Solar eclipse accessories, Apple iPad Pro, Google Home, and more great tech deals

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You’ve probably already heard that a total solar eclipse will travel across the United States from coast to coast on August 21st, and that it’s going to be perhaps the biggest celestial event of the decade. (For more information, we’re sharing everything you need to know about the celestial phenomenon.)

There are some great deals this week — including discounts on computers, tablets, headphones, and more — but perhaps one of our favorites is the Lunt Solar System products (binoculars and telescopes) at B&H, allowing you to safely view the eclipse. There aren’t many deals on solar glasses (they’re selling out fast at full price), but it’s still possible to get some in time. Just make sure to buy ISO-certified glasses from trusted manufactures, like this 10-pack from American Paper Optics.

Without further ado, here’s our favorite sales of the week:


  • Apple 9.7-inch iPad Pro (256GB, Wi-Fi Only, Space Gray) is $200 off at B&H, bringing the price down to $599.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 9.7-inch tablet (32GB) is back down to $495, which is about $7 shy of the all-time low.
  • Apple 21.5-inch iMac (Retina 4K Display, 3.4GHz Intel Core i5 Quad Core, 8GB RAM, 1TB Fusion Drive) just dropped $50 on the newest version, now $1,349 which is $150 off the original price.
  • Dell 15.6-inch Inspiron 15 5000 Series notebook is $150 off until August 13th (Sunday) and includes free Microsoft Office 365 Personal (now $350).


  • Google Home and Philips Hue color starter kit is down to $188.99 at Best Buy ($120 off).
  • Eero Home Wi-Fi system (1 Eero and 2 Eero Beacons) is at an all-time low, down to $325 on Amazon ($75 off the MSRP).
  • Sony Premium noise-canceling, Bluetooth headphones are down to $328, matching an all-time low on Amazon.
  • Beats by Dr. Dre Tour2 Active in-ear headphones (with Integrated Remote & Mic) are $40 off at B&H, bringing the price down to $49.95.
  • Bose Solo 15 sound bar is now $299 (about $80 off) at Adorama.
  • Sony XBR-X900E-Series 55-inch smart LED TV recently got further marked down by $100, available for $1,298 at B&H, Dell, and Amazon.


  • Lunt Solar Systems deals: Save on various binoculars and telescopes to enjoy the solar eclipse on August 21st, including $20 off the 8×32 White Light SUNocular Binoculars, which allow for safe solar viewing.
  • Kindle Summer Monthly deals: Keep up with your summer reading with up to 80 percent off over 1,000 top Kindle books. There are some great sci-fi classics from the likes of Arthur C. Clarke, as well as newer authors such as Kameron Hurley.
  • Moto G Plus fourth-generation 16GB smartphone (Unlocked, Black) is $100 off (now $149.99) at B&H with limited stock left.
  • Philips Hue white and color Ambiance A19 single bulb with richer colors (Generation 3) is about $9 off once you add it to cart (was $50, now $41).

Looking for gaming deals? Check out Polygon’s gaming deals roundup here.

Good Deals is a weekly roundup of the best deals on the internet, curated by Vox Media’s commerce editor, Chloe Reznikov, in collaboration with The Verge’s editorial team. You can submit deals to [email protected] and find more Good Deals here.

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