The Roku Streambar is a competent audio platform with built-in streaming services.
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The lowest prices for the Streambar and Streambar Pro have been matched. Right now, the 14-inch Streambar is on sale at Amazon and Best Buy for $99.99, which is less than the normal price. The larger Streambar Pro with more powerful sound is on sale at a reduced price.

While these soundbars have some differences, each comes with the Roku OS baked in and 4KHDR, meaning they function as competent streaming devices, not just soundbars, and are an excellent way to consolidate devices in your living room Even though they aren't the largest or most powerful soundbars on the market, you'll have a hard time finding a better one with these features for less than $100.

Both of the models are wall-mountable and can be used to connect to your display of choice. Both models play well with both voice assistants and have a mic in the included remote.

Performance is the key to their prices being different. The Streambar's standard model uses four 1.9-inch speakers, which is enough for smaller rooms, but may not be enough for a larger space. The Streambar Pro has four speakers and is capable of virtual surround sound support. If you find the sound isn't as good as it could be, you can still use the Roku system.

You don't need to buy a separate set-top box for the Streambar because it has a 4K /HDR streaming device inside. This will give you audio and the content that you might want to watch on your tv.

  • $99 at Amazon
  • $99 at Best Buy

The Streambar Pro is an all-in-one media player and 4K video streamer. Plug-and-play connections are supported by it.

  • $150 at Amazon
  • $150 at Best Buy

Walmart is currently selling the 44mm configuration of the Apple Watch for $209 which is less than the normal price of $309. Many of the features of the Apple Watch Series 6 are included in the cheaper model of this watch. The discount only applies to the silver aluminum watch, but you can always swap out the blue band later.

Most of the time, the SE does what you would expect from an Apple- branded watch. It is able to deliver notifications, use Apple Pay for payments, and keep track of fitness metrics. Some of the features included in the Series 6 and Series 7 are no longer included in the SE. The basics are handled remarkably well by the SE. We recommend you to read our review.

The Apple Watch SE is a step up from the Series 3 in terms of features and design.

  • $209 at Walmart
  • $279 at Best Buy

Best Buy has a discount on the Aero 16. The configuration costs $2,3499.99 but is currently on sale for $1,599.99 Today's price makes all of the specifications really impressive. There is a 16 inch display with a 3840 x 2400 resolution. One of the highlights of this build is the ability to easily hurdle the recommended specifications for most modern games with the help of an Intel Core i7-12700H and an Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti graphics card. The robust specifications are supplemented by 16 gigabyte of ram and a 1 terabytes of storage.

One of the biggest issues we had with the Aero 16 was its price. Despite its impressive power and display, the battery can't last long away from an outlet and the fans can get loud under heavy loads. We recommend you to read our review.

The Gigabyte Aero 16 angled to the right on a cafe table. The screen displays The Verge homepage.

The 16-inch Aero laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor and an RTX 3070 Ti for gaming.

Some deals to give you some space

  • GameStop has discounted the 2TB model of the WD_Black P10 Game Drive to $39.98 from its usual $84.99 price. This external hard drive is slim enough to fit in your back pocket, making it a convenient way to tote around a little extra storage.
  • If you need something with a little more space, you can also grab the Seagate FireCuda gaming hard drive in its 5TB configuration at GameStop for $77.98 instead of its usual $154.99. The Seagate FireCuda is compatible with PCs and consoles (you can store PS5 and Series X games on it, but you’ll need to transfer them to the console to play), and it’s capable of transferring files relatively quickly thanks to its USB 3.0 speeds.
  • This is your daily reminder that Steam is currently in the throes of its Summer Sale, which you should definitely check out for some excellent deals that are going on through July 7th. There are a ton of excellent titles on sale that we highlighted last week, including the excellent VR title Half-Life: Alyx, which is discounted to $29.99 instead of its full price of $59.99.

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