It’s getting close to warmest time of the year, so why not trick out your home theater and stay indoors? Or, if you plan on venturing out, you can grab some earphones to keep the music blasting on the go. Whatever your needs, there are plenty of sales going on this weekend and we’ve rounded up some of the best on all of our favorite electronics.
Update May 29, 2023: We’ve removed expired offers, added some replacements, and updated pricing.
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Home theater offers
Even after the latest 2022 update, TCL’s 6-series (9/10, WIRED recommends) is still our all-time favorite TV. This quantum dot mini-LED TV offers even better contrast and deeper blacks than previous versions of this already great set. It has a built-in Roku interface, and the included stand is excellent.
LG is the only company producing large-scale OLED panels on a large scale, so it’s no surprise that LG’s TV is one of our top picks. The C2 has one of the lowest input lags, making it perfect for gaming, and the OLED screen offers insane contrasts that should appeal to movie nerds.
If your living room gets a lot of natural light, some TVs can have a hard time competing to be seen. In those cases, this Samsung TV (8/10, WIRED recommends) is one of our favorites. It’s not only one of the brightest TVs we’ve tested, but it also has some of the best viewing angles, making it ideal for a wide range of situations.
We are still not sure who you really are Need still an 8K TV, but if you really want to be cutting edge, this Samsung set (8/10, WIRED recommends) is our top pick, and it’s finally hitting a reasonable price point. It has absolutely stunning image quality and processing, and even comes with a solar-powered remote control.
The Vizio M-Series 5.1.2 Soundbar (9/10, WIRED recommends) is our top pick under $500. It supports Dolby Atmos sound and blasts audio upwards to help create a more vibrant soundstage . It also comes with dual rear speakers to give you immersive sound with minimal setup.
If you’re invested in the Nikon ecosystem, the Z6 II is an excellent upgrade. Its 24-megapixel full-frame sensor offers first-rate dynamic range, and the camera can record 4:2:2 10-bit log footage over HDMI.
The GoPro Hero11 (9/10, WIRED recommends) is one of our favorite action cameras, but it’s also great as a regular camera. It has an easy mode to get footage with minimal effort and you can extract some amazing high resolution still images from the video.
The Insta360 One RS (8/10, WIRED recommends) is our top pick for an all-around action camera. It’s a great action camera, great as a 360 camera, and even supports interchangeable lenses, with three distinct modules you can mix and match.
If you’re looking for the best bang for your buck, the GoPro Hero 10 (8/10, WIRED recommends) is our best action camera. It has a fast processor capable of recording up to 5.3K video, high frame rate video, and video tone mapping for even better detail.
GoalZero makes some of our favorite power banks for charging heavy devices like laptops. This is a beast, capable of delivering 187 watt hours of power. It has four USB ports (two USB-A, two USB-C), one regular power outlet, and even a car power outlet.
This portable battery from BioLite is our favorite for outdoor use. It’s made of durable material, while being light enough to carry in your pocket. BioLite also manufactures solar panels which can be used to charge their own batteries, and while we’re still testing them, so far they’ve been a pretty handy way to top up your power bank when you’re away from home.
This is one of Jackery’s smallest batteries, but it will charge your laptop 3 times and offers access to ecosystem including solar panels and traditional charging. You can upgrade the capacity later if you like the system but keep the same solar panels and other accessories. Jackery’s powerhouses are well-designed with comfortable carrying handles and all the right ports for emergency use or car camping. You can save a little more than usual right now.
This monstrously huge portable battery from Zendure is our pick for air travel for a very simple reason: It’s the largest-ever capacity you can legally take on a plane. If you need to charge your phone, laptop, tablet, AND Switch as you fly around the world, you can bring several smaller batteries or just take this one.
For really serious energy needs, this Jackery Explorer powerhouse is our go-to. It’s meant to be paired with a few solar panels, can store a huge amount of energy, and can produce enough power to run major appliances off the grid.
Offers for headphones and earphones
HyperX’s Cloud Alpha Wireless headset is one of the rare gadgets to score a perfect 10/10, WIRED Recommends. Using a combination of quantum physics and dark magic, this pair gets a staggering 300 hours of battery life, compared to 30 on most other earbuds. They’re also super comfortable, have great audio quality, and boast a solid mic for group chat. This isn’t the cheapest we’ve seen them, but they’ve been more expensive lately and this is still a good deal.
This headset is our top pick for Xbox gamers. The Arctis 9X connects directly to Xbox the same way you pair controllers, so you don’t need a dongle. They’re comfortable, have excellent audio quality, and last about 20 hours on a single charge.
The JBL Quantum Ones may have a distinct Gamer Aesthetic™, but they’re also our top pick if you like 3D audio. Not only is the spatial audio delivery excellent, but JBL has also added some nifty features like turning down the volume if you take your head off the game.
If you’re an iPhone user, it’s hard to find better earbuds than the AirPods Pro (9/10, WIRED recommends). They pair easily with Apple products, fit comfortably in most ears, and the charging case has its own built-in speaker so you never have to stop listening.
The Sony LinkBuds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are unique in that they have holes in the middle of their drivers, so you can still hear sounds from the outside world while listening. That helps make them our top pick for earbuds when you’re traveling around town.
If you happen to be really big on the Alexa ecosystem, then the Echo Buds (8/10, WIRED Recommends) are our top pick for you. They have great audio quality, a wireless charging case, and of course they can respond to voice commands just like other Echo products.