Greetings, Arsians! The Dealmaster is back with another round of deals to share. Today’s list is headlined by a nice price on Microsoft’s Xbox One wireless controller, which is down to $40 at various retailers, including Walmart, Best Buy, and Amazon. While this is not the lowest price we’ve seen—and while we can’t say it won’t drop a few bucks further by Black Friday—it’s still $20 off the gamepad’s MSRP and $10-15 off its usual going rate online.
One reason we highlight this deal is the recent launch of Apple’s iOS 13 update, which added support for the Xbox One pad as well as Sony’s DualShock 4 controller over Bluetooth (alongside a raft of new worthwhile games via the Apple Arcade service). Besides that, the usual notes still apply here: the Xbox One controller requires AA batteries whereas the DualShock 4 has a rechargeable battery that tends to degrade over time; the Xbox One pad is a bit easier to set up for PC games outside of Steam; whether the asymmetrical joysticks and trigger feel on Microsoft’s pad is is largely a matter of personal preference, and so on. Regardless, if you need a spare pad for using beyond an Xbox, this is a solid deal.
If you’re good for pads, though, we have plenty more discounts on USB-C PD wall chargers, microSD cards, Amazon devices, AMD Ryzen processors, Bluetooth headphones, and much more. Have a look for yourself below.