Grab a pair of recommended Anker noise-canceling headphones for $68

Grab a pair of recommended Anker noise-canceling headphones for $68

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Today’s Dealmaster is headlined by a nice discount on Anker’s Soundcore Life Q30: the wireless noise-canceling headphones are currently down to $68 at Amazon. That’s $12 off the pair’s usual going rate online and less than $5 above the lowest price we’ve tracked to date.

We highlighted a similar deal earlier in the year and continue to find the Soundcore Life Q30 to be an impressive value. While the Q30 can’t match the build quality or raw noise-canceling strength of a more expensive pair from Sony or Bose, the Q30 provides a cushy and comfortable design, excellent battery life of around 40 hours, USB-C charging, multi-device connectivity, and physical controls. Its sound is deeply heavy on the bass by default and absolutely not for audio purists, but the signature can be tweaked and customized through its companion app. And while its active noise cancellation is far from the strongest we’ve seen, it’s still capable enough for tuning out everyday sounds, especially given its price.

If you’re not in need of a new pair of headphones, though, our deals roundup also has offers on Fitbit activity trackers, indoor security cameras, the latest Call of Duty game, top-notch wireless mice for both gaming and office work, and much more. You can have a look at the full list below.

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Enlarge / The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop.

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Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Lenovo ThinkBook 15p laptop—Intel Core i7-10870H, 15.6-inch 3840×2160, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q for $1,137.95 at Lenovo (use code: THINKAPRDEAL—normally $1,400).
  • Dell Inspiron 14 5000 laptop—Intel Core i7-1165G7, 14-inch 1080p, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $692.99 at Dell (use code: 50OFF699—normally $900).
  • Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 (2020) gaming laptop—AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS, 14-inch 1080p 120Hz, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q for $1,199.99 at eBay and Best Buy (normally $1,350).
  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $799.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout—normally $860).
  • Apple MacBook Air (late 2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $949.99 at Amazon (normally $999).
  • Apple MacBook Air (late 2020) laptop—Apple M1, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $1,149.99 at Amazon (normally $1,220).
  • 27-inch LG 27UK650-W monitor—3840×2160, IPS, 60Hz, FreeSync for $299 at BuyDig (use code: EKM2—normally $380).
  • Crucial MX500 (2TB) 2.5-inch SATA internal SSD for $184.99 at Amazon (normally $210).
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Video game deals

Enlarge / Like most Call of Duty games, Black Ops: Cold War features lots of angry dudes shooting at stuff.

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Gaming deals

Enlarge / Anker’s Soundcore Life Q30 is an impressive wireless noise-canceling headphone that costs less than $100.

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TV and home entertainment deals

  • Prime users only: Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite 1080p media streamer for $19.99 at Amazon (normally $28).
  • 55-inch LG BX (2020 model) 4K HDR OLED TV + $100 Newegg e-gift card for $1,296.99 at Newegg (normally $1,400).
  • 65-inch LG CX (2020 model) 4K HDR OLED TV + $150 Visa gift card for $1,996.99 at BuyDig (normally $2,250).
  • My Best Buy members only: 65-inch Sony X900H (2020 model) 4K HDR LED TV for $1,169.99 at Best Buy (normally $1,350).
  • 75-inch Sony X900H (2020 model) 4K HDR LED TV for $1,569.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (discount seen at checkout—normally $1,950).

Enlarge / Logitech’s MX Master 3 is one of our favorite wireless office mice.

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Electronics deals

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Smart home device deals

Enlarge / RavPower’s RP-PC128 (left) is a speedy USB-C wall charger.

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Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Aura Mason nine-inch Wi-Fi digital photo frame for $179 at Bloomingdale’s, Kohl’s, and Best Buy (normally $200).
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  • RavPower RP-PC128 90W two-port USB-C PD wall charger for $37.99 at RavPower (use code: FAST128—normally $50).
  • Apple MagSafe Charger 15W wireless charger for iPhone 12 for $34 at Amazon (normally $39).
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