Today’s best deals: Nintendo Switch Online bundle, $1 Xbox Game Pass, and more

Today’s best deals: Nintendo Switch Online bundle, $1 Xbox Game Pass, and more

Ars Technica

It’s Wednesday, which means the time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best deals from around the web includes a bundle at Best Buy that gives you a 128GB SanDisk microSD card at no extra cost when you buy a 12-month Nintendo Switch Online Family Membership at its usual price of $35. We’ve seen this offer a couple of times before, but if you want to top up your subscription and could use more storage space on your Switch anyway, this deal is a roughly $20 savings. You should see the bundle after adding the Switch Online membership to your cart.

As a refresher, Switch Online is Nintendo’s equivalent of Sony’s PlayStation Plus or Microsoft’s Xbox Live Gold. It’s generally not as essential as those services are on their respective consoles—nor is it as generous at doling out bonus perks like free monthly games—but it’s cheaper, it’s required to use the online multiplayer modes of games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons or Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and it still nets you access to a bundle of mostly worthwhile SNES and NES games.

If you only need the service for yourself, you can just get an individual 12-month subscription for about $20, but the Family Membership here covers up to eight different Switch users in a designated “family group,” so it’s a better value for those buying in bulk. It’s also worth noting that this deal does not include the service’s “Expansion Pack” add-on, which starts at $50 a year and includes perks like DLC tracks for Mario Kart 8 and emulation apps for classic Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games.

The microSD card, meanwhile, is the officially licensed SanDisk model that we’ve recommended in past buying guides. There are faster options out there today, but its U3-rated performance is still more than enough for the Switch, and it’s still serviceable for capturing 4K video with a phone or camera if you’ve already upgraded your Switch’s internal storage.

If your Switch needs are already satisfied, our roundup also includes a returning deal that grants three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or Xbox Game Pass for PC for $1, albeit only if you’re a new subscriber. If you are, this is a good way to effectively rent a few hundred games for three months, including recent Ars recommendations such as Tunic or Forza Horizon 5.

Beyond gaming, we also have the first notable discount on Logitech’s new MX Master 3S mouse, deals on refurbished Sonos speakers, and lower-than-usual prices on an indoor security camera we like from Eufy, Samsung SSDs, various iPads, and Roomba robot vacuums, among other recommended gadgets. You can have a look at our full list of curated deals below.

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Featured deals of the day

Enlarge / Logitech’s MX Master 3S is a modest upgrade over our past pick for the best wireless mouse, mostly adding a higher DPI range (up to 8,000 DPI, instead of 4,000 before) and quieter clicks, but it’s a supremely comfortable and feature-rich choice all the same.

Scharon Harding

Electronics deals

  • Eufy Solo IndoorCam C24 2K indoor security cam for $30 ($40) at Amazon (clip $4 coupon)
  • Logitech MX Master 3S wireless mouse for $89 ($100) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • Samsung T7 (2TB) portable SSD for $185 ($230) at Newegg (use code: HTSBS3A353)
  • Bose QuietComfort 45 wireless ANC headphones for $279 ($310) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • iRobot Roomba i3 Evo robot vacuum for $249 ($290) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • iRobot Roomba i3+ Evo robot vacuum + self-emptying dock for $399 ($480) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • iRobot Roomba j7+ robot vacuum + self-emptying dock for $599 ($740) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
  • iRobot Braava Jet M6 robot mop for $349 ($385) at Amazon, Target, iRobot
Enlarge / Eufy’s Solo IndoorCam C24 (formerly named the Indoor Cam 2K) offers sharp 2K resolution video quality and several recording options, making it a great value for less than $50.

