If you’re shopping for a graduation gift, the Asus CM3 Detachable Chromebook is our favorite detachable Chromebook and one of the best budget laptops on the market. It functions as both a great tablet and a Chromebook, making it a great gift for a senior graduate who doesn’t need a lot of performance. It’s a good buy that won’t totally break the bank either, now that it’s selling at its best price of the year. Typically $369.99, the 10.5-inch tablet is on sale at Amazon with a MediaTek 8183 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage for $299.99which is only $30 off the all-time low.
The Chromebook comes with a unique dual-folding kickstand, which means your gift can either fold the CM3 to stand upright like a laptop or hold the tablet horizontally. They won’t need to buy a stylus either, as it comes with a built-in stylus. Other goodies include a detachable keyboard with spacious keys, a fabric cover, and an impressive battery life that can last almost 13 hours on a single charge.
As this is a Chromebook with a MediaTek processor, be aware that it can be slow when swapping tabs and using Google services such as Gmail. However, it works well for browsing and light gaming. As long as you don’t mind that it only comes with a USB-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack, it’s a solid Chromebook to gift to a college senior. Read our review.
Looking for a great pair of wireless earbuds for under $100? Right now, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Live are on sale at Amazon in black for $94.99 instead of $169.99 – a new all-time low for the retailer. Other colorways are currently on sale on Amazon as well, with the white and red versions at $97.99 and the rest at $99.99, with best buy, walmartand Target corresponding to said price on these latest models.
The unique bean-shaped headphones may look different from others in the market, but The edge Chris Welch liked their unconventional design and found that they fit quite comfortably, as long as you don’t have very small ears. He also found that the headphones produce powerful sound and exhibit long battery life, which ultimately led him to give them an 8 out of 10.
While Samsung says they offer active noise cancellation, we found they didn’t completely disconnect from the outside world. Rather, they silence very low frequencies, such as the rumble of a train as opposed to another passenger’s phone conversation. If that doesn’t matter to you, these are solid true wireless earbuds and a great deal. Read our review.
If the Asus CM3 Detachable Chromebook is a bit out of your budget but you still want to give your graduate a Chromebook, the Lenovo 10.1-inch Duet Chromebook is the way to go. again sold for less than $200 at Best Buy. Regularly $299.99, you can buy the budget Chromebook with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage right now for just $189, an all-time low.
Although it lacks the CM3’s built-in stylus and only comes with a single USB-C port, the Duet still impressed us by lasting over 11 hours on a single charge while we were doing Zoom calls and browsed a range of tabs and apps, including Gmail, Slack and Facebook. Plus, like the CM3, your gift can use it as a tablet or laptop, and it comes with a detachable keyboard and kickstand cover. We also liked its 16:10 aspect ratio display, but keep in mind that the keyboard and trackpad are quite small and the Chromebook isn’t particularly powerful. Still, it’s a nice, affordable Chromebook that your gift can use to perform basic daily tasks and easily carry on the go. Read our review
If you have big wrists and have been waiting for a great deal on the Apple Watch Series 7, today is your lucky day. Amazon is currently taking $99 off the 45mm LTE-equipped model in blue, selling it for $430, which is a new historic low. Apple’s latest model has a bigger screen than previous generations and faster charging along with benefits like IP6X dust resistance and an always-on display. It also comes with all the latest advanced health sensors, making it a great smartwatch for iPhone users who prioritize health features.
Other great deals to discover today
- If you’re looking to spend under $500 on an Android phone and don’t mind that it doesn’t come with a charger, Samsung’s new Galaxy A53 5G is Samsung’s best budget A-series phone. It comes with a high-quality 120Hz OLED display and good battery life, and it’s currently on sale at Amazon in an unlocked configuration with 128GB of storage for $349.99 instead of $449.99. Read our review.
- Apple’s new spring collection of MagSafe-compatible silicone cases for the iPhone 13 is on sale for $39.99 on Amazon. That’s a $10 discount and a new all-time low for the new color options, which include light blue, Yellowa new orange colorand green.
- Amazon currently offers several Sengled smart bulbs, sell a single 800 lumen bulb for $11.99 instead of $14.99 – its best price ever. You can also buy a pack of four Bluetooth-enabled bulbs for $26.99 instead of $29.99. These A19 smart bulbs are color changing and do not require a hub; you can also control them using Amazon Alexa or your smartphone.
- Moment, a creative marketplace and community especially focused on photography and filmmaking, takes an additional 15% off various laptop bags, cameras and other tech products when you use the code SPRINGBAG5 at the register. You can also get free shipping on orders over $35.