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Smaller than a credit card, the new Zendure SuperMini is the smallest and lightest portable charger out there. The SuperMini uses high-density battery cells to pack more charge capacity into a smaller and lighter case. This external charger packs a serious punch with a couple of days’ worth of energy and pass-through charging allowing you to charge your device while the SuperMini is still connected to a power supply. Besides being super small, it’s also super fast, capable of bringing an iPhoneX up 50% in just 30 minutes. Available in three finishes — silver, black and blue horizon — you can throw your weight (and change) behind these minuscule chargers on Indiegogo right now and get a USB-A and USB-C combo cable as well as a two-year warranty. And to top it all off, if you fund the project early, you’ll get 56% off of the retail price.
Save up to 30%: If you’ve been waiting for a great sale to invest in a new guitar, now’s the time to act. Currently at Guitar Center, you can save up to 30 percent on a bunch of well-made instruments. Choose models from Fender, Gibson, Martin, Gretsch, Taylor and more, but act fast — the sale only goes through September 3. — John Zientek
Polk Audio Command Bar
Save $100: Polk Audio’s Command Bar is one of the best entry-level soundbars available, and it’s on sale right now. The normally $300 soundbar (which comes with a wireless subwoofer) is $100 off if you shop at either Best Buy or Amazon. Part of its allure, other than improving your TV’s sound, is that Command Bar has built-in Amazon Alexa — similar to the Sonos Beam. This means you can use your voice to do things like raise or lower the TV volume, play music from Spotify or Pandora or control the smart home devices in the rest of your house, should you have any.
— Tucker Bowe
A Giant Labor Day Sale on Motorcycle Gear
Save Up to 60%: It’s that time, y’all: Summer is winding down, and the leaves will be falling soon enough. As such, RevZilla has seen fit to to let some prices fall with them. Although there’s an obvious downside to colder weather for motorcycle riders, there’s also an upside: gear, gear, gear. It’s the best time of year for riders who love gear. You can shop for jackets without sweating in the store. Boot shopping no longer requires the removal of sandals and a barefoot fit test. Autumn, it’s safe to say, is the best time for anyone who rides and wants to look good doing it.
There’re too many deals in this sale to post them all here, so we’ve gone through the list and picked a few of our favorites. But act fast: Some of these deals end as soon as Labor Day. — Peter Corn
Outdoors and Fitness
Topo Designs Summer Sale
Save 50% Through Labor Day, you can save up to 50 percent on a plethora of excellent Topo Designs goods. We’ve dragged the classic Y-Pack through Outdoor Retailer and countless weekend trips, always impressed with how much it carries. And we’d be remiss not to mention the handy accessory packs, which is also on sale in a handful of colors and sizes. And if you’ve been holding back on the constantly sold out Ultralight Jacket, now’s the best time to pick one up for $20 off. Whether you need a good pair of hiking pants, a new gym bag or an additional layer, we highly recommend checking out the Topo Designs website today. — Meg Lappe
L.L.Bean Labor Day Sale
Save up to 76%: Since its founding in 1912 by Maine woodsman Leon Leonwood Bean, L.L.Bean has produced a number of products that have become so recognizable that they transcend the brand name. Most of these things are rooted in utility. Its first item, the Maine Hunting Shoe, became somewhat of a draft for the universal Bean Boot and its omnipresent canvas tote bags originally hauled ice and wood. That function-first ethos still exists in the newer things, like school backpacks and synthetic jackets, that the company produces today.
All of these things, and many, many more, are currently on sale through Labor Day for 70 percent off plus another 20 percent off after that with the discount code GREAT20. That math comes out to potential savings of 76 percent. Below are some of the things that we’re pulling out our wallets for. — Tanner Bowden
Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima Sneakers
Save $116: If you’re looking for a wildly cool sneaker, head over to End today.
Currently, you can pick up a pair of Adidas x Missoni Ultra Boost Clima sneakers on sale. The style features a Climacool Primeknit upper with Missoni’s iconic space-dying pattern, a sock-like collar and a co-branded tongue tag. And for additional visual interest, it has a mismatched 3-Stripes medial cage.
Function doesn’t suffer and the style has a knit heel cup, Torsion System, Boost midsole and Continental rubber outsole. Available in sizes 7 to 12, the silhouette comes in three colors and is now $116 cheaper than list price. So if you’re in the market for a new sneaker, don’t sleep on this — sizes will sell quickly. — John Zientek
Seiko Coutura Solar Chronograph
Save 36%: Right now, two slick versions of the sporty Seiko Coutura Solar Chronograph are on sale at Macy’s for 20% off: one with a black case finish and soft silicone strap, and the other in steel with a steel bracelet. But for Labor Day, you can take a further 20% off the reduced price by using the promo code “WKND” at check out. That brings both versions down by more than $175 from around $500 to just over $300. — Zen Love