There are some great deals to get your weekend started, including the special edition Animal Crossing New Horizons Nintendo Switch system. There’s also a ton of price drops on higher end RTX 30 series video cards including the EVGA RTX 3080 Ti, the RTX 3090, and the RTX 3090 Ti. Plus, deals on brand new Apple TV and AirPods, sales on select PlayStation 5 games, and more. These deals and more below.
ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1660 Ti Gaming PC for $499
Walmart is offering this AMD Ryzen 5 3600X GTX 1660 Ti equipped gaming PC for only $799. The GTX 1660 Ti is still a very capable video card that can handle just about any game at 1080p resolution. You certainly won’t find a more powerful video card for this price.
Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 GPU for $999.99
Woot has the Zotac GeForce RTX 3090 GPU for only $999.99. This is an outstanding price for one of the most powerful video cards available. On Amazon, the least expensive RTX 3090 GPU is over $1300. Although the RTX 3090 is a powerful gaming card (it’s about 10% more powerful than the RTX 3080 at 4K resolution), it’s actually not really intended for gamers. The RTX 3090 is the workstation GPU of choice not because of its processing power (which it has in spades), but because of the massive 24GB of GDDR6X RAM.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU for $859.99
The RTX 3080 Ti had previously been maligned as a “poor value” compared to the RTX 3080 and that’s because of one justifiable reason: it’s MSRP of $1100. That made it a whopping $400 more expensive than an RTX 3080. At 4K resolution, an RTX 3080 Ti represents a 10% performance increase over an RTX 3080, and that certainly wasn’t worth $400.
Fast forward to today and Amazon has the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 Ultra for $859.99. That’s only $140 more an RTX 3080 XC3 Ultra, and now the performance increase is actually quite tempting, especially if you’re gaming on a 4K monitor. If you’re running games at 4K, with an RTX 3080 you’ll be hovering at that threshold between good fps (50fps) and great fps (100+fps) in many newer games and that 10% speed bump from the RTX 3080 Ti could make all the difference in the world.
EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti GPU for $1299
There’s a big price drop on inarguably the most powerful consumer video card on the market right now. The EVGA GeFroce RTX 3090 Ti GPU, which launched earlier in the year with an eye watering MSRP of $1999, has dropped $700 today to $1299. The RTX 3090 Ti is roughly 20% faster than the RTX 3080 and about 10% faster than the RTX 3090 at 4K resolutions and beyond. At under 4K resolutions, this card would be completely overkill. For most people, saving almost $600 and going withe the RTX 3080 deal mentioned above would be the better proposition. But if you absolutely want the best of the best, this price is the lowest.
Anker 300W Portable Power Station for $199
Need plenty of juice while you’re out camping? This Anker portable power station will fit the bill quite nicely. Weighing in at only 9 pounds, this oversized power bank will give you 289Wh of power. In layman’s terms, it will charge an iPhone 12 20 times, a MacBook Air 2020 3 to 4 times, or an iPad Air 7 times. There are several connectivity options, including a USB-PD (Power Delivery) port that provides up to 65W of power as well as a 110V AC outlet. If you still haven’t yet given a gift to dad, this would make a killer tech toy.
Update: There’s a smaller 200W model now available for $159.99 after coupon.
Animal Crossing New Horizons Nintendo Switch Special Edition $269.99 for Amazon Prime Members
This is the special edition Nintendo Switch modeled after the adorable Animal Crossing New Horizons. On Woot!, it’s on sale for $289.99, but if you’re an Amazon Prime subscriber, you can get an additional $20 off. Woot is an Amazon company, so it’s reputable and reliable. This Nintendo Switch system features a special dock and pastel Joy-Con that you can’t find anywhere else, so if you’re a hardcore collector or Animal Crossing fan, you should check this deal out.
Save on PlayStation 5 Games
A trio of PlayStation 5 games are on sale today over at Best Buy. First, you can get The Quarry, the latest horror game from Supermassive Games, on sale for $49.99. And, check out last year’s hit Deathloop, which we awarded a 10/10 in our review, for $24.99. Finally, fans of the supernatural can check out Ghostwire: Tokyo, from the studio behind The Evil Within.
SanDisk 400GB MicroSD Card
If you need extra storage for your Nintendo Switch, smartphone, or any other device that takes MicroSD cards, check ut this deal on this 400GB SD card from SanDisk. On Nintendo Switch, 400 GB will get you a long way, likely enough to hold you over until the next generation of Nintendo hardware. Plus, the SanDisk cards are much cheaper than the officially licensed Nintendo cards, but they work just the same.
Preorder the Sega Genesis Mini 2 from Amazon JP
This is one the only ways to get your hands on a Sega Genesis Mini 2 preorder, which releases in late October. This is the new and improved version of the Sega Genesis Mini that was released back in 2019, with better hardware, a small footprint based on the Sega Genesis Model 2, and and over 50 preloaded games including Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Shining Force CD, Virtua Racing and more (not all games have been announced). Note that there will be a $21.99 overseas shipping charge.
