Ring Fit Adventure, the box set for the Nintendo Switch that includes the fitness adventure game along with a pilates ring that a Joy-Con slides into, is selling for just $54.99 at Best Buy and Amazon, matching the best price we’ve seen. It’s normally $85. Actually, it’s been selling for this price since Black Friday, but if your New Year’s resolutions include getting in shape, this game is a fun, effective way to stay moving.
The single-player campaign is actually a turn-based RPG where you fight against enemies by doing exercise reps. It tracks your form, making sure you don’t go too easy on yourself, though you can set the difficulty. Considering it’s a workout, it’s actually pretty fun. Read our review.
This game was in short supply and high demand earlier in the pandemic, and remarkably, prices soared over $250 — almost as much as the Nintendo Switch itself. But now, you can purchase it at a very reasonable price.
Ring Fit Adventure
Nintendo’s exercising game for the Switch. In addition to the game, Ring Fit Adventure also includes a Ring-Con and a Leg Strap.
Listeners who haven’t used Amazon Music Free before can get $5 of Amazon credit added to their accounts just by listening to one full track. That’s the deal. Amazon says you will be emailed your code within one week of your first stream, and it can be redeemed for up to 30 days on an Amazon purchase of $20 or more. Here’s a link to the web player, so you can stream a song.
Clearly, Amazon wants people to try out the free tier of its music streaming service, but whether you have an alliance with Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, or some other service, it can’t hurt to give this a try.
If you’ve considered picking up an M.2 SSD that meets Sony’s PS5 requirements (it needs to support PCIe 4.0 and have a sequential read speed of 5,500MB/s or faster), this 1TB Western Digital WD_Black SN850 model makes the grade — and for a great price. Normally $269.99, it’s $189.99 at Best Buy. This WD_Black drive gets the nod over most other models because it already comes with a heatsink installed, which is another requirement for putting an M.2 SSD in your PS5.
For another $10 (totaling $199.99), you can get Samsung’s 1TB 980 Pro with a heatsink installed at Best Buy. It offers similarly fast performance (both drives claim up to 7,000MB/s sequential read speeds), though the WD_Black actually claims to be able to write a little faster at up to 5,300MB/s compared to the 980 Pro’s 5,000MB/s write speed. Though, most people probably won’t notice a big difference.
WD Black SN850 (2TB) with heatsink
The WD Black SN850 is one of the fastest M.2 drives around, with a sequential read speed of up to 7,000MB/s and a write speed of up to 5,300MB/s. It can perform best in a PC that has a PCIe 4.0 motherboard or in a PS5.
Samsung 980 Pro (1TB) with heatsink
Samsung’s 980 Pro is a fast PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD that’s capable of sequential read speeds of up to 7,000MB/s and write speeds of up to 5,000MB/s. These specs make it a great choice for a modern PCIe 4.0-equipped PC or for a PS5.
Constantly losing things? Or maybe you have something you know you can’t live without. Either way, Apple’s AirTag tracker might be one of the best ways to keep tabs on your tech, bags, wallets, what have you. Best Buy is offering a rare deal on a single AirTag for today only. Usually deals are offered on multipacks, not just one, so this could be good for people who want to dip a toe into AirTags. Normally $29, you can grab one for $24.
Apple’s AirTags can help you find your lost items with its UWB technology. You’ll get the best compatibility with an iPhone, though Apple recently released an Android app that can let you track an AirTag’s location.
Other deals that you might dig
- Apple’s HomePod mini smart speaker (usually $99) includes a three-pack of Nanoleaf A19 smart bulbs that support Thread and Bluetooth for $139.98. They’re also Apple HomeKit-compatible.
- LG’s A1 OLED TV may not offer the same set of gaming-centric features or perform at the same level as LG’s C1 model, but if you’re looking for a budget-friendly OLED with deep black levels and great color accuracy, you can pick up the A1 in the 48-inch configuration at eBay right now for $719.94 with coupon code NY15OFF.
- Google’s second-gen Nest Hub smart display that makes for an excellent digital photo frame (and can also track your sleep via its Soli radar sensor) is just $59.99 at Best Buy. It normally costs $99.99. We’ve seen this discount a handful of times, but now might be the perfect time for you to invest.
- A three-pack of Philips Hue A19 bulbs is currently on sale at Amazon for $80.99, nearly matching the best price we’ve seen on the colored smart bulbs to date. The bundle doesn’t include a Hue Bridge — which allows you to connect up to 50 lights and make use of routines, among other features — but it’s a great way to expand your existing Philips Hue setup.
- If you want a kooky laptop that’s in the keyboard-in-the-front club, forgoing wrist rests to make room for a second display, check out Amazon’s deal on the Asus ZenBook Duo 14. Normally $1,299.99 for the model with a 14-inch FHD main screen, Intel’s 11th Gen Core i7-1195G7 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, you can grab it for $1,169.99.