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A 40% Off Anker Smart Home Products sale, 30% Off Select Styles at Adidas, and an iRobot Roomba 671 lead off Friday’s best deals from around the web.

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Today’s Best Tech Deals

Volt Vault Battery Organizer With Battery Tester | $11 | Daily Steals | Promo code KJBATTERY
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This isn’t the first or the most popular battery organizer box we’ve posted on this website, but at $11 (with promo code KJBATTERY), it is the cheapest, and it even comes with a built-in battery tester. Just note that it’s only designed for AAs and AAAs, whereas those other boxes can often hold Cs, Ds, and 9Vs. But when’s the last time you used any of those?


TaoTronics Vent Phone Holder for Car With Qi Charging | $12 | Amazon | Promo code PI7YLDF4
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The best place for a Qi charging pad is in your car, and now you can get one for the best price we’ve ever seen. This mount from TaoTronics attaches to an air vent and plugs into any car USB charger to provide power to your phone while keeping it near eye level so you can use it safely as a GPS.

Get it for just $12 today with promo code PI7YLDF4. That’s not much more than you’d expect to pay for a plain old vent mount, but it’s totally unprecedented for one with wireless charging.


TP-Link AC750 Range Extender | $20 | Amazon | Clip the $5 coupon

Wi-Fi range extenders can’t work miracles, but if there’s one spot in your house with spotty coverage, they can be a much cheaper solution than buying a new router. So for $20, why not give this one a try?

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You’ll need to clip the $5 coupon to get the deal, but the final price is a match for what we saw on Prime Day, no Prime membership required.


If you’re still wiping drool off your face after Samsung’s recent Galaxy Note10 announcement, you can get up to $150 in bonus cash to spend with Samsung by preordering your phone now.

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You can preorder your device here, and then follow the instructions once you receive it to get your credit for the Shop Samsung app, which includes everything from headphones and smartphone accessories to TVs and washing machines.

Preorders of the Galaxy Note10 are eligible for a $100 credit, while Note10+ owners can claim the maximum $150, which can help ease the sting of the latter’s $1,100 starting price.


Anker SoundCore Ace A1 Bluetooth Speaker | $13 | Amazon
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This isn’t Anker’s biggest, most loudest, or longest lasting Bluetooth speaker, but it costs 13 dollars (half as much as usual), ships for free with Prime, and is small enough to take with you to a picnic or whatever. That’s a fair trade in my book.


Private Internet Access Old Price Sale | Private Internet Access

Back in March, Private Internet Access (our readers’ favorite VPN service) raised its prices for the first time ever. And while our readers can still get an exclusive 3-years for $99 plan, they just lowered their other plans back to their old prices for a limited time.

The reason this is a big deal is that you can renew your membership as many times as you want at whatever price you originally paid. Once the prices go back to normal, you’ll still be locked into the lower rate.

Here are the new (old) promotional prices, along with what you’d normally pay:

  • 1 month: $6.95 (down from $9.99)
  • 1 year: $39.95 (down from $71.88)

Clearly, the annual plan is the sweet spot here if you don’t want to commit to the three-year plan, but $6.95/month for 10 simultaneous connections, clients for just about every conceivable device, and servers in 32 countries (foreign Netflix, anyone?). We aren’t sure when the prices will go back up, so you probably want to lock in your account ASAP.

Today’s Best Home Deals

IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box + Scoop | $19 | Amazon
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Cats are cool and all, but they make a huge mess. Every time they go to the bathroom, they launch out of their litter box and leave a nasty trail of litter all over your house. If you’re trying to prevent this, you can get the IRIS Top Entry Cat Litter Box + Scoop for $19 on Amazon. The top-entry lid design includes a grooved lid to help remove leftover litter from your cat’s paws.


Magicfly Total Blackout Window Film | $17 | Amazon | Clip the $2 coupon and use promo code 25VQ6RCR
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If you’re looking to make a room in your home permanently dark, you’re going to want to get this blackout film while it is on sale. When you clip the $2 coupon and use promo code 25VQ6RCR, you can get Magicfly Total Blackout Window Film for $17. The 36" x 80" film is made without glue, so it is easy to install and remove without damaging your windows. You can block out 99% of daylight when using this blackout film.


