Originally priced at $479, the 256GB version of the ninth-generation iPad is currently discounted to $399 at Walmart, the best price to date. Although this iPad uses the A13 Bionic processor instead of the faster M1 found in other models, it still has more than enough power for any application. And its 10.2-inch 2160 x 1620 resolution screen is superb. A key selling point may be its 3.5mm audio jack, depending on the person. Apple’s next entry-level iPad is rumored to get rid of the headphone jack entirelythough we won’t know for sure until Apple shows it.
Even without a beefy graphics card, the Asus ROG Flow X13 is a pretty decent laptop for gaming and other tasks. At the regular price of $1,599.99, Best Buy has discounted the Flow X13 to $1,299.99the lowest price ever recorded for this 2-in-1 convertible.
The 13.4-inch Flow X13 has a 1920 x 1200 display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Notably, it has a 16:10 aspect ratio display, so you’ll be able to see more content on screen at a time. It is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HS processor, which is up there with AMD’s best mobile processor. The RTX 3050 Ti graphics card will hit its limits if you try to play demanding titles on high graphics settings, but it should deliver a solid gaming experience with expectations under control. Asus makes an external GPU for the X13 that houses an RTX 3080 it can significantly improve the performance of this laptop, but it costs about the same as the laptop itself. Read our review of the 2021 model of the Flow X13.
Office Depot is currently offering a $20 discount on select Logitech accessories when you use the code SELF-MADETECH at the register. This promotion includes the Logitech MX Keys and MX Keys Mini keyboards as well as the Logitech MX Vertical and Signature M650 wireless mouse. It’s not a massive discount, but this Logitech gear rarely sees a price drop. I’ll go over some of my favorite picks.
The MX Keys series of keyboards look and feel similar to Apple’s Magic Keyboard, powered by low-profile scissor switches and featuring backlit keys. Both models can connect to devices via Bluetooth or via the included 2.4GHz wireless dongle. With the code used at checkout, the full-size MX Keys model with the numeric keypad is reduced to $99.99 (normally $119.99), while the MX Keys Mini with its 60% layout costs $79.99 (normally $99.99).
One of the picks from our back to school gift guideThe Logitech Signature M650, is a handy wireless mouse available in a variety of fun colors. Normally priced at $39.99, you can currently get one for $19.99 when paying with the aforementioned code, SELF-MADETECH. The uniquely shaped Logitech MX Vertical is also eligible for a discount, reducing the usual price from $99.99 to $79.99.
The Logitech Signature M650 is an ambidextrous wireless mouse powered by a single AA battery and can last up to 24 months without needing a new one. The M650 features a typical five-button layout, includes a 4,000 DPI sensor, and can pair with devices using Bluetooth or 2.4GHz wireless connections.
The ergonomically designed Logitech MX Vertical may seem a bit strange at first glance, but it can be incredibly useful for anyone suffering from repetitive stress. The MX Vertical charges via USB-C and can last up to four months on a single charge. The unconventional design of the MX Vertical sacrifices little in terms of functionality, featuring the usual five-button layout with an additional button placed below the thumb. It also includes the same 4,000 DPI sensor found in productivity-focused Logitech mice.