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Samsung 860 Evo 500 GB SSD
Street price: $120; deal price: $100
While we’ve seen multiple recent promo code deals on this SSD that dropped it near $100 and even one extremely short-lived deal that saw it dip a few dollars below the century mark, this is still a really good price. The street price of this drive has dropped since its release, as is the usual for SSDs, but it’s rare to ever see it cheaper and the price compares favorably to that of our top pick, the Crucial MX500.
The Samsung 860 Evo is our runner-up pick in our guide to the best SSD. Andrew Cunningham, comparing it to our top pick, wrote, “Samsung’s 860 Evo is as good as or better than the Crucial MX500 in almost every metric: It’s a little faster, it consumes less power, it has much higher endurance, it comes in 2.5-inch, mSATA, and M.2 versions, and it has the same five-year warranty and encryption support. It’s also your best option if you need an mSATA SSD. But at this writing, it’s more expensive than the MX500 at every capacity, especially 1 TB and 2 TB. Most people wouldn’t notice the differences between the 860 Evo and the MX500, and people who need something faster or with greater endurance should be looking at PCI Express SSDs like our upgrade pick. If the two drives were the same price or nearly so, the 860 Evo would be our pick, but for now most people shouldn’t spend any more money than it takes to get the MX500.”
Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring
Street price: $30; deal price: $21
Down to $21 from a typical price of $30 when you clip the on-page coupon, this is a nice opportunity to save on an already affordable entry in the world of trackball mice. The Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring is a budget pick in our trackball guide. While it’s only a two-button option and must operate via wired USB connection, it’s a solid choice at this price.
The Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring is the budget pick in our guide to the best trackballs. Thorin Klosowski wrote, “The Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring typically costs a third as much as the Expert Mouse but has a smaller ball and offers only two buttons instead of four. It uses only a wired connection, not wireless, so you don’t have to worry about battery-life or connection issues. It’s flatter than the Expert Mouse, which can be more comfortable, and the scroll ring moves more slowly. If you’ve never used a trackball before and