The best DualShock 4 deals on Amazon Prime Day 2018: find a cheap PS4 controller

Score a sweet PS4 deal recently? First off, way to go. Secondly, now is the time to find a super cheap DualShock 4 deal so you can have one charged up on standby or poised to hand over to a friend when they come over for a gaming sesh. 

The PlayStation and the DualShock controller have gone hand-in-hand for nearly the length of the PlayStation brand’s time on Earth. Instead of tinkering the DualSchock into oblivion, Sony has kept much of the dual analog design the same. Now, we’re treated to an iconic controller that’s achieved near perfection.

Over 75 million PlayStation 4 consoles have been sold so far, but most bundles give you just one DualShock 4 controller in the box. Of course, in order to partake in local multiplayer games, you need more than one controller. Plus, having a spare is a good idea in the event the controller you are using’s battery sputters out.

To help you get the most out of your PlayStation, we’ve rounded up the best PS4 controller deals right here. We’ve picked out the best deals for the various different colors too. Amazon Prime Day 2018 isn’t far off, but DualShock 4’s doesn’t traditionally feature in the sales column on the day.

Cheapest PS4 controller deals by color:

One of the most fun aspects of the DualShock family is the variety of colors available. We’ve curated a list of the more tempting DualShock 4 deals for the various color variations below too. Naturally, these cheap PS4 controller prices are correct at time of writing.

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More of the best DualShock 4 deals – USA

Gray/Blue DualShock 4: This will be your best bet then if you already own a PS4, and it’s close to the same color controller as the one in the Uncharted 4 Special Edition console bundle. It’s shot up in price in recent weeks and you can save money by opting for a different color. If you’ve gotta have it though, Amazon is the cheapest today at $60.83 (used).

Urban Camo DualShock 4: This model is a bit of a rare find at most retailers so expect higher prices than most models. Today’s best price for the Urban Camo DualShock 4 is $78 at Amazon.

Crystal DualShock 4: The clear Crystal DualShock 4 finally has an official US release. We’ve searched around for the best price and that’ll be  $75.97 at Amazon.

Blue Crystal DualShock 4:This new see through blue DualShock 4 controller is a Walmart-exclusive in the US. So you won’t find any other retailers officially selling it outside of places like eBay or Amazon Marketplace. Today though, it’s cheapest at $59.96 at Walmart.

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More of the best DualShock 4 deals – UK

Urban Camo DualShock 4: This one is a bit of a rare find at most retailers so expect higher prices than most models. Today’s best Urban Camo price is £75 at Amazon.

Crystal DualShock 4: Crystal? Well, it’s see through. It’s also an Amazon exclusive apparently. Your new Crystal DualShock 4 is now £50 at Amazon.

Grey/Blue DualShock 4: This looks like the same colour controller as the one in the Uncharted 4 Special Edition console bundle. This will be your best bet then if you already own a PS4. We’ve seen this for as low as £45, but sadly the best deal today is a rather untouchable £84 at Amazon.

What’s the difference between the original and new V2 DualShock 4 controller?

If you’ve seen mention of a ‘New’ or ‘V2’ DualShock 4 controller while looking for a new pad, you may be scratching your head. What separates these two controllers? 

Here’s the difference: the new/V2 DualShock 4 was released alongside the PS4 Slim and features a few improvements over the original.

Some listings are a bit vague, but the clearest visual indicator to look out for is the new light bar on the DualShock’s 4 trackpad. This thin slit wasn’t on the original, so just look for the dimly illuminated blue line on the product listing’s image gallery. The original blue/red/gold controllers had black plastic on the back half of the controller, but the V2 versions feature matching colors, albeit a shade darker.

Other improvements include USB functionality, allowing gamers to plug the controller in for lag-free gaming (it simply charged the original), which could give you the edge in online shooters or games like Street Fighter V. You’ll also be able to use this enhanced connectivity to use the DualShock 4 on a PC without paying for the Bluetooth adapter. The rubber on the analogues has been improved (again) to prevent it wearing away so much too.

The best cheap Beats by Dre headphone deals on Amazon Prime Day 2018

The best Beats deals are right here, so listen up, shoppers, because Beats by Dre is arguably the most successful brand of headphones around. It’s pedigree was clearly recognized by Apple when it purchased Beats for $3 billion in 2014. We promise no Beats headphones are that expensive. 

If you’ve been scouring the internet for the best cheap Beats by Dre deals, you’ve come to the right place. As you’ll see, we’ve got all of the current Beats models here and our system searches thousands of retail sites seven days a week so can you find the cheapest Beats deals available. We’ve rounded them up from top to bottom, plus thrown in Beats’ own taglines for each product to both inform and amuse you.

