SteelSeries is running a spring sale promotion offering up to 40 percent off some of its gaming headsets, mice, and mousepads through Monday, May 23. While discounts on individual items may vary, there are some great deals out there, including some that are available at new all-time lows.
The Arctis 7P Plus, for example, is our pick for the best wireless gaming headset for PlayStation consoles, but it also works with Windows PCs, Nintendo Switch, smartphones, and Oculus/Meta Quest 2. While it’s premium and usually retails for about $70 more than Sony’s Pulse 3D headphones, offers great battery life, USB-C charging, an easy-to-use audio dial, swivel ear cups that allow for easier storage, and comfort suitable for use during extended gaming sessions. It even supports PlayStation 5 3D audio.
With SteelSeries’ 20 percent discount on the Arctis 7P Plus, the black model drops to a new low price of $135.99, a savings of $34. You also get free shipping and a carry bag when you add the headphones to your cart. Read our gaming headset buying guide.
Another notable deal from SteelSeries’ spring sale is the discounted Aerox 3 Wireless. This lightweight gaming mouse weighs just 68 grams and its honeycomb design is filled with colorful RGB lighting. The 2022 model is normally $99.99, but you can get it for just $64.99 in black or white along with a free mousepad when you add it to your cart.
Another strong point of this mouse is that it can be used via Bluetooth or with its included 2.4GHz wireless USB dongle, which you can use to switch between two machines on the fly. It is advertised as having up to 200 hours of battery life, but in actual use, it lasts a couple of days at most with the lights on. Although, thankfully, it charges via USB-C.
If you missed yesterday’s news that Dungeons and Dragons podcast roll for romance partnered with itch.io to offer a massive package of tabletop RPGs as a fundraiser for reproductive rights, you’ve got plenty of time to join. This promotion brings together over 200 creators who have donated their games and digital assets, and you get over 275 of them, DRM-free, with a donation of $5 or more. It’s very similar to previous fundraisers itch.io has done, like the most recent one in support of Ukraine. This one will run until June 13, and if it’s anything like the previous ones, more games may be added to the mix as it continues to raise money beyond its initial fundraising goal.
If you need a webcam, the Razer Kiyo Pro is currently on sale at Amazon and Best Buy for $99.99. The $100 discount makes the accessory more worth it than when it first came out, when it retailed for $199.99. It has some decent specs, including the ability to capture 1080p footage at up to 60fps and a wide 103-degree field of view that you can easily crop for tighter framing, as long as you don’t mind using Razer’s Synapse software.
The Kiyo Pro is a bit of a mixed bag, but ultimately does a good job with tricky lighting and manages to produce smooth, detailed video. It’s a bit pricey for what it offers and what it lacks, like 4K resolution, but the current discount makes it a much better value. read our review.
Google briefly previewed the upcoming Pixel 7 and announced the budget Pixel 6A smartphone during its developer conference on Wednesday. While the 6A will offer Google’s flagship-level Tensor CPU for $449, it lacks a headphone jack and bucks the trend of A-series phones using the same camera system as their more expensive siblings.
But if you’re looking for the best of Google on the market, and want the ultimate camera performance, Amazon is selling an unlocked 128GB Pixel 6 Pro in Two-Tone White for $856.57. This modest discount of around $42 gets you an unlocked phone for use on any carrier, as well as Google’s triple-camera system, which includes a 50MP main sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 4x magnification telephoto lens. 48MP. It also has a larger 6.7-inch display with up to a 120Hz refresh rate. Needless to say, there’s a lot I like about the top-tier Pixel, and they’re features that are way above the next model. economic. Read our Pixel 6 Pro review.
Some additional game offers to sweeten your Saturday
- In addition to not making it to next-gen consoles, Warner Bros. Games’ gotham knights it will be a $69.99 title when it launches on October 25. Best Buy, however, is offering a $10 eGift card with every pre-order, including those for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox versions, as well as the Collector’s Edition.
- The critically acclaimed Nintendo Switch title metroid terror is available as a digital download from Amazon for $49.99 ($10 off). The 2D-style side-scroller is one of the best games for the Switch and it doesn’t come out often, especially digitally. read our review.
- Triangle Strategy, a newer Switch title, is currently available for $49.94 ($10 off) at Amazon and GameStop. This tactical RPG from Square-Enix features beautiful pixel-style graphics and a long main story. And yes, the developers know his name is weird.
- Strangers from Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin It quickly became a “killing chaos” meme online, and has become somewhat infamous for some cheesy dialogue in a “so bad, it’s good” kind of way. If you’re interested in this Souls-like RPG from Square-Enix set in the world of Final Fantasy, the PS5 version is currently on sale for $49.94 ($about $10 off) at Walmart. Read our developer interview.
Hori’s Split Pad Pro for the Nintendo Switch is just $42.50 ($7.49 off) at Amazon in the black and translucent colorway. These ergonomic grips replace your Joy-Cons and provide more comfort when using the Switch in handheld mode. read our review.