Gift cards hold so much potential. They’re like a free pass to get you everything you’ve seen at your favorite retailer. The only way to make them better is to stretch those free dollars even more by purchasing discounted hardware. We’ve rounded up the bestsellers and post-Christmas deals below. (These are also a good opportunity to hang a late gift or two.)
Update December 26th: We’ve added 11 more deals to the roundup.
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This offer has been around for a few weeks, but it is excellent. The price matches what we saw for Black Friday and Cyber ââMonday. The Google Pixel 5A (9/10, WIRED recommends) is an amazing device with an awesome camera and fantastic battery life. Affordability is the icing on the cake.
It is one of the best MagSafe accessories on the market. Built-in magnets allow the tripod to be attached to compatible iPhones quickly and easily, while the flexible feet allow for perfect positioning in almost any filming environment. We haven’t seen it sell for less.
The HyperX Cloud Stinger is a performance headset compatible with desktops and consoles. I use one every time I play. It has good sound quality and comfortable ear cups, and although it goes on sale quite frequently, it’s hard to find a better option at this price point. Check out our roundup of the best gaming headsets to find out more.
These frequently discounted headphones have since been replaced by a new generation, but they’re almost as good and a lot more affordable. Jabra makes some of the best workout headphones the money can buy.
This pair of Sony headphones is our favorite for most people (9/10, WIRED recommends). You get some of the best audio for your money, not to mention excellent noise canceling technology, long battery life, and an extremely comfortable fit. They dive regularly at this price, but they are worth it. Be sure to check out our Headphones Quiz to find the best headphones or earphones for you.
This offer may not be available in all postal codes. We generally love PowerA accessories, especially since official Nintendo hardware is both rarely discounted and sometimes hard to find. The cord is 10 feet long, so while this dupe Pro Controller isn’t wireless, it shouldn’t be too bulky. the Official Nintendo Switch Pro Controller is much better, but it’s also five times more expensive, so if you just need an extra controller for multiplayer, it can work fine. Read our full list of Nintendo Switch accessories for more ideas.
Trying to find discounted computer components right now is next to impossible outside of one-off deals like this. With two RGB fans as well as an RGB pump head, this liquid cooling system will look great while keeping your rig temperatures low. Corsair’s iCUE software provides control of fan speed, light settings and automated fan curves. Check out our guide on How to Build a Desktop PC for more recommendations.
This offer is for a renewed version of the Kiyo Pro, one of the best webcams thanks to the automated light adjustment software. It has been professionally tested to ensure the quality is up to par, and it also comes with a 90-day money-back guarantee. Amazon will refund or replace the item if it doesn’t look and work as it should.
We recommend this microphone in our guide to the best podcasting equipment. It delivers studio-quality sound at an attractive price – one of the lowest we’ve seen – and the built-in smart button and light meter let you adjust the sound quality in real time.
The Nokia XR20 (7/10, WIRED recommends) is generally quite affordable, but saving $ 50 makes it even more appealing. This incredibly rugged smartphone has expected features like good battery life and a bright, balanced display, but we especially like the headphone jack and heavy-duty glass.
This iPad (8/10, WIRED recommends) is the best iPad for most people. It has all the features one would expect from an iPad, in addition to a better display and improved internal storage, in addition to being compatible with older accessories. There is also an improved front camera. In terms of price, this deal is fine. It has been fluctuating between $ 330 and $ 300 for a few months. However, it’s better to put something up for sale than to pay full price, so if you are planning to buy it, now is a good time to do so.
The latest addition to Bose’s noise reduction lineup has been on sale at this price since Black Friday. We loved the older QC35 II version, and these are even nicer, with better battery life and improved microphones. Active noise cancellation comes in handy for meetings and chatty roommates.
It’s the absolute best flash drive, and it’s the cheapest price we’ve seen. It’s fast and durable, and there’s even a built-in buckle so you can attach it to a keychain. The reader is also covered by a lifetime warranty. The deal is part of a larger one day sale on Sandisk and Western Digital storage.
It is the best high-end robot vacuum on the market. It’s that price since Black Friday, but it sold at least $ 50 more before that. It has powerful suction, good auto-navigation features, and a smartphone app that can learn your daily routine to make automated cleaning even more convenient.
Similar models had dropped to $ 60 during Black Friday week, but this deal still saves you $ 20 off the regular price. This is the best deal we’ve seen since August. This individual coffee maker is ideal for keeping in an office or guest room (or on the counter if you don’t need to brew large amounts of coffee at once.) It includes a container that can store up to 9 coffee pods, which will help streamline your counter. Consider taking a reusable coffee pod, which allows you to use your own soil and reduce plastic waste.
Offers on everything else
Available in men and women sizes, these eco-friendly sweatpants are some of our favorite sweatpants on the market. They are incredibly soft and comfortable, and the price is more attractive than the lower pairs we tried. The company plants a tree for every pair sold.
Another eco-friendly pick from our guide to the best loungewear, this bright hoodie comes in a wide array of colors and sizes. The loose fit and roomy front pocket are comfortable and cozy, ideal for hibernating on cold winter days.
This sweatshirt is my favorite, ever. It’s fun and colorful, and while it keeps me warm, its cropped cut makes it work just as well in hot weather as it does in cold winter weather. The colors remained vivid despite many washes.
This sweat-resistant undershirt makes a great base layer, and the reversible neckline allows it to match almost any outfit. It adds a layer of warmth but no bulk, and it can be worn multiple times in a row without washing, extending clothes life (and shortening the laundry time required.)
This physics game includes Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition and Ori and the will of the wisps. WIRED employees love both. The aesthetics and soundtracks are gorgeous, and the stories offer both catharsis and hope. This price is the lowest we have tracked.
Retailer offer pages
Want to see the offers for yourself? Here are some links to the various retailer sales.
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