The best Presidents Day sales happening now

A 10th-gen iPad in an Apple Smart Folio on a wood table.
There’s plenty of tech on sale for Presidents Day, from iPads to OLED TVs and everything in between. | Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge

Presidents Day has us thinking about the upcoming election season — not to mention the hotly contested debates and the inevitable onslaught of presidential memes, some of which are likely to be dangerously believable. Regardless of how you feel about politics, however, the holiday remains a great time to save, especially since many deals go beyond the furniture and big-name appliances that will dominate most circulars in the run-up to the holiday on Monday, February 19th.

We’re already seeing tech sales pop up at trusted retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, where you can find great deals on the gadgets we’ve tried, tested, and wholeheartedly recommend. We’re seeing great prices on devices like Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K Max and the Roomba j7 (our favorite robovac) as well as the original Google Pixel Watch and excellent OLED TVs like Samsung’s 65-inch S95C and LG’s 48-inch C3. We’ve put together a list highlighting the best deals below, which we plan to update throughout the weekend as more deals and discounts drop.

Headphone and earbud deals

  • The Google Pixel Buds Pro are going for $149.99 ($50 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart, which is just over $20 more than their all-time low. We think the Buds Pro are the best earbuds you can buy if you own Pixel devices, as they integrate with Google devices more seamlessly. They support newer features like multipoint and spatial audio, too, and come with solid noise cancellation and great battery life. Read our review.
  • Amazon’s second-gen Echo Buds from 2021 are down to $64.99 ($55 off) at Amazon. They’re some of the best earbuds you can buy for the money thanks to their great sound quality, ANC, and passthrough performance. They can be a little thirsty for power, however, which is why you might want to consider picking them up with a wireless charging case at Amazon for $84.99 ($55 off). Read our review.

Smart home deals

  • You can save up to 43 percent on Blink cameras right now, including the 1080p Blink Mini, which is on sale for $19.99 ($10 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and The Home Depot. You can also pick up the Blink Video Doorbell, which you can use wirelessly or hook into your existing doorbell wiring, for $34.99 ($35 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and The Home Depot. Blink devices are some of our top home security picks for those with tighter budgets, though you’ll need a premium subscription plan ($3 a month) to make the most of them.
  • Ring doorbells and cameras are available for up to 40 percent off right now. You can go for the standard battery-powered Ring Video Doorbell that’s only $59.99 ($40 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and The Home Depot or get inside coverage using the second-gen Ring Indoor Cam with an integrated privacy shutter for $39.99 ($20 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and The Home Depot.
  • You can buy a three-pack of Eero Pro 6 mesh Wi-Fi routers at Amazon for $239.99 (about $365 off). When used in tandem, Amazon’s Eero routers offer a solid whole-home Wi-Fi 6 system that’s easy to set up and use. Advanced users might be turned off by their subpar configurability and flexibility, but grabbing a few tri-band routers remains an easy way to outfit a larger home with near-gigabit speeds.

Laptop and tablet deals

  • The latest Amazon Fire HD 10 is down to $94.99 ($45 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Kohl’s in the 32GB configuration; you can also step up to 64GB of storage for $104.99 ($75 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. Amazon’s inexpensive tablet runs Fire OS, which comes with a shaky app store and lock screen ads that cost extra to remove, but it’s one of the few we’d recommend for around this price if you want a basic tablet for media consumption.
  • The HP Pavilion Plus 14, which is currently on sale at Amazon for about $906.15 (about $394 off), is a nice value for a 2.8K 14-inch OLED laptop with a 13th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, Nvidia RTX 2050 graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. We reviewed the 12th Gen Intel model favorably, but it lacked dedicated graphics, and we’d have appreciated better battery life and a sturdier build quality.
  • Apple’s 2021 iPad is on sale in its base configuration for around $249 ($80 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. It’s outclassed by the 10th-gen model, but at this price, it’s still one of the best value tablets you can buy and the de facto tablet for kids. It has a 10.2-inch screen, an A13 Bionic chip, and a 12MP front camera that supports Apple’s Center Stage feature. It’ll run most apps with ease, but you’ll probably want something more if you’re hoping to use it as a portable workstation or video editing machine.

TV and monitor deals

  • You can save up to 38 percent on Fire TV devices, including the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, which is down to $39.99 ($20 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and Target. We feel it’s worth paying slightly more for the Max model over the standard Fire TV Stick 4K, as it has faster performance and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. Read our review.
  • Samsung’s 49-inch Odyssey G9 is down to $1,099.99 ($600 off) at Amazon, matching its second-best price to date. Best Buy and Samsung are selling it for $1,199.99 ($400 off). We reviewed the QLED model favorably, and the QHD OLED model is capable of the inky colors and contrast we felt the lesser model should have had to justify Samsung’s original asking price.
  • Samsung’s 32-inch M8 Smart Monitor is down to $399.99 ($73 off) in white at Amazon. That price is $300 lower than the original asking cost and more than fair for a solid USB-C monitor that doubles as a 4K smart TV. It has apps that let you stream shows and do work, along with a built-in microphone and webcam for making video calls. Read our review.

