Daily Deals: Zelda Switch OLED and Case, Apple iPad on Sale, Xbox Series X


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Jun 12, 2023

Daily Deals: Zelda Switch OLED and Case, Apple iPad on Sale, Xbox Series X

In today's Daily Deals, you can get a 2021 Apple iPad at a great price for 17%

In today's Daily Deals, you can get a 2021 Apple iPad at a great price for 17% off. Plus, for all you Zelda fanatics out there, we've got listings for the Zelda Switch OLED, a preorder of the game with an exclusive wooden plaque at GameStop, a themed cased, and screen protectors. Plus, you can grab the Xbox Series X and Forza Horizon 5 bundle, get more storage for your Xbox on sale, and check out the awesome UCS LEGO set of the Star Wars Republic Gunship. These deals and more below.

The 2021 Apple iPad model still holds up, and there's a pretty hefty discount today on the 10.2 inch 256 GB model. This iPad is 17% off today for a price of $479, which is definitely worth it for what's under the hood. The 2021 iPad has a True Tone 10.2 inch retina display screen, an A13 Bionic chip with Neural Engine, Touch ID, a hefty 256 GB of storage, and more. Plus, it features up to ten hours of battery life and is compatible with the 1st Generation Apple Pencil.

It's finally up for preorder. Amazon and Best Buy have opened up preorders for the Nintendo Switch OLED Tears of the Kingdom Edition for $359.99. There's a queue right now to get it, but orders are going through. We don't know how long this will last, but it's certainly very popular. This Edition includes custom themed Joy-Cons, dock, and Switch case. Note that the actual game isn't included.

Okay. So you've got the gorgeous Tears of the Kingdom Nintendo Switch OLED, you've got the screen protectors, what are you going to carry that bad boy around in? Look no further than the Tears of the Kingdom edition Nintendo Switch carrying case. Designed to fit right in with the gold aesthetic of the OLED and pro controller, there's no better way to carry around your new Switch than in this new case. Unlike a lot of Switch cases on the market, this one comes directly from Nintendo itself, so it's definitely going to be high-quality.

If you're buying a Nintendo Switch OLED model for Tears of the Kingdom or any other reason, you'll definitely want to take care of that gorgeous screen with a screen protector. Luckily, there's a 4-pack of OLED-specific screen protectors available at Amazon right now for under $8. That's less than $2 a pop! These tempered glass screen protectors are reliable and easy to install, so you can rest easy when you take your fancy new hardware with you on the go. I have a tempered glass screen protector on my own OLED, and I never hesitate to throw it in my bag knowing it's safe.

You've got the OLED, the screen protector, and the case. All that's left is to secure the game! The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is easily one of the most hyped up games of 2023, and as of today, we can officially say that the game comes out next month! So you'll want to lock in your preorder if you can't wait to fuse a mushroom to your shield in the land of Hyrule. There aren't many preorder bonuses out there right now, but if you preorder the game at GameStop in the U.S., it comes with a nifty wooden plaque. The plaque has some of the same iconography that's on the case, hinting at Tears of the Kingdom's very mysterious story.

I know all the hype is about Zelda right now, but there are some other great Nintendo Switch titles to look forward to while you wait. Metroid Prime Remastered has been in and out of stock since it released back in February, but the stock has finally started to settle into a nice groove. So, you can grab Metroid Prime Remastered on Nintendo Switch right now if you still want to see what all of the hype is about. Plus, continuing in the amazing GameCube and GBA nostalgia Nintendo is just pumping out right now, Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp finally launches this month after a year-long delay. We don't know how plentiful physical copies will be of this game that Nintendo has barely promoted, so you may want to lock in your preorder for it now.

