Today’s best tech deals: Nintendo Switch games, Logitech mice, and more

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Today’s Dealmaster includes a handful of good prices on high-profile Nintendo Switch games, with the highly regarded The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze both marked down to $40 as part of a wider Memorial Day sale at GameStop. Neither of those discounts represents the absolute lowest price we’ve seen, and both games are a few years old at this point, but they remain excellent options for new Switch owners and are each priced lower than we typically see over the course of the year. Newer noteworthy titles like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury and Persona 5 Strikers, meanwhile, are down to their all-time lows.
Elsewhere, our deals roundup has strong discounts on Logitech’s MX Master 3 and G305 Lightspeed wireless mice, both of which we’ve recommended in the past for office work and gaming, respectively. We also have deals on various monitors, Apple’s iPad Air and Mac Mini, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and much more. You can peruse our curated list below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch) for $39.99 at GameStop (normally $50).
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) for $39.99 at GameStop (normally $45).
  • Logitech G305 Lightspeed wireless gaming mouse for $39.99 at Amazon, Adorama, and Logitech (normally $45).
  • iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless 2 (CD/Vent, Dashboard) car phone mount + wireless charger—10W Android/7.5W iPhone for $35.95 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Vava VA-UC020 8-in-1 portable USB-C hub—100W USB-C PD, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, SD, microSD, 3.5mm, HDMI (4K@60Hz) for $33.99 at Amazon (normally $40).
  • Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD portable battery—18W USB-C PD, USB-A for $19.99 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon—normally $30).
  • 34-inch Gigabyte G34WQC curved gaming monitor—3440×1440, 144 Hz, VA, FreeSync for $399.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $440).
  • Apple iPad Air (64GB) 10.9-inch tablet for $549.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $570).
  • Eufy Smart Scale P1 wireless digital bathroom scale for $27.99 at Woot (normally $40).
  • New subscribers only: Xbox Game Pass Ultimate three-month membership for $1 at Microsoft (normally $31).
The Apple Mac Mini.
Enlarge / The Apple Mac Mini.

Samuel Axon

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Apple Mac Mini (2020) mini desktop PC—Apple M1, 8GB RAM, 256GB for $599.99 at Amazon and Costco (discount seen at checkout—normally $670).
  • HP Omen 15z-en100 gaming laptop—AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, 15.6-inch 1080p 144Hz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB for $1,049.99 at HP (normally $1,120).
  • Lenovo ThinkBook 13s (Gen 2) laptop—Intel Core i5-1135G7, 13.3-inch 2560×1600, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD for $724.99 at Lenovo (use code: THINKMEM21—normally $850).
  • 27-inch Dell UltraSharp U2719DX monitor—2560×1440, 60 Hz, IPS for $249.99 at Best Buy (normally $360).
  • 34-inch Gigabyte G34WQC curved gaming monitor—3440×1440, 144 Hz, VA, FreeSync for $399.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $440).
  • 27-inch Gigabyte M27Q gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 170 Hz, FreeSync for $309.99 at Amazon (normally $330).
  • 27-inch Dell S2721DGF gaming monitor—2560×1440, IPS, 165 Hz, FreeSync for $379.99 at Dell (normally $475).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core/16-thread desktop processor for $418.89 at Amazon (normally $450).
<em>Breath of the Wild</em> is an essential game for any Nintendo Switch owner.
Enlarge / Breath of the Wild is an essential game for any Nintendo Switch owner.

Video game deals

The recently released <em>It Takes Two</em> is a deeply enjoyable co-op platformer.
Enlarge / The recently released It Takes Two is a deeply enjoyable co-op platformer.

