Apple’s iPad Air is $100 off right now, plus the rest of the week’s best tech deals

Labor Day weekend may be over, but some of the sales that came with it are still ongoing. A number of Apple products have been discounted ahead of the company’s event next week, including the iPad Air and the MacBook Air M1. Amazon has a bunch of deals onFire tablets, knocking the Fire HD 10 tablet down to $100 and the Fire HD 8 down to $60. Plus, you can still save a ton on things like Samsung portable drives, eero 6 WiFi systems, Pixel smartphones and more. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today.

iPad Air

A rear view of Apple's 2020 iPad Air.
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Apple’s iPad Air is $100 off right now, bringing it down to $500. All five colors are on sale at Amazon. thanks to automatically applied coupons, although with various shipping times. We gave the Air a score of 90 for its speedy performance and WiFi, healthy battery life and support for the second-gen Apple Pencil.

Buy iPad Air at Amazon – $500

Apple Watch SE

Apple Watch SE review
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The Apple Watch SE is on sale for $240 right now on Amazon thanks to a few automatically applied coupons for certain color options. We gave the Watch SE a score of 88 for its comfortable, familiar design, solid performance and comprehensive feature set for the price.

Buy Apple Watch SE at Amazon – $240

MacBook Air M1

Apple’s MacBook Air M1 is back down to an all-time low of $850 thanks to an automatically applied coupon. It earned a score of 94 from us for its stellar performance, attractive, fanless design and its comfortable keyboard and trackpad.

Buy MacBook Air M1 at Amazon – $850

Mac Mini M1

Apple’s Mac Mini M1 returned to its all-time-low price of $600 thanks to a sale and an automatically applied coupon. You’re getting all of the performance boosts provided by the M1 chipset in a compact desktop package. This is a good machine to get if you have an older desktop that needs replacing, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money.

Buy Mac Mini M1 at Amazon – $600

Eufy SpaceView baby monitor

Eufy Spaceview
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Eufy’s SpaceView baby monitor with one camera is down to $125 thanks to a clippable coupon and the code eufybbm20 that you can use at checkout. The camera can pan 330 degrees and tilt 110 degrees to give you a full view of your baby’s room, and you can expand the field of view up to 110 degrees thanks to the included extra lens. It also uses a FHSS connection instead of WiFi, which lets you check out your kids’ activities in real time in a more secure way.

Buy SpaceView baby monitor at Amazon – $125

Eero 6 WiFi systems

Amazon Eero 6 WiFi mesh router 3 pack
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Amazon’s Labor Day sale on eero 6 systems is still ongoing so you can pick up a pack with one router and two extenders for $195, or $84 off its normal price. A pack of three routers is also down to $244. These gadgets support a peak bandwidth of 900Mbps and they include a built-in Zigbee smart home hub, so you can connect things like smart lights directly to it.

Buy Eero 6 at Amazon – $195

Amazon Fire tablets

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)
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A number of Fire tablets are still on sale after the Labor Day holiday. The top-tier Fire HD 10 is $50 off, bringing it down to $100, while you can grab the Fire HD 8 for $60 or the Fire 7 for only $40. These devices make good starter tablets for kids as well as good couch devices for email-checking, web-surfing, online shopping and more.

Buy Fire HD 10 at Amazon – $100Buy Fire HD 8 at Amazon – $60

Echo Show 5

Both the first- and second-generation Echo Show 5s are on sale right now — the original is down to $45 while the updated version is only $10 more. These stand out as excellent smart alarm clocks thanks to their compact size, sunrise alarm feature and tap-to-snooze function. The main difference between the two is the improved, 2MP camera on the second-gen version, which will make for slightly better video calls.

Buy Echo Show 5 (1st gen) at Amazon – $45Buy Echo Show 5 (2nd gen) at Amazon – $55

Google Pixel 4

Google’s Pixel 4 smartphone is down to a new low of $379 at B&H Photo. We believe the launch of the Pixel 6 to be right around the corner, so you may want to wait if you want the latest phone from Google. However, the Pixel 4 remains a solid handset — we liked its speedy performance, lovely display and stellar camera experience.

Buy Pixel 4 at B&H Photo – $379

Samsung T7 Touch SSD (1TB)

Samsung’s T7 Touch portable SSD in 1TB is down to $170, or $10 off its normal price. It has dropped to $160 in the past, but this is the best price we’ve seen in a number of months. In addition to read speeds up to 1,050 MB/s and write speeds up to 1,000 MB/s, this tiny SSD has a shock-resistant body and a built-in fingerprint reader for an extra layer of security.

Buy Samsung T7 Touch at Amazon – $170

Google Nest WiFi (2 pack)

Google’s Nest WiFi pack with one router and one access point is down to $199 right now at Best Buy. That’s $70 off its normal price and a great deal on one of our favorite mesh systems. We gave it a score of 84 for its minimalist design, simple installation and built-in smart speaker.

