After a week of solid deals, we’ve got some bangers to wrap up your weekend. For starters, Woot has excellent prices on some of Sony’s premium headphones – both for those who prefer over-ear cans and true wireless earbuds.
You may be no stranger to the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones, and for good reason, as they were our top pick for the best headphones you can buy in a while. Their title has been taken over by the newer and more expensive WH-1000XM5, but the XM4 remains an excellent option with great sound quality, noise cancellation and the ability to fold down for easier storage (a glaring omission from the new model’s revised design).
Woot offers the WH-1000XM4 headphones at a one-day deal price of $269.99 (about $80 off), but if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber and you order through the Woot app at iOS or android you get an additional $20 discount. This drops the price to $249.99 with free shipping, which is the same low price we last saw around the holidays. Read our review.
If earbuds are more your problem, the Sony WF-1000XM4 earbuds also have an excellent offer from Woot – although there are other stipulations you should know about. Woot sells an imported, international model of the Sony WF-1000XM4 Bluetooth noise canceling earbuds for $199.99 ($80 off) on his site. There’s nothing physically different about these earbuds, which are in new condition, but since they’re imported, the only warranty is a 90-day warranty provided by Woot. If you’re not sure, there’s also a 30-day return policy for a bit of peace of mind. The extra special deal is for Amazon Prime subscribers who order through the Woot app today and can get an additional $20 off, bringing the price of the buttons down to $179.99 ($100 off).
The WF-1000XM4 (we know Sony names are complicated and awful) still holds the crown of the best earbuds to buy in our buying guide, thanks to their superior noise cancellation, detailed sound quality and great battery life. Read our review.
Now there’s another deal worth noting in Woot’s obsessive efforts to let you download and use the app. The Animal Crossing Nintendo Switch console edition dropped to $269.99 ($30 off) for Amazon Prime subscribers via the Woot app – others get it for just $10 off. Yes, this is the same Switch that launched in 2017, not the fancier OLED version, but it’s hard to deny this adorable colorway and design. I can speak from a bit of experience here, as this edition is one of three Switches I own (maybe I have a problem), and it’s by far the most charming.
Tragically, you don’t get a boxed copy of Animal Crossing: New Horizons with this Switch, but the Joy-Cons and embossed design on the back are quite a treat. Plus, the $40 saved on this one-day deal offsets most or all of the cost of New Horizons, Mario Kart 8 Deluxeor Super Mario Odyssey – all of which are now for sale.
Okay, now for a great deal available to everyone: Samsung’s original Galaxy Buds Pro in white are on sale at Amazon and Best Buy for $129.99 ($70 off). That almost matches their Black Friday 2021 low. The new Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are coming out very soon, and in our review they look and sound very good, but they also cost $30 more than the previous one. fashion model. If you don’t feel the need to be on the cutting edge with the latest model, this deal on the older Galaxy Buds Pro is exceptional value – especially if you prefer Samsung phones, as some of the extra features are exclusive within the Galaxy line.
The original Galaxy Buds Pro sound great, offer good active noise cancellation and IPX7 sweat and water resistance. Their mics may not be as good compared to newer earbuds, but the money saved may help you forgive. Read our review.
Some sweet Saturday deals:
- If you like a game that combines brutal challenge with beautiful visuals, the digital version of cup is $13.99 ($6 off) on the Nintendo eShop, Microsoft Store (Xbox), and Steam (PC). That small sale almost makes up for the cost of its excellent DLC that launched recently.
- The remaster of the 1997 classic shooter doom 64 is now available for free on PC through the Epic Games Store. You have until August 25 at 11 a.m. ET to claim it.
- Costco has Apple’s base model Mac Mini with M1 CPU, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB storage for an absolute low price of $569.99 (about $119 off) through Sunday, August 21. If you’re not a Costco member, you can pay a 5 percent surcharge, which brings in $33.50 — still a very reasonable price for this value-for-money desktop computer. Don’t forget, though, that you need a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Read our review.
- The Turtle Beach Recon controller for Xbox and PC costs $44.95 ($15 off) in black or white at Amazon. This wired USB-C controller is great for playing online shooters thanks to its programmable buttons on the back and audio features that help you hear the enemy’s footsteps better. The cheaper Turtle Beach React-R model recently launched in the US for $39.99, but for just $5 more, the Recon is a better buy. Read our review.
- A prepaid digital voucher for a one-year PlayStation Plus Essential subscription costs $39.16 at Eneba with discount code PSP. The exact price may fluctuate a bit, but it should remain around $20 for the duration of the deal. If you have the higher tiers of PlayStation Plus Extra or Premium, you can redeem this deal and get a prorated renewal.