The Boxing Day sales are the last real tech deals of the season and if you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know that we don’t expect a big round of tech deals for a few months after this. Here’s what WIRED’s Gear team has picked out as worth your attention this week.
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A pair of Sony’s top headphones have been on sale a couple of times this autumn/winter and here they are again. The excellent Sony WH-1000-XM3s (£205) over-ears are down £12 on recent prices and £14 cheaper than even their Black Friday price.
And the wireless, noise cancelling Sony WF-1000-XM3 (£146) in-ears are down to a one or two quid less than Black Friday too, depending on the colour you go for.
Xiaomi has £30 off the 128GB model of its Poco X3 NFC (£199) Android phone on Amazon – the same price as the 64GB model on its own Mi store right now. And you get a hell of a lot of phone for under £200 with a big 5,160 mAh battery, an ultra wide-angle camera, Snapdragon 732G and – ahem, Apple – a 33W fast charger in the box.
£100 off Bowers & Wilkins PX7s | Now £220
What is it? The Bowers & Wilkins PX7 headphones are premium headset for those looking for a quality noise-cancelling experience. The PX7 has taken its place on our WIRED Recommends list for the best headphones around, being crowned our favourite buy if you’re looking for pure sound. Along with top-notch sound, you get supreme comfort, sleek design and pleasing noise-cancelling.
What’s the real saving? With a real saving of a stunning £100+ (down from recent prices of a lofty £320-£339), it would’ve been impossible not to recommend this opportunity to pick up a WIRED Recommends pair of headphones at such a significant discount.
Click here to save £130 on the Bowers & Wilkins PX7
£30 off a Realme 7 phone | Now £169
What is it? The Realme 7 comes from a brand that many still may not have heard off – but this smartphone manufacturer is worth your attention. The Realme 7 brings the looks of phones that are upwards of double the price down to under £200. While it’s day-to-day performance won’t knock your socks off, it is competitive for the price and is surprisingly good at tackling popular mobile games like Fortnite and PUBG: Mobile.
What’s the real saving? The Realme 7 is a phone worthy of recommendation at its already low regular price but, with a real saving of £30, it’s definitely worth considering if you are on the hunt for a budget handset.
Click here to save £30 on the Realme 7
£75 off a Asus TUF Gaming monitor | Now £320
What is it? The Asus TUF Gaming VG32VQ1B is part of the company’s popular gaming TUF brands that spans desktops, laptops and peripherals. This curved gaming monitor is all about a stellar viewing experience at a price that doesn’t break the bank. For your cash, you get a big-but-not-too-big 32-inch size and a strong modern gaming combo of 1440p and 165Hz. The hardcore gamers will be pleased to here this also comes with FreeSync Premium and a delightful 1ms response time.
What’s the real saving? This Asus curved gaming monitor offering is already priced lower than much of the rest of its market, which often goes upwards of £600-£700. A £75 saving on the already decent price is a welcome discount.
Click here to save £75 on the Asus TUF Gaming VG32VQ1B
£10 off the Asus ROG Strix Fusion 700 | Now £180
What is it? The Asus ROG Strix Fusion 700 is our WIRED Recommends top pick for the best gaming headset around. Asus flagship headset offers wireless battery life of up to 8 hours, the simplicity of being able to connect to your PC with just a USB and sound quality that nails both bass and vocals.
What’s the real saving? While you aren’t getting a huge real saving on these stellar headphones, this is only due to it being a reduction on an already reduced price – with the headset often costing around £220. This makes this additional small saving a decent cherry on top.
Click here to get the Asus ROG Strix Fusion 700 for £180
£30 off a Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum | Now £120
What is it? The Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum is one of the company’s many functional gaming peripherals – sticking to a more simplicating gaming look than a sleek, and likely more costly offering. But, most importantly, it has the features to do the job. The G910 Orion Spectrum provides RGB backlit keys, Romer-G tactile key switches, 9 programmable G-Keys as well as Arx Dual Display tech for added flexibility.
What’s the real saving? This Logitech gaming keyboard usually sets you back around £160 but, with recent sales bringing it down by £10, we see this as a real saving of £30. While it’s not the cheapest keyboard around, it’s a solid reduction for a keyboard from a trusted brand.
Click here to save £30 on the Logitech G910 Orion Spectrum
More Boxing Day deals to consider
£12 off Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2, now £198: Android smartwatches are a mixed bag but Samsung has a range that includes some of the best you can buy. The Watch Active 2 includes a range of sensors for health tracking, a traditional watch shape and a handy way to view your notifications.
£18 off LIFX Mini smart light bulbs, now £27 each: LIFX is a brilliant Philips Hue alternative – control from its dedicated app or just hook up to a voice assistant like Alexa for an affordable smart lighting setup. They’re WIRED’s best smart light bulbs without a hub.
£150 off a Sage The Barista Express coffee machine, now £399: A repeat of its lowest-in-2020 Prime Day price, this Sage coffee machine is £150 off, not quite the £199 as advertised, but still a great deal. Sage is a WIRED-approved kitchen brand and this model features digital temperature controls and an integrated conical burr grinder that grinds the beans straight into the filter.
£31 off a Panasonic SD-2511WXC breadmaker, now £129: Our absolute fave breadmaker – a £240 Pana model – is sticking at full price but this more affordable alternative is down to £129 on Amazon.
£30 off Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G, now £198: While 5G is still yet to fully take off, this budget phone from Xiaomi is a strong way to futureproof your smartphone without the hefty price. Despite the low price, the Mi 10T Lite 5G offers pleasing design and plenty of battery life.
£17 off Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD, now £83: Looking for a speedy way to store your files and photos? The 500GB Samsung T7 Touch Portable SSD is just that, in a trim and stylish form-factor that can be easily tucked away in your bag. You even get a fingerprint sensor for some added security.
£41 off Jaybird X4, now £50: Jaybird is now established as a go-to brand for runners and wireless headphones fans alike, this in-ear offering (with just a wire between the buds) is down to their lowest price yet – bringing you supreme value for money.
£6.50 off PowerA Pokemon Wireless Controller, now £37.50: Bagged a Nintendo Switch for Christmas and in need of another controller? PowerA has a wide range of traditionally shaped wireless controllers in a range of joyful themed styles.
£62 off Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Wi-Fi, now £378: Samsung impressed us this year with its flagship Tab S7 but, won’t be for those after a more reasonably priced tablet. The much cheaper Tab S5e is stylish, lightweight and provides a strong value-for-money way to use all your favourite apps and watch videos.
£15 off Osmo Pizza Co. Game, now £35: If you’re looking to get your child into interactive educational games, Osmo offers a wide-range of both mathematics and coding based buys. The Pizza Co. Game teaches maths, design and communication skills under the guise of a pizzeria.