As the Fourth of July and Prime Day approach, we’re starting to see some great deals on electronics rolling around, such as this deal at Walmart on Hisense’s 58-inch 4K R6 Series Roku Smart TV. If you’re unfamiliar with Hisense, the company specializes…
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Keen to upgrade your movie viewing experience with one of the best options around? Right now, you can buy the LG C1 OLED for $200 off at Best Buy, bringing it down to just $1,100 for the 55-inch model. One of the very best OLED TV deals available at t…
Amazon is offering the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the LG C1 48″ 4K OLED Smart TV. This best-in-class TV normally retails for $1499.99. The C1 is a 2021 model, so it’s superseded by this year’s C2 model, but the differences, especially in image quality, are negligible. The price difference, however, is a different story; LG C2 48″ costs a whopping $700 more. If pristine picture quality is what you’re gunning for without paying a stupendous price, there’s no reason why you’d be looking at something else.
48″ LG C1 4K OLED Smart Gaming TV
The 48″ LG C1 is marked as a TV, and it is, but it’s also one of the best gaming monitors on the market. It’s hundreds of dollars cheaper than the other highest end gaming monitors like the Samsung Neo G9 49″ Mini LED or the Alienware 34″ QD-OLED gaming monitor, and is arguably better. It has HDMI 2.1 ports to support 4K @ 120Hz if you have a GeForce RTX 30 series video card, as well as variable refresh rate and G-SYNC. OLED panels have unrivalled response times, so ghosting is non-existent. Compared to traditional LED LCD TVs, OLED TVs offer better image quality, deeper blacks, better contrast ratio, and wider color gamut. Not only does this translate to better gaming, but also better image quality overall, including with 4K HDR content. Unlike other gaming monitors, you can also use it standalone (i.e. without your PC running) if you simply want to watch shows on Netflix, Hulu, Paramount, Disney Plus, and more, since it doubles as a smart TV.
I have personally been using an older 48″ LG CX OLED TV (2020) for a few years now, and I’ll never go back to a tradional LED LCD monitor. If the time comes where I’ll have to replace or upgrade my monitor, I’ll definitely continue to spring for a 4K OLED monitor. If that were to happen right this minute, I’d pick this one up without hesitation.
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes the Google Chromecast back down to $40 at various retailers. While we’ve seen this deal a han…
Daily Deals: 20% Off Nintendo Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda, $9 Ninja Training Sword, Free Audible Subscription – IGN
Today you can score the lowest price ever on a great retro piece of gaming hardware; the Game & Watch: Legend of Zelda system is 20% off only at Walmart. In other deal news, score 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited or 3 months of Audible Premium Plus for free ahead of Amazon Prime Day. Grab an Alienware Aurora RTX 3080 gaming PC for under $1700, or pick up an RTX 3080 GPU standalone for only $769.99.
Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda
Score a rare 20% off this popular little Zelda collectible. The Game & Watch is a miniature retro handheld game system that comes preloaded with The Legend of Zelda, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. It’s very well designed with a vibrant full color 2.36″ LCD screen and intuitive control buttons, all in a tiny footprint that can even fit in your pocket. Walmart is currently the only vendor that has it at this price.
55% off Polypropylene Ninja Training Sword
Whether you’re a ninja in training or a cosplayer, having a non-life-threatening replica ninja sword on hand is practical and convenient. Get two so you can spar with a buddy. This polypropylene sword measures 33.5″ long and includes a sword guard.
Razer Anzu Smart Glasses
These Razer smart glasses retail for a ridiculous $199.99. Fortunately, they’re on sale today for a much more reasonable price of $46.97. The Razer Anzu glasses comes with two types of interchangeable lenses; blue-light filtering lenses for PC use and polarized lenses for outdoor use. They also feature a built-in mic and bluetooth speaker for hands-free calling.
48″ LG C1 4K OLED Smart Gaming TV
Supports 4K @ 120Hz for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X gamers
This is the lowest price we’ve seen for both the 48″ TV. Yes this is a TV, but it happens to be one of the best gaming PC monitors as well. Compared to traditional LED LCD TVs, OLED panels offer better image quality, deeper blacks, better contrast ratio, wider color gamut, and super fast response times. OLED TVs excel at both gaming and viewing 4K HDR content. In terms of general usability, they consume less power and they’re very thin and sit flusher against the wall. Amongst OLED TVs, the LG C1 is oft considered the flag bearer; it’s the one TV that all other OLED TVs are compared against. The LG OLED TV boasts several generations of optimizations under its belt and the latest C1 model is future proofed with technology like HDMI 2.1 (4K @ 120Hz), variable refresh rate, G-SYNC, the newest LG A9 Gen4 processor and a revamped webOS smart TV interface.
