I live in Portland, Oregon where we had one of the wettest and wettest winters on record. This week saw our first warm temperatures in months, which means it’s time for some spring cleaning. If, like me, you’ve found holes in your tech arsenal (and a bag full of old stuff to donate to charity like free geek), it’s a good time to discover these offers. We found discounts on TVs, soundbars and home office equipment, not to mention a MacBook Air deal.
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If you’re looking for a smaller TV for your apartment or home office, this is a great option as it can do double duty. The organic LED display means perfect black levels for movies, but extremely low input lag also makes it a fantastic gaming monitor for PCs and consoles.
Why make television such a visually central part of our spaces? With the Samsung frame, the TV is designed to look like a famous art when you are not using it. It’s a nifty little party trick, and one that lets you mount this TV on the wall anywhere you’d normally place artwork, preserving the aesthetics of your space while still providing the ability to watch Netflix. The TV’s picture quality itself seems a bit worse than other models in this price range, but the ability to fade out is a pretty nifty feature for the aesthete.
It’s a perfect TV for a bedroom, dorm room, or any other small place where space and financial needs are limited. It has Roku built in, which means access to virtually any streaming service, and three HDMI ports mean it can hook up to a computer, console and disc player all at once.
Prices have fluctuated on this TV recently, so this is a nice discount. It’s the right size TV for most large modern living rooms, and it comes with perfect black levels, LG’s Wii-mote-like magic remote, and a center stand that makes it easy to place on existing TV stands. It’s amazing how much prices have dropped on OLEDs like this; a few years ago it would have been thousands more.
Surround sound is a great way to take your viewing experience to the next level. I haven’t personally tried this model in Samsung’s lineup, but I’ve tried top and bottom soundbars and was impressed with the company’s tuning and ability to bounce sound around in a piece. This model comes with a wireless subwoofer and rear surround speakers, providing true physical immersion.
Deals for home and office
Read our Best work from home equipment guide for other choices.
It’s still an expensive little computer (7/10, WIRED recommends), but the latest MacBook Air M2 has enough performance for most people, and it comes with a MagSafe charger, so you won’t accidentally rip your laptop off the desk by tripping over the cord.
Having a big beefy screen is my favorite way to work. With this large model from LG, you can place two full windows side by side, making it perfect if you need to reference multiple things at once in your work. I also like the curved base that comes with it, which makes it stable on most desks, despite its size.
If you are making videos, recording music or taking a lot of photos, it is very useful to have a huge external storage drive to handle all your data needs. This one is currently heavily discounted, making it a great time to get an extra one. Read our Best portable external storage guide to learn more.
Enter code SPRING at checkout to see the discount. This is our favorite office chair for most people. It’s comfortable, has multiple adjustment points, and looks attractive. In our testing, it also worked quite well across different height ranges and between genders. Find out more in our Best Office Chairs guide.
The best way to experience virtual reality for the first time is with a Meta Quest 2 (9/10, WIRED recommends). All-in-one unit can map your space and lets you play anywhere Meta Approved Games in his vast library. You can also pair it to a PC for PC VR gaming on Steam and elsewhere. The larger hard drive size of this one means you can store more games. It comes with Golf+ And space pirate trainer.
It’s not the cheapest we’ve seen favorite workout headphones, but they’re still cheaper than Apple’s usual $200 list price. I love how easily they stay in my ears, with rubbery fins that keep them secure even during the most vigorous activity.
It’s not the biggest discount we’ve seen for these yet, but at $70 off their usual list price, these premium noise-canceling headphones from Sony (7/10, WIRED recommends) are absolutely worth buying compared to the AirPods Pro for the same price. You get better sound quality And noise cancellation Apple can offer here, plus an IPX8 water resistance rating which means they’re better for the gym.
These headphones (8/10, WIRED recommends) work with Android and iPhone, but have a few extra features when used with the former. They are comfortable in the ears, look attractive and sound great for the price. It’s just a shame there’s no wireless charging support. If you can pony up a little more, the Pixel Buds Pro are also on sale for $150 ($50 off) with enhanced sound quality and excellent noise cancellation. The case supports wireless charging.