Oculus launched its first generation Quest VR headset in 2019, and it has quickly become a popular head-mounted display if you want to play virtual reality games without connecting to a gaming PC. However, the original model was hard to find because it was discontinued with the release of the Oculus Quest 2 last year.
Nevertheless, the original Oculus Quest model is still a great VR headset to buy. The original model can be refurbished for $199 on Oculus’ direct website, which includes 64 GB of storage and a one-year warranty.
Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy S21 line in January, but it has already confirmed that smartphones in this line have been discounted. You can save up to $250 on the unlocked S21, S21 Plus or S21 Ultra at multiple retail outlets including Amazon, B&H Photo, Best Buy, and Samsung.
The Galaxy S21 selling price starts at $700. The S21 Plus starts at $800 for the 128GB model and the S21 Ultra starts at $1,000 for the 128GB model.
Sure, you need a new smartphone, but if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, B&H is selling the unlocked Google Pixel 3 XL for $280 for 64GB. This phone is almost three years old, but it has the latest Android 11 OS and will support Android 12 when it launches later this year. But be careful: this phone will stop receiving updates after October 2021.
In November, Microsoft launched two next-generation Xbox consoles. Right now, the company’s most powerful gaming hardware is the $500 Xbox Series X console and the less powerful and cheaper Xbox Series S without a disk drive.
If the $300 Xbox Series S console is what you’re looking for, it’s a lot easier to buy compared to other next-generation game consoles released around the same time. Costco is currently selling bundles to the Series S, where prices haven’t skyrocketed. You can buy a console and an additional controller for $340, which is a good deal as the price for an additional controller is typically $60. Membership is required for Costco.