The weather turned sharply warmer this week where I live. Hopefully it stays that way, because I am ready to head outside again. Whether your destination is in or out this weekend, we’ve got deals on one of our favorite phones, several great laptops, and one of the best espresso machines that’ll fit on your kitchen counter.
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Samsung Galaxy S21+
Samsung Galaxy S21 256 GB for $700 ($150 off): With a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip and an excellent 120-Hz display, Samsung’s S21 series Android phones are hard to beat. The 256-GB model here is the same price as the 128-GB version, so be sure to pick that one up for more on-device storage.Moto G Power 2021 for $230 ($20 off): It’s a small deal, but it makes an already affordable phone even more enticing. The latest from Motorola doesn’t have the best cameras, but you get good performance and fantastic three-day battery life.Apple iPad Air for $699 ($50 off): This is a good deal on our favorite iPad. The Air’s performance is great, thanks to the A14 Bionic chip (also in the iPhone 12), and the 10.9-inch screen, with its slim edges, strikes a good balance between portable and usable. It pairs well with the Magic Keyboard, also on sale (see below). B&H also has the Air on sale.Apple Magic Keyboard for $200 ($100 off): The Magic Keyboard is one of the better iPad case and keyboard options. It feels great to type on, the trackpad integrates seamlessly into iPadOS, and it even has a USB-C port. Our only complaint is that it’s a bit bulky and expensive. This deal addresses the latter.Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2 Pro True Wireless Earbuds for $100 ($30 off): Clip the on-page coupon to see the discount at checkout. These earbuds offer active noise cancellation and seven hours of run time (26 hours with charging case).
Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 13 for $1,100 ($153 off): The more laptops I test, the more I like the Dell XPS 13. It’s small, light, powerful, and has a gorgeous 4K display. This deal gets you an 11th-generation Intel Core i7 processor with 16 gigabytes of RAM and a 512-gigabyte SSD.ThinkBook 13s Gen 2 for $929 ($500 off): This ThinkBook is the latest laptop to cross my desk, and it’s a solid deal at this price. You get an AMD Ryzen 7 (4000 series) chip, 16 gigabytes of RAM, a 512-gigabyte SSD, and an HD screen for under $1,000.Microsoft Surface Pro 7 for $830 ($370 off): The Surface Pro 7 is Microsoft’s best hybrid tablet/laptop to date. This model nets you an Intel i5 chip, 8 gigs of RAM, and a 256-gigabyte SSD. The model with 16 gigabytes of RAM is also on sale for $300 off. Note that these deals do not include the Type Cover keyboard, which we recommend. It’s discounted too.Toshiba Canvio 4-Terabyte Portable Hard Drive for $76 ($40 off): This Toshiba drive makes a good backup drive. It’s slow compared to an SSD, but it’s great for overnight backups. You do back up all your data, right?
Breville Barista Express
Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine for $600 ($100 off): We currently recommend the more expensive Barista Pro model because it’s a bit easier to use, but if you don’t mind wading through the manual to figure everything out, the Barista Express is a good option, especially at this price. WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu has been using it for three years with no problems.Aura Frames for $179+ ($20+ off): Digital frames make great gifts, and Aura’s models are some of the highest-quality frames around. You can upload a set of photos once or have them continually update with your latest memories so Mom and Pop can see exactly how everyone is doing.Roborock S6 Robot Vacuum for $380 ($270 off): Roborock vacuums offer great performance at relatively low prices. This one exemplifies that ethos.Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub for $89 ($40 off): Grilling season is nearly here. Upgrade your grill with Weber’s Smart Hub, which includes a wireless hub with an ambient temperature sensor as well as a meat temperature sensor to make sure you don’t over (or under) cook. It also has an app teeming with recipes and grilling advice. You tell the app what you have and it walks you through grilling it.Amazon Basics 12-Pack AAA Rechargeable Batteries for $11 ($4 off): Who doesn’t need some extra batteries? Note that this deal doesn’t include a AAA battery charger.TP-Link Deco Wi-Fi 6 Mesh System for $225 ($45 off): This mesh Wi-Fi system can cover up to 5,800 square feet with its Wi-Fi 6 signal, and it makes a great alternative to a traditional router. The little white cylinders also look better than your typical router with antenna spines sticking out everywhere, so you won’t be tempted to shove these in a closet.
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