Welcome to the weekend. Whether you’re working today or out, we’ve got a range of offers that may be of interest to you. Most of these were big hits throughout the week that we’re resurfacing for your perusal, though we’ve rounded up a few deals that popped up more recently. As for what to expect The lip, this week will be Samsung’s Unpacked event. All of this is happening on Wednesday, August 10, and based on rumors, we expect to see new foldable phones and other gadgets, as well as plenty of pre-order deals. See you then.
In the Epic Games Store on PCyou can play as much as possible Far Cry 6 as you can fit in this weekend. The showcase offers an extended free trial of Ubisoft’s latest open-world first-person shooter. Offers for Far Cry 6 they’re not too uncommon these days (although the PC version has fewer discounts than the console versions), and yet, it’s really hard to beat the current cost: $0.00. The trial version of the game is also available on Xbox and PlayStation players. You do not need any kind of subscription to PlayStation consoles to access the free trial. On Xbox, however, you’ll need Xbox Live Gold (or its modern equivalent, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate).
Typically, we like to provide context about the deals we’re promoting so you can make an informed purchase. This is not so necessary for a free. It is worth noting that Far Cry 6 offers more of the same great combat and exploration. In Diego Arguello’s analysis of the game’s history, Far Cry 6 is one of the few AAA games set in Latin America, though the narrative and handling of cultural depictions are hit or miss. If you can figure this out, it might be a good use of your free time this weekend.
If you’re planning to go on vacation this summer or just want to relax at home with a few books, the latest Kindle Paperwhite might be the perfect gadget to add to your repertoire. At Best Buy, this model is $45 off, it costs $94.99 through Saturday night. That’s exactly the lowest price we’ve seen the 2021 Kindle Paperwhite sell for.
As for why it’s the e-reader to buy over the previous generation, it features USB-C charging, a larger 6.8-inch backlit screen, and adjustable screen color temperature. It has waterproofing in common with the latest generation Paperwhite. Read our review.
Beats Fit Pro and Studio Buds are each back at Prime Day prices. Starting with the Fit Pro, these wireless buds with wing tips to stay in your ears during runs and other workouts return to $179.99 ($20 off) at Amazon. In addition to being great workout companions, they feature active noise cancellation (ANC), a transparency feature that lets you keep track of the sounds going on around you, and they can last up to six hours per charge with ANC. Read our review.
Studio Buds are $99.99 ($50 off Amazon) and similarly, they offer ANC and transparency mode. Apple claims you’ll get up to eight hours of listening time per charge without ANC enabled. My colleague Chris Welch said in his review that the ANC is worse on the Studio Buds than on the Fit Pro. Both the Fit Pro and Studio Buds include a charging case with a USB-C port, though it’s important to note that neither option supports wireless charging. Read our review.
A few more offers
- Here’s another reminder that the latest Apple TV 4K streaming box with 64GB of storage (usually $199.99) marked down to $139.99 on Amazon.
- If you’re considering the Google Pixel 6A, Amazon is still offering a free $50 gift card when you buy the phone for the full price of $449.99.
- Compatible with the latest iPads (except iPad 9th generation), the Apple Pencil 2 is down to $99.99 on Amazon, a price that was rare to spot in 2022. It usually costs $129.99. This stylus can be attached (and recharged) magnetically to the side of modern iPads.
Finally, you can get the lightweight LG Gram 17 with a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for just $999 on BuyDig when you use the code GRAM at checkout. I reviewed last year’s model and I think it’s a great fit for people who want a laptop with great battery life, lots of ports, and of course a huge 16.10 aspect ratio screen.