SteelSeries is running a spring sale through Monday, May 23 that offers up to 40 percent off some of its gaming headsets, mice, and mousepads. While the discounts on individual items may vary, there are some great deals to be had – including some that are available at new lows.
The Arctis 7P Plus, for example, is our pick for the best wireless gaming headset for PlayStation consoles, but it also works with Windows PCs, the Nintendo Switch, smartphones, and the Oculus/Meta Quest 2. While it’s on the premium side and usually costs About $70 more than Sony’s own Pulse 3D headset, it offers long battery life, USB-C charging, an easy-to-use audio button, pivoting earcups that allow for easier storage, and plenty of comfort for use during long gaming sessions. It’s even compatible with the PlayStation 5’s 3D audio.
With SteelSeries’ 20 percent discount on the Arctis 7P Plus, the black model drops to a new low price of $135.99 – a savings of $34. You also get free shipping and a carrying case when you add the headset to your cart. . Read our gaming headset buying guide†
Another standout deal from the SteelSeries spring sale is the discounted Aerox 3 Wireless. This lightweight gaming mouse weighs just 68 grams and its honeycomb design is filled with colorful RGB lighting. The 2022 model normally costs $99.99, but you can get it for just $64.99 in black or white, along with a free mouse pad when you add it to your cart.
Another strong point of this mouse is that it can be used via Bluetooth or with the included 2.4GHz wireless USB dongle, which you can use to switch between two machines on the fly. It is advertised to have a battery life of up to 200 hours, but with actual use it will last up to a few days with the lights on. But luckily it charges via USB-C.
If you missed yesterday’s news that Dungeons and Dragons podcast Roles for romance has partnered with itch.io to offer a huge bundle of tabletop RPGs as a reproductive rights fundraiser, you have plenty of time to get involved. This promotion brings together more than 200 creators who have donated their digital games and assets, and you get more than 275 – DRM-free – with a donation of $5 or more. It’s very similar to previous fundraisers that itch.io has held, such as the most recent one in support of Ukraine. This one will run until June 13, and if it’s the same as the last, it’s possible more games will be added to the mix as it continues to raise money beyond its original fundraising goal.
If you need a webcam, the Razer Kiyo Pro is currently on sale at Amazon and Best Buy for $99.99. The $100 discount makes the accessory more rewarding than when it first came out, when it sold for $199.99. It has some decent specs, including the ability to capture 1080p footage at up to 60fps and a wide 103-degree field of view that you can easily crop for tighter framing – as long as you don’t mind running Razer’s Synapse software. use.
The Kiyo Pro is a bit of a mixed bag, but it ultimately does well with tricky lighting and manages to produce smooth, detailed video. It’s just a little pricey for what it offers and what it lacks, like 4K resolution, but its current discount makes it a much better value. Read our review†
Google gave a brief preview of the upcoming Pixel 7 and announced the budget-friendly Pixel 6A smartphone at its developer conference on Wednesday. While the 6A will offer Google’s flagship Tensor CPU for $449, it lacks a headphone jack and goes against the trend of A-series phones using the same camera system as their more expensive brethren.
But if you’re after the very best from Google — and you want maximum camera performance — Amazon is selling an unlocked 128GB Pixel 6 Pro in the two-tone white colorway for $856.57. This modest discount of about $42 gets you an unlocked phone that you can use on any carrier, as well as Google’s triple camera system, which includes a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 48MP 4x magnification telephoto lens. It also has a larger 6.7-inch display with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Needless to say, there’s a lot to love about the top-of-the-line Pixel, and it’s features are way beyond the upcoming budget model. Read our Pixel 6 Pro review†
Some extra gaming deals to sweeten your Saturday
- Besides the fact that Warner Bros. Games not coming to last generation consoles, Gotham Knights will be a $69.99 title when it launches on October 25. However, Best Buy is offering a $10 e-gift card with every pre-order, including those for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox versions and the Collector’s Edition.
- The critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch title Metroid Dread is available as a digital download from Amazon for $49.99 ($10 off). The 2D-style side-scroller is one of the best games for the Switch and it’s not often sold, especially in digital form. Read our review†
- Triangle strategy, a more recent Switch title, is currently available for $49.94 ($10 off) on Amazon and GameStop. This tactical RPG from Square-Enix has beautiful pixel-style graphics and a long main story. And yes, the developers know the name is weird.
- Strangers of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin quickly became an online meme about “killing chaos”, and it has become a bit notorious for some campy dialogue in a “so bad, it’s good” way. If you’re interested in this Souls-esque RPG from Square-Enix set in the Final Fantasy world, the PS5 version is currently on sale for $49.94 ($about $10 off) at Walmart. Read our developer interview†
Hori’s Split Pad Pro for the Nintendo Switch is just $42.50 ($7.49 off) at Amazon in the black translucent colorway. These ergonomic handles replace your Joy-Cons and provide greater comfort when using the Switch in handheld mode. Read our review†