Thrustmaster’s T248 racing wheels for PlayStation and PC are $ 100 off

If you are a fan of racing games, Thrustmaster’s T248 steering wheel and pedal setup is a great way to make the experience feel more engaging. Designed for both PlayStation consoles and PC, it’s a great all-in-one package that can help beginners get started on a racer setup that requires a bit of preparation. It’s an even better buy today, as it’s currently on sale at Amazon, Best Buy and B&H Photo for $ 299.99 instead of $ 399.99, a new record low.

Thrustmasters T248 is an excellent power feedback wheel, which means that it provides a strong level of resistance, while copying the effect of the track on your car in great detail. As an added benefit, the wheel also comes with a handy LCD screen that can display your speed, position and other useful information depending on the game. Note, however, that although the wheel can be easily attached to desks and coffee tables, many are not in the ideal height or position to play comfortably, so we had to spend some time adjusting accordingly. But when we did, we found that the excellent racing wheel made it easier to understand what was going on in the game, and to navigate more skillfully in our car. Read our review.

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Thrustmaster T248 Racing wheels

Thrustmaster’s T248 steering wheel and pedal setup is designed for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 as well as PC. It’s an excellent power feedback wheel that also comes with a unique LCD screen that displays information such as speed, position and more depending on the game.

It may not pack Apple’s faster M1 Pro chip or show the wealth of ports found on the latest MacBook Pro models, but the 13-inch MacBook Pro with the M1 chip is still an excellent laptop that is even cheaper today . Usually $ 1,499, you can buy the model equipped with 512 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM right now in silver at Amazon for $ 1249.99, a price that will be reflected in your shopping cart at checkout. It is a new historical low for this configuration.

In our review of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, we noticed how much we liked that the built-in fan allows for better sustained performance than what the M1-powered MacBook Air offers. We also liked its brighter screen, longer battery life and the fact that it boasts better microphones and louder speakers than the Air. Note, however, that we were once again disappointed with Apple’s 720p webcam, which despite some image processing updates that make faces appear brighter, actually makes the overall effect worse. In addition, we did not like that the 13-inch model still comes with a Touch Bar as opposed to a standard range of functions on the keyboard – something Apple dropped on both the 14- and 16-inch models.

Still, if you’re in the market for a great laptop with similar performance as the MacBook Air, but with a few more bells and whistles, including a fan for sustained performance, this is a solid deal to consider.

If the 13-inch MacBook Pro is too expensive and you’re looking for something more budget-friendly, the 13-inch Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook is one of our favorite laptops and is currently on sale at Costco. We consider it to be the best Chromebook for midsize shoppers, one that impressed us with how premium it felt in some ways. The backlight keyboard is one of the better we’ve used on a Chromebook, and we liked that the device offers a relatively good port selection for its price, with a microSD reader and a USB-C port on each side. While the battery life was disappointing, it’s still a good Chromebook; we gave a 7/10 in our review. It’s certainly not as powerful as the aforementioned MacBook Pro and other premium laptops, but it’s still more than adept when it comes to browsing and performing other basic tasks.

Right now, Costco members can currently purchase the Flex 5 with an 11th generation Intel i3 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of eMMC storage for $ 299.99, a $ 200 discount. You can still get the deal if you are not a Costco member, but note that you will have to pay a 5 percent surcharge, which equates to an additional $ 25.

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook in tent mode, angled to the left.  The screen displays a grid of Chrome OS icons on a blue wavy background.

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook offers a great package at an affordable price, with a backlit keyboard that is one of the better ones we have used on a Chromebook.

Now that Mother’s Day and graduation celebrations are steadily approaching, you may be on the hunt for great gift ideas. Whether your mom is a bibliophile or your gift recipient is about to go to college, the latest Kindle offers a great gift, one that is currently on sale for only $ 5, which is not the lowest price to date. Although we were not fans of its low-resolution screen and lack of waterproofing, the 2019 e-reader comes with a built-in headlight, support for Bluetooth headphones and higher contrast than its predecessor. If you can settle for the drawbacks (including micro-USB charging), Best Buy and Amazon are selling the ad-supported base Kindle with 8GB of storage for $ 54.99 instead of $ 89.99. Read our review.

In addition, Amazon and Best Buy are selling the ad-free, kid-centric version of the Kindle, which comes with a kid-friendly cover and parental controls, for $ 64.99 ($ ​​45 off). The price also includes a one-year Amazon Kid Plus, which allows your child to read over a thousand titles and consume a wealth of other age-appropriate content for free, as well as a two-year extended warranty. You can also save $ 20 extra when you buy two from both retailers, but you will need the promotional code 2 PAK at checkout if you buy the e-readers from Amazon.

Amazon Kindle (2019, ad supported)

Amazon’s most affordable e-reader, which includes a headlight for the screen. The tablet also offers support for Bluetooth headphones and is a little more comfortable to hold than its predecessor.

Amazon Kindle Kids (2019)

Kindle Kids comes with a kid-friendly cover as well as parental controls, a one-year Amazon Kid Plus and a two-year worry-free warranty.

Razers Kishi is a fun gaming accessory that you can squeeze on your smartphone to make it look like a Nintendo Switch. It’s a handy controller grip to have if you’re a gamer on the go, especially as it’s compatible with a variety of games available on Android as well as on cloud gaming services such as Amazon Luna, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Google Stadium.

Right now, both the iPhone and Android compatible models – which can be expanded to accommodate most phones – are on sale at almost their best prices to date. The Razer Kishi for Android, the model we originally reviewed, is currently on sale at Amazon for $ 44.99 instead of $ 89.99, which is only $ 5 lower than its lowest price to date. Apple users, meanwhile, can download the Razer Kishi for iPhone for $ 72.99 instead of $ 99.99, which is the best price we’ve seen on this model so far this year. Read our Razer Kishi review.

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Razer Kishi for Android

The Razer Switch-like controller is designed for mobile gaming and cloud-based gaming services.

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Razer Kishi for iPhone

The Razer Switch-like controller is designed for mobile gaming and cloud-based gaming services.

Other great deals deserve your attention today

  • Coways Airmega 200M is a small HEPA air purifier that is capable of filtering out pollutants such as bacteria and viruses within 361 square feet. Right now it’s on sale for $ 149.99 at Walmart, a $ 79 discount and one of the lowest prices to date.
  • If you’re looking for a color-changing smart bulb, Amazon is currently selling the new Philips Hue White and Color A19 bulbs for $ 38.73 when you cut the coupon on the page. It’s a new low ever on the $ 49.99 Bluetooth-enabled smart bulb, which offers 1,100 lumens of brightness and works with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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