40% Off HBO Max When You Prepay For a Year
Game of Thrones’ House of the Dragon Premieres August 21
Pay for 12 months of HBO Max and get 40% off your order total. HBO Max is normally $9.99/month ($119.88/yr) for the ad-supported plan and $14.99/month ($179.88/yr) for the ad-free plan. Instead you’d be paying $69.99 for 1 year of the ad-supported plan or $104.99 for 1 year of the ad-free plan. That’s technically a savings of 41.6%.
This is the perfect time to sign up for HBO Max. The highly anticipated Game of Thrones’ House of the Dragon premieres exclusively on HBO Max on August 21. Set 200 years before the events of the original Game of Thrones TV series, House of the Dragon covers the fall of House Targaryen. In addition to Game of Thrones, HBO Max is host to the entire collection of DC movies (including The Batman), Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings and movies like Dune, King Richard, Free Guy, and much, much more.
65″ LG Evo C2 4K OLED Gaming TV Finally Under $2K
The new 2022 LG C2 model has an improved “Evo” OLED panel over the C1. Previously reserved only for the LG G-series OLED TVs, the Evo panel offers higher brightness levels, one of the few areas that traditional LED LCD TVs have OLEDs beat. As always, OLED panel blows away any IPS, VA, or TN monitor in terms of HDR, black levels and color rendition. This TV excels in gaming as well. It has HDMI 2.1 ports and supports 4K @ 120Hz, VRR, and ALLM, perfect for the PS5, Xbox Series X, or gaming PC equipped with an RTX 30 series GPU. It also boasts 4:4:4 chroma sampling for clear, sharp text as well as sub-1ms response times and native G-SYNC compatibility for zero tearing and ghosting. The new C2 model also introduces native GeForce Now and Stadia streaming support.
8BitDo Pro 2 Nintendo Switch & PC Compatible Wireless Bluetooth Gamepad Controller
Save $10 on this well-rated controller for the Switch. The 8BitDo Pro 2 is the updated version of the very popular Pro+ model. It uses Bluetooth so it works with the Switch out of the box with no dongle required. For almost half the price of a Switch Pro controller, it has a lot going for it. The SN30 Pro 2 supports button remapping, adjustable analog sticks, hair triggers, and macros. Unlike most other 3rd party controllers, this supports rumble (not HD rumble though). There’s even a handy little switch that lets you instantly change from Nintendo Switch to PC pairing. Of course the retro style also looks great. If you don’t want to pony up $70 for the Switch Pro controller, this is easily the next best thing.
Wingspan Board Game for $39.94
Wingspan is an incredibly good board game. So good in fact that we deemed it the best board game of 2019. Improbably enough, the year’s hottest game is one about keeping birds in a nature reserve. But the wide appeal of the theme, lovely art and simple rules meant lots of players got to enjoy the fiendish engine-building game beneath. A choice of a mere four actions blossoms into an excruciating balance between adding birds, feeding them and scoring points. Yet tricky as it is, the pace of play leaves you itching for another try to evolve your strategies, while 170 bird cards ensure every game is different. The board game is worth it even at the $65 retail price, but today it’s nearly 40% off.
Resident Evil Decades of Horror Bundle
The latest Humble Bundle offers a sweet deal for any Resident Evil fans with a gaming PC — or, if you’ve managed to snag one, a Steam Deck. You can spend between $1 and $30, and you’ll get up to 10 Resident Evil games. If you were to buy them all at MSRP, they’d set you back $275. Like I said, sweet deal. But bundle goes away on August 24, so grab it before then if you want it. The games include the rebuilt editions of Resident Evil 2 and 3, as well as a 50% off coupon voucher for Resident Evil: Village.
Razer Anzu Smart Glasses for $59.99 (Was $200)
The Razer Anzu glasses come with two sets of interchangeable lenses; blue-light filtering lenses for indoor PC use and polarized sunglass lenses for outdoor use. Blue light filtering lenses are designed to reduce eye strain and fatigue caused by high energy blue light emitted from your computer monitor. Blue light is a melatonin suppressor, and the theory is that using your monitor at night suppresses your natural sleep cycle. If that’s true, blue light filtering lenses should help you fall asleep better, even after an intense late night gaming session. The tinted polarized lenses work much like any regular pair of sunglasses; the polarized film provides 99% UVA/UVB protection and is designed to reduce glare and eliminate potential eye damage from the sun.
