The Google Pixel 6 Pro, a hulking smartphone with a brilliant telephoto lens (along with wide and ultra-wide lenses), is $100 off in time for Father’s Day. Normally $899, it’s $799 at Amazon† Best Buyand the google store until June 19. What kind of person surprises their father with a $799 phone? Someone who is very sweet of course, but also someone who wants his father to be able to take spectacular photos everywhere.
But back to that 48-megapixel telephoto lens with 4x optical zoom, which makes the Pixel 6 Pro worth checking out if you or your dad like intimate, close crop shots – be it portraits or landscapes. However, one of the biggest complaints we had in our review of this phone was the price you had to pay to get the benefit of the telephoto lens. Compared to the slightly smaller $599 Pixel 6, the Pixel 6 Pro has a larger (and some say better) OLED panel with smaller bezels hugging it. It also features a larger battery. It’s still much more expensive than the Pixel 6, but dropping the price difference to $200 instead of $300 makes it a slightly easier decision. Read our full review of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro†
Amazon’s fourth-generation Echo Dot smart speaker (the latest model) is discounted when you buy them in a duo set from Best Buy. Normally $50 for one, the retailer will sell you two (in the charcoal or dusky blue colorways) for just $54.98† This is the best offering we’ve seen for this model yet, and two of them allow you to combine their capabilities within the Alexa app to create stereo sound with left and right channels.
Compared to the previous generation, the fourth generation Echo Dot has a new bulbous design, but there are few other major improvements. It’s still great value though if you don’t want to spend $100 or more on a smart speaker, and it can do all the Alexa-based skills that bigger, more expensive Echo models can do for a fraction of the cost. Read our review†
Here’s another Amazon-related gadget deal for you: the Fire HD 8 Plus is available refurbished (as good as new) for $49.99† At this price, you get the 32GB model with ads on the lock screen, but you can add more storage through the microSD card slot and choose to pay a fee to remove the ads. It has 3GB of RAM along with USB-C charging and Qi wireless charging support, delivering more performance and charging methods than Amazon’s bargain bin Fire 7 Tablet that costs the same amount.
roadside alum Dieter Bohn reviewed this tablet for us, praising its ability to act like an Echo Show display, as well as its robust parental controls and multi-user support. He knocked the product down for the price of $109.99, mainly because it doesn’t allow Google Play Store without some hacky fixes. But it’s a much better deal at $50. Read our review†
Google’s latest Chromecast with Google TV is $10 off at several stores, including: Best Buy† walmartand Target† Normally $50, you can score one in the white colorway for $39.99. This is Google’s first Chromecast to include a remote (rather than being fully controlled with a phone), which lets you control the interface and program it to turn on your A/V equipment via infrared and HDMI-CEC.
This model supports up to 4K HDR resolution at 60 frames per second. It can also display Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HDR10 Plus content. One use case that isn’t advertised (and that I like to use on mine every now and then) is the Bluetooth support, which allows me to connect a controller to play my PC games wirelessly over the Steam Link App† Read our review†
A few more deals to satisfy your hunger for discounts
- If you scroll down to the second half of this webpage, EVGA has several high-end desktop graphics cards available in stock B (used – but in fine working condition with one year warranty). At the time of publication, it had RTX 3060, RTX 3070, and RTX 3070 Ti cards at great prices.
- Here’s another great deal on refurbished tech. Google’s Nest Cam with Floodlight is available at Best Buy for $170.99. That’s $30 cheaper than the Sale price of $199.99 that the Google Store is offering† It comes with all original parts and Best Buy offers a 90-day warranty. This is one of the few devices capable of continuous 24/7 video recording (up to 10 days), although that feature requires a Nest Aware Plus subscription.
- You can get $30 off the expensive but fast Seagate 1TB expansion card for the Xbox Series X or S console at Newegg. Normally $219.99, by entering the code SSBT732 at checkout will reduce cost to $189.99†