The summer sales are already beginning to seep into the world like hot sunscreen exploding out the top of the bottle. That being said, not everything you want will be on sale. Is now No It’s time to buy a mattress or any new outdoor gear, as both are likely to get better discounts later this month, especially during all the Memorial Day sales.
Don’t worry though. There are still plenty of deals available, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites on Kids’ Kindles, All-Clad skillets, iPads, espresso machines, and more. Don’t see anything you like? Don’t forget to check out our guides to the best Kindles and the best iPads for more information.
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Kindles are simple, reliable, and great at what they do, which is pack tons of books into a device that fits in the palm of your hand. Their simplicity also makes them ideal for children. The Paperwhite Kids is our top pick among the various kids models. It has a bigger, sleeker screen, more lighting options, and IPX8 water resistance. You get a year of subscription to Amazon Kids+, a library of children’s content with parental controls. This deal has been going back and forth for the past month, but it’s the best price you’ll likely see until Prime Day this summer.
The base model Kids Kindle comes with more storage, but it doesn’t have as nice a screen as the Paperwhite above. It’s not waterproof and there’s no adjustable warm lighting, but it’s a bit cheaper and gets the job done. As with Paperwhite Kids, you get a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.
Amazon tablets are some of the only affordable tablets out there. They’re not that powerful, but the Fire tablets are fully functional and reasonably capable devices. When you do get them on sale, they’re almost too good to be true, especially if you follow our guide to installing the Google Play Store on your new Fire so you can access (almost) all the apps you’ve ever wanted. This is likely to be around $10 cheaper during Prime Day later this year, but it’s a great deal if you want one now. The Plus model with an extra gig of RAM and more storage space is also available. on sale for $90 ($20 off).
The Echo Dot with Clock is currently our favorite mini smart speaker. You can easily check the time in the middle of the night, thanks to the forward-facing digital clock, and it will wake you up to your favorite playlists. The sound is not bad either.
This is the lowest price we’ve seen on a 10th-generation iPad from Apple (7/10, WIRED Review). It’s powered by Apple’s A14 Bionic chip and features a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, USB-C port, 5G support, and a Touch ID sensor built into the power button.
The OnePlus 11 Pro came out earlier this year, which means the deals are coming to last year’s OnePlus 10 Pro (7/10, WIRED recommends). It’s not a perfect phone – the camera could be better – but it has a bright 120Hz screen, fast charging and decent battery life, and it offers great performance. It’s also a considerably better phone at this price, the lowest we’ve seen it drop so far.
The Sennheiser HD 660S2 headphones (7/10, WIRED Recommends) deliver a warm, smooth and refined sound signature with reference-quality detail and dynamics. You get that beautiful deep, articulate bass that Sennheiser is famous for. The problem is that they are expensive. This offer reduces the price a little.
WIRED Associate Editor Parker Hall says Sony’s redesigned WF-1000M4 headphones (7/10, WIRED Recommends) are “the best you can buy, as long as your ears are big enough.” The sound quality is excellent, the noise cancellation is better, and they pick up your voice more clearly than ever. They also have wireless charging and an industry-leading eight hours of battery life. Just make sure your ear holes are big enough to fit into them.
Kitchen and home offers
Our favorite all-in-one espresso machine is now on sale. It’s your local coffee shop condensed into a countertop device. It will grind beans, pour espresso, and steam milk. WIRED Reviews Editor Julian Chokkattu has had this model for four years and says it’s still going strong.
If you need a new pan, this is a great price on a pan that will likely last a lifetime. All-Clad pots and pans aren’t cheap, but they are reliable and rarely go on sale. The 10-inch tray is a good overall size, although the 12-inch is also on sale by TK (without TK) if you prefer something larger.
Are you the last person without an Instant Pot? This is your chance to get in on the fun. This 10-in-1 model can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, sauté, sous vide and more. This one often drops another $20 during Black Friday, but if you don’t want to wait, this is a great deal.
We love Solo Stove’s shiny chrome fire pits. Its distinctive design has top and bottom airflows to produce secondary combustion resulting in a very hot fire with very little smoke.