It’s the end of summer, and potentially the start of another quarantine. What a great way to start back-to-school season! At least many of us are vaccinated now. We’re right in between end-of-season summer sales and upcoming holiday sales, so you might want to hold off on your big-ticket items. But we’ve searched far and wide for pretty good bargains to keep you entertained while you settle in for a cozy, quarantined fall.
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Laptops & Gaming Hardware Deals
It’s not common to see MacBooks on sale, let alone a brand new one with one of Apple’s new M1 processors. The M1 MacBooks boast killer performance and battery life. It’s also on sale at B&H Photo as well.
If you use Chrome, it’s natural to want the matching hardware. If so, get this incredibly light Chromebook, which is one of our favorite Chromebooks.
Imagine Destiny 2 but in third person, and with time magic. Outriders is an outrageously fun looter-shooter, filled with gorgeous environments, intricately detailed weapons, and armor that’s often covered in futuristic-but-spooky skulls and spikeys.
AMD’s Ryzen 7 processors are great for DIY gaming PCs. They provide the horsepower you need to get things done in your everyday life, with enough to spare to help spur along your gaming performance without bottlenecking your graphics card. Plus, amid this chip shortage they’re in short supply or often way overpriced. It’s on sale at Newegg, too.
One of the easiest ways to upgrade your at-home gaming PC setup is to invest in a gaming monitor capable of hitting 144-Hz, like this one. That means your monitor will be able to keep up with your graphics card, and your games will look silky-smooth and hyperreal.
TV & Headphone Deals
Samsung TVs are among our favorites, and while an 85-inch TV is enormous and a huge extravagance, it’s like having a legit movie theater in your living room. With Covid cases spiking and mask mandates going back into place, it might be a good idea to invest in your home theater experience.
I’ve been a fan of Sony Bravia TVs for a long time. I got my first one over a decade ago, back when 1080p was the best of the best, and it’s still in working order. This 65-inch 4K TV with HDR boasts sharp picture and vibrant colors. It’s also on sale at Best Buy.
These noise-canceling headphones are among our favorites for good reason. They swallow the rest of the world, isolating you with your music and nothing else. Even if they do have the worst name ever, they’re awesome headphones.
Beats Studio headphones are super plush and comfy, and like all Beats headphones they’re super stylish and make you look cool when you wear them around your neck. These are also on sale at Target.
Home & Personal Health Deals
There are few things an Instant Pot can’t do. While I’ve never made yogurt in mine, I take comfort in knowing that I could if I really wanted to. Instead, it spends its life being a rice cooker.
Lelo’s Sona Cruise is one of our favorite air pulse toys. It provides powerful stimulation and multiple suction patterns, plus solid all-around battery life. Not to mention it’s just a cute little thing. All curvy with gold accents.
Prostate stimulation doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Lelo’s Hugo is a remote-controlled prostate vibrator with a narrow, flared base to hold itself securely in place. For extra fun the remote control is motion sensitive, so you can stimulate yourself or a partner just by tilting and moving the remote here and there.
Tushy’s easy-to-install bidets are among our favorite butt-washing options. Let us learn our lessons from last quarantine and stock up on toiletries beforehand.
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