The symphonic picture frame speaker from Ikea and Sonos drops to an even lower price

Perhaps Ikea is feeling encouraged by the hype surrounding the new Sonos Era 100 and 300 speakers, especially now that the speakers are up for pre-order; the flat furniture maker has dropped the price even further on its artful smart speaker you can hang on your wall.

That Ikea Symphonic picture frame Sonos speaker is now on sale for $169.99 ($90 off) direct from Ikea until May 29 or “while supplies last.” We don’t know if that means the unusual speaker is on its way out, or a new one is coming, but we do know it’s quite a deal. Now, I know I said the Symfonisk was a screaming deal last month at $194.99, but surprisingly it’s now another $25 cheaper. Don’t worry if you bought one last month – Ikea offers a 90-day price protection if you’re signed up for its free Ikea Family rewards membership.

I keep telling myself I really don’t need to own two of these, but still it’s in my basket

Ikea’s Symfonisk picture frame is like a Sonos One speaker you can hang on your wall. It integrates seamlessly into the Sonos ecosystem and can pull in your tunes through the Sonos app, Spotify Connect, or even Apple’s AirPlay 2. Of course, there’s a power cord hanging from it that you might want to keep, but in my own home I’ve found it works fine above a shelf or desk and saves space. And if the simple geometric art it offers isn’t to your taste, Ikea recently released new drop-in panels that might be more to your taste. Read our review.


One of Ikea’s most unusual collaborations with Sonos, the Symfonisk picture frame speaker is a space-saving speaker with solid sound and unique looks. You can even link two together without the need for an additional outlet.

That Anker 622 MagGo magnetic battery in black or green is on sale for $39.99 at Newegg (sold by Anker) when you use code MKTACCUMAR6 at checkout or $44.99 at Anker’s store with code WS24A161156. That Newegg deal is $20 off (a new low) the excellent 5,000mAh power bank, which can charge a phone wired via USB-C or wirelessly via a built-in Qi pad with magnets.

The 622 MagGo is a perfect companion for some portable juice, especially if you have a MagSafe-compatible iPhone. While not an official MagSafe accessory, it charges at a solid 7.5W output and is much, much cheaper than Apple’s $99 MagSafe battery pack, which may charge at 15W but doesn’t hold nearly as much juice . Read our MagSafe buying guide.


A portable power bank with magnetic Qi wireless charging, a practical foldable stand and a USB-C port for wired charging. Anker sells the black and green versions through Newegg for $39.99 when you use code MKTACCUMAR6 at checkout.

Anker’s 622 MagGo (center) is hardly bigger than Apple’s MagSafe Battery Pack (left), but it holds almost twice as much juice.
Photo by Antonio G. Di Benedetto/The Verge

You can get the latest version of Apple Watch SE in either 40mm or 44mm size for $30 off. That means the 40mm GPS configuration retails for $219 at Best Buy and Amazon, while the larger 44mm model with GPS is $249, also at Best Buy and Amazon.

Although the second-generation Apple Watch SE uses the same latest processor as the Series 8, it retains the smaller screen of older models, so it does not support the always-on feature. This deal is as cheap as you can get an Apple Watch today without opting for an old or used model, so it’s a great entry-level model if you’re looking to get into fitness and health tracking, or if you’re upgrading from a older model such as Series 3. Hey, you don’t want to miss the always-on display if you never had it in the first place, do you? Read our review.

Apple Watch with Breathe watch face, which has a black border


The latest version of the Apple Watch SE shares the S8 processor from the Series 8 Watch, but trades features like an always-on display and temperature sensor for a much lower price. It also supports the new registration of car accidents.

I have a few offers straight from my ballpark for you Xbox and PC gamers. After giving our Xbox controller buying guide a juicy update yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice a handful of great deals on both first-party and third-party controllers.

Our top choice and easiest recommendation for most people, the default Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller (the one that comes with the Xbox Series X/S) retails for $39.99 ($20 off) in black from Microsoft. It might look a little narrow or not as cool as some of the wild creations from the Xbox Design Lab, but it’s an excellent all-rounder sold at the lowest price.


The official Xbox Wireless Controller has a dedicated share button for saving clips and screenshots and sharing them online, Bluetooth support and a USB-C port for charging Microsoft’s rechargeable play-and-charge battery.

If you prefer a more premium build with a built-in rechargeable battery, Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Series 2 Core controller retails for $110 ($20 off) at Amazon and $110.99 from Microsoft. The black-and-white Elite Series 2 Core is the same controller as the $179.99 all-black Elite Series 2, but omits extra accessories like alternate stick toppers, cross-type D-pad, rear paddles, and a charging case. However, you can buy them all in a set for $59.99 to make the Core match the more expensive Elite Series 2 one-for-one. And with today’s discount, it actually makes sense to do so, because the combined price of $169.99 saves you $10 over buying the Elite Series 2.


The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 Core is functionally identical to the more expensive Elite Series 2, but doesn’t come with the extra D-pad, back paddles, thumbsticks or charging case. They can be purchased separately for $59.99.

The all-black Elite Series 2 (pictured) comes with all these accessories, while its white-and-black Elite Series 2 Core cousin gives you the choice to buy them separately.
Photo by Tom Warren/The Verge

Now to my fellow cheapskate players, the Xbox version of the PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller in blue retails for just $24.99 ($13 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. Don’t let the low price fool you, as the Enhanced Wired is a solid controller that feels a lot like the regular Microsoft, albeit with a few mappable buttons on the back and the requisite wired connection. That cable is unfortunately a dated Micro USB instead of USB-C, but these gamepads are excellent if you want something cheap yet good for PC gaming or extra controllers for some local co-op on your favorite Xbox console.


The PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller is a budget-minded wired controller for Xbox and PC that connects via Micro USB and has two customizable buttons on the back. It is offered in many different colors and licensed designs.

Finally, for you sufferers who might consider a wired controller with some deep customization options, the RIG Nacon Revolution X controller in black retails for $79.90 ($20 off) direct from Nacon, while the white version retails for $79.99 at Amazon. It’s the only controller with optional weights in the grips, so you can make it lighter or heavier to suit your preferences. Plus, the four extra buttons built into the back are easier to use than paddles.


The RIG Nacon Revolution X is a wired controller for Xbox consoles and Windows PCs that offers a range of detailed software customization options. It also has four adjustable buttons on the back, adjustable pegs and optional weights to insert into the grips to give it more weight.

A few more offers:

  • If you own a Switch Lite, you owe it to yourself to own one too Nintendo Switch Lite Flip Cover & Screen Protector for it, which is on sale for $26.73 (about $13 off) at Amazon. The small case offers protection and convenience while still keeping the Lite lightweight.
  • Amazon’s Echo Show 15 is on sale for $224.98 ($50 off) from Amazon. This is one of the best Echo Show smart display options out there, as it mounts to your wall to save table or desk space, and it can even double as a Fire TV streaming device (although the remote is sold separately).

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