24-Pack Cottonelle Ultra CleanCare Toilet Paper | $19 | Amazon | Clip the $9 coupon
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Toilet paper, for reasons that should be obvious, is not a purchase you should skimp on. Could you find 24 large rolls of single ply for less than $19? Sure, of course. But this is Cottonelle Ultra CleanCare, and it’s softer, more absorbent, and can stand up to moisture far better than the cheap stuff.

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Clip the coupon on the page to pinch $9 off the price of the 24-pack, bringing it down to easily the best price ever.


40% Off Select Anker Smart Home Products | Amazon | Promo code KINJASMART
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Anker’s home brand Eufy has quietly built up quite the catalog of highly rated smart home gadgets, and our readers can save 40% on a bunch of them today with promo code KINJASMART.

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The deals start with smart plugs, as all smart homes should. Get one of the company’s mini plugs (with energy monitoring!) for $14, or a pair of them for $24.

The sexier deals though are all about lighting. Whether you should buy a smart light switch or smart light bulbs is a matter of some debate, and really depends on how the lighting is set up in your home, but whichever route you go, these prices are incredibly affordable.


Swiffer Air Cleaning System 2.0 | $37 | Woot
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Swiffer makes an air purifier to keep dust off your furniture, which is a brilliant bit of marketing on their part, but it actually has solid reviews, and looks way nicer than just about every other air purifier out there.

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At only $37 at Woot (easily the best price we’ve ever seen), it’s no surprise that it doesn’t have true HEPA filtration for allergens, but it’ll still get the job done with dust and pet hair. Just note that this price is only available today, or until sold out. Sneeze, and you might miss it.


Urban Bloom Aros Charcoal Pillow | $111 | Huckberry
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If you’re going to spend a third of your life sleeping, you might as well make it good. A charcoal-infused, hypoallergenic pillow from Urban Bloom is like a sweet pillow dream, and right now, Huckberry is offering up 20% savings, making this a sweet pillow deal, too. At $111, the memory foam-filled Aros model is nothing but cold sides, so your sleep is cool, clean, and comfortable as possible. Get yours now, and rest easy knowing you didn’t sleep on a great deal.


Char-Broil Potato Screws (6-Pack) | $8 | Amazon
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It’s almost barbecue season, and you can be ready with a set of Char-Broil potato screws, now marked down $8 for six, the best price ever. As you might have guessed from the name, you screw these stainless steel corkscrews into potatoes, and throw them on the grill. The screws make them easier to grab with tongs or gloves, and help transfer grill heat to the inside of the potato, which makes them cook faster.


Eagle Creek Pack-It Cube 3-Cube Set | $24 | Amazon

Update: No longer available for $24, but you can get the set for $30 by clipping the coupon on the page, which is still a solid deal.

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There are a lot of packing cubes out there, but Eagle Creek’s Specter cubes are among the best, and you can grab three of them for $24 today, the best price Amazon’s ever listed.

From our review on The Inventory:

Ultralight, water resistant, translucent, washable, and sporting a full-zip design and handles, the Specter line is easy to pack, easy to use, and won’t weigh you down.

Of course, packing cubes make it easier to separate your socks, underwear, shirts, and pants while packing, but I really love them on trips where I’m staying in multiple locations over the course of several nights. I’ll pack everything I need for my first hotel stay in one cube, and everything I need for the second location in a second cube. That way, I don’t have to unpack my entire suitcase in each hotel. I’m not saying this happens often, but it’s great, okay!


Zero Grid Electronics Travel Organizer | $12 | Clip $1 coupon and use promo code VGR85KUN
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What gift do you get for the gadget lover who already has everything? A bag to carry their gadgets, of course. The Zero Grid Electronics Travel Organizer is bursting with pockets, straps, and zippers to keep all of your tech gear organized and untangled while you’re on the road. Get it for an all-time low $12 today when you clip the $1 coupon and use code VGR85KUN.


10% off Any Order With Purchase of a Casper or Wave Mattress | Casper | Promo code SLEEPCOOL
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Beyond the standard $50 discounts you hear about in the middle of every podcast, Casper mattresses don’t go on sale often, and Casper accessory deals are even rarer. But this 10% sitewide sale (live now) holds the promise of serious savings, if you still haven’t gotten rid of that old coil spring.

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They’ve run the same deal for a few other holidays this year, but this is still a solid deal if you’re in the market for a great bed.

