Not only do great things go on sale from time to time, but in general, gear prices are often fluctuating. Here we are actively keeping a running list items that are on sale or at a good price.
These are items we’d recommend year-round — things which are worthwhile even when they’re not on sale — but right now they can be had for a good price.
This page is updated daily as new sales and deals show up and as old ones expire. Follow us on Twitter to keep up-to-date.
Updated April 29th, 2017
The venerable Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L Zoom Lens is the workhorse lens for many professional photographers. Stretching across the most standard focal lengths and keeping a large f/2.8 aperture, the 24-70mm f/2.8L zoom lens from Canon sets the bar for standard zooms in other camera systems. Plus, this is an “L” lens, ensuring it has that sophisticated Canon L character so many people desire.
This lens has been around for quite some time. Since 2012, when it debuted at a starting price of $2300, the 24-70mm’s price has dropped slowly. This $1699 price is the lowest we’ve ever seen. It only hit $1699 once before for Black Friday 2016.
These Bowflex adjustable dumbbells are the ultimate workout tools for your own home. Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds and adjusts in 2.5-pound increments up to the first 25 pounds, making precise weight amounts a breeze. All told, a set of adjustable Bowflex dumbbells combines 15 sets of weights into one and offers a two year warranty to boot.
This set of adjustable dumbbells normally costs a whopping $550 on Amazon. They can be yours for nearly half price at $192.
The Bose QuietComfort 25 offer significant noise reduction for travel, work and anywhere in between; deep, powerful sound for the music you love; and a lightweight, comfortable around-ear fit you can wear all day long. Using the inline mic/remote, you can control music and calls on Samsung and Android devices. And the included case has one of the coolest designs you’ll find for a carrying case.
This is the best price we’ve seen on the Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones. Keep in mind this $75 discount is on the Android model only. If you’re looking to get the Apple/iOS model, you can get a pair for $280 — a $20 savings on the usual $300 price.
With the growing popularity of home automation and devices like the Amazon Echo comes the Philips Hue lightbulb system. With this starter kit, you receive three bulbs and the receiver, ensuring you can control the ambiance in your room with the Amazon Echo, Apple’s iHome system, and with any of your smartphones or tablets. Best of all, you can use lighting scenes to save your favorite lighting settings and use them again in the future.
CalDigit’s Thunderbolt 3 Dock is one of the first such docking stations to hit the market. With the launch of the 2016 MacBook Pro, docks like the TS3 Lite are becoming increasingly popular. The TS3 Lite boasts dual Thunderbolt 3 40Gb/s ports for daisy-chaining up to 5 Thunderbolt devices, dual extended monitors up to 4K at 60Hz, and single displays up to 5k at 60hz. It also ships with 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Type C, DisplayPort, 1 x USB 3.1 Type C, 2 x USB 3.1, Gigabit Ethernet, and 3.5mm audio in & out. Unfortunately, the biggest misstep is that the TS3 cannot charge your MacBook Pro in the process — you’ll still need to plug into your power adapter to give it the power it needs.
The TS3 Lite is a pretty new item and part of a fairly new market, so deals on it have been rare. This $20 discount is a good one to be had if you want a straightforward Thunderbolt 3 docking station right away.
Withings has such a wide array of smart health devices. This Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor continues to add to that array. The Blood Pressure Monitor delivers results directly to the Withings health app on your iPhone or Android device, both wirelessly or wired if you choose. From there, the information can be fed into Health.app and tracked over lengthy periods of time to ensure your blood pressure stays where it needs to.
There has been a big price drop recently in the Blood Pressure Monitor from Withings. It’s moved around somewhat in price, but hovered at the $100 range for the better part of a few months. Today, it’s quickly dropped to $63 for Prime members.
Sony is known for making high quality point-and-shoot cameras when everyone views point-and-shoots as destined for the bargain bin. Instead, cameras like the RX10 III has a 20MP stacked CMOS censor, a 24-600mm zoom range, great ergonomics — complete with aperture rings and dials — and even a Zeiss-branded lens. If you need justification for the high price, then these features should do the trick.
The RX10 III has hovered around the $1495 price since early February. That was the last time it dropped down to $1398.
Seagate’s Backup Plus Slim line continues to get better each year. This 2TB mobile hard drive comes with USB 3.0 I/O for fast data transfers and is USB-bus powered to eliminate the need for an extra cord. Seagate touts how the Backup Plus Slim is compatible with the Playstation 4 right out of the box and can be interchanged between PC and Mac computers without the need to reformat.
We’ve seen the Backup Plus Slim hover around the $80 mark for since early December 2016. This is the first price drop below that mark ever since and matches two prior low price drops to $70.
If you’re looking to really purify the air in your home, the Coway Airmega is the best pick. The Sweethome named the Airmega 300 the “extreme upgrade pick” in their guide to the best air purifiers. This is a heavy duty machine capable of covering up to 1,256 square feet and offers twin filters to permit extremely high airflow — perfect if you have allergies or need clean air.
