May 20, 2024


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Walmart has an alternative Prime Day sale: Price cuts on Switch games, Beats headphones, laptops and more are live now

This story is part of Amazon Prime Day 2021, CNET’s guide on everything you need to know and how to make sure you get the best deal.

Walmart’s answer to Amazon Prime Day is called Deals for Days, and it starts Sunday. While some of the online sales won’t hit until 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT), we’ve identified some of the best deals we’ve seen at Walmart so far, including a few that aren’t being matched by Amazon. New for this list on Sunday afternoon: Switch games like The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Super Mario Odyssey and Luigi’s Mansion 3 are seeing a nice discount. 


Switch owners know that many of Nintendo’s best games rarely see sale prices. But that changes today, with solid 33{8c54160eed80eb00ac4f5d74c8785e95142d89daf570f201b81dc7fdc31059f3} discounts for titles like Link’s Awakening, Fire Emblem, Super Mario Odyssey and Luigi’s Mansion 3. What’s even better is that some of these titles are available on sale in cartridge or digital download form. 


The Gateway brand has returned to life at Walmart with a line of ultra-affordable laptops. This one features a 1080p screen that’s nearly 16 inches, an Intel Core i5 processor, built-in fingerprint scanner, HDMI and USB-C ports and — most impressively — 16GB of RAM. Not too shabby for under $450.

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If you’re looking for the noise-canceling feature of AirPod Pros but are not a fan of the in-ear design or price tag, you gotta jump on these Beats Pro Solo. Originally retailed at $300, these headphones are now half off at Walmart. Featuring the familiar look of the Solo3, the Pro Solo made a few improvements such as the addition of a metal band and memory foam earpads for a much comfier fit than its predecessor. The new drivers inside produce a sound that is, according to CNET’s David Carnoy, “smooth and well-balanced with punchy bass that isn’t boomy.”

The inclusion of Apple’s H1 chip means that it will pair easily with Apple devices just like AirPods. Android users can get this feature via app. Note: It only charges via Lightning port and doesn’t come with a cable or adapter to be used as a wired headset. Previously an issue at full price, but we can be more forgiving when it’s half off. Lastly these are also compatible with Apple Spatial Audio, released last week, if you happen to subscribe to Apple Music.

Read our Beat Solo Pro review.


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Mesh Wi-Fi routers have always gotten a bad rap as being more expensive than their traditional router-extender brothers. But the Deco W2400 two-pack from TP-Link has proven that stigma false with its low price tag of $79. This entry-level mesh system can cover a home up to 3,000 square feet, intelligently connect multiple devices, prioritize traffic in case of disruptions and can be expanded with additional Deco units. The system is easy to set up via the Deco app.

Read more: Mesh router vs. Wi-Fi range extender: Which is best for your home network?


Robot vacuums can be pretty hit or miss. Most entry-level models only have basic navigations and can end up stuck in one corner of your house. The Roborock S4 Max negates that flaw with futuristic lidar navigation and smart room mapping. That’s right, the same technology that automates self-driving cars can now help pick up your mess. Jokes aside, the Roborock S4 Max does have some pretty amazing features. Like the ability to map the layout of your house. You can set no-go zones via the app without the need for a physical fencing system that will clutter up your home. The scheduling function lets you designate the time and specific room you want it to clean, keeping it out of your way while ensuring an immaculate household. The suction power is rated at a respectable 2,000 pascals and the long-lasting battery promises up to 3,000 square feet of cleaning. The S4 model is on sale now for only $310, which is a bit pricier than the cheapest robot vacuum out there, but it sports many features of much higher-end competitors.


If you need a laptop to do some light web browsing before bed or homeschool the little ones, look no further than this HP Chromebook. Featuring a spacious 64GB of storage and weighing in under 2.5 pounds, this thing is as swift as it is light. No need to be tied to a desk when you’ve got 15 hours of battery life. This Chromebook is perfect as a spare machine for Zoom calls, streaming videos online, listening to music and answering emails. Get it now for only $169.

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