Refurbished Sonos speakers are discounted for July 4
The 4th of July weekend is here, and I hope you can spend time with friends and family (and lots of delicious food). The Verge Deals compiled the best deals in honor of America’s birthday, but today my goal is to bring you a smaller, fresher selection of deals that might not last over the holidays. Frequent visitors to the site might recognize one or two, but I tried to bring you a few new offerings. Have a nice week end.
Sonos is holding another one of its refurbished audio product sales events (like new and backed by a one-year warranty), covering the full range of its most affordable and expensive hardware. Starting at the low end, the Sonos Roam sells for $139, down from the $169 price you’d pay for a new model. The only downside here is that the color selection is limited to black or white. Read our review.
There are plenty of other products available at great prices from Sonos, and I suggest you check them out. I’m going to shout out to another refurbished Sonos gadget because it’s the best price I’ve seen on it. The first-generation Sonos Beam soundbar is $191 in black, white, or shaded gray. This model originally retailed for $399, but stock has been harder to come by since Sonos replaced it with a $449 second-gen model.
Comparing the two models to each other, there isn’t much different, other than the more capable HDMI eARC (compared to HDMI ARC in the bundle, eARC has bandwidth for the spec HDMI 2.1) and the addition of Dolby Atmos support. My colleague Chris Welch said it’s not worth it for current Beam owners to upgrade. Read our review of the original model.
You may have seen that my colleague Sean Hollister penned the bold headline “The GPU Shortage Is Over”, and based on GPU availability last week, that definitely seems to be true. Prices for graphics cards that were so (so!) hard to find for almost two years are coming down and becoming easier to find in stock. We knew this day would eventually come, but it’s great to witness what happens.
There’s perhaps no better sign of this than Nvidia’s own Founders Edition cards being easier to buy – at least some of them. We’ve been able to add Nvidia’s RTX 3070 Ti Founder Edition to the cart at Best Buy since Thursday night. It’s just $599.99, the price it was always intended to sell for. I know, maybe this isn’t the kind of deal you were looking for. But it’s a bargain compared to paying someone an inflated price. Read our 3070 Ti review. Alternatively, for $100 less, you can pick up Nvidia’s RTX 3070 for $499.99 at Best Buy.
Microsoft’s Xbox Series S console is $30 off at Woot for the next four days (unless it sells out before then). Normally $299.99, you can nab one for $269.99. This console does not have a disc drive, but is otherwise functionally similar to the more powerful Series X console. Instead of aiming for 4K resolution gameplay, it runs at 1440p, which still looks great. It’s just a solid, budget-friendly Xbox that doesn’t take up much room in your entertainment center. Read our review.