To get this deal, you have to buy either a Casper or Wave mattress (sorry, dog mattresses don’t count), so you can’t take advantage if you’re only shopping for accessories. But 10% savings on a standard Casper mattress works out to nearly $100 on a queen, or as much as $240 on the new, advanced Wave mattress. Just use promo code SLEEPCOOL at checkout to see the savings stack up.


iRobot Roomba 671 | $230 | Woot
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There are a lot of inexpensive robotic vacuums out there, but Roombas are still the most broadly popular, not to mention the easiest to buy replacement parts and accessories for. This model looks very similar to the entry level 650, but with added Wi-Fi and Alexa support, and a great low price today.

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Once you buy it, you’ll either spend a lot less time vacuuming, or you’ll quickly come to realize how dirty your floors usually are. Or maybe both!

Just remember that this price is only available today, and there’s a chance it might sell out. We saw it for $200 (briefly) at Woot last month, but today’s price is still a solid ~$64 less than usual.


Ecobee Switch+ Light Switch | $45 | Amazon
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Ecobee’s Switch+ is probably the smartest light switch in existence. It can control your lights via an ambient light sensor, a motion sensor, and (of course) a button, but it also has Alexa built in. Note that I didn’t say it works with Alexa, I mean it actually has a microphone and speaker inside, meaning it’s basically a wall-mounted Echo Dot.

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If you have an Ecobee thermostat, it’ll also work as a remote temperature sensor, because why wouldn’t it? It almost always sells for $80 these days, but right now, it’s down to an all-time low $45 on Amazon.


Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball | $6 | Amazon
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Have you ever felt like your dog might not be that bright? Maybe you’ve told them to go get their toy to play but they came back with a sock? Yeah, plenty of dog owners have been there. If you want to give your pet’s brain some much-needed stimulation, the Pet Zone IQ Treat Ball is a great way. It is only $6 and will hopefully add a few points to your dog’s IQ. If not, at least they’ll get to eat some treats and have fun.

Casper Pillow, Standard | $61 | Amazon
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As you may know, we run a weekly co-op where we poll our readers to see what their favorite products are. This week, we asked about pillows. Many adults have strong opinions about pillows and the Casper Pillow happens to be one of them. Right now, it is $4 off on Amazon. Obviously, this is not a huge deal, but the pillow rarely ever goes on sale at all. Since it is a reader favorite, we wanted to alert the masses. The Casper pillow has a 100% cotton cover with a breathable percale weave to increases airflow to keep it cool. It has a pillow-in-pillow design that is packed with microfiber fill to provide support and comfort.

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Here’s what one fellow reader had to say about the Casper Pillow on The Inventory:

Perfect combination of fluffy, supportive, and stays cooler than any other pillow I have owned. - Wholandia

If you love this pillow or one of the four other finalists, you still have time to vote on this week’s co-op to get it to #1.

Today’s Best Lifestyle Deals

Extra 20% Off Select Fleece | Backcountry
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You may not be in the market for fleece...yet. But in a few short weeks, the cooled-down fall temperatures will have you yearning for the soft warmth of a nice fleece jacket, and Backcountry has your back. As part of the outdoor retailer’s Semi Annual Sale, you can save an extra 20% off select fleece outerwear for a limited time. Just be sure to get cozy with these discounts soon; this deal will only last through the weekend.


Swim Trunk Sale | Huckberry
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If you haven’t bought yourself a new pair of swim trunks since college, you should treat yourself to something nice while it’s still warm out. Huckberry’s currently running a big sale on fashionable trunks from a variety of brands, including Howler Brothers, Suit, and Outerknown, just to name a few.

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The sale definitely leans towards modern, shorter, tighter cuts, but there’s something for everyone here, whether you like simple dark trunks, or want to show off a splash of color poolside. This is a clearance sale, so sizing availability can be a bit spotty, but with so many options, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding something good.


Armor-Lux Sale | Huckberry
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Even if you don’t know what a Breton shirt is by name, you’d definitely know it if you see it. Originating in 1858 as the official uniform of French navy in Brittany, the iconic horizontal stripes have been co-opted into a staple of men’s fashion for, oh, the last century or so. It even has a Wikipedia page.

