Not only do great things go on sale from time to time, but in general, gear prices are often fluctuating. Here we are actively keeping a running list items that are on sale or at a good price.
These are items we’d recommend year-round — things which are worthwhile even when they’re not on sale — but right now they can be had for a good price.
This page is updated daily as new sales and deals show up and as old ones expire. Follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date.
Updated March 27th, 2017
Seagate’s Backup Plus Slim line continues to get better each year. This 2TB mobile hard drive comes with USB 3.0 I/O for fast data transfers and is USB-bus powered to eliminate the need for an extra cord. Seagate touts how the Backup Plus Slim is compatible with the Playstation 4 right out of the box and can be interchanged between PC and Mac computers without the need to reformat.
We’ve seen the Backup Plus Slim hover around the $80 mark for since early December 2016. This is the first price drop below that mark ever since and matches two prior low price drops to $70.
If you’re looking to stream as much Ultra HD content as possible, the Roku Premiere+ is for you. The Premiere+ is one of the few streamers to fully support Amazon’s and Netflix’s HDR, wide color gamut, Ultra HD content. Pair the Premiere+ with your 4K TV at home and you’re sure to miss out on the theater from time to time.
Back in late January, we saw the Premiere+ hit the $84 price point — the lowest ever until today. Today’s $79 price is $5 lower than the previous low, which only stuck around for a day or two before returning to a higher price.
Although the Tile Mate & Slim Combo Pack is no longer on sale, you can still get a 4-pack of the Tile Mate variety for a great price.
The Tile Mate 4-Pack gives you enough Tiles to stick or adhere to your most important devices and belongings. Put a Tile Mate on your key ring to ensure you can always track your keys. Put one in your messenger bag. Put one in your camera bag. Put one in your luggage on a trip. The amount of ways these Tile Mates can save you headaches is remarkable.
I discovered this deal thanks to The Wirecutter’s sister (maybe mother?) site, The Sweethome. This Crock-Pot is The Sweethome’s runner-up pick in their guide to the best slow cooker. The Crock-Pot can cook enough food to feed a group of 7 or more, or easily handle a 6 lb. roast. It comes with a lockable lid, easily programmable buttons and settings, and a removable dish that can be put on your table without having to transfer your food from the slow cooker to a different pot.
This is a pretty impressive deal on an otherwise necessary appliance in the house. We’re never disappointed with The Sweethome’s picks, so this looks to be a near instant buy.
These Jaybird X2 Sport Wireless Headphones are a great alternative to the Powerbeats 2 headphones. They sport up to 8 hours of wireless use with full remote controls and patented ear-tip inserts to make them as comfortable as possible. Further, they ship with all sorts of warranties to ensure your experience is top notch. These X2 headphones are down to $70, which is just shy of their lowest price ever.
Another step in the direction of a fully automatic smart home is the August Lock. In our review of the August Lock, Drew said:
Installing an August lock in your home is simple, and builds upon your door’s existing deadbolt. Just disassemble the lockset, remove the latch on the inside of the home, and replace it with a mounting plate and ‘tail piece adapter’ which August includes. The tail piece adapter is how the new lock is able to grab ahold of the deadbolt you already have, and you’ll get three different versions which should work with almost every lock on the market. Pop the August device on top on the mounting plate, screw everything back together, and the hard work is done. Even the least handy of us (myself included) can accomplish this in about 15 minutes and have a new addition to the budding smart home.
After 15 minutes of installation and a quick read through in the iOS app, Drew was up and running. Being able to lock and unlock the door with your iPhone when you’re away from the house has instant benefits, of which the August Lock appears to be the best option on the market.
We’ve seen the August Lock for a lower price than this in the past, but not by much. Only once has the August Lock dropped to as low as $170, so the current $180 price tag ranks as the second lowest price we’ve seen.
Just before I picked up my current MacBook Pro, I entertained the idea of purchasing a Razer Blade notebook instead. This 12.5″ 4K Ultrabook packs some serious performance: Intel Core i7 2.7 GHz CPU, 16GB RAM, and 512GB SSD. It’s also packed into a tiny chassis, much akin to Apple’s MacBook Pros. Lastly, the Razer Blade Stealth has 2 USB 3.0 ports and a Thunderbolt 3 port, allowing it to be out-of-the-box compatible with new and old devices.
