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15 Great Deals on Desktop Monitors, Gaming Keyboards, and Sex Toys

If it's too hot out this summer and you just want to have some fun indoors, we've found some great discounts on entertainment accessories, from 4K desktop monitors to gaming keyboards—even sex toys. Want more deals? Earlier this week, we rounded up our favorite deals at Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, which runs through August 6.

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Monitor DealsMonoprice 28-Inch CrystalPro 4K Monitor for $260 ($100 off)MonopriceAmazon ($280)

WIRED reviews editor Julian Chokkattu has been using this monitor for more than a year and doesn't have many qualms. For the price, you're getting a sharp 4K resolution on a 28-inch frame. It supports HDR and has a height-adjustable stand. Just know that the VESA mounting holes are recessed, so you will need longer M3 screws to make it work with a monitor arm for your desk. We generally like a lot of Monoprice gear, and several other products are on sale right now thanks to the company's anniversary sale

BenQ PD2705Q 27-Inch QHD HDR Monitor for $350 ($50 off)Amazon

If color accuracy is important to you, then stick with this BenQ monitor. It's nice and large at 27 inches and has a 2K resolution. More importantly, it covers 100 percent of the sRGB color gamut with color accuracy rated at Delta E ≤ 3. You can VESA mount it or rotate it to portrait orientation with the included stand. 

LG DualUp 28-Inch 2K Vertical Monitor for $616 ($81 off)

This vertical monitor has dipped as low as $597 but this is still a good discount. If you like the idea of a vertical monitor next to a horizontal monitor, this one gives you a much wider 16:18 aspect ratio. That's much wider than most monitors you'd rotate vertically, meaning your apps won't look as squished. The colors look great and it's sharp. There are a few display options, including USB-C. 

Keyboard DealsLogitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $49 ($11 off)Amazon

This is already our favorite keyboard under $100 and now it's even cheaper. Despite being a gaming-focused keyboard, it has a relatively understated aesthetic, with RGB backlighting, a numpad, and support for Logitech's powerful G Hub customization software.

Razer Huntsman Mini Gaming Keyboard for $80 ($10 off)Amazon

For cramped desks, 60 percent keyboards can be a massive space saver, and the Razer Huntsman Mini is our favorite of these for gamers. It only keeps the bare essentials, while still providing colorful, stylish RGB backlighting.

NZXT Function Mechanical Gaming Keyboard for $90 ($40 off)Amazon

If you're interested in getting into the costly world of keyboard customization but you're not sure where to start, the NZXT Function (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is a fantastic entry point. The company's builder tool lets you pick your switches, keycaps, and more, and it will ship fully assembled, but you can change them out yourself with the included tools. Right now, the standard white model is down to $90 at Amazon, but you can pick custom keycap and accent key colors for $10 more via NZXT's builder, as well as spring for custom switches if you'd like.

Roccat Vulcan II Mini Gaming Keyboard for $90 ($30 off)Amazon

There are several of Roccat's keyboards we like for their satisfyingly clicky keys, but the Vulcan II is extra flashy. Literally. Where most RGB backlit keyboards have one light per key, this one has two. It gives your psychedelic rainbow effects some extra resolution while adding some minor useful features like separate indicator lights when your mute button is activated.

Gaming Mice DealsLogitech G Pro Wireless Gaming Mouse for $89 ($10 off)Amazon

The G Pro is designed with esports professionals in mind, with lightning-fast response times and extra buttons at the perfect spot for your fingers to reach. We especially like this one because when paired with Logitech's wireless charging mouse pad, you can keep it charged while using it, so you never have to think about the battery.

Roccat Kone Pro Air Wireless Gaming Mouse for $60 ($10 off)Amazon

It's hard to make a gaming mouse that stands out, but Roccat pulled it off with the Kone Pro Air. Its semitransparent buttons with RGB LEDs underneath give it a stylish look, and the buttons are incredibly clicky to boot. 

Gaming Headset DealsHyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless Gaming Headset for $152 ($38 off)Amazon

We gave the HyperX Cloud Alpha Wireless an unheard-of perfect score (10/10, WIRED Recommends) for its insane battery life. Most gaming headsets struggle to get 30 hours, but this one pulled off 325 hours in our testing. That's on top of being super comfortable, providing rich audio, and light enough to wear for the many hours it will last on a single charge.

SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro Wired Gaming Headset for $199 ($50 off)Amazon

The Arctis Nova Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is our upgrade headset pick, whether you go wired or wireless. It's comfortable and stylish, but the star of the show is the desktop digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that lets you adjust your mix of audio and sidetone, or tweak the EQ of your sound. The wireless version also comes with two, swappable batteries but unfortunately, only the wired version is on sale right now.

SteelSeries Arctis 9X Wireless Gaming Headset for $132 ($18 off)Amazon

Our favorite Xbox gaming headset, the SteelSeries Arctis 9X is extra convenient for anyone using any of Microsoft's consoles. It pairs with the Xbox the same way you sync a controller, so you don't need a dongle. This model has a retractable mic with balanced mic monitoring and gets around 20 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Sex Toy DealsMysteryVibe Crescendo 2 Flexible Vibrator for $223 ($57 off)MysteryVibe

MysteryVibe's Crescendo is one of our favorite app-powered vibrators and this is the newer version of that model. It packs six powerful vibrating motors inside its flexible shaft, so you can deliver intense pleasure to the exact right spot. The accompanying app allows you not only to control the vibration of the toy, but even create custom vibration patterns.

MysteryVibe Tenuto Mini Wearable Vibrator for $149 ($50 off)MysteryVibe

Sex toys for phalluses are hard to pull off, and the regular Tenuto from MysteryVibe can be a bit of a challenge to work with, but I've been trying the Mini version and it solves a lot of my problems with it. It's small and lightweight but still packs powerful vibrating motors. It sits at the base of your penis and wraps around it to provide stimulation above and below. The largest motors sit at the top and also provide excellent vibration for your partner in many positions.

MysteryVibe Legato Vulva Vibrator Preorder for $187 ($63 off)MysteryVibe

Normally, we wouldn't include a deal for preorders on an unreleased product, but we make exceptions every now and then if it's from a brand we generally like and trust. Unlike most vibrators, it's designed to sit on top of your labia and vulva, providing external stimulation. However, it has a large, flexible hole in the center to still allow for penetration. We'll be testing this product to see how well it works in practice, but if you're feeling adventurous, the Legato is also part of MysteryVibe's sale on many of its products and will ship later this summer.

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