The 17 Best Weekend Deals on Phones, Face Masks, and Keyboards

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fall is officially reached. If the change in seasons is urging you to replace your old tech and accessories with new, you’re in luck. We’ve found tons of deals on everything from smartphones and headphones to laptops, earbuds, and keyboards. In the market for home office gear? We found several deals on webcams, laptop stands, and monitors here earlier this week.

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Phone and Smartwatch Deals

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Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

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The Galaxy A52 5G (7/10 Nerdshala Recommends) isn’t the most attractive of a smartphone, but you can count on it to get the job done. It has a 120-Hz OLED display (like the new iPhone 13 Pro), 5G connectivity, a microSD card slot, and even a headphone jack. It will also receive three years of Android updates and four years of security patches. So that you can hold it for a while.

If your phone is always at 10 percent or less, look into the Moto G Power (5/10 Nerdshala Recommended). It has a 5,000 mAh battery which will last for almost a full three days. With a Snapdragon 662 chip, it runs decently considering its low price tag. Naturally, you’ll have to settle for low-light photos with the camera, rather dim display, and no NFC for contactless payments. It often falls at this price.

Bought a new iPhone 13 and looking for accessories? Belkin’s magnetic wireless charger comes with support for MagSafe, making it super easy to magnetically connect it to your iPhone. It comes equipped with a 6-foot-long built-in cable and 20-watt power adapter (to make up for its slow 7.5-watt charging speed).

Outlets can be scarce when you’re on the go, which is why portable batteries are an essential accessory for travel. Nimble’s Champ Lite has 5,200m-Ah capacity with USB-C and USB-A ports, so you can charge two devices at once.

fall is a Excellent Weather for outdoor workouts and activities, such as trail running, camping and paddling. The Garmin Instinct Solar (8/10 Wired Recommendation) is Nerdshala editor Adrienne So’s favorite tracker. It has built-in GPS that is fairly accurate against online maps and a pulse oximeter to track blood-oxygen levels while you sleep. And it can juice back with the power of the sun.

The Mobvoi Ticwatch Pro 3 is one of the few smartwatches that will receive Google’s Wear OS 3 upgrade next year. It is powered by Qualcomm’s latest Wear 4100+ processor, so it performs smoothly. You’ll also get almost a full two days of battery life thanks to Mobvoi’s innovative dual-layer screen, as well as sleep tracking.

laptop and keyboard deals

M1. macbook air with

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The MacBook Air is regularly on sale for $900, so while this extra $50 discount isn’t life-changing, it’s rare. On the outside, the MacBook Air with M1 (9/10 Nerdshala Recommends) has a redesigned keyboard, but it looks very similar to its predecessors. Inside, you get excellent performance with Apple’s own silicone, a quiet, fanless construction, and long battery life. There are more details in our best MacBook guide.

Keyboard cases on tablets can feel unnecessarily bulky, so just use a Bluetooth keyboard instead. The Logitech K380 can connect up to three devices and has the ability to quickly switch between them. It’s lightweight, making it ideal for traveling, and it comes in a fun pink color.

With responsive, quick and tactile switches, the Roket Vulcan 121 is a great option for gamers looking to upgrade their mechanical keyboard. It’s pretty loud, but in a way, it’s more satisfying than annoying.

If you’re fine without a number pad or arrow keys, the Razer Huntsman Mini can be a great addition to your gaming setup. This 60 percent keyboard is smaller, so you’ll have room for other accessories on your desk, and its keys feel just as responsive as a full-size keyboard. It also plays well with the Razer Key Cap Kit if you want to switch up the style of the keyboard.

Home & Audio Deals

Under Armor True Wireless Flash X

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These second-generation buds from JBL and Under Armor got honorable mentions in our roundup of the best wireless earbuds. They’re on the pricey side, but for the money, you get physical buttons with Bluetooth 5.0, up to 10 hours of battery life, and built-in Under Armor logos on each bud (for those who find the touch controls annoying).

They’re still expensive on sale, but these earbuds from Sennheiser come with a few upgrades compared to their predecessor. Aside from solid noise canceling, you no longer have to worry about any glitches that get worse when the battery isn’t in use. They also deliver good sound quality (as they should for that price).

Want to change your home office routine? A standing desk can help. We like the Flexispot EN1. It rises to 28 by 48 inches and allows you to set three height presets to quickly switch between. We’ve rounded up more deals on work-from-home gear here.

This 4K streaming stick is great for Amazon loyalists, as its menus primarily focus on Amazon Prime Video content and forward-looking video purchases from Amazon’s store. But you also have the option of using third-party streaming apps like Hulu and Netflix. Amazon’s Streaming Stick also comes with an Alexa-enabled remote so you can navigate using voice commands.

The Happy Planner

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It’s been dubbed the “almost perfect planner” in our roundup of favorite paper planners. It is super customizable, with a variety of size options, with the ability to choose between a horizontal or vertical layout and extension packs. As a lovely added touch, you’ll also find phrases and quotes in the divider tab.

These dropped even further earlier this summer, but it’s still a great price on a 60-pack of KN95 face masks. They are especially useful for indoor locations, such as grocery stores, salons, school events, or wherever you will be where long hours need to be spent. They’re disposable, but if you wind them up, you can use them up to three times.

Is it necessary to wear a face mask throughout the day? Timbuk 2’s reusable face mask isn’t like a traditional mask that sticks behind your ears. Instead, it binds around your head, which helps to take the pressure off your ears. It’s also made of jersey cotton and has a built-in pocket for a filter.


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