Today’s Best Deals: HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless, Google Chromecast, and more

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It’s Wednesday, which means it’s another Dealmaster time. Our latest roundup of the best tech deals from around the web includes a new low on HyperX’s Cloud Alpha wireless gaming headset, which is currently up and running. Down to $140 on Amazon With coupon on the page. While this is still not accurate Cheap For a pair of gaming headsets, it’s $60 MSRP from HyperX and $20 less than the previous best price we’ve seen.

I’ve had Cloud Alpha Wireless on hand for the past several weeks. As with most gaming headphones, it’s a bit overpriced compared to standard headphones only in terms of sound quality, as the “V-shaped” signature here raises the bass and, to a slightly lesser degree, trebles at the expense of some detail and Focus on mid-range frequencies. But what’s here is still good, especially alongside other gaming headphones, giving bass songs and in-game blasts a good feel for the effect. (It is possible to customize the sound of the Cloud Alpha Wireless through a companion app as well, although this is only available on Windows PCs.) For competitive gaming, it’s also a good idea to precisely locate sounds such as footsteps.

Like a wired alpha cloud — which We have also recommendedThis is a very comfortable headphone to wear for hours at a time. There is plush padding on the ear flaps and headband, and the entire structure isn’t too tight on the ears. Just note that it can let in a little more outside noise than some closed-back headphones in especially noisy environments. The included boom mic is well suited for casual gaming conversations too, although a dedicated USB mic will still sound more complete. It’s also worth noting that these headphones can only be connected via the included USB dongle, not Bluetooth or a 3.5mm cable. This won’t be a problem if you’re using it with a PC or PlayStation console (or Switch dock), but for mobile devices or Xbox consoles (which require special wireless technology to work), it’s a no-go.

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The main reason to override any of the Cloud Alpha Wireless’s shortcomings, though, is the frankly ridiculous battery life. HyperX rates it a whopping 300 hours, based on our tests and that of else Reviews, this claim is not far-fetched. I kept a record of my own headphone usage for the past two months, and after about 150 hours of listening time spread across music, games, and podcasts, I didn’t have to charge the headphone once. Meanwhile, the HyperX app says there is still approximately 40 percent of battery left. As always, exactly how much battery you get will depend on how loud the volume is, but either way, you don’t have to worry about whether you need to charge the headphones battery for weeks, if not months, at a time which is an important feature. Few, if any, other headphones can provide it.

For what it’s worth, iFixit shredded From the headset That performance is largely due to a larger-than-usual battery and higher-efficiency chips, plus the lack of battery-draining extras like RGB lighting or active noise cancellation. In any case, its longevity helps make Cloud Alpha Wireless an outstanding choice among wireless gaming headsets.

If you’re more than happy with your current headphones, our deals roundup has plenty of other good prices for devices and gear we love, including Google Chromecast And the Pixel 6a phoneXbox Series S, latest MacBook AirAnd well-reviewed SSDs from SK Hynix, Samsung microSD cards, and more. You can check out our full curated list below.

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HyperX's Cloud Alpha Wireless is a gaming headset with a battery that lasts for hundreds of hours on a charge.
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