All of today’s best deals are now headlined by a $250 discount on Samsung’s 256GB Galaxy S22+ smartphone at an Amazon low. Then go check out the first price cuts on the new Garmin Instinct S2 Solar smartwatches with indefinite battery life from $300, as well as an all-time low on Samsung’s refreshed Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at $230. Hit the jump for all that and more in the latest 9to5Toys Lunch Break.

Samsung’s 256GB Galaxy S22+ smartphone sees $250 price cut

Amazon is now offering the unlocked Samsung Galaxy S22+ 5G 256GB Android Smartphone for $800. Typically selling for $1,050, today’s offer is marking down the elevated capacity to the same price as the 128GB model with $250 in savings attached. This is matching the all-time low, as well, and is the lowest we’ve seen since back in August.

Delivering more of a mid-range experience compared to the flagship Ultra counterpart, the Galaxy S22+ still arrives powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. That powers the entire experience with a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x display and its 120Hz refresh rates as well as the 50MP triple camera array around back. Take a closer look at what to expect in our review

Garmin Instinct S2 Solar smartwatches pack indefinite battery life

Amazon is now offering the new Garmin Instinct 2S Solar Surf Smartwatch 45mm for $400. Typically fetching $500, this is the very first price cut on the larger style with today’s offer delivering a $100 discount down to the all-time low. Also on sale, the 40mm style now sits at its lowest price to date of $300, down from $400. Having debuted back at the end of February, the latest addition to Garmin’s smartwatch lineup ups the ante on the solar part of its name.

Delivering unlimited battery thanks to the sun-powered design, you can skip the charger at home indefinitely by getting a few hours of sunlight each day. You’re still looking at all of the other usual fitness tracker features like a 100-meter waterproof rating and overall rugged build with compass, GPS and a barometric altimeter. Not to mention, heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, Pulse Ox stats, respiration, and more.

Samsung’s refreshed Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is now $230

Amazon now offers Samsung’s refreshed Galaxy Tab S6 Lite 64GB tablet for $230. Normally fetching $350, you’re looking at $120 in savings alongside a new all-time low. This is $20 under our previous August mention, as well.

Not to be confused with the original model that launched back in 2020, this new iteration from Samsung was just updated with some new tricks up its sleeve. Everything is packed into largely the same form-factor as before, with the metal housing surrounding the 10.4-inch touchscreen display. The biggest change however for the Galaxy Tab S6 enters in the form of the new Snapdragon 720G processor that powers the experience. Shipping with Android 12 out of the box, other features like the included S Pen make this a more mid-range solution to Samsung’s higher-end offerings. 

Chromecast with Google TV (HD) sees first discount to $18

After seeing a price cut go live yesterday on the 4K version, Amazon is now discounting the just-releasedChromecast with Google TV (HD). On sale for the very first time, pricing drops down to $18. Normally fetching $30, today’s offer delivers the first chance to save with a 40% discount attached. As the latest addition to Google’s stable of streaming media players, this new HD version of Chromecast arrives as a more entry-level offering for giving the TV some love. Sporting 1080p playback at 60 FPS, you’ll be able to enjoy all of your favorite content alongside the curation features that put all of the shows and movies in one place. We break down what to expect from the experience in our hands-on review.

JBL Bluetooth speakers now start from just $28

Amazon is now offering the ultra-portable JBL Go 3 Bluetooth Speaker for $30. Regularly $50 and now on sale in several colors, this is 40% off the going rate, matching our previous mention, and the lowest we can find.

You’re looking at an IP67 water and dustproof design that makes for a solid all-year round option joined by typical wireless Bluetooth connectivity and up to 5 hours of battery life. The particularly compact form-factor is joined by the brand’s rugged fabric-wrapped vibe and a carry loop as well as onboard volume controls, rubberized feet, and a USB-C port for charging. A great chance to drop a JBL speaker under the tree this year for $30, you’ll also find some other models on sale from $28.

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