SteelSeries is running a spring sale promotion that discounts some of its gaming headsets, mice, and mousepads by up to 40% through Monday, May 23. While discounts on individual items may vary, there are some great deals to be had, including some that are available at new all-time 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, Nintendo Switch, smartphones, and the Oculus/Meta Quest 2. Good though it’s on the premium side and usually sells for around $70 more than Sony’s own Pulse 3D headphones, it offers great battery life, USB-C charging, an easy-to-use audio dial, rotating ear cups that allow for easier storage and adequate comfort for use during long gaming sessions. It’s even compatible with PlayStation 5 3D audio.
With SteelSeries’ 20% 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 carry bag when you add the headset to your cart. Read our gaming headset buying guide.
Another notable offering 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 with a free mouse pad when you add it to your cart.
Another strength of this mouse is that it can be used via Bluetooth or with its included 2.4GHz wireless USB dongle, which you can use to switch between two machines on the fly. It is advertised to have up to 200 hours of battery life, but in actual use it lasts a few days at most with the lights on. Fortunately, it charges via USB-C.
If you missed yesterday’s news Dungeons and Dragons Podcast Roll for romance has teamed up with itch.io to offer a massive set of tabletop RPGs as a fundraiser for reproductive rights, you have plenty of time to participate. This promotion brings together over 200 creators who have donated their games and digital assets, and you get over 275 of them – DRM-free – with a donation of $5 or more. It’s very similar to previous fundraisers organized by itch.io, such as the most recent one for Ukraine. This one runs until June 13, and if it’s like the ones before it’s possible more games will be added to the mix as it continues to fundraise past its fundraising goal. original fund.
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 attractive than when it was first released, which retailed for $199.99. It has 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 using Razer’s Synapse software.
The Kiyo Pro is a bit mixed, but it ultimately does a good job with tricky lighting and manages to produce smooth, detailed video. It’s just a bit pricey for what it offers and what it lacks, like 4K resolution, but the current discount makes it much better value. Read our review.
Google briefly previewed the upcoming Pixel 7 and announced the budget Pixel 6A smartphone on Wednesday at its developer conference. While the 6A will offer Google’s flagship-level Tensor processor for $449, it lacks a headphone jack and bucks the trend of A-series phones using the same camera system as their more expensive brethren.
But if you’re looking for the best of Google — and 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 around $42 gets you an unlocked phone to use on any carrier, plus Google’s triple-camera system, which includes a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide, and a 48 MP 4x magnification telephoto lens. It also sports a larger 6.7-inch display with up to 120Hz refresh rate. Needless to say, there’s a lot to like about the top-tier Pixel, and it’s features which sit well above the upcoming budget model. Read our Pixel 6 Pro review.
Some additional game offers to sweeten your Saturday
- In addition to not coming to last-gen consoles, Warner Bros. Games’ Gotham Knights will be a $69.99 title when it launches on October 25. Best Buy, however, is offering a $10 e-gift card with every pre-order, including those for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox versions as well as the Collector’s Edition.
- The critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch title Metroid Dread is available as a digital download on Amazon for $49.99 ($10 off). The 2D-style side-scroller is one of the best games for the Switch and doesn’t go on sale frequently, especially digitally. Read our review.
- Triangle Strategy, a newer Switch title, is currently available for $49.94 ($10 off) at Amazon and GameStop. This tactical RPG from Square-Enix features nice pixel-style graphics and a lengthy main story. And yes, the devs know his name is weird.
- Strangers from Heaven: Final Fantasy Origin quickly became an online meme about “killing the chaos”, and it became somewhat infamous for some campy dialogue in a “so bad it’s good” genre. If you’re interested in this Souls-like RPG from Square-Enix set in the world of Final Fantasy, 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 and translucent colorway. These ergonomic grips replace your Joy-Cons, providing more comfort when using the Switch in handheld mode. Read our review.