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The 70+ best July 4th tech sales: Apple, Beats, Samsung, Sony, Xbox and more!

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These July 4th tech deals are blowing up! (Photos: Amazon and Walmart)

It's the time of year for fun in the sun and backyard barbecues, but we'd be remiss if we didn't point out that July 4th is one of the best moments to shop for all things tech. The sales are summer-hot, and the discounts ocean-deep! Whether you've had your eye on a new big-screen TV, a cushy pair of premium headphones or a starter set of smart-home devices, this holiday weekend represents a window of savings opportunity.

Today's best 4th of July tech deals:

From small (how 'bout some smart plugs?) to large (the TV that will really make your living room a home theater), snap up the best 4th of July tech sales below.

Best TV sales

Insignia TV
You'll be busier than this viewer interface catching up on all your binge-worthy faves in stunning audio and visual clarity. (Photo: Amazon)

Seeing as it's the 4th of July and all, how 'bout we start things off with a bang? This Insignia 55-inch Class F30 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV is now over 35% off — just $280, down from its usual price of $450! That price, for a set this size, is simply stunning.

The 4K, UHD and LED in its name pretty much tell the story....that story being that you'll be enjoying sharpest, most vivid picture quality you've ever seen. Pair those with the Insignia's immersive, powerful DTS Studio Sound and you've got the home-theater experience you've heretofore only dreamt of.

It’s also Wi-Fi-enabled with smart home support for Alexa, Google Assistant and Samsung’s Bixby. Video-streaming capability is also baked into this cake. Translation: You won’t have to buy a separate device to watch Netflix, YouTube, HBO Max, Apple TV+, Hulu, Peacock, Paramount+, Disney+ and much, much more. You're ready to start binge-watching as soon as you turn it on.

"I’m impressed with the quality of this TV, especially for the price," said one of its 3,800-plus five-star reviewers. Picture and sound are both great, and I love the FireTV integration. It has enough ports to connect everything else I need, and setup and use are easy. Love it!"

$280 $450 at Amazon

Best home audio sales

Apple AirPods in white
Go ahead, become a Pod Person! (Photo: Amazon)

Q: Don't you think it's about time you treated yourself to a pair of AirPods? A: It's time your treated yourself to a pair of AirPods! Especially now when you can get 'em for the unbeatable low price of $165 (down from $199).

Not only do the AirPods sync with iPhones, they boast world-class audio quality with unparalleled clarity and rich sound. you’ll get five hours of battery life on a single charge, compared to the previous model’s three hours. In fact, you can get up to three hours of battery life on just 15 minutes of charging time.

If you’re looking for earbuds with seamless integration with your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or even Apple Watch (they’re also compatible with most Android smartphones via Bluetooth, but without automatic pairing), these are the crème de la crème. All that’s left to figure out is your playlist.

"Love these for my Apple ecosystem," beamed one happy shopper. "After about three years, my old AirPods didn’t even hold a charge for an hour, so maybe it’s that experience but these last for so long between charges! Can take several hours of meetings at a time. So easy to switch between Apple devices and extremely comfortable."

$165 $199 at Amazon

Best smartphone and tablet sales

Samsung Galaxy 8.7
Take one of these and call us in the morning. (Photo: Amazon)

This 4th of July, declare your independence from clunky, too-big laptops and your phone's tiny, eye-strain-inducing screen. For the perfect in-between gadget for e-reading, web surfing and video streaming: the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite 8.7" 32GB Android Tablet.

"Beautiful tablet," trumpeted this five-star fan. "I finally decided to replace my awesome Asus Nexus 2013 and this looked the best option. Not too many small tablets about as I guess most people prefer the bigger, clunkier ones. Anyway, no complaints."

"No technical reviews here," said an impressed Everywoman. "Just a person who does a moderate amount or use on her tablet. The graphics and pictures are great. It runs fast and the battery is pretty good. I think switching from a 10.1 to an 8 has helped my 'tech neck.'"

$147 $160 at Amazon

Best video game sales

Just Dance video game
Time to get your groove on...for 60% off! (Photo: Amazon)

If you’re looking for exercise, cool tunes and group fun, look no further than the Just Dance series, on sale for $20 (from $50) — a sweet 60% off. You’ll step, hop and bounce along to new and old hits from the likes of Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake and Meghan Trainor. And once you’ve sweated through the 40 included tracks, you can sign up for Just Dance Unlimited for access to hundreds more songs, spanning genres from all over the world (and also from past games).

Says a dancing fan: "I absolutely love this game! It was one of the first I bought for my Switch. All the guests who come over love it too. You'd think things would get stale considering that they have released a new version of this game every year for over a decade. But the developers have taken advantage of increasing technology to create increasingly interesting visuals for their dances and make the dances themselves more complex over time."

$20 $50 at Amazon

Best smart-home sales

Nest
No, that's not a huge lollipop; you will, however want to eat this deal up. (Photo: Walmart)

For this extended 4th of July sale,Walmart is giving you a chance to score the Google Nest Mini (second generation) for just $30 (was $49).

The next-gen Nest Mini packs the Google Assistant into a sleek design with really great sound. Enjoy crisp vocals and balanced bass while you stream songs from Spotify, YouTube Music, SiriusXM, Pandora, Apple Music and more. Want a smart home? Now’s the time! If you have a phone in your pocket and a Wi-Fi network at home, you’re well on your way to building a smart home.

"Great product, just what I needed," said this happy Nest-er. "The sound quality is great, responds well to my voice commands and it works as a intercom with my Google Home. The color looks adorable in my room. Fast shipping."

$30 $49 at Walmart

Best home-office sales

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A "gateway" indeed for the new-to-computing family member who'd still like state-of-the-art tech. (Photo: Walmart)

All you tech heads and geek squad-ers can look away; this one's for the rest of us — specifically, those of us who 1) would like a no-nonsense, meat-and-potatoes second computer to take on the road, 2) a graduating tween or a retiring granny who whose computing and online needs are basic or 3) would like to leave a unit on the kitchen counter for the fam to consult on the run. "This one" is this Gateway 15.6" Ultra Slim Notebook, now marked down to half its usual price — $249!

Sometimes simple is good, especially in a package this state of the art: Its 4GB RAM memory and 128 solid-state hard drive are more than enough for the casual sttreamer, surfer or word processor; it's Intel Core i3 and Windows 11 OS make sure it al runs smoothly. Did we mention it's 50 percent off?

"Love this computer," said one pleased pragmatist. "I needed an inexpensive computer that I could use extensively for my online business. I have an expensive desk top but needed a supplemental that was mobile. Im over the moon happy with its perfomance. Ive had the notebook for a few months now and feel I have really put it through all the "motions". Its lightweight, fast and the color is beautiful."

$249 $500 at Walmart