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Memorial Day Weekend has finally arrived and deals on popular tech items are finally in circulation. Right now, prices on top-rated headphones have dipped in anticipation for the holiday and laptops are available at discounts of up to $300. To find the ones worth your attention, we consulted consumer analyst Julie Ramhold from DealNews.com, who came through with some notable insights. We also highlighted discounts on some of the top selling products we’ve previously covered.Shopping
When is Memorial Day Weekend 2020?
Memorial Day was officially established in 1967 as a way to pay tribute to U.S. Armed Forces service members — unofficially, its roots go back to the Civil War. It also marks the unofficial beginning of summer, having become an American tradition rife with weekend travel and grilling-centric get togethers. This year, Memorial Day is on Monday, May 25, 2020. This means most ongoing sales will run through the end of Memorial Day Weekend, which begins on Friday, May 22.
How to shop Memorial Day tech deals
“I would start watching for Memorial Day sales now,” said Ramhold. “Definitely keep an eye out a week before Memorial Day, as sales should be rolling out by then at the latest.” Some retilers offer heftier discounts than others, meaning there are specific retailers you’ll want to focus on. “Best Buy will likely have tech discounted along with large appliances for Memorial Day, and B&H Photo Video could have another sweeping sale to discount cameras, computers and accessories during its sale,” Ramhold noted.
Last year, DealNews.com reported plenty of TV deals. Ramhold also told NBC News to keep an eye on Bluetooth speakers, headphones and smart home.Shopping
Best 2020 Memorial Day tech sales
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your television or you’re trying to improve your work-from-home environment with a pair of noise cancelling headphones, we found new tech at some deep discounts. Here are some of the best large sales from popular retailers.Shopping
Best Buy Memorial Day tech deals
Control your home devices and television with this all-in-one hub from Logitech. We’ve deemed it one of the best devices to control your TV because it works with your voice and offers multiple “one-touch activities” like watching a movie or finding your favorite shows. It’s a helpful device for anyone who wants to simplify daily tasks around the house.
Logitech Harmony Elite Hub$269.99$349.99
Active noise canceling headphones block out noise by subtracting outside noise from your environment, as noted in our guide to best noise cancelling headphones. These ones filter out ambient sound while delivering high-quality music and up to 40 hours of battery life.
Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones$199.99$349.99Shopping
The highly-rated Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro is one of the best laptops. It features a 16-inch Retina display with sharp resolution and True Tone technology. Thanks to its 8-core processor and 1TB of storage, the laptop is a good choice for those looking for a fast computer that can handle multiple tasks at one time.
Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro$2,799.99
This two-n-one device works as a tablet when you use it alone or a desktop when you attach the keyboard — making it perfect for those who want the convenience of a small device with an office-type feel. On one charge, you can get up to 15 hours of full video and the core processor allows for rapid multitasking.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6$599.99$729.99Shopping
Memorial Day tech deals from Amazon
As noted in our guide to best smart home devices, a smart plug can turn on a lamp, space heater or any other plug-in device with a simple voice command. This one works with Amazon Alexa, google Assistant and Microsoft Cortona.
TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug$19.99$29.99
Thanks to the TP-Link N300 Wireless Portable Router, which is the best travel-ready router, you can get a strong Wi-Fi signal on-the-go. Though it can’t get you internet access where a previous connection exists, it will increase the connection to a weak or unavailable Wi-Fi connection.
TP-Link Wireless Portable Router$24.99$29.99
The Netgear Wi-Fi Mesh Range Extender is one of the best range extenders according to a tech expert. It works with any existing network and allows for coverage to dead zones in your home.
Netgear WiFi Mesh Range Extender EX7500$129.00$179.99
This router is our pick for the best high-end Wi-Fi router for top performance. It operates faster than most Wi-Fi 6 routers, breaks through congestion and can power a full house of wireless devices. Take advantage of this deal if you live with roommates, a family or have a variety of devices you want to run faster.
Nighthawk Tri-Band WiFi 6 Router$499.99$599.99
The JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker can hold a charge for up to 12 hours and is waterproof for up to three feet deep. It comes in 11 vibrant colors, is designed to connect seamlessly to your devices and is crafted with durable fabric material and rubber.
JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker$99.95$139.93Shopping
Walmart Memorial Day tech deals
The Sony True Wireless Noise Cancelling Earbuds are the best noise-cancelling earbuds from the brand. They rely on active noise cancelling to reduce unwanted background noise. These can be great for those who work or study in a loud environment.
Sony True Wireless Noise-Canceling Earbuds$199.99$228.00
We determined that the Samsung 49-Inch Ultra HD Smart TV is one of the best 4K TVs. It offers four times the resolution of a regular HD TV and contains around eight million pixels that aid in clearer picture quality. The TV also comes with a smart guide that allows you to find what you want to watch quickly and effortlessly — which is ideal for anyone wanting to upgrade from an older and more complicated television.
Samsung 49" Class 4K Ultra HD TV$499.95$647.99
The Brother All-In-One Wireless Laser Printer is one of the best black-and-white laser printer. It’s ideal for printing documents or text (versus photos) and requires less toner replacements than inkjet printers. With a print speed of up to 36 pages per minute, it’s a helpful option for anyone who needs to compile multiple pamphlets, documents or notes and can’t rely on their office printer right now.
Brother All-in-One Wireless Printer$258.62$429.99
This smart thermostat is the best feature-packed and stylish smart thermometer. It showcases a circular glass face in a stainless steel casing. In addition to smart learning capabilities and humidity sensors, it has an activity sensor that detects when people are home.
Google Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation$199.00$249.00Shopping
Other Memorial Day tech deals
A surge protector allows you to plug multiple devices into a single wall outlet without running the risk of a surge in voltage — which is helpful for those who need to work in one area with multiple devices. This model from Belkin is the best travel surge protector because it has multiple outlets and USB ports in a compact design.
Belkin SurgePlus USB Charger$29.99$34.99
The Polk Audio Command Bar is the best affordable sound bar for anyone looking for extra TV volume without breaking the bank. The 43-inch soundbar allows you to stream music, control Alexa-compatible devices and adjust the volume with your voice. It also includes a built-in subwoofer that increases the level of bass in music, movies and games.
Polk Audio Command Bar$199.00$299.00
This thermostat is the best affordable smart thermostat and it still includes some of the original learning capabilities as the Google Nest. It can activate air conditioning and regulate indoor humidity. It can also can also send alerts to your smartphone about temperature changes and monthly energy usage data.
Google Nest Thermostat E$139.00$169.00Shopping
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Megan was an associate commerce editor for TODAY Digital.