Labor Day may mark the unofficial end to summer and that it’s time to get those kiddos back to school if they haven’t gone already, but it’s also one of the last big sales weekends before the holiday shopping season ramps up (oh, and Amazon’s next not-Prime Day event).
While Labor Day is still a few days away, most promotions run through the weekend in the lead-up to the holiday. And these days, when nearly every retailer runs a “Black Friday in (insert month here),” there are already deals available. Because what’s the point of set promotional periods if you can’t jump the gun to try and milk it for all it’s worth?
We’ve been combing through all the Labor Day sales and promos in the world of tech and all things Verge-y and compiling a list of the best deals here. Not every item is on sale for its best price to date, but there are solid deals available on a range of quality devices and accessories you can’t go wrong with.
Earbud, headphone, and speaker deals
- Shokz is offering deals on a few of its open-ear, wraparound headphones. The premium fitness-focused Shokz OpenRun Pro are on sale for $139.95 ($30 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, REI, and direct from Shokz.
- The lower cost, everyday use Shokz OpenMove, which are also sweatproof for lighter workouts, are down to $64.95 ($15 off) at Amazon, REI, and Best Buy.
- Ultimate Ears is discounting a few of its Bluetooth speakers in varying sizes. You can save $20 on the UE Wonderboom 3 with its sale price of $79.99 (Amazon / Best Buy / Ultimate Ears), save $50 on the UE Megaboom 3 and get it for $149.99 (Amazon / Best Buy / Ultimate Ears), or save another $50 on the UE Boom 3 at its discounted price of $99.99 (Amazon / Best Buy / Ultimate Ears). Each size of UE speaker is waterproof with one-touch controls and plenty of bass.
- Sennheiser’s Momentum True Wireless 3 are on sale at Amazon in graphite for $173.99 ($106 off) or available in all three colors for $179.99 ($100 off) at Best Buy. The latest noise-canceling earbuds from Sennheiser feature a smaller design than the previous model, along with a case that supports wireless charging. Read our review.
Bose’s QuietComfort 45 headphones update the company’s popular, supremely comfortable design with USB-C, improved noise cancellation, and longer battery life. Read our review.
The revised Mac Mini for 2023 starts at $599 for an M2-powered model with an eight-core CPU, 10-core GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB SSD. The Mini can also be had with the M2 Pro chip, 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and a more robust port selection for $1,299. Read our review.
Smart home deals
- The Home Depot is offering Google’s latest Nest Doorbell (wired) for $149.99 ($30 off), and if you click the “Buy One, Get One $24.99 off” promo, you can get it with a Chromecast with Google TV (HD) for only $5 more. The Nest Doorbell is one of the best video doorbells you can buy, while the HD Chromecast is a very good 1080p streaming device.
- The Ring Spotlight Cam Pro is on sale in its battery (Amazon / Best Buy / Ring) or wired (Amazon / Best Buy / Ring) configuration for $189.99 ($40 off). The outdoor surveillance camera supports 1080p video and a 140-degree field of view.
- The latest Ring Indoor Cam is selling for $34.99 ($25 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and The Home Depot. The plug-in 1080p security camera features night vision, two-way talking, and a privacy cover.
- Nanoleaf is currently hosting a “Last of Summer Sale,” discounting some of its gamer-y and decorative smart lighting by up to $40. One of the better deals is on a 10-pack of Nanoleaf Lines, which lets you create squared-off designs for just $180 ($40 off).
- Arlo’s Essential Spotlight is now on sale for $259.99 ($190 off) at Best Buy. You can use the four-camera, 1080p surveillance setup either indoors or outside your home, and it supports night vision and up to six months of battery life on a single charge.
The Ring Alarm Pro is a great security system, offering everything you need to easily set up your smart home as well as a built-in Eero Wi-Fi router and local storage for videos from Ring cameras. It doesn’t, however, offer 24/7 video recording, and it’s not compatible with Google Home, Apple Home, or IFTTT, either. Read our review.
- Now through September 4th, you can get a refurbished Roomba i4 Plus Evo — one of our favorite budget robovacs — for just $199.99 (originally $549.99) from the official iRobot store on eBay when you use promo code LABORDAYTWENTY at checkout. It may be a refurb model, but it comes with a two-year warranty from Allstate.
- HP is running a Labor Day sale on various laptops and office accessories. Right now, for instance, you can get a 14-inch HP Spectre x360 2-in-1 laptop with a 13th Gen Intel i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB SSD for $1,099.99 ($450 off).
- Lenovo is also hosting a Labor Day sale with quote-unquote doorbusters (sigh). One small highlight is a moderately well-specced 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 10 with a 12th Gen Intel i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for $1,623.99 (around $2,000 off its original MSRP).
4K TV deals
Deals on outdoorsy stuff
- Ecoflow’s Delta Max portable solar generator is down to $1,779 ($900 off) with a 400W solar panel at The Home Depot. The large 2,000W battery, which is great for stints of off-the-grid living and camping, can power a laptop, an electric kettle, an electric frying pan, and other various devices. Read our review of the Delta Pro model.
- Solo Stove is discounting a variety of its portable fire pits this week. For example, you can get the Bonfire 2.0 for $239.99 ($160 off) or the smaller Ranger 2.0 for $199.99 ($100 off), both of which make starting up a mostly smokeless fire fairly easy.
- Topo Designs is hosting a Labor Day sale on many of its colorful packs and outdoor clothing. As an example, you can currently get a cute Rover Pack Mini in a variety of colors on final sale for $34 ($35 off).
- The new AeroPress XL is on sale for $55.89 ($14 off) at REI. The manual coffee maker is like a regular AeroPress, which is great for making a small amount of espresso or coffee at home or while camping, but bigger. It can brew six shots of espressos or two full-size coffees at once.
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