Amazon’s waterproof last-generation Kindle Paperwhite is almost half finished

Are you planning on taking books to the pool or beach this summer? Buy an affordable and waterproof e-reader instead. The latest generation of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite is available for almost half the usual price. Normally $129.99, now you can buy the ad-supported 8GB model with a green or red back for $69.99 instead of $129.99 from Amazon. If you want more storage, you can buy the 32GB ad-supported model for $89.99 instead of $159.99 in black or blue, both new always-low prices.

The 2018 e-reader is waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about getting it wet and you don’t have to worry about charging either, as the battery lasts for weeks. It features a six-inch, high-resolution 300ppi panel and support for Audible audiobooks through Bluetooth headphones. While it doesn’t charge via USB-C (it uses Micro USB for charging) or offers even longer battery life like the newer $139.99 Kindle Paperwhite, it’s significantly more affordable these days. Read our review

Yes, that’s Samsung’s The Frame TV – not a canvas painting.
Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge

Samsung’s latest 2022 version of The Frame is like a combination of a 4K TV and artwork in one. When turned off, the QLED TV displays artwork that resembles a real canvas painting thanks to the new matte, anti-reflective coating on the screen. But when it’s turned on, it becomes a smart 4K TV with a fast 120Hz refresh rate, surrounded by a tasteful frame. While it doesn’t have full array local dimming and support for Dolby Vision like some other comparably priced televisions, it’s still a unique TV in a league of its own with discounts hitting all format configurations at Woot. Right now you can buy the 55-inch model for $1,259.99 instead of $1,499.99 from Woot, and it comes with a Samsung one-year warranty.

2022 Samsung The Frame TV (55-inch)

The latest model of Samsung’s aesthetically pleasing TV retains the same vibrant QLED screen as its predecessor, but uses a new low-reflection anti-reflective coating called “Matte Display”, which provides images with qualities similar to real canvas.

The M2-powered 13-inch MacBook Pro may well be the latest MacBook Pro, but while it’s a good machine (especially in terms of battery life), it doesn’t let Apple’s best laptops down. We’re talking about the 2021 M1 Pro-powered MacBook Pro models, which are both more powerful and have more ports. And right now, Amazon is taking $200 off select configurations of the 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros.

You can buy the 14-inch model with 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD for $2,299 from Amazon. For the same price, you can get the 16-inch with 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. While still expensive, both prices are just $50 shy of their ever-low prices.

It doesn’t matter which one you buy, both are exceptionally powerful and fast laptops with an incredible battery life that’s among the longest we’ve ever seen. In addition, unlike the 13-inch model mentioned above, both laptops offer more ports, including a total of three Thunderbolt 4 ports and an HDMI port, as well as a full-size SDXC slot and a MagSafe power connector. Read our review

16-inch MacBook Pro with M1 Pro (2021)

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro is a creative powerhouse equipped with Apple’s latest silicon. The 16-inch screen can be configured with the M1 Pro or the M1 Max and can be simultaneously loaned to up to three external screens and a 4K TV thanks to the sheer number of ports.

Even more ways to save today

  • The Beats Flex are our favorite pair of budget-friendly wireless neckband earbuds that sound great, have USB-C charging and great battery life. Normally $69.99, GameStop currently sells them for $40.45 instead. Read our review
  • If you prefer a higher-end OLED TV over Samsung’s unique art-inspired The Frame (mentioned above), Amazon is currently selling the 48-inch version of the 2021 LG C1 TV for just $796.99 instead of $1,499.99. It may not be the latest model, but the TV is still great, with details such as a variable refresh rate of 120Hz and HDMI 2.1 ports for fast gaming.
  • Several of JBL’s latest Bluetooth speakers are discounted on Amazon. For something that won’t break the bank, JBL’s Flip 5 costs $99.99 in multiple colors, which is $30 off the usual price, though JBL’s Go 3 is even more affordable at just $29.95.

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