Xbox Series X and Forza Horizon 5 are a match made in heaven. This open world racing game is so good that it won IGN's Game of the Year award in 2021. Now, it's being bundled in with the Xbox Series X console, and the excellent Hot Wheels expansion. Plus, there's no better time to jump into the world of Forza Horizon 5, as the Forza Horizon 5 Rally Adventure expansion just dropped, adding even more content into this already massive game. Plus, the Xbox Series X is sure to be a good investment in 2023 and beyond, with games like Redfall, Diablo IV, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Starfield, and a lot more in the pipeline.

Once you set up a shiny new console, storage is one of the more annoying things you'll have to think about. Fortunately, Seagate is making it easy on Xbox owners today with a discount on its 1 TB SSD expansion card. This is one of the most popular options to expand the storage on your Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S, and today you can expand your storage by a terabyte for $189.99. It's easy to install, it was designed in partnership with Xbox, and once you plug it in you'll never have to think about it again.

If there's one thing I wish the PlayStation 5 did just a little bit better, it's controller battery life. While not as dire as the DualShock 4 on PS4, the DualSense controllers still don't last quite as long as I'd like before the battery warning notification pops up on the screen. To prevent this problem, you can just pop the controllers in the DualSense charging station when you're not using them. This way, the controllers charge when you're not playing and are ready to go for marathon game sessions of games like Resident Evil 4. Plus, the aesthetic matches the black and white visuals of the rest of the PlayStation 5 hardware lineup, making it a great fit for your entertainment center.

The Republic Gunship is one of the most iconic ships from Star Wars' prequel era, and it's been celebrated with a Ultimate Collector Series LEGO set. This massive 3300-piece set will look fresh alongside your other LEGO sets, and it comes with a ton of interactive features like two pilot cockpits, swing-out spherical turrets, two cannons, super long wings and opening sides and a rear hatch. It also comes with a Clone Trooper Commander and Mace Windu LEGO minifigures. It's 21% off today, which is one of the lowest prices we've seen on this great set.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes are all together in one excellent physical collection. The bundle comes with the entire trilogy of movies in 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and digital, and it's on sale today for $16.99, which is just over five bucks a movie.

Amazon is offering a SanDisk Ultra 400GB Micro SDXC card for only $34. Alternatively, you can get a 512GB model for only $39.99. That's cheaper than the best deals we saw on the same cards during Black Friday or Cyber Monday. If you've started compiling a collection of digital games, you probably already know just how limited the Switch's base storage capacity. With only 32GB of starting space (and some of it reserved for the OS), you'll barely fit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Pokemon Sword or Shield, which tap out at 13.5GB each! There's only one expansion slot in the Switch console so you want to make sure you get the biggest card you can afford.

Amazon is offering a 2TB WD Black SN850X with preinstalled heatsink for only $179.99. The SN850X is the successor to the SN850 SSD. It has newer flash chips (BiCS5 vs BiCS4) and an updated firmware, which combined offer improved sequential and random read/write speeds. For PC gamers, there's also an updated Game Mode 2.0 utility that's designed to tune the SSD for better performance during gaming sessions.

The Samsung 990 Pro is currently one of the fastest, if not the fastest, SSDs out there. It outperforms other top-end contenders like the WD SN850X or SK Hynix P41. The only problem was, it had an outrageous price of $279.99. Fortunately, that's changed. Samsung just cut the price of the 2TB model by a whopping $100. At the current price of $179.99, it's a very competitive with all the other top end SSDs. If you want the absolute best 2TB SSD money can buy, this should be at the top of your list.

Better than Black Friday's deal

If you get a PS5, make sure you have an appropriate gaming TV to bring out the console's full potential. Woot is offering a brand new LG Evo C2 65" 4K OLED TV with full manufacturer's warranty for $1499.99. That's cheaper than Amazon's best price during Black Friday. The LG C2 is one of the best TVs on the market, especially for current gen console gaming. It has four HDMI 2.1 ports and a native 120Hz panel that supports true 4K @ 120Hz passthrough when paired with a PS5, Xbox Series X, or RTX 30 series equipped PC. There's also variable refresh rate (VRR), which is this TV's version of adaptive sync technology, as well as auto low latency mode (ALLM), where the TV automatically switches to a lower latency when it detects gameplay. The LG C2 also supports HGiG, which is automatically calibrated tone mapping specific to your TV model. Woot is owned by Amazon.

