Friday deals: a huge monitor, racing gear, audio, and more

Howdy gerbils! I have bad news for you. The fires here in Portugal did not hit my place, so you're still stuck with me. You didn't think you'd get rid of me so easily, did you? Dark and burnt humor aside, it's roughly a month until Black Friday, and that means we have to practice hunting deals down. Here's what we have today.

  • Kicking things off in grand fashion, we have the LG 34UB88-P monitor. It may not have the most stylish of names, but it has a near-bezel-free 34" ultra-wide IPS panel with a resolution of 3440×1440. The display can reproduce 99% of the sRGB color space, and there's FreeSync support on tap. The maximum refresh rate is 75 Hz. Additional niceties include two Thunderbolt ports, and USB ports with quick charging support. Grab one of these monitors for $479.99 from Newegg if you use the promo code EMCBRBK63.

  • You're dying to play the recently-released Project Cars 2, but a quality set of a racing wheel and pedals is expensive. Not today. The Thrustmaster T300RS GT set has a detachable metal-backed steering wheel that can turn up to 1080°, and a set of three metal pedals. If US gerbils are wondering, that third pedal is for something called a "clutch." Amazon will happily sell you the set for $299.99.

  • There's no deals day without discounted storage. Today we have two such offers. The first is the Toshiba P300 3TB 7200 RPM internal drive that's going for $74.99 at Newegg with the code EMCBRCR32. If you prefer your hard drives outside your PC's case, then take a look at the Seagate Backup Plus 4 TB external drive that Newegg will hand you in exchange for $89.99 if you use the promo code 17CTAUYG33.

  • Finally, we have some music for your ears. First up is the Pioneer VSX-LX101 7.2 receiver with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This box o' watts can push 80W per channel and supports both DTS:X and Dolby Atmos. Grab one from Newegg for $399.99 while stocks last, and get a $150 gift card with your purchase—enough for some surround speakers or maybe a small subwoofer.

  • If you prefer your music or movie listening during the quiet hours, you'll be well-served by the Audio-Technica ATH-AD1000X headphones. These open-back cans have 53-mm drivers and suede ear pads. Oh, and they sound great, naturally. Grab them from Newegg for $229 while stocks last and get a $60 gift card, which might come in handy for the item below.

  • The Schiit Magni Uber 2 is a well-regarded US-made headphone amplifier capable of driving high-end headphones with aplomb. It's also fodder for a number of jokes on the manufacturer's name, but we're above such frivolities here at TR. We'd never stoop so low as to say this amp is the Schiit, or that it's really good Schiit, or perhaps that we Schiit you not when we say you can get it for only $79 from Amazon.

That's all for today, folks! There's a chance you're looking for something we haven't covered. If that's the case, you can help The Tech Report by using the following referral links when you're out shopping: not only do we have a partnership with Newegg and Amazon, but we also work with Best Buy, Adorama, RakutenWalmart, and Sam's Club. For more specific needs, you can also shop with our links at the Microsoft Store and Das Keyboard's shop.

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    • darc
    • 2 years ago

    “If US gerbils are wondering, that third pedal is for something called a ‘clutch.'”

    Now, now. We have clutches, too…

      • justme
      • 2 years ago

      Wasn’t aware there are games that would take advantage of the clutch?

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    How many dongs for that Schitt?

    • AnotherReader
    • 2 years ago

    That LG looks great, but I don’t think my 290X would handle one πŸ™

      • ChicagoDave
      • 2 years ago

      Depends on what you use it for and what kind of games you play. I bought the original LG ultrawide in 2014 and have used a GTX 970 and GTX1060 to drive it. I don’t really play new games or super graphically demanding games, but both cards were able to drive plenty of games for me. GTA5 with all settings medium-high ran well over 60fps, dungeon crawlers like D3 and Path of Exile all maxed, turn based strategy games like Civ are good. Borderlands 2 was also great – I’m assuming because of the solid colors that are cartoonish rather than super realistic FPSs. Pretty much any properly coded game from like 2013-14 or earlier should be no issue (assuming you don’t demand 144fps / need ultra twitchy reflexes). The Freesync would certainly help with more demanding games too.

      • RAGEPRO
      • 2 years ago

      290X won’t have a problem with 3440×1440 in most titles. Keep in mind it’s only around 2.4x 1080p, and just a bit over half of 4K. Brand-new AAA stuff will struggle on max settings, but you can lower things. The 290X is a beefy chip. πŸ™‚

        • End User
        • 2 years ago

        The 290X might be borderline at 3440×1440:

        Doom 2560×1440 benchmarks (not the most stressful game):

        [url<]https://www.techspot.com/review/1173-doom-benchmarks/page3.html[/url<]

    • BerserkBen
    • 2 years ago

    If you buy any amplifier other than this Schiit one, you’re just flushing your money away!

      • willmore
      • 2 years ago

      You’d have to have Schitt for brains if you are willing to pay that much for a headphone amp.

        • LoneWolf15
        • 2 years ago

        Seriously…You don’t know Jack. Schiit.

          • Welch
          • 2 years ago

          So much Schiit talk in the comments today.

            • BIF
            • 2 years ago

            Schiit talkers gotta talk Schiit!

            Okay, I’ll get my coat now…

    • superjawes
    • 2 years ago

    So on the headphone front, it’s worth giving a shoutout to Massdrop, who now keep the [url=https://www.massdrop.com/buy/akg-k7xx-massdrop-first-edition-headphones<]AKG k7xx[/url<] available. At $200, it is SUPER comfortable and sounds outstanding. Pairs well with a Magni, too.

      • mudcore
      • 2 years ago

      Basically all the Massdrop branded audio options are very good. The people they have in-house working with manufacturers for the audio products do a fantastic job. You can’t go wrong with any thing they sell that has their branding i.e. the AKG K7XX, Fostex TH-X00, Sennheiser HD6XX, and the IEMs too like the Noble X. Several of these, like the K7XX you mentioned, ship immediately too so there’s no wait as is the norm with Massdrop.

    • Thresher
    • 2 years ago

    Schiit audio is no joke. I have the little Fulla 2 and it’s fantastic.

      • chuckula
      • 2 years ago

      [quote<]We'd never stoop so low as to say this amp is the Schiit, or that it's really good Schiit, or perhaps that we Schiit you not when we say you can get it for only $79 from Amazon.[/quote<] Come on TR! You never reviewed the product, so you're obviously just making all that Schiit up. At least it's on sale though, so clearly the Schiit just got real.

        • albundy
        • 2 years ago

        would have loved to read a review on it.

      • CheetoPet
      • 2 years ago

      There’s a lot to like about Schiit. Amazing sound quality, excellent bang for the buck & down to earth people running the company.

    • Sargent Duck
    • 2 years ago

    I want that monitor!

    (looks at wallet).

    I want overtime!

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      You know that credit cards are a thing. Come on. You want the monitor in your life πŸ˜‰

        • Sargent Duck
        • 2 years ago

        I’m busy paying the CC off for the gaming laptop I just bought!

        • Welch
        • 2 years ago

        Always knew with a name like Morphine that you were a corporate shill!!!!!! πŸ˜‰

          • morphine
          • 2 years ago

          I’m the perfect drug.

            • MOSFET
            • 2 years ago

            You and Alice Wakefield (and Renee).

      • demani
      • 2 years ago

      That monitor is a bit of a gamble: some of them don’t have the mounts properly attached inside (ie not all four VESA mount holes have the threads behind them). Just check it when you get it. The screen is quite nice otherwise.

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