Holiday weekend sales, including Presidents’ Day, can be lackluster. A discounted price that’s already been available for months isn’t really a deal. And don’t get me started on prices that get marked up right before a sale begins. We sorted through the fluff to find the stuff—truly good Presidents’ Day deals on WIRED-recommended gear. From excellent headphones to budget-friendly bedding, these discounts won’t waste your time.
Updated February 20: We’ve added seven new deals, including a standing desk, Chromebook, mesh Wi-Fi system, and a USB-C microphone.
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Mattress and Home Deals
You should never pay full price for a mattress—they go on sale all the time, particularly around holidays. Our two favorite picks are highlighted below, but we have an entire story dedicated to the best Presidents’ Day mattress deals. And be sure to check out our Best Mattresses guide for additional details and recommendations.
This mattress is pricey, but we’ve tested dozens of others, and this remains our top recommendation. The hybrid composition balances a firmer base with a softer top, meaning it works well for many sleeping positions. The deal includes two free pillows. For a mattress below queen size, use codes PDWEEKEND200 or PDWEEKEND150 to see the discount.
For a good hybrid mattress without a comma in the price tag, Allswell is a safe bet. We like the more expensive Luxe and Supreme models more, which are also discounted. But if you’re interested in the absolute cheapest mattress you can get without dooming yourself to a life of back pain and bad sleep, this is the one. It’s supportive, and the price is hard to beat.
This deal pops up pretty frequently. Digital frames are wonderful gifts, but they’re also handy for staying connected over long distances. Other frames are discounted too, like the Mason ($20 off) and Buddy ($10 off). Check out our Best Digital Frames guide for more details and comparisons.
While this photo frame has sold for its MSRP of $210 recently, it’s usually around $180. The deal price is the best we have tracked. This is the fancier, remote-free version of the Nixplay frame that received an honorable mention in our digital picture frames guide.
We really like this weighted blanket, and the deal price makes it even more enticing. It has different textures on each side to help you feel as comfy as possible, and it’s big enough for two people to cuddle under. Every weight capacity is on sale right now. (For us, the heavier the better.)
This is one of the best robot vacuums money can buy. Thanks to the on-page coupon, it’s more affordable than usual. It has excellent battery life and some features that are hard to find in budget-friendly robot vacs, like virtual mapping and problem spot detection.
The Yeedi K650 is the cheapest robot vacuum we recommend. The coupon dropped it down to a little less earlier this week but this is still a good price. This vacuum is bare-bones, with basic navigation and shorter battery life than pricier models; it’s still a solid option if you want some help with the floors. Set it to clean the house every day and be at peace.
I, Louryn, suck at sleeping, and this pillow is the only one I’ve found that works for me. I swear by it, and I’ve converted many friends and coworkers into Snuggle-Pedic enthusiasts. The customizable shredded foam innards allow me to achieve Goldilocks-level bliss without too much bulk or texture. No matter how much I toss, turn, or flip my pillow, and no matter what weirdly acute angle my neck ends up in while side sleeping, I don’t wake up with stiffness or pain. My back-sleeping partner and stomach-sleeping friend have made it work for them too.
This thermal shipping label printer needs no ink but requires a driver download to operate with your PC. Set up is honestly a bit tricky and can be confusing—it also requires an Ethernet connection as it doesn’t work over Wi-Fi—but once you’re ready, you’ll be able to print out those shipping labels in fast fashion. It comes with a stack of labels.
This elegant standing desk doesn’t go on sale very often. It’s one of our favorites the motor function is very smooth (there are several presets), while the desktop feels luxurious and looks drop-dead gorgeous, especially in the walnut or woodgrain styles. Grab the “Executive” size if you want an even larger desk (also discounted with the promo code).
This deal has been around for a few weeks, but it’s still a pretty good price on the best Apple Watch. The Series 7 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has plenty of bells and whistles, including fitness tracking, Siri voice assistance, fall detection, and apps for everything from Spotify to Todoist. Our Best Smartwatches guide has additional picks for Android users too.
The Charge 5 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) has been discounted regularly for a few months, but this price is still worth highlighting. This is the absolute best fitness tracker for most people. The display is wonderfully bright, and it packs all of the fitness metrics one could want in a tracker. Some of the features are locked behind a Fitbit Premium subscription that costs $10 per month, but it’s optional—and the gadget is still good without them.
Facebook (excuse me, “Meta”) may not be our favorite company, but darned if the Portal isn’t a neat little gadget. It’s part smart display, part video chatting device, with some useful tools for visiting with long-distance loved ones or looking really great on work Zoom calls. (Every time a WIRED Gear staffer joins a meeting from a Portal device, at least a few of us ooh and aah at the intelligent camera zoom and panning features.) The Portal goes on sale quite frequently.
