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The PS5 and Xbox Series X were some of the most talked-about gadgets in tech last year, but the four-year-old Nintendo Switch is still the console to beat. Sony and Microsoft launched their high-end gaming rigs in late 2020, and they’ve been out of stock since initial preorders. Meanwhile, Nintendo kept selling millions of Switches, as everyone stuck at home was desperate for anything to entertain themselves. The Switch continued to outsell its rivals well into 2020, despite not being a real match for either of the new devices.

Nintendo has been rumored to launch a “Switch Pro” version of the Switch, and the company kept denying those rumors in past years. But an increasing number of reports indicate that the upgraded Switch model might be heading to stores this fall, with a reveal coming as soon as mid-June. A brand new leak lists several purported Switch Pro upgrades, indicating the various ways in which the new console will outperform the original.

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Spanish blog Vandal says it has obtained Switch Pro specs information from an Asian peripheral manufacturer that had access to the unreleased console. The accessory maker offered only details about the console’s design rather than its specs.

According to the unnamed company, the new Switch will be very similar to the current model, so it might be compatible with the current Joy-Con models and other accessories. The Switch Pro screen will be bigger at 7 inches, but that’s because it’ll have minimal bezels. It’s going to be an OLED display, the report notes echoing previous Switch Pro rumors. We already know from the smartphone industry that OLED panels allow manufacturers to reduce the screen bezels significantly.

The report says that the Switch Pro will also have a built-in stand that would allow the console to sit on a surface similar to the Surface Pro tablet/laptop. The microSD card slot will be more accessible than before, as it’ll be placed on the back under the built-in stand.

The new dock will feature a similar design to the current one, but it’ll be wider at the back to accommodate two USB 3.0 ports and an Ethernet connector. Comparatively, the current model only has USB 2.0 ports and no wired internet connection.

The leakers did not provide any photos or renders of the Switch Pro but said the console is already in the final production process. They said the global launch date isn’t decided. The console might launch in September or October, according to the previous report from Bloomberg. But the Spanish blog says Europe might not get the new console until the end of November. And even then, supply will be constrained.

As always, with leaks, there’s no way to verify any of this. But the increasing number of Switch Pro reports seems to suggest that an announcement might be imminent.

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This Samsung Galaxy Flip 3 price leak is almost too good to be true

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Samsung will unveil its 2021 foldables next week during an unprecedented event. For the first time since it introduced the Galaxy Note series, Samsung will not launch a new model this year. Instead, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Flip 3 will be the main stars of the August 11th Unpacked event. Both foldables will deliver better hardware than their predecessors, and they should be significantly more durable than the other Fold and Flip phones. The new handsets might also be more affordable. The Flip 3 price will certainly impress if a new leak is accurate. The Fold 3 will have a higher cost, as expected for the larger foldable handset that’s the apparent Note replacement. But Samsung already has a few new deals in place that might lower your cost significantly.

A new leak comes from Europe and seemingly confirms a previous rumor. The Flip 3 might have a very attractive price this year, while the Fold 3 will be the most expensive new Samsung foldable.

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A few days ago, an online store listed the purported Fold 3 and Flip 3 prices for the European Union region. The leak indicated the 256GB Galaxy Z Fold 3 would cost €2,029 (VAT included). The 128GB Galaxy Z Flip’s price stood at €1,182 (VAT included). There’s a reason we’re not turning those prices into dollars. A direct conversion would not give us the US price. That’s because EU countries include VAT in their pricing structures.

Instead, a comparison to the Fold 2 and original Flip prices would make more sense. The Fold 2 was priced at around €2,020 in Europe at launch, and $2,000 in the US. The Flip price was €1,359 at launch last year — $1,380 in the US.

Flip 3 price better than Galaxy S21 Ultra?

If the previous Fold 3 and Flip 3 price leak is accurate, then the Flip 3 will get a significant discount. The Fold 3, not so much. This brings us to the newest Fold 3 and Flip 3 price leak from Europe.

A leaker claims the 256GB Fold 3 will cost €2,009, with the 512GB model priced at €2,099. If the figures are accurate, then the Fold 3 will have almost the same price as the Fold 2. But the real deal might be the 512GB Fold 3 here. Only €90 for 256GB of extra storage sounds too good to be true.

The 128GB Flip 3 will cost €1,029, according to the same leaker. Paying €90 more would get you twice the storage — 256GB for €1,109. If accurate, the Flip 3 price is quite impressive. It puts the foldable in line with the latest iPhone Pro models, which start at €1,149 (VAT included) in Europe.

To put things into perspective, the 128GB Galaxy S21 Ultra cost €1,279 (VAT included) at launch in Europe, and $1,199 in the US.

Again, converting the prices into dollars will not make sense for either the Fold 3 or Flip 3. But comparing these price points to the Fold 2 and Flip launch prices in Europe suggests the Flip 3 will get quite a big price cut this year.