Buy Nest WiFi (2 pack) at Best Buy – $199

Samsung Premiere projector

Samsung’s Premiere Projector is $1,000 cheaper both at Amazon and Samsung’s own site. The 4.2.2 sound channel model is down to $5,498, which is still quite expensive, but much better than its normal $6,500 price. We included this in our best projectors guide for its separate red, green and blue lasers that cover the full Rec.2020 color range, maximum 2,800 lumens of brightness and 4K resolution.

Buy Premiere (4.2Ch sound) at Amazon – $5,498Buy Premiere (4.2Ch sound) at Samsung – $5,499

Gaming PC sweepstakes

Through September 18, Omaze is giving away another $20,000 to build your ultimate gaming PC. This sweepstakes is free to enter, but funds donated with purchased entries will benefit Schools on Wheels, an organization that provides free tutoring and mentoring services to children experiencing homelessness across Southern California.

Enter to win at Omaze

Comic-Con 2022 sweepstakes

Through December 8, you can enter to win four-day passes to San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Along with the passes, you’ll get access to a special preview night, reserved seating in Hall H, a personal concierge, a private tour of the Comic-Con Museum, dinner in Balboa Park and tickets to the “Night at the Comic-Con Museum” event. It’s free to enter, but funds from this sweepstakes will go to the San Diego Comic Convention.

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New tech deals

Dyson Labor Day sale

A few Dyson cordless vacuums are still on sale even after the Labor Day holiday. Of note are the Dyson Outsize for $700, or $100 off its normal price, and the Dyson V8 Animal for $350, which is $50 off. Although both models are a few years old at this point, they remains solid cordless vacuums made even better by these sale prices.

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Weber grills

Weber knocked hundreds off its high-end SmokeFire grills — both the EX6 and EX4 are $200 off, bringing them down to $999 and $799, respectively. These WiFi-connected grills are some of our favorites because they’re relatively easy for even grilling novices to use and their companion mobile app gives you a number of convenient features like remote temperature adjustment and SmokeBoost activation.

Buy Weber grills starting at $799

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2

The new Galaxy Buds 2 are on sale for $125 at Woot, which is $25 off their normal price. These buds earned a score of 84 from us for their improved sound quality, small and comfortable design and wireless charging capabilities. A note: Woot’s return policy is not the same as Amazon’s, despite being owned by the retail giant, so check it out before you make a purchase.

Buy Galaxy Buds 2 at Woot – $125

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 (one-day deal)

Woot also has a one-day sale on the Samsung Chromebook Plus V2, knocking it down to $270. This is a great deal considering this Chromebook is usually prices between $375 and $500. You’re getting a lightweight 2-in-1 design here with an Intel Celeron 3965Y processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 12.2-inch FHD display and a built-in stylus. A note: Woot’s return policy is not the same as Amazon’s, despite being owned by the retail giant, so check it out before you make a purchase.

Buy Chromebook Plus V2 at Woot – $270

Garmin smartwatches

Wellbots is having a sale on a bunch of Garmin smartwatches — you can get $100 off the Fenix 6 series using the code GARMIN100 at checkout, $75 off the Garmin Venu with the code GARMIN75 at checkout and $50 off the Garmin Lily with the code GARMIN50. These are some of Garmin’s latest wearables and they serve most types of people — the Fenix 6 will be best for the most outdoorsy among us, while the Venu and the Lily are good options for those that want an alternative to an Apple Watch or a Wear OS device.

Shop Garmin smartwatches at Wellbots

NordVPN

One of our recommended VPNs is running a decent sale on a two-year subscription. You can sign up for NordVPN for $99 for the first two years, which comes out to $49.50 per year, and get three additional months of access for free. We like NordVPN for its speed, its no-logs policy, the thousands of servers it has to choose from and that one account supports up to six connected devices.

Buy NordVPN (2 years) – $99

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Labor Day TV sales knock hundreds off LG and Sony OLED sets

Labor Day is another good time of the year to pick up a new TV. While not as rife with sales as Black Friday or even the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl, this holiday weekend still has TV deals worth considering. Plenty of 4K smart TVs have been discounted across Amazon, Best Buy and other sites, but those who are looking for an OLED set will find a number of new models discounted by hundreds. Here are all of the best Labor Day TV sales we could find.

55-inch Sony Bravia XR A80J OLED 4K TV

One of Sony’s premium OLED TVs, the 55-inch Bravia XR A80J set, is down to $1,700 at Amazon and Best Buy, or $600 off its normal price. It packs most of Sony’s best TV technology into one set, including the Cognitive Processor XR, HDMI 2.1 support, 4K upscaling, XR Motion Clarity and improved sound with Acoustic Surface Audio+ and built-in subwoofers. It also runs the Google TV operating system, so you can call upon the Assistant for all your entertainment needs.

Buy Bravia XR A80J OLED at Amazon – $1,700Buy Bravia XR A80J OLED at Best Buy – $1,700

48-inch Sony Bravia A9S OLED 4K TV

Amazon and Best Buy knocked $500 off Sony’s 48-inch Bravia A9S OLED TV, bringing it down to $1,300. It runs on the company’s Processor X1 Ultimate and supports HDR and Dolby Vision, Acoustic Surface Audio, X-Motion Clarity technology, AirPlay 2 and more.

