13 Best Weekend Deals: Gaming, Home, and Audio Gear – WIRED

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Like it or not, the days are getting shorter, and we’re all going to be spending even more time in our homes over the next few months. Staying home can be as exciting or relaxing as you make it. Check out these weekend deals on gaming, audio, and other gear to make winter hibernation more bearable. Let the robot vacuum and smart home hub take over the boring details while you crank the tunes and play games.

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Gaming Deals

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  • Logitech G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse for $100 ($50 off): Wireless mice used to be a trade-off. You freed yourself from the cord at the cost of mouse lag. But the G502 uses Logitech’s Lightspeed USB adapter, which connects the mouse via Wi-Fi for a 1-millisecond response time, making it as indistinguishably fast as a wired mouse.

  • Logitech G512 SE Wired Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $50 ($100 off): This version has Logitech’s GX Blue tactile key switches with a pronounced click partway through every keypress. They’re most like the Cherry MX blue switches. Blues are notoriously (and gloriously) noisy, but they feel great to type on. They’re less ideal for fast-paced action such as shooters and better for RPGs and strategy games. Read our Best Keyboards guide for more details on switches.

  • Gigabyte Aorus 7 17.3-Inch Gaming Laptop With Core i7 and RTX 2060 for $1,229 ($370 off): Sometimes you need a gaming machine you can pick up and take anywhere. That usually means performance trade-offs, as laptops have more cooling concerns than desktops. But this Aorus comes with a 512-gigabyte SSD to store your games, as well as an Intel Core i7 processor and a dedicated graphics card so you won’t lag behind your squad.

  • Logitech G600 MMO Wired Optical Gaming Mouse for $25 ($55 off): If you don’t mind dealing with wires, you can save quite a bit of money on this mouse. The G600 has 20 buttons for you to map to in-game functions or to save time when you’re hacking away on a word processor.

  • Katamari Damacy Reroll (Switch) for $13 ($7 off): This is an easy-to-play, low-stress game along the lines of old WIRED favorite Journey. There are no button presses; all gameplay is done through the control sticks. Sometimes, we can all use a break from intense boss battles and button-mashing combos.

Audio and Tech Deals

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