Sony’s flagship XM4 noise-cancelling headphones cost nearly $100


Sony's flagship XM4 noise-cancelling headphones cost nearly $100

While Sony’s WH-1000XM5 recently debuted with a higher price and just a few tweaks, you can still snag the very good XM4 model for a low price at Woot. Normally $348, the silver model is available new for $259.99. It’s been about six months since we’ve seen a price beat this one. (Amazon sold them for $248 around Black Friday.)

The color scheme of this XM4 is called “silver” by Sony, but I think it’s an off-white with gold accents. This model has touted features we were happy to recognize in the latest version, like the 30-hour battery life and the ability to pair with two Bluetooth sources at the same time, as well as the auto play/pause feature that occurs when you snap or record the headphones off.

You can check out our review of the XM4s here and our review of the newer XM5 headphones here for comparison.

Sony WH-1000XM4

These over-ear headphones are some of the best noise-cancelling headphones you can buy right now. They can last up to 30 hours on a single charge and offer a comfortable listening experience with soft ear cushions.

If you want to play against friends or strangers Nintendo Switch Sports and other online games require a Switch Online membership. Best Buy offers a good deal that bundles a year of service (it’s the family membership that gives up to eight users online access on the same console) and a 128GB SanDisk microSD card for $34.99. You essentially get the microSD card for free, allowing you to significantly expand your Switch’s 32GB of internal storage to accommodate digital game downloads.

With Nintendo Switch Online, subscribers can also back up their game saves to the cloud (handy if your console ever breaks) and access a plethora of retro games spanning NES and Super Nintendo.

Apple’s MagSafe magnetic battery that snaps onto the back of your iPhone 12 or iPhone 13 series phone is $20 off Amazon and Best Buy. Normally $99, it’s $79.99 which is close to the lowest price we’ve seen. It works best on the latest and greatest iPhones, but can also be used as a stationary wireless charger for older iPhones. In addition, you can charge AirPods that support wireless charging.

If you’re planning on taking this on the road, keep in mind that this little battery doesn’t have enough capacity to fully charge even Apple’s smallest iPhone. In our 2021 test, it achieved an 83 percent charge of the iPhone 12 Mini before going to zero, and it took 130 minutes to do so. So it’s not particularly fast or roomy in terms of battery juice, but it could get the job done for your needs.

The Apple MagSafe Battery Pack on an iPhone 12 Mini

Apple MagSafe battery pack

Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack is the only on-the-go magnetic wireless charging option built into iOS for visible charge levels. It doesn’t pack enough juice to fully charge an iPhone 12 or 13, but it’s handy for charging in a compact package.

This deal may not last much longer, but Adorama is selling the Microsoft Xbox Series S console for $249.99 instead of the usual $299.99. It’s slashed the price for Memorial Day, but you might be lucky enough to snag a discounted console if you’re quick. For those who don’t know, this is the smaller and cheaper alternative to the harder-to-find Series X. In a head-to-head comparison, the Series S doesn’t have as much grunt in terms of specs, aiming for 1440p resolution in games instead 4K Also to note: It’s missing a drive and has half the storage at 512GB. Read our review.

Microsoft Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S is smaller than the 4K-capable Xbox Series X, but it can still handle the same digital games – albeit at a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440.

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