4 Free Months of Amazon Music Unlimited
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If you’re an Amazon Prime member and you’ve never signed up for Amazon Music Unlimited, you can get 4 months of service completely free. Amazon Music Unlimited normally costs $9.99/mo. You get access to millions of songs similar to other streaming services like Spotify or Pandora. You can choose from preset playlists for pick out specific songs and build your own. Since music streaming services can rack up in price and don’t offer too many discounts or free months, this is a deal worth signing up for.
3 Free Months of Audible Premium Plus
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This is another targeted deal for Amazon Prime members who have never subscribed for the Audible Premium Plus service. That’s right, no hidden fees, no cost, just a straight-up 3-month free trial including three audiobooks of your choosing. That’s an outstanding deal considering the membership would usually set you back $14.95 per month, so in total you’re saving almost $45 overall on the service.
Alienware Aurora R10 RTX 3080 Gaming PC for $1673
Amazon has the best price on this RTX 3080 equipped Alienware Aurora gaming PC. It’s $150 cheaper than getting the same configuration from Dell directly even compared to Dell’s sale price. In addition to the powerful RTX 3080 GPU, this PC boasts a liquid-cooled AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD.
Dell S2721DGF 27″ 1440p GSYNC Gaming Monitor
This excellent monitor has hit a new price low for Black Friday. It’s one of the best 27″ gaming monitors you can buy for under $500. The S2721DGF boasts a high quality IPS panel (better than the VA panel found on the popular S3220DGF model). It features wide viewing angles and excellent color rendition including 98% DCI-P3 color coverage, a super fast 1ms response time and up to 165Hz refresh rate through the DisplayPort. It’s also FreeSync Premium Pro and G-SYNC compatible.
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 GPU for $769.99
These are easily the best prices we’ve seen for an RTX 3080 video card since launch. At this price point, the RTX 3080 is a better value than the 3080 Ti, which costs at least $250 more at reputable vendors. The performance gap between the 3080 and 3080 Ti is about 3%, hardly noticeable. The 3080 is significantly more powerful than the previous generation’s flagship RTX 2080 SUPER. This is the card you want to get if you plan to game at 4K.
Razer Iskur X Gaming Chair
The price of the Razer Iskur chair has dropped by a whopping $150 down to $249.99. This is a fantastic price for a Razer Iskur gaming chair. The Iskur X model is very similar to the original Iskur model. It lacks the adjustable lumbar spline and has 2D armrests instead of 3D, but the build quality and premium materials are identical. It’s a superior chair than Razer’s economically priced Enki chair, and with this discount it’s cheaper too! The Razer Iskur commands a high retail price tag for a reason; it’s well-engineered with plenty of high quality materials and usable features. It’s upholstered in multi-layered synthetic leather that’s more durable than PU leather. There’s also plenty of high density foam cushioning to keep you comfortable during intense gaming marathons.
New 2022 Apple MacBook Pro 14″ M2 Laptop
We’re finally seeing a 2022 Apple MacBook Pro laptop equipped with the brand new M2 chip in the wild. Amazon has the 14″ model up for sale right now for a very reasonable MSRP of $1299. The new M2 chip is reported to be about 18% more powerful than the previous generation M1 chip, which was already a speed demon for its price range. The M2 chip is also extremely power efficient, with this laptop boasting up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge. In addition to the new M2 CPU, this laptop features a gorgeous 13″ Retina display with 500 nits of brightness and P3 wide color, 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Masterbuilt Gravity 560 Digital Charcoal Smoker
Let me preface by saying that I have owned this particular smoker for the past few years and have done no less than fifty ribs, tri-tips, roasts, and smoked salmon candy in this unit. I highly recommend it. A digitally controlled fan conveys smoky hot air from the gravity fed chute to the main chamber where your meat resides. It switches on and off based on the temp. It’s simple (and thus not many things that can go wrong) and very effective. Cleanup is a cinch since the ash from the charcoal drops down to a removable pot in the lower chamber. Amazon currently has it for about $200 off MSRP.
$120 Off Apple AirPods Max Headphones
Not everyone can afford Apple’s best AirPods, but for those who can, they’ll be treated to a $95 discount from Amazon, making this the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Obviously the sound quality on these AirPods Max headphones are phenomenal, but what really takes the cake is the build quality. There are no other headphones in its price range that is built as well as the AirPods Max. They are literally a work of art.
40% Off Elden Ring Official Strategy Guides Preorder
Out July 29
There’s no question that Elden Ring is a difficult game, so don’t feel bad if you find yourself struggling. Fortunately, you can get a little help in the form of FromSoftware’s official Elden Ring strategy guide that comes out next month. It’s comprised of two volumes, each unveiling secrets, tips, and maps of everything that Elden Ring has to offer. Even if you’ve got this game down pat, you might want to pick up these books simply to learn more about the lore and enjoy the canon artwork. These books are normally $49.99, but today they’re only $29.99, a whopping 40% off discount.
