Memorial Day has brought in some fantastic tech deals


Memorial Day is Monday, May 31, but many of the best deals to commemorate the holiday are already live before the weekend. In this column we always give you the most essential deals you need to know. But if you’re hungry for more (like, a lot more), my colleague Brandon Widder has put together the best Memorial Day deals on video games, headphones, TVs, and other opportunities and causes you might find interesting.

Here are a few of the highlights.

If you own an iPhone 8 or later iPhone model, it supports fast charging. But to get fast loading speeds, you need the right hardware. Handily enough, we teamed up with Daily Steals to get a deal on a bundle that includes Apple’s 20W USB-C charger and a Lightning to USB-C cable. Normally $ 40, it only costs $ 15 when using the code VERGEUSBC at checkout.

The multiplayer whodunnit game Among us is free to download for Windows in the Epic Games Store until June 3. It normally costs $ 5 so it’s not a huge savings, but it’s a great game with a healthy player base. However, to pick it up, you need an account for Epic Games Store.

Among us

Among us, developed by InnerSloth, released in 2018. But in 2020, the game saw a massive influx of players during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team updated the base game with maps and features rather than pursuing a sequel.

Amazon has the best price yet for the Beats Solo Pro wireless on-ear headphones. Normally at $ 300, they are down to $ 150 in the gray colorway. The Solo Pro headphones feature active noise cancellation and Apple’s H1 wireless chip, which enables hands-free voice commands and a quick, easy connection to an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac.

Beats Solo Pro

Prices taken at time of publication.

Our top pick for the best on-ear noise canceling headphones. The Beats Solo Pro is ideal if you need durable headphones while exercising.

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition

Image: Sony / Insomniac Games

Until Monday 31 May Verge readers can get a few dollars off the cost of a $ 50 PlayStation Store gift card, which can be used on the PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. To claim the deal, visit Eneba, click on ‘Buy now’, and type the offer code 50 USDVERGE. See what you use the gift voucher for Sony’s Days of Play Sale that lowers the cost of several PS4 and PS5 games, including Spider-Man: Miles Moralesseen above.

Photo by Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge

If you have a ton of Qi-ready devices, such as a phone, AirPods, and a smartwatch, you can charge them all at once with Nomad’s Base Station Pro. This charging station usually costs $ 200, but you can get it for $ 100 through Saturday. Just use the offer code VERGE at checkout.

Nomad’s high-end model is compatible with a variety of Apple, Samsung and Google devices, with a few exceptions, including the Pixel 5 and Pixel Buds. Nomad has also recently improved support for iPhone 12 devices with the MagSafe charging system. Long story short, the iPhone 12’s built-in magnet has made charging slower with the Base Station Pro, but has been improved recently.

Nomad Base Station Pro

Prices taken at time of publication.

Nomad’s Base Station Pro Qi Wireless Charger includes multiple Aira FreePower charging coils that allow for a slim design without sacrificing performance. The design helps it waste less energy and generate less excess heat compared to most other options.