If you’ve recently grabbed an iPhone 8 or iPhone X deal, you’re in luck because you won’t find a better place to pick up a pair of excellent wireless headphones. Apple made the controversial decision to remove the standard 3.5mm headphone jack on the iPhone 7, which is why finding a great set of wireless headphones is more important than ever. We’ve reordered the Beats headphone deals on this page to put all the wireless options at the top for your convenience.

You can find links to the latest Studio 3 Wireless, Solo 3 Wireless, Powerbeats3 Wireless and Beats X deals below along with a selection of the best Beats deals for the older headphones too.

Beats Studio3 Wireless deals

“Hear the music. Not the noise”

The newest entry in the Beats by Dre headphone range is the Beats Studio 3 Wireless. The Studio3 is the best noise cancelling set of headphones Beats has ever made. The battery has massively improved too, as you can enjoy music for up to 22 hours, or even 40 with the active noise cancelling tech turned off.

The Beats Studio3 Wireless headphones are a great match for iPhone users, especially the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7, but you can pair them with any smartphone thanks to the Bluetooth technology. The Studio 3 is available in six colors including: red, matte black, white, porcelain rose, blue and shadow grey.

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Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless deals

“Wireless the way it should be”

If you have an iPhone 7 or iPhone 8, and want one of the best pair of headphones in the business made especially for Apple’s new phone, you really should take a look at the Beats by Dre Solo 3 Wireless range. Below you’ll find links to the latest prices.

Beats X by Dre deals

“The perfect wireless companion”

Long after their reveal alongside the iPhone 7, these eagerly awaited Bets inner-ear headphones were finally released in February 2017. These wireless headphones are a perfect match for iPhone owners already missing the 3.5mm port. We’re particularly impressed by the quick charge feature that gives you two hours of playback from a single five-minute charge. Eight hours from a full charge isn’t too shabby either. You can find the headphones in black, white, grey and blue.

Beats by Dre Powerbeats3 Wireless deals

“Power meets endurance”

Do you lead an active lifestyle that requires the lightweight feel of in-ear headphones without the massive cans on your head? Then the Beats by Dre range has you covered for that, too, because not all models about that authentic studio design. With an improved 12-hour battery life, you’re all set for multiple workouts packed with hours of adrenaline-pumping tunes.

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Beats by Dre Studio Wireless deals

“Feel The Music, Not The Wires”

Again not cheap, but they are at least compatible with the iPhone 7 and above. The Beats by Dre Studio Wireless over-ears have all the same features as the Beats Studio model above but also come with Bluetooth. That means they can stream music wirelessly from your phone, tablet or laptop. The built-in microphone will also allow you to answer your phone without having to take them off.

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Beats by Dre Solo2 Wireless deals

“DESIGNED FOR SOUND. TUNED FOR EMOTION. NOW WIRELESS”

You can make a massive saving on these cans thanks to the newer Solo 3 models. These are compatible with the iPhone 8 too. The tagline for these Beats headphones comes all in caps, so it must be true. If you’re looking for deals on the Beats Solo2 but maybe you’re thinking about the Studio Wireless, this could be the pair for you. They are as you would imagine them to be – the same as the Solo2 but with added battery-powered Bluetooth skills to make them wireless.

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Beats by Dre Powerbeats2 Wireless deals

“Performance. Power. Freedom”

Chuckle – we see what you did there, Doctor. If you hadn’t guessed, the Powerbeats2 Wireless are the same earphones as the Powerbeats2 regular, but with Bluetooth and yes, the Powerbeats2 Wireless will work with the iPhone. They connect through a cable behind your head so you can’t lose them, but other than that they’re cable-free. We particularly like this description of the Powerbeats2 Wireless from the official website: “Powerbeats Wireless was designed to defy the ordinary while catapulting athletes towards unparalleled performance”. How can you NOT buy them after reading that?

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Beats by Dre Pro deals

“The Headphones Used To Mix In Every Major Studio”

Ok, onto the wired options now. We’ll start with the most expensive Beats products and work our way down so if you’re looking at these prices and thinking “cripes” – just scroll down. That tag line above is what Beats’ own website says about the product – we’re pretty sure that Dr. Dre hasn’t been to every major studio in the world to check. But, whatever, these are the over-ear cans that Beats says are its best.

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Beats by Dre Studio 2.0 deals

“A Headphone Icon, Remastered”

With active noise cancelling, the Beats Studio 2.0 over-ear headphones aim to cut out outside noise so that the sound from its drivers are not distorted (ANC is great at electronically removing white noise on planes and trains but don’t expect too much else). These are the top ‘consumer’ models, so if you’re looking for cheap Beats by Dre they’re probably not for you. If you want the high end ones, these are for you.

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Beats by Dre Solo2 deals

“Designed For Sound. Tuned For Emotion”

The taglines only get stupider, people. The Solo 2 is probably the most popular Beats by Dre product, offering a balance of performance and portability. The cups are on-ear rather than over-ear which could affect comfort and will definitely affect isolation from outside sounds. But look at the price, it’s quite a bit cheaper than other Beats by Dre headphones.