Blue Yeti Nano USB Microphone for $69.99
Blue Yeti microphones are one of the most popular choices for streamers, YouTubers, and podcasters, and you can grab the Blue Yeti Nano USB mic on sale for $69.99 today. This mic comes with multiple pickup patterns, meaning you can adjust how it picks up audio for your needs. It works for multiple people podcasting, interviews, or for just one person streaming on their own. And, it works seamlessly with platforms like Twitch and Discord, making it an easy plug and play option for folks looking to take their audio quality to the next level.
New 2022 Apple MacBook Pro 13″ M2 Laptop
The 2022 Apple MacBook Pro laptop featuring the brand new Apple M2 chip was released in late June, and we’re seeing the first real discount in the wild. Amazon has the 13″ model for $1150, a substantial 12% price drop from its $1300 MSRP. The new M2 chip is about 20% more powerful than the previous generation M1 chip, which was already faster than any other CPU found on previous Apple MacBook laptops. The M2 chip is also extremely power efficient, with this laptop boasting up to 20 hours of battery life on a single charge. In addition to the new M2 CPU, this laptop features a gorgeous 13″ Retina display with 500 nits of brightness and P3 wide color, 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD.
New 2022 Apple MacBook Air 13.6″ M2 Laptop
The 2022 Apple MacBook Air is the second M2-equipped latop to be discounted today. It’s normally priced at $1199 but Amazon is offering a $100 discount. The M2 CPU is the same one found in the MacBook Pro mentioned above, but instead of a 10-core GPU this one is equipped with an 8-core GPU. It has a slightly larger display (14″ vs 13″) and it’s lighter, weighing in at a mere 2.7 pounds. The Retina display boats 500 nits of brightness and P3 wide core, and the laptop is equipped with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.
Get a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G 128GB Smartphone for as Low as $299.99 (Activation Required)
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 5G phone normally sells for $899.99 by itself. However, if you purchase the phone from Best Buy and activate it on the Verizon or AT&T network right away, you’ll get it for only $299.99. You do not need to sign up for more than one month of service! You can set up a new postpaid Verizon account and cancel after just 1 month. Since this is an instant discount, not a discount over time with bill credits, you will still get to keep the full savings you made off this phone!
Newest Apple TV 4K 32GB and 64GB Both on Sale
The Apple TV 4K happened to be one of Amazon Prime Day’s hottest sellers. Today the price has dropped down to the same as what we saw on Prime Day. The newest Apple TV features two major upgrades. It boasts an A12 Bionic processor that boosts graphics performance, video decoding, and audio processing and delivers high frame rate HDR with Dolby Vision. It also includes a new Apple TV remote. The overall build quality is better than before, but the biggest enhancements are a 5-way clickpad, mute button, and dedicated power button that works for your TV, receiver, and Apple TV.
Apple iPad 10.2″ 64GB for $299
Apple’s latest 10.2″ iPad is a great option for school, work, or simply relaxing with your favorite movie, book, or streaming service. The 64GB model has dropped to $299, and you won’t find a less expensive current generation Apple iPad out there. The Apple A13 Bionic chip for fast CPU and GPU performance to tackle just about anything, and the large 10.2-inch Retina display ensures everything is bright and crisp during use. iPad also features both a front-facing camera for voice chat, and rear camera for taking photos and videos.
New Apple AirPods Pro for $179.99
The current generation Apple AirPods Pro is one of the best sounding “truly wireless” earbuds you’ll find, especially at this price point. “Truly wireless” earbuds have no wires whatsoever; even the earbuds aren’t hardwired to each other. In addition to the excellent sound quality, the AirPods Pro is the only AirPods with active noise cancelling technology. That, combined with the inherent nature of in-ear earbuds, means that the AirPods Pro will provide better noise isolation than over-ear headphones like the Bose QuietComfort or the Sony WH1000XM5. If you’re thinking of getting a pair of new AirPods, we highly recommend jumping on this particular model.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16″ Intel Core i7-12700H Alder Lake RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop for $1599
Walmart is offering an outstanding deal on the new Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptop that is also equipped with the 12th generation Intel Core i7 Alder Lake CPU and RTX 3070 GPU. The RTX 3070 GPU in this gaming laptop also has a TGP rating of 140W, and it performs as well as the MSI Crosshair on paper. In real world benchmarks, the Legion 5 Pro is one of the best performing gaming laptops on the market. It also looks more like a standard laptop, so you might want to pick this over the Crosshair if you’re not into the gamer aesthetic.
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for $39.99
Both digital and physical copies are discounted
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch has dropped to $39.99, a 33% savings from its $59.99 MSRP. This is undeniably the best racing game for the Switch console. The base game includes a whopping 42 characters and 48 courses, and you can get 48 more courses as paid DLC. Choose from a dizzying array of fun game modes to choose from and the ability to play with up to 4 player split screen or even more over online multiplayer, and some of the best graphics to grace the Switch console. Forget best racing game, MK8 is a serious contender for best Nintendo Switch game, period.