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33 Best Memorial Day Deals on Tech, Gaming, Home, and More

There are hundreds of Memorial Day sales out there, which can make shopping the first sale of the summer feel less like a handy way to save money and more like a chore. If you're scrolling through stores trying to find the best discounts and deals, fear not. We've rounded them up below.

If you're shopping for mattresses, all of our favorites are on sale. If you're hunting for smart home gear, we have a roundup that's worth a look. And finally, if you want to help support our data-driven journalism and expert buying advice, please consider subscribing for a year of WIRED print and digital access for just $5.

Updated on May 25: We've added three new deals to the roundup and checked through links to make sure everything is still available.

Tech Deals

Sony WH1000XM3 Noise-Canceling Headphones for $278 ($72 off): These are a WIRED Top Pick. They're our favorite noise-canceling headphones, and still top our overall list of best wireless headphones. Their only flaw is poor phone call quality (people will find it hard to hear you). This is about as low as they get, pricewise.

Beats Studio 3 for $200 ($50 off): We love these headphones. The bass packs a strong punch, and the noise cancellation will save your sanity the next time you're in a crowded airport (whenever that might be). This deal is only valid on one color option, but more might get added throughout the weekend.

Microsoft Surface Pro 7 for $699 ($260 off): This is the best 2-in-1 Surface. We recommend pairing it with a Type Cover keyboard to get the best experience. Best Buy has a deal running where you can save some cash if you pair the keyboard with a Surface Pen, which may be worth checking out if you're planning on buying accessories.

TCL 65-Inch 8 Series TV with Built-In Roku for $1,000 ($1,000 off): This is another WIRED Top Pick. The TCL 6 Series is our favorite overall TV, and the 8 Series has better picture quality and a nice pedestal base; it's just usually too expensive to recommend as highly. If you want to save a few hundred more bucks, that 65-inch TCL 6 Series has been running for $750 lately, and it's well worth the price. It also has Roku built right in, making it a simple TV to use and operate.

Sony 65-Inch 4K X800H Series Smart TV for $900 ($300 off): This didn't make our list of the best TVs, but the deal still gets you a big screen and great image clarity at a discount.

Samsung 55-Inch 4K Q70 Series Smart TV for $900 ($100 off): Stuck behind choosing an OLED or a QLED model? In short, QLED sets have better brightness and OLED TVs have deeper blacks. Since this deal and the aforementioned Sony are similar in price, we recommend the Samsung if you want better colors, and the Sony if you want a bigger screen.

Google Nest Mini for $40 ($10 off): This isn't the greatest price drop we've seen for Google's littlest smart speaker. But if you're in the market, this is likely the best deal you'll find all weekend. Best Buy is also offering the Google Nest Hub for $90, which is $40 off. Check out our guide to Google Assistant Smart Speakers for tips on which is best for you.

Apple iPad (10.2-Inch, 2019 model) for $250 ($80 off): This is the iPad most people should get. We say the same in our iPad Buying Guide. Despite the slightly outdated A10 Fusion processor, there aren't a lot of downsides if you want a solid gadget at a good price. It supports Apple's Smart Keyboard and the first-gen Apple Pencil.

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Bluetooth Speaker for $120 ($80 off): The standard Boom 3 is our favorite Bluetooth speaker, but the Megaboom is a little larger and sounds much nicer (and louder). At this price, it's well worth the upgrade.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker for $64 ($36 off): This gadget made our Gear of the Year list back in 2017, and while we like its newer sibling a little more, this version is still worth your money—especially at this price. It's completely waterproof, it floats, and the battery life will last you 10 hours. Check out the rest of our Best Bluetooth Speakers guide if you're still deciding.

MacBook Pro (16 inch, 2019 model) for $2,199 ($200 off): Sleek, stylish, and a creative powerhouse, Apple's recent MacBook Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends) is an excellent choice for any creative professional. Especially one working from home. The Core i7 model with 16 GB of RAM should be sufficient for most folks, but if you'll be using it a lot for intensive tasks, it's worth going for the Core i9.

Apple AirPods Pro for $230 ($20 off): This is a pretty standard price drop, but these are still the best earbuds for iPhone users. You can also save on the regular-schmegular AirPods, but we don't like them as much.

Google Pixel 3A for $279 ($120 off): Despite not being the newest shiny rectangle, the Pixel 3A is the best Android phone. The value here is just incredible, especially since you get a fantastic camera, good performance, and great battery life. There are a few shortcomings, but overall, you can't go wrong with this phone.

Samsung Galaxy S20 for $800 ($200 off): This phone from Samsung also made our list of the Best Android Phones. It's beautiful to look at and has features like wireless charging and a super-bright OLED display. We gave it a glowing review.

Nikon D750 Body Only (DSLR Camera) for $1,496 ($200 off): This is the older version of the camera we reviewed here. It's still a powerful and great camera, especially at this price.

