The best Labor Day 2018 deals at Best Buy

Take a quick break from the barbecue to check out these sweet deals from the big-box store.

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Save 50 percent on the terrific UE Wonderboom waterproof speaker as part of Best Buy's Labor Day sale.

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Labor Day isn't really a big "tech-deal" holiday, right? Tell that to Best Buy .

The big-box store just took the wraps off some pretty sweet discounts, and I've rounded up the items I think are worth a look:


The Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer with Thermal Carafe for $100 (save $100): Why monkey around with pricey, environmentally unfriendly K cups when this coffeemaker can brew single cups just as quickly -- with whatever coffee you like? It can also brew a full carafe, make iced coffee and even froth your milk.

The UE Wonderboom waterproof mini speaker for $50 (save $50): In his 2017 review, CNET's David Carnoy called this "one of the fullest-sounding mini Bluetooth speakers you can buy." And that was based on the regular $100 price tag. It's compact, it floats and it can play for up to 10 hours on a charge.

The Insignia Voice Bluetooth speaker with Google Assistant for $25 (save $75): Built with your bedside in mind, this fairly normal-looking alarm clock is also a full-fledged smart speaker. It comes with Google Assistant baked in, so it's nearly as capable as a Google Home . We reviewed it, and it's pretty good -- especially at this price.

Watch this: Jabra's Elite 65t earphones have some advantages over Apple's AirPods

The Jabra Elite 65t True Wireless Earbuds for $130 (save $40): Jabra's truly wireless earbuds rival Apple's AirPods and even exceed them in some ways, according to CNET's Elite 65t review. Of course, they're usually priced about the same, but at $130 they're now officially the better buy.

The TCL 5 Series 55-inch Roku TV 4K HDR for $360 (save $90) with promo code TCLUPGRADE: Last year's model is this year's outright steal, as this top-rated TV is a full $200 less than the current 6 Series. Differences between the two? The 6 Series has a metal frame and stand (versus plastic on the 5 Series) and independent contrast zones. 

The Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS+Cellular) for $324 (save $75): A rare deal on a current-gen Apple Watch (though the Series 4 is probably just around the corner). That price gets you the 38mm model. If you want the 42mm version, it's also $75 off (so $354).

Stay tuned for more Best Buy deals as we find them!

In the meantime, be sure to see our larger roundup of all the best Labor Day deals of 2018.

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