If you really value peace and quiet while listening to music or podcasts, the latest wireless headphones from Bose are for you. The QC Earbuds II do an impressive job of blocking out the outside world, whether you’re walking down the street or sleeping on a plane. Because of this, they make a great pair of travel headphones, even if they don’t have wireless charging.
Whichever model you choose, the latest iteration of Amazon’s in-house TVs offer good value with good specs, including 4K HDR and HDMI 2.1 support, low latency for gaming, and a Samsung Frame-like mode that will display artwork when in standby. Also, as an Amazon product, it has built-in Alexa voice assistant function.
Microsoft is currently selling its flagship Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller for $139.99 ($40 off). This is the all-black version that is bundled with all the extra accessories, including the pass-through charging zippered travel case, extra sticks, an alternate D-pad, and the optional back paddles.
The Elite Series 2 may be a bit long compared to Sony’s most recent DualSense Edge controller, not to mention the newer, cheaper third-party options that use drift-free Hall Effect sticks, but it’s still a great gamepad with a mostly unmatched superior feel in the hands. It remains the only official Xbox controller with a built-in rechargeable battery (which some prefer over AA), and in addition to working wirelessly with Xbox Series X/S consoles, it’s also compatible with Windows PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices.