Today marks a lot of things: it’s bump day, it’s iPhone 14 and 14 Pro review day, it’s day two of our new design Edge site (don’t worry, I won’t continue to count in every post), and it’s also a day when we can run an exclusive offer just for you, our valued readers.
Pixel Buds Pro wireless headphones are on sale through September 18 at Wellbots for $180 when you use code YARD10 at the register. That’s a saving of around $20 on Google’s excellent buds with active noise cancellation, great battery life and multipoint connectivity. The deal covers three of the four available colors the Pixel Buds Pro come in: Charcoal, Fog, and Citronella (the best color, obviously). Whichever you choose, you get a white case that charges wirelessly or via USB-C.
Google’s premium headphones are the top choice for anyone using a Pixel phone and will also work great on Samsung phones and other Android phones. Their transparency mode might not be quite on par with other high-end wireless earbuds, like Apple’s AirPods Pro, but they make up for that with intuitive hands-free Google Assistant integration and a lower price. affordable. Read our review.
Google’s Pixel Buds Pro are the company’s first headphones to include active noise cancellation. But that’s not the only thing that still makes them Google’s best friends: the Pixel Buds Pro combine impressive sound, great battery life and good comfort, all without the connection problems of previous models. Wellbots is offering an exclusive 10% discount on Pixel Buds Pro when you redeem the code YARD10 until September 18.
If Google products aren’t your jam, or you use an iPhone, we’ve got another solid headphone deal for you. The Beats Fit Pro are on sale on Amazon for the usual price of $199.95, but they come with a $25 Amazon gift card. It’s not Fit Pro’s best deal yet, like when we saw them get a gross $40 discount during Prime Day, but sales on these awesome buds aren’t the most common occurrence.
The Beats Fit Pro are some of the best headphones you can buy, especially if you’re even remotely into fitness. Built-in fins can hold the Fit Pro securely in your ears even on a bumpy ride, and it has ANC and sound quality that rivals AirPods Pro. Unfortunately, the chunky case that comes with it doesn’t support wireless charging, but at least it has USB-C charging and not Lightning. Read our review.
Beats Fit Pro headphones have built-in wingtips that help them stay secure during runs and workouts. They also have excellent noise cancellation, and their sound has just the right amount of bass and kick to keep you motivated.
Speaking of Apple users, the latest 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro prices with the M1 Pro processor are absolutely fantastic for power users and creatives. You can get multiple versions of the 2021 model for $400 off.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro in its base configuration normally costs $1,999 with a 512GB SSD and 16GB of RAM, but it’s currently $1,599 at Best Buy. Even in this entry-level model, the 14-inch MacBook Pro is an incredibly capable machine for photographers, videographers, designers, and more. The selection of ports and its 16-inch sibling are the best Apple has offered in years, including MagSafe charging that frees up one of its three Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI output, and a full-size SD card reader. .
The 16-inch model has all that, plus a bigger screen (although both sizes have a notch like older iPhones). It normally starts at $2,499 with a 10-core M1 Pro processor, 512GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM, but you can pick it up for $2,099 at Best Buy and Amazon. If those configurations of the 14- or 16-inch models don’t have enough storage for you, Best Buy listings allow you to expand up to 1TB while reaping the same $400 savings. Read our review.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro can be equipped with the new M1 Pro or M1 Max processor and can be configured to have up to 64 GB of unified memory.
The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is a creative powerhouse equipped with Apple’s latest silicon. Configurable with the M1 Pro or M1 Max, the 16-inch screen can be lent to three external displays and a 4K TV simultaneously thanks to its wide range of ports.
The feature-rich Turtle Beach Recon Wired Controller for Xbox and PC is on sale for $44.95 at Amazon or $44.99 at Target (about $15 off). That puts it within $5 of Turtle Beach’s React-R controller, its budget model that has fewer features. The Recon might not be wireless like the original Xbox controller, but it’s a terrific controller for playing competitive shooters online without spending astronomical prices. It’s comfortable in the hands with nice contours and rubbery grips, and it has two programmable rear buttons to help keep your thumb on the right stick for fewer interruptions in aiming.
One of the best features of the Recon – and why I chose it as a benchmark for shooters in our buying guide – is the Superhuman Hearing Mode it offers when used with wired headsets. It alters the mix to amplify sounds like enemy footsteps and distant gunfire. Will it make you better at Infinite Halo Where Call of Duty? Maybe not, but it might give you the slightest advantage in a tense battle. Read our review.
The Turtle Beach Recon Controller is a wired USB-C gamepad that offers extensive audio tweaks for wired headsets. Its Superhuman Hearing mode brings footsteps and gunfire into the mix, and the two rear buttons make it ideal for FPS games.
Bump Day Bonus Offers:
- GameFly is having one of its massive used game sales, and it’s worth browsing the catalog for deals on used games like Ring of Elden on PS5 for $34.99, Mario Strikers: Battle League on Nintendo Switch for $34.99 and up.
- Those headphone deals up top are great, but what if you want headphones on a much, much tighter budget? Well, how about just $34.99 for wireless headphones? Woot still sells the Beats Flex at around half when redeeming code FLEXIT at checkout for an additional $5 off. They’re not as fancy as true wireless earbuds because they have hardware that hangs around your neck, but they have great battery life and USB-C charging and are great for working out. Read our review.
- The original Apple Pencil is at its lowest price of $69.99 (about $29 off) on Amazon. This stylus might not be as sleek as the second-generation magnetically-charged model, but it’s great value for money if you have a compatible iPad. The current base model (ninth generation) is just one example of many that support the original Apple Pencil.
- Woot has new stock of unlocked Google Pixel 5 phones for $399.99 ($300 off its original price when it launched in 2020). It’s still a great phone for running Android 13, although it could see its final OS and security updates in October 2023. Read our review.