13 deals on headphones, gaming gear and home office upgrades

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it was easy long enough after the holidays that deals start to come back, especially for that thing you wanted for your new console or computer that you forgot. Fortunately, right now you can get nice discounts on headphones, speakers, iPhone cases, and even vacuum cleaners. Because let’s face it, your home office could probably use some cleaning.

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Headphone deals

Logitech G Pro X

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The Logitech G Pro X (8/10, WIRED recommends) is our top pick for a wireless headset for most people. They strike the right balance between top-notch build quality and superb sound quality without sacrificing too much price. Although we have seen them a bit cheaper than they are now during the holiday season, they are still cheaper than usual.

The SteelSeries Arctis 7+ (8/10, recommends WIRED) is our top pick for the Nintendo Switch, but it’s a great headset for any platform. They have an impressive 30-hour battery life, a low-profile USB-C adapter and, if you’re playing on a PC, SteelSeries’ customizable Sonar software.

Anker is one of the most reliable and affordable accessory brands we test, and the company’s Soundcore noise canceling headphones are a great example of why. These are our top pick for sub-$100 noise canceling headphones thanks to their hybrid active noise cancellation and up to 40 hours of playtime. Just remember to click the coupon button before adding to cart.

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SteelSeries Arctis 1

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We love many SteelSeries headsets, but if you’re looking to save money on them, the Arctis 1 is our top pick for gamers on a budget. They work with all major consoles and have a detachable microphone that can be used for team chat.

There was a stretch of time when the Razer Opus (8/10, WIRED recommends) was our top pick for a wireless gaming headset. And while we think the Logitech G Pro X has supplanted them, they’re still great. They’re lightweight, with comfortable earbuds, and pair with an app that’s loaded with EQ features for the best sound.

This wired headset from SteelSeries is our top choice for gamers if all you need is a wired headset. The Arctic Pro comes with a DAC that allows you to separately adjust the volume of games, voice chat and self-listening, and they are very comfortable to wear for a long time.

Home Office Offers

SteelSeries 7 Arena speakers on a table next to a computer keyboard and mouse

Steel Series Arena 7

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I’ve been using the same Logitech desktop speakers for almost two decades, but the SteelSeries Arena 7 speakers (8/10, WIRED recommendations) convinced me to upgrade first. This set comes with powerful speakers, a powerful subwoofer and, especially for hardcore gamers, built-in RGB LEDs. Must have those.

We love this Dell curved gaming monitor for its 1440p TFT LCD and large 27″ curved screen. It has a 165Hz refresh rate and supports AMD FreeSync. It doesn’t have any extra bells and whistles like HDR, but at its normal price (and even more so on sale) it’s a great monitor for the budget conscious.

The Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 is one of our favorite older Microsoft tablets. While it may seem a little dated, this model is equipped with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD, which, all things considered, is pretty powerful.

If you’ve never used a lamp on your desk, your life may have changed, as our review editor Julian Chokkattu did when he started using this BenQ screen pad. It sits above your monitor and can be set to auto-dimming. You can even adjust its color temperature using the touch buttons on the top.

Nimble Champ Portable Charger

Agile Champion

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This portable charger from Nimble is our favorite power bank. It’s lightweight at just 6.4 ounces, yet has a massive 10,000 mAh capacity that you’d expect from much bulkier, heavier batteries. It can charge two devices at the same time, and Nimble uses bioplastics and minimalist packaging to reduce the environmental impact of its batteries.

The Dyson V11 (8/10, WIRED recommends) is one of our older Dyson options. And while we don’t usually recommend it at the regular price, since you could just get a newer V15 for that money, this sale brings it down quite a lot, making it worth considering.

Mujjo makes some of our favorite iPhone cases, and we especially love the MagSafe leather options. Right now, the entire store is having at least 25% off all of the company’s cases, as well as some of their touchscreen gloves, which we love too.

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