Our deals post today has something for everyone, from laptops and peripherals to a soundbar that doubles as a 4K streaming device. To start with, we have the LG Gram 17 2021, a lightweight laptop with serious power. Normally, this 17-inch laptop configuration costs $1,849.99, but it’s currently on sale for just $1,398.94 on Amazonalmost matching its best price to date.
The LG Gram 17 uses a slim and stylish design, but packs some serious power under the hood. The 17-inch display has a 2560 x 1600 resolution and is powered by an Intel Core i7-1195G7 processor and 16GB of RAM. The included 1TB SSD also offers plenty of room for all your files and apps, but the Gram 17 also has a microSD card reader if you want to expand storage in the future. In addition to its microSD card slot, the laptop includes an HDMI port, a pair of USB-A ports, and two Thunderbolt 4-compatible USB-C connections.
As well as weighing just under three pounds, the LG Gram 17 offers better battery life and better performance than its previous iteration. It also has the added benefit of being extremely quiet when under load. Even with the awkward keyboard layout and the trackpad’s tendency to register palms as unwanted input, we can still recommend this laptop to anyone in the market for a lightweight ultrabook. read our review.
Do you want to increase your arsenal of games? A host of HyperX peripherals are currently on sale at multiple retailers, with many matching their lowest price to date. Some highlights include full-size configurations and 60 percent Alloy Origins mechanical keyboard, QuadCast streaming microphone, and Pulsefire Dart wireless mouse.
First up is the Alloy Origins line. The $89.99 Origins Core is on sale for $64.99 at Amazon when you clip the coupon on the page, and the $99.99 Origins 60 is $69.99 off at Amazon Y Best Buy. These prices match the best price we’ve seen for either keyboard. However, this price only applies to models that use the linear red key switch, which will certainly fit the gamers bill and provide smooth action with every key press. Both keyboards are also available with switches that provide audible clicks or tactile bumps to the keys, but the other configurations are not currently for sale.
With the exception of the layout, both keyboards are quite similar in terms of features. Both have an all-aluminum chassis, per-key RGB lighting, and a detachable USB-C connection. The key difference between them is that Origins 60 comes packaged with PBT keycaps while Origins Core does not.
The HyperX Quadcast S Condenser Microphone is perfect for anyone who wants to up their broadcast game or just wants their Zoom calls to sound better. The premium microphone is virtually identical to the standard Quadcast and is currently available in Amazon Y Goal for $119.99, matching its best price to date, as opposed to its typical retail price of $159.99. Like the standard Quadcast, the mic features a handy tap-to-mute function, a dial on the bottom to adjust gain, and four different pickup patterns. However, the Quadcast S also features integrated RGB lighting that can be customized via HyperX Ngenuity software. Those who can do without RGB lighting are also welcome to choose the standard Quadcast for the discounted price of $99.99 at Amazon.
The HyperX Pulsefire Dart, a gaming mouse that has a 16K DPI optical sensor and a 1000Hz polling rate, is also currently on sale at Amazon Y Best Buy for $49.99 ($50 off), matching its lowest price to date. It is capable of lasting up to 50 hours between charges and can be recharged via USB-C; It is also compatible with Qi charging devices if you want to complete it without cables.
The Dart uses an ergonomic design that is tailored specifically for right-handed users (sorry, lefties) and comes with textured grips on both sides. In addition to the DPI switch and normal mouse buttons, the mouse also has a couple of extra buttons located under the thumb. And, like all HyperX RGB-enabled products, you can customize the lighting through the Ngenuity software suite.
Both the Roku Streambar and Streambar Pro are matching their lowest prices. The standard 14-inch Roku Streambar usually retails for $129.99 but is on sale right now on Amazon for $99.99while the larger 32-inch Streambar Pro is down to $149.99 from its usual price of $179.99 on both Amazon Y Best Buy.
These full-featured soundbars come with 4K/HDR and Roku OS built in, meaning they double as streaming devices and are a great way to consolidate devices in your living room. They’re certainly not the biggest or most powerful soundbars on the market, but considering a Roku Streaming Stick typically costs $49.99, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better soundbar with similar features for less than $100.
Both models connect to the display of your choice via an HDMI ARC port and have an additional port for optical cables. Both support PCM and Dolby Audio playback, in addition to 4K HDR video playback. Both devices also work well with Google and Alexa voice assistants, though neither has a built-in microphone. Finally, while both are Bluetooth-enabled, the standard Streambar uses Bluetooth 5.0 with the Pro restricted to 4.2, which can lead to potential connectivity issues in particularly busy wireless environments.
The standard model of the Streambar uses four 1.9-inch speakers, which is plenty for smaller rooms but can struggle to fill a larger space. Fortunately, if you need something with a little more power, the Streambar Pro uses four 2.5-inch speakers, and its wider profile also allows for virtual surround sound support. The Roku ecosystem is also compatible with Roku Wireless Satellite Speakers Y subwoofers (sold separately) if you are still missing sound.
The SanDisk Extreme Pro external SSD has much better transfer speeds than the standard SanDisk Extreme and is currently available at Amazon Y Best Buy for the lowest price in its history. Originally $309.99, both retailers have discounted this 1TB SSD to $179.99.
This rugged external drive is compatible with USB 3.2 and boasts a transfer speed of up to 2000MB/s, unlike the previous model which only supported up to 1050MB/s. This dramatically reduces the transfer time required for large files, and while you can transfer data via USB-A or USB-C, you’ll need to use the latter for optimal speed.
The Extreme Pro is designed to handle its share of bumps and drops, it even features IP55 weather protection, making it reasonably resistant to water and dust. Not that you’re planning on taking this external drive camping or anything, but in case you are, the Extreme Pro even has a built-in loop that allows you to attach it to a clip or carabiner for easy access.