17 Best Deals: Headphones, Gaming Gear & Switch Games

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if you didn’t spend all your time holiday looking for deals (like we did), you’re in luck. Many gadgets that usually go on sale at the end of the year, including headphones and video games, are already dropping in price again. Deals just can’t stay hidden for long. Be sure to check out our deals on WFH equipment and phones earlier this week to save more.

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Special offers on speakers and headphones

Platin Monaco

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This wireless sound system from Platin (8/10, WIRED recommends) isn’t completely wireless – you still need to connect to a power source – but it’s otherwise wireless and frictionless. It comes with five WiSA powered speakers as well as a subwoofer for all that bass.

We love another Anker Soundcore earbuds for workouts. They are similar but lack the earhooks to help keep them in place. If you want the same great sound quality and battery life, but aren’t as concerned with intense workouts, this might be for you.

Use promo code NEWYEAR25 at the checkout to get a full discount. It’s hard to find great noise cancellation, but Bose is a sure winner. This set of jars7/10, WIRED recommends) has the same noise cancellation as the wireless-style Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II.

A Series Pixel Headphones

Google Pixel Buds A Series

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It’s not a big discount, but it’s our favorite headphone for most people (8/10, WIRED recommends). They fit well, sound great, have decent microphones for calls, and are rain and sweat resistant. Pair them with an Android phone and you’ll get great Google Assistant integration to hear and respond to notifications, but they’ll work just fine with an iPhone as a standard Bluetooth headset.

These headphones (9/10, recommends WIRED) up the sound quality over the A-series and also offer great active noise cancellation and a pretty nice transparency mode so you can hear the world around you. They provide seven hours of listening time, can quickly switch between devices, and come with wireless charging support in a case.

Game offers

Logitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse

Logitech G Pro

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Logitech’s G Pro Wireless Mouse is one of our top picks, especially for gamers, thanks to its millisecond response time and durable mechanical buttons. It lasts about 48 hours on a single charge and can be continuously charged Logitech Wireless Charging Mouse Pad. Please note this offer is specifically for a mouse with League of Legends branding if you care about how the device looks at hand.

Another League of LegendsA Logitech accessory, the Logitech G Pro X (8/10, WIRED recommends) is our best gaming headset for most people. These are the wired version of the earphones, but otherwise they have the same excellent sound and comfortable earbuds that we are used to with the wireless model.

While the Arctis 1 Wireless (8/10, WIRED recommends) is slipping away from our favorite gaming headsets, it’s still a good set if you can find it on sale (as it is now). It has decent battery life, rich sound, and a handy key that’s easy to lose.

Need a new gaming laptop? It’s the top pick in our guide to the best gaming laptops. You get a large, clicky trackpad, a wide selection of ports, and enough power to hit 60fps, if not more, in most games (at various graphical levels). This model is equipped with an Nvidia RTX 3060 chipset, a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, and 16GB of RAM.

Captain Toad Treasure Tracker for Switch

Captain Toad: Treasure Seeker

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Tons of Nintendo Switch games

Whether you bought your Switch while on vacation or just looking for a new gaming solution, you’re in luck because ton games are currently on sale. Read our guide to the best Switch games for more recommendations.

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