Just like with Thanksgiving, sometimes the leftovers are the best part. Sifting through some of the remaining deals from the Labor Day weekend, we’ve found some excellent discounts on Samsung’s S8 lineup of tablets. Both the standard Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and S8 Plus, for instance, are discounted by $100 at Best Buy, bringing the prices of the 128GB configurations down to $599.99 and $799.99, respectively.
Both the S8 and S8 Plus bring some excellent upgrades to Samsung’s tablet lineup with the inclusion of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, Wi-Fi 6E support, and 8GB of RAM. The S8 and S8 Plus also come loaded with Android 12 out of the box and are slated to receive updates to Android 13 down the line. They both also come packaged with Samsung’s excellent S Pen stylus.
Besides the obvious difference in size — the S8 sports an 11-inch display and the S8 Plus has a 12.4-inch screen — the Plus model also touts a Super OLED display, allowing for a more vivid picture. The latter tablet also includes an ultrawide angle lens for its dual front-facing cameras. For more on what sets the two tablets apart, make sure to read our review of the Galaxy Tab S8 and S8 Plus.
While it didn’t earn a top spot in our guide to the best Bluetooth speakers, Anker’s speakers are still a great alternative for anyone who is on the hunt for a solid budget-friendly option. Normally priced at $50.99, Amazon and Walmart have discounted the Anker Soundcore 3 in black to just $39.99 — its lowest price to date. The diminutive brick-shaped speaker is light enough to carry just about anywhere, sports IPX7 water resistance, and even comes equipped with a convenient carrying strap. It can also last up to 24 hours on a single charge and can be topped off quickly thanks to its USB-C connection. Just note that it lacks a 3.5mm audio jack and can’t be used to charge other devices like some Bluetooth speakers.
The Elgato Stream Deck MK.2, the improved model of the desktop gadget with a thousand uses, is currently discounted to $129.99 at Amazon and Best Buy in its white colorway. Normally $149.99, the 15-button wonder was designed with streaming in mind but can be programmed to fill various roles. Several members of The Verge staff even discussed how they use the Stream Deck in their home setup in a recent episode of The Vergecast.
Elgato currently features over 60 apps for the Stream Deck MK.2, ranging from dedicated media playback controls to adjusting your home lighting from your desk. The MK.2 Stream Deck is functionally identical to the original model, but it features a detachable USB-C cable and swappable faceplates if you want to add a little extra flair to your setup.
Becoming one of the comfiest pairs of earbuds you’ll ever wear isn’t easy, but the Sony LinkBuds S have managed to do just that. Initially available for $199.99, the LinkBuds S are still on sale for $148 right now on Amazon, and you can also find them for the same price at Adorama in their white colorway. In addition to a comfortable build, the LinkBuds S offer support for the LDAC audio codec for anyone looking for a cost-effective solution to listen to lossless media. Although their noise cancellation isn’t quite as good as what we’ve seen on some of Sony’s other earbuds, like the WF-1000XM4, and the lack of wireless charging is a bit disappointing, we can still recommend the LinkBuds S for anyone who’s searching for a solid pair of earbuds in the $150 price bracket. Read our review.
Now a deal just for the gamers. Right now, Logitech’s pastel-tinted G435 gaming headset is discounted in the blue and white colorways on Amazon to $39.99, which matches the best price we’ve seen for what is usually a $79.99 headset. We still consider the G435 one of the best gaming headsets you can currently buy thanks to its versatility and simplicity. The G435 can connect to sources either via Bluetooth or 2.4Ghz wireless connectivity, allowing you to use it with either gaming consoles or mobile devices. It may lack the trademark boom mic that we’ve come to associate with gaming headsets, but the internal mics are sufficient for gaming or picking up calls.