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The Beats Solo Pro are $50 off at Best Buy, taking the price down to $249.99. This matches the lowest price we’ve seen yet. And to our knowledge, this is only the second time they’ve been discounted. If you haven’t read our review, these are the best Beats headphones yet, according to The Verge’s Chris Welch, with a noise cancellation effect and sound quality that are inarguably great.
Those gifted with large noggins, be warned: you might find that these on-ear headphones clamp down too hard on your ears. Another warning, this time for people with heads of all sizes, is that these charge via Apple’s Lightning connector, not USB-C. Best Buy’s deal includes several colors, and you have through Monday, January 27th, to take advantage of this price drop.
Google’s Pixel 3A and Pixel 4 are cheaper than usual right now. The discounts ($50 and $100, respectively) are decent, but the real reason to consider buying one now is for the free gift card that you’ll get with purchase. Here’s the full list of offers happening now:
Google Nest Mini smart speakers usually cost $49.99 (you can commonly find them for less), but Daily Steals is offering Verge readers a special deal for a limited time on a two-pack of new Nest Mini speakers. After you’ve added them to your cart, enter the code VERGENEST at checkout to get two for $56.99.
I reviewed this model when it released in late 2019, and I found that it’s a worthy successor to the Home Mini in terms of improved sound quality and touch controls. (They light up to make it easier to see the capacitive buttons.) It can also hang on the wall out of the box, which is a novel feature you won’t find in other affordable smart speakers — that is, unless you buy additional accessories to make it possible.
Logitech’s G903 wireless ambidextrous gaming mouse is steeply discounted at Best Buy. Usually $149.99, you can get it for $59.99 right now. Unlike most both-handed gaming mice on the market, the G903 has side buttons on each side of the mouse. It’s also compatible with Logitech’s PowerPlay wireless charging mouse pad.
Witcher 3 Update Allows You To Transfer PC Saves To Switch
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on Switch got an update today. It adds new graphical options, touch control for Gwent, and the ability to port your save between Switch and PC.
Rumors of the patch first spread on Reddit, but developer CD Projekt Red has since confirmed it. According to CDPR, update 3.6 includes:
- Added touch control support.
- Added save file integration with GOG, Steam and versions of the game for Switch from different regions.
- Added more text languages (in selected regions).
- Added more graphical options.
- Added multiple performance optimizations.
- Fixed various visual and functional bugs.Various gameplay and crash fixes.
When I load up The Witcher 3 on Switch now, there’s a menu option for “Cloud Saves” that gives me the option to upload a file from Steam or GOG. To upload from Steam, I entered my Steam login; my many, many PC saves promptly appeared on my Switch. Save transfer appears to go both ways: The menu has an “upload” function that, in the case of my Steam save, will “upload your local save to Steam cloud.” CDPR’s post notes that “Mod-related bugs and blockers might get transferred from a modded PC game save file,” as well as the fact that the system might have trouble finding your save if you renamed it.
In terms of graphics tweaks, the once-simple options of “motion blur” and “blur” have been expanded to include bloom, depth of the field, light shafts, foliage visibility, anti-aliasing, and more. The Switcher can’t really compare to the game on a PC or standard console, but it’s nice to have more options.
CDPR confirmed to Kotaku that sharing your saves is only possible between PC and Switch, so Xbox and PS4 players who want to transfer their saves between platforms are out of luck. But for me, who enjoys The Witcher 3 in its PC glory, I’m excited to bring my overpowered Geralt and his great haircut to my Switch.