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Today, French company Armor-Lux is the official manufacturer of the Breton, and you can save on several of their wares at Huckberry right now. Unfortunately, the classic black-on-white Breton isn’t discounted, but other colors are, as are the double striped sweaters popularized by Mick Jagger.


30% Off Select Styles | Adidas | Promo code GEARUP
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Right now, Adidas is running a sale that’s sure to get your blood pumping. In celebration of the start of the school year, the retailer is taking 30% off select styles for men, women, and kids with promo code GEARUP. So score a new pair of kicks or some brand new workout clothes for the upcoming fall season now, since this sale’s only happening for a few days.


Bras are expensive, so when a BOGO bra deal comes around—especially from a beloved brand like Aerie—it’s important to pay attention. Now through Sunday, all bras and bralettes from the size-inclusive, ultra comfortable brand are buy one, get one free. The second bra must be of equal or lesser value, but still, you can’t say this sale is a bust.


20% Off Sitewide | First Aid Beauty | Promo code FABDAY
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As someone with dry skin, First Aid Beauty’s soothing products are some of my personal favorites, and today, you can take 20% off their entire site at the brand’s 10th Birthday Sale with promo code FABDAY. Consider trying out some cult-favorite Ultra Repair Cream (or if you prefer something a bit lighter go the route of the Ultra Repair Moisturizer). I also stan the very gentle Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask for a boost of hydration, and the Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum, because in case you haven’t heard, hyaluronic acid if your friend. But really, with this sale, you can’t go wrong.


NIVEA Men 5 Piece On-the-Go Grooming Set | $13 | Amazon | Clip 50% Off Coupon
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Do you rely on hotel shampoo and soap whenever you travel? It is time to grow up. That soap is horrible for your skin. Instead, you need to get this NIVEA Men 5 Piece On-the-Go Grooming Set while it is 50% off. Included in the set is NIVEA Men Sensitive Post Shave Balm, Sensitive Shaving Gel, Sensitive Face Wash, Sensitive Protective Lotion, and Sensitive Body Wash, plus a travel bag. All of these NIVEA products will help keep your skin healthy while you’re away from home. Airplanes can really dry out your skin, so you’ll want to have the lotion and face wash handy.


Up to 40% Off Select Styles | Levi’s
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Everyone needs a good pair of jeans. If you know what I mean, head over to Levi’s, where select styles are 40% off as part of the brand’s Back to School Sale. The sale includes items for men, women, and kids, so truly everyone can dive into some new, discounted denim.


30% Off Sitewide | Sunday Scaries | Promo code CBDDAY
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In 2o19, it may feel like every day is CBD Day, but today, August 8, it’s actually National CBD Day. Wishing you peace and chill vibes on this blessed holiday!

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To celebrate, acclaimed CBD purveyor Sunday Scaries is taking 30% off sitewide, so you can stock up your CBD stores with everything from gummies (both vegan and non), tinctures, candy, and even energy shots. Use promo code CBDDAY to apply the discount to your order, and get ready to feel calm as hell. Happy CBD Day to all!


Update: The 85g sunscreen has gone down to $14, while the 50g is still $8.

Does your skin turn a nice tomato red after only five minutes of sun exposure? You better stock up on some sunscreen now before you’re assaulted by UV rays all summer long. Thankfully, a cult-favorite Japanese sunscreen is currently on sale.

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You can get a regular bottle of Biore UV Watery Essence for $8, an extra large bottle (1.7x the normal size) for $14, or three of the regular sized bottles for $25. Those are some of the best prices we’ve seen, and while I realize the single bottle is a slightly better deal per ounce than the 3-pack or the extra large bottle, it does have a tendency to sell out, which is why we’re linking to all three options. The 50 SPF sunscreen is pretty literal to its name and is said to feel like water when applied to your skin.

Here’s what Shep McAllister had to say about it on The Inventory:

As far as sunscreen goes, the only thing I really knew about it was that I didn’t like it, and given the option, I would usually just opt to stay indoors until the UV index fell to around 3 or 4, or until someone invented a sunscreen pill, whichever came first.

That all changed when my wife introduced me to Biore Watery Essence sunscreen. It’s SPF 50 (the bare minimum for my needs, thank you very much), waterproof for 80 minutes, and feels like rubbing water on your skin. Cool to the touch, it rubs in effortlessly, and doesn’t come with the unpleasant smell or zincy stickiness of pretty much every other sunscreen I’ve used. About two minutes after putting it on, I’ve usually completely forgotten about it, which is a compliment of the highest order.

