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The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Headphones, Cameras, and More

Indoor enthusiasts, it’s apparently your summer (again), because the outside world is turning into a scorching desert before our very eyes. To help you escape the summer heat, we found the best weekend deals on gadgets like wireless earbuds to tune out the world, Switch games to enjoy on your couch, and mesh Wi-Fi routers to improve your all-important internet. 

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Tech Deals

Ultimate Ears Fits

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Click the coupon to see the deal at checkout. If you’ve had trouble finding earbuds that fit you, give the Ultimate Ears Fits (7/10 WIRED Recommends) a try. Using the companion app, they’ll mold to the shape of your ears and will stay in there, even when you’re working out. They’re comfortable, have great battery life, and sound good. 

It’s only been a few months since it launched, and the OnePlus 9 Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is already seeing its first major discount. It’s in our guide to the Best Android Phones. It’s not our top pick, but it’s a great phone. You get pretty good cameras, excellent performance, a smooth 120-Hz AMOLED screen, and wireless charging. If you don’t snap too many photos, you’ll be satisfied with the cheaper OnePlus 9, which is on sale for $650 ($80 off).

This is a great fitness tracker for runners and triathletes, and it’s rarely this cheap. It comes equipped with apps for running, biking, skiing, climbing, hiking, paddling, and golfing, among other activities. Read our Best Fitness Trackers guide for other options.

Home and Fitness Deals

Coway Airmega 400

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This deal is so good we wrote about it earlier this week. The short story is that the Coway Airmega is a great way to purify large spaces, and it hasn’t been this cheap in almost two years. It’s also available at Walmart for the same price. Read our Best Air Purifiers guide for more. 

Have you been working off of the couch for the past year? Whether your office is reopening or not, it’s a good idea to have a desk at home to work on. It’s ergonomically better for you and can also create a space that’s specifically for work, so you never end up mixing it with fun. WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu owns this desk in the 62-inch size and says it took minutes to set it up, and it has been reliably treating him well for more than a year. Other sizes are also on sale. 

Need a new router? The Orbi is one of our favorite mesh systems. It’s simple to set up and covers a lot of space (this 2-pack can cover up to 5,000 square feet). 

This is WIRED associate reviews editor Adrienne So’s favorite robot vacuum. It has a self-emptying bin, can detect the dirtier parts of your carpet, and is plenty powerful. 

Gaming Deals

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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This is a decent deal on one of the essential games for your Nintendo Switch. If you get a Nintendo Online subscription, you can play with other people around the world, but it’s most fun when you’re with friends on the couch, cursing them out for using the blue shell.  

One of the finest recent additions to the Zelda series, this game might even improve your marriage, if you’re married. The highly anticipated sequel is set to release in 2022, so you better start playing now. Seriously, you might not finish it in time.

It’s a small discount, but this includes two different games. It’s a must-have if you’re a lover of all things in Mushroom Kingdom. We’ve even got a guide to the most romantic date spots in Super Mario 3D World.

Camera Deals

Panasonic Lumix S5

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Sony has replaced the A7R II not once, but twice. Still, if you’re after a high megapixel count and don’t need the faster autofocus and other features of its successors, this is one of the best deals in mirrorless cameras. We haven’t seen this one going for less, and if you’re a student (or have a .edu email address) you can save an additional $100.

This is a great everyday camera bag. It comes in 17- and 21-liter sizes, and I recommend the larger one if you have a lot of gear. You should also snag the optional MTW camera insert so you can keep your equipment separate and organized. 

I am still hoping that one day manufacturers will start putting decent cameras in laptops, but until then, the best bet is an external camera. This Logitech offers 1080p image quality and the ability to pan, tilt, and zoom, which is great if you’re using a whiteboard to present. Our Best Webcam guide has more options.

If you want to up your videography game, sometimes what you need isn’t video at all, but audio. Good mics are important, but the recorders built into cameras often introduce quite a bit of noise. That’s why the pros use separate audio recorders. The H1n is a great option if you’re just starting out recording audio.


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