Best Buy's latest major sale is bringing steep discounts on a variety of refurbished tech, from the Nintendo Switch Lite and AirPods Pro to Philips Hue lights and super-fast SSDs. It's important to keep in mind that while all of these products are secondhand, they are certified by Best Buy's Geek Squad--and you have a minimum 15-day window to return them if you're not satisfied.
The outlet event ends April 18, so you have through the weekend to snag any of the deals. We've selected some of the most worthwhile offers and compiled them below, but don't forget to check out the full sale over at Best Buy. It includes a wide number of items, such as open-box 4K TVs, appliances, and laptops.
The Nintendo Switch Lite is a portable-only version of Nintendo's popular hybrid console. While that means you can't plug it into a dock for TV play, you're still able to experience the vast majority of the console's library, including all of the best Nintendo Switch games out there. This isn't much of a discount, but it's extremely rare to see the Switch or Switch Lite on sale at all.
Apple's AirPods Pro improved over the original in a number of ways, including ear cups that help keep the true wireless earbuds in your ear for your entire listening time. On top of that, AirPods Pro boast active noise cancellation and water resistance as well as a wireless charging case. Best Buy has cleaned and tested all of its refurbished earbuds to ensure they work.
While the AirPods Pro are the superior pair of earbuds, Apple's AirPods are well worth the money. AirPods have great sound, and while they don't have things like noise cancellation, water resistance, and active EQ, they do benefit from a slightly longer battery life compared to the Pro with those features turned on. Like the Pro, they also come with a wireless charging case.
If you're looking for a cheaper, non-Apple (but still technically Apple) option, Best Buy discounts a number of its Beats by Dr. Dre wireless earbuds. The deals are based entirely on color as you can get the green earbuds for $120 and the same ones in black for $160. Depending on your preferred color, you could save a lot more money going with Beats.
Philips Hue Play lights make for an entrancing experience whether you're gaming or watching a movie. Paired with a Hue Play Sync Box (temporarily out of stock), the lights react with what's happening on screen. To learn more, check out our Hue Play Sync Box review.
Samsung makes excellent storage devices, and its 970 EVO SSDs are rated for 3,500MB/s read speeds and 3,200MB/s write speeds. That's not fast enough for whenever the PS5 is updated to support expandable storage, but it will make a huge difference if you're upgrading your PC from a SATA drive--fast load times, stutter-free gameplay, and more.
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