20 Steeply-Discounted Tech Items to Buy on Sale This Labor Day
Score these sweet tech items for a song this Labor Day.
While it might feel like you're still unpacking from your Memorial Day getaway, the reality is that Labor Day is practically here. And while your main objective these days may be trying to keep your cool in the final summer's stretch of hot weather, everyone's favorite September holiday can also be a good time to refresh your tech stash. In order to make sure you enter autumn with the best electronic gear, we've found bargains on some of the best gadgets out there. And if you're sending the kids off the college this fall, make sure to check out the 30 Best Gifts for College Students
Best Life's editors have scoured the internet to bring you the best products out there, and we're hoping you'll love them as much as we do. Full disclosure: we may earn a commission for anything you purchase through links on this page, but that doesn't mean you'll pay more for them (we'd never do that to you!). Pricing and availability are accurate as of the piece's initial publication date, but it's the internet and we can't guarantee that these sweet, sweet deals will last forever, so scoop them up before someone else does!
These wireless ear bud headphones
$40$20; buy now at Urban Outfitters
Cords are so 2015. These sleek ear buds have stereo sound and are good for up to three hours of playback, which means you can listen to that new Taylor Swift album plenty of times between charges.
This mobile wireless charger
$30$17; buy now at Nordstrom Rack
Why carry around cumbersome cables when you could be untethered? This charging power bank can wirelessly charge two of your compatible devices at once and can provide up to four full phone charges before it needs to be plugged in.
This reliable pressure cooker
$125$43; buy now at Bloomingdale's
Some of us feel more pressure in the kitchen than others, but in the case of this Cuisinart Pressure Cooker, that's an entirely good thing. This device can take hours off your usual weekly meal prep time—and provide you some delicious results along the way.
This outdoor security camera
$100$80; buy now at Amazon
Keeping your home and loved ones safe should never be an issue of budget, but when a top unit like this Blink XT2 goes on sale, you'd better move fast. This model not only offers two-way audio, but also HD infrared night vision and free cloud storage for your footage.
This HD LED smart TV
$160$130; buy now at Target
If you're dragging your feet on cutting cable, this discounted TCL HD LED TV might just convince you to finally make the switch. The included Roku streaming service supports Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and more, as well as easy video linking from your smartphone or laptop. And if you're in the market for a new show to binge, check out these 25 Amazing Shows You Should Be Watching on Amazon Prime.
This fingerprint-controlled padlock
$99$69; buy now at The Grommet
Keys and numerical combinations are all too easy to forget. If you want a simpler way to keep your prized possessions safe, try this high-tech padlock, which can be opened with a tapping combo, a secure app, or with your own fingerprint.
These leather on-ear headphones
$350$66; buy now at Nordstrom Rack
All audio equipment should sound good, but finding an affordable pair of headphones that also looks good is no easy feat. Luckily, these Shinola headphones fulfill both requirements—and at this price, they're a bargain.
This compact NutriBullet blender
$160$80; buy now at Bloomingdale's
Looking to keep those healthy summer habits up into fall and beyond? With this simple, powerful blender, you'll have no trouble whipping up fruit and veggie smoothies in seconds—and its small footprint means it's unobtrusive enough to live on your countertop even when it's not in use.
This phone-charging mirror
$139$112; buy now at Amazon
You may use your compact for touching up your look, but can that old-fashioned mirror top up your phone's battery? This charger can both help you look your best for selfies and make sure you have enough charge to take one.
This subtle sleep tracker
$50$37; buy now at The Grommet
Staying well rested isn't always as easy as getting to bed at a decent hour. If you want more insight into your sleep patterns and how to improve the quality and quantity of your rest, this tiny device is the perfect solution—it tracks and records your sleeping habits, helps you fall asleep with gentle tunes, and wakes you up when your sleep cycle is lightest.
This kid-friendly communication device
$50$30; buy now at Target
Keeping tabs on your kids shouldn't always mean handing them an expensive smartphone. Instead, reduce your child's screen time with this GPS-enabled walkie talkie, which includes fun voice apps and games.
This sleek sous vide machine
$300$200; buy now at Nordstrom
Skilled chefs and novice cooks alike will find plenty to love about learning how to sous vide. This sleek machine will precision cook meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, and eggs with the press of a button—and at just $200, there's no time like the present to channel your inner culinary master.
This air convection fryer
$115$80; buy now at Bloomingdale's
Besides requiring less oil, air frying has skyrocketed in popularity recently thanks to its easy execution. This unit cooks food evenly and returns to room temperature quickly, making it a breeze to make multiple batches of your favorite crispy foods.
This ultra durable phone case
$20$5; buy now at Nordstrom Rack
If you've never had the unfortunate experience of spider-webbing your phone screen, it's probably because you own a durable case like this. And now that it's on sale for just $6 this Labor Day weekend, can you really afford to pass this one up?
This HD Digital TV Antenna
$20$5; buy now at Urban Outfitters
Cutting the cord may end up saving you money overall, but it can end up costing you access to your favorite local channels in the process. Fortunately, with this easy to install digital antenna, you can keep local news, shows, and sports on your screen for just five bucks.
This compact soundbar & subwoofer
$280$150; buy now at Target
Listening to your favorite music the way it's meant to be enjoyed no longer means having to buy bulky equipment. This soundbar is tiny enough to fit on a shelf and can play all of your favorite songs from your devices via Bluetooth.
This retro-style Nintendo Switch controller
$50$37; buy now at Amazon
Take things back to the mid-2000s with this throwback Game Cube-style controller. It's perfect for the nostalgic gamer—or anyone who thinks the Nintendo Switch's stock controllers are just too small for adult hands.
These high-end earbuds
$100$80; buy now at Target
Not all headphones are created equal. These JBL ear buds are sleek, durable, and perfect for anyone on the go, thanks to their fantastic sound quality and lightweight design.
This Bluetooth smart keychain
$50$33; buy now at UncommonGoods
Even the clumsiest or most forgetful homeowner will be able to keep track of their keys with this Bluetooth-enabled key holder, which stores up to 10 keys and includes GPS tracking that can be located through the Tile app. And if you're looking for a way to keep your pooch entertained while you're out for the day, consider picking up one of the 30 Best Chew Toys for Puppies.
This voice-controlled smart hub
$129$99; buy now at Target
Imagine walking into your living room and turning on the lights, checking to see who's at the front door, and asking for directions to a nearby sushi place—all without pressing a single button. Whether or not you already have the smart devices to go with it, this Google Nest Hub makes those time-consuming daily tasks a whole lot easier. And for more great tech gear, check out these 17 Home Appliance So Advanced They Make Us Feel Dumb.
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