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Best Weekend Deals: Google Nest Devices, Nintendo Gift Cards, and More

Best Weekend Deals: Google Nest Devices, Nintendo Gift Cards, and More

Ars Technica

It’s the weekend, which means it’s time for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes quite a few deals on Google Nest devices. Both the popular Nest Learning Thermostat and the more wallet-friendly Nest Thermostat, for example, are sold with Previously to $199 and the The latter is available for $100 I have many retailers. While neither deal fetched the lowest price we ever tracked, both are a good way below typical online street prices and well below Google’s MSRPs of $250 and $130, respectively.

In any case, both devices remain commendable options for those looking to adopt a smart thermostat, either underestimate Energy use or greater control of home heating and cooling. The high-end Nest still looks sharp, installs relatively easily, and works with a variety of smart home devices and platforms. It can still “tell” your usual heating and cooling preferences, and then automatically schedule its future adjustments accordingly, (mostly) staying out of your way throughout the day. The More affordable than the Nest Thermostat It lacks the automatic scheduling feature (although you can still enter a schedule manually), has a cheaper plastic frame, and doesn’t support remote temperature balancing sensorsbut it still looks pretty and has a similar feature set – including tools like HVAC مراقبة Monitoring And voice commands via Alexa or the Google Assistant – for less money.

If you don’t need a new thermostat, other Google devices like the Nest Audio home speaker The Fitbit lux Activity Tracker It is also for sale. On top of that, our roundup includes good deals on Nintendo eShop gift cards, the spacious 1TB SanDisk microSD card for your Nintendo Switch, or steam surface, a number of Roomba robot vacuums, iPads, AirPods, and more. You can find our full curated report below.

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Google's Nest Thermostat is a good smart thermostat for those on a budget, although it doesn't work with remote temperature sensors or learn about your home's heating and cooling schedule like the pricier Nest model.
Zoom / Google’s Nest Thermostat is a good smart thermostat for those on a budget, although it doesn’t work with remote temperature sensors or learn about your home’s heating and cooling schedule like the pricier Nest model.

Electronics Deals

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Laptop and Desktop Deals

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TV Shows and Home Entertainment

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gaming deals

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Video game deals

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