Gaming deals

  • Samsung’s 512GB Evo microSD card is going for $24.99 ($10 off) at Amazon. It works great for bumping up the storage on handheld consoles like the Nintendo Switch and Steam Deck as well as smartphones or cameras that use SD card slots. It includes an adapter for the latter, though its V30 speeds aren’t ideal for some advanced 4K recording codecs.
  • Newegg is selling an AMD Ryzen 9 5950X for $374.99 (about $415 off) with coupon code PDSSDPA385. It’s one of the lowest prices we’ve found for the 16-core, 32-thread Zen 3 processor, which is one of the most powerful you can buy for an AM4 motherboard.
  • Just as things are heating up on the basketball front, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S versions of NBA 2K24 are on sale for $24.99 ($45 off) at Best Buy and Target. The game features a full roster of NBA and WNBA teams, which are presented with uncanny realism. It also features a ton of modes, including a rags-to-riches MyPlayer mode with an expanded open-world hub and a card-collecting MyTeam mode that lets you build fantasy squads.
  • Newegg is currently selling digital copies of Diablo IV Ultimate Edition for the Xbox Series X / S for $59.99 ($40 off). The newest in the series, Diablo IV is a massive sequel to the action RPG series with a sinister new antagonist, more dynamic classes, and a reimagined gear system that makes it easier to stack up critical damage. The ultimate edition of the game includes a mount, mount armor, an emote, and a battle pass accelerator that lets you skip 20 tiers.
  • Amazon is selling the Logitech G29 and G920 racing wheels for $229.99 each ($70 off). They’re practically twins, except the G29 works with PlayStation consoles while the G920 is for Xbox players. They remain some of the top racing wheels you can buy thanks to their strong force feedback and 900-degree turning. They also feature stainless steel shifter paddles and three floor pedals as well as a leather steering wheel cover and integrated mounting for desks and racing stands.

Smartwatch and wearable deals

Other miscellaneous deals

  • The Tile Mate remains the best AirTag alternative you can get, and right now, you can buy the latest model for just $17.99 ($7 off) at Target. The Mate works with both iOS and Android devices, and the Tile app allows you to emit ringtones from up to 250 feet away over Bluetooth. If you’re further away, you can view the tracker’s most recent location on a map. It also works in reverse — you can double-tap the Mate to make a sound on your phone.
  • You can save up to 44 percent on Zagg’s iPhone screen protectors as part of Amazon’s ongoing Presidents Day sale. You’ll find tempered glass fittings for the iPhone 13 and newer models starting at $16.99 ($8 off), mid-strength protectors for the iPhone 15 starting at $21.24 ($4 off), and tinted versions designed to frustrate nearby snoopers starting at $25.49 ($20 off). Zagg screen protectors are strong, reliable, and easy to install with everything you need to do it yourself included.
  • The Google Pixel 8 is on sale for $549 ($150 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and the Google Store, which is a great price for a flagship-level smartphone running Google’s latest Tensor G3 chip. It’s also still one of the best smartphones for snapping photos and video, but the Pixel 8 Pro — currently $799 ($200 off) at Amazon, Best Buy, and the Google Store — is even more impressive thanks to its added telephoto camera. Read our review.
  • We like EcoFlow’s portable power stations, and its Delta 1300 model is only $799 ($300 off) at Amazon. It has six 1800W AC outlets, four USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, and a car charging port. It’s also compatible with optional solar panels, such as one with a 60W capacity that’s only $99 at Amazon ($40 off).
  • The Sony ZV-1 II is on sale for around $798 ($100 off) at Best Buy and Adorama. Designed for content creators, the ZV-1 II is a solid vlog-friendly 4K camera with a fixed 18–50mm zoom lens that can stop down to an f/1.8 aperture, an improved touch user interface, and refined shooting modes that make it easier for beginners to get good shots compared to the original.
  • The Razer Naga Classic Edition is down to just $60 ($25 off) at Walmart. The wired 12-button mouse was designed for MMO-style gaming, and as such, it allows you to easily manage the endless bucket of skills and items you’ll amass in many games. It’s a favorite among PC gamers, though you can also assign it common PC shortcuts for improved productivity.

Update February 17th, 1:33PM ET: We’ve updated this story with additional Presidents Day deals, including those for the Google Pixel 7A and Jabra’s Elite 8 Active earbuds.