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Beats by Dre Mixr deals

“Lightweight And Powerful. Built For DJs”

As you can see, Dr. Dre wants all DJs to be using these headphones. The earcups rotate so you can do your skillful mixing uninhibited, or indeed so you can pretend to do skillful mixing in the knowledge that you’re actually playing a CD unbeknownst to the drunk people bobbing in front of you. The bass in these cans is supposed to be particularly ‘big’ and you can share what you’re listening to with dual-port daisy chaining.

Beats EP deals

“An ideal introduction to Beats for any music lover”

The Beats EP headphones are the cheapest on-ear headphones in the Beats by Dre lineup and are a fine place to start if you’ve had your eye on the colorful stylings for a while. They’re wired via a 3.5mm jack, but at least you’ll never have to worry about them running out of battery juice.

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Beats by Dre Urbeats deals

“UPGRADE YOUR SOUND”

The tagline for these is particularly uninspiring and it’s all in caps again which reminds us of that classic saying: if you’ve got nothing to say, so it loudly. Err, anyway – these are the first in-ear headphones/earphones on the page. If you want cheap Beats by Dre, this is as good as it gets really. It’s a standard pair of earphones which come with tangle-free flat cables as well as a clicker and built-in microphone for taking calls.

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Beats by Dre Powerbeats2 deals

“Performance. Power. Strength”

The tagline for the Powerbeats2 is better while still saying absolutely nothing about the product itself. These earphones are made for using while exercising. They’re designed to not fall out of your ears and they’re sweat and water resistant. Meanwhile, RemoteTalk controls allow you to easily take calls or change your music without having to fiddle.

All Beats deals on this page are checked and updated every day!

Best 4K TV 2018: 7 awesome Ultra-HD TVs you need to see to believe

Best 4K TVs Buying Guide: Welcome to TechRadar’s round-up of the best 4K TVs you can buy for any budget in 2018.

There has never been a better time to buy a 4K Ultra-HD TV. The technology is better now than it’s ever been, and 4K content has become the new norm for streaming services like Netflix and Amazon, as well as Blu-ray discs.

Yes, far from being the niche technology that it was a few years ago, 4K (also known as Ultra HD) is the 4x improvement your TV has been waiting for. 

But making a good 4K TVs isn’t just about how many pixels you can push to a screen; it’s about the quality of those pixels. To that end, there’s even newer technology that we’re excited about, like High Dynamic Range and Wide Colour Gamut, that promise to take all those new pixels and make them truly shine. 

If the world of TV buying feels unapproachable when you’re first getting into it, don’t worry. Give it some time and it will all make sense. Plus, you’ve got us here to help you pick out the best 4K TV on the market.

Over the years, hundreds of TVs have passed through our reviewers’ doorsteps. Using that wealth of experience, we’ve created a list of the best 4K TVs. We constantly update the list with the latest and greatest panels, so if you see things shuffled around a bit since the last time you were here, don’t freak out.

Check out our video above for an introduction to the world of 4K. 

What you need to know about 4K TVs

Not only do these screens have four times the amount of pixels as their aged (but still-revered) 1080p brethren, but 4K screens also usually pack in screen technology like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Color Gamut (WCG) that really make those extra pixels shine in all their glory. 

The last reason 4K TVs have taken off is that game consoles, like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, have totally embraced the 4K future, as have the Blu-ray industry and streaming video player market. Pretty much everyone is on board the 4K Ultra HD train these days. 

If all of this sounds weird or archaic or tough to understand, don’t worry. We’re here to help decipher the wild, wonderful world of Ultra HD. Give us a few minutes of your time and we’ll help you get the best 4K TV on the market.

Why can you trust us? Well, over the years, hundreds of TVs have passed through our reviewers’ doorsteps. Using that wealth of experience – plus some neat side-by-side comparisons – we’ve created a list of the best 4K TVs. 

We constantly update the list with the latest and greatest panels, so if you see things shuffled around a bit since the last time you were here, don’t freak out. Embrace that times change and that these are the best TVs we’ve ever found.

Additional resources:

  • Want something to watch? Check out our best movies on Netflix and best movies on Amazon Prime guides.
  • Need to give your TV’s sound a boost? Check out our guide to the best soundbars available.
  • Ultra HD Blu-rays are a fantastic way of watching 4K content without worrying about buffering. Check out our guide to the best Ultra HD Blu-ray players for some suggestions.

After an underwhelming debut, Samsung’s QLED technology really needed to bounce back in style in 2018. It didn’t surprise us in the least, then, to discover Samsung threw the kitchen sink in with its new Q9FN QLED Series of TVs. 

