Roku’s capable Streambars have their lowest price

Both the Roku Streambar and Streambar Pro soundbars match their lowest prices ever. The 14-inch Roku Streambar (perfect for smaller entertainment setups) usually retails for $129.99, but is on sale now at Amazon and Best Buy for $99.99. The larger 32-inch Streambar Pro with more powerful sound costs $149.99 from the usual $179.99 at both Amazon and Best Buy

While these soundbars have some differences, they all come with the Roku operating system baked in and 4K HDR playback, meaning they act as competent streaming devices, not just soundbars, and are a great way to display devices in your living room. consolidate. They certainly aren’t the largest or most powerful soundbars on the market, but since a Roku Streaming Stick typically costs $49.99, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better soundbar with these features for under $100.

Both models are wall-mountable and connect to your display of choice via an HDMI ARC port or optical audio. It’s also worth noting that both models work well with Google Assistant and Alexa voice assistants with the microphone built into the included remote.

The main area that sets their awards apart is performance. The standard Streambar model uses four 1.9-inch speakers, which is enough for smaller rooms, but can be difficult to fill a larger space. If you need something with a little more power, the Streambar Pro uses four 2.5-inch speakers and the more capable hardware supports virtual surround sound. The Roku ecosystem is also compatible with: Roku’s Wireless Satellite Speakers and subwoofers (each sold separately) if you find the sound is still missing.

Roku Streambar

The Roku Streambar is a 14-inch soundbar containing a 4K/HDR streaming device, so you don’t have to purchase a separate set-top box. This delivers both audio and the content you might want to watch via HDMI on your TV.

Roku Streambar Pro

Roku’s Streambar Pro is the more advanced, all-in-one media player, combining 4K video streaming with a 32-inch soundbar. It supports HDMI ARC for plug-and-play connectivity.

The 44mm configuration of the Apple Watch SE normally costs $309, but is currently on something of a fire sale at walmart for $209† The GPS and Wi-Fi ready model of this smartwatch includes many of the features of the Apple Watch Series 6, but at a more affordable price. Note that this particular discount only applies to the silver aluminum watch with a blue sport band, but you can always change the band later.

The SE largely does what you’d expect from an Apple-branded smartwatch† It is able to deliver notifications, use Apple Pay for contactless payments, and track fitness stats, among several other useful features. But to keep the price point more accessible, the SE does away with some of the features from the Series 6 and Series 7, including an always-on display and ECG and blood oxygen monitoring. While it may lack those advanced features, the SE handles the basics remarkably well. Read our review

Apple Watch SE

Apple’s midrange wearable, the Apple Watch SE, serves as a step up from the Series 3, with features and design similar to more recent flagships.

For today only, Best Buy has discounted the Gigabyte Aero 16. This configuration normally costs $2,349.99, but is currently on sale for $1,599.99† All the specs I’m about to describe are really impressive considering today’s price. It has a 16-inch screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2400 (16:10 aspect ratio). Some of the other highlights of this build include an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card that allows this laptop to easily bypass the recommended specs of most modern games. These robust specs are complemented by 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD.

This sale helps alleviate one of the biggest pain points we initially had with the Aero 16, which is the price. It’s important to note, however, that despite its impressive power and display, the battery doesn’t last too long away from a power outlet and the fans can get loud under heavy loads. Read our review

The Gigabyte Aero 16 diagonally to the right on a cafe table.  The screen displays The Verge's home page.

Gigabyte Aero 16″

This configuration of Gigabyte’s 16-inch Aero laptop includes a 12-generation Intel Core i7 processor and an RTX 3070 Ti for solid gaming performance.

Some deals to give you some space

  • GameStop has the 2TB model of the WD_Black P10 Game Drive to $39.98 from the usual price of $84.99. This external hard drive is thin enough to fit in your back pocket, making it a convenient way to carry some extra storage space.
  • If you need something with a little more space, you can also install the Seagate FireCuda gaming hard drive in its 5TB configuration. GameStop for $77.98 instead of the usual $154.99. The Seagate FireCuda is compatible with PCs and consoles (you can store PS5 and Series X games on it, but you have to transfer them to the console to play), and its USB 3.0 speeds allow it to transfer files relatively quickly. †
  • This is your daily reminder that Steam is currently in the throes of the summer sale, which you should definitely check out for some excellent deals running through July 7. There are a lot of excellent titles for sale that we marked last weekincluding the excellent VR title Half-life: Alyxwhich is discounted to $29.99 instead of the full price of $59.99.

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