13 Deals on Headphones, Gaming Gear, and Home Office Upgrades
It was easy long enough since the holidays for deals to get going again, especially for what you wanted to get for your new console or computer that you forgot. Luckily, you can snag some sweet deals on headphones, speakers, iPhone cases, and even vacuum cleaners right now. Because let’s be honest: Your home office could probably be cleaned up properly.
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The Logitech G Pro X (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our go-to wireless headset choice for most people. You’ll find the right balance of premium build quality and excellent audio quality without breaking the bank. While we’ve seen them a little cheaper during the holiday season, they’re still cheaper than normal.
The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our go-to choice for the Nintendo Switch, but it’s a great headset for any platform. You’ve got an impressive 30-hour battery life, a slim USB-C adapter and, if you’re playing on PC, SteelSeries’ highly customizable sonar software.
Anker is one of the most reliable, budget-friendly accessory brands we test, and the company’s Soundcore noise-cancelling headphones are a great example. They’re our top pick for noise-cancelling headphones under $100 thanks to their hybrid active noise-cancellation and up to 40 hours of playtime. Just make sure you click the coupon button before adding it to your cart.
We like a lot of SteelSeries headsets, but if you’re looking to save some scratches, the Arctis 1 is our top pick for gamers on a budget. They work with every major console and have a detachable microphone that you can use for team chats.
There was a time when the Razer Opus (8/10, WIRED Recommends) was our go-to choice for a wireless gaming headset. And while we think the Logitech G Pro X supplanted them, these are still great. They’re lightweight, have comfortable earcups, and combine with an app with a variety of EQ features to get the best sound.
This wired headset from SteelSeries is our go-to choice for gamers when you want an all-wired headset. The Arctic Pro comes with a DAC that lets you adjust the volume of games, voice chat, and background noise separately, and they’re super comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
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I’ve been using the same Logitech desktop speakers for almost two decades, but the SteelSeries Arena 7 speakers (8/10, WIRED Recommends) were the first to convince me to upgrade. This set comes with powerful speakers, a thumping subwoofer and, crucially for any hardcore gamer: built-in RGB LEDs. You have to have it.
We like this curved gaming monitor from Dell for its 1440p LCD TFT display and spacious 27-inch curved screen. It has a refresh rate of 165 Hz and supports AMD FreeSync. It doesn’t have any extra bells and whistles like HDR, but at its regular price point (and even more 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 may seem a bit dated, this model packs an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, which is pretty hefty all things considered.
If you’ve never used a lamp at your desk, maybe your life has changed, as did our review editor Julian Chokkattu when he started using this BenQ ScreenBar. It sits above your monitor and can be set to dim automatically. You can even adjust the color temperature with the touch-sensitive buttons on top.
This Nimble portable charger is our favorite power bank. It’s lightweight at just 6.4 ounces, but still has a huge 10,000mAh capacity, which you’d expect from much bulkier, heavier batteries. It can charge two devices at once, and Nimble uses bioplastics and minimalist packaging to reduce the environmental impact of its batteries.
The Dyson V11 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our older Dyson picks. And while we generally don’t recommend it at its normal price point, as you could just get the newer V15 for the money, this sale drops a pretty substantial amount so it’s worth a look.
Mujjo makes some of our favorite iPhone cases, and we’re particularly fans of the leather MagSafe options. Right now there’s at least a 25 percent discount on all of the company’s cases across the store, as well as some of their touchscreen-friendly gloves, which we love too.
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