Today’s Best Deals: Apple Watches, iPads, Buy 2 Get 1 Free game sales and more

Today's Best Deals: Apple Watches, iPads, Buy 2 Get 1 Free game sales and more

Ars Technica

It’s time for another Dealmaster! Our latest roundup of the web’s best tech deals features a range of lower-than-usual prices across various Apple devices. The 40mm Apple Watch SE, for example, is available from Amazon for $229 and Walmart at the time of this writing. That’s the best price we’ve seen since Black Friday, and just $10 more than the all-time low price we’ve tracked. The same goes for the larger 44mm model, the is available for $259. The high-end Apple Watch Series 7, on the other hand is to its lowest price yet: the 41mm model is currently on sale for $329while the 45mm model has dropped to $359.

To put it bluntly, we’ve seen multiple discounts for both of these watches over the past few months, and the two have generally sold for less than Apple’s MSRP on Amazon, Walmart, and a few other online stores since their launch. It’s almost inevitable that by the end of the year Apple will also update one or both devices. But if you own an iPhone and want to pair a wearable with it at the momentthe 7 series is still the best choice our guide to the best smartwatches, and the SE remains a great alternative for those on a tighter budget. as we’ve noticed it before, both devices offer strong build quality, robust software, and activity tracking that’s adequate for most. Between the two, the series 7 has a larger display that stays active when you put your wrist down, faster loading speeds, and more advanced health-tracking tools like EKG functionality and blood oxygen monitoring. If you can overlook those features – the lack of an always-on display is probably the most notable – however, the SE can do most of the same things light slower, for a much lower price. In any case, note that not all colorways are available for every watch between the two retailers. In addition to the Apple Watch, we also have a few iPad discounts. The 256GB Space Gray model of the entry-level 10.2-inch iPad is run down a fresh low of $429while versions of the latest 10.9-inch iPad Air and 8.3-inch iPad Mini are available with the same storage capacity for lows of $679 and $600, or These devices are not particularly cheap, but we rated all three positively. In short, the Basic iPad is probably the best value for most, as it still offers an overall competent way into iPadOS at the lowest possible price point. the recently released iPad Air is quite a noticeable leap in performance, however, and its design is far more modern, with a larger and brighter display, a USB-C port, wider accessory support, and better cameras. the iPad Mini, meanwhile, is built like a downsized iPad Air, although its processor is a bit slower. However, if you prefer a smaller design, it’s the only iPad that fits the bill. Both the 10.2-inch iPad and iPad Mini were launched in September 2021, while the iPad Air arrived last month.

Away from Apple, our roundup also includes a trio of “buy two, get one free” Selling on Amazon, goaland GameStop covering a wide range of video games. (Amazon and Target’s sales also include several other products, although the selection there isn’t generally as appealing.) We tend to see sales like this every few months, and unless you’re aiming to fill your backlog, is making it possible to get some of the included games cheaper on an individual basis. But between the three stores, the selection includes a number of games that we like, including the meticulous roleplay elden ringthe Open world racer ForzaHorizon 5and Switch Essentials like Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Many more games are also included, including newer releases such as Ghostwire: Tokyo and the remastered Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, so you might be able to save some cash by keeping an eye on a few of the games available anyway. If you add three qualifying games to your basket, the discount will be equal to the price of the cheapest title you have selected in each sale.

That being said, our round-up also includes new lows for LG’s C1 OLED TV and Ars-approved TV board game spanplus offers for AirPods, Recommended Beats Workout Earbuds, Nintendo eShop gift cards, SSDs, gaming monitors and much more. You can check out our full curated summary below.

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Selected offers of the day

The Apple Watch Series 7.
Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 7.

Corey Gaskin

electronics offers

The Beats Fit Pro are a recommended pair of movement-friendly noise-cancelling earbuds.
Enlarge / The Beats Fit Pro are a recommended pair of movement-friendly noise-cancelling earbuds.

jeff dunn

The entry-level iPad with Apple's optional Smart Keyboard and Pencil.
Enlarge / The entry-level iPad with Apple’s optional Smart Keyboard and Pencil.

Andrew Cunningham

Offers for laptops and desktop PCs

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Enlarge / The Bird Theme span is a recommended board game for players of all skill levels.

Aaron Zimmerman

Gaming Offers

The 8Bitdo Pro 2 is a comfortable and versatile gamepad for Switch and PC.
Enlarge / The 8Bitdo Pro 2 is a comfortable and versatile gamepad for Switch and PC.

Sam Machkovech

Video Game Deals

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Enlarge / Halo infinity puts the Master Chief in a more open environment than before gloriole games.

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