Gear | August 6, 2018 9:00 am

Kind of a Big Deal: August 6th

Today’s best sales: Footwear, drones, robot vacuums

By The Editors

Welcome to Kind of a Big Deal, a daily roundup of great sales on the brands and items you love (tech, shoes, style, travel, etc.), as well as great new products. Please note: Deals are subject to change at the whim of the merchants mentioned.

Cole Haan
One of our favorite shoe brands is offering 25–40% off best sellers — including ZERØGRAND and 2.ZERØGRAND — and 50–70% off summer clearance items for the next week. And not just footwear: The sale includes handbags, outerwear, and accessories.

iRobot Roomba 805
I’ve said this before, but a robot vac changed my life. It’s a set it and forget it — and reach the tough areas under the furniture — cleaning gamechanger. Massdrop’s got a refurbished Roomba for $219, down from $399.

DJI Spark
The mini drone/quadcopter takes 1080p video, 12 MP still pics and detects objects so you won’t fly your expensive toy into a tree. A refurb model is half off at Newegg.

A levitating, 3D-printed sphere that replicates the shadings and craters or our lunar friend — the lighting is also adjustable. Your new desk friend is now just 40% off.

Sales of note:

  • Bose: The stand-out QuietComfort 35 wireless headphones are $50 off at Amazon, a rare discount.
  • Cool Material: This is a good “Purge” — the biannual clearance sale net you up to 70% on shirts, whiskey glasses, knives and other assorted coolness.
  • Rockport: It’s 30% off footwear (with a few exceptions) through today. Use the code SUMMERSAVE30.

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