Welcome to the weekend! We’re kicking off today with a rare deal on the fantastic Sonos Roam, which continues to be one of the best Bluetooth speakers we’ve ever tested. Normally $179.99, you can currently buy it from Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Sonos for just $143.20, the speaker’s best price yet. That’s less than the typical cost of the cheaper Sonos Roam SL, which is essentially the same speaker, but without the built-in microphone.
The small, portable speaker sounds great and is packed with a number of useful features, including support for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Apple’s AirPlay 2. The Sonos speaker also integrates with the rest of the company’s ecosystem and comes with an IP67 rating. dust and water resistance rating, which will come in handy when lounging by the pool this summer. This rugged design also offers drop protection – a plus if you plan on taking the speaker for a bike ride or anywhere it might encounter unwanted knocks. Granted, we’d like the battery to last more than 10 hours, but you could argue that’s still plenty of time if you’re throwing a picnic in a park. Read our review†
In the market for an excellent Chromebook? Today, you can pick up the Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 with an Intel Core i3-10110U chip, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of eMMC storage from Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung for $549 instead of $699. You can also save $150. on the budget-friendly model with 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of eMMC storage, and an Intel Celeron 5205U processor, which currently retails for $399 at both Best Buy and Samsung, but is better suited to simpler tasks than the Core i3 model .
While these aren’t lows, they are certainly some of the better prices we’ve seen on the mid-range Chromebook. The affordable laptop alternative is stunning, namely because of the vibrant design of the “fiesta red” model, which is sure to stand out no matter where you are. We weren’t fans of the plastic-like feel, of course, but we did love the gorgeous QLED display, which makes colors look more vibrant and contrast levels more intense. The battery also lasts for almost 7.5 hours, which is acceptable and better than its predecessor. Read our review†
Whether you’re working from home or flying out of town for summer vacation, with a pair of capable noise-cancelling earplugs you can shut out the world so you can focus – or just relax. Unfortunately, a pair of high-quality noise-cancelling earbuds can be expensive, which makes today’s discount on Apple’s AirPods Pro all the more welcome.
Right now, you can pick up the AirPods Pro with a MagSafe charging case for $174.99 instead of $249 at Amazon, Target, and Walmart. While that’s not an all-time low, it’s their second-best price of the year. In addition to excellent active noise cancellation, the earbuds have great sound quality, water resistance, a comfortable fit and pair well with other Apple devices. They also support Apple’s spatial audio feature, which makes music and certain shows sound more immersive. Read our review.
If the aforementioned Galaxy Chromebook 2 is out of your budget, you can still pick up Lenovo’s ThinkPad C13 Yoga for $249 instead of $599 when you apply a promo code HOTDALC13YOGA at the cash register. The current discount – which is part of Lenovo’s ongoing Father’s Day and Graduation promotion – is available on the model with 4 GB of memory, 32 GB eMMC storage, and an AMD Athlon Gold 3150C processor.
We consider the convertible the best premium Chromebook money can buy, one with a solid, sturdy build that makes it look like Windows ThinkPads. It even has the same aluminum design and small webcam shutter, making this a great Chromebook for professionals and students alike. Keep in mind, though, that this particular model isn’t as powerful as the one we reviewed, and is better suited to browsing and simple, everyday tasks. We weren’t a fan of the 16:9 display either and found the six-hour battery life somewhat disappointing for the price. Read our review.
Some more deals to start your weekend
- Need help finding a gift for Father’s Day? Amazon is currently discounting a few of its Echo devices, including the second-generation Echo Show 5. Right now you can buy it for $49.99 instead of $84.99 at Amazon and Best Buy, which is $5 shy is at its best price ever. The 5.5-inch smart speaker provides a good alarm clock and, despite its size, manages to produce a loud and robust sound. Read our review.
- Speaking of good Father’s Day gifts, right now you can buy the Polaroid Go bundled with a double pack of film and album for $139.99 from Polaroid, which is $10 less than buying each individually. The tiny instant camera takes tiny vintage-style photos and is easy to use, but keep in mind that it sometimes struggles to get clear shots in low light.
Sony’s recent Days of Play promotion is over, but you can still pick up Sony’s immersive DualSense Wireless Controller for the PlayStation 5 for $59.99 from Amazon and Best Buy, which is up to $15 cheaper than the controller’s typical list price. depending on the color.
- If you need a streaming device, Google’s Chromecast with Google TV is on sale now for $39.99 ($10 off) at Best Buy and Target, which is its lowest yet. The excellent device supports 4K streaming, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, but it really shines in the way it gathers all your content in one place. Read our review†