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Microsoft’s foldable Surface Duo is now the cost of a normal phone

Microsoft’s foldable Surface Duo is now the cost of a normal phone


Was $1,399 in September, now $699

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If you’ve been curious about checking out the Microsoft Surface Duo foldable Android phone but didn’t want to pay its original $1,399 price — first off, I get you. The good news is that you no longer have to pay such a high cost to get one. BuyDig is selling the Surface Duo with 128GB of storage that works on GSM networks like AT&T, and T-Mobile for just $699.

This phone released in September to less-than-stellar reception from Dieter Bohn. In his review, he praised the battery life, the great design of the hardware, and of course, the delight in running two apps at once. The high price was a big roadblock, but even though the price is lower today, you’ll likely find that its camera isn’t competitive with other similarly priced flagship Android phones. Still, you might be able to overlook its flaws because it’s a unique device that’s now in fire sale territory.


Microsoft’s first Android phone was its ambitious foldable Surface Duo. It features two OLED displays, and its high-end design fits in with the greater Surface family of products.

Hori’s Split Pad Pro controller is a great alternative for people who find the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con uncomfortable to use. Normally $50, the midnight blue color is $40.50 at Amazon, which is a good price. Hori’s Joy-Con replacements can turn your Switch into a more ergonomic device that should make it easier to endure long Monster Hunter: Rise sessions. These don’t contain a battery, HD rumble motors, or motion sensors. To that end, they can’t be used when they aren’t attached to the Switch, so keep that in mind.

Hori Split Pad Pro

$5020% off

The Split Pad Pro represents Hori’s take on the Nintendo Switch Pro controller, one that is split into two separate pieces. The Split Pad Pro is a good Joy-Con alternative for people who primarily play their Nintendo Switch in handheld mode. Read our review.

Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air 2 wireless earbuds in white are $50 (normally $80) today at Best Buy. Anker claims up to seven hours of battery on a single charge, and up to 28 hours of total playback from the battery inside of its included Qi wireless charging case that can also recharge via USB-C. I can’t attest to the sound quality for these, but the silicone ear tips should ensure a relatively comfortable fit that blocks out some outside noise.


Anker’s 2019 take on AirPods are called the Liberty Air 2. They use silicone ear tips for a customizable fit, and included with purchase is a wireless charging case that can offer up to 28 hours’ charge.

Update May 13th, 4:24PM ET: Wellbots originally offered a variant of the Surface Duo that also works with Verizon for $690, but it sold out of stock. The retailer indicated to The Verge that it intends to get more stock sometime today, so we’ll update this post again if that happens.