We’re keeping our heads down to get ready for Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale today, but there were some deals we could tell you about. First, the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wireless gaming headset is $100 off at Best Buy and Amazonfor only $249.99. That price is still a pretty penny for a gaming headset, but there are a few reasons why you might like this one as much as we do. It has active noise cancellation and you can listen to three sources simultaneously (2.4GHz, Bluetooth, 3.5mm) via the included wireless base station with screen and watch face. To keep the headset going, you get two interchangeable batteries, one of which can be stored in the base station for charging.
It is worth noting that this is the Xbox specific version, but you wouldn’t know it from the design. The main difference with this and the cross-platform version is that on the back of this base station there’s a dedicated USB-C port that can be plugged in (and, crucially, recognized) by your Xbox. The other USB-C port can be plugged in to get audio from another console such as a Switch or PS5, or a PC, with source switching made easy by the base station. Read our review.
Sometimes it pays not to be an early adopter. In the case of the new Apple Watch Series 8 (41mm, GPS), you can save a cool $50 on it walmart and Amazon. Normally starting at $399.99, the smaller Series 8 is available today for $349.99. We’re not sure if the timing of this deal is due to Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale, but whatever the reason. It’s a good deal. Unfortunately, there is no discount for the larger 45mm watch.
The Series 8 is yet another flagship smartwatch from Apple that is much the same as the previous model, but with some minor internal upgrades that can make it worth your money, especially if you haven’t upgraded in a while. The Series 8 has two temperature sensors, a new high-g accelerometer and a new gyroscope that enable Cycle Tracking and Crash Detection. If you’re curious about how those features work, I highly recommend checking out my colleague Victoria Song’s review of the Series 8.
Finally, today Walmart has the best price ever for the 2021 11-inch iPad Pro with the M1 processor. Originally $799, you can get the 128GB Wi-Fi ready version for $599. Jump on this deal if you might have considered the 2022 iPad Air. While both are equipped with the M1 processor, this iPad Pro has double the storage capacity, a slightly larger ProMotion display with a higher refresh rate, Face ID and for what it’s worth, a more capable rear camera. Read our review.