Reviews - February 1, 2024

9 great deals on smartwatches, robot vacuums, and video games

From power banks to smartwatches to classic jeans, these deals may not have one common theme, but that’s a good thing. I swear! Scroll to get discounts on reviewers’ favorite video games, ceramic cups, and other merchandise. For even more savings, check out our separate story on Prana’s discount clothing.

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Tech & Gaming Deals

Apple Watch SE Gen 2 in silver and black

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Amazon sells some of these for $199, but they are smaller. The second-generation Apple Watch SE (8/10, recommended by WIRED) is the best Apple Watch for most people. We don’t typically see prices go lower than this. It has most of the features people look for when buying a smartwatch, including fall and collision detection, tracking health metrics, and support for family setup. Use with the best Apple Watch accessories for a better experience.

When it comes to Apple’s powerful iPad lineup, this is our favorite upgrade pick. The 2022 iPad Air (8/10, WIRED Recommended) is compatible with the latest Apple Pencil and Magic Keyboard, two of the best iPad accessories. This tablet comes with the awesome M1 chip, a 10.9-inch display, and an upgraded selfie camera.

Our guide to the best portable chargers recommends the larger version. The Zendure SuperMini has a capacity of 10,000 mAh, so it can charge your phone about 1.5 times. This battery bank is lightweight and compact and features 20-watt fast charging and power delivery. This means you can charge your Nintendo Switch, laptop, tablet, and even your phone (although these larger devices will drain their batteries much faster and won’t be able to fully charge at this battery capacity). Anyway, $15 is a great price for another reliable power bank.

The Kobo Elipsa 2E (7/10, WIRED Review) is a solid e-reader that can also take notes. Although the writing and drawing experience isn’t as good as Kindle Scribe, Elipsa 2E has a huge advantage in that it lets you annotate directly on the digital pages of your book. Read more in our guide to the best E-Readers.

Cozy Grove Game Stills

Provided by Nintendo

Cozy Grove One of our favorite cozy games. It’s similar to other cozy living simulators, except for one big difference. This means that you can only progress a certain amount per day. The game is linked to real time, which reduces the risk of fatigue. You play as a scout, collecting badges and helping piece together the stories of your Ghost Bear friends. Slowly but surely, as you progress through the story, you will collect seashells and paint the island in a variety of colors.

There are a lot of games discounted in this sale, so it’s worth checking out if you have any Xbox games on your wishlist. Highlights include: Red Dead Redemption 2 For 20 dollars, Mortal Kombat 11 for 5 dollars, and Cyberpunk 2077: Ultimate Edition For $53.

Home & Clothing Discounts

Haand x Toma Bloody Mary mix served with prepared drinks and snacks.

Photo: Son

Haand gets its name from its handmade (American!) kitchen appliances. The brand’s “Seconds” have some flaws, but they’re still functional, so you might not notice anything odd. It’s already on sale, but Seconds is currently selling it on its own for 25-45% off. We love Haand’s Chemist Cups, which were on WIRED’s 2020 wish list and included in our favorite Bloody Mary Brunch Kits.

This is our favorite version of the robot vacuum cleaner. No rags, but still gets an honorable mention. The price is reasonable too. Vacuum cleaners go on sale quite often, but they are rarely cheaper than this. Cleaning is quick and quiet, and the vacuum works well on its own.

If you like Levi’s jeans, this sale is worth a look. Hundreds of styles are discounted, but popular sizes sell out quickly, so get there early to get the best deals. One thing that stands out is this Canvas Sherpa Trucker Jacket on sale for $30 ($40 off).