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Wyze now makes Wyze Smart Bulbs and they’re only $9 each

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BGR Deals readers have come to know the brand Wyze quite well over the past few years. Its claim to fame is the $26 Wyze Cam home security camera that has been purchased by millions of people. This great little wireless home camera has all the main features you’ll find in rival cameras. But the Wyze Cam is literally less than half the price. Now, in addition to its super-popular cameras, the company has entered the smart lighting space with Smart Wyze Bulbs.

These are beautiful and bright smart LED light bulbs that support Alexa, Google Assistant, and more. And as you might expect from Wyze, they’re remarkably affordable.

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Unless this is your first time reading our site, you’ve undoubtedly heard of the Wyze Cam before. This great gadget packs nearly all the same features you might find in a $100 home security camera. But the Wyze Cam sold for just $26. That’s a big part of the reason why it had about 78,000 5-star ratings on Amazon.

Now, the original Wyze Cam has been discontinued. The hot new model is called the Wyze Cam v3. It has awesome new features like color night vision, and it’s still remarkably affordable at Amazon. But Wyze isn’t just a camera company anymore. Now, Wyze has used the same formula to set its sights on the smart lighting market.

Wyze Smart Bulbs aren’t expensive!

Wyze Bulbs are LED smart light bulbs that offer many of the same features you would find in a bulb from a leading brand that costs $20 or $25. You get a nice bright 800-lumen bulb with adjustable color temperature, Alexa support, Google Assistant support, and more. You won’t need a hub to use these smart bulbs since they connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network, so that’s an added bonus. But the best part is the price tag, as you might have surmised.

You can pick up Smart Wyze Bulbs bulbs for around $15 each at Amazon. But who uses just one smart light bulb? Definitely pick up a 4-pack instead so you can cut your cost per bulb to just over $9 apiece! Also of note, you can get Wyze Labs Color Smart Bulbs for $13.49 apiece.

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  • Smart Wyze Bulbs let you set any mood with tunable white color temperature
  • Hues range from warm white (2700k) to daylight (6500k)
  • This 60-watt equivalent smart LED bulb uses just 9.5 watts of power
  • The dimmable bulb produces up to 800 lumens of brightness
  • Control Smart Wyze Bulbs with your smartphone or voice commands
  • Use the app or your voice to dim these bulbs; not compatible with dimmer switches
  • These smart bulbs connect directly to your home Wi-Fi network, so you don’t need a hub
  • Use the free Wyze app for fast and easy setup
  • Pair your bulbs with Wyze Sense contact and motion sensors for great automations
  • You can also link your Wyze Bulbs to IFTTT for use with other smart home platforms
  • Set schedules to make it look like someone is always home
  • The group feature lets you control multiple bulbs ar once
  • Wyze Bulbs fade on and off so they’re not harsh on your eyes
  • Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

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Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ release date: The most expensive TV show ever made arrives Sept. 2022

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For the longest time, Amazon’s strategy for its Netflix-like Prime Video service has been a little all over the place. In the early days, it had a kind of art theater, off-the-beaten-path vibe to its projects. Some of them, admittedly, delivered runaway success for the company, like Transparent and more recently The Boys. But there were also too many “What were they thinking?” kinds of projects, and others that were rushed, weren’t marketed well or didn’t realize their full potential (think, Man in the High Castle and Mozart in the Jungle) along the way. This brings us to Amazon’s much-anticipated Lord of the Rings series release date, which the company on Monday finally confirmed.

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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series — coming in 2022

Once the show debuts (on September 2, 2022, almost 21 years after the original movie premiered in theaters), it will mark the culmination of a huge strategy shift at Amazon Prime Video.

The company’s now-ex CEO but current chairman, Jeff Bezos, swooped in and gave the service a simple command a few years ago. The streamer has too many oddball TV shows and series, he decided. And what it needs, very urgently, is to land a blockbuster. Specifically, it needs to find its own Game of Thrones-sized hit.

Pretty much every streamer, by the way, has been chasing that ghost, in the wake of the staggering impact of HBO’s landmark fantasy series. But in a sign of how serious Amazon is about actually realizing this ambition, its series — set within the beloved literary universe of J.R.R. Tolkien — had a $450 million budget. Making this, for those of you keeping score, the most expensive TV show ever made. How’s that for a Game of Thrones-ian, fantastical TV universe conjured up from the pages of a classic book series?

Key details

Everyone involved in this Lord of the Rings series, by the way, has kept key details about the show pretty close to the vest.

Production reportedly wrapped in New Zealand on Monday. The first-look photo that Amazon released above is from the premiere, but it’s not known who that image depicts. It’s also not known which characters from the Tolkien book series will be appearing herein. However, we do know that the show will be given a weekly release cadence for new episodes.

From the company’s announcement Monday:

“The new epic drama brings to screens for the very first time J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. Beginning in a time of relative peace, thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth.”

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