Sony’s photo-focused Xperia 1 III is at its best price yet

Sony’s Xperia 1 III has a few things that other flagship phones don’t, including a near-4K, 120Hz OLED display, along with plenty of high-quality photo and video manual controls, two front-facing speakers, and a headphone jack. And even, The edge‘s Allison Johnson could not recommend it, mainly due to its high cost of $ 1,300. However, today’s offer on the phone makes the price just a Small more digestible. For only the second time since its launch in the summer, Sony’s unlocked Xperia 1 III smartphone has returned to its all-time low of $ 1,198 at Amazon and Adorama.

For context, it’s roughly the same price as the iPhone 12 Pro Max and even cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with equivalent storage capacity. Best Buy also has the smartphone on sale for $ 1,199.99, but the retailer also offers a free trial of Microsoft 365 and a 50% discount on an Ultra Mobile SIM kit, if those things interest you. For those who are quite impressed with the promise of the phone’s display and excellent photo and video taking capabilities, this could be a great opportunity to hang the device up before the price goes up.

Sony Xperia 1 III (256 GB) Smartphone

Sony’s new Xperia 1 III smartphone has unique features like a 120Hz OLED display, manual photo and video controls, two front speakers and a headphone jack.

Lenovo’s excellent Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop sells for a great price at Antonline. While it costs around $ 1,850 at Walmart (it’s rarely in stock for its MSRP of $ 1,530, unfortunately), it has dropped to $ 1,489.99 at Antonline, and the value is hard to beat for that price. . This model features a 16-inch 16:10 screen with QHD Plus resolution, AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800H processor, Nvidia’s RTX 3070 graphics chip (with a total graphics power of 130W), 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD. Basically it is a stacked machine.

The edgeCameron Faulkner reviewed this laptop in 2021, praising its performance and specs for the price. He’s even gone so far as to call it “Lenovo’s best gaming laptop to date.” The Legion 5 Pro also impressed with its typing experience and the number of ports available. It’s hard to find such a powerful laptop for less than $ 1,800. For context, it’s about as good as the ROG Zephyrus G15 from Asus. Read our review.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

Lenovo’s 2021 Legion 5 Pro features a 16-inch QHD display, RTX 3070 graphics chip, AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800H, and supports expandable storage and RAM.

Looking to heat your home while saving some money on heating costs? Right now, Amazon is selling the Ecobee SmartThermostat for $ 199 ($ ​​50 off), which is its Black Friday price. The smart thermostat has a touchscreen which we found to be more responsive and easier to navigate than that of its predecessor. It also supports voice commands and flexible scheduling, and it includes an external temperature sensor that will help maintain comfort in remote rooms. This smart thermostat supports HomeKit and Siri and is also compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT and SmartThings.


Ecobee smart thermostat

The Ecobee smart thermostat with voice control offers many customizable options and comes with an external temperature sensor, helping to maintain comfort in remote rooms.

One of our picks for the best SSDs compatible with the PlayStation 5 recently dropped to its lowest price yet. Normally at $ 229.99, B&H Photo sells the 1TB version of Samsung’s super-fast 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 M.2 SSD for $ 149.99 (discount applies at checkout). That’s $ 80 off one of the few drives that meets Sony’s performance requirements for its latest console, assuming you have a heatsink like EKWB’s EK-M2 NVMe to pair with. This M.2 SSD also works with a PC, but you must have a compatible motherboard to take advantage of its advertised PCIe 4.0 speeds. Otherwise it will still work but at slower speeds.

If you prefer headphones over headphones, you still have four days to purchase a set of Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 at their lowest price yet. Regularly at $ 149.99, Woot is selling the true wireless headphones – which support active noise cancellation – for $ 99.99 through January 3. Note, however, that these are not covered by Samsung’s one-year warranty, but rather a 90-day warranty through Woot. Think twice about this. We’ve seen the price at other retailers drop to around $ 110, but Woot’s deal could be whatever you want.

After reviewing them, my colleague Chris Welch was impressed with their audio quality as well as their small and unobtrusive design. In fact, these wireless headphones are easily among Samsung’s smallest and lightest to date. Read our review.


Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

The Galaxy Buds 2 are Samsung’s new entry-level wireless headphones. Despite this, they are packed with enough features that people on a budget are happy to choose them over the more expensive Buds Pro.

Other good deals are happening now:

  • If you need a new power adapter, you can buy Apple’s official 20W USB-C adapter for $ 15.69 instead of $ 19 from Amazon, its lowest price yet.
  • A few of Oculus’ must-have accessories for the Quest 2 headset are still discounted, including the Elite Strap for $ 39 (usually $ 49) and the Zippered Hard Case for $ 39 (also normally $ 49).
  • You can reserve a pair of AirPods Max at the Micro Center for $ 429.99, though they’re currently only available for store pickup in select areas.
  • Amazon is offering a discount on the Eve Energy Strip, selling it for an all-time high of $ 79.96 when you clip the coupon on the page. The Eve Energy Strip makes it easy to independently control three power outlets via Siri, an app, or using a handful of other devices at home or away.
  • Amazon and Best Buy both sell Razer’s Basilisk v2 wired gaming mouse for $ 34.99 instead of $ 79.99. The latter also offers a $ 10 discount on Microsoft’s PC Game Pass with your purchase.

Jack C. Nugent