12 best deals: 4K TVs, games and camera gear


Do you prefer watch stuff on TV or make it yourself? Are you more of a gamer, vlogger or binge-watcher? It doesn’t matter, because this week we’ve found plenty of deals in all of those categories, from 4K TVs and video games to cameras and mics.

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Home Theater Deals

Vizio Quantum M Series

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Read our roundups of the best TVs and best soundbars for more recommendations. For more advice, see our guides How to Choose a TV and How to Choose a Soundbar.

The Vizio M-Series (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is one of our favorites if you don’t want to spend a lot, thanks to its excellent local dimming, which gives it solid contrast, and its Smartcast interface. The latter makes it easy to share your screen from your laptop or phone to the TV.

This Hisense U8G (8/10, WIRED recommends) is a great choice if you’re looking to play games on your TV. Its 120Hz refresh rate allows for incredibly smooth and responsive gameplay, and also makes it excellent for sports. Plus, it has a nice backing if that’s the kind of thing you care about.

TCL 55 inch 6 series

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TCL excels at making great TVs at prices well below those of its competitors, and this 55-inch 6-Series set (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is no exception. Its mini-LED backlight allows for staggering levels of contrast, plus it comes with a built-in Roku interface and Chromecast support.

This soundbar system from Nakamichi isn’t cheap, but it’s the most serious we’ve tested. Two mega subwoofers provide enough bass to shake the foundations of the earth. Or at least want to. It also comes with a pair of rear surround speakers, to give you better surround sound than most soundbars alone.

Video game deals

Death Loop

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From the developer behind Dishonored and Prey, the latest from Arkane is a stealth shooter based on a time loop. Rather than weaving your way through a linear story, this one finds you on an island where every time you die, time starts over. It is a complex shooter that challenges the player to fight smarter, rather than entering with blazing guns. The PC version is also on sale for $28 ($10 off).

the Jackbox party pack usually has a few good games each, with the exception of Party Pack 7, the only truly perfect party pack. So you’ll often find yourself buying two or three to get all the games you love. Fortunately, all games are on sale right now, with some bundles up to 50% off. Grab a few and make your next game night a blast.

The Last of Us II had big shoes to fill. And whether or not you feel like it’s broken free from its predecessor, it’s hard to deny that the latest installment in Naughty Dog’s award-winning series is well worth playing.

SteelSeries Arctis 9X

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The SteelSeries Arctis 9X is one of our favorite wireless gaming headsets for the Xbox Series X/S. It pairs directly to your console using the same method your controllers use to pair, so you don’t need any clunky dongles. The retractable mic also provides excellent monitoring so you can hear your sound when you talk.

the just dance series is a classic rhythm game to do exactly what it says in its name: you dance. No bulky instruments, no finicky dance pads. In the past, you needed a special camera, but if you don’t have one, in Just dance 2022 you can use your smartphone as a controller. It’s also on sale on Xbox Series X/S.

Photo Equipment Deals

Panasonic Lumix S5

Photo: Lumix

This full-frame mirrorless from Panasonic is one of our favorite cameras if you want to shoot professional quality video. Normally we’ve seen its best price around $1,700 (although it’s often higher than that), but now it’s an additional $90 off, which is the lowest we’ve seen.

It doesn’t matter how good your camera is if you don’t have enough light on your subject. This LED video light from Godox comes with a dial on the back to adjust its brightness, as well as a remote control that you can use to change the color temperature. It’s a handy workhorse for most projects.

Lav mics are an incredibly cheap way to get better sound from your video shoots or vlogs without having to put in a ton of effort setting up complicated equipment. This mic from Rode plugs into any 3.5mm port, or you can pair it with Røde’s wireless transmitter system.

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