9 Good Deals on Smartwatches, Robot Vacuums, and Video Games
From power banks to smartwatches to classic jeans, these deals may not have a single common theme tying them together, but they’re good. I swear! Scroll on for discounts on our reviewers’ favorite video games, ceramic cups, and other goodies. Be sure to check out our separate story on Prana’s discounted apparel for more savings.
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Tech and Gaming Deals
Note that Amazon has some of these on sale for $199, but the sizes are smaller. The second-generation Apple Watch SE (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best Apple Watch for most people. We don’t usually see it fall lower than this in price. It has most of the features people look for when purchasing a smartwatch, including fall and crash detection, health metric tracking, and support for Family Setup. Pair it with the Best Apple Watch Accessories for an even better experience.
When it comes to the robust Apple iPad lineup, this is our favorite upgrade pick. The 2022 iPad Air (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is compatible with the newest Apple Pencil and the Magic Keyboard, which are two of the Best iPad Accessories. The tablet has a snappy M1 chip and a 10.9-inch display, plus an upgraded selfie camera.
We recommend the larger version of this in our guide to the Best Portable Chargers. The Zendure SuperMini has a 10,000-mAh capacity, so it’ll charge your phone about 1.5 times. This battery bank is lightweight and compact, and it features 20-watt Quick Charge and Power Delivery. That means it can top off a Nintendo Switch, laptop, or tablet as well as your phone (though those bigger devices will chew through the battery a lot faster, and they can’t be charged fully with this battery’s capacity). In any case, $15 is a great price for another reliable power bank.
The Kobo Elipsa 2E (7/10, WIRED Review) is a solid e-reader that also lets you take notes. The writing and drawing experience isn’t quite as nice as you’d get with the Kindle Scribe, but the Elipsa 2E has one big benefit in that you can annotate books directly on their digital pages. Read more about it in our guide to the Best E-Readers.
Cozy Grove is one of our favorite cozy games. It’s similar to other cozy life simulators with one major difference: You can only make so much progress in any given day. The game is linked to real-world time, which lessens your risk of burnout. You play as a scout, collecting badges and helping piece together the stories of your ghostly bear friends. You’ll collect shells and bathe the island in color as you progress the story—slowly but surely.
A plethora of games are discounted in this sale, so if there’s an Xbox game on your wish list it’s worth checking out. Highlights include Red Dead Redemption 2 for $20, Mortal Kombat 11 for $5, and Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition for $53.
Home and Clothing Deals
Haand gets its name for its handmade (in the US!) kitchenware. The brand’s “Seconds” have slight flaws, but they’re still functional, and you may not even notice anything out of sorts. They’re discounted already, but right now the Seconds have their own sale between 25 to 45 percent off. We love Haand’s Chemist Cups, which made it onto WIRED’s 2020’s Wish List and are included in our favorite Bloody Mary brunch kit.
This is a version of our favorite robot vacuum. It doesn’t have a mop, but we still feature it as an honorable mention. The price is right too—while the vacuum goes on sale fairly often, it rarely gets cheaper than this. Cleaning is fast and quiet, and the vacuum can navigate pretty well on its own.
If you swear by Levi’s jeans, this sale is worth a look. Hundreds of styles are discounted, but popular sizes sell out quickly, so look early for the best selection. One standout is this Canvas Sherpa Trucker Jacket for $30 ($40 off).