There’s no telling what another day might bring – especially if you too are stuck with our coverage of a certain hellscape on social media – but rest assured that The roadsideThe deals team is always looking for ways to help you save, whether in the form of early Black Friday deals or whatever we can collect for you on any Saturday.
And we have bangers for you this week, because Sony’s WF-1000XM4 earbuds are on sale for an all-time low of about $178 Bee Amazon and Target see you tomorrow. That’s about $100 off their regular price of $278, and way better than the typical $30 discount we see.
The WF-1000XM4 often comes up when we talk about earbuds, because they are just that good. The excellent all-rounders offer great sound quality, long battery life and some of the best noise cancellation you can get in a pair of wireless earbuds. They’ve remained our top pick for the best earbuds money can buy since their debut because of this, even if the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II have recently supplanted them in the ANC department. Read our review.
There may be a new M2-powered iPad Pro available, but I’m here to tell you, “no.” No, you don’t have to pay $1,199 for the iPad Pro’s 12.9-inch configuration. Instead, the smart move would be to pick up a last-generation iPad Pro with Apple’s M1 CPU while it’s still available.
Happy, Amazon sells the 2021 12.9-inch M1 iPad Pro with Wi-Fi and 128GB storage for just $899.99 ($200 off). That’s the lowest price you’ll find on this very capable tablet, which offers a gorgeous Mini LED screen and just about everything the newer model does, save for some little things like second-generation Apple’s new “hover” mode. pencil. Simply put, the M2 model doesn’t do much more to justify its higher price tag.
With the M1 iPad Pro, you get the same Apple Pencil compatibility (without a hover), great battery life, Face ID, and — again, because it deserves to be repeated — that awesome 12.9-inch display. If you want a roomy iPad to do laptop-like things, this is the one to get. Read our review.
Oh. And if you For real if you want the latest iPad Pro, you can currently download the 11-inch base version with Apple’s M2 chip at Amazon for $749 ($50 off) – we’ll admit so much.
Here’s a unique deal just for our sweetheart roadside readers: Wellbots is right $150 off the Segway Ninebot KickScooter Max when you use promo code VERGEMAX at checkout (Pro Tip: If you subscribe to our Verge deals newsletter, you would have already received this deal in your inbox – wink, wink, nudge).
This promo lowers the price of the 350W electric scooter from $899 to $749. Now, full disclosure, we’ve seen the KickScooter Max for sale for less before, but that was before Segway raised the price just months after the pandemic. The current deal is just $50 shy of its all-time low, and certainly helps soften the blow from the inflated sticker price.
In terms of specs, the KickScooter Max can travel up to 40 miles on a single charge, with a top speed of 30 km/h. It also folds down for easier storage, so it’s great for short trips around town or a short commute. Be careful out there if you are surrounded by aggressive cages.
In case you missed it, there are a number of Amazon devices currently on sale in honor of Alexa’s birthday (because in addition to gendering the robots, we also need to commemorate their “births.” These discounts apply to the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max, which retails for just $39.99 Bee Amazon, Targetand Best Buy. That’s $15 off one of the best streaming devices you can get, one that supports HDR for better colors and contrast, as well as Wi-Fi 6, making for a more reliable connection with less risk of buffering.
You can spend a lot more to get a better streaming device like the latest Apple TV 4K, but it’s hard to beat the Max in terms of value at this price. Remember that while Amazon supports a wide variety of apps, it loves nothing more than to show you ads for Amazon Prime shows on its dashboard. Read our review.
If you play games on PlayStation or Xbox consoles, you can get nice discounts on gift cards for the PlayStation Store or the Xbox store. Straight away, Eneba offers a $100 PlayStation Store Digital Gift Card for $82.44 (about $18 off) when you use code PSNWknd at checkout, as well as a $100 Xbox Gift Card for $77.67 (about $22 off) with promo code XboxWknd. Both deals are valid through November 7 at 7:00 a.m. ET.
These gift cards come digitally and they offer excellent value if you have a console without a disc drive or simply prefer digital media, especially since the digital versions of most games don’t go on sale as often as the physical ones. Prices on Eneba can fluctuate as much as a dollar or a few cents, but that’s normal as the retailer is based in Europe and the conversion to USD can vary slightly from time to time.
In addition to games on the Xbox store front, an Xbox Gift Card can also be used toward a subscription to Xbox Live or Xbox/PC Game Pass. A digital gift card can be purchased for a value ranging from $1 to $100. Currently, Eneba sells a $100 digital gift card for $77.67 when you use a promotional code XboxWknd before 7:00 am ET on November 7.
The people, they demand more deals
- Want premium noise canceling earbuds for less than our main deal? The Pixel Buds Pro are back on sale for $149.99 ($50 off) at Amazon and wellbots. They may not sound as good as the WF-1000XM4, but they have a great microphone, tight integration with Pixel phones, and come in a range of fun colors. Read our review.
- Alternatively, you can opt for a big discount on a refurbished pair of Sony Linkbuds for $59.99 ($120 off the price of a new pair) from Newegg through Secondipity. That’s a great price for a comfortable pair of wireless earbuds that let you hear your surroundings. Read our review.
- Mario Strikers: Battle League for the Nintendo Switch is on sale at Amazon for $46.99 ($14 off) when you add it to your cart. That’s the lowest price yet for Nintendo’s football brawler, which recently received a free update with new characters and features. Read our review.
- SanDisk’s fast 2TB external SSD with USB 3.2 Gen 2 (USB-C) is on sale for $149.99 ($310 off) now at Amazon. That’s the lowest price yet and $10 cheaper than the price during Prime Day.