Gaming headsets can get expensive fast – just check out Turtle Beach’s latest flagship headset if you need a good example. Fortunately, budget-friendly wireless options exist, allowing players to achieve more immersive sound quality without draining their bank account. This is especially true now Microsoft’s wireless Xbox headset sees a rare $15 discount at Amazon, bringing the affordable headset down to just $85.
In terms of features, Microsoft’s official Xbox headset is great value for money. 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 it even offers Bluetooth support for simultaneous pairing with your tablet, laptop and a range of other devices. Plus, it has a comfortable design and intuitive dials that let you fine-tune your game/chat audio mix in an instant. It lacks noise cancellation and more premium features found on more expensive headsets, but again, given the cost, it’s hard to complain.
Furbo’s newer pet camera remains a favorite Forget employees (and rightly so). The tower-like gadget can rotate and automatically track your dog — or your feline friend — as they wander around your house, so you can keep a closer eye on your pet when you’re away via a mobile app. The 1080p gadget offers a range of other features in addition to the wide-angle lens, including color night vision, two-way audio so you can chat with your pet, and the ability to throw treats on command. The latter means you can still shower your dog with affection, or at least beef bites, 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 sees 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 that’s larger. While there are cheaper versions of the Ring Gen 3 in a simpler silver or black, the gold offers a touch of pop and visual flair that better complements your personal ensemble or stands out as an accent piece.
Aside from style, the merits of the Oura Ring Gen 3 include health tracking, which focuses on sleep and heart rate monitoring, recovery, meditation, SpO2 readings, period prediction, and some light exercise. The Ring may not have the more hardcore fitness tracking of a smartwatch, but in addition to being a good introduction to wearables, the Ring can be a great addition to your existing watch. You may even find that you don’t need to wear a smartwatch as often, which can be especially liberating if you want to dress up and not carry a big honking computer on your wrist.