Buy Bravia A9S OLED at Amazon – $1,300Buy Bravia A9S OLED at Amazon – $1,300

55-inch LG G1 OLED evo 4K TV

A 55-inch LG G1 OLED TV will set you back $1,900 if you grab it this weekend, saving you $300 off its normal price. It’s part of the “gallery” series and it uses OLED evo panel technology, which provides better brightness and clearer whites than standard OLED displays. It also runs on LG’s a9 Gen4 AI Processor 4K and supports features like G-SYNC, FreeSync, OLED Motion Pro and voice commands via Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Buy G1 OLED evo at Amazon – $1,900Buy G1 OLED evo at Best Buy – $1,900

55-inch LG A1 OLED 4K TV

The latest LG OLED lineup just became available a few months ago and now you can grab the 55-inch A1 model for $1,300. The A1 series is the most affordable of the bunch, making these sets good options for anyone looking to upgrade to OLED while on a tight budget.

Buy A1 OLED at Best Buy – $1,300

55-inch TCL 4 Series 4K Roku TV

If you’re looking for a basic upgrade for your living room tube, this 55-inch TCL Roku TV could do the trick. It’s on sale right now for $430 and it includes 4K HDR support, 4K upscaling, four HDMI inputs and voice control with Siri, Alexa and the Google Assistant.

Buy TCL 4 Series 4K Roku TV at Best Buy – $430

50-inch Samsung The Frame 4K TV

65-inch Samsung The Frame LED 4K TV
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Samsung’s 50-inch Frame 4K smart TV is down to $1,148 right now, or roughly $150 off its normal price. This is the TV to get if you’d prefer to look at something more interesting than a black box when not actually watching a TV show or movie. Its art mode lets you select images to display on the screen whenever you want, and it also supports 4K AI upscaling and truer colors using Quantum Dot technology.

Buy 50-inch The Frame at Amazon – $1,148Buy 50-inch The Frame at Samsung – $1,150

55-inch Samsung QN90A Neo QLED 4K TV

55-inch Samsung QN90A Neo QLED 4K TV
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Best Buy knocked $150 off the price of this 55-inch Samsung QN90A Neo 4K TV, bringing it down to $1,550. This set uses mini LEDs for improved contrast, and it supports Quantum HDR 32X for vibrant colors. It also includes 4K AI upscaling, a 120Hz refresh rate, technology to minimize motion blur and more.

Buy QN90A Neo QLED TV at Best Buy – $1,550Buy QN90A Neo QLED TV at Samsung – $1,550

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Google adds shipping and return labels to product listings in search and shopping tool

With the holiday season quickly approaching, Google plans to surface the shipping and return policies of stores that list items on its platforms to help consumers quickly find out if they can get free delivery and returns on their purchases. You’ll see the labels appear across both free and paid listings. “Free delivery by Friday, December 24th,” says one of the example annotations the company shared. Merchants will need to meet a list of requirements before they can add the labels to their listings, so you won’t see them on every product.

Shipping and return annotations won’t dramatically change your shopping experience, but they make you decide to jump on a product you would have otherwise glossed over. Google has spent much of the last year adding these types of features to its shopping hubs. At I/O 2021, for example, it showed off a feature inside of Chrome that displayed shopping carts you abandoned before completing a purchase in a new tab.

Razer’s Blade 15 Advanced is $900 off in Amazon’s one-day sale

Amazon is ushering in the weekend with a one-day-only sale on a bunch of Razer laptops and gaming accessories. Everything from headsets to mice to microphones has been discounted, but the biggest savings you’ll find are on some of the 2020 Razer Blade 15 laptops. Of note is the Raze Blade 15 Advanced gaming laptop with a 10th-gen Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q graphics, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, which is down to a record-low of $1,700.

Shop Razer one-day sale at AmazonBuy Razer Blade 15 Advanced at Amazon – $1,700

Those looking for slightly better graphics and more storage have another option. The Blade 15 Advanced with the same specs as listed above but with NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics and 1TB of storage has dropped down to $2,200, or $285 off its normal price. The 2020 Blade 17 Pro is also on sale: a model with a 10th-gen Core i7 processor, RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage is $950 off, bringing it down to $2,250. If you’re just looking to get your foot in the door with one of these gaming laptops, you can snag the Razer Blade 15 base with a Core i7 processor, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $1,048 (although we did it about $50 less on Prime Day back in June).

The Blade has been one of our favorite gaming notebooks for a while. It’s on the pricier side, but it’s worth it if you want a slick-looking laptop with a bunch of customization options when it comes to specs. And since it is on the higher end of the price spectrum, it’s always better to wait for a sale like this so you can get the model you want while saving a bit of cash. Just keep in mind that these discounted models aren’t the latest from Razer. The 2021 laptops came out recently, decked out with 11th-gen Intel processors, NVIDIA RTX 30-series graphics and QHD displays — along with steep price tags to match.

