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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer in the US. In addition to using the long weekend of this national holiday for travel and taking some well-earned rest and relaxation, it usually kick-starts lots of outdoor activities — like backyard cookouts, road trips to the beach, and camping trips. It’s also another shopping holiday, with discounts on offer for all kinds of home goods and some great tech, gadgets, and gear.
There are plenty of deals on cool outdoorsy gear to take advantage of leading up to the holiday — like BioLite’s current discount on the FirePit Plus. But there are also great sales happening on indoor toys as well, like a range of Hisense TVs that are now available for up to $590 off. And let’s not forget travel essentials like Zendure’s heavy-duty power bank, which is on sale for $70 off. Because what good is a luxurious getaway vacation if you can’t keep your devices juiced up?
There are worthwhile sales happening for everyone, so check out all these notable ones hand-picked by the Verge Deals team.
- Nintendo’s excellent Switch Pro Controller is on sale on Amazon for $54.99, easily one of its best prices to date. The popular Nintendo Switch accessory is one of the more expensive models you can currently buy, but it’s also one that deftly balances features, comfort, and performance.
- The Bose QuietComfort 45s are some of the most comfortable and capable noise-canceling headphones you can buy, with better battery life than their predecessors and a handy transparency mode. Normally $329, the headphones are on sale at Amazon and Best Buy right now for just $279, matching their best price to date. Read our review.
- If you’re looking to get into next-gen gaming but aren’t willing to pay $500 for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, the smaller Xbox Series S might fit the bill. The compact console is not as powerful as the Series X and only includes a 512GB SSD, but it offers a svelte design and robust backward compatibility. Normally $299.99, the Series S is on sale at Adorama right now for $249.99, matching its lowest price to date. Read our Xbox Series S review.
- Amazon’s Fire TV Cube, a 4K streaming device that doubles as an Alexa-equipped smart speaker, is on sale at Amazon for $69.99 ($50 off), matching its best price to date. In addition to Dolby Atmos, the Fire TV Cube supports Dolby Vision / HDR.
- The 41mm, GPS-equipped Apple Watch Series 7 is back down to $329 at Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy, matching the lowest price we’ve seen for the $399 wearable. The latest version of Apple’s wearable features a larger display than the Series 6, better dust resistance, and improved health-tracking features. Read our review.
- Apple’s AirPods Max are on sale on Amazon for $449.99 in select colors. This $100 discount is nearly the lowest price we’ve seen on the luxe noise-canceling headphones, which offer superb sound, foolproof controls, and a premium build. Read our review.
- Best Buy and Amazon are offering the M1 MacBook Air for $100 off, dropping the base model with 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM down to $899.99. We’re getting close to Apple’s Worldwide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), so it’s possible this exceptional machine may see a new update, but it’s still a great value. Read our review.
- If you own an iPhone 13, you can get Apple’s MagSafe-compatible leather case in green and brown for $41.99 (about $17 off) at Amazon.
- Apple’s MagSafe Charger is just $34 ($5 off) on Amazon right now, and it’s fully compatible with all iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 variants.
- Walmart and Amazon are currently selling the 40mm, GPS-equipped Apple Watch SE starting at $249 instead of $279. That’s not its best price to date, but it’s a decent discount on a reliable smartwatch, one that features a built-in accelerometer but lacks the always-on display and blood oxygen monitoring found on newer models. Read our review.
- Apple’s 2021 iPad Mini is down to just $409 ($90 off) in the 64GB, Wi-Fi-enabled configuration on Amazon. The current deal price is one of the lowest we’ve seen on the 8.3-inch tablet, which offers USB-C support, speedy performance, and a sleek, redesigned look. Read our review.
Headphone, earbud, and speaker deals
Laptop, Chromebook, and computer accessory deals
- You can save 10 percent on your own custom gaming desktop from NZXT through May 31st. NZXT’s BLD program allows you to mix and match your own components, but you can also provide NZXT with your budget and the performance benchmarks you want to hit, and they’ll put together a configuration for you. The BLD program has a number of current-gen processors and graphics cards that are all readily available for the same price you’d pay off the shelf. Of course, you can expect to pay a small premium for shipping and assembly, but every BLD desktop is covered by a two-year warranty, which covers any mishaps or malfunctions your hardware might suffer.
- If you need some speedy external storage, the Samsung T7 SSD offers USB 3.2 speeds and comes in a 1TB configuration for $134.99 ($25 off) or a 2TB model for $229.99 ($60 off). It also comes in three color options (blue, black, and beige).
- Acer is discounting a number of its budget-friendly laptops until June 1st. This includes the Core i7-equipped Acer Swift 3, which is currently on sale for $649.99 on the Acer website. The 512GB laptop typically costs $899.99 and is an excellent choice for the college-bound, thanks to its versatility and lightweight design. Read our review.
- Lenovo is currently taking up to 65 percent off select PCs, laptops, Chromebooks, monitors, and more as part of its ongoing Memorial Day sale. The excellent Lenovo Thinkpad C13 Yoga Chromebook, for example, is on sale for $249 instead of $599 when you use promo code HOTDEALC13YOGA at checkout. This low-end model comes equipped with an AMD Athlon Gold 3150C processor, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of eMMc storage. Read our review.
- Samsung’s 980 Pro SSD is a speedy NVMe drive for expanding the storage of a PS5 or acting as the main drive for a custom gaming PC. You can currently pick up the 1TB, heatsink-equipped model from either Amazon or Samsung for just $174.99 ($55 off), or the 2TB model for $294.99 ($105 off) through the same retailers (Amazon, Samsung).
Phone and accessory deals
Smart home deals
- Best Buy and Adorama are both discounting the 10-inch Nest Hub Max to around $179 ($50 off). This large, personalized smart display can fill a room with music, offers extensive smart home controls, and works with Google Duo for video calls. Read our review.
- The Epic Games Store has a Mega Sale coupon running until June 16th, offering 25 percent off most games priced at $14.99 or higher, including ones already discounted.
- You can buy the digital version of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga for Nintendo Switch for $46.49 instead of $59.99 at Target and Walmart.
- If you own a PS5, you can use the long weekend to catch up on the ultra-dense Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade. This version includes graphical upgrades for the PS5 and an added DLC chapter featuring Yuffie. It’s currently just $39.99 ($30 off) at Amazon.
- As part of Sony’s ongoing Days of Play sale, Amazon, Best Buy, and Sony are all currently discounting Sony’s immersive DualSense controller in a variety of colorways — including the newer purple, blue, and pink shades. Regularly $74.99, you can buy the PlayStation 5 accessory in the newer colorways for $59.99 or the white, red, and black shades for $59.99 (normally $69.99). Read our review.
- Elden Ring, the masterful collaboration between From Software and author George R.R. Martin, is currently discounted at Amazon and GameStop. The physical PS5 copy usually goes for $59.99 but is on sale right now for $49.94. Read our review.
TV and monitor deals
- The 2021 LG C1 remains one of our top TV picks, and the 48-inch model recently hit a new low of $996.99 (about $500 off) at Amazon. There are larger sizes available as well, like the 65-inch model, which is currently on sale for $1,596.99 ($903 off).
Deals on outdoorsy stuff
Source: The Verge