The Wirecutter's best deals: The Galaxy Tab S2 drops below $300

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8″

Street price: $350; MSRP: $400; deal price: $250

This is a solid price drop on a tablet that practically never drops below $300. At $250 for the 8″ version, it’s as low as we’ve seen it.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is our runner-up pick for best Android Tablet. Chris Heinonen writes, “If gaming isn’t your priority and you don’t mind paying more for a slimmer, higher-resolution Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8-Inch is the way to go. It has a faster processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage (with a microSD slot for additional storage), and a 2048×1536 OLED display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It isn’t as fast as the K1 for gaming, and the OS won’t get upgraded as quickly or frequently, but the S2 8-Inch has a beautiful screen and feels great in your hand.”

Logitech K780 Wireless Keyboard

Street price: $80; MSRP: $80; deal price: $65

This is a great deal and the first drop in price we’ve seen on this Bluetooth keyboard from Logitech. At a solid $15 drop from the street price, it’s a good time to pick up this keyboard.

The Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless is our “keyboard with a number pad” pick in our guide to the best Bluetooth keyboards. Kimber Streams wrote, “If you need a keyboard with a built-in number pad, we suggest the Logitech K780 Multi-Device Wireless Keyboard. The K780 is very similar to the K380—offering the same round keys, multiple-device pairing, and estimated two years of battery life—but adds a number pad and a built-in stand for smartphones and tablets. It shares some of the K380’s flaws, too, namely a lack of backlighting and only one layout. The K780 also comes with Logitech’s USB Unifying wireless dongle (it’s the only Bluetooth keyboard we’ve tested so far with this option), so you can connect it to a computer without Bluetooth if you need to.”

Imprint CumulusPro Standing Desk Mat

Street price: $80; MSRP: $100; deal price: $60

This is the best price we’ve seen on the CumulusPro and a strong deal on a mat that makes a huge difference if you’ve got a standing desk. This sale beats our last low from July by a few dollars, but that sale only lasted a few days, so it’s unlikely that this deal will stick around for long. Only the black color is available at this price.

The Imprint CumulusPro Commercial Anti-Fatigue Mat is our former top pick in our best standing desk mat guide and still comes recommended highly. Kevin Purdy recommends this mat, “If you know you stand fairly flat-footed, or if you prefer to have a wider area for standing…” He continues, “The CumulusPro Commercial is our longstanding (heh) pick among traditional flat anti-fatigue mats because of its firm, supportive feel, its eco-friendly single-piece construction, and its generous warranty.”

Vornado 660

Street price: $95; MSRP: $140; deal price: $75

We’ve rarely posted deals on the Vornado 660 since it rarely receives worthwhile discounts, and our primary pick is often a fair bit cheaper. With this new low of $75, it’s still more expensive than our main pick, but a comparable price for those that prefer this style of fan.

The Vornado 660 is our runner-up pick for the best fan. Séamus Bellamy wrote, “While it has no remote control and can’t oscillate, the 660 is a powerful, well-built fan that can move a massive amount of air in a short amount of time. If you can’t get our main pick, get this.”

Deals change all the time, and some of these may have expired. To see an updated list of current deals, please go to The Wirecutter.com.

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