If you already have a solid gaming machine, there are a bunch of Razer peripherals on sale, too. The BlackWidow V3 mechanical keyboard is down to an all-time low of $90, and it has yellow switches, a a digital roller and media key, Chroma RGB lighting and an included wrist rest. Also discounted are the Kraken headset, which is down to $50, and the DeathAdder Essential wired mouse, which you can grab for only $20.

Buy BlackWidow V3 at Amazon – $90Buy Kraken headset at Amazon – $50Buy DeathAdder Essential (wired) at Amazon – $20

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Amazon’s Fire TV Cube is back on sale for $100

Now might be a good time to shop if you’re looking for a do-it-all media player. Amazon has dropped the price of the Fire TV Cube to $100 (down $20) as part of a larger sale, making it a tempting option if you’d rather not spring for a separate Alexa device. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve ever seen, but it’s still a steep discount for the multi-talented box.

Buy Fire TV Cube on Amazon – $100

You’ll also find significant deals on Amazon’s no-frills streamers. The Fire TV Stick 4K is on sale for $38 (normally $50), while the Fire TV Stick Lite has dipped to $25 (usually $30).

The Fire TV Cube has been around for a while, but still holds up as a well-rounded product. It boasts 4K HDR output, a wide range of streaming apps and brisk performance. Alexa, of course, is the real selling point — you can control media playback or your smart home without needing a separate remote or speaker. That might save you money if you’d rather not buy an Echo just to dim the lights for movie night.

There are some quirks. The Cube may prefer some apps for tasks over others, and voice search isn’t always guaranteed to work for your service of choice. If you can live with those limitations, though, Amazon’s gadget might fit the bill for a long time to come.

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Best Buy discounts Surface laptops, Galaxy tablets in its latest weekend sale

Best Buy is back with a new three-day sale that reduces the prices of many gadgets, including laptops and tablets from Microsoft and Samsung. Through August 15, you can grab the Surface Pro 7 with its Type Cover for as low as $599 and a Core i5 model of the Surface Laptop Go for $750. Samsung’s flagship tablets, the Tab S7 and S7+, are both on sale, while the already affordable Tab S6 Lite is even cheaper at $270. Here are the best tech deals we found in Best Buy’s latest weekend sale.

Google WiFi (3 pack)

Google WiFi
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Google’s mesh WiFi kit with one router and two access points is $50 off, bringing it down to $150 (Amazon’s matching the deal as well). This system came out at the end of last year and it supports speeds up to 1.2Gpbs. Each node covers up to 1,500 square feet, so you’re getting a ton of coverage with this three-pack. While it’s not as fast as the Nest WiFi system, it’s a good upgrade for those who may still be relying on a router from their ISP.

Buy Google WiFi (3 pack) at Best Buy – $150Buy Google WiFi (3 pack) at Amazon – $150

Galaxy Chromebook 2

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook 2 laptop with its lid open sitting on a wooden table.
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The Galaxy Chromebook 2 is down to $449 for the Intel Celeron model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Core i3 model will set you back $599, but that’s still a decent deal. We gave this laptop a score of 82 for its impressive screen, loud speakers and solid performance.

Buy Galaxy Chromebook 2 at Best Buy – $449

Surface Pro 7 bundle

Surface Pro 7
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The base Surface Pro 7 with its Type Cover is down to $599 for this sale, or $360 off its normal price. This model has a Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage — we’d be wary about using a device with 4GB of RAM as your primary device (unless it’s a Chromebook), but this would make a good convertible for those that want a lighter device to tote around with them.

Buy Surface Pro 7 bundle at Best Buy – $599

55-inch LG A1 OLED 4K TV

The latest LG OLED lineup just became available a few months ago and now you can grab the 55-inch A1 model for $1,300. The A1 series is the most affordable of the bunch, making these sets good options for anyone looking to upgrade to OLED while on a tight budget.

Buy 55-inch LG A1 OLED at Best Buy – $1,300

55-inch LG C1 OLED 4K TV

The 55-inch, mid-tier LG C1 OLED TV is down to $1,500, or $300 off its normal price. It uses LG’s a9 Gen4 AI Processor 4K and supports HDMI 2.1, G-SYNC and FreeSync for gaming and voice commands using Alexa or the Google Assistant.

Buy 55-inch LG C1 OLED at Best Buy – $1,500Buy 55-inch LG C1 OLED at Amazon – $1,500

Surface Laptop Go

Surface Laptop Go review
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Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go with a 10th-gen Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is $150 off right now, bringing it down to $750. This is a good price for the upgraded model with more RAM, as most people will need at least 8GB on their daily driver. We gave the Laptop Go a score of 81 for its solid, minimalist design, excellent keyboard and trackpad and speedy performance.

Buy Surface Laptop Go at Best Buy – $750

Galaxy Tab S7

Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+
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Best Buy and Amazon have knocked $120 off Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S7, bringing the total price to $530. The S7+ is also on sale for $730. This slab earned a score of 80 from us for its lovely 120Hz display, attractive build and long battery life.

