colorful iMacs will begin shipping on May 21st. You can preorder all of those here. But you’d like to save some money on preordering, right? The site Expercom is hosting exclusive deals, knocking as much as $147 off preorders of the new 11-inch iPad Pro or iMac. These might not last for long.
Apple iMac with M1 chip
Apple’s latest iMac refresh includes a revamped design and features the tech giant’s M1 processor.
12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021, LTE)
Apple’s 2021 iPad Pro comes with the company’s own M1 processor and Thunderbolt. However, the 12.9-inch model also touts the best display of any tablet available.
Save $80 on a Google Nest Wifi bundle through Saturday, May 1st
For the rest of Saturday, May 1st, Adorama is hosting a great deal on Google’s Nest Wifi router and a Point extender. You can get it for $189, which is $80 less than the bundle usually costs. Just enter the offer code EXTRAOFF80 at the checkout page to save.
With these two mesh Wi-Fi devices running in tandem, you should be able to blanket your apartment or home in reliable wireless coverage. Outside of a sale, the router usually costs $169 itself, with the Point costing another $149, so you’re saving a considerable amount of cash. This deal will end Saturday, May 1st, at 11:59PM ET.
Google Nest Wifi bundle
Google’s Nest Wifi router and Point extender have an unassuming design. The router has two ethernet ports, while the Point can be used as a smart speaker.
Get PC games on sale in celebration of Golden Week
If you aren’t busy enough plowing through your backlog and want some new games on Steam, check out the store’s Golden Week sale, lasting through May 6th at 1PM ET. There are too many games on sale to list here, but a few of the standouts include Death Stranding for $24 (usually $60), Persona 4 Golden for $14 (usually $20), several games in the Yakuza franchises, Nier: Automata for $20 (usually $40), and much more.
Sony’s WH-1000XM4 headphones are back down to $278
Sony’s excellent flagship wireless headphones are easy to recommend because of their great sound quality, effective noise cancellation, long-lasting battery life, and comfort. I personally think those features are worth paying the full asking price ($349) for. But, the whole reason why I’m mentioning them in this newsletter is because they’re $72 cheaper than usual at a few retailers — likely for a limited time.
Sony’s 1000XM4 headphones improve on their popular predecessors with new features like multipoint pairing and automatic speech detection. They retain the same excellent comfort and top-notch sound quality.
This Switch Pro controller includes Super Mario Odyssey for $100
At Walmart, you can snag the best controller available for the Switch, Nintendo’s Switch Pro, for $100. As for why it’s that price instead of its regular $69, well, it comes with a digital download of Super Mario Odyssey for the Switch, a $60 value on its own. So, this deal is like paying just $50 for each of them, saving $30 on the bundle.
The Switch Pro released alongside the Switch console in 2017, and it’s a tough controller to beat. It offers an unmatched set of features (HD rumble, motion controls, NFC), and it’s one of the most comfortable Switch controllers out there.