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Apple’s 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are some of the best deals happening around this holiday, with $400 off each. | Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Labor Day weekend marks the bittersweet end of summer, but amid kids going back to school and the world of technology about to take off with new things, there are deals and sales to take advantage of. Yes, Labor Day is meant to honor the American worker – and of course the only way we can really celebrate it is by spending money. But to further help your dollars in our gadget-filled world, we’re curating some of the best tech deals taking place from the lead up to Labor Day and over the holiday weekend.

Many deals and discounts are already here, with some running through Monday, September 5. While some may not be explicitly labeled as Labor Day promotions, they’re just good deals regardless and worthy of your attention — ranging from Apple stuff to earbuds to smart home tech and more.

Apple deals

  • Apple’s 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro laptops sell for their lowest prices. The base 14-inch with an M1 Pro processor, 512GB SSD and 16GB RAM has dropped to $1,599 ($400 off) at Best Buy, while the 16-inch with a similar configuration costs $2,099 ($400 off) at Best Buy and Amazon. These are excellent laptops for creatives and power users, and the best deals out there. Read our reviews.
  • The 2021 Apple TV 4K, complete with its redesigned Siri remote, costs $119.99 (about $59 off) for the 32GB configuration at Amazon and Best Buy. It’s only about $10 off the lowest price ever. Read our review.

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The new Siri remote for the latest Apple TV 4K was a welcome sight for those with sore hands who desire physical buttons.
  • The AirPods Max noise canceling headphones have their best price at $429 ($120 off) in select colors at Amazon. These premium cans have excellent sound and support for Apple’s spatial audio. Read our review.
  • The latest base model 10.2-inch iPad from 2021 sells for $279.99 (about $50 off) at Best Buy and Target. That’s $20 less than the usual best sale price and best price yet. There may be a new model coming soon.

Laptop and Tablet Deals

Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge
Amazon’s latest Kids range of Fire HD 10 tablets is broken down by age group.

Earbuds and Headphones Deals

  • Jabra’s multi-point-equipped Elite 7 Pro earbuds still hit an all-time low of $129.99 ($70 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. These were missing that essential multipoint feature at launch, but it was added via a firmware update. Read our review.
  • Google’s entry-level Pixel Buds A-Series earbuds may not be the new kid on the block like the new Pixel Buds Pro, but they’re a steal at $69 ($30 off) at Amazon, Best Buyand google. Read our review.
  • Sony’s open-style LinkBuds look unorthodox, but they’re comfortable and let in ambient noise. They are on sale for $158 (about $22 off) at Amazon or $159.99 at Target. Read our review.
  • The UE Fits auto-shaping earbuds conform to your ears and become soold for their lowest price of $159 ($40 off) directly from Ultimate Ears. Read our review.
  • GameStop sells the Shure Aonic 50 noise canceling headphones for $249 ($50 off) in white or black. Shure may be known more for its microphones than headphones, but this pair tops the list with some of the best in our buying guide.

Smart Home Deals

  • Google’s latest Nest Hub smart display is available everywhere for $54.99 ($45 off) at DIY store, Best Buyand Target. The 7-inch screen is great for streaming shared photo albums in Google Photos or getting a quick glimpse of the weather. Read our review.
  • If the standard Nest Hub is too small, you can go big with the Google Nest Hub Max’s 10-inch screen and larger, louder speaker for $174 ($55 off) at Best Buy, DIY storeand Target. It is the better option for those who have space and can justify the price, as it is much better for listening to music and has a front camera for video calls. Read our review.
  • The Ring Floodlight Cam Wired Pro is $199.99 ($50 off) at Best Buy and Amazon. It’s the best option if you use Amazon Alexa and want a bird’s-eye view of your property in 1080p resolution with bright, adjustable lights and a siren. Read our buying guide.
  • The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is a little long in the tooth, but still a great smart home accessory that learns your habits and adjusts the HVAC accordingly. It retails for $189 ($60 off) at Best Buy, DIY storeand Amazon.
  • Ring’s base model Video Doorbell may not be as feature-rich as its more expensive counterparts, but the 1080p-compatible wired/wireless-compatible doorbell costs just $84.99 ($15 off) at DIY store, Amazonand Best Buy. Read our video doorbell buying guide.

Photo by Antonio G. Di Benedetto / The Verge
Govee’s discounted DreamView G1 Pro monitor lamp mounts to the rear and is flanked by two RGB light towers.
  • Govee is offering up to 50 percent off select smart lighting products, and some are even cheaper on Amazon. For example the Govee DreamView G1 Pro monitor lamp costs $129.99 ($50 off) when you click the coupon on the page on Amazon. Read our review.

  • The Google Nest Mini (second generation) costs $29.99 ($20 off) at Best Buy and Target. Read our review.

Gaming Deals

  • The Xbox Series S is $237.99 ($62 off) from Antonline via eBay when you use code LABOR DAYS SAVE at the cash register. This is as good as it gets for Microsoft’s digital console with 512GB of built-in storage for your games. Read our review. That eBay coupon code can also be used on other tech and household items for an additional 15 percent discount until Sept. 5 11:59 p.m. PT.
  • The Logitech G435 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Headset has its usual low retail price of $49.99 ($30 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. They’re the best wireless multiplatform headset in our buying guide, as long as you don’t game on Xbox consoles.
  • Samsung’s 1TB 980 Pro SSD with a heatsink is perfect for expanding your PS5’s storage, and it’s up to $139.99 ($40 off) at Amazon and Best Buy.

Smartphone Deals

  • The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are still discounted, which makes sense considering we may be a little over a month away from an expected Pixel 7 release. The Pixel 6 costs $499 ($100 off) at google, Best Buyand Targetwhile the Pixel 6 Pro costs $649 ($250 off) at google, Best Buyand Amazon. Read our reviews of both phones here.


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