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on the Razer Blade Stealth 12.5″ notebook.
Logitech has a wide range of popular computer mouses and the MX Master is certainly one of the company’s best choices. The MX Master has a wide range of buttons and gestures, like a scrollable thumb wheel for horizontal navigation. The MX Master is a wireless mouse and can hold a charge for up to 40 days before needing to be plugged into your computer to top up the battery. If you need battery life in a pinch, the MX Master can recharge for up to a day’s worth of battery life in only four minutes, and is still operable (unlike Apple’s Magic Mouse) during that four minutes.
The MX Master regularly goes on sale, so we’ve seen the mouse range anywhere between $60 and $100 over the last year. However, we’ve never seen the price drop below $60. If you were waiting to get the best mouse available, now is the time.
The Withings Body is the weigh scale of the future. It takes precise measurements of your weight, BMI, body fat, body muscle, and bone mass and takes it a step further with additional nutrition measurements and analysis. Further, because it’s a Withings product, it can upload the data to your phone for further analysis.
The Withings Body is down to $75 from $100 on Amazon when you reach checkout — a 25% off coupon can be applied at purchase.
The UE Roll, like all of UE’s speakers, is uniquely designed and ready to go wherever you go. The Roll offers 360 degree sound, 9 hour battery life, and a waterproof design. Extra cords allow you to attach the speaker to your bike or backpack as well.
In The Sweet Setup’s review of the team’s favorite iPhone 7 Plus cases, Apple’s Leather Case came away the winner:
Overall, we like the Apple Leather Case as our general purpose iPhone 7 Plus case. It provides ample protection for general bumps and drops, yet still feels like premium leather in your hand. The machined aluminum buttons are tremendous upgrades over last year’s iPhone Leather Case and singlehandedly propel the new iPhone 7 Plus Leather Case into our list of favorites. At $50, the iPhone 7 Plus Leather Case won’t break the bank, either.
Although The Sweet Setup reviewed the larger iPhone 7 Plus cases, the same can be said for the smaller iPhone 7 cases. Apple’s Leather Case, for general use, is the best case you can buy.
And good news: the Leather Case isn’t $50 right now. Thanks to the sale at Amazon, you can pick it up for $35 instead.
Although the WD 4TB My Passport Hard Drive only recently came out on Amazon, it’s seen a few price drops from its MSRP. It started retailing for $140, but has slowly dropped over the last month. Today’s $119 price point isn’t the lowest price ever, but it’s only a few dollars shy of the lowest point.
The WD 4TB My Passport Hard Drive comes with a new design and USB 3.0 connectivity. The 4TB capacity is plenty of space for photographers and videographers needing a backup solution on the go, and the new compact design should fit well in any bag and look good when pulled out.
The GH4 Micro Four Thirds camera body from Panasonic has held its value pretty well over the last few years. Unlike most camera bodies though, the GH4 is known for its incredible video quality — it shoots in 4K at 24 frames per second or has a wide range of other resolution and frame rate options to suit your needs perfectly. Add on any of the wide range of Micro Four Thirds lenses and you’ve got videography down.
The Pixi accessories starter kit comes with:
- DMW-BLF19 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack
- SanDisk Extreme 32GB UHS-I/U3 SDHC Memory Card
- I3ePro Card Reader
- Cleaning Starter Kit
- Pixi-Cleaning Cloths
The GH4’s price has bounced between $1000 and $1100 a few times over the last few months, so this price drop may be short. Regardless, it is down to its lowest price ever right now. If you have any plans for the summer and want to shoot some video, the GH4 is ripe for the picking.
Although I’ve never been on a hoverboard, theare’s no denying their popularity. The Swagtron T1 is a highly rated hoverboard, offering an 8 mph top speed and an 11 mile range. In fact, The Wirecutter named the Swagtron their pick for the hoverboard you should buy. Not only is the T1 safe and fun to use, it’s also one of the most affordable options available.
Epson reigns supreme in home theater projectors and the 5040UB is no different. The 5040UB can display (now standard) 1080p and 3D films and shows, but it also has 4K Enhancement Technology to accept 4K signals. Even more impressive, the 5040UB supports HDR and wide color gamut, bringing to life everything you watch on the big screen.
The 5040UB normally runs a $3000 price tag. This is the first major price drop we’ve seen.
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