Today’s best deals: Google Nest Hub, Apple TV 4K, and more

Today's best deals: Google Nest Hub, Apple TV 4K, and more
Ars Technique

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals on the web includes a hefty discount on Google’s Nest Hub, as the 7-inch smart display has dropped to $ 55 at several retailers. We’ve seen a handful of discounts on the device over the past few months, but this deal matches the lowest price we’ve tracked, coming in at $ 45 off Google’s recommended price.

We positively reviewed the latest Nest Hub after its launch last year, finding it particularly useful as a bed companion. The device includes an optional sleep tracking feature, which our tests found to work surprisingly well, providing largely accurate and consistent data on how long you stay in bed, how long it takes to fall asleep, how often you get up in bed and when you wake up. , among other details. The approach here is more about the details of whether you’re getting enough sleep than digging deep into the weeds about the quality of your sleep, but it works and the whole process should be more comfortable than holding a sleep tracking smartwatch or fitness wearable. tied up all night. There’s a caveat, though: While the feature is free for now, Google plans to integrate it into Fitbit’s $ 10-a-month Premium service next year.
In addition to the sleep tracking hook, Nest Hub does almost all the other things you’d expect from the Google Assistant (answer search queries, control smart home devices, show recipes in the kitchen, etc.), which we generally find more useful in this class of devices than Amazon’s Alexa. The device’s built-in speakers, while not surprising in a vacuum, are improved enough over the first-generation model to make casual music or podcast streaming non-aggravating. The 1024 × 600 resolution display isn’t particularly sharp either, but it’s enough to get by on a 7-inch touchscreen. The hardware as a whole doesn’t draw too much attention to itself, and while you probably know where you are when it comes to the privacy issues inherent in all voice assistant-based devices, Nest Hub omits any kind of integrated cameras, which might provide a little more tranquility.
In general, smart displays like Nest Hub remain far from essential devices for most people, but when you think about their convenience Power provide might be worth it, this is good value for a well-rounded model. If you want a larger smart display, keep in mind that the 10-inch Nest Hub Max also retails for a minimum price of $ 170, although that model doesn’t come with sleep tracking functionality.

If you’re not interested in leaving another Google device in your home, however, our roundup has far more noteworthy offers. The Apple TV 4K may receive an update in the coming months, but the current model is still capable of meeting most streaming needs, avoids the ad-filled user interfaces of cheaper platforms, and pairs seamlessly with other devices. Apple. It is currently discounted at $ 130, which is slightly above the all-time low we saw on Amazon Prime Day, but still marks a $ 50 cut from Apple’s recommended price.

Beyond that, Amazon subsidiary Woot is taking $ 25 off select models of Nintendo’s travel-friendly Switch Lite console, Bose’s highly comfortable, noise-canceling QuietComfort 45 headphones are back at $ 279 and a certain AMD Ryzen CPU count dropped to new lows across Amazon and Newegg. For the latter, remember that AMD’s AM5 platform and updated Ryzen 7000 chips are around the corner. But for those looking to keep an existing AM4-based PC a little more relevant on a tight budget, some of the discounted CPUs below, like the Ryzen 5 5600G equipped with an integrated GPU, may still have their uses.

You can find these deals, as well as discounts on Kindle Unlimited subscriptions, Tile trackers, LG TVs, and other devices we like, in our full roundup below.

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Featured offers of the day

Google's 2nd Gen Nest Hub.
Zoom in / Google’s 2nd Gen Nest Hub.

Corey Gaskin

Electronics offers

Bose QuietComfort 45 noise canceling headphones.
Zoom in / Bose QuietComfort 45 noise canceling headphones.

Jeff Dunn

Apple TV 4K with Apple's Enhanced Siri Remote.
Zoom in / Apple TV 4K with Apple’s Enhanced Siri Remote.

