It’s the weekend before Christmas, and if you’re starting to panic now because you’ve yet to decide what to gift, we’ve got you covered. Granted, the clock is ticking, but you still have a few days to order and receive a gift in time. Plus, we’re currently seeing great deals on popular gifts for all budgets, so you can save too.
If your giftee is a content creator who makes videos, or just wants to look good on video calls, Streamcam from Logitech is currently on sale for $99.99 ($70 off) at Amazon and Best Buy, which is a new low. It’s one of the best webcams available thanks to its sharp image quality and a host of extra features, making it a great choice for those who need a quality webcam.
The Streamcam offers good value for money. It supports 1080p resolution at 60fps and features two omnidirectional microphones along with the ability to record in landscape or portrait mode. In addition, it comes with software that allows it to track your face in the frame as you move. Keep in mind that the webcam connects via USB-C, so if your giftee doesn’t have a USB-C port on their laptop, they may need to buy an adapter.
The 13.5-inch laptop performs well enough for general use and is thin enough that your gift can easily slip it into its bag on the go. It also comes with Thunderbolt support – unlike its predecessor – but be aware that the port selection is otherwise quite lacking, limited to just one USB-C port, USB-A and a headphone jack. Also keep in mind that the 720p webcam isn’t great so try to check if your gift has a second one they can use for video calls. If they don’t, there’s always the aforementioned Streamcam.
The Series S makes a great gift for any gamer, especially those who live in a small house or apartment. Sure, the compact console only comes with 512GB of storage and lacks some of the notable features of the larger Xbox Series X – including a disc drive and 4K support – but it can handle the same digital games, making it a great Xbox Game Pass machine that costs less than half the price of the Series X. Read our review.
Speaking of Xbox Game Pass, you can currently get one three-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at CDKeys for just $24.69 (about $20 off), which is almost the lowest price yet. The premium membership gives you unlimited access to a number of games they can play on both PC and Xbox consoles ranging from Demise to recent hits such as Halo infinity, along with special deals, online multiplayer, cloud-based streaming and a handful of other perks that – honestly – make it one of the best deals in gaming.