Welcome to the weekend. Whether you are working today or are on holiday, we have a range of offers that you may be interested in. Most of these were big hits of the week that we’re reliving for your review, though we’ve wrapped up a few deals that popped up more recently. As for what to look forward to The border, this week comes Samsung’s Unpacked event. That’s all happening on Wednesday, August 10, and based on rumors, we expect to see new foldable phones and other gadgets, and plenty of pre-order deals. See you then.
At Epic Games Store on PCyou can play as much Far cry 6 which you can fit into the weekend. The showcase offers an extended free trial of Ubisoft’s latest open-world first-person shooter. Offers on Far cry 6 aren’t too uncommon these days (although the PC version has fewer discounts than the console versions), and yet it’s really hard to beat the current cost: $0.00. The trial version of the game is also available for Xbox and PlayStation player. You do not need a subscription of any kind on PlayStation consoles to access the free trial. On Xbox, however, you’ll need Xbox Live Gold (or the modern equivalent, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate).
Typically, we like to provide context around deals we promote, so you can make an educated purchase. It’s not as necessary for a freebie. It is worth noting that Far cry 6 providing more of the same great combat and exploration. In Diego Arguello’s analysis of the history of the game, Far cry 6 is one of the few AAA games set in Latin America, though its story and handling of cultural depictions is hit or miss. If you can look past that, it might be a good use of your free time this weekend.
If you’re planning to go on vacation this summer, or just want to lounge around the house with a few books, the latest Kindle Paperwhite could be the perfect gadget to add to your repertoire. At Best Buy, this model is $45 off, costs $94.99 through Saturday night. This is about the lowest price we’ve seen the 2021 Kindle Paperwhite sell for.
As for why this is the e-reader to buy over the previous generation, it has USB-C charging, a larger 6.8-inch backlit display, and customizable screen color temperature. It has water resistance in common with the latest generation Paperwhite. Read our review.
The Beats Fit Pro and Studio Buds have each returned to their Prime Day prices. Starting with the Fit Pro, these wireless buds with wingtips to stay in your ears during running and other workouts are back to $179.99 ($20 off) at Amazon. In addition to being great workout buddies, they have active noise cancellation (ANC), a transparency mode that lets you stay connected to sounds happening around you, and they can last up to six hours per charge with ANC. Read our review.
Studio Buds cost $99.99 ($50 off at Amazon) and similarly they offer ANC and a transparency mode. Apple claims you get up to eight hours of listening time per charge without ANC on. My colleague Chris Welch said in his review that the ANC is worse in the Studio Buds than in the Fit Pro. Both the Fit Pro and Studio Buds include a charging case with a USB-C port, although it’s important to note that neither option supports wireless charging. Read our review.
Some more offers
- Here’s another reminder that the latest Apple TV 4K streaming box with 64GB of storage (regularly $199.99) is down to just $139.99 at Amazon.
- If you’re considering the Google Pixel 6A, Amazon is still throwing in a free $50 gift card when you buy the phone at its full price of $449.99.
- Compatible with the latest iPads (except the ninth generation iPad), The Apple Pencil 2 is down to $99.99 at Amazon, a price that has been a rarity to spot in 2022. It normally costs $129.99. This pen can magnetically attach (and charge) to the side of modern iPads.
- Finally, you can get the lightweight LG Gram 17 with a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for just $999 on BuyDig when you use code GRAM at checkout. I reviewed last year’s modeland I think it’s a good fit for people who want a laptop with excellent battery life, a good amount of ports and of course a huge 16.10 aspect ratio screen.