Best Presidents Day Sale 2022: Deals on TVs, Headphones and More

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We are approaching President’s Day in the US, and while it was originally instituted as a public holiday to celebrate George Washington’s birthday, the passage of time has turned it into a day when we distract ourselves from the weaknesses of our democratically elected leadership by treating ourselves to some of the best deals of the year.

Whether you’re planning on buying something for yourself or shopping for someone else, there are plenty of great promotions and sales to take advantage of this weekend. Many products — including the Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, LG’s C1 OLED, and Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini — are currently meeting their lowest-ever prices, while others are simply shying away from them.

Below we’ve rounded up the best President’s Day deals we could find. More promotions and sales are sure to pop up between now and the actual holiday as well, so come back here and subscribe to the Verge Deals newsletter for all highlights later this week.

Headphones and earbuds deals

Multiple retailers have discounted the Galaxy Buds 2 by $40, which is nearly their highest discount yet.
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  • Samsung’s Galaxy Buds 2 include active noise cancellation and have an improved design and fit compared to their predecessor. They normally sell for $149.99, but you can buy them now from Amazon and Samsung for around $108, just $9 off their lowest price yet. Read our review
  • Another earbud option from Samsung; the unique, bean-like Galaxy Buds Live costs $99.99 ($70 off) at Best Buy. It’s not the cheapest price we’ve ever seen for these noise-cancelling earbuds, but it’s a good deal for a great set of Bluetooth earbuds. Read our review
  • Jabra’s Elite 75t wireless earbuds are available for $99.99 instead of $179.99 at Best Buy. That’s an $80 discount on a pair of comfortable earbuds with great sound quality and the ability to connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time. Read our review
  • Apple’s AirPods Pro, which offer great noise cancellation and deep integration with iOS, are currently discounted at Amazon. The AirPods Pro normally sell for $249.00, and while they haven’t been that price in a while, their current retail price of $174.98 is the best deal you can find on Apple’s high-quality true wireless earbuds right now. . Read our review

tv deals

LG’s C1 OLED often goes on sale, but is worth considering even if it’s not available at an all-time low.
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  • The LG C1, one of the best TVs for gaming, is currently on sale for its Black Friday price from multiple retailers. Amazon, Target, B&H Photo, Newegg and Best Buy currently sell the 55-inch model for about $1,297 instead of $1,499.99. The popular TV has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, Dolby Vision compatibility and support for HDMI 2.1.
  • Samsung’s The Frame displays customizable wall art, but when turned on, turns into a smart 4K TV with Amazon Alexa built-in and a 120Hz refresh rate. Right now, Samsung is selling the 55-inch for $999.99 as part of its ongoing President’s Day sale, which is about the same price we saw it at during Black Friday. Amazon, B&H Photo and Best Buy also offer about the same discount.
  • If you want an OLED TV but the C1 is a bit too expensive, LG’s 55-inch entry-level A1 OLED sells for about $1,097 ($200 off) at B&H Photo, Amazon, Target, GameStop and Best Buy, which is a great deal. all time low. Newegg also offers the same discount, but throws in a $50 Visa gift with every purchase.
  • Amazon’s 55-inch Omni Fire 4K TV sells for $419.99 instead of $559.99 on Amazon, which is just $10 less than the Black Friday price. The larger configurations – including support for Dolby Vision HDR – are also on sale, with the 65-inch costing $599.99 instead of $829.99. Read our review.

Laptop Deals

The new Surface Pro 8 keyboard is fantastic.

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 8 has a modernized look and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a novelty outside the gaming sphere.

  • The Microsoft Surface Pro 8 is currently available with its Type Cover at the lowest price we’ve seen in recent months. Normally $1,239.98, Microsoft’s modern 2-in-1 is now on sale at Best Buy for $999.98 with an 11th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. Read our review.
  • The best laptop for big screen fans, the 17-inch LG Gram 17 may be big, but it’s actually quite lightweight. It usually sells for $1,849.99, but right now Amazon is selling the device for $1,538.74, one of its best prices yet. The $300 discount is available on the model equipped with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD. Read our review.
  • The Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603 now costs $1,549.99 ($300 off) at Best Buy with an Intel Core i9 CPU, an RTX 3060 GPU, a 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM. The 16-inch screen also has a 16:10 aspect ratio, making it great for productivity and not just gaming. Read our review

Apple deals

The Apple Watch Series 7

Amazon is currently offering $50 off select models of the Apple Watch Series 7.