Buy Galaxy Tab S7 at Best Buy – $530Buy Galaxy Tab S7 at Amazon – $530

Buy Galaxy Tab S7+ at Best Buy – $730Buy Galaxy Tab S7+ at Amazon – $730

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite

Galaxy Tab S6 Lite review
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Samsung’s affordable Android tablet is even cheaper in this sale — the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite is down to $270, or $80 off its normal price. If you’re looking for a capable Android tablet that won’t break the bank, this is one that gives you a number of premium features at a great price. We gave it a score of 84 for its sturdy, attractive design, long battery life and excellent note-taking features with the S Pen.

Buy Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at Best Buy – $270Buy Galaxy Tab S6 Lite at Amazon – $270

Fujifilm X-T3

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The Fujifilm X-T3 mirrorless camera is $300 off during this sale, bringing it down to $1,200. Although Fujifilm debuted the X-T4 last year, the X-T3 remains a good option if you’re on a tight budget. We gave it a score of 90 for its faster autofocus, excellent image quality and its compact, weatherproof design. 

Buy Fujifilm X-T3 at Best Buy – $1,200Buy Fujifilm X-T3 at Amazon – $1,200

Google Pixelbook Go

We thought the Pixelbook Go was a bit too expensive for a Chromebook (even a high-powered one at that), but this sale knocks it down to $750. That gets you a Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage — more than enough power for most Chrome OS users. We gave the Go a score of 84 for its thin-and-light design, good performance and solid battery life.

Buy Pixelbook Go at Best Buy – $750

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This week’s best deals: $150 off Apple’s MacBook Air M1 and more

As July comes to a close, a number of laptops, earbuds, games and more have gone on sale across the web. Students planning their back-to-school shopping list have a few ways to save on Apple products — the latest MacBook Air M1 is $150 off at Amazon (that’s better than Apple’s own education discount) and the iPad Air remains $100 off as well. All capacities of Samsung’s T7 portable SSD have been discounted, so you can grab one for as low as $70, while Microsoft’s Xbox Ultimate Game Sale knocks up to 80 percent off console and PC titles. Here are the best tech deals from this week that you can still get today.

MacBook Air M1

The latest MacBook Air M1 is down to $850 at Amazon, or $150 off its regular price. The 512GB model has the same discount, so you can grab it for $1,099. It’s one of the best laptops for most people, and it’s a great option for students going back to school. The Air M1 earned a score of 94 from us for its incredibly fast performance, excellent keyboard and trackpad, good battery life and lack of fan noise.

Buy MacBook Air M1 (256GB) at Amazon – $850Buy MacBook Air M1 (512GB) at Amazon – $1,099

iPad Air

The latest iPad Air is down to the best price we’ve seen it, just $500 for the base model. That’s $100 off its normal price and a great deal on what we think is the best iPad for most people. We gave the slab a score of 90 for its fast performance, speedy WiFi, healthy battery life and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil.

Buy iPad Air (64GB) at Amazon – $500Buy iPad Air (256GB) at Amazon – $639

Buy iPad Air (64GB, cellular) at Amazon – $629Buy iPad Air (256GB, cellular) at Amazon – $780

AirPods Pro

The AirPods Pro are back on sale for $190, or $60 off their normal price. While not a record low, it’s still one of the best prices we’ve seen all year. The AirPods Pro earned a score of 87 for their improved audio quality, comfortable fit, solid ANC and IPX4 water resistance.

Buy AirPods Pro at Amazon – $190

10.2-inch iPad

Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad is still on sale for $299, or $30 off its normal price. It’s arguably the best iPad for new tablet owners and we liked its improved performance, familiar design and support for the first-generation Apple Pencil.

Buy 10.2-inch iPad at Amazon – $299

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Nintendo Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
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Nintendo’s Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit game for the Switch is down to $75, or $25 off its normal price. This add-on set lets you bring the action of Mario Kart into your real-life living room, creating your own racetracks and zooming around them using a tiny kart driven by either Mario or Luigi.

Buy Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit at Amazon – $75

Samsung T7 SSD (500GB)

Samsung T7 SSD
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Samsung’s T7 portable SSD in 500GB is down to a record-low of $70, or $30 off its normal price. Other capacities are on sale, too — you can get a 1TB model for $150 and a 2TB model will set you back $300. We like these drives for their portability, durable design and speedy performance.

Buy Samsung T7 (500GB) at Amazon – $70Buy Samsung T7 (1TB) at Amazon – $150Buy Samsung T7 (2TB) at Amazon – $300

Echo Buds (2nd-gen)

Amazon Echo Buds (2nd gen) review
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Amazon’s latest Echo Buds are on sale for $80, which is a discount we saw last during Prime Day. You can also get the buds with their wireless charging case for only $100. We gave these a score of 80 for their improved sound quality, good ANC and smaller, comfortable design.

