Today’s best tech deals: iPad Air, indoor security cameras, and more

Today’s best tech deals: iPad Air, indoor security cameras, and more
Ars Technica

Today’s Dealmaster includes a minor but notable deal on the latest iPad Air, bringing it down to $559 from its usual MSRP of $599. While that’s not a huge price drop, it matches the biggest discount we’ve tracked from a reputable retailer, and we consider the Air itself to be the best iPad for those who can afford it. Elsewhere, we have a nice $10 discount on a two-pack of Eufy’s Indoor Cam 2K, which we recently recommended in our 2020 holiday gift guide for offering clear 2K resolution video, Apple HomeKit support, and a variety of storage options at a low cost. Other notables in today’s roundup include a nice discount on the SteelSeries Arctis 9X, an Xbox-friendly wireless gaming headset we like; a variety of video game deals; and a few solid price drops on Apple Watch devices. You can check out our full list below.

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The latest Xbox wireless controller (left) next to an Xbox One gamepad (right). The biggest changes to the new controller are a "share" button and a slightly redesigned d-pad.
Enlarge / The latest Xbox wireless controller (left) next to an Xbox One gamepad (right). The biggest changes to the new controller are a “share” button and a slightly redesigned d-pad.
Sam Machkovech

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Microsoft Surface Laptop Go laptop—Intel Core i5-1035G1, 12.4-inch 1536×1024, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $649.99 at Amazon (normally $700).
  • Lenovo Yoga C940 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i7-1065G7, 14-inch 1080p, 12GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $949.99 at Best Buy (normally $1,100).
  • Acer Chromebook Spin 713 2-in-1 laptop—Intel Core i5-10210U, 13.5-inch 2256×1504, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD for $529 at Best Buy (normally $629).
  • 27-inch LG 27GL850-B gaming monitor—2560×1440, 144Hz, IPS, FreeSync for $446.99 at Amazon, Adorama, and B&H (normally $500).
  • Crucial P5 (500GB) M.2 NVMe internal SSD for $59.99 at Amazon (normally $75).
  • Crucial MX500 (1TB) 2.5-inch SATA internal SSD for $84.99 at Amazon (normally $100).
  • Seagate Expansion Desktop (10TB) external desktop HDD for $169.99 at Amazon (normally $185).
  • WD My Passport SSD (500GB) portable external SSD for $79.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $90).
Enlarge / Bowser is folded into a harmless sandwich board early in the proceedings of Paper Mario: The Origami King.

Video game deals

8Bitdo's SN30 Pro finds the sweet spot between utility and SNES nostalgia.
Enlarge / 8Bitdo’s SN30 Pro finds the sweet spot between utility and SNES nostalgia.
Jeff Dunn

Gaming deals

Here's the iPad Air with the Magic Keyboard and trackpad (which don't come included).
Enlarge / Here’s the iPad Air with the Magic Keyboard and trackpad (which don’t come included).
Samuel Axon

Electronics deals

Jabra's Elite 75t is a wonderfully well-rounded pair of true wireless earphones.
Enlarge / Jabra’s Elite 75t is a wonderfully well-rounded pair of true wireless earphones.
Jeff Dunn

Smart home device deals

Eufy's Indoor Cam 2K.
Enlarge / Eufy’s Indoor Cam 2K.
Jeff Dunn

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Anker PowerLine II (6ft) USB-A to Lightning cable for $11.04 at Amazon (normally $14).
  • Anker PowerWave Pad Qi wireless charger—10W Galaxy/7.5W iPhone for $9.34 at Amazon (use code: ANKER2503—normally $12).
  • Steelcase Gesture (Graphite) office chair for $822.15 at Amazon (normally $950).
  • Apple Leather Case (Black) for iPhone 11 Pro for $24.99 at Amazon (normally $30).
  • Samsung EVO Select (128GB) microSDXC card—UHS-I, U3 for $17.99 at Amazon and Samsung (normally $20).
  • Prime only: Aukey PA-B3 USB-C wall charger—65W total, 65W USB-C PD, USB-A, GaN for $24.99 at Amazon (clip $5 coupon—normally $38).

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