Walmart dropped a round of serious price cuts on Google Home smart home devices for its Labor Day sales event. It’s been just a month since Walmart’s last major sales push for Google devices during Prime Day 2019. Amazon also has good deals on smart speakers and smart displays.
We’ve found the best discounts on Google Home smart speakers and smart display plus two Google Home smart kits, one for smart lighting and the other to set up a smart TV in your home. The common factor with all of these deals is their compatibility with the Google Assistant digital voice assistant. Whether you are curious to see what smart home devices are about, adding to an existing configuration, or want to make life a bit more convenient, these five deals can help you save up to $50.
Google Home Mini
— $20 off
If you’re taking a first, tentative step with smart home technology and you use an Androidsmartphone, the Google Home Mini smart speaker is an excellent entry point. The Mini gives you hands-free access to Google searches, but it will also set timers and alarms, play the music you request, and answer questions all in response to your saying, “OK, Google” or “Hey, Google.” Even if you never connect a smart light, a smart camera, or any other device, the Google Home Mini is a convenient time saver for those times when you don’t want to stop to use a keyboard. If you do have other smart devices, the Google Home Mini lets you manage them with voice commands.
Normally priced at $49, the Google Home Mini is just $29 during the Labor Day sale. If you want a low-risk first smart home device, this is a good price for the smallest smart speaker in the lineup.
— $50 off
The Google Home smart speaker isn’t any more intelligent than the Mini, but it plays better-sounding music. A 1 x 2-inch high-excursion speaker does a better job of filling a room with sound than the Mini. The Google Home doesn’t compete with home stereo systems or the larger and more expensive Google Home Max, but for casual listening, the Google Home is a significant step up in audio quality.
Usually $129, the Google Home smart speaker is just $79 during this sale. If you’re looking for a smart speaker that adds reasonably good music listening, this is a chance to buy at an attractive price.
Google Nest Hub
— $50 off
The Google Nest Hub is the smallest of the brand’s smart displays. Previously called the Google Home Hub, the Nest Hub is unchanged other than by name after an internal company division shuffle. The Nest Hub’s 7-inch diagonal color smart display adds visual and video content to the smart speaker functionality of the Google Home and Google Home Mini. You can view weather and news reports and video clips, use it for voice calls or one-way video calls (it has no camera), and display your favorite photos.
Regularly priced $149, the Google Nest Hub is just $99 while this sale lasts. If you’re shopping for a smart device but want the richer content of a smart display, this could be the time to snap up a Google Nest Hub at this discounted price.
Google Smart Light Starter Kit
— $20 off
The Google Smart Light Starter Kit is an inexpensive and easy way to put a Google Home Mini to work switching a lamp on and off. The Starter Kit includes a Google Home Mini and, for just $6 more than the sale price for the Mini alone, a GE C-Life Smart Bulb. Just install the bulb in a lamp in the same room as the Mini and control it with your voice.
Ordinarily $55, the Google Smart Light Starter Kit is just $35 during this sale. If you would like to experience the convenience of voice-controlled lighting, this is an excellent opportunity to get started at a compelling price.
Google Smart TV Kit
— $14 off
The Google Smart TV Starter Kit includes a Google Home Mini and a Google Chromecast. Use the two devices together to control your TV hands-free, to search and select streamed television content, and to stream content from your smartphone or another mobile device directly to your TV screen.
Instead of the usual $74 price, Walmart cut the price of the Google Smart TV Starter Kit to just $60 for this sale. If you want to experience smart TV without buying a new set, here’s a solution that includes the full array of Google Nest smart home functions.
Best Labor Day sales: 38 best deals to shop this weekend
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Amazon Basics 16-Pack Rechargeable AA NiMH Batteries 2000 mAh -- $18, was $25
Rechargeable batteries can save you a ton of money in the long run, but they often tend to cost a lot upfront. Luckily, Amazon Basics has its own batteries that are pretty cheap, and for less than $20, you can grab a 16-pack of rechargeable NiMH batteries with a 2000mAh capacity.
Best Labor Day refrigerator deals: Save on LG, Samsung, and more
While there are many Labor Day deals floating around, it's a good time to shop for items that don't normally go on sale, especially appliances. They're the kind of thing you want to buy before there's a problem. Plus, upgrading can get you a more energy-efficient system with convenient features. That's precisely the case with new refrigerators. You may well be seeking out the best refrigerator deals already. There are even a few on sale that include a touchscreen and hub-based smart system built-in. To make your search a little faster and help you find the best of the best, we've gathered the top Labor Day refrigerator deals all in one place below.
Insignia 10 cubic feet top-freezer refrigerator -- $390, was $460
This stainless steel refrigerator offers 10 cubic feet of storage space, with a humidity-controlled crisper drawer, dairy compartment, shelves, frost-free design, and interior LED lighting. The door is also reversible, so you can swap it to match your preferred configuration or so it better fits in your kitchen. Easy temperature controls, a recessed handle, Energy Star certification, and spill-safe adjustable glass shelves round out the list of features nicely.
Best Labor Day washer and dryer bundle deals — from just $800
If you've already been browsing through some of the best Labor Day deals, you'll know that there is a ton of stuff on sale, from TVs and game consoles to computers and beyond. But a lesser-known fact is that appliances are one of the best things to shop for during these events. They don't always go on sale, and it's better to get them before you need an upgrade or before your current appliances break down. If you're looking for an updated list of the best washer and dryer deals, there's always one handy, but the Labor Day deals are better than ever. To make your search a little faster, we've scoured all the current deals and picked out the best Labor Day washer and dryer bundles to save you lots of money.
Insignia 12-cycle top-loading washer and 12-cycle electric dryer bundle -- $800, was $900
This set offers a 3.7 cubic feet high-efficiency 12-cycle top-loading washer and a 6.7 cubic feet 12-cycle front-loading electric dryer. In case you weren't aware, Insignia is a Best Buy exclusive brand offering affordable options to everyone. The washer features automatic water level controls, four temperature settings, and up to twelve wash cycles, including bulky, delicates, towels, heavy-duty, and quick wash. A lid lock keeps it secure during operation, and wash cycle status lights tell you precisely what's happening. The dryer has similar features with temperature selection options, dryness levels, wrinkle care, and a clean filter indicator.