Buy Echo Buds at Best Buy – $80Buy Echo Buds (wireless charging case) at Best Buy – $100

Echo Show 5 (1st-gen)

Amazon Echo Show 5
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Amazon’s first-generation Echo Show 5 returned to its all-time-low price of $45 at Best Buy. If you’re looking for a smart alarm clock of sorts, this is the best option if you already use Alexa as your primary voice assistant. The second-generation Echo Show 5, which came out recently, has a few minor differences, but we think the first-generation remains a solid buy — especially at half off its original price.

Buy Echo Show 5 (1st-gen) at Best Buy – $45

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale

Xbox Ultimate Game Sale
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Microsoft’s Xbox Ultimate Game Sale is still ongoing, knocking up to 80 percent off console and PC titles. On the console side, you can get FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition for $25, NBA 2K21 for $15, Battlefield 1 Revolution for $8 and more. And for PC gamers, you can get Gears 5 for $16, Yakuza: Like a Dragon for $36, Control for $15 and more.

Shop Ultimate Game Sale at Microsoft

Roku sale

A bunch of Roku devices are on sale at Amazon, including the Roku Streambar, which is down to a record low of $99. This compact soundbar is a convenient gadget to get if you want to upgrade your home theater system without spending a ton of money. We gave it a score of 86 for its space-saving design, Dolby Audio support and built-in 4K streaming technology. If you want to spend even less, a handful of Roku streamers have been discounted, including the Express ($25) and the Streaming Stick+ ($39).

Buy Roku Streambar at Amazon – $99Buy Roku Express at Amazon – $25Buy Roku Express 4K+ at Amazon – $29Buy Roku Streaming Stick+ at Amazon – $39

ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4

The Thermapen Mk4 has been discounts to $69 as ThermoWorks makes room for the new Thermapen One thermometer. The Mk4 is the best instant-read thermometer we’ve used so far —the backlit display makes it easy to read in almost any situation and the display rotates depending on how you’re holding the pen. Plus, you never have to remember to turn it off because the pen automatically turns on when you pick it up and will shut off after some time of no use.

Buy Thermapen Mk4 at ThermoWorks – $69

Comic-Con 2022 sweepstakes

Through December 8, you can enter to win four-day passes to San Diego Comic-Con 2022. Along with the passes, you’ll get access to a special preview night, reserved seating in Hall H, a personal concierge, a private tour of the Comic-Con Museum, dinner in Balboa Park and tickets to the “Night at the Comic-Con Museum” event. It’s free to enter, but funds from this sweepstakes will go to the San Diego Comic Convention.

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Virgin Galactic sweepstakes

In this Omaze giveaway you can win two seats on one of the first Virgin Galactic flights to space. In addition, you’ll go on a tour of Spaceport America in New Mexico with Richard Branson. You don’t have to pay to enter, but funds from all paid entries will support Space for Humanity, an organization that hopes to make space more accessible for all.

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Gaming PC sweepstakes

Omaze is giving away another $20,000 to build your ultimate gaming PC. This sweepstakes is free to enter, but funds donated with purchased entries will benefit Schools on Wheels, an organization that provides free tutoring and mentoring services to children experiencing homelessness across Southern California.

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Pricing and availability is subject to change. No donation or payment necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.See official rules on Omaze.

New tech deals

DJI OM4

DJI’s OM4 smartphone gimbal is $20 off right now, bringing it down to $129. It uses 3-axis stabilization to let you shoot smooth video with your smartphone, and it’s new, magnetic quick-release makes it easy to snap your phone in and out of it. It also supports gesture control and Active Track 3.0, which lets you lock on to the subject you’re filming with better accuracy.

Buy DJI OM4 at Amazon – $129

Mirror

Mirror’s summer sale knocks $400 off its high-tech fitness system when using the code JULY400 at checkout. The discount breaks down to $150 off the mirror device itself, plus free delivery and installation. Just know that the sale is only on the product itself, not on the subscription needed to take the Mirror’s fitness classes.

Buy Mirror – $1,345

Arturia Destination: Sound sale

Arturia has knocks 50 percent off all of its individual software titles through August 8. That means you can get some of our favorite music software, including Pigments and Analog Labs, for $99 each. This is a good opportunity to add new synths and other software instruments to your collection for less.

Shop Arturia sale

NordVPN

One of our recommended VPNs is running a good sale on a two-year subscription. You can sign up for NordVPN for only $89 for the first two years, which comes out to $44.50 per year — and an additional summer promotion adds three free months on top of that. We like NordVPN for its speed, its no-logs policy, the thousands of servers it has to choose from and that one account supports up to six connected devices.

Sign up for NordVPN (two years) – $89

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Twitter tests new shopping features for businesses

Twitter is the latest social media platform to experiment with new shopping features. The company is allowing a handful of brands to place a “Shop Module” at the top of their profiles that links to products their followers can buy.

While it’s not the first time Twitter has tried out shopping features, it’s the first time the company has incorporated shopping directly into the profile. With the change, businesses can highlight a handful of products in a carousel in between the main profile info and their timeline. The feature is limited to only a few brands, including GameStop and bag-maker Arden Cove, in the US for now.

