10 best deals: TVs, headphones and gaming accessories
It’s been a slow year for games, but in the coming months we’ll have a flood of big name titles including Monitor 2, Bayonet 3, God of War: Ragnarök, and Pokemon scarlet and violet. Now might be the time to upgrade your home theater and gaming setup before you find yourself glued to the couch for the winter, and you’re in luck – we’ve found some great discounts on TVs, projectors and headphones.
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This TV from Samsung (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite for bright rooms. It emits an extraordinary amount of light, so it’s easy to see, even in rooms full of windows and lamps. Its QLED panel offers excellent contrast and supports up to 120 frames per second, making it a great choice for gamers.
OLED TVs have incredible contrast ratios since the pixels only light up when needed. This means that the black levels seem really black. The problem is that they are quite expensive. This set from Vizio (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is already one of the cheapest OLED TVs around, and this deal makes it even more affordable. The price fluctuates a lot, but it’s not uncommon to find it at $1,000. This offer is also available at Best Buy.
TCL makes some of our favorite budget TVs, and over the years the tech we love in the high-end 5 and 6 Series has filtered down to the 4 Series. This model packs a 4K panel, with support for HDR support and built-in Roku software, all for a modest price.
Read our guides to the best wireless gaming headsets and best gaming headsets for more recommendations.
Click the coupon button to see the full discount at checkout. This headset earned our extremely rare perfect score (10/10, WIRED Recommends) for somehow hitting 300 hours of battery life, when most headsets only promise up to 30. Plus, it’s comfortable for long gaming sessions, looks sleek and has a rich, vibrant sound.
For a beefier headset that’s still easy to charge, the Astro A50 is one of our top picks. It comes with a base station that automatically charges the headset when you put it down. The dock also doubles as a MixAmp that lets you balance game audio and chat audio to get the right mix.
Gaming Accessory Deals
Be sure to check out our Best Gaming Mouse and Best Nintendo Switch Accessories guides for more.
If you like a satisfying snap when clicking heads in a first-person shooter, this mouse from Roccat is one of our favorites. It offers more than a hundred hours of autonomy and a sensor of 19,000 points per inch (speed of movement of the mouse on the screen). But what we really like is how well those light-up buttons click.
Speaking of satisfying clicks, is there anything better than a mechanical keyboard that’s as loud as it is shiny? Maybe, but if you don’t think so, then this Roccat Vulcan keyboard is perfect for you. It’s one of our favorite mechanical keyboards, with thunderous keys, a convenient volume dial and individual RGB LEDs.
One of the best new features of the PlayStation 5 is an M.2 slot to easily upgrade your storage. This SSD from Western Digital packs 1 terabyte of storage into a compact card that fits easily into the console (or some gaming PCs). It also has its own heat sink to make sure it runs smoothly even when you’re downloading or playing those 100 gigabyte games.
For Switch owners, there are two accessories you can’t live without: a carrying case and a portable battery. This case from Bionik gives you both in one package. One of our favorite Switch accessories, it comes with a 10,000mAh battery, USB-C cable (which you can also use to charge your tablet or phone), and space for your games and controllers.
If you already have your own battery (a fair bet these days), you can save some cash on this Switch case. This hard case from RLSOCO not only has room for the Switch, some controllers, and cables, it even has a slot for the Switch dock, making it ideal for travel.