If you’re a fan of racing games, Thrustmaster’s T248 steering wheel and pedals setup is a good way to make the experience more immersive. Designed for PlayStation and PC consoles, it’s a great all-in-one package that can help beginners get started with a racing setup, which requires little preparation. It’s an even better buy today considering it’s currently on sale at Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo for $299.99 instead of $399.99, a new all-time low.
Thrustmaster’s T248 is an excellent force feedback steering wheel, which means it offers a strong level of resistance while replicating the effects of the track on your car in great detail. As an added benefit, the wheel also comes with a handy LCD screen, which can display your speed, position and other useful information depending on the game. Note, however, that although the wheel easily attaches to desks and coffee tables, many are not at the ideal height or placement to play comfortably, so we had to spend time adjusting accordingly. Once we did, however, we found the excellent racing wheel made it easier to figure out what was going on in the game and navigate our car more deftly. Read our review.
It may not pack Apple’s faster M1 Pro chip or the wealth of ports found on the latest MacBook Pro models, but the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip is still a great laptop for even less money today. today. Regularly $1,499, you can grab the 512GB storage and 8GB RAM-equipped model right now in silver at Amazon for $1,249.99, a price that will be reflected in your cart at checkout. This is a new all-time low for this setup.
In our review of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, we noted how much we liked that the built-in fan allows for better sustained performance than what the M1-powered MacBook Air offers. We also liked its brighter screen, longer battery life and the fact that it has better mics and louder speakers than the Air. Note, however, that we were once again disappointed with Apple’s 720p webcam, which, despite some image processing updates that make faces look brighter, actually worsens the overall effect. Additionally, we didn’t like that the 13-inch model still had a Touch Bar as opposed to a standard feature row on the keyboard, which Apple ditched on the 14- and 16-inch models.
Still, if you’re looking for a terrific laptop with performance similar to the MacBook Air but with a few extra bells and whistles, including a fan for sustained performance, this is a great deal to consider.
If the 13-inch MacBook Pro is too expensive and you’re looking for something more economical, the Lenovo Flex 5 13-inch Chromebook is one of our favorite laptops and is currently on sale at Costco. We consider it the best Chromebook for mid-range buyers, one that impressed us with its quality in some respects. The backlit keyboard is one of the best we’ve used on a Chromebook, and we liked that the device offers a relatively good port selection for its price, with a microSD slot and USB-C port on either side. While battery life was disappointing, it’s still a good Chromebook; we gave it a 7/10 in our review. It’s certainly not as powerful as the aforementioned MacBook Pro and other high-end laptops, but it’s still more than capable of navigating and performing other basic tasks.
Right now, Costco members can currently purchase the Flex 5 with an 11th Gen Intel i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of eMMC storage for $299.99, a $200 discount. You can still get the deal if you’re not a Costco member, but note that you’ll need to pay an additional 5%, which equals an extra $25.
With Mother’s Day and graduation fast approaching, you may be looking for great gift ideas. Whether your mom is a bibliophile or your present is about to start college, the latest Kindle makes a great gift, one that’s currently on sale for just $5 less than its lowest price yet. . While we weren’t fans of its low-res display and lack of waterproofing, the 2019 eReader comes with a built-in front light, Bluetooth headset support, and higher contrast than its predecessor. If you can live with the cons (including micro USB charging), Best Buy and Amazon are selling the basic, ad-supported Kindle with 8GB of storage for $54.99 instead of $89.99. Read our review.
Additionally, Amazon and Best Buy are selling the ad-free, kid-centric version of the Kindle, which comes with a kid-friendly cover and parental controls, for $64.99 ($45 off). The price also includes one year of Amazon Kid Plus, allowing your child to play over a thousand titles and consume a host of other age-appropriate content for free, and an extended two-year warranty. You can also save an additional $20 when you buy two from either retailer, however, you’ll need to use the promo code PACK OF 2 at checkout if you buy the e-readers from Amazon.
The Razer Kishi is a fun gaming accessory that you can clip onto your smartphone to turn it into something that looks like a Nintendo Switch. It’s a handy controller grip to have if you’re a gamer on the go, especially since it’s compatible with a variety of games available on Android as well as cloud gaming services such as Amazon Luna, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Google Stadia.
Right now, iPhone and Android-compatible models — which can expand to accommodate most phones — are on sale at nearly their best prices yet. The Razer Kishi for Android, the model we originally reviewed, is currently on sale on Amazon for $44.99 down from $89.99, just $5 less than its lowest price yet. . Apple users, meanwhile, can pick up the Razer Kishi for iPhone for $72.99 instead of $99.99, which is the best price we’ve seen on this model so far this year. Read our Razer Kishi review.
Other great deals worthy of your attention today
- The Coway Airmega 200M is a small HEPA air purifier capable of filtering contaminants like bacteria and viruses within a 361 square foot area. Right now, it’s on sale for $149.99 at Walmart, a $79 discount and one of its lowest prices yet.
- If you’re looking for a color-changing smart bulb, Amazon is currently selling the new Philips Hue White and Color A19 bulbs for $38.73 when you clip the coupon on the page. That’s a new all-time low on the $49.99 Bluetooth-equipped smart bulb, which offers 1,100 lumens of brightness and works with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.