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The best Valentine’s Day sales happening now

The best Valentine’s Day sales happening now


From noise-canceling earbuds and fitness trackers to robovacs and remasters, there are plenty of V-Day promos to look out for.

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The latest Kindle Paperwhite is nearly matching its best price to date at Amazon.
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Today is officially Valentine’s Day, which means that, like most holidays, retailers are running up some awesome promotions in honor of the fact. While many involve deals on your typical V-Day gifts — you know, flowers, jewelry, chocolates, etc. — some of them actually involve steep discounts on a range of tech. In fact, we found sales on everything from Amazon’s latest Kindle and the budget-friendly Fitbit Inspire 3 to Apple’s noise-canceling AirPods Max.

For your convenience, we’ve collected some of the best Valentine’s Day tech deals currently available. Oh, and if you’ve yet to buy a Valentine’s Day gift for the loved one in your life (romantic, platonic, or otherwise), we’ve put together a couple of last-minute digital gift ideas.

Speaker and headphone deals


The fifth-gen Echo Dot touts a temperature sensor, better sound, and faster response time than the prior model. It can also act as an extender for your Eero Wi-Fi system. Read our review.


Apple’s AirPods Max feature exemplary build quality, sound phenomenal, and keep up with the best at noise cancellation. Read our review.

The Bose QC Earbuds II pictured on top of a backpack at Moynihan Train Hall in New York City.

With dynamic, rich sound and the best noise cancellation available in true wireless earbuds, the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II are a terrific pick if you want to listen to your music in peace. Read our review.

Tablet and e-reader deals


Amazon’s new entry-level Kindle comes with a host of much-needed upgrades, including a better display, longer battery life, and USB-C charging. Read our review.

Amazon’s Fire HD 10 tablet sitting upright on a night table.

The 2021 Fire HD 10 is one of the larger Amazon Fire tablets. Unlike its previous generation, it sports a 1080p display and 3GB of RAM, which is plenty if you’re streaming, browsing, or consuming Amazon content. Read our review.

Smart display deals

The second-gen Echo Show 8 with its main screen on display and resting on a table.

The Echo Show 8 is the midsize smart display in Amazon’s current Echo lineup and can be used to display the weather, news, calendars, grocery lists, and more. You can also use it to control your smart home devices, watch streaming video, or listen to music. It even supports video calling via Zoom and Amazon’s Alexa calling service.

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Streaming stick and TV deals

A close-up of the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max streaming dongle beside its remote control on a brown couch.

Amazon’s latest streaming stick offers improved performance and support for Wi-Fi 6. It continues to offer a terrific selection of streaming apps and an easy-to-use interface with the benefit of Alexa voice commands.

  • The latest version of Amazon’s Fire TV Cube is on sale for $124.99 ($15 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. The hybrid streaming device / smart speaker features support for Wi-Fi 6E as well as Dolby Vision and other popular HDR formats, not to mention extensive Alexa voice control capabilities. Read our review.
  • You can also buy the second-gen Fire TV Stick 4K for $29.99 ($20 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. In addition to supporting 4K content, the streaming stick supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 Plus, and Dolby Atmos.

Amazon’s 2021 Fire TV Omni features built-in microphones for Alexa commands, low input lag, and support for two-way video calling. It also provides access to Netflix, Prime Video, Disney Plus, and most major streaming services. Only the 65-inch and 75-inch models support Dolby Vision, however.

  • Hisense’s 50-inch ULED U6 TV is on sale for $327.52 instead of $529.99 on Amazon right now. The 4K TV features built-in Fire TV along with support for Alexa, Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and HDR10 Plus.

Smart security deals

Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 on a brick wall outside a door

Unlike other Ring video doorbells, the Pro 2 shoots 1536 x 1536-pixel square video, allowing for a taller field of view so you can see who’s at your door from top to bottom. Read our review.

  • Amazon is offering the wired version of the Ring Video Doorbell for $38.99 instead of $64.99 or the battery-powered model for $169.99 ($50 off). Both use 1080p cameras that support night vision and custom motion detection zones.
  • If you want a more budget-friendly 1080p video doorbell and can do without person detection or HDR imaging, Amazon and Best Buy are selling the Blink Video Doorbell for $39.99 ($10 off). You can also buy it on Amazon with a Sync Module 2 and a mounting kit for $59.48 ($25 off).
  • Amazon is also discounting a variety of Blink’s indoor and outdoor cameras. For instance, you can currently buy a third-gen Blink Outdoor camera with an add-on solar charger mount for $84.48 ($45 off) on Amazon. The 1080p camera features motion support and up to two years of battery life.
  • You can also buy a pair of wired Blink Mini indoor cameras for $42.24 instead of $64.99 at Amazon and Best Buy. The cameras support two-way audio and 1080p recording. Read our review.

Smartwatch and fitness tracker deals

The Fitbit Inspire 3 on top of a plant

The Fitbit Inspire 3 is an minimalist fitness band that delivers notifications and tracks your activity on a bright OLED screen.

Gaming deals


Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered is a rerelease of the 2018 hit, which we once called one of the best superhero video games of all time. Normally $59.99, it’s currently on sale at Newegg for $31.40 instead of $59.99 with offer code SPDMRM.

Other tech deals

Roborock S7 Plus

$95024% off

This mopping / vacuum hybrid robot is one of the best double-duty vacuums on the market. Its sonic-mopping tech scrubs your floors but lifts up the mop to vacuum your carpets without getting them wet. In its Plus configuration, it comes with an auto-emptying cleaning and charging station — the “Rock Dock.”

Best Laptop 2023: ThinkPad X1 Nano

Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Nano is our favorite laptop for business travel because of how incredibly lightweight yet sturdy the premium device is. Right now, you can buy it for $1,309.50 (half off).

  • A variety of Eero mesh Wi-Fi routers are on sale right now. This includes the Eero Pro 6E, a 6GHz-capable router that supports faster than gigabit speeds and is on sale for around $199 ($50 off) at Amazon and Best Buy for a single unit. Read our review.
  • You can also buy the Pro 6E’s predecessor, the Eero Pro 6, for around $169 ($30 off) from Amazon and direct from Eero. There’s also the Eero 6 dual-band router, which is better suited for those running under 500Mbps speeds and is currently on sale for around $76 ($13 off) at Amazon and direct from Eero.
  • Not enough ethernet ports to share with your spouse or cohabitating partner? A network switch makes a very romantic gift (trust us), and Amazon is selling a Netgear eight-port GS608 gigabit ethernet switch for $14.99 ($49.30 off).
Amazon Halo Rise on a nightstand with a plant, while a person sleeps in the background.

Amazon Halo Rise

$14029% off

Amazon’s Halo Rise consists of three gadgets in one: a smart alarm clock, a noninvasive sleep tracker, and a smart lamp.

  • Kobo is throwing in a $10 credit when you buy a $50 digital gift card, which is a nice little way to save some money on your next ebook or audiobook purchase.
  • Govee is taking up to 35 percent off select smart lighting, including floor lamps, panels, and more. This includes its colorful LED light strip, which is going for $24.99 instead of $39.99. Govee is also offering up to 10 percent off when you buy five of the products here.
  • The Anker Roav is a handy car charger and Bluetooth FM transmitter adapter for older cars that lack any smartphone connectivity. It’s $16.99 ($5 off) at Amazon.
  • The Elgato Stream Deck MK.2 USB keypad controller is $119.99 ($30 off) at Best Buy. These are very popular with more than a few of us at The Verge. They’re great for Twitch streamers and work multitaskers alike since you can customize its 15 physical buttons to complete myriad shortcuts and macros.