10% Off $50 Nintendo eShop Gift Card
Save $5 off any game at the eShop with this digital gift card from Amazon. Use it to pick up rarely discounted favorites like Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Metroid Dread, recent new releases like Kirby and the Forgotten Land or Triangle Strategy, or DLC like the new one for Animal Crossing: New Horizon. Or you can just hold onto the card and use it during the next eShop sale, since it stacks with instant discounts.
48″ Gigabyte AORUS 4K OLED Gaming Monitor
This is the lowest price you’ll find currently for a 48″ 4K OLED gaming monitor that boasts HDMI 2.1 inputs for 4K @ 120Hz and VRR. That means this is a worthy monitor for your RTX 30 series equipped video card (which has HDMI 2.1 outputs) or a PS5 or Xbox Series X console. Unlike an LG OLED TV, it doesn’t have TV-centric features, mostly notably Dolby Vision support and a built-in Smart TV interface, but it does make up for it with more connectivity options like DisplayPort, USB Type-C, and USB 3.0.
$70 Off the Apple Watch Series 7
$50 Off the Apple Watch SE
The Series 7 is Apple’s latest and greatest watch. The biggest upgrade the Series 7 has over the Series 6 is the display. It has the same always-on Retina display, but it’s 20% bigger and features a more crack-resistant front crystal screen. It also adds on even more health-related features, like measuring your blood oxygen or taking an ECG. It’s inarguably the best smartwatch on the market right now. If you don’t need the health related features, you can save $100 and go with the Apple Watch SE instead. Despite the low price tag, this watch is still big on features, such as a large Retina OLED display, 2x faster CPU than the Series 3, heart rate monitoring, GPS, swimproof design, haptic feedback, and more.
3 Months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $1
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate normally costs $14.99 per month, but right now new customers can get 3 months for only $1. The sheer amount of value you get with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is impressive. This membership gives you both Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass for PC. Xbox Live Gold is required for online gaming. Xbox Game Pass gives you access to a huge library of games that is free as long as you maintain your membership. The list includes AAA games that you can play as early as launch day. These include Forza Horizon 5, Halo Infinite, Sniper Elite 5, Farming Simulator 2022, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and much more.
New 42″ LG Evo C2 4K OLED Gaming TV
Supports 4K @ 120Hz for PS5 and Xbox Series X
For many of you who have been patiently waiting for the LG Evo C2 42″ 4K OLED TV, now you can rejoice. The majority of the 2022 Evo C2 lineup had been released earlier in the year, but for whatever reason LG had decided to hold off on its new 42″ size until now. This highly anticipated TV is finally orderable on Amazon and ships immediately. The 42″ replaces LG’s 48″ as its smallest 4K OLED TV on the market. It performs just as well as its larger sized siblings as a gaming TV, but where it really shines is as a gaming monitor for your PC.
65″ TCL 4-Series 4K Roku TV for $398
55″ for $298
For most people, the two biggest priorities for a TV are (1) price and (2) size. That’s why a TV like this TCL 4-series is so popular; if you’re looking specifically for a 65″ or 55″ TV, you’d be hard pressed to find a lower price. This TCL TV offers solid picture quality without burning a hole in your wallet, and it even has built-in Roku smart TV functionality. It might not look as good as a $1500 TV, but you could fund the rest of your home entertainment or gaming system with the amount you just saved.
Klipsch Promedia 2.1ch Computer Speakers
Update: This is the newer model with wireless Bluetooth streaming.
The Klipsch Promedia 2.1 speakers have been around for over 2 decades, but it’s still considered one of the best computer speakers under $200. It’s normally listed for $169.99, but today Walmart has it for only $89, a 48% savings. This THX-certified speaker set includes two satellite speakers with 3/4″ soft dome tweeter with 3” midrange drivers and a 6.5″ 200W powered subwoofer for some intense bass.
Prime Day is right around the corner on July 12, with the 48-hour shopping event ready to set the deals world on fire with a bunch of new deals on video games, tech, homeware, and pretty much everything else under the sun.
For now, there are still plenty of early Prime Day deals to check out as well. Yes, the whole ordeal seems like a misnomer. Prime Day is two days long, and there are even Prime Day deals before Prime Day has even started. But, we’re not complaining, as there are even more opportunities to save right now. So, without further delay, here are the top 10 early Prime Day deals to check out before Prime Day.
So why is this an excellent deal? First of all, it’s free for Prime members, so you can currently consider it just another benefit of your membership for the next few months (just remember to turn off auto-renewal). The only catch is your need to be a new Audible member, so take that into consideration.
Not only that, but you get three audiobooks of your choosing, for free, during this period. These are yours to keep, and you don’t need to keep paying for Audible to listen to them. The membership would usually set you back $14.95 per month, in total you’re saving almost $45 overall on the service.
More Excellent Early Prime Day Deals
Amazon is also running a “Prime stamp card” promotion that nets Prime members $10 in Amazon credit. Once you have a Prime membership, you can get started collecting stamps. Note that you need to do all four things before 11:59 p.m. ET on July 13. Here’s what you have to do:
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.
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