Replacement screens and DIY batteries for iPhones and Pixels are 20% off at iFixit

A cracked screen doesn’t mean you have to buy a new phone. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales/MovieBeat

You know, just because it’s new phone season doesn’t mean you have to buy a new phone. It’s easy to get carried away with the new heat, like the unique experience of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 or the original new dynamic island of the iPhone 14 Pro, but maybe your current phone is perfectly fine if it just getting a little late TLC (or maybe some DIY to like).

If you have an older iPhone or Pixel phone with a cracked screen or fast-draining battery, iFixit is offering a 20% sale on repair kits through September 30 to help you get it back to working order. -same. This promotion covers all of iFixit’s screen and battery repair kits on iPhones and Pixels as new as the iPhone 13 and last year’s Pixel 6. For example, a battery replacement on the iPhone 12 Pro at iFixit now costs $35.99 ($9 off), compared to $69 from Apple.

These kits give you all the parts and tools you need to do the repair yourself, and iFixit’s free online guides are comprehensive enough that even beginners can go through the process with minimal risk to their devices. And there’s no better feeling than knowing you’ve saved money on a DIY project and helped keep a device in pristine condition away from a landfill longer. Plus, I bet if you replace your battery or screen, add a new wallpaper, and get yourself a new case, you’ll feel like you’ve got a new phone again.

I know we just covered a sale on Google Pixel Buds Pro earlier this week for $180, and – look at that – they’re now on sale for $5 cheaper. You can pick up the Pixel Buds Pro for $174.99 in their Lemongrass or Charcoal colors at Amazon or Target, saving $25 off the regular price of $199.99.

The Pixel Buds Pro offer a lot to like if you use Android phones and want multipoint Bluetooth connectivity. There’s even more to love if you’re a Google Pixel user since you have access to hands-free Google Assistant voice commands, which come in handy for hearing your messages as they come in. Beyond that, the Pixel Buds Pro support noise cancellation. , and while their pickups were deemed decent in our review, they won our grueling New York ferry test during a fun episode of the Edgecast. Read our review.

This week may have seen an interesting announcement in the world of third-party Xbox controllers, but if you’re looking for an advanced gamepad to use on Xbox or PC, you need to check out the current deal on the Nacon Revolution X. This wired Le controller has deep levels of programmability, allowing you to adjust the software sensitivity of its sticks and even physically limit their range through the use of sliding collars. The Revolution X is on sale for $74.99 ($25 off) at Best Buy and Amazon, and it comes with a long USB-C cable, alternative stick toppers, weights you can slot into handles for a heavier feel and a nice zip-up case.

This offering makes the Revolution X as cheap as it gets, and while you don’t go over the painstaking software tweaks, you also get four mappable rear buttons that can be set to mimic any other button on the pad. All of these features are what earned this controller high marks in our Xbox controller buyer’s guide.

Everyone loves a good GaN charger, and Anker’s 100W 736 Nano II charger was so popular when it was released in May that it sold out immediately. Now it’s on sale at its best price yet. You can get the Anker 100W charger on Amazon for $67.99 ($12 off) in black and $69.99 ($15 off) in white. Yes, white is more expensive for some reason.

It’s a highly sought-after charger because it’s much more compact than Apple’s charger while still being able to charge a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro brilliantly. It has two USB-C ports and one USB-A port, allowing it to split its 100W of output across three devices.

Saturday S’more offers:

  • It’s almost a spooky season, so it’s good to get in the mood with proper movies and fun horror games. Spookware is a Wario Items-like collection of PC microgames featuring two skeletons and some hi-jinx. You can beat the charming game in one long evening – which makes it better that it’s on sale for $7.49 ($2.50 off) on Steam.
  • If you value multitouch functionality over ergonomics, the Apple Wireless Magic Mouse is $59.99 (about $19 off) in white at Amazon, while the cooler black version is $79.99 ( also about $19 off).
  • A pack of four Meross Wi-Fi Smart Plug Minis is just $15.59 (about $17 off) when you click the coupon on the page for an additional 35% off. These smart plugs let you set smart timers on non-smart devices, and they connect to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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