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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iPhone X, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus: $100 Target gift card with purchase
If you can settle for "just" the iPhone 8, Best Buy is knocking up to $200 off, depending on your carrier and configuration, when you buy and activate with a monthly installment plan. And yes, it includes the Product Red special edition.
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.
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.
Neither super-slim nor touchscreen, this 15-inch Dell is marked down nice and low for the Fourth. It'll handle basic tasks no problem with a Core i3 and 4GB of RAM, and the 1TB standard hard drive is plenty roomy.
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 Yes the Series 1 has been replaced by the newer versions, but that doesn't mean it's not still one of the best smart watches around.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.
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.
CNET's favorite smart TV system is powered by Roku, and this is a great price for a bedroom-size, 1080p TV. We haven't reviewed it, but we expect "good enough" image quality, similar to the TCL S305 series, but at a cheaper price.
Polk Omni S2 wireless speaker for $135 (save $215)
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.
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.