Amazon is offering a PS5 Disc Edition console bundled with the God of War: Ragnarok game for only $509.99. That's $50 off the $559.99 MSRP and only $10 more than buying the console without any game! This is the first ever discount we've ever seen for the PS5 console from Amazon. We're not sure how long this deal will last, but we do know that this is a manufacturer's discount and not a permanent price drop. If you've been waiting for a price drop before jumping on the bandwagon, this will be the best deal you'll find for a while.

with Cryo-Tech Liquid Cooling

The R15 is Alienware's latest and top of the line gaming PC, equipped with a 13th gen Intel Core i9 Raptor Lake processor and an overpowered GeForce RTX 4090 GPU. The 13th gen Intel Core i9-13900K boasts a turbo-boosted clock speed of 5.8GHz with 24 cores, 32 threads, and 64MB cache. This is one of the most powerful CPU you can get right now, it's only competition being the far more expensive AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D. The RTX 4090 is far and away the most powerful video card you can get right now, leaving competitors like AMD's latest Radeon RX 7900 XTX in the dust.

This config has been upgraded with Cryo-Tech liquid cooling for the processor, which is essentially a 240mm all-in-one liquid cooler compared to the air cooling on the Intel config. The "Cryo-Tech" liquid cooler improves cooling even further by upgrading the AIO with a slightly thicker radiator, RGB lighting, and better fans.

This config is equipped with a liquid-cooled AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8-core processor, RTX 3080 GPU, 16GB of DDR4-3200MHz RAM, and a 1TB SSD. The RTX 3080 is the best card you can get if you're looking for a GPU that's powerful enough to run games at 4K @ 60fps at the lowest price. I myself currently run an RTX 3080 equipped system paired with a 4K display and I can run Elden Ring, Genshin Impact, and Hogwarts Legacy just fine at a steady 60fps. Of course, an RTX 4080 or 4090 would allow you to turn on ray tracing while maintaing the same fps, but honestly, is that worth an extra $800-$1800? The liquid cooled Ryzen 7 5800X is a generation old, but it's still an excellent gaming and workstation processor that pairs very well with the RTX 3080. Other features include an 80PLUS Platinum 750W power supply and a clear side panel to show off your interior components.

Here's a pretty nice deal on an excellent gaming PC for around $1200. This HP ENVY PC features a 12th gen Intel Core i9-12900 16-core Alder Lake CPU, GeForce RTX 3070 GPU, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD. The Intel Core i9-12900 is one of the best CPUs available... you'd need to get an Intel Raptor Lake or AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPU to get anything as good or better. The RTX 3070 is a very solid video card for this price level; it will easily get you 60fps+ at up to 1440p gaming.

The Zelda Switch OLED might be the star of the show but let's not forget that the Splatoon themed Nintendo Switch OLED exists. The Splatoon Edition includes a sweet pair of blue and yellow gradient Joy-Con controllers (white underbelly) and a graffiti adorned Switch body and docking station. Of course personal preferences differ, but in my opinion this Switch looks just as good as the new Zelda console.

Mario Day is officially here! All the Switch video games might have gone on sale earlier, but the Switch console bundle exclusive to Mario Day just went live. Not only do you get the Nintendo Switch console with the rare Mario Red Joy-Con controllers, you also get to choose one game among these three: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Odyssey, or Super Mario Bros U Deluxe. This is a more tempting deal than what we saw on Black Friday, which was a Switch with Neon controllers and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the same price.

absolute best 2TB SSD money can buy Better than Black Friday's deal with Cryo-Tech Liquid Cooling