Hazelight

  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (PS4, digital) for $9.99 at PlayStation Store (normally $20).
  • It Takes Two (Xbox, PS4) for $29.99 at Amazon, Target, and Walmart (normally $40).
  • Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle (Xbox, digital) for $19.99 at Microsoft (normally $30).
  • Xbox Live Gold only: Overcooked! + Overcooked! 2 (Xbox, digital) for $8.74 at PlayStation Store (normally $25).
  • Epic Mega Sale 2021: $10 off various PC games priced $14.99 or more at Epic Games Store (coupon renews upon use, discount seen at checkout).
  • Death Stranding (PC, digital) for $13.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $60).
  • Hades (PC, digital) for $9.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $25).
  • Loop Hero (PC, digital) for $4.99 at Epic Games Store (clip Epic Coupon, discount seen at checkout—normally $15).
  • Control: Ultimate Edition (PC, digital) for $15.99 at Steam (normally $40).
The Logitech G305 Lightspeed is a solid wireless gaming mouse for those on a budget.
Enlarge / The Logitech G305 Lightspeed is a solid wireless gaming mouse for those on a budget.

Valentina Palladino

Gaming deals

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets you access to a lot of games for a monthly fee.
Enlarge / Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gets you access to a lot of games for a monthly fee.

Microsoft

TV and home entertainment deals

Apple's 2020 iPad Air.
Enlarge / Apple’s 2020 iPad Air.

Samuel Axon

Electronics deals

  • Apple iPad Air (64GB) 10.9-inch tablet for $549.99 at Amazon and Best Buy (normally $570).
  • Apple Watch Series 6 (Red, 40mm) smartwatch for $329 at Amazon (normally $350).
  • Jabra Elite 45h Bluetooth on-ear headphones for $69.99 at Amazon (normally $87).
  • Logitech MX Master 3 wireless office mouse for $79.99 at Staples (use code: 63368—normally $100).
  • Logitech MX Keys for Mac wireless keyboard for $79.99 at Staples (use code: 63368—normally $100).
  • Garmin Forerunner 245 Music GPS running watch for $299.99 at Amazon, Target, and Garmin (normally $340).
  • Garmin Forerunner 45 GPS running watch for $149.99 at Amazon, Target, and Garmin (normally $185).
  • CanaKit Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB) Starter Pro Kit—Raspberry Pi 4 (4GB RAM), aluminum case, Samsung EVO+ (64GB) microSD card, power supply, USB-C power switch, micro-HDMI to HDMI cable (6ft) for $94.99 at Amazon (clip $15 coupon—normally $110).
Logitech's MX Master 3 is an excellent wireless mouse.
Enlarge / Logitech’s MX Master 3 is an excellent wireless mouse.

Jeff Dunn

Smart home device deals

Left to right: Anda Seat's T-Pro 2, Kaiser 2, and Fnatic gaming chairs.
Enlarge / Left to right: Anda Seat’s T-Pro 2, Kaiser 2, and Fnatic gaming chairs.

Jim Salter

Accessories and miscellaneous deals

  • Anda Seat Kaiser 2 XL gaming chair for $394.24 at Amazon (clip 5% coupon—normally $500).
  • iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless 2 (CD/Vent, Dashboard) car phone mount + wireless charger—10W Android/7.5W iPhone for $35.95 at Amazon (normally $50).
  • Vava VA-UC020 8-in-1 portable USB-C hub—100W USB-C PD, USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, SD, microSD, 3.5mm, HDMI (4K@60Hz) for $33.99 at Amazon (normally $40).
  • Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD portable battery—18W USB-C PD, USB-A for $19.99 at Amazon (clip $10 coupon—normally $30).
  • SanDisk Ultra (200GB) microSDXC card—UHS-I, U1, A1 for $22.49 at Amazon (normally $25).
  • AmazonBasics USB-C to USB 3.1 Adapter (10-pack) for $42.80 at Amazon (normally $70).
  • AmazonBasics AAA Rechargeable Batteries (12-pack) for $10.99 at Amazon (normally $14).
  • Apple Leather Case for iPhone 11 Pro for $14.99 at Amazon (normally $30).
  • Apple Leather Case for iPhone 11 Pro Max for $20 at Amazon (normally $34).
  • Apple Smart Folio (White) case for 10.9-inch iPad Air (4th gen) for $39 at Amazon (normally $79).
  • RavPower RP-PC112 61W USB-C PD GaN wall charger for $19.99 at RavPower (use code: 112GAN—normally $27).
  • Nekteck 5-Port 111W USB-C Wall Charger—111W total, 87W USB-C PD, 4x USB-A for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $50).

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