While up until now Twitter hasn’t pursued shopping as aggressively as some other platforms, the company has recently signaled that could soon change. A “shop” button for tweets has also been spotted, and the company recently introduced new “business profiles.” Shopping features could also have interesting implications for creators, a demographic Twitter has also made a recent push to pursue with new money-making features. Allowing creators to showcase their existing merch shop from their profile could provide an additional boost, and help the company compete with Facebook’s creator shops.

Microsoft offers discounts on hundreds of Xbox and PC games

Xbox’s Ultimate Game Sale has returned. Microsoft is offering deals on hundreds of Xbox and PC games and accessories over the next two weeks. Among the console titles you can save on are FIFA 21 Ultimate Edition and NBA 2K21 (75 percent off at $25 and $15, respectively), Battlefield 1 Revolution ($8, down 80 percent) and Forza Horizon 4 Ultimate Edition ($45, 55 percent off).

MLB The Show 21’s standard Xbox One edition and Series X/S bundle have both been discounted by 35 percent to $39 and $55.24 respectively. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is half off at $30, as is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Other Xbox game deals include Mass Effect Legendary Edition (25 percent off, $45), Far Cry 5 (down 85 percent to $9), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Game of the Year Edition (discounted from $50 to $10) and Watch Dogs: Legion ($20, usually $60).

There are discounts on dozens of PC games as well. Gears 5, for instance, is down from $40 to $16. You can also save on Yakuza: Like a Dragon ($36, 40 percent off), Control (half off at $15) and Halo: The Master Chief Collection (down from $40 to $20).

There are many more deals to check out on the Ultimate Game Sale pages for Xbox and PC. The sale runs until August 5th. Still, before you snap up any of the games on offer, it’s worth checking whether you already have access to them through Xbox Game Pass or EA Play. There are details about that on each game’s product page.

You’ll also be able to save on PCs and accessories as part of the sale. Microsoft has cut the prices of several gaming PCs and laptops by up to $500. You can save up to $300 on the Razer Blade 15, which starts at a sale price of $2,700. There are solid deals on VR headsets too, including the HTC Vive Cosmos and Vive Cosmos Elite, which have been discounted by $250 to $449 and $649 respectively.

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This week’s best deals: $100 off Apple’s iPad Air and more

A bunch of gadgets went on sale this week, from Apple products to streaming devices. The latest iPad Air is $100 off at Amazon, bringing it down to an all-time low of $500. Plus, you can still grab a pair of AirPods Pro for $190 and this year’s Apple TV 4K with 64GB of storage of $180. If you’re more of a Roku person, many of the company’s streaming gadgets are on sale — including the Roku Streambar, which is down to $99. And those looking for a new TV can save hundreds on some of the latest OLED sets from LG, Sony and Samsung in Best Buy’s Black Friday in July sale. Here are the best tech deals we found this week that you can still get today.

iPad Air

A rear view of Apple's 2020 iPad Air.
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The latest iPad Air is down to the best price we’ve seen it, just $500 for the base model. That’s $100 off its normal price and a great deal on what we think is the best iPad for most people. We gave the slab a score of 90 for its fast performance, speedy WiFi, healthy battery life and support for the second-generation Apple Pencil. 

Buy iPad Air (64GB) at Amazon – $500Buy iPad Air (256GB) at Amazon – $639

Buy iPad Air (64GB, cellular) at Amazon – $629Buy iPad Air (256GB, cellular) at Amazon – $780

Best Buy Black Friday in July sale

55-inch LG GX OLED 4K TV
LG

Best Buy’s Black Friday in July sale runs through this weekend and, while there are a bunch of gadgets on sale, OLED TVs stand out with some of the best prices. The retailer knocked hundreds of dollars off the latest LG OLED sets and you can also save on Sony and Samsung TVs, too.

Shop Black Friday in July sale

AirPods Pro

Apple AirPods Pro
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The AirPods Pro are back on sale for $190, or $60 off their normal price. While not a record low, it’s still one of the best sale prices we’ve seen all year. The AirPods Pro earned a score of 87 for their improved audio quality, comfortable fit, solid ANC and IPX4 water resistance.

Buy AirPods Pro at Amazon – $190

10.2-inch iPad

Apple’s 10.2-inch iPad is still on sale for $299, or $30 off its normal price. It’s arguably the best iPad for new tablet owners and we liked its improved performance, familiar design and support for the first-generation Apple Pencil.

Buy 10.2-inch iPad at Amazon – $299

MacBook Air M1

The latest MacBook Air M1 is down to $899 at Amazon, or $100 off its regular price. It’s one of the best laptops for most people, and the M1 chipset only makes it a better buy. The Air M1 earned a score of 94 from us for its incredibly fast performance, excellent keyboard and trackpad, good battery life and lack of fan noise.