Apple Watch Series 5 (GPS, 44 mm) for $330 ($100 off): Several of the Series 5 Apple Watch variants are on sale right now. This is the lowest we've seen the prices drop. We quite like it. In her review, Lauren Goode called it "the best smartwatch on the market."

Outdoor Deals

REI Anniversary Sale: This outdoor sale's a big one, but we made it easier to parse. Check out our favorite REI Anniversary Sale deals here.

BioLite CampStove 2 for $112 ($37 off): Reviewer Adrienne So is a big fan of the Biolite firepit, but I also like this little camp stove, which can use the heat from sticks to charge your electronics. This deal is a part of a bigger BioLite Memorial Day sale.

Rachio 3 Smart Sprinkler Controller for $190 ($40 off): We haven't reviewed a Rachio gadget since back in 2016, but this system is quite popular. You can also get this deal at Amazon, where some customers may see a $5 clip coupon to drop the price even more.

Osprey Spring into Summer Sale: Osprey's products run the gamut, and nearly everything is on sale thanks to this promotion. I, Louryn, loaded up the Farpoint 40 as my sole carry-on for a three-week, four-country trip, and it held up wonderfully. It's $40 off right now. Osprey's Savu is our favorite mountain biking pack, and it's currently discounted by $15.

Backcountry Memorial Day Sale: Backcountry's sale is huge, and offers up to 50 percent off everything that's included. Some of our favorite deals are 30 percent off Patagonia, up to 40 percent off Arc'teryx, and 20 percent off Thule racks and accessories.

Evergoods CPL 24 Laptop Backpack for $160 ($70 off): We like this bag a lot, especially for commuting. There are all sorts of pockets, including a dedicated laptop compartment, plus two water bladder ports. This deal is part of a larger Huckberry sale.

Moosejaw Summer Sale: This is another biggie. You can save 20 percent on a single item using the coupon code SUNSCREEN. We also like the offers for up to 50 percent off bikes and bike gear, up to 60 percent off swimwear, and this Drift Inflatable Paddleboard Bundle for $55 off.

Gaming Deals

HyperX PulseFire Core Gaming Mouse for $25 ($5 off): This gadget's usually pretty cheap, so $5 off is icing on the cake. It's a simple, streamlined little mouse, responsive enough for competitive play, but it doesn't bog you down with extra bells and whistles.

MSI GS75 Stealth-1074 Gaming Laptop for $2,600 ($300 off): This gaming laptop is slim and lightweight without sacrificing speed and graphical horsepower. It's a steal at this price. You can save another $200 if you don't mind dealing with a mail-in rebate.

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset for $100 ($50 off): We're all spending more time indoors these days, and one great way to connect with your friends is through online gaming. The HyperX Cloud Revolver is a solid all-around gaming headset with a built-in microphone and good overall sound quality.

Civilization VI (PC) for Free ($60 off): Ever wanted to fight Gandhi? Now you can! What better way to while away the hours than steadily expanding a fictitious empire lorded over by an immortal Teddy Roosevelt? Several of us on the WIRED Gear team have put way, way too many hours into this game. Now's the perfect time to get addicted to the turn-based strategy game, as new content was just announced recently.

Deals on Everything Else

Yogasleep Dohm Classic White Noise Machine for $35 ($9 off): Use code MEMORIAL20 to save. This gadget made our list of the Best Sound Machines. If the state of the universe has you tossing and turning, it might help quell your coronavirus anxiety so you can get some shut-eye.

Instant Pot Duo 6-Quart Pressure Cooker for $79 ($21 off): If you want an Instant Pot, this is the one to get. It has a large enough capacity to suit most families, and its feature set includes everything you need. The best price drops come around Black Friday, but if you're craving quick home-cooked meals while you're stuck indoors, this'll do the trick.

Ecovacs Deebot 500 Robot Vacuum for $160 ($120 off): This isn't on our list of the Best Robot Vacuums, but it's a nice little helper for the price. It works on both carpet and hardwood floors, and you can schedule cleanings within the smartphone app.

Nest Thermostat for $200 ($50 off): This intelligent thermostat can save you cash by smartly adjusting your home's temperature. Check out our guide to setting up your Nest thermostat once it arrives.

MysteryVibe Crescendo Bendable Smart Vibrator for $113 ($37 off): We haven't published our Best Sex Tech guide yet (it's in the works!), but this flexible, versatile vibrator made the cut. It's great for nearly everybody. Use code FIREWORKS25 to save.

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Bagless Vacuum for $380 ($120 off): We've seen this vacuum drop $20 cheaper than this deal before, but it's still a good deal on one of the best Dyson vacuums.

Memorial Day Coverage and Sale Pages

If you're on the hunt for deals this weekend, here are our related sales roundups and some retailers holding sales.

WIRED's Memorial Day Smart Home Sales PicksWIRED's Favorite Mattresses Are on SaleWIRED's Memorial Day Outdoor Sales Picks (REI, Etc)WIRED Annual Subscription is only $5 this weekendAmazonWalmartBest BuyWayfairHome DepotLowesHuckberryZappos


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