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89 Best Memorial Day Sales 2022: Top Tech Deals on Laptops, TVs, Video Games, Etc.

The best Memorial Day sales we can find on gadgets, games, and tech gear [Updated]

Ars Technica

Update (5/30/22 10:55 am ET): We’ve updated our roundup of recommended Memorial Day deals for the holiday proper, crossing out expired offers and adding new discounts on Nintendo’s Switch Pro Controller, Roomba robot vacuums, Roku streamers, and Xbox Series S bundles, among others.

Original post (5/28/22 2:30 pm ET): It’s Memorial Day weekend, which means the time has come for another Dealmaster. Our latest roundup of good tech deals from around the web includes all the best offers we could dig up from this weekend’s crop of holiday sales. While Memorial Day promotions generally focus on home goods, appliances, and mattresses more than electronics, we’ve still found a few gadget deals of note for those who can’t wait for more tech-centric sales events like Black Friday or Amazon Prime Day.

The highlights include a number of deals on Apple devices. The Apple Watch Series 7, for instance, is back down to $329, which is about $25 off its street price online, $70 off Apple’s MSRP, and generally a good price for the top pick in our guide to the best smartwatches. The 256GB version of the latest iPad Air is available for $679, which matches the lowest price we’ve tracked, while the MacBook Air is discounted to $900, which matches the lowest price we’ve seen this year. (Just note that the latter is expected to receive a refresh with a faster chip at some point in 2022, if you can afford to wait.) Best Buy is running a promotion that gives a bonus $10 in store credit if you buy a $100 Apple Gift Card, and other gadgets like the third-gen AirPods and MagSafe Charger are cheaper than we typically see as well.

Beyond that, our roundup includes several ongoing deals on PlayStation games and gear, including a rare discount on PlayStation 5 controllers, plus lower-than-usual prices on Bose’s highly comfortable QuietComfort 45 headphones, Google’s Nest Hub smart display and Nest Audio smart speaker, well-reviewed laptops from Lenovo and HP, an excellent LG OLED TV, tons of PC games, and some 4K Blu-rays for a few movies we like. You can peruse our full curated list of Memorial Day deals below.

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Featured deals of the day

The Apple Watch Series 7.
Enlarge / The Apple Watch Series 7.

Corey Gaskin

Electronics deals

Bose's QuietComfort 45 may be worth it if you prioritize comfort above all else from your noise-canceling headphones.
Enlarge / Bose’s QuietComfort 45 may be worth it if you prioritize comfort above all else from your noise-canceling headphones.

Jeff Dunn

Google's second-generation Nest Hub.
Enlarge / Google’s second-generation Nest Hub.

Corey Gaskin

Laptop and desktop PC deals

Apple may announce an upgraded M2 SoC <a href=
Enlarge / Apple may announce an upgraded M2 SoC next month, but the current M1-powered MacBook Air is still a phenomenal everyday laptop for those who need one today.

Lee Hutchinson

TV and home entertainment deals

A few of the finishes available for Sony's DualSense PS5 controller.
Enlarge / A few of the finishes available for Sony’s DualSense PS5 controller.

Gaming deals

It's a few years old, but the HyperX Cloud Stinger is still a good value if you <a href="https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/08/the-best-gaming-headsets-for-your-console-or-gaming-pc/#h4" target="_blank" rel="noopener">need a gaming headset</a> for less than $50.
Enlarge / It’s a few years old, but the HyperX Cloud Stinger is still a good value if you need a gaming headset for less than $50.
<em>Ares Expedition</em> is a more streamlined version of the popular strategy game <em>Terraforming Mars</em>. We recommend both options in our <a href=
Enlarge / Ares Expedition is a more streamlined version of the popular strategy game Terraforming Mars. We recommend both options in our ultimate board game gift guide.

Video game deals

<em>The Last of Us Part II</em> is a gloomy but engaging stealth-action game.
Enlarge / The Last of Us Part II is a gloomy but engaging stealth-action game.
<em>Rift Apart</em> doesn't differ much from past <em>Ratchet &amp; Clank</em> games, but it serves up some breezy and satisfying action all the same.
Enlarge / Rift Apart doesn’t differ much from past Ratchet & Clank games, but it serves up some breezy and satisfying action all the same.

Accessories and miscellaneous deals