Independence Day doesn't have the tech deal clout of Black Friday or the holidays -- or even Amazon Prime Day, which is in less than two weeks -- but there are still plenty of discounts to be had beyond grills and patio furniture. Retailers like Best Buy, Target, eBay and even Amazon are running specials to temp you on phones, laptops, smart home gear and more.
Here are the best bargains we found so far, all available online, for this year's Fourth.
Editors' note: We'll update this throughout the holiday. Last updated July 3 at 10:34 a.m. PT.
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If you're among the many MacBook fans put off by the new touchbar, lack of HDMI and move to USB-C, this old-school, port-heavy model from a few years ago could be just the ticket. With a Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory and a 256GB HDD, it won't even feel dated.
Best Buy also has sales on newer MacBooks at up to $200 off.
Not a fan of MacBooks? Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet with an all-day battery, slick touchscreen, 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD and Intel seventh-gen Core i5 processor comes at a steep discount when you bundle this cover.
Another deal on an oldie-but-goodie Apple product. Yes the Series 1 has been replaced by the newer versions, but that doesn't mean it's not still one of the best smart watches around. The price also includes a free spare band of your choice.
It received a lukewarm review from CNET and it can't really do YouTube and a Fire tablet can now do pretty much the same thing for less. Maybe that's why Amazon just cut the price of the Echo Show to its lowest ever. Despite its issues, if you've ever wanted a screen on your Alexa speaker, this is still a pretty sweet deal for Prime members.
Another Amazon deal bundles a pair of $120 devices: the Alexa-powered, TV controlling Cube and the Cloud Cam, for a little bit of savings. If you're not super-psyched about these deals, wait a couple weeks till Prime Day.
Sure it lacks the fancy Alexa voice-operated music that you find on more expensive speakers such as the Sonos One, but if you mainly care about sound quality from your wireless speaker, consider the Omni. We liked the S2's sound a lot, and you can expect even fuller-range audio from its bigger brother, the S6.
These AirPod competitors cost a lot less than Apple's and fit even more comfortably. The sound is only "so-so" according to our reviewer, but this steep discount might make them worthwhile even so.
They lack the noise-canceling features of many over-the-ear headphones, but these "Extra Bass" cans should make up the difference in boom. They have an 18-hour battery life and a folding design.
eBay is getting in on the sale action with a few nicely priced items, including this Philips kit with four white and color bulbs, plus the required hub. It's manufacturer-certified refurbished, but still cheaper than the same refurb on Amazon.
Best known for its thermostats, Nest also sells security cameras and now camera-integrated doorbells. The Google-owned company is knocking $30 off the price of the Hello and throwing in a Home Mini, a $50 value, for free.