15 Best Tech Deals Now: ThinkGeek Sale, Apple Watch, and More

If you live north of the equator, you just lived through the summer solstice on June 21. But don’t worry—even if you didn’t get to see nearly 24 straight daylight hours in Alaska, or dance the day away at Stonehenge, we still have plenty of reasons for you to celebrate. This weekend, we searched the web to find deals on everything from MacBooks to beach chairs and more.

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Everything at ThinkGeek is 50 Percent Off

Erica de la Vega

Your favorite place to pick up geeky birthday gifts for the Star Wars or Harry Potter fans in your life is shutting down and moving in with its parent company, GameStop. That means that through July 2, you have the opportunity to pick up anything at ThinkGeek for 50 percent off with the code MOVINGDAY applied at checkout, like this ThinkGeek exclusive poké ball waffle maker.

The Pokémon Poké Ball Waffle Maker costs $17 ($17 off).

Computer and Electronics Deals

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23 Last-Minute Father’s Day Gift Ideas and Deals (2019)

So you forgot that Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 16. You have two options: First, you can cross your fingers and hope that your dad has forgotten it, much in the same way he forgot to give the dog its heartworm medication for the past six months. Or you can relax and realize that you’re not alone in waiting until the last possible minute to get your dad a meaningful gift. We already put together a lovely Father’s Day Gift Guide, but since time is running out, we also cruised the web for steals on some of our favorite gear that will show the father figure in your life that he’s one of your favorite people.

Updated June 15, 2019: We removed a deal that was sold out and added several new picks.

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The 2019 Kindle is $20 Off

Amazon

This year’s all-new Kindle is the best affordable e-reader on the market. It has most of the bells and whistles that made the old Paperwhite so appealing, like LED front lights. It’s also Bluetooth-enabled and can stream Audible books. If your dad doesn’t already have a Kindle, now is a great time to get him one.

The 2019 Amazon Kindle costs $70 ($20 off)

More Fantastic Dad Gifts

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Ring

Father’s Day Retailer Pages

If you’re still on the hunt, here are the full sale pages from some major retailers. We wish you luck!

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Best E3 Game and Console Sales (2019): Switch, PS4, PC, Xbox

E3 has stirred from its ancient slumber and descended once again upon the Los Angeles Convention Center. Fear not, it bears glad tidings—and Keanu Reeves. We’re seeing a deluge of major gaming news come from the conference, and major publishers are slashing prices on some of their latest games and hardware. More than a few online stores are cutting prices on digital releases so you can fill out that Steam library and save a ton of cash while you do it. Here are the best deals coming out of E3 2019. We’ll update this piece as we learn more.

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Microsoft’s E3 Xbox One Deals

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Microsoft is kicking off E3 with a bang, an explosion of deals, a circus of values, a big ol’ pile of deals. Seriously, everything from consoles to some of the latest games, including the brand-new Mortal Kombat 11, are on sale for E3. Check out all of Microsoft’s deals here.

Nintendo E3 Deals

Nintendo

Setting up shop in the dead of night beneath a massive leathern hot-air balloon, Nintendo carefully sets out its wares: Games, cardboard, controllers, and more. There’s no need to run a bunch of fetch quests, Nintendo’s deals are laid bare for any and all customers—if you have the coin.

Sony PS4 E3 Deals

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16 Killer Tech Deals on iPad, Galaxy S10E, TV Speakers, and More

Summer weekends are for summer adventures! Hitting the trail, taking a trip to the beach, or, let’s be honest, closing the blinds and cranking the AC while you explore the latest content drop from Destiny 2. Whether you’re spending time outdoors or indoors this weekend, we have something for everyone on the deals list this weekend. Check out our favorites below.

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Laptop and Tablet Deals

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15 Best Weekend Tech Deals: Laptops, TVs, Games, and More

Summer has arrived. The days are getting longer and warmer. We already have one eye on traffic reports as we plot our weekend escape, but before we go we’ve got some deals for you. Some of our favorite deals this week include Garmin’s Fenix 5S GPS Watch, Amazon’s Fire TV Cube, preorders for Motorola’s upcoming Moto Z4, and some new headphones for your own summer escape.

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Mobile and Gadget Deals

Garmin

Laptop and Tablet Deals

Apple

Television and Gaming Deals

Amazon Fire TV Cube streams movies and television shows, and brings Alexa into your living room.

Amazon

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The Best Memorial Day Appliance and Grill Sales of 2019

Monday is Memorial Day, and while its a solemn day celebrating our fallen veterans, it also marks the unofficial beginning of summer and brings with it some of the seasons best sales. To get your summer started right we’ve rounded up some of our favorite deals from online retailers around the web and included the links to their sale pages.

Be sure to check out the Best Memorial Day Sales roundup, our favorite camping gear, and the best summer outdoor deals from REI’s Huge Anniversary Sale. We’d also like to highlight that a 1-year ad-free, unlimited subscription to WIRED is only $5 during Memorial Day. Subscribing helps fund the journalism we put out every day.

