It’s too hot to go outside (at least here in California), so if you – like me – spend a lot of time in front of the TV and feel guilty about the lack of culture in your life, you might get today’s deal appreciate. Samsung’s latest iteration of The Frame is a unique 4K TV like no other, bringing home in some ways a little museum experience to enjoy between your favorite shows. That’s because – when you’re not using it – the beautiful screen displays artworks that, thanks to the new anti-glare, anti-reflective matte coating, bear a striking resemblance to an actual canvas painting you’ll see hanging in museums. However, when you switch it on, it transforms into a QLED TV with a fast 120Hz refresh rate and support for multiple streaming apps.
Just note that unlike most other TVs in this price range, the latest Frame lacks Dolby Vision support and there’s no local dimming of the entire array. However, if that doesn’t bother you, Woot is selling the TV in various configurations at a new all-time low today. Right now, you can buy the 43-inch model from Woot for $739.99 instead of $997.99, or the 55-inch model for $1,144.99 instead of $1,499.99.
If you plan to fly during your summer vacation, you’re likely to find yourself in a crowded airport and plane, so it might be a good idea to get a pair of noise-cancelling earbuds ahead of time. Luckily, Best Buy sells Anker’s Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro in blue for just $49.99 ($80 off) on its website as well as through its eBay storefront. Amazon also sells the earbuds in other colors for around $79 if you’re not a fan of the blue hue.
Best Buy’s current offering is a new record low in budget-friendly buds that offer great value for money. Not only do they offer solid sound and voice quality, but you can also adjust the noise-cancellation balance and EQ settings. They also come with a variety of ear tips for a more comfortable fit, a wireless charging case, and IPX4 water and sweat resistance. Read our review.
If you missed the great indoor security camera deals we saw during Amazon Prime Day, here’s a second chance to grab a whopping discount on the budget-friendly Blink Mini. Right now, you can pick up a pair of wired Blink Minis from Amazon at Best Buy for just $29.99 ($35 off), which is the best price we’ve seen for a pair.
The Blink Indoor Minis don’t offer a lot of frills, but the security cameras still allow for two-way audio and 1080p recording. They also support night vision, offer good video and audio quality, and are easy to mount on the wall. However, as mentioned in our review, you’ll have to pay extra for things like cloud storage if you’re a new Blink customer, so make sure you factor that into the total cost.
If you want noise-cancelling headphones instead of earbuds and don’t mind spending a little cash, you can now pick up Bose’s QuietComfort 45 for $279 instead of $329 at Amazon and Walmart. That’s not the $229 price we saw on Prime Day, but it’s still the second-best price we’ve seen for the excellent pair of lightweight headphones, which are among the most comfortable we’ve tested . While they can’t be used while charging and don’t offer the same bass response as our top pick for best noise-cancelling headphones – Sony’s new 1000XM5 – they’re still among the best out there and offer a few other niceties, including EQ Adjustment. Read our review.
A few more bargains before we start…
- GameStop is currently throwing in a year of Nintendo Switch Online with purchases of select Nintendo Switch games, some of which are also discounted. For example, right now you can pick up the physical edition of both Animal Crossing: New Horizons or Mario Kart 8 deluxe for $49.94 (about $10 off). An online membership grants you access to online games as well as classic NES and SNES titles and typically starts at $19.99 per year.
- Target is offering a rare 256GB Meta Quest 2 bundle deal. Right now, the retailer is throwing in a Quest 2 Elite Strap — which normally retails for $49.99 — when you buy the $399.99 (full retail price) virtual reality headset. The excellent headset offers 120Hz refresh rate support for selected games, a sharp screen and the ability to connect to gaming PCs wirelessly. Read our review.
- readers of The edge You can buy Xiaomi’s Mi 34-inch curved gaming monitor for $580 instead of $699 from Wellbots if you use the promo code GAMING. This is a good minimalist gaming monitor with a decent 3440 x 1440 display, which we liked in our 2020 review. The deal also comes with a one-year warranty, but keep in mind that Xiaomi doesn’t have a huge presence in the US, so there’s a question mark over how helpful US customer service will be should you need help.
- You can currently purchase RavPower’s 90W dual-port charger, which is fast enough to charge a MacBook Pro in two hours, for just $19.90 at the checkout instead of $74.99 if you have the Use promo code DNL434. Those of The Verge Antonio G. Di Benedetto owns one of these and says it’s a great charger that he uses to quickly charge his MacBook, although you can also use it to charge your Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy phone and a host of other devices.