There’s no better display in the world of tablets (yet) than the Mini LED panel on the 12.9-inch iPad Pro from 2021. While Mini LED isn’t super common just yet — though we saw more of it announced at CES 2022 – it is attractive because it achieves deeper black levels, high contrast ratio and high brightness. It’s also more expensive than a traditional LCD screen, so every dollar saved can be worth it.
If you want that Mini LED equipped iPad Pro, we’ve got a hefty discount to share. Apple’s Wi-Fi-equipped base 128 GB storage configuration is $100 off. This model usually costs $1,099, but Amazon sells it in the silver colorway for $999. The 2021 iPad Pro also includes Apple’s awesome M1 processor, allowing performance to not only push all those pixels, but do it with speed. and with the promise of ample performance space to likely remain so for years to come. If you’d rather have more storage, you can get the 256GB configuration for $1,099 at Walmart (also $100 off). Read our review.
The PowerA Fusion Pro Wireless Controller for Switch is an intriguing alternative to Nintendo’s Switch Pro controller. Amazon has the Fusion Pro in its slick white-and-black colorway for $65.99, a savings of $34 off the usual price.
The PowerA Fusion Pro might be worth considering if you want to try something as close to a Switch equivalent of the Xbox Elite controller as possible. It has customizable analog sticks and optional paddle buttons on the back. When plugged into your Switch dock, the 3.5mm headphone jack can send game audio to your headphones. It also lacks some of the things found in the Switch Pro controller, such as rumble and Amiibo support. Read our review.
From a cute white controller to a cute white camera, the Wyze Cam v3 is an inexpensive home camera that supports 1080p recording with weatherproofing for outdoor use. Amazon outfitted it with a spotlight LED for just $36.60, saving about $16 and making it a great option for front door monitoring like a mini floodlight for a much lower price.
The Wyze Cam v3 also supports both color and black and white night vision, so the ability to see in the dark is pretty good even when the floodlight isn’t in use. Some of the most affordable out there, these tiny cameras offer solid video quality with motion detection, two-way audio, and support for both Alexa and Google Assistant.
While the recent CES 2022 announcements feature new innovations coming to OLED TVs, the promise of even better technology will eventually land us even more expensive OLEDs. As for the here and now, the 48-inch LG A1 OLED costs just $796.99 at Amazon, saving $403 off the MSRP. The A1 may not be the best in LG’s lineup, but if you don’t need a giant TV, you can’t go wrong by saving money on this affordable panel.
OLEDs are generally a good choice for deeper blacks and excellent contrast, but you don’t need to break the bank. We’ve featured the popular LG C1 OLED TVs countless times, although today’s deal on its entry-level A1 counterpart puts us under $1,000 — not something you see every day for OLED. Unlike the C1, which has a 120Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 ports, the A1 reaches 60Hz and doesn’t support 4K at 120Hz. Still, it seems like a decent TV.
More deals to deal with:
- The Razer Nari Essential gaming headset is a little long in the tooth, but if you don’t mind Micro USB charging, it seems like a fine wireless headset for just $41.99 ($58 off MSRP) at Woot. That’s a new low, though it’s also available on Amazon for $49.99.
- GoPro’s latest Hero10 Black action camera still costs $429.99 ($70 off) at B&H Photo and Amazon, the lowest price available for this camera that launched in late summer 2021. Read our review.
- If you want to use video games to get in shape for New Year’s resolutions, it’s not just: Ring Fit Adventure still on sale for $54.99 ($25 off) but now Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise is also on sale for $34.99 ($15 off) from Amazon as a digital download for Nintendo Switch.
- Lenovo’s Smart Clock 2 with Wireless Charging Pad costs just $69.99 ($20 off) at Best Buy and is a handy companion for sitting next to your nightstand. Read our review.