19 articles published since May 18, 2023
About Nicole Cord-Cruz
Nicole is a seasoned writer with over half a decade of experience writing commerce content for sites like Mashable, The Daily Beast, Hello Magazine, Popular Science, and Inverse. She has a constant hankering for a good deal and believes that a discount is a discount no matter how small. On days she’s not glued to her keyboard, she’s burying her head in a new book or busying herself with a new cross stitch project.
Snag it on sale for nearly 50% off
Chromebooks are often brushed off as cheap laptops that can only run a handful of Google apps, but they've come a long way since then. Gaming Chromebooks now exist, and they're only getting more powerful and feature-rich with every release. But if you're looking for a no-nonsense Chromebook that can execute most of your to-do list, look no further than the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook. Lenovo rarely disappoints when it comes to Chromebooks, and the manufacturer's machine-making prowess is evident with this versatile device. It was just on sale a few months back, but now you can get it at an even lower price point your checking account will thank you for. Thanks to this Best Buy offer, you can score it $230 cheaper than its original sticker price, with free Minecraft to boot.
You can use the $50 credit on anything when your watch ships
The recently-concluded Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event did not fall short when it unveiled the tech giant's freshest slate of gadgets. While the Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Z Flip 5 were the main stars of the show, the new Galaxy Watch 6 and its more premium sibling, the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic, were admittedly hard to ignore. These two wearables are likely shoo-ins for our list of the best Android smartwatches, and while they don't look too different from their predecessors at first glance, they're still worth the upgrade. The Galaxy Watch 6 boasts an enhanced display, chipset, and battery, while the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic features a more refined build and a more prominent display. It brings back the iconic rotating bezel, too.
It’s completely commitment-free and actually goes towards what you want this year
It's T-minus two days until the much-awaited Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event. Before you know it, the brand-spanking new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Galaxy Z Flip 5, Galaxy Watch 6, Watch 6 Pro/Classic, and the million Galaxy Tab S9 series sizes (fine, there are only three) are here. These products are heavily rumored to be launching on Wednesday, and now is your last chance to take advantage of the $50 credit Samsung is giving away to ever so slightly mitigate the financial damage the new releases will bring forth. We already got everyone up to speed with this offer before, but now, it's really your final chance to score the $50 credit. Don't worry, though; you aren't required to buy anything in case nothing in the launch strikes your fancy.
Get your digital footprint scrubbed for cheap
Did you know that you can go incognito on the internet? And no, we're not talking about opening an incognito window on Google Chrome for the purpose of being sneaky and browsing in private. We're talking about scrubbing every trace of your digital activity (or at least nearly all of it) from the internet — including your embarrassing tweets from 2009 — so that you can either start fresh, or just remain anonymous forever.
You still have a chance to score up to $100 off your Google Pixel of choice
If you missed the chance to get your hands on a Google Pixel 7 or Google Pixel 7a during Prime Day, Amazon is giving you another opportunity to score these phones at a more affordable price point, so you won't have to consider them the one that got away. Sure, it may have already been a week since a deluge of deals dominated the web, but it doesn't mean that they have stopped — it's Amazon we're talking about here. This time, it has brought down the price of both phones, with Pixel 7 on sale for $500 and the Pixel 7a for $450. These prices are a wee bit higher than what Mint Mobile is currently offering on the Pixel 7, but at least you won't be tethered to a phone plan.
One of Roborock’s bestsellers is down to only $400
Technology hasn't advanced quite far enough to give us a tool that magically cleans our homes with just the snap of a finger, but there's something close: robot vacuums. These loyal servants tidy up floors without requiring you to lift a finger and cover places you don't usually see — much less want to be bothered to reach. The best part? You won't hear them complaining. Although it might be you complaining when you learn just how much the really high-quality ones cost, we've got a killer deal to spare you that kind of sticker shock.
Score one of the fastest-charging Android phones out there for just $500
OnePlus has spent the past few years proving that it's a force to be reckoned with when it comes to developing flagship phones, and so far, it has yet to disappoint. Its recently-released OnePlus 11 boasts powerful specs and an impressive battery life, but if you're wincing at the $700 price tag, you can score its predecessor (by only six months, FYI), the OnePlus 10T, this Prime Day for $200 less. Both phones are not drastically different in terms of features, so you'll still get a high-performing device if you choose the 10T. Oh, and the kicker is you'll get to take it home for only $500 for the top-tier 16/256GB model, a far cry from its original $700 sticker price on the day of its launch.
Grab one of Ring’s bestselling doorbell cameras for $50 off
Knock, knock! Who's there? Yup, it's another early Prime Day deal. This time around, the one chiming its way onto your radar is the Ring Battery Doorbell Plus, which probably doesn't need any further introduction. But okay, if you insist, it's one of Ring's finest video doorbells, offering the highest resolution video out of all the battery-powered Ring doorbells. This smart doorbell camera was just on sale for Memorial Day, but in this early Prime Day deal, you can score it at an even lower price point: $130, its best price to date. That's a $50 price cut, which may help in convincing you to finally take the plunge.
New Amazon Music subscribers can enjoy four months of unfettered access to the service
With Prime Day around the bend, Amazon is ramping up its roster of surprises to consumers. On top of offering massive savings on just about any product imaginable (discounts on the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G and Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, anyone?), the e-commerce giant is also letting us in on deals on its subscriptions and services, including Amazon Music Unlimited. If you're thinking of ditching your current streaming service and trying something else, now's the time to take Amazon Music for a spin. You can score four months of unfettered access to Amazon Music Unlimited for absolutely free. Nada. As in zero dollars. With a standard subscription costing $11 a month ($9 for Prime subscribers), you're effectively getting $44 worth of unlimited music streaming with this deal.