The Airmega 300 normally hovers around the $550 price tag, but this $100 drop is a significant drop to its lowest price ever.
The Mackie CR Series CR3 Computer Speakers are a top-rated pick in the computer speaker world. In fact, they are one of The Wirecutter’s new suggestions:
Our new recommended computer speaker, the Mackie CR Series CR3 speakers feature aux inputs, a headphone jack, volume knob and Bluetooth, plus they come with speaker wire and isolation pads. The built-in 50 watt amps give them plenty of power. They’re a clear standout for a sub-$100 speaker pair.
With a 4 out of 5 star rating on Amazon and this $80 price, you’re sure to have good bang for your buck.
If you’re looking to do any sort of home renovations or projects on your yard, this Dewalt 12-inch Miter Saw will come in mighty handy. Out of the box, this miter saw comes with a carbide blade, dust bag, blade wrench and comfortable side handles in the base for easy movement.
The Dewalt 12-inch Miter Saw has been around for quite some time and has bounced between $180 and $250 regularly over the last few years. However, it’s only gone down to that $180 price tag once. This $185 price point is generally the lowest you’ll see before it bounces back up to $250.
Randomly one day, the Echo Dot disappeared from Amazon’s online store and nobody understood where it went. A few weeks later, a second generation Echo Dot appeared, bringing in a few new features with its soft release. The Dot can do many of the same things the full-fledged Echo can do: speak to Alexa to play music, read the news, check the weather, turn off your lights etc. The Dot is a wide-ranging home automation tool that brings the future into your home today.
The link above takes you to the regular Echo Dot product page. If you scroll down, you’ll see you can use the code DOT3PACK once you add 3 Echo Dots to your cart. The code will save you $20 on your entire order.
The Tile Slim is as thin as two credit cards and is ready to be put in the smallest parts of your wallet or backpack. If you can’t find your wallet, tap the Tile button on your smartphone and the Tile Slim will ring, notifying you of your wallet’s location. Same goes the other way — if you can’t find your phone, press the button on the Tile and your phone will ring. Pretty neat.
The Tile Slim has dropped almost straight down from the $180 and this is the second lowest price we’ve seen on the 8-Pack set.
The new BeatsX wireless earbuds haven’t been around for very long, meaning we haven’t seen any major price drops until now. This is the first major price drop since inception and represents about a 15% savings on the earbuds’ suggested price.
These new BeatsX headphones were announced alongside Apple’s AirPods. The BeatsX sport Apple’s new W1 Bluetooth connectivity, making connections with your iPhone, iPad, or Mac extremely easy. These earbuds are connected, ensuring better security when working out or when you’re at the gym. And housed in the wire are two batteries that can run up to 8 hours before charging.
Many people initially said they’d rather have the BeatsX headphones when the AirPods launched. Now is as good a time as ever.
The Netgear Arlo Pro is a step up from the Arno Q security system that was on sale multiple times over the last few months. These Arlo Pro cameras are 100% wire free, completely weather proof, have rechargeable batteries, and even have built-in microphones to allow you to listen and talk back to the person on the other end. Netgear famously gives you free cloud storage for the last 7 days of footage with your purchase. This is a great way to avoid ongoing subscription fees.
This deal is on an entire Arlo Pro home security system. It comes with 3 Arlo Wire-Free cameras and a siren to alert you if something is happening. This is also the best price we’ve seen on the Arlo Pro system — it has hovered around the $565 mark for quite some time.
The Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Speakers are extremely high quality speakers for your Mac or PC. The MM-1s connect via USB and converts audio from digital to analog all inside the cord. Of course, the speakers come with an analog headphone jack to ensure you can listen privately when needed, but the sound pumping out of these MM-1s will surely have you wanting to show off their capabilities.
This is the first major price drop we’ve seen on the Bowers & Wilkins MM-1 Hi-Fi Speakers. For the most part, they’ve stayed squarely at the $500 price point. If you need a Mac speaker update, these look to be a good option.
One of our favorite kettles here on Tools & Toys, the Bonavita Variable-Temp Gooseneck Kettle is down to a great price. In the Tools & Toys review, Chris said:
As we said earlier, if you’re a finicky coffee (or tea!) aficionado who either likes to experiment or get every cup juuuust right, Bonavita’s variable-temp gooseneck kettle is a must-have tool for your brewing kit. You’d be crazy not to get one.
The Bonavita provides just the right amount of control and customization to an easy-to-use format that is perfect for aficionado.
We’ve seen the Bonavita drop below the $64 price before today, but the last time it was this low was August 2014. Unless you want to wait another few years, now might be a great time to grab the best kettle around.
Another option on the HomeKit market is the ecobee3. Like a Nest smart thermostat, the ecobee3 senses when someone is home and changes your home’s temperature accordingly. The ecobee3 can be controlled from your iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch, Android device, or Amazon Echo, and boasts it can save you 23% of your energy bill annually. If so, it should pay for itself pretty quickly.
This is the second major price drop for the ecobee3 and only 1 cent off its low price. Unless that penny matters to you, you won’t find a better deal on the ecobee3.
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