Next week, Google will try to impress us all with new product announcements at the I/O 2023 conference, and it’s already gotten a head start by teasing the Pixel Fold, but for now, the best in Google hardware you can really can buy a sick deal on the Pixel Watch. Right now you can get the slim one Pixel watch for the lowest price of $289.99 ($60 off) at Wellbots when you use the promo code GWATCHVERGE at checkout.
Google’s Pixel Watch may be a first-generation product likely to see a follow-up in the fall, but it’s a very good smartwatch for Android users. The Pixel Watch has a unique round domed display that leans more minimalist than others – with some clean lines and a 41mm watch face that should fit well on most wrists. Aside from that, it has the usual amount of smartwatch software features, such as notifications and voice control using Google’s assistant. It’s even infused with Fitbit fitness tracking features, making it a prettier, more capable Fitbit.
In the shape of an Amazon hockey puck third generation Echo Dot smart speaker may be a bit old, but it’s selling for half off for $19.99 (that’s $20 off — yes, math) from Amazon and Best Buy. If you want to access Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant in more corners of your home, the third-generation Dot is the ideal way to do that without spending a ton. You can use it to call out commands and control your connected smart home functions or to read out useful information such as the news and weather. The newer spherical Echo Dots offer much better sound, but the small puck is usable if you just want to play a podcast or baseball game.
If you need a workhorse computer on a tight budget, there’s arguably no better option than this Apple’s M2 Pro-powered Mac Mini — which is again on sale for $1,199 ($100 off) at Amazon and B&H Photo. We all know a Mac isn’t going to do much for you in terms of gaming, but if you’re focused on creating content with apps like Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Pro then it packs a ton of performance for the price.
The M2 Pro chip in the Mac Mini is the same in the most recent crop of MacBook Pro laptops, and with the 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD in tow, you get essentially similar performance to their base models – without screen, keyboard, and trackpad (which you provide). While the Mac Mini lacks an SD card slot, which is a minor annoyance, it makes up for it with four Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, and HDMI 2.1 support. It’s impressively well-rounded for such a modest desktop computer.