This weekend is Presidents’ Day, and as singer Lesley Gore famously said, “It’s George Washington’s birthday, and you can save if you want to.” (We may have paraphrased.) America loves a deals holiday, and the latest has arrived. We scoured the sales and highlighted the best Presidents’ Day price drops below. You can save some cash on our favorite wireless chargers, reviewer-approved headphones, and the best fitness trackers. It’s exactly what George would have wanted for his birthday, probably.
Now is a great time to shop for mattresses too. Check out our Best Presidents’ Day Mattress Deals post for discounted recommendations. Don’t see anything you like? Maybe check out our Best Wireless Chargers or Best Portable Storage Drives roundups.
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Phone, Tablet, and Headphone Deals
The Anker MagGo 633 is featured in several of our buying guides, including our Best MagSafe Accessories list and our Best Portable Chargers list. It’s a genius little gadget. The wireless charging stand acts as a good home base for charging up compatible iPhones and AirPods. When you’re on the move, you can slide the wireless charger up and out of its stand—it doubles as a portable power bank. We track prices on products we recommend, and this deal is just $5 higher than the best price we’ve seen for it.
This deal is a match of the lowest price we’ve seen for our favorite Android smartphone. The Pixel 6A (8/10, WIRED Recommends) goes on sale frequently, but it delivers incredible value even at full price. It’s tough to find a better cheap phone (or a better Android phone in general).
This is a match of the best deal we’ve seen for the second-gen AirPods Pro (9/10, WIRED Recommends). It’s been around for a few weeks, but the price is still nice. There are plenty of great headphones on the market, but these are pretty irreplaceable for folks who use an iPhone. They’re comfortable, they sound fantastic, and they pair seamlessly with Apple devices.
Moft makes some of our favorite phone, tablet, and desk accessories, and select items are 15 percent off on its website through March 6. Moft’s origami-inspired folding solutions are compact, attractive, and ingenious. This desk mat is one of our favorite laptop stands, and it can balance your laptop as well as your phone. It also has two embedded NFC hot spots and the nicest wrist rest that product writer Medea Giordano has ever tried.
They’re not the latest model, but the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 (9/10, WIRED Recommends) are still a fabulous little pair of earbuds. This is especially true for folks who use Android phones. The sound quality and comfort are both top-notch, and they’re available in a wide array of fun colors.
Smart Home and Computer Deals
This goes on sale relatively often, and we’ve seen it drop $20 further in the past, but we still think this is a worthy price for our favorite robot vacuum. The Q5+ is utterly reliable. It’ll even empty its own dustbin.
We haven’t yet tested many of TP-Link’s smart-home products since they arrived in the US last year, but the company makes some of our favorite routers and smart switches. Several of its products are up to 38 percent off. For more options, check out the other picks in our Best Smart Bulbs roundup.
The Echo Show 8 is a great smart display. It’s the middle child of the lineup, size-wise, and large enough that weather updates and recipes will remain legible, but it’s not so big that it takes up more room than it deserves. Read more about it in our Best Smart Displays and Best Alexa Speakers guides.
The Stream Deck can do more than just control your streaming setup. From running scripts to controlling smart-home gadgets, we’ve got a guide on how to be more productive with the help of this device. This deal matches one of the lowest prices we’ve seen.
This is the latest version of a solid-state drive we recommend in our Best Portable Hard Drives guide. It’s now down to the lowest price we’ve tracked since it was released. The rugged exterior means your digital media will be protected from wind, rain, dust, snow, and whatever else the environment might throw at you. The internals are fast, too, and security features are built in.
We highlight this device in our Best Flash Drives list as a nice-looking option with a small footprint. The drive is so small you can keep it plugged in all the time without worry. Don’t let the size fool you—this drive still has zippy performance. We also like the built-in keychain loop.
Fitness and Outdoor Deals
It dipped down to $70 during Black Friday, so there’s a chance this tracker will be cheaper in the future. If you’re in the market now, though, this is the best budget fitness tracker on the market. It’s simple and relatively straightforward, and the often-mimicked design is attractive. If you don’t need a ton of bells or whistles but you do need to track your exercise and sleep, this is a solid option.
This is the original version of one of Garmin’s most popular watch lines. While there have been several updates since then, reviews editor Adrienne So still owns and uses the Instinct, and its updated versions are in our Best Fitness Trackers guide.
In many parts of the world, February is still plenty chilly, and now is a great time to pick up past-season outdoor gear on sale. WIRED favorite REI currently has many deals at 60 percent off or more. We featured the Microdini Hoodie in this year’s Wish List for its marriage of two of Patagonia’s most beloved fabrics, the durable Houdini nylon and recycled Micro D fleece. Weirdly, the women’s version is not on sale, but the kid’s version ($53) is.
This is an easy purchase for anyone who frequents the outdoors. The deal is valid on both the orange and blue colors. This simple fanny pack collapses down into a tiny package when not in use. You can sign up for the rewards program to get free shipping.