Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Best Buy sale drops this Jackery solar generator under $500

The Jackery Explorer 290 solar generator with SolarSaga solar panel against a white background.
Image used with permission by copyright holder

Whether you’d like a way to charge up your devices from anywhere or you’re looking to fully ditch the grid for a week, Best Buy will allow you to do so with some savings this weekend. The Jackery Explorer 290 portable solar generator, bundled with a SolarSaga 100-watt foldable solar panel, offers a savings of $110 at Best Buy, as the price has been dropped from $550 down to just $440. Best Buy is even including free shipping with this purchase.

Why you should buy the Jackery Explorer 290 solar generator with SolarSaga solar panel

The Jackery Explorer 290 portable solar generator is a nifty device to keep around. With its 290-watt hours of power it makes a great backup for devices and lamps during power outages, but it also makes a great sidekick if you do a lot of camping or RV adventuring. It’s built in the same mold as the more powerful Jackery Explorer 1000, and while it doesn’t make the list of the best portable power stations like the Explorer 1000, it’s only because the Explorer 290 is made for people with lesser portable electricity needs. The Explorer 290 is eco-frinedly and quiet, and it allows you to charge four different devices simultaneously. It can handle such devices and appliances as a mini fridge, smartphones, tablets, and laptops, among many others.

And while you can charge up the Jackery Explorer 290 via AC outlet or car outlet, you can also do so with a solar panel. The Explorer 290 comes with the Jackery SolarSaga portable solar panel as part of this bundle, which is a nice inclusion for people looking to take it with them to the outdoors. This solar panel comes complete with a couple of USB ports of its, which you can use to charge the Explorer 290 generator. You can also plug USB devices directly into this solar panel for instant charging. The panel has two kickstands that can be placed on any surface, and within just seconds of setup you can start charging.

While the Jackery Explorer 290 solar generator with SolarSaga solar panel would typically cost $550, it’s currently just $440 at Best Buy. That’s a savings of $110, and free shipping is included with your purchase.

Editors' Recommendations

Andrew Morrisey
Andrew Morrisey is an independent writer and filmmaker with a love for tech. You can read his books, blog, and other stories…
The 5 best smart alarm clocks for your bedside table in 2024
woman stares at large alarm clock

While regular alarm clocks are great, they're very much outpaced by modern smart alarm clocks that have a ton of great features, including ones that can help you get to sleep. Whether it's meditation and white noise or even a slowly dimming light, smart clocks can get away from the screen and sleep more regularly. In fact, some smart alarms even have forms of sleep tracking, so you don't have to wear your smartwatch or smart ring to bed if it makes you uncomfortable. That said, if you still do want some sort of display and the ability to get information, there are a couple of opitons for that too.

To that end, we've compiled our favorite smart alarm clocks below so that you can find the best one that fits your needs, whether it's a budget-friendly and toned-down one, or a much fancier one with a full display.
The Best Smart Alarm Clocks in 2024

Read more
An espresso machine for under $100? Grab this deal at Best Buy
De'Longhi Stilosa 15 Bar Pump Espresso Machine

For many people, coffee is a source of life — it helps keep you awake, it keeps your gut running smoothly, and it gives you energy to tackle the day. And as coffee connoisseurs know, there is nothing more premium and satisfying than a nice cup of espresso. However, with espresso machines ranging from a few hundred dollars to some of the higher-end ones costing you a grand plus, espresso machines are not a common small-appliance you’ll see at home.

Now, you can get that restaurant-quality cup of espresso from the comfort of your own home (and save a few bucks too) with this Stilosa 15 Bar Pump Espresso Machine from De'Longhi. Right now at Best Buy, pick up this espresso machine for $88. With the original price of $120, that’s $32 of savings — with this espresso machine now being under $100, that’s a great deal.

Read more
This Philips Hue TV smart lights alternative is on sale
Sync colors from your television screen onto this gradient LED light strip.

If you have been looking to take your entertainment to new heights, we've found a great deal for you. The Nanoleaf 4D Screen Mirror and Lightstrip Kit is now on sale at Best Buy for $20 off its original price of $100. So for $80 you can experience an immersive 4D effect with vibrant backlighting that illuminates your space based off of whatever is playing on your screen. These are a great budget alternative to Philips Hue deals.

Why you should buy the Nanoleaf 4D Screen Mirror
Nanoleaf is known for their smart lighting products that enhance your viewing experience. All of the colors from your favorite video games, movies and television shows will extend our from your screen to create a colorful and pleasant atmosphere. This high-resolution light strip enhances ambient lighting and mirror effects while also allowing for multiple colors to appear at once with 10 color zones per meter. Pick from four screen mirror modes such as ambient background lighting, fluid color melts and direct "4D" match, that offer different degrees of immersion depending on what you are watching. You can also choose between muted cinematic tones (ideal for movie buffs) or bright popping colors, based on your preferences.

Read more