Only Amazon Prime members have access to Prime Day and the deals beforehand — if you plan to shop the sale, you need to make sure your account is set up. Amazon offers a few different types of memberships and all three allow you to shop on Prime Day:
- Standard Prime membership: $15 per month (or $139 annually)
- Prime student membership: $8 per month (or $69 annually)
- Discounted Prime membership for those enrolled in certain types of government assistant programs: $7 per month
Those who are new to Prime or have not been a member in the last 12 months are eligible for a free 30-day trial (note that you’ll need to use a credit card to set up your trial membership). Students are eligible for a free six-month trial as well. After the trial period, you’ll be charged a membership fee, but you can cancel before it’s up.
Let’s start with these great deals!
Apple AirPods Pro (with MagSafe charging case). $170 / 32% Off. Apple’s flagship earbuds improve on the regular AirPods with better sound quality, excellent active noise cancellation, and immersive spatial audio.
|Beats Fit Pro. $160 / 21% Off. Our favorite fitness earbuds, the Beats Fit Pro, feature soft flexible fins that keep them anchored in your ears during vigorous workouts. Their excellent sound has plenty of bass to keep you motivated in the middle of a long run. For Prime Day, Amazon is shaving $40 off the price.|
|Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones. $68 / Save $80 at Amazon. Let these cushy, wireless winners introduce you to a cancel culture anyone can love! With 35 hours or battery life per charge, they won’t conk-out mid-jam, and you’ll be in audiophile heaven.|
BEST AMAZON PRIME DAY SMART HOME DEALS
- A two-pack of Google Nest Wifi routers cost $141.55. This is the lowest price that we’ve seen yet for a bundle.
- The fourth-gen August Wi-Fi smart lock is down to $149.99 (typically $229). The Wi-Fi Smart Lock is August’s latest and greatest model, one that easily adapts to your existing deadbolt. Unlike its predecessor, this version doesn’t need an external bridge for Wi-Fi connectivity.
- Kasa’s smart light switch HS200 is priced down to $12.99 (normally $19.99)
- Shark’s AV2501S robot vacuum that includes a self-empty base is $299.99 (normally $395)
- The new Eero Pro 6E mesh Wi-Fi router is discounted to $179 (originally $299 each).
BEST AMAZON PRIME DAY 4K TV AND STREAMING DEVICE DEALS
Samsung The Frame TV (2021, 55-inch). $980 / 30% Off. Samsung’s The Frame is a smart, 4K TV designed to directly blend in with your home’s decor. The QLED panel can seamlessly switch from displaying whatever content it is you’re watching to idle scenes of decorative art. The Frame also boasts HDR, a 120Hz refresh rate, and a motion sensor to ensure someone is there to see its ambient Art Mode.
TV on the smaller side, Samsung’s 43-inch Neo QN90A (2021) QLED TV is $797.99 (originally $997.99)
The Hisense 55-inch U8G QLED 4K TV with HDMI 2.1 ports, 120Hz support, and more costs $549.99 ($50 off)
TCL’s 65-inch 6-series QLED TV with Roku software built-in is $699.99 for the first time (typically $999.99, but it has gone down to $799.99 before)
LG C1 OLED (2021, 48-inch). $797 / 47% Off. LG’s C1 OLED starts with a 48-inch model, going up to 83 inches. All sizes of this OLED feature a 120Hz refresh rate, FreeSync and G-Sync support, and a fast processor.
The latest model of the Apple TV 4K with 32GB of storage is just $109.99, which is $70 off of its original price.
Nvidia’s pair of Shield TV streaming devices are discounted. The tube-shaped Shield TV is $124.99, which is a rare discount from its usual $149.99 price. It has a microSD card slot to add internal storage.
BEST AMAZON PRIME DAY GAMING DEALS
Oculus Quest 2 (128GB). $299. A standalone virtual reality headset and successor to the Oculus Quest. It features a refined design, higher-resolution displays, and a faster processor than its predecessor. The latest iteration features double the amount of storage as well. Includes a $25 Amazon gift card.
Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade for the PlayStation 5 is $29.99 (usually $69.99)
Razer Wolverine V2 wired Xbox and PC controller. $60 / 41% off. If you crave clicky, responsive buttons, customizable macro keys, and adjustable triggers, check out Razer’s Wolverine V2. It’s a comfortable alternative to using Microsoft’s default wireless controller.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy for PS5 is $24.99 (usually $69.99, also available as a complimentary game via PS Plus subscription)
PowerA’s Dual Charging Station for Xbox Series X / S controllers is $20.99 ($5 off)
The PS5-ready Samsung 980 Pro with 2TB of storage and a built-in heatsink is $249.99 ($20 lower than the previous best price)
Razer’s Wolverine V2 wired gaming controller for Xbox and PC is $59.99 (usually $99.99)
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (PlayStation 5). $30. Square Enix pushed a big update to Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS5 owners in 2021, bringing faster loading speeds and better graphics as well as a new episode focused on Yuffie.
Best Amazon Deals Consider
Amazon Fire TV 55″ Omni Series Smart TV. Amazon Fire 55-inch Omni Series 4K Smart TV is a whopping 45% off. Stream movies and your favorite shows to your heart’s content while enjoying the clear, vibrant 4K Ultra HD picture and assistance of the ever-attentive Alexa.
Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones. $68 / Save $80 at Amazon. Let these cushy, wireless winners introduce you to a cancel culture anyone can love! With 35 hours or battery life per charge, they won’t conk-out mid-jam, and you’ll be in audiophile heaven.
Echo Dot (4th Gen, 2020 Release). $20 at Amazon. Score an impressive 60% off the mega-popular Amazon Echo Dot. This smart speaker —with the help of Alexa —can set timers, check the weather, answer questions, play your favorite songs and more.
Cosori Air Fryer, 5 Quart. $85 at Amazon. The popular Cosori air fryer allows you to get all your fried favorites with a fraction of the oil. It includes nine one-touch cooking functions to make the whole thing easy on you. A five-quart basket lets you churn out enough food to feed up to four people at once.
Fire 7 Tablet. $30 at Amazon. The Fire 7 tablet features a 7-inch display with impressive color accuracy. It comes with 16GB of on-board storage, and you can expand that up to 512GB via microSD card. Enjoy seven hours of battery life on one charge.
Echo Dot (4th Gen) Kids. $25 at Amazon. Amazon’s most popular smart speaker with Alexa, this Echo Dot is made for kids. The super-fun design delivers crisp vocals and balanced bass. Kids can ask Alexa questions, set alarms, and get help with their homework.
Fire TV Gaming Bundle. $90 at Amazon. This gaming bundle includes a Fire TV Stick 4K and Luna Controller.
Shark AV752 ION Robot Vacuum. Kick back on your couch and let your robo vac do the work for you. This popular Shark vacuum features a tri-brush system to really sweep up dirt, dust and other gunk lurking on your floors. It runs for 120 minutes before needing a recharge and is easily operated from your phone.
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