Gaming headsets can get expensive fast — just check out Turtle Beach’s latest flagship headset for a good example. Luckily, there are budget-friendly wireless options that offer gamers a way to get more immersive sound quality without breaking the bank. This is especially true now Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless Headset sees a rare $15 discount on Amazon, bringing the affordable headset down to just $85.
In terms of features, Microsoft’s official Xbox headset offers a lot of bang for your buck. The attractive matte black accessory is compatible with the Xbox Wireless protocol, meaning it works with both Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles, and even offers Bluetooth support for simultaneous pairing with your tablet, laptop, and a host of others Devices. Additionally, it features a comfortable design and intuitive rotary controls that allow you to fine-tune your game/chat audio mix on the fly. It lacks the noise-cancelling and more premium features found on higher-end headsets, but again, given the cost, it’s hard to complain.
Furbo’s newer pet camera remains a favorite among them edge employees (and rightly so). The tower-like device can rotate and automatically track your dog — or cat — as they roam around your home, giving you a better way to keep an eye on your pet via a mobile app when you’re away. The 1080p gadget offers a number of other features in addition to its wide-angle lens, including color night vision, two-way audio so you can chat with your pet, and the ability to toss treats on command. The latter means you can still shower your pooch with affection, or at least bites of beef, when you’re away from home.
For those of us who want to focus on health and fitness as we emerge from our winter cocoons, the Oura Ring Generation 3 see a rare discount. The gold heritage version of the latest Oura ring sells for $409 ($40 off) at Best Buy, where you can now go to a store to get the sizing. While cheaper versions of the Ring Gen 3 come in sleeker silver or black, the gold offers a touch of pop and visual sparkle that will blend better into your personal ensemble or stand out as an accent piece.
Style aside, the benefits of the Oura Ring Gen 3 lie in its health tracking, which focuses on sleep and heart rate monitoring, recovery, meditation, SpO2 measurements, period prediction, and light exercise. The Ring might not have the hardcore fitness tracking of a smartwatch, but aside from being a good introduction to wearables, the Ring can be a great addition to your existing watch. You may even need to wear a smartwatch less often, which can be especially liberating if you dress smartly and don’t want to carry a big honking computer on your wrist.