Originally priced at $479, the 256GB version of the ninth-generation iPad is currently discounted to $399 at Walmart, its best price yet. While this iPad uses the A13 Bionic CPU instead of the faster M1 found in other models, it still has more than enough power for any app. And the 10.2-inch display with 2160 x 1620 resolution looks great. A major selling point may be the 3.5mm audio jack, depending on the person. Rumor has it that Apple’s next entry-level iPad will do away with the headphone jack altogether, though we won’t know for sure until Apple shows it off.
Even without a solid graphics card, the Asus ROG Flow X13 makes for a pretty decent laptop for gaming and other tasks. At a regular price of $1,599.99, Best Buy has discounted the Flow X13 to $1,299.99, the lowest price ever for this convertible 2-in-1.
The 13.4-inch Flow X13 has a 1920 x 1200 screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Notably, it has a 16:10 aspect ratio screen so you can see more content on the screen at once. It is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor, which is up there with AMD’s best mobile CPU. The RTX 3050 Ti’s graphics card will reach its limits if you’re trying to play demanding titles on high graphics settings, but it should deliver a solid gaming experience with expectations in check. Asus does make an external GPU for the X13 containing an RTX 3080 that can dramatically improve the performance of this laptop, but it costs about the same as the laptop itself. Read our review of the 2021 Flow X13 . model.
Office Depot is currently discounting select Logitech accessories by $20 when you use the code INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL DATA at the cash register. This promotion includes the Logitech MX Keys and MX Keys Mini keyboards, as well as the Logitech MX Vertical and Signature M650 wireless mouse. This isn’t a huge discount, but this Logitech gear rarely sees any drop in price. I’m going through some of my favorite choices.
The MX Keys series keyboards have a similar look and feel to Apple’s Magic Keyboard, powered by low-profile scissor switches and backlit keys. Both models can connect to devices via Bluetooth or via the included 2.4GHz wireless dongle. The code used at checkout will discount the full-size MX Keys model with the numeric keypad to $99.99 (normally $119.99), while the MX Keys Mini with its 60 percent layout is $ 79.99 (normally $99.99).
One of the picks for our back-to-school gift guide, the Logitech Signature M650 is a nifty wireless mouse that comes in a variety of fun colorways. Normally priced at $39.99, you can currently get one for $19.99 when you check out with the above code, INDEPENDENT TECHNICAL DATA. The uniquely shaped Logitech MX Vertical is also eligible for a discount, lowering the usual $99.99 price tag to $79.99.
The Logitech Signature M650 is a two-handed wireless mouse powered by a single AA battery and can last up to 24 months without the need for a new one. The M650 has a typical five-button layout, includes a 4,000 DPI sensor and can be paired with devices via Bluetooth or 2.4 Ghz wireless connections.
The ergonomically designed Logitech MX Vertical may seem a little odd at first glance, but it can be incredibly helpful for anyone who suffers from repetitive stress. The MX Vertical charges via USB-C and lasts up to four months on a single charge. The MX Vertical’s unconventional design doesn’t compromise on functionality, with the usual five-button layout and an extra button under the thumb. It also includes the same 4,000 DPI sensor seen in Logitech’s productivity-focused mice.