The weekend’s best deals: Switch Pro Controller, Fitbits, Roombas, and more

The weekend’s best deals: Switch Pro Controller, Fitbits, Roombas, and more


Another weekend, another roundup of the best tech deals from around the web by the Dealmaster. Our latest collection of discounts includes a $15 cut for Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller, bringing it down to $55 at Amazon. While this isn’t the all-time lowest price we’ve tracked, it is the best we’ve seen this calendar year. The controller itself remains a significant comfort upgrade over the Switch’s standard Joy-Cons, so if you’ve been waiting to take the plunge, this looks to be a good time to pounce.

Elsewhere, we have a range of discounts on Roomba robot vacuums and mops, a “buy one, get one 15 percent off” deal on Steam gift cards, a lower-than-usual price on Google’s Nest Hub smart display, and a Nintendo Switch Online bundle that nets you a 128GB SanDisk microSD card when you buy a 12-month Family Membership. We also have joint-low prices on a pair of Fitbit activity trackers we like—the stylish Luxe and well-equipped Versa 3, at $90 and $168, respectively—and rare discounts on Sonos’ Move and Roam portable speakers. You can see our full lineup of handpicked deals below.

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Featured deals of the day

iRobot's Roomba j7+'s robot vacuum.
Enlarge / iRobot’s Roomba j7+’s robot vacuum.

iRobot

Electronics deals

  • Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) smart display for $60 ($90) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart
  • Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 2K indoor security cam for $30 ($40) at Amazon (clip $4 coupon)
  • Samsung T7 (2TB) portable SSD for $185 ($230) at Newegg (use code: HTSBS3A353)
  • Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless ANC headphones for $279 ($310) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • iRobot Roomba i3 Evo robot vacuum for $249 ($290) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • iRobot Roomba i3+ Evo robot vacuum + self-emptying dock for $399 ($480) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • iRobot Roomba j7+ robot vacuum + self-emptying dock for $599 ($740) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • iRobot Braava Jet M6 robot mop for $349 ($385) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • iRobot Roomba S9+ robot vacuum + self-emptying dock for $799 ($950) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • iRobot Roomba 694 robot vacuum for $180 ($230) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • Apple Watch Series 7 (41 mm) smartwatch for $329 ($355) at Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • Apple Watch Series 7 (45 mm, GPS + Cellular) smartwatch for $410 ($480) at Amazon
  • Apple Watch SE (44 mm) smartwatch for $229 ($265) at Amazon
The Fitbit Luxe with its special edition Gorjana bracelet.
Enlarge / The Fitbit Luxe with its special edition Gorjana bracelet.

Corey Gaskin

  • Apple iPad Air (256GB) 10.9-inch tablet for $679 ($715) at Walmart
  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB) 8.3-inch tablet for $409 ($460) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Apple iPad Mini (256GB) 8.3-inch tablet for $549 ($600) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Apple AirPods (3rd gen) true wireless earbuds for $150 ($165) at Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • Sonos Roam portable speaker for $143 ($179) at Sonos, Best Buy, Adorama
  • Sonos Move portable home speaker for $319 ($399) at Sonos, Best Buy, Adorama
  • Sonos One SL (refurb) smart home speaker for $159 ($199) at Sonos
  • Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2 1080p dashcam for $110 ($130) at Garmin, Amazon, Best Buy
  • Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS running watch for $225 ($280) at Amazon, Garmin
  • Fitbit Versa 3 activity tracker for $168 ($200) at Amazon
  • Fitbit Luxe activity tracker for $90 ($115) at Amazon
  • Wacom Intuos (small) drawing tablet for $42 ($64) at Amazon (clip $15 coupon)
The Sonos Move is a full-sounding wireless speaker that can stream over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.
Enlarge / The Sonos Move is a full-sounding wireless speaker that can stream over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth.

Jeff Dunn

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor for $310 ($340) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core/12-thread desktop processor for $200 ($230) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-core/12-thread desktop CPU for $167 ($205) at Amazon
  • LG 32GP850-B 32-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 180 Hz, IPS, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible) for $397 ($545) at Amazon, B&H
  • LG 32GN650-B 31.5-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 165 Hz, VA, FreeSync) for $267 ($330) at Amazon, B&H
Bose's QuietComfort 45 wireless noise-canceling headphones.
Enlarge / Bose’s QuietComfort 45 wireless noise-canceling headphones.

Jeff Dunn

TV and home entertainment deals

Roku's Express 4K+ media streamer is an inexpensive way to stream.
Enlarge / Roku’s Express 4K+ media streamer is an inexpensive way to stream.

Gaming deals

Nintendo's Switch Pro Controller brings a substantial comfort upgrade over the Switch's standard Joy-Cons.
Enlarge / Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller brings a substantial comfort upgrade over the Switch’s standard Joy-Cons.

Jeff Dunn

<em>LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga</em> is a silly and accessible send-up of the nine mainline <em>Star Wars</em> films.
Enlarge / LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a silly and accessible send-up of the nine mainline Star Wars films.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Video game deals

<em>Nintendo Switch Sports </em>is an updated take on the classic <em>Wii Sports </em>formula.
Enlarge / Nintendo Switch Sports is an updated take on the classic Wii Sports formula.

Nintendo

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) for $40 ($60) at Target, Best Buy, PSN
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5) for $30 ($50) at Amazon, Target, PSN (PS4 bundle for $20)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PS5) for $40 ($50) at Amazon, Target, PSN
  • Final Fantasy XIV – Complete Edition (PS5, PS4) for $42 ($60) at PSN
  • MLB The Show 22 (PS5, Xbox Series) for $50 ($65) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart (also on Game Pass)
  • Elden Ring (PS5, PS4) for $50 ($59) at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop
  • Bloodborne (PS4) for $10 ($15) at Walmart, Best Buy (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5, PC) for $30 ($55) at PSN, Epic (use 25% off coupon)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5, PS4) for $26 ($35) at PSN
  • Celeste (PS4, PC) for $5 ($15) at PSN, Epic
  • Spiritfarer (PS4) for $10 ($20) at PSN (also on Game Pass)
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5, PS4) for $30 ($45) at Target, Best Buy, PSN
Apple's MagSafe Charger aligns easily to iPhone 12 and 13 devices and delivers up to 15 W of power.
Enlarge / Apple’s MagSafe Charger aligns easily to iPhone 12 and 13 devices and delivers up to 15 W of power.

Corey Gaskin

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

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