We’re just days away from Samsung’s Unpacked event, where it announced two new foldable phones, two new smartwatches, and a new set of premium headphones — the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. While there are trade-in deals if you pre-order these buds ahead of their August 26 release, there’s a better deal on the base model of the same name.
Right now, you can get the great value that is the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 for just $99.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy and Amazon. This matches their lowest price, and unlike some previous occasions, these are US models that come with a full warranty. They’re also available in almost any color, including Best Buy’s exclusive darker phantom black.
The Galaxy Buds 2 Pro are sure to offer more with their 24-bit, 360-degree audio, but they cost $229.99. The standard Galaxy Buds 2 at just $99.99 have good quality sound, active noise cancellation, a wireless charging case, and a very compact design. They nail the bare essentials for a lot less, with the main complaints being inferior water resistance, a lack of auto-pausing when you take them off, and a lackluster ambient mode. Read our review.
Google has a unique deal that bundles its cloud storage service with one of its popular smart home accessories. By September 15, if you subscribe to the Google One Premium 2TB plan with its $99.99 per year plan, you can get a Google Nest Hub for free. The Nest Hub is Google’s seven-inch smart display that plays Google Photos slideshows, controls smart home functions through Google Assistant and even tracks your sleep if you place it near your bed. It normally sells for $99.99, though it’s often discounted to around $50-$55. Read our Google Nest Hub review.
The Google One plan for this bundle comes with 2TB of storage and a few extra perks like 10% back on Google Store purchases and a VPN for Android and iOS. To qualify, you only need to be a new or existing subscriber to Google’s 200GB downgrade plan. After you click “Get Offer” on the promo page and subscribe, you’ll receive an email after a week to claim your free Nest Hub.
There are plenty of Bluetooth speakers out there, and while a lot of them opt for a fun and colorful design, very few of them look, well, chill. The Marshall Emberton, however, certainly looks cool, especially if you’re a musician or have an affinity for the look of classic Marshall amplifiers. And while you’d be forgiven for assuming it’s just some shitty marketing ploy to slap an iconic name on a shoddy, rebranded product, the Emberton is actually a pretty good speaker that produces excellent sound quality.
The Marshall Emberton is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker with an exceptional battery life of around 20 hours that charges via USB-C, and it’s waterproof. There’s no microphone here for voice assistant use, but there are excellent physical buttons, an easy-to-use joystick and a crystal-clear LED battery level. This speaker usually costs $169.99, but it’s available now at Amazon, Best Buy, and direct from Marshall for $119.99 in black or black and brass. Read our review.
From Bluetooth speakers to robot vacuums, our next deal is another one that uniquely stands out from a crowded space. The Roborock S7 Plus robovac with its included Self-Cleaning Station is currently $727.49 ($222.49 off) at Home Depot. The caveat here is that it might take a week or more to get it delivered to you or your local store, depending on your area, but this is one of the best deals yet on this excellent hybrid robot vacuum/ mop.
The Roborock S7 pulls double duty with vacuuming and mopping, and it’s got some great features to help do both tasks without too much hassle – like its ability to lift its chassis to vacuum your carpet without wet mopping. above. Its “Rock Dock” cleaning station is a handy add-on included in this offer, but be aware that it can get clogged. Still, it’s great value for money for the bot named the best hybrid vacuum/mop in our buying guide. Also, if you wanted a robovac but aren’t too excited about Amazon-bought iRobot, this makes a good alternative. Although Roborock is owned by Xiaomi in China, the grim reality of the privacy of who you trust to map your home remains a bit complicated. Read our review.
More Friday, more offers:
Newegg includes a $10 gift card with the purchase of the just-released gift card Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered on Steam. You get both the game code and the gift card digitally. The 2018 re-release plays great on PC, and even on the Steam Deck.
Google’s entry-level Nest Thermostat is $88.94 (about $41 off) at Amazon. It might not have the smarts of the old Nest Learning Thermostat, but it’s a good option if you’re in Google’s ecosystem. Read our review.
- The Twelve South Curve Laptop Stands in White are down to $44.13 ($15.86 off) at Amazon after clicking the coupon on the page for an additional $10 off. This all-metal stand holds laptops up to 17″ at a fixed elevation of 6.5″.
- The 2021 11-inch iPad Pro with an M1 processor and 128GB of storage is $749 ($50 off) at Amazon. Although the Pro models have dropped before, deep discounts aren’t exactly common. Still, it’s a great iPad that will last for many years. Read our review.
Apple’s Magic Keyboard for that same 11-inch iPad Pro (as well as the latest iPad Airs) is $249 ($50 off) at Amazon. It’s an expensive accessory, but it’s as close as it gets to turning the iPad into a somewhat functional laptop. Read our review.
- The Nanoleaf Shapes Mini Triangles five-pack smarter kit is just $49.99 ($70 off) at Best Buy. It doesn’t get any cheaper than this if you want to dabble with decorative and colorful smart LED light panels on your walls, but keep in mind that these minis certainly run small.
- The Sony LinkBuds S Wireless Headphones are around $148 (about $52 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. We first covered this case on these excellent, super comfortable headphones last week, and surprisingly, it’s still going strong.
- If you’re a proud owner of the Meta Quest 2 VR headset (fingers crossed for the recent price increase), Anker’s handy charging dock is discounted to $68.99 when you click the coupon on the page for 30 $ off. Discover our video on the Quest 2 and its accessories.
- GPU prices continue to drop (thankfully), and the EVGA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti FTW3 video card is $679.99 ($140 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. This 8GB card is more than capable of playing games at QHD 2560 x 1440 resolution with enough headroom for high frame rates.