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The best early Memorial Day sales happening now

The Sony SRS-XB43 is one of many tech deals worth taking advantage of for this summer kickoff holiday. | Image: Chris Welch / The Verge

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer in the US. In addition to using the long weekend of this 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 of leading up to the holiday — like BioLite’s current discount on the FirePit Plus. But there are also great sales happening on indoor toys as well, like a range of HiSense TVs that are now available for up to $590 off. And let’s not forget travel essentials, like Zendure’s heavy-duty power bank, which is on sale for $70 off. Because what good is a luxurious getaway vacation if you can’t keep your devices juiced up?

There are worthwhile sales happening for everyone, so check out all these notable ones hand-picked by the Verge Deals team.

Deals on phones and accessories

Deals on headphones, earbuds, and speakers

 Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge
The UE Fits custom-mold to your ears, though their case sadly lacks wireless charging.
  • Apple’s terrific AirPods Max are on sale at Amazon and B&H Photo for $479 in all available colors. This $70 discount isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen on the premium noise-canceling headphones, but it’s nice to have all colors included in the offer. Read our review.

Deals on laptops, Chromebooks, and computer accessories

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A speedy SSD like the Samsung 980 Pro is great for a PC or PS5.

Deals on home stuff

The Ring Alarm Pro is configurable to fit all kinds of homes.

Deals on gaming stuff

  • 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 $47.99 instead of $59.99 on the Nintendo eShop.
  • 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.
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Yuffie is the featured character of Final Fantasy VII Remake’s first add-on.

Deals on TVs and monitors

  • The 2021 LG C1 remains one of our top TV picks, and the 48-inch model recently hit a new low of $996.99 (about $500 off) at Amazon. There are larger sizes available as well, like the 65-inch model, which is currently on sale for $1,596.99 ($903 off MSRP).

Deals on outdoorsy stuff

The DJI Mini 2 is a small but formidable drone that travels light.


Source: The Verge

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