Valentine’s Day Tech Gift Deals For The Geek In Your Life
Amazon Hardware Is Discounted By Up To $50 Right Now
The fourth-generation Echo was launched in late 2020, and brought with it an all-new spherical shape, a built-in smart home hub, better sound, a digital microphone disconnect, and a low-power mode. The latest Echo is priced at $99, but Amazon is currently running a promotion where if you buy two, you get $20 off the total price while using the code ECHO2PACK at checkout. You can get the Echo in Charcoal, Glacier White, Twilight Blue, or (Product) Red.
If you prefer your Alexa smart speakers to have a display, both the 5-inch and 8-inch Echo Show are currently heavily discounted. The Echo Show 5 typically sells for $89.99, but is currently on sale for $59.99, while the Echo Show 8 ($129.99) receives a steep $50 discount taking it to $79.99. Both are available in either Charcoal or Sandstone colors.
- Echo Show 5 HD Smart Display with Alexa $59.99 @ Amazon
- Echo Show 8 HD Smart Display with Alexa $79.99 @ Amazon
Intel-Powered Laptops And Convertibles From Microsoft And Lenovo Are Also On Sale
If you're looking to gift a laptop, we've got three different offerings for you to choose from. The current generation Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is currently available with a nice discount, bringing its usual $999 price down to just $789 ($210 discount). That price gets you a13.5-inch display, 10th generation Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. The touch screen supports pen input, and Microsoft says that the battery is good for up to 11.5 hours of runtime.
If you want a machine with a bit more grunt, Amazon is also offering some nice discounts on the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga Gen 5 ($614 off) and the Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2-in-1 ($358 off) complete with a Core i7-1185G7 CPU.
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2-in-1 14" FHD Core i5-10210U 8GB 256GB SSD $1,134 @ Amazon
- Lenovo Yoga 9i 14 2-in-1 14" FHD Core i7-1185G7 16GB 512GB SSD $1,341 @ Amazon
Audio Deals Abound At Amazon Right Now
Some of the most popular gifts are in the audio category, and Amazon is loaded up with discounts right now. One particularly hot deal right now is on the Apple AirPods Pro; unfortunately, they won't be in stock for delivery until early March. However, the price is right at $179.98, which is a $69 discount off the regular asking price. The AirPods Pro are often found at the $199 price point on sale, but $179.98 is a new low for Amazon. These are of course Apple's poplar earbuds that support active noise cancellation along with 3D spatial audio, and come with a wireless charging case (it can also be recharged with a Lightning port).
There are also plenty of other great audio deals which you can find below:
- Sony WH-1000XM4 Noise Cancelling Headphone ($72 off) $278 @ Amazon
- Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Headphones ($50 off) $299 @ Amazon
- Sony XB20 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker ($18 off) $79.99 @ Amazon
- JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($29 off) $119.95 @ Amazon
- Anker Soundcore Bluetooth IPX5 Waterproof Speaker ($8 off) $21.99 @ Amazon
- ANERIMST Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker with Pole and Hook Bundle ($21 off) $48.99 @ Amazon
Be sure to also check out our post on hot Presidents’ Day tech deals if you’re looking to save even more…