Today’s Best Media DeaLS

You don’t have to be a music major to get an extensive musical education, thanks to Amazon. Right now, Prime Students can enjoy Amazon Music Unlimited for just $1 per month—because you should be putting your money toward more important things, like tuition and books and stuff. You’ll gain unlimited access to over 50 million songs on-demand, with the ability to listen offline and via Alexa. Finally, all those hours in class have paid off.

Today’s Best Gaming Deals

Neo Geo Mini + Two Controllers + HDMI Cable | $100 | Walmart
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Released last year, the Neo Geo Mini was a good, if imperfect nostalgia trip that especially appealed to fighting game fans. But if the console’s original $109 price tag scared you off, it’s time to give it a second look.

Right now, you can get the console bundled with two controllers and a mini HDMI cable (required if you want to output the console to your TV) for $100. That’s less than the console by itself used to cost, and those extras would have pushed your total investment to about $160. You can technically play the thing without the controllers using the tiny joystick and buttons on the unit itself, but come on, we know you’re going to do that once when you open the thing, and then never again.


Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED Gaming Mouse | $70 | Best Buy
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Logitech makes some of the best gaming mice around, and right now you can pick up the Powerplay-ready Logitech G903 for a low $70. This wireless mouse offers lag-free performance, tons of customization options in an ambidextrous package.

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Sold separately is the $100 Powerplay mousepad which will charge the mouse as it works without having to plug in. It’s cool—but not absolutely necessary. If you want pro-level performance in a wireless mouse, look no further. This is half off its regular price, and $5 off the best price we’ve ever seen.


PowerA Wireless Controller for Nintendo Switch (Black) | $37 | Amazon
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If you suddenly find yourself in need of extra controllers for your Super Smash Bros. parties (like I do, every other Saturday), PowerA’s Gamecube-style wireless controller is down to $37 for the black version, a match for an all-time low. It’s laid out exactly like the controller of yore, and feels like a nice jolt of nostalgia, but it’s also wireless, which is awesome.

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Deals You May Have Missed

Breville Bambino Plus Espresso Machine | $400 | Amazon
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If you can’t start your day without a shot (or three) of espresso, buying a nice machine (i.e. one that you’ll actually want to use) for your home can save you money in the long run compared to going to a coffee shop every day. Hell, it might even allow you to retire some day.

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I kid, but there’s something very satisfying about supplying your own caffeine fix in the morning, and the highly rated Breville Bambino Plus is a space-efficient and beautiful appliance that can make you a perfect shot every time, and can also steam your milk. At $400 (down from $500), it’s never been cheaper on Amazon.


It’s not hard to figure out why the LÍLLÉbaby Complete All Seasons is one of our favorite baby carriers for hiking (or for just walking around with a baby, generally). It can be used in six different positions as your kid grows, and its breathable mesh design means you won’t have to drench your kid in your own sweat.

It almost always sells for $140, but today on Amazon, you can adopt it into your childrearing product family for $120.


DASH Compact Air Fryer | $56 | Amazon
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All foods are better fried, but because the world is a cruel place, fried foods are bad for you. If you are looking to fry without fear, look no further than this DASH Compact Air Fryer, now down to $56 in four colors, which uses hot air instead of oil to make everything extra crispy. It’s also technically an oven, making baking easier than ever, and it’s tiny enough to not be a countertop eyesore. You can even use it to reheat pizza. So order up one for yourself before this deal is burnt to a crisp.


Nintendo Switch Pro Controller | $62 | Amazon
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The Switch Pro controller isn’t just one of the best ways to control your Nintendo Switch, it might be one of the best gamepads ever made, period. If you have a Switch and still haven’t picked one up, $62 is about $7 less than usual. It’s not the best deal we’ve seen, but it’s not bad, as far as Nintendo prices are concerned.

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If you’re thinking “but I have a pair of Joy-Con and the grip thing; what do I need this for,” know that I felt the same way for a long time. But when I finally caved and bought a Pro controller for a Super Smash get-together a few months ago, there was no turning back. It’s so much more comfortable to hold, and the buttons are so much bigger and nicer to press. I’m angry that I waited so long.


If you didn’t buy enough years for $40 back on Black Friday or Prime Day, you can get the