Buy MacBook Air M1 at Amazon – $899

Apple TV 4K (64GB)

Apple TV 4K (2021)
Devindra Hardawar/Engadget

The 2021 Apple TV 4K with 64GB of storage is nearly $20 off right now, bringing it down to $180. This deal represents a new record-low price on the set-top box, and it lets you get the extra-storage model for the original price of the base model. We gave the Apple TV 4K a score of 90 for its excellent new Siri remote, improved performance, HomeKit integration and support for Dolby Vision and Atmos.

Buy Apple TV 4K (64GB) at Amazon – $180

Roku sale

Roku Streambar soundbar on a white table.
Valentina Palladino / Engadget

A bunch of Roku devices are on sale at Amazon, including the Roku Streambar, which is down to a record low of $99. This compact soundbar is a convenient gadget to get if you want to upgrade your home theater system without spending a ton of money. We gave it a score of 86 for its space-saving design, Dolby Audio support and built-in 4K streaming technology. If you want to spend even less, a handful of Roku streamers have been discounted, including the Express ($25) and the Streaming Stick+ ($39).

Buy Roku Streambar at Amazon – $99Buy Roku Express at Amazon – $25Buy Roku Express 4K+ at Amazon – $29Buy Roku Streaming Stick+ at Amazon – $39

Instant Pot Duo Crisp

The Instant Pot Duo Crisp multi-cooker and air fryer is down to $98 at Amazon, or more than $50 off its normal price. You’re getting 11 cooking modes with this appliance, including air fry, dehydrate, bake, broil and more, plus most of the accessories needed to try out all of the presets. While we have seen this model on sale for $79 around Black Friday, this is the best price we’ve seen on Amazon all year.

Buy Instant Pot Duo Crisp at Amazon – $98

ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4

The Thermapen Mk4 has been discounts to $69 as ThermoWorks makes room for the new Thermapen One thermometer. The Mk4 is the best instant-read thermometer we’ve used so far —the backlit display makes it easy to read in almost any situation and the display rotates depending on how you’re holding the pen. Plus, you never have to remember to turn it off because the pen automatically turns on when you pick it up and will shut off after some time of no use.

Buy Thermapen Mk4 at ThermoWorks – $69

Virgin Galactic sweepstakes

In Omaze’s latest giveaway, you can win two seats on one of the first Virgin Galactic flights to space. In addition, you’ll go on a tour of Spaceport America in New Mexico with Richard Branson. You don’t have to pay to enter, but funds from all paid entries will support Space for Humanity, an organization that hopes to make space more accessible for all.

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Gaming PC sweepstakes

Omaze is giving away another $20,000 to build your ultimate gaming PC. This sweepstakes is free to enter, but funds donated with purchased entries will benefit Schools on Wheels, an organization that provides free tutoring and mentoring services to children experiencing homelessness across Southern California.

Enter to win at Omaze

Pricing and availability is subject to change. No donation or payment necessary to enter or win this sweepstakes.See official rules on Omaze.

New tech deals

Mirror

Mirror’s summer sale knocks $400 off its high-tech fitness system when using the code JULY400 at checkout. The discount breaks down to $150 off the mirror device itself, plus free delivery and installation. Just know that the sale is only on the product itself, not on the subscription needed to take the Mirror’s fitness classes.

Buy Mirror – $1,345

Eufy SpaceView Pro baby monitor

Eufy’s SpaceView Pro baby monitor kit is down to $130, or $40 off its normal price. It comes with one camera that’s capable of shooting 720p video, and one video receiver that lets you see what your kid’s up to at all times. In addition to the camera’s 330-degree pan and 110-degree tilt capabilities, we also appreciate the display’s 12-hour battery life when kept on.

Buy SpaceView Pro at Amazon – $130

Fitbit Charge 4

Fitbit’s Charge 4 tracker is back down to its record-low price of $100. If the smartwatch life isn’t for you, this might be a good fit because it does a good job marrying fitness tracking with handy smart features. We gave it a score of 82 for its accurate built-in GPS, standard Fitbit Pay and multi-day battery life.

Buy Charge 4 at Amazon – $100

Arturia Destination: Sound sale

Arturia has knocks 50 percent off all of its individual software titles through August 8. That means you can get some of our favorite music software, including Pigments and Analog Labs, for $99 each. This is a good opportunity to add new synths and other software instruments to your collection for less.

Shop Arturia sale

Board games

A number of our favorite board games are on sale at Amazon, including Codenames for $11 and Star Wars: Outer Rim for $43. While you may be spending more time out of the house this summer, now’s a good time to stock up on some new games to get you through the colder fall and winter months.

Buy Codenames at Amazon – $11Buy Star Wars: Outer Rim at Amazon – $43

NordVPN

One of our recommended VPNs is running a good sale on a two-year subscription. You can sign up for NordVPN for only $89 for the first two years, which comes out to $44.50 per year — and an additional summer promotion adds three free months on top of that. We like NordVPN for its speed, its no-logs policy, the thousands of servers it has to choose from and that one account supports up to six connected devices.

Sign up for NordVPN (two years) – $89

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