The best deals for Thursday, September 21 include Super Mario Wonder, Xbox Series X Starfield console bundle, a Star Wars R2-D2 Tamagotchi, the new Apple AirPods Pro with USB Type-C port, an electric standing desk, cheap screen protectors for your new Apple iPhone 15, and more.
Preorder Super Mario Wonder for $48.99
Super Mario Wonder is the next hotly anticipated game for the Nintendo Switch and it’s out pretty soon on October 20. This looks to be a new platforming title, not a remake, with a whole lot of personality. I myself am very excited for this game because we haven’t had a new Mario platformer since Mario Odyssey back in 2017. GeekAlliance currently has it for $48.99, a little over 18% off the $59.99 MSRP.
2nd Gen Apple AirPods Pro with USB Type-C for $199
The 2nd gen Apple AirPods Pro truly wireless noise cancelling earbuds with the universal USB Type-C charging interface is out tomorrow (September 220), and yet it’s already on sale. Amazon currently has it for $199.99, a very significant $50 price drop from its $249 MSRP. The new AirPods Pro that was announced today is almost identical to the 2nd generation AirPods Pro earbuds with one key difference. Apple has replaced the proprietary Lightning port with the more universal USB Type-C. That might sound like a very trivial update, but for people who want to consolidate all of their mobile devices with the same charging cable, this is a godsend. Other small upgrades included added dust resistance and support for lossless audio when using Apple’s upcoming and massively expensive Vision Pro headset.
Buy an Xbox Series X and Get Starfield for Free
Verizon Wireless is offering a free copy of Starfield bundled with the Xbox Series X console. Anyone can get in on this deal (you don’t need to be a Verizon subscriber). Starfield is the newest AAA title to be released and it’s currently only available on Xbox and PC. It currently sells for $69.99 by itself on Amazon.
50% Off Tamagotchi nano x Star Wars R2-D2
The Star Wars Tamagotchi was released in late 2021 with a sticker price of $19.99, but today Amazon has the classic version for 50% off, or $9.99. Tamagotchis are little life-simulation toys that were all the craze back in the day. This particular Tamagotchi contains a little digital R2-D2. Train it to master 19 different skills and play 7 different mini games to keep him charged, cleaned, and happy. Neglect him for too long, the Jawas may take him away.
Alienware R15 RTX 4090 Gaming Desktop PCs at Dell Outlet
Dell Outlet now carries Like New (Refurbished), Clearance, and Scratch & Dent Alienware Aurora R15 gaming PCs equipped with GeForce RTX 4080 and RTX 4090 GPUs. These prices are considerably lower than what you would find at Dell.com. All refurbished and scratch & dent models have been completely recertified and carry a full 1-year Dell warranty, same as buying new. Another advantage of buying from Dell Outlet is that the products available are all on hand and in stock; that means that they’ll ship out quickly instead of you having to wait up to 1 or 2 months for something that’s built to order.
Note: To better see the RTX 4080/4090 deals, make sure you filter for only the Alienware R15 and R15 Ryzen Edition PCs. Those are the only models with the RTX 40 series GPUs. Then sort by the lowest price. We can’t link to individual configs because they are sold one unit at a time and then disappear from the page.
2-Pack Apple iPhone 15 (all models) Screen Protectors From $5.49
Cheaper for Amazon Prime members
If you’re one of the lucky people to preorder the new Apple iPhone 15 that’s set to be released on September 22, you might want to consider picking up a screen protector to protect that gorgeous display. amFilm has two-pack screen protectors for iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. These screen protectors are even easier to install correctly than ever before; they come with a plastic frame that fits right onto your iPhone for perfect alignment every time. The screen protectors are made of tempered glass and are finished with an oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprints. You even get a two pack of camera lens protectors as a bonus.
