This weekend we’re talking about Google devices, specifically Google’s Nest Audio and Nest Hub Max, along with a number of other excellent discounts you might want to take advantage of while you still can.
First up we have Google’s compact Nest Audio, which is on sale for $49.99 at Best Buy, Target, and the Google Store, saving you $50 on the smart speaker’s regular price. The compact speaker offers excellent sound quality and can even pair with another Nest Audio to provide stereo sound. While the reliability of its voice controls can be a bit hit or miss, the Nest Audio provides a solid listening experience in an attractive and affordable package. Read our review.
You can also find the Google Nest Hub Max on sale at Wellbots, Target, and Best Buy for around $164 (normally $229.99). While it may not offer the same, room-filling sound as the Nest Audio, the Max features a gorgeous 10-inch screen with a great camera for making video calls. It also offers extensive smart home controls and offers up personalized information based on whoever is looking at the screen. Read our review.
Google’s Nest Audio offers better sound quality than the Google Nest Mini, and pairing two in stereo can provide a better experience while jamming to your favorite tunes.
The Nest Hub Max has a 10-inch screen and integrated camera for making video calls. It is Google’s largest and most complete Google Assistant smart display.
A recent Prime Day holdover, you can still get a pair of Apple’s Beats Fit Pro at Best Buy, Target, and Amazon for around $160, matching their best price to date. The wireless earbuds normally retail for $199.99 and are currently one of our favorite pairs of fitness-forward earbuds, especially if you’re a runner.
Like other Beats devices, the Fit Pro earbuds work with both Android and Apple devices but play best with the Apple ecosystem thanks to their H1 CPU, which allows for spatial audio, integration with Apple’s robust “Find My” network, and hands-free Siri voice commands. While we insist that earbuds this expensive should include wireless charging, the comfy fit and effective noise cancellation make the Beats Fit Pro a terrific choice for Apple users. Read our review.
The Beats Fit Pro earbuds have noise cancellation and transparency features that are on par with Apple’s first-gen AirPods Pro, and their sound offers more bass and kick. They also have built-in wingtips to ensure a secure fit.
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The SanDisk Extreme Pro is currently available for its lowest price ever. Originally $459.99, Amazon and Best Buy have discounted the 2TB external SSD to $149.99. The ruggedized external drive has USB 3.2 support and boasts transfer speeds of up to 2000MB/s, as opposed to the older model which only supported up to 1050MB/s. This drastically cuts down on the transfer time needed for large files, and while you can transfer data using either USB-A or USB-C, you’ll need to use the latter for optimal speed.
In terms of build quality, the Extreme Pro features a ruggedized design that’s meant to withstand its share of bumps and falls; it even has an IP55 weatherproof rating, making it reasonably resistant to water and dust. While we certainly wouldn’t consider the SSD an essential part of your bushwhacking kit, it does feature an integrated loop so you can attach it to a carabiner for easy access on the go.
SanDisk’s Extreme Pro SSD is a portable storage option that’s protected against water, dust, and impacts. It supports USB 3.2, and while it uses USB-C, SanDisk includes a USB Type-A adapter to make it compatible with more devices.
Govee’s Glide Wall Lights are currently on sale at Amazon for $59.99 when you clip the on-page coupon, bringing what is normally a $99.99 lighting package down to its lowest price to date. The six-piece kit includes six 300mm straight segments, a 90-degree curved piece, and a single AC adapter and control box. Govee’s inexpensive lighting kits are a great way to introduce synchronized accent lighting into your home, and just like all Govee products, you can control the reactive Glide lights via the Govee app or your voice using Alexa and Google Assistant.
Note that each kit only comes with a single control box, however, so you’ll need to purchase additional kits if you plan to break up your lighting scheme. Thankfully, Amazon’s current 20 percent discount also extends to the eight-piece lighting kit, which includes four corner pieces and is on sale right now for $99.99 instead of $119.99.
Govee’s Glide Wall Lights use a combination of straight and curved LED accent lights and a single adapter, which can be controlled using the Govee app, Google Assistant, or Alexa.
Having more buttons to push is rarely a bad thing. Thankfully, you can currently pick up the expansive Elgato Stream Deck XL at Amazon and Best Buy at an all-time low of around $194 (normally $249.99). Just like to more minimalist versions of the Stream Deck, the Stream Deck XL integrates with the Elgato Stream Deck software, giving you access to a growing library of free apps and other helpful goodies that can help elevate your next stream or just optimize your workflow. The XL model doesn’t have the swappable faceplate featured on the Stream Deck Mk. 2, but still comes packaged with a magnetic mount and detachable USB-C cable.
The Stream Deck XL is the 32-key version of the Elgato Stream Deck. It doesn’t feature a swappable faceplate like the Mk. 2 version of the standard Stream Deck, but it has more than double the number of buttons to push.
A few more deals to kickstart your weekend
- Today only, anything you buy through the Woot app will receive an additional 10 percent off. This includes everything from Amazon Echo devices and leather MagSafe wallets to Samsung’s latest Frame TV. All you have to do is use the Woot app and the discount will automatically be applied.
- HBO Max’s discount on prepaid annual subscriptions is set to expire on Sunday, October 30th. Paying yearly instead of monthly usually saves you some money, but this promo will save you as much as $75. Right now, you can get a year of HBO Max with ads for $69.99 (usually $120) or without ads for $104.99 (usually $180). Keep in mind that the ad-free tier also lets you download and stream select content in 4K.
- The Epic Game Store is currently featuring Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus as its free game until November 3rd. While the grimdark setting of the Warhammer 40K franchise isn’t for everyone, Mechanicus stands on its own merit as an excellent turn-based strategy game.
- Logitech’s MX Keys Mini is currently on sale in white for $79.99 at Amazon (normally $99.99), which is the lowest price to date for the handy keyboard. The Mini can pair with up to three separate devices via Bluetooth, making it usable with desktops, laptops, tablets, and even phones. It uses a Mac keyboard layout, but it’s also compatible with PCs.