Meta held its 2022 gaming showcase last week, raising the curtain on several new VR games in the works for the Quest 2 Headphones. Here’s a roundup of the titles we’re most excited about. To celebrate the event, Meta has reduced the prices of several VR games that are discounted only a few times each year. So whether you’ve just bought a Quest 2 or just want to fill out your library a bit more, take a look at these offers.
I’ve highlighted a few deals that I think are particularly good:
In case you’re looking for a compact yet capable smart speaker, Google’s Nest Audio may fit the bill. Normally $99.99, this model is discounted at Google’s Store as well as Best Buy and Walmart at $79.99.
As someone who got a little tired of reserving counter space for a giant Google Home Max, upgrading (or, technically, downgrading) to the smaller Nest Audio was a smart move for me. It provides crystal clear sound that can go loud without degrading in its low-end or high-end delivery, so I’m not missing out on that more powerful speaker as much as I thought I would. Read our full Nest Audio review by Dan Seifert.
Best Buy is running a slew of Earth Day promotions that aim to get you into one of its stores, old computer accessories in tow. And there’s a good reason to if you get the chance this weekend, as the retailer is giving you a 20 percent off coupon for a new Logitech accessory, like its excellent Logitech StreamCam or the G435 Wireless Gaming Headset, when you trade in an old PC. or game accessory. This in-store offer ends May 6. You can read the details here.
Also at Best Buy, you can trade in your old modem, router, or modem/router combo to receive 15 percent off a new model. This is another store-only offer and unfortunately Google networking products are excluded from the offer. However, it should help you get a great price on a product from other recommended brands in the space, like Eero, Orbi, and others. The details are here.
Finally, for Earth Day promotions at the Best Buy store, you can bring any hard drive or SSD to the retailer for recycling and receive a coupon that will save 10 percent off the cost of a Western Digital hard drive or SanDisk Professional. Please note that these are high capacity drives and not fast SSD drives. Still, it might be worth it if you need some extra storage for large files. Here are the details, Y here are the eligible models which can be discounted.
The Google Nest battery-powered doorbell is heavily discounted, and it’s happening at Amazon and other retailers. Normally $179.99 for this slim model, you can pick one for $149.99 in multiple colors. This could be a great product for first time smart doorbell owners. To that end, my colleague Dan Seifert praised his excellent folks and packet sniffing capabilities, as well as above-average battery life.
However, this battery-powered option leaves a few features on the table compared to previous generations. Namely, it shoots at a lower resolution and lacks 24/7 continuous recording. Still, this deal lessens the pain of those flaws. Read our full review.