Enjoy superior coverage at home for $70 off
Early Prime Day deals are reaching their fever pitch, with Amazon on a roll with its incessant dropping of prices on a slew of products, not that we're complaining. We've seen plenty of irresistible discounts on just about everything, from earbuds and video doorbells to Fire tablets and power stations. It's no different with Amazon's very own award-winning Wi-Fi systems brand, Eero, as some of its routers and mesh networks are on sale — chief of which is the Eero Pro 6E mesh router, the most advanced of the bunch. You can score it on sale for $180, or nab a two-pack for $280 should you need more coverage. That's a $70 and $120 discount from their original sticker prices, respectively.
You don’t need to be a gamer to appreciate this $150 discount
Chromebooks are generally dependable devices that can help you tackle virtually any web-based task. They may not have swanky features like high-end laptops do, but they do what you need them to do when you need them to. In recent years, though, Chromebooks have been getting noteworthy upgrades to further attract users, with a new crop of Chromebooks designed specifically for gamers popping up in rapid succession. One of them happens to be the Acer 516 GE Gaming Chromebook, which is on sale for $150 right now. It packs impressive hardware for its price, and with the ongoing sale, it may be worth a second look. You can snag one for $500, just slightly over its most recent sale price of $449, making it affordable enough so as not make you wince.
Streamline your charging experience for $49
When Albert Einstein insinuated that a clean, empty desk is a sign of vapidity, he failed to consider folks from the future with multiple devices and would go stir-crazy with an unkempt workspace overrun with cables, dongles, and adapters. But he's not entirely wrong, though. A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind indeed, but we like to keep the mess at a minimum, thank you very much.
Upgrade your Wi-Fi for nearly 70% off right now
Eliminating pesky Wi-Fi dead spots across your home is often a multi-device affair. You have your Wi-Fi router, which is usually issued by your internet provider, a Wi-Fi extender that collects signal from the router and distributes it far and wide for a broader range, and then a Wi-Fi booster that basically does the same thing as the extender. The expected result is seamless internet coverage throughout your home, but sometimes, the convoluted setup doesn't even end up doing that. If you want a more streamlined way of extending your internet connection, ideally one that doesn't make your head spin, this early Prime Day deal nets you the Eero Pro Mesh Router 3-pack for just $150. And if we know one thing about Amazon's Eero, it's that nobody does beginner-friendly mesh routers better than they do.
One of our favorite cables is cheaper than ever with this exclusive deal
Unless you're that purist who only sticks to devices manufactured by the same company, you likely have to juggle multiple cables and dongles to keep your gadgets powered up. You can usually streamline your charging experience by investing in a great charging hub, but if you really want to scale back on clunkiness, a universal cable is your best friend. And now, one of the toughest universal cables around, the Nomad USB-C Cable with Kevlar, is yours for the taking for only $30. You only have to key in the coupon code APCABLE at checkout to score the discount.
Portable power is within arm’s reach with this $30 charger
Few things are more frustrating than your device running out of juice when you need it the most. Unfortunately, it happens to the best of us at the most inopportune times. It's even worse when you're on the move and find out that your smartphone is depleted of battery, making it as useful as a brick. This is why a portable charger is pretty much a non-negotiable to anyone owning any electronic device, and Anker, one of the top players in the mobile charging domain, has the Anker 511 Power Bank in its roster, which is as portable as they come. We've already covered a deal on this fantastic 2-in-1 charger not too long ago, and now it's back down to that same low price point of $30.
This isn't just a 7-in-1 charger; it's a 3-in-1 device: extension cord, charger, and surge-protected power strip
If you're an active participant in the 21st century, it's highly likely that you're juggling two or more electronic devices: a trusty smartphone, a simply effortless laptop, and depending on your interests, either a sleek tablet or a gaming console. With multiple gadgets in tow, you may already be all too familiar with the hassle of using different chargers for each one. But why subject yourself to all that trouble when you can streamline your charging experience with a versatile power strip? This deal on the Ugreen 65W is too good to pass up. It nets you a charging solution that can cater to up to seven devices at once for only $49.
This top-rated UPS battery backup is on sale for $17 off right now
For the most part, brief power outages are a non-issue as they give you an excuse to disconnect momentarily, but the same can't be said for your electronics. Without a backup system, your computers, monitors, routers, and other power-dependent devices are at the mercy of blackouts, which you can expect more of, now that summer is just around the corner. The last thing you want is to be completely depleted of power when outages stretch far too long or fry your gear due to voltage fluctuations. It's in your best interest to invest in a reliable battery backup, and with this deal on the APC UPS 1500VA UPS Battery Backup and Surge Protector, the investment doesn't have to be a big one. It's on sale for $17 off, just in time for summer.
This versatile charger can juice up your phone, tablet, and laptop at the same time and in style
Now that many manufacturers are no longer supplying chargers with new devices, the onus is on you to put together the most efficient charging set-up. Of course, apart from securing a sturdy charging cable, you'd also want an accompanying power adapter that can juice up your gadgets as quickly as possible, so you won't have to wait by an outlet for longer than you have to. Anker produces some of the best phone chargers out there, and this deal on the Anker USB 735 Nano II 65W nets you a versatile charger that can quickly power up your phone, tablet, and notebook for only $39 with the help of an on-screen coupon.
It may not be the smartest speaker, but it is one of the best-sounding ones outside of Sonos.
Sony is a force to be reckoned with in the hi-fi space, having produced some of the most superb wireless headphones and best-in-class wireless earbuds available today. While its mobile audio products are super popular, don't let those overshadow its larger speaker offerings, like the Sony SRS-RA3000, the more compact version of the Sony SRS-RA5000. This $400 home wireless and Bluetooth speaker might not normally make your shortlist, but at $200, it's an entirely different story.