Jeff Dunn

  • Apple Watch Series 7 (41 mm) smartwatch for $329 ($355) at Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • Apple AirPods (3rd gen) true wireless earbuds for $150 ($165) at Amazon, Target, Walmart
  • Apple iPad Air (256GB) 10.9-inch tablet for $679 ($715) at Walmart
  • Apple iPad Mini (64GB) 8.3-inch tablet for $409 ($460) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Apple iPad Mini (256GB) 8.3-inch tablet for $549 ($600) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Garmin Dash Cam Mini 2 1080p dashcam for $110 ($130) at Garmin, Amazon, Best Buy
  • Garmin Forerunner 245 GPS running watch for $225 ($280) at Amazon, Garmin
  • Wacom Intuos (small) drawing tablet for $50 ($65) at Amazon, Walmart
  • Sonos One SL (refurb) smart home speaker for $159 ($199) at Sonos
Enlarge / The Sonos One SL has the same sharp sound and service support as the standard Sonos One but ditches the built-in microphones, so there’s no voice-assistant support.

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple MacBook Air 13.3-inch laptop (Apple M1, 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD) for $900 ($955) at Amazon, Best Buy
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor for $310 ($340) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6-core/12-thread desktop processor for $200 ($230) at Amazon, B&H
  • AMD Ryzen 5 5600G 6-core/12-thread desktop CPU for $175 ($205) at Amazon, B&H
  • LG 32GP850-B 32-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 180 Hz, IPS, FreeSync, G-Sync Compatible) for $397 ($545) at Amazon, B&H
  • LG 32GN650-B 31.5-inch gaming monitor (1440p, 165 Hz, VA, FreeSync) for $267 ($330) at Amazon, B&H
Enlarge / If money is no object, the 6th-generation iPad mini is the compact tablet to get.

Andrew Cunningham

TV and home entertainment deals

  • Apple TV 4K (32GB) media streamer for $150 ($170) at Amazon, Costco
  • Roku Express 4K+ media streamer for $29 ($35) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Sonos Sub (refurb) wireless subwoofer for $599 ($749) at Sonos
  • Hisense U8G (2021) 4K LED TV for $600 ($720) at Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart
  • LG C1 (2021) 4K OLED TV for $1,097 ($1,275) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy
  • Samsung QN90A (2021) 55-inch 4K LED TV for $1,100 ($1,275) at Samsung
  • Dune (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) for $15 ($28) at Amazon, Target
  • No Time to Die (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray + Digital) for $15 ($28) at Target
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League (4K Ultra HD + Blu-ray) for $13 ($22) at Best Buy
Enlarge / Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller brings a substantial comfort upgrade over the Switch’s standard Joy-Cons.

Jeff Dunn

Gaming deals

Enlarge / The lower-powered but still “next-gen” Xbox Series S (left) and the Xbox Series X (right).
Enlarge / The massive and moody open-world RPG Elden Ring. Yes, it has a giant enemy crab.

From Software

Video game deals

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) for $40 ($60) at Target, Best Buy, PSN
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5) for $30 ($50) at Amazon, Target, PSN (PS4 bundle for $20)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PS5) for $40 ($50) at Amazon, Target, PSN
  • Final Fantasy XIV – Complete Edition (PS5, PS4) for $42 ($60) at PSN
  • MLB The Show 22 (PS5, Xbox Series) for $50 ($65) at Target, Best Buy, Walmart (also on Game Pass)
  • Elden Ring (PS5, PS4) for $50 ($59) at Amazon, Walmart, GameStop
  • Bloodborne (PS4) for $10 ($15) at Walmart, Best Buy (also on PS5 PS Plus Collection)
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5, PC) for $30 ($55) at PSN, Epic (use 25% off coupon)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PS5, PS4) for $26 ($35) at PSN
  • Celeste (PS4, PC) for $5 ($15) at PSN, Epic
  • Spiritfarer (PS4) for $10 ($20) at PSN (also on Game Pass)
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS5, PS4) for $30 ($45) at Amazon, Target, Best Buy, PSN
Enlarge / The gorgeous Zelda-alike Tunic is one of our favorite games of 2022.
Enlarge / Apple’s MagSafe Charger aligns easily to iPhone 12 and 13 devices and delivers up to 15 W of power.

Corey Gaskin

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

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