Labor Day marks the last big holiday of the summer. And of course, that means sales.
This may be the last big sale day until we hit Black Friday. Like brick-and-mortar stores, Amazon will be offering some good deals.
We've assembled a list of items you can buy on Amazon this Labor Day that is both fun and functional. We hope you find something you like.
Get a jump on your car
The Roav Jump Starter Pro by Anker is an emergency portable charger. It comes with a built-in LED flashlight and compass.
This jump starter is small but it works on big engines. Perhaps the best feature on this item is its battery monitor. Just clamp the device to your battery without plugging into the jump starter.
You'll get an instant readout of your car's battery status. That's always handy if you're on a long road trip.
When you want a device that starts with an i
Get your hands on one of these before they're gone. The Apple iPad Air (10.5-inch, Wi-Fi + Cellular, 64GB) can be a reward for your labors.
This iPad is thin and light and, best of all, has 10-hour battery life. With its A12 Bionic Chip, the iPad is fast and can handle powerful apps.
Its retina display brings colors alive and you can read it in all types of lighting. Since you're getting a deal, you can also buy compatible accessories like the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard to get even more out of this little gem.
Time to start the burn
The Fitbit Alta HR is on the lower end of Fitbit's price scale, but that doesn't mean it's cheap. The first point in its favor is that it has the best Fitbit feature -- a long battery life.
There aren't a lot of bells and whistles, but if you are looking for a simple way to monitor your heart and overall health, the Alta is up to the job. Its heart rate function measures calorie burn and helps you find the right workout to help you meet your health and weight loss goals.
It also has another popular Fitbit feature. It scans your sleep and automatically tracks your time spent in light, deep and REM sleep. You can either change your habits or take the information to your doctor so you can start getting a good night's rest.
Right for the price
The Acer Aspire 5 laptop may not have a fancy pedigree like a MacBook, but it gets the job done. Its 15.6inch full HD screen makes images look sharp and crisp.
However, it's more than just pretty. It has an AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Dual-Core Processor for fast performance and a battery life of more than seven hours.
Its functionality also helps with work productivity. The keyboard is backlit for those times you have to work in low light. It also uses the Windows 10 operating system.
Earbuds that offer so much more
Do you envy people with Apple AirPods? Well, you don't have to anymore.
This Labor Day, get a deal on the latest model Apple AirPods with Charging Case. Of course, they're great for listening to music by providing high-quality audio, and if you want to skip forward through your music list just give them a double-tap. But they can do so much more.
You can access Siri and easily switch between your AirPods and your other smart devices. In fact, you can teach Siri to tell you through the AirPods who’s calling you on your phone.
The AirPods' Apple H1 headphone chip delivers a faster wireless connection and when you need to recharge them fast, let the case do the job. Be warned, however, if you want to listen to music or talk all day, you'll need to recharge these babies multiple times.
Add more Alexa to your home
Buy the Echo Dot (3rd Gen) and expand Alexa's reach throughout your home. The Echo Dot has proven to be quite popular among the smart speaker set. And this new model is also stylish.
It has a fabric design and is so compact it can fit into many small spaces. But don't underestimate its performance.
The 3rd Gen Echo Dot has improved its speaker quality over its predecessor. It provides both louder and richer sound. If you want to create a stereo experience grab two of these little guys.
Cooking made so easy
Yes, our lives are hectic, but that doesn't mean you can't make a home-cooked meal that will suck up some of your precious free time. Just ask the folks who have the Instant Pot.
Do not make the mistake of thinking this is a crockpot. The Instant Pot is an electric multicooker that can replace a number of other cooking devices. It's a stovetop pressure cooker, a slow cooker, a. yogurt maker, an egg cooker, and a rice cooker.
That comes in handy. But do you know what else Instant Pot has that's handy? An app that allows you to control and monitor the cooker wirelessly via Bluetooth connection. The app also comes with recipes.
Get a home-cooked meal while camping
Camping used to mean roughing it in the great outdoors, but why not take advantage of new technology to make camping easier. Enter the Camp Chef Outdoor Camp Oven.
Designed to be portable and versatile, the Outdoor Camp Oven claims it provides you with enough heat to cook or bake anything. Fueled by propane, it's insulated to allow the oven to heat up much faster and retain the heat.
And this oven meets camping regulations at many sites. As required, it has a manual temperature control instead of an automatic one. Sit on the ground but eat like your home.
Room for one more
Speaking of camping becoming less rustic, meet the Coleman 6-Person Dark Room Sundome Tent. Yes, it is big enough for six people.
You want to sleep in but can't because the sun is infiltrating your tent? You don't have to worry about that with Coleman's Dark Room technology that blocks 90% of sunlight. It also brings down the temperature in the tent.
It's fancy, but it can stand up to the elements. Its WeatherTec system with a tub-like floor and protected seams help keep the rain out. It can also stand up to winds of more than 35 miles an hour. Coleman promises that the tent can be set up in about 10 minutes.
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I bet you didn't know you could rent this out
Halloween tiptoes in on spooky skeleton toes and beyond that lies the holiday shopping season. With travel coming, parties that need gifts and outfits, and, of course, Black Friday and Christmas shopping, everyone’s looking for a little bit of extra cash as the year ends.