Finding a good show to watch after a long day at work can sometimes take too much brain power, at least if you’re as lazy as I am. That’s why an easy-to-use streaming device like Roku’s latest 4K Streaming Stick can be so great. All your streaming service apps are easily and quickly accessible in one big grid, and Roku even highlights free content that doesn’t require subscription services for those of us who are both lazy. and cheap. While we wish Wi-Fi 6 and USB-C were supported in the latest version, it does support Dolby Vision, Apple AirPlay 2, and Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants.
Regularly at $49.99, Amazon and Best Buy are currently selling it for $29.99, just $1 less than the streaming stick’s best price yet. It’s also only the second time this year that the device has sold for less than $30. Read our review.
Infinite HaloThe campaign may be available through Xbox Game Pass at no additional cost, but if you don’t subscribe to the service, you’ll usually have to shell out upwards of $59.99 to enjoy the game’s single-player mode. Right now, though, Infinite again matches its best price yet just in time for non-Game Pass subscribers who want to be ready for the co-op campaign, which could launch later this summer. Xbox One and Series X owners who want to pick up the standard edition can pick up the game from Newegg for just $19.99, an all-time high we’ve only seen a handful of times this year.
In our review of the campaign, we called Infinite the best Halo game for a long time, not least because of how it deftly balances old-school nostalgia with some of the biggest changes to shake up the core Halo formula from the original title. Just to be clear though, this discount is for the solo player Infinite Halo campaign — the multiplayer experience is free.
Noise-canceling headphones come in handy when you’re on a noisy flight or trying to shut out distractions while working from home. Since many tend to sell for well over $100, it’s usually not something the most budget-conscious people can afford. Luckily, Amazon is currently selling Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro in a variety of colors with a wireless charging case for $59, less than half of its original price of $129.99. Walmart also sells the buds for about the same price, plus or minus a dollar.
It’s a great deal on a pair of headphones that offer good voice call quality along with other benefits. These include several interchangeable ear tips to help you find the best fit, customizable EQ settings, the ability to use either earbud independently, water resistance, and more. While they can’t ignore the world as effectively as, say, the more expensive AirPods Pro, their noise cancellation impressed us for the price. If you’re looking for a great pair of budget headphones that can help you focus while working remotely or traveling this summer, this is worth a look. Read our review of the Liberty Air 2 Pro.
Today’s deal on the Asus Chromebook Detachable CM3 is worth a look if you’re looking for a great convertible that won’t break the bank. The Asus CM3 remains our favorite detachable, the one that offers a built-in USI stylus, a comfortable keyboard, and long battery life. Unlike other similar Chromebooks, it also comes with a dual-folding kickstand that you can use to hold the tablet either vertically or horizontally. It can be slow when using Google services like Gmail, sure, but it’s fine for browsing the web and some light gaming. Just keep in mind that it only offers two ports, neither of which is a microSD slot, meaning you won’t be able to upgrade storage capacity.
If you don’t mind the lack of such features, today would be a good day to pick up the CM3, as the Chromebook is currently at its lowest price of the year. Regularly $369.99, you can buy it right now from Amazon with a MediaTek 8183 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage for $299.99. Read our review.
Some other ways to save today
- You can buy the latest-generation Apple Magic Trackpad 2 for $89.99 instead of $129 at Woot until the end of today, July 8, which is a new all-time low. The trackpad features an edge-to-edge glass surface and customizable gesture controls. It also offers support for Apple’s Force Touch haptics, similar to the touchpad technology you’ll find in its recent laptops. Note that this product only has a 90-day Woot warranty.
- Amazon’s Smart Thermostat is one of our favorites, offering easy-to-use controls, Alexa support, and the ability to learn and adapt to your habits. For now, it’s available to Amazon Prime members at a new all-time low of $41.99 ($18 off). Read our review.
- Sonos always has great deals on its refurbished products. Right now, for example, you can buy the rugged Sonos Roam for $139 instead of $179, the price it typically sells for new. The excellent Bluetooth speaker sounds great, supports Apple’s AirPlay 2, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, and can be charged wirelessly – although you’ll have to buy an accessory to do so, as there’s no of wireless charger in the box. Read our review.
- Right now, Costco members can purchase Apple’s HomePod Mini in a variety of colors for $79.99 instead of $94.99 until the end of today, July 8. It’s a rare discount on the pint-sized smart speaker, which sounds great for its size and is compatible with Siri, HomeKit and AirPlay 2. Read our review and see our hands-on preview of the newer and more colorful Minis.
- Speaking of Apple, Nomad is currently taking 30% off a variety of products sitewide — including chargers, iPhone cases, Apple Watch bands and power adapters — in honor of its 10th anniversary. . However, this promotion only applies to full priced items and will run until July 15th.