Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer in the US. In addition to using the long weekend of the 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 even now, after the holiday — like a DJI Mini 2 drone kit. But there are also still great sales happening on indoor toys as well, like a range of Hisense TVs that are now available for up to $350 off. And let’s not forget travel essentials like Zendure’s heavy-duty power bank, which is on sale for $70 off with our exclusive promo code (see below). Because what good is a luxurious getaway vacation if you can’t keep your devices juiced up?
There are worthwhile sales still happening that appeal almost 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.
- The 41mm, GPS-equipped Apple Watch Series 7 is back down to $329 at Amazon and Walmart, 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 at checkout 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
- If you want to go all in on Ultimate Ears speakers and earbuds, UE is offering special bundle pricing until May 31st. You can choose from the UE Wonderboom 2 for $84.99 ($15 off), the UE Boom 3 for $126.99 ($23 off), or the UE Megaboom 3 for $169.99 ($30 off). And if you package any of them with the UE Fits earbuds (now $168.99), you get 20 percent off the whole package. Alternatively, you also get 20 percent off two pairs of UE Fits, making a nice discount for you and a buddy. Read our UE Fits review.
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 $132.99 ($27 off) or a 2TB model for $239.99 ($50 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.
- You can also pick up a discounted configuration of the Acer Aspire 5 for $549.99, as opposed to its regular price of $679.99. This laptop offers similar specs to the Acer Swift 3, including 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD, but at a lower price point. And while the Aspire 5 features a larger, 15-inch screen, the 1080p resolution is slightly lower than the 2256 x 1504 display on the Swift 3. 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 Samsung for just $174.99 ($55 off), or the 2TB model for $294.99 ($105 off) through Samsung or Amazon.
Phone and accessory deals
- Samsung is throwing in up to $75 in Samsung credit — as well as various discounts on true wireless earbuds and other offers — when you buy the flagship Galaxy S22 Ultra ($1,199.99+), the midrange Galaxy S21 FE ($699.99+), and other phones direct from Samsung. The current promotion applies to both the unlocked and carrier-specific models. Read our Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S21 FE reviews.
- The beefy Zendure SuperTank Pro is on sale at Wellbots for $159.99 when you use our promo code ZENVERGE at checkout. That’s $70 off this power bank, which can quickly charge up to four devices via USB-C and shows you individual output levels on its display. Read our review.
The SuperTank Pro has a 26,800mAh / 96.48Wh capacity, which is the maximum that you can take on a commercial flight, per FAA rules. It features four USB-C ports, an info-dense OLED panel, and more. Verge readers get $75 off from Wellbots today, September 22nd, by using code VERGE75 at checkout.
- Nomad, makers of ultra-fancy Apple accessories, is having a sale that saves you $15 on any purchase of $50 or more. Just use the code MEMORIAL15 at checkout to cash in on this offer. Some of the cool stuff on offer includes leather iPhone cases and laptop sleeves, as well as titanium and steel Apple Watch bands.
Smart home deals
- Using the long weekend to spruce up the homestead? Molekule’s Air Pro and Air Mini air purifiers cover 1,000 square feet and 250 square feet, respectively. They are also both 20 percent off at Wellbots. The current discount drops the Air Pro down to $799.99 ($200 off) and the Air Mini down to $399.99 ($100 off). Get that seasonal stuffiness out of the house.
- 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.
- If you want a unique take on Final Fantasy lore, the PS5 version of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin is $44.99 ($15 off) at Walmart. This title has received mixed reviews, but the blending of Dark Souls-like gameplay in a Final Fantasy offshoot is certainly interesting.
- A variety of HyperX gaming accessories are on sale. This includes headsets, keyboards, mice, and more. For example, you can pick up wireless, PlayStation-ready models like the Cloud Flight for $79.99 (normally $139.99) and Cloud II Wireless for $119.99 (normally $149.99). Read our HyperX Cloud II Wireless review.
- 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.
TV and monitor deals
- Samsung has a variety of TV deals on offer in the run-up to Memorial Day. It’s selling the new 43-inch model of The Frame, with its lovely matte display, for $899 ($100 off). All of the larger sizes are also discounted, with the 55-inch clocking in at $1,299.99 ($200 off) and the jumbo 75-inch running $2,799.99 as opposed to its usual $2,999.99. Read our hands-on impressions here.
The newest model of Samsung’s aesthetically pleasing TV retains the same vivid QLED display as its predecessor but uses a new anti-glare, low-reflection coating dubbed “Matte Display,” which provides images with qualities that resemble actual canvas.
- The Frame is nice for its artwork stylings, but if you want a 4K OLED, the 2022 S95B is on offer in the 55-inch configuration for $1,999.99 ($200 off) direct from Samsung.
- Best Buy has a bunch of deals running on Hisense TVs, including the 75-inch U7G Quantum ULED. The 4K TV is down to $1,099.99 — or $1,098 on Amazon — and offers a lot of value if you prefer big screens on a slightly tighter budget.
Deals on outdoorsy stuff
- Goal Zero is offering a 20 percent discount on a variety of its portable power stations and solar generators, including a hefty $140 discount on the Yeti 500X ($559.89). This one can hold 500 watt-hours of power and can run a small fridge as well as charge devices.
- Adorama also has a DJI Mini 2 drone kit with a hardshell case and 64GB SD card for $480 (about $88 off) through Memorial Day. Read our review.
- Looking for a full-size camera? Adorama is offering $500 off a Panasonic Lumix S5 kit, which includes a 20-60mm lens along with a full-frame, 24MP camera for $1,797.99.