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17 Best Deals: Headphones, Gaming Gear, and Switch Games


If you didn’t spend all your time over the holidays hunting for deals (like we do), you’re in luck. Plenty of gadgets that normally go on sale later in the year—including headphones and video games—are already dropping in price again. The deals just can’t hide for long. Be sure to check out our deals on WFH gear and phones from earlier this week for more savings.

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Speaker and Headphone Deals

Platin Monaco

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This wireless sound system from Platin (8/10, WIRED Recommends) isn’t completely wireless—you still need to connect to a power source—but it’s otherwise friction-free and wireless. It comes with five WiSA-powered speakers, plus a subwoofer for all that bass. 

We like another of Anker’s Soundcore earbuds for workouts. These are similar but lack the over-ear hooks that help keep them in place. If you want the same great sound quality and battery life, but aren’t as concerned with heavy workout usage, these might be for you.

Use the promo code NEWYEAR25 at checkout to get the full discount. Great noise canceling is hard to find, but Bose is a surefire winner. This set of cans (7/10, WIRED Recommends) has the same noise canceling we like from the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II in a wireless over-ear style. 

Google Pixel Buds A-Series

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It’s not a huge discount, but these are our favorite earbuds for most people (8/10, WIRED Recommends). They fit well, sound great, have decent microphones for calls, and are protected against rain and sweat. Paired them with an Android phone, and you get great integration with Google Assistant to hear and respond to notifications, but they’ll work just fine with iPhones as a standard Bluetooth headset. 

These earbuds (9/10, WIRED Recommends) step up the sound quality from the A-Series and also offer great active noise cancellation and a pretty nice transparency mode so you can hear the world around you. They get seven hours of listening time, can quickly switch between devices, and come with wireless charging support in the case. 

Gaming Deals

Logitech G Pro

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The G Pro wireless mouse from Logitech is one of our top picks, especially for gamers, thanks to its millisecond response time and sturdy mechanical buttons. It lasts around 48 hours on a single charge and can recharge continuously on Logitech’s wireless charging mouse pad. Note, this deal is specifically for the mouse with League of Legends branding if you care about what the device under your hand looks like.

Another League of Legends-themed Logitech accessory, the Logitech G Pro X (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our top gaming headset for most people. This is the wired version of the headphones, but it otherwise has the same excellent sound and comfy earcups we’re used to on the wireless model.

While the Arctis 1 Wireless (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has gradually slipped among our picks for favorite gaming headsets, this is still a nice little set if you can find it on sale (like right now). It’s got decent battery life, rich sound, and a handy—if easy-to-lose—dongle.

Need a new gaming laptop? This is the luxe pick in our Best Gaming Laptops guide. You get a big clicky trackpad, broad port selection, and plenty of power to hit 60 frames per second—if not more—with most games (at varying graphical levels). This model comes with Nvidia’s RTX 3060 chipset, a 12th-gen Intel Core i7, and 16 gigabytes of RAM. 

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

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A Bunch of Nintendo Switch Games

If you picked up a Switch over the holidays—or are just looking for your next gaming fix—you’re in luck because a ton of games are currently on sale. Read our Best Switch Games guide for more recommendations.



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