Memorial Day deals are a tough act to follow, and we’ve definitely seen the frequency of sales this week slow down a bit. Nevertheless, there are plenty of places where you can save on tech, video games, and more. We’ve put those below, and we’ll be back next week with more deals.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a smart display, but you don’t need an abundance of extra features, like YouTube support or a built-in camera, the small Lenovo Smart Clock seen above might be a good choice. Best Buy is offering the Smart Clock for $40, and this 50 percent discount is the best price that we’ve seen yet. In addition to having Google Assistant voice support and being able to show off your Google Photos catalog, it works with Spotify and other music streaming apps.
Lenovo’s Smart Clock can now showcase your Google Photos collection
Lenovo Smart Clock
Was $80, now 50% off $40 at Best Buy The JBL Link isn’t like most other soundbars. It has Android TV software built in, so it’s an all-in-one device. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
The JBL Link soundbar that has built-in Chromecast and Android TV software with 4K support is steeply discounted at Best Buy. It debuted in late 2019 for $400, and it’s now 50 percent off of that price at $200. Plus, it comes with a wireless subwoofer (normally costing $300 itself) for free with the purchase.
A soundbar that can act as a streaming device sounds too good to be true, and my colleague Jon Porter found in his review that JBL’s execution has more than a few faults. However, it has some unique abilities, like being able to raise or lower the volume of HDMI inputs with your voice. And at half the price, this could be a great option for those who want an all-in-one solution that doesn’t cost a lot.
JBL Link Bar review: three devices rolled into one average soundbar
JBL Link soundbar with wireless subwoofer
Usually $400, now 50% off and includes a free wireless subwoofer $200 at Best Buy The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 packs in a lot of features and functionality. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 with 256GB of storage is $700 at the Microsoft Store. This is $50 less than Amazon’s price, and it’s a good deal if you’ve been waiting for a deal on this model. The Galaxy Note 10 Plus with 256GB of storage is $750, and it gets you a lot that’s missing from the smaller Note 10: a bigger screen, a headphone jack, and microSD support.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 (256GB)
Was $800, now 12% off $700 at the Microsoft Store Divinity: Original Sin 2 running on a MacBook Pro.
GOG.com kicked off its summer sale earlier this week, slashing prices on many DRM-free PC games and offering deals on new and old titles. There are big discounts on acclaimed titles, like Metro Exodus for $20 (50 percent off) and Prey: Digital Deluxe Edition for $12. Divinity: Original Sin 2 – Definitive Edition is $22.50 for the Windows 10 or macOS version of the game, and that’s a lot of game for the money.
Apple’s iPhone XR is still a good option if you want a phone with a large screen and Face ID support. Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge
Apple now offers the iPhone XR at its refurbished storefront. For the 64GB, it’s $500, which is $100 less than its current cost and $250 off of its original retail price. Apple replaces the battery and the outer shell of this and all refurbished iPhones, and it also comes with a one-year warranty. It’s worth considering that the new iPhone SE is $100 cheaper, though the XR has a much bigger display and Face ID support.
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