Summer Gadget Fun on Sale

The dog days of August are here, and so are deals on these fun summer gadgets.

By Liane Cassavoy

August is marching on, and the time for back-to-school shopping is growing near. But we’re holding on to summer for just a little bit longer, with these deals on some fun gadgets that will let the music play—and keep it playing!

Best Buy has the best price we’ve seen on Braven’s Portable Bluetooth Speaker in Gray/Red. This water-resistant speaker plays music and works as a speakerphone while also charging connected mobile devices. It typically sells for between $88 and $99, but Best Buy is offering it on clearance for just $49.99.

Best Buy is also is offering a deal on the well-reviewed Harman/Kardon One Portable Bluetooth Speaker in Black, knocking $120 off the $199.99 list price to sell the device for $79.99. But that’s not the best price around: Retailer A4C.com is offering the same speaker for $10 less than that, $69.95. That’s the price for a new model in an open box, a great deal on a top-notch Bluetooth speaker.

Looking for a gadget that will keep you in touch, whether you’re at the beach or in the office? We found deals on those, too.

If you’re in the market for a smartphone and a smartwatch, B&H Photo has a deal for you. The site is offering the Motorola Moto X Pure Edition 64GB Smartphone in an unlocked version for $399.99. That’s a great price for a great phone, one that Techwalla rates as "Clearly above average." And it’s even better when you consider that rival retailers like Walmart aren’t matching B&H Photo’s price; today, Walmart is selling the same phone for $449.99—$50 off.

But the deal doesn’t end there: B&H also throws in a free Moto 360 Sport Smartwatch with the purchase of the phone. The Moto 360 Sport isn’t the best-reviewed smartwatch out there, but it retails for $200 or more, and here, you’re getting it gratis.

If you want the smartphone but not the smartwatch, check out Best Buy’s deal on the Moto X Pure Edition: The retailer is offering it on sale for $326.99.

List $399

Moto 360 Sport

by Motorola
List $300

Looking for a smartwatch, but convinced that the Apple Watch is the only smartwatch for you? Head to Best Buy, where you’ll find a good deal on the 38mm Stainless Steel Apple Watch with a Black Sports Band. This watch lists for $549 and typically sells for around $400, but Best Buy has it for $349, with free two-day shipping. That same watch will run you $389 to $450 right now on Amazon.

Apple Watch

by Apple
List $349

Summer may be almost over, but with gadgets like these, summer fun can keep on rolling, right into fall.

Photo credits: Best Buy, Harman Kardon, Motorola, Motorola.