Father’s Day is nearly here, and graduations, awkward as they might be this year, are still happening. Our Father’s Day gift guide has you covered if you need to get something for dad. And we also have gift ideas for grads. But if you’re on the hunt for good deals for graduates (and dads), read on. We’ve combed through the weekend’s deals to bring you our top picks for laptops, cameras, home goods, videogames, and more.
Laptop, Phone, and Accessories Deals
- Microsoft Surface Pro 7 with Black Type Cover for $799 ($230 off): This is a good deal on Microsoft’s best hybrid tablet/laptop. It offers the Core i5 chip, 8 gigabytes of RAM, a 128-gigabyte SSD, and includes the Type Cover.
- Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15-inch Laptop for $500 ($90 off): This is a solid laptop. Just be aware that the 8 gigabytes of RAM is soldered and not expandable, despite what the product page says. Still, in this range, 8 gigabytes of RAM is pretty standard. You also get a 6-core AMD chip and a 256-gigabyte SSD, which are very good for this price.
- Google Pixel 3A for $340 ($59 off): This isn’t the best deal we’ve seen on Google’s affordable phone—last month it was as low as $280. But at $59 off, it’s still a great value. As you can read in our review (9/10, WIRED Recommends), the 3A has one of the best cameras on a phone of its price, it’s plenty powerful, and its battery lasts a whole day. Just know that a new version will likely launch this month.
- Nomad AirPods Rugged Case for $10: WIRED readers get an exclusive discount that drops the price by $20; just use the promo code WIRED67 at checkout. This case is for the first- and second-gen AirPods (not the Pro), fitting snugly and offering a more elegant look over Apple’s glossy case. If you have the wireless charging case for the second-gen AirPods, it will still charge, but the LED indicator is covered up. The leather comes from a distinguished US tannery, the Horween Leather Company.
- Western Digital Blue 1 TB Internal SATA SSD for $110 ($80 off): If your laptop hard drive is running out of space, this 1-terabyte drive might give you a little more room.
Fitness and Home Deals
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