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The Symfonisk picture frame speaker from Ikea and Sonos drop to a lower price

The Symfonisk picture frame speaker from Ikea and Sonos drop to a lower price

Perhaps Ikea is relieved by the hype around the new Sonos Era speakers 100 and 300, especially now that the speakers are up for pre-order; The flat-packed furniture maker has slashed the price even further on a smart speaker that looks like art that you can hang on your wall.

the Sonos speaker with picture frame from Ikea Symphonysk is now On sale for $169.99 ($90 off) direct from Ikea through May 29 or “while supplies last.” We don’t know if that means an unusual speaker is on its way out or a new speaker is coming, but we do know that it’s pretty cool. Now, I know I said Symfonisk was a roaring bargain last month at $194.99, but surprisingly, it’s now $25 cheaper. Don’t worry if you bought one last month – Ikea offers a 90-day price protection If you sign up for a free IKEA FAMILY Rewards membership.

I keep telling myself I don’t really need to own two of these, yet they are in my cart

The Symfonisk picture frame from Ikea is like a Sonos One speaker that you can hang on the wall. It integrates seamlessly into the Sonos ecosystem and can summon your tunes through the Sonos app, Spotify Connect, or even AirPlay from Apple 2. Sure, there’s a power cable hanging from it that you might want to hide, but in my house, it works just fine atop a shelf or desk and provides space. And if the simple geometric art it offers isn’t to your liking, Ikea recently released it New dropdown panels That may be more to your liking. Read our review.


One of Ikea’s more unusual collaborations with Sonos is the Symfonisk picture frame speaker, a space-saving speaker with powerful sound and a unique look. You can even link two together without the need for a second power outlet.

the Anker 622 maggo magnetic battery In black or green for sale $39.99 at Newegg (Sold by Anker) when using the code MKTACCUMAR6 when out or $44.99 at Anker Store with the code WS24A161156. This Newegg deal is $20 off (a new low) on this premium 5,000mAh power bank, which can charge a phone wired via USB-C or wirelessly via a built-in Qi pad with magnets.

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The 622 MagGo is a perfect companion for some portable juice, especially if you have a MagSafe compatible iPhone. While it’s not an official MagSafe accessory, it does charge at 7.5W and is much cheaper than Apple’s $99 MagSafe battery pack, which may charge at 15W but doesn’t pack quite as much juice. Read our MagSafe buying guide.


Portable Power Bank with Qi Wireless Magnetic Charging, Foldable Kickstand, and USB-C Port for Wired Charging. Anker sells the black and green versions via Newegg for $39.99 when you use the code MKTACCUMAR6 when you go out.

The Anker 622 MagGo (center) is barely larger than Apple’s MagSafe battery pack (left), but it holds nearly twice as much juice.
Photo by Antonio J. Di Benedetto/The Verge

You can get the latest version of Apple Watch SE In 40mm or 44mm at $30 off. This means that the 40mm GPS configuration retails for $219 best buy And Amazonwhile the larger 44mm model with GPS is $249, also at best buy And Amazon.

Although the second generation Apple Watch SE uses the same latest processor as the Series 8, it keeps the smaller screen of the older models, so it does not support the always-on feature. This deal is about as cheap as you can get an Apple Watch today without opting for an older or used model, so it’s a great introductory model if you like to keep track of fitness and health or if you’re upgrading from an older model like the Series 3. Hey, you won’t miss out on a screen that works Always if you never had it, right? Read our review.

Apple Watch with Breathe Display in black bezel


The latest Apple Watch SE shares the S8 processor from the Series 8 Watch but trades in features like an always-on display and a temperature sensor for a much lower price. It also supports the detection of new car accidents.

I’ve got a few deals straight from my soccer field for you Xbox and PC gamers. After giving our Xbox console buying guide a nice update yesterday, I couldn’t help noticing a few great deals on both first-party and third-party consoles.

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Our top pick and easiest recommendation for most people, the Standard Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller (which comes with Xbox Series X / S) is Sale for $39.99 ($20 off) in black from Microsoft. It may be a little boring or not look as cool as some of the wild creations from the Xbox Design Lab, but it’s an excellent, versatile tool that sells for the lowest price.


The official Xbox Wireless Controller has a dedicated Share button for saving clips and screenshots and sharing them online, Bluetooth support, and a USB-C port for charging the Microsoft rechargeable battery for playback and charging.

If you prefer a more premium design with a built-in rechargeable battery, Microsoft Xbox Elite Series 2 Core Controller It retails for $110 ($20 off) price Amazon and $110.99 from Microsoft. The black and white Elite Series 2 Core is the same controller as the all-black Elite Series 2 at $179.99, but omits the added accessories like replacement stick covers, cross-type D-pad, rear paddles, and charging case. However, you can buy all of those in the $59.99 combo to have the Core match the Elite Series 2’s one-for-one price. And with today’s discount, doing so actually makes sense because the combined price of $169.99 saves you $10 over an Elite Series 2 purchase.


The Xbox Elite Series 2 Core Wireless Controller is functionally identical to the more expensive Elite Series 2 but does not come with an additional D-pad, back paddles, thumb sticks, or charging case. Those could be Purchased separately for $59.99.

The all-black Elite Series 2 (pictured) comes with all of these accessories, while its black-and-white cousin the Elite Series 2 Core gives you the option to purchase them separately.
Photo by Tom Warren/The Verge

Now for my fellow cheap gamers, the Xbox version of PowerA enhanced wired controller In blue for only $24.99 ($13 off). Amazon And best buy. Don’t be fooled by this low price, as the Enhanced Wired is a solid controller that looks a lot like stock Microsoft, albeit with a pair of assignable back buttons and the requisite wired connection. That cord is, unfortunately, a dated Micro USB rather than USB-C, but these gamepads are excellent if you want something inexpensive but good for PC gaming or additional controllers for some local co-op on your Xbox console of choice.

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The Enhanced PowerA Wired Controller is a budget wired controller for Xbox and PC that connects via Micro USB and features two customizable buttons on the back. Offered in many different colors and licensed designs.

Finally, for you patients who might consider a wired console with some deep Customization options RIG Nacon Revolution X controller In black on sale for $79.90 ($20 off) direct from NakunWhile the white version sells for $79.99 Amazon. It’s the only console with optional weights in the handles, allowing you to make them lighter or heavier to suit your preference. In addition, the four additional buttons built into the back are easier to use than the buttons.


The RIG Nacon Revolution X is a wired controller for Xbox consoles and Windows PC that offers a large number of detailed software customization options. It also has four customizable back buttons, adjustable sticks, and optional weights to insert into the handles to give it more heft.

A couple more deals:

  • If you own a Switch Lite, you owe it to yourself to own, too Flip cover and screen protector for Nintendo Switch Lite him, and he On sale at $26.73 (about $13 off) at Amazon. The compact bag provides protection and convenience while remaining lightweight.
  • Amazon Echo 15 He is On sale for $224.98 ($50 off) from Amazon. This is one of the best smart display options for the Echo Show, as it mounts to the wall to save space on your counter or desk, and can even double as a Fire TV streaming device (though the remote control is Sold separately).