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HyperX’s comfy Cloud II Wireless headset is $20 off

HyperX’s comfy Cloud II Wireless headset is $20 off

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Plus, watch Oscar-nominated films without breaking the bank (or visiting a theater)

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HyperX’s best gaming gadgets don’t see discounts all that often, but there are some sizeable price cuts happening today at Amazon. Of the bunch, HyperX’s Cloud II Wireless is the one that I can easily recommend for people looking for a great wireless gaming headset that’s compatible with PC, PlayStation consoles, as well as the Nintendo Switch dock. You can get $20 off this model, which now costs $129.99.

Within the past year, the Cloud II Wireless has gotten pushed out of our buying guide of the best gaming headsets, but not because it’s a bad product. It’s because other models offer a bit more in terms of functionality at a lower cost. This one doesn’t have a game / chat audio dial, nor does it include the ability to connect over Bluetooth in addition to its 2.4GHz wireless mode. Still, if you want a comfortable, long-lasting headset, this is one to check out. Read our review.

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The HyperX Cloud II Wireless is one of the best multiplatform wireless gaming headsets out there in terms of comfort and simplicity. It’s compatible with the PS4, PS5, PC, and the Nintendo Switch (when plugged into the dock).

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We recently covered some deals happening on Bose headphones, but Woot has one of the lowest prices we’ve seen yet on a new set of the NCH 700 over-ear headphones. Normally $379, the Amazon-owned online retailer is selling them for $269.99 in the silver colorway.

If you’re a little confused about Bose’s current lineup of noise-canceling headphones, the NCH 700 stand above the newer QC45 model (which are currently $279.99) with their ability to have a custom equalizer and adjustable noise cancellation. With those traits in the NCH 700, it’s easier to make a sound profile that suits your taste. However, these can’t fold up like the QC45s, and they aren’t as lightweight. Read our review.

$299

The Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 are the company’s top-of-the-line noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones. In addition to excellent noise cancellation, they have up to 20 hours of battery life between charges and can connect to two devices at the same time.

Actors Hidetoshi Nishijima and Tôko Miura with the titular car
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If you want to catch up on 2021’s Oscar-nominated films, like Drive My Car, Belfast, West Side Story, and more, the easiest way to watch some of them may be to rent or buy them on Vudu. And with this 15 percent off deal, you can get a great discount off any Vudu gift card valued at $50 and over (via Slickdeals). Through March 31st, you can enter the code VUDUMAR22 to get 15 percent off your total.

Vudu gift card

$5015% off
$42.5

If you want to rent or buy the latest releases, or catch up on classics, Vudu probably has the content that you’re looking for. Until March 31st, you can get 15 percent off gift cards over $50 in value with the offer code VUDUMAR22.

On March 10th, Nintendo will celebrate all things Mario since the date can be styled as “MAR10” to honor the storied, mustachioed plumber. Discounts on video games are, perhaps, the best part of the celebration, and you don’t need to wait three more days to get price cuts. There are some happening now.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury is $39.99 for the physical or digital version. This matches the best deal that we’ve seen yet. While 3D World first released on the Wii U, the Bowser’s Fury addition is an open-world game mode that’s exclusive to the Switch. And according to Andrew Webster’s review, it’s really fun.

$56.99

That latest Mario release for the Nintendo Switch is a polished version of the Wii U classic, Super Mario 3D World, with a new expansion called Bowser’s Fury, which sees you collecting coins in an archipelago as you skirt, or battle, a kaiju-sized Bowser. At its core, however, both the port and its expansion are clever platformers with plenty of charm, making them an ideal package.
Although it's not the best-looking game by modern standards, the recent remaster also helps showcase the Switch’s more powerful hardware, which allows for better visuals and improved performance over the original. If you never got to experience this keystone title on the Nintendo Wii, this iteration is the definitive way to play this game — not just for the spectacular base game, but for the fantastic expansion as well. Read our review.

It’s tough to imagine there are still people out there who don’t have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch, but that game is also $20 off at a couple of retailers. It’s a fantastic racing game that’s fun by yourself but significantly more fun online, or at least with some competitive couch-side companions. And while it’s one of the Switch’s older games, Nintendo shocked us last month by announcing that 48 remastered courses are coming to the game as a paid add-on.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

$59.9930% off
$41.99

If you’re into kart racing and love Mario, there’s no better mish-mash of the two than in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Switch. The popular racing title is packed with plenty of courses and characters, and 48 new tracks are set to launch over the next two years as paid DLC. This installment in the Mario Kart franchise is essentially a souped-up version of the original Mario Kart 8 that debuted on the Wii U, with better visuals, performance, and all the DLC from the Wii U version (and then some).
While the basics of this franchise have remained largely the same over its lifetime, Mario Kart 8 represented some of the best improvements the series has seen, and its remastered port only improves on the original with new modes, kart parts, and an adorable cast of drivers.

A few other stellar price cuts

  • Keychron’s five-year birthday sale is coming to an end later today, giving you a few more hours to score 20 percent off nearly everything it sells. There are some exclusions, like the Q1 Knob and its Q2 keyboards, and you can only get 10 percent off its Q1 keyboard that lacks a knob (my colleague Jon Porter called this one a “very easy mechanical keyboard to recommend”). Nevertheless, there’s plenty to choose from, whether you want switches, keycaps, keyboards, or other accessories.
  • Sony’s WH-1000XM4 over-ear wireless headphones rival the Bose NCH 700 listed at the top of this post, and you can get them at Amazon for $278 (normally $349.99). They offer incredible sound quality and comfort, and they improve on their predecessor, the XM3, with multi-point Bluetooth connections and an auto-play / pause feature when you remove them from your head. Read our review.
  • If you’re planning to build a very powerful PC (or are updating your current rig), Corsair’s fully modular 850-watt 80 Plus Gold desktop power supply is down to $114.99 at Amazon. According to the CamelCamelCamel price tracker, this is the best deal since mid-January 2022.
  • If you’re on the market for an affordable smart doorbell, Amazon’s last-gen Ring Video Doorbell Pro is on sale for $129.99 at Amazon, which is one of its best prices ever and a $40 discount. In comparison to the superior and much newer Pro 2, its video and audio quality is admittedly lower, but it’s still better than the Ring Wired. It’s a good budget buy at this price, especially if you’re already in the Ring or Alexa ecosystem.

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