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Grill Deals

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Appliance Deals

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Cuisinart Air Fryer and Toaster Oven for $160 ($205 off): Have some fried food without the greasy napkins. This model doubles as a 6-slice toaster. DeLonghi Magnifica Espresso Machine for $645 ($105 off): At full price we deemed it too expensive for our espresso maker review, but at this price you can have your espresso and drink it too. Amazon also has it on sale for almost as cheap. Cuisinart Ice Cream and Gelato Maker for $218 ($82 off): Forget the lines and ice cream melting on the car seat. Make your favorite flavors—even gelato—without leaving the house.

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REI Anniversary Sale: 26 Best Summer Outdoor Deals for 2019

This year, REI’s Anniversary Sale is running from May 17 to May 27. Whether you’ve been eying a big-ticket item like a paddleboard, or need to pick up another knife or replace a popped sleeping pad, it’s the best time of the year to pick up outdoor equipment at a huge discount. Conveniently, the Anniversary Sale also starts before Memorial Day, so you have time to pick up a new cooler before you show up at the campground.

We don’t highlight individual store sales all that often, but we really like REI. Recreational Equipment Inc was founded in 1938, and are one of the biggest customer cooperatives in the country. For many outdoor enthusiasts, REI is where they pick up their first piece of gear, along with expert advice, and top-quality rental service. We also like their policies on sustainability and environmental stewardship.

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Co-op Cycles DRT 1.1 Bike Is 15 Percent Off

Co-op Cycles

Are you curious about mountain biking? $424 is an astonishing price for a mountain bike that has front fork suspension and hydraulic disc brakes, and it’s pretty easy to upgrade the plastic pedals. It also comes with REI’s free tune-up within six months of purchase. You won’t find a better price [...]  read more

20 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and Deals (2019)

Last week, we introduced you to some of our favorite Mother’s Day picks for new moms. Now it’s Saturday, which means that if you’re still sitting on your hands, you might be out of luck. Still, your mother is probably a great one, and many of our deals are continuing throughout the weekend. We added a few more deals that we love that might surprise and delight your mom (on Monday). We also tried to include ones with fast shipping.

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The New Kindle Paperwhite is $40 Off

Amazon

In my gift guide for new mothers, I said that approximately 100 percent of us own a Kindle. It’s light, convenient, and makes it easy to sneak in a few pages in a dim room before going to bed. This is an incredible deal on the new, waterproof Paperwhite that has twice the storage of the old one, a front that’s flush with the bezel, and is compatible with Bluetooth headphones to read books on Audible. Once you’ve bought one for Mom, buy one for yourself. We wrote a separate post on this and other Amazon Deals this weekend. Check it out to learn more.

The new Kindle Paperwhite costs $90 ($40 off)

Last-Minute Home Gifts for Mom

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Gifts for the Active Mom

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Gifts for the Techie Mom

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Mother’s Day Retail Sale Pages

If you haven’t found what you want yet, here are a few links straight to retailer pages that may help.

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Best Star Wars Gear for May the 4th (And Other Games & Tech)

There are a few notable spring celebrations in the next two weeks: May the 4th (the pun that has now become a major grassroots holiday), Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day. In order to help you achieve the apotheosis of shopping nerd-dom—perhaps your mom would like you to make her breakfast in an R2-D2 toaster?—we hunted down some of our favorite deals on the web.

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$10 off Lightsabers at ThinkGeek

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Is there a better way to celebrate Star Wars than by standing in a park, pretending to try to learn how to fight with lightsabers for the umpteen-millionth time? No, we didn’t think so. That’s why ThinkGeek is taking $10 off all its officially licensed lightsabers with code SABERSALE. You can currently pick between Kylo Ren or Darth Vader.

Buy Star Wars Force FX Lightsaber for $150 ($10 Off).

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ThinkGeek Is Having a Massive Sitewide Sale Today

Browsing ThinkGeek is never dull. The site is packed with oddball toys and gear from the most popular series around, from Star Trek to Game of Thrones to Fortnite. Some items are so strange you can’t really unsee them. Today may be the day to stop smiling and actually buy a few a few of them.

From midnight to 11:59 pm Easter Daylight Time tonight, ThinkGeek is having a sitewide sale.

Every single item on ThinkGeek is 25 percent off. In addition, all Clearance products are 75 percent off—and that discount compounds with the 25 percent discount to make a level two discount of 81 percent. The sale prices won’t show up in your cart, but you will see them on the checkout screen.

Putting all the math aside, if you’re shopping for geeky gifts, ThinkGeek is worth a look today. You can’t buy Harry Potter flatware just anywhere, can you? The site’s collection of Super Mario mugs and shower curtains are so fun they make me want to rethink my already-strange Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou-themed bathroom. If you too live a geek-culture-rich life, below are a few places worth a gander on the store.

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