One of the very best Android phones, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Fan Edition (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is largely similar to the more expensive S21 from 2021. The cameras are nearly as good, and the display and battery life are both great. You also get three OS upgrades and four years of security updates, so this phone will be supported for a while. The sale price is valid on every available color, and in true Samsung fashion, all of them are gorgeous.
This matches the historic best deal we saw during Black Friday. We like the OnePlus 9 Pro (8/10, WIRED Recommends) a lot—it’s an honorable mention in our Best Android Phones guide—but it’s too expensive. This deal mitigates the issue. The cameras could be better, but the battery life and display are good and charging is super-fast. The OnePlus 9 is also on sale for $600 (again at a match of its Black Friday price).
The AirPods Max (8/10, WIRED Recommends) have bounced between $450 and $480 for a few months. This remains the cheapest we’ve seen them outside of events like Black Friday. They are ridiculously spendy, even on sale, but they’re also some of the absolute best noise-canceling headphones we’ve tried. Other AirPods models are also on sale, though the deals aren’t as historically significant.
This Segway electric kick scooter frequently dips to this price, but it’s an excellent deal. This is our top pick in our Best E-Scooters guide because it’s built well, it has strong brakes and decent range, and it slows the scooter on downhills so you never exceed the 15-mph top speed.
The MTW is one of the best photography backpacks. It has a roomy main compartment and an accessible front pouch for smaller items like extra batteries or charging cables. It isn’t as streamlined as some other bags, but the durability may make it a worthy trade-off for those who frequently shoot outdoors or on the go. The optional camera insert is slightly discounted as well. It helps with organizing gear-heavy shoots. Snag a discounted MTW Tech Organizer for $50 ($10 off) to keep all your tchotchkes neat and tidy.
The GoPro Hero 10 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) is the best action camera for most people. This discount matches what we saw from most retailers during Black Friday 2021, though GoPro offered it for $350 during that weekend. It has dropped down to $430 a few times at Amazon, but this deal is still decent if you don’t want to wait.
We love and recommend this toothbrush, giving it a 9 out of 10 in our detailed review. It’s the top pick in our Best Electric Toothbrush guide as well. It goes on sale relatively often, and the price has dropped below $50 before, but this is a better price than you’ll likely find outside of Black Friday or Prime Day. The Hum is attractive and easy to use, but more importantly, it makes brushing your teeth fun.
Amazon devices go on sale all the time—this deal has been around for a couple of weeks, and it’ll likely be back again before too long. The Fire HD 10 (7/10, WIRED Recommends) is our favorite Fire tablet. It’s a handy second screen for watching videos or reading books, though it likely is not beefy enough to handle power-hungry tasks. The version made especially for kids is also on sale. Read our Best Fire Tablets guide for additional details and recommendations.
This is the best price we’ve tracked for one of the best gaming mice. Typically it hovers around $110 or slightly less. It lasts around 48 hours on a single charge, so it’s a good idea to grab the wireless charger bundle (which doubles as a mouse pad). The bundle is also on sale.
This Wi-Fi 6 mesh system is the Best Value pick in our Best Mesh Routers guide. It’s ideal for an average family home with decent but dependable coverage and performance, and it’s very easy to set all three up.
Hook this tiny and stylish microphone to the USB-C port on your laptop or phone to make sure you sound really great wherever you are. You can also use it as a standalone recorder (you get 8 gigabytes of internal storage)—great for interviewing folks or for taking audio notes. Read more about it in our Work From Home Gear guide.
Our favorite Chromebook is at its lowest price since Black Friday. If you can do most of your work within the confines of the Google Chrome browser (and you can do a lot), then this might be all the laptop you need. You can flip the screen around and use it as a tablet of sorts (great for Android apps), it has a solid 1080p, 14-inch screen, and the Core m3 chip is decently powerful (it can handle more than 25 browser tabs at once just fine).
Need a speedy and spacious solid state drive? This portable external storage lets you add two whole terabytes of space for your PC—and it’s among the fastest we’ve tested. It’s lightweight and durable, too. The smaller capacities are also on sale, but the discount isn’t as good.
It’s not a huge discount, but this is a veritable sale on one of our favorite hubs. It plugs into the USB-C port on your laptop and adds seven additional ports, including SD and MicroSD card readers, pass-through charging via USB-C, HDMI, and two USB-A. Read our Best USB Hubs and Docks guide for more options.
Presidents’ Day Sales Pages
Want to browse the sales yourself? Here are a few places offering Presidents’ Day deals. Be sure to check out our many buying guides for additional ideas and product recommendations.
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