  • The 41mm, GPS-equipped Apple Watch Series 7 costs $50 ($349) at Amazon, as does the 45mm variant ($379). We were impressed with Apple’s latest watch, which offers a larger screen than its predecessor, charges faster and is IP6X dust resistant. Read our review
  • Apple’s latest entry-level, 256GB iPad is $449 ($30 off) at Amazon and Walmart. The iPad 2021 offers a new, faster A13 Bionic chip and a 12MP front camera that supports the Center Stage function, which can automatically follow you within the frame during video calls.
  • The new 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros are powerful laptops for creatives and professionals alike. Normally $2,499.99, Amazon currently has the 14-inch MacBook Pro with a 10-core M1 Pro CPU, 16-core GPU, and 1TB of storage for $2,249.99 at checkout. Read our review

14-inch MacBook Pro (2021)

The 14-inch MacBook Pro can be equipped with the new M1 Pro or M1 Max CPU and can be configured to have up to 64 GB of unified memory.

gaming offers

Amazon Prime members can save $20 on the classic Nintendo Switch at Woot.

  • Anyone looking for a new gaming keyboard is in luck: Amazon currently has discounts on wireless models from both Razer and Logitech. Right now, for example, the Razer BlackWidow V3 Mini HyperSpeed ​​with Phantom Keys is available with linear or click switches for $129.99, a solid discount of $70 that matches its lowest price ever.
  • The G915, an excellent full-size gaming keyboard from Logitech, is also now available on Amazon for $199.99. The wireless, low-profile board normally costs $249.99 and can be outfitted with clickable, linear, or tactile switches.
  • Amazon also offers some discounts on gaming mice. You can currently get any color of the Logitech G305 wireless mouse for about $39, a cool $11 off the regular retail price. This isn’t the lowest price we’ve seen for these colorful peripherals, but it’s solid value for a piece that is sure to become the highlight of your setup.

Logitech G305 Lightspeed

The Logitech G305 Lightspeed is a wireless mouse with flair. This vibrant mouse has six programmable buttons and a 12K DPI sensor. The G305 is also available in a variety of colorways and can last up to 240 hours on a single AA battery.

General tech deals

The Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Watch 4

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 is one of the best Android smartwatches you can buy right now.

  • Both size configurations of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 are selling at new lows with Samsung, Amazon and Woot. Right now you can buy the 44mm LTE-equipped version for $249.99 (Amazon, Samsung) instead of $329.99 or $80 for the 40mm variant, which retails for $219. 99 (Amazon, Samsung, Woot). The awesome Android wearable offers a fast interface, enhanced third-party app support, and tons of health tracking features. Read our review.
  • While we personally believe that buying a new phone without investing in a case should be almost illegal, we’re not here to pass judgment. Luckily, if you’ve pre-ordered the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, or S22 Ultra, Otterbox is offering a 10 percent discount at checkout when you buy a screen protector and case for any phone in the S22 range.
  • The Elgato Wave 3 is $119.99 ($30 off) at Amazon. The USB condenser microphone has a desktop stand and is intended for both streamers and gamers, but works just as well for Zoom.
  • Samsung’s PCIe 4.0-ready 980 Pro SSD is fast enough for a serious PC or the PlayStation 5. The 1TB model is currently on sale on Amazon for $149.99 ($80 off) without a heatsink, or you can get it with the heatsink (which is required for the PS5) for $169.99 at Amazon.
  • The Blue Yeti Nano Condenser Microphone costs $79.99 at Best Buy, a $20 discount off the usual $99.99 price tag. This is a great value if you want a desktop mic for streaming, podcasting or Zoom calls, but the standard Blue Yeti is too overbearing for its size.
  • The Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker costs $20 at Amazon, dropping the price to $129.99. This speaker has been around for years but can bring any party to life with its big sound and magic button.

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