Jeff Dunn

Offers for laptops and desktop PCs

  • Apple MacBook Pro (2021) 14.2-inch Laptop (M1 Pro, 3024 × 1964, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $ 1,749 ($ 1,915) on Amazon, Best Buy
  • Acer Swift 3 14 inch laptop (Core i5-1135G7, 1080p, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD) for $ 429 ($ 550) at Walmart
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6 core / 12 thread CPU for $ 148 ($ 175) on Amazon, Newegg
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600 6-core / 12-thread CPU for $ 150 ($ 185) at Newegg (use the code: W2BBU2637, $ 159 on Amazon)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5700X 8 core / 16 thread CPU for $ 235 ($ 285) at Newegg (use the code: W2BBU2636)
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12 core / 24 thread CPU for $ 359 ($ 390) on Amazon, Newegg, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16 core / 32 thread CPU for $ 499 ($ 550) on Amazon, B&H
  • Internal SSD Adata XPG Gammix S70 Blade (1TB) PCIe 4.0 for $ 110 ($ 125) on Amazon
  • Crucial MX500 (500 GB) 2.5-inch SSD for $ 47 ($ 57) on Amazon (cut a $ 7 coupon)
The display of the 14-inch MacBook Pro from 2021.
Zoom in / The display of the 14-inch MacBook Pro from 2021.

Samuel Axon

Game offers

Nintendo Switch Lite.
Zoom in / Nintendo Switch Lite.

Video game offers

  • Super Mario Odyssey (Change) for $ 37 ($ 45) at Walmart, Best Buy
  • Metroid terror (Switch, used) for $ 39 ($ 50) on GameStop
  • Bravely Default II (Change) for $ 30 ($ 50) on Amazon, GameStop
  • Tetris Effect: Connected (PC, Xbox, PS4) for $ 20 ($ 25) on Xbox, PSN (also on Game Pass)
  • OlliOlli world (PC, Xbox, Switch) for $ 20 ($ 25) on Amazon, Humble, Xbox, Nintendo
  • Ori: The Collection (PC, Xbox) for $ 12 ($ 20) on Xbox
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online – Complete Edition (PS5, PS4, PC) for $ 42 ($ 55) at PSN, Square Enix
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker (DLC) for $ 28 ($ 40) at PSN, Square Enix
  • Sleeping citizen (Xbox, Switch) for $ 16 ($ 20) on Xbox, Nintendo (XBL Gold only)
  • Bayonetta and Defeat 10th Anniversary Pack (Xbox) for $ 16 ($ 25) on Xbox
  • Halo: The Master Chief’s collection (Xbox, PC) for $ 16 ($ 25) on Xbox (also on Game Pass)
  • Batman: Arkham Collection (Xbox, PS4) for $ 9 ($ 20) on Xbox, PSN
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Zoom in / The imaginative platformer Super Mario Odyssey.


  • The cave (Xbox series, PS5) for $ 47 ($ 70) on Xbox, PSN
  • The cave (PS4, XB1, PC) for $ 40 ($ 60) on Amazon, PSN, Xbox, Steam
  • Mega Man 11 (Xbox, Switch) for $ 10 ($ 20) on Xbox, Nintendo
  • Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Xbox, Switch) for $ 8 ($ 15) on Xbox, Nintendo
  • Mega Man 30th Anniversary Pack (PS4) for $ 30 ($ 45) to the PSN
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5) for $ 30 ($ 40) to the PSN
  • It was (PS5, PS4, PC) for $ 32 ($ 40) on PSN, Epic
  • Stanley’s parable: Ultra Deluxe (PS5, PS4) for $ 17 ($ 25) on PSN (PS Plus only)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) for $ 40 ($ 50) to the PSN
  • Kena: The bridge of spirits (PS5, PS4, PC) for $ 24 ($ 35) on PSN, Epic
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition (PS4, Xbox) for $ 20 ($ 30) at Best Buy, GameStop
  • Rally art (PS4) for $ 15 ($ 20) on PSN (also on Game Pass)
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Zoom in / The elegant puzzle Tetris Effect: Connected.

Accessories and various offers

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