As well as being even brighter and more colorful than last year’s equivalent model, Samsung’s 2018 flagship screens use a completely different lighting system to combat its predecessor’s contrast problems: Full Array Local Dimming rather than edge-lit LED lighting. The FALD panel works in tandem with Samsung QLED Quantum Dots to produce a picture that’s brighter and more colorful than near any we’ve seen come from the South Korean manufacturer. 

Do those features alone make Samsung Q9FN the best TV on the market? No, but throw in technology like HDR10+ and Q HDR EliteMax – what Samsung bills as its maximum High Dynamic Range experience that’s exclusive to the Q9FN – and there’s very little doubt in our mind that this is Samsung’s best TV ever. 

Read the full review: Samsung Q9FN QLED TV (65Q9FN)

Short and sweet, the KDL-55XF9005 is a brilliant mid-priced TV. Every one of the improvements Sony has introduced over and above last year’s already excellent XE90 series – better processing, more brightness, slightly more backlight dimming zones, improved motion performance – delivers the goods, resulting in picture quality that humbles many more expensive TVs. 

Its Android TV system and some generally minor backlight clouding stop it short of perfection, but it’s hard to imagine any similarly priced upcoming 65-inch rival getting the better of it. 

Read the full review: Sony BRAVIA KDL-55XF9005

There’s a very good reason that Hollywood video editors master on OLED TVs – they simply outmatch anything else on the market. 

And while LG and Sony certainly have their merits in this area (the former is the largest producer of OLED panels in the entire world, after all), Panasonic is certainly no slouch in this arena. All you need to do is look at the Panasonic FZ952, the latest OLED reference TV from Panasonic, to see why.

The FZ952 is a luscious OLED that puts performance first. Its colour handling is class-leading, and its HDR talents are a match for any of its rivals. In fact, it just might offer the best picture performance that we’ve seen on a 4K OLED to date. 

The FZ952 isn’t the complete package, lacking as it does Dolby Vision and Atmos compatibility, but it wins more arguments than it loses. We suspect you’ll appreciate the easy sophistication of its smart platform, the quality of that low-lag game mode, and the sheer musicality of the Technics soundbar.

Read the full review: Panasonic FZ952/FZ902 OLED

Best 4K TV

The 55A1 – and the A1 OLED series overall – are crowd pleasers in just about every way. Their ‘picture only’ design has been beautifully realized, managing to be simultaneously subtle and dramatic. Their vibrating screen delivers a far more powerful and effective sound performance than I’d thought possible, too. 

The real stars of the show here, though, are the A1’s exquisitely detailed, contrast-rich and colorful pictures. These prove emphatically what we’ve long suspected: More brands using OLED technology can only lead to good things. 

Read the full review: Sony A1 OLED

 We’ve long loved LG’s B-Series of OLED TVs with last year’s B7 OLED as the pinnacle of affordable OLED technology. But this year, LG has delayed the B-Series and has instead made the C-Series its front-running screen.   

While we’re a bit miffed at the price increase from last year’s B7 to this year’s C8, it’s hard to say it’s unwarranted: LG’s C8 builds on the success of last year’s models, resulting in a TV that can deliver astonishing HD/SDR images and equally impressive 4K/HDR pictures. It’s not as bright as an LCD TV but those deep blacks make a huge difference to the dynamic range of the image. It’s also capable of vibrant and gorgeous colors, not to mention an astounding level of detail with native 4K content.

The WebOS smart platform remains the best available and the choice of streaming services is second to none. Once you add the gorgeous design and a comprehensive set of features, you have one of the most complete TVs that we’ve ever reviewed. 

Read the full review: LG C8 OLED (OLED55C8, OLED65C8)

The £2,000 TV market has started to get pretty congested this year, but Philips’ OLED  does enough to stand out from the crowd. Its Ambilight system is as fun and appealing as it is unique, while its new P5 picture processing system takes Philips’ picture quality in an interesting and welcome new direction, trading a little of the brand’s customary dynamism for a lovely and immersive naturalism that many AV enthusiasts may find hard to resist.  

Overall, it’s both a strong picture performer and unique enough in the way it goes about its picture business to stand as a genuine alternative to similarly priced OLED competitors. 

Read the full review: Philips POS9002

While Samsung’s Q7FN isn’t quite the pinnacle of QLED technology – that honor is reserved for the Q9FN – it is a great compromise between price and performance, offering a bright screen, three forms of HDR and incredibly accurate colours for  £1,999 (around AU$3,699).

Ambient Mode adds a design aesthetic sure to please even the keenest of eyes and its low-latency game mode makes it a competent companion for the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro. HDR+ mode helps liven up HD/SDR content and of course 4K/HDR content has an eye-watering sheen when viewed on this set. While the Q7FN isn’t the shining star of the QLED range, it’s still a bright spot in the mid-range.   

Read the full review: Samsung Q7FN QLED TV