It’s Saturday, and I hope that means you get to do some R-and-R-and-D: rest, relaxation, and deals. We’ve rounded up some great tech deals to help you with those first two parts.
When it comes to relaxing, what gives you more reassurance than some jerk-response PC games? If that describes you, you might like this deal on LG 27-inch QHD Ultragear monitor with 2560 x 1440 resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. It’s $279.99 ($100 off) at Amazon. This is the lowest price to date for this IPS panel with a response time of one millisecond. This combination of high refresh rate and low response time, along with Nvidia G-Sync compatibility to combat screen tearing, makes it ideal for fast-action games like gaming. first person shooter and fighting games. And, since it’s not too hard on “gamers” (at least the front of the monitor doesn’t), it should look good on most desks.
So maybe nervous games aren’t the most relaxing thing for you. If you need new headphones to relax with music, the Jabra Elite 85t has dropped to a new low price of $144.99 at Woot. That’s $85 off the full price and easily beats any deals you might regularly find.
One of the Elite 85t’s biggest tricks is how they pair wirelessly with up to two devices simultaneously. Add in active noise cancellation and easily accessible physical controls, and you’ve got a great pair of true wireless earbuds at a very reasonable price. They come with a case that charges wirelessly or via USB-C, and they carry an IPX4 rating for water and sweat resistance. A major downside to consider is that you’re limited to the right earbud if you choose to only use one at a time – something a little pesky if you’re used to other earbuds like AirPods which support singular use of left or right earphone. Read our review.
Returning to PC gaming (I’m sorry, I can’t be stopped), MSI’s GE66 Raider is a unique laptop that’s extremely powerful. This RGB-filled machine has a 15.6-inch screen with a fast 240Hz refresh rate and pixel-dense QHD resolution, and under the chassis sits a Core i7-11800H CPU and RTX 3070 GPU that powers it. feed. We recognize that 12th Gen Intel laptops are starting to come out, but it may be a while before deals follow.
Normally $2,299.99, Amazon currently has the GE66 Raider for $1,999.99, its lowest price to date. If you’re into gaming laptop aesthetics, or even just a little RGB curious, this is a stylish option.
Speaking of PCs and gaming, the SteelSeries Apex Pro is a solid, full-size mechanical keyboard that’s currently selling for its best price yet on Amazon. This version of the Apex Prowhich comes with OmniPoint adjustable key switches, is just $149.99 ($50 off).
Generally, SteelSeries cards aren’t cheap, but they’re well-designed with customizable software for Windows and macOS. Adjustable switches allow users to set the actuation point of each key from 0.4mm to 3.6mm, so you can choose how far you press the key to register it. Imagine having a feather touch on your WASD keys for first person shooters like Valorant. Oh, and the little OLED screen near the volume button can be programmed with little graphics. I put a pixelated Edge logo on one, and it was easy and fun to do.