This week’s inaugural deals are full of great deals, many of which are currently matching their best prices yet. Both 65-inch and 77-inch models of LG’s C1 OLED are on sale for the lowest prices ever on Amazon, for example with the 65-inch panel goes for $1,596.99 instead of $2,499.99† Other sizes are also available at a discount, but you’ll want to draw your attention to the 65- or 77-inch models for the best price.
Although we never reviewed the C1† several staff members own the 2021 model and don’t seem to be silent about it – not only because it offers excellent visual fidelity, but also because of its list of excellent gamer-oriented features. In addition to the 4K resolution and support for Dolby Vision – which makes for spectacular color depth – the C1 has a “Game Optimizer” function that allows you to switch between Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync, technology that ensures an ultra-smooth picture for its 120Hz refresh rate. Couple that with the panel’s 1ms response time and you have one of the best gaming TVs available today.
The C1 also has some excellent quality of life features built in, including support for Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice assistants, HDMI 2.1 and Apple’s AirPlay 2. In total, the LG C1 has four HDMI ports, with a single eARC port. three USB ports and a single optical audio connection.
Right now you can get a free Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 when you buy an unlocked 128GB Samsung S22 Ultra for $949.51 at Amazon† The Galaxy Watch 4 usually costs $230, and the 128GB version of the S22 Ultra usually costs $1,199.99. The S22 has been subject to some pretty significant discounts since its debut, but the addition of a Galaxy Watch 4 makes it the best price we’ve seen on this phone yet.
The S22 Ultra is the largest phone Samsung has offered since the Note series (RIP). The phone’s huge 6.8-inch display has a resolution of 1440 x 3088 and is powered by a fast Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, which offers excellent responsiveness and performance. The expansive display also comes with Samsung’s S Pen, a stylus that fits easily into the phone’s chassis, and an impressive camera array consisting of a 108MP standard shooter, a 10MP telephoto and a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens. There is also a 40MP front camera for taking selfies.
Our biggest complaint – aside from the lackluster night mode for selfies – is the battery, which struggled to get through the day without needing a refill. Despite the drawbacks, we still consider the S22 Ultra an excellent phone and well worth a look if a free smartwatch is thrown into the mix.
Note that the Galaxy Watch 4 model offered here has a 44mm dial and the Bluetooth configuration of this watch is unlike the LTE version. Our consensus on this wearable has been a bit mixed, due to the Samsung ecosystem’s reliance on apps, but it remains one of the best smartwatches available thanks to its snappy performance and robust health-tracking capabilities. Read our reviews of the S22 Ultra and galaxy watch 4†
The lightweight 256GB configuration of the M1 MacBook Air is currently on sale at Best Buy for just $899.99 ($100 off). This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for this $999.99 laptop since January, making it an ideal choice for anyone already thinking about the new school year. While there are certainly newer and more powerful Apple laptops available, the current discount makes the outdated Air worth considering.
This 13-inch laptop has a 2560 x 1600 Retina display, and while it may not have a touchscreen, it still features Apple’s True Tone technology, which adjusts the screen’s color temperature based on your current lighting environment. In addition to the fast M1 CPU, which allows the Air to run Intel-based apps in addition to those native to macOS, the Air also includes 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The M1 CPU also helps extend the Air’s battery life, allowing it to run for up to 18 hours on a single charge.
The MacBook Air’s slim profile only allows for a few USB-C ports, but they’re both Thunderbolt 4 compatible, allowing the laptop to be docked for added connectivity. The 720p webcam definitely leaves something to be desired, but otherwise the M1 MacBook Air remains a solid laptop, especially for the student. Read our review†
Normally $99.99, the Logitech MX Master 3 wireless mouse is currently on sale in black or gray at Office Depot for $74.99, the lowest price we’ve seen for productivity-focused peripherals. In addition to the typical button layout, the Master 3 has a pair of under-thumb buttons that can be used to navigate through your browsing history, a lateral scroll wheel, and a sneaky button hidden in the thumb rest that can be assigned to any function using the software. from Logitech. The chassis has a grippy, ergonomic design and a scroll wheel that is frankly worth the price of admission alone. You can also use the wheel to move in steps or spin freely, allowing you to quickly scroll through large walls of text.
The sensor used in the Master 3 has a maximum of 4K DPI, and while it won’t be anyone’s first choice for gaming, it still offers accurate tracking and can extend the battery for up to 70 days on a single charge. . The mouse is also compatible with Windows or macOS and can be paired with devices via 2.4GHz wireless or Bluetooth. The only real downside here is that the mouse is made solely for right-handed users (sorry, left-handers).
The excellent Blue Yeti microphone is currently discounted in silver to its lowest price ever on Amazon. Now for $79.99 instead of $129.99this well-rounded microphone is often considered a staple for streamers, podcasters, and anyone who doesn’t like sounding like they’re underwater during Zoom meetings.
This capsule-shaped microphone can be adapted to a variety of recording patterns using its built-in controls, which allow you to fine-tune the gain and volume. The Yeti also comes equipped with a sturdy kickstand and a handy mute button on the front and center in case you’re suddenly interrupted by something you don’t want to broadcast on the internet.
Compatible with both Windows and macOS, the microphone connects to devices via a mini USB cable, allowing you to make adjustments via the proprietary Blue VO!CE software. The bottom of the mic also has a 3.5mm audio output, if you want to plug in monitor headphones, so you know how you sound to the world.