13 Deals on Headphones, Gaming Gear, and Home Office Upgrades
IT’s been just long enough since the holidays that the deals are starting to roll back in, particularly on that thing you meant to get for your new console or computer that you forgot. Fortunately, right now you can score some sweet deals on headphones, speakers, iPhone cases, and even vacuums. Because let’s face it: Your home office could probably use a tidy.
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The Logitech G Pro X (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our top wireless headset pick for most people. They strike the right balance between premium build quality and excellent audio quality, without going off the deep end in price. While we did see them slightly cheaper than this during the holiday season, they’re still a better price than normal.
The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our top pick for the Nintendo Switch, but they’re a great headset for any platform. They have an impressive 30-hour battery life, a low-profile USB-C adapter, and, if you play on PC, the highly customizable Sonar software from SteelSeries.
Anker is one of the most reliable, budget-friendly accessory brands we test, and the company’s Soundcore noise-canceling headphones are a great example of why. They’re our top pick for noise-cancelling headphones under $100 thanks to their hybrid active noise-canceling and up to 40 hours of playtime. Just make sure to click the coupon button before adding to your cart.
We like a lot of SteelSeries headsets, but if you want to save some scratch on them, the Arctis 1 are our top pick for gamers on a budget. They work with every major console and have a detachable mic you can use for team chat.
There was a stretch of time when the Razer Opus (8/10, WIRED Recommends) were our top pick for a wireless gaming headset. And while we think the Logitech G Pro X has edged them out, these are still great. They’re lightweight, have comfortable earcups, and pair with an app with a ton of EQ features to get the best sound.
This wired headset from SteelSeries is our top pick for gamers if you want a wired-only headset. The Arctic Pro come with a DAC that lets you adjust the volume of games, voice chat, and sidetone separately, and they’re super comfy to wear for long periods of time.
Home Office Deals
I’ve been using the same Logitech desktop speakers for close to two decades, but the SteelSeries Arena 7 speakers (8/10, WIRED Recommends) were the first to convince me to upgrade. This set comes with rich speakers, a booming subwoofer, and, crucially for any hardcore gamers: built-in RGB LEDs. Gotta have those.
We like this curved gaming monitor from Dell for its 1440p LCD TFT display and spacious curved 27-inch screen. It has a 165-Hz refresh rate and supports AMD FreeSync. It doesn’t have some extra bells and whistles like HDR, but at its normal price (and even more so on sale) it’s a great monitor for the budget-conscious.
The Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 is one of our favorite older models of Microsoft tablets. While it might seem a bit dated, this model packs an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256-GB SSD, which is pretty beefy, all things considered.
If you’ve never used a lamp at your desk, you might just have your life changed like our Reviews Editor Julian Chokkattu did when he started using this BenQ ScreenBar. It sits above your monitor and can be set to automatically dim. You can even adjust its color temperature with the touch-sensitive buttons on top.
This portable charger from Nimble is our favorite power bank. It’s light, at just 6.4 ounces, but still packs a huge 10,000-mAh capacity, the kind you might expect from much bulkier, heavier batteries. It can charge two devices at once, and Nimble uses bioplastics and minimalist packaging to help cut down on the environmental impact of their batteries.
The Dyson V11 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our older Dyson picks. And while we don’t generally recommend it at its normal price since, for the money, you could just get the newer V15, this sale drops it a pretty substantial amount, making it worth a look.
Mujjo makes some of our favorite iPhone cases, and we’re particularly fans of the leather MagSafe options. Right now the entire store is at least 25 percent off for all the company’s cases, as well as some of their touchscreen-friendly gloves, which we also love.
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