/Dealmaster: Get a spare Xbox One controller for your Xbox, PC, or iPad for $40

Dealmaster: Get a spare Xbox One controller for your Xbox, PC, or iPad for $40


Dealmaster: Get a spare Xbox One controller for your Xbox, PC, or iPad for $40

Ars Technica

Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a nice price on Microsoft’s Xbox One wireless controller, which is down to $40 at various retailers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon. While this is not the lowest price we’ve seen—and while we can’t say it won’t drop a few bucks further by Black Friday—it’s still $20 off the gamepad’s MSRP and $10-15 off its usual going rate online.

One reason we highlight this deal is the
recent launch of Apple’s iOS 13 update, which added support for the Xbox One pad as well as Sony’s DualShock 4 controller over Bluetooth (alongside a raft of new worthwhile games via the
Apple Arcade service). Besides that, the usual notes still apply here: the Xbox One controller requires AA batteries whereas the DualShock 4 has a rechargeable battery that tends to degrade over time; the Xbox One pad is a bit easier to set up for PC games outside of Steam; whether the asymmetrical joysticks and trigger feel on Microsoft’s pad is 
better is largely a matter of personal preference, and so on. Regardless, if you need a spare pad for using beyond an Xbox, this is a solid deal.

If you’re good for pads, though, we have plenty more discounts on USB-C PD wall chargers, microSD cards, Amazon devices, AMD Ryzen processors, Bluetooth headphones, and much more. Have a look for yourself below.

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Top 10 deals of the day

Laptop and desktop PC deals

  • Microsoft Surface Pro 6 2-in-1 tablet – Intel Core i5-8250U, 12.3-inch 2736×1824, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $699.99 at Best Buy (doesn’t include Surface Cover or Surface Pen – normally $899).
  • Asus ZenBook 14 (UX431FN) laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 14-inch 1080p, 16GB DDR3 RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce MX150 for $959.99 at Newegg (normally $1,199.99).
  • HP Chromebook 14 x360 laptop – Intel Core i3-8130U, 14-inch 1080p, 8GB RAM, 64GB eMMC for $399 at Best Buy (normally $499.99).
  • Dell XPS 13 Touch (9380, Rose Gold) laptop – Intel Core i7-8565U, 13.3-inch 3840×2160, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD for $999.99 at Dell (use code: DBLTXPS13G – normally $1,668.99).
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3700X desktop processor – 8-core, 16-thread, 3.6GHz for $304.99 at eBay (normally $329.99).
  • AMD Ryzen 5 3600 desktop processor – 6-core, 12-thread, 3.6GHz for $175.75 at eBay (use code: PDEALS4U – normally $199.99).
  • 27-inch Samsung The Space (S27R750Q) monitor – 2560×1440, VA, 144Hz, FreeSync for $249.99 + $50 Best Buy e-gift card at Best Buy and Amazon (normally $329.99).
  • 34-inch LG 34UM88C-P ultrawide monitor – 3440×1440, IPS, 75Hz, FreeSync for $374.99 at BuyDig (use code: SQL2291 – normally $464.99).
  • 24-inch Dell UltraSharp U2415 monitor – 1920×1200, IPS, 60Hz for $199.99 at Amazon (normally $214.99).
  • 34-inch LG 34GK950G-B curved gaming monitor – 3440×1440, IPS, 120Hz, G-Sync for $649 at BuyDig (use code: GAME – normally $849.99).

Video game deals

TV and home entertainment deals

Amazon device deals

  • New Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers only: Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) + Amazon Music Unlimited 1-month membership w/ auto-renewal for $8.98 at Amazon (normally $47.98).
  • Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (8GB, ads) e-reader for $89.99 at Amazon (normally $119.99).
  • Amazon Kindle (ads) e-reader for $64.99 at Amazon (normally $89.99).
  • Amazon Fire HD 8 (16GB, ads) tablet for $59.99 at Amazon (normally $79.99).
  • Amazon Fire 7 (16GB, ads) for $39.99 at Amazon (normally $49.99).
  • Ring Video Doorbell Pro + Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) smart speaker for $199 at Amazon (normally $298.99).
  • Ring Video Doorbell 2 + Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) smart speaker for $159 at Amazon (normally $248.99).
  • Ring Alarm 5 Piece Kit home security system + Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) smart speaker for $149 at Amazon (normally $199).
  • Ring Alarm 8 Piece Kit home security system + Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) smart speaker for $179 at Amazon (normally $239).
  • Eero Pro mesh WiFi system – Eero Pro router + 1x beacon for $239 at Amazon (normally $299).
  • Eero Pro mesh WiFi system – Eero Pro router + 2x beacons for $319 at Amazon (normally $399).

Electronics deals

  • Jabra Elite 85h Bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones for $249.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (normally $299.99).
  • Aukey Latitude EP-B40 Bluetooth sports earphones for $16.79 at Amazon (use code: DNHXHK4V – normally $29.99).
  • Beats Powerbeats Pro (refurb) true wireless earphones for $159.99 at Best Buy (normally $199.99).
  • Aukey KM-G9 mechanical keyboard – Outemu Blue, tenkeyless for $20.87 at Amazon (use code: 3VTYOCYR – normally $28.99).
  • Garmin Dash Cam Mini car dash cam – 1080p, 140-degree for $99.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (normally $129.99).
  • Garmin Vivosmart 4 activity tracker for $99.99 at Best Buy and Amazon (normally $119.99).
  • TP-Link RE200 AC750 WiFi dual-band range extender for $20.98 at Amazon (normally $29.99).
  • Netgear CM600 cable modem – DOCSIS 3.0 for $67.49 at Amazon (normally $89.99).
  • Eufy Smart Scale P1 digital bathroom scale for $29.99 at Amazon (normally $44.99).
  • Tile Sticker Bluetooth item tracker (4-pack) + Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) for $59.99 at Best Buy (normally $99.99).
  • TP-Link TL-SG105 5-port Gigabit Ethernet network switch for $10.99 at Amazon (clip $5 coupon – normally $19.99).
  • 11-inch Apple iPad Pro (256GB) for $799.99 at Amazon (discount seen at checkout – normally $899).
  • Eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell + Wireless Chime – 2560×1920 for $109.99 at Amazon (use code: DBEUFY88 – normally $159.99).

Accessories deals