If you’re like us, you are very much looking forward to the Labor Day weekend. For many that means a day off on Monday, and when given a three-day weekend, the possibilities of fun seem almost endless.
Another thing it means is sales, as many stores figure folks will take advantage of the extra day off to do some shopping. That’s probably true for many, but having to leave home and go to a store is not necessarily a fun thing to do.
That’s where Amazon helps, as you can shop for and find pretty much anything without getting off the couch. So with that in mind and Labor Day on our brains, let’s take a look at some of the best deals you will find this weekend.
Show off with an Echo
Have you been thinking about getting an Amazon Echo? There are so many different versions, all of which have plenty in common but with a few important differences.
The Echo Show’s advantages are pretty obvious, as it brings you all the power of Alexa but with a video screen that can give you flash briefings, show Amazon Video content, see music lyrics and do plenty more.
Like other Echo devices, this one will let you call almost anyone hands-free, but will also let you make video calls to family and friends with an Echo Spot, Echo Show or the Alexa App.
That’s not all it can do, of course, as its list of features and abilities can go on for awhile. And with it being on sale, now is the perfect time to buy.
Charge it all in one place
Especially in today’s world, where we all rely on powered gadgets, finding a place to plug in and charge is almost a necessity. Often times, there are precious few outlets to choose from, though, which makes it tough for everyone to get in on the action at the same time.
The BESTEK USB Power Strip Travel Cube solves that problem, offering three outlets and four USB charging ports in a compact cube. It has a mountable-but-detachable base, along with a five-foot extension cord making it easy to put pretty much anywhere.
The cube is safe, too, with built-in overcurrent protection, short-circuit protection and overload protection as well as a safety door to protect kids and others from unexpected electric shock.
Not near an outlet? Charge anyway
Are you planning on spending a lot of time outside in the near future? Maybe a camping trip or a day or two out hiking?
If so, while getting away from it all you may still want to have access to your devices, and with the iSunshineTech 15W Foldable Solar Charger, you will be able to not only have them, but keep everything charged.
With two charging ports, the multi-layer panels offer a 22.5 to 24.5 percent solar power conversion rate and can reach up to 2.1A per port output under direct sunlight. It has a smart adapter with auto-ID tech that will enable a wide range of compatibility, automatically detecting what device is connected and charging it accordingly.
Add Bluetooth to your older car
A lot of newer cars and trucks offer Bluetooth connectivity, but many older ones do not. If you have one of those, you might be missing out on being able to listen to music or podcasts from your phone or make and answer calls through the vehicle’s speakers.
The Vont Wireless in-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter, Radio Adapter Kit can eliminate that problem. Its universal compatibility works with smartphones and tablets and will connect with pretty much any Bluetooth-enabled device. If not that, it can also handle anything with a 3.5mm AUX audio jack.
The transmitter will provide HD sound quality and its large HD display will let you see who is calling, track names (TF cards only) and even show your car’s battery voltage. It also includes a a charger that will quickly power up almost anything that charges via USB.
Make sure the temperature is just right
Grilling is something many of us enjoy, but one of the challenges of that — or of cooking of any kind, really — is ensuring everything is at a proper temperature.
Infrared thermometers are super helpful at this, and the Etekcity Lasergrip 1030D is a great option. It can measure a temperature ranging from -58 degrees to 1022 degrees, though you can view differences for recorded temperatures in small increments.
The thermometer has dual laser technology that makes it easier to see the area and surface being measured, which results in greater precision and faster results. Along with food, it can also be used for things like home auto maintenance, commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation.