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This week brought deals on Apple devices, gaming gear and more. The Mac Mini M1 remains on sale for $600, while the 3rd generation AirPods are back at Nintendo’s record low of $140. Ring-shaped adventure is back in stock and $25 off, while you can still get a one-year Switch Online family membership, plus a microSD card for 50% off. Here are this week’s best tech deals you can still get today.
Nintendo Ring-shaped adventure
THE Ring-shaped adventure is back on sale for $55, or $25 off the regular price. It’s a good option for Switch owners who want to get more exercise in the new year but don’t want to go outside to do so. Joy-Cons attach to the included ring and leg so the game can record your movements as you do things like squats and sit-ups to progress through a fantasy world, defeat enemies, and more.
AirPods (3rd generation)
latest from apple AirPods are on sale for $140 right now, or 22% off the regular price. These are the company’s newest headphones, and we’ve given them a score of 88 for their improved design, better audio quality, and long battery life.
2020 MacBook Pro M1
THE 2020 MacBook Pro M1 remains $150 off, bringing the model with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage down to $1,150. It’s not the latest MacBook Pro with the high-end CPUs Apple recently released, but it’s still a viable option. We gave it a score of 84 for its fast performance, lovely display, and long battery life of 16.5 hours.
Mac Mini M1
The base Mac Mini M1 It’s $100 off thanks to a sale and an additional coupon, bringing it down to $600. This model runs on the M1 chipset, along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This is Apple’s most affordable M1 machine, making it a good choice if you need an updated desktop.
Nintendo Switch Online Bundle
The Amazon still has agroup which includes a one-year Switch Online family subscription and a 128GB SanDisk microSD card for $35. You’re basically getting the microSD card for free here, and the family plan subscription gives up to eight people access to online games, of cloud data and a library of NES and SNES games to play whenever you want.
Samsung Galaxy Buds 2
THE Galaxy Buds 2 are under $100 now, or $50 off the regular price. We gave them a score of 84 for improved sound quality, adjustable ambient sound mode, comfortable design, and wireless charging support.
Samsung Galaxy S21FE
Samsung’s latest smartphone, the Galaxy S21FE, is officially available and starting to ship and Amazon launches a $100 gift card if you order the device through the online retailer. We briefly tested the FE at CES 2022 and called it “last year’s no-frills flagship”, and it includes a 5nm processor, a 120HZ display, a 32-megapixel front camera, a larger battery, and more. .
Google Nest Audio
THE Nest Audio smart speaker has dropped to $75, which is $25 off the regular price. While it’s not as good as the Black Friday price, it’s still a nice discount on one of our favorite smart speakers. It earned a score of 87 from us for its excellent audio quality, stereo mode, and minimalistic design. You can also take the Nest Mini for just $25.
Google News Hub (2nd generation)
the second generation Nest Hub was discounted to $60, or $40 off its regular price. That’s also just $10 more than it was during the holiday shopping season. We gave it a score of 89 for its beautiful 7-inch screen, improved performance and audio quality, as well as its new sleep tracking feature.
Withings Body+ smart scale
Withings Body+ Smart Scale is 41% off today just as part of a daily offer on amazon which includes a number of other similar scales. Withings’ gadget connects to Wi-Fi and tracks things like your weight change, body fat and water percentage, muscle and bone mass, and more.
Ploonge readers can get a total of two free audiobooks by subscribing to Libro.fm, the audiobook subscription service that supports local bookstores. Similar to Audible, a Libro.fm membership costs $15 a month and gives you one audiobook credit per month plus 30% off any audiobook you buy à la carte.
New technology offerings
Echo Show 5
the second generation Echo Show 5 is on sale for $45, or 47% off the regular price. Not much has changed from the first to the second generation, but that’s ok. We gave the latest model a score of 85 for its good sound quality, tap-to-snooze feature, and quaint design.
Wyze Cam v3
THE Wyze Cam v3 with spotlight kit is 32% off, down to $36. This is one of the easiest to use smart home security cameras and one of the most affordable, and the spotlight kit will make it more useful as an outdoor camera at night.
HBO Max is having a sale until January 25th that hits 20% off your monthly plans. This means you can get the ad-supported service for $8 a month or the ad-free tier for $12 a month, with both discounted rates lasting for one year. Current HBO Max subscribers can’t take advantage of the deal, but if you’ve recently canceled and wanted to come back, you can get the discount.
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