SteelSeries is running a spring sale offering up to 40 percent off some of its gaming headsets, mice and mousepads through Monday, May 23rd. While discounts on individual items can vary, there are some great deals – including some that are available at new all-time lows.
The Arctis 7P Plus, for example, is our pick for best wireless gaming headset for PlayStation consoles, but it also works with Windows PCs, the Nintendo Switch, smartphones, and the Oculus/Meta Quest 2. While it’s on the premium Side and typically costs about $70 more than Sony’s own Pulse 3D headset, it offers excellent battery life, USB-C charging, an easy-to-use audio dial, rotating earcups that allow for easier storage, and reasonable comfort of use during long gaming sessions. It’s even compatible with PlayStation 5’s 3D audio.
With SteelSeries 20 percent off the Arctis 7P Plus, the black model drops to a new all-time low of $135.99 – a savings of $34. You’ll also get free shipping and a carrying case when you add the headset to your cart. Read our gaming headset buying guide.
Another notable offering from SteelSeries’ spring sale is the discounted Aerox 3 Wireless. This lightweight gaming mouse weighs just 68 grams and its honeycomb design is filled with colorful RGB lighting. The 2022 model normally costs $99.99, but you can get it in black or white for just $64.99, along with a free mouse pad, when you add it to your cart.
Another strong point of this mouse is that it can be used either via Bluetooth or with the included 2.4GHz wireless USB dongle, which allows you to switch between two computers in a jiffy. It’s advertised as having up to 200 hours of battery life, but in actual use it only lasts a few days at most with the lights on. Thankfully, it charges via USB-C.
In case you missed yesterday’s news Dungeons and Dragons podcast role for romance has teamed up with itch.io to offer a massive bundle of tabletop RPGs as a reproductive rights fundraiser, you have plenty of time to get involved. This promotion brings together over 200 developers who have donated their digital games and assets, and you can get over 275 of them – DRM-free – with a donation of $5 or more. It’s very similar to previous fundraisers itch.io has run, like the recent one in support of Ukraine. This one runs through June 13, and if it’s like the previous ones, more games may be added to the mix as it continues to raise money beyond its original fundraising goal.
If you need a webcam, the Razer Kiyo Pro is currently available from Amazon and Best Buy for $99.99. The $100 discount makes the accessory more worthwhile than when it first came out when it retailed for $199.99. It’s got some decent specs, including the ability to capture 1080p footage at up to 60fps, and a wide 103-degree field of view that you can easily crop for tighter shots – as long as you don’t mind using Razer’s Synapse software.
The Kiyo Pro is a bit of a mixed bag, but ultimately it does a good job with tricky lighting and manages to produce smooth, detailed video. It’s just a bit pricey for what it offers and what it lacks, like 4K resolution, but the current discount makes it a far better price. Read our review.
Google gave a quick preview of the upcoming Pixel 7 at its developer conference on Wednesday, announcing the budget-friendly Pixel 6A smartphone. While the 6A will offer Google’s flagship-level Tensor CPU for $449, it lacks a headphone jack and bucks the trend for A-series phones to share the same camera system as their more expensive brethren.
But if you’re looking for the very best from Google on the market — and want maximum camera performance — Amazon sells an unlocked 128GB Pixel 6 Pro in the two-tone white colorway for $856.57. This modest discount of around $42 gets you an unlocked phone you can use with any carrier, plus Google’s triple camera system, which includes a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide, and a 48MP rear. 4x telephoto lens included. It also has a larger 6.7-inch display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Needless to say, the top-end Pixel has a lot going for it, and they’re features well above the upcoming budget model. Read our Pixel 6 Pro review.
Some extra game offers to brighten up your Saturday
- Aside from Warner Bros. Games not appearing on last generation consoles, Gotham Knights will be a $69.99 title when it releases on October 25th. However, Best Buy is offering a $10 e-gift card with every pre-order, including those for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox versions, as well as the Collector’s Edition.
- The critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch title Metroid horror is available as a digital download from Amazon for $49.99 ($10 off). The 2D-style side-scroller is one of the best games for the Switch and doesn’t come up for sale very often, especially in digital form. Read our review.
- triangle strategy, a recent Switch title, is currently available for $49.94 ($10 off) on Amazon and GameStop. This Square-Enix tactical RPG features beautiful pixel-style graphics and a long main story. And yes, the developers know the name is weird.
- Strangers of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin fast becoming an online meme about “killing chaos” and it’s a bit notorious for some campy dialogue in a “so bad it’s good” sort of way. If you’re interested in this Souls-like RPG from Square-Enix set in the Final Fantasy world, the PS5 version is currently available at Walmart for $49.94 (about a $10 discount). Read our developer interview.
Horis Split Pad Pro for the Nintendo Switch is just $42.50 ($7.49 off) on Amazon in the black translucent colourway. These ergonomic grips replace your Joy-Cons and provide more comfort when using the Switch in handheld mode. Read our review.
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