Today’s best deals: Google Nest Hub, Apple TV 4K, and more

Today's best deals: Google Nest Hub, Apple TV 4K, and more

Ars Technica

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a solid discount on Google’s Nest Hub, as the 7-inch smart display is down to $55 at many retailers. We’ve seen quite a few discounts on the device in recent months, but this deal matches the lowest price we’ve tracked, coming in at $45 MSRP from Google.

We positively reviewed the latest version of the Nest Hub after its launch last year, finding it particularly useful as a bedside companion. The device includes an optional sleep-tracking feature, which our testers found works surprisingly well, providing accurate and largely consistent data on how long you stay in bed, how long you sleep, how often you get out of bed, when you wake up, from Among other details. The approach here is more about the details if you’re getting enough sleep rather than digging deep into the weeds about your sleep quality, but it works, and the whole process should be more comfortable than keeping a smartwatch for sleep-tracking or strapped-on fitness all night. However, there is a caveat: While the feature is free for now, Google plans to roll it into a $10/month Fitbit premium service next year.

Besides the sleep tracking hook, the Nest Hub does all the other things you’d expect from the Google Assistant (answer search queries, control smart home appliances, view recipes in the kitchen, etc.), which we generally find most useful in this category of devices. Compared to Amazon Alexa. The device’s built-in speakers, while not spectacular in a vacuum, are refined enough on the first-generation model to make casual music or podcasting unobtrusive. The display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 is not particularly sharp, but it is enough for a 7-inch touch screen. The hardware as a whole doesn’t draw much attention to itself, and while you probably know where you stand when it comes to the privacy concerns inherent in all voice assistant-based devices, the Nest Hub ignores any kind of built-in cameras, which might provide more convenience Mind.

In general, smart displays like the Nest Hub remain far from the primary devices for most people, but if you think they offer conveniences Can It may be worth it, this is a good value for a well-rounded model. If you want a bigger smart screen, note that the 10-inch Nest Hub Max is also on sale for a low $170, although this model doesn’t come with sleep tracking.

If you’re not interested in leaving another Google device in your home, our roundup has plenty of great deals. The Apple TV 4K may get an upgrade in the coming months, but the current model still manages to meet most streaming needs, eschews the ad-laden user interfaces of cheaper platforms, and pairs seamlessly with other Apple devices. It’s currently discounted to $130, which is slightly above the all-time low we’ve seen on Amazon Prime Day but still represents a $50 cut from Apple’s MSRP.

On top of that, Amazon’s Woot is getting $25 off select models of Nintendo’s travel-friendly Switch Lite console, Bose noise-cancelling headphones and the ultra-comfortable QuietComfort 45 are back $279, and a number of AMD Ryzen CPUs are down to new lows across Amazon and Newg. For the latter, remember that the AMD AM5 platform and upgraded Ryzen 7000 chipset are about to happen. But for those who want to keep a more budget-friendly AM4-based PC, some of the lower-end CPUs below, like the GPU-equipped Ryzen 5 5600G, may still have uses.

Find these deals—plus discounts on Kindle Unlimited subscriptions, tile trackers, LG TVs, and more gear we love—in our full curated roundup below.

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Today’s special deals

The second generation of Google's Nest Hub.
Zoom / The second generation of Google’s Nest Hub.

Corey Gaskin

Electronics Deals

Bose's QuietComfort 45 noise canceling headphones.
Zoom / Bose’s QuietComfort 45 noise canceling headphones.

Jeff Dunn

Apple TV 4K with Apple's enhanced Siri Remote.
Zoom / Apple TV 4K with Apple’s enhanced Siri Remote.

Jeff Dunn

Laptop and Desktop Deals

  • 14.2-inch Apple MacBook Pro (2021) Laptop (M1 Pro, 3024 x 1964, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD HDD) $1,749 ($1,915) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Acer Swift 3 14 inch Laptop (Core i5-1135G7, 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $429 ($550) at Walmart
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-core / 12-thread CPU for $148 ($175) at Amazon, Newegg
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600 Hexa-Core / 12-Thread Processor for $150 ($185) in Newegg (use the code: W2BBU2637And the $159 in amazon)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 8-core / 16-thread CPU for $235 ($285) in Newegg (use the code: W2BBU2636)
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core/24-thread CPU for $359 ($390) at Amazon, Newegg, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core / 32-thread CPU for $499 ($550) at Amazon, B&H
  • Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade (1TB) PCIe 4.0 Solid State Drive For 110 bucks ($125) on amazon
  • Computer MX500 (500 GB) 2.5 inch SSD for $47 ($57) on Amazon (Cut a $7 Coupon)
Display on the 14-inch 2021 MacBook Pro.
Zoom / Display on the 14-inch 2021 MacBook Pro.

Samuel Axon

gaming deals

Nintendo Switch Lite.
Zoom / Nintendo Switch Lite.

Video game deals

  • Super Mario Odyssey (Switch) for $37 ($45) at Walmart, Best Buy
  • Metroid dread (switch, used) for $39 ($50) in GameStop
  • Bravely Default II (Switch) for $30 ($50) at Amazon, GameStop
  • Tetris Effect: Online (PC, Xbox, PS4) for $20 ($25) on Xbox, PSN (also on Game Pass)
  • elementary world (PC, Xbox, Switch) for $20 ($25) on Amazon, Humble, Xbox, and Nintendo
  • Ori: The group (PC, Xbox) for $12 ($20) on Xbox
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online – Full Version (PS5, PS4, PC) for $42 ($55) on PSN, Square Enix
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (DLC) for $28 ($40) on PSN, Square Enix
  • sleeping citizen (Xbox, Switch) for $16 ($20) on Xbox, Nintendo (XBL Gold only)
  • Bayonetta and Vanquish . 10th Anniversary Package (Xbox) for $16 ($25) on Xbox
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Xbox, PC) for $16 ($25) on Xbox (also on Game Pass)
  • Batman: Arkham Collection (Xbox, PS4) for 9 dollars ($20) on Xbox, PSN
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Zoom / fantasy platform Super Mario Odyssey.


  • quarry (Xbox Series, PS5) for $47 ($70) on Xbox, PSN
  • quarry (PS4, XB1, PC) for systems $40 ($60) on Amazon, PSN, Xbox and Steam
  • Mega Man 11 (Xbox, Switch) for 10 bucks ($20) on Xbox, Nintendo
  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Xbox, Switch) for 8 dollars ($15) on Xbox, Nintendo
  • Mega Man 30th Anniversary Pack (PS4) for $30 ($45) on PSN
  • Unknown: The Legacy of Thieves (PS5) for $30 ($40) on PSN
  • Sevo (PS5, PS4, PC) for $32 ($40) on PSN, Epic
  • Stanley Proverb: Ultra Deluxe (PS5, PS4) for $17 ($25) on PSN (PS Plus only)
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) for $40 ($50) on PSN
  • Qena: The Bridge of Souls (PS5, PS4, PC) for $24 ($35) on PSN, Epic
  • Legendary Edition Mass Effect (PS4, Xbox) for $20 ($30) at Best Buy, GameStop
  • the art of assembly (PS4) for $15 ($20) on PSN (also on Game Pass)
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Zoom / elegant puzzle Tetris Effect: Online.

Miscellaneous accessories and deals

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