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Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Good Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.

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Microsoft’s disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital launched last week for $249. The idea behind its design is that removing the 4K Blu-ray drive will save customers some money, at the expense of not being able to insert physical games or movie discs. However, Walmart currently has the regular Xbox One S with 1TB of storage for $207.75.

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In addition to being a pretty good gaming console, the original Xbox One S is an affordable way to play 4K Blu-ray discs (the more expensive Xbox One X can, as well, though the PS4 and PS4 Pro can’t play UHD discs). You’ll probably be able to find a decent deal so long as there’s stock of this older model to run through at retailers, though this is currently the best price.

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Until May 18th, you’ll get a $100 gift card along with the purchase of a Google Pixel 3A or Pixel 3A XL. Retailers honoring this promotion include Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Google Store. If you’re shopping for a new phone, the $399 Pixel 3A is worth considering, as it features the Pixel 3’s great camera and it can work with practically any US carrier. Check out Dieter Bohn’s review of the Pixel 3A and 3A XL for detailed impressions and camera samples.

It’s been more affordable to pick up high-capacity microSD cards lately. SanDisk’s popular 400GB model is currently $56.99 — its best price yet — and it can add a lot of storage to your Nintendo Switch, a phone, or any other device that supports microSD cards. This model has been wiggling down in cost from around $70 since 2019 began, though I don’t expect it to drop much further for now. If you want even more storage, Samsung’s 512GB microSD card has stayed at $99.99 for the past week. It’s not as good of a value as SanDisk’s model, though you’ll be able to store even more on a single card without switching it out for another.

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