littleBits kits are fun ways to learn about electronics, but the cloudBit kit ups the ante with internet connectivity.
If you’re fortunate enough to own a Nintendo Switch, you’d damn well better take good care of it. This hardside carrying case includes a clever screen protector that also holds up to ten game cartridges, plus an extra mesh pocket for your other accessories.
Everything you need to host a great poker night (except for snacks and drinks) is only $23 today. That gets you 500 casino-quality chips, two decks of cards, and dealer and blind buttons, all in a heavy-duty case.
When you’re not playing games, the Xbox One is also a pretty great set-top streaming box. The only problem? The gamepad takes a few seconds to wake up, which can be really annoying when you just want to pause a movie.
If you somehow don’t yet own a PS4, there’s never been a cheaper time to get in the game. Today on eBay, $210 gets you the Uncharted Slimconsole bundle, plus free shipping and no tax for most buyers.
Amazon’s had a ton of good board game deals lately, but if you’ve still got room on your shelf, 7 Wonders is well worth picking up for $24, within about a dollar of an all-time low.
Update: The Steam Link is sold out, but the controller is still available.
Before you go out and spend hundreds of dollars on a DJI Phantom, you can learn the basics of flying a quadcopter with this $20 toy drone from Aukey. Trust me, if you can fly this thing, you can fly a GPS-equipped, gyro-stabilized camera rig. And if not, well, it’s not like crashing it will be that big a deal.
Update: Sold out
Unlike most of the card and board games in your game cabinet, The Grizzled is cooperative, meaning everyone’s either going to win or lose together.
Hardcore Mario Kart enthusiasts might shudder at the thought of using motion controls, but if you or your kids enjoy using the Joy-Con as a steering wheel, these inexpensive plastic housings add a little bit of realism to the experience.
If you have Overwatch and an Amazon Prime Membership, you can get a free in-game Golden Loot Box with a guaranteed legendary item today, plus 10 more standard loot boxes for free later on (five in August, five more in October).
Update: Sold out, sorry!
It’s still not cheap, and you’ll still need a powerful PC to run it, but if you’ve been waiting for a good deal to take the plunge and buy an Oculus Rift, this is the best we’ve seen. You’ll pay the standard $600 price tag for the headset and Oculus Touch controllers, but you’ll get a bonus $100 credit to spend on the…
Today I learned Razer makes an Xbox One/PC gamepad, and while it’s not wireless like Microsoft’s, it does have four customizable buttons, an audio control panel, and removable rubber palm grips. It’s ostensibly designed for esports enthusiasts, but at an all-time low $75, even us amateurs could consider it.
It doesn’t come with any bundled extras (other than a copy of Minecraft), but $200 is the best cash price we’ve seen on an Xbox One S to date. I’m one of those dummies that paid $500 for a Day One Xbox One, so I’m gonna go sulk in the corner for a minute.
If you’ve already finished Zelda and gotten bored of Mario Kart, Amazon’s marked several tier-two Switch games down to $40 today.