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Wirecutter's best deals: 20 percent off a Sony DualShock 4 wireless controller

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You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot -- some of these sales could expire mighty soon.

Anova Precision Cooker Wi-Fi

Street price: $200; MSRP: $200; Deal price: $150

The only worthwhile sale we've seen on this model this year. We've seen a couple of $130 and $140 sales on the Bluetooth model, but the Wi-fi model has been a bit more stubborn about going on sale. If you've got a Visa, you can use Visa Checkout as your payment method, which should apply an additional $10 off of $100+ coupon to your order, bringing it down to $140.

The Anova Precision Cooker WI-FI is our pick for the sous vide gear. Tim Barribeau and Nick Guy wrote, "The Anova Precision Cooker WI-FI is the best bet for most home cooks due to its low price, small size, and flexibility. It's one of the cheapest ways to get into sous vide cooking, and thanks to an innovative adjustable attachment system, the Anova works with a much smaller volume of water than the earliest iteration didâ€"so there's now no need to heat up a gallon of water just to cook a couple of chicken breasts."

Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

Street price: $50; MSRP: $60; Deal price: $39 with code

Using the code BACKTOSCHOOL05, you can drop the price down to $38 to $39 depending on which color you choose. That matches the lowest price we've seen on the PS4 controller, and since the order is over $35, you'll get free shipping. Some users have reported issues with the code so if it's not working, try BACKTOSCHOOL06.

The Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller is our pick in the Best PC Gaming Controller. Kimber Streams wrote, "The Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller is the best PC gaming controller for most people because it's the most comfortable for average-size hands; all of its analog sticks, buttons, and triggers work well, too, and it can work over Bluetooth or with a Micro-USB cable. Plus, its touchpad can simulate a mouse cursor, a feature no other good controller has. But the DualShock 4 requires a bit of effort to set up on Windows, it won't work for most games on OS X, and it's a bit small for large hands. If you need a controller that's plug-and-play on Windows, ready to work with more games on OS X, and better for larger hands, skip ahead to our runner-up."

Creative Draco HS880 Gaming Headset

Street price: $50; MSRP: $50; Deal price: $40

This is a good deal and a good drop in price on an already reasonably priced gaming headset. This deal saves you a few dollars more than the last time this headset went on sale, which was a few months ago, and brings the price down $10 under the street price.

The Creative Drasco HS880 Gaming Headset is our budget pick in the Best Gaming Headset guide. Dennis Burger wrote, "If the other headsets cost more than you're willing or able to spend at the moment, all of our testers agreed that the Creative Draco HS880 Gaming Headset is an incredible value that easily trumps everything else in its price range."

Patagonia Lightweight Tote

Street price: $80; MSRP: $80; Deal price: $58

This deal is part of REI's grand opening sale on their REI Garage site. A few of our picks are their best prices to date, and that's before you add the single-use code REIGARAGE, which takes another 20% off of the highest priced item in your cart. At $58, this tote is already $5 below the best price we've seen, and after the code, it drops down to $47. This particular deal is only available on the purple and blue colors though.

The Patagonia Lightweight Tote is our packable daypack pick in our travel gear guide. The WC staff wrote, "This Patagonia Tote works great as a tote but makes no compromises in backpack performance. It has all the padding and straps you'd expect on a normal daypack."

They had a lot to say about the comfort, "Comfort is another of the Patagonia's main advantages. Despite packing into a pocket the size of a 99-cent chip bag, it has all the straps and padding you'd expect from a non-packable backpack. Adjustable sternum and hip straps make this bag comfortable for long periods of comfortable wear; when not in use, the straps can be tucked away. A padded, reinforced bottom, overall construction from weather-resistant nylon ripstop, and high-quality, tight stitching gives the Patagonia tote structure and sturdiness lacking from the other bags we tried."

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