Flexispot Electric Standing Desk for $106.79
For a limited time, Amazon is offering a Flexispot 48″x24″ Electric Standing Desk with a single piece maple-colored desktop surface and white frame for only $106.79 after you clip a $30 off coupon and apply code “2447TK6P“. Unlike some of the other cheap desks on Amazon that uses a split top surface for easier packaging, this is a single piece with no seams. The 0.6″ thick desktop is sturdy enough to support up to 132 pounds, so people with heavy full-tower PCs and 48″ displays (like myself) won’t have to worry. The legs are made of steel and are connected by a horizontal crossbrace for desktop support. The single electric motor lift mechanism offers height adjustment from 28.6″ to 46.3″, at a speed of 0.6” per second.
Buy 57″ Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Monitor, Get $500 Best Buy Credit
Samsung recently announced it’s massive 57″ Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor for a tune of $2499.99, but if you preorder it right now you can get $500 worth of Best Buy credit. The 57″ Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is the first Dual 4K UHD monitor. That’s right, this monitor boasts a 7680×2160 resolution, or the equivalent of two 4K UHD monitors stacked next to each other. The Samsung “Neo G9″ monitors are equipped with a Mini LED backlight combined with a quantum dot (QLED) panel. This is a high-end panel that you’ll only find in top-shelf 4K TVs, or the most expensive 12.9” iPad Pro. It offers a much brighter image than OLED panels and offer better black levels and contrast ratios than LED LCD TVs.
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 for $99
Amazon has just dropped the price of the professional-grade Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core to only $99.00, a nearly 25% price drop from its $129.99 MSRP. The Xbox Elite Series 2 Core wireless controller is fundamentally the same controller as the older generation Xbox Elite Series 2 controller, but at a considerably lower price point. The original Elite Series 2 controller commands a premium MSRP of $180 while the newer Elite Series 2 Core comes in at only $130. The differences are a lot more minor than you’d think given the price discrepancy. For starters, the Elite Series 2 Core is decked out in a two-tone black & white color scheme instead of the Elite Series 2’s all-black styling. The original Elite controller also came with more stuff, including extra sets of paddles, thumbsticks, and another D-pad for ultimate customizability as well as a handy travel case. The Elite Series 2 Core doesn’t come with any of those accessories. And that’s where the differences end.
Samsung 990 Pro 2TB PS5 SSD with Heatsink for $149.99
Today, Amazon has dropped the price of the 2TB Samsung 990 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe solid state drive (SSD) with a preinstalled heatsink to only $149.99. That’s the lowest price we’ve ever seen for what is currently the fastest SSD on the market. Note that this SSD was released in November of 2022 with an MSRP of $280. That’s a pretty huge price drop on a flagship SSD in such a short amount of time.
The 990 Pro is currently Samsung’s flagship SSD and it is one of the fastest, if not the fastest, PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs on the market. The Samsung 990 Pro is an excellent SSD for your PS5, although admitted it is overkill. Sony recommends a heatsink attached to your SSD. Fortunately, this particular 990 Pro does include a heatsink, and a nice thick, all-metal one at that.
Secretlab Early Black Friday Sale Deals
Black Friday is still months away, but Secretlab has decided to host an Early Black Friday Sale for those of you who can’t wait that long for a new gaming chair upgrade. Save up to $150 in discounts on their most popular gaming chairs and gaming desks. The breakdown is as follows:
- Up to $100 Off Secretlab TITAN Evo gaming chairs
- Up to $150 Off Secretlab Classics gaming chairs
- Up to $100 Off Secretlab MAGNUS Pro gaming desk
- Up to $70 Off Secretlab MAGNUS gaming desk
- Up to $40 Off NeueChair task chair
It’s no secret that we love our Secretlab gaming chairs. We’ve consistently rated them as the best high-end gaming chair on the market, as well as the best gaming chair for “big and tall” gamers. Of all the gaming chairs we covered in our “Budget to Best” roundup video earlier this year, Akeem considered the Secretlab Titan Evo to be the most comfortable. No good chair comes cheap, and Secretlab chairs definitely cost a premium